List of West Virginia Mountaineers in the NFL Draft

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Darryl Talley was selected in the 2nd round (39th overall) by the Buffalo Bills in the 1983 NFL Draft

The West Virginia Mountaineers football team, representing West Virginia University (WVU), has had 179 players selected in the National Football League (NFL) since the league began holding drafts in 1936.[1] This includes nine players selected in the first round. The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions have drafted the most Mountaineers overall, 16 and 15, respectively. The Baltimore Ravens are the only current franchise to not have drafted a player from WVU.[2] Fifteen Mountaineer draft choices have been selected to a Pro Bowl and eleven have won a league championship.

Each NFL franchise seeks to add new players through the annual NFL Draft. The draft rules were last updated in 2009. The team with the worst record from 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).[3]

Key[edit]

B Back[A 1] K Kicker NT Nose tackle
C Center LB Linebacker FB Fullback
DB Defensive back P Punter RB Running back
DE Defensive end QB Quarterback WR Wide receiver
DT Defensive tackle RB Running back G Guard
E End T Offensive tackle TE Tight end
Selected to an all-star game
Won a league championship
# Selected to an all-star game and won a league championship

National Football League Draft[edit]

Year Round Pick Overall Player name Position NFL team[A 2] Notes
1936 1 6 6 Stydahar, JoeJoe Stydahar# T Chicago Bears NFL All-Star (1938, 1939, 1940, 1941)[4]
NFL All-Pro (1937, 1938, 1939, 1940)[4]
NFL Champion (1940, 1941, 1946, 1951)[5][6][7][8]
NFL 1930s All-Decade Team
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee
1937 7 1 61 Barna, HerbHerb Barna G Philadelphia Eagles
1938 7 8 58 Moan, KellyKelly Moan RB New York Giants
1939 18 3 163 Atty, AlexAlex Atty G Cleveland Rams
1940 13 4 114 Gussie, MikeMike Gussie G Brooklyn Dodgers
1940 13 7 117 Clarke, HarryHarry Clarke# RB Chicago Bears NFL All-Star (1940, 1941)[9]
1943 NFL All-Pro[9]
NFL Champion (1940, 1941, 1943)[5][6][10]
1941 19 1 171 Shonk, JohnJohn Shonk E Philadelphia Eagles
1943 17 1 151 Peelish, VicVic Peelish G Detroit Lions
1943 19 4 174 Barnette, QuentinQuentin Barnette RB Brooklyn Dodgers
1944 22 4 212 Kulakowski, EddieEddie Kulakowski T Philadelphia Eagles
1944 28 3 288 McElwee, DickDick McElwee RB Detroit Lions
1945 29 9 305 Benjamin, LeoLeo Benjamin C Philadelphia Eagles
1946 17 3 153 Lopez, RussRuss Lopez C Pittsburgh Steelers
1948 3 5 18 Keane, TomTom Keane# DB Los Angeles Rams 1953 NFL Pro Bowl selection[11]
1953 NFL All-Pro selection[11]
1951 NFL Champion[8]
1948 11 10 95 Corum, GeneGene Corum G Chicago Cardinals
1948 13 9 114 Walthall, JimJim Walthall QB Philadelphia Eagles
1949 10 10 101 Lester, RoyRoy Lester E Philadelphia Eagles
1949 16 3 154 Remenar, GeneGene Remenar T Green Bay Packers
1949 16 10 161 Reno, FrankFrank Reno E Philadelphia Eagles
1950 9 10 115 Zinach, PetePete Zinach B San Francisco 49ers
1950 11 11 142 Stuvek, FredFred Stuvek G Los Angeles Rams
1950 13 2 159 Morton, JackJack Morton B New York Bulldogs
1950 15 11 194 Stephenson, DaveDave Stephenson C Los Angeles Rams
1950 28 5 357 Shoaf, RalphRalph Shoaf B Washington Redskins
1951 19 5 224 Bove, JackJack Bove T Philadelphia Eagles
1951 26 5 308 Kazmierski, FrankFrank Kazmierski C Detroit Lions
1952 15 10 179 Bischoff, PaulPaul Bischoff E New York Giants
1953 13 6 151 Orders, BobBob Orders C Green Bay Packers
1954 4 3 40 Allman, TommyTommy Allman B Green Bay Packers
1954 8 4 89 Starkey, RalphRalph Starkey T New York Giants
1954 8 7 92 Marker, BillBill Marker E Washington Redskins
1954 12 7 140 Dunkerley, BenBen Dunkerley E Washington Redskins
