This list is just getting more fun every time! It’s also eating up more of my time, but it’s too fun to leave it unfinished. This group of draft picks includes Brett Favre’s predecessor, the Chiefs kicker, and one of the Saints best receivers. There’s actually five wide receivers among these 19 draft picks. One of them is an iconic hero for the San Francisco 49ers. There’s three incredible linebackers among them (one is a Hall of Fame finalist this year), plus the running back that helped push Herschel Walker out the door in Minnesota.
There’s actually two Hall of Famers in here this time. One of them had his playing career ended before it even started due to an injury. He’s such a big name it would’ve looked odd to skip right over that pick, and i’m trying to cover as many draft picks as possible. So here’s the list of the best players I could find that were drafted from picks 241 to 259:
10th round-259th pick. Detroit Lions-William Frizzell, DB, North Carolina Central, 1984
He played in 24 games in his first two years with the Lions, intercepting one pass in 1985. In 1986, he moved on to the Eagles. He turned into one of the best nickel defensive backs in the league. He intercepted three passes in 1988, four in 1989, and three again in 1990. He went to Tampa Bay in 1991 and started four games, then returned to Philly for two more years before retiring after the 1993 season.
Other notable players picked 259th: Oakland Raiders-Steve Sylvester, T, Notre Dame, 1975; Buffalo Bills-Greg Cater, P, Chattanooga, 1980; Denver Broncos-Jim Szymanski, DE, Michigan State, 1990
10th round-258th pick. Houston Oilers-Curtis Duncan, WR, Northwestern, 1987
He was a pleasant surprise as rookie for the Oilers in 1987. Although he only caught 13 passes, he turned five of them into touchdowns, and averaged 18.2 yards per catch. His reception total went up every year in his first four years, he had 66 catches in 1990. He peaked in 1992, with a career high 82 catches for 954 yards and a touchdown. He retired after the 1993, finishing with 322 catches for 3,935 yards, and 20 touchdowns.
Other notable players picked 258th: New Orleans Saints-Rafael Septien, K, Louisiana-Lafayette, 1977; Philadelphia Eagles-Thomas Strauthers, DE, Jackson State, 1983; Pittsburgh Steelers-Jerry Olsavsky, LB, Pittsburgh, 1989
7th round-257th pick. Washington Redskins-Rock Cartwright, RB, Kansas State, 2002
Although he’s officially listed as a running back, he hasn’t played on offense much in his career. His main purpose is on special teams, where he’s made a career as a return specialist and coverage man. In 2006, he broke the Redskins record for kickoff return yardage in a single season. He broke Brian Mitchell’s team record with 64 returns for 1,541 yards. The next season he was ranked second in the NFC in kickoff returns.
In his limited time on offense he has been decent. He has carried the ball 224 times for 911 yards, a 4.1 yard average, and 6 rushing touchdowns. He set a career high for catches in 2009 with 27 for 242 yards and a touchdown. He signed with the Raiders in 2010 after being let go by the Redskins.
Other notable players picked 257th: Miami Dolphins-Joe Danelo, K, Washington State, 1975; Atlanta Falcons-Ricky Patton, RB, Jackson State, 1978; N.Y. Jets-John Booty, DB, Texas Christian, 1988
7th round-256th pick. Kansas City Chiefs-Ryan Succop, K, South Carolina, 2009
The last pick in the 2009 draft, Succop has been the Chiefs kicker for two years now. He has scored over 100 points each year, with 104 as a rookie, and 102 in 2010. He’s only 3-8 beyond 50 yards so far, but he’s hit from 53 yards twice.
10th round-255th pick. Green Bay Packers-Don Majkowski, QB, Virginia, 1987
I almost feel like i’m cheating or playing favorites with this pick. I’ve been a die hard Packers fan since 1984, when a pen pal in 3rd grade helped me get hooked. A year later I found out there was local favorite much closer, the Denver Broncos, but I didn’t care. I picked my team and i’ve stuck with it. It was the Majkowski’s incredible performance in 1989 that turned me into the football nut & card geek that I am today.
