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Round 1 draft notes

Notes from tonight's first round:

NO. 1 D-LINEMEN: Houston selected DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, marking the first time a defensive lineman has been chosen first overall since 2006 (MARIO WILLIAMS, Houston).

Clowney is the 14th defensive lineman in NFL history to be selected with the No. 1 overall pick and only the second player from South Carolina to be chosen No. 1 overall (GEORGE ROGERS, 1981).

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN – NO. 1 OVERALL SELECTIONS

(ALL-TIME)

YEARPLAYERTEAMCOLLEGE
1963Buck BuchananKansas CityGrambling
1967Bubba SmithBaltimore ColtsMichigan State
1972Walt PatulskiBuffaloNotre Dame
1973John MatuszakHoustonTampa
1974Ed JonesDallasTennessee State
1976Lee Roy SelmonTampa BayOklahoma
1982Kenneth SimsNew EnglandTexas
1985Bruce SmithBuffaloVirginia Tech
1991Russell MarylandDallasMiami
1992Steve EmtmanIndianapolisWashington
1994Dan WilkinsonCincinnatiOhio State
2000Courtney BrownClevelandPenn State
2006Mario WilliamsHoustonNorth Carolina State
2014Jadeveon ClowneyHoustonSouth Carolina

TOP TIGER: Selected No. 4 overall by Buffalo, Clemson WR SAMMY WATKINS is the second wide receiver in school history to be drafted in the top 10, joining JERRY BUTLER (1979, 5th overall). Watkins is also the fifth Clemson wide receiver to be drafted in the first round.

CLEMSON WRs SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND (ALL-TIME)

YEARPLAYER

NO. CHOSEN

TEAM
1979Jerry Butler

5

Buffalo Bills
1982Perry Tuttle

19

Buffalo Bills
2001Rod Gardner

15

Washington Redskins
2013DeAndre Hopkins

27

Houston Texans
2014Sammy Watkins

4

Buffalo Bills
Clemson is the fifth school in draft history to have a wide receiver selected in the first round in consecutive years
DE ANDRE HOPKINS

The schools to have wide receivers selected in Round 1 in consecutive years:

COLLEGEFIRST-ROUND WIDE RECEIVERS (YEARS)
TennesseeAnthony Hancock (1982), Willie Gault (1983), Clyde Duncan (1984)
Southern CaliforniaCurtis Conway (1993), Johnnie Morton (1994)
ColoradoCharles Johnson (1994), Michael Westbrook (1995)
Ohio StateJoey Galloway (1995), Terry Glenn (1996)
Ohio StateSantonio Holmes (2006), Ted Ginn Jr. (2007), Anthony Gonzalez (2007)
ClemsonDeAndre Hopkins (2013), Sammy Watkins (2014)
HEY, POP !:
JAKE MATTHEWS

Matthews becomes the 10th son of a Pro Football Hall of Fame player/coach to be drafted into the league. Jake follows his father BRUCE (HOF, 2007). Bruce Matthews, a guard, was drafted out of Southern California by the Houston Oilers in the first round (No. 9 overall) in 1982.

Jake Matthews is the fourth son of a Hall of Famer to be drafted in the first round, joining CHRIS and KYLE LONG and KELLEN WINSLOW.

The Hall of Fame father/drafted son rundown:

SELECTED FATHER/SELECTED SON

HALL OF FAME FATHER (Year Inducted)DRAFTED SON(S) (Team, Year)
LB Bobby Bell (1983)LB Bobby Bell, Jr. (N.Y. Jets, 1984)
RB Tony Dorsett (1994)CB Anthony Dorsett (Houston, 1996)
QB Bob Griese (1990)QB Brian Griese (Denver, 1998)
G Russ Grimm (2010)S Cody Grimm (Tampa Bay, 2010)
DT Howie Long (2000)DE Chris Long (St. Louis, 2008)G Kyle Long (Chicago, 2013)
G Bruce Matthews (2007)T Jake Matthews (Atlanta, 2014)
RB-DB/Coach Don Shula (1997)QB Mike Shula (Tampa Bay, 1987)
T Jackie Slater (2001)WR Matthew Slater (New England 2008)
TE Kellen Winslow (1995)TE Kellen Winslow (Cleveland, 2004)
QUICK HITS : BLAKE BORTLES DAUNTE CULPEPPER ... KHALIL MACK first player from the University of Buffalo to be drafted in Round 1 CALVIN PRYOR TEDDY BRIDGEWATER MARCUS SMITH

SEC FLAVOR: The Southeastern Conference had 11 players drafted in Round 1 tonight, the most of any conference.

Since 2000, the SEC leads all conferences with 607 total draft choices:

CONFERENCE

DRAFT CHOICES

SEC

607

Big Ten

488

ACC

452

PAC-12

428

Big XII

384

ACQUIRING AGGIES : JAKE MATTHEWS MIKE EVANS This marks the first time in school history two Aggies have been selected with back-to-back top 10 picks

CONSECUTIVE TOP 10 CHOICES FROM SAME COLLEGE

1937

Nebraska - HB Lloyd Cardwell (7) and E Les McDonald (8)

1943

Minnesota - HB Bill Daley (7) and T Dick Wildung (8)

1946

Notre Dame - QB Johnny Lujack (4) and T George Connor (5)

1948

Alabama - HB Lowell Tew (4) and C Vaughn Mancha (5)

1949

Notre Dame - QB Frank Tripucka (9) and G Bill Fischer (10)

1949

Southern Methodist - RB Doak Walker (3) and HB Paul Page (4)

1959

Ohio State - HB Don Clark (7) and C Dan James (8)

1967

Michigan State – DT Bubba Smith (1) and RB Clint Jones (2)

1977

Southern California - T Marvin Powell (4) and DT Gary Jeter (5)

1978

Notre Dame - TE Ken MacAfee (7) and DT Ross Browner (8)

1981

UCLA - RB Freeman McNeil (3) and DB Kenny Easley (4)

1984

Nebraska - WR Irving Fryar (1) and T Dean Steinkuhler (2)

1990

Southern California - LB Junior Seau (5) and DB Mark Carrier (6)

1991

Nebraska - DB Bruce Pickens (3) and LB Mike Croel (4)

1991

Tennessee - T Charles McRae (7) and T Antone Davis (8)

1992

Stanford - T Bob Whitfield (8) and RB Tommy Vardell (9)

1993

Alabama - DE John Copeland (5) and DE Eric Curry (6)

1996

Illinois - LB Kevin Hardy (2) and DE Simeon Rice (3)

2000

Penn State - DE Courtney Brown (1) and LB LaVar Arrington (2)

2002

Texas - T Mike Williams (4) and DB Quentin Jammer (5)

2004

Miami - S Sean Taylor (5) and TE Kellen Winslow (6)

2010

Oklahoma - DT Gerald McCoy (3) and T Trent Williams (4)

2013

Alabama - DB Dee Milliner (9) and G Chance Warmack (10)

2014

Texas A&M - T Jake Matthews (6) and WR Mike Evans (7)

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