<span style=""> <span style="">2008 NFL DRAFT NOTES</span> </span> <span style=""> </span> <br> <span style=""> </span> <span style="">-- 73RD NFL DRAFT --</span> <span style=""> </span> <br> <span style=""> </span> <span style="">RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK CITY</span> <span style=""> </span> <span style="">APRIL 26-27, 2008</span> <span style=""> </span> <span style="">THE "NEW" NFL DRAFT </span> <br> <span style=""> </span> <br> <span style=""> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td style="">DATE</td> <td style="">START </td> <td style="">ROUNDS </td> <td style="">SELECTION TIME </td></tr> <tr> <td>Saturday, April 26
WOLVERINE BECOMES A DOLPHIN: With his selection by the Miami Dolphins as the No. 1 overall choice in the 2008 NFL Draft, Michigan tackle JAKE LONG becomes the second Wolverine to be taken with the top pick in the draft. Long joins running back TOM HARMON, who was chosen No. 1 overall by the Chicago Bears in 1941.
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN SELECTED NO. 1 OVERALL
|1939|| C Ki Aldrich ||Chicago Cardinals ||Texas Christian|
|1949|| C Chuck Bednarik ||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania|
|1961 || G Ken Rice ||Buffalo (AFL)||Auburn|
|1968|| T Ron Yary ||Minnesota||Southern California|
|1997|| T Orlando Pace ||St. Louis||Ohio State|
|2008||T Jake Long||Miami||Michigan|
Long signed his contract with the Dolphins on Tuesday, April 22, four days before the draft. Since 1970, following are the most days between a No. 1 overall choice's signing and the actual draft:
|DE Bruce Smith ||Virginia Tech ||Buffalo||2/22/85||4/30/85||68|
|QB Vinny Testaverde||Miami||Tampa Bay ||4/2/87||4/28/87||26|
|WR Irving Fryar||Nebraska|| New England ||4/10/84||5/1/84||21|
|DE Aundray Bruce||Auburn||Atlanta||4/6/88||4/24/88||18|
|T Jake Long ||Michigan||Miami||4/22/08||4/26/08||4|
ARKANSAS RBs: Two running backs from the same school have been selected in the first round three times since 1970. The 2008 draft could mark the fourth such time with Arkansas running backs FELIX JONES and DARREN MC FADDEN projected to be first-round picks.
The three times since 1970 that running backs from the same school were selected in the first round:
|1971||Ohio State ||John Brockington (Green Bay) and Leo Hayden (Minnesota)|
|1986||Florida||John L. Williams (Seattle) and Neal Anderson (Chicago)|
|2005||Auburn|| Ronnie Brown (Miami) and Cadillac Williams (Tampa Bay)|
ARKANSAS RBs SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND
|YEAR||RUNNING BACK ||TEAM|| OVERALL SELECTION|
|1938||Jack Robbins ||Chicago Cardinals ||5|
|1948|| Clyde Scott ||Philadelphia Eagles||8|
|1967|| Harry Jones ||Philadelphia Eagles ||19|
|1983||Gary Anderson||San Diego Chargers ||20|
DLs IN FIRST ROUND: This could be the first year since 1970 that three defensive linemen are chosen within the first five picks. Louisiana State defensive tackle GLENN DORSEY and defensive ends VERNON GHOLSTON of Ohio State and CHRIS LONG of Virginia are possibilities to earn the distinction.
