15 Research Notes for NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons and related
2009.09.13  Sanchez and Ryan Join Exclusive Group
Rookie Head Coach-Rookie QB Debuts in Season Openers - Since Merger (1970)
Team Head Coach QB
'09 Jets<< Rex Ryan Mark Sanchez
'09 Lions Jim Schwartz Matthew Stafford
'08 Falcons<< Mike Smith Matt Ryan
'08 Ravens<< John Harbaugh Joe Flacco
'89 Cowboys Jimmy Johnson Troy Aikman
'82 Colts Frank Kush Mike Pagel
'76 Seahawks Jack Patera Jim Zorn
'73 Colts Howard Schnellenberger Bert Jones
>>Won game
2009.04.26  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.
2009.04.25  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
2009.04.25  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
2009.04.13  Falcons Good Drafting on Defense
The Falcons don't draft defensive players in the 1st round very often, but when they do they are typically successful.
Defensive Players Selected in 1st Round by Falcons - Since 1998
Year Player Pos School Pro Bowls
2007 Jamaal Anderson DE Arkansas 0
2004 DeAngelo Hall CB Virginia Tech 2
1999 Patrick Kerney DE Virginia 2
1998 Keith Brooking LB Georgia Tech 5
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