NFL draft history

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Note: Some Hall of Fame players were selected earlier in AFL drafts from 1960-1966

 

NFL overall No. 1 draft selections
Hall of Famer Hall of Famer
Year Player Position Team School
  2010 Sam Bradford QB Rams Oklahoma
  2009 Matthew Stafford QB Lions Georgia
  2008 Jake Long OT Dolphins Michigan
  2007 JaMarcus Russell QB Raiders LSU
  2006 Mario Williams DE Texans N. Carolina State
  2005 Alex Smith QB 49ers Utah
  2004 Eli Manning QB Chargers Mississippi
  2003 Carson Palmer QB Bengals USC
  2002 David Carr QB Texans Fresno State
  2001 Michael Vick QB Falcons Virginia Tech
  2000 Courtney Brown DE Browns Penn State
  1999 Tim Couch QB Browns Kentucky
  1998 Peyton Manning QB Colts Tennessee
  1997 Orlando Pace OT Rams Ohio State
  1996 Keyshawn Johnson WR Jets USC
  1995 Ki-Jana Carter RB Bengals Penn State
  1994 Dan Wilkinson DT Bengals Ohio State
  1993 Drew Bledsoe QB Patriots Washington State
  1992 Steve Emtman DT Colts Washington
  1991 Russell Maryland DT Cowboys Miami, (Fla.)
  1990 Jeff George QB Colts Illinois
Hall of Famer 1989 Troy Aikman QB Cowboys UCLA
  1988 Aundray Bruce LB Falcons Auburn
  1987 Vinny Testaverde QB Bucs Miami, (Fla.)
  1986 Bo Jackson RB Bucs Auburn
Hall of Famer 1985 Bruce Smith DE Bills Virginia Tech
Hall of Famer 1984* Steve Young QB Bucs Brigham Young
  1984 Irving Fryar WR Patriots Nebraska
Hall of Famer 1983 John Elway QB Colts Stanford
  1982 Kenneth Sims DT Patriots Texas
  1981 George Rogers RB Saints South Carolina
  1980 Bill Sims RB Lions Oklahoma
  1979 Tom Cousineau LB Bills Ohio State
Hall of Famer 1978 Earl Campbell RB Oilers Texas
  1977 Ricky Bell RB Bucs USC
Hall of Famer 1976 Lee Roy Selmon DE Bucs Oklahoma
  1975 Steve Bartkowski QB Falcons California
  1974 Ed 'Too Tall' Jones DE Cowboys Tennessee State
  1973 John Matuszak DE Oilers Tampa
  1972 Walt Patulski DT Bills Notre Dame
  1971 Jim Plunkett QB Patriots Stanford
Hall of Famer 1970 Terry Bradshaw QB Steelers Louisiana Tech
Hall of Famer 1969 O.J. Simpson RB Bills USC
Hall of Famer 1968 Ron Yary OT Vikings USC
  1967 Bubba Smith DE Colts Michigan State
  1966 Tommy Nobis LB Falcons Texas
  1965 T. Frederickson RB Giants Auburn
  1964 Dave Parks WR 49ers Texas Tech
  1963 Terry Baker QB Rams Oregon State
  1962 Ernie Davis RB Redskins Syracuse
  1961 Tommy Mason RB Vikings Tulane
  1960 Billy Cannon RB Rams Louisiana State
  1959 Randy Duncan QB Packers Iowa
  1958 King Hill QB Cardinals Rice
Hall of Famer 1957 Paul Hornung HB Packers Notre Dame
  1956 Gary Glick DB Steelers Colorado A&M
  1955 George Shaw QB Colts Oregon
  1954 Bobby Garrett QB Browns Stanford
  1953 Harry Babcock E 49ers Georgia
  1952 Bill Wade QB Rams Vanderbilt
  1951 Kyle Rote HB Giants SMU
  1950 Leon Hart E Lions Notre Dame
Hall of Famer 1949 Chuck Bednarik C/LB Eagles Pennsylvania
  1948 Harry Gilmer QB Redskins Alabama
  1947 Bob Fenimore HB Bears Oklahoma State
  1946 Frank Dancewicz QB Yanks Notre Dame
Hall of Famer 1945 Charley Trippi HB Cardinals Georgia
  1944 Angelo Bertelli QB Yanks Notre Dame
  1943 Frank Sinkwich HB Lions Georgia
Hall of Famer 1942 Bill Dudley HB Steelers Virginia
  1941 Tom Harmon HB Bears Michigan
  1940 George Cafego HB Cardinals Tennessee
  1939 Ki Aldrich C Cardinals Texas Christian
  1938 Corbett Davis FB Rams Indiana
  1937 Sam Francis FB Eagles Nebraska
  1936 Jay Berwanger HB Eagles Chicago
* Supplemental draft
Matthew Stafford started 10 games for the Lions in '09.
Courtney Brown played four years for the Browns but suffered a career-ending ACL injury in '07 with Denver.
Troy Aikman helped the Cowboys win three Super Bowls.
Bo Jackson suffered a career-ending injury with the Raiders in January 1991.
Earl Campbell was rookie of the year with the Oilers in '78.
Terry Bradshaw helped the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins.
Chuck Bednarik was the last two-way player in the NFL.