Best 5th round NFL Draft picks ever: From Tyreek Hill to Lester Hayes

Best 5th-round NFL Draft picks ever, Tyreek Hill
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There have been dozens of great fifth-round NFL Draft picks in the history of the game. We’re talking about several Pro Football Hall of Famers.

Heck, two of the best players in the game today were fifth-round picks. It’s an area of the draft that can help build dynasties. Acing the mid-to-late round selections.

Leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we figured it made sense to check in on the best of the best when it comes to the fifth round in the annual event.

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10. Pete Pihos

Pete Pihos NFL Draft picks
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9. George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers' George Kittle
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8. Herschel Walker

Dallas Cowboys' Herschel Walker
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7. Richard Sherman

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman
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6. Tyreek Hill

Miami Dolphins' Tyreek Hill
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5. Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene
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4. Dıck LeBeau

Dick Lebeau
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3. Mike Webster

Mike Webster, Pro Football Hall of Fame
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2. Zach Thomas

Zach Thomas, Pro Football Hall of Fame
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1. Lester Hayes

Lester Hayes
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