10 Research Notes for Matthew Stafford and related
2009.12.24  FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: FROM BRADSHAW TO STAFFORD&.THE STREAK CONTINUES
FROM BRADSHAW TO STAFFORD&.THE STREAK CONTINUES " Matthew Stafford was placed on the Lions' injured-reserve list on Thursday ending his season. Stafford, the first player chosen in the 2009 draft, had a 2-8 record as a starter for Detroit, preserving a streak that's spanned four decades. Since 1967, the first year of the common draft, no quarterback selected with the first overall pick has had a winning record as a starter during his rookie season. The streak began with Terry Bradshaw, who was taken with the first choice of the 1970 draft.
2009.04.25  Stafford Adds to SEC Total
Most Number 1 Overall Picks by Conference - Common Draft Era
Pac-10 11
Big Ten 8
SEC 6<<
Independent 5
>>Including 2009 (Matthew Stafford, Georgia)
2009.04.25  Lions All-Time No. 1 Picks
Detroit Lions - First Overall Selections in NFL Draft
Year Player Pos School
2009 Matthew Stafford QB Georgia
1980 Billy Sims RB Oklahoma
1950 Leon Hart DE Notre Dame
1943 Frank Sinkwich RB Georgia
2009.04.25  Lions Draft Picks from SEC
Lions 1st Round Picks from Current SEC Schools - Common Draft Era
Year Player Pos School
2009 Matthew Stafford QB Georgia
1998 Terry Fair CB Tennessee
1985 Lomas Brown OT Florida
1983 James Jones RB Florida
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
10 Research Notes for Matthew Stafford and related
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