NFL Draft: Top Booms and Busts

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  • Tim Tebow
  • Deion Sanders
  • JaMarcus Russell
  • Akili Smith
  • Walter Payton
  • LaDainian Tomlinson
  • Curtis Enis
  • Ron Dayne
  • Emmitt Smith
  • Dewayne Robertson
  • Mark Sanchez
  • Hakeem Nicks
  •  Jamal Reynolds

Boom: Deion Sanders

The Hall of Famer cornerback attended Florida State University and was drafted to the Atlanta Falcons in 1989. His on-field confidence helped him earn the nickname “Neon Deion” and “Primetime” — and his stats were as flashy as his infamous touchdown dance. Sanders racked up 53 career interceptions, two Super Bowl Championships (XXIX and XXX) and also enjoyed a 10-season stint in Major League Baseball. (Photo: Allen Steele/Allsport)