Top 10 draft steals in Tennessee Titans, Houston Oilers history

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8. WR Curtis Duncan (1987: Round 10)

Charlie Joiner was a fourth-round pick in 1969 but played with the team for three-plus seasons before being dealt to the Bengals (and eventually traded to the Chargers). All told, 82 of his 750 career receptions came with the Oilers. Meanwhile, Northwestern’s Curtis Duncan was the 258th overall selection in 1987.

Teamed with veteran Drew Hill, 1986 second-round pick Ernest Givins, and 1987 first-rounder Haywood Jeffires, quarterback Warren Moon ran the “Run and Shoot” offense to perfection. Duncan totaled 322 catches for 3,935 yards and 20 scores in seven seasons with the franchise and was a Pro Bowler in 1992.

7. S Blaine Bishop (1993: Round 8)

NFL free agency in its current form began in 1993. That year, the NFL draft was reduced from 12 to eight rounds, and then to its current format of seven rounds in 1994. In ’93, the Oilers drafted seven players, the final performer was heady Ball State defensive back Blaine Bishop with the 214th overall selection.

The hard-hitting performer spent his first nine seasons with the franchise before joining the Eagles in 2002. Bishop was named to four Pro Bowls during his days with the club. There were five interceptions (1 TD), as well as a dozen forced fumbles, 11 fumble recoveries, and 15.5 sacks by the physical tone-setter.