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 139 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 Carroll Dale End Oakland Raiders
1961
[4]
4 26 Mike Zeno Guard Boston Patriots
21 162 Don Oakes* Tackle Boston Patriots AFL All-Star Game (1967)
1962
[5]
No selections
1963
[6]
16 122 Gene Breen Linebacker San Diego Chargers
1964
[7]
12 93 Jake Adams End Kansas City Chiefs
1965
[8]
4 28 Bob Schweickert Back New York Jets
13 100 Sunny 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 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 John 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 Sterling Wingo Back Los Angeles Rams
1952 No selections
1953 12 3 136 Madison "Buzz" Nutter*dagger Center Washington Redskins Pro Bowl (1963)
NFL Champion (1958, 1959)
1954 25 11 300 Tom Hughes Tackle Cleveland Browns
1955 5 2 51 George Preasdagger Guard/Tackle Baltimore Colts NFL Champion (1958, 1959)
7 9 82 Johnny Dean Back San Francisco 49ers
21 1 242 Howie Wright Back Chicago Cardinals
27 2 315 Jim Locke Tackle Baltimore Colts
30 2 351 Tom Petty End Washington Redskins
1956 No selections
1957 13 2 147 Bob Wolfenden Back Los Angeles Rams
16 10 191 Hillmer Olson Center Detroit Lions
22 11 264 Tom Dalzell Tackle Chicago Bears
1958 24 4 281 Russ Moon Tackle Chicago Bears
1959 26 2 302 Jim Burks Tackle Philadelphia Eagles
1960 8 2 26 Carroll Daledagger End Los Angeles Rams NFL Champion (1965)
Super Bowl Champion (I, II)
College Football Hall of Fame (1987)
1961 3 14 42 Don Oakes Tackle Philadelphia Eagles
16 4 214 Mike Zeno Guard Los Angeles Rams
16 11 221 Bernie Vishneski Tackle New York Giants
1962 No selections
1963 15 14 210 Gene Breen Linebacker Green Bay Packers
1964 13 9 177 Jake Adams End St. Louis Cardinals
1965 3 1 29 Bob Schweickert Back San Francisco 49ers
6 5 75 Sunny Utz Fullback Dallas Cowboys
1966 No selections
1967 4 25 105 Andy Bowling Linebacker St. Louis Cardinals
14 6 347 Tom Francisco Halfback Denver Broncos
16 16 409 Don Bruce Guard Oakland Raiders
1968 5 2 113 Ken Barefoot Tight end Washington Redskins
8 18 210 Jim Richards Defensive back New York Jets
1969 8 1 183 James "Waddey" Harvey Tackle Buffalo Bills
13 24 335 Rick Piland Guard Kansas City Chiefs
1970 6 4 134 Ken Edwards Running back Buffalo Bills
1971 17 9 425 Jack Simcsak Placekicker Denver Broncos
1972 No selections
1973 5 7 111 Don Strockdagger Quarterback Miami Dolphins Super Bowl Champion (VIII)
1974 No selections
1975 13 15 327 Ricky Scales Wide receiver Houston Oilers
16 12 402 Ken Lambert Defensive back Houston Oilers
1976 7 21 203 Phil Rogers Running back St. Louis Cardinals
1977 3 4 60 Tom Beasleydagger Defensive tackle Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion (XIII, XIV)
1978 No selections
1979 No selections
1980 5 14 124 Doug McDougald Defensive end New England Patriots
5 15 125 Kenny Lewis Running back Oakland Raiders
1981 No selections
1982 4 15 98 Robert Brown Linebacker Green Bay Packers
1983 No selections
1984 6 9 149 Tony Paige Fullback New York Jets
1[A 3] 18 18 Mike Johnson Linebacker Cleveland Browns
1985 1 1 1 Bruce 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 Jesse Penn Linebacker Dallas Cowboys
8 5 201 Ashley Lee Defensive back Atlanta Falcons
10 18 270 Joe Jones Tight end Dallas Cowboys
11 19 299 Allen Young[A 4] Defensive back New York Giants
1986 No selections
1987 8 1 196 Eddie Hunter Running back New York Jets
