2008 NFL Draft

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2008 NFL Draft
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General information
Date(s)April 26–27, 2008
Time3:00 pm EDT (April 26)
10:00 am EDT (April 27)
Location Radio City Music Hall
in New York City
Network(s) ESPN, ESPN2, NFL Network
Overview
252 total selections in 7 rounds
League NFL
First selection Jake Long, OT
Miami Dolphins
Mr. Irrelevant David Vobora, LB
St. Louis Rams
Most selections (12) Chicago Bears
Kansas City Chiefs
Fewest selections (5) Cleveland Browns
Jacksonville Jaguars
Minnesota Vikings
Oakland Raiders
San Diego Chargers
  2007
2009  

The 2008 NFL Draft was the 73rd annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible American football players. The draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, on April 26 and April 27, 2008. [1] [2] For the 29th consecutive year, ESPN televised the draft; the NFL Network also broadcast the event, its third year doing so. Of the 252 selections, [3] 220 were regular selections in rounds one through seven, and 32 were compensatory selections, [4] distributed among rounds three through seven. [5] As of the end of the 2018 season, 27 players have been selected to the Pro Bowl.

Contents

For the first time since the common draft began, no wide receiver was selected in the first round. For the first time ever, the first two picks had the same last name (Jake and Chris Long; they were unrelated). Also, a then-record 34 trades were made during the draft itself. [6] The number of trades was later broken in 2017.

Changes for 2008

The schedule for the draft was changed: day one began at 3:00 PM EDT (1900 UTC), instead of noon, and consisted of just two rounds. Day two began with round three at 10:00 AM EDT (1400 UTC), instead of 11:00 AM. Moreover, the time limits for day one selections were reduced, from 15 minutes to ten for first-round picks and from ten minutes to seven in the second. The limit remained five minutes for all picks in rounds three through seven. [7]

The draft also marked the official debut of a new NFL shield logo, replacing the old shield logo which had been used since 1970, featuring eight white stars to represent each of the league's eight divisions, and a football rotated to the same angle as the one on the top of the Vince Lombardi Trophy given to the Super Bowl champion. [8]

