NFL Draft First Picks

Events in Sport

  • 1936-02-08 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1936-12-12 1937 NFL Draft: Sam Francis from University of Nebraska first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1937-12-12 1938 NFL Draft: Corbett Davis from University of Indiana first pick by Cleveland Rams
  • 1938-12-09 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1939-12-09 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1940-12-10 1941 NFL Draft: Tom Harmon from University of Michigan first pick by Chicago Bears
  • 1941-12-22 1942 NFL Draft: Bill Dudley from University of Virginia first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 1943-04-08 1943 NFL Draft: Frank Sinkwich from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 1944-04-19 1944 NFL Draft: Angelo Bertelli from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
  • 1945-04-08 1945 NFL Draft: Charley Trippi from University of Georgia first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1946-01-14 1946 NFL Draft: Frank Dancewicz from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
  • 1946-12-16 1947 NFL Draft: Bob Fenimore from University of Oklahoma A&M first pick by Chicago Bears
  • 1947-12-19 1948 NFL Draft: Harry Gilmer from University of Alabama first pick by Washington Redskins
  • 1948-12-21 1949 NFL Draft: Chuck Bednarik from University of Pennsylvania first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1950-01-20 1950 NFL Draft: Leon Hart from University of Notre Dame first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 1951-01-18 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
  • 1952-01-17 1952 NFL Draft: Bill Wade from University of Vanderbilt first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • 1953-01-22 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 1954-01-28 1954 NFL Draft: Bobby Garrett from University of Stanford first pick by Cleveland Browns
  • 1955-01-27 1955 NFL Draft: George Shaw from University of Oregon first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • 1955-11-28 1956 NFL Draft: Gary Glick from University of Colorado A&M first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 1956-11-27 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • 1957-12-02 1958 NFL Draft: King Hill from Rice first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1958-12-02 1959 NFL Draft: Randy Duncan from University of Iowa first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • 1959-11-30 1960 NFL Draft: Billy Cannon from LSU first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • 1960-12-27 1961 NFL Draft: Tommy Mason from University of Tulane first pick by Minnesota Vikings
  • 1961-12-04 1962 NFL Draft: Ernie Davis from University of Syracuse first pick by Washington Redskins
  • 1962-12-03 1963 NFL Draft: Terry Baker from Oregon State first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • 1963-12-02 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 1964-11-28 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from University of Auburn first pick by New York Giants
  • 1965-11-27 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1967-03-14 1967 NFL Draft: Bubba Smith from Michigan State first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • 1968-01-30 1968 NFL Draft: Ron Yary from USC first pick by Minnesota Vikings

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1969-01-28 1969 NFL Draft: O.J. Simpson from USC first pick by Buffalo Bills

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1970-01-27 1970 NFL Draft: Terry Bradshaw from Louisiana Tech first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 1971-01-28 1971 NFL Draft: Jim Plunkett from University of Stanford first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1972-02-01 1972 NFL Draft: Walt Patulski from University of Notre Dame first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1973-01-30 1973 NFL Draft: John Matuszak from University of Tampa first pick by Houston Oilers
  • 1974-01-29 1974 NFL Draft: Ed Jones from Tennessee State first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • 1975-01-28 1975 NFL Draft: Steve Bartkowski from University of California first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1976-04-08 1976 NFL Draft: Lee Roy Selmon from University of Oklahoma first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1977-05-03 1977 NFL Draft: Ricky Bell from USC first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1978-05-02 1978 NFL Draft: Earl Campbell from University of Texas first pick by Houston Oilers
  • 1979-05-03 1979 NFL Draft: Tom Cousineau from Ohio State first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1980-04-29 1980 NFL Draft: Billy Sims from University of Oklahoma first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 1981-04-29 1981 NFL Draft: George Rogers from University of South Carolina first pick by New Orleans Saints
  • 1982-04-27 1982 NFL Draft: Kenneth Sims from University of Texas first pick by New England Patriots

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1983-04-26 1983 NFL Draft: John Elway from University of Stanford first pick by Baltimore Colts

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1984-05-01 1984 NFL Draft: Irving Fryar from University of Nebraska first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1985-04-30 1985 NFL Draft: Bruce Smith from Virginia Tech first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1986-04-29 1986 NFL Draft: Bo Jackson from University of Auburn first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1987-04-28 1987 NFL Draft: Vinny Testaverde from University of Miami first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1988-04-24 1988 NFL Draft: Aundray Bruce from University of Auburn first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1989-04-23 1989 NFL Draft: Troy Aikman from UCLA first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • 1990-04-22 1990 NFL Draft: Jeff George from University of Illinois first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 1991-04-21 1991 NFL Draft: Russell Maryland from University of Miami first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • 1992-04-26 1992 NFL Draft: Steve Emtman from University of Washington first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 1993-04-25 1993 NFL Draft: Drew Bledsoe from Washington State first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1994-04-24 1994 NFL Draft: Dan Wilkinson from Ohio State first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1995-04-22 1995 NFL Draft: Ki-Jana Carter from Penn State first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1996-04-20 1996 NFL Draft: Keyshawn Johnson from USC first pick by New York Jets
  • 1997-04-19 1997 NFL Draft: Orlando Pace from Ohio State first pick by St. Louis Rams

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1998-04-18 1998 NFL Draft: Peyton Manning from University of Tennessee first pick by Indianapolis Colts

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 1999-04-17 1999 NFL Draft: Tim Couch from University of Kentucky first pick by Cleveland Browns
  • 2000-04-15 2000 NFL Draft: Courtney Brown from Penn State first pick by Cleveland Browns
  • 2001-04-21 2001 NFL Draft: Michael Vick from Virginia Tech first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 2002-04-20 2002 NFL Draft: David Carr from Fresno State first pick by Houston Texans
  • 2003-04-26 2003 NFL Draft: Carson Palmer from USC first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 2004-04-24 2004 NFL Draft: Eli Manning from Ole Miss first pick by San Diego Chargers
  • 2005-04-23 2005 NFL Draft: Alex Smith from University of Utah first pick from San Francisco 49ers
  • 2006-04-29 2006 NFL Draft: Mario Williams from North Carolina State first pick from Houston Texans
  • 2007-04-28 2007 NFL Draft: JaMarcus Russell from LSU first pick by Oakland Raiders
  • 2008-04-26 2008 NFL Draft: Jake Long from University of Michigan first pick by Miami Dolphins
  • 2009-04-25 2009 NFL Draft: Matthew Stafford from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 2010-04-22 2010 NFL Draft: Sam Bradford from University of Oklahoma first pick by St. Louis Rams
  • 2011-04-28 2011 NFL Draft: Cam Newton from University of Auburn first pick by Carolina Panthers
  • 2012-04-26 2012 NFL Draft: Andrew Luck from University of Stanford first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 2013-04-25 2013 NFL Draft: Eric Fisher from Central Michigan first pick by Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2014-05-08 2014 NFL Draft: Jadeveon Clowney from University of South Carolina first pick by Houston Texans
  • 2015-04-30 2015 NFL Draft: Jameis Winston from Florida State first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Weddings in Sport

  • 2004-03-03 University of Miami star defensive tackle & probable NFL draft pick Vince Wilfork (22) weds Bianca Farinas at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas