2017 NFL Draft Round 1 Notes

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2017 NFL Draft Round 1 Notes

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2017 NFL DRAFT ROUND 1 NOTES

GREAT GARRETT: The Cleveland Browns selected DE MYLES GARRETT with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, marking the first time in Texas A&M history that a player was chosen first overall. 

Garrett became the sixth Texas A&M player to be selected in the top 10 since 2011, joining T JAKE MATTHEWS (sixth overall, 2014), WR MIKE EVANS (seventh overall, 2014), T LUKE JOECKEL (second overall, 2013), QB RYAN TANNEHILL (eighth overall, 2012) and LB VON MILLER (second overall, 2011).

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FIRST TIME QBs: North Carolina QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY was selected by the Chicago Bears with the second overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft and Texas Tech QB PATRICK MAHOMES was chosen with the tenth overall pick by Kansas City, both becoming the first quarterback from their respective schools selected in the first round. 

Trubisky joins T.J. YATES (2011, fifth round) and RONALD CURRY (2002, seventh round) as the only North Carolina quarterbacks to be selected in the NFL Draft. 

Mahomes is the fourth Texas Tech player and the first Red Raider quarterback selected in the first round since 1967. 

TEXAS TECH PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE DRAFT

(Since 1967) 


YEAR

PLAYER

POSITION

NO. CHOSEN

TEAM

2017

Patrick Mahomes

QB

10

Kansas City

2009

Michael Crabtree

WR

10

San Francisco

1983

Gabe Rivera

NT

21

Pittsburgh

1981

Ted Watts

DB

21

Oakland

 

Clemson QB DESHAUN WATSON, who was selected by the Houston Texans with the 12th overall pick, became the second first-round quarterback in school history. He joins STEVE FULLER (23rd overall by Kansas City in 1979) as the only Tiger quarterbacks to be selected in the first round since 1967. 

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MAKING HISTORY: The Tennessee Titans selected Western Michigan WR COREY DAVIS with the fifth overall pick, the highest draft pick in school history. 

Davis became the second player and first wide receiver out of Western Michigan to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, joining LB JASON BABIN, who was selected by the Houston Texans with the 27th overall pick of the 2004 Draft. ​

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RISING RBs: Louisiana State RB LEONARD FOURNETTE (fourth overall, Jacksonville) and Stanford RB CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY (eighth overall, Carolina) were both selected within the first ten picks of the 2017 NFL Draft, the first time two running backs were selected in the top 10 since 2005 (RONNIE BROWN, CEDRIC BENSON and CADILLAC WILLIAMS).

Fournette became the fourth LSU running back selected in the opening round since 1967, while McCaffrey became the third Stanford running back chosen in the first round. 

LSU RUNNING BACKS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE DRAFT

(Since 1967) 


YEAR

PLAYER

NO. CHOSEN

TEAM

2017

Leonard Fournette

4

Jacksonville

2006

Joseph Addai

30

Indianapolis

1991

Harvey Williams

21

Kansas City

1979

Charles Alexander

12

Cincinnati

 

STANFORD RUNNING BACKS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE DRAFT

(Since 1967) 


YEAR

PLAYER

NO. CHOSEN

TEAM

2017

Christian McCaffrey

8

Carolina

1988

Brad Muster

23

Chicago

1982

Darrin Nelson

7

Minnesota

 

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TERRIFIC TIGHT ENDS: Alabama TE O.J. HOWARD (19th overall, Tampa Bay), Mississippi TE EVAN ENGRAM (23rd overall, New York Giants) and Miami TE DAVID NJOKU (29th overall, Cleveland) were all selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The three first-round selections tied for the most tight ends chosen in the first round (2002, 1978 and 1973). 

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ROLL TIDE: Alabama CB MARLON HUMPHREY (16th overall, Baltimore), DT JONATHAN ALLEN (17th overall, Washington), TE O.J. HOWARD (19th overall, Tampa Bay) and LB REUBEN FOSTER (31st overall, San Francisco) were all selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Alabama now has a current streak of nine consecutive drafts with at least one first-round pick. The Crimson Tide tied Florida (1983-1991) for the second-longest consecutive streak with at least one player drafted in the first round since the advent of the common draft in 1967. 

LONGEST STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A FIRST-ROUND PICK

(SINCE 1967)

YEARS

SCHOOL

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A FIRST-ROUND PICK

1995-2008

Miami

14

2009-2017

Alabama

9*

1983-1991

Florida

9

1983-1989

Pittsburgh

7

1991-1997

Ohio State

7

1997-2003

Florida

7

*Active streak

 

 










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BOUNTIFUL BUCKEYES: Three Ohio State players heard their names called in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft – CB MARSHON LATTIMORE (11th overall, New Orleans), S MALIK HOOKER (15th overall, Indianapolis) and CB GAREON CONLEY (24th overall, Oakland). In 2016, the Buckeyes had a draft-high five players selected in the first round. 

With a total of eight first-rounders in the last two Drafts, Ohio State tied Alabama (2011-12) for the fourth-most first-round picks over any two-year span since 1967. Miami is the only school with more first-round choices over any two-year span, with nine players selected from both 2001-02 and 2002-03 and 10 players drafted from 2003-04. 

SCHOOLS WITH THE MOST FIRST-ROUND PICKS OVER ANY TWO-YEAR SPAN

(Since 1967)


YEARS

SCHOOL

FIRST-ROUND PICKS OVER TWO-YEAR SPAN

2003-04

Miami

10

2002-03

Miami

9

2001-02

Miami

9

2016-17

Ohio State

8

2011-12

Alabama

8

 

 

 

 

 

 


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QUICK HITS: Other items of note from tonight’s first round… 

  • TE EVAN ENGRAM (No. 23; New York Giants) was the first Mississippi tight end selected in the first round since 1967. He was the fifth tight end in school history to be drafted since 1967. 
  • Wisconsin LB T.J. WATT was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 30th overall pick. Watt and his brother J.J., who was the 11th overall selection in 2011, became the eighth pair of brothers since 1990 to be selected in the first round of their respective NFL Drafts.   
  • Louisiana State S JAMAL ADAMS was selected sixth overall by the New York Jets, joining his father GEORGE ADAMS (1985, New York Giants) as the eighth father-son combination to be drafted in the first round in the common draft era.

 

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