Ohio State's NFL Draft History: 1990s and 2000s

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May 7, 2014 at 10:00p
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Since 1936, 347 Buckeyes have been selected in the draft. 69 of the players were first-round draft picks. Information in this article came from The 2013 Ohio State Football Team Guide.

This article will focus on the 112 Buckeyes who were selected in the NFL Draft between 1990 and 2009 (20 drafts). Ohio State set a school record when 14 players were selected in the 2004 draft.

Cliff Clavin's Trivia Corner

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Who was the first Buckeye selected in the 1996 NFL Draft? Your choices are Rickey Dudley, Eddie George, Terry Glenn and Bobby Hoying.

Three teams tied for drafting the most Ohio State players between 1990 and 2009. The Bills and Packers are two of the teams, can you name the third team?

Can you name the last Buckeye to be the first selection of the NFL Draft? Hint, the year was 1997.

 

Buckeyes Drafted in the 1990s

The Buckeyes of the '90s were known for two things, becoming NFL players and losing a to a certain team in a certain game. Surprisingly only 43 players were players were drafted in the 1990s. However, 15 of those Buckeyes were first-round draft picks.

Robert Smith

1990 5th Jeff Davidson (G).....................Denver Broncos
1990 7th Joe Staysniak (T) .............San Diego Chargers

1991 1st Vinnie Clark (CB) ...............Green Bay Packers
1991 2nd Jeff Graham (WR) ............. Pittsburgh Steelers
1991 11th Bobby Olive (WR) .............Kansas City Chiefs

1992 1st Alonzo Spellman (DT) ................Chicago Bears
1992 7th Scottie Graham (FB) .......... Pittsburgh Steelers
1992 8th Kent Graham (QB)...................New York Giants

1993 1st Robert Smith (RB) ................Minnesota Vikings
1993 2nd Roger Harper (S) .....................Atlanta Falcons
1993 3rd Steve Tovar (LB) .................Cincinnati Bengals
1993 8th Brian Stablein (WR) ................Denver Broncos

1994 1st Dan Wilkinson (DL)..............Cincinnati Bengals
1994 3rd Jeff Cothran (RB) ................Cincinnati Bengals
1994 4th Raymont Harris (RB) .................Chicago Bears
1994 6th Jason Winrow (G) ...................New York Giants
1994 7th Butler By’not’e (RB) .................Denver Broncos

Joey Galloway

1995 1st Joey Galloway (WR)..............Seattle Seahawks
1995 1st Korey Stringer (T) ................Minnesota Vikings
1995 1st Craig Powell (LB) .................Cleveland Browns
1995 3rd Preston Harrison (LB).......San Diego Chargers
1995 3rd Marlon Kerner (CB).........................Buffalo Bills
1995 3rd Chris Sanders (WR) ..................Houston Oilers
1995 3rd Lorenzo Styles (LB) ..................Atlanta Falcons

1996 1st Rickey Dudley (TE) ................Oakland Raiders
1996 1st Eddie George (RB) ....................Houston Oilers
1996 1st Terry Glenn (WR) ...........New England Patriots
1996 3rd Bobby Hoying (QB)............Philadelphia Eagles

1997 1st Orlando Pace (T) ......................St. Louis Rams
1997 1st Shawn Springs (CB)..............Seattle Seahawks
1997 2nd Rob Kelly (S) ....................New Orleans Saints
1997 3rd Mike Vrabel (DE) ............... Pittsburgh Steelers
1997 3rd Ty Howard (CB) ....................Arizona Cardinals
1997 4th Nicky Sualua (FB) ...................Dallas Cowboys
1997 6th Matt Finkes (DL) ...................Carolina Panthers

Antoine Winfield

1999 1st David Boston (SE) .................Arizona Cardinals
1999 1st Antoine Winfield (CB) .....................Buffalo Bills
1999 1st Andy Katzenmoyer (LB) ..New England Patriots
1999 2nd Joe Montgomery (TB).............New York Giants
1999 4th Joe Germaine (QB) ...................St. Louis Rams
1999 4th Damon Moore (SS) ............Philadelphia Eagles
1999 6th Brent Bartholomew (P) .............Miami Dolphins
1999 6th Dee Miller (FL) ...................Green Bay Packers

Buckeyes Drafted in the 2000s

The decade with highest number of Ohio State players selected in the NFL draft was the 2000s. 69 Buckeyes had their names called at Radio City Music Hall including a school record 16 first-round selections.

