10 Research Notes for NFL Draft 1968 and related
2009.04.25  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.
2009.04.16  Steelers Could be Looking for OT
The Steelers could select an offensive tackle in the 1st round in an effort to fix an offensive line that allowed 49 sacks in 2008.
Offensive Tackles Selected in 1st Round by Steelers - Common Draft Era
Year Player School
1996 Jamain Stephens North Carolina A&T
1992 Leon Searcy Miami (FL)
1968 Mike Taylor USC
2009.04.15  1968 NFL Draft School Breakdown
Most Draft Picks by School - 1968 NFL Draft
Jackson State 11
USC 11
Houston 9
Miami (FL) 9
Mississippi 9
2009.04.13  Vikings Successful When Drafing Tackles
The Vikings have been very successful drafting offensive tackles in the 1st round, as three of their five 1st-round picks became Pro Bowlers.
Offensive Tackles Selected in 1st Round by Vikings
Year Player School Pro Bowls
2002 Bryant McKinnie Miami (FL) 0
1995 Korey Stringer Ohio State 1
1994 Todd Steussie California 2
1974 Steve Riley USC 0
1968 Ron Yary>> USC 7
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2009.04.13  Jets First-Round Running Backs
The Jets could select a running back in the first round for the first time since Blair Thomas in 1990.
Running Backs Selected in 1st Round by Jets - Common Draft Era
Year Player School
1990 Blair Thomas Penn State
1987 Roger Vick Texas A&M
1981 Freeman McNeil UCLA
1971 John Riggins Kansas
1968 Lee White Weber State
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