25. Ted Washington, 1991, 49ers
To be honest, there weren’t that many great options 25th overall, so we gave some consideration to Tim Tebow. Just kidding, both Dont’a Hightower and Santonio Holmes made a decent argument, but we went back to 1991 to find Washington. He wasn’t an instant star and was actually close to being considered a bust after his first four seasons in the league.
But in 1995, Washington moved to Buffalo, and the roughly 375-pound lineman turned his career around. He wasn’t there when the Bills lost four straight Super Bowls, but he became a big part of the Buffalo defense, helping eat up blockers to free up Bruce Smith. For his efforts, Washington was named to the Pro Bowl four times and earned a Super Bowl ring as a key contributor to the Patriots in 2013.