Player selections

*= compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler [9]
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     
The 2016 MVP Matt Ryan was drafted third overall in 2008 by the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Ryan 2015.jpg
The 2016 MVP Matt Ryan was drafted third overall in 2008 by the Atlanta Falcons.
Quarterback Joe Flacco, drafted 18th overall, led the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl win and holds many team passing records. Joe Flacco training camp.jpg
Quarterback Joe Flacco, drafted 18th overall, led the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl win and holds many team passing records.
Cornerback Aqib Talib, drafted 20th overall, has made 5 Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro twice. Aqib Talib 2016.JPG
Cornerback Aqib Talib, drafted 20th overall, has made 5 Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro twice.
24th overall pick Chris Johnson holds the NFL record for most yards from scrimmage in a single season. Chris Johnson sitting on his helmet.jpg
24th overall pick Chris Johnson holds the NFL record for most yards from scrimmage in a single season.
Jordy Nelson 2011.jpg
DeSean Jackson at Jacksonville at Philadelphia 2009-08-29.jpg
Jordy Nelson (top) and DeSean Jackson (bottom), two All-Pro receivers, were both taken in the second round
Defensive end Cliff Avril, drafted 92nd overall in the third round, won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks and was named to a Pro Bowl in 2016. Cliff Avril 2014.JPG
Defensive end Cliff Avril, drafted 92nd overall in the third round, won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks and was named to a Pro Bowl in 2016.
Rnd.Pick #NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
1 1 Miami Dolphins Jake Long   OT Michigan Big Ten [10]
12 St. Louis Rams Chris Long   DE Virginia ACC
13 Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan   QB Boston College ACC
14 Oakland Raiders Darren McFadden   RB Arkansas SEC
15 Kansas City Chiefs Glenn Dorsey   DT LSU SEC
16 New York Jets Vernon Gholston   DE Ohio State Big Ten
17 New Orleans Saints Sedrick Ellis   DT USC Pac-10 from San Francisco via New England [R1 - 1]
18 Jacksonville Jaguars Derrick Harvey   DE Florida SEC from Baltimore [R1 - 2]
19 Cincinnati Bengals Keith Rivers   LB USC Pac-10
110 New England Patriots Jerod Mayo   LB Tennessee SEC from New Orleans [R1 - 3]
111 Buffalo Bills Leodis McKelvin   CB Troy Sun Belt
112 Denver Broncos Ryan Clady   OT Boise State WAC
113 Carolina Panthers Jonathan Stewart   RB Oregon Pac-10
114 Chicago Bears Chris Williams   OT Vanderbilt SEC
115 Kansas City Chiefs Branden Albert   OT Virginia ACC from Detroit [R1 - 4]
116 Arizona Cardinals Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie   CB Tennessee State OVC
117 Detroit Lions Gosder Cherilus   OT Boston College ACC from Minnesota via Kansas City [R1 - 5]
118 Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco   QB Delaware CAA from Houston [R1 - 6]
Super Bowl XLVII MVP
119 Carolina Panthers Jeff Otah   OT Pittsburgh Big East from Philadelphia [R1 - 7]
120 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aqib Talib   CB Kansas Big 12
121 Atlanta Falcons Sam Baker   OT USC Pac-10 from Washington [R1 - 8]
122 Dallas Cowboys Felix Jones   RB Arkansas SEC from Cleveland [R1 - 9]
123 Pittsburgh Steelers Rashard Mendenhall   RB Illinois Big Ten
124 Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson   RB East Carolina C-USA
125 Dallas Cowboys Mike Jenkins   CB South Florida Big East from Seattle [R1 - 10]
126 Houston Texans Duane Brown   OT Virginia Tech ACC from Jacksonville via Baltimore [R1 - 11]
127 San Diego Chargers Antoine Cason   CB Arizona Pac-10
128 Seattle Seahawks Lawrence Jackson   DE USC Pac-10 from Dallas [R1 - 12]
129 San Francisco 49ers Kentwan Balmer   DT North Carolina ACC from Indianapolis [R1 - 13]
130 New York Jets Dustin Keller   TE Purdue Big Ten from Green Bay [R1 - 14]
130.5 New England Patriots selection forfeited [11]
131 New York Giants Kenny Phillips   S Miami (FL) ACC
232 Miami Dolphins Phillip Merling   DE Clemson ACC
233 St. Louis Rams Donnie Avery   WR Houston C-USA
234 Washington Redskins Devin Thomas   WR Michigan State Big Ten from Oakland via Atlanta [R2 - 1]
235 Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Flowers   CB Virginia Tech ACC
236 Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson   WR Kansas State Big 12 from New York Jets [R2 - 2]
237 Atlanta Falcons Curtis Lofton   LB Oklahoma Big 12
238 Seattle Seahawks John Carlson   TE Notre Dame Ind. (FBS) from Baltimore [R2 - 3]
239 San Francisco 49ers Chilo Rachal   G USC Pac-10
240 New Orleans Saints Tracy Porter   CB Indiana Big Ten
241 Buffalo Bills James Hardy   WR Indiana Big Ten
242 Denver Broncos Eddie Royal   WR Virginia Tech ACC
243 Minnesota Vikings Tyrell Johnson   S Arkansas State Sun Belt from Carolina via Philadelphia [R2 - 4]
244 Chicago Bears Matt Forte   RB Tulane C-USA
245 Detroit Lions Jordon Dizon   LB Colorado Big 12
246 Cincinnati Bengals Jerome Simpson   WR Coastal Carolina Big South
247 Philadelphia Eagles Trevor Laws   DT Notre Dame Ind. (FBS) from Minnesota [R2 - 5]
248 Washington Redskins Fred Davis   TE USC Pac-10 from Houston via Atlanta [R2 - 6]
249 Philadelphia Eagles DeSean Jackson   WR California Pac-10
250 Arizona Cardinals Calais Campbell   DE Miami (FL) ACC
251 Washington Redskins Malcolm Kelly   WR Oklahoma Big 12
252 Jacksonville Jaguars Quentin Groves   DE Auburn SEC from Tampa Bay [R2 - 7]
253 Pittsburgh Steelers Limas Sweed   WR Texas Big 12
254 Tennessee Titans Jason Jones   DT Eastern Michigan MAC
255 Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice   RB Rutgers Big East from Seattle [R2 - 8]
256 Green Bay Packers Brian Brohm   QB Louisville Big East from Cleveland [R2 - 9]
257 Miami Dolphins Chad Henne   QB Michigan Big Ten from San Diego [R2 - 10]
258 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dexter Jackson   WR Appalachian State SoCon from Jacksonville [R2 - 11]
259 Indianapolis Colts Mike Pollak   C Arizona State Pac-10
260 Green Bay Packers Patrick Lee   CB Auburn SEC
261 Dallas Cowboys Martellus Bennett   TE Texas A&M Big 12
262 New England Patriots Terrence Wheatley   CB Colorado Big 12
263 New York Giants Terrell Thomas   CB USC Pac-10
364 Detroit Lions Kevin Smith   RB Central Florida C-USA from Miami [R3 - 1]
365 St. Louis Rams John Greco   OT Toledo MAC
366 Miami Dolphins Kendall Langford   DE Hampton MEAC from Kansas City via Detroit [R3 - 2]
367 Carolina Panthers Charles Godfrey   CB Iowa Big Ten from New York Jets [R3 - 3]
368 Atlanta Falcons Chevis Jackson   CB LSU SEC
