9 Research Notes for NFL Draft 1984 and related
2009.04.26  Kropog Ends Tulane OL Drought
Troy Kropog (selected 135th overall by the Titans) was the first offensive lineman from Tulane drafted since 1984.
2009.04.25  Lions Go To TE for 1st Time Since '84
Brandon Pettigrew is the first tight end selected in the first round by Lions since David Lewis in 1984.
2009.04.22  Drafting OL 1st or 2nd is Good
Drafting an offensive lineman at the 1st or 2nd overall pick has usually brought success to their teams. There have been 11 offensive linemen drafted that high in the common draft era (since 1967). Eight of the 11 made it to at least one Pro Bowl and were selected to a total of 35 Pro Bowls. The ones who never made it to a Pro Bowl:
Player Year Drafted
Robert Gallery 2004 2nd overall to Raiders
Tony Mandarich 1989 2nd overall to Packers
Dean Steinkuhler 1984 2nd overall to Oilers
2009.04.15  1984 NFL Draft School Breakdown
Most Draft Picks by School - 1984 NFL Draft
Texas 17
Illinois 9
Penn State 8
East Carolina 8
Miami (FL) 7
2009.04.13  Dolphins Rarely Select Linebacker
The Dolphins have not selected a linebacker in the 1st round since 1984.
Linebackers Selected in 1st Round by Dolphins - Common Draft Era
Year Player School
1984 Jackie Shipp Oklahoma
1977 A.J. Duhe LSU
1976 Larry Gordon Arizona State
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