In 1989 I got to see them on national television for the first time since a Monday night game in 1984. The Packers went on to upset the Bears for their first win over the Bears since 1984, in a game highlighted by Majkowski’s drive saving throw that was challenged by instant replay. He was nicknamed Majik Man because of his game saving performances. The Packers went 10-6 in 1989 as he led the league in passing yardage with 4,318, and threw 27 touchdowns. He also set the club record for most pass attempts in a season with 599.
He wound up suffering a torn rotator cuff in 1990 after starting 10 games. In 1991 he was benched in favor of Mike Tomczak after eight starts. He wound up signing with the Colts after the 1992 season after being supplanted by Favre. He spent the next two seasons with the Colts, starting six games in 1994. He signed with the Lions in 1995, starting two games in 1996 before retiring at the end of the season.
I still remember being baffled over them trading a first round pick they had in the 1992 draft, 17th overall, for Atlanta Falcons third stringer Brett Favre, who went 0-5 with 2 interceptions as a rookie in 1991. I initially thought Favre’s last name was pronounced fay-veer because of the spelling. I figured they were heading back into ineptitude by trading for this third stringer to replace my favorite player. Looks like I was wrong on that one.
As for the runners up for pick #255, wide receiver Kevin Walter was drafted by the Giants in 2003, and landed with the Bengals as a rookie. In 2006 he signed with the Texans as a restricted free agent, and immediately became their #2 wide receiver. Defensive tackle Mike Golic (1985) turned into a decent defensive tackle with the Eagles after spending his first two seasons as a Oiler.
Other notable players picked 255th: Kansas City Chiefs-Rob McGovern, LB, Holy Cross, 1999; L.A. Rams-Tim Lester, FB, Eastern Kentucky, 1992; Detroit Lions-Dan Gronkowski, TE, Maryland, 2009
10th round-254th pick. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Elijah Alexander, LB, Kansas State, 1992
He only spent one season as a Buccaneer, but became a 16 game starter for the Broncos in his third year, starting 24 games from 1994-1995. He signed with the Colts in 1996, and started 23 games over three seasons. He was out of the league in 1999, but signed with Oakland in 2000, and became a starter again. He started 29 of the 30 games he played with the Raiders. In his nine year career started 76 of the 123 games he played in. In 2005 he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an adult onset blood cancer. He started a foundation called the Tackle Myeloma Foundation in 2006 to raise awareness and help find a cure. He passed away at the age of 39 on March 24, 2010.
Other notable players picked 254th: St. Louis Cardinals-Vai Sikahema, RB, Brigham Young, 1986; Denver Broncos-Walt Bowyer, DE, Arizona State, 1983; Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Jim Gallery, K, Minnesota, 1984; Chicago Bears-Michael Green, S, NW State-Louisiana, 2000
7th round-253rd pick. New England Patriots-David Givens, WR, Notre Dame, 2002
He may have only been a flash in the pan, but he was reliable when he was healthy. He got his first taste of starting experience in 2003, starting five games, and finishing with 34 catches for 510 yards, and six touchdowns. He had more than 50 catches in 2004 & 2005, while starting 22 games those two seasons. He wound up making touchdown catches in Super Bowl XXXVIII and XXXIX.
He signed with the Tennessee Titans during free agency in 2006, and that was when his bad luck started. In 2006, he started five games, but caught only eight passes for 104 yards before suffering a torn ACL. He also missed the 2007 season, and was waived during the offseason in 2008. He finished his career with 166 catches for 2,318 yards, averaging 14 yards per catch, and 12 touchdowns.
Other notable players picked 253rd: Oakland Raiders-Richard Sligh, T, North Carolina Central, 1967; Buffalo Bills-Roland Hooks, RB, North Carolina State, 1975; Green Bay Packers-Byron Williams, WR, Texas-Arlington, 1983; L.A. Rams-Norwood Vann, LB, East Carolina, 1984; Indianapolis Colts-Chris Goode, DB, Alabama, 1987; Indianapolis Colts-Steve Grant, LB, West Virginia, 1992; Chicago Bears-Jim Finn, RB, Pennsylvania, 1999; Detroit Lions-Alfonso Boone, DE, Central State (Ohio), 2000; Green Bay Packers-Dave Tollefson, DE, Northwest Missouri State, 2006; Cincinnati Bengals-Chinedum Ndukwe, DB, Notre Dame, 2007
7th round-252nd pick. New Orleans Saints-Marques Colston, WR, Hofstra, 2006
Early in my research for this article, I was totally psyched when I saw that long time Steelers left tackle John Jackson was such a late pick. I figured he’d be among the highlights of the list of late round picks, since he started 138 of 203 games played. I never imagined he’d be trumped by Saints receiver Marques Colston! Colston played in 14 games as rookie, starting 12 and finishing with 70 catches for 1,038 yards, a 14.8 yard average, and eight touchdowns. He topped those numbers in 2007, starting 14 of 16 games, finishing with 98 catches for 1,202 yards, with a 12.3 yard average, and 11 touchdowns. In 2008 he wasn’t quite as busy as usual, but that was because he broke a thumb in week one. He came back for week seven with his thumb in a cast and still played. It wound up being his only season with less than 1,000 yards, finishing with 47 catches for 760 yards, a 16.2 yard average, and 5 touchdowns.