1954 21 9 250 Cooper, JerryJerry Cooper T Los Angeles Rams
1954 24 5 282 Jarrett, BillBill Jarrett B Chicago Bears
1954 24 9 286 Brookman, EdEd Brookman T Los Angeles Rams
1954 29 8 345 Stone, JackJack Stone B Philadelphia Eagles
1955 5 8 57 Lamone, GeneGene Lamone G Philadelphia Eagles
1955 11 7 128 Hillen, BillBill Hillen E New York Giants
1955 18 6 211 Sweeney, ClydeClyde Sweeney T Los Angeles Rams
1955 23 3 268 Donaldson, ChuckChuck Donaldson C Washington Redskins
1956 1 6 6 Marconi, JoeJoe Marconi# FB Los Angeles Rams 1963 NFL Pro Bowl selection[12]
1963 NFL Champion[13]
1956 2 2 15 Bosley, BruceBruce Bosley T San Francisco 49ers NFL Pro Bowl (1960, 1965, 1966, 1967)[14]
NFL All-Pro (1959, 1961)[14]
1956 3 5 30 Huff, SamSam Huff# LB New York Giants NFL Pro Bowl (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964)[15]
NFL All-Pro (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960)[15]
1956 NFL Champion[16]
NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
70 Greatest Washington Redskins honoree
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee
1956 3 11 36 Wyant, FredFred Wyant QB Washington Redskins
1956 4 12 49 Moss, BobbyBobby Moss B Cleveland Browns
1956 11 12 133 Underdonk, BillBill Underdonk T Cleveland Browns
1957 15 11 180 Hosek, TonyTony Hosek E Chicago Bears
1957 21 9 250 Kopinsky, JoeJoe Kopinsky E Chicago Cardinals
1957 24 9 286 Klim, RonRon Klim C Chicago Cardinals
1957 29 4 341 Trozzo, BillBill Trozzo T Cleveland Browns
1958 1 7 7 Howley, ChuckChuck Howley# G Chicago Bears NFL Pro Bowl (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971)[17]
NFL All-Pro (1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970)[17]
Super Bowl V MVP
Super Bowl VI Champion[18]
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor honoree
1958 2 7 20 Krutko, LarryLarry Krutko B Pittsburgh Steelers
1958 3 10 35 Nicely, JoeJoe Nicely G Baltimore Colts
1958 13 3 148 Trimarki, MickeyMickey Trimarki QB Philadelphia Eagles
1958 19 4 221 Chancey, BillBill Chancey E Chicago Bears
1959 6 8 67 Guesman, DickDick Guesman T Detroit Lions
1959 13 6 150 Lopasky, BillBill Lopasky G San Francisco 49ers
1959 21 4 244 Reight, MelMel Reight B Washington Redskins
1959 22 3 255 Shamblin, GlennGlenn Shamblin B Chicago Cardinals
1960 14 7 163 Dumbauld, BillBill Dumbauld T Cleveland Browns
1960 14 8 164 Petersen, RayRay Petersen B Philadelphia Eagles
1962 6 8 78 Winter, BillBill Winter T San Francisco 49ers
1962 15 14 210 Holdinsky, RogerRoger Holdinsky B Green Bay Packers
1963 8 4 102 Woodeshick, TomTom Woodeshick RB Philadelphia Eagles 1968 NFL Pro Bowl selection[19]
1963 13 13 181 Moss, JimJim Moss B New York Giants
1963 19 5 257 Berzansky, SteveSteve Berzansky B Baltimore Colts
1964 7 2 86 Goimarac, PetePete Goimarac C Philadelphia Eagles
1964 10 8 134 Holton, GlennGlenn Holton RB Detroit Lions
1965 15 2 198 Pabian, JoeJoe Pabian T San Francisco 49ers
1966 1 3 3 Leftridge, DickDick Leftridge RB Pittsburgh Steelers
1966 6 6 86 Dunlevy, BobBob Dunlevy WR Dallas Cowboys
1966 15 10 225 Sullivan, BillBill Sullivan DE Detroit Lions
1968 3 3 58 Ford, GarrettGarrett Ford RB Denver Broncos
1968 10 12 258 Mallory, JohnJohn Mallory DB Philadelphia Eagles
1968 14 12 366 Williamson, DanDan Williamson LB Philadelphia Eagles
1968 14 19 373 Williams, RonRon Williams DB Dallas Cowboys
1970 9 1 209 Crennel, CarlCarl Crennel LB Pittsburgh Steelers
1971 3 5 57 Braxton, JimJim Braxton FB Buffalo Bills
1971 3 22 74 Farley, DaleDale Farley LB Miami Dolphins
1971 8 19 201 Gresham, BobBob Gresham RB New Orleans Saints
1972 16 15 405 Jenkins, LeonLeon Jenkins DB Detroit Lions
1973 14 9 347 Williams, EdEd Williams RB Baltimore Colts
1975 3 10 62 Buggs, DannyDanny Buggs WR New York Giants
