List of East Carolina Pirates in the NFL Draft

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Chris Johnson at Tennessee Titans training camp

This is a list of East Carolina Pirates in the NFL Draft. East Carolina University began playing organized American football in 1932 and has had many players go on to play professionally after graduating from the university.[1] The school's first-ever selection was Roger Thrift, a quarterback, who was picked by the Cleveland Browns in the 1951 NFL Draft. The team's selection in the most recent draft, the 2011 NFL Draft, was wide receiver Dwayne Harris who was selected by the Dallas Cowboys.

Every April, each National Football League (NFL) franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft officially known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting" but more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Generally, the team with the worst record the previous year picks first, the next-worst team second, and so on. Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-season record with any remaining ties broken by strength of schedule. Playoff participants are sequenced after non-playoff teams, based on their round of elimination (wild card, division, conference, and Super Bowl). See NFL Draft Rules for further detail. Selections are made during seven different rounds.

Teams have the option of trading their picks to other teams in exchange for different picks, players, money, or a combination thereof. It is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.[2] Of the players selected in each draft and throughout its history, East Carolina has had 63 players picked.[3]

The Pirates have never had the first overall selection; their highest draft position was twenty-fourth overall in 1992, when Robert Jones, a linebacker, was selected 24th by the Dallas Cowboys.[3] Chris Johnson, a running back, was also taken with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.[3] The Pirates have had six players drafted by the New York Giants and five by the Dallas Cowboys and four by the Minnesota Vikings during the school's history. East Carolina most productive year was 1984, when the school had eight players selected in the draft.

Six former Pirates: Zack Valentine (XIV), Earnest Byner (XXVI), Robert Jones (XXX), (XXVIII) and (XXVII), Guy Whimper (XLII), C.J. Wilson (Super Bowl XLV), and Vonta Leach (Super Bowl XLVII) have won Super Bowls with their respective teams.[4][5][6][7] Five Pirates also have been elected to the Pro Bowl: Tony Collins (1983), Earnest Byner, (1990) and (1991), Jeff Blake, (1995), Rod Coleman (2005) and Chris Johnson (2008) and (2009).[8][9][10][11] Seven Pirates drafted into the NFL are still playing in the league: David Garrard, Guy Whimper, Chris Johnson, Vonta Leach, Linval Joseph, C.J. Wilson, and Dwayne Harris. In addition, two undrafted Pirate players are currently on NFL rosters, offensive tackle Willie Smith and quarterback Dominique Davis.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Key[edit]

B Back[A 1] K Kicker NT Nose tackle
C Center LB Linebacker FB Fullback
DB Defensive back P Punter HB Halfback
DE Defensive end QB Quarterback WR Wide receiver
DT Defensive tackle RB Running back G Guard
E End T Offensive tackle TE Tight end
  ^ Super Bowl champion
  * Active player
  # Active player and Super bowl champion

Player selection[edit]

David Garrard the 108th pick overall in the 2002 draft
Draft Player name Position NFL team[19] Notes Ref
Year Round Pick Overall
1951 28 12 339 Roger Thrift QB Browns [20]
1961 5 8 64 Glenn Bass TE CardinalsNFL draft [21]
23 Glenn Bass TE ChargersAFL draft
1964 14 5 187 Tom Michel RB VikingsNFL draft [22]
19 Tom Michel RB RaidersAFL draft
1969 17 1 417 Wayne Lineberry LB Bills [23]
1973 16 1 391 Tim Dameron WR Oilers [24]
17 22 438 Leslie Strayhorn RB Cowboys
1974 4 2 80 Carl Summerell QB Giants [25]
4 17 95 Carlester Crumpler RB Bills
1977 6 27 166 Reggie Pinkney DB Lions [26]
1978 6 28 166 Harold Randolph LB Cowboys [27]
1979 2 28 56 ^Zack Valentine LB Steelers [28]
6 21 158 Eddie Hicks RB Giants
1980 11 11 288 Sam Harrell RB Vikings [29]
12 9 314 Mike Brewington LB Chiefs
1981 2 19 47 Tony Collins RB Patriots Pro Bowl (1983) [30]
1982 4 2 85 George Crump DE Patriots [31]
4 7 90 Tootie Robbins T Cardinals
1983 2 18 46 Jody Schulz LB Eagles [32]
1984 2 27 55 Steve Hamilton DE Redskins [33]
4 27 111 Terry Long G Steelers
5 3 115 Clint Harris DB Giants
5 13 125 Jeff Pegues LB Redskins
5 21 133 Hal Stephens DE Rams
10 1 253 Norwood Vann TE Rams
10 28 280 ^Earnest Byner RB Browns Pro Bowl (1990) (1991)
70 Greatest Redskins
11 4 284 John Robertson T Eagles
1985 3 24 80 Stefon Adams DB Raiders [34]
8 4 200 Ricky Nichols WR Colts
1986 6 27 165 Kevin Walker DB Buccaneers [35]
10 3 252 Tony Baker RB Falcons
1988 8 5 198 Anthony Simpson RB Buccaneers [36]
10 4 253 Ellis Dillahunt DB Bengals
1990 3 14 67 Walter Wilson WR Chargers [37]
5 1 110 Junior Robinson DB Patriots
7 14 179 James Singletary LB Colts
10 27 275 Anthony Thompson LB Broncos
1991 9 3 226 Ernie Logan DE Falcons [38]
1992 1 24 24 ^Robert Jones LB Cowboys Pro Bowl (1994) [39]
6 26 166 Jeff Blake QB Jets Pro Bowl (1995)
8 14 210 Luke Fisher TE Vikings
9 26 250 Chris Hall DB Cowboys
10 22 274 Dion Johnson WR Oilers
1993 6 8 148 Tom Scott T Bengals [40]
1994 6 4 165 Bernard Carter LB Buccaneers [41]
7 8 202 Carlester Crumpler Jr. TE Seahawks
1996 4 16 111 Emmanuel McDaniel DB Panthers [42]
5 2 134 Jerris McPhail RB Dolphins
1997 5 1 131 Lamont Burns G Jets [43]
1998 3 21 82 Larry Shannon WR Dolphins [44]
1999 5 20 153 Rod Coleman DE Raiders Pro Bowl (2005) [45]
6 32 231 Troy Smith WR Eagles
2002 4 10 108 *David Garrard QB Jaguars Pro Bowl (2009) [46]
7 30 241 Leonard Henry RB Dolphins
2004 7 45 246 Brian Rimpf T Ravens [47]
2006 4 32 129 #Guy Whimper T Giants [29]
2007 5 9 146 *Aundrae Allison KR, WR Vikings [48]
2008 1 24 24 *Chris Johnson RB Titans Pro Bowl (2008), (2009), (2010) [49]
2009 5 13 149 Davon Drew TE Ravens [16]
2010 2 14 46 #Linval Joseph DT Giants [50]
7 14 221 Matt Dodge P Giants [51]
7 23 230 #C. J. Wilson DE Packers [52]
2011 6 11 176 *Dwayne Harris WR Cowboys [53]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In American and Canadian football, a back is a player who is lined up behind the linemen, the players who line up closest to the line of scrimmage.

References[edit]

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