Top 5 Players Picked In The 6th Round Of The NFL Draft Or Later!

Plenty of amazing players have come out of the later rounds of the NFL draft. Let’s look at the top 5 to come out of the 6th round or later!

Tom Brady

In 2000 one of the greatest players to ever play the game was drafted in the 6th round of the draft. The top player on our list is none other than Tom Brady, who was taken by the New England Patriots 199th overall. Brady is arguably the best quarterback to play the game. I’m sure there’s no need to back up why he is the biggest steal in draft history, but here are some stats. Tom Brady has 15 Pro-Bowl appearances, 251 wins, 89,214 passing yards, and 7 SuperBowls rings.


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Bart Starr

The second player on our list is Bart Starr, the legendary quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. He was drafted in the 17th round by the Packers with the 200th pick of the draft. He was extremely underestimated, he eventually led the Packers to five championships, and received two Super Bowl MVP awards. Starr was elected to the Pro-Bowl four times, and he won an MVP award.


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Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach is the next one on our list, he was picked in the 10th round with the 129th pick overall by the Dallas Cowboys. He passed for a total of 22,700 yards with 153 touchdown passes. Staubach was elected to six Pro-Bowls, and won two Super Bowls. He was named the MVP of Super Bowl VI. Staubach is arguably the best 10th round pick of all time.


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Terrell Davis

The fourth player on our list is Terrell Davis, who is the second best player taken in the 6th round of the NFL draft. Terrell Davis was drafted by the Broncos 196th overall, he is the leading rusher in Broncos history. Davis eventually won two offensive MVP awards, one MVP, one Super Bowl MVP, and has two Super Bowl rings. It is safe to say the Broncos greatest steal ever was Terrell Davis.


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Shannon Sharpe

Fifth on our list is Shannon Sharpe who was picked 192nd in the 7th round of the 1990 NFL draft. Sharpe was a first-team All-pro tight end and acquired 10,000+ career receiving yards over the course of his 14 seasons. He played in a total of 8 Pro Bowls and was named an NFL Hall of Fame inductee in 2011. Not bad for a 7th round pick from Savannah State.


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Ulises Gutierrez was born in Sunnyside, Washington, and is a first-generation Mexican American student. He aspires to work in social media and digital marketing management. He is currently interning for AfterBuzz TV and is graduating this year (2023) with a degree in strategic communications from WSU.