369 San Diego Chargers Jacob Hester   FB LSU SEC from Oakland via New England [R3 - 4]
370 Chicago Bears Earl Bennett   WR Vanderbilt SEC from San Francisco [R3 - 5]
371 Baltimore Ravens Tavares Gooden   LB Miami (FL) ACC from Baltimore via Buffalo and Jacksonville [R3 - 6]
372 Buffalo Bills Chris Ellis   DE Virginia Tech ACC
373 Kansas City Chiefs Jamaal Charles   RB Texas Big 12 from Denver via Minnesota [R3 - 7]
374 Carolina Panthers Dan Connor   LB Penn State Big Ten
375 San Francisco 49ers Reggie Smith   CB Oklahoma Big 12 from Chicago [R3 - 8]
376 Kansas City Chiefs Brad Cottam   TE Tennessee SEC from Detroit [R3 - 9]
377 Cincinnati Bengals Pat Sims   DT Auburn SEC
378 New England Patriots Shawn Crable   LB Michigan Big Ten from New Orleans [R3 - 10]
379 Houston Texans Antwaun Molden   CB Eastern Kentucky OVC
380 Philadelphia Eagles Bryan Smith   DE McNeese State Southland
381 Arizona Cardinals Early Doucet   WR LSU SEC
382 Kansas City Chiefs DaJuan Morgan   S NC State ACC from Minnesota [R3 - 11]
383 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jeremy Zuttah   C Rutgers Big East
384 Atlanta Falcons Harry Douglas   WR Louisville Big East from Washington [R3 - 12]
385 Tennessee Titans Craig Stevens   TE California Pac-10
386 Baltimore Ravens Tom Zbikowski   S Notre Dame Ind. (FBS) from Seattle [R3 - 13]
387 Detroit Lions Andre Fluellen   DT Florida State ACC from Cleveland [R3 - 14]
388 Pittsburgh Steelers Bruce Davis   OLB UCLA Pac-10
389 Houston Texans Steve Slaton   RB West Virginia Big East from Jacksonville via Baltimore [R3 - 15]
390 Chicago Bears Marcus Harrison   DT Arkansas SEC from San Diego [R3 - 16]
391 Green Bay Packers Jermichael Finley   TE Texas Big 12
392 Detroit Lions Cliff Avril   DE Purdue Big Ten from Dallas [R3 - 17]
393 Indianapolis Colts Philip Wheeler   LB Georgia Tech ACC
394 New England Patriots Kevin O'Connell   QB San Diego State MWC
395 New York Giants Mario Manningham   WR Michigan Big Ten
3*96 Washington Redskins Chad Rinehart   OT Northern Iowa Gateway
3*97 Cincinnati Bengals Andre Caldwell   WR Florida SEC
3*98 Atlanta Falcons Thomas DeCoud   S California Pac-10
3*99 Baltimore Ravens Oniel Cousins   OT UTEP C-USA
4100 Oakland Raiders Tyvon Branch   CB Connecticut Big East from Miami via Dallas [R4 - 1]
4101 St. Louis Rams Justin King   CB Penn State Big Ten
4102 Green Bay Packers Jeremy Thompson   DE Wake Forest ACC from New York Jets [R4 - 2]
4103 Tennessee Titans William Hayes   DE Winston-Salem State MEAC from Atlanta via Washington [R4 - 3]
4104 Cleveland Browns Beau Bell   LB UNLV MWC from Oakland via Dallas [R4 - 4]
4105 Kansas City Chiefs William Franklin   WR Missouri Big 12
4106 Baltimore Ravens Marcus Smith   WR New Mexico MWC
4107 San Francisco 49ers Cody Wallace   C Texas A&M Big 12
4108 Denver Broncos Kory Lichtensteiger   C Bowling Green MAC
4109 Philadelphia Eagles Mike McGlynn   G Pittsburgh Big East from Carolina [R4 - 5]
4110 Miami Dolphins Shawn Murphy   OT Utah State WAC from Chicago [R4 - 6]
4111 Cleveland Browns Martin Rucker   TE Missouri Big 12 from Detroit via Dallas [R4 - 7]
4112 Cincinnati Bengals Anthony Collins   OT Kansas Big 12
4113 New York Jets Dwight Lowery   CB San Jose State WAC from New Orleans via New York Jets and Green Bay [R4 - 8]
4114 Buffalo Bills Reggie Corner   CB Akron MAC
4115 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dre Moore   DT Maryland ACC from Philadelphia via Miami and Chicago [R4 - 9]
4116 Arizona Cardinals Kenny Iwebema   DE Iowa Big Ten
4117 Philadelphia Eagles Quintin Demps   S UTEP C-USA from Minnesota [R4 - 10]
4118 Houston Texans Xavier Adibi   LB Virginia Tech ACC
4119 Denver Broncos Jack Williams   CB Kent State MAC from Washington [R4 - 11]
4120 Chicago Bears Craig Steltz   S LSU SEC from Tampa Bay [R4 - 12]
4121 Seattle Seahawks Red Bryant   DT Texas A&M Big 12
4122 Dallas Cowboys Tashard Choice   RB Georgia Tech ACC from Cleveland [R4 - 13]
4123 New York Giants Bryan Kehl   LB BYU MWC from Pittsburgh [R4 - 14]
4124 Washington Redskins Justin Tryon   CB Arizona State Pac-10 from Tennessee [R4 - 15]
4124.5 San Diego Chargers selection forfeited during the 2007 Supplemental Draft [12]
4125 Oakland Raiders Shields, ArmanArman Shields  WR Richmond CAA from Jacksonville via Baltimore [R4 - 16]
4126 Tennessee Titans Lavelle Hawkins   WR California Pac-10 from Dallas [R4 - 17]
4127 Indianapolis Colts Jacob Tamme   TE Kentucky SEC
4128 St. Louis Rams Keenan Burton   WR Kentucky SEC from Green Bay [R4 - 18]
4129 New England Patriots Jonathan Wilhite   CB Auburn SEC
4130 Pittsburgh Steelers Tony Hills   OT Texas Big 12 from New York Giants [R4 - 19]
4*131 Philadelphia Eagles Jack Ikegwuonu   CB Wisconsin Big Ten
4*132 Buffalo Bills Derek Fine   TE Kansas Big 12
4*133 Baltimore Ravens David Hale   OT Weber State Big Sky
4*134 Tennessee Titans Stanford Keglar   LB Purdue Big Ten
4*135 Green Bay Packers Josh Sitton   G Central Florida C-USA
5136 Detroit Lions Kenneth Moore   WR Wake Forest ACC from Miami via Kansas City [R5 - 1]
5137 Minnesota Vikings John David Booty   QB USC Pac-10 from St. Louis via Green Bay [R5 - 2]
5138 Atlanta Falcons Robert James   LB Arizona State Pac-10
5139 Denver Broncos Ryan Torain   RB Arizona State Pac-10 from Oakland [R5 - 3]
5140 Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Carr   CB Grand Valley State GLIAC
5141 Carolina Panthers Gary Barnidge   TE Louisville Big East from NY Jets [R5 - 4]
5141.3 San Francisco 49ers selection forfeited [13]
5141.7 Baltimore Ravens selection forfeited during the 2007 Supplemental Draft [14]
5142 Chicago Bears Zackary Bowman   CB Nebraska Big 12 from Carolina [R5 - 5]
5143 Dallas Cowboys Orlando Scandrick   CB Boise State WAC from Chicago via Buffalo and Jacksonville [R5 - 6]
5144 New Orleans Saints DeMario Pressley   DT NC State ACC from Detroit
5145 Cincinnati Bengals Jason Shirley   DT Fresno State WAC
5146 Detroit Lions Jerome Felton   FB Furman SoCon from New Orleans
5147 Buffalo Bills Alvin Bowen   LB Iowa State Big 12
5148 Denver Broncos Carlton Powell   DT Virginia Tech ACC
5149 Arizona Cardinals Tim Hightower   RB Richmond CAA
5150 Green Bay Packers Breno Giacomini   OT Louisville Big East from Minnesota [R5 - 7]
5151 Houston Texans Frank Okam   DT Texas Big 12
5152 Minnesota Vikings Letroy Guion   DT Florida State ACC from Philadelphia [R5 - 8]
5153 New England Patriots Matthew Slater   WR UCLA Pac-10 from Tampa Bay [R5 - 9]
5154 Atlanta Falcons Kroy Biermann   DE Montana Big Sky from Washington [R5 - 10]
5155 Jacksonville Jaguars Thomas Williams   LB USC Pac-10 from Cleveland via Dallas [R5 - 11]
5156 Pittsburgh Steelers Dennis Dixon   QB Oregon Pac-10
