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A fifth-round pick of the Saints in 2008, Carl Nicks has developed into arguably the game's best interior lineman, earning a five-year, $47.5 million deal with the Buccaneers as a result. With two All-Pro selections, a Super Bowl title and a spot in NFL Network's Top 100 players of 2012, Nicks is walking proof that draft status doesn't determine how good a player will be.

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