3 double cheeseburgers – along with medium fries, large tea and a six-piece McNuggets – are what new Cowboys LB Bruce Carter ingests nearly daily.
5 SEC players were drafted in the first 6 picks.
5 picks were taken by the Seahawks between rounds 3 and 5.
5 CUSA players were taken in the last two rounds.
3 players the Ravens selected are from the ACC.
4 defensive players from UCLA have been picked in the first two rounds from 2010-2011.
4 consecutive years, an Illinois player has been taken in the first 2 rounds.
4 consecutive Heisman Trophy winners have been taken in the first round.
2 Fighting Illini players were taken in the first two rounds from 1999-2007.
0 defensive players from UCLA were taken the first two rounds from 2003-2009.
0 wide receivers were drafted by the Chicago Bears. The only other teams that drafted none were the Steelers, Eagles, Bills, Buccaneers, Saints, Broncos, Colts, Texans, Titans and Patriots (all ten of which have had 1000 yard receivers more recently than the Bears).
28 wide receivers were drafted, down from 31 in 2010, 34 in 2009, 35 in 2008 and 34 in 2007.
8 touchdown receptions is what Michael Crabtree – 2nd receiver taken in the 2009 draft – has, likely due to playing in an archaic offensive system. That puts him at 8th among players drafted in 2009.
2 touchdown receptions is all Darius Heyward-Bey – 1st receiver taken in the 2009 draft – has. That puts him 20th among players drafted in 2009 and 30th if you include 2010 draft players.
49 reps of 225 lbs. were done by Bears DT Stephen Paea at the Combine.
427 points were allowed by the Texans last season, 29th in the NFL. This in spite of the fact that they actually had a shutout.
0 QB’s have the Raiders have drafted in the four drafts following when they took Jamarcus Russell in the 2007 draft.
59 Raiders TD passes were thrown between 2007-2010, despite having offensive head coaches and 1st round picks playing wide receiver and running back. The Chiefs had 85, Broncos 92, the Chargers 115. All of those teams have drafted a quarterback between 2008-2011.
3 duels are set between the rookie QB’s, assuming Ponder, Dalton, Newton and Locker all start day 1 . Week 8: Vikings @ Panthers, Week 9: Bengals @ Titans, Week 10: Titans @ Panthers. If Blaine Gabbert were to start, he’d face off against the Titans weeks 1 and 16, the Bengals week 5, and the Panthers week 3.
45 defensive linemen- not including OLB’s taken by teams – were drafted.
4 defensive linemen were taken by the Redskins, some divisions only took 5.
12 draft picks for the Redskins, the most in the Draft. All 12 were on teams that played bowl games in the 2010 season.
232, the 232nd pick of the draft was the first defensive back Miami took, Jimmy Wilson (Montana).
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