2010 NFL Draft Fun-Facts

BOOMER SOONER: Oklahoma teammates QB SAM BRADFORD and DT GERALD MC COY are two of the top prospects in the 2010 NFL Draft. Bradford, the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner, and McCoy, a two-time All-Big XII first-team selection, aim to become just the fourth pair of college teammates to be selected with the first two picks in the NFL Draft.

COLLEGE TEAMMATES DRAFTED NUMBERS 1 AND 2 OVERALL

YEAR

PLAYER (DRAFTED)

COLLEGE

1967

DT Bubba Smith (1) and RB Clint Jones (2)

Michigan State

1984

WR Irving Fryar (1) and T Dean Steinkuhler (2)

Nebraska

2000

DE Courtney Brown (1) and LB LaVar Arrington (2)

Penn State

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HEISMAN TO FIRST OVERALL: Bradford, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2008, looks to become just the ninth winner of the award to be selected first overall since the inception of the common NFL Draft in 1967. Cincinnati Bengals QB CARSON PALMER was the most recent such player after being selected with the number one pick in 2003.

HEISMAN TROPHY WINNERS SELECTED FIRST OVERALL (SINCE 1967)

 

PLAYER

YEAR DRAFTED

YEAR OF HEISMAN

TEAM

SCHOOL

O.J. Simpson

1969

1968

Buffalo

USC

Jim Plunkett

1971

1970

New England

Stanford

Earl Campbell

1978

1977

Houston

Texas

Billy Sims

1980

1978

Detroit

Oklahoma

George Rodgers

1981

1980

New Orleans

South Carolina

Bo Jackson

1986

1985

Tampa Bay

Auburn

Vinny Testaverde

1987

1986

Tampa Bay

Miami

Carson Palmer

2003

2002

Cincinnati

USC

 

In addition to Bradford, 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning QB TIM TEBOW will also hear his named called in the 2010 NFL Draft. This will mark just the third time since 1990 that two Heisman Trophy winners were selected in the same draft.

 

HEISMAN TROPHY WINNERS SELECTED IN SAME DRAFT (SINCE 1990)

 

 

PLAYER

YEAR DRAFTED

HEISMAN YEAR

TEAM

ROUND (PICK)

SCHOOL

Desmond Howard

1992

1991

Washington

1, Pick 4

Michigan

Ty Detmer

1992

1990

Green Bay

9, Pick 230

BYU

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reggie Bush

2006

2005

New Orleans

1, Pick 2

USC

Matt Leinart

2006

2004

Arizona

1, Pick 10

USC

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BERRY PICKING: Tennessee safety ERIC BERRY, the 2008 SEC Defensive Player of the Year and two-time AP All-American is likely to hear his named called early in the upcoming draft. Berry aims to become just the fourth safety to be selected in the top five in the past 30 years. The most recent top-five selection at the safety position was SEAN TAYLOR in 2004.

 

SAFETIES SELECTED IN TOP FIVE (SINCE 1980)

 

 

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

SCHOOL

OVERALL SELECTION

1981

Kenny Easley

Seattle

UCLA

4

 

1991

Eric Turner

Cleveland

UCLA

2

 

2004

Sean Taylor

Washington

Miami

5

 

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PREMIUM ON PROTECTORS: Following the selection of three tackles in the top eight picks of the 2009 Draft (JASON SMITH, ANDRE SMITH and EUGENE MONROE) and the No. 1 overall selection of JAKE LONG by Miami in the 2008 NFL Draft, it has been further emphasized that protecting the quarterback is a priority at the top of the Draft. The same sentiment holds true in 2010.

Top 2010 tackle prospects BRYAN BULAGA (Iowa), RUSSELL OKUNG (Oklahoma State) and TRENT WILLIAMS (Oklahoma) can become just the fourth trio of offensive linemen to be selected in the top 10 in more than two decades (1997, 2002 and 2009).

