The quarterbacks get the notoriety, the fame and the legendary status, but they have had plenty of help from great tight ends. Until the last few years, the tight end was a huge weapon in the Cougar offense – and for good reason. The Cougars have had numerous all-conference selections and more than a handful of All-Americans honors.

Here is my list of the best tight ends in BYU history.

H.M. Gabriel Reid (1999-2002)

Even though Reid didnt have a ton of catches during his time as a Cougar, he was great at finding the end zone. He finished in the top 10 in the Mountain West in touchdown receptions in his last two seasons. His most productive year came in 2002 when he caught 18 passes for 192 yards and five touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he had 27 receptions for 321 yards and eight scores.

H.M. Marcus Mathews (2010-13)

Mathews split his time at BYU between wide receiver and tight end, but deserves mention because he did most of his damage at tight end. His most productive season came in 2011 when he led all BYU tight ends with 27 receptions for 299 yards and a touchdown.

For his BYU career, he caught 38 passes for 460 yards and a touchdown.

H.M. Carlos Nuno (1997-99)

Nuno had two solid seasons on the field for the Cougars. His best statistical season came in 1998 when he had 13 catches for 207 yards and two touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he had 24 receptions for 342 yards and three scores.

25. Steve Harper (1982-83)

Even though he played along side some really good tight ends, Harper found the field enough to do some nice things for the Cougars. His best year came in 1983 when he caught 26 passes for 366 yards and three  touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he had 29 receptions for 401 yards and four scores.

24. Kaneakua Friel (2007-08, 2011-13)

Although Friel played during a time where the Cougars didn’t use the tight end very much, he still had a couple of nice years. His best season came as a junior in 2012 when he had 30 catches for 308 yards and five touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he caught 48 passes for 491 yards and seven touchdowns.

23. Dan Bowers (1968-1971)

Bowers was a very valuable part of the passing game during his three years on th field with BYU. His most productive statistical season came in 1969 when he caught 17 passes for 242 yards and two scores.

For his BYU career, he had 36 receptions for 482 yards and two touchdowns.

22. Terence Saluone (1992-93)

Saluone spent two seasons with the Cougars and was a nice option in the passing game. His most productive season came in 1993 when he caught 25 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns while playing for the WAC co-champs.

For his BYU career, he had 29 receptions for 417 yards and three touchdowns.

21. Devin Mahina (2010-14)

Though the Cougars didnt use the tight ends much during his time, Mahina made solid contributions during his time in Provo. His best season came as a senior in 2014 when he caught 20 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns to be named FBS all-Independent team honorable mention.

For his BYU career, he had 46 receptions for 554 yards and five touchdowns.

20. Mike Pistorius (1971-73)

Pistorius played a big part in the passing game all three of his seasons on the field at BYU. His most productive year came in 1973 when he finished second on the team with 37 receptions for 457 yards and two touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he caught 62 passes for 908 yards and five touchdowns.

19. Spencer Nead (2001-02)

Nead had two very productive seasons for the Cougars. He earned honorable mention all-MWC as a junior after he caught 22 passes for 266 yards and five touchdowns. A year later, he had 40 receptions for 449 yards and another score.

For his BYU career, he had 62 catches for 715 yards and six touchdowns.

18. Dustin Johnson (1991, 95-98)

Johnson had two really good seasons for the Cougars as a fullback/tight end. One of his best seasons came in 1997 when he earned second-team all-WAC after he caught 33 passes for 394 yards and a touchdown.

For his BYU career, he had 66 receptions for 883 yards and four touchdowns.

17. Tevita Ofahengaue (1997-2000)

Ofahengaue had three very solid seasons on the field for the Cougars. One of his most impressive seasons came in 2000 when he earned second-team all-MWC after he caught 22 passes for 305 yards.

For his BYU career, he had 62 receptions for 853 yards and four touchdowns.

16. Brian Billick (1974-76)

Billick spent three seasons playing for BYU after he transferred from Air Force. One of his best seasons came in 1976 when he earned first-team all-WAC and Honorable mention All-American after he caught 20 passes for 338 yards and a touchdown, according to the 1977 BYU media guide.

For his BYU career, he had 46 receptions for 627 yards and three touchdowns.

