NFL Draft 2012: Everything You Need to Know

Official NFL Release

2012 NFL DRAFT NOTES

-- 77TH NFL DRAFT --

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK CITY

APRIL 26-28, 2012

DATE

START

ROUNDS

SELECTION TIME

Thursday, April 26

8:00 PM ET

Round 1

10 Minutes

Friday, April 27

7:00 PM ET

Round 2

7 Minutes

Round 3

5 Minutes

Saturday, April 28

12:00 PM ET

Rounds 4-7

5 Minutes

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND: Twenty-six prospects will be in attendance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for Round 1 of the 2012 NFL Draft - the most in history. This year's total eclipses last year's record of 25 players.

A record five players from BCS National Champion Alabama will be on hand: S MARK BARRON, LB DONT'A HIGHTOWER, CBDRE KIRKPATRICK, RB TRENT RICHARDSON and LB COURTNEY UPSHAW. Louisiana State will have three players in attendance, while Baylor, South Carolina, Southern California and Stanford will each have two players in New York.

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ROLL TIDE: If all five Alabama players are taken in Round 1, the Crimson Tide would tie for the second-most first round selections from one school in a single year since the advent of the common draft in 1967. The University of Miami had six first-round selections in 2004.


COLLEGES WITH MOST FIRST-ROUND PICKS IN A SINGLE YEAR

(Since first common draft in 1967)

YEAR

SCHOOL

FIRST ROUND SELECTIONS

2004

Miami

6

1968

Southern California

5

2002

Miami

5

2006

Ohio State

5

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IT'S A QB LEAGUE: Stanford QB ANDREW LUCK and Baylor QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III each hopes to hear his name called first overall Thursday night. Should this occur, 2012 would mark the fourth consecutive year a quarterback is selected first overall - the second-longest streak in NFL Draft history. A quarterback was taken off the board first in each year from 2001-2005.

Thursday would mark the 31st time in NFL Draft history a quarterback is selected first overall - the most of any position - and the 10th time in the last 12 years.

FIRST OVERALL SELECTIONS

(2001-2011)

YEAR

PLAYER

POSITION

TEAM

2001

Michael Vick

QB

Atlanta

2002

David Carr

QB

Houston

2003

Carson Palmer

QB

Cincinnati

2004

Eli Manning

QB

San Diego

2005

Alex Smith

QB

San Francisco

2006

Mario Williams

DE

Houston

2007

JaMarcus Russell

QB

Oakland

2008

Jake Long

T

Miami

2009

Matthew Stafford

QB

Detroit

2010

Sam Bradford

QB

St. Louis

2011

Cam Newton

QB

Carolina

2012

???

???

Indianapolis

If Luck and Griffin are selected with the first two picks, they would become the fifth pair of quarterbacks to be selected No. 1 and No. 2 overall in the same year since the common draft was instituted in 1967.

QUARTERBACKS SELECTED NUMBER ONE AND NUMBER TWO OVERALL

IN THE SAME YEAR

(Since 1967)

YEAR

NUMBER ONE SELECTION

NUMBER TWO SELECTION

1971

Jim Plunkett - New England

Archie Manning - New Orleans

1993

Drew Bledsoe - New England

Rick Mirer - Seattle

1998

Peyton Manning - Indianapolis

Ryan Leaf - San Diego

1999

Tim Couch - Cleveland

Donovan McNabb - Philadelphia

If four quarterbacks are chosen among the first 32 picks, 2012 will tie for the third-most quarterbacks selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1970 (1987, 2003, 2004, 2011).

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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LUCK OF THE DRAW: Stanford QB ANDREW LUCK, the Walter Camp Football Foundation's Player of the Year and the Maxwell Award winner as the nation's top player, hopes to add his name to another prestigious list on Draft night. If the Indianapolis Colts select Luck, he would become the fourth Stanford quarterback to be taken first overall in NFL Draft history.

STANFORD QUARTERBACKS SELECTED FIRST OVERALL

(All-Time)

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

1954

Bobby Garrett

Cleveland

1971

Jim Plunkett

New England

1983

John Elway

Baltimore

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BAYLOR DUO: Heisman Trophy winner and consensus first-team All American QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III should have his name called early on Thursday night. Griffin would become the first Baylor quarterback selected in the first round since 1967.

Griffin's college teammate WR KENDALL WRIGHT also hopes to have his name called in Round 1. If both players are selected in the first round, it would mark the second consecutive year Baylor would have two players selected on opening night. In 2011, PHIL TAYLOR (No. 21 overall, Cleveland) and DANNY WATKINS (No. 23, Philadelphia) became the first pair of Baylor players to be selected in Round 1 of an NFL Draft.