He made seven catches for 83 yards in the Saints Super Bowl XLIV victory over the Colts. He set the NFL record for most catches in a players first two seasons with 168. So far in his career he has 369 catches for 5,097 yards, a 13.8 yard average, and 40 touchdowns.
Other notable players selected 252nd: Pittsburgh Steelers-John Jackson, T, Eastern Kentucky, 1988
7th round-251st pick. Green Bay Packers-Scott Wells, C, Tennessee, 2004
Scott was initially waived at the start of his rookie season. He spent the first month on the practice squad before being activated due to an injury to starter Mike Flanagan. He got his first experience in the starting lineup as a rookie, starting in two if the five games he played in. He became the Packers regular starting center in 2005, starting 10 of 16 games. So far he’s started 84 of the 95 games games he played in during his career.
Other notable players selected 251st: Buffalo Bills-Chris Walsh, WR, Stanford, 1992; St. Louis Rams-Scott Shanle, LB, Nebraska, 2003; St. Louis Rams-Madison Hedgecock, FB, North Carolina, 2005; Houston Texans-David Anderson, WR, Colorado State, 2006; Oakland Raiders-Stevie Brown, DB, Michigan, 2010
9th round-250th pick. Minnesota Vikings-Scott Studwell, LB, Illinois, 1977
Scott was a starting middle linebacker for the Vikings, and played with Minnesota for 14 years. He was the only Viking to have played with both Jim Marshall and John Randle. He was named an all pro three times, and picked for the Pro Bowl twice. He was credited with more than 200 tackles five times, with a career high 230 in 1981. He recorded 15 fumble recoveries, 11 interceptions and 10 sacks. I can’t find full career statistics on how many tackles he made, but I found a football card that said he had 1,882 heading into the 1990 season.
I know there’s going to be some modern day fans that try to make a case for Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick or Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw with this pick. One of them could eventually outshine Studwell at this pick. I think for either of them to outperform him, they’d have to play at a high level for a decade. I kind of doubt it’ll happen since Bradshaw and Fitzpatrick both got their biggest workload in 2010. Fitzpatrick will be in his seventh season in 2011, and Bradshaw in his fifth.
Other notable players picked 250th: Cleveland Browns-Sherman Lewis, RB, Michigan State, 1964; Miami Dolphins-Mark Brown, LB, Purdue, 1983; Chicago Bears-Thomas Sanders, RB, Texas A&M, 1985; Denver Broncos-Bruce Plummer, DB, Mississippi State, 1987; Denver Broncos-Bradlee Van Pelt, QB, Colorado State, 2004; St. Louis Rams-Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Harvard, 2005; New York Giants-Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Marshall, 2007; Jacksonville Jaguars-Rashad Jennings, RB, Liberty, 2009; New England Patriots-Zac Robinson, QB, Oklahoma State, 2010
10th round-249th pick. San Francisco 49ers-Dwight Clark, WR, Clemson, 1979
Dwight Clark’s introduction to the 49ers was pure luck. Coach Bill Walsh was trying to reach Clark’s roommate Steve Fuller for a workout before the 1979 season, and Clark answered the phone. He got invited to run routes for Fuller so Walsh could test out the quarterback. Even though the 49ers didn’t get to draft his teammate, Walsh was impressed enough by Clark that they picked him with the first pick in the 10th round.
