2001 NFL Draft

2001 NFL Draft
2001 NFL draft logo
General information
Date(s) April 21–22, 2001
Location Theater at MSG
in New York City, NY
Network(s) ESPN
246 total selections in 7 rounds
League NFL
First selection Michael Vick, QB
Atlanta Falcons
Mr. Irrelevant Tevita Ofahengaue, TE
Arizona Cardinals
Most selections (12) Buffalo Bills
Seattle Seahawks
Fewest selections (5) Washington Redskins
Hall of Famers
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The 2001 NFL Draft was the 66th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players. The draft, which is officially referred to as the "NFL Player Selection Meeting," was held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on April 21–22, 2001.[1][2][3]

Each team is assigned one pick per round with the order based generally on the reverse order of finish in the previous season with the team with the worst record receiving the first draft slot. Exceptions to this are the Super Bowl participants from the previous season — the champion Baltimore Ravens were assigned the final draft slot and the runner-up New York Giants assigned the 30th slot in each round.[1] The draft was broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2.[1] Due to previous trades, the Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans did not have selections in the first round. More than half of the players selected in the draft's first round (17 of 31) would eventually be elected to at least one Pro Bowl.

The first player selected in the draft was quarterback Michael Vick from Virginia Tech, who was selected by the Atlanta Falcons after they acquired the first pick in a trade with the San Diego Chargers.[4] Vick spent six seasons with the Falcons before being sentenced to 21 months in prison for his involvement in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring,[5] eventually rebounding his career with the Philadelphia Eagles after being released from prison and winning the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2010.

Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke, the 2000 winner of the Heisman Trophy, awarded to the player deemed most outstanding in college football,[6] was selected in the fourth round by the Carolina Panthers. After being a regular starter for the Panthers in his first season, during which Carolina posted a 1–15 record, Weinke played only 12 games over his final five seasons before being released.[7] The last player selected, who traditionally receives the unofficial title Mr. Irrelevant, was Tevita Ofahengaue of Brigham Young University, who was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals. Ofahengaue never played in the NFL, and in 2011 was charged with stealing gasoline from a construction company in Salt Lake City.[8] He is currently the Player Personnel Director at BYU.

There were 31 compensatory selections distributed among 16 teams during rounds three through seven, with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills receiving 4 picks each.[1] The University of Miami was the college with the most players selected in the first round, with Dan Morgan, Damione Lewis, Santana Moss and Reggie Wayne all picked at that stage. Across the whole draft, however, Florida State University had the most players selected, a total of nine compared to Miami's seven.[9]

No teams elected to claim any players in the 2001 supplemental draft.

As of 2020, the only active player remaining from the 2001 draft is quarterback Drew Brees, who was drafted 32nd overall by the San Diego Chargers, and went on to win Super Bowl XLIV as a member of the New Orleans Saints, whom he has played for since the 2006 season.