5157 St. Louis Rams Roy Schuening   G Oregon State Pac-10 from Tennessee via Washington
5158 Chicago Bears Kellen Davis   TE Michigan State Big Ten from Seattle via Jacksonville and Tampa Bay [R5 - 12]
5159 Jacksonville Jaguars Trae Williams   CB South Florida Big East
5160 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Josh Johnson   QB San Diego Pioneer from San Diego via New England [R5 - 13]
5161 Indianapolis Colts Marcus Howard   DE Georgia SEC
5162 New York Jets Erik Ainge   QB Tennessee SEC from Green Bay [R5 - 14]
5163 Seattle Seahawks Owen Schmitt   FB West Virginia Big East from Dallas [R5 - 15]
5164 New Orleans Saints Carl Nicks   OT Nebraska Big 12 from New England [R5 - 16]
5165 New York Giants Jonathan Goff   LB Vanderbilt SEC
5*166 San Diego Chargers Marcus Thomas   RB UTEP C-USA
6167 Dallas Cowboys Erik Walden   DE Middle Tennessee Sun Belt from Miami [R6 - 1]
6168 Washington Redskins Durant Brooks   P Georgia Tech ACC from St. Louis
6169 Oakland Raiders Trevor Scott   DE Buffalo MAC
6170 Kansas City Chiefs Barry Richardson   OT Clemson ACC
6171 New York Jets Marcus Henry   WR Kansas Big 12
6172 Atlanta Falcons Thomas Brown   RB Georgia SEC
6173 Houston Texans Dominique Barber   S Minnesota Big Ten from Baltimore [R6 - 2]
6174 San Francisco 49ers Josh Morgan   WR Virginia Tech ACC
6175 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Geno Hayes   LB Florida State ACC from Chicago
6176 Miami Dolphins Jalen Parmele   RB Toledo MAC from Detroit
6177 Cincinnati Bengals Corey Lynch   S Appalachian State SoCon
6178 New Orleans Saints Taylor Mehlhaff   K Wisconsin Big Ten
6179 Buffalo Bills Xavier Omon   RB NW Missouri State MIAA
6180 Washington Redskins Kareem Moore   S Nicholls State Southland from Denver via St. Louis [R6 - 3]
6181 Carolina Panthers Nick Hayden   DT Wisconsin Big Ten
6182 Kansas City Chiefs Kevin Robinson   WR Utah State WAC from Minnesota [R6 - 4]
6183 Denver Broncos Spencer Larsen   LB Arizona Pac-10 from Houston [R6 - 5]
6184 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Gibson   OT California Pac-10
6185 Arizona Cardinals Chris Harrington   DE Texas A&M Big 12
6186 Washington Redskins Colt Brennan   QB Hawaiʻi WAC
6187 Minnesota Vikings John Sullivan   C Notre Dame Ind. (FBS) from Tampa Bay via Kansas City [R6 - 6]
6188 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Humpal   LB Iowa Big Ten
6189 Seattle Seahawks Tyler Schmitt   LS San Diego State MWC from Tennessee [R6 - 7]
6190 Cleveland Browns Ahtyba Rubin   DT Iowa State Big 12 from Seattle [R6 - 8]
6191 Cleveland Browns Paul Hubbard   WR Wisconsin Big Ten from Cleveland via Philadelphia [R6 - 9]
6192 San Diego Chargers DeJuan Tribble   CB Boston College ACC
6193 Minnesota Vikings Jaymar Johnson   WR Jackson State SWAC from Jacksonville [R6 - 10]
6194 Pittsburgh Steelers Ryan Mundy   S West Virginia Big East from Green Bay via New York Giants [R6 - 11]
6195 Miami Dolphins Donald Thomas   G Connecticut Big East from Dallas [R6 - 12]
6196 Indianapolis Colts Tom Santi   TE Virginia ACC
6197 New England Patriots Bo Ruud   LB Nebraska Big 12
6198 New York Giants Andre' Woodson   QB Kentucky SEC
6*199 New York Giants Robert Henderson   DE Southern Miss C-USA
6*200 Philadelphia Eagles Joe Mays   LB North Dakota State Great West
6*201 Indianapolis Colts Steve Justice   C Wake Forest ACC
6*202 Indianapolis Colts Mike Hart   RB Michigan Big Ten
6*203 Philadelphia Eagles Andy Studebaker   DE Wheaton (IL) CCIW
6*204 Miami Dolphins Lex Hilliard   RB Montana Big Sky
6*205 Indianapolis Colts Pierre Garçon   WR Mount Union OAC
6*206 Baltimore Ravens Haruki Nakamura   S Cincinnati Big East
6*207 Cincinnati Bengals Matt Sherry   TE Villanova CAA
7208 Chicago Bears Ervin Baldwin   DE Michigan State Big Ten from Miami
7209 Green Bay Packers Matt Flynn   QB LSU SEC from St. Louis via Minnesota [R7 - 1]
7210 Kansas City Chiefs Brian Johnston   DE Gardner-Webb Big South
7211 New York Jets Nate Garner   OT Arkansas SEC
7212 Atlanta Falcons Wilrey Fontenot   CB Arizona Pac-10
7213 Jacksonville Jaguars Chauncey Washington   RB USC Pac-10 from Oakland via Dallas [R7 - 2]
7214 San Francisco 49ers Larry Grant   LB Ohio State Big Ten
7215 Baltimore Ravens Justin Harper   WR Virginia Tech ACC
7216 Detroit Lions Landon Cohen   DT Ohio MAC
7217 Green Bay Packers Brett Swain   WR San Diego State MWC from Cincinnati via St. Louis [R7 - 3]
7218 Detroit Lions Caleb Campbell   S Army Ind. (FBS) from New Orleans
7219 Buffalo Bills Demetress Bell   OT Northwestern State Southland
7220 Denver Broncos Josh Barrett   S Arizona State Pac-10
7221 Carolina Panthers Hilee Taylor   LB North Carolina ACC
7222 Chicago Bears Chester Adams   G Georgia SEC
7223 Houston Texans Alex Brink   QB Washington State Pac-10
7224 Buffalo Bills Stevie Johnson   WR Kentucky SEC from Philadelphia [R7 - 4]
7225 Arizona Cardinals Brandon Keith   OT Northern Iowa Gateway
7226 Oakland Raiders Chaz Schilens   WR San Diego State MWC from Minnesota via New York Jets [R7 - 5]
7227 Denver Broncos Peyton Hillis   FB Arkansas SEC from Tampa Bay [R7 - 6]
7228 St. Louis Rams Chris Chamberlain   LB Tulsa C-USA from Washington
7229 Tennessee Titans Cary Williams   CB Washburn MIAA
7230 Philadelphia Eagles King Dunlap   OT Auburn SEC from Seattle [R7 - 7]
7231 Cleveland Browns Alex Hall   LB St. Augustine's CIAA
7232 Atlanta Falcons Keith Zinger   TE LSU SEC from Pittsburgh [R7 - 8]
7233 Seattle Seahawks Justin Forsett   RB California Pac-10 from Jacksonville [R7 - 9]
7234 San Diego Chargers Corey Clark   OT Texas A&M Big 12
7235 Seattle Seahawks Brandon Coutu   K Georgia SEC from Dallas [R7 - 10]
7236 Indianapolis Colts Jamey Richard   C Buffalo MAC
7237 New Orleans Saints Adrian Arrington   WR Michigan Big Ten from Green Bay Packers
7238 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cory Boyd   RB South Carolina SEC from New England
7239 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Merritt   TE Central Florida C-USA from NY Giants [R7 - 11]
7*240 Baltimore Ravens Allen Patrick   RB Oklahoma Big 12
7*241 Carolina Panthers Geoff Schwartz   OT Oregon Pac-10
7*242 Washington Redskins Rob Jackson   DE Kansas State Big 12
7*243 Chicago Bears Joey LaRocque   LB Oregon State Pac-10
7*244 Cincinnati Bengals Angelo Craig   DE Cincinnati Big East
7*245 Miami Dolphins Lionel Dotson   DE Arizona Pac-10
7*246 Cincinnati Bengals Mario Urrutia   WR Louisville Big East
7*247 Chicago Bears Kirk Barton   OT Ohio State Big Ten
7*248 Chicago Bears Marcus Monk   WR Arkansas SEC
7*249 Washington Redskins Chris Horton   S UCLA Pac-10
7*250 Carolina Panthers Mackenzy Bernadeau   G Bentley NE-10
7*251 Buffalo Bills Kennard Cox   CB Pittsburgh Big East
7* 252 St. Louis Rams David Vobora   LB Idaho WAC

