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2017 NFL DRAFT NOTES

2017 NFL DRAFT NOTES

— 82nd NFL DRAFT —

PHILADELPHIA, PA

APRIL 27-29, 2017 

DATESTARTROUNDSSELECTION TIME
Thursday, April 278:00 PM ETRound 110 Minutes
Friday, April 287:00 PM ETRound 27 Minutes
Round 35 Minutes
Saturday, April 2912:00 PM ETRounds 4-65 Minutes
Round 74 Minutes

 

— NFL DRAFT —

PROSPECTS IN PHILLY: Twenty-two prospects and 14 college head coaches will attend the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.

Louisiana State leads all colleges with three players in attendance, while the Pac-12 leads all conferences with seven prospects confirmed to attend the event. 

The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:

1)Jamal AdamsSLouisiana State12)Marshon LattimoreCBOhio State
2)Jonathan AllenDTAlabama13)Malik McDowellDTMichigan State
3)Chidobe AwuzieCBColorado14)Takkarist McKinleyLBUCLA
4)Derek BarnettDETennessee15)Ryan RamczykTWisconsin
5)Garett BollesTUtah16)Haason ReddickLBTemple
6)Gareon ConleyCBOhio State17)Cam RobinsonTAlabama
7)Corey DavisWRWestern Michigan18)John RossWRWashington
8)Leonard FournetteRBLouisiana State19)Solomon ThomasDEStanford
9)Adoree’ JacksonCBSouthern California20)Mitchell TrubiskyQBNorth Carolina
10)Kevin KingCBWashington21)Deshaun WatsonQBClemson
11)DeShone KizerQBNotre Dame22)Tre’Davious WhiteCBLouisiana State

 

The college head coaches confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:

1)Larry FedoraNorth Carolina8)Ed OrgeronLouisiana State
2)P.J. FleckMinnesota9)Chris PetersenWashington
3)Butch JonesTennessee10)Matt RhuleBaylor
4)Brian KellyNotre Dame11)Nick SabanAlabama
5)Mike MacIntyreColorado12)David ShawStanford
6)Urban MeyerOhio State13)Dabo SwinneyClemson
7)Jim MoraUCLA14)Kyle WhittinghamUtah

 

— NFL DRAFT — 

ROLL TIDE: Several players from Alabama have the chance to hear their names in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, including DT JONATHAN ALLEN, LB REUBEN FOSTER, TE O.J. HOWARD and T CAM ROBINSON.

If Alabama has a player selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Crimson Tide will tie Florida (1983-91) for the second-longest consecutive streak of players drafted in the first round since the advent of the common draft in 1967. Alabama currently has eight consecutive drafts with at least one first-round pick. 

Miami (1995-2008) holds the longest streak with 14 consecutive drafts having at least one player selected in the first round.

The longest streak of consecutive seasons with a first-round pick (since 1967):

YEARSSCHOOLCONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A FIRST-ROUND PICK
1995-2008Miami14
1983-1991Florida9
2009-2016Alabama8*
1997-2003Florida7
1991-1997Ohio State7
1983-1989Pittsburgh7
*Active streak 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

— NFL DRAFT —

BOUNTIFUL BUCKEYES: Three Ohio State players are projected to have their names called in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft – S MALIK HOOKER, CB MARSHON LATTIMORE and CB GAREON CONLEY. In 2016, the Buckeyes had a draft-high five players selected in the first round.

If all three players are selected in the first round, Ohio State would tie Alabama (2011-12) for the fourth-most first-round picks over any two-year span since 1967. Miami is the only school with more first-round choices over any two-year span, with nine players selected from both 2001-02 and 2002-03 and 10 players drafted from 2003-04.

The schools with the most first-round picks over any two-year span (since 1967):

YEARSSCHOOLFIRST-ROUND PICKS OVER TWO-YEAR SPAN
2003-04Miami10
2002-03Miami9
2001-02Miami9
2011-12Alabama8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

— NFL DRAFT —

STAR-STUDDED STOPPERS: Texas A&M DE MYLES GARRETT, Stanford DE SOLOMON THOMAS and Alabama DT JONATHAN ALLEN are projected to be taken early in the first round of the NFL Draft.

