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2008 NFL Draft
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No. 1 Overall pick Jake Long
No. of picks 252
Location Radio City Music Hall
Date April 26-27, 2008
Mr. Irrelevant David Vobora
Commissioner Roger Goodell
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2007 2009


The 2008 NFL Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 26 and April 27, 2008. 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, 220 were regular selections in rounds one through seven, and 32 were compensatory selections, distributed among rounds three through seven.[1]

For the first time since the common draft began, no wide receiver was selected in the first round, even though wide receiver was the most frequently drafted position overall, with 35 selected. Also, a record 34 trades were made during the draft itself.[2]


Changes for 2008Edit

The schedule for the draft was changed: day one began at 3:00 PM EDT, instead of noon, and consisted of just two rounds. Day two began with round three at 10:00 AM EDT, 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.[3]

The draft also marked the official debut of a new NFL shield logo ,[4] replacing the old shield logo which had been used since 1970.

Player selectionsEdit

Compensatory selection

First roundEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Miami Dolphins[5] Jake Long Offensive tackle Michigan
2 St. Louis Rams Chris Long Defensive end Virginia
3 Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan Quarterback Boston College
4 Oakland Raiders Darren McFadden Running back Arkansas
5 Kansas City Chiefs Glenn Dorsey Defensive tackle LSU
6 New York Jets Vernon Gholston Defensive end Ohio State
7 New Orleans Saints (from San Francisco through New England) Sedrick Ellis Defensive tackle USC
8 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Baltimore) Derrick Harvey Defensive end Florida
9 Cincinnati Bengals Keith Rivers Linebacker USC
10 New England Patriots (from New Orleans) Jerod Mayo Linebacker Tennessee
11 Buffalo Bills Leodis McKelvin Cornerback Troy
12 Denver Broncos Ryan Clady Offensive tackle Boise State
13 Carolina Panthers Jonathan Stewart Running back Oregon
14 Chicago Bears Chris Williams Offensive tackle Vanderbilt
15 Kansas City Chiefs (from Detroit) Branden Albert Offensive guard Virginia
16 Arizona Cardinals Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Cornerback Tennessee State
17 Detroit Lions (from Minnesota through Kansas City) Gosder Cherilus Offensive tackle Boston College
18 Baltimore Ravens (from Houston) Joe Flacco Quarterback Delaware
19 Carolina Panthers (from Philadelphia) Jeff Otah Offensive tackle Pittsburgh
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aqib Talib Cornerback Kansas
21 Atlanta Falcons (from Washington) Sam Baker Offensive tackle USC
22 Dallas Cowboys (from Cleveland) Felix Jones Running back Arkansas
23 Pittsburgh Steelers Rashard Mendenhall Running back Illinois
24 Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson Running back East Carolina
25 Dallas Cowboys (from Seattle) Mike Jenkins Cornerback South Florida
26 Houston Texans (from Jacksonville through Baltimore) Duane Brown Offensive tackle Virginia Tech
27 San Diego Chargers Antoine Cason Cornerback Arizona
28 Seattle Seahawks (from Dallas) Lawrence Jackson Defensive end USC
29 San Francisco 49ers (from Indianapolis) Kentwan Balmer Defensive tackle North Carolina
30 New York Jets (from Green Bay) Dustin Keller Tight end Purdue
New England Patriots Selection forfeited
31 New York Giants Kenny Phillips Safety Miami (FL)