He didn’t see much playing time as a rookie, but he took off in 1980. In his sophomore season, he made 82 catches for 991 yards, and eight touchdowns. In 1981, he followed up with 85 catches for 1,105 yards and four touchdowns. In the NFC championship game against the Cowboys, he leaped and made the game winning touchdown catch in the back of the end zone. That particular play is now immortalized as “the catch”, it sealed their 28-27 victory. He finished that game with eight catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns.
In his nine seasons with the 49ers, they won Super Bowls XVI and XIX. He made the Pro Bowl two seasons in a row, in 1981 and 1982. In his career, he made 506 catches for 6,750 yards, averaging 13.3 yards a catch, and 48 touchdowns. He retired after the 1987 season, and so did his jersey number, #87. Since his retirement, he’s also served as the general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the 49ers.
Other notable players picked 249th: Cincinnati Bengals- Lenvil Elliott, RB, Truman State, 1973; New Orleans Saints-Hokie Gajan, RB, Louisiana State, 1981; Chicago Bears-John Teltschik, P, Texas, 1986; Buffalo Bills-Mark Maddox, LB, Northern Michigan, 1991; Jacksonville Jaguars-Bobby McCray, DE, Florida, 2004; San Francisco 49ers-Billy Bajema, TE, Oklahoma State, 2005; Seattle Seahawks-Ben Obomanu, WR, Auburn, 2006; Washington Redskins-Chris Horton, SS, UCLA, 2008; Carolina Panthers-Robert McClain, DB, Connecticut, 2010
10th round-248th pick. Philadelphia Eagles-John Bunting, LB, North Carolina, 1972
He spent eleven years as a key member of the Eagles defense, recording eight interceptions in his NFL career. After playing for the Eagles from 1972-1982, he signed with their USFL rival, the Philadelphia Stars, where he spent his last two seasons as a player. He joined the Stars coaching staff when they moved to Baltimore in 1985. After the USFL folded, he was an assistant at Brown (1986) and Glassboro State (1987) before becoming Glassboro’s head coach in 1988. He lasted as their head coach thru the 1992 season. He joined the Chiefs staff in 1993, spending four seasons as an assistant. He joined his former coach Dick Vermeil’s staff in 1997 as a defensive coordinator, and contributed to their victory in Super Bowl XXXIV. He then joined the Saints staff in 2000, and left to be the head coach at North Carolina from 2001-2006.
Other notable players picked 248th: Cincinnati Bengals-Stanley Wilson, RB, Oklahoma, 1983; Atlanta Falcons-Nick Mike-Mayer, K, Temple, 1973; L.A. Rams-George Farmer, WR, Southern University, 1980; San Francisco 49ers-Derrick Harmon, RB, Cornell, 1984; San Francisco 49ers-Louis Riddick, DB, Pittsburgh, 1991; Buffalo Bills-Bryce Fisher, DT, Air Force, 1999; San Francisco 49ers-Kyle Kosier, T, Arizona State, 2002; Seattle Seahawks-Cameron Morrah, TE, California, 2009
9th round-247th pick. Dallas Cowboys-Garry Cobb, LB, USC, 1979
Although he was initially drafted by Dallas, Cobb made a name for himself in Detroit. He played eight games for them as a rookie, and took off in his third year. From 1981 to 1983 he had nine interceptions, with a career high four in 1983. He didn’t have any interceptions in 1984, but he had three sacks. In 1985 he was traded to Philadelphia for star running back Wilbert Montgomery. He had 12 sacks in three seasons with the Eagles. He returned to the team that drafted him, the Cowboys, for the 1988 season. He had a career high 7.5 sacks in 1988, and played one last year before retiring after the 1989 season.
Other notable players drafted 247th: Miami Dolphins-Bruce Hardy, TE, Arizona State, 1978; N.Y. Jets-Bobby Humphery, WR/CB/KR, New Mexico State, 1983; Miami Dolphins-Reyna Thompson, CB, Baylor, 1986; Houston Oilers-Bernard Dafney, T, Tennessee, 1992; New England Patriots-Brandon Deaderick, DE, Alabama, 2010
9th round-246th pick. Dallas Cowboys-Mike Wilson, WR, Washington State, 1981
Although he was usually stuck behind guys like Dwight Clark and Jerry Rice, and later John Taylor and Mike Sherrard, he lasted ten years as a 49ers receiver. He played for them during four of their Super Bowls: XVI, XIX, XXIII, and XXIV. He played a more significant role in their 1988 Super Bowl run, catching 33 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns. From 1981 to 1990 he had 159 catches for 2,199 yards, a 13.8 yard average, and 15 touchdowns.