15. Daniel Coats (2002-06)

Coats was great as a blocker and at catching passes during his time as a Cougar. His most productive season came in 2003 when he eared Sporting News freshman All-American after he caught 30 passes for 378 yards and four touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he had 86 receptions for 966 yards and nine touchdowns.

14. Doug Jolley (1997-2001)

Jolley had good hands and was a very key contributor at the goal line. His best season came as a senior when he earned all-MWC first-team after he caught 32 passes for 492 yards and seven touchdowns. Those numbers were good enough to place second in the conference in receiving touchdowns and eighth in yards-per-reception (15.4).

For his BYU career, he had 52 receptions for 768 yards and 11 touchdowns.

13. Andrew George (2005-09)

Although he played with one of the best tight ends in school history, George was too good to keep off the field. His best season came in 2009 when he earned second-team all-MWC after he caught 30 passes for 408 yards and five touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he had 70 receptions for 827 yards and 11 touchdowns.

12. Darren Handley (1985-88)

Handley was a very consistent performer during his time with the Cougars. His most productive season came in 1987 when he led the team with 52 receptions for 636 yards and three scores. Those numbers placed him seventh in the WAC in catches and 10th in receiving.

For his BYU career, he caught 97 passes for 1,244 yards and five touchdowns.

11. Tod Thompson (1974-78)

Thompson was one of the first huge offensive threats from the tight end spot at BYU. His season came as a junior in 1997 when he had 37 catches for 602 yards and eight touchdowns. He followed that up in ’78 be placing in the top four in the WAC in receiving yards (560), yards-per-reception (16.5) and receiving touchdowns (five).

For his BYU career, he caught 87 passes for 1,452 yards and 16 touchdowns.

10. Chad Lewis (1993-96)

Lewis was a big-time target for Cougar quarterbacks from the moment he stepped on campus. He was named all-WAC first or second-team each of his last three years. One of his best years came in 1995 when he had 31 catches for 456 yards and two touchdowns to earn UPI All-American honorable mention.

For his BYU career, he caught 111 passes for 1,376 yards and 10 touchdowns.

9. Byron Rex (1986, 1989-1992)

Like many of the other Cougars on this list, Rex was a two-time first-team all-WAC performer. His most productive year came in 1992 when he was named UPI second-team All-American after he caught 45 passes for 612 yards and five scores.

For his BYU career, he had 87 receptions for 1,209 yards and seven touchdowns.

8. Itula Mili (1991, 94-96)

Although he played with a pair of other great tight ends during his time as a Cougar, Mili still managed to put up some monster numbers. His best year came as a senior in 1996 when he American Football Coaches Association first-team All-American and first-team all-WAC after he caught 46 passes for 692 yards and three touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he had 125 receptions for 1,763 yards and 11 touchdowns.

7. Trevor Molini (1985-86)

Molini was the next in a long line of Cougars tight ends from the 1980s who earned All-American honors. His most productive season came in 1985 when he was third-team Football News All-American after he caught 63 passes for 849 yards and three touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he had 105 receptions for 1,355 yards and five touchdowns.

6. David Mills (1979-1981, 83-84)

Mills only saw significant time during one season at BYU (thanks to the depth the Cougars had at tight end), but it was a memorable one. He led the Cougars in catches (60) and receiving yards (1,023) while adding seven touchdowns during the run to the national championship. Those numbers were good enough to earn first-team all-WAC and Athlon magazine first-team All-American.

For his BYU career, he caught 69 passes for 1,121 yards and nine touchdowns.

5. Jonny Harline (2004-06)

Harline was a first-team all-MWC performer twice during his time as a Cougar. His best year came as a senior in 2006 when he was named first-team All-American by five different publications. That season, he caught 58 passes for 935 yards and 12 touchdowns. Those numbers were good enough to lead the conference and finish seventh nationally in receiving touchdowns. He also led the MWC in receiving yards.

For his BYU career, he had 121 receptions for 1,788 yards and 17 touchdowns.

4. Clay Brown (1976-1980)

While a lot of fans remember him for just one play, Brown was a dominant force as a tight end. He was first-team all-WAC two straight seasons as a tight end and also a very accomplished punter. His best year came in 1980 when he caught 48 passes for 1,009 yards and 15 touchdowns. Those numbers were good enough to lead the nation in touchdowns, finish third in receiving yards and ninth in yards-per-catch (21)

For his BYU career, he had 88 receptions for 1,691 yards and 17 touchdowns.

