2009 NFL Draft

ESPNDB Research | Created: Friday, March 6, 2009 | Updated: April 28, 10:05 AM ET
DateApril 25-26
VenueRadio City Music Hall
LocationNew York, NY
CommissionerRoger Goodell
Teams Selecting32
Total Selections256
First PickMatthew Stafford
Detroit Lions
The 2009 NFL Draft took place April 25th and 26th at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The draft consisted of seven rounds -- two on the first day and five on the second day. The Detroit Lions had the No. 1 overall selection after finishing 0-16 during the 2008 season. They selected Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford after coming to a contract agreement with him on April 24th. The first round was completed in three hours and 23 minutes, seven minutes faster than the first round in 2008. The second round was completed in two hours and 24 minutes, resulting in a total time of five hours and 47 minutes for the first day. The entire draft took 15 hours and 15 minutes.
Compensatory Picks
The complete draft order for the 2009 NFL Draft was set on March 23rd, 2009. The NFL awarded 32 compensatory draft choices to supplement the 224 regularly-scheduled choices in the draft. The Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals were each awarded four compensatory picks for their free agents lost in 2008.
Saturday Draft Day Trades
1 - Cleveland traded its first-round pick to the New York Jets for the Jets' first- (No. 17) and second-round (No. 52) picks, plus DE Kenyon Coleman, QB Brett Ratliff and DB Abram Elam. New York selected Mark Sanchez, qb, USC. Cleveland traded (No. 17) to Tampa Bay and selected Andy Levitre, g, Oregon State. 2- Cleveland traded its first-round (No. 17) pick to Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers' first- (No. 19) and sixth-round (No. 191) picks. Tampa Bay selected Josh Freeman, qb, Kansas State. Cleveland traded (No. 19) to Philadelphia. 3 - Cleveland traded its first-round (No. 19) pick to Philadelphia for the Eagles' first- (No. 21) and sixth-round (No. 195) picks. Philadelphia selected Jeremy Maclin, wr, Missouri. Cleveland selected Alex Mack, c, California. 4 - New England traded its first-round (No. 23) pick to Baltimore for the Ravens' first- (No. 26) and fifth-round (No. 162) picks. Baltimore selected Michael Oher, ot, Mississippi. 5 - New England traded its first- (No. 26) and fifth-round (No. 162) picks to Green Bay for the Packers' second- (No. 41) and third-round (No. 73 and 83) picks. Green Bay selected Clay Matthews, lb, USC. 6- Seattle traded its second-round (No. 37) pick to Denver for the Broncos' 2010 first-round pick. Denver selected Alphonso Smith, db, Wake Forest. 7 - Oakland traded its second- (No. 40) and fifth-round (No. 164) picks to New England for the Patriots' second- (No. 47), fourth-(No. 124) and sixth-round (No. 199) picks. New England selected Ron Brace, dt, Boston College. Oakland selected Michael Mitchell, db, Ohio. 8 - San Francisco traded its second- (No. 43) and fourth-round (No. 111) picks to Carolina for the Panthers' 2010 first-round pick. Carolina selected Everette Brown, dt, Florida State. 9 - Chicago traded its second-round (No. 49) pick to Seattle for the Seahawks third- (No. 68) and fourth-round (No. 105) picks. Seattle selected Max Unger, c, Oregon. 10 - Dallas traded its second-round (No. 51) pick to Buffalo for the Bills' third- (No. 75) and fourth-round (No. 110) picks. Buffalo selected Andy Levitre, g, Oregon State. 11 - Miami traded its second-round (No. 56) pick to Indianapolis for the Colts' second- (No. 61) and fifth-round (No. 165) picks. Indianapolis selected Fili Moala, dt, USC. Miami selected Sean Smith, db, Utah. 12 - Pittsburgh traded its second- (No. 64) and fourth-round (No. 132) picks to Denver for the Broncos' third-round (Nos. 79 and 84) picks. Denver selected Richard Quinn, te, North Carolina.