The other time three defensive linemen were taken in the first five picks since 1970 was in that year:
|YEAR|| DEFENSIVE LINEMAN ||COLLEGE||TEAM|| OVERALL SELECTION|
|1970|| DT Mike McCoy ||Notre Dame || Green Bay ||1|
| DT Phil Olsen || Utah State ||Boston||4|
| DE Al Cowlings || Southern California ||Buffalo||5|
LOUISIANA STATE PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE TOP 10 (Since 1970)
|1973|| Bert Jones ||Quarterback||Baltimore||2|
|1989|| Eric Hill ||Linebacker||Phoenix||10|
|2007|| JaMarcus Russell ||Quarterback||Oakland||1|
| LaRon Landry ||Safety||Washington||6|
VIRGINIA DEFENSIVE PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND (All-Time)
|YEAR||PLAYER||POSITION|| TEAM ||OVERALL SELECTION|
|1989|| Jeff Lageman || Defensive End || N.Y. Jets ||14|
|1997|| James Farrior ||Linebacker|| N.Y. Jets ||8|
| Jon Harris || Defensive End ||Philadelphia||25|
| Patrick Kerney || Defensive End ||Atlanta||30|
BIG TEN DEFENSIVE LINEMEN SELECTED IN THE TOP 5 (Since 1967)
|1967|| Bubba Smith || Michigan State ||Baltimore||1|
|1973|| Dave Butz ||Purdue||St. Louis Cardinals ||5|
|1994|| Dan Wilkinson || Ohio State ||Cincinnati||1|
|1996|| Simeon Rice ||Illinois||Arizona||3|
|2000|| Courtney Brown || Penn State ||Cleveland||1|
BOSTON COLLEGE PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE TOP 10 (All-Time)
|YEAR||PLAYER||POSITION||TEAM|| OVERALL SELECTION|
|1943|| Mike Holovak || Running Back || Los Angeles ||5|
|1959|| Don Allard ||Quarterback||Washington||4|
|1967|| Bob Hyland ||Guard|| Green Bay ||9|
|1995|| Mike Mamula || Defensive End ||Philadelphia||7|
CONSECUTIVE TOP 10 CHOICES FROM SAME COLLEGE
|1937|| Nebraska-HB Lloyd Cardwell (7) and E Les McDonald (8)|
|1943|| Minnesota-HB Bill Daley (7) and T Dick Wildung (8)|
|1946|| Notre Dame-QB Johnny Lujack (4) and T George Connor (5)|
|1948|| Alabama-HB Lowell Tew (4) and C Vaughn Mancha (5)|
|1949|| Notre Dame-QB Frank Tripucka (9) and G Bill Fischer (10)|
| Southern Methodist-RB Doak Walker (3) and HB Paul Page (4)|
|1959|| Ohio State-HB Don Clark (7) and C Dan James (8)|
|1967|| Michigan State-DT Bubba Smith (1) and RB Clint Jones (2)|
|1977|| Southern California-T Marvin Powell (4) and Gary Jeter (5)|
|1981|| Notre Dame-TE Ken MacAfee (7) and DT Ross Browner (8)|
|1984|| Nebraska-WR Irving Fryar (1) and T Dean Steinkuhler (2)|
|1990|| Southern California-LB Junior Seau (5) and DB Mark Carrier (6)|
|1991|| Nebraska-DB Bruce Pickens (3) and LB Mike Croel (4)|
| Tennessee-T Charles McRae (7) and T Antone Davis (8)|
|1992|| Stanford-T Bob Whitfield (8) and RB Tommy Vardell (9)|
|1993|| Alabama-DE John Copeland (5) and DE Eric Curry (6)|
|1996|| Illinois-LB Kevin Hardy (2) and DE Simeon Rice (3)|
|2000|| Penn State-DE Courtney Brown (1) and LB LaVar Arrington (2)|
|2002|| Texas-T Mike Williams (4) and DB Quentin Jammar (5)|
|2004|| Miami-S Sean Taylor (5) and TE Kellen Winslow (6)|
Number of times QB and RB from same college have been chosen in top 10: 10 – 1942 (QB Frank Albert, RB Pete Kmetovic-Stanford), 1943 (QB Jack Jenkins, RB Bob Steuber-Missouri), 1944 (QB Angelo Bertelli, RB Creighton Miller-Notre Dame), 1946 (QB Frank Dancewicz, QB Johnny Lujack, RB Emil Sitko-Notre Dame), 1947 (QB Ernie Case, RB Cal Rossi-UCLA), 1948 (QB Harry Gilmer, RB Lowell Tew-Alabama), 1983 (QB Todd Blackledge, RB Curt Warner-Penn State), 1993 (QB Rick Mirer, RB Jerome Bettis- Notre Dame), 1995 (QB Kerry Collins, RB Ki-Jana Carter-Penn State), 2006 (QB Matt Leinart, RB Reggie Bush-Southern California).
