17 Research Notes for NFL Draft San Diego Chargers and related
2009.04.26  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.
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  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
2009.04.25  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
2009.04.25  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
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