Sunday Draft Day Trades
13 - Detroit traded its third-round (No. 65) pick to the New York Jets for the Jets' third- (No. 76), fourth- (No. 115) and seventh-round (No. 228) picks. New York selected Shonn Greene, rb. Iowa. Detroit selected DeAndre Levy, lb, Wisconsin, Sammie Lee Hill, dt, Stillman and Lydon Murtha, ot, Nebraska. 14 - New England traded its third-round (No. 73) pick to Jacksonville for the Jaguars' seventh-round pick (No. 232) and 2010 second-round pick. Jacksonville selected Derek Cox, db, William & Mary. New England selected Julian Edelman, wr, Kent State. 15 - Philadelphia traded its third-round (No. 85) pick to the New York Giants for the Giants' third- (No. 91) and fifth-round (No. 164) picks. New York selected Asher Allen, db, Georgia. Philadelphia traded (No. 91) to Seattle and (No. 164) to New Orleans. 16 - New England traded its third- (No. 89) pick to Tennessee for the Titans' 2010 second-round pick. Tennessee selected Jared Cook, te, South Carolina. 17 - Philadelphia traded its third-round (No. 91) pick to Seattle for the Seahawks' fifth- (No. 137) and fifth-round (No. 213) picks\ and 2010 third-round pick. Seattle selected Deon Butler, wr, Penn State. Philadelphia traded (No. 137) to New England and selected Paul Fanaika, g, Arizona State. 18 - Dallas traded its fourth-round (No. 117) pick to Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers' fourth- (No. 120) and seventh-round (No. 229) picks. Tampa Bay selected Kyle Moore, de, Southern Cal. Dallas selected Brandon Williams, lb, Texas Tech and Manuel Johnson, wr, Oklahoma. 19 - New England traded DB Ellis Hobbs to Philadelphia for the Eagles' fifth-round (No. 137 and No. 141) picks. New England traded (No. 137) and (No. 141) to Baltimore. 20 - Baltimore traded its fourth- (No. 123) and sixth-round (No. 198) picks to New England for the Patriots' fifth-round (No. 137 and No. 141) picks. New England selected Rich Ohrnberger, g, Penn State and Jake Ingram, ls, Hawaii. Baltimore selected Jason Phillips, lb, TCU and traded (No. 141) to Denver. 21 - Baltimore traded its fifth- (No. 141) pick to Denver for the Broncos' fifth- (No. 149) and sixth-round (No. 185) picks. Denver selected Kenny McKinley, wr, South Carolina. Baltimore selected Davon Drew, te, East Carolina and Cedric Peerman, rb, Virginia. 22 - Atlanta traded its fifth-round (No. 143) pick to Dallas for the Cowboys' fifth- (No. 156) and seventh-round (No. 210) pick. Dallas selected DeAngelo Smith, db, Cincinnati. Atlanta selected Garrett Reynolds, ot, North Carolina and Vance Walker, dt, Georgia Tech. 23 - Washington traded its fifth-round (No. 150) pick to Minnesota for the Vikings' fifth- (No. 158) and seventh-round (No. 221) picks. Minnesota selected Jasper Brinkley, lb, South Carolina. Washington selected Cody Glenn, lb, Nebraska and Eddie Williams, rb, Idaho. 24 - Philadelphia traded its fifth-round (No. 164) pick to New Orleans for the Saints seventh-round pick (No. 222) and 2010 fifth-round pick. New Orleans selected Thomas Morstead, p, SMU. Philadelphia traded (No. 222) to Indianapolis. 25 - Detroit traded its sixth-round (No. 174) pick to Denver for the Broncos' seventh-round pick (No. 235) and 2010 fifth-round pick. Denver selected Tom Brandstater, qb, Fresno State. Detroit selected Zach Follet, lb, California. 26 - Carolina traded its sixth-round (No. 202) pick to Oakland for the Raiders' seventh-round pick (No. 216) and 2010 sixth-round pick. Oakland selected Brandon Myers, te, Iowa. Carolina selected Captain Munnerlyn, db, South Carolina. 27 - Philadelphia traded its seventh-round (No. 222) pick to Indianapolis for the 2010 sixth-round pick. Indianapolis selected Pat McAfee, p, West Virginia. 28 - Miami traded its seventh-round (No. 237) pick to Kansas City for the Chiefs' 2010 seventh-round pick. Kansas City selected Jake O'Connell, te, Miami (Ohio).
Research Notes
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.
The Elias Sports Bureau | 12/24/2009
Crabtree Not Far Behind Heyward-Bey
There were six wide receivers drafted in the first round in 2009. Obviously, Michael Crabtree is the last one to sign, but he's not too far behind Darrius Heyward-Bey -- the only WR selected before him -- in terms of total production.
WR Drafted in First Round in 2009
Player Rec Rec Yds
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK 2 36
10. Michael Crabtree, SF 0 0<<
19. Jeremy Maclin, PHI 6 45
22. Percy Harvin, MIN 14 167
29. Hakeem Nicks, NYG 3 72
30. Kenny Britt, TEN 17 271
>>Has not played in 2009
Total Picks by School
Overall Pick Breakdown by School
Southern Cal 11
Ohio State 7
Oregon State 7
South Carolina 7
Georgia 6
Missouri 6
Oregon 6
Cincinnati 6
North Carolina 5
Penn State 5
Oklahoma 5
Rutgers 5
Maryland 5
BCS Schools With No Drafted Players
BCS Schools without a player selected
Iowa State
Mississippi State
BCS Championship Game Provides Few Picks
This year's BCS Championship game teams, Oklahoma and Florida, had a combined total of eight (8) players selected in this year's draft. Since the BCS era began, this is the least number of players selected in the NFL Draft (1999-present) from the two schools combined that played in the BCS National Championship game.