3. Chris Smith (1987-1990)

Smith had two legendary seasons during his time in Provo. His was a two-time, first-team all-WAC selection who earned All-American honors during his junior and senior seasons. His best year came in 1990 when he was a consensus All-American after he broke the NCAA record in receiving yards for a tight end (1,154), according to BYUCougars.com.

For his BYU career, he caught 137 passes for 2,367 yards and eight touchdowns.

2. Dennis Pitta (2004, 07-09)

Pitta was an extraordinary offensive weapon during his time as a Cougar. He was a three-time, first-team all-MWC selection and a consensus All-American in 2009. His best statistical season came in 2008 when he caught 83 passes for 1,083 yards and six touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he had 221 receptions for 2,901 yards and 21 touchdowns.

1. Gordon Hudson (1980-83)

Hudson produced for the Cougars no matter who was throwing him the football. He was a two-time, first-team all-WAC selection and a two-time consensus All-American. One of his most impressive statistical seasons came in 1981 when he caught 67 passes for 960 yards and 10 touchdowns.

For his BYU career, he had 178 receptions for 2,484 yards and 22 touchdowns. He ended his time as a Cougar as the all-time NCAA leader in receiving yards by a tight end, according to BYUCougars.com. He was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

The 1994 draft was full of talented players from top to bottom. There were some misses in the later half of the first-round, but also plenty of contributors in the second. There were five all-stars and a couple who will surely hear their name called to the hall of fame. The draft consisted of two rounds with 27 picks per round. Of the 54 players taken, 45 played in the NBA.

The player drafted the latest who played in the league was Zeljko Rebraca. He was taken with the last pick in the draft by Seattle and played for five seasons.

Here is a look at how the 1994 draft would have gone if it were done today. 

H.M. Jamie Watson, South Carolina

Watson was taken by the Utah Jazz with the 20th pick in the second round (47th overall). He played four years for the Jazz, Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat. His Best year came with the Jazz in 1994-95 when he appeared in 60 games and averaged 3.3 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. He added 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 11.2 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 3.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting with 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 102 games.

H.M. Eric Mobley, Pittsburgh

Mobley was taken with the 18th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks. He played three years for the Bucks and the Vancouver Grizzlies. His most productive season came in 1995-96 when he appeared in 39 games and averaged 4.8 points on 53.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.6 rebounds in 17.3 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 3.9 points on 54.1 percent shooting with 3.1 rebounds in 113 games.

H.M. Brooks Thompson, Oklahoma State

The Orlando Magic took Thompson with the 27th overall pick. He played four years for the Magic, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and the New York Knicks. His best season came in 1996-97 when he appeared in 67 games and averaged 6.6 points on 39.9 percent shooting from the field, including 39.8 percent from 3-point range. He added 2.7 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 15.7 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 4.5 points on 40.9 percent shooting with 1.7 assists in 168 games.

H.M. Derrick Alston, Duquesne

Alston was selected with the sixth pick of the second round (33rd overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played three years for the 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks. His best season came in Philadelphia in 1995-96 when he appeared in 73 games and averaged 6.2 points on 51.2 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.1 rebounds in 22.1 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 5.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting with 3.8 rebounds in 139 games.

H.M. Anthony Miller, Michigan State

The Golden State Warriors took Miller with the 12th pick in the second round (39th overall), but was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers just days later, according to Basketball-reference.com. He played eight years for the Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets and the Philadelphia 76ers. One of his best seasons came with the Rockets in 1999-2000 when he played in 35 games and averaged 3.7 points on 53.6 percent shooting with 4.7 rebounds in 13.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 2.8 points on 51 percent shooting with 2.7 rebounds in 181 games.

H.M. Clifford Rozier, Louisville

Rozier was taken with the 16th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors. He played four years for the Warriors, Toronto Raptors and the Minnesota Timberwolves. His best season came with Golden State in 1994-95 when he played in 66 games and averaged 6.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 7.4 rebounds, including 3.0 on the offensive end in 22.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 4.8 points on 49.6 percent shooting with 5.2 rebounds in 173 games.

H.M. Zeljko Rebraca

Rebraca was selected with the 27th pick in the second round (54th overall) by the Seattle SuperSonics, but his rights were traded three times before he ever played an NBA game, according to Basketball-reference.com. He played five years for the Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Clippers. His most productive season came with the Pistons in 2001-02 when he played 74 games and averaged 6.9 points on 50.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 15.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 5.9 points on 52.7 percent shooting with 3.2 rebounds in 215 games.

