List of Virginia Tech Hokies in the NFL Draft

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Bruce Smith was the first overall selection in the 1985 NFL Draft.

The Virginia Tech Hokies football team has had 136 players drafted into the National Football League (NFL) since the league began holding drafts in 1936.[1][A 1] This includes nine players taken in the first round and two overall number one picks, Bruce Smith in the 1985 NFL Draft and Michael Vick in the 2001 NFL Draft. Eight former Virginia Tech players have been selected to a Pro Bowl, twelve have won a championship with their respective teams and one has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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] Prior to 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 bidding war over top prospects between the two leagues. As part of the merger agreement on June 8, 1966, the two leagues held a multiple round "Common Draft". Once the AFL officially merged with the NFL in 1970, the "Common Draft" became the NFL Draft.[2]

Selections[edit]

=An American football player speaks into a microphone.
Michael Vick was the first overall selection in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Key[edit]

* Selected to an all-star game (AFL All-Star game, NFL All-Star game or Pro Bowl)
dagger Won a league championship (AFL championship, NFL championship, or Super Bowl)
double-dagger Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

American Football League[edit]

Year Round Overall Player name Position AFL team Notes
1960 1 Dale, CarrollCarroll Dale End Oakland Raiders
1961
[4]
4 26 Zeno, MikeMike Zeno Guard Boston Patriots
21 162 Oakes, DonDon Oakes* Tackle Boston Patriots AFL All-Star Game (1967)
1962
[5]
No selections
1963
[6]
16 122 Breen, GeneGene Breen Linebacker San Diego Chargers
1964
[7]
12 93 Adams, JakeJake Adams End Kansas City Chiefs
1965
[8]
4 28 Schweickert, BobBob Schweickert Back New York Jets
13 100 Utz, SunnySunny Utz Fullback New York Jets
1966
[9]
No selections

National Football League[edit]