1975 6 20 150 Miller, CharlesCharles Miller DB Cleveland Browns
1975 8 6 188 Adams, JohnJohn Adams DT Cleveland Browns
1975 10 3 237 Mills, MarshallMarshall Mills WR Atlanta Falcons
1975 11 3 263 Merrow, JeffJeff Merrow DT Atlanta Falcons
1975 16 13 403 Marbury, KerryKerry Marbury RB New England Patriots
1976 3 30 90 Lee, RonRon Lee RB Baltimore Colts
1976 4 23 115 Owens, ArtieArtie Owens WR San Diego Chargers
1976 8 16 225 Braswell, CharlesCharles Braswell DB Detroit Lions
1976 14 5 380 Gluchoski, AlAl Gluchoski C New York Jets
1976 17 3 462 MacDonald, ScottScott MacDonald TE New Orleans Saints
1976 17 25 484 Lukowski, DickDick Lukowski DT Minnesota Vikings
1978 9 14 236 Pridemore, TomTom Pridemore DB Atlanta Falcons
1978 11 7 285 Riley, DaveDave Riley RB New Orleans Saints
1981 5 22 133 Fowler, DelbertDelbert Fowler LB Houston Oilers
1981 6 16 154 Walker, FultonFulton Walker DB Miami Dolphins
1981 10 21 269 Alexander, RobertRobert Alexander RB Los Angeles Rams
1982 2 17 44 Luck, OliverOliver Luck QB Houston Oilers
1983 2 11 39 Talley, DarrylDarryl Talley LB Buffalo Bills NFL Pro Bowl (1990, 1991)[20]
NFL All-Pro (1990, 1993)[20]
1983 11 23 302 Raugh, MarkMark Raugh TE Pittsburgh Steelers
1984 3 3 59 Hostetler, JeffJeff Hostetler# QB New York Giants 1994 NFL Pro Bowl selection[21]
NFL Super Bowl Champion (XXI, XXV)[22][23]
1984 9 22 246 Hollins, RichRich Hollins WR Detroit Lions
1984 12 9 317 Hathaway, SteveSteve Hathaway DE Indianapolis Colts
1985 4 20 104 Wolfley, RonRon Wolfley FB St. Louis Cardinals NFL Pro Bowl (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989)[24]
1987 NFL All-Pro selection[24]
1985 11 1 281 Drewrey, WillieWillie Drewrey WR Houston Oilers
1985 12 25 333 Woodside, PaulPaul Woodside K Buffalo Bills
1986 1 7 7 Jozwiak, BrianBrian Jozwiak T Kansas City Chiefs
1986 7 16 182 Smalls, FredFred Smalls LB San Diego Chargers
1987 12 21 328 Holifield, JohnJohn Holifield RB Cincinnati Bengals
1988 4 2 84 Grant, DavidDavid Grant DE Cincinnati Bengals
1989 6 18 157 Orlando, BoBo Orlando DB Houston Oilers
1989 6 27 166 Taylor, CraigCraig Taylor RB Cincinnati Bengals
1989 7 5 172 Johnson, UndraUndra Johnson RB Atlanta Falcons
1989 8 2 197 Parker, ChrisChris Parker DT Detroit Lions
1989 8 14 209 Brown, A. B.A. B. Brown RB New York Jets
1989 8 22 217 Mays, AlvoidAlvoid Mays DB Houston Oilers Super Bowl XXVI Champion[25]
1989 9 14 237 Marlatt, PatPat Marlatt DT New York Jets
1989 11 19 298 Smider, BrianBrian Smider T Houston Oilers
1990 1 14 14 Turnbull, RenaldoRenaldo Turnbull DE New Orleans Saints 1993 NFL Pro Bowl selection[26]
1993 NFL All-Pro selection[26]
1990 2 3 28 Rembert, ReggieReggie Rembert WR New York Jets
1990 2 3 51 Fox, MikeMike Fox DE New York Giants Super Bowl XXV Champion[23]
1990 7 3 168 Proctor, BasilBasil Proctor LB New York Jets
1990 9 9 229 Linn, JackJack Linn T Detroit Lions
1990 9 16 236 Brockman, LonnieLonnie Brockman T New Orleans Saints
1990 12 13 317 Harris, MajorMajor Harris QB Los Angeles Raiders
1992 7 26 194 Gray, JimJim Gray DT New England Patriots
1992 10 1 253 Grant, SteveSteve Grant LB Indianapolis Colts
1993 3 12 68 Compton, MikeMike Compton C Detroit Lions NFL Super Bowl Champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII)[27][28]
1993 5 8 120 Murrell, AdrianAdrian Murrell RB New York Jets
1994 3 11 76 Braham, RichRich Braham G Arizona Cardinals
1994 6 8 169 Kearney, JayJay Kearney WR Green Bay Packers
1994 6 30 191 Studstill, DarrenDarren Studstill WR Dallas Cowboys
1995 2 24 56 Sauerbrun, ToddTodd Sauerbrun P Chicago Bears NFL Pro Bowl (2001, 2002, 2003)[29]
NFL All-Pro (2001, 2002, 2003)[29]
1996 3 2 63 Beasley, AaronAaron Beasley CB Jacksonville Jaguars
1996 3 7 68 Browning, JohnJohn Browning DE Kansas City Chiefs
