2004 — Dwight Howard (#1 pick)
Dwight Howard has become the butt (see what I did there?) of many jokes late in his career, and people forget he was once one of the most dominant players in the entire league. Howard was the league’s best defender for the better part of a decade, winning three Defensive Player of the Year awards before the injuries started to mount.
He also led the league in rebounding five of six years at his peak. Howard ranks top 25 all time in blocks, top 15 in rebounds, third in field goal percentage, and first in farts that destroyed an entire locker room.