14 Buckeyes were selected in the 2004 NFL Draft and the 2006 draft had a school record of 5 first-round selections. Perhaps Jim Tressel should replace John Cooper as the coach known for producing NFL players.

Ahmed Plummer

2000 1st Ahmed Plummer (CB) .......San Francisco 49ers
2000 4th Na’il Diggs (LB) ..................Green Bay Packers
2000 4th Gary Berry (FS)..................Green Bay Packers
2000 5th Michael Wiley (RB) ..................Dallas Cowboys
2000 7th James Cotton (LB) .....................Chicago Bears
2000 7th Kevin Houser (ST) ............New Orleans Saints

2001 1st Nate Clements (CB) .......................Buffalo Bills
2001 1st Ryan Pickett (DT) .....................St. Louis Rams
2001 6th Rodney Bailey (DE) ........... Pittsburgh Steelers
2001 7th Reggie Germany (WR) ...................Buffalo Bills
2001 7th Derek Combs (RB)..................Oakland Raiders
2001 7th Ken-Yon Rambo (WR) ............Oakland Raiders

2002 2nd LeCharles Bentley (C) ......New Orleans Saints
2002 3rd Derek Ross (CB) .....................Dallas Cowboys
2002 4th Jonathan Wells (RB) ...............Houston Texans
2002 4th Darnell Sanders (TE) ...........Cleveland Browns
2002 4th Jamar Martin (FB) ...................Dallas Cowboys
2002 5th Courtland Bullard (OLB) ...........St. Louis Rams
2002 6th Tyson Walter (OT) ...................Dallas Cowboys
2002 6th Steve Bellisari (QB) ...................St. Louis Rams

Chris Gamble

2003 2nd Mike Doss (SS) ................... Indianapolis Colts
2003 3rd Kenny Peterson (DE) .........Green Bay Packers
2003 3rd Cie Grant (OLB) ................New Orleans Saints
2003 4th Matt Wilhelm (MLB) ..........San Diego Chargers
2003 5th Donnie Nickey (FS) ............. Tennessee Titans

2004 1st Chris Gamble (CB) ...............Carolina Panthers
2004 1st Michael Jenkins (WR) ...............Atlanta Falcons
2004 1st Will Smith (DE) ..................New Orleans Saints
2004 3rd Tim Anderson (DT) .........................Buffalo Bills
2004 3rd Ben Hartsock (TE) ............... Indianapolis Colts
2004 3rd B.J. Sander (P) ..................Green Bay Packers
2004 3rd Darrion Scott (DE)................Minnesota Vikings
2004 4th Will Allen (FS) .............Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2004 4th Alex Stepanovich (C) .............Arizona Cardinals
2004 5th Drew Carter (WR) ................Carolina Panthers
2004 5th Craig Krenzel (QB) ....................Chicago Bears
2004 5th Robert Reynolds (LB) .......... Tennessee Titans
2004 7th Adrien Clarke (OG).............Philadelphia Eagles
2004 7th Shane Olivea (OT) ...........San Diego Chargers

A.J. Hawk

2005 2nd Mike Nugent (K) ........................New York Jets
2005 3rd Dustin Fox (CB) ...................Minnesota Vikings
2005 3rd Maurice Clarett (RB)................Denver Broncos

