2017 NFL Draft Primer

2017 NFL DRAFT NOTES​

82nd NFL DRAFT

PHILADELPHIA, PA

APRIL 27-29, 2017 

DATE START ROUNDS SELECTION TIME
Thursday, April 27 8:00 PM ET Round 1 10 Minutes  
         
Friday, April 28 7:00 PM ET Round 2 7 Minutes  
    Round 3 5 Minutes  
         
Saturday, April 29 12:00 PM ET Rounds 4-6 5 Minutes  
    Round 7 4 Minutes  

 

— NFL DRAFT —

PROSPECTS IN PHILLY: Twenty-two prospects and 14 college head coaches will attend the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.

Louisiana State leads all colleges with three players in attendance, while the Pac-12 leads all conferences with seven prospects confirmed to attend the event. 

The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:

1) Jamal Adams S Louisiana State   12) Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State
2) Jonathan Allen DT Alabama   13) Malik McDowell DT Michigan State
3) Chidobe Awuzie CB Colorado   14) Takkarist McKinley LB UCLA
4) Derek Barnett DE Tennessee   15) Ryan Ramczyk T Wisconsin
5) Garett Bolles T Utah   16) Haason Reddick LB Temple
6) Gareon Conley CB Ohio State   17) Cam Robinson T Alabama
7) Corey Davis WR Western Michigan   18) John Ross WR Washington
8) Leonard Fournette RB Louisiana State   19) Solomon Thomas DE Stanford
9) Adoree’ Jackson CB Southern California   20) Mitchell Trubisky QB North Carolina
10) Kevin King CB Washington   21) Deshaun Watson QB Clemson
11) DeShone Kizer QB Notre Dame   22) Tre’Davious White CB Louisiana State

 

The college head coaches confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:

1) Larry Fedora North Carolina   8) Ed Orgeron Louisiana State
2) P.J. Fleck Minnesota   9) Chris Petersen Washington
3) Butch Jones Tennessee   10) Matt Rhule Baylor
4) Brian Kelly Notre Dame   11) Nick Saban Alabama
5) Mike MacIntyre Colorado   12) David Shaw Stanford
6) Urban Meyer Ohio State   13) Dabo Swinney Clemson
7) Jim Mora UCLA   14) Kyle Whittingham Utah

 

— NFL DRAFT — 

ROLL TIDE: Several players from Alabama have the chance to hear their names in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, including DT JONATHAN ALLEN, LB REUBEN FOSTER, TE O.J. HOWARD and T CAM ROBINSON.

If Alabama has a player selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Crimson Tide will tie Florida (1983-91) for the second-longest consecutive streak of players drafted in the first round since the advent of the common draft in 1967. Alabama currently has eight consecutive drafts with at least one first-round pick. 

Miami (1995-2008) holds the longest streak with 14 consecutive drafts having at least one player selected in the first round.

The longest streak of consecutive seasons with a first-round pick (since 1967):

YEARS SCHOOL CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A FIRST-ROUND PICK
1995-2008 Miami 14
1983-1991 Florida 9
2009-2016 Alabama 8*
1997-2003 Florida 7
1991-1997 Ohio State 7
1983-1989 Pittsburgh 7
*Active streak  

 

— NFL DRAFT —

BOUNTIFUL BUCKEYES: Three Ohio State players are projected to have their names called in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft – S MALIK HOOKER, CB MARSHON LATTIMORE and CB GAREON CONLEY. In 2016, the Buckeyes had a draft-high five players selected in the first round.

If all three players are selected in the first round, Ohio State would tie Alabama (2011-12) for the fourth-most first-round picks over any two-year span since 1967. Miami is the only school with more first-round choices over any two-year span, with nine players selected from both 2001-02 and 2002-03 and 10 players drafted from 2003-04.

The schools with the most first-round picks over any two-year span (since 1967):

YEARS SCHOOL FIRST-ROUND PICKS OVER TWO-YEAR SPAN
2003-04 Miami 10
2002-03 Miami 9
2001-02 Miami 9
2011-12 Alabama 8

 

 

— NFL DRAFT —

STAR-STUDDED STOPPERS: Texas A&M DE MYLES GARRETT, Stanford DE SOLOMON THOMAS and Alabama DT JONATHAN ALLEN are projected to be taken early in the first round of the NFL Draft.

If two defensive linemen are selected with the first and second picks, it would mark the third time in the common draft era that a pair of defensive linemen were taken first and second overall.

The defensive linemen taken first and second overall in the same draft since 1967:

YEAR NO. 1 PICK SCHOOL TEAM NO. 2 PICK SCHOOL TEAM
1976 Lee Roy Selmon Oklahoma Tampa Bay Steve Niehaus Notre Dame Seattle
1972 Walt Patulski Notre Dame Buffalo Sherman White California Cincinnati

Garrett would be the first player from Texas A&M selected with the first overall pick and the sixth Aggie to be selected in the top 10 since 2011.

The Texas A&M players selected in the top 10 since 2011:

YEAR NAME POSITION NO. CHOSEN TEAM
2014 Jake Matthews T 6 Atlanta
2014 Mike Evans WR 7 Tampa Bay
2013 Luke Joeckel T 2 Jacksonville
2012 Ryan Tannehill
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