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The 1997 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 19–20, 1997, at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.[1][2] No teams chose to claim any players in the supplemental draft that year.

1997 NFL Draft
1997 NFL draft logo
General information
Date(s)April 19–20, 1997
LocationParamount Theatre at MSG
in New York City, NY
240 total selections in 7 rounds
First selectionOrlando Pace, OT
St. Louis Rams
Mr. IrrelevantRonnie McAda, QB
Green Bay Packers
Most selections (14)Miami Dolphins
Fewest selections (3)Denver Broncos
San Francisco 49ers
Hall of Famers
← 1996
1998 →

This draft was notable for its high-profile offensive linemen. The first overall selection was Orlando Pace, who appeared in seven consecutive Pro Bowls from 2000 to 2006 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2016. Tarik Glenn was selected 19th overall and has been named to three Pro Bowls as well. Arguably the best of the bunch, Walter Jones, who made nine Pro Bowls (including eight consecutive from 2001–08), was a seven time All-Pro, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014, was selected 6th overall. Others include Chris Naeole, Dan Neil, Ryan Tucker, Jeff Mitchell, Mike Flynn, and Joe Andruzzi.

The '97 Draft is also well known for its running backs. Warrick Dunn was drafted 12th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and rushed for over 10,000 yards in his career. Corey Dillon, Tiki Barber, Antowain Smith, Priest Holmes, and Duce Staley all enjoyed productive seasons in the NFL.

This draft is also well known for its undrafted Pro Bowl players. Jake Delhomme, Holmes, Pat Williams, and four others made Pro-Bowl trips at some point in their careers.


