New York Giants – Ron Dayne, 2000 NFL Draft:
Still trying to recapture their glory days under Bill Parcells, where they’d smash opponents with a power running game, the New York Giants drafted running back Ron Dayne with the 11th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. “The Great Dayne,” as he was nicknamed, won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Wisconsin, after setting the NCAA record for most rushing yards in a season. But Dayne struggled with his weight in the NFL, and never came close to fulfilling his lofty draft selection.
Could Have Drafted: Shaun Alexander
In taking Dayne, New York passed on running back Shaun Alexander, whom the Seattle Seahawks took eight picks later. Alexander set the single-season record for most rushing touchdowns in one year (2005) piling up 27 scores.