Number of times QB, RB and TE from same college have been chosen in first round: 2 - 1993 (QB Rick Mirer, RB Jerome Bettis, TE Irv Smith-Notre Dame), 1995 (QB Kerry Collins, RB Ki-Jana Carter, TE Kyle Brady-Penn State).
Most offensive linemen taken in first round: 10
1968 - T Ron Yary, C Robert Johnson, T Russ Washington, T Mike Taylor, C Forrest Blue, G Maurice Moorman, G George Daney, T John Williams, G Bill Lueck, T Doug Crusan.
Most tight ends taken in first 100 picks: 9
2006 - Vernon Davis, Marcedes Lewis, Joe Klopfenstein, Anthony Fasano, Tony Scheffler, Leonard Pope, David Thomas, Dominique Bird, Owen Daniels.
Players from same college drafted No. 1 overall in consecutive years:
1968-69: Southern California - T Ron Yary by Minnesota and RB O.J. Simpson by Buffalo.
Colleges with most No. 1 overall draft choices:
Notre Dame (5) 1973: Walt Patulski, DE (Buffalo); 1957: Paul Hornung, HB (Green Bay); 1950: Leon Hart, E (Detroit); 1946: Frank Dancewicz, QB (Boston Yanks); 1944: Angelo Bertelli, QB (Boston Yanks)
Southern California (5) 2003: Carson Palmer, QB (Cincinnati); 1996: Keyshawn Johnson, WR (N.Y. Jets); 1977: Ricky Bell, RB (Tampa Bay); 1969: O.J. Simpson, RB (Buffalo); 1968: Ron Yary, T (Minnesota)
Most first-round selections from one college in single year: 6
2004 - Miami (Sean Taylor, Kellen Winslow, Jonathan Vilma, D.J. Williams, Vernon Carey, Vince Wilfork).
Number of times wide receivers from same college have been selected in first round in consecutive years: 5 (Note: Ohio State, Louisiana State, Tennessee, Georgia Tech had wide receivers selected in the first round in 2007.)
Ohio State – Joey Galloway (1995) and Terry Glenn (1996); Santonio Holmes (2006) and Ted Ginn Jr. (2007) and Anthony Gonzalez (2007)
Colorado – Charles Johnson (1994) and Michael Westbrook (1995)
Southern California – Curtis Conway (1993) and Johnnie Morton (1994)
Tennessee – Anthony Hancock (1982) and Willie Gault (1983); Willie Gault (1983) and Clyde Duncan (1984)
College with most players taken in single draft: Texas, 17 in 1984.
Consecutive first-round choices from same college that played same position:
1991: Tennessee Ts Charles McRae (#7-Tampa Bay) and Antone Davis (#8-Philadelphia).
1993: Alabama DEs John Copeland (#5-Cincinnati) and Eric Curry (#6-Tampa Bay).
1997: Miami DEs Kenard Lang (#17-Washington) and Kenny Holmes (#18-Tennessee).
Number of Pro Football Hall of Famers chosen No. 1 overall: 12
1942 – "Bullet" Bill Dudley/Pittsburgh; 1945 – Charley Trippi/Chicago Cardinals; 1949 – Chuck Bednarik/Philadelphia; 1957 – Paul Hornung/Green Bay; 1963 – Buck Buchanan/Kansas City (AFL); 1968 – Ron Yary/Minnesota; 1969 – O.J. Simpson/Buffalo; 1970 – Terry Bradshaw/Pittsburgh; 1976 – Lee Roy Selmon/Tampa Bay; 1978 – Earl Campbell/Houston; 1983 – John Elway/Baltimore Colts; 1989 – Troy Aikman/Dallas Cowboys.
Hall of Famers chosen consecutively in first round by same team in one draft:
1965: Dick Butkus (#3-Illinois/LB) and Gale Sayers (#4-Kansas/RB) by Chicago Bears.
