CFB 24/7  

 

National Signing Day: NFL draft history for five-star recruits

Print
Kevin Terrell / Associated Press
Jadeveon Clowney was one of 26 five-star recruits from the 2011 class.

National Signing Day is Wednesday, and the hoopla surrounding it makes it seem like Christmas in February for college football fans.

Signing lists will be perused, and there will be crowing about the great players each coaching staff reeled in. There will be especially loud crowing about five-star recruits who signed.

National Signing Day
News:
Features:

But being a five-star recruit is no sure thing when it comes to college stardom, much less NFL stardom. We went back and looked at each Rivals.com five-star recruit from 2002 (when their rankings started) through the 2011 class.

Here's what we found:

» 288 recruits were given five-star status from 2002-11. The 2002 class had the most five-star recruits, with 38; the 2003 and 2004 classes had the fewest, with 25 each. The average number of five-star recruits in a class was 29.

» 123 of the 288 five-star recruits were drafted (42.7 percent), and 45 went in the first round (16 percent).

» Nine five-star recruits from the 2011 class are in the 2015 NFL draft, but only LSU OT La'el Collins is considered a possible first-rounder. In addition, there are six five-star prospects from the 2010 class in the 2015 draft, but none is considered a potential first-rounder.

» Three former five-star recruits in that span -- Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney -- have been the overall No. 1 draft pick. Clowney also was considered the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2011 class.

» FBS schools sign about 2,500 players every year, and about 30 are five-star recruits. That means a bit more than one percent of the players who sign every February are five-star guys.

» Not all the five-star recruits had a shot at being drafted. Two went to prison. A handful had to give up football because of injuries. More than a few never played a down of major college football because of off-field issues. One decided on a pro baseball career, and another chose pro track.

We also looked at the 2012 class, and 16 of the 32 five-star prospects are available in this year's draft.

NFL Now delivers a non-stop video stream highlighting the next generation of NFL talent in preparation for the 2015 NFL Draft. Start using it now!

Here's a year-by-year look at the five-star recruits and where (and when) they were drafted.

2012 RECRUITING CLASS

1. Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham: In 2015 draft
2. Florida OT D.J. Humphries: In 2015 draft
3. Florida State DT Mario Edwards, Jr.: In 2015 draft
4. Washington S Shaq Thompson: In 2015 draft
5. Texas RB Johnathan Gray: Will be senior at Texas in fall
6. Florida DE Jonathan Bullard: Will be senior at Florida in fall
7. Florida State DT Eddie Goldman: In 2015 draft
8. Maryland WR Stefon Diggs: In 2015 draft
9. Ohio State DE Noah Spence: Will be junior at Eastern Kentucky in fall (dismissed from Ohio State)
10. Florida State QB Jameis Winston: In 2015 draft
11. Rutgers DE Darius Hamilton: Will be senior at Rutgers in fall
12. Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon: In 2015 draft
13. Miami CB Tracy Howard: Will be senior at Miami in fall
14. Michigan DT Ondre Pipkins: Will be senior at Michigan in fall
15. Texas A&M RB Trey Williams: In 2015 draft
16. USC OT Zach Banner: Will be junior at USC in fall
17. Alabama S Landon Collins: In 2015 draft
18. USC WR Nelson Agholor: In 2015 draft
19. Stanford OT Kyle Murphy: Will be senior at Stanford in fall
20. Notre Dame QB Gunner Kiel: Will be junior at Cincinnati in fall
21. UCLA DT Ellis McCarthy: In 2015 draft
22. Michigan OL Kyle Kalis: Will be junior guard at Michigan in fall
23. Georgia OT John Theus: Will be senior at Georgia in fall
24. Alabama WR Eddie Williams: Dismissed from Alabama in 2013; signed with Florida A&M as a mid-year transfer in December 2013 but was not on the roster this season.
25. Ohio State DE Adolphus Washington: Will be senior DT at Ohio State in fall
26. Texas DT Malcom Brown: In 2015 draft
27. Stanford DE Aziz Shittu: Will be senior at Stanford in fall
28. Florida DE Dante Fowler, Jr.: In 2015 draft
29. USC OL Jordan Simmons: Will be junior at USC in fall
30. Miami RB Duke Johnson: In 2015 draft
31. Georgia S Josh Harvey-Clemons: Will be junior at Louisville in fall (dismissed from Georgia)
32. Stanford OT Andrus Peat: In 2015 draft

Take a look at the top 10 active NFL players who were originally walk-ons in college.

