2 Research Notes for Matthew Stafford and related
2009.04.25  No. 1 QB Going to Bad Team
Obviously the circumstances were different, but the last time a team drafted a quarterback No. 1 overall after a season in which they played and failed to win a game was 1983. The Colts, coming off an 0-8-1 strike-shortened season, drafted John Elway, who turned out to be pretty good (though not for the Colts).
QB Drafted No. 1 Overall - By Team with 0 or 1 Wins, Common Draft Era
Player Team Super Bowl Titles
'09 Matthew Stafford Lions ?
'83 John Elway Colts 2
'70 Terry Bradshaw Steelers 4
>>Not including expansion teams
2009.04.22  Stafford Would be Georgia's Highest Pick Since '67
Highest Player Drafted - From University of Georgia
Player Team Pick
'93 Garrison Hearst ARI 3rd
'06 Johnathan Sullivan NO 6th
'01 Richard Seymour NE 6th
'99 Champ Bailey WSH 7th
'89 Tim Worley PIT 7th
< Common draft era (since 1967)
2 Research Notes for Matthew Stafford and related