2006 1st A.J. Hawk (LB) ...................Green Bay Packers
2006 1st Donte Whitner (S) ...........................Buffalo Bills
2006 1st Bobby Carpenter (LB)..............Dallas Cowboys
2006 1st Santonio Holmes (WR) ...... Pittsburgh Steelers
2006 1st Nick Mangold (C) ........................New York Jets
2006 3rd Ashton Youboty (CB).......................Buffalo Bills
2006 3rd Anthony Schlegel (LB) ...............New York Jets
2006 4th Nate Salley (S) .....................Carolina Panthers
2006 4th Rob Sims (G) ........................Seattle Seahawks

2007 1st Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) .....................Miami Dolphins
2007 1st Anthony Gonzalez (WR) ....... Indianapolis Colts
2007 3rd Quinn Pitcock (DT) .............. Indianapolis Colts
2007 4th Antonio Pittman (RB) .........New Orleans Saints
2007 5th Jay Richardson (DE) ..............Oakland Raiders
2007 5th Roy Hall (WR) ...................... Indianapolis Colts
2007 5th Troy Smith (QB) ....................Baltimore Ravens
2007 6th Doug Datish (C) ........................Atlanta Falcons

Malcolm Jenkins

2008 1st Vernon Gholston (DE) ................New York Jets
2008 7th Kirk Barton (OT) ........................Chicago Bears
2008 7th Larry Grant (LB)................San Francisco 49ers

2009 1st Malcolm Jenkins (CB) ........New Orleans Saints
2009 1st Chris Wells (RB) ....................Arizona Cardinals
2009 2nd James Laurinaitis (LB) .............St. Louis Rams
2009 2nd Brian Robiskie (WR) ...........Cleveland Browns
2009 4th Donald Washington (CB) ....Kansas City Chiefs
2009 4th Brian Hartline (WR) ..................Miami Dolphins
2009 5th Marcus Freeman (LB) ................Chicago Bears

Through Thursday I will post an article about Ohio State players and the NFL Draft:
Sunday- 1930s and 1940s
Monday- 1950s and 1960s
Tuesday- 1970s and 1980s
Wednesday- 1990s and 2000s 
Thursday- 2010s and Recap

 
 
 

Cliff Clavin's Trivia Corner

Cliff Being Cliff

Who was the first Buckeye selected in the 1996 NFL Draft? Your choices are Rickey Dudley, Eddie George, Terry Glenn and Bobby Hoying.

Answer: Terry Glenn was drafted 7th by the Dallas Cowboys.
Rickey Dudley- 9th (Raiders)
Eddie George- 14th (Oilers
)
Bobby Hoying- 85th (Eagles)

Three teams tied for drafting the most Ohio State players between 1990 and 2009. The Bills and Packers are two of the teams, can you name the third team?
Answer: Saints

Can you name the last Buckeye to be the first selection of the NFL    Draft? Hint, the year was 1997.

                                                                            Answer: Orlando Pace (Rams)

                                                            

Comments

VintonCountyBuck's picture

I always love the fans from "The U" heralding their record 14 draft picks in '02.  Somehow they conviently forget that the same Buckeye team that beat them in the National Title Game that year had ALL 22 starters drafted, once they became eligible.  (Yes, even our punter.)  From 2002-05 the Buckeyes had 30 players selected off that very same team.  Those numbers would make Uncle Sam blush.  

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

Remy's picture

I always love the fans from "The U" heralding their record 14 draft picks in '02.Somehow they conveniently forget that the same Buckeye team that beat them in the National Title Game...

Let me play the role of bitter Miami fan "I won't let you forget that Ohio State only won because of that late pass interference call. I don't care about the non-call on Ohio State's 3rd down play the series before, or the fact that Miami couldn't score in OT.

VCB, Thanks for adding the stats on the 2002 team and the draft. Regardless of Miami's sour grapes that MNC game had an incredible amount of talent on the field.

The past two articles were great for me as I recalled memories of watching most of those players. 

 

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