26 Research Notes for NFL Draft 1996 and related
2009.04.26  Clemson Safeties Back-to-Back
Clemson safeties Chris Clemons and Michael Hamlin went back-to-back in the 5th round (165th and 166th overall) in 2009. They're the first pair of Clemson DBs to be drafted in the same year since Brian Dawkins and Leomont Evans in 1996.
2009.04.25  DBs from Oregon
Patrick Chung was the highest-selected DB from Oregon since Alex Molden in 1996 (11th overall).
2009.04.25  Parcells Grabs Another DB
Defensive Backs Selected in 1st or 2nd Round - By Bill Parcells as Head Coach or in Front Office, Last 20 Years
Year Player Team Pro Bowls
2009 Vontae Davis Dolphins --
2003 Terence Newman Cowboys 1
1996 Lawyer Milloy Patriots 4
1995 Ty Law Patriots 5
2009.04.25  Jenkins First DB for Saints Since '96
Saints' DB Malcolm Jenkins is the first defensive back selected by the Saints in the first round since 1996 (CB Alex Molden, Oregon).
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
26 Research Notes for NFL Draft 1996 and related
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