Draft Pick: 49th
There have been enough draft busts throughout the history of the NFL to prove that the very first pick is not guaranteed success.
And it seems like the ideal place for a winning quarterback to join the NFl is in the middle of the second round.
Of course the likes of John Elway, and the Manning brothers have shown they deserved to be first overall picks, and lived up to the hype.
But then there are cases such as Tom Brady (225th overall), and Kurt Warner who give the late picks hope. Warner actually went undrafted in 1994 before leading the St. Louis Rams to the Super Bowl.
Wilson, as 73rd overall pick, was taken 72 places later than Manning in their respective drafts.