Non-FCS Schools with a Drafted Player
Non-FBS schools with a player selected
Abilene Christian
Cal Poly
McNeese State
Nicholls State
Norfolk State
North Dakota State
Sam Houston State
St. Pauls
Stephen F. Austin
Tennessee State
Weber State
West Texas A&M
Western Illinois
Western Ontario
William and Mary
Total Picks By Position
Overall Pick Breakdown by Position
DB 55
WR 35
LB 29
RB 22
TE 21
DT 20
OT 20
DE 19
G 12
QB 10
C 8
K 3
P 2
Total Picks by Conference
Overall Pick Breakdown by Conference
SEC 36
ACC 33
Pac-10 32
Big 12 29
Big Ten 28
Big East 27
Mountain West 16
FCS 15
C-USA 10
WAC 10
Mid-American 10
D2 6
Sun Belt 2
Independent 1
Canada 1
Succop is Mr. Irrelevant
Ryan Succop is the first Mr. Irrelevant selected by the Chiefs since Rayford Jenkins in 1970. He's also the first kicker to be Mr. Irrelevant since Akron's Daron Alcorn in 1999 (Bucs). Succop is the 2nd Mr. Irrelevant from the SEC in the last 3 years (CB Ramzee Robinson, Lions, 2007).
Kent State Sends Another QB to NFL as WR
Kent State WR Julian Edelman played QB in college and was 4th in the MAC in total offense last season. Current Browns WR Joshua Cribbs was also a QB at Kent State before switching to WR. Edelman also led all FBS QB in rushing last season with 1,370 yards.
Byrd Latest LSU WR Draft
Demetrius Byrd (224th overall, Chargers) is the 8th LSU wide receiver drafted this decade. This is the 3rd consecutive year an LSU wide receiver has been draft.
Arizona State Draft Streak Lives
With Paul Fanaika being selected 213th by the Eagles, Arizona State has now had a player selected in EVERY NFL draft since 1961.
Division II Rushing Leaders
Most Rush YPG
Division II Last Season
Player School Rush YPG
1 Jerry Seymour Glenville St 207.45
2 Bernard Scott Abilene Christian 179.67
3 Bobby Coy Mesa St 145.45
4 Phil Milbrath Michigan Tech 134.30
Another Kentucky DT Drafted
Myron Pryor is the first Kentucky defensive tackle selected since the Jets selected Dewayne Robertson with the 4th overall pick in 2002.
SFA Gets Another Draftee
Dominique Edison is the first player from Stephen F. Austin drafted since QB Wes Pate in 2002, and just the third SFA WR drafted in the common draft era (1967).
FBS All-Division Passing Leaders
Most Pass Yards
All Divisions, 2008 Season
Player School Pass Yds
Graham Harrell Texas Tech 5,111
Keith Null >>West Texas A&M 5,097
Case Keenum Houston 5,020
>>Division II
Norfolk State Draftees
Don Carey is the first player from Norfolk State drafted since Kenneth McDaniel and James Roe in 1996.
McNeese State Draftees
McNeese State Players Drafted
This Decade
'09 WR Quinten Lawrence Chiefs 6th
'08 DE Bryan Smith Eagles 3rd
'04 CB Keith Smith Lions 3rd
Davis Drafted in 5th Round
Nate Davis, selected 171st overall, is the second Ball State QB selected in NFL draft history. (1981, Mark O'Connell, 12th Round, Bengals). He's also the first 49ers QB selected since Alex Smith (1st overall in 2005).
Louisville Offensive Linemen Drafted
G George Bussey is the 2nd Louisville offensive lineman selected in this year's draft, joining C Eric Wood. It is the first time since 1970 that 2 Louisville OL were selected in the same draft (also a center and a guard).
Summers Shuffles into NFL
Frank Summers (169th overall, Steelers) is the first UNLV running back selected in the NFL Draft since Ickey Woods was a second-round pick by the Bengals in 1988.
Clemson Safeties Back-to-Back
Clemson safeties Chris Clemons and Michael Hamlin went back-to-back in the 5th round (165th and 166th overall) in 2009. They're the first pair of Clemson DBs to be drafted in the same year since Brian Dawkins and Leomont Evans in 1996.
Foster is 5th Draftee from UNC
Brooks Foster (160th overall) was the fifth player drafted from North Carolina in 2009, the most UNC draftees since 2002, when they had 6 players selected.
Long Wait for First Nebraska Pick
Cody Glenn was selected 158th overall by the Redskins, making him the first Nebraska player off the board. It's the latest Nebraska has had to wait for its first drafted player since 1970 (Jim McFarland, 164th).
Reynolds is First UNC OT Since '92
OT Garrett Reynolds is the first offensive tackle selected from North Carolina since 1992 when Andrew Oberg was selected by the Packers in the 10th round.
USC Defense Ties Draft Record
USC had 6 defensive players selected in the first four rounds, tying the common draft record set by Ohio State in 2006. USC: Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews, Rey Maualuga, Fili Moala, Kaluka Maiava, Kyle Moore OSU: A.J. Hawk, Donte Whitner, Bobby Carpenter, Ashton Youboty, Anthony Schlegel, Nate Salley
Illinois Offensive Tackles Go Fifth
Xavier Fulton (155th overall, Buccaneers) is the fifth offensive tackle from Illinois selected this decade. All five have been selected in the 5th round.
Brinkley Joins Abraham
Jasper Brinkley (150th overall, Vikings) is the highest drafted South Carolina linebacker since John Abraham in 2000 (Jets, 1st Round).
Oregon State's 5-Pack
Brandon Hughes (148th overall) was the fifth player selected from Oregon State in the 2009 NFL Draft. That's the most Oregon State players selected in a single draft since 1969.
