No. 1 Pick QB's: Boom or Bust

2011 No. 1 Pick Cam Newton 1 of 12

Securing the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft is a very exciting but dangerous thing. Selecting the right player can pull the most down-and-out franchising up from the murk to glory, but selecting the wrong player can be a colossal waste of time, money and energy.

Cam Newton was selected No. 1 overall in the 2011 draft by the Carolina Panthers. The winner of the 2010 Heisman Trophy is brings with him into the NFL ample talent but also very high expectations. Newton became only the third player ever to both rush and pass for over 20 touchdowns in a single season and lead the Auburn Tigers to the school's second ever National Championship.  Will he live up to the hype? 

Here are the best and the worst quarterbacks to ever be selected first overall in the NFL Draft.