If two defensive linemen are selected with the first and second picks, it would mark the third time in the common draft era that a pair of defensive linemen were taken first and second overall.

The defensive linemen taken first and second overall in the same draft since 1967:

YEARNO. 1 PICKSCHOOLTEAM NO. 2 PICKSCHOOLTEAM
1976Lee Roy SelmonOklahomaTampa BaySteve NiehausNotre DameSeattle
1972Walt PatulskiNotre DameBuffaloSherman WhiteCaliforniaCincinnati

Garrett would be the first player from Texas A&M selected with the first overall pick and the sixth Aggie to be selected in the top 10 since 2011.

The Texas A&M players selected in the top 10 since 2011:

YEARNAMEPOSITIONNO. CHOSENTEAM
2014Jake MatthewsT6Atlanta
2014Mike EvansWR7Tampa Bay
2013Luke JoeckelT2Jacksonville
2012Ryan TannehillQB8Miami
2011Von MillerLB2Denver

Thomas would become the fourth player in Stanford history and the first non-quarterback to be selected in the top five of the NFL Draft.

The Stanford players selected in the top five of the NFL Draft since 1967:

YEARNAMEPOSITIONNO. CHOSENTEAM
2012Andrew LuckQB1Indianapolis
1983John ElwayQB1Baltimore Colts
1971Jim PlunkettQB1New England

 

— NFL DRAFT —

FIRST TIME QBs: North Carolina QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY and Texas Tech QB PATRICK MAHOMES would each be the first quarterback from their respective schools selected in the first round.

Trubisky would join T.J. YATES (2011, fifth round) and RONALD CURRY (2002, seventh round) as the only Tar Heels’ signal callers to be selected in the NFL Draft.

If selected in the first round, Mahomes would be the fourth Texas Tech player and the first Red Raider quarterback selected in the first round since 1967.

The players from Texas Tech selected in the first round of the draft since 1967:

YEARPLAYERPOSITIONNO. CHOSENTEAM
2009Michael CrabtreeWR10San Francisco
1983Gabe RiveraNT21Pittsburgh
1981Ted WattsDB21Oakland

 

— NFL DRAFT —

THE CHAMP IS HERE: Clemson QB DESHAUN WATSON was named the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Most Valuable Offensive Player after passing for 420 yards with three touchdowns and rushing for a score in the Tigers’ 35-31 victory over Alabama.

If selected in the first round, Watson would become the eighth quarterback since 1967 to start and win a national championship and be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, and the fifth quarterback to accomplish the feat in the same year.

The quarterbacks to start and win a national championship and be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1967:

PLAYERTEAMYEAR SELECTED (NO. CHOSEN) SCHOOLNATL. CHAMP. SEASON
Jameis WinstonTampa Bay2015 (1st)Florida State2013
Cam NewtonCarolina2011 (1st)Auburn2010
Tim TebowDenver2010 (25th)Florida2008
Vince YoungTennessee2006 (3rd)Texas2005
Matt LeinartArizona2006 (10th)Southern California2004
Todd BlackledgeKansas City1983 (7th)Penn State1982
Jerry TaggeGreen Bay1972 (11th)Nebraska1971

 

— NFL DRAFT —

THAT’S TIGHT: Alabama TE O.J. HOWARD and Miami TE DAVID NJOKU hope to hear their names called in the first round of the Draft. If both players are selected in the top 20, it would mark the fifth time since 1967 that two tight ends have been chosen in the first 20 selections of the first round of the NFL Draft.

The pairs of tight ends drafted in the top 20 of the NFL Draft since 1967:

YEARPLAYERSCHOOLNO. CHOSENTEAM
1992Derek BrownNotre Dame14New York Giants
Johnny MitchellNebraska15New York Jets
1974J.V. CainColorado7St. Louis Cardinals
Reuben GantOklahoma State18Buffalo
1973Charle YoungSouthern California6Philadelphia
Paul SeymourMichigan7Buffalo
Billy Joe DuPreeMichigan State20Dallas
1972Riley OdomsHouston5Denver
Jerome BarkumJackson State9New York Jets

 

— NFL DRAFT —

SAFETY GUARANTEED: Louisiana State S JAMAL ADAMS and Ohio State S MALIK HOOKER may both hear their names called at the top of the first round. Since 1980, there have been five safeties selected in the top five. The most recent top-five selection at the safety position was ERIC BERRY, who was taken by the Kansas City Chiefs with the fifth overall choice in 2010.