Cincinnati Connections
Kevin Huber was selected by the Bengals 142nd overall. This is the second straight year the Bengals have selected a player from Cincinnati (DE Angelo Craig, 7th round).
Brown a Surprise Pick from Missouri
Colin Brown (139th overall, Chiefs) is the first offensive tackle drafted from Missouri since John Clay was selected 15th overall in 1987.
Abilene Christian Draftees
Abilene Christian Players Drafted
Since 1980
'09 WR Johnny Knox Bears 5th
'06 DB Danieal Manning Bears 2nd
'85 OT Dan Remsberg Chargers 9th
'83 C Grant Faesel Colts 6th
'83 WR Steve Parker Patriots 11th
Taylor is First Michigan Draft Pick
Terrance Taylor was selected 136th overall, making him the first Michigan player drafted in 2009. It's the latest the first Michigan player has come off the board (in terms of overall selection) in the common draft era.
Kropog Ends Tulane OL Drought
Troy Kropog (selected 135th overall by the Titans) was the first offensive lineman from Tulane drafted since 1984.
Wake Gets Quartet for First Time
When Stanley Arnoux was selected 118th overall by the New Orleans Saints, it marked the first time in the common draft era that Wake Forest had four players selected in the same draft. All four Wake Forest selections have been defensive players.
Hill Makes Stillman History
Sammie Lee Hill (115th overall, Lions) was the first player drafted from Stillman in the common draft era.
Bruton Dominates Combine
David Bruton
Combine Rankings Among Safeties
40-Yard Dash 4.46 2nd
Vertical 41.5" t-1st
Broad Jump 11' 1st
EMU Offensive Tackles
T.J. Lang was the first OT selected from Eastern Michigan since L.J. Shelton in 1999 (1st Round, Cardinals).
Thomas Sets Pac-10 Receiving Record
Most Career Receptions
Pac-10 History
Player School Rec
'05-08 Mike Thomas Arizona 259
'02-05 Derek Hagan Arizona St 258
'96-99 Troy Walters Stanford 248
'01-03 Reggie Williams Washington 243
Big Ten Dominates Third Round
Picks by Conference in 3rd Round
Big Ten 9
Big 12 4
Pac-10 2
Mid-American 2
Big East 1
Fastest Defensive Tackles
Fastest Defensive Tackles
2009 NFL Scouting Combine
Player School 40 Time
Jarron Gilbert San Jose St 4.82
Dorell Scott Clemson 4.88
Ziggy Hood Missouri 4.88
Missouri Quartet Marks Milestone
Chase Coffman was the fourth Missouri player selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, the most Tigers drafted since 1991.
Missouri Players Drafted in 1st 3 Rounds
2009 4
1988-2008 4
Alabama Draft Picks
When Rashad Johnson was selected by the Cardinals, he became 4th Alabama player selected -- that's the most Alabama players selected in the first 3 rounds since 1994.
Cook First SC TE Since 1982
Jared Cook was selected 89th overall by the Titans, making him the first South Carolina TE selected since DeWayne Chivers in 1982 (Bills, 160th overall).
Webb Joins Nicholls State Draftees
UNC WR More Popular Than Ever
With the Patriots selection of Brandon Tate, this marks the first time two UNC receivers have been selected in the same draft (Hakeem Nicks).
Lions Draft WR AGAIN!
Derrick Williams is the 9th receiver selected by Lions this decade.
Miller Parlays Fiesta Bowl MVP into Draft Pick
Roy Miller was the Defensive MVP of the 2009 Fiesta Bowl, and was selected in the 3rd round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He's the highest-selected Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP since the Packers took A.J. Hawk (2005 MVP) 5th overall.
Brewster is a High Pick From Ball State
Robert Brewster is the first Ball State player drafted since 2005 (three players selected in 6th round in '05), and the highest Ball State player drafted since P Brad Maynard in 1997 (Giants, 95th overall).
Cox First From W&M Since Sharper
William and Mary Players Drafted
Since 1990
Player Team Round
'09 CB Derek Cox Jaguars 3rd
'97 S Darren Sharper Packers 2nd
'92 QB Chris Hakel Redskins 4th
'91 RB Tyrone Shelton Rams 7th
UConn Picks Picking Up
1967-99 7
2000-08 5
2009 4<<
>>Through first 2 rounds
Williams is Highest from Western Illinois Since '60s
Jason Williams is the highest drafted player from Western Illinois since Leroy Jackson in 1962 (Browns, 11th overall). He's also the first player from Western Illinois drafted since punter Mike Scifres in 2003 (Chargers, 5th round).
Chiefs Go DL Again
Alex Magee is the fifth defensive lineman selected in the first three rounds by the Chiefs in the last 3 years (Tank Tyler, Turk McBride, Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson).
Cowboys Have 12 Picks Left
Team No.