2011 RECRUITING CLASS

1. South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney: First-round pick (No. 1 overall) by Houston in 2014 draft
2. Ohio State LB Curtis Grant: In 2015 draft
3. USC WR George Farmer: In 2015 draft
4. Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio: Second-round pick by Buffalo in 2014 draft
5. Oregon ATH De'Anthony Thomas: Fourth-round pick by Kansas City in 2014 draft
6. LSU OL La'el Collins: In 2015 draft
7. Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: First-round pick by Green Bay in 2014 draft
8. Florida State S Karlos Williams: In 2015 draft
9. Georgia DE Ray Drew: In 2015 draft
10. Texas RB Malcolm Brown: In 2015 draft
11. Florida State RB James Wilder, Jr.: Undrafted
12. Oklahoma WR Trey Metoyer: Dismissed from Oklahoma in 2013; has not played college football since.
13. Clemson LB Tony Steward: In 2015 draft
14. Oklahoma RB Brandon Williams: Will be senior at Texas A&M in the fall
15. Clemson WR Sammy Watkins: First-round pick by Buffalo in 2014 draft
16. Notre Dame DE Ishaq Williams: Will be a senior at Notre Dame in the fall
17. LSU DT Anthony Johnson: Undrafted
18. LSU WR Jarvis Landry: Second-round pick by Miami in 2014 draft
19. Alabama RB Dee Hart: In 2015 draft (transferred to Colorado State)
20. Auburn LB Kris Frost: Will be a senior at Auburn in the fall
21. Ole Miss LB C.J. Johnson: Will be a senior at Mississippi in the fall
22. Notre Dame DE Stephon Tuitt: Second-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2014 draft
23. Georgia RB Isaiah Crowell: Undrafted
24. Clemson LB Stephone Anthony: In 2015 draft
25. Clemson RB Mike Bellamy: Currently a free agent. Transferred to Fort Valley (Ga.) State for 2013 season; signed with CFL team, then was cut in 2014.
26. Oregon ATH Colt Lyerla: Undrafted (dismissed at Oregon during 2013 season)

In a weekly series, draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah polls five NFL personnel executives about college football's top prospects.

2010 RECRUITING CLASS

1. Florida DE Ronald Powell: Fifth-round pick by New Orleans in 2014 draft
2. Miami OT Seantrel Henderson: Seventh-round pick by Buffalo in 2014 draft
3. USC WR Kyle Prater: In 2015 draft
4. Florida DT Sharrif Floyd: First-round pick by Minnesota in 2013 draft
5. California DB Keenan Allen: Third-round pick by San Diego in 2013 draft
6. USC ATH Robert Woods: Second-round pick by Buffalo in 2013 draft
7. Florida DT Dominique Easley: First-round pick by New England in 2014 draft
8. UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa: In 2015 draft
9. Tennessee WR Da'Rick Rogers: Undrafted (transferred to Tennessee Tech)
10. South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore: Fourth-round pick by San Francisco in 2013 draft
11. Auburn RB Michael Dyer: In 2015 draft (transferred to Louisville)
12. Texas DE Jackson Jeffcoat: Undrafted
13. North Carolina State OT Robert Crisp: In 2015 draft
14. Florida State CB Lamarcus Joyner: Second-round pick by St. Louis in 2014 draft
15. Miami ATH Latwan Anderson: Left Miami and never played a down of major college football
16. Texas LB Jordan Hicks: In 2015 draft
17. USC RB Dillon Baxter: Undrafted (transferred to Baker University in Kansas)
18. California DE Chris Martin: Martin transferred to Florida and then to Kansas but never played a down of major college football. He was sentenced in April 2014 to three years of probation for his role in a 2013 robbery.
19. LSU ATH Spencer Ware: Sixth-round pick by Seattle in 2013 draft
20. Florida State LB Christian Jones: Undrafted
21. Michigan State DE William Gholston: Fourth-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2013 draft
22. Auburn OT Shon Coleman: Will be a senior at Auburn in the fall after missing two years with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
23. Alabama CB Dee Milliner: First-round pick by the New York Jets in 2013 draft
24. USC WR Markeith Ambles: In 2015 draft (transferred to Houston)
25. Florida S Matt Elam: First-round pick by Baltimore in 2013 draft
26. Oregon RB Lache Seastrunk: Sixth-round pick by Washington in 2014 draft (transferred to Baylor)

