MSU Bulldogs in Professional Football Drafts

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Head coach Dan Mullen was with Fletcher Cox when he was the No. 12 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
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MSU Draft Records
(Since AFL-NFL MERGER in 1967)
Most players drafted in a season: 6 (1995)
Most players drafted by same team: 3 by New York Jets (1974)
Most first-round picks: 2 (1982, 1996)
Most picks in first 2 rounds: 3 (1999)
Most picks in first 3 rounds: 3 (1999)
Most picks in first 4 rounds: 3 (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
Most picks in first 5 rounds: 3 (1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2010)
Most picks in first 6 rounds: 5 (2015)
Most picks in first 100 players: 2 (11 times)

MSU Draft Picks by Round
(Super Bowl Era only, 1966-Present)
1st: 8
2nd: 15
3rd: 10
4th: 14
5th: 18
6th: 13
7th: 9
8th-19th: 32

MSU Draft Picks by NFL Franchise
(Super Bowl Era only, 1966-Present – numbers for previous franchise locations included in total)

Arizona (St. Louis)

3 (1)

Minnesota

1

Atlanta

8

New England

3

Baltimore

1

New Orleans

5

Buffalo

7

N.Y. Giants

1

Carolina

1

N.Y. Jets

9

Chicago

1

Philadelphia

8

Cincinnati

3

Pittsburgh

4

Cleveland

4

San Diego

1

Dallas

5

San Francisco

7

Denver

5

Seattle

4

Detroit

2

St. Louis (L.A.)

3 (2)

Green Bay

5

Tampa Bay

4

Houston

1

Tennessee (Houston)

6 (2)

Indianapolis (Baltimore)

5 (2)

Washington (Boston)

3 (1)

Kansas City

3

Tennessee (Houston)

6 (2)

Miami

4

   

MSU Year-by-Year History

Year

Round (Pick)

Name, Pos.

Professional Team

1937

10

Chuck Gelatka, E

New York Giants

1940

12

Jim Goolsby, C

Cleveland Rams

1941

6

John Tripson, T

Detroit Lions

 

7

Buddy Elrod, E

Pittsburgh Steelers

 

10

Harvey Johnson, B

Brooklyn Dodgers

 

12

Billy Jefferson, B

Detroit Lions

 

12

Arnie Moore, E

New York Giants

1943

Blondy Black, B

Brooklyn Dodgers 

 

22 

Charles Yancey, B 

Washington Redskins 

1944

Lamar Blount, B 

New York Giants

 

Hillery Horne, T 

Philadelphia Eagles 

 

14 

Elbert Corley, C 

New York Giants 

 

15 

Billy Murphy, B 

Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 

 

17 

Kermit Davis, E 

Green Bay Packers 

 

19 

Wally Matulich, B 

Cleveland Rams 

 

21 

Mike Mihalic, G 

Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)

 

22 

Joe Warlick, B 

Cleveland Rams 

 

26 

Anse Howard, E 

Green Bay Packers 

 

27 

John Hughes, E 

Cleveland Rams 

 

29 

Marty Frohm, T 

Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 

1945 

12 

Stan Rhoades, E 

New York Giants 

1946 

Mike Harris, G 

New York Giants 

 

10 

Bill Hildebrand, E 

Green Bay Packers 

 

21 

Charley Cadenhead, C

Washington Redskins 

1947 

Elbert Corley, C 

Buffalo Bills 

 

11 

Al Sidorik, T 

Boston Patriots 

1948 

Dub Garrett, T 

Chicago Bears 

 

Dub Garrett, T 

Baltimore Colts (AAFC) 

 

16 (102) 

Wally Matulich, B 

San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) 

 

30 

Truett Smith, B 

Chicago Bears 

1949 

Harper Davis, B 

Pittsburgh Steelers 

 

14 

Murry Alexander, E 

Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 

 

23 

R.B. Patterson, G 

Detroit Lions 

1950 

Harper Davis, B 

Chicago Bears 

 

Truett Smith, B 

Pittsburgh Steelers 

 

17 

Jerry Taylor, C 

Philadelphia Eagles 

 