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN TRIOS SELECTED IN TOP 10 (PAST 20 YEARS)

YEAR

PLAYER

SELECTION (TEAM)

COLLEGE

1997

Orlando Pace

1 (St. Louis)

Ohio State

 

Walter Jones

5 (Seattle)

Florida State

 

Chris Naeole

10 (New Orleans)

Colorado

 

 

 

 

2002

Mike Williams

4 (Buffalo)

Texas

 

Bryant McKinnie

7 (Minnesota)

Miami

 

Levi Jones

10 (Cincinnati)

Arizona State

 

 

 

 

2009

Jason Smith

2 (St. Louis)

Baylor

 

Andre Smith

6 (Cincinnati)

Alabama

 

Eugene Monroe

8 (Jacksonville)

Virginia

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM: Record-setting, Heisman Trophy-winning (2007), two-time SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2007 and 2009) award-winning Florida QB TIM TEBOW hopes to add his name to another prestigious list. Tebow can become just the fourth Florida quarterback to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in program history.

FLORIDA QUARTERBACKS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND

(All-Time)

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

OVERALL SELECTION

1967

Steve Spurrier

San Francisco

3

 

1972

John Reaves

Philadelphia

14

 

2003

Rex Grossman

Chicago

22

 

 

In addition to Bradford and Tebow, quarterbacks JIMMY CLAUSEN (Notre Dame) and COLT MC COY (Texas) have first-round aspirations. If four quarterbacks go among the first 32 picks, 2010 will tie for the third-most quarterbacks selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1970 (1987, 2003, 2004).

MOST QUARTERBACKS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND (SINCE 1970)

YEAR

NUMBER OF QBs

PLAYER

SELECTION (TEAM)

COLLEGE

1983

6

John Elway

1 (Indianapolis)

Stanford

 

 

Todd Blackledge

7 (Kansas City)

Penn State

 

 

Jim Kelly

14 (Buffalo)

Miami

 

 

Tony Eason

15 (New England)

Illinois

 

 

Ken O'Brien

24 (New York Jets)

Cal-Davis

 

 

Dan Marino

27 (Miami)

Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

 

1999

5

Tim Couch

1 (Cleveland)

Kentucky

 

 

Donovan McNabb

2 (Philadelphia)

Syracuse

 

 

Akili Smith

3 (Cincinnati)

Oregon

 

 

Daunte Culpepper

11 (Minnesota)

Central Florida

 

 

Cade McNown

12 (Chicago)

UCLA

 

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YELLOW JACKET SWARM: The Ramblin' Wreck have had only nine first-round draft picks all-time (including AFL Draft), but may have as many as three in 2010. Georgia Tech DE DERRICK MORGAN, WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS and RB JONATHAN DWYER all have their sights set on being selected in Round 1 on Thursday night. The only year in which multiple Yellow Jackets were selected in the first round was 1979. Below are the Georgia Tech players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft:

 

GEORGIA TECH PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND

(All-Time)

 

YEAR

PLAYER

POSITION

TEAM

OVERALL SELECTION

1945

Eddie Prokop

B

Boston Patriots

4

 

1955

Larry Morris

OC

Los Angeles Rams

6

 

1963

Rufus Guthrie

OG

Los Angeles Rams

10

 

1964

Ted Davis

LB

San Diego Chargers (AFL)

8

 

1979

Kent Hill

OT

Los Angeles Rams

26

 

1979

Eddie Lee Ivery

RB

Green Bay Packers

15

 

1992

Marco Coleman

DE

Miami Dolphins

12

 

1998

Keith Brooking

LB

Atlanta Falcons

12

 

2007

Calvin Johnson

WR

Detroit Lions

2

 

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COLT WINS 45: Texas QB Colt McCoy won an NCAA-record 45 games as a starter in his four-year career at Texas. He aims to take his success to the next level by being only the third first-round NFL Draft selection at quarterback from the University of Texas. Below are the Texas quarterbacks selected in the first round of the NFL Draft:

 

TEXAS QUARTERBACKS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND

(All-Time)

 

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

OVERALL SELECTION

1948

Bobby Layne

Chicago

7

 

2006

Vince Young

Tennessee

3

 

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BIG XII TERRORS: Nebraska DT NDAMUKONG SUH was named AP Defensive Player of the Year in the Big XII Conference. His Oklahoma counterpart, DT Gerald McCoy, was a two-time All-Big XII first-team selection on the defensive line. They aim to become just the fourth and fifth Big XII defensive lineman to be selected in the top 10 since the inception of the conference.

