6 Research Notes for NFL Draft 1974 and related
2009.04.16  Cardinals Rarely Draft TE
The Cardinals have selected only one tight end in the first round in team history: J.V. Cain out of Colorado in 1974.
Tight Ends Selected in First or Second Round by Cardinals - Common Draft Era
Year Round Player School
1989 2nd Walter Reeves Auburn
1980 2nd Dough Marsh Michigan
1974 1st J.V. Cain>> Colorado
>> only TE selected in first round in franchise history
2009.04.15  1974 NFL Draft School Breakdown
Most Draft Picks by School - 1974 NFL Draft
UCLA 12
Michigan 10
Penn State 10
Colorado 10
USC 9
Boston College 9
2009.04.13  Colts Could Target DT
The Colts could make Peria Jerry or Evander Hood the 5th defensive tackle selected in the 1st round in the common draft era, and just the 2nd since the team moved to Indianapolis.
Defensive Tackles Selected in 1st Round by Colts - Common Draft Era
Year Player School
1995 Ellis Johnson Florida
1976 Ken Novak Purdue
1974 John Dutton>> Nebraska
1973 Joe Ehrmann Syracuse
>> 3-time Pro Bowler
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
>> Hall of Famer
2009.04.13  Saints First-Round Linebackers
The Saints may be in the market for a linebacker.
Linebackers Selected in 1st round by Saints - Common Draft Era
Year Player School
1995 Mark Fields Washington State
1985 Alvin Toles Tennessee
1974 Rick Middleton Ohio State
1967 Les Kelley Alabama
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