26 

Jim Pittman, B 

Chicago Cardinals 

1951

22 

John Rucker, B 

Philadelphia Eagles 

 

24 

Rony Kotowski, E 

Philadelphia Eagles 

 

26 

Billy Stewart, B 

Philadelphia Eagles 

1952 

Joe Fortunato, B 

Chicago Bears 

 

John Pace, T 

Cleveland Browns 

 

12 

Jake Blount, T 

Philadelphia Eagles 

 

18 

Bill Pyron, T 

Chicago Cardinals 

1953 

16 

Ken Deloe, T 

Los Angeles Rams 

 

27 

Jackie Parker, B 

Detroit Lions 

 

28 

Joe Cimini, T 

Pittsburgh Steelers 

1954 

12 

Hal Easterwood, C 

San Francisco 49ers 

 

24 

Jim Barron, T 

Pittsburgh Steelers 

1956 

Art Davis, B 

Pittsburgh Steelers 

 

21 

Jim Harness, HB 

Baltimore Colts 

1958 

29 

Ken Irby, T 

Chicago Cardinals 

1959 

Billy Stacy, B 

Chicago Cardinals 

 

15 

Jim Poteete, C 

Philadelphia Eagles 

1961 

Tom Goode, C 

Houston Oilers (AFL) 

 

Walter Suggs, T 

Houston Oilers (AFL) 

 

Bobby Bethune, B 

Chicago Bears 

 

12 

Floyd Powers, G 

Buffalo Bills (AFL) 

 

17 

Tom Goode, LB 

Detroit Lions 

1962 

15 

Ray Osborne, T 

San Francisco 49ers 

 

18 

Charles Furlow, QB 

Los Angeles Rams 

 

19 

Lee Welch, HB 

Dallas Texans 

1963 

Johnny Baker, LB 

Los Angeles Rams 

 

Johnny Baker, E 

Houston Oilers (AFL) 

1964 

Ode Burrell, HB 

Green Bay Packers 

 

Ode Burrell, HB 

Houston Oilers (AFL) 

 

12 

Howard Benton, T 

San Francisco 49ers 

 

20 

Bob Dugan, T 

Buffalo Bills (AFL) 

1965 

Justin Canale, G 

Boston Patriots (AFL) 

 

Tom Neville, T 

Boston Patriots (AFL) 

 

Bill Moore, HB 

Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 

 

Tom Neville, T 

Pittsburgh Stealers

 

12 

Justin Canale, G 

Cleveland Browns 

1966

Dan Bland, HB

San Francisco 49ers

 

Hoyle Granger, FB 

Baltimore Colts 

 

Hoyle Granger, FB 

Houston Oilers (AFL) 

 

Grady Bolton, DT 

Miami Dolphins (AFL) 

 

Dan Bland, HB 

Houston Oilers (AFL) 

 

15 

Grady Bolton, T 

Green Bay Packers 

1967 

9 (236) 

Harland Reed, TE 

Green Bay Packers 

 

15 (388) 

Tom Folliard, LB 

Boston Patriots 

 

16 (394) 

Marcus Rhoden, FL 

New Orleans Saints 

1968 

6 (159) 

D.D. Lewis, LB 

Dallas Cowboys 

 

13 (340) 

George Barron, T 

Philadelphia Eagles 

1970 

13 (320) 

Jack Thomas, B 

St. Louis Cardinals 

1971 

11 (283) 

Joe Reed, QB 

San Francisco 49ers 

 

13 (325)

Sammy Milner, WR 

San Diego Chargers 

 

16 (404) 

David Smith, WR 

Cleveland Browns 

1973 

2 (50)

Ken Phares, DB 

Pittsburgh Steelers 

 

16 (391) 

Frank Dowsing, DB 

Philadelphia Eagles 

1974 

6 (137) 

Wayne Jones, RB 

New York Jets 

 

11 (267) 

Bill Buckley, WR 

New York Jets 

 

14 (343) 

Greg Fountain, G 

New York Jets 

1975 

1 (10) 