 

BIG XII DEFENSIVE LINEMEN SELECTED IN THE TOP 10 (SINCE 1997*)

 

YEAR

PLAYER

COLLEGE

TEAM

OVERALL SELECTION

 

1998

Grant Wistrom

Nebraska

St. Louis

6

 

2001

Justin Smith

Missouri

Cincinnati

4

 

2003

Kevin Williams

Oklahoma State

Minnesota

9

 

* Big XII conference was formed in 1996, making 1997 NFL Draft first since the conference's inception.

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FIRST-ROUND TRADES SINCE 1970

 

Draft

First-Round Trades

 

Draft

First-Round Trades

1970

3

 

 

1990

8

 

1971

4

 

 

1991

8

 

1972

6

 

 

1992

9

 

1973

9

 

 

1993

11

 

1974

9

 

 

1994

11

 

1975

8

 

 

1995

15

 

1976

7

 

 

1996

11

 

1977

10

 

 

1997

13

 

1978

8

 

 

1998

8

 

1979

7

 

 

1999

11

 

1980

10

 

 

2000

12

 

1981

6

 

 

2001

14

 

1982

9

 

 

2002

11

 

1983

8

 

 

2003

9

 

1984

9

 

 

2004

9

 

1985

10

 

 

2005

5

 

1986

10

 

 

2006

4

 

1987

8

 

2007

7

 

1988

7

 

 

2008

9

 

1989

11

 

 

2009

7

 

(Yearly totals can include future selections traded in previous years.)

 

CONSECUTIVE TOP 10 CHOICES FROM SAME COLLEGE

 

1937

Nebraska - HB Lloyd Cardwell (7) and E Les McDonald (8)

1943

Minnesota - HB Bill Daley (7) and T Dick Wildung (8)

1946

Notre Dame - QB Johnny Lujack (4) and T George Connor (5)

1948

Alabama - HB Lowell Tew (4) and C Vaughn Mancha (5)

1949

Notre Dame - QB Frank Tripucka (9) and G Bill Fischer (10)

 

Southern Methodist - RB Doak Walker (3) and HB Paul Page (4)

1959

Ohio State - HB Don Clark (7) and C Dan James (8)

1967

Michigan State - DT Bubba Smith (1) and RB Clint Jones (2)

1977

Southern California - T Marvin Powell (4) and DT Gary Jeter (5)

1978

Notre Dame - TE Ken MacAfee (7) and DT Ross Browner (8)

1981

UCLA - RB Freeman McNeil (3) and DB Kenny Easley (4)

1984

Nebraska - WR Irving Fryar (1) and T Dean Steinkuhler (2)

1990

Southern California - LB Junior Seau (5) and DB Mark Carrier (6)

1991

Nebraska - DB Bruce Pickens (3) and LB Mike Croel (4)

 

Tennessee - T Charles McRae (7) and T Antone Davis (8)

1992

Stanford - T Bob Whitfield (8) and RB Tommy Vardell (9)

1993

Alabama - DE John Copeland (5) and DE Eric Curry (6)

1996

Illinois - LB Kevin Hardy (2) and DE Simeon Rice (3)

2000

Penn State - DE Courtney Brown (1) and LB LaVar Arrington (2)

2002

Texas - T Mike Williams (4) and DB Quentin Jammer (5)

2004

Miami - S Sean Taylor (5) and TE Kellen Winslow (6)

 

OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE PLAYERS SELECTED

IN FIRST ROUND SINCE 1990

 

YEAR

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

FIRST OFFENSIVE PICK
FIRST DEFENSIVE PICK

1990

11

14

Jeff George-QB (1)

Cortez Kennedy-DT (3)

1991

13

14

Charles McRae-T (7)

Russell Maryland-DT (1)

1992

13

15

Desmond Howard-WR (4)

Steve Emtman-DE (1)

1993

15

14

Drew Bledsoe-QB (1)

Marvin Jones-LB (4)

1994

13

16

Marshall Faulk-RB (2)

Dan Wilkinson-DT (1)

1995

18

14

Ki-Jana Carter-RB (1)

Kevin Carter-DE (6)

1996

17

13

Keyshawn Johnson-WR (1)

Kevin Hardy-LB (2)

1997

14

16

Orlando Pace-T (1)

Darrell Russell-DE (2)

1998

14

16

Peyton Manning-QB (1)