The safeties selected in the top five of the NFL Draft since 1980:

YEARPLAYERTEAMSCHOOLOVERALL SELECTION
2010Eric BerryKansas CityTennessee5
2004Sean TaylorWashingtonMiami5
1991Eric TurnerClevelandUCLA2
1988Bennie BladesDetroitMiami3
1981Kenny EasleySeattleUCLA4

 

— NFL DRAFT —

BROTHERLY LOVE: Wisconsin LB T.J. WATT, the brother of Texans’ DE J.J. WATT and Chargers’ FB DEREK WATT, hopes to hear his name called in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

If selected in the first round, T.J. would join J.J. – the 11th overall selection in 2011 – as the eighth pair of brothers since 1990 to be selected in the first round of their respective NFL Drafts.

The pairs of brothers selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1990:

FAMILY NAMEPLAYERTEAM (DRAFT YEAR)PLAYERTEAM (DRAFT YEAR)
DavisVontae*Miami (2009)Vernon*San Francisco (2006)
LongKyle*Chicago (2013)Chris*St. Louis (2008)
ManningEli*San Diego (2004)PeytonIndianapolis (1998)
McDougleJeromePhiladelphia (2003)StockarDetroit (2000)
PounceyMike*Miami (2011)Maurkice*Pittsburgh (2010)
ThomasRobertSt. Louis (2002)StanChicago (1991)
TrufantDesmond*Atlanta (2013)MarcusSeattle (2003)
*Active

— NFL DRAFT —

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Louisiana State S JAMAL ADAMS, son of former first-round pick GEORGE ADAMS (1985, New York Giants), is projected to be taken in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

If Adams is selected in the first round, they would become the eighth father-son combination to be drafted in the first round in the common draft era. 

The father-son first-round draft picks since 1967: 

FAMILY NAMEFATHERTEAM (DRAFT YEAR)SONTEAM (DRAFT YEAR)
HeywardCraigNew Orleans (1988)Cameron*Pittsburgh (2011)
IngramMarkNew York Giants (1987)Mark*New Orleans (2011)
ManningArchieNew Orleans (1971)PeytonIndianapolis (1998)
Eli*San Diego (2004)
MatthewsClay, Jr.Cleveland (1978)Clay*Green Bay (2009)
MatthewsBruceHouston Oilers (1983)Jake*Atlanta (2014)
WinslowKellenSan Diego (1979)Kellen, Jr.Cleveland (2004)
*Active

— NFL DRAFT —

TIGER AT THE TOP: Louisiana State RB LEONARD FOURNETTE aims to be the first running back selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. If taken in the first round, Fournette would become the fourth LSU running back to be selected in the opening round since 1967.

The LSU running backs selected in the first round of the draft since 1967:

YEARPLAYERNO. CHOSENTEAM
2006Joseph Addai30Indianapolis
1991Harvey Williams21Kansas City
1979Charles Alexander12Cincinnati

 

— NFL DRAFT —

FIRST-ROUND TRADES SINCE 2000

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

DRAFTROUND 1 TRADES
200016
200115
200214
200318
200417
20059
200611
200710
200817
200913
201015
20118
201219
201312
201411
20156
20168

 

 

