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Top 10 Regrettable Draft Picks

Sportige.com

Life is an infinite series of small choices, often with no true downside: Now or later? Movie or ballgame? Paper or plastic? Even when pondering more far-reaching decisions, we often select one option that works out well enough, even if hindsight says a different choice might have been more rewarding. For instance: You're OK with your job, but it gnaws at you that the guy who took the one you turned down earned a quick promotion. Or you like the house you bought, though the one you passed up on the other side of town recently sold at a nice profit. And your marriage is working out pretty well, but ... well, let's not even go there.

NFL executives often find themselves in a similar position at draft time. Sure, every so often, a first-round stink bomb is tossed: Think ...

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