Player selectionsEdit

* = compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[N 1]
= Hall of Famer[3]
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard HB Halfback K Placekicker KR Kick returner
LB Linebacker LS Long snapper OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman
NT Nose tackle P Punter PR Punt returner QB Quarterback
RB Running back S Safety SS Strong safety TB Tailback
TE Tight end WR Wide receiver        
Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 St. Louis Rams Orlando Pace  OT Ohio State Big Ten from NY Jets
1 2 Oakland Raiders Darrell Russell  DT USC Pac-10
1 3 Seattle Seahawks Shawn Springs  CB Ohio State Big Ten
1 4 Baltimore Ravens Peter Boulware  LB Florida State ACC
1 5 Detroit Lions Bryant Westbrook  CB Texas Big 12
1 6 Seattle Seahawks Walter Jones  OT Florida State ACC from St. Louis via NY Jets and Tampa Bay
1 7 New York Giants Ike Hilliard  WR Florida SEC
1 8 New York Jets James Farrior  LB Virginia ACC from Tampa Bay
1 9 Arizona Cardinals Tom Knight  CB Iowa Big Ten
1 10 New Orleans Saints Chris Naeole  G Colorado Big 12
1 11 Atlanta Falcons Michael Booker  CB Nebraska Big 12
1 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Warrick Dunn  RB Florida State ACC
1 13 Kansas City Chiefs Tony Gonzalez  TE California Pac-10 From Tennessee
1 14 Cincinnati Bengals Reinard Wilson  LB Florida State ACC
1 15 Miami Dolphins Yatil Green  WR Miami Big East
1 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reidel Anthony  WR Florida SEC
1 17 Washington Redskins Kenard Lang  DE Miami Big East
1 18 Tennessee Oilers Kenny Holmes  DE Miami Big East From Kansas City
1 19 Indianapolis Colts Tarik Glenn  OT California Pac-10
1 20 Minnesota Vikings Dwayne Rudd  LB Alabama SEC
1 21 Jacksonville Jaguars Renaldo Wynn  DT Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
1 22 Dallas Cowboys David LaFleur  TE LSU SEC
1 23 Buffalo Bills Antowain Smith  RB Houston C-USA
1 24 Pittsburgh Steelers Chad Scott  CB Maryland ACC
1 25 Philadelphia Eagles Jon Harris  DE Virginia ACC
1 26 San Francisco 49ers Jim Druckenmiller  QB Virginia Tech Big East
1 27 Carolina Panthers Rae Carruth  WR Colorado Big 12
1 28 Denver Broncos Trevor Pryce  DT Clemson ACC
1 29 New England Patriots Chris Canty  CB Kansas State Big 12
1 30 Green Bay Packers Ross Verba  OT Iowa Big Ten
2 31 New York Jets Rick Terry  DT North Carolina ACC
2 32 Atlanta Falcons Nathan Davis  DE Indiana Big Ten
2 33 New Orleans Saints Rob Kelly  S Ohio State Big Ten
2 34 Baltimore Ravens Jamie Sharper  LB Virginia ACC
2 35 Detroit Lions Juan Roque  OT Arizona State Pac-10
2 36 New York Giants Tiki Barber  RB Virginia ACC
2 37 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerry Wunsch  OT Wisconsin Big Ten
2 38 Chicago Bears John Allred  TE USC Pac-10
2 39 New Orleans Saints Jared Tomich  DE Nebraska Big 12
2 40 St. Louis Rams Dexter McCleon  CB Clemson ACC
2 41 Atlanta Falcons Byron Hanspard  RB Texas Tech Big 12
2 42 Arizona Cardinals Jake Plummer  QB Arizona State Pac-10
2 43 Cincinnati Bengals Corey Dillon  RB Washington Pac-10
2 44 Miami Dolphins Sam Madison  CB Louisville C-USA
2 45 San Diego Chargers Freddie Jones  TE North Carolina ACC
2 46 Tennessee Oilers Joey Kent  WR Tennessee SEC
2 47 Kansas City Chiefs Kevin Lockett  WR Kansas State Big 12
2 48 Indianapolis Colts Adam Meadows  OT Georgia SEC
2 49 Minnesota Vikings Torrian Gray  S Virginia Tech Big East
2 50 Jacksonville Jaguars Mike Logan  CB West Virginia Big East
2 51 Washington Redskins Greg Jones  LB Colorado Big 12
2 52 Buffalo Bills Marcellus Wiley  DE Columbia Ivy
2 53 Pittsburgh Steelers Will Blackwell  WR San Diego State WAC
2 54 Detroit Lions Kevin Abrams  CB Syracuse Big East
2 55 San Francisco 49ers Marc Edwards  FB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
2 56 Carolina Panthers Mike Minter  S Nebraska Big 12
2 57 Philadelphia Eagles James Darling  LB Washington State Pac-10
