1997. Tony Gonzalez (Pick: Orlando Pace)
In 1997, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Tony Gonzalez with the 13th overall pick. While there were two Hall of Fame offensive linemen selected among the top 10 picks (Orlando Pace and Walter Jones), you’d be hard-pressed to say he wasn’t the most memorable member of this draft. Over the course of his career, Gonzalez was selected to 14 Pro Bowls and 10 All-Pro teams.
He currently owns the record for most receptions and receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history. Unsurprisingly, he was named among the finalists for the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.