9 Research Notes for NFL Draft 1980 and related
2009.04.25  Lions All-Time No. 1 Picks
Detroit Lions - First Overall Selections in NFL Draft
Year Player Pos School
2009 Matthew Stafford QB Georgia
1980 Billy Sims RB Oklahoma
1950 Leon Hart DE Notre Dame
1943 Frank Sinkwich RB Georgia
2009.04.22  Pac-10 QB Drafted in First Round
It's safe to say Mark Sanchez should be a 1st-round pick on Saturday. If he does, he'll be the 4th USC QB to be drafted in the first round of the common draft era (since 1967). It would tie Cal for the most QB taken in the first round among the current Pac-10 teams.
Most QB Taken in 1st Round Among Current Pac-10 Teams - Common Draft Era (since 1967)
School QB Last one
California 4 '05 Aaron Rodgers
Oregon 3 '02 Joey Harrington
UCLA 3 '99 Cade McNown
USC 3 '06 Matt Leinart
Washington State 3 '98 Ryan Leaf
Stanford 2 '83 John Elway
Arizona State 1 '80 Mark Malone
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  1980 NFL Draft School Breakdown
Most Draft Picks by School - 1980 NFL Draft
Nebraska 10
Oklahoma 9
Baylor 9
Washington 8
2009.04.13  Falcons Could Target TE
The Falcons are a candidate to select Brandon Pettigrew in the first round, making him just the second tight end selected in the 1st round in team history.
Tight Ends Selected in 1st or 2nd Round by Falcons - Team History
Year Round Player School
2001 2nd Alge Crumpler North Carolina
1999 2nd Reggie Kelly Mississippi State
1980 1st Junior Miller Nebraska
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