2 58 Baltimore Ravens Kim Herring  S Penn State Big Ten
2 59 New England Patriots Brandon Mitchell  DE Texas A&M Big 12
2 60 Green Bay Packers Darren Sharper  S William & Mary Yankee
3 61 New England Patriots Sedrick Shaw  RB Iowa Big Ten
3 62 New Orleans Saints Troy Davis  RB Iowa State Big 12
3 63 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Frank Middleton  G Arizona Pac-10
3 64 Baltimore Ravens Jay Graham  RB Tennessee SEC
3 65 Dallas Cowboys Dexter Coakley  LB Appalachian State SoCon
3 66 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronde Barber  CB Virginia ACC
3 67 Denver Broncos Dan Neil  G Texas Big 12
3 68 New York Giants Ryan Phillips  LB Idaho Big West
3 69 Chicago Bears Bob Sapp  G Washington Pac-10
3 70 Atlanta Falcons OJ Santiago  TE Kent State MAC
3 71 Philadelphia Eagles Duce Staley  RB South Carolina SEC
3 72 Oakland Raiders Adam Treu  G Nebraska Big 12
3 73 Miami Dolphins Jason Taylor  DE Akron MAC
3 74 San Diego Chargers Michael Hamilton  LB North Carolina A&T MEAC
3 75 Tennessee Oilers Denard Walker  CB Kent State MAC
3 76 Cincinnati Bengals Rod Payne  C Michigan Big Ten
3 77 San Francisco 49ers Greg Clark  TE Stanford Pac-10
3 78 Minnesota Vikings Stalin Colinet  DE Boston College Big East
3 79 Jacksonville Jaguars James Hamilton  LB North Carolina ACC
3 80 Washington Redskins Derek Smith  LB Arizona State Pac-10
3 81 Tennessee Oilers Scott Sanderson  OT Washington State Pac-10
3 82 Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Wiggins  OT Oregon Pac-10
3 83 Dallas Cowboys Steve Scifres  G Wyoming WAC
3 84 Arizona Cardinals Ty Howard  CB Ohio State Big Ten
3 85 Oakland Raiders Kohn, TimTim Kohn  G Iowa State Big 12
3 86 Indianapolis Colts Bertrand Berry  LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
3 87 Carolina Panthers Kinnon Tatum  LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
3 88 New York Jets Dedric Ward  WR Northern Iowa Gateway
3 89 New England Patriots Chris Carter  S Texas Big 12
3 90 Green Bay Packers Brett Conway  K Penn State Big Ten
3* 91 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Vrabel  LB Ohio State Big Ten
3* 92 Miami Dolphins Derrick Rodgers  LB Arizona State Pac-10
3* 93 Miami Dolphins Ward, RonnieRonnie Ward  LB Kansas Big 12
3* 94 Dallas Cowboys Kenny Wheaton  LB Oregon Pac-10
3* 95 New York Giants Brad Maynard  P Ball State MAC
3* 96 Miami Dolphins Brent Smith  OT Mississippi State SEC
4 97 New England Patriots Damon Denson  G Michigan Big Ten
4 98 Tennessee Oilers Derrick Mason  WR Michigan State Big Ten
4 99 New Orleans Saints Danny Wuerffel  QB Florida SEC
4 100 Atlanta Falcons Henri Crockett  LB Florida State ACC
4 101 Dallas Cowboys Antonio Anderson  DT Syracuse Big East
4 102 New York Jets Day, TerryTerry Day  DE Mississippi State SEC
4 103 New York Giants Pete Monty  LB Wisconsin Big Ten
4 104 New York Jets Leon Johnson  RB North Carolina ACC
4 105 Chicago Bears Darnell Autry  RB Northwestern Big Ten
4 106 Arizona Cardinals Chris Dishman  G Nebraska Big 12
4 107 Tennessee Oilers Pratt Lyons  DE Troy State Southland
4 108 Chicago Bears Marcus Robinson  WR South Carolina SEC
4 109 San Diego Chargers Raleigh Roundtree  G South Carolina State MEAC
4 110 Kansas City Chiefs Pat Barnes  QB California Pac-10
4 111 Cincinnati Bengals Tremain Mack  S Miami (FL) Big East
4 112 St. Louis Rams Ryan Tucker  OT TCU WAC
4 113 Minnesota Vikings Antonio Banks  CB Virginia Tech Big East
4 114 Jacksonville Jaguars Seth Payne  DT Cornell Ivy
4 115 Washington Redskins Albert Connell  WR Texas A&M Big 12
4 116 New Orleans Saints Keith Poole  WR Arizona State Pac-10
4 117 Indianapolis Colts Monty Montgomery  CB Houston C-USA
4 118 Baltimore Ravens Tyrus McCloud  LB Louisville C-USA
4 119 Philadelphia Eagles Damien Robinson  S Iowa Big Ten
4 120 Buffalo Bills Jamie Nails  G Florida A&M MEAC
