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Draft countdown: Pick No. 16

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Draft countdown: Pick No. 3

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Draft countdown: Pick No. 7

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Draft countdown: Pick No. 6

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Draft countdown: Pick No. 21

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Draft countdown: Pick No. 22

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Draft countdown: Pick No. 23

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Draft countdown: Pick No. 24

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Draft countdown: Pick No. 25

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By Alex Mayster

Overview: Steelers S Troy Polamalu stands out as the best No. 16 pick in recent memory, but there have been multiple players on the opposite side of the spectrum. PFW found that a wide range of effective players and draft duds have come into the league with the 16th pick, which is held by the Jaguars this year, over the past 10 years:

2010: Titans select Georgia Tech DE Derrick Morgan
Morgan didn't get much of a chance to show what he is capable of during his first year in the league. The rookie tore his ACL in Week Four, bringing his seasons to a close. He recorded five tackles and 1½ sacks in the four-game span.

2009: Chargers select Northern Illinois DE Larry English
English hasn't developed into the player the Chargers thought they were drafting. He has made just two starts since being selected, and has 53 career tackles and five sacks in 24 games.

2008: Cardinals select Tennessee State CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Rodgers-Cromartie is known as a player who has all the talent in the world, but who takes plays off from time to time. The '09 Pro Bowler has 13 career interceptions and hasn't missed a game since coming into the league.

2007: Packers select Tennessee DT Justin Harrell
Injuries have kept Harrell from making much of an impact in the NFL. He has played in just 14 games since being drafted — including only one since 2008 — with two starts, and has made 28 tackles and zero sacks.

2006: Dolphins select Tennessee DB Jason Allen
After five seasons in Miami, the Dolphins released Allen in November 2010. He signed with the Texans, where he had three interceptions and four passes defensed in seven games.

2005: Texans select Florida State DT Travis Johnson
Johnson was drafted to be a penetrating tackle for the Texans, but it didn't work out that way. He had just two sacks in four seasons in Houston and was eventually traded to the Chargers for a sixth-round pick.

2004: Eagles select Arkansas OT Shawn Andrews
Andrews looked like one of the NFL's most dominant tackles early in his career, but back problems and a battle with depression have stopped him from reaching his potential. Andrews was released by the Eagles in '10 and signed with the Giants.

2003: Steelers select USC DB Troy Polamalu
Polamalu began his career as an outstanding blitzer and defender, but has since improved his coverage and become one of the best all-around defensive players in the league, in fact earning AP Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2010. The six-time Pro Bowler has 27 career interceptions, seven of which came last season. He also has been on two Super Bowl-champion teams.

2002: Browns select Boston College RB William Green
Green had a promising rookie season, but off-the-field issues brought his career to an end fairly quickly. Green compiled three consecutive seasons of 500 or more rushing yards but was out of the league after four years.

2001: Jets select Miami (Fla.) WR Santana Moss
An All-Pro punt returner with the Jets in 2002, Moss always has been known as a big-play threat. The former Miami Hurricane has 593 catches for 8,558 yards and 52 touchdowns in his career, gaining more than 14 yards per reception. He had a career-high 93 receptions in 2010 with the Redskins.

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