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NFL draft history: A look at the players selected with the 27th pick

Posted May 5, 2014

The Saints selected Robert Meachem at that spot in 2007

A look back at the last 10 players selected with the 27th pick in the NFL draft.

2013: WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson to Houston

2012: G Kevin Zeitler. Wisconsin to Cincinnati

2011: CB Jimmy Smith,Colorado to Baltimore

2010: DB Devin McCourty, Rutgers to New England

2009: RB Donald Brown, Connecticut to Indianapolis

2008: CB Antoine Cason, Arizona to San Diego

2007: WR Robert Meachem, Tennessee to New Orleans

2006: RB DeAngelo Williams, Memphis to Carolina

2005: WR Roddy White, UAB to Atlanta

2004: DE Jason Babin, Western Michigan to Houston

Over the last 10 drafts, wide receivers have been selected three times...White has been selected to four Pro Bowls, Babin two, McCourty was selected to the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2010 and Williams was selected in 2009...Smith and Meachem have been significant contributors to Super Bowl championship teams...Hopkins started all 16 games opposite Andre Johnson and finished second on the Texans in receiving with 52 grabs for 802 yards and two touchdowns in 2013, earning PFWA All-Rookie honors ...Zeitler immediately took the starting reigns for the Bengals at right guard, opening 27 of 28 games for one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses and garnering all-rookie honors in 2012...Smith has developed into one of the NFL’s most physical cornerbacks for a playmaking Ravens defense....Since coming into the league in 2010, McCourty, a two-time AP second-team All-Pro has been one of the league’s top safeties, posting 341 tackles and 15 interceptions, while also being a threat as a kickoff returner...Brown led the Colts in rushing in three of his last four seasons in Indianapolis, recording 537 yards on the ground with six touchdowns in 2013 along with 27 receptions for 214 yards with two touchdowns...Cason has been a solid nickel corner and spot starter for six seasons, recording 14 career interceptions, two returned for touchdowns, while also adding two picks, one for a score and three fumble recoveries for Arizona in 2013...Meachem has spent six of his seven seasons in New Orleans and has posted 171 receptions for 2,800 yards (16.4 avg.) with 27 touchdowns in his career...In an eight-year NFL career, Williams is Carolina’s all-time leading rusher, carrying 1,370 times for 6,627 yards (4.2 avg.) to go with 173 receptions for 1,577 yards with seven scores...In his nine-year NFL career, White has posted 685 receptions for 9,436 yards and 55 touchdowns as the Falcons’ all-time leading pass-catcher...A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Babin has posted 62.5 career sacks and his 45 sacks since 2010 rank sixth in the NFL in this time period...All of the last 10 players selected with the 27th pick are still in the NFL.

 


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