Dallas Cowboys 12
Chicago Bears 9
Cincinnati Bengals 9
Pittsburgh Steelers 8
Tennessee Titans 8
Most Picks by Position
Most Picks, By Position
2009 NFL Draft
DB 12
WR 9<<
OT 8
DE 8
LB 8
DT 6
RB 4
QB 3
C 3
TE 2
G 1
>>Includes Pat White as WR
USC Paces All Schools on First Two Days
Most Frequently Selected Schools
First Two Rounds in 2009 NFL Draft
Connecticut 4
Ohio State 4
Georgia 3
Missouri 3
Oregon 3
First Two Rounds by Conference
Most Picks, By Conference
2009 NFL Draft
Pac-10 11
ACC 10
Big 12 10
SEC 10
Big East 9
Big Ten 6
Mid-American 3
Mountain West 2
Sun Belt 1
Big Day for UConn
This is the first time at least three players from Connecticut have been selected in the draft in the same year. In addition, the four highest drafted Connecticut players of the common draft era have been selected today.
Highest Drafted Players from Connecticut
Common Draft Era
Year Pick Player Pos Team
2009 27th Donald Brown RB Colts
2009 41st Darius Butler CB Patriots
2009 60th William Beatty OT Giants
2009 63rd Cody Brown DE Cardinals
2005 82nd Alfred Fincher LB Saints
Houston's Good Run
With Sebastian Vollmer's selection by the Patriots, the University of Houston has had a player selected in the first two rounds in each of the last three drafts (2008 - WR Donnie Avery, Rams; 2007 QB Kevin Kolb, Eagles).
Missouri Trio is Rare Group
William Moore is the third player drafted from Missouri in 2009 (Jeremy Maclin, Ziggy Hood). This is the first time since 1981 that Missouri had 3 players selected in the 1st 2 rounds.
Sooners Don't Usually Go So Late
Phil Loadholt was drafted with the 52nd overall pick, marking the lowest position that the first Oklahoma player has been selected since 1999.
Georgia WR Rarely Get Picked This Early
Mohamed Massaquoi is the third Georgia receiver selected in the 1st or 2nd round in the common draft era.
Sintim Drafted High for a UVA LB
Clint Sintim is the highest drafted Virginia linebacker since James Farrior (Jets, 8th overall in 1997).
Mitchell Makes Ohio History
Michael Mitchell was a suprise pick in the 2nd round (47th overall). The last time a player from Ohio was chosen before the 3rd round was in the very first NFL Draft in 1936 when OT Art Lewis was selected 9th overall by the Giants.
Oregon DB Taken on the First Day
Entering this year, Oregon had just 4 defensive backs selected in the 1st two rounds in the common draft era. Jairus Byrd and Patrick Chung have both gone in the 2nd round this year.
Historic Day for the Huskies
The two highest drafted Connecticut players of the common draft era have been selected today:
Highest Drafted Players from Connecticut
Common Draft Era
2009 27th Donald Brown RB Colts
2009 41st Darius Butler CB Patriots
2005 82nd Alfred Fincher LB Saints
First-Rounders Come From BCS Conferences
31 of the 32 1st-round picks in the 2009 NFL Draft came from BCS conferences (Larry English is the exception).
Arizona OT Selected
Eben Britton is the highest drafted Arizona offensive tackle since John Fina in 1992 (Bills, 27th overall).
Two BC D-Linemen Taken
2009 marks the first time that Boston College has had 2 defensive linemen selected in the same year in the common draft era (Ron Brace, Patriots, and B.J. Raji, Packers).
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)
Most Top 10 Picks Since 2000
Most Top 10 Picks Since 2000
Texas 7
Miami (FL) 5
Florida St 4
Ohio State 4
Most First-Round Picks Since 2000
Most 1st-Round Picks Since 2000
Miami (FL) 26
Ohio State 16
USC 15
Florida St 13
Texas 13
Smith Makes Wake Forest History
Alphonso Smith (37th overall) was the highest drafted DB from Wake Forest in the common draft era (since 1967).
Robiskie Joins OSU Club
Brian Robiskie was the 5th Ohio State receiver selected in the 1st or 2nd round since 2004.
DBs from Oregon
Patrick Chung was the highest-selected DB from Oregon since Alex Molden in 1996 (11th overall).
Matthews, Cushing add to USC LB History
USC Linebackers Selected in 1st Round
Since 1990
Year Player Team
2009 Clay Matthews Packers
2009 Brian Cushing Texans
2008 Keith Rivers Bengals
1999 Chris Claiborne Lions
1990 Junior Seau Chargers
Two Centers Drafted in 1st Round
With Cs Alex Mack (Browns) and Eric Wood (Bills), it marks the first time 2 centers have been selected in the first round since 1968.
