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1. Tony Boselli was a highly touted offensive tackle out of the University of Southern California who was a three time All-American. He was also the second draft selection in 1995. The powers that be in the Cincinnati Bengals head office had the first selection and they decided to go another route and choose this running back out of Penn State. His career was cut short after injuring a knee in a preseason game. Although he bounced around the NFL for a while, he never lived up to his potential as the number one choice. Who was this Penn State running back?
2. 1987 saw Vinny Testaverde of the Miami Hurricanes selected with the first pick in the draft. The second player chosen was a great linebacker from Alabama who went on to play in five Superbowls over his career. Who was this player who played for the Bills, Colts and Falcons over his 14 year career?
3. I bet the Cleveland Browns are still kicking themselves in the rear after choosing Tim Couch as the number one pick, overlooking this fine quarterback who had a great career playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. Which Syracuse quarterback was chosen second in the 1999 draft?
4. No one can criticize a team for taking a Heisman Trophy winner first in the draft, but I'll bet the New Orleans Saints regret not taking this linebacker instead of George Rogers in the 1981 draft. This linebacker from the University of North Carolina had what many consider to be the finest defensive NFL career in his days with the New York Giants. Who is this number two selection who played 13 years with the Giants?
5. How many times has it happened that the number one selection in the draft is a bust while the number two guy has a shining NFL career? That was the case in 2007 when JaMarcus Russel was chosen first in the draft over this talented wide receiver from Georgia Tech. Who is this beast of a receiver who was nicknamed Megatron by his fellow Detroit Lions teammate Roy Williams?
6. Considered by many to be the biggest bust in the history of the draft, this quarterback from Washington State was the number two choice in the draft, taken behind Tennessee's own Peyton Manning. There was huge debate as to who should be taken number one, and that debate was easily won by the Indianapolis Colts when they took Manning. The San Diego Chargers went on to take this quarterback second. Who was this regretful second selection?
7. In 1977, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the ill-fated choice to choose Ricky Bell as the number one pick. Bell was a highly regarded running back out of the University of Southern California who would have been a wise choice as the number one selection if it wasn't for this player who was chosen number two. The number two guy was a tremendous running back who played for the University of Pittsburgh. He won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Trophy, the Walter Camp Award, the Harley Award and was a three time All-American. Pretty good resume for a first round choice, but alas, he was chosen second. Who was this long time Dallas Cowboy running back?
8. The 2005 draft saw Alex Smith chosen number one while a running back from Auburn was selected second by the Miami Dolphins. Who was this running back who starred at Auburn alongside fellow back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams?
9. Julius Peppers was the second selection in the 2002 NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Carolina Panthers right behind Fresno State's David Carr who went to the Houston Texans. Which school did Julius Peppers attend from 1999-2001?
10. The Detroit Lions had the second choice in 2010 and they chose this player who has been voted the "dirtiest player in football" in a poll by "Sporting News" magazine. Who is this defensive beast who was an All-American defensive tackle for the Nebraska Cornhuskers?
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