Other notable players picked 246th: L.A. Rams-Jeff Rutledge, QB, Alabama, 1979; Dallas Cowboys-Al Gross, S, Arizona, 1983; Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Greg Davis, K, The Citadel, 1987; Miami Dolphins-Scott Miller, WR, UCLA, 1991; Tennessee Titans-Quinton Ganther, RB, Utah, 2006; Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Kenneth Darby, RB, Alabama, 2007
18th round-245th pick. Washington Redskins-Chris Hanburger, LB, North Carolina, 1965
33 years after an awesome 14 year career ended, Hanburger may finally get some overdue recognition this year. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1966, his second season. It was the first of nine trips to Hawaii for the linebacker nicknamed “The Hangman”. He gained that nickname for his frequent use of clothesline tackles to bring down opponents. He had a streak of 135 consecutive starts from 1968 to 1977 ended when he had his appendix removed. In his career he had 46 sacks, 19 interceptions, 17 fumble recoveries, and a total of five defensive touchdowns. He was named as a senior candidate for the Hall of Fame this year, so he might finally get in.
Other notable players picked 245th: Baltimore Colts-Dave Studdard, T, Texas, 1978; New England Patriots-John Spagnola, TE, Yale, 1979; San Diego Chargers-Mike Green, LB, Oklahoma State, 1983; N.Y. Jets-Nuu Faaola, RB, Hawaii, 1986; Jacksonville Jaguars-Danny Clark, LB, Illinois, 2000; Green Bay Packers-Chris Johnson, DB, Louisville, 2003; Oakland Raiders-Courtney Anderson, TE, San Jose State, 2004; Seattle Seahawks-Courtney Greene, DB, Rutgers, 2009
21st round-244th pick. Philadelphia Eagles-John Madden, TE, Cal Poly. State, 1958
He didn’t make it with the Eagles as a rookie, then suffered a career ending knee injury a year later, so he was forced to settle for starting his career as a football coach at an early age. In 1960, he joined Allen Hancock college as an assistant, and was promoted to head coach only two years later. He spent two seasons there before joining San Diego State as an assistant for head coach Don Coryell. In 1967 he joined the Raiders as a linebackers coach. He was named the Raiders head coach in 1969, and had an incredible winning record with them. In ten seasons his record with them was 103-32-7, and they won Super Bowl XI. He was the youngest coach to reach 100 wins, but he retired at the age of 42 after the Raiders missed the playoffs. He’s still the winningest coach in the Raiders history.
He joined CBS in 1979, and was paired up with Pat Summerall in the booth in 1981. The two of them worked together for 21 years with CBS and then FOX, covering eight Super Bowls. He finally retired from broadcasting with in April 2009 after 30 years. I hoped he would return when Brett Favre unretired again and joined the Vikings. I still miss hearing quotes like this during Sunday Night Football: “A fumble is a fumble when he fumbles, and that my friend was a fumble!”.
other notable players drafted 244th: Cleveland Browns-Danny Copeland, S, Eastern Kentucky, 1988; Philadelphia Eagles-Cecil Gray, DT/G, North Carolina, 1990; Kansas City Chiefs-Jay Leeuwenburg, C, Colorado, 1992; Buffalo Bills-Darick Holmes, RB, Portland State, 1995; Buffalo Bills-Jay Riemersma, TE, Michigan, 1996; Atlanta Falcons-Kevin Shaffer, T, Tulsa, 2002; Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Tim Massaquoi, TE, Michigan, 2006; Atlanta Falcons-Jason Snelling, RB, Virginia, 2007; San Francisco 49ers-Ricky Jean-Francois, DT, Louisiana State, 2009;
Philadelphia Eagles-Kurt Coleman, SS, Ohio State, 2010
26th round-243rd pick. Philadelphia Eagles-Lou Creekmur, T, William & Mary, 1948
I know you’re all going to go google this after reading it, but Creekmur played on three NFL championship teams with the Detroit Lions. Doesn’t that sound weird putting those two terms together? NFL Championship, and Detroit Lions? It’s not April Fools day, go ahead, check the calendar. He played for the Lions from 1950 to 1959, and was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first eight seasons.