27. Dickey Simpkins, Providence

Simpkins was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 21st overall pick. He played seven years for the Bulls, Golden State Warriors and the Atlanta Hawks. His best year came with Chicago in 1998-99 when he played all 50 games and averaged 9.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 4.2 points on 44 percent shooting with 3.6 rebounds in 327 games.

26. Anthony Goldwire, Houston

Goldwire was taken with the 25th pick in the second round (52nd overall). He played eight years for the Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Clippers. His best season came with the Nuggets in 1997-98 when he played all 82 games and averaged 9.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.4 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 27 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.3 points on 40.7 percent shooting with 2.8 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 266 games.

25. Greg Minor, Louisville

The Los Angeles Clippers selected Minor with the 25th overall pick before he was traded to the Indiana Pacers the next day, according to Basketball-reference.com. He played his entire five-year career with the Boston Celtics. His best season came in 1995-96 when he played in 78 games and averaged 9.6 pointd on 50 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 22.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting with 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 277 games.

24. Jim McIlvaine, Marquette

McIlvaine was taken with the fifth pick in the second round (32nd overall) by the Washington Bullets. He played seven years for the Bullets, Seattle SuperSonics and the New Jersey Nets. While never a threat on the offensive end, he was an excellent rim protector in limited minutes. His best season came with Seattle in 1996-97 when he played all 82 games and averaged 3.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting with 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 18 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 2.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting with 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 401 games.

23. Tony Dumas, Missouri-Kansas City

Dumas was selected with the 19th overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks. He played four years for the Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and the Cleveland Cavaliers. His best season came in Dallas in 1995-96 when he played 67 games and averaged 11.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 1.7 rebounds an 1.5 assists in 19.2 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.3 points on 40.4 percent shooting with 1.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 156 games.

22. Sharone Wright, Clemson

The Philadelphia 76ers took Wright with the sixth overall pick. He played four seasons for the 76ers and the Toronto Raptors. One of his best seasons came as a rookie in 1994-95 when he appeared in 79 games and averaged 11.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 25.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 9.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting with 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 203 games.

21. Khalid Reeves, Arizona

Reeves was taken by the Miami Heat with the 12th overall pick. He played six years for the Charlotte Hornets, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls. His best season came with the Heat in 1994-95 when he played 67 games and averaged 9.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting from the floor, including 39.3 percent from 3-point range. He added 4.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 21.8 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting with 3.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 277 games.

20. Eric Montross, North Carolina

The Boston Celtics took Montross with the ninth overall pick. He played eight years for the Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors. His most productive season came with the Celtics as a rookie when he played 78 games and averaged 10.0 points on 53.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 7.3 rebounds, including 2.5 on the offensive end in 29.7 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 4.5 points on 49 percent shooting with 4.6 rebounds in 465 games.

19. Carlos Rogers, Tennessee State

The Seattle SuperSonics took Rogers with the 11th overall pick and traded to the Golden State Warriors before he ever played a game, according to Basketball-reference.com. He played eight years for the Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers. One of his best seasons came with Toronto in 1996-97 when he appeared in 56 games and averaged 9.8 points on 52.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 24.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.4 points on 53.6 percent shooting with 4.3 rebounds in 298 games.

18. Monty Williams, Notre Dame

Williams was selected with the 24th overall pick by the New York Knicks. He played nine years for the Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic and the Philadelphia 76ers. His best season came with San Antonio in 1996-97 when he appeared in 65 games and averaged 9.0 points on 50.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 20.7 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting with 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 456 games.

17. Lawrence Funderburke, Ohio State

Funderburke was selected with the 24th pick of the second round (51st overall) by the Sacramento Kings. He played seven years for the Kings and the Chicago Bulls. His most productive season came as a rookie in 1997-98 when he appeared in 52 games and averaged 9.5 points on 49 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.4 points on 50.6 percent shooting with 3.6 rebounds in 318 games.

16. Michael Smith, Providence

The Sacramento Kings selected Smith with the eighth pick of the second round (35th overall). He played seven years for the Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies and the Washington Wizards. His best season came in Sacramento in 1996-97 when he played 81 games and averaged 6.6 points on 53.9 percent shooting from the field. He added 9.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 31.2 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 5.6 points on 53.8 percent shooting with 7.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 449 games.

