Rumors, Notes and Facts About The 2019 NFL Draft
The Spectacle that they call the NFL Draft kicked off last night and when you get 32 Millionaires together, what a party it turned out to be. All 32 NFL Team owners got involved in the NFL Draft last night playing Wanna Be A Millionaire! Thousands of dollars were made all over the United States at NFL Stadiums as fans Hung out, Ate, Drank and talked football as they watched to see who their TEAM would pick.
The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is in the books, and the surprises started early. Kyler Murray to the Cardinals seemed like a done deal dating back to the combine, but the Raiders shook things up at No. 4 when they selected edge rusher Clelin Ferrell. Not to be outdone, the Giants drafted Daniel Jones two picks later. At No. 10, the Steelers traded up for linebacker Devin Bush, the Redskins stood pat and still got their quarterback in Dwayne Haskins at No. 15, and two players no one pegged for first rounders heard their named called: right tackle Tytus Howard to the Texans and edge rusher L.J. Collier to the Seahawks.
But that’s what makes the draft so exciting. But with winners come losers. The good news: those losers on Thursday night could be winners in the long run.
Here are some Fun Facts about the DRAFT Day 1
FOOTBALL IS FAMILY: The San Francisco 49ers selected Ohio State defensive end NICK BOSAwith the second overall pick. He joins his brother, JOEY BOSA (No. 3 overall in 2016, San Diego Chargers), and his father, JOHN BOSA (No. 16 overall in 1987, Miami) as first-round selections. John Bosa joins ARCHIE MANNING as the only first-round selection with multiple first-round sons in the common draft era:
|FAMILY NAME||FATHER||TEAM (DRAFT YEAR)||SON||TEAM (DRAFT YEAR)|
|Bosa||John||Miami (1987)||Joey||San Diego (2016)|
|Nick||San Francisco (2019)|
|Manning||Archie||New Orleans (1971)||Peyton||Indianapolis (1998)|
|Eli||San Diego (2004)|
Michigan linebacker DEVIN BUSH JR. (No. 10, Pittsburgh) also joined his father, DEVIN BUSH SR.(1995, Atlanta) as a first-round selection. Bosa and Bush became the 10th and 11th players to join their fathers as first-round selections.
HISTORY AT NO. 1: The Arizona Cardinals selected quarterback KYLER MURRAY with the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, joining BAKER MAYFIELD (Cleveland, 2018) and SAM BRADFORD (St. Louis Rams, 2010) as Oklahoma quarterbacks to be selected No. 1 overall. This marks the second time in the common-draft era that a school has produced the No. 1 pick in consecutive NFL Drafts. Pro Football Hall of Famers RON YARY (1968) and O.J. SIMPSON (1969) were selected first overall out of the University of Southern California in consecutive years.
With Murray’s selection, this also marks the third time in the common draft era in which Heisman Trophy winners have gone No. 1 overall in consecutive drafts (SAM BRADFORD and CAM NEWTON in 2010-11; BO JACKSON and VINNY TESTAVERDE in 1986-87).
TOP-TEN QBS: Oklahoma quarterback KYLER MURRAY (No. 1, Arizona) and Duke quarterbackDaniel Jones (No. 6, New York Giants) were each top-ten selections in 2019. This marks the fifth consecutive year in which multiple quarterbacks were selected in the top-ten, the longest such streak in the common draft era.
THE MOST CONSECUTIVE NFL DRAFTS WITH MULTIPLE QUARTERACKS SELECTED IN THE TOP TEN
DEFENSE AT TOP: Four defensive players – NICK BOSA (No. 2, San Francisco), QUINNEN WILLIAMS (No. 3, New York Jets), CLELIN FERRELL (No. 4, Oakland) and DEVIN WHITE (No. 5, Tampa Bay) – were selected in the top-five. This marks the fifth draft since 1967 and the first since 1997 that featured four defensive players chosen in the top five picks.
THE NFL DRAFTS WITH THE MOST DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
SELECTED IN THE TOP FIVE
|YEAR||TOP-FIVE DEFENSIVE SELECTIONS|
The 2019 NFL Draft also featured 18 defensive players selected in the first round, tied for the second-most in the common-draft era. Only the 2006 and 2017 NFL Drafts (19) had more defensive players selected in the first round in the common-draft era.
THE NFL DRAFTS WITH THE MOST DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND
LINE DANCE: A total of 11 defensive linemen were chosen in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, tied with the 2011 draft for the most defensive linemen selected in the first round in the common draft era.
THE DEFENSIVE LINEMEN SELECTED IN THE FIRST
ROUND OF THE 2019 NFL DRAFT
|Nick Bosa||2||San Francisco|
|Quinnen Williams||3||New York Jets|
|Jeffrey Simmons||19||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Jerry Tillery||28||San Francisco|
ORANGE CRUSH: Clemson had three defensive linemen – CLELIN FERRELL (No. 4, Oakland),CHRISTIAN WILKINS (No. 13, Miami) and DEXTER LAWRENCE (No. 17, New York Giants) – selected in the first round. This marks the first time in the common draft era in which three defensive linemen from the same school were first round selections in the same NFL Draft.
TRIO OF PICKS: The Oakland Raiders (No. 4, No. 24 and No. 27) and New York Giants (No. 6, No. 17 and No. 30) each had three picks in the first round. This marks the first time in the common draft era in which multiple teams had three or more picks in the first round.
|OAKLAND 2019 1ST ROUND PICKS||NEW YORK GIANTS 2019 1ST ROUND PICKS|
|DE Clelin Ferrell (No. 4)||QB Daniel Jones (No. 6)|
|RB Josh Jacobs (No. 24)||DT Dexter Lawrence (No. 17)|
|S Johnathan Abram (No. 27)||CB Deandre Baker (No. 30)|