Player selections

* = compensatory selection
^ = supplemental compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[10]
= Hall of Famer[11]
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard HB Halfback K Placekicker KR Kick returner
LB Linebacker LS Long snapper OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman
NT Nose tackle P Punter PR Punt returner QB Quarterback
RB Running back S Safety SS Strong safety TB Tailback
TE Tight end WR Wide receiver        
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Quarterback Michael Vick was chosen as the first draft pick overall by the Atlanta Falcons.
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Matt Light was drafted in the second round and went on to win three Super Bowl championships with the New England Patriots.
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Santana Moss was one of four players from the University of Miami chosen in the first round, more than any other school.
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Although T. J. Houshmandzadeh was not selected until the final round of the draft, he went on to play in the Pro Bowl in 2007.
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Drew Brees was the first pick of the second round and went on to lead the New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl in franchise history, along with setting numerous NFL records. He is the only remaining active player from this draft.
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LaDainian Tomlinson was the first running back picked in the draft and set multiple NFL records in rushing touchdowns and yards in his nine seasons with the San Diego Chargers.
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Wide receiver Reggie Wayne was a late first round pick and is currently tenth in career total receiving yards .
Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Atlanta Falcons Michael Vick  QB Virginia Tech Big East from San Diego;[R1 - 1]
1 2 Arizona Cardinals Leonard Davis  G Texas Big 12
1 3 Cleveland Browns Gerard Warren  DT Florida SEC
1 4 Cincinnati Bengals Justin Smith  DE Missouri Big 12
1 5 San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinsondouble-dagger RB TCU WAC from Atlanta [R1 - 2]
1 6 New England Patriots Richard Seymour  DT Georgia SEC
1 7 San Francisco 49ers Andre Carter  DE California Pac-10 from Dallas via Seattle [R1 - 3]
1 8 Chicago Bears David Terrell  WR Michigan Big Ten
1 9 Seattle Seahawks Koren Robinson  WR NC State ACC from San Francisco [R1 - 4]
1 10 Green Bay Packers Jamal Reynolds  DE Florida State ACC from Seattle [R1 - 5]
1 11 Carolina Panthers Dan Morgan  LB Miami (FL) Big East
1 12 St. Louis Rams Damione Lewis  DT Miami (FL) Big East from Kansas City [R1 - 6]
1 13 Jacksonville Jaguars Marcus Stroud  DT Georgia SEC
1 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kenyatta Walker  OT Florida SEC from Buffalo [R1 - 7]
1 15 Washington Redskins Rod Gardner  WR Clemson ACC
1 16 New York Jets Santana Moss  WR Miami (FL) Big East from Pittsburgh [R1 - 8]
1 17 Seattle Seahawks Steve Hutchinsondouble-dagger G Michigan Big Ten from Green Bay [R1 - 9]
1 18 Detroit Lions Jeff Backus  OT Michigan Big Ten
1 19 Pittsburgh Steelers Casey Hampton  DT Texas Big 12 from New York Jets [R1 - 10]
1 20 St. Louis Rams Adam Archuleta  SS Arizona State Pac-10
1 21 Buffalo Bills Nate Clements  CB Ohio State Big Ten from Tampa Bay;[R1 - 11]
1 22 New York Giants Will Allen  CB Syracuse Big East from Indianapolis [R1 - 12]
1 23 New Orleans Saints Deuce McAllister  RB Mississippi SEC
1 24 Denver Broncos Willie Middlebrooks  CB Minnesota Big Ten
1 25 Philadelphia Eagles Freddie Mitchell  WR UCLA Pac-10
1 26 Miami Dolphins Jamar Fletcher  CB Wisconsin Big Ten
1 27 Minnesota Vikings Michael Bennett  RB Wisconsin Big Ten
1 28 Oakland Raiders Derrick Gibson  SS Florida State ACC
