NFL Draft 2012: First Round Notes

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2012 NFL DRAFT ROUND 1 NOTES

RECORD NUMBER OF PLAYERS ATTEND 2012 NFL DRAFT

26 NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS were in attendance tonight at Radio City Music Hall 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 were on hand: S MARK BARRON, LB DONT'A HIGHTOWER, CB DRE KIRKPATRICK, RB TRENT RICHARDSON and LB COURTNEY UPSHAW.

LUCK OF THE DRAW: Indianapolis selected ANDREW LUCK with the No. 1 pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, marking the fourth time a Stanford quarterback has been chosen first overall, the most of any college in history. Notre Dame is the only other school with multiple quarterbacks selected No. 1 in NFL Draft history (ANGELO BERTELLI, 1944; FRANK DANCEWICZ, 1946).

STANFORD QUARTERBACKS SELECTED FIRST OVERALL

(All-Time)

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

1954

Bobby Garrett

Cleveland Browns

1971

Jim Plunkett

New England Patriots

1983

John Elway

Baltimore Colts

2012

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts

-- 2012 NFL DRAFT --

MULTIPLE MOVES: There were 19 trades involving first-round selections in the 2012 NFL Draft, the most since at least 1970. The previous high during that span was 15 first-round trades in 1995.

FIRST-ROUND TRADES SINCE 1970

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

DRAFT

ROUND 1 TRADES

DRAFT

ROUND 1 TRADES

1970

3

1992

9

1971

4

1993

11

1972

6

1994

11

1973

9

1995

15

1974

9

1996

11

1975

8

1997

13

1976

7

1998

8

1977

10

1999

11

1978

8

2000

12

1979

7

2001

14

1980

10

2002

11

1981

6

2003

9

1982

9

2004

9

1983

8

2005

5

1984

9

2006

4

1985

10

2007

7

1986

10

2008

9

1987

8

2009

7

1988

7

2010

7

1989

11

2011

4

1990

8

2012

19

1991

8

-- 2012 NFL DRAFT --

IT'S A QB LEAGUE: With the Colts' selection of Stanford QB ANDREW LUCK, the 2012 NFL Draft marked the fourth consecutive year a quarterback has been chosen first overall - the second-longest streak in NFL Draft history. A quarterback was taken off the board first in each year from 2001-05.

Tonight also marked the 31st time in NFL Draft history a quarterback has been selected first overall - the most of any position - and the 10th time in the last 12 years.

FIRST OVERALL SELECTIONS

(2001-2012)

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

Andrew Luck

QB

Indianapolis

With the Redskins' selection of Baylor QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III at No. 2 overall in Round 1, Luck and Griffin have 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

NO. 1 SELECTION

NO. 2 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

2012

Andrew Luck - Indianapolis

Robert Griffin III - Washington


-- 2012 NFL DRAFT --

TANNEHILL TWO-STEP: Miami selected RYAN TANNEHILL with the No. 8 overall pick, making him the first Texas A&M quarterback chosen in the first round since the advent of the common draft in 1967.

This is the second consecutive season the Aggies had a first-round selection. In 2011, the Denver Broncos selected LB VON MILLER with the No. 2 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

2012

Ryan Tannehill

Miami Dolphins

1


-- 2012 NFL DRAFT --

PARTY OF TWO: For the second time in school history, South Carolina has two first-round selections in the same NFL Draft - CB STEPHON GILMORE (No. 10, Buffalo) and DE MELVIN INGRAM (No. 18, San Diego). The only year in which the school had multiple players selected in Round 1 was 1981 (RB GEORGE ROGERS, New Orleans, No. 1; TE WILLIE SCOTT, Kansas City, No. 14).

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

2012

Stephon Gilmore

CB

Buffalo

10

2012

Melvin Ingram

LB

San Diego

18

-- 2012 NFL DRAFT --

WAKE UP THE ECHOES: WR MICHAEL FLOYD (No. 13, Arizona) left his mark at Notre Dame, establishing school records in receptions (271), receiving yards (3,686) and touchdown catches (37). Tonight, he becomes the third Notre Dame wide receiver to be selected in the first round since 1967 and the first since Heisman Trophy winnerTIM BROWN (No. 6 overall, L.A. 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

2012

Michael Floyd

Arizona Cardinals

13

-- 2012 NFL DRAFT --

SEC FLAVOR: The SEC had nine players drafted in Round 1 tonight, the most of any conference.

Since 2000, the SEC leads all conferences with 495 total draft choices:

CONFERENCE

DRAFT CHOICES

SEC

495

Big Ten

418

PAC-12

367

Big XII

351

Big East

304

ACC

304

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