WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The players from Peyton Manning's legendary 1998 NFL Draft

Nfl draft 1998Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesCurtis Enis, Ryan Leaf, Peyton Manning, and Charles Woodson were four of the first players taken in the 1998 NFL Draft.

The 1998 NFL Draft was one of the biggest “hit-or-miss” drafts in recent memory.

While many of the players taken in the first round made at least one Pro Bowl in their careers, several others quickly washed out of the league.

Today, some of these players are still involved in football in some capacity, while others have gone on to do other things.

One player founded a church, another started a country music band, and one has even gone into comedy.

Peyton Manning was picked No. 1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts.

At age 39, he's currently the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos.

Ryan Leaf was picked No. 2 overall by the San Diego Chargers.

He was recently released from prison after serving two years for felony drug possession and burglary charges. He's been called one of the biggest draft busts of all-time.

Source: USA Today, NFL.com

Andre Wadsworth was picked No. 3 overall by the Arizona Cardinals.

Shortly after knee injuries derailed his three-year career, Wadsworth founded the ministry Impact Church, where he's an executive pastor.

Source: Cover32

Charles Woodson was picked No. 4 overall by the Oakland Raiders.

After leaving the Raiders in free agency in 2006, he returned to the team in 2013. He remains the team's starting free safety.

Source: ESPN

Curtis Enis was picked No. 5 overall by the Chicago Bears.

Enis played just 36 games in the NFL. He most recently coached football at Bradford High School in Ohio, before resigning in 2014.

Grant Wistrom was picked No. 6 overall by the St. Louis Rams.

He now spends his time coaching his son's youth football team and volunteering at his children's schools in Missouri.

Source: St. Louis Rams

Kyle Turley was picked No. 7 overall by the New Orleans Saints.

Shortly after retiring in 2007, Turley formed a country music band which -- as of 2013 -- plays more than 100 shows per year. He has also been critical of the NFL on player safety.

Source: SI, Vice

Greg Ellis was picked No. 8 overall by the Dallas Cowboys.

He's currently pursuing a career in Hollywood, and was an executive producer for the upcoming film 'Carter High.'

Source: IMDB, TMZ Sports

Fred Taylor was picked No. 9 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Taylor now mentors his son, Kevin, who's a running back for his alma matter, the Florida Gators.

Duane Starks was picked No. 10 overall by the Baltimore Ravens.

He was recently hired as a scouting intern by the Ravens. He also announced their 2nd-round pick at this year's draft.

Tra Thomas was picked No. 11 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.

He recently spent two years as an assistant coach with the Eagles, but was told he would not return for the 2015 season.

Source: SB Nation

Keith Brooking was picked No. 12 overall by the Atlanta Falcons.

After a legal fight with Wells Fargo in 2012 over a $2 million loan, Brooking has kept a low profile. He attended the NFL Business Management & Entrepreneurial Program in 2014.

Takeo Spikes was picked No. 13 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.

He's now an analyst on NBC's 'Pro Football Talk,' as well a radio host for Sirius XM.

Jason Peter was picked No. 14 overall by the Carolina Panthers.

In 2009, Peter published his memoir titled 'Hero of the Underground,' which detailed his drug and alcohol addiction problems. It became a New York Times bestseller.

Source: Amazon

Anthony Simmons was picked No. 15 overall by the Seattle Seahawks.

He's now developing a salon franchise called Sharkey's Cuts for Kids.

Kevin Dyson was picked No. 16 overall by the Tennessee Oilers.

Dyson is famous for scoring the Titans 'Music City Miracle' game-winning touchdown. After coaching high school football, he's now a Titans pre- and post-game analyst.

Brian Simmons was picked No. 17 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.

After his 10-year career ended, he became a scout with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was recently named the AFC Scout of the Year.

Robert Edwards was picked No. 18 overall by the New England Patriots.

He's currently the head football coach at Greene County High School in Georgia.

Vonnie Holliday was picked No. 19 overall by the Green Bay Packers.

In 2010, Holliday was honored by 'Black Gives Back' as one of the most charitable African American celebrity philanthropists.

Terry Fair was picked No. 20 overall by the Detroit Lions.

He was recently hired as the defensive backs coach at Colorado State.

Source: Knox News

Randy Moss was picked No. 21 overall by the Minnesota Vikings.

He's now an analyst for Fox Sports 1. He also runs his own football academy, and helps train current NFL players.

Tebucky Jones was picked No. 22 overall by the New England Patriots.

He's now the head football coach at New Britain High School in Connecticut.

Mo Collins was picked No. 23 overall by the Oakland Raiders.

After being hired as the head football coach at West Charlotte High School in North Carolina, Collins passed away last October. He was 38.

Shaun Williams was picked No. 24 overall by the New York Giants.

He's now the defensive coordinator at William Paterson University.

Donovin Darius was picked No. 25 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He's now a Transition Coach with the NFL's Transition Assistance Program.

Alan Faneca was picked No. 26 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He has lost more than 100 pounds since retiring, and competed in the 2014 New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

Source: Runner's World

Victor Riley was picked No. 27 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs.

He retired in 2006 after starting 93 games in his career.

R.W. McQuarters was picked No. 28 overall by the San Francisco 49ers.

He founded the RW McQuarters Foundation, which provides financial aid to other non-profit organisations. In 2014, he said his foundation started building homes for veterans.

John Avery was picked No. 29 overall by the Miami Dolphins.

Although his NFL career lasted just 28 games, Avery went on to play one season in the now-defunct XFL, and five in the CFL. He's now pursuing a career in comedy.

Source: The DM Online

Marcus Nash was picked No. 30 overall by the Denver Broncos.

After washing out of the NFL in 2000, he went on to play in the Arena Football League for six seasons. He's now a strength and conditioning trainer at City Athletic Club in Las Vegas.

Leon Bender was picked No. 31 overall by the Oakland Raiders.

A month after being drafted, he passed away after suffering an apparent seizure. He was 22.

Jerome Pathon was picked No. 32 overall by the Indianapolis Colts.

In 2011, he was one of a 12 players who sued the NFL alleging the league didn't take the necessary steps to protect players from concussions and other long-term injuries.

Source: Seeger Weiss

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