4 121 Miami Dolphins Daniels, JeromeJerome Daniels  OT Northeastern Yankee
4 122 Carolina Panthers Tarek Saleh  LB Wisconsin Big Ten
4 123 Oakland Raiders Chad Levitt  RB Cornell Ivy
4 124 Denver Broncos Gilliard, CoryCory Gilliard  CB Ball State MAC
4 125 New England Patriots Ed Ellis  OT Buffalo Ind. (I-AA)
4 126 Green Bay Packers Jermaine Smith  DT Georgia SEC
4* 127 Dallas Cowboys Macey Brooks  WR James Madison Yankee
4* 128 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Alshermond Singleton  LB Temple Big East
4* 129 Dallas Cowboys Nicky Sualua  FB Ohio State Big Ten
4* 130 Detroit Lions Matt Russell  LB Colorado Big 12
5 131 New York Jets Lamont Burns  G East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
5 132 Washington Redskins Jamel Williams  S Nebraska Big 12
5 133 Atlanta Falcons Wimberly, MarcusMarcus Wimberly  S Miami Big East
5 134 Baltimore Ravens Jeff Mitchell  C Florida SEC
5 135 Detroit Lions Pete Chryplewicz  TE Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
5 136 New York Giants Sam Garnes  S Cincinnati C-USA
5 137 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Patrick Hape  TE Alabama SEC
5 138 San Diego Chargers Kenny Bynum  RB South Carolina State MEAC
5 139 Arizona Cardinals Carpenter, ChadChad Carpenter  WR Washington State Pac-10
5 140 Washington Redskins Keith Thibodeaux  CB Northwestern State Southland
5 141 Chicago Bears Hiles, VanVan Hiles  CB Kentucky SEC
5 142 Seattle Seahawks Eric Stokes  CB Nebraska Big 12
5 143 Tennessee Oilers George McCullough  CB Baylor Big 12
5 144 Cincinnati Bengals Andre Purvis  DT North Carolina ACC
5 145 New York Jets Raymond Austin  CB Tennessee SEC
5 146 San Diego Chargers Paul Bradford  CB Portland State Big Sky
5 147 Jacksonville Jaguars Damon Jones  TE Southern Illinois Gateway
5 148 Washington Redskins Twan Russell  LB Miami Big East
5 149 Miami Dolphins Barron Tanner  DT Oklahoma Big 12
5 150 Indianapolis Colts Nate Jacquet  WR San Diego State WAC
5 151 Minnesota Vikings Tony Williams  DT Memphis C-USA
5 152 Philadelphia Eagles N. D. Kalu  DE Rice WAC
5 153 Buffalo Bills Woodson, SeanSean Woodson  CB Jackson State SWAC
5 154 Pittsburgh Steelers George Jones  RB San Diego State WAC
5 155 Philadelphia Eagles Luther Broughton  TE Furman SoCon
5 156 Indianapolis Colts Carl Powell  DE Louisville C-USA
5 157 Miami Dolphins Lopez, NickNick Lopez  DE Texas Southern SWAC
5 158 St. Louis Rams Taje Allen  CB Texas Big 12
5 159 New England Patriots Vernon Crawford  LB Florida State ACC
5 160 Green Bay Packers Hicks, AnthonyAnthony Hicks  LB Middle Tennessee State Ohio Valley
5* 161 Detroit Lions Ashman, DuaneDuane Ashman  DE Virginia ACC
5* 162 Washington Redskins Brad Badger  G Stanford Pac-10
5* 163 Kansas City Chiefs June Henley  RB Kansas Big 12
6 164 New York Jets Scharf, TimTim Scharf  LB Northwestern Big Ten
6 165 New Orleans Saints Nicky Savoie  TE LSU SEC
6 166 Miami Dolphins John Fiala  LB Washington Pac-10
6 167 Baltimore Ravens Lee, SteveSteve Lee  RB Indiana Big Ten
6 168 Detroit Lions Ramirez, TroyTroy Ramirez  G Northern Colorado NCIAC
6 169 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Al Harris  CB Texas A&M–Kingsville Lone Star
6 170 Miami Dolphins Brian Manning  WR Stanford Pac-10
6 171 New York Giants Mike Cherry  QB Murray State OVC
6 172 Oakland Raiders Calvin Branch    Colorado State WAC
6 173 Miami Dolphins Mike Crawford  LB Nevada Big West
6 174 Seattle Seahawks Itula Mili  TE BYU WAC
6 175 Arizona Cardinals Brown, RodRod Brown  RB NC State ACC
6 176 Cincinnati Bengals Canute Curtis  LB West Virginia Big East
6 177 Miami Dolphins Ed Perry  TE James Madison Yankee
6 178 San Diego Chargers Palmer, DanielDaniel Palmer  C Air Force WAC
6 179 St. Louis Rams Muadianvita Kazadi  LB Tulsa WAC
6 180 Atlanta Falcons Calvin Collins  C Texas A&M Big 12
6 181 Tennessee Oilers Stallings, DennisDennis Stallings  LB Illinois Big Ten