1 29 St. Louis Rams Ryan Pickett  DT Ohio State Big Ten from Tennessee [R1 - 13]
1 30 Indianapolis Colts Reggie Wayne  WR Miami (FL) Big East from New York Giants [R1 - 14]
1 31 Baltimore Ravens Todd Heap  TE Arizona State Pac-10
2 32 San Diego Chargers Drew Brees  QB Purdue Big Ten
2 33 Cleveland Browns Quincy Morgan  WR Kansas State Big 12
2 34 Arizona Cardinals Kyle Vanden Bosch  DE Nebraska Big 12
2 35 Atlanta Falcons Alge Crumpler  TE North Carolina ACC
2 36 Cincinnati Bengals Chad Johnson  WR Oregon State Pac-10
2 37 Indianapolis Colts Idrees Bashir  FS Memphis C-USA from Dallas [R2 - 1]
2 38 Chicago Bears Anthony Thomas  RB Michigan Big Ten
2 39 Pittsburgh Steelers Kendrell Bell  LB Georgia SEC from New England [R2 - 2] [12]
2 40 Seattle Seahawks Ken Lucas  CB Mississippi SEC
2 41 Green Bay Packers Robert Ferguson  WR Texas A&M Big 12 from San Francisco [R2 - 3]
2 42 St. Louis Rams Tommy Polley  OLB Florida State ACC from Kansas City [R2 - 4]
2 43 Jacksonville Jaguars Maurice Williams  OT Michigan Big Ten
2 44 Carolina Panthers Kris Jenkins  DT Maryland ACC [13]
2 45 Washington Redskins Fred Smoot  CB Mississippi State SEC
2 46 Buffalo Bills Aaron Schobel  DE Texas Christian WAC [13]
2 47 San Francisco 49ers Jamie Winborn  OLB Vanderbilt SEC from Green Bay [R2 - 5]
2 48 New England Patriots Matt Light  OT Purdue Big Ten from Detroit [R2 - 6]
2 49 New York Jets Lamont Jordan  RB Maryland ACC
2 50 Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola  C Nebraska Big 12 from Pittsburgh via New England [R2 - 7]
2 51 Denver Broncos Toviessi, PaulPaul Toviessi  DE Marshall MAC from Tampa Bay via Buffalo [R2 - 8]
2 52 Miami Dolphins Chris Chambers  WR Wisconsin Big Ten from Indianapolis via Dallas [R2 - 9] [14]
2 53 Dallas Cowboys Quincy Carter  QB Georgia SEC from New Orleans [R2 - 10]
2 54 Arizona Cardinals Michael Stone  SS Memphis C-USA from St. Louis [R2 - 11]
2 55 Philadelphia Eagles Quinton Caver  LB Arkansas SEC
2 56 Dallas Cowboys Tony Dixon  SS Alabama SEC from Miami [R2 - 12]
2 57 Minnesota Vikings Willie Howard  DE Stanford Pac-10
2 58 Buffalo Bills Travis Henry  RB Tennessee SEC from Denver [R2 - 13] [15]
2 59 Oakland Raiders Marques Tuiasosopo  QB Washington Pac-10
2 60 Tennessee Titans Andre Dyson  CB Utah MWC
2 61 Detroit Lions Shaun Rogers  DT Texas Big 12 from New York Giants [R2 - 14]
2 62 Baltimore Ravens Gary Baxter  CB Baylor Big 12
3 63 Philadelphia Eagles Derrick Burgess  DE Mississippi SEC from San Diego [R3 - 1] [13]
3 64 Arizona Cardinals Adrian Wilson  SS NC State ACC [13]
3 65 Cleveland Browns James Jackson  RB Miami (FL) Big East
3 66 Cincinnati Bengals Sean Brewer  TE San Jose State WAC
3 67 San Diego Chargers Tay Cody  CB Florida State ACC from Atlanta [R3 - 2]
3 68 Chicago Bears Mike Gandy  OT Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
3 69 Minnesota Vikings Eric Kelly  CB Kentucky SEC from New England [R3 - 3]
3 70 New Orleans Saints Sedrick Hodge  OLB North Carolina ACC from Dallas [R3 - 4]
3 71 Green Bay Packers Bhawoh Jue  FS Penn State Big Ten from San Francisco [R3 - 5]
3 72 Green Bay Packers Torrance Marshall  ILB Oklahoma Big 12 from Seattle [R3 - 6]
3 73 Jacksonville Jaguars Eric Westmoreland  OLB Tennessee SEC
3 74 Carolina Panthers Steve Smith  WR Utah MWC
3 75 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Downing  DT Syracuse Big East
3 76 Buffalo Bills Ron Edwards  DT Texas A&M Big 12
3 77 Kansas City Chiefs Marvin Minnis  WR Florida State ACC from Washington [R3 - 7]
3 78 New York Giants Will Peterson  CB Western Illinois Gateway from Detroit [R3 - 8]
3 79 New York Jets Kareem McKenzie  OT Penn State Big Ten
3 80 San Francisco 49ers Kevan Barlow  RB Pittsburgh Big East from Green Bay [R3 - 9]
3 81 New Orleans Saints Kenny Smith  DT Alabama SEC from Indianapolis via Dallas [R3 - 10]
3 82 Seattle Seahawks Heath Evans  FB Auburn SEC from New Orleans via Green Bay and San Francisco [R3 - 11]