Year Round Pick Overall Player name Position NFL team Notes
1936 No selections
1937 7 3 63 Dickerson, Herman "Foots"Herman "Foots" Dickerson End Chicago Cardinals
1938 No selections
1939 No selections
1940 No selections
1941 No selections
1942 No selections
1943 No selections
1944 14 11 142 Maskas, JohnJohn Maskas[A 2] Guard/Tackle Boston Yanks
1945 No selections
1946 No selections
1947 No selections
1948 No selections
1949 No selections
1950 No selections
1951 28 10 337 Wingo, SterlingSterling Wingo Back Los Angeles Rams
1952 No selections
1953 12 3 136 Nutter, Madison "Buzz"Madison "Buzz" Nutter*dagger Center Washington Redskins Pro Bowl (1963)
NFL Champion (1958, 1959)
1954 25 11 300 Hughes, TomTom Hughes Tackle Cleveland Browns
1955 5 2 51 Preas, GeorgeGeorge Preasdagger Guard/Tackle Baltimore Colts NFL Champion (1958, 1959)
7 9 82 Dean, JohnnyJohnny Dean Back San Francisco 49ers
21 1 242 Wright, HowieHowie Wright Back Chicago Cardinals
27 2 315 Locke, JimJim Locke Tackle Baltimore Colts
30 2 351 Petty, TomTom Petty End Washington Redskins
1956 No selections
1957 13 2 147 Wolfenden, BobBob Wolfenden Back Los Angeles Rams
16 10 191 Olson, HillmerHillmer Olson Center Detroit Lions
22 11 264 Dalzell, TomTom Dalzell Tackle Chicago Bears
1958 24 4 281 Moon, RussRuss Moon Tackle Chicago Bears
1959 26 2 302 Burks, JimJim Burks Tackle Philadelphia Eagles
1960 8 2 26 Dale, CarrollCarroll Daledagger End Los Angeles Rams NFL Champion (1965)
Super Bowl Champion (I, II)
College Football Hall of Fame (1987)
1961 3 14 42 Oakes, DonDon Oakes Tackle Philadelphia Eagles
16 4 214 Zeno, MikeMike Zeno Guard Los Angeles Rams
16 11 221 Vishneski, BernieBernie Vishneski Tackle New York Giants
1962 No selections
1963 15 14 210 Breen, GeneGene Breen Linebacker Green Bay Packers
1964 13 9 177 Adams, JakeJake Adams End St. Louis Cardinals
1965 3 1 29 Schweickert, BobBob Schweickert Back San Francisco 49ers
6 5 75 Utz, SunnySunny Utz Fullback Dallas Cowboys
1966 No selections
1967 4 25 105 Bowling, AndyAndy Bowling Linebacker St. Louis Cardinals
14 6 347 Francisco, TomTom Francisco Halfback Denver Broncos
16 16 409 Bruce, DonDon Bruce Guard Oakland Raiders
1968 5 2 113 Barefoot, KenKen Barefoot Tight end Washington Redskins
8 18 210 Richards, JimJim Richards Defensive back New York Jets
1969 8 1 183 Harvey, James "Waddey"James "Waddey" Harvey Tackle Buffalo Bills
13 24 335 Piland, RickRick Piland Guard Kansas City Chiefs
1970 6 4 134 Edwards, KenKen Edwards Running back Buffalo Bills
1971 17 9 425 Simcsak, JackJack Simcsak Placekicker Denver Broncos
1972 No selections
1973 5 7 111 Strock, DonDon Strockdagger Quarterback Miami Dolphins Super Bowl Champion (VIII)
1974 No selections
1975 13 15 327 Scales, RickyRicky Scales Wide receiver Houston Oilers
16 12 402 Lambert, KenKen Lambert Defensive back Houston Oilers
1976 7 21 203 Rogers, PhilPhil Rogers Running back St. Louis Cardinals
1977 3 4 60 Beasley, TomTom Beasleydagger Defensive tackle Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion (XIII, XIV)
1978 No selections
1979 No selections
1980 5 14 124 McDougald, DougDoug McDougald Defensive end New England Patriots
5 15 125 Lewis, KennyKenny Lewis Running back Oakland Raiders
1981 No selections
1982 4 15 98 Brown, RobertRobert Brown Linebacker Green Bay Packers
1983 No selections
1984 6 9 149 Paige, TonyTony Paige Fullback New York Jets
1[A 3] 18 18 Johnson, MikeMike Johnson Linebacker Cleveland Browns
1985 1 1 1 Smith, BruceBruce Smith*double-dagger Defensive end Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992,
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
Pro Football Hall of Fame (2009)
2 16 44 Penn, JesseJesse Penn Linebacker Dallas Cowboys
8 5 201 Lee, AshleyAshley Lee Defensive back Atlanta Falcons
10 18 270 Jones, JoeJoe Jones Tight end Dallas Cowboys
11 19 299 Young, AllenAllen Young[A 4] Defensive back New York Giants
1986 No selections
1987 8 1 196 Hunter, EddieEddie Hunter Running back New York Jets
8 13 208 Taliaferro, CurtisCurtis Taliaferro Linebacker Atlanta Falcons
1988 6 17 154 Johnson, SteveSteve Johnson Tight end New England Patriots
12 1 306 Wiley, CarterCarter Wiley Defensive back Atlanta Falcons
12 5 310 Jones, VictorVictor Jones Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1989 No selections
1990 8 19 212 Jones, JockJock Jones Linebacker Cleveland Browns
8 22 215 Brown, RogerRoger Browndagger Defensive back Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion (XXV)
1991 12 8 314 Chamblee, AlAl Chamblee Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1992 1 13 13 Chung, EugeneEugene Chung[A 5] Tackle New England Patriots
4 23 107 Furrer, WillWill Furrer Quarterback Chicago Bears
6 11 151 Russell, DamienDamien Russell Defensive back San Francisco 49ers
7 19 187 Boatwright, WilliamWilliam Boatwright Guard Philadelphia Eagles
12 26 334 Granby, JohnJohn Granby Wide receiver Denver Broncos
1993 No selections
1994 2 22 62 Drakeford, TyronneTyronne Drakeforddagger Cornerback San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Champion (XXIX)
4 18 121 Burke, JohnJohn Burke Tight end New England Patriots
7 6 200 Pyne, JimJim Pyne Center Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1995 3 26 90 Freeman, AntonioAntonio Freeman*dagger Wide receiver Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl (1998)
Super Bowl Champion (XXXI)
4 26 124 Brown, KenKen Brown Linebacker Denver Broncos
1996 2 11 41 Still, BryanBryan Still Wide receiver San Diego Chargers