6 182 Indianapolis Colts Von der Ahe, ScottScott Von der Ahe  LB Arizona State Pac-10
6 183 Minnesota Vikings Robert Tate  WR Cincinnati C-USA
6 184 Jacksonville Jaguars Daimon Shelton  FB Sacramento State Big Sky
6 185 Buffalo Bills Marcus Spriggs  G Houston C-USA
6 186 Pittsburgh Steelers Daryl Porter  S Houston C-USA
6 187 Dallas Cowboys Lee Vaughn  CB Boston College Big East
6 188 Arizona Cardinals McCombs, TonyTony McCombs  LB Eastern Kentucky OVC
6 189 Carolina Panthers Matt Finkes  DE Ohio State Big Ten
6 190 Philadelphia Eagles Antwuan Wyatt  WR Bethune-Cookman MEAC
6 191 New York Jets Chuck Clements  QB Houston C-USA
6 192 New England Patriots Gaiter, TonyTony Gaiter  WR Miami (FL) Big East
6 193 Oakland Raiders Grady Jackson  DT Knoxville Ind. (Div. II) from Green Bay
6* 194 Baltimore Ravens Cornell Brown  DE Virginia Tech Big East
6* 195 Kansas City Chiefs Isaac Byrd  WR Kansas Big 12
6* 196 Chicago Bears Shawn Swayda  DT Arizona State Pac-10
6* 197 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nigea Carter  WR Michigan State Big Ten
6* 198 Philadelphia Eagles Ed Jasper  DT Texas A&M Big 12
6* 199 Pittsburgh Steelers Rod Manuel  DE Oklahoma Big 12
6* 200 Chicago Bears Hogans, RichardRichard Hogans  LB Memphis C-USA
6* 201 Chicago Bears Parker, RickyRicky Parker  CB San Diego State WAC
7 202 New York Jets Rosga, SteveSteve Rosga  CB Colorado Big 12
7 203 Miami Dolphins Ismaeli, HudhaifaHudhaifa Ismaeli  S Northwestern Big Ten
7 204 Atlanta Falcons Tony Graziani  QB Oregon Pac-10
7 205 Baltimore Ravens Ward, ChrisChris Ward  DE Kentucky SEC
7 206 Detroit Lions Battle, TerryTerry Battle  RB Arizona State Pac-10
7 207 Philadelphia Eagles Koy Detmer  QB Colorado Big 12
7 208 New York Giants Keneley, MattMatt Keneley  DT USC Pac-10
7 209 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony DeGrate  DT Stephen F. Austin Southland
7 210 Chicago Bears Mike Miano  DT SW Missouri State Gateway
7 211 Seattle Seahawks Jones, CarlosCarlos Jones  CB Miami (FL) Big East
7 212 Arizona Cardinals Mark Smith  DE Auburn SEC
7 213 Green Bay Packers Miller, ChrisChris Miller  WR USC Pac-10
7 214 Kansas City Chiefs Parks, NathanNathan Parks  OT Stanford Pac-10
7 215 St. Louis Rams White, CedricCedric White  DE North Carolina A&T MEAC
7 216 Tennessee Oilers Williams, ArmonArmon Williams  LB Arizona Pac-10
7 217 Cincinnati Bengals William Carr  DT Michigan Big Ten
7 218 San Diego Chargers Toran James  LB North Carolina A&T MEAC
7 219 Indianapolis Colts Thompson, ClarenceClarence Thompson  CB Knoxville Ind. (Div. II)
7 220 Minnesota Vikings Artie Ulmer  LB Valdosta State Gulf South
7 221 Jacksonville Jaguars Jon Hesse  LB Nebraska Big 12
7 222 Atlanta Falcons Chris Bayne  CB Fresno State WAC
7 223 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Adams  WR Texas Big 12
7 224 Dallas Cowboys Omar Stoutmire  S Fresno State WAC
7 225 Philadelphia Eagles Capers, ByronByron Capers  CB Florida State ACC
7 226 Buffalo Bills Fitzgerald, PatPat Fitzgerald  TE Texas Big 12
7 227 Philadelphia Eagles DeAuntae Brown  CB Central State Ind. (NAIA)
7 228 Carolina Panthers Kris Mangum  TE Ole Miss SEC
7 229 New York Jets Jason Ferguson  DT Georgia SEC
7 230 New England Patriots Scott Rehberg  OT Central Michigan MAC
7 231 Green Bay Packers Jerald Sowell  FB Tulane C-USA
7* 232 Detroit Lions Marcus Harris  WR Wyoming WAC
7* 233 Chicago Bears Thomas, MarvinMarvin Thomas  DE Memphis C-USA
7* 234 Baltimore Ravens Wally Richardson  QB Penn State Big Ten
7* 235 Minnesota Vikings Matthew Hatchette  WR Langston Ind. (NAIA)
7* 236 Baltimore Ravens Ralph Staten  LB Alabama SEC
7* 237 San Diego Chargers Tony Corbin  QB Sacramento State Big Sky
7* 238 Baltimore Ravens Taylor, LelandLeland Taylor  DT Louisville C-USA
7* 239 Detroit Lions Richard Jordan  LB Missouri Southern MIAA
7* 240 Green Bay Packers Ronnie McAda  QB Army Ind. (I-A)
  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.