Trades

In the explanations below, (PD) indicates trades completed prior to the start of the draft (i.e. Pre-Draft), while (D) denotes trades that took place during the 2008 draft.

Round one
  1. #7: multiple trades:
    #7: San Francisco → New England (PD). San Francisco traded its first-round selection in 2008 and a fourth-round selection in the 2007 draft (No. 110, traded to the Oakland Raiders for Randy Moss, used to select John Bowie), to New England for one of its first-round selections in 2007 (No. 28, used to select Joe Staley). [source 1]
    #7: New England → New Orleans (D). New England traded its first- and fifth-round selections (No. 7 and 164) to New Orleans for New Orleans' first- and third-round selections (No. 10 and 78). [source 2] [source 3]
  2. #8: Baltimore → Jacksonville (D). Baltimore traded its first-round selection to Jacksonville for Jacksonville's first-round selection, two third-round selections, and fourth-round selection (No. 26, 71, 89, 125). [source 2]
  3. #10: New Orleans → New England (D).See #7: New England → New Orleans above.
  4. #15: Detroit → Kansas City (D). Detroit traded its first- and third-round selections (No. 15 and 76) to Kansas City for Kansas City's second first-round selection, first third-round selection, and first fifth-round selection (No. 17, 66, and 136). [source 2]
  5. #17: multiple trades:
    #17: Minnesota → Kansas City (PD). Minnesota traded its first-round selection and their two third-round selections (No. 73 and 82) and pick 182 to Kansas City for defensive end Jared Allen and pick 187. [source 4]
    #17: Kansas City → Detroit (D).See #15: Detroit → Kansas City above. [source 2]
  6. #18: Houston → Baltimore (D). Houston traded its first-round selection to Baltimore for the first-round and (second) third-round selections Baltimore acquired from Jacksonville, and a sixth-round selection (No. 26, 89, and 173). [source 2]
  7. #19: Philadelphia → Carolina (D). Philadelphia traded its first-round selection to Carolina for Carolina's second- and fourth-round selections in 2008 (No. 43 and 109), and Carolina's first-round pick in 2009.
  8. #21: Washington → Atlanta (D). Washington traded its first-, third-, and fifth-round selections (No. 21, 84, and 154) to Atlanta for two of Atlanta's second-round selections and its fourth-round selection (No. 34, 48, and 103). [source 2]
  9. #22: Cleveland → Dallas (PD). Cleveland traded its first-round selection in 2008 and a second-round selection in 2007 (No. 36, later traded to Philadelphia, who selected Kevin Kolb) for Dallas' first-round selection in 2007 (No. 22, used to select Brady Quinn). [source 5]
  10. #25: Seattle → Dallas (D). Seattle traded its first-round selection to Dallas for Dallas' remaining first-round selection (No. 28) and its fifth- and seventh-round selections (No. 163 and 235). [source 2]
  11. #26: multiple trades:
    #26: Jacksonville → Baltimore (D). See #8: Baltimore → Jacksonville above. [source 2]
    #26: Baltimore → Houston (D). See #18: Houston → Baltimore above. [source 2]
  12. #28: Dallas → Seattle (D).See #25: Seattle → Dallas above.
  13. #29: Indianapolis → San Francisco (PD). Indianapolis traded its first-round selection in 2008 and a fourth-round selection in 2007 (No. 126, used to select Dashon Goldson) to San Francisco for San Francisco's second-round selection in 2007 (No. 42, used to select Tony Ugoh) [source 6]
  14. #30: Green Bay → New York Jets (D). Green Bay traded its first-round selection to the Jets for the Jets' second- and fourth-round selections (No. 36 and 113).
Round two
  1. #34: multiple trades:
    #34: Oakland → Atlanta (PD). Oakland traded its second-round selection in 2008 and its fifth-round selection in 2009 to Atlanta for cornerback DeAngelo Hall. [source 7]
    #34: Atlanta → Washington (D).See #21: Washington → Atlanta above.
  2. #36: New York Jets → Green Bay (D).See #30: Green Bay → New York Jets above.
  3. #38: Baltimore → Seattle (D). Baltimore traded its second-round selection (No. 38) to Seattle for Seattle's second- and third-round selections (No. 55 and 86). [source 2]
  4. #43: multiple trades:
    #43: Carolina → Philadelphia (D). See #19: Philadelphia → Carolina above.
    #43: Philadelphia → Minnesota (D). Philadelphia traded its second- and fifth-round selections (No. 43 and 152) to Minnesota for Minnesota's second- and fourth-round selections (No. 47 and 117).
  5. #47: Minnesota → Philadelphia (D).See #43: Philadelphia → Minnesota above.
  6. #48: multiple trades:
    #48: Houston → Atlanta (PD). Houston traded its second-round selection in 2008, and its second-round selection in 2007 (No. 39, used to select Justin Blalock) to Atlanta for quarterback Matt Schaub in a deal in which Houston and Atlanta swapped first-round draft picks (Atlanta selected Jamaal Anderson with No. 8, Houston drafted Amobi Okoye with No. 10). [source 8]
    #48: Atlanta → Washington (D).See #21: Washington → Atlanta above. [source 2]
  7. #52: Tampa Bay → Jacksonville (D). Tampa Bay traded its second-round selection to Jacksonville for Jacksonville's second- and fifth-round selections (No. 58 and 158) and a seventh-round selection in 2009.
  8. #55: Seattle → Baltimore (D).See #38: Baltimore → Seattle above.
  9. #56: Cleveland → Green Bay (PD). Cleveland traded its second-round selection to the Green Bay Packers for Corey Williams [source 9]
  10. #57: San Diego → Miami (PD). San Diego traded its second-round selection to Miami for wide receiver Chris Chambers [source 10]
  11. #58: Jacksonville → Tampa Bay (D).See #52: Tampa Bay → Jacksonville above.
Round three
  1. #64: Miami → Detroit (D). Miami traded its third-round selection to Detroit for Detroit's third- and sixth-round selections (No. 66 and 176).
  2. #66: multiple trades:
    #66: Kansas City → Detroit (D). See #15: Detroit → Kansas City above.
    #66: Detroit → Miami (D). See #64: Miami → Detroit above.
  3. #67: New York Jets → Carolina (PD). The New York Jets traded their third-round and fifth-round selections to Carolina for Kris Jenkins [source 11]
  4. #69: multiple trades:
    #69: Oakland → New England (PD). Oakland traded its third-round selection in 2008, and the No. 211 selection in 2007 (used to select Oscar Lua) to New England for the No. 91 selection in 2007 (used to select Mario Henderson). [source 12]
    #69: New England → San Diego (D). New England traded the first of its third-round selections to San Diego for San Diego's fifth-round selection in 2008 (No. 160) and second-round selection in 2009.
  5. #70: San Francisco → Chicago (PD). As penalty for tampering with Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered San Francisco to swap its third-round selection with Chicago's, and to forfeit its fifth-round selection. [source 13]