Andre Wadsworth-DE (3)

1999

16

15

Tim Couch-QB (1)

Champ Bailey-CB (7)

2000

17

14

Chris Samuel-T (3)

Courtney Brown-DE (1)

2001

15

16

Michael Vick-QB (1)

Gerard Warren-DT (3)

2002

16

16

David Carr-QB (1)

Julius Peppers-DE (2)

2003

14

18

Carson Palmer-QB (1)

Dewayne Robertson-DT (4)

2004

19

13

Eli Manning-QB (1)

Sean Taylor-S (5)

2005

16

16

Alex Smith-QB (1)

Adam Jones-CB (6)

2006

19

13

Reggie Bush-RB (2)

Mario Williams-DE (1)

2007

15

17

JaMarcus Russell-QB (1)

Gaines Adams-DE (4)

2008

16

15

Jake Long-T (1)

Chris Long-DE (2)

2009

1

3

Matthew Stafford-QB (1)

Tyson Jackson-DE (3)

 

"MOSTS"

 

Number of times QB and RB from same college have been chosen in top 10: 10 1942 (QB Frank Albert, RB Pete Kmetovic-Stanford), 1943 (QB Jack Jenkins, RB Bob Steuber-Missouri), 1944 (QB Angelo Bertelli, RB Creighton Miller-Notre Dame), 1946 (QB Frank Dancewicz, QB Johnny Lujack, RB Emil Sitko-Notre Dame), 1947 (QB Ernie Case, RB Cal Rossi-UCLA), 1948 (QB Harry Gilmer, RB Lowell Tew-Alabama), 1983 (QB Todd Blackledge, RB Curt Warner-Penn State), 1993 (QB Rick Mirer, RB Jerome Bettis- Notre Dame), 1995 (QB Kerry Collins, RB Ki-Jana Carter-Penn State), 2006 (QB Matt Leinart, RB Reggie Bush-Southern California).

 

Most offensive linemen taken in first round: 10

1968 - T Ron Yary, C Robert Johnson, T Russ Washington, T Mike Taylor, C Forrest Blue, G Maurice Moorman, G George Daney, T John Williams, G Bill Lueck, T Doug Crusan.

 

Colleges with most No. 1 overall draft choices:

 

Notre Dame (5)

1973: Walt Patulski, DE (Buffalo); 1957: Paul Hornung, HB (Green Bay); 1950: Leon Hart, E (Detroit); 1946: Frank Dancewicz, QB (Boston Yanks); 1944: Angelo Bertelli, QB (Boston Yanks)

 

 

Southern California (5)

2003: Carson Palmer, QB (Cincinnati); 1996: Keyshawn Johnson, WR (N.Y. Jets); 1977: Ricky Bell, RB (Tampa Bay); 1969: O.J. Simpson, RB (Buffalo); 1968: Ron Yary, T (Minnesota)

 

Most first-round selections from one college in single year: 6

2004 - Miami (Sean Taylor, Kellen Winslow, Jonathan Vilma, D.J. Williams, Vernon Carey, Vince Wilfork).

 

Number of times wide receivers from same college have been selected in first round in consecutive years: 5 (Note: No wide receivers were selected in the first round in 2008.)

Ohio State - Joey Galloway (1995) and Terry Glenn (1996); Santonio Holmes (2006) and Ted Ginn Jr. (2007) and Anthony Gonzalez (2007)

Colorado - Charles Johnson (1994) and Michael Westbrook (1995)

Southern California - Curtis Conway (1993) and Johnnie Morton (1994)

Tennessee - Anthony Hancock (1982), Willie Gault (1983) and Clyde Duncan (1984)

 

College with most players taken in single draft: Texas, 17 in 1984.

 

Consecutive first-round choices from same college that played same position:

1991: Tennessee Ts Charles McRae (#7-Tampa Bay) and Antone Davis (#8-Philadelphia).

1993: Alabama DEs John Copeland (#5-Cincinnati) and Eric Curry (#6-Tampa Bay).

1997: Miami DEs Kenard Lang (#17-Washington) and Kenny Holmes (#18-Tennessee).