15. Howard Eisley, Boston College

Eisley was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the third pick of the second round (30th overall). He played 12 years for the Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets. ONe of his best seasons came with the Knicks in 2002-03 when he played all 82 games and averaged 9.1 points on 41.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 38.9 percent from 3-point land. He added 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 27.4 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting with 3.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 786 games.

14. Eric Piatkowski, Nebraska

Piatkowski was the 15th overall pick by the Indiana Pacers and traded to the Los Angeles Clippers the next day, according to Basketball-reference.com. He played 14 years for the Clippers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and the Phoenix Suns. One of his best seasons came in Los Angeles in 1997-98 when he appeared in 67 games and averaged 11.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting, including 40.9 percent from 3-point land. He added 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 26 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting from the floor, including 39.9 percent from beyond the arc. He added 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 789 games.

13. Charlie Ward, Florida State

Ward was taken by the New York Knicks with the 26th overall pick. He played 11 years for the Knicks, San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets. His best season came with New York in 1997-98 when he started all 82 games and averaged 7.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting from the field. He added 5.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 28.3 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting with 4.0 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 630 games.

12. Voshon Lenard, Minnesota

Lenard was taken by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 19th pick of the second round (46th overall). He played 11 years for the Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors and the Portland Trail Blazers. One of his best seasons came with the Raptors in 2002-03 when he appeared in 63 games and averaged 14.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 11.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting with 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 565 games.

11. Aaron McKie, Temple

The Portland Trail Blazers selected McKie with the 17th overall pick. He played 13 years for the Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers. One of his best seasons came with the 76ers in 2000-01 when he played in 76 games and averaged 11.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 5.0 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 31.5 minutes to win the sixth man of the year award.

For his career, he averaged 7.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting with 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 793 games.

10. Lamond Murray, California

Murray was the seventh overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers. He played 11 years for the Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and the New Jersey Nets. One of his best seasons came with the Clippers in 1997-98 when he played 79 games and averaged 15.4 points on 48.1 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 32.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 11.3 points on 43 percent shooting with 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 736 games.

9. Wesley Person, Auburn

The Phoenix Suns landed Person with the 23rd overall pick. He played 11 years for the Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets. One of his best seasons came with Cleveland in 1997-98 when he averaged 14.7 points on 46 percent shooting from the floor, including 43 percent from beyond the arc. He added 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 39 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 11.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 41.8 percent from 3-point land. He added 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 733 games.

8. Brian Grant, Xavier

Grant was the eighth overall pick by the Sacramento Kings. He played 12 years for the Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns. One of his best seasons came with the Heat in 2000-01 when he played all 82 games and averaged 15.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 33.8 minutes

For his career, he averaged 10.5 points on 49 percent shooting with 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 756 games.

7. Donyell Marshall, UConn

The Minnesota Timberwolves took Marshall with the fourth overall pick. He played 15 years for the Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle SuperSonics and the Philadelphia 76ers. ONe of his best seasons came in 2003-04 when he played in 82 games for the Bulls and Raptors and averaged 14.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting from the floor, including 40.3 percent from beyond the arc. He added 9.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals in 36.4 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 11.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting with 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 957 games.

6. Juwan Howard, Michigan

Howard was the fifth overall pick by the Washington Bullets. He played 19 years for the Bullets/Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers and the Miami Heat. His best season came with Washington in 1995-96 when he started 81 games and averaged 22.1 points on 48.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 8.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 40.7 minutes to make his only all-star game.

For his career, he averaged 13.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting with 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 1,208 games.

5. Jalen Rose, Michigan

The Denver Nuggets took Rose with the 13th overall pick. He played 13 years for the Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks and the Phoenix Suns. One of his best seasons came with the Pacers in 2000-01 when he played 72 games and averaged 20.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds in 40.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 14.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting with 3.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 923 games.

4. Glenn Robinson, Purdue

The Milwaukee Bucks took Robinson with the first overall pick. He played 11 seasons with the Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers and the San Antonio Spurs. He was a big-time scorer during his time with the Bucks and made two all-star games. One of his best seasons came with Milwaukee in 2000-01 when he played 76 games and averaged 22 points on 46.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 6.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 37 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 20.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting with 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 688 games. He won a championship with the Spurs in 2005.

