NFL Draft packet from the ESPN Research Dept.

Updated: April 21, 2005, 12:27 PM ET
By NFL Researcher Russell Baxter | ESPN Research Dept.

Top 10 Things to Know about the 2005 NFL Draft (aka the 70th NFL Annual Selection Meeting)

#10: A quarterback has been chosen with the first selection in the draft the last 4 years dating back to 2001 and 6 of the last 7 years dating back to 1998.

#9: The last time a running back was selected first overall in the NFL Draft was 1995 (Penn State RB Ki-Jana Carter, Cincinnati).

#8: The last time a wide receiver was selected first overall in the NFL Draft was 1996 (USC WR Keyshawn Johnson, N.Y. Jets).

#7: University of Texas RB Cedric Benson would be the fourth Texas running back selected in the first round (dating back to the common draft in 1967), joining RBs Ricky Williams in 1999 (Saints), Eric Metcalf in 1989 (Browns) and Earl Campbell in 1978 (Oilers).

#6: There are 3 new head coaches from the start of last season, all of those men (Cleveland's Romeo Crennel, Miami's Nick Saban and San Francisco's Mike Nolan) making their debuts as NFL head coaches. The 3 head coaching changes from the start of last season are the fewest in the league since 1988 (2 teams).

#5: There have been 14 offensive coordinator changes and 7 defensive coordinator changes since the end of the 2004 season.

#4: The Washington Redskins have drafted an NFL-low 30 players dating back to the 2001 draft.

#3: The Green Bay Packers have not selected a quarterback in the first round since 1981 (Rich Campbell; California).

#2: The Cleveland Browns have selected 53 players in their 6 drafts since re-entering the NFL in 1999 (including a pair of first overall picks in QB Tim Couch and DE Courtney Brown) and have yet to draft a Pro Bowl player. Worth noting that neither Couch nor Brown is currently with the team.

#1: University of Auburn RBs Ronnie Brown and Carnell Williams would be the third pair of running backs from the same school to be drafted in the first round in the same year dating back to the common draft in 1967.

Year School Player(s) Drafted By (No.)
1986 Florida John L. Williams
Neal Anderson
Seattle (15th)
Chicago (27th)
Year School Player(s) Drafted By (No.)
1971 Ohio State John Brockington
Leo Hayden
Green Bay (9th)
Minnesota (24th)

ASSORTED NFL DRAFT INFORMATION:

Draft Choices By School (1990-2004)

School No.
Miami, Fla.99
Tennessee98
Florida State93
Notre Dame93
Nebraska86
Ohio State84
Florida81
Penn State74
Colorado73
Michigan72
USC71
Texas A&M71
Washington66
Georgia60

1st Overall Pick in Draft By Team (1967-04)

NFL TeamNo.
Colts5
Bills4
Patriots4
Buccaneers4
Bengals3
Cowboys 3
Falcons3
Oilers2
Browns2
Jets1
Vikings1
Steelers1
Saints1
Lions1
Rams 1
Texans 1
Chargers 1

First-Round Draft Choices By NCAA School (1990-2004)

SchoolNo.
Miami, Fla.32
Ohio State 21
Florida State 19
Tennessee 17
USC16
Florida15
Penn State14
Georgia 13
Michigan13

First-Round Draft Choices By NCAA School (1967-2004)

SchoolNo.
USC52
Miami, Fla.50
Ohio State43
Notre Dame34
Florida33
Tennessee 30
Penn State29
Michigan28
Florida State27
Alabama25

Most First Overall Picks By School (1967-04)

SchoolNo.
USC5
Ohio State3
Auburn2
Miami, Fla. 2
Oklahoma 2
Penn State 2
Stanford 2
Texas 2
Virginia Tech2

Most First-Round Picks In One Draft By School (1967-04)

YearSchoolNo.
2004Miami, Fla.6
2002 Miami, Fla.5
1968 USC 5
2003 Miami, Fla. 4
2003 Penn State 4
2001 Miami, Fla. 4
1997 Florida State 4
1993 Notre Dame 4
1971 Ohio State 4
1967 Michigan State 4

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