8) Pick 82: Emmanuel Sanders, SMU (Steelers)
A standout at Southern Methodist, Emmanuel Sanders was selected in the third-round by the Steelers and is one of the few wideouts taken above Antonio Brown that has had a big impact in the league and is still having an impact. Sanders has totaled over 7,000 yards receiving and 38 touchdowns in his career. His best season came after he was acquired by the Broncos in 2014 and paired with Petyon Manning in his second-to-final season.
Sanders caught 101 passes that season for more than 1,400 yards, and was a big part of the offense in 2015 that led the Broncos to a Super Bowl. Sanders still plays a big role as a starting receiver for the Broncos today.
7) Pick 78: Brandon LaFell, LSU (Panthers)
Drafted by the Panthers in the third-round, LaFell has bounced around the league the last five years, but has had some solid seasons. His best success came in New England with Tom Brady in the Patriots 2014 Super Bowl season where he started and totaled just 1,000 yards receiving. After a short stint with the Bengals, LaFell recently signed with Oakland in 2018, but was placed on Injured Reserve after six games and hasn’t seen the field since.
He has just under 5,400 receiving yards in his career thus far, and the jury is still out if he will make a comeback.