Brown Makes UConn History
Running Backs Drafted in 1st Round by Colts
Last 25 Years
Year Player School
2009 Donald Brown Connecticut<<
2006 Joseph Addai LSU
1999 Edgerrin James Miami (FL)
1994 Marshall Faulk San Diego State
>>First 1st-round pick in UConn history
Parcells Grabs Another DB
Defensive Backs Selected in 1st or 2nd Round
By Bill Parcells as Head Coach or in Front Office, Last 20 Years
Year Player Team Pro Bowls
2009 Vontae Davis Dolphins --
2003 Terence Newman Cowboys 1
1996 Lawyer Milloy Patriots 4
1995 Ty Law Patriots 5
Ole Miss Gets 2 for First Time
Ole Miss 1st Round Picks
Since 2000
Year Player Pos Team
2009 Peria Jerry DT Falcons
2009 Michael Oher OT Ravens
2007 Patrick Willis LB 49ers
2005 Chris Spencer C Seahawks
2004 Eli Manning QB Chargers
2001 Deuce McAllister RB Saints
>>1st time Ole Miss has ever had 2 first round picks in the same draft
SEC OT Taken High
SEC Offensive Tackles Selected in 1st Round
Since 2000
2009 Michael Oher Ole Miss
2009 Andre Smith Alabama
2008 Chris Williams Vanderbilt
2004 Shawn Andrews Arkansas
2003 George Foster Georgia
2001 Kenyatta Walker Florida
2000 Chris Samuels Alabama
Harvin joins Moss, others
Wide Receivers Selected in 1st Round by Vikings
Common Draft Era
Year Player School
2009 Percy Harvin Florida
2005 Troy Williamson South Carolina
1998 Randy Moss Marshall
1967 Gene Washington Michigan State
When Browns Go OL, They Prefer Centers
Offensive Linemen Selected by Browns in 1st Round
Common Draft Era
Year Player Pos School
2009 Alex Mack C California
2007 Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin
2003 Jeff Faine C Notre Dame
1993 Steve Everitt C Michigan
1973 Pete Adams G USC
1970 Bob McKay OT Texas
Lions Go To TE for 1st Time Since '84
Brandon Pettigrew is the first tight end selected in the first round by Lions since David Lewis in 1984.
Ayers Joins Exclusive Vols Group
Tennessee Defensive Linemen Selected in 1st Round
Since 2000
Year Player Pos Team
2009 Robert Ayers DE Broncos
2007 Justin Harrell DT Packers
2002 John Henderson DT Jaguars
2002 Albert Haynesworth DT Titans
2000 Shaun Ellis DE Jets
>> 5 combined Pro Bowl appearances
Freeman is Bucs 1st QB Since Dilfer
Quarterbacks Selected in 1st Round by Buccaneers
Year Player Pos School
2009 Josh Freeman QB Kansas State
1994 Trent Dilfer QB Fresno State
1987 Vinny Testaverde QB Miami (FL)
1978 Doug Williams QB Grambling
Larry English Makes NIU History
Larry English is the first player selected in the first round from Northern Illinois. The previous high was John Spilis 69th overall, 3rd round, 1969.
Linebackers Selected in 1st Round by Chargers
Last 25 Years
Year Player School
2009 Larry English Northern Illinois
2005 Shawne Merriman Maryland
1990 Junior Seau USC
Cushing is Rare Texans LB Pick
Linebackers Selected Rounds 1-3 by Texans
Team History
Year Round Player School
2009 1st Brian Cushing USC
2006 2nd DeMeco Ryans Alabama
2004 1st Jason Babin Western Michigan
2003 3rd Antwan Peek Cincinnati
Ohio State First-Round CB in Last 15 Years
Ohio State Cornerbacks Selected in 1st Round
Last 15 Years
Year Player Team
2009 Malcolm Jenkins Saints
2004 Chris Gamble Panthers
2001 Nate Clements Bills
2000 Ahmed Plummer 49ers
1999 Antoine Winfield Bills
1997 Shawn Springs Seahawks
Jenkins First DB for Saints Since '96
Saints' DB Malcolm Jenkins is the first defensive back selected by the Saints in the first round since 1996 (CB Alex Molden, Oregon).
Orakpo Rare First-Round Texas DL
Texas Defensive Linemen Selected in 1st Round
Common Draft Era
Year Player Pos Team
2009 Brian Orakpo DE Redskins
2004 Marcus Tubbs DT Seahawks
2001 Casey Hampton DT Steelers
1982 Kenneth Sims DT Patriots
Moreno 5th UGA RB Drafted in First Round
Georgia Running Backs Selected in 1st Round
Common Draft Era
Year Player Team
2009 Knowshon Moreno Broncos
1998 Robert Edwards Patriots
1993 Garrison Hearst Cardinals
1990 Rodney Hampton Giants
1989 Tim Worley Steelers
Maybin Latest From Penn State
Penn State Defensive Players Selected in 1st Round
Since 2000
Year Player Pos Team
2009 Aaron Maybin DE Bills
2006 Tamba Hali DE Chiefs
2003 Jimmy Kennedy DT Rams
2003 Michael Haynes DE Bears
2000 Courtney Brown DE Browns
2000 LaVar Arrington>> LB Redskins
>>only one selected to Pro Bowl
49ers First Round WR: Rice or Bust
Wide Receivers Selected in 1st Round by 49ers
Last 25 Years
Year Player School Career Rec Yds
2009 Michael Crabtree Texas Tech --
2004 Rashaun Woods Oklahoma State 160
1995 J.J. Stokes UCLA 4,293
1985 Jerry Rice Mississippi Valley St 22,895
Crabtree First Since '83
49ers' WR Michael Crabtree is the first Texas Tech player selected in the first round since DT Gabriel Rivera in 1983 (Steelers).
