6. Jim Brown, 1957, Browns
The no. 6 pick was going to be one Brown or another, but we can all agree that even the great Tim Brown doesn’t hold a candle to Jim Brown. After all, a lot of people still consider Brown to be the best player in football history.
Brown only played what must have seemed like nine short seasons in the NFL. He made the Pro Bowl in all nine seasons and was a First-Team All-Pro in eight of them. Brown led the NFL in rushing eight of those nine years and rushing touchdowns in five of the nine seasons. He was an athletic freak who was a four-sport star during his college years at Syracuse and is arguably the best lacrosse player who ever lived in addition to being the finest football player of all time.