The city of Arlington, TX, is preparing to host the 2018 National Football League Draft.
Collegiate players and NFL organizations alike covet the top overall selection in each year's draft.
In 2018, the No. 1 overall pick belongs to the Cleveland Browns.
To view the past 20 No. 1 picks, click here.
Here is a list of the first choice in the annual selection of college players by professional football with player, team, position and college prior to 1998:
1997 - Orlando Pace, St. Louis Rams, T, Ohio State.
1996 - Keyshawn Johnson, New York Jets, WR, Southern Cal.
1995 - Ki-Jana Carter, Cincinnati, RB, Penn State.
1994 - Dan Wilkinson, Cincinnati, DE, Ohio State.
1993 - Drew Bledsoe, New England, QB, Washington State.
1992 - Steve Emtman, Indianapolis, DE, Washington.
1991 - Russell Maryland, Dallas, DL, Miami.
1990 - Jeff George, Indianapolis, QB, Illinois.
1989 - Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB, UCLA.
1988 - Aundray Bruce, Atlanta, LB, Auburn.
1987 - Vinny Testaverde, Tampa Bay, QB, Miami.
1986 - Bo Jackson, Tampa Bay, RB, Auburn.
1985 - Bruce Smith, Buffalo, DT, Virginia Tech.
1984 - Irving Fryar, New England, WR, Nebraska.
1983 - John Elway, Baltimore Colts, QB, Stanford.
1982 - Kenneth Sims, New England, DT, Texas.
1981 - George Rogers, New Orleans, RB, South Carolina.
1980 - Billy Sims, Detroit, RB, Oklahoma.
1979 - Tom Cousineau, Buffalo, LB, Ohio State.
1978 - Earl Campbell, Houston Oilers, RB, Texas.
1977 - Ricky Bell, Tampa Bay, RB, Southern Cal.
1976 - Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay, DE, Oklahoma.
1975 - Steve Bartkowski, Atlanta, QB, California.
1974 - Ed Jones, Dallas, DE, Tennessee State.
1973 - John Matuszak, Houston Oilers, DE, Tampa.
1972 - Walt Patulski, Buffalo, DE, Notre Dame.
1971 - Jim Plunkett, New England, QB, Stanford.
1970 - Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB, Louisiana Tech.
1969 - O.J. Simpson, Buffalo (AFL), RB, Southern Cal.
1968 - Ron Yary, Minnesota, T, Southern Cal.
1967 - Bubba Smith, Baltimore Colts, DT, Michigan State.
1966 - Tommy Nobis, Atlanta, LB, Texas.
1966 - Jim Grabowski, Miami (AFL), RB, Illinois.
1965 - Tucker Frederickson, N.Y. Giants, RB, Auburn.
1965 - Lawrence Elkins, Houston (AFL), WR, Baylor.
1964 - Dave Parks, San Francisco, WR, Texas Tech.
1964 - Jack Concannon, Boston (AFL), QB, Boston College.
1963 - Terry Baker, Los Angeles Rams, QB, Oregon State.
1963 - Buck Buchanan, Kansas City (AFL), DT, Grambling.
1962 - Ernie Davis, Washington, RB, Syracuse.
1962 - Roman Gabriel, Oakland (AFL), QB, N.C. State.
1961 - Tommy Mason, Minnesota, RB, Tulane.
1961 - Ken Rice, Buffalo (AFL), G, Auburn.
1960 - Billy Cannon, Los Angeles Rams, RB, LSU.
1959 - Randy Duncan, Green Bay, QB, Iowa.
1958 - King Hill, Chicago Cardinals, QB, Rice.
1957 - Paul Hornung, Green Bay, HB, Notre Dame.
1956 - Gary Glick, Pittsburgh, DB, Colorado A&M.
1955 - George Shaw, Baltimore Colts, QB, Oregon.
1954 - Bobby Garrett, Cleveland, QB, Stanford.
1953 - Harry Babcock, San Francisco, WR, Georgia.
1952 - Bill Wade, Los Angeles Rams, QB, Vanderbilt.
1951 - Kyle Rote, New York Giants, HB, SMU.
1950 - Leon Hart, Detroit, WR, Notre Dame.
1949 - Chuck Bednarik, Philadelphia, C, Pennsylvania.
1948 - Harry Gilmer, Washington, QB, Alabama.
1947 - Bob Fenimore, Chicago Bears, HB, Oklahoma A&M.
1946 - Frank Dancewicz, Boston, QB, Notre Dame.
1945 - Charley Trippi, Chicago Cardinals, HB, Georgia.
1944 - Angelo Bertelli, Boston, QB, Notre Dame.
1943 - Frank Sinkwich, Detroit, HB, Georgia.
1942 - Bill Dudley, Pittsburgh, HB, Virginia.
1941 - Tom Harmon, Chicago Bears, HB, Michigan.
1940 - George Cafego, Chicago Cardinals, HB, Tennessee.
1939 - Ki Aldrich, Chicago Cardinals, C, TCU.
1938 - Corbett Davis, Cleveland, FB, Indiana.
1937 - Sam Francis, Philadelphia, FB, Nebraska.
1936 - Jay Berwanger, Philadelphia, HB, Chicago.
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