Tony Softli

The Cleveland Browns selected DE Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, this is the first time in Texas A&M history that a player was selected first overall.

Garrett became the sixth Texas A&M player to be selected in the top 10 since 2011, 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).

 

The following Quarterbacks were taken in the 1st Round: North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky by the Chicago Bears with the 2nd overall pick and Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes was drafted with the 10th by Kansas City, both signal callers are the first quarterbacks from their schools selected in the first round.

 

 

TEXAS TECH PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE DRAFT

(Since 1967)

YEAR

PLAYER POSITION SELECTION

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

 

Houston Texans selected Clemson QB Deshaun Watson 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.

The Tennessee Titans Drafted Western Michigan WR Corey Davis with the 5th pick, the highest draft pick in school history. He 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. ​

The same running backs that sat out their respective bowl games and received back lash from the media still went high because of their DNA (film). LSU 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.

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

 

Several athletic tight ends (TEA) came off the board in the first round. Alabama’s 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 f1rst 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). 

 

Alabama rolled through the first round: It all started off with 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.  Alabama in the last nine consecutive drafts with at least one first-round pick.

 

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    

 

 

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

Statistical data provided by NFL Communications

 

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