List of The Citadel Bulldogs in the NFL Draft

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This is a list of The Citadel Bulldogs football players who have been picked in the National Football League Draft and American Football League Draft.[1][2]

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 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]

Before the merger agreements in 1966, the American Football League (AFL) operated in direct competition with the NFL and held a separate draft. This led to a massive bidding war over top prospects between the two leagues. As part of the merger agreement on June 8, 1966, the two leagues would hold a multiple round "Common Draft". When the AFL officially merged with the NFL in 1970, the "Common Draft" simply became the NFL Draft.[4][5][6]

National Football League Draft[edit]

Year Name Round Overall Team Notes
1939 Andy Sabados 13 111 Chicago Cardinals
1959 Pete Davidson 14 165 Los Angeles Rams
1960 Harry Rakowski 15 169 Los Angeles Rams
1960 Joe Davis 17 194 Chicago Cardinals
1969 Jim McMillan 16 415 Baltimore Colts
1970 John Small 1 12 Atlanta Falcons
1977 Brian Ruff 11 304 Baltimore Colts
1981 Stump Mitchell 9 226 St. Louis Cardinals
1987 Greg Davis 9 246 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1995 Travis Jervey 5 170 Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl (1997)
2005 Nehemiah Broughton 7 222 Washington Redskins
2010 Andre Roberts 3 88 Arizona Cardinals
2011 Allen, CortezCortez Allen 4 128 Pittsburgh Steelers

American Football League Draft[edit]

Year Name Round Overall Team
1960 Wayne Stewart N/A N/A Los Angeles Chargers
1960 Joe Davis N/A N/A Los Angeles Chargers
1960 Paul Maguire N/A N/A Los Angeles Chargers
1960 Pete Davidson N/A N/A Los Angeles Chargers
1960 Harry Rakowski N/A N/A Buffalo Bills
1964 Vince Petno 8 63 Oakland Raiders


  1. ^ "National Football League: NFL Draft History – by School". Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. p. 12. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ Clayton, John (March 26, 2009). "Draft order to change for playoff teams". Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Cross, B. Duane (January 22, 2001). "The AFL: A Football Legacy". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on October 20, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chronology of Professional Football" (PDF). Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Time Changes for 2008 NFL Draft". NFL. April 22, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2012.