3 83 St. Louis Rams Brian Allen  OLB Florida State ACC
3 84 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dwight Smith  SS Akron MAC
3 85 Miami Dolphins Travis Minor  RB Florida State ACC
3 86 New England Patriots Brock Williams  CB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A) from Minnesota [R3 - 12]
3 87 Denver Broncos Reggie Hayward  DE Iowa State Big 12
3 88 Miami Dolphins Morlon Greenwood  ILB Syracuse Big East from Philadelphia [R3 - 13]
3 89 Oakland Raiders DeLawrence Grant  OLB Oregon State Pac-10
3 90 Tennessee Titans Shad Meier  TE Kansas State Big 12
3 91 Indianapolis Colts Cory Bird  SS Virginia Tech Big East from New York Giants [R3 - 14]
3 92 Baltimore Ravens Casey Rabach  C Wisconsin Big Ten
3* 93 Dallas Cowboys Willie Blade  DT Mississippi State SEC
3* 94 Jacksonville Jaguars James Boyd  SS Penn State Big Ten
3* 95 Buffalo Bills Jonas Jennings  OT Georgia SEC
4 96 New England Patriots Kenyatta Jones  OT South Florida Ind. (I-AA) from San Diego [R4 - 1]
4 97 Cleveland Browns Anthony Henry  CB South Florida Ind. (I-AA)
4 98 Arizona Cardinals Bill Gramatica  K South Florida Ind. (I-AA)
4 99 Atlanta Falcons Roberto Garza  C Texas A&M–Kingsville LSC
4 100 Cincinnati Bengals Rudi Johnson  RB Auburn SEC [14]
4 101 New York Jets Jamie Henderson  CB Georgia SEC from New England [R4 - 2]
4 102 Atlanta Falcons Matt Stewart  OLB Vanderbilt SEC from Dallas [R4 - 3]
4 103 Chicago Bears Karon Riley  DE Minnesota Big Ten
4 104 Seattle Seahawks Orlando Huff  OLB Fresno State WAC
4 105 Green Bay Packers Bill Ferrario  G Wisconsin Big Ten from San Francisco [R4 - 4]
4 106 Carolina Panthers Chris Weinke  QB Florida State ACC 2000 Heisman Trophy winner
4 107 Kansas City Chiefs Monty Beisel  ILB Kansas State Big 12
4 108 Kansas City Chiefs George Layne  RB Texas Christian WAC from Jacksonville [R4 - 5]
4 109 Washington Redskins Sage Rosenfels  QB Iowa State Big 12
4 110 Buffalo Bills Brandon Spoon  ILB North Carolina ACC from Denver [R4 - 6]
4 111 Pittsburgh Steelers Mathias Nkwenti  OT Temple Big East from New York Jets [R4 - 7]
4 112 San Diego Chargers Carlos Polk  OLB Nebraska Big 12 from Pittsburgh via New England [R4 - 8]
4 113 Denver Broncos Ben Hamilton  G Minnesota Big Ten from Green Bay [R4 - 9]
4 114 New York Giants Cedric Scott  DE Southern Mississippi C-USA from Detroit [R4 - 10]
4 115 New Orleans Saints Moran Norris  FB Kansas Big 12
4 116 St. Louis Rams Milton Wynn  WR Washington State Pac-10
4 117 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Howell  SS Colorado State MWC
4 118 Indianapolis Colts Ryan Diem  OT NIU MAC
4 119 New England Patriots Jabari Holloway  TE Notre Dame Ind. (I-A) from Minnesota [R4 - 11]
4 120 Denver Broncos Nick Harris  P California Pac-10
4 121 Philadelphia Eagles Correll Buckhalter  RB Nebraska Big 12
4 122 Dallas Cowboys Markus Steele  OLB USC Pac-10 from Miami [R4 - 12]
4 123 Arizona Cardinals Marcus Bell  DT Memphis C-USA from Oakland via St. Louis [R4 - 13]
4 124 Tennessee Titans Justin McCareins  WR NIU MAC
4 125 New York Giants Jesse Palmer  QB Florida SEC
4 126 Baltimore Ravens Edgerton Hartwell  ILB Western Illinois Gateway
4* 127 Seattle Seahawks Curtis Fuller  FS Texas Christian WAC
4* 128 Seattle Seahawks Floyd Womack  OT Mississippi State SEC
4* 129 St. Louis Rams Brandon Manumaleuna  TE Arizona Pac-10
4* 130 Minnesota Vikings Shawn Worthen  DT Texas Christian WAC
4* 131 Minnesota Vikings Cedric James  WR Texas Christian WAC
5 132 San Diego Chargers Silvers, ElliotElliot Silvers  OT Washington Pac-10
5 133 Arizona Cardinals Mario Fatafehi  DT Kansas State Big 12
5 134 Cleveland Browns Jeremiah Pharms  LB Washington Pac-10
5 135 Cincinnati Bengals Victor Leyva  OT Arizona State Pac-10
5 136 Atlanta Falcons Vinny Sutherland  WR Purdue Big Ten
5 137 Dallas Cowboys Matt Lehr  G Virginia Tech Big East
5 138 Chicago Bears Bernard Robertson  OT Tulane C-USA