8 13 208 Curtis Taliaferro Linebacker Atlanta Falcons
1988 6 17 154 Steve Johnson Tight end New England Patriots
12 1 306 Carter Wiley Defensive back Atlanta Falcons
12 5 310 Victor Jones Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1989 No selections
1990 8 19 212 Jock Jones Linebacker Cleveland Browns
8 22 215 Roger Browndagger Defensive back Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion (XXV)
1991 12 8 314 Al Chamblee Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1992 1 13 13 Eugene Chung[A 5] Tackle New England Patriots
4 23 107 Will Furrer Quarterback Chicago Bears
6 11 151 Damien Russell Defensive back San Francisco 49ers
7 19 187 William Boatwright Guard Philadelphia Eagles
12 26 334 John Granby Wide receiver Denver Broncos
1993 No selections
1994 2 22 62 Tyronne Drakeforddagger Cornerback San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Champion (XXIX)
4 18 121 John Burke Tight end New England Patriots
7 6 200 Jim Pyne Center Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1995 3 26 90 Antonio Freeman*dagger Wide receiver Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl (1998)
Super Bowl Champion (XXXI)
4 26 124 Ken Brown Linebacker Denver Broncos
1996 2 11 41 Bryan Still Wide receiver San Diego Chargers
3 27 88 J.C. Price Defensive tackle Carolina Panthers
1997 1 26 26 Jim Druckenmiller Quarterback San Francisco 49ers
2 19 49 Torrian Gray Safety Minnesota Vikings
4 17 113 Antonio Banks Cornerback Minnesota Vikings
6 31 194 Cornell Browndagger Defensive end Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Champion (XXXV)
1998 4 12 104 Todd Washingtondagger Center Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl Champion (XXXVII)
4 17 109 Gennaro DiNapoli Guard Oakland Raiders
7 12 201 Ken Oxendine Fullback Atlanta Falcons
7 13 202 Marcus Parker Running back Cincinnati Bengals
1999 4 15 110 Pierson Prioleaudagger Safety San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)
5 32 165 Derek Smith Tackle Washington Redskins
2000 2 4 35 John Engelberger Defensive tackle San Francisco 49ers
2 21 52 Ike Charlton Cornerback Seattle Seahawks
3 27 89 Corey Moore Linebacker Buffalo Bills
5 5 134 Anthony Midget Cornerback Atlanta Falcons
7 37 243 Shyrone Stith Running back Jacksonville Jaguars
2001 1 1 1 Michael Vick* Quarterback Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl (2002, 2004, 2005, 2010)
3 29 91 Cory Bird Safety Indianapolis Colts
5 6 137 Matt Lehr Guard Dallas Cowboys
2002 2 15 47 André Davis Wide receiver Cleveland Browns
4 13 111 Ben Taylor Linebacker Cleveland Browns
5 13 148 Kevin McCadam Safety Atlanta Falcons
6 10 182 David Pugh Defensive tackle Indianapolis Colts
6 39 211 Bob Slowikowski Tight end Dallas Cowboys
7 7 218 Chad Beasley Tackle Minnesota Vikings
7 13 224 Derrius Monroe Defensive end New Orleans Saints
7 40 251 Jarrett Ferguson Fullback Buffalo Bills
2003 4 18 115 Lee Suggs Running back Cleveland Browns
7 38 252 Willie Pile Safety Kansas City Chiefs
2004 1 8 8 DeAngelo Hall* Cornerback Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl (2005, 2006, 2010)
1 30 30 Kevin Jones Running back Detroit Lions
2 13 45 Jake Grove Center Oakland Raiders
4 24 120 Ernest Wilford Wide receiver Jacksonville Jaguars
5 13 145 Nathaniel Adibi Defensive end Pittsburgh Steelers
2005 3 11 75 Eric Green Cornerback Arizona Cardinals
