Monday, February 27, 2012

Alabama Crimson Tide Draft History, 1936-2011

image Since Riley Smith was taken in the 1936 draft, the University of Alabama seen a total of 221 players selected by American professional football programs organized under the auspices of what is today’s National Football League.

That’s an average of three players taken each year throughout history.

The 221 figure is lower than that recorded by some other sites. However, those sites appear to have “Quality Control” issues. For example, one shows 10 players taken by the Dodgers and three taken by the Yanks. For now, let’s stick to the “official” numbers as provided by the NFL.

Here is the complete list, from last year’s class of five draft picks all the way back to 1936. Data courtesy of NFL.com’s Draft History database.

YEAR RD PLAYER POSITION TEAM
2011 1 Marcell Dareus DT Buffalo Bills
2011 1 Julio Jones WR Atlanta Falcons
2011 1 James Carpenter T Seattle Seahawks
2011 1 Mark Ingram RB New Orleans Saints
2011 7 Greg McElroy QB New York Jets
2010 1 Rolando McClain MLB Oakland Raiders
2010 1 Kareem Jackson CB Houston Texans
2010 2 Javier Arenas DB Kansas City Chiefs
2010 2 Terrence Cody DE Baltimore Ravens
2010 3 Mike Johnson G Atlanta Falcons
2010 7 Marquis Johnson DB St. Louis Rams
2010 7 Brandon Deaderick DE New England Patriots
2009 1 Andre Smith T Cincinnati Bengals
2009 3 Glen Coffee RB San Francisco 49ers
2009 3 Antoine Caldwell C Houston Texans
2009 3 Rashad Johnson DB Arizona Cardinals
2007 4 Le'Ron McClain FB Baltimore Ravens
2007 7 Kenneth Darby RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2007 7 Ramzee Robinson CB Detroit Lions
2006 2 DeMeco Ryans MLB Houston Texans
2006 2 Roman Harper SS New Orleans Saints
2006 3 Brodie Croyle QB Kansas City Chiefs
2006 5 Charlie Peprah DB New York Giants
2006 5 Mark Anderson DE Chicago Bears
2005 3 Evan Mathis G Carolina Panthers
2005 5 Wesley Britt T San Diego Chargers
2005 6 Anthony Bryant DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2005 7 Cornelius Wortham LB Seattle Seahawks
2004 2 Justin Smiley G San Francisco 49ers
2004 2 Antwan Odom DE Tennessee Titans
2004 6 Triandos Luke WR Denver Broncos
2004 7 Derrick Pope LB Miami Dolphins
2003 4 Jarret Johnson DE Baltimore Ravens
2003 5 Kenny King DT Arizona Cardinals
2003 5 Kindal Moorehead DT Carolina Panthers
2003 6 Waine Bacon DB Atlanta Falcons
2003 7 Ahmaad Galloway RB Denver Broncos
2002 3 Saleem Rasheed LB San Francisco 49ers
2002 5 Jason McAddley WR Arizona Cardinals
2002 5 Terry Jones TE Baltimore Ravens
2002 5 Freddie Milons WR Philadelphia Eagles
2001 2 Tony Dixon DB Dallas Cowboys
2001 3 Kenny Smith DT New Orleans Saints
2001 5 Shawn Draper T Miami Dolphins
2000 1 Chris Samuels T Washington Redskins
2000 1 Shaun Alexander RB Seattle Seahawks
2000 2 Cornelius Griffin DT New York Giants
1999 1 Fernando Bryant CB Jacksonville Jaguars
1998 2 Rod Rutledge TE New England Patriots
1998 4 Michael Myers DT Dallas Cowboys
1998 4 Deshea Townsend DB Pittsburgh Steelers
1998 4 Curtis Alexander -- Denver Broncos
1997 1 Dwayne Rudd LB Minnesota Vikings
1997 5 Patrick Hape TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1997 7 Ralph Staten DB Baltimore Ravens
1996 3 Shannon Brown DT Atlanta Falcons
1996 4 Kendrick Burton DE Houston Oilers
1996 4 Brad Ford DB Detroit Lions
1996 6 Tony Johnson TE Philadelphia Eagles
1996 6 Toderick Malone WR New Orleans Saints
1995 2 Sherman Williams RB Dallas Cowboys
1995 4 Sam Shade SAF Cincinnati Bengals
1995 4 Dameian Jeffries DE New Orleans Saints
1995 5 Jay Barker QB Green Bay Packers
1995 7 Bryne Diehl -- New York Giants
1994 1 Antonio Langham CB Cleveland Browns
1994 2 Kevin Lee WR New England Patriots