Number of times in past 10 years that two players with same surname were drafted consecutively: 5
1998: Round 3 – T Robert Hicks (Buffalo/#68) and RB Skip Hicks (Washington/#69)
2000: Round 6 – WR Emanuel Smith (Jacksonville/#196) and DE Robaire Smith (Tennessee/#197)
2004: Round 7 – CB Nathan Jones (Dallas/#205) and WR Mark Jones (Tampa Bay/#206)
2006: Round 1 – G Davin Joseph (Tampa Bay/#23) and DB Johnathan Joseph (Cincinatti/#24)
2006: Round 4 – LB Leon Williams (Cleveland/#110) and WR Demetrius Williams (Baltimore/#111)
NOTE: The first combined (AFL-NFL) draft in 1967 consisted of 17 rounds. In 1977, the draft was reduced to 12 rounds. There were eight rounds in 1993 and seven since 1994.
Longest first round since 1967: 2007 (6 hours, 8 minutes)
Shortest first round since 1967: 1972 (2 hours)
Longest seven-round draft: 2007 (18 hours, 5 minutes)
Shortest seven-round draft: 1998 (14 hours, 25 minutes)
Most number of rounds on draft day: 30 (1943-59 drafts)
Number of players drafted by conference since 1990:
1. SEC 661
2. BIG-10 582
3. PAC-10 571
4. ACC 457
5. BIG EAST 347
6. BIG-8 185 (Merged with SWC in 1996 to form Big 12)
7. SWC 160 (Merged with Big 8 in 1996 to form Big 12)
8. BIG 12 324 (1997 draft was first in Big 12 history)
9. WAC 188
10. MAC 100
INDEPENDENT – 379 BIG SKY – 42
CONFERENCE USA – 118 (1997 draft was first in history) OHIO VALLEY – 38
SWAC – 78 GATEWAY – 36
MOUNTAIN WEST – 80 (2000 draft was first in history) SOUTHERN – 27
SOUTHLAND – 60 YANKEE – 15
MEAC – 51
COLLEGES WITH THREE PLAYERS DRAFTED
Number of times in past 10 years college has had at least 3 players chosen in first round: 18
1998: North Carolina – Greg Ellis/Dallas; Brian Simmons/Cincinnati; Vonnie Holliday/GB.
Tennessee – Peyton Manning/Indianapolis; Terry Fair/Detroit; Marcus Nash/Denver.
1999: Ohio State – David Boston/Arizona; Antoine Winfield/Buffalo; Andy Katzenmoyer/New England.
2000: Florida State – Peter Warrick/Cincinnati; Corey Simon/Philadelphia; Sebastian Janikowski/Oakland.
2001: Miami (4) – Dan Morgan/Carolina; Damione Lewis/St. Louis; Santana Moss/ N.Y. Jets; Reggie Wayne/Indianapolis.
Michigan – David Terrell/Chicago; Steve Hutchinson/Seattle; Jeff Backus/Detroit.
2002: Miami (5) – Bryant McKinnie/Minnesota; Jeremy Shockey/N.Y. Giants; Phillip Buchanon/Oakland; Ed Reed/Baltimore; Mike Rumph/San Francisco.
Tennessee – John Henderson/Jacksonville; Donte' Stallworth/New Orleans; Albert Haynesworth/Tennessee.
2003: Miami (4) – Andre Johnson/Houston; Jerome McDougle/Philadelphia; Willis McGahee/Buffalo; William Joseph/N.Y. Giants.
Penn State (4) – Jimmy Kennedy/St. Louis; Michael Haynes/Chicago; Bryant Johnson/Arizona; Larry Johnson/Kansas City.
2004: Miami (6) – Sean Taylor/Washington; Kellen Winslow/Cleveland; Jonathan Vilma/N.Y.
Jets; D.J. Williams/Denver; Vernon Carey/Miami; Vince Wilfork/New England.
Ohio State – Will Smith/Saints, Chris Gamble/Panthers, Mike Jenkins/Falcons.
