10 best NFL Draft picks in Auburn football history

Auburn won't be producing any first-rounders in the 2024 NFL draft, but that doesn't mean a late-round sleeper won't turn into a great value in the NFL. Many of the best draft picks in Auburn history slipped well past Round 1.
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Round: 7 Pick: 183. Bo Jackson, RB. Bo Jackson, RB. 1987. 1. Bo Jackson. . . player. 28

Bo Jackson is one of a very select number of NFL players to have been selected in two different NFL drafts. In 1986, Jackson was taken No. 1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team who cost him his final season of college baseball eligibility which he vowed he’d never play for. He kept that vow and went to the MLB, scorning the Bucs. 

In 1987, the rest of the league assumed that Jackson was lost to the Kansas City Royals, but Al Davis had different ideas. He took the two-sport superstar in the seventh round of the draft and was able to convince Bo to sign. 

While his NFL career didn’t last long, he was completely dominant across the 38 games that he did play. That’s still an incredible return on a seventh-round pick and makes Bo both the best and worst all-time NFL draft pick from the Auburn football program.

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