1994 2 David Palmer WR Minnesota Vikings
1994 2 Jeremy Nunley DE Houston Oilers
1994 5 Roosevelt Patterson -- Los Angeles Raiders
1994 7 Lemanski Hall LB Houston Oilers
1993 1 John Copeland DE Cincinnati Bengals
1993 1 Eric Curry DE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1993 1 George Teague FS Green Bay Packers
1993 3 Antonio London LB Detroit Lions
1993 4 Derrick Lassic RB Dallas Cowboys
1993 6 Derrick Oden LB Philadelphia Eagles
1992 2 Siran Stacy RB Philadelphia Eagles
1992 3 Kevin Turner RB New England Patriots
1992 8 Robert Stewart -- New Orleans Saints
1992 10 Mark McMillian DB Philadelphia Eagles
1991 2 George Thornton DT San Diego Chargers
1991 10 Byron Holdbrooks -- San Francisco 49ers
1991 11 Efrum Thomas -- Pittsburgh Steelers
1990 1 Keith McCants DE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1990 6 John Mangum DB Chicago Bears
1990 10 Thomas Rayam G Washington Redskins
1989 1 Derrick Thomas LB Kansas City Chiefs
1989 5 Greg Gilbert -- Chicago Bears
1989 6 Chris Mohr P Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1989 6 Howard Cross TE New York Giants
1989 7 George Bethune LB Los Angeles Rams
1989   Bobby Humphrey RB Denver Broncos
1988 7 Kerry Goode RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1988 7 Bo Wright -- Buffalo Bills
1988 8 Phillip Brown -- Atlanta Falcons
1987 1 Cornelius Bennett LB Indianapolis Colts
1987 6 Freddie Robinson DB Indianapolis Colts
1987 6 Greg Richardson WR Minnesota Vikings
1987 7 Curt Jarvis NT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1987 9 Wayne Davis LB St. Louis Cardinals
1987 9 Wes Neighbors C Houston Oilers
1987 10 Chris Goode DB Indianapolis Colts
1987 12 Mike Shula QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1986 1 Jon Hand DE Indianapolis Colts
1986 2 Larry Roberts DE San Francisco 49ers
1986 6 Thornton Chandler TE Dallas Cowboys
1986 6 Brent Sowell -- Miami Dolphins
1985 1 Emanuel King LB Cincinnati Bengals
1985 3 Ricky Moore RB San Francisco 49ers
1984 4 Joe Carter RB Miami Dolphins
1984 7 Jesse Bendross WR San Diego Chargers
1984   Joey Jones WR Atlanta Falcons
1983 1 Mike Pitts DT Atlanta Falcons
1983 3 Jeremiah Castille DB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1983 5 Steve Mott C Detroit Lions
1983 12 Robbie Jones LB New York Giants
1982 3 Benny Perrin DB St. Louis Cardinals
1982 8 Tom Boyd LB Green Bay Packers
1982 9 Warren Lyles -- San Diego Chargers
1981 1 E.J. Junior LB St. Louis Cardinals
1981 5 Byron Braggs DE Green Bay Packers
1981 7 Billy Jackson RB Kansas City Chiefs
1981 10 James Mallard -- St. Louis Cardinals
1981 12 Major Ogilvie -- San Francisco 49ers
1980 1 Don McNeal DB Miami Dolphins
1980 2 Dwight Stephenson C Miami Dolphins
1980 6 Wayne Hamilton -- San Diego Chargers
1980 7 Buddy Aydelette T Green Bay Packers
1980 8 Ken Harris -- New York Giants
1980 9 Steve Whitman -- San Diego Chargers
1979 1 Barry Krauss LB Baltimore Colts
1979 1 Marty Lyons DT New York Jets
1979 3 Tony Nathan RB Miami Dolphins
1979 7 Rich Wingo LB Green Bay Packers
1979 9 Jeff Rutledge QB Los Angeles Rams
1978 1 Bob Cryder G New England Patriots
1978 1 Ozzie Newsome TE Cleveland Browns
1978 2 Johnny Davis RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1978 11 Terry Jones NT Green Bay Packers
1977 2 Bob Baumhower NT Miami Dolphins
1977 3 Charley Hannah G Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1977 6 Paul Harris LB Pittsburgh Steelers
1977 8 Calvin Culliver -- Denver Broncos
1976 1 Richard Todd QB New York Jets
1976 4 Wayne Rhodes -- Chicago Bears
1976 5 Woodrow Lowe LB San Diego Chargers
1976 5 Willie Shelby RB Cincinnati Bengals
1976 10 Leroy Cook -- Dallas Cowboys
