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Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft – Part 3

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 21, 2014

Fun Facts About Picks #23 – #32 In The 2014 NFL Draft

Here is Part 3, the final installment of fun facts about each of the first round selections in the 2014 NFL Draft.  If you haven’t read the first two parts yet, you can find them here:

Part 1:  Picks #1 – #12

Part 2:  Picks #13 – #22

#23 – Dee Ford

-With the 23rd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected defensive end Dee Ford out of Auburn. Ford was the MVP of the 2014 Senior Bowl, the All-Star game played following the regular season.

#24 – Darqueze Dennard

-Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, a cornerback, was made the 24th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft when he was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals had used the 24th pick in the draft twice before, first on two time Heisman Trophy winning running back Archie Griffin in 1976 and then in 2006 on defensive back Johnathan Joseph.

#25 – Jason Verrett

-With the 25th pick in the draft in 2014, the San Diego Chargers picked cornerback Jason Verrett out of TCU. Verrett was not offered a scholarship coming out of high school, but four years later he was named an All-American by Sports Illustrated.

#26 – Marcus Smith

-Linebacker Marcus Smith out of Louisville was the 26th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles did not start out with the 26th pick. They received it from the Browns as part of the package when Cleveland traded up to take quarterback Johnny Manziel.

#27 – Deone Bucannon

-With the 27th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals selected Deone Bucannon, a safety out of Washington State University. Though a linebacker in college, Bucannon played quarterback in high school in Georgia.

#28 – Kelvin Benjamin

-Kelvin Benjamin, a wide receiver from Florida State, was the 28th pick in the draft in 2014 and was selected by the Carolina Panthers. His 15 touchdown receptions in 2013 were the most of any player in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

#29 – Dominique Easley

-The New England Patriots made Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley the 29th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Easley attended Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York. Other notable people to have attended the same high school as him include author Amy Vanderbilt, Soccer Hall of Fame member Jack Hynes, 1912 Olympic silver medalist Abel Kiviat, and baseball player Bobby Thomson who was made famous for “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World”.

#30 – Jimmie Ward

-Jimmie Ward, a safety out of Northern Illinois, was the 30th player taken in the draft in 2014 when he was chosen by the San Francisco 49ers. He was the second highest selection ever out of Northern Illinois University. Five years earlier in 2009, linebacker Larry English had been selected by the San Diego Chargers.

#31 – Bradley Roby

-The 31st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft was used by the Denver Broncos to select Bradley Roby, a cornerback out of Ohio State University. The final interception of Bradley Roby’s college career came off of quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase of the University of Illinois on November 16, 2013. It happened in the first quarter and he returned the ball 63 yards for a touchdown.

#32 – Teddy Bridgewater

-Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was the 32nd and final pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was picked by the Minnesota Vikings. The most TD passes Bridgewater threw in one game in college was five. He did this twice, first as asophomore in a win over Temple and then as a junior in a win over Ohio.

Don’t forget to check out the previous two parts:

Part 1:  Picks #1 – #12

Part 2:  Picks #13 – #22

Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 15, 2014

The 2014 NFL Draft, like all NFL Drafts, was a lot of fun and will have a big impact on the league. Here is a look at some fun facts about this yearly tradition that brought in a fine selection of good young players.

-The official name of the NFL Draft is the NFL Players Selection Meeting.

-Two teams tied for the most selections in the 2014 NFL Draft with both the Jets and the 49ers having 12 picks.

-The offensive position with the most players taken in the 2014 NFL Draft was wide receiver at 34. The most selected defensive position was linebackers, also with 34 player picked at that position.

-The team that had the fewest picks in the 2014 NFL Draft was the Colts with five selections.

-Every position in football had multiple players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft except punter. The lone punter selected this year was Pat O’Donnell, picked in the 6th round by the Bears out of the University of Cincinnati.

Fun Facts About The First Dozen Selections In The 2014 NFL Draft:

#1 – Jadeveon Clowney

-The Houston Texans had the number one overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and used it on defensive end Jadeveon Clowney out of South Carolina. The only other time a South Carolina Gamecocks player had been selected with the top pick was in 1981 when the New Orleans Saints selected running back George Rogers.

#2 – Greg Robinson

-With the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected offensive tackle Greg Robinson out of Auburn. This was the second time in five years that St. Louis had used the second overall pick on an offensive lineman, having drafted offensive tackle Jason Smith out of Baylor with the pick in 2009.