CONSECUTIVE TOP 10 CHOICES FROM SAME COLLEGE

1937Nebraska – HB Lloyd Cardwell (7) and E Les McDonald (8)
1943Minnesota – HB Bill Daley (7) and T Dick Wildung (8)
1946Notre Dame – QB Johnny Lujack (4) and T George Connor (5)
1948Alabama – HB Lowell Tew (4) and C Vaughn Mancha (5)
1949Notre Dame – QB Frank Tripucka (9) and G Bill Fischer (10)
1949Southern Methodist – RB Doak Walker (3) and HB Paul Page (4)
1959Ohio State – HB Don Clark (7) and C Dan James (8)
1967Michigan State – DT Bubba Smith (1) and RB Clint Jones (2)
1977Southern California – T Marvin Powell (4) and DT Gary Jeter (5)
1978Notre Dame – TE Ken MacAfee (7) and DT Ross Browner (8)
1981UCLA – RB Freeman McNeil (3) and DB Kenny Easley (4)
1984Nebraska – WR Irving Fryar (1) and T Dean Steinkuhler (2)
1990Southern California – LB Junior Seau (5) and DB Mark Carrier (6)
1991Nebraska – DB Bruce Pickens (3) and LB Mike Croel (4)
1991Tennessee – T Charles McRae (7) and T Antone Davis (8)
1992Stanford – T Bob Whitfield (8) and RB Tommy Vardell (9)
1993Alabama – DE John Copeland (5) and DE Eric Curry (6)
1996Illinois – LB Kevin Hardy (2) and DE Simeon Rice (3)
2000Penn State – DE Courtney Brown (1) and LB LaVar Arrington (2)
2002Texas – T Mike Williams (4) and DB Quentin Jammer (5)
2004Miami – S Sean Taylor (5) and TE Kellen Winslow (6)
2010Oklahoma – DT Gerald McCoy (3) and T Trent Williams (4)
2013Alabama – DB Dee Milliner (9) and G Chance Warmack (10)
2014Texas A&M – T Jake Matthews (6) and WR Mike Evans (7)
2016Ohio State – DE Joey Bosa (3) and RB Ezekiel Elliott (4)

 

BREAKDOWN OF

OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE PLAYERS SELECTED

IN FIRST ROUND SINCE 1990 

YEAROFFENSEDEFENSE
FIRST OFFENSIVE PICK
FIRST DEFENSIVE PICK
19901114Jeff George-QB (1)Cortez Kennedy-DT (3)
19911314Charles McRae-T (7)Russell Maryland-DT (1)
19921315Desmond Howard-WR (4)Steve Emtman-DE (1)
19931514Drew Bledsoe-QB (1)Marvin Jones-LB (4)
19941316Marshall Faulk-RB (2)Dan Wilkinson-DT (1)
19951814Ki-Jana Carter-RB (1)Kevin Carter-DE (6)
19961713Keyshawn Johnson-WR (1)Kevin Hardy-LB (2)
19971416Orlando Pace-T (1)Darrell Russell-DE (2)
19981416Peyton Manning-QB (1)Andre Wadsworth-DE (3)
19991615Tim Couch-QB (1)Champ Bailey-CB (7)
20001714Chris Samuel-T (3)Courtney Brown-DE  (1)
20011516Michael Vick-QB (1)Gerard Warren-DT (3)
20021616David Carr-QB (1)Julius Peppers-DE (2)
20031418Carson Palmer-QB (1)Dewayne Robertson-DT (4)
20041913Eli Manning-QB (1)Sean Taylor-S (5)
20051616Alex Smith-QB (1)Adam Jones-CB (6)
20061913Reggie Bush-RB (2)Mario Williams-DE (1)
20071517JaMarcus Russell-QB (1)Gaines Adams-DE (4)
20081615Jake Long-T (1)Chris Long-DE (2)
20091913Matthew Stafford-QB (1)Tyson Jackson-DE (3)
20101418Sam Bradford-QB (1)Ndamukong Suh-DT (2)
20111616Cam Newton-QB (1)Von Miller-LB (2)
20121517Andrew Luck-QB (1)Morris Claiborne-CB (6)
20131418Eric Fisher-T (1)Dion Jordan-DE (3)
20141418Greg Robinson-T (2)Jadeveon Clowney-DE (1)
20151715Jameis Winston-QB (1)Dante Fowler-DE (3)
20161516Jared Goff-QB (1)Joey Bosa-DE (3)

 

MOSTS

Colleges with most No. 1 overall draft choices:

Auburn (5)2011: Cam Newton, QB (Carolina); 1988: Aundray Bruce, LB (Atlanta); 1986: Bo Jackson, RB (Tampa Bay); 1965: Tucker Frederickson, RB (N.Y. Giants); 1961: Ken Rice, G (Buffalo)
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).