3 27 88 Price, J.C.J.C. Price Defensive tackle Carolina Panthers
1997 1 26 26 Druckenmiller, JimJim Druckenmiller Quarterback San Francisco 49ers
2 19 49 Gray, TorrianTorrian Gray Safety Minnesota Vikings
4 17 113 Banks, AntonioAntonio Banks Cornerback Minnesota Vikings
6 31 194 Brown, CornellCornell Browndagger Defensive end Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Champion (XXXV)
1998 4 12 104 Washington, ToddTodd Washingtondagger Center Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl Champion (XXXVII)
4 17 109 DiNapoli, GennaroGennaro DiNapoli Guard Oakland Raiders
7 12 201 Oxendine, KenKen Oxendine Fullback Atlanta Falcons
7 13 202 Parker, MarcusMarcus Parker Running back Cincinnati Bengals
1999 4 15 110 Prioleau, PiersonPierson Prioleaudagger Safety San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)
5 32 165 Smith, DerekDerek Smith Tackle Washington Redskins
2000 2 4 35 Engelberger, JohnJohn Engelberger Defensive tackle San Francisco 49ers
2 21 52 Charlton, IkeIke Charlton Cornerback Seattle Seahawks
3 27 89 Moore, CoreyCorey Moore Linebacker Buffalo Bills
5 5 134 Midget, AnthonyAnthony Midget Cornerback Atlanta Falcons
7 37 243 Stith, ShyroneShyrone Stith Running back Jacksonville Jaguars
2001 1 1 1 Vick, MichaelMichael Vick* Quarterback Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl (2002, 2004, 2005, 2010)
3 29 91 Bird, CoryCory Bird Safety Indianapolis Colts
5 6 137 Lehr, MattMatt Lehr Guard Dallas Cowboys
2002 2 15 47 Davis, AndréAndré Davis Wide receiver Cleveland Browns
4 13 111 Taylor, BenBen Taylor Linebacker Cleveland Browns
5 13 148 McCadam, KevinKevin McCadam Safety Atlanta Falcons
6 10 182 Pugh, DavidDavid Pugh Defensive tackle Indianapolis Colts
6 39 211 Slowikowski, BobBob Slowikowski Tight end Dallas Cowboys
7 7 218 Beasley, ChadChad Beasley Tackle Minnesota Vikings
7 13 224 Monroe, DerriusDerrius Monroe Defensive end New Orleans Saints
7 40 251 Ferguson, JarrettJarrett Ferguson Fullback Buffalo Bills
2003 4 18 115 Suggs, LeeLee Suggs Running back Cleveland Browns
7 38 252 Pile, WillieWillie Pile Safety Kansas City Chiefs
2004 1 8 8 Hall, DeAngeloDeAngelo Hall* Cornerback Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl (2005, 2006, 2010)
1 30 30 Jones, KevinKevin Jones Running back Detroit Lions
2 13 45 Grove, JakeJake Grove Center Oakland Raiders
4 24 120 Wilford, ErnestErnest Wilford Wide receiver Jacksonville Jaguars
5 13 145 Adibi, NathanielNathaniel Adibi Defensive end Pittsburgh Steelers
2005 3 11 75 Green, EricEric Green Cornerback Arizona Cardinals
4 7 108 Fuller, VincentVincent Fuller Safety Tennessee Titans
6 7 217 Dunn, JonJon Dunn Tackle Cleveland Browns
2006 2 5 37 Williams, JimmyJimmy Williams Cornerback Atlanta Falcons
2 31 63 Tapp, DarrylDarryl Tapp Defensive end Seattle Seahawks
3 24 88 Anderson, JamesJames Anderson Linebacker Carolina Panthers
5 23 155 King, JeffJeff King Tight end Carolina Panthers
6 8 177 Lewis, JonathanJonathan Lewis Defensive tackle Arizona Cardinals
7 14 222 Hamilton, JustinJustin Hamilton Safety Cleveland Browns
7 19 227 Martin, JimmyJimmy Martin Tackle San Diego Chargers
7 26 234 Montgomery, WillWill Montgomery Guard Carolina Panthers
7 32 240 Humes, CedricCedric Humes Running back Pittsburgh Steelers
2007 3 26 89 Rouse, AaronAaron Rouse Safety Green Bay Packers
5 20 157 Clowney, DavidDavid Clowney Wide receiver Green Bay Packers
5 26 163 Frye, BrandonBrandon Frye Tackle Houston Texans
2008 1 26 26 Brown, DuaneDuane Brown* Tackle Houston Texans Pro Bowl (2012, 2013, 2014)
2 3 35 Flowers, BrandonBrandon Flowers* Cornerback Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl (2013)
2 11 42 Royal, EddieEddie Royal Wide receiver Denver Broncos
3 9 72 Ellis, ChrisChris Ellis Defensive end Buffalo Bills
4 19 118 Adibi, XavierXavier Adibi Linebacker Houston Texans
5 13 148 Powell, CarltonCarlton Powell Defensive tackle Denver Broncos
6 8 174 Morgan, JoshJosh Morgan Wide receiver San Francisco 49ers
7 8 215 Harper, JustinJustin Harper Wide receiver Baltimore Ravens
2009 5 21 157 Harris, Victor "Macho"Victor "Macho" Harris Cornerback Philadelphia Eagles
2010 2 20 52 Worilds, JasonJason Worilds Defensive end Pittsburgh Steelers
5 2 133 Chancellor, KamKam Chancellor*dagger Safety Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Champion (XLVIII)
Pro Bowl (2011, 2013, 2014)
5 9 140 Wang, EdEd Wang Tackle Buffalo Bills
6 3 172 Bowden, BrentBrent Bowden Punter Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7 4 211 Grimm, CodyCody Grimm Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2011 2 6 38 Williams, RyanRyan Williams Running back Arizona Cardinals
4 30 127 Carmichael, Rashad "Roc"Rashad "Roc" Carmichael Cornerback Houston Texans
6 15 180 Taylor, TyrodTyrod Taylordagger Quarterback Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Champion (XLVII)
2012 1 32 32 Wilson, DavidDavid Wilson Running back New York Giants
3 31 94 Hosley, JayronJayron Hosley Cornerback New York Giants
5 17 152 Coale, DannyDanny Coale Wide receiver Dallas Cowboys
2013 6 3 171 Fuller, CoreyCorey Fuller Wide receiver Detroit Lions
6 5 173 Painter, VinstonVinston Painter Tackle Denver Broncos
2014 1 14 14 Fuller, KyleKyle Fuller Cornerback Chicago Bears
3 20 120 Thomas, LoganLogan Thomas Quarterback Arizona Cardinals
6 6 182 Exum, AntoneAntone Exum Cornerback Minnesota Vikings
2015 6 5 181 Jarrett, KyshoenKyshoen Jarrett Safety Washington Redskins
7 26 243 Gibson, LaurenceLaurence Gibson Tackle Dallas Cowboys

