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2000 NFL Draft Facts Page III

A look into the facts and figures of the Draft, past and present.


This will be the first year since 1974 that the Patriots do not have a first-round draft choice. They will make their first pick in the second round at number 46. The Patriots selected at 46 last year and chose running back Kevin Faulk, who was tied among rookies with a 24.2 kickoff return average. Steeler hall of fame linebacker Jack Lambert (1974) and Cowboys Pro Bowl guard Larry Allen were both selected with the 46thpick. Below is a look at the history of the 46thpick:

YearTeamPlayer SelectedPosSchool
1999PatriotsKevin FaulkRBLSU
1998TennesseeSamari RoleDBFlorida State
1997TennesseeJoey KentWRTennessee
1996San FranciscoIsrael IfeanyiDESouthern California
1995DallasSherman WilliamsRBAlabama
1994DallasLarry AllenTSonoma State
1993DallasKevin WilliamsWRMiami
1992ArizonaTony SaccaQBPenn State
1991PittsburghJeff GrahamWROhio State
1990WashingtonAndre CollinsLBPenn State
1989New OrleansRobert MasseyDBN. Carolina Central
1988St. LouisWillie AndersonWRUCLA
1987TennesseeWalter JohnsonLBLouisiana Tech
1986N.Y. GiantsErik HowardNTWashington St.
1985N.Y. GiantsStacy RobinsonWRNorth Dakota St.
1984DenverAndre TownsendDEMississippi
1983PhiladelphiaJody SchulzLBEast Carolina
1982Kansas CityClavin DanielsLBNorth Carolina
1981DetroitCurtis GreenDEAlabama State
1980ChicagoMatt SuheyRBPenn State
1979ArizonaCalvin FavronLBS.E. Louisiana
1978St. LouisStan JohnsonDTTennessee State
1977BaltimoreTom SkladanyPOhio State
1976DetroitDavid HillTETexas A&M-Kingsville
1975St. LouisJames GermanyRBNew Mexico State
1974PittsburghJack LambertLBKent State
1973DallasGolden RichardsWRHawaii
1972BaltimoreJack MilbrenDBOklahoma
1971Green BayVirgil RobinsonRBGrambling
1970N.Y. JetsRich CasterTEJackson State
Positional Breakdown Since 1970: 6 – Linebacker 6 – Wide Receiver 5 – Defensive Lineman 5 – Running Back 3 – Defensive Back 2 – Tight EndsSchool Breakdown 3 – Penn State 2 – Ohio State

YearTeamPlayer SelectedPosSchool
1999PatriotsKevin FaulkRBLSU

Offensive Statistics

RushingReceivingKickoff Returns


The Patriots second selection will come in the third round at number 76. They have never selected in the 76thposition since 1970. Some of the players selected with the 76thpick include Falcons quarterback Chris Chandler, who was chosen by the Colts in 1988 and wide receiver John Taylor, who was selected by the 49ers in 1986. Chandler went on to lead the Falcons to the Super Bowl in 1998 and Taylor played in three Super Bowls during his career. Below is a look at the history of the 76th pick:

YearTeamPlayer SelectedPosSchool
1999ClevelandMarquis SmithDBCalifornia
1998SeattleAhman GreenRBNebraska
1997CincinnatiRod PayneCMichigan
1996DetroitRyan StewartDBGeorgia Tech
1995BuffaloMarlon KernerDBOhio State
1994ArizonaRich BrahamGWest Virginia
1993PittsburghAndre HastingsWRGeorgia
1992San FranciscoBrian BollingerGNorth Carolina
1991WashingtonRicky ErvinsRBSouthern California
1990WashingtonMohammed ElewonibiGBrigham Young
1989PhiladelphiaRobert DrummondRBSyracuse
1988IndianapolisChris ChandlerQBWashington
1987CincinnatiLeonard BellDBIndiana
1986San FranciscoJohn TaylorWRDelaware State
1985DallasCrawford KerGFlorida
1984SeattleFredd YoungLBNew Mexico State
1983MiamiCharles BensonDEBaylor
1982New OrleansJohn KrimmDBNotre Dame
1981BuffaloMike MosleyWRTexas A&M
1980Tampa BayScot BrantleyLBFlorida
1979DallasDoug CosbieTESanta Clara
1978PittsburghCraig ColquittPTennessee
1977CincinnatiMike VoightRBNorth Carolina
1976DetroitJohn WoodcockDTHawaii
1975OaklandLouis CarterRBMaryland
1974LA RamsAl OliverTUCLA
1973PittsburghRoger BernhardtGKansas
1972PhiladelphiaBobby MajorsDBTennessee
1971MinnesotaEddie HackettWRAlcorn State
1970OaklandGerald IronsDLMaryland State
Positional Breakdown Since 1970: 7 – Offensive Lineman 6 – Defensive Back 5 – Running Back 4 – Wide Receiver 3 – Defensive Line 2 – Linebacker School Breakdown 2 – Florida 2 – North Carolina 2 – Tennessee

YearTeamPlayer SelectedPosSchool
1999ClevelandMarquis SmithDBCalifornia

Defensive Statistics

Tackles Special Teams
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