3. Eddie Jones, Temple

Jones was selected with the 10th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played 14 years for the Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat,Memphis Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks. He was a tremendous defender who made second-team all-defense three times and was a three-time all-star. One of his best seasons came with Charlotte in 1999-2000 when he appeared in 72 games and averaged 20.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 37.5 percent from 3-point land. He added 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.7 steals in 39 minutes to earn all-NBA third-team.

For his career, he averaged 14.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting with 4.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals in 954 games.

2. Grant Hill, Duke

Hill was the third overall pick by the Detroit Pistons. He played 18 years for the Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers. He was a seven-time all-star who finished on the all-NBA first or second-team five times. One of his best seasons came in 1996-97 when he played 80 games and averaged 21.4 points on 49.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 9.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.8 steals to earn all-NBA first-team.

For his career, he averaged 16.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting with 6.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 1,026 games.

1. Jason Kidd, California

Kidd was taken by the Dallas Mavericks with the second overall pick. He played 19 years for the Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, New Jersey Nets, and New York Knicks. He was a 10-time all-star, made all-defensive first or second-team nine times and all-NBA first-team on five occasions. One of his best seasons came with the Suns in 1998-99 when he started all 50 games and averaged 16.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 10.8 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 41.2 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 12.6 points on 40 percent shooting with 8.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds in 1,391 games. He won a championship with the Mavericks in 2011.

The 1993 NBA draft was full high caliber players. There were seven all-stars and plenty of longtime contributors. The draft consisted of two rounds with 27 picks per round. Of the 54 played taken, 43 played in the NBA, according to Basketball-reference.com.

The player drafted the latest who played in the league was Mike Peplowski. He was selected with the 25th pick of the second round (52nd overall) by the Sacramento Kings and played for three seasons.

Here is a look at how the 1993 draft would have gone if it were done today.

H.M. Josh Grant, Utah

Grant was taken by the Denver Nuggets with the 16th pick in the second round (43rd overall) and traded to the Golden State Warriors. He played one year for the Warriors and averaged 3.0 points on 40.4 percent shooting with 1.7 rebounds in 53 games.

Byron Wilson was also drafted in the second round, but never played a game in the NBA.

H.M. Eric Riley, Michigan

The Dallas Mavericks selected Riley with sixth pick of the second round (33 overall) and traded to the Houston Rockets for Popeye Jones, according to Basketball-reference.com. He played five years for the Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics. One of his best seasons came in Dallas in 1997-98 when he played in 39 games and averaged 3.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 13.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 3.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting with 2.6 rebounds in 186 games.

H.M. Acie Earl, Iowa

The Boston Celtics took Earl with the 19th overall pick. He played four years for the Celtics, Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks. His best season came with the Raptors in 1995-96 when he played 42 games and averaged 7.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.1 rebounds and had 37 blocks in 15.6 minutes a game.

For his career, he averaged 5.1 points on 40.3 percent shooting with 2.7 rebounds in 193 games.

H.M. Greg Graham, Indiana

Graham was taken with the 17th overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets but was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers before his rookie season started, according to Basketball-reference.com. He played five years for the 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Seattle SuperSonics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. His best season came with Philadelphia in 1994-95 when he played 50 games and averaged 5.0 points on 42.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 1.3 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 15.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 4.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting with 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 207 games.

27. Bobby Hurley, Duke

Hurley was taken by the Sacramento Kings with the seventh overall pick. He played five years for the Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies. His best year came in 1993-94 when he averaged 7.1 points, 6.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 26.3 minutes.

For the career, he averaged 3.8 points on 35.3 percent shooting with 3.3 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 269 games.

26. Rex Walters, Kansas

Walters was taken with the 16th overall pick by the New Jersey Nets. He played seven years for the Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat. One of his most productive seasons came with the 76ers in 1996-97 when he played in 59 games and averaged 6.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 1.9 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 17.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 4.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting with 1.7 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 335 games.

25. Mitchell Butler, UCLA

Butler landed with the Washington Bullets as an undrafted free agent. He played He played eight seasons for the Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. His best year came with Washington in 1993-94 when he appeared in 75 games and averaged 6.9 points on 49.5 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 17.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 5.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting with 2.0 rebounds in 362 games.

