Top NFL Draft Reaches Who Defied the Odds

Discover how these NFL stars proved the skeptics wrong with their remarkable careers post-draft.

Ever wondered who turned out to be a draft steal despite doubts?


  • Travis Frederick – All-Pro despite being a controversial pick.
  • TJ Watt – Overcame skepticism about his last name
  • Bobby Wagner – Drafted alongside Russ, faced criticism but proved his worth

Travis Frederick

Many considered Travis Frederick a stretch, but his exceptional skills silenced the critics

TJ Watt

TJ Watt defied expectations, showcasing talent beyond his surname’s shadow

Bobby Wagner

Despite doubts, Bobby Wagner stood out in a draft class that received backlash


These players exemplify how talent can outshine initial draft skepticism, proving that success can come from unexpected picks.