2009 RECRUITING CLASS

1. Tennessee RB Bryce Brown: Undrafted (transferred to Kansas State)
2. LSU WR Rueben Randle: Second-round pick by New York Giants in 2012 draft
3. Alabama OT D.J. Fluker: First-round pick by San Diego in 2013 draft
4. Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson: First-round pick by New York Jets in 2013 draft
5. USC QB Matt Barkley: Third-round pick by Philadelphia in 2013 draft
6. Alabama RB Trent Richardson: First-round pick by Cleveland in 2012 draft
7. LSU QB Russell Shepard: Undrafted
8. USC DE Devon Kennard: Fifth-round pick by New York Giants in 2014 draft
9. Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict: Undrafted
10. Florida LB Jelani Jenkins: Fourth-round pick by Miami in 2013 draft
11. Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick: First-round pick by New York Jets in 2013 draft
12. Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o: Second-round pick by San Diego in 2013 draft
13. Miami S Ray-Ray Armstrong: Undrafted
14. Texas DE Alex Okafor: Fourth-round pick by Arizona in 2013 draft
15. Florida State DT Jacobbi McDaniel: Undrafted
16. North Carolina DT Donte Paige-Moss: Undrafted
17. Tennessee CB Janzen Jackson: Undrafted
18. Texas QB Garrett Gilbert: Sixth-round pick by St. Louis in 2014 draft (Transferred to SMU.)
19. USC S Patrick Hall: Hall suffered two knee injuries in three years, then left the program in January 2012 having never played a down of major college football; played in junior college in 2013.
20. LSU S Craig Loston: Undrafted
21. Florida WR Andre Debose: In 2015 draft (injuries led to him getting six seasons from NCAA)
22. Texas A&M RB Christine Michael: Second-round pick by Seattle in 2013 draft
23. Florida DT Gary Brown: Undrafted (never played a down of major college football)
24. Arkansas CB Darius Winston: Undrafted
25. LSU DT Chris Davenport: Undrafted (transferred to Tulane)
26. Michigan DT William Campbell: Sixth-round pick by New York Jets in 2013 draft
27. Florida State CB Greg Reid: Undrafted (transferred to Valdosta State)
28. Georgia CB Branden Smith: Undrafted
29. Texas OL Mason Walters: Undrafted
30. USC DB T.J. McDonald: Third-round pick by St. Louis in 2013 draft
31. Ohio State CB Corey Brown: Undrafted
32. Alabama LB Nico Johnson: Fourth-round pick by Kansas City in 2013 draft
33. Ohio State LB Dorian Bell: Undrafted (transferred to Duquesne)