  6. #71: multiple trades:
    #71: Baltimore → Buffalo (PD). Baltimore traded its third-round selection in 2008, and the No. 92 and 239 selections in 2007 (used to select Trent Edwards and C. J. Ah You, respectively) to Buffalo for Willis McGahee. [source 14]
    #71: Buffalo → Jacksonville (PD). Buffalo traded its third- and fifth- round selections to Jacksonville for defensive tackle Marcus Stroud. [source 15]
    #71: Jacksonville → Baltimore (D).See #8: Baltimore → Jacksonville above.
  7. #73: multiple trades:
    #73: Denver → Minnesota (PD). Denver traded its third-round selection in 2008, and the No. 176 and 233 selections in 2007 to Minnesota for the No. 121 selection in 2007 (used to select Marcus Thomas). [source 6]
    #73: Minnesota → Kansas City (PD).See #17: Minnesota → Kansas City above. [source 4]
  8. #75: Chicago → San Francisco (PD).See #70: San Francisco → Chicago above. [source 13]
  9. #76: Detroit → Kansas City (D).See #15: Detroit → Kansas City above.
  10. #78: New Orleans → New England (D).See #7: New England → New Orleans above.
  11. #82: Minnesota → Kansas City (PD).See #17: Minnesota → Kansas City above. [source 4]
  12. #84: Washington → Atlanta (D).See #21: Washington → Atlanta above.
  13. #86: Seattle → Baltimore (D).See #38: Baltimore → Seattle above.
  14. #87: Cleveland → Detroit (PD). Cleveland traded its third-round selection and Leigh Bodden to Detroit for Shaun Rogers. [source 13]
  15. #89: multiple trades:
    #89: Jacksonville → Baltimore (D). See #8: Baltimore → Jacksonville above.
    #89: Baltimore → Houston (D). See #18: Houston → Baltimore above.
  16. #90: San Diego → Chicago (PD). San Diego traded its third-round selection in 2008, as well as the No. 62, 93, and 167 selections in 2007 (used to select Dan Bazuin, Garrett Wolfe, and Kevin Payne, respectively) to Chicago for the No. 37 selection in 2007 (used to select Eric Weddle). [source 6]
  17. #92: Dallas → Detroit (D). Dallas traded its third-round selection to Detroit for Detroit's fourth-round selection in 2008 (No. 111) and fourth-round selection in 2009. [source 2]
Round four
  1. #100: multiple trades:
    #100: Miami → Dallas (PD). The Miami Dolphins traded their fourth-round selection in 2008 to the Dallas Cowboys for players Akin Ayodele and Anthony Fasano. [source 16]
    #100: Dallas → Oakland (D). Dallas traded their fourth-round selection (#100 overall) to Oakland for their fourth-round selection (#104 overall) and seventh-round selection (#213 overall).
  2. #102: New York Jets → Green Bay (D). Green Bay traded their fourth round selection (#113 overall) and fifth round selection (#162 overall) to the Jets for New York's fourth round selection (#102 overall). [source 2]
  3. #103: multiple trades:
    #103: Atlanta → Washington (D). See #21: Washington → Atlanta above.}
    #103: Washington → Tennessee (D). Washington traded their fourth-round selection (#103 overall) to Tennessee Titans for their fourth-round selection (#124 overall), and a fifth-round selection (#157 overall).
  4. #104: multiple trades:
    #104: Oakland → Dallas (D). See #100: Dallas → Oakland above.
    #104: Dallas → Cleveland (D). Dallas traded their fourth-round selection (#104 overall) to Cleveland for their fourth-round selection (#122 overall), and fifth-round selection (#155 overall).
  5. #109: Carolina → Philadelphia (D).See #19: Philadelphia → Carolina above.
  6. #110: Chicago → Miami (D). Chicago traded their fourth round selection (#110 overall) to the Dolphins for Miami's fourth round selection (#115 overall) and seventh round selection (#208 overall). [source 2]
  7. #111: multiple trades:
    #111: Detroit → Dallas (D). See #92: Dallas → Detroit above.
    #111: Dallas → Cleveland (D). Dallas traded their fourth-round selection (#111 overall) to Cleveland for their 2009 NFL Draft third-round selection. [source 17]
  8. #113: multiple trades:
    #113: New Orleans → New York Jets (PD). The New Orleans Saints traded their fourth-round selection to the New York Jets for Jonathan Vilma and a conditional pick in the 2009 draft. [source 18]
    #113: New York Jets → Green Bay (D).See #30: Green Bay → New York Jets above.
    #113: Green Bay → New York Jets (D).See #102: New York Jets → Green Bay above.
  9. #115: multiple trades:
    #115: Philadelphia → Miami (D). Philadelphia traded their fourth-round selection (#115 overall) to Miami for running back Lorenzo Booker.
    #115: Miami → Chicago (D).See #110: Chicago → Miami above.
    #115: Chicago → Tampa Bay (D). Tampa Bay traded their fourth-round selection (#120 overall) and fifth-round selection (#158 overall) to Chicago for their fourth-round selection (#115 overall) and sixth-round selection (#175 overall).
  10. #117: Minnesota → Philadelphia (D).See #43: Philadelphia → Minnesota above.
  11. #119: Washington → Denver (PD). The Washington Redskins traded their fourth-round selection in 2008, and their third-round selection in 2007 (used to select Ryan Harris) to Denver as part of a three-team trade in which Washington received T. J. Duckett and Atlanta received Ashley Lelie. (This was the result of a formula which could have had Denver and Washington swapping 2007 first-round selections.) [source 19]
  12. #120: Tampa Bay → Chicago (D).See #115: Chicago → Tampa Bay above.
  13. #122: Cleveland → Dallas (D).See #104: Dallas → Cleveland above.
  14. #123: Pittsburgh → New York Giants (D). Pittsburgh traded their fourth-round selection (#123 overall) to New York Giants for their fourth-round selection (#130 overall), and a sixth-round selection (#194 overall). [source 2]
  15. #124: Tennessee → Washington (D).See #103: Washington → Tennessee above.
  16. #125: multiple trades:
    #125: Jacksonville → Baltimore (D). See #8: Baltimore → Jacksonville above.
    #125: Baltimore → Oakland (D). Baltimore traded the fourth-round selection obtained from Jacksonville in Round 1 (#125 overall) to the Oakland Raiders for CB Fabian Washington.
  17. #126: Dallas → Tennessee (PD). The Dallas Cowboys traded their fourth-round selection to the Tennessee Titans for suspended defensive back Pacman Jones. [source 20]
  18. #128: Green Bay → St. Louis (D). Green Bay traded its fourth-round selection to St. Louis for their fifth-round selection in 2008 (No. 137) and seventh-round selection in 2008 (No. 217). [source 2]
  19. #130: New York Giants → Pittsburgh (D).See #123: Pittsburgh → New York Giants above.
Round five
  1. #136: multiple trades:
    #136: Miami → Kansas City (PD). Miami conditionally traded its fifth-round selection to Kansas City for Trent Green. The selection would have been upgraded to a fourth-round selection if Green had met certain performance criteria. [source 21] However, Green was injured in a game against the Houston Texans and would up on the injured reserve list for the remainder of the season.
