2000 NFL Draft
|2000 NFL Draft|
|Date(s)||April 15–16, 2000|
|Time||12:00 pm EDT (April 15)|
11:00 am EDT (April 16)
|Location||Theatre at MSG|
in New York City, NY
|254 total selections in 7 rounds|
|First selection||Courtney Brown, DE|
|Mr. Irrelevant||Mike Green, SS|
|Most selections (13)||Cleveland Browns|
Green Bay Packers
|Fewest selections (5)||Dallas Cowboys|
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|Hall of Famers|
The 2000 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur U.S. college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 15–16, 2000, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. No teams chose to claim any players in the supplemental draft that year.
The draft started with Penn State teammates Courtney Brown and LaVar Arrington being selected consecutively, making them the only Penn State players to go number one and two in the same draft. The New York Jets had four first-round draft picks, the most by any team in the history of the draft (17 teams have had three picks but no other has had four).
The draft was notable for the selection of Michigan quarterback Tom Brady at the 199th pick in the sixth round by the New England Patriots; in his 20 seasons with the team Brady has gone on to win 3 NFL MVP awards, a record 6 Super Bowl titles and 4 Super Bowl MVPs, and is widely considered the greatest quarterback of all time. It was also the first year since 1966 that a pure placekicker was drafted in the first round, with the Oakland Raiders selecting Florida State's Sebastian Janikowski 17th overall. The University of Tennessee led all colleges with nine selections in the 2000 NFL draft. As of 2019, the last remaining active player from this draft is Brady, following the retirement of placekicker Sebastian Janikowski on April 28, 2019.
In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the 2000 Draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.
- Round one
- No. 2: New Orleans → Washington (PD). New Orleans traded this selection to Washington in 1999 alongside 1st-, 3rd-, 4th-, 5th-, 6th- and 7th-round selections in 1999, and a 3rd-round selection in 2000 in exchange for a 1st-round selection in 1999.[source 1]
- No. 3: San Francisco → Washington (PD). San Francisco traded this selection to Washington for the 12th and 24th selections.[source 2]
- No. 5: Atlanta → Baltimore (PD). Atlanta traded their first-round selection to Baltimore in 1999 in exchange for their 2nd round choice (42) in the 1999 draft.[source 3]
- No. 10: Denver → Baltimore (PD). Denver traded their first-round selection to Baltimore in exchange for their 1st-round (15) and 2nd-round choices (42) in the 2000 draft.[source 4]
- No. 12: multiple trades:
- No. 12: San Francisco → New York Jets (PD). San Francisco traded this selection to the New York Jets in exchange for New York's first-round selection (16) and second-round selection (48).[source 5]
- No. 12: Washington → San Francisco (PD). see No. 3: San Francisco → Washington.[source 2]
- No. 12: Carolina → Washington (PD). Washington received this pick as compensation for signing Sean Gilbert in 1998.[source 6]
- No. 13: multiple trades:
- No. 13: Tampa Bay → New York Jets (PD). Tampa Bay traded two first-round picks (13 and 27) to the New York Jets in exchange for Keyshawn Johnson.[source 7]
- No. 12: San Diego → Tampa Bay (PD). Tampa Bay traded their 1998 second-round pick to San Diego in exchange for their first round pick in 2000.[source 8]
- No. 15: Baltimore → Denver (PD). see No. 10: Baltimore → Denver.[source 4]
- No. 19: Dallas → Seattle (PD). Dallas traded this selection and their 2001 First Round Pick (7th) to Seattle for Joey Galloway.[source 9]
- Round two
- No. 51: Carolina → Tampa Bay (D). Carolina traded this selection to Tampa Bay for the 57th and 120th selections.[source 10]
Notable undrafted players
|†||= Pro Bowler[N 1]|
References & Notes
- Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
- Trade references
- Maske, Mark (April 18, 1999). "Redskins Wheel, Deal, Draft a Champ". The Washington Post.
- "Major move. Niners to give third pick to Skins for 12th, 24th selections". CNN/SI. February 27, 2000.
- "The Fifth Element". CNN/SI. April 14, 2000.
- "The Fifth Element". CNN/SI. April 14, 2000.
- Battista, Judy (April 14, 2000). "Washington Redskins acquire No. 2 overall pick from St. Louis Rams". The New York Times.
- "Panthers Acquire Sean Gilbert". Associated Press. April 21, 1998.
- Elliott, Josh (April 24, 2000). "Washington Redskins acquire No. 2 overall pick from St. Louis Rams". Sports Illustrated.
- "2000 NFL Draft Pick Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions.
- "Joey on the Move". CNN/SI. February 13, 2000.
- "Draft Day Trades". CNN/SI. April 16, 2000.
- General references
- "NFL Draft Locations". FootballGeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
- Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- "Jets' best draft class featured a record four first-round picks". ESPN.com. April 25, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
- Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- "Patriots Waive Cornerback J'Juan Cherry". Patriots.com. Retrieved April 16, 2020.