The Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose, who won this year’s Rookie of the Year award, was the first overall pick in last year’s draft. So were about 16 other former winners. What winner was the most underestimated at draft time?
The Philadelphia Warriors selected Woody Sauldsberry in the eighth round of the 1957 draft, 60th overall. He went on to grab the Rookie of the Year award in ’58 becoming the second African American to do so.