Second roundEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
32 Miami Dolphins Phillip Merling Defensive end Clemson
33 St. Louis Rams Donnie Avery Wide receiver Houston
34 Washington Redskins (from Oakland through Atlanta) Devin Thomas Wide receiver Michigan State
35 Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Flowers Cornerback Virginia Tech
36 Green Bay Packers(from New York Jets) Jordy Nelson Wide receiver Kansas State
37 Atlanta Falcons Curtis Lofton Linebacker Oklahoma
38 Seattle Seahawks (from Baltimore) John Carlson Notre Dame
39 San Francisco 49ers Chilo Rachal Offensive guard USC
40 New Orleans Saints Tracy Porter Cornerback Indiana
41 Buffalo Bills James Hardy Wide receiver Indiana
42 Denver Broncos Eddie Royal Wide receiver Virginia Tech
43 Minnesota Vikings (from Carolina through Philadelphia) Tyrell Johnson Safety Arkansas State
44 Chicago Bears Matt Forté Running back Tulane
45 Detroit Lions Jordon Dizon Linebacker Colorado
46 Cincinnati Bengals Jerome Simpson Wide receiver Coastal Carolina
47 Philadelphia Eagles (from Minnesota) Trevor Laws Defensive tackle Notre Dame
48 Washington Redskins (from Houston through Atlanta) Fred Davis Tight end USC
49 Philadelphia Eagles DeSean Jackson Wide receiver California
50 Arizona Cardinals Calais Campbell Defensive end Miami (FL)
51 Washington Redskins Malcolm Kelly Wide receiver Oklahoma
52 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Tampa Bay) Quentin Groves Defensive end Auburn
53 Pittsburgh Steelers Limas Sweed Wide receiver Texas
54 Tennessee Titans Jason Jones Defensive tackle Eastern Michigan
55 Baltimore Ravens (from Seattle) Ray Rice Running back Rutgers
56 Green Bay Packers (from Cleveland) Brian Brohm Quarterback Louisville
57 Miami Dolphins (from San Diego) Chad Henne Quarterback Michigan
58 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Jacksonville) Dexter Jackson Wide receiver Appalachian State
59 Indianapolis Colts Mike Pollak Center Arizona State
60 Green Bay Packers Patrick Lee Cornerback Auburn
61 Dallas Cowboys Martellus Bennett Tight end Texas A&M
62 New England Patriots Terrence Wheatley Cornerback Colorado
63 New York Giants Terrell Thomas Cornerback USC

Third roundEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
64 Detroit Lions (from Miami) Kevin Smith Running back Central Florida
65 St. Louis Rams John Greco Offensive tackle Toledo
66 Miami Dolphins(from Detroit through Kansas City) Kendall Langford Defensive end Hampton
67 Carolina Panthers (from New York Jets) Charles Godfrey Cornerback Iowa
68 Atlanta Falcons Chevis Jackson Cornerback LSU
69 San Diego Chargers (from Oakland through New England) Jacob Hester Fullback LSU
70 Chicago Bears (from San Francisco) Earl Bennett Wide receiver Vanderbilt
71 Baltimore Ravens (from Baltimore through Buffalo and Jacksonville) Tavares Gooden Linebacker Miami (FL)
72 Buffalo Bills Chris Ellis Defensive end Virginia Tech
73 Kansas City Chiefs (from Denver through Minnesota) Jamaal Charles Running back Texas
74 Carolina Panthers Dan Connor Linebacker Penn State
75 San Francisco 49ers (from Chicago) Reggie Smith Cornerback Oklahoma
76 Kansas City Chiefs (from Detroit) Brad Cottam Tight end Tennessee
77 Cincinnati Bengals Pat Sims Defensive tackle Auburn
78 New England Patriots (from New Orleans) Shawn Crable Linebacker Michigan
79 Houston Texans Antwaun Molden Cornerback Eastern Kentucky
80 Philadelphia Eagles Bryan Smith Defensive end McNeese State
81 Arizona Cardinals Early Doucet Wide receiver LSU
82 Kansas City Chiefs (from Minnesota) DaJuan Morgan Safety North Carolina State
83 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jeremy Zuttah Offensive guard Rutgers
84 Atlanta Falcons (from Washington) Harry Douglas Wide receiver Louisville
85 Tennessee Titans Craig Stevens Tight end California
86 Baltimore Ravens (from Seattle) Tom Zbikowski Safety Notre Dame
87 Detroit Lions (from Cleveland) Andre Fluellen Defensive tackle Florida State
88 Pittsburgh Steelers