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

Most offensive players selected in first round: 19 in 2009, 2004 & 1968. 

Most defensive players selected in first round: 19 in 2006.

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 selected No. 1 overall:  14

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. 1997 – Orlando Pace/St. Louis Rams.

Most consecutive offensive players selected to start NFL Draft:

1999 – 6; QB Tim Couch (Cleveland), QB Donovan McNabb (Philadelphia), QB Akili Smith (Cincinnati), RB Edgerrin James (Indianapolis), HB Ricky Williams (New Orleans), WR Torry Holt (St. Louis).

Most consecutive defensive players selected to start NFL Draft:

1991 – 6; DT Russell Maryland (Dallas), S Eric Turner (Cleveland), CB Bruce Pickens (Atlanta), OLB Mike Croel (Denver), CB Todd Lyght (Los Angeles Rams), DT Eric Swann (Phoenix).

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.

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: 2015 (13 hours, 45 minutes)

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

COLLEGES WITH THREE PLAYERS DRAFTED IN FIRST ROUND

Number of times since 2000 that a college has had at least three players chosen in first round: 28

2000Florida State (3) – Peter Warrick/Cincinnati; Corey Simon/Philadelphia; Sebastian Janikowski/Oakland.

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

Michigan (3) – David Terrell/Chicago; Steve Hutchinson/Seattle; Jeff Backus/Detroit.

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

Tennessee (3) – John Henderson/Jacksonville; Donte’ Stallworth/New Orleans; Albert Haynesworth/Tennessee.

2003Miami (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.

2004Miami (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 (3) – Will Smith/New Orleans, Chris Gamble/Carolina, Mike Jenkins/Atlanta.

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

2006Ohio 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 (3) – Mario Williams/Houston; Manny Lawson/San     Francisco; John McCargo/Buffalo.

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

Miami (3) – 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;

2010: Oklahoma (4) – Sam Bradford/St. Louis; Gerald McCoy/Tampa Bay; Trent Williams/Washington; Jermaine Gresham/Cincinnati

Florida (3) – Joe Haden/Cleveland; Maurkice Pouncey/Pittsburgh; Tim Tebow/Denver

2011: Alabama (4) – Marcell Dareus/Buffalo; Julio Jones/Atlanta; James Carpenter/Seattle; Mark Ingram/New Orleans

2012: Alabama (4) – Trent Richardson/Cleveland; Mark Barron/Tampa Bay; Dre Kirkpatrick/Cincinnati; Dont’a Hightower/New England

2013: Alabama (3) – Dee Milliner/New York Jets; Chance Warmack/Tennessee; D.J. Fluker/San Diego

Florida State (3) – E.J. Manuel/Buffalo; Bjoern Werner/Indianapolis; Xavier    Rhodes/Minnesota

2014: Louisville (3) – Calvin Pryor/New York Jets; Marcus Smith/Philadelphia;

Teddy Bridgewater/Minnesota

Texas A&M (3) – Jake Matthews/Atlanta; Mike Evans/Tampa Bay; Johnny Manziel/Cleveland

2015: Washington (3) – Danny Shelton/Cleveland; Marcus Peters/Kansas City;

Shaq Thompson/Carolina

2016Ohio State (5) – Joey Bosa/San Diego; Ezekiel Elliott/Dallas; Eli Apple/New York

Giants; Taylor Decker/Detroit; Darron Lee/New York Jets

Mississippi (3) – Laremy Tunsil/Miami; Laquon Treadwell/Minnesota; Robert

Nkemdiche/Arizona

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/N.Y. 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 (9-2014):
Justin Gilbert/Cleveland, Kyle Fuller/Chicago, Calvin Pryor/New York Jets, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix/Green Bay, Darqueze Dennard/Cincinnati, Jason Verrett/San Diego, Deone Bucannon/Arizona, Jimmie Ward/San Francisco, Bradley Roby/Denver.
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/Green Bay.
Defensive End (6-1992, 2011):
(Last time) 2011 – J.J. Watt/Houston, Robert Quinn/St. Louis, Corey Liuget/San Diego, Adrian Clayborn/Tampa Bay, Cameron Jordan/New Orleans, Cameron Heyward/Pittsburgh.
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, 2012):
(Last time) 2012 – Dontari Poe/Kansas City
Kicker/Punter (1-1966, 1973, 1978, 1979, 2000):
(Last time) 2000 – K Sebastian Janikowski/Oakland