Jimmy Webb, DT 

San Francisco 49ers 

 

5 (117)

Steve Freeman, DB 

New England Patriots 

 

10 (245) 

Rocky Felker, QB 

Cincinnati Bengals 

1976 

2 (55)  

Jim Eidson, G 

Dallas Cowboys 

 

7 (207) 

Larry Buie, DB 

Los Angeles Rams 

 

11 (302) 

Chuck Brislin, T 

Atlanta Falcons 

1977 

4 (100) 

Stan Black, DB 

San Francisco 49ers

 

8 (203) 

Walter Packer, WR 

Atlanta Falcons 

 

10 (262) 

Harvey Hull, LB 

Houston Oilers 

 

11 (303) 

Ray Costict, LB 

New England Patriots 

1978 

3 (59) 

Dennis Johnson, RB 

Buffalo Bills 

 

5 (133) 

Bruce Threadgill, DB 

San Francisco 49ers 

 

11 (290) 

Larry Gillard, DT 

Cleveland Browns 

1979

7 (180) 

Henry Monroe, DB 

Green Bay Packers 

 

10 (253) 

Dave Marler, QB 

Buffalo Bills 

 

10 (260) 

Gerald Jackson, S 

Kansas City Chiefs 

1980 

3 (80) 

James Jones, RB 

Dallas Cowboys 

 

5 (137) 

Kenny Johnson, DB 

Atlanta Falcons 

1981 

2 (39) 

Mardye McDole, WR 

Minnesota Vikings 

 

5 (113)  

Tyrone Keys, DE 

New York Jets 

 

11 (294) 

Willie Jackson, DB 

Detroit Lions 

 

11 (296) 

Larry Friday, DB 

Cleveland Browns 

1982 

1 (2) 

Johnie Cooks, LB 

Baltimore Colts 

 

1 (26) 

Glen Collins, DE 

Cincinnati Bengals 

 

10 (262) 

Curtis Stowers, LB 

Atlanta Falcons 

1983 

1 (8) 

Michael Haddix, RB 

Philadelphia Eagles 

 

3 (62) 

Glen Young, WR 

Philadelphia Eagles

1984 

4 (103) 

George Wonsley, RB 

Indianapolis Colts

1986 

11 (284) 

Pat Swoopes, NT 

New Orleans Saints 

 

11 (285) 

Aaron Pearson, LB 

Kansas City Chiefs 

1987 

2 (51) 

Don Smith, RB 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

 

5 (129) 

Kirby Jackson, CB 

New York Jets 

 

9 (250) 

Bruce Plummer, CB 

Denver Broncos 

 

10 (270) 

Louis Clark, WR 

Seattle Seahawks

1988 

7 (192) 

Garry Frank, G 

Denver Broncos 

1989 

8 (213) 

Fred Hadley, WR 

New Orleans Saints 

 

10 (264) 

Anthony Butts, DT 

Denver Broncos 

1990 

4 (87) 

Jesse Anderson, TE 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

 

6 (158) 

James Williams, LB 

New Orleans Saints 

1991 

5 (116) 

Robert Young, DT 

Los Angeles Rams 

 

9 (250) 

Jerry Bouldin, WR 

New York Giants 

1992 

4 (96) 

Ken Coleman, LB 

New York Jets 

 

8 (215) 

Nate Williams, DT 

Pittsburgh Steelers 

1993 

4 (108) 

Kevin Henry, DE 

Pittsburgh Steelers 

 

5 (125) 

Olanda Truitt, WR 

Los Angeles Raiders 

 

5 (140) 

Marc Woodward, LB 

Pittsburgh Steelers 

 

7 (195) 

Willie Harris, WR 

Buffalo Bills 

1994 

5 (142) 

Herman Carroll, DE 

New Orleans Saints 

1995 

2 (59) 

Kendell Watkins, TE 

Dallas Cowboys 

 

2 (62) 

Jesse James, OG 

St. Louis Rams 

 

4 (106) 

Melvin Hayes, OT 

New York Jets 

 

6 (208) 

Fred McCrary, FB 

Philadelphia Eagles 

 

