13 Research Notes for NFL Draft 1989 and related
2009.04.25  Moreno 5th UGA RB Drafted in First Round
Georgia Running Backs Selected in 1st Round - Common Draft Era
Year Player Team
2009 Knowshon Moreno Broncos
1998 Robert Edwards Patriots
1993 Garrison Hearst Cardinals
1990 Rodney Hampton Giants
1989 Tim Worley Steelers
2009.04.25  Maryland WR Rarely Go This Early
Highest Drafted Receivers from Maryland - Common Draft Era
Year Round Pick Player Team
2009 1st 7th Darrius Heyward-Bey Raiders
1989 5th 116th Vernon Joines Browns
1996 5th 153rd Jermaine Lewis Ravens
1970 7th 173rd Roland Merritt Redskins
1988 9th 224th Azizuddin Abdur-Ra'oof Chiefs
>>last Maryland WR in 1st round: Gary Collins, 1962
2009.04.25  Dolphins Picking at 25 Again
This is the 5th time in the common draft era that the Dolphins own the 25th pick in the draft. It hasn't been a very successful slot for them.
25th Pick in NFL Draft by Dolphins - Common Draft Era
Year Player Pos School
2009 Vontae Davis CB Illinois
1995 Billy Milner OT Houston
1993 O.J. McDuffie WR Penn State
1989 Louis Oliver DB Florida
1972 Mike Kadish DT Notre Dame
>> 0 combined Pro Bowl appearances
2009.04.22  Stafford Would be Georgia's Highest Pick Since '67
Highest Player Drafted - From University of Georgia
Player Team Pick
'93 Garrison Hearst ARI 3rd
'06 Johnathan Sullivan NO 6th
'01 Richard Seymour NE 6th
'99 Champ Bailey WSH 7th
'89 Tim Worley PIT 7th
< Common draft era (since 1967)
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
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