Texas Tech Players Selected in 1st Round
Year Player Pos Team
2009 Michael Crabtree WR 49ers
1983 Gabe Rivera DT Steelers
1981 Ted Watts DB Raiders
1965 Donny Anderson RB Packers
1964 Dave Parks WR 49ers
1945 Walt Schlinkman FB Packers
BC DL Drafted in First Round
Boston College Defensive Linemen Selected in 1st Round
Common Draft Era
Year Player Pos Team
2009 B.J. Raji DT Packers
2006 Mathias Kiwanuka DE Giants
2000 Chris Hovan DT Vikings
1995 Mike Mamula DE Eagles
1987 John Bosa DE Dolphins
BC Top 10 Picks
Boston College Top 10 Picks
Common Draft Era
Year Player Pos Team
2009 B.J. Raji DT Packers
2008 Matt Ryan QB Falcons
1995 Mike Mamula DE Eagles
1967 Bob Hyland C Packers
Monroe Latest UVA Tackle in Top 10
Most Offensive Tackles Selected in Top 10
Common Draft Era
Virginia 4
Texas 3
Wisconsin 3
2009 Looking Like 1985
This is the first time 3 offensive lineman have been selected in Top 8 picks since 1985.
No. Team Player Pos. School
2. Atlanta Bill Fralic T Pittsburgh
6. Detroit Lomas Brown T Florida
7. Green Bay Ken Ruettgers T Southern Cal
Maryland WR Rarely Go This Early
Highest Drafted Receivers from Maryland
Common Draft Era
Year Round Pick Player Team
2009 1st 7th Darrius Heyward-Bey Raiders
1989 5th 116th Vernon Joines Browns
1996 5th 153rd Jermaine Lewis Ravens
1970 7th 173rd Roland Merritt Redskins
1988 9th 224th Azizuddin Abdur-Ra'oof Chiefs
>>last Maryland WR in 1st round: Gary Collins, 1962
Smith is 4th Tide OL to Go in First Round
Alabama Offensive Linemen Selected in 1st Round
Common Draft Era
Year Player Pos Pick
2009 Andre Smith OT 5th
2000 Chris Samuels OT 3rd
1978 Bob Cryder G 18th
1973 John Hannah G 4th
Smith First From 'Bama Since 2000
University of Alabama T Andre Smith is the first Alabama player(s) selected in the first round since T Chris Samuels (3rd overall by Redskins) and RB Shaun Alexander (19th overall by Seahawks) in 2000.
Jets Draft Another QB
Quarterbacks Drafted in 1st Round
Jets History
Year Player School
2009 Mark Sanchez USC
2000 Chad Pennington Marshall
1983 Ken O'Brien Cal-Davis
1976 Richard Todd Alabama
1965 Joe Namath Alabama
Seahawks Picks in Top 5
Seahawks Drafting in Top 5
Year Player Pos College
2009 Aaron Curry LB Wake Forest
1997 Shawn Springs CB Ohio State
1993 Rick Mirer QB Notre Dame
1990 Cortez Kennedy DT Miami (FL)
1983 Curt Warner RB Penn State
1981 Kenny Easley DB UCLA
1976 Steve Niehaus DT Notre Dame
LSU Provides First-Round Talent
LSU Players Selected in 1st Round
Since 2007
Year Player Pos Team
2009 Tyson Jackson DE Chiefs
2008 Glenn Dorsey DT Chiefs
2007 JaMarcus Russell QB Raiders
2007 LaRon Landry S Redskins
2007 Dwayne Bowe WR Chiefs
2007 Craig Davis WR Chargers
Curry Gives Pace Some Company
Wake Forest University LB Aaron Curry is a first-round selection; the only previous Wake Forest player selected in the first round in the history of the common draft (dating to 1967) was DE Calvin Pace in 2003 (Cardinals).
LSU DL in First Round a Recent Trend
LSU Defensive Linemen Selected in 1st Round
Common Draft Era
Year Player Team
2009 Tyson Jackson Chiefs
2008 Glenn Dorsey Chiefs
2005 Marcus Spears Cowboys
1999 Anthony McFarland Buccaneers
Rams Good When Picking in Top 5
St. Louis Rams
When Drafting in Top Five
Year Pick Player Pos College Pro Bowls
2009 2 Jason Smith OT Baylor --
2008 2 Chris Long DE Virginia 0
1997 1 Orlando Pace OT Ohio State 7
1992 2 Sean Gilbert DT Pittsburgh 1
1991 5 Todd Lyght CB Notre Dame 1
1983 2 Eric Dickerson RB SMU 6
1966 2 Tom Mack OG Michigan 11
Rams First-Round Offensive Tackles
Offensive Tackles Drafted By Rams in First Round
Last 25 Years
Year Player School
2009 Jason Smith Baylor
2005 Alex Barron Florida State
1997 Orlando Pace>> Ohio State
1994 Wayne Gandy Auburn
>>first overall selection
Smith First Baylor First-Rounder in 13 Years
Baylor University T Jason Smith is the first Baylor player selected in the first round since DT Daryl Gardener in 1996 (Dolphins).
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
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
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
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
A Lot to Learn for No. 1 Overall QB
So what should Lions fans expect from Matthew Stafford? Well not much the first year. The last five quarterbacks taken No. 1 overall have not done much in their first season, each throwing more interceptions than touchdowns, with the exception of Carson Palmer who held a clipboard his entire rookie year.