5 139 San Diego Chargers Zeke Moreno  ILB USC Pac-10 from New England [R5 - 1]
5 140 Seattle Seahawks Alex Bannister  WR Eastern Kentucky OVC [16]
5 141 Kansas City Chiefs Billy Baber  TE Virginia ACC
5 142 Jacksonville Jaguars Leaverton, DavidDavid Leaverton  P Tennessee SEC
5 143 Carolina Panthers Jarrod Cooper  SS Kansas State Big 12
5 144 Buffalo Bills Marques Sullivan  OT Illinois Big Ten
5 145 St. Louis Rams Jerametrius Butler  CB Kansas State Big 12 from Washington [R5 - 2]
5 146 Pittsburgh Steelers Chukky Okobi  C Purdue Big Ten
5 147 Philadelphia Eagles Tony Stewart  TE Penn State Big Ten from Green Bay [R5 - 3]
5 148 Detroit Lions Scotty Anderson  WR Grambling State SWAC
5 149 Detroit Lions Mike McMahon  QB Rutgers Big East from New York Jets via New England [R5 - 4]
5 150 Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Blaylock  RB Stephen F. Austin Southland from St. Louis [R5 - 5]
5 151 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Russ Hochstein  G Nebraska Big 12
5 152 Indianapolis Colts Raymond Walls  CB Southern Miss C-USA
5 153 New Orleans Saints Ojo, OnomeOnome Ojo  WR UC Davis Ind. (Div. II)
5 154 Washington Redskins Darnerien McCants  WR Delaware State MEAC from Denver via St. Louis [R5 - 6]
5 155 Philadelphia Eagles A. J. Feeley  QB Oregon Pac-10
5 156 Miami Dolphins Shawn Draper  TE Alabama SEC
5 157 Minnesota Vikings Patrick Chukwurah  OLB Wyoming MWC
5 158 Oakland Raiders Perryman, RayRay Perryman  SS Northern Arizona Big Sky
5 159 Tennessee Titans Eddie Berlin  WR Northern Iowa Gateway
5 160 New York Giants Markham, JohnJohn Markham  K Vanderbilt SEC
5 161 Baltimore Ravens Barnes, ChrisChris Barnes  RB New Mexico State Big West
5* 162 New York Giants Jonathan Carter  WR Troy Southland
5* 163 New England Patriots Hakim Akbar  OLB Washington Pac-10
6 164 Miami Dolphins Brandon Winey  OT LSU SEC from San Diego [R6 - 1]
6 165 Cleveland Browns Michael Jameson  CB Texas A&M Big 12
6 166 Arizona Cardinals Bobby Newcombe  WR Nebraska Big 12
6 167 Atlanta Falcons Garner, RandyRandy Garner  DE Arkansas SEC
6 168 Cincinnati Bengals Riall Johnson  OLB Stanford Pac-10
6 169 San Francisco 49ers Cedrick Wilson Sr.  WR Tennessee SEC from Chicago [R6 - 2]
6 170 Jacksonville Jaguars Chad Ward  G Washington Pac-10 from New England [R6 - 3]
6 171 Dallas Cowboys Daleroy Stewart  DT Southern Miss C-USA
6 172 Seattle Seahawks Josh Booty  QB LSU SEC
6 173 Detroit Lions Jason Glenn  OLB Texas A&M Big 12 from San Francisco via New England [R6 - 4]
6 174 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameel Cook  FB Illinois Big Ten
6 175 Carolina Panthers Dee Brown  RB Syracuse Big East
6 176 Kansas City Chiefs Alex Sulfsted  G Miami (OH) MAC
6 177 Miami Dolphins Josh Heupel  QB Oklahoma Big 12 from Washington [R6 - 5]
6 178 Buffalo Bills Tony Driver  FS Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
6 179 San Francisco 49ers Rashad Holman  CB Louisville C-USA from Green Bay [R6 - 6]
6 180 New England Patriots Arther Love  TE South Carolina State MEAC from Detroit [R6 - 7]
6 181 Pittsburgh Steelers Rodney Bailey  DE Ohio State Big Ten from New York Jets [R6 - 8]
6 182 Pittsburgh Steelers Roger Knight  OLB Wisconsin Big Ten
6 183 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ellis Wyms  DT Mississippi State SEC
6 184 Oakland Raiders Chris Cooper  DT Nebraska–Omaha NCC from Indianapolis [R6 - 9]
6 185 New Orleans Saints White, MitchMitch White  OT Oregon State Pac-10
6 186 Washington Redskins Mario Monds  DT Cincinnati C-USA from St. Louis [R6 - 10]
6 187 Miami Dolphins Otis Leverette  DE UAB C-USA from Philadelphia [R6 - 11]
6 188 Miami Dolphins Crowell, RickRick Crowell  LB Colorado State MWC
6 189 Minnesota Vikings Scott, CareyCarey Scott  CB Kentucky State SIAC
6 190 Denver Broncos Kevin Kasper  WR Iowa Big Ten
6 191 San Francisco 49ers Holloway, MensonMenson Holloway  DE Texas-El Paso WAC from Oakland via Seattle [R6 - 12]