Notable undrafted playersEdit

= Pro Bowler[N 1]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons David Akers  K Louisville C-USA
Baltimore Ravens Priest Holmes  RB Texas Big 12 Retired as the All-time leading rusher in Kansas City Chiefs history, lead NFL in rushing in 2001, 3× All-Pro, Offensive Player of the Year in 2002
Baltimore Ravens Mike Flynn  C Maine Yankee
Buffalo Bills Pat Williams  DT Texas A&M Big 12
Chicago Bears Obafemi Ayanbadejo  FB San Diego State WAC
Chicago Bears Kevin Swayne  WR Wayne State Ind. (Div. II)
Chicago Bears Terry Cousin  CB South Carolina SEC
Dallas Cowboys Toby Gowin  P North Texas Big West
Dallas Cowboys Kevin Mathis  CB Texas A&M–Commerce Lone Star
Detroit Lions Travis Kirschke  DE UCLA Pac-10
Denver Broncos Matt Lepsis  OT Colorado Big 12
Green Bay Packers Joe Andruzzi  OT Southern Connecticut State ECAC
Green Bay Packers Ryan Longwell  K California Pac-10
Kansas City Chiefs Billy Lyon  DT Marshall SoCon
Minnesota Vikings Todd Bouman  QB St. Cloud State NCC
New Orleans Saints Jake Delhomme  QB Louisiana–Lafayette Ind. (I-A)
New Orleans Saints Sammy Knight  S USC Pac-10
New Orleans Saints Keith Mitchell  LB Texas A&M Big 12
New York Giants David Patten  WR Western Carolina SoCon
Philadelphia Eagles Chad Lewis  TE BYU WAC
San Francisco 49ers Brandon Noble  DT Penn State Big Ten
San Francisco 49ers Jeff Posey  LB Southern Mississippi C-USA
St. Louis Rams Charlie Clemons  LB Georgia SEC
St. Louis Rams Bryan Robinson  DE Fresno State WAC
Seattle Seahawks Jon Kitna  QB Central Washington CFA Started at least one game in 12 of 15 seasons with Seattle, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Dallas
Tennessee Oilers Blaine McElmurry  S Montana Big Sky
  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.

Hall of FamersEdit

  • Walter Jones, offensive tackle from Florida State University taken 1st round 6th overall by the Seattle Seahawks.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2014.
  • Orlando Pace, offensive tackle from Ohio State University taken 1st round 1st overall by the St. Louis Rams.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016.
  • Jason Taylor, defensive end from University of Akron taken 3rd round 73rd overall by the Miami Dolphins.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017.
  • Tony Gonzalez, tight end from University of California taken 1st round 13th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019.


  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". New York Giants. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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