 

Number of Pro Football Hall of Famers chosen No. 1 overall: 13

1942 - "Bullet" Bill Dudley/Pittsburgh; 1945 - Charley Trippi/Chicago Cardinals; 1949 - Chuck Bednarik/Philadelphia; 1957 - Paul Hornung/Green Bay; 1963 - Buck Buchanan/Kansas City (AFL); 1968 - Ron Yary/Minnesota; 1969 - O.J. Simpson/Buffalo; 1970 - Terry Bradshaw/Pittsburgh; 1976 - Lee Roy Selmon/Tampa Bay; 1978 - Earl Campbell/Houston; 1983 - John Elway/Baltimore Colts; 1985 - Bruce Smith/Buffalo Bills; 1989 - Troy Aikman/Dallas Cowboys.

 

Pro Football Hall of Famers chosen consecutively in first round by same team in one draft:

1965: Dick Butkus (#3-Illinois/LB) and Gale Sayers (#4-Kansas/RB) by Chicago Bears.

 

Number of times in past 10 years that two players with same surname were drafted consecutively: 6

2000: Round 6 - WR Emanuel Smith (Jacksonville/#196) and DE Robaire Smith (Tennessee/#197)

2004: Round 7 - CB Nathan Jones (Dallas/#205) and WR Mark Jones (Tampa Bay/#206)

2006: Round 1 - G Davin Joseph (Tampa Bay/#23) and DB Johnathan Joseph (Cincinatti/#24)

2006: Round 4 - LB Leon Williams (Cleveland/#110) and WR Demetrius Williams (Baltimore/#111)

2008: Round 1 - T Jake Long (Miami/#1) and DE Chris Long (St. Louis/#2)

 

 

DRAFT TIMES

NOTE: The first combined (AFL-NFL) draft in 1967 consisted of 17 rounds. In 1977, the draft was reduced to 12 rounds. There were eight rounds in 1993 and seven since 1994.

Longest first round since 1967: 2007 (6 hours, 8 minutes)

Shortest first round since 1967: 1972 (2 hours)

Longest seven-round draft: 2007 (18 hours, 5 minutes)

Shortest seven-round draft: 1998 (14 hours, 25 minutes)

Most rounds on draft day: 30 (1943-1959 drafts)

CONFERENCES

Number of players drafted by conference since 1990:

1. SEC 733

2. BIG TEN 638

3. PAC-10 637

4. ACC 523

5. BIG EAST 393

6. BIG XII 381 (1997 draft was first in Big XII history)

7. WAC 206

8. BIG-8 185 (Merged with SWC in 1996 to form Big XII)

9. SWC 160 (Merged with Big 8 in 1996 to form Big XII)

10. C-USA 139 (1997 draft was first in history)

 

Others:

 

INDEPENDENT - 386

BIG SKY - 47

MAC - 119

OHIO VALLEY - 41

MOUNTAIN WEST - 103 (2000 draft was first in history)

GATEWAY - 39

SWAC - 86

SOUTHERN - 31

SOUTHLAND - 67

YANKEE - 15

MEAC - 53

 

 

COLLEGES WITH THREE PLAYERS DRAFTED IN FIRST ROUND

 

Number of times in past 10 years college has had at least 3 players chosen in first round: 16

 

2000: Florida State - Peter Warrick/Cincinnati; Corey Simon/Philadelphia; Sebastian Janikowski/Oakland.

 

2001: Miami (4) - Dan Morgan/Carolina; Damione Lewis/St. Louis; Santana Moss/ N.Y. Jets; Reggie Wayne/Indianapolis.

Michigan - David Terrell/Chicago; Steve Hutchinson/Seattle; Jeff Backus/Detroit.

 

2002: Miami (5) - Bryant McKinnie/Minnesota; Jeremy Shockey/N.Y. Giants; Phillip Buchanon/Oakland; Ed Reed/Baltimore; Mike Rumph/San Francisco.

Tennessee - John Henderson/Jacksonville; Donte' Stallworth/New Orleans; Albert Haynesworth/Tennessee.

 

2003: Miami (4) - Andre Johnson/Houston; Jerome McDougle/Philadelphia; Willis McGahee/Buffalo; William Joseph/N.Y. Giants.

Penn State (4) - Jimmy Kennedy/St. Louis; Michael Haynes/Chicago; Bryant Johnson/Arizona; Larry Johnson/Kansas City.