#3 – Blake Bortles

-The Jacksonville Jaguars used the third overall pick in 2014 on quarterback Blake Bortles out of the University of Central Florida. He was the second player ever taken in the NFL Draft out of Central Florida. The first was quarterback Daunte Culpepper by the Vikings with the 11th pick in 1999.

#4 – Sammy Watkins

-The fourth pick in the 2014 NFL Draft saw the Buffalo Bills select wide receiver Sammy Watkins out of Clemson. This tied for the highest Buffalo had ever drafted a wide receiver, having taken J.D. Hill out of Arizona State with the fourth pick in 1971.

#5 – Khalil Mack

-The Oakland Raiders used the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on linebacker Khalil Mack out of the University of Buffalo. This was the first time a Buffalo Bulls player had ever been taken in the first round.

#6 – Jake Matthews

-The Atlanta Falcons used the sixth overall pick in 2014 on offensive tackle Jake Matthews out of Texas A&M. Matthews had been a high school teammate at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas of cornerback D.J. Hayden who was selected in the first round the year before in 2013 by the Raiders.

#7 – Mike Evans

-Jake Matthews’ teammate, wide receiver Mike Evans, was taken one pick later with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The last time the Bucs had used a first round pick on a wide receiver was in 2004 when they selected Michael Clayton with the 15th pick out of LSU.

#8 – Justin Gilbert

-Cornerback Justin Gilbert out of Oklahoma State was the eighth overall pick in 2014 by the Cleveland Browns. He was the defensive MVP for the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl.

#9 – Anthony Barr

-Anthony Barr was selected ninth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft out of UCLA by the Minnesota Vikings. Anthony Barr’s father, Tony Brooks, and two uncles, Reggie Brooks and Cedric Figaro also played in the NFL.

#10 – Eric Ebron

-The Detroit Lions used the 10th pick in the NFL Draft in 2014 on tight end Eric Ebron out of North Carolina. He was the first tight end selected that year and also the second Tar Heels tight end ever taken in the first round. The first had been Ethan Horton by the Chiefs in 1985.

#11 – Taylor Lewan

-The Tennessee Titans used the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on offensive tackle Taylor Lewan out of Michigan. Lewan didn’t start playing on the offensive line until his senior year of high school, having played defensive end up until then.

#12 – Odell Beckham

-The New York Giants chose wide receiver Odell Beckham out of LSU with the 12th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Beckham would go on to see eight of his teammates selected before the draft ended. This gave LSU nine selections in 2014 (Beckham, Ego Ferguson, Jeremy Hill, Jarvis Landry, Trai Turner, Lamin Barrow, Zach Mettenberger, Alfred Blue, and James Wright) which was more than any other college.

Check out some fun facts about the next 10 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft!

After that, check out Part 3 of Fun Facts About The 2014 NFL Draft!

Portland Trail Blazers Rookie Fun Fact Infographic!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on April 11, 2014


Five Fun Facts About The San Antonio Spurs

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 8, 2013
Tony Parker Makes An Amazing Shot

Tony Parker’s Amazing Shot

The San Antonio Spurs have been one of the more successful basketball teams over the past couple of decades. Along the way they have been involved in some great games and have featured some great players. Here are five fun facts about a team that opponents always have to worry about.

A Patriotic Beginning

The San Antonio Spurs actually started out as the Dallas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association. Their original team colors were red, white, and blue. The 2004 NBA Live video game featured the Chaparrals’ road uniform as a hidden jersey you could unlock.

13 Short!

The first player to play in 1,000 or more games in a Spurs uniform was Tim Duncan. Big man David Robinson played his entire Hall of Fame career in San Antonio and finished with a total of 987 games for the franchise, just 13 short of accomplishing it ahead of Duncan.

Check out:  The Ultimate Tim Duncan Fun Fact And Trivia Book

Making Their Presence Known

The 1975-76 season was the last for the American Basketball Association. In their last season in the ABA, the Spurs sent four players to the ABA All-Star Game: George Gervin, Larry Kenon, Billy Paultz, and James Silas.

Double That… And Then Some

The 1998-99 season saw Spurs star Sean Elliott become the first player in team history to make over 500 career three point shots. He would later be passed on the all time team list by Bruce Bowen but then Manu Ginobili would become the first Spurs player in history to make over 1,000 career three point shots for the team.

It Took Long Enough, Tony!

After more than 11 seasons in the NBA, Tony Parker of the Spurs finally had the first triple-double of his career in a win over the Rockets on December 10, 2012. In that game he scored 27 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished out 12 assists.

Check out: The Ultimate Tony Parker Fun Fact And Trivia Book

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