4. Bob Golic, NT, New England Patriots
Bob Golic is not the most intriuging pick on this list and definitely does not have the same high-profile name as the others on this list. However, he undeniably had a positive impact throughout his career and it is impossible to ignore his workload, even if he did not produce eye-popping numbers.
Golic was a Pro Bowler three times in his career and played a total of 14 years in the league. He played in all 16 games in nine of his 14 seasons with his best stretch coming from 1985 to 1987, where he was a Pro Bowler three years in a row.
Unfortunately for the New England Patriots, Golic’s prime did not come with the team that drafted him. Golic has a small role on the New England Patriots in his three years with the team as he started his career as a linebacker. After being waived by the Pats, he signed with the Browns, made the transition to nose tackle and thrived.
He was never a sacks-machine in his career as he never posted more than four after they started being counted in 1982 but he was a wall on the defensive of the ball and was a critical component in plugging up the running lanes.
Nose tackles often do not get the love that they deserve, but in this list, Golic gets some love as we rank him as the third-best 52nd overall pick of all-time.