 

2004: Miami (6) - Sean Taylor/Washington; Kellen Winslow/Cleveland; Jonathan Vilma/N.Y.

Jets; D.J. Williams/Denver; Vernon Carey/Miami; Vince Wilfork/New England.

Ohio State - Will Smith/Saints, Chris Gamble/Panthers, Mike Jenkins/Falcons.

 

2005: Auburn (4) - Ronnie Brown/Miami; Jason Campbell/Washington; Carlos Rogers/Washington; Carnell Williams/Tampa Bay.

 

2006: Ohio State (5) - A.J. Hawk/Green Bay; Donte Whitner/Buffalo; Bobby Carpenter/Dallas; Santonio Holmes/Pittsburgh; Nick Mangold/N.Y. Jets.

Florida State (4) - Ernie Sims/Detroit; Kamerion Wimbley/Cleveland; Brodrick Bunkley/Philadelphia; Antonio Cromartie/San Diego.

North Carolina State - Mario Williams/Houston; Manny Lawson/San Francisco; John McCargo/Buffalo.

 

2007: Louisiana State (4) - JaMarcus Russell/Oakland; LaRon Landry/Washington; Dwayne Bowe/Kansas City; Craig Davis/San Diego.

Miami - Brandon Meriweather/New England; Jon Beason/Carolina; Greg Olsen/Chicago.

 

2008: Southern California (4) - Sedrick Ellis/New Orleans; Keith Rivers/Cincinnati; Sam Baker/Atlanta; Lawrence Jackson/Seattle.

 

2009: Southern California (3) - Mark Sanchez/N.Y. Jets; Brian Cushing/Houston; Clay Matthews/Green Bay

 

CALIFORNIA/FLORIDA

 

Number of times at least 3 players who played college football in California have been selected in top 10: 9

 

1942

Pete Kmetovic

Stanford

Philadelphia (#3)

 

Bob Robertson

USC

Brooklyn (#7)

 

Frankie Albert

Stanford

Chicago Bears (#10)

 

 

 

 

1947

Cal Rossi

UCLA

Washington (#4)

 

Ernie Case

UCLA

Green Bay (#6)

 

Herman Wedemeyer

St. Mary's (CA)

Los Angeles (#9)

 

 

 

 

1953

Johnny Olszewski

California

Chicago Cardinals (#4)

 

Billy Anderson

Compton J.C.

Chicago Bears (#6)

 

Al Carmichael

USC

Green Bay (#7)

 

Donn Moomaw

UCLA

Los Angeles (#9)

 

 

 

 

1968

Ron Yary

USC

Minnesota (#1)

 

Haven Moses

San Diego State

Buffalo (#9)

 

Mike Taylor

USC

Pittsburgh (#10)

 

 

 

 

1972

Sherman White

California

Cincinnati (#2)

 

Gregory Sampson

Stanford

Houston (#6)

 

Willie Buchanon

San Diego State

Green Bay (#7)

 

Jeff Siemon

Stanford

Minnesota (#10)

 

 

 

 

1977

Ricky Bell

USC

Tampa Bay (#1)

 

Marvin Powell

USC

N.Y. Jets (#4)

 

Gary Jeter

USC

N.Y. Giants (#5)

 

 

 

 

1981

Freeman McNeil

UCLA

N.Y. Jets (#3)

 

Kenny Easley

UCLA

Seattle (#4)

 

Rich Campbell

California

Green Bay (#6)

 

Ronnie Lott

USC

San Francisco (#8)

 

 

 

 

1982

Chip Banks

USC

Cleveland (#3)

 

Darrin Nelson

Stanford

Minnesota (#7)

 

Marcus Allen

USC

Oakland (#10)

 

 

 

 

1994

Marshall Faulk

San Diego State

Indianapolis (#2)

 

Willie McGinest

USC

New England (#4)

 

Trent Dilfer

Fresno State

Tampa Bay (#6)

 

Jamir Miller

UCLA

Arizona (#10)

 

 

Number of times three players who played college football in Florida have been selected

in top 10: 4

 

1987

Vinny Testaverde

Miami

Tampa Bay (#1)

 

Alonzo Highsmith

Miami

Houston (#3)

 

Jerome Brown

Miami

Philadelphia (#9)

 

 

 

 