 

 

MOST PLAYERS DRAFTED FROM SINGLE SCHOOL SINCE 1970 

YearCollegePlayers
1970Grambling, Southern California9
1971Ohio State13
1972Michigan10
1973Oklahoma11
1974UCLA12
1975Southern California14
1976Nebraska, Ohio State11
1977Southern California14
1978Florida10
1979Notre Dame, Oklahoma10
1980Nebraska, Southern California10
1981Pittsburgh12
1982Texas12
1983Southern California11
1984Texas17
1985Wisconsin11
1986Illinois, Southern California9
1987Penn State13
1988Oklahoma13
1989Auburn10
1990Southern California10
1991Miami11
1992Washington11
1993Notre Dame, Miami9
1994Notre Dame10
1995Colorado, Florida State10
1996Penn State10
1997Arizona State, Miami, Nebraska8
1998Washington10
1999Florida, Ohio State8
2000Tennessee9
2001Florida State9
2002Miami11
2003Florida, Miami, Tennessee8
2004Ohio State14
2005Oklahoma11
2006Southern California11
2007Florida9
2008Southern California10
2009Southern California11
2010Florida9
2011North Carolina, Southern California9
2012Alabama8
2013Florida State11
2014Louisiana State9
2015Florida State11
2016Ohio State12

 

UNDERCLASSMEN AND THE DRAFT

NOTE: Since 1990, 17 of the No. 1 overall picks have been underclassmen (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, Sam Bradford – 2010, Cam Newton – 2011, Andrew Luck – 2012, Jadeveon Clowney – 2014, Jameis Winston – 2015, Jared Goff – 2016).

YearDrafted Top-10 Picks
2016708
2015556
2014616
2013523
2012448
2011438
2010465
2009415
2008394
2007295
2006336
2005374
2004355
2003325
2002262
2001275
2000204
1999225
1998193
1997256
1996164
1995222
1994256
1993245
1992215
1991191
1990185

 

COLLEGES WITH MOST FIRST-ROUND PICKS (Since 1967)

CollegeTotal
College
Total
Southern California68Oklahoma32
Ohio State61Texas A&M29
Miami59Nebraska28
Florida48Georgia26
Alabama43Louisiana State26
Florida State43Michigan State25
Notre Dame41UCLA25
Tennessee39California24
Michigan34Clemson24
Penn State33Arizona St.23
Texas33Pittsburgh23


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

1967-Michigan State/41992-Multiple with 2
1968-Southern California/51993-Notre Dame/4
1969-Notre Dame, Ohio St., Southern California/31994-Notre Dame, Texas A&M/3
1970-Oklahoma/31995- Fla. St., Michigan, Ohio St., Penn St./3
1971-Ohio State/41996-Ohio State/3
1972-Nebraska, Notre Dame/31997-Florida State/4
1973-Purdue, Southern California/31998-North Carolina, Tennessee/3
1974-Ohio State/31999-Ohio State/3
1975-Ohio State/32000-Florida State/3
1976-Colorado, Oklahoma/32001-Miami/4
1977-Southern California/32002-Miami/5
1978-Notre Dame/32003-Miami/4, Penn State/4
1979-Multiple with 22004-Miami/6
1980-Southern California, Texas/32005-Auburn/4
1981-Southern California, Pittsburgh/32006-Ohio State/5
1982-Southern California/32007-Lousiana State/4
1983-Pittsburgh, Southern California/32008-Southern California/4
1984-Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma/22009-Southern California/3
1985-Wisconsin/32010-Oklahoma/4
1986-Iowa/32011-Alabama/4
1987-Miami/32012-Alabama/4
1988-Arizona State, Miami, Oklahoma/22013-Alabama, Florida State/3
1989-Florida/32014-Louisville, Texas A&M/3
1990-Multiple with 22015-Washington/3
1991-Tennessee/32016-Ohio State/5

 

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