2005: Auburn (4) – Ronnie Brown/Miami; Jason Campbell/Washington; Carlos Rogers/Washington; Carnell Williams/Tampa Bay.
2006: Ohio State (5) – A.J. Hawk/Green Bay; Donte Whitner/Buffalo; Bobby Carpenter/Dallas; Santonio Holmes/Pittsburgh; Nick Mangold/N.Y. Jets.
Florida State (4) – Ernie Sims/Detroit; Kamerion Wimbley/Cleveland; Brodrick Bunkley/Philadelphia; Antonio Cromartie/San Diego.
North Carolina State – Mario Williams/Houston; Manny Lawson/San Francisco; John McCargo/Buffalo.
2007: Louisiana State (4) – JaMarcus Russell/Oakland; LaRon Landry/Washington; Dwayne Bowe/Kansas City; Craig Davis/San Diego.
Miami – Brandon Meriweather/New England; Jon Beason/Carolina; Greg Olsen/Chicago.
FIRST ROUND BY POSITION
Most first-round selections by position (one year):
Quarterback (6-1983): John Elway/Baltimore, Todd Blackledge/Kansas City, Jim Kelly/Buffalo, Tony Eason/New England, Ken O'Brien/NY Jets, Dan Marino/Miami
Halfback/Running Back (9-1938, 1941):
(Last time) 1941 – Tom Harmon/Chicago Bears, John Kimbrough/Chicago Cardinals, Norm Standlee/Chicago Bears, John Thomason/Detroit, George Franck/New York, George Paskavan/Green Bay, Dean McAdams/Brooklyn, Don Scott/Chicago Bears, Forrest Evashevski/Washington
Wide Receiver (7-2004):
Larry Fitzgerald/Arizona, Roy Williams/Detroit, Reggie Williams/Jacksonville, Lee Evans/Buffalo, Michael Clayton/Tampa Bay, Michael Jenkins/Atlanta, Rashaun Woods/San Francisco.
Tight End (3-1970, 2002):
(Last time) 2002 – Jeremy Shockey/N.Y. Giants; Daniel Graham/New England; Jerramy Stevens/Seattle
Center (2-1949, 1950, 1968):
(Last time) 1968 – Robert Johnson/Cincinnati, Forrest Blue/San Francisco
Mike Munchak/Houston, Sean Farrell/Tampa Bay, Ron Hallestrom/Green Bay, Roy Foster/Miami
Tackle (7-1966, 1996):
(Last time) 1996 – Jonathan Ogden/Baltimore, Willie Anderson/Cincinnati, Pete Kendall/Seattle, Jermane Mayberry/Philadelphia, John Michels/Green Bay, Jamain Stephens/Pittsburgh, Andre Johnson/Washington
Defensive Back (7-1998, 2006):
(Last time) 2006 – Michael Huff/Texas, Donte Williams/Buffalo, Tye Hill/St. Louis, Jason Allen/Miami, Antonio Cromartie/San Diego, Johnathan Joseph/Cincinnati, Kelly Jennings/Seattle
Keith McCants/Tampa Bay, Junior Seau/San Diego, Chris Singleton/New England, James Francis/Cincinnati, Percy Snow/Kansas City, Lamar Lathon/Houston, Tony Bennett/GB
Defensive End (6-1992):
Steve Emtman/Indianapolis, Sean Gilbert/LA Rams, Chester McGlockton/LA Raiders, Alonzo Spellman/Chicago, Chris Mims/San Diego, Robert Porcher/Detroit
Defensive Tackle (6-1977, 2001, 2003):
(Last time) 2003 – Dewayne Robertson/N.Y. Jets, Johnathan Sullivan/New Orleans, Kevin Williams/Minnesota, Jimmy Kennedy/St. Louis, Ty Warren/New England, William Joseph/N.Y. Giants.
Nose Tackle (1-1986, 1988):
(Last time) 1988 –Ted Gregory/Denver
Kicker/Punter (1-1966, 1973, 1978, 1979, 2000):
(Last time) 2000 – K Sebastian Janikowski/Oakland