Originally Posted by Allstar
Number 1 overall means they are playing for (and leading) the worst team in the league from the previous year. That's what makes the stat impressive.
Generally they are the worst team due to overall suckitude. The Colts were an exception. They were a team built around a QB and they lost that key piece after 11 playoff appearances in 12 years. Luck went to a better situation than most #1 overall picks.