24. James Robinson, Alabama

Robinson was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 21st overall pick. He played seven years for the Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers and the Orlando Magic. He best season came in 1994-95 when he appeared in 71 games and averaged  9.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 2.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 21.7 minutes

For his career, he averaged 7.6 points on 39.4 percent shooting with 1.9 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 381 games.

23. Corie Blount, Cincinnati

Blount was selected with the 25th overall pick by the Chicago Bulls. He played 11 years for the Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors. His best season came in 2000-01 he played 68 games for the Suns and Warriors. That season, he averaged 4.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in 19.2 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 3.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting with 4.2 rebounds in 644 games.

22. Scott Burrell, UConn

Burrell was taken by the Charlotte Hornets with the 20th overall pick. He played eight years for the Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and the New Jersey Nets. His best season came with Charlotte in 1994-95 when he played in 65 games and averaged 11.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting from the floor. He added 5.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 31 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting with 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 383 games.

21. Terry Dehere, Seton Hall

The Los Angeles Clippers selected Dehere with the 13th overall pick. He played six years for the Clippers, Sacramento Kings and the Vancouver Grizzlies. His best season came with Los Angeles in 1995-96 when he played all 82 games and averaged 12.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.3 assists and 1.7 rebounds 24.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 8.0 points on 41.1 percent shooting with 2.6 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 402 games.

20. Chris Whitney, Clemson

Whitney was selected with the 20th pick in the second round (47th overall) by the San Antonio Spurs. He played 11 years for the Spurs, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Denver Nuggets and the Orlando Magic. One of his best seasons came with the Wizards in 2001-02 when he played 82 games and averaged 10.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 rebounds in 26.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.5 points on 39.5 percent shooting with 2.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 579 games.

19. Lucious Harris, Long Beach State

Harris was taken by the Dallas Mavericks with the first pick of the second round (28th overall). He played 12 years for the Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. One of his most productive years came in 2002-03 when he played in 77 games and averaged 10.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 25.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.2 points on 42.6 precent shooting with 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 800 games.

18. Ervin Johnson, New Orleans

Johnson was selected with the 23rd overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics. He played 13 years for the SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves. His best season came with the Nuggets in 1996-97 when he started all 82 games and averaged 7.1 points on 52 percent shooting from the floor. He added 11.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 31.7 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 4.1 points on 50.5 percent shooting with 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 845 games.

17. Gheorghe Muresan

The Washington Bullets took Muresan with the third pick in the second round (30th overall). He played six years for the Bullets/Wizards and the New Jersey Nets. His best year came with Washington in 1995-96 when he played 76 games and averaged 14.5 points on a league-leading 58.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 29.5 minutes to win the most improved player award.

For his career, he averaged 9.8 points on 57.3 percent shooting with 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 307 games.

16. George Lynch, North Carolina

Lynch was selected with 12th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played 12 years for the Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets and the New Orleans Hornets. One of his best seasons came with the Lakers as a rookie in 1993-94 when he played in 71 games and averaged 9.6 points on 50.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 24.8 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting with 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 774 games.

15. Lindsey Hunter, Jackson State

The Detroit Pistons took Hunter with 10th overall pick. He played 17 years for the Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls. One of his best seasons came with Detroit in 1999-2000 when he started all 82 games and averaged 12.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting from the floor, including 43.2 percent from beyond the arc. He added 4.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 35.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 8.5 points on 38.8 percent shooting with 2.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 937 games.

14. Chris Mills, Arizona

Mills was taken by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 22nd overall pick. He played 10 years for the Cavaliers, New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors. One of his best seasons came in Cleveland in 1995-96 when he started 80 games and averaged 15.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 5.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 38.3 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 11.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting with 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 568 games.

13. Calbert Cheaney, Indiana

The Washington Wizards took Cheaney with the sixth overall pick. He played 13 years for the Bullets/ Wizards, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors. His best season came with Washington in 1994-95 when he appeared in 78 games and averaged 16.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 34 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 9.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting with 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 825 games.

12. Bryon Russell, Long Beach State

The Utah Jazz selected Russell with the 18th pick in the second round (45th overall). He played 13 years for the Jazz , Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. One of his best seasons came in 1999-2000 when he played 82 games and averaged 14.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals in 35.4 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 7.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting with 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and steals in 841 games.