4 7 108 Vincent Fuller Safety Tennessee Titans
6 7 217 Jon Dunn Tackle Cleveland Browns
2006 2 5 37 Jimmy Williams Cornerback Atlanta Falcons
2 31 63 Darryl Tapp Defensive end Seattle Seahawks
3 24 88 James Anderson Linebacker Carolina Panthers
5 23 155 Jeff King Tight end Carolina Panthers
6 8 177 Jonathan Lewis Defensive tackle Arizona Cardinals
7 14 222 Justin Hamilton Safety Cleveland Browns
7 19 227 Jimmy Martin Tackle San Diego Chargers
7 26 234 Will Montgomery Guard Carolina Panthers
7 32 240 Cedric Humes Running back Pittsburgh Steelers
2007 3 26 89 Aaron Rouse Safety Green Bay Packers
5 20 157 David Clowney Wide receiver Green Bay Packers
5 26 163 Brandon Frye Tackle Houston Texans
2008 1 26 26 Duane Brown* Tackle Houston Texans Pro Bowl (2012, 2013, 2014)
2 3 35 Brandon Flowers* Cornerback Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl (2013)
2 11 42 Eddie Royal Wide receiver Denver Broncos
3 9 72 Chris Ellis Defensive end Buffalo Bills
4 19 118 Xavier Adibi Linebacker Houston Texans
5 13 148 Carlton Powell Defensive tackle Denver Broncos
6 8 174 Josh Morgan Wide receiver San Francisco 49ers
7 8 215 Justin Harper Wide receiver Baltimore Ravens
2009 5 21 157 Victor "Macho" Harris Cornerback Philadelphia Eagles
2010 2 20 52 Jason Worilds Defensive end Pittsburgh Steelers
5 2 133 Kam Chancellor*dagger Safety Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Champion (XLVIII)
Pro Bowl (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
5 9 140 Ed Wang Tackle Buffalo Bills
6 3 172 Brent Bowden Punter Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7 4 211 Cody Grimm Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2011 2 6 38 Ryan Williams Running back Arizona Cardinals
4 30 127 Rashad "Roc" Carmichael Cornerback Houston Texans
6 15 180 Tyrod Taylordagger Quarterback Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Champion (XLVII)
Pro Bowl (2015)
2012 1 32 32 David Wilson Running back New York Giants
3 31 94 Jayron Hosley Cornerback New York Giants
5 17 152 Danny Coale Wide receiver Dallas Cowboys
2013 6 3 171 Corey Fuller Wide receiver Detroit Lions
6 5 173 Vinston Painter Tackle Denver Broncos
2014 1 14 14 Kyle Fuller Cornerback Chicago Bears
3 20 120 Logan Thomas Quarterback Arizona Cardinals
6 6 182 Antone Exum Cornerback Minnesota Vikings
2015 6 5 181 Kyshoen Jarrett Safety Washington Redskins
7 26 243 Laurence Gibson Tackle Dallas Cowboys
2016 3 21 84 Kendall Fuller Cornerback Washington Redskins
6 28 203 Dadi Nicolas Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs
2017 6 2 186 Chuck Clark Safety Baltimore Ravens
6 17 201 Bucky Hodges Tight end Minnesota Vikings
6 22 206 Sam Rogers Fullback Los Angeles Rams
7 19 237 Isaiah Ford Wide receiver Miami Dolphins
2018 1 16 16 Tremaine Edmunds Linebacker Buffalo Bills First time two brothers chosen in 1st round of NFL draft[13]
1 28 28 Terrell Edmunds Safety Pittsburgh Steelers First time two brothers chosen in 1st round of NFL draft[13]
5 26 163

Tim Settle

Nose Tackle Washington Redskins
5 29 166

Wyatt Teller

Guard Buffalo Bills
7 23 241

Greg Stroman

Cornerback Washington Redskins

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. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2013. 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. 
  13. ^ a b "Edmundses first brothers picked in first round". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-04-27.