2010 NFL Draft Notes: Part I

Official NFL Release

2010 NFL DRAFT NOTES

-- 75TH NFL DRAFT --

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK CITY

APRIL 22-24, 2010

DATE

START

ROUNDS

SELECTION TIME

Thursday, April 22

7:30 PM ET

Round 1

10 Minutes

 

Friday, April 23

6:00 PM ET

Round 2

7 Minutes

Round 3

5 Minutes

 

Saturday, April 24

10:00 AM ET

Rounds 4-7

5 Minutes


 

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


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

 

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

 

1988

Bennie Blades

Detroit

Miami

3

 

1991

Eric Turner

Cleveland

UCLA

2

 

2004

Sean Taylor

Washington

Miami

5

 


 

 

 

 

PREMIUM ON PROTECTORS:  Following the selection of three tackles in the top eight picks of the 2009 Draft (JASON SMITHANDRE SMITH and EUGENE MONROE) and the No. 1 overall selection ofJAKE 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


 

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

 

 

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 Patriot s

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

 

 


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



 

 

 

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.


 

 

 

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)

 

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