The Lions won the NFL Championship game in 1952, 1953, and 1957. The thing that stood out to most about him during his playing days was his ability to play through injuries in an era without all of the modern equipment used to protect players. His nose was broken and reset 13 times. At one point he dislocated his shoulder in the last game of the year. If the Lions hadn’t missed the playoffs that year it might have ended his streak. He played in 168 straight games until he retired following the 1958 season. In 1959 he was talked into coming back for one last season four games into the 1959 season. He was eventually selected for the Hall of Fame in 1996. He passed away July 5, 2009, at the age of 82. He was later discovered to have suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, likely caused by his professional football experience.
Other notable players selected 243rd: Denver Broncos-Keith Uecker, T, Auburn, 1982; Seattle Seahawks-Adam Schreiber, G, Texas, 1984; Indianapolis Colts-Jeff Herrod, LB, Mississippi, 1988; Minnesota Vikings-Jason Fisk, DT, Stanford, 1995; Dallas Cowboys-Kelvin Garmon, G, Baylor, 1999; Kansas City Chiefs-Terdell Sands, DT, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 2001; St. Louis Rams-Chris Massey, C, Marshall, 2002
7th round-242nd pick. Pittsburgh Steelers-Brett Keisel, DE, Brigham Young, 2002
He saw rather limited playing time in his first three seasons, playing in 18 games and recording 13 tackles. In 2005 he played in all 16 games and recorded 33 tackles and three sacks. Since 2006 he’s started all 69 games he played in, and was finally selected for the Pro Bowl this year. Due to an unfortunate scheduling conflict (thanks to the NFL moving the Pro Bowl to the week before the Super Bowl), he won’t be able to go, but maybe next year?
Other notable players selected 242nd: Baltimore Colts-Terry Cole, RB, Indiana, 1968; Chicago Bears-Turk Schonert, QB, Stanford, 1980; Pittsburgh Steelers-Carlos Emmons, LB, Arkansas State, 1996; Indianapolis Colts-Keyunta Dawson, DT, Texas Tech, 2007
9th round-241st pick. Minnesota Vikings-Terry Allen, RB, Clemson, 1990
I thought about switching this one to Cardinals tackle Larry Stallings, but the only information I could find on him was that he played 14 years and made one Pro Bowl. I knew there was more than one comeback story to tell in Terry Allen’s case. Due to an injury suffered in college, he went late in the draft. He wound up missing his rookie season due to injury. In 1991, he came back, and he did so well that Minnesota dumped Herschel Walker after the season. Allen ran for 563 yards and average 4.7 yards per carry, so the Vikings were excited about giving him a heavier workload. In 1992 he ran for 1,201 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging 4.5 yards a carry. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL during practice in 1993, and missed the entire season. The next season, despite coming back with two bad ACLs, he still ran for 1,031 yards and six touchdowns, and still had a relatively high rushing average (4.0).
Since he felt the Vikings artificial turf was bad on his knees, he left for “naturally greener” pastures in Washington to play on grass again during free agency in 1995. He ran for 1,309 yards and 10 touchdowns in his first season as Redskin. He outdid himself in 1996, rushing for a career high 1,353 yards and an astounding 21 touchdowns. Only nine other running backs have ever had 20 or more rushing touchdowns in one season. In the next two seasons with the Redskins he only started ten games each year, but still ran for over 700 yards each year. He spent his last three seasons with the Patriots (1999), Saints (2000), and Ravens (2001).
Other notable players selected with the 241st pick: St. Louis Cardinals-Larry Stallings, T, Georgia Tech, 1963; New Orleans Saints-Chuck Heater, RB, Michigan, 1975; Buffalo Bills-Robb Riddick, RB, Millersville, 1981; Arizona Cardinals-Chad Eaton, DT, Washington State, 1995; New England Patriots-Sean Morey, WR, Brown, 1999; San Francisco 49ers-Ken Dorsey, QB, Miami (Fla.), 2003
Information obtained using nfl.com, wikipedia, and pro-football-reference.com. Additional information for Scott Studwell’s tackle totals obtained from a 1990 Pro Set trading card.