Left tackle: Orlando Pace (1997-2008)

Left tackle: Orlando Pace (1997-2008)

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Rams offensive tackle Orlando Pace blocks Seahawks defensive end and former teammate Grant Wistrom during the 2004 game in Seattle. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

If only all No. 1 picks turned out like this. He started 154 games and anchored an offense that finished among the league's top five in passing yards for eight consecutive seasons. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better pass-blocker in NFL history. A seven-time Pro Bowler and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Ben Frederickson

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