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Throwback Thursday: 10 Pictures From NFL Drafts of the Past

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TBT: NFL Drafts of the Past Edition

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The 2014 NFL Draft is here. As per usual, day one of the draft is taking place on Thursday night from the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Because it's Thursday, we thought it'd be a good idea to throw it back to drafts of the past.

Here are 10 draft TBT photos for your enjoyment:

1. Charles Woodson Talking On a Sweet Raiders Phone (1998)

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1. Charles Woodson Talking On a Sweet Raiders Phone (1998)

Charles Woodson

Where are helmet phones these days? Those things need to make a comeback.

2. Carson Palmer Showing How It Feels To Become a Bengal (2003)

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2. Carson Palmer Showing How It Feels To Become a Bengal (2003)

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Palmer isn't headed for the Hall of Fame, but he certainly isn't a top pick bust.

3. LaDainian Tomlinson Happy To Be a Charger (2001)

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3. LaDainian Tomlinson Happy To Be a Charger (2001)

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LT would go on to a tremendous career after being selected No. 5 overall in 2001.

4. Eli Manning Not Happy To Be a Charger (2004)

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4. Eli Manning Not Happy To Be a Charger (2004)

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Remember when Eli cried after being selected No. 1 overall by the Chargers? Poor guy.

5. Peyton Manning Looking Fresh After Going No. 1 (1998)

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5. Peyton Manning Looking Fresh After Going No. 1 (1998)

Peyton Manning

It's safe to say that the Colts and Jim Irsay didn't screw this pick up.

6. Remember Daunte Culpepper? (1999)

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6. Remember Daunte Culpepper? (1999)

Daunte Culpepper

The Vikings looked like they had landed the next big thing in 1999, but knee injuries quickly derailed Culpepper's career.

7. The NFL Was Kind To One Half Of This Photo (1998)

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7. The NFL Was Kind To One Half Of This Photo (1998)

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Curtis Enis, Ryan Leaf, Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson. Two hits and two real big misses.

8. The Foundation of the Greatest Show on Turf - Orlando Pace (1997)

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8. The Foundation of the Greatest Show on Turf - Orlando Pace (1997)

Orlando Pace

Pace doesn't get enough credit for his job with the St. Louis Rams in their glory days.

9. Ben Roethlisberger? (2004)

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9. Ben Roethlisberger? (2004)

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You have to do a double take, but that is indeed Big Ben fresh out of Miami of Ohio.

10. The Quintessential Throwback NFL Draft Photo (1991)

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10. The Quintessential Throwback NFL Draft Photo (1991)

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Favre's jorts and giant phone destroy all other TBT draft photos. No. 4 for the win, once again.