11. Rodney Rogers, Wake Forest

The Denver Nuggets took Rogers with the ninth overall pick. He played 12 years for the Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and the Philadelphia 76ers. His best season ame with the Clippers in 1997-98 when he appeared in 76 games and averaged 15.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting from the floor. He added 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 32.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 10.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting with 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 866 games.

10. Isaiah Rider, UNLV

Rider was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He played nine years for the Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. One of his best seasons came with Trail Blazers in 1997-98 when he appeared in 74 games and averaged 19.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 4.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 37.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 16.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting with 3.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 563 games.

9. Shawn Bradley, BYU

Bradley was selected with the second overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played 12 years for the 76ers, New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks. His best seasons came in 1996-97 when he appeared in 73 games for the Nets and Mavericks and averaged 13.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. He added 8.4 rebounds and a league-leading 3.4 blocks in 31.3 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 8.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting with 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 832 games.

8. Nick Van Exel, Cincinnati

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Van Exel with the 10th pick in the second round (37th overall). He played 13 years for the Lakers, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs. One of his most productive seasons came in 2000-01 with Denver when he played 71 games and averaged 17.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting from the floor. He added 8.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 37.9 minutes.

For his career, the one-time all-star averaged 14.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting with 6.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 880 games.

7. Bruce Bowen, Cal State Fullerton

Bowen went undrafted, but landed with the Miami Heat in 1996-97. He played 13 years for the Heat, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and the San Antonio Spurs. He was all-defensive first or second-team eight times and won three championships with the Spurs. One of best seasons came in 2004-05 with the Spurs when he averaged 8.2 points on 42 percent shooting from the floor, including 40.3 percent from 3-point range. He added 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 32 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 6.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting from the floor, including 39.3 percent from 3-point land. He added 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 873 games.

6. Allan Houston, Tennessee

Houston was taken be the Detroit Pistons with the 11th overall pick. He played 12 years for the Pistons and the New York Knicks where he was a two-time all-star. One of his best seasons came in New York in 1999-2000 when he started all 82 games and averaged 19.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting, including 43.6 percent shooting from 3-point range. He added 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 38.6 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 17.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting from the floor, including 40.2 percent from 3-point range. He added 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 839 games.

5. Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky

The Dallas Mavericks took Mashburn with the fourth overall pick. He played 11 years for the Mavericks, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets and the New Orleans Hornets. One of his best seasons came in 2002-03 when he made his only all-star game and made third-team all-NBA. That year, he averaged 21.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 40.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 19.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting with 5.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 611 games.

4. Vin Baker, Hartford

Baker was selected with the eighth overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks. He played 13 years for the Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers. He was a four-time all-star who earned second or third-team all-NBA twice. One of his best seasons came in 1997-98 when he started all 82 games and averaged 19.2 points on 54.2 percent shooting from the floor. He added 8.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks in 35.9 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 15 points on 48.5 percent shooting 7.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 blocks in 791 games.

3. Sam Cassell, Florida State

Cassell was taken with the 24th overall pick by the Houston Rockets. He played 15 years for the Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics. One of his best seasons came with Minnesota in 2003-04 when he made his only all-star game and earned second-team all-NBA. That season, he averaged 19.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting from the floor. He added 7.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 35 minutes

For his career, he averaged 15.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting with 6.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 993 games. He won three championships with the Rockets and the Celtics.

2. Anfernee Hardaway, Memphis

Hardaway was selected with the third overall pick by the Golden State Warriors and then traded to Orlando Magic. He played 14 seasons for the Magic, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and the Miami Heat. He was a four-time all-star and earned all-NBA first-team twice. One of his best seasons came in 1995-96 when he started all 82 games and averaged 21.7 points on 51.3 percent shooting from the floor. He added 7.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 36.8 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 15.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting with 5.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 704 games.

1. Chris Webber, Michigan

The Orlando Magic took Webber with the first pick and then traded him to the Golden State Warriors. He played 15 years for the Warriors, Washington Bullets, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons. He was the 1993-94 rookie of the year, a five-time all-star and earned first, second or third-team all-NBA five times. One of his best seasons came in 2000-01 when he appeared in 70 games and averaged 27.1 points on 48.1 percent shooting from the floor. He added 11.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 steals in 40.5 minutes.

For his career, he averaged 20.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting with 9.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks in 831 games.