9 Research Notes for NFL Draft Indianapolis Colts 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  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.
2009.04.25  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
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
2009.04.13  Colts Run of RB Success
The Colts have been very successful drafting running backs in the 1st round lately.
Running Backs Drafted in 1st Round by Colts - Last 25 Years
Year Player School
2006 Joseph Addai LSU
1999 Edgerrin James Miami (FL)
1994 Marshall Faulk San Diego State
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