2008 RECRUITING CLASS

1. QB Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State: Third-round pick by Oakland in 2011 supplemental draft
2. DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson: Second-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2011 draft
3. OT Mike Adams, Ohio State: Second-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2012 draft
4. WR Julio Jones, Alabama: First-round pick by Atlanta in 2011 draft
5. CB Patrick Peterson, LSU: First-round pick by Arizona in 2011 draft (known as Patrick Johnson in high school)
6. RB Darrell Scott, Colorado: Undrafted (transferred to USF)
7. DT Marcus Forston, Miami: Undrafted
8. OL Baker Steinkuhler, Nebraska: Undrafted
9. WR A.J. Green, Georgia: First-round pick by Cincinnati in 2011 draft
10. ATH Will Hill, Florida: Undrafted
11. OL Matt Kalil, USC: First-round pick by Minnesota in 2012 draft
12. C Michael Brewster, Ohio State: Undrafted
13. DE R.J. Washington, Oklahoma: Undrafted
14. QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri: First-round pick by Jacksonville in 2011 draft
15. OL Tyron Smith, USC: First-round pick by Dallas in 2011 draft
16. LB Nigel Bradham, Florida State: Fourth-round pick by Buffalo in 2012 draft
17. DT Omar Hunter, Florida: Undrafted
18. OL Matt Patchan, Florida: Undrafted (transferred to Boston College)
19. RB Jermie Calhoun, Oklahoma: Undrafted
20. TE Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame: Second-round pick by Minnesota in 2011 draft
21. WR DeVier Posey, Ohio State: Third-round pick by Houston in 2012 draft
22. WR DeAndre Brown, Southern Miss: Undrafted
23. LB Arthur Brown, Miami: Second-round pick of Baltimore in 2013 draft (transferred to Kansas State)
24. ATH Richard Samuel, Georgia: Undrafted
25. QB Dayne Crist, Notre Dame: Undrafted (transferred to Kansas)
26. WR Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh First-round pick by Kansas City in 2011 draft
27. WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame: First-round pick by Arizona in 2012 draft
28. ATH Burton Scott, Alabama: Undrafted (transferred to South Alabama)
29. G Stephen Good, Oklahoma: Undrafted
30. OT Tyler Love, Alabama: Undrafted

2007 RECRUITING CLASS

1. QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame: Second-round pick by Carolina in 2010 draft
2. RB Joe McKnight, USC: Fourth-round pick by the New York Jets in 2010 draft
3. SS Eric Berry, Tennessee: First-round pick by Kansas City in 2010 draft
4. QB Ryan Mallett, Michigan: Third-round pick by New England in 2011 draft (transferred to Arkansas)
5. DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida: Second-round pick by Cincinnati in 2010 draft
6. DE Everson Griffen, USC: Fourth-round pick by Minnesota in 2010 draft
7. DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina: Second-round pick by the New York Giants in 2011 draft
8. WR Ronald Johnson, USC: Sixth-round pick by San Francisco in 2011 draft
9. DT Torrey Davis, Florida: Undrafted (transferred to Jacksonville State)
10. OT Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin: Undrafted
11. LB Chris Galippo, USC: Undrafted
12. G James Wilson, Florida: Undrafted
13. WR Terrance Toliver, LSU: Undrafted
14. FS Chad Jones, LSU: Third-round pick by the New York Giants in 2010 draft
15. RB Noel Devine, West Virginia: Undrafted
16. OL Tray Allen, Texas: Undrafted
17. RB Marc Tyler, USC: Undrafted
18. LB Chris Donald, Tennessee: Gave up football before 2011 season because of wrist injuries; had transferred to Chattanooga by then.
19. FS Chris Culliver, South Carolina: Third-round pick by San Francisco in 2011 draft
20. DE Ben Martin, Tennessee: Undrafted
21. CB Curtis Brown, Texas: Third-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2011 draft
22. WR Dwight Jones, North Carolina: Undrafted
23. OL Ryan Miller, Colorado: Fifth-round pick by Cleveland in 2012 draft
24. WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois: Second-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2010 draft
25. CB Donovan Warren, Michigan: Undrafted
26. DE Martez Wilson, Illinois: Third-round pick by New Orleans in 2011 draft
27. QB Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech: Sixth-round pick by Baltimore in 2011 draft
28. QB Cam Newton, Florida: First-round pick by Carolina in 2011 draft (transferred to a junior college, then Auburn)
29. C Kristofer O'Dowd, USC: Undrafted