Last 5 Quarterbacks Selected No. 1 Overall
In First Season
Player Team TD-Int
'07 JaMarcus Russell Raiders 2-4
'05 Alex Smith 49ers 1-11
'04 Eli Manning Chargers<< 6-9
'03 Carson Palmer Bengals DNP
'02 David Carr Texans 9-15
>> Traded to Giants on Draft Day
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
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)
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
Ohio State First-Round RB Are Good
Maybe Chris Wells is worth a first-round pick. There have been six RBs from Ohio State taken in the first round. The last three have played at least 8 seasons (Keith Byars, Robert Smith and Eddie George) and were selected to 7 combined Pro Bowls. Here's the average NFL career for an Ohio State RB drafted in the first round:
Ohio State RBs Drafted in 1st Round
Common Draft Era (since 1967)
Number of players 6
Avg career 7.8 seasons
Avg 1,000-yard seasons 2.3 seasons
Avg rush yard total 4,728.7
Combined Pro Bowls 10
Falcons Draft Potential Franchise QB
Atlanta takes a QB with the #3 pick in the draft, hoping to change the face of the franchise.
Quarterbacks Drafted By Falcons
In First Round
Year Player College
2008 Matt Ryan Boston College
2001 Michael Vick Virginia Tech
1987 Chris Miller Oregon
1975 Steve Bartkowski California
1966 Randy Johnson Texas A&I
Dolphins Picking at 25 Again
This is the 5th time in the common draft era that the Dolphins own the 25th pick in the draft. It hasn't been a very successful slot for them.
25th Pick in NFL Draft by Dolphins
Common Draft Era
Year Player Pos School
2009 Vontae Davis CB Illinois
1995 Billy Milner OT Houston
1993 O.J. McDuffie WR Penn State
1989 Louis Oliver DB Florida
1972 Mike Kadish DT Notre Dame
>> 0 combined Pro Bowl appearances
Bills Picking 11th Again
For the second year in a row the Bills are the owners of the lucky 11th overall pick. Since 2001 every 11th overall pick has been to at least one Pro Bowl with the lone exception of last year's selection, Leodis McKelvin.
11th Overall Picks
Since 2001
Year Player Pos School
2008 Leodis McKelvin CB Troy>>
2007 Patrick Willis LB Ole Miss
2006 Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt
2005 DeMarcus Ware LB Troy
2004 Ben Roethlisberger QB Miami (OH)
2003 Marcus Trufant CB Washington State
2002 Dwight Freeney DE Syracuse
2001 Dan Morgan LB Miami (FL)
>> only one not selected to at least one Pro Bowl
Bengals With Another Top 10 Pick
No one picks in the top 10 more often than the Bengals. This will be the 24th time that the Bengals select in the top 10 in the common draft era.
Most Top 10 Selections
Common Draft Era
Cincinnati Bengals 23
Atlanta Falcons 20
Detroit Lions 19
New York Jets 19
New Orleans Saints 17
>>Entering 2009 NFL Draft
Browns Pick in Top 5 Often
Barring any trade, the Browns will move into sole possession of 2nd place for the most top five selections in the common draft era.
Most Top Five Selections
Common Draft Era
Cincinnati Bengals 14
Cleveland Browns 10
Atlanta Falcons 10
Indianapolis Colts 10
>>Entering 2009 NFL Draft
Heyward-Bey Blazes at Combine
Fastest 40-Yard Dash Times at Combine
Wide Receivers Since 2000
Player School Year Time
Jerome Mathis Hampton 2005 4.28
Darrius Heyward-Bey Maryland 2009 4.30
Yamon Figurs Kansas St 2007 4.30
Aaron Lockett South Carolina 2002 4.31
Santana Moss Miami (FL) 2001 4.31
Wells Declares for Draft
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Beanie Wells announced on Thursday that he will skip his senior season and make himself eligible in the 2009 NFL draft. Since 1997, there have been 19 players from Ohio State selected in the first round, but none of them were running backs. The last Buckeye running back taken in the first round of the NFL draft was Eddie George in 1996.
The Elias Sports Bureau | 1/1/2009
Moreno Slow at Combine
Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno runs a slower-than-expected 4.60 in the 40-yard dash. Over the previous 5 drafts the only player to run a 4.60 or lower at the combine and still get drafted within the first three rounds is Maurice Clarett (4.78 in 2005 - 3rd round pick by the Broncos). The last player to run a sub-4.6 forty at the combine and be selected in the 1st round was William Green (4.60 in 2002).
Most QB Selected in 1st Round Since 2000
Most QB Selected in 1st Round
Since 2000
USC 2 Matt Leinart, Carson Palmer
California 2 Aaron Rodgers, Kyle Boller
Marshall 2 Byron Leftwich, Chad Pennington
Tulane 2 J.P. Losman, Patrick Ramsey
Most QB Drafted Since 2002
Most QB Drafted Since 2002
Ohio State 3
Louisville 3
Michigan 3
Oregon 3
>> 2002: first draft featuring players coached by Pete Carroll