Fifth Round: Great conversion rates

The Raiders turned a LB into an elite CB; the Cowboys converted a RB into a dynasty

Originally Published: April 14, 2010
By Sheldon Spencer | ESPN.com

Lester Hayes entered the NFL in 1977 as a project, a college linebacker who would have to convert to cornerback and learn the Oakland Raiders' bump-and-run defense.

Ten seasons later, he left the game with five consecutive Pro Bowl citations, two Super Bowl rings, a league defensive player of the year honor -- and seemingly millions of great quotes.

Now the former Texas A&M star ranks among the best fifth-round NFL draft picks ever, as compiled by ESPN.com for our best round-by-round ...

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