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 Joe 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 Herb Barna G Philadelphia Eagles
1938 7 8 58 Kelly Moan RB New York Giants
1939 18 3 163 Alex Atty G Cleveland Rams
1940 13 4 114 Mike Gussie G Brooklyn Dodgers
1940 13 7 117 Harry 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 John Shonk E Philadelphia Eagles
1943 17 1 151 Vic Peelish G Detroit Lions
1943 19 4 174 Quentin Barnette RB Brooklyn Dodgers
1944 22 4 212 Eddie Kulakowski T Philadelphia Eagles
1944 28 3 288 Dick McElwee RB Detroit Lions
1945 29 9 305 Leo Benjamin C Philadelphia Eagles
1946 17 3 153 Russ Lopez C Pittsburgh Steelers
1948 3 5 18 Tom 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 Gene Corum G Chicago Cardinals
1948 13 9 114 Jim Walthall QB Philadelphia Eagles
1949 10 10 101 Roy Lester E Philadelphia Eagles
1949 16 3 154 Gene Remenar T Green Bay Packers
1949 16 10 161 Frank Reno E Philadelphia Eagles
1950 9 10 115 Pete Zinach B San Francisco 49ers
1950 11 11 142 Fred Stuvek G Los Angeles Rams
1950 13 2 159 Jack Morton B New York Bulldogs
1950 15 11 194 Dave Stephenson C Los Angeles Rams
1950 28 5 357 Ralph Shoaf B Washington Redskins
1951 19 5 224 Jack Bove T Philadelphia Eagles
1951 26 5 308 Frank Kazmierski C Detroit Lions
1952 15 10 179 Paul Bischoff E New York Giants
1953 13 6 151 Bob Orders C Green Bay Packers
1954 4 3 40 Tommy Allman B Green Bay Packers
1954 8 4 89 Ralph Starkey T New York Giants
1954 8 7 92 Bill Marker E Washington Redskins
1954 12 7 140 Ben Dunkerley E Washington Redskins
1954 21 9 250 Jerry Cooper T Los Angeles Rams
1954 24 5 282 Bill Jarrett B Chicago Bears
1954 24 9 286 Ed Brookman T Los Angeles Rams
1954 29 8 345 Jack Stone B Philadelphia Eagles
1955 5 8 57 Gene Lamone G Philadelphia Eagles
1955 11 7 128 Bill Hillen E New York Giants
1955 18 6 211 Clyde Sweeney T Los Angeles Rams
1955 23 3 268 Chuck Donaldson C Washington Redskins
1956 1 6 6 Joe Marconi# FB Los Angeles Rams 1963 NFL Pro Bowl selection[12]
1963 NFL Champion[13]
1956 2 2 15 Bruce Bosley T San Francisco 49ers NFL Pro Bowl (1960, 1965, 1966, 1967)[14]
NFL All-Pro (1959, 1961)[14]
1956 3 5 30 Sam 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 Fred Wyant QB Washington Redskins
1956 4 12 49 Bobby Moss B Cleveland Browns
1956 11 12 133 Bill Underdonk T Cleveland Browns
1957 15 11 180 Tony Hosek E Chicago Bears
1957 21 9 250 Joe Kopinsky E Chicago Cardinals
1957 24 9 286 Ron Klim C Chicago Cardinals
1957 29 4 341 Bill Trozzo T Cleveland Browns
1958 1 7 7 Chuck 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 Larry Krutko B Pittsburgh Steelers
1958 3 10 35 Joe Nicely G Baltimore Colts
1958 13 3 148 Mickey Trimarki QB Philadelphia Eagles
1958 19 4 221 Bill Chancey E Chicago Bears
1959 6 8 67 Dick Guesman T Detroit Lions
1959 13 6 150 Bill Lopasky G San Francisco 49ers
1959 21 4 244 Mel Reight B Washington Redskins
1959 22 3 255 Glenn Shamblin B Chicago Cardinals
1960 14 7 163 Bill Dumbauld T Cleveland Browns
1960 14 8 164 Ray Petersen B Philadelphia Eagles
1962 6 8 78 Bill Winter T San Francisco 49ers
1962 15 14 210 Roger Holdinsky B Green Bay Packers
1963 8 4 102 Tom Woodeshick RB Philadelphia Eagles 1968 NFL Pro Bowl selection[19]
1963 13 13 181 Jim Moss B New York Giants
1963 19 5 257 Steve Berzansky B Baltimore Colts
1964 7 2 86 Pete Goimarac C Philadelphia Eagles
1964 10 8 134 Glenn Holton RB Detroit Lions
1965 15 2 198 Joe Pabian T San Francisco 49ers
1966 1 3 3 Dick Leftridge RB Pittsburgh Steelers
1966 6 6 86 Bob Dunlevy WR Dallas Cowboys
1966 15 10 225 Bill Sullivan DE Detroit Lions
1968 3 3 58 Garrett Ford RB Denver Broncos
1968 10 12 258 John Mallory DB Philadelphia Eagles
1968 14 12 366 Dan Williamson LB Philadelphia Eagles
1968 14 19 373 Ron Williams DB Dallas Cowboys
1970 9 1 209 Carl Crennel LB Pittsburgh Steelers