7 (210) 

Kevin Bouie, RB 

Philedelphia Eagles 

 

7 (224) 

Welsey Leasy, LB 

Arizona Cardinals 

1996 

1 (13) 

Walt Harris, DB 

Chicago Bears 

 

1 (24) 

Eric Moulds, WR 

Buffalo Bills 

1997 

3 (96) 

Brent Smith, OT 

Miami Dolphins 

 

4 (102) 

Terry Day, DT 

New York Jets 

1998 

2 (61) 

Eric Brown, DB 

Denver Broncos 

 

3 (68)

Robert Hicks, OT

Buffalo Bills

 

4 (120) 

Greg Favors, LB 

Kansas City Chiefs 

1999 

2 (39) 

James Johnson, RB 

Miami Dolphins 

 

2 (42) 

Reggie Kelly, TE 

Atlanta Falcons 

 

2 (57) 

Randy Thomas, OG 

New York Jets 

 

6 (206) 

Dennis McKinley, FB 

Arizona Cardinals 

2000 

4 (120) 

Alvin McKinley, DL 

Carolina Panthers 

 

5 (133) 

Robert Bean, DB 

Cincinnati Bengals

 

6 (190) 

John Hilliard, DL 

Seattle Seahawks 

 

7 (237) 

Wes Shivers, OL 

Tennessee Titans 

2001 

2 (45) 

Fred Smoot, CB 

Washington Redskins 

 

3 (93) 

Willie Blade, DT

Dallas Cowboys

 

4 (128) 

Pork Chop Womack, OL 

Seattle Seahawks 

 

6 (183) 

Ellis Wyms, DL 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

2002 

3 (96) 

Dorsett Davis, DL 

Denver Broncos 

2003 

4 (121) 

Justin Griffith, FB 

Atlanta Falcons 

 

5 (156) 

Donald Lee, TE 

Miami Dolphins 

 

7 (228)

Mario Haggan, LB 

Buffalo Bills 

2005 

4 (113) 

David Stewart, OL 

Tennessee Titans 

 

5 (137) 

Ronald Fields, DL 

San Francisco 49ers 

2006 

3 (79) 

Jarious Norwood, RB 

Atlanta Falcons 

2007 

5 (152) 

Antonio Johnson, DL 

Tennessee Titans 

2010 

6 (173) 

Anthony Dixon, RB 

San Francisco 49ers 

 

7 (220) 

Jamar Chaney, LB 

Philadelphia Eagles 

2011 

1 (32) 

Derek Sherrod, OL 

Green Bay Packers 

 

4 (99) 

K.J. Wright, LB 

Seattle Seahawks 

 

5 (165) 

Pernell McPhee, DL 

Baltimore Ravens 

 

6 (169) 

Chris White, LB 

Buffalo Bills 

2012 

1 (12) 

Fletcher Cox, DL 

Philadelphia Eagles 

 

5 (170) 

Vick Ballard, RB 

Indianapolis Colts 

 

6 (192) 

Charles Mitchel, S 

Atlanta Falcons 

2013 

2 (36) 

Darius Slay, DB 

Detroit Lions

 

2 (43) 

Johnthan Banks, DB 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

 

5 (167)

Josh Boyd, DL 

Green Bay Packers 

2014

3 (81)

Gabe Jackson, OL

Oakland Raiders

2015

2 (38)

Preston Smith, DL

Washington Redskins

 

2 (43)

Benardrick McKinney, LB

Houston Redskins

 

6 (178)

Matt Wells, LB

New England Patriots

 

6 (195)

Malcolm Johnson, TE

Cleveland Browns

 

6 (205)

Josh Robinson, RB

Indianapolis Colts

Supplemental/Expansion Drafts

Year

Round (Pick)

Name, Pos.

Professional Team

1966

 

Tom Goode, C

Miami Dolphins

1984

1 (26)

Danny Knight, WR

Miami Dolphins

1986

3 (77)

John Bond, QB

Cleveland Browns

1995 

 

James Williams, LB

Jacksonville Jaguars


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