1976 12 Joe Dale Harris -- Cincinnati Bengals
1975 3 Mike Washington DB Baltimore Colts
1975 8 Ricky Davis DB Cincinnati Bengals
1974 1 Wilbur Jackson RB San Francisco 49ers
1974 3 Wayne Wheeler WR Chicago Bears
1974 6 Mike Raines DT San Francisco 49ers
1974 8 Greg Gantt P New York Jets
1974 16 Buddy Brown -- New York Giants
1973 1 John Hannah G New England Patriots
1973 7 John Mitchell -- San Francisco 49ers
1973 12 Jim Krapf -- Oakland Raiders
1972 3 Johnny Musso RB Chicago Bears
1972 11 Dave Bailey -- Green Bay Packers
1972 15 Robin Parkhouse -- Baltimore Colts
1972 16 Steve Higginbotham -- Washington Redskins
1971 6 Scott Hunter QB Green Bay Packers
1969 10 Mike Hall -- New York Jets
1969 16 Bill Davis -- Oakland Raiders
1968 1 Dennis Homan WR Dallas Cowboys
1968 2 Ken Stabler QB Oakland Raiders
1968 12 Bobby Johns -- Kansas City Chiefs
1967 1 Les Kelley LB New Orleans Saints
1967 4 Louis Thompson -- New York Giants
1967 4 Wayne Trimble DB San Francisco 49ers
1967 9 Cecil Dowdy -- Cleveland Browns
1966 7 Ray Perkins WR Baltimore Colts
1966 11 Steve Sloan QB Atlanta Falcons
1966 15 Steve Bowman HB New York Giants
1966 15 Tommy Tolleson WR Atlanta Falcons
1966 16 David Ray K Cleveland Browns
1965 3 Ray Ogden TE St. Louis Cardinals
1965   Joe Namath QB New York Jets
1964 5 Steve Wright T Green Bay Packers
1964   Benny Nelson DB Houston Oilers
1963 1 Lee Roy Jordan LB Dallas Cowboys
1963 2 Butch Wilson TE Baltimore Colts
1962   Tommy Brooker OE Dallas Texans
1962   Billy Neighbors G Boston Patriots
1962   Ray Abruzzese DB Buffalo Bills
1959 7 Bobby Jackson DB Green Bay Packers
1956 17 Bart Starr QB Green Bay Packers
1955 6 Bobby Luna DB San Francisco 49ers
1955 6 Corky Tharp DB Los Angeles Rams
1955 9 Ed Culpepper DT Green Bay Packers
1954 7 Sid Youngelman DT San Francisco 49ers
1953 8 Jess Richardson DT Philadelphia Eagles
1953 8 Jerry Watford OE Chicago Cardinals
1952 8 Billy Shipp OT New York Giants
1951 1 Butch Avinger FB Pittsburgh Steelers
1951 2 Ed Salem QB Washington Redskins
1951 6 Herb Hannah OT New York Giants
1951 8 Larry Lauer C New York Yanks
1951 25 Tom Calvin HB Pittsburgh Steelers
1949 7 Jim Cain DE Chicago Cardinals
1948 1 Harry Gilmer QB Washington Redskins
1948 1 Vaughn Mancha C Boston Yanks
1948 23 Rebel Steiner DB Detroit Lions
1945 21 Norman Mosley TB Philadelphia Eagles
1945 29 Ken Reese HB Philadelphia Eagles
1944 9 Mitch Olenski T Brooklyn Tigers
1943 6 Tony Leon G Washington Redskins
1943 14 George Weeks DE Brooklyn Tigers
1943 15 Russ Craft DB Philadelphia Eagles
1943 23 Dave Brown HB New York Giants
1942 14 John Wyhonic G Philadelphia Eagles
1941 2 Fred Davis DT Washington Redskins
1940 4 Bobby Wood T Cleveland Rams
1940 5 Walt Merrill T Brooklyn Dodgers
1940 13 Sandy Sanford OE Washington Redskins
1939 9 Lew Bostick G Cleveland Rams
1937 2 Tarzan White G New York Giants
1936 1 Riley Smith BB Boston Redskins

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1 comments:

Rogue Elephant said...

Riley Smith from Alabama was the second player chosen in the 1936 NFL draft.
He also became the first player drafted by the NFL to actually sign a contract because the first player chosen that year, Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger, decided to stay in med school.
The second Alabama player ever drafted by the NFL was also selected that year by the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Like Berwanger, he also opted not to play pro ball.
But he did turn out to be a pretty good football coach.
His name was Paul Bryant.
FWIW, William Shakespeare was the third player ever drafted by the NFL in 1936.
No lie.
Bill played halfback at Notre Dame

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