6 192 Tennessee Titans Dan Alexander  RB Nebraska Big 12
6 193 Indianapolis Colts Jason Doering  FS Wisconsin Big Ten from New York Giants [R6 - 13]
6 194 Baltimore Ravens Joe Maese  LS New Mexico MWC
6* 195 Buffalo Bills Dan O'Leary  TE Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
6* 196 Buffalo Bills Jimmy Williams  CB Vanderbilt SEC
6* 197 St. Louis Rams Francis St. Paul  WR Northern Arizona Big Sky
6* 198 Green Bay Packers David Martin  TE Tennessee SEC
6* 199 Tennessee Titans Adam Haayer  OT Minnesota Big Ten
6* 200 New England Patriots Leonard Myers  CB Miami (FL) Big East
7 201 San Diego Chargers Brandon Gorin  OT Purdue Big Ten
7 202 Arizona Cardinals Renaldo Hill  CB Michigan State Big Ten
7 203 Cleveland Browns Paul Zukauskas  G Boston College Big East
7 204 Cincinnati Bengals T. J. Houshmandzadeh  WR Oregon State Pac-10 [17]
7 205 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Finger, Dauntae'Dauntae' Finger  TE North Carolina ACC from Atlanta [R7 - 1]
7 206 New York Jets James Reed  DT Iowa State Big 12 from New England [R7 - 2]
7 207 Dallas Cowboys Colston Weatherington  DT Central Missouri State MIAA
7 208 Chicago Bears John Capel  WR Florida SEC from Chicago via Miami [R7 - 3]
7 209 San Francisco 49ers Alex Lincoln  LB Auburn SEC
7 210 Seattle Seahawks Harold Blackmon  SS Northwestern Big Ten
7 211 Carolina Panthers Williams, LouisLouis Williams  C LSU SEC
7 212 Kansas City Chiefs Shaunard Harts  S Boise State Big West
7 213 Jacksonville Jaguars Anthony Denman  OLB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
7 214 Buffalo Bills Reggie Germany  WR Ohio State Big Ten
7 215 Atlanta Falcons Hall, CoreyCorey Hall  FS Appalachian State SoCon from Washington via Denver [R7 - 4]
7 216 New England Patriots Owen Pochman  K BYU MWC from Detroit [R7 - 5]
7 217 New York Jets Tupe Peko  G Michigan State Big Ten
7 218 Pittsburgh Steelers Taylor, ChrisChris Taylor  WR Texas A&M Big 12
7 219 Atlanta Falcons Kynan Forney  G Hawaii WAC from Green Bay via Denver [R7 - 6]
7 220 Indianapolis Colts Rick DeMulling  G Idaho Big West
7 221 New Orleans Saints Davis, EnnisEnnis Davis  DT USC Pac-10
7 222 Seattle Seahawks Dennis Norman  C Princeton Ivy from St. Louis via Green Bay and San Francisco [R7 - 7]
7 223 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Than Merrill  SS Yale Ivy
7 224 San Francisco 49ers Eric Johnson  TE Yale Ivy from Miami via Washington [R7 - 8]
7 225 Minnesota Vikings Crawford, BrianBrian Crawford  OT Western Oregon CFA
7 226 Atlanta Falcons Ronald Flemons  DE Texas A&M Big 12 from Denver [R7 - 9]
7 227 Carolina Panthers Mike Roberg  TE Idaho Big West from Philadelphia [R7 - 10]
7 228 Oakland Raiders Derek Combs  CB Ohio State Big Ten
7 229 Oakland Raiders Ken-Yon Rambo  WR Ohio State Big Ten from Tennessee [R7 - 11]
7 230 New York Giants Ross Kolodziej  DT Wisconsin Big Ten
7 231 Baltimore Ravens Dwayne Missouri  DE Northwestern Big Ten
7* 232 Tennessee Titans Keith Adams  OLB Clemson ACC
7* 233 Jacksonville Jaguars Marlon McCree  SS Kentucky SEC
7* 234 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Joe Tafoya  DE Arizona Pac-10
7* 235 Jacksonville Jaguars Flowers III, RichmondRichmond Flowers III  WR Tennessee–Chattanooga SoCon
7* 236 Atlanta Falcons Quentin McCord  WR Kentucky SEC
7* 237 Seattle Seahawks Kris Kocurek  DT Texas Tech Big 12
7* 238 Buffalo Bills Tyrone Robertson  DT Georgia SEC
7* 239 New England Patriots Turner, T. J.T. J. Turner  OLB Michigan State Big Ten
7* 240 Dallas Cowboys John Nix  NT Southern Mississippi C-USA
7* 241 Jacksonville Jaguars Randy Chevrier  DT McGill OQIFC
7* 242 Dallas Cowboys Char-ron Dorsey  OT Florida State ACC
7* 243 Kansas City Chiefs Terdell Sands  DT Tennessee–Chattanooga SoCon
7^ 244 San Diego Chargers Robert Carswell  SS Clemson ACC
7^ 245 Cleveland Browns Andre King  WR Miami (FL) Big East
7^ 246 Arizona Cardinals Tevita Ofahengaue  TE BYU MWC