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Because of the NFL–AFL merger agreement, the history of the AFL is officially recognized by the NFL and therefore this list includes the AFL Draft (1960–1966) and the Common Draft (1967–1969).[2]
  2. ^ John Maskas was also drafted by the Buffalo Bills of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) in the 10th round with the 74th overall pick in 1947.[10] He played for the Bills in 1947 and 1949,[11] and was then drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 1950 AAFC Dispersal Draft.
  3. ^ Mike Johnson was selected as the 18th overall pick in the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players.[12]
  4. ^ Allen Young played basketball at Virginia Tech and not football.
  5. ^ Eugene Chung is Korean American, and was the first Asian American player to be drafted in the first round.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Sports Reference, LLC: Alabama Drafted Players/Alumni
  2. ^ a b Cross, B. Duane (January 22, 2001). "The AFL: A Football Legacy". Sports Illustrated (CNNSI.com). Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Clayton, John (March 26, 2009). "Draft order to change for playoff teams". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "1961 AFL Draft". Sports Reference, LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "1962 AFL Draft". Sports Reference, LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "1963 AFL Draft". Sports Reference, LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "1964 AFL Draft". Sports Reference, LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ "1965 AFL Draft". Sports Reference, LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ "1966 AFL Draft". Sports Reference, LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ "1947 AAFC DRAFT" (PDF). ProFootballResearchers.org. Professional Football Researchers Association: AAFC Committee. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ "John Maskas Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Browns Like Mack Attack". Daily Times (Cleveland, Ohio). Associated Press. June 6, 1984. p. 9. Retrieved May 30, 2013.