Top 10 No. 25 overall picks in NFL Draft history

The late first-round has produced quality role players
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2. Stanley Morgan, New England Patriots (1977)

It's easy to forget the pre-Tom Brady Patriots were largely a laughingstock without a ton of postseason success. While many players came and went, Morgan carved out a 13-year career that ended with his name being plastered all over the New England franchise record books.

The former Tennessee wide receiver made four Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams with New England, finishing his career with 10,716 yards and 72 touchdowns. Morgan is still the top receiver in franchise history by over 2,000 yards, and only Rob Gronkowski has more touchdown receptions than him. On a better team, Morgan may have gotten Hall of Fame buzz.

Ted Washington is the greatest No. 25 pick in NFL Draft history

1. Ted Washington, San Francisco 49ers (1991)

Picking Washington and Morgan was almost a coin flip, but the longevity Washington put up at such a physically demanding position gives him the edge. The former Louisville lineman was listed at 6-5 and 375 pounds, and perhaps the strongest player in NFL history played like he was every bit that big in the pros.

Washington's 17-year career lasted until he turned 39. In that span, he amassed four Pro Bowl nods, two All-Pro teams, and a Super Bowl championship with the Patriots in 2003. Having been a star for the 49ers, Broncos, Bills, and Bears during his long career, Washington was one of the best space-eating tackles in league history,