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Miami Hurricanes NFL Draft Statistics/All Time 1st Rd Draft Picks

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A reference guide/reminder on how dominant UM has been.

Larry French

Ok so let's face it, no Miami Hurricane is going to be picked in this draft until Saturday (and that is not guaranteed).

Most 'Canes fans are also NFL fans, so the draft is still must see TV.

Nonetheless, how much more fun where these things when Miami flat out dominated the draft?!

Remember 04, when 6 Hurricanes (Taylor, Winslow, Vilma, Williams, Carey, and Wilfork) were all selected in the 1st round?

Those were the days.

As we continue to wait and wait and wait for those days of glory to return, we can take comfort in the fact that no team before or no team since has had a run quite like the one UM had under a decade ago.

Statistics don't lie:


ACC 1st Round
and Overall Selections

1. Miami ................... 60 .......... 305
2. Florida State ........ 39 .......... 236
3. Clemson ................ 23 .......... 213
4. North Carolina .... 22 .......... 214
5. Boston College ..... 19 .......... 191
6. Maryland ............. 16 .......... 203
7. Virginia ................ 16 .......... 151
8. NC State ............... 15 .......... 152
9. Georgia Tech ........ 11 .......... 205
10. Virginia Tech ......... 8 .......... 133
11. Duke ....................... 6 .......... 150
12. Wake Forest ........... 3 .......... 12


  • Among ACC Programs, Miami has had 11 players taken as the 7th overall pick or higher in the NFL Draft. Florida State is second with 9, followed by Maryland (7), North Carolina and NC State with five each and Virginia with four players tabbed 7th or better. Miami has actually had seven (7) players taken as the first, second or third overall pick.

  • Miami has had at least one player in every NFL Draft since 1974, a string of 40 consecutive years, the current longest streak in the ACC.

  • The Hurricanes once had a streak of 149 consecutive regular season weeks where a former Hurricane scored a touchdown in an NFL game; the streak started in Week 15 of the 2002 NFL regular season and ended in Week 11 of the 2011 season.

  • From the National Championship 01 team, 42 players went on to be drafted into the NFL from (2002-2006), including 17 1st round picks.

  • Miami hold the record for most players selected in the first round in a single draft (6, in 2004), most first-round draft picks in a two-year period (11, from 2003 to 2004), most first-round draft picks in a three-year period (15, from 2002 through 2004), and most first-round picks in a four-year period (19, from 2001 through 2004).

  • For a 14-year period, from 1994 through 2008, UM had at least one player selected in the first round of the draft, an NFL record.

All Time UM 1st round draft picks:

Year Pick Player Position Team
2008 31 Kenny Phillips S New York Giants
2007 24 Brandon Meriweather S New England Patriots
25 Jon Beason LB Carolina Panthers
31 Greg Olsen TE Chicago Bears
2006 31 Kelly Jennings CB Seattle Seahawks
2005 8 Antrel Rolle CB Arizona Cardinals
2004 5 Sean Taylor S Washington Redskins
6 Kellen Winslow TE Cleveland Browns
12 Jonathan Vilma LB New York Jets
17 D.J. Williams LB Denver Broncos
19 Vernon Carey OT Miami Dolphins
21 Vince Wilfork DT New England Patriots
2003 3 Andre Johnson WR Houston Texans
15 Jerome McDougle DE Philadelphia Eagles
23 Willis McGahee RB Buffalo Bills
25 William Joseph DT New York Giants
2002 7 Bryant McKinnie OT Minnesota Vikings
14 Jeremy Shockey TE New York Giants
17 Phillip Buchanon CB Oakland Raiders
24 Ed Reed S Baltimore Ravens
27 Mike Rumph CB San Francisco 49ers
2001 11 Dan Morgan LB Carolina Panthers
12 Damione Lewis DE St. Louis Rams
16 Santana Moss WR New York Jets
30 Reggie Wayne WR Indianapolis Colts
2000 14 Bubba Franks TE Green Bay Packers
1999 4 Edgerrin James RB Indianapolis Colts
1998 10 Duane Starks CB Baltimore Ravens
1997 15 Yatil Green WR Miami Dolphins
17 Kenard Lang DE Washington Redskins
18 Kenny Holmes DE Tennessee Oilers
1996 26 Ray Lewis LB Baltimore Ravens
1995 12 Warren Sapp DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1992 11 Leon Searcy DT Pittsburgh Steelers
28 Darryl Williams S Cincinnati Bengals
1991 1 Russell Maryland DT Dallas Cowboys
23 Randal Hill WR Miami Dolphins
1990 3 Cortez Kennedy DT Seattle Seahawks
1989 21 Bill Hawkins DE Los Angeles Rams
26 Cleveland Gary RB Los Angeles Rams
Supplemental Steve Walsh QB Dallas Cowboys
1988 3 Bennie Blades S Detroit Lions
11 Michael Irvin WR Dallas Cowboys
1987 1 Vinny Testaverde QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3 Alonzo Highsmith RB Houston Oilers
9 Jerome Brown DT Philadelphia Eagles
1985 13 Eddie Brown WR Cincinnati Bengals
Supplemental Bernie Kosar QB Cleveland Browns
1983 14 Jim Kelly QB Buffalo Bills
1982 27 Lester Williams DT New England Patriots
1979 8 Ottis Anderson RB St. Louis Cardinals
17 Don Smith DL Atlanta Falcons
1978 27 Don Latimer DT Denver Broncos
1977 3 Eddie Edwards DE Cincinnati Bengals
1975 11 Dennis Harrah G Los Angeles Rams
1973 12 Chuck Foreman RB Minnesota Vikings
13 Burgess Owens S New York Jets
1967 24 Gene Trosch DL Kansas City Chiefs
1957 9 Don Bosseler FB Washington Redskins
1956 8 Jack Losch RB Green Bay Packers
1952 8 Jim Dooley WR Chicago Bears

Can any other program even compare?