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NFL Draft history: Two decades of the No. 29 overall pick

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The 2018 NFL Draft is a little more than a month away and we’re going to spam you with so much clickbait provide as much useful knowledge as we can between now and then.

One of the things I’ve been curious about recently is how the No. 29 overall pick has historically been used. Late first-round picks are interesting in that they’re not one of the marquee guys in a draft, but they typically go to more successful organizations and so the added stability of a well-run franchise could offset a lack of raw athleticism and talent.

Anyway, without further ado — here’s how the No. 29 overall pick has looked for the last 20 years.

1998: Miami Dolphins, RB John Avery (Mississippi)

1999: Minnesota Vikings, DE Dimitrius Underwood (Michigan State)

2000: Jacksonville Jaguars, WR R.J. Soward (USC)

2001: St. Louis Rams, DT Ryan Pickett (Ohio State)

2002: Chicago Bears, OT Marc Colombo (Boston College)

2003: Green Bay Packers, LB Nick Barnett (Oregon State)

2004: Atlanta Falcons, WR Michael Jenkins (Ohio State)

2005: Indianapolis Colts, CB Marlin Jackson (Michigan)

2006: New York Jets, OL Nick Mangold (Ohio State)

2007: Baltimore Ravens, OL Ben Grubbs (Auburn)

2008: San Francisco 49ers, DT Kentwan Balmer (North Carolina)

2009: New York Giants, WR Hakeem Nicks (North Carolina)

2010: New York Jets, CB Kyle Wilson (Boise State)

2011: Chicago Bears, OT Gabe Carimi (Wisconsin)

2012: Minnesota Vikings, S Harrison Smith (Notre Dame)

2013: Minnesota Vikings, WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Tennessee)

2014: New England Patriots, DT Dominique Easley (Florida)

2015: Indianapolis Colts, WR Phillip Dorsett (Miami)

2016: Arizona Cardinals, DT Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss)

2017: Cleveland Browns, TE David Njoku (Miami)