2012 — Anthony Davis (#1 pick)
Honestly, you can make a pretty legitimate case for Damian Lillard here, but we’ll stick with the Brow. Davis has made six All Star teams in seven seasons, along with three All Defense teams and three All NBA squads. He’s averaging 28 points and 12 boards over the last three seasons and has led the league in blocks three times in his career.
It’s a shame he really hasn’t had a lot of help, with just one playoff series win so far, but you have to think he won’t be on the Pelicans too much longer. Anthony Davis is the whole package as a big man, and his career is only on its way up still.