2006 RECRUITING CLASS

1. WR Percy Harvin, Florida: First-round pick by Minnesota in 2009 draft
2. OT Andre Smith, Alabama: First-round pick by Cincinnati in 2009 draft
3. RB Chris "Beanie" Wells, Ohio State: First-round pick by Arizona in 2009
4. DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma: First-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2010
5. LB Sergio Kindle, Texas: Second-round pick by Baltimore in 2010
6. QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia: First-round pick by Detroit in 2009 draft (No. 1 overall pick)
7. WR Vidal Hazelton, USC: Undrafted (transferred to Cincinnati)
8. RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson: First-round pick by Buffalo in 2010 draft
9. LB Allen Bradford, USC: Sixth-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2011 draft
10. QB Mitch Mustain, Arkansas: Undrafted (transferred to USC)
11. OT Sam Young, Notre Dame: Sixth-round pick by Dallas in 2010 draft
12. SS Myron Rolle, Florida State: Sixth-round pick by Tennessee in 2010 (didn't play in 2009 season; studied at Oxford after being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship)
13. LB Brandon Spikes, Florida: Second-round pick by New England in 2010 draft
14. FS Reshad Jones, Georgia: Fifth-round pick by Miami in 2010 draft
15. LB Brandon Graham, Michigan: First-round pick by Philadelphia in 2010 draft
16. FS Taylor Mays, USC: Second-round pick by San Francisco in 2010 draft
17. DE Robert Rose, Ohio State: Undrafted
18. RB Stafon Johnson, USC: Undrafted
19. CB A.J. Wallace, Penn State: Undrafted
20. DT Al Woods, LSU: Fourth-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2010 draft
21. DE Ricky Sapp, Clemson: Fifth-round pick by Philadelphia in 2010 draft
22. QB Tim Tebow, Florida: First-round pick by Denver in 2010 draft
23. RB C.J. Gable, USC: Undrafted
24. TE Brandon Warren, Florida State: Undrafted (transferred to Tennessee, then North Alabama)
25. DE Eddie Jones, Texas: Undrafted
26. OL Stephen Schilling, Michigan: Sixth-round pick by San Diego in 2011 draft
27. RB James Aldridge, Notre Dame: Undrafted
28. OT Carl Johnson, Florida: Undrafted

2005 RECRUITING CLASS

1. ATH Derrick Williams, Penn State: Third-round pick by Detroit in 2009 draft
2. WR Patrick Turner, USC: Third-round pick by Miami in 2009 draft
3. OT Eugene Monroe, Virginia: First-round pick by Jacksonville in 2009 draft
4. DE Melvin Alaeze, Maryland: Never enrolled at Maryland and played only one game of college football, at Illinois. In 2007, Alaeze was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree assault.
5. LB Rey Maualuga, USC: Second-round pick by Cincinnati in 2009 draft
6. WR Fred Rouse, Florida State: Undrafted. Rouse began his career at FSU, then went to UTEP, Texas Southern and NAIA program Concordia, in Alabama. During that span, he also spent time in jail after violating probation following his arrest for breaking into a teammate's apartment.
7. QB Mark Sanchez, USC: First-round pick by the New York Jets in 2009 draft
8. TE Martellus Bennett, Texas A&M: Second-round pick by Dallas in 2008 draft
9. OL Reginald Youngblood, Miami: Undrafted
10. RB Jonathan Stewart, Oregon: First-round pick by Carolina in 2008 draft
11. DT DeMarcus Granger, Oklahoma: Undrafted
12. S Kenneth Phillips, Miami: First-round pick by New York Giants in 2008
13. RB Marlon Lucky, Nebraska: Undrafted
14. DT Callahan Bright, Florida State: Undrafted. Bright never enrolled at FSU because of academics, and eventually landed at Division II Shaw, in North Carolina.
15. RB Jason Gwaltney, West Virginia: Undrafted (transferred to Division III Kean, in New Jersey.)
16. QB Ryan Perrilloux, LSU: Undrafted (transferred to Jacksonville State)
17. LB Tray Blackmon, Auburn: Undrafted
18. WR DeSean Jackson, California: Second-round pick by Philadelphia in 2008 draft
19. CB Justin King, Penn State: Fourth-round pick by St. Louis in 2008 draft
20. OT Alex Boone, Ohio State: Undrafted
21. CB Demetrice Morley, Tennessee: Undrafted
22. RB Kevin Grady, Michigan: Undrafted
23. ATH Darren McFadden, Arkansas: First-round pick by Oakland in 2008 draft
24. DT Jerrell Powe, Ole Miss: Sixth-round pick by Kansas City in 2011 draft
25. RB Antone Smith, Florida State: Undrafted
26. LB Ryan Reynolds, Oklahoma: Undrafted
27. OL Dan Doering, Iowa: Undrafted
28. ATH Victor Harris, Virginia Tech: Fifth-round pick by Philadelphia in 2009 draft