In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.

Round one
Round two
Round three
Round four
Round five
Round six
Round seven

Players by position

The 246 players chosen in the draft were composed of:

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[10]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Arizona Cardinals Nate Poole  WR Marshall MAC
Arizona Cardinals Marcel Shipp  RB UMass A-10
Arizona Cardinals Fred Wakefield  DE Illinois Big Ten
Atlanta Falcons Jay Feely  K Michigan Big Ten
Baltimore Ravens Damion Cook  G Bethune–Cookman MEAC
Baltimore Ravens J. R. Jenkins  K Marshall MAC
Baltimore Ravens Tim Johnson  LB Youngstown State Gateway
Buffalo Bills Tim Hasselbeck  QB Boston College Big East
Buffalo Bills Brian Leigeb  CB Central Michigan MAC
Buffalo Bills Kendrick Office  DE West Alabama Gulf South
Carolina Panthers Nick Goings  FB Pittsburgh Big East
Carolina Panthers Nathan Hodel  LS Illinois Big Ten
Cincinnati Bengals Chris Edmonds  FB West Virginia Big East
Cincinnati Bengals Ifeanyi Ohalete  S USC Pac-10
Cleveland Browns Felipe Claybrooks  DE Georgia Tech ACC
Cleveland Browns Benjamin Gay  RB Garden City CC KJCCC
Dallas Cowboys Jason Bell  CB UCLA Pac-10
Dallas Cowboys Javiar Collins  T Northwestern Big Ten
Dallas Cowboys Demetric Evans  DE Georgia SEC
Dallas Cowboys J. J. Jones  LB Arkansas SEC
Dallas Cowboys Louis Mackey  LB Akron MAC
Dallas Cowboys Lynn Scott  S Northwestern Oklahoma State CSFL
Dallas Cowboys Randal Williams  WR New Hampshire A-10
Denver Broncos Phil McGeoghan  WR Maine A-10
Detroit Lions Anthony Herron  DL Iowa Big Ten
Detroit Lions Chidi Iwuoma  CB California Pac-10
Detroit Lions Ligarius Jennings  CB Tennessee State OVC
Green Bay Packers Donté Curry  LB Morris Brown SIAC
Green Bay Packers Kevin Kaesviharn  S Augustana (SD) NCC
Green Bay Packers Cleo Lemon  QB Arkansas State Big West
Green Bay Packers Marques McFadden  G Arizona Pac-10
Indianapolis Colts Nick Harper  CB Fort Valley State SIAC
Indianapolis Colts Cleveland Pinkney  DT South Carolina SEC
Indianapolis Colts Dominic Rhodes  RB Midwestern State LSC
Indianapolis Colts Marcus Williams  TE/WR Washington State Pac-10
Jacksonville Jaguars Elvis Joseph  RB Southern SWAC
Jacksonville Jaguars Ryan Prince  TE Weber State Big Sky
Kansas City Chiefs Ian Allen  T Purdue Big Ten
Kansas City Chiefs Lawrence Tynes  K Troy State Southland
Miami Dolphins Aaron Elling  K Wyoming MWC
Miami Dolphins Buck Gurley  DT Florida SEC
Miami Dolphins Nick Sorensen  S Virginia Tech Big East
Minnesota Vikings Jeff Hazuga  DE Wisconsin–Stout WIAC
Minnesota Vikings Brian Russell  S San Diego State MWC
Minnesota Vikings Mike Solwold  LS Wisconsin Big Ten
Minnesota Vikings Fearon Wright  LB Rhode Island A-10
New England Patriots Stephen Neal  G Cal State Bakersfield CCAA
New Orleans Saints Tim Carter  CB Tulane C-USA
New Orleans Saints Derek Dorris  WR Texas Tech Big 12
New Orleans Saints James Fenderson  RB Hawaii WAC
New Orleans Saints Boo Williams  TE Arkansas SEC
New York Giants Delvin Joyce  RB/KR James Madison A-10
New York Giants Lance Legree  DT Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
New York Giants Brady McDonnell  TE Colorado Big 12
