6 Research Notes for Matthew Stafford and related
2009.04.25  No Surprise - QB No. 1 Again
Position Selected Most Often With No. 1 Pick - Common Draft Era (Since 1967)
Pos Picks Last
QB 16>> '07 JaMarcus Russell
DE 9 '06 Mario Williams
RB 7 '95 Ki-Jana Carter
DT 3 '94 Dan Wilkinson
0T 3 '08 Jake Long
WR 2 '96 Keyshawn Johnson
LB 2 '88 Aundray Bruce
>>Matthew Stafford will become No. 17 on Saturday
2009.04.24  Big Money for Top Picks
Matthew Stafford has agreed to a 6-year deal with the Lions that will pay him $41.7 million guaranteed and could be worth up to $78 million -- easily the largest contract ever for a No. 1 overall pick.
Maximum Contract Value of No. 1 Overall Pick - Since 2004
Year Player Team Contract
2009 QB Matthew Stafford Lions 6-yr/$78M
2008 OT Jake Long Dolphins 5-yr/$57.8M
2007 QB JaMarcus Russell Raiders 6-yr/$68.0M
2006 DE Mario Williams Texans 6-yr/$62.1M
2005 QB Alex Smith 49ers 6-yr/49.5M
2004 QB Eli Manning Giants<< 6-yr/$54.0M
>>Originally drafted by Chargers
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)
2009.04.22  Should Stafford Sign Before Draft?
Last 4 No. 1 Overall Picks - Signed Before NFL Draft
Year Player, Team Date
2008 Jake Long, MIA April 21
2006 Mario Williams, HOU April 28
2003 Carson Palmer, CIN April 25
2002 David Carr, HOU April 19
2009.04.09  SEC QBs are Hit-Or-Miss
Quarterbacks from the SEC have been hit-or-miss in recent years.
Quarterbacks Drafted in 1st Round - From SEC, Since 2000
2007 JaMarcus Russell LSU Raiders
2006 Jay Cutler Vanderbilt Broncos
2005 Jason Campbell Auburn Redskins
2004 Eli Manning Ole Miss Chargers
2003 Rex Grossman Florida Bears
6 Research Notes for Matthew Stafford and related
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