2004 RECRUITING CLASS

1. RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma: First-round pick by Minnesota in 2007 draft
2. CB Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State: First-round pick by Miami in 2007 draft
3. WR Early Doucet, LSU: Third-round pick by Arizona in 2008 draft
4. QB Rhett Bomar, Oklahoma: Fifth-round pick by the New York Giants in 2009 draft (transferred to Sam Houston State)
5. LB Keith Rivers, USC: First-round pick by Cincinnati in 2008 draft
6. LB Willie Williams, Miami: Undrafted (transferred to Louisville, then NAIA member Union College in Kentucky)
7. DE Brandon Miller, Georgia: Undrafted
8. DE Derrick Harvey, Florida: First-round pick by Jacksonville in 2008 draft
9. DE Jeff Schweiger Jr., USC: Undrafted (transferred to San Jose State)
10. QB Xavier Lee, Florida State: Undrafted
11. DT DeMario Pressley, North Carolina State: Fifth-round pick by New Orleans in 2008 draft
12. QB Anthony Morelli, Penn State: Undrafted
13. QB Chad Henne, Michigan: Second-round pick by Miami in 2008 draft
14. LB Kyle Williams, Iowa: Academically ineligible at Iowa but landed at Purdue, where he played one season. Williams was sentenced in 2007 to 37 years in prison after being convicted of attempted rape, battery and confinement of two women in West Lafayette, Ind. The sentence later was reduced to 25 years.
15. LB Chris Patterson, Oklahoma: Undrafted. Never played a down at Oklahoma and instead went to a junior college and later transferred to Kansas State.
16. QB Matthew Tuiasosopo, Washington: Chose pro baseball career over college football.
17. WR Cameron Colvin, Oregon: Undrafted
18. DT Frank Okam, Texas: Fifth-round pick by Houston in 2008 draft
19. WR Fred Davis, USC: Second-round pick by Washington in 2008 draft
20. C Jeff Byers, USC: Undrafted
21. WR Lance Leggett, Miami: Undrafted
22. WR Xavier Carter, LSU: Left LSU after two seasons to pursue pro track career.
23. OL Thomas Herring, USC: Undrafted
24. LB Dan Connor, Penn State: Third-round pick by Carolina in 2008 draft
25. LB Brian Toal, Boston College: Undrafted

2003 RECRUITING CLASS

1. LB Ernie Sims, Florida State: First-round pick by Detroit in 2006 draft
2. RB Reggie Bush, USC: First-round pick by New Orleans in 2006 draft
3. ATH Whitney Lewis, USC: Undrafted (transferred to Northern Iowa)
4. WR Andre Caldwell, Florida: Third-round pick by Cincinnati in 2008 draft
5. QB Kyle Wright, Miami: Undrafted
6. DB Prescott Burgess, Michigan: Sixth-round pick by Baltimore in 2007 draft
7. TE Tony Hills Jr., Texas: Fourth-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2008 draft
8. OL Jorrie Adams, Texas A&M: Undrafted
9. CB Paul Oliver, Georgia: Fourth-round pick by San Diego in 2007 supplemental draft
10. TE Greg Olsen, Miami: First-round pick by Chicago in 2007 draft
11. G Martin O'Donnell, Illinois: Undrafted (first-team All-American as a senior in 2007; chose to enter the workplace rather than continue football career)
12. CB Dee Webb, Florida: Seventh-round pick by Jacksonville in 2006 draft
13. LB Wesley Jefferson, Maryland: Gave up football before senior season to enroll at the Maryland State Police Training Academy.
14. LB LaMarr Woodley, Michigan: Second-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2007 draft
15. DT Nathaniel Robinson, Rutgers: Undrafted
16. DE Joe Cohen, Florida: Fourth-round pick by Denver in 2006 draft
17. WR Chad Jackson, Florida: Second-round pick by New England in 2006 draft
18. OL Ofa Mohetau, BYU: Undrafted
19. RB Kregg Lumpkin, Georgia: Undrafted
20. WR Robert Meachem, Tennessee: First-round pick by New Orleans in 2007 draft
21. RB Demetris Summers, South Carolina: Undrafted
22. DE Justin Ostrowski, Wisconsin: Knee injury forced him to give up football in 2007.
23. DE Victor Abiamiri, Notre Dame: Second-round pick by Philadelphia in 2007 draft
24. DB Quinton Culberson, Mississippi State: Undrafted
25. DE Jarvis Moss, Florida: First-round pick by Denver in 2007 draft