New York Giants Marcellus Rivers  TE Oklahoma State Big 12
New York Giants Rich Seubert  G Western Illinois Gateway
New York Giants Josh Stamer  LB South Dakota NCC
New York Giants Josh Warner  C/G Brockport Ind. (Div. III)
New York Jets Reggie White  RB Oklahoma State Big 12
New York Jets Daniel Wilcox  TE Appalachian State SoCon
New York Jets Tory Woodbury  QB Winston-Salem State CIAA
Philadelphia Eagles Jason Baker  P Iowa Big Ten
Philadelphia Eagles Josh Parry  FB San Jose State WAC
Philadelphia Eagles Jason Short  LB Eastern Michigan MAC
Pittsburgh Steelers Tim Baker  WR Texas Tech Big 12
Pittsburgh Steelers R. J. Bowers  FB Grove City PAC
Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Hoke  DT BYU MWC
Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Kurpeikis  LB Penn State Big Ten
Pittsburgh Steelers Keydrick Vincent  G Ole Miss SEC
San Diego Chargers Walter Bernard  CB New Mexico MWC
San Diego Chargers Dondre Gilliam  WR Millersville PSAC
San Diego Chargers Michael Keathley  G TCU WAC
San Diego Chargers Terry Witherspoon  FB Clemson ACC
San Francisco 49ers Tom Ashworth  OT Colorado Big 12
San Francisco 49ers Steve Cheek  P Humboldt State CFA
San Francisco 49ers Gabe Crecion  TE UCLA Pac-10
San Francisco 49ers Jimmy Farris  WR Montana Big Sky
San Francisco 49ers James Jordan  WR Louisiana Tech Ind. (I-A)
San Francisco 49ers Jamal Robertson  RB/KR Ohio Northern OAC
San Francisco 49ers Ben Steele  TE Mesa State RMAC
St. Louis Rams Aveion Cason  RB Illinois State Gateway
St. Louis Rams Troy Evans  LB Cincinnati C-USA
St. Louis Rams James Whitley  CB Michigan Big Ten
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ryan Benjamin  LS South Florida Ind. (I-AA)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Marq Cerqua  LB Carson–Newman SAC
Tennessee Titans Drew Bennett  WR UCLA Pac-10
Tennessee Titans Rob Bironas  K Georgia Southern SoCon
Tennessee Titans Wes Ours  RB West Virginia Big East
Tennessee Titans Juqua Parker  DE Oklahoma State Big 12
Tennessee Titans Joe Walker  S Nebraska Big 12
Washington Redskins David Brandt  C/G Michigan Big Ten
Washington Redskins Donny Green  LB Virginia ACC
Washington Redskins Antonio Pierce  LB Arizona Pac-10
Washington Redskins Justin Skaggs  WR Evangel HAAC
Washington Redskins Ross Tucker  G Princeton Ivy
Washington Redskins Kenny Watson  RB Penn State Big Ten

Hall of Famers

  • LaDainian Tomlinson, running back from TCU, taken 1st round 5th overall by the San Diego Chargers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017.
  • Steve Hutchinson, guard from Michigan, taken 1st round 17th overall by the Seattle Seahawks.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020.


General references
  • "2001 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved November 5, 2008.
  • "2001 NFL Draft Pick Transactions". ProSportsTransactions.com. Archived from the original on November 6, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  • "Pro Football Hall of Fame – 2001 Draft History". Archived from the original on May 15, 2007. Retrieved May 3, 2007.
Trade references
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