    #136: Kansas City → Detroit (D).See #15: Detroit → Kansas City above.
  2. #137: multiple trades:
    #137: St. Louis → Green Bay (D).See #128: Green Bay → St. Louis above.
    #137: Green Bay → Minnesota (D). Minnesota traded their fifth round pick (150) and seventh round pick (209) to Green Bay for their fourth round pick (137).
  3. #139: Oakland → Denver (PD). Oakland (conditionally) traded their fifth-round selection to Denver in exchange for Gerard Warren. [source 22]
  4. #141: New York Jets → Carolina (PD).See #67: New York Jets → Carolina above. [source 11]
  5. #142: Carolina → Chicago (PD). Carolina traded their fifth-round selection to Chicago in exchange for Chris Harris. [source 23]
  6. #143: multiple trades:
    #143: Chicago → Buffalo (PD). Chicago conditionally traded their fifth-round selection to Buffalo in exchange for Darwin Walker. The round of the selection was dependent on Walker's playing time. [source 24]
    #143: Buffalo → Jacksonville (PD).See #71: Buffalo → Jacksonville above. [source 15]
    #143: Jacksonville → Dallas (D). Jacksonville traded its fifth-round selection (#143 overall) to Dallas for its fifth-round selection (#155 overall) and seventh-round selection (#213 overall).
  7. #150: Minnesota → Green Bay (D).See #137: Green Bay → Minnesota above.
  8. #152: Philadelphia → Minnesota (D).See #43: Philadelphia → Minnesota above.
  9. #153: Tampa Bay → New England (D). New England traded fifth-round and seventh-round selections (#160 and #238 overall) to Tampa Bay for its fifth-round selection (#153 overall). [source 2]
  10. #154: Washington → Atlanta (D).See #21: Washington → Atlanta above.
  11. #155: multiple trades:
    #155: Cleveland → Dallas (D).See #104: Dallas → Cleveland above.
    #155: Dallas → Jacksonville (D).See #143: Jacksonville → Dallas above.
  12. #158: multiple trades:
    #158: Seattle → Jacksonville (PD). The Seattle Seahawks traded their fifth-round selection to Jacksonville for running back Alvin Pearman and the Jaguars' seventh-round pick.
    #158: Jacksonville → Tampa Bay (D).See #52: Tampa Bay → Jacksonville above. [source 2]
  13. #160: multiple trades:
    #160: San Diego → New England (D).See #69: New England → San Diego above.
    #160: New England → Tampa Bay (D).See #153: Tampa Bay → New England above.
  14. #162: Green Bay → New York Jets (D).See #102: New York Jets → Green Bay above.
  15. #163: Seattle → Dallas (D).See #25: Seattle → Dallas above.
  16. #164: New England → New Orleans (D).See #7: New England → New Orleans above.
Round six
  1. #167: Miami → Dallas (PD). Dallas and Miami exchanged their sixth-round selections in a trade with Jason Ferguson going to the Dolphins as part of the deal. [source 25]
  2. #173: Baltimore → Houston (D).See #18: Houston → Baltimore above.
  3. #180: multiple trades:
    #180: Denver → St. Louis (PD). Denver traded their sixth-round selection to the St. Louis Rams for defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy. [source 26] The trade occurred after the Broncos had tried to trade the same pick to Miami for defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson; that trade was voided. [15]
  4. #182: Minnesota → Kansas City (PD).See #17: Minnesota → Kansas City above. [source 4]
  5. #183: Houston → Denver (PD). Houston traded their sixth-round selection to Denver for Chris Myers. [source 27]
  6. #187: multiple trades:
    #187: Tampa Bay → Kansas City (PD). The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded their sixth-round selection to Kansas City for nose tackle Ryan Sims and running back Michael Bennett.
    #187: Kansas City → Minnesota (PD).See #17: Minnesota → Kansas City above. [source 4]
  7. #189: Tennessee → Seattle (PD). The Tennessee Titans traded their sixth-round selection to Seattle for defensive end Bryce Fisher.
  8. #190: Seattle → Cleveland (PD). Seattle traded their sixth-round selection to Cleveland in exchange for Charlie Frye. [source 28]
  9. #191: multiple trades:
    #191: Cleveland → Philadelphia (PD). Cleveland traded their sixth-round selection to Philadelphia for center Hank Fraley. The trade was conditional on games started by Fraley, and could have fallen to a seventh-round pick, but Fraley started all 16 games. [source 29]
  10. #193: Jacksonville → Minnesota (PD). Jacksonville traded their sixth-round selection to Minnesota for Troy Williamson. [source 30]
  11. #194: multiple trades:
    #194: Green Bay → New York Giants (PD). Green Bay traded their sixth-round selection to the New York Giants in exchange for running back Ryan Grant. [source 31]
  12. #195: Dallas → Miami (PD).See #167: Miami → Dallas above. [source 25]
Round seven
  1. #209: multiple trades:
    #209: St. Louis → Minnesota (PD). St. Louis traded their seventh-round selection to Minnesota for offensive tackle Adam Goldberg. [source 32]
  2. #213: multiple trades:
    #213: Oakland → Dallas (D). See #100: Dallas → Oakland above.
    #213: Dallas → Jacksonville (D). See #143: Jacksonville → Dallas above.
  3. #217: multiple trades:
    #217: Cincinnati → St. Louis (PD). Cincinnati traded their seventh-round selection to St. Louis in exchange for Ryan Fitzpatrick [source 33]
  4. #224: Philadelphia → Buffalo (PD). Philadelphia traded their seventh-round selection, and defensive tackle Darwin Walker, to Buffalo for linebacker Takeo Spikes and quarterback Kelly Holcomb. [source 34]
  5. #226: multiple trades:
    #226: Minnesota → New York Jets (PD). Minnesota traded their seventh-round selection to the Jets in exchange for Brooks Bollinger. [source 35]
  6. #227: Tampa Bay → Denver (PD). Tampa Bay traded a conditional 2008 draft pick to Denver for the rights to quarterback Jake Plummer. If Plummer, who is currently retired, had reported to the Buccaneers before the first pick of the 2008 draft was made, Tampa Bay would have sent the Broncos their fourth-round selection. Since Plummer did not report, Denver will receive Tampa's seventh-round selection. [source 36]
  7. #230: Seattle → Philadelphia (PD). Seattle traded their seventh-round selection to Philadelphia for fullback Josh Parry. [source 37]
  8. #232: Pittsburgh → Atlanta (PD). The Pittsburgh Steelers traded their seventh-round selection to Atlanta for kick/punt returner Allen Rossum. [source 38]
  9. #233: Jacksonville → Seattle (PD).See #158: Seattle → Jacksonville above.
  10. #235: Dallas → Seattle (D).See #25: Seattle → Dallas above.
  11. #239: New York Giants → Kansas City (PD). The Giants traded their seventh-round selection to Kansas City for kicker Lawrence Tynes. [source 39]

