Top 10 No. 30 overall picks in NFL Draft history

Teams could find great value late in the draft.

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No. 2: WR Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts (2001)

While the former Miami sensation often played in the shadow of Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison, his nearly unmatched consistency for 14 seasons in Indianapolis helped Wayne retire in the Top 10 all-time in receiving yards, where he still resides to this day.

Wayne has over 1,000 catches, 14,300 yards, and 82 touchdowns to his name to go along with a championship. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has been stingy with modern wide receivers, but Wayne's numbers will eventually bring him to the hallowed halls of Cooperstown when the writers wise up.

Reggie Wayne and TJ Watt are the two best No. 30 overall NFL Draft picks ever

1. OLB TJ Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers (2017)

While AFC North fans might not like it, it's hard to find many pass rushers across all of NFL history that had a better seven-year stretch than Watt has had since joining the Steelers out of Wisconsin. How else does one rank 96.5 sacks in seven seasons, including three league-leading seasons out of four and tying the single-season sack record of 22.5 in just 15 games?

In four of the last five years, Watt has finished in the top three in Defensive Player of the Year voting and won it once. While it remains very unlikely, the idea of him having a better career than future Hall of Fame brother JJ Watt is no longer a complete bit of fantasy.

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