1971 3 5 57 Jim Braxton FB Buffalo Bills
1971 3 22 74 Dale Farley LB Miami Dolphins
1971 8 19 201 Bob Gresham RB New Orleans Saints
1972 16 15 405 Leon Jenkins DB Detroit Lions
1973 14 9 347 Ed Williams RB Baltimore Colts
1975 3 10 62 Danny Buggs WR New York Giants
1975 6 20 150 Charles Miller DB Cleveland Browns
1975 8 6 188 John Adams DT Cleveland Browns
1975 10 3 237 Marshall Mills WR Atlanta Falcons
1975 11 3 263 Jeff Merrow DT Atlanta Falcons
1975 16 13 403 Kerry Marbury RB New England Patriots
1976 3 30 90 Ron Lee RB Baltimore Colts
1976 4 23 115 Artie Owens WR San Diego Chargers
1976 8 16 225 Charles Braswell DB Detroit Lions
1976 14 5 380 Al Gluchoski C New York Jets
1976 17 3 462 Scott MacDonald TE New Orleans Saints
1976 17 25 484 Dick Lukowski DT Minnesota Vikings
1978 9 14 236 Tom Pridemore DB Atlanta Falcons
1978 11 7 285 Dave Riley RB New Orleans Saints
1981 5 22 133 Delbert Fowler LB Houston Oilers
1981 6 16 154 Fulton Walker DB Miami Dolphins
1981 10 21 269 Robert Alexander RB Los Angeles Rams
1982 2 17 44 Oliver Luck QB Houston Oilers
1983 2 11 39 Darryl Talley LB Buffalo Bills NFL Pro Bowl (1990, 1991)[20]
NFL All-Pro (1990, 1993)[20]
1983 11 23 302 Mark Raugh TE Pittsburgh Steelers
1984 3 3 59 Jeff Hostetler# QB New York Giants 1994 NFL Pro Bowl selection[21]
NFL Super Bowl Champion (XXI, XXV)[22][23]
1984 9 22 246 Rich Hollins WR Detroit Lions
1984 12 9 317 Steve Hathaway DE Indianapolis Colts
1985 4 20 104 Ron Wolfley FB St. Louis Cardinals NFL Pro Bowl (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989)[24]
1987 NFL All-Pro selection[24]
1985 11 1 281 Willie Drewrey WR Houston Oilers
1985 12 25 333 Paul Woodside K Buffalo Bills
1986 1 7 7 Brian Jozwiak T Kansas City Chiefs
1986 7 16 182 Fred Smalls LB San Diego Chargers
1987 12 21 328 John Holifield RB Cincinnati Bengals
1988 4 2 84 David Grant DE Cincinnati Bengals
1989 6 18 157 Bo Orlando DB Houston Oilers
1989 6 27 166 Craig Taylor RB Cincinnati Bengals
1989 7 5 172 Undra Johnson RB Atlanta Falcons
1989 8 2 197 Chris Parker DT Detroit Lions
1989 8 14 209 A. B. Brown RB New York Jets
1989 8 22 217 Alvoid Mays DB Houston Oilers Super Bowl XXVI Champion[25]
1989 9 14 237 Pat Marlatt DT New York Jets
1989 11 19 298 Brian Smider T Houston Oilers
1990 1 14 14 Renaldo Turnbull DE New Orleans Saints 1993 NFL Pro Bowl selection[26]
1993 NFL All-Pro selection[26]
1990 2 3 28 Reggie Rembert WR New York Jets
1990 2 3 51 Mike Fox DE New York Giants Super Bowl XXV Champion[23]
1990 7 3 168 Basil Proctor LB New York Jets
1990 9 9 229 Jack Linn T Detroit Lions
1990 9 16 236 Lonnie Brockman T New Orleans Saints
1990 12 13 317 Major Harris QB Los Angeles Raiders
1992 7 26 194 Jim Gray DT New England Patriots
1992 10 1 253 Steve Grant LB Indianapolis Colts
1993 3 12 68 Mike Compton C Detroit Lions NFL Super Bowl Champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII)[27][28]
1993 5 8 120 Adrian Murrell RB New York Jets
1994 3 11 76 Rich Braham G Arizona Cardinals
1994 6 8 169 Jay Kearney WR Green Bay Packers
1994 6 30 191 Darren Studstill WR Dallas Cowboys
1995 2 24 56 Todd Sauerbrun P Chicago Bears NFL Pro Bowl (2001, 2002, 2003)[29]
NFL All-Pro (2001, 2002, 2003)[29]
1996 3 2 63 Aaron Beasley CB Jacksonville Jaguars
1996 3 7 68 John Browning DE Kansas City Chiefs
1996 4 29 124 Kantroy Barber RB New England Patriots
1996 7 7 216 Lovett Purnell TE New England Patriots
1997 2 20 50 Mike Logan CB Jacksonville Jaguars Super Bowl XL Champion[30]
1997 6 13 176 Canute Curtis LB Cincinnati Bengals
1998 7 14 203 Henry Slay DT Atlanta Falcons
1999 2 2 33 Charles Fisher CB Cincinnati Bengals
1999 2 21 52 John Thornton DT Tennessee Titans
1999 2 24 55 Solomon Page G Dallas Cowboys
1999 3 14 75 Gary Stills DE Kansas City Chiefs 2003 NFL Pro Bowl selection[31]
1999 3 34 95 Amos Zereoue RB Pittsburgh Steelers
1999 4 26 121 Kevin Landolt T Jacksonville Jaguars