1997

Peter Boulware

Florida State

Baltimore (#4)

 

Walter Jones

Florida State

Seattle (#6)

 

Ike Hilliard

Florida

N.Y. Giants (#7)

 

 

 

 

1998

Andre Wadsworth

Florida State

Arizona (#3)

 

Fred Taylor

Florida

Jacksonville (#9)

 

Duane Starks

Miami

Baltimore (#10)

 

 

 

 

2000

Peter Warrick

Florida State

Cincinnati (#4)

 

Corey Simon

Florida State

Philadelphia (#6)

 

Travis Taylor

Florida

Baltimore (#10)

 

FIRST ROUND BY POSITION

 

Most first-round selections by position (one year):

Quarterback (6-1983):

 

 

John Elway/Baltimore, Todd Blackledge/Kansas City, Jim Kelly/Buffalo, Tony Eason/New England, Ken O'Brien/NY Jets, Dan Marino/Miami

 

 

Halfback/Running Back (9-1938, 1941):

 

(Last time) 1941 - Tom Harmon/Chicago Bears, John Kimbrough/Chicago Cardinals, Norm Standlee/Chicago Bears, John Thomason/Detroit, George Franck/New York, George Paskavan/Green Bay, Dean McAdams/Brooklyn, Don Scott/Chicago Bears, Forrest Evashevski/Washington

 

 

Wide Receiver (7-2004):

 

Larry Fitzgerald/Arizona, Roy Williams/Detroit, Reggie Williams/Jacksonville, Lee Evans/Buffalo, Michael Clayton/Tampa Bay, Michael Jenkins/Atlanta, Rashaun Woods/San Francisco.

 

 

Tight End (3-1970, 2002):

 

(Last time) 2002 - Jeremy Shockey/N.Y. Giants; Daniel Graham/New England; Jerramy Stevens/Seattle

 

 

Center (2-1949, 1950, 1968, 2009):

 

(Last time) 2009 - Alex Mack/Cleveland, Eric Wood/Buffalo

 

 

Guard (4-1982):

 

 

Mike Munchak/Houston, Sean Farrell/Tampa Bay, Ron Hallestrom/Green Bay, Roy Foster/Miami

 

 

Tackle (8-2008):

 

 

Jake Long/Miami, Ryan Clady/Denver, Chris Williams/Chicago, Branden Albert/Kansas City, Gosder Cherilus/Detroit, Jeff Otah/Carolina, Sam Baker/Atlanta, Duane Brown/Houston

 

 

Defensive Back (7-1998, 2006):

 

(Last time) 2006 - Michael Huff/Texas, Donte Williams/Buffalo, Tye Hill/St. Louis, Jason Allen/Miami, Antonio Cromartie/San Diego, Johnathan Joseph/Cincinnati, Kelly Jennings/Seattle

 

 

Linebacker (7-1990):

 

 

Keith McCants/Tampa Bay, Junior Seau/San Diego, Chris Singleton/New England, James Francis/Cincinnati, Percy Snow/Kansas City, Lamar Lathon/Houston, Tony Bennett/GB

 

 

Defensive End (6-1992):

 

 

Steve Emtman/Indianapolis, Sean Gilbert/LA Rams, Chester McGlockton/LA Raiders, Alonzo Spellman/Chicago, Chris Mims/San Diego, Robert Porcher/Detroit

 

 

Defensive Tackle (6-1977, 2001, 2003):

 

(Last time) 2003 - Dewayne Robertson/N.Y. Jets, Johnathan Sullivan/New Orleans, Kevin Williams/Minnesota, Jimmy Kennedy/St. Louis, Ty Warren/New England, William Joseph/N.Y. Giants.

