24. Aaron Rodgers, 2005, Packers
With all due respect to Ed Reed, Rodgers is the only option at this spot. He’s arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, and yet he was available all the way until the 24th pick in the First Round. The ultimate irony is that the Packers didn’t even need a quarterback at the time, enabling them to keep Rodgers on the bench for a few years.
Of course, when Rodgers finally got on the field, he was more than ready. He’s won two MVP awards and owns countless NFL records, including the best pass rating in NFL history and the lowest interception percentage in league history. One could argue that drafting Rodgers 24th is the best value pick in the history of the draft.