1996 4 29 124 Barber, KantroyKantroy Barber RB New England Patriots
1996 7 7 216 Purnell, LovettLovett Purnell TE New England Patriots
1997 2 20 50 Logan, MikeMike Logan CB Jacksonville Jaguars Super Bowl XL Champion[30]
1997 6 13 176 Curtis, CanuteCanute Curtis LB Cincinnati Bengals
1998 7 14 203 Slay, HenryHenry Slay DT Atlanta Falcons
1999 2 2 33 Fisher, CharlesCharles Fisher CB Cincinnati Bengals
1999 2 21 52 Thornton, JohnJohn Thornton DT Tennessee Titans
1999 2 24 55 Page, SolomonSolomon Page G Dallas Cowboys
1999 3 14 75 Stills, GaryGary Stills DE Kansas City Chiefs 2003 NFL Pro Bowl selection[31]
1999 3 34 95 Zereoue, AmosAmos Zereoue RB Pittsburgh Steelers
1999 4 26 121 Landolt, KevinKevin Landolt T Jacksonville Jaguars
2000 1 27 27 Becht, AnthonyAnthony Becht TE New York Jets
2000 2 16 47 Porter, JerryJerry Porter WR Oakland Raiders
2000 2 19 50 Green, BarrettBarrett Green LB Detroit Lions
2000 6 2 168 Bulger, MarcMarc Bulger QB New Orleans Saints NFL Pro Bowl (2003, 2006)[32]
St. Louis Rams MVP (2002, 2004)
2003 4 33 130 Nimmo, LanceLance Nimmo T Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2003 5 9 144 Davis, JamesJames Davis LB Detroit Lions
2004 7 18 219 Wilson, QuincyQuincy Wilson RB Atlanta Falcons
2005 1 6 6 Jones, AdamAdam Jones CB Tennessee Titans
2005 3 19 83 Henry, ChrisChris Henry WR Cincinnati Bengals
2005 5 6 174 Marshall, RasheedRasheed Marshall WR San Francisco 49ers
2006 6 10 179 McCann, DeeDee McCann CB Detroit Lions
2008 3 26 89 Slaton, SteveSteve Slaton RB Houston Texans
2008 5 28 163 Schmitt, OwenOwen Schmitt FB Seattle Seahawks
2008 6 28 194 Mundy, RyanRyan Mundy S Pittsburgh Steelers
2009 2 12 44 White, PatPat White QB Miami Dolphins
2009 7 11 220 Lankster, EllisEllis Lankster CB Buffalo Bills
2009 7 13 222 McAfee, PatPat McAfee P Indianapolis Colts
2010 7 24 231 Capers, SelvishSelvish Capers T Washington Redskins
2011 4 1 98 Hogan, BrandonBrandon Hogan CB Carolina Panthers
2011 5 3 134 Sands, RobertRobert Sands S Cincinnati Bengals
2011 6 30 195 Thomas, J. T.J. T. Thomas LB Chicago Bears
2011 7 50 253 Neild, ChrisChris Neild DT Washington Redskins
2012 1 15 15 Irvin, BruceBruce Irvin DE Seattle Seahawks
2012 5 5 140 Goode, NajeeNajee Goode LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2012 6 4 174 Tandy, KeithKeith Tandy CB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2013 1 8 8 Austin, TavonTavon Austin WR St. Louis Rams
2013 2 7 39 Smith, GenoGeno Smith QB New York Jets
2013 3 30 92 Bailey, StedmanStedman Bailey WR St. Louis Rams
2014 3 5 69 Sims, CharlesCharles Sims RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers


2014 3 24 88 Clarke, WillWill Clarke DE Cincinnati Bengals

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.
  2. ^ This is the team that drafted the player, not their most recent team.

References[edit]

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  8. ^ a b "1951 Los Angeles Rams Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Harry Clarke NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ "1943 Chicago Bears Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
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  21. ^ "Jeff Hostetler NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  22. ^ "1986 New York Giants Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
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  25. ^ "1991 Washington Redskins Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
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  30. ^ "2005 Pittsburgh Steelers Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Gary Stills NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Marc Bulger NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012.