1989 - Troy Aikman
QB, Dallas Cowboys (UCLA)
After finishing 3-13 during the 1988 season, the Cowboys made Troy Aikman the franchise's first pick of the post-Landry era. Dallas stumbled to a 1-15 mark during Aikman's rookie year, with the UCLA product going 0-11 as a starter. But things would turn around quickly, with Aikman winning his third Super Bowl title by his seventh NFL season.