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2010 NFL Draft Notes

 

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2010 NFL DRAFT NOTES

 

-- 75TH NFL DRAFT --

 

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK CITY

 

APRIL 22-24, 2010

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DATE

START

ROUNDS

SELECTION TIME

Thursday, April 22

7:30 PM ET

Round 1

10 Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 23

6:00 PM ET

Round 2

7 Minutes

 

 

 

Round 3

5 Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 24

10:00 AM ET

Rounds 4-7

5 Minutes

 





 

BOOMER SOONEROklahoma teammates QB SAM BRADFORD and DT GERALD MC COY are two of the top prospects in the 2010 NFL Draft.  Bradford, the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner, and McCoy, a two-time All-Big XII first-team selection, aim to become just the fourth pair of college teammates to be selected with the first two picks in the NFL Draft.

 

COLLEGE TEAMMATES DRAFTED NUMBERS 1 AND 2 OVERALL

 

 

YEAR

PLAYER (DRAFTED)

COLLEGE

1967

DT Bubba Smith (1) and RB Clint Jones (2)

Michigan State

1984

WR Irving Fryar (1) and T Dean Steinkuhler (2)

Nebraska

2000

DE Courtney Brown (1) and LB LaVar Arrington (2)

Penn State

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HEISMAN TO FIRST OVERALLBradford, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2008, looks to become just the ninth winner of the award to be selected first overall since the inception of the common NFL Draft in 1967.  Cincinnati Bengals QB CARSON PALMER was the most recent such player after being selected with the number one pick in 2003.

 

HEISMAN TROPHY WINNERS SELECTED FIRST OVERALL (SINCE

1967)

 

 

PLAYER

YEAR DRAFTED

YEAR OF HEISMAN

TEAM

SCHOOL

O.J. Simpson

1969

1968

Buffalo

USC

Jim Plunkett

1971

1970

New England

Stanford

Earl Campbell

1978

1977

Houston

Texas

Billy Sims

1980

1978

Detroit

Oklahoma

George Rodgers

1981

1980

New Orleans

South Carolina

Bo Jackson

1986

1985

Tampa Bay

Auburn

Vinny Testaverde

1987

1986

Tampa Bay

Miami

Carson Palmer

2003

2002

Cincinnati

USC

 

In addition to Bradford, 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning QB TIM TEBOW will also hear his named called in the 2010 NFL Draft.  This will mark just the third time since 1990 that two Heisman Trophy winners were selected in the same draft.

 

 

BERRY PICKING:  Tennessee safety ERIC BERRY, the 2008 SEC Defensive Player of the Year and two-time AP All-American is likely to hear his named called early in the upcoming draft.  Berry aims to become just the fourth safety to be selected in the top five in the past 30 years.  The most recent top-five selection at the safety position was SEAN TAYLOR in 2004.

 

SAFETIES SELECTED IN TOP FIVE (SINCE 1980)

 

 

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

SCHOOL

OVERALL SELECTION

1981

Kenny Easley

Seattle

UCLA

4

 

1991

Eric Turner

Cleveland

UCLA

2

 

2004

Sean Taylor

Washington

Miami

5

 

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PREMIUM ON PROTECTORSFollowing the selection of three tackles in the top eight picks of the 2009 Draft (JASON SMITH, ANDRE SMITH and EUGENE MONROE) and the No. 1 overall selection of JAKE LONG by Miami in the 2008 NFL Draft, it has been further emphasized that protecting the quarterback is a priority at the top of the Draft.  The same sentiment holds true in 2010.

 

Top 2010 tackle prospects BRYAN BULAGA (Iowa), RUSSELL OKUNG (Oklahoma State) and TRENT WILLIAMS (Oklahoma) can become just the fourth trio of offensive linemen to be selected in the top 10 in more than two decades (1997, 2002 and 2009).

 

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM:  Record-setting, Heisman Trophy-winning (2007), two-time SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2007 and 2009) award-winning Florida QB TIM TEBOW hopes to add his name to another prestigious list.  Tebow can become just the fourth Florida quarterback to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in program history.

FIRST-ROUND TRADES SINCE 1970

 

Draft

First-Round Trades

 

Draft

First-Round Trades

1970

3

 

 

1990

8

 

1971

4

 

 

1991

8

 

1972

6

 

 

1992

9

 

1973

9

 

 

1993

11

 

1974

9

 

 

1994

11

 

1975

8

 

 

1995

15

 

1976

7

 

 

1996

11

 

1977

10

 

 

1997

13

 

1978

8

 

 

1998

8

 

1979

7

 

 

1999

11

 

1980

10

 

 

2000

12

 

1981

6

 

 

2001

14

 

1982

9

 

 

2002

11

 

1983

8

 

 

2003

9

 

1984

9

 

 

2004

9

 

1985

10

 

 

2005

5

 

1986

10

 

 

2006

4

 

1987

8

 

2007

7

 

1988

7

 

 

2008

9

 

1989

11

 

 

2009

7

 

(Yearly totals can include future selections traded in previous years.)

 

 

“MOSTS”

 

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).

 

 

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).

 

College with most players taken in single draft: Texas, 17 in 1984.

 

Number of  Pro Football Hall of Famers chosen No. 1 overall:  13

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; 1985 – Bruce Smith/Buffalo Bills; 1989 – Troy Aikman/Dallas Cowboys.

 

Pro Football 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.

 

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