 

 

Nose Tackle (1-1986, 1988):

 

(Last time) 1988 -Ted Gregory/Denver

 

 

Kicker/Punter (1-1966, 1973, 1978, 1979, 2000):

 

(Last time) 2000 - K Sebastian Janikowski/Oakland

 

 

 

MOST PLAYERS DRAFTED FROM SINGLE SCHOOL SINCE 1970

 

Year

College

Players

1970

Grambling, Southern California

9

 

1971

Ohio State

13

 

1972

Michigan

10

 

1973

Oklahoma

11

 

1974

UCLA

12

 

1975

Southern California

14

 

1976

Nebraska, Ohio State

11

 

1977

Southern California

14

 

1978

Florida

10

 

1979

Notre Dame, Oklahoma

10

 

1980

Nebraska, Southern California

10

 

1981

Pittsburgh

12

 

1982

Texas

12

 

1983

Southern California

11

 

1984

Texas

17

 

1985

Wisconsin

11

 

1986

Illinois, Southern California

9

 

1987

Penn State

13

 

1988

Oklahoma

13

 

1989

Auburn

10

 

1990

Southern California

10

 

1991

Miami

11

 

1992

Washington

11

 

1993

Notre Dame, Miami

9

 

1994

Notre Dame

10

 

1995

Colorado, Florida State

10

 

1996

Penn State

10

 

1997

Arizona State, Miami, Nebraska

8

 

1998

Washington

10

 

1999

Florida, Ohio State

8

 

2000

Tennessee

9

 

2001

Florida State

9

 

2002

Miami

11

 

2003

Florida, Miami, Tennessee

8

 

2004

Ohio State

14

 

2005

Oklahoma

11

 

2006

Southern California

11

 

2007

Florida

9

 

2008

Southern California

10

 

2009

Southern California

11

 

 

UNDERCLASSMEN AND THE DRAFT

 

NOTE:  In the past 20 years (since 1990), 11 of the No. 1 overall picks have been juniors (Jeff George - 1990, Steve Emtman - 1992, Drew Bledsoe - 1993, Dan Wilkinson - 1994, Ki-Jana Carter - 1995, Orlando Pace - 1997, Tim Couch - 1999, Michael Vick - 2001, Mario Williams - 2006, JaMarcus Russell - 2007, Matthew Stafford - 2009).

 

Year

Entered

Drafted

Top-10 Picks

2009

46

41

5

2008

53

39

4

2007

40

29

5

2006

52

33

6

2005

51

37

4

2004

43

35

5

2003

47

32

5

2002

38

26

2

2001

35

27

5

2000

26

20

4

1999

31

22

5

1998

32

19

3

1997

34

25

6

1996

24

16

4

1995

33

22

2

1994

31

25

6

1993

34

24

5

1992

30

21

5

1991

23

19

1

1990

28

18

5

 

 

COLLEGES WITH MOST FIRST-ROUND PICKS

(Since first common draft in 1967)

 

College

Total

College

Total

USC

63

Oklahoma

28

Miami (Fla.)

56

Nebraska

27

Ohio State

53

Alabama

27

Florida

37

Arizona State

22

Tennessee

36

Georgia

22

Notre Dame

35

Michigan State

22

Florida St.

34

UCLA

22

Michigan

32

Texas A&M

21

Penn State

31

Pittsburgh

21

Texas

31

Colorado

20

 

COLLEGES WITH MOST FIRST-ROUND PICKS BY YEAR (Since 1967)

 

1967-Michigan State/4

1989-Florida/3

1968-Southern California/5

1990-Multiple with 2

1969-Notre Dame, Ohio St., Southern California /2

1991-Tennessee/3

1970-Oklahoma/3

1992-Multiple with 2

1971-Ohio State/4

1993-Notre Dame/4

1972-Nebraska, Notre Dame/3

1994-Notre Dame, Texas A&M/3

1973-Purdue, Southern California/3

1995- Fla. St., Michigan, Ohio St., Penn St./3

1974-Ohio State/3

1996-Ohio State/3

1975-Ohio State/3

1997-Florida State/4

1976-Colorado, Oklahoma/3

1998-North Carolina, Tennessee/3

1977-Southern California/3

1999-Ohio State/3

1978-Notre Dame/3

2000-Florida State/3

1979-Multiple with 2

2001-Miami/4

1980-Southern California, Texas/3

2002-Miami/5

1981-Southern California, Pittsburgh/3

2003-Miami/4, Penn State/4

1982-Southern California/3

2004-Miami/6

1983-Pittsburgh, Southern California/3

2005-Auburn/4

1984-Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma/2

2006-Ohio State/5

1985-Wisconsin/3

2007-Lousiana State/4

1986-Iowa/3

2008- Southern California/4

1987-Miami/3

2009- Southern California/3

1988-Arizona State, Miami, Oklahoma/2

 

 

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