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Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft – Part 2

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 16, 2014

We previously looked at the first 12 players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft from a fun fact angle.  Now, we’ll continue on with the next 10.  Are you seeing a pattern?  Yes, Part 3 will follow with a look at the final 10 players picked in the first round.

Fun Facts About Selections #13 – #22 In The 2014 NFL Draft

#13 – Aaron Donald

-The St. Louis Rams chose defensive tackle Aaron Donald with the 13th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. This was the team’s second pick after having taken Greg Robinson second overall. Even though this selection came in the first half of the first round, it was the team’s last pick in that year’s draft.

#14 – Kyle Fuller

-The Chicago Bears chose cornerback Kyle Fuller out of Virginia Tech with the 14th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He attended Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Other notable sports names that went to the same high school include NFL head coach Jim Schwartz, Major League Baseball player Mark Teixeira, and Gold Medal winning Olympic swimmer Tommy Hannan.

#15 – Ryan Shazier

-The Pittsburgh Steelers used the 15th pick in 2014 NFL Draft on Ryan Shazier, a linebacker out of Ohio State. The Steelers had used the 15th overall pick on a linebacker twice before in their history, first on Huey Richardson in 1991 and then again on Lawrence Timmons in 2007.

#16 – Zack Martin

-The Dallas Cowboys owned the 16th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and used it on offensive tackle Zack Martin out of Notre Dame. When the Fighting Irish defeated Rutgers in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl, Martin was named the MVP.

#17 – C.J. Mosley

-The Baltimore Ravens chose the 17th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and used it to select linebacker C.J. Mosley out of Alabama. This was the highest the team had drafted a linebacker since 2003 when they picked Terrell Suggs 10th overall.

#18 – Calvin Pryor

-Calvin Pryor, a safety out of Louisville, was picked 18th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. This was the fifth highest a Louisville player had ever been taken. The four higher selections were Lenny Lyles with the 11th pick in 1958, Ken Kortas with the 9th pick in 1964, Joe Johnson with the 13th pick in 1994, and Amobi Okoye with the 10th pick in 2007.

#19 – Ja’Wuan James

-The Miami Dolphins chose offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James out of Tennessee with the 19th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. James left college having started more consecutive games, a total of 49, than any offensive lineman in Tennessee Volunteers history.

#20 – Brandin Cooks

-The New Orleans Saints used the 20th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on wide receiver Brandin Cooks out of Oregon State. The Saints had only used the 20th overall pick in the draft once before. In 1993 they used it on tight end Irv Smith out of Notre Dame.

#21 – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

-With the 21st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers chose safety Ha’Sean (Ha Ha) Clinton-Dix out of the University of Alabama. This was the third time the team had selected a linebacker from Alabama in their long history. They had previously chosen Rich Wingo in 1979 and Thomas Boyd in 1982.

#22 – Johnny Manziel

-The Cleveland Browns used the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. This made Manziel the second highest drafted Aggies quarterback ever after Ryan Tannehill who was picked with the eighth overall pick in 2012. He was also just the eighth Texas A&M quarterback ever picked in the NFL Draft. The other six were Charlie Milstead in 1960, Ed Hargett in 1969, Gary Kubiak in 1983, Bucky Richardson in 1992, Reggie McNeal in 2006, and Stephen McGee in 2009.

Did you miss the previous look at the first part of the 2014 NFL Draft?

Check it out right here:  Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft – Part 1

Also, check out Part 3 here: Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft – Part 3


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