2000 1 27 27 Anthony Becht TE New York Jets
2000 2 16 47 Jerry Porter WR Oakland Raiders
2000 2 19 50 Barrett Green LB Detroit Lions
2000 6 2 168 Marc Bulger QB New Orleans Saints NFL Pro Bowl (2003, 2006)[32]
St. Louis Rams MVP (2002, 2004)
2003 4 33 130 Lance Nimmo T Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2003 5 9 144 James Davis LB Detroit Lions
2004 7 18 219 Quincy Wilson RB Atlanta Falcons
2005 1 6 6 Adam Jones CB Tennessee Titans
2005 3 19 83 Chris Henry WR Cincinnati Bengals
2005 5 6 174 Rasheed Marshall WR San Francisco 49ers
2006 6 10 179 Dee McCann CB Detroit Lions
2008 3 26 89 Steve Slaton RB Houston Texans
2008 5 28 163 Owen Schmitt FB Seattle Seahawks
2008 6 28 194 Ryan Mundy S Pittsburgh Steelers
2009 2 12 44 Pat White QB Miami Dolphins
2009 7 11 220 Ellis Lankster CB Buffalo Bills
2009 7 13 222 Pat McAfee P Indianapolis Colts NFL Pro Bowl Pro Bowl (2014)
2× First-team All-Pro (2014, 2015)
2010 7 24 231 Selvish Capers T Washington Redskins
2011 4 1 98 Brandon Hogan CB Carolina Panthers
2011 5 3 134 Robert Sands S Cincinnati Bengals
2011 6 30 195 J. T. Thomas LB Chicago Bears
2011 7 50 253 Chris Neild DT Washington Redskins
2012 1 15 15 Bruce Irvin DE Seattle Seahawks
2012 5 5 140 Najee Goode LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2012 6 4 174 Keith Tandy CB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2013 1 8 8 Tavon Austin WR St. Louis Rams
2013 2 7 39 Geno Smith QB New York Jets
2013 3 30 92 Stedman Bailey WR St. Louis Rams
2014 3 5 69 Charles Sims RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2014 3 24 88 Will Clarke DE Cincinnati Bengals
2015 1 7 7 Kevin White WR Chicago Bears
2015 4 35 134 Mark Glowinski OG Seattle Seahawks
2015 5 22 158 Shaquille Riddick DE Arizona Cardinals
2015 7 21 238 Mario Alford WR Cincinnati Bengals
2016 1 14 14 Karl Joseph S Oakland Raiders
2016 3 14 77 Daryl Worley CB Carolina Panthers
2016 4 15 113 Nick Kwiatkoski ILB Chicago Bears
2016 5 14 153 Wendell Smallwood RB Philadelphia Eagles
2016 5 22 159 KJ Dillon S Houston Texans
2017 3 35 99 Rasul Douglas CB Philadelphia Eagles
2017 5 22 166 Shelton Gibson WR Philadelphia Eagles
2018 4 19 119 Kyzir White S Los Angeles Chargers

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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  2. ^ "Draft History by School–West Virginia". National Football League. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  3. ^ Clayton, John (March 26, 2009). "Draft order to change for playoff teams". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on January 26, 2010.
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  5. ^ a b "1940 Chicago Bears Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
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  7. ^ "1946 Chicago Bears Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  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.
  11. ^ a b "Tom Keane NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  12. ^ "1963 NFL Pro Bowlers". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
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  14. ^ a b "Bruce Bosley NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  15. ^ a b "Sam Huff NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  16. ^ "1956 New York Giants Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  17. ^ a b "Chuck Howley NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  18. ^ "1971 Dallas Cowboys Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 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.
  26. ^ a b "Renaldo Turnbull NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  27. ^ "2001 New England Patriots Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  28. ^ "2003 New England Patriots 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.