Draft day trades

Fifth round
Sixth round
Seventh round

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler [9]
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Baltimore Ravens Jameel McClain   LB Syracuse Big East
Chicago Bears Caleb Hanie   QB Colorado State MWC
Dallas Cowboys Danny Amendola   WR Texas Tech Big 12
St. Louis Rams Andrew Hawkins   WR Toledo MAC
Denver Broncos Brett Kern   P Toledo MAC
Denver Broncos Wesley Woodyard   LB Kentucky SEC
Denver Broncos Tyler Polumbus   OT Colorado Big 12
Detroit Lions Jon Weeks   LS Baylor Big 12
Green Bay Packers Joey Haynos   TE Maryland ACC
Green Bay Packers J. J. Jansen   LS Notre Dame Ind. (FBS)
Miami Dolphins Davone Bess   WR Hawaiʻi WAC
Miami Dolphins Dan Carpenter   K Montana Big Sky
Miami Dolphins Matthew Mulligan   TE Maine CAA
Miami Dolphins Marcel Reece   FB Washington Pac-10
Minnesota Vikings Erin Henderson   OLB Maryland ACC
Minnesota Vikings Stephen Hauschka   K NC State ACC
New England Patriots BenJarvus Green-Ellis   RB Ole Miss SEC
New England Patriots Ryan Wendell   C Fresno State WAC
New Orleans Saints Jo-Lonn Dunbar   LB Boston College ACC
New York Giants Wallace Gilberry   DE Alabama SEC
New York Jets Danny Woodhead   RB Chadron State RMAC
Philadelphia Eagles Kyle Arrington   CB Hofstra University CAA
Philadelphia Eagles Jed Collins   FB Washington State Pac-10
Pittsburgh Steelers Doug Legursky   OL Marshall C-USA
San Diego Chargers Mike Tolbert   FB Coastal Carolina Big South
San Francisco 49ers Brian de la Puente   C California Pac-10
Seattle Seahawks David Hawthorne   LB TCU MWC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Clifton Smith   RB Fresno State WAC
Tennessee Titans Jerrell Freeman   LB Mary Hardin–Baylor ASC
Tennessee Titans Fernando Velasco   OL Georgia SEC

Draft breakdown

By conference

Selection totals by college conference:

#ConferencePlayers
selected
Division
1 Southeastern Conference 35 I FBS
2 Pac-10 Conference 34I FBS
3 Atlantic Coast Conference 33I FBS
4 Big 12 Conference 29I FBS
5 Big Ten Conference 28I FBS
6 Big East Conference 19I FBS
7 Conference USA 11I FBS
8 Mid-American Conference 9I FBS
9 Western Athletic Conference 8I FBS
10 Mountain West Conference 7I FBS
11 Independent 5I FBS
12 Colonial Athletic Association 4 I FCS
13 Big Sky Conference 3I FCS
13 Southern Conference 3I FCS
13 Southland Conference 3I FCS
13 Sun Belt Conference 3I FBS
17 Big South Conference 2I FCS
17 Gateway Football Conference 2I FCS
17 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2I FCS
17 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 2 II
17 Ohio Valley Conference 2I FCS
22 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 1II
22 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin 1 III
22 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1II
22 Great West Conference 1I FCS
22 Northeast-10 Conference 1II
22 Ohio Athletic Conference 1III
22 Pioneer Football League 1I FCS
22 Southwestern Athletic Conference 1I FCS

By position

RoundQBRBFBWRTECGOTDEDTLBCBSKPLS
1st25001008*43251000
2nd22010*311032251000
3rd1315310343543000
4th010532243248*2000
5th4322201225*440000
6th2506*221252515111
7th2417*2127*51633100
TOTAL1323435*1677262618283015211

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  3. "Selection" is the term used in NFL documentation, although the more-commonly used term, and the term used during the broadcast of the draft itself, is "picks".
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  5. As there were 32 compensatory selections, there were no supplementary compensatory selections this year.
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  9. 1 2 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
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  11. As penalty for videotaping defensive signals in their season opener against the Jets, the Patriots forfeited their first-round selection since they qualified for the playoffs; they would have lost their second- and third-round selections if they had not."NFL: 'Spygate' deal in the works with ex-Patriots employee". Philadelphia Inquirer. March 10, 2008. p. E1.
  12. San Diego used this pick in the 2007 Supplemental Draft to select Paul Oliver.
  13. As penalty for violating the NFL's anti-tampering rules in an attempt to sign Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, the 49ers forfeited their fifth-round selection and were required to swap third-round selections with the Bears.
  14. Baltimore used this pick in the 2007 Supplemental Draft to select Jared Gaither.
  15. "Wilkinson trade voided, Dolphins retain rights". espn.com. Associated Press. March 31, 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2008.