2002 RECRUITING CLASS

1. QB Vince Young, Texas: First-round pick by Tennessee in 2006 draft
2. DT Haloti Ngata, Oregon: First-round pick by Baltimore in 2006 draft
3. RB Lorenzo Booker, Florida State: Third-round pick by Miami in 2007 draft
4. QB Ben Olson, BYU: Undrafted
5. QB Reggie McNeal, Texas A&M: Sixth-round pick (as a wide receiver) by Cincinnati in 2006 draft
6. WR Chris Davis, Florida State: Third-round pick by Tennessee in 2007 draft
7. WR Ryan Moore, Miami: Undrafted
8. QB Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech: Undrafted
9. RB Leon Washington, Florida State: Fourth-round pick by the New York Jets in 2006 draft
10. RB Ciatrick Fason, Florida: Fourth-round pick by Minnesota in 2005 draft
11. DE Kai Parham, Virginia: Undrafted
12. RB Gerald Riggs Jr., Tennessee: Undrafted
13. DT Rodrique Wright, Texas: Seventh-round pick by Miami in 2006 draft
14. RB Michael Johnson, Virginia: Undrafted
15. OT Justin Blalock, Texas: Second-round pick by Atlanta in 2007 draft
16. WR Dishon Platt, Florida State: Never played a down of college football because of academic and other issues.
17. LB Ricardo Hurley, South Carolina: Undrafted
18. OT Nathan Rhodes, Washington: Never played a down of college football because of a congenital back problem.
19. G Brandon Jeffries, Tennessee: Undrafted (transferred to Division II Newberry College in South Carolina)
20. QB Trent Edwards, Stanford: Third-round pick by Buffalo in 2007 draft
21. DE Deljuan Robinson, Mississippi State: Undrafted
22. RB Jerious Norwood, Mississippi State: Third-round pick by Atlanta in 2006 draft
23. WR Marquis Johnson, Texas: Undrafted. Never enrolled at Texas because of poor academics and eventually played in junior college and two seasons at Texas Tech.
24. OT Derek Morris, Ohio State: Undrafted. Never enrolled at Ohio State because of poor academics and ended up at North Carolina State.
25. DB Darren Williams, Mississippi State: Undrafted (transferred to Jacksonville State)
26. S Pat Watkins, Florida State: Fifth-round pick by Dallas in 2006 draft
27. LB Ahmad Brooks, Virginia: Third-round pick by Cincinnati in 2006 supplemental draft
28. DB Devin Hester, Miami: Second-round pick by Chicago in 2006 draft
29. LB Mike D'Andrea, Ohio State: Injury issues caused him to give up football in 2006.
30. QB James Banks, Tennessee: Undrafted (transferred to Division II Carson-Newman in Tennessee)
31. LB Zach Latimer, Oklahoma: Undrafted
32. WR Ben Obomanu, Auburn: Seventh-round pick by Seattle in 2006 draft
33. DT Gabe Watson, Michigan: Fourth-round pick by Arizona in 2006 draft
34. DE Jonathan Mapu, Tennessee: Undrafted
35. CB Edorian McCullough, Texas: Undrafted
36. TE Marcedes Lewis, UCLA: First-round pick by Jacksonville in 2006 draft
37. FB Maurice Clarett, Ohio State: Third-round pick by Denver in 2005 draft
38. DE Bryan Pickryl, Texas: Injury issues caused him to give up football in 2004.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

Print

Headlines

The previous element was an advertisement.

NFL Shop