34 Research Notes for NFL Draft 2002 and related
2009.04.26  Another Kentucky DT Drafted
Myron Pryor is the first Kentucky defensive tackle selected since the Jets selected Dewayne Robertson with the 4th overall pick in 2002.
2009.04.26  SFA Gets Another Draftee
Dominique Edison is the first player from Stephen F. Austin drafted since QB Wes Pate in 2002, and just the third SFA WR drafted in the common draft era (1967).
2009.04.25  Ayers Joins Exclusive Vols Group
Tennessee Defensive Linemen Selected in 1st Round - Since 2000
Year Player Pos Team
2009 Robert Ayers DE Broncos
2007 Justin Harrell DT Packers
2002 John Henderson DT Jaguars
2002 Albert Haynesworth DT Titans
2000 Shaun Ellis DE Jets
>> 5 combined Pro Bowl appearances
2009.04.25  A Lot to Learn for No. 1 Overall QB
So what should Lions fans expect from Matthew Stafford? Well not much the first year. The last five quarterbacks taken No. 1 overall have not done much in their first season, each throwing more interceptions than touchdowns, with the exception of Carson Palmer who held a clipboard his entire rookie year.
Last 5 Quarterbacks Selected No. 1 Overall - In First Season
Player Team TD-Int
'07 JaMarcus Russell Raiders 2-4
'05 Alex Smith 49ers 1-11
'04 Eli Manning Chargers<< 6-9
'03 Carson Palmer Bengals DNP
'02 David Carr Texans 9-15
>> Traded to Giants on Draft Day
2009.04.22  Should Stafford Sign Before Draft?
Last 4 No. 1 Overall Picks - Signed Before NFL Draft
Year Player, Team Date
2008 Jake Long, MIA April 21
2006 Mario Williams, HOU April 28
2003 Carson Palmer, CIN April 25
2002 David Carr, HOU April 19
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