Baylor has had eight first-round picks since the inception of the common draft in 1967.

BAYLOR PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND

(Since 1967)

YEAR

PLAYER

POSITION

TEAM

OVERALL SELECTION

1977

Gary Green

DB

Kansas City

10

1979

Greg Hawthorne

RB

Pittsburgh

28

1982

Walter Abercrombie

RB

Pittsburgh

12

1990

James Francis

LB

Cincinnati

12

1996

Daryl Gardener

DT

Miami

20

2009

Jason Smith

T

St. Louis

2

2011

Phil Taylor

DT

Cleveland

21

2011

Danny Watkins

G

Philadelphia

23

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TANNEHILL TWO-STEP: Three-time first-team Academic All-Big XII QB RYAN TANNEHILL completed 327 passes in 2011, a Texas A&M single-season record, while his 29 touchdown passes in 2011 place second in team annals. Tannehill can become the first Texas A&M quarterback to be selected in the first round since the advent of the common draft in 1967.

It would be the second consecutive season the Aggie's had a first-round selection. In 2011, the Denver Broncos selected LB VON MILLER with the second overall pick.

Below are the Texas A&M quarterbacks selected in the NFL Draft since 1967:


TEXAS A&M QUARTERBACKS SELECTED IN THE NFL DRAFT

(Since 1967)

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

ROUND

1969

Edd Hargett

New Orleans Saints

16

1983

Gary Kubiak

Denver Broncos

8

1992

Bucky Richardson

Houston Oilers

8

2009

Stephen McGee

Dallas Cowboys

4

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EYE OF THE TIGER: In three of the past four NFL Drafts, Louisiana State has had one player drafted in the top five. This includes last year's fifth pick, Arizona Cardinals CB PATRICK PETERSON, the highest-drafted defensive back in school history.

After a standout collegiate career, CB MORRIS CLAIBORNE, the 2011 recipient of the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back, hopes to add his name to the list Thursday night. Fellow Tigers DT MICHAEL BROCKERS and WR RUEBEN RANDLE could also be selected in Round 1.

LOUISIANA STATE PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE TOP FIVE SINCE 2008

YEAR

PLAYER

POSITION

TEAM

OVERALL SELECTION

2008

Glenn Dorsey

DT

Kansas City Chiefs

5

2009

Tyson Jackson

DE

Kansas City Chiefs

3

2011

Patrick Peterson

CB

Arizona Cardinals

5

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WAKE UP THE ECHOES: WR MICHAEL FLOYD left his mark at Notre Dame, establishing school records in receptions (271), receiving yards (3,686) and touchdown catches (37). Floyd looks to become just the third Notre Dame wide receiver to be selected in the first round since 1967. The most recent Fighting Irish receiver selected in Round 1 was Heisman Trophy winner TIM BROWN, who was chosen sixth overall by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988.


NOTRE DAME WIDE RECEIVERS SELECTED IN ROUND 1

(Since 1967)

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

OVERALL SELECTION

1969

Jim Seymour

Los Angeles Rams

10

1988

Tim Brown

Los Angeles Raiders

6

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PARTY OF TWO: South Carolina has had only nine first-round draft picks all-time, but may have two in 2012. DE MELVIN INGRAMand CB STEPHON GILMORE could hear their names called in the first round. The only year in which the school had multiple players selected was 1981.

Below are the South Carolina players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft:


SOUTH CAROLINA PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND

(All-Time)

YEAR

PLAYER

POSITION

TEAM

OVERALL SELECTION

1979

Rick Sanford

DB

New England

25

1981

George Rogers

RB

New Orleans

1

1981

Willie Scott

TE

Kansas City

14

1988

Sterling Sharpe

WR

Green Bay

7

1993

Ernest Dye

T

Phoenix

18

2000

John Abraham

DE

N.Y. Jets

13

2004

Dunta Robinson

DB

Houston

10

2005

Troy Williamson

WR

Minnesota

7

2006

Johnathan Joseph

CB

Cincinnati

24

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GOING GLOBAL: Three players who first played football beyond the borders of the United States could be selected in the 2012 NFL Draft this week.

German defensive end MARKUS KUHN would become only the third European-trained player picked by a NFL team, following in the footsteps of fellow German Sebastian Vollmer (New England, 2009, R2, 58th overall) and Romeo Bandison (Washington, 1994, R3, 75th overall) from the Netherlands. Vollmer first played football with the Dusseldorf Panthers (Germany) and Bandison with the Amsterdam Crusaders (Netherlands).

Kuhn took his first steps onto the gridiron in his native Germany with the Weinheim Longhorns. He finished the 2011 NCAA college football season as a starter at North Carolina State with 45 tackles, including 9.5 for loss and 4.5 sacks.

The past 30 NFL Drafts have featured 18 Canadians selected by NFL teams and two more stars from north of the border could join that list.

Baylor University offensive lineman PHILIP BLAKE, who was raised in Toronto, did not play the sport until his senior year at Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School. He played at Champlain Regional College and Tyler Junior College and for the Bears became a three-year starter on the offensive line.

Boise State defensive end TYRONE CRAWFORD hails from Windsor, ON, and appeared in 13 games in 2011. Crawford registered 32 tackles on the season (13 solo), including 13.5 tackles-for-loss - tied for most on the team - and 7 sacks, the second-most on the Broncos.

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FIRST-ROUND TRADES SINCE 1970

Draft

First-Round Trades

Draft

First-Round Trades

1970

3

1991

8

1971

4

1992

9

1972

6

1993

11

1973

9

1994

11

1974

9

1995

15

1975

8

1996

11

1976

7

1997

13

1977

10

1998

8

1978

8

1999

11

1979

7

2000

12

1980

10

2001

14

1981

6

2002

11

1982

9

2003

9

1983

8

2004

9

1984

9

2005

5

1985

10

2006

4

1986

10

2007

7

1987

8

2008

9

1988

7

2009

7

1989

11

2010

7

1990

8

2011

4

(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)

2010

Oklahoma - DT Gerald McCoy (3) and T Trent Williams (4)

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

19

13

Matthew Stafford-QB (1)

Tyson Jackson-DE (3)

2010

14

18

Sam Bradford-QB (1)

Ndamukong Suh-DT (2)

2011

16

16

Cam Newton-QB (1)

Von Miller-LB (2)

"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:

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).


Number of times wide receivers from same college have been selected in first round in consecutive years: 5

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: 4

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 2000:

SEC

486

Mid-American

67

Big Ten

414

Sun Belt

33

PAC-12

363

Big Sky

29

Big XII

346

Atlantic 10

26

Big East

302

Southland Conference

24

ACC

301

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

23

Mountain West

144

Southern Conference

22

Conference USA

110

Gateway Football Conference

21

Western Athletic Conference

107

Southwestern Athletic Conference

20

Independent

95

Ohio Valley Conference

14

COLLEGES WITH THREE PLAYERS DRAFTED IN FIRST ROUND

Number of times since 2000 college has had at least 3 players chosen in first round: 20

2000: Florida State (3) - 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 (3) - 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 (3) - 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 (3) - Will Smith/New Orleans, Chris Gamble/Carolina, Mike Jenkins/Atlanta.


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 (3) - 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 (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


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/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 (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/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):

(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

2010

Florida

9

2011

North Carolina, Southern California

9


UNDERCLASSMEN AND THE DRAFT

NOTE: Since 1990, 13 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).

Year

Entered

Drafted

Top-10 Picks

2011

56

43

8

2010

53

46

5

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

64

Oklahoma

31

Miami

56

Texas

31

Ohio State

54

Nebraska

28

Florida

41

California

23

Tennessee

37

Arizona State

22

Florida St.

36

Colorado

22

Notre Dame

35

Michigan State

22

Michigan

33

Pittsburgh

22

Penn State

33

Texas A&M

22

Alabama

32

UCLA

22

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

1967-Michigan State/4

1990-Multiple with 2

1968-Southern California/5

1991-Tennessee/3

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

1992-Multiple with 2

1970-Oklahoma/3

1993-Notre Dame/4

1971-Ohio State/4

1994-Notre Dame, Texas A&M/3

1972-Nebraska, Notre Dame/3

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

1973-Purdue, Southern California/3

1996-Ohio State/3

1974-Ohio State/3

1997-Florida State/4

1975-Ohio State/3

1998-North Carolina, Tennessee/3

1976-Colorado, Oklahoma/3

1999-Ohio State/3

1977-Southern California/3

2000-Florida State/3

1978-Notre Dame/3

2001-Miami/4

1979-Multiple with 2

2002-Miami/5

1980-Southern California, Texas/3

2003-Miami/4, Penn State/4

1981-Southern California, Pittsburgh/3

2004-Miami/6

1982-Southern California/3

2005-Auburn/4

1983-Pittsburgh, Southern California/3

2006-Ohio State/5

1984-Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma/2

2007-Lousiana State/4

1985-Wisconsin/3

2008- Southern California/4

1986-Iowa/3

2009- Southern California/3

1987-Miami/3

2010-Oklahoma/4

1988-Arizona State, Miami, Oklahoma/2

2011-Alabama/4

1989-Florida/3

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