8. Will Shields
Speaking of 74th overall picks, Will Shields provides another name in that spot, which was housed in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft. The Kansas City Chiefs held the pick and selected the All-American from the University of Nebraska.
When it comes to sexy picks in the NFL Draft, the offensive guard is the Steve Buscemi of positions (love your work though, Steve!). In fact, it wasn’t until the third round until the first guard came off the board when the Minnesota Vikings selected John Gerak with the 57th pick.
Joe Cocozzo was the next guard selected at the No. 64 overall by the San Diego Chargers, and then came Will Shields. Cocozzo and Gerak would combine to play 140 games. Shields, on the other hand, had a different career.
Will Shields would go on to become one of the greatest offensive lineman of all time, never missing a game in his 14-year career. He was one of the main components in a stout Kansas City Chiefs offensive line that helped running backs like Marcus Allen, Priest Holmes, and Larry Johnson flourish in the backfield, and protected quarterbacks Elvis Grbac and Trent Green, allowing them to throw for 4000 yards before passing was really in fashion in the NFL.
The third round may a bit high to be considered a steal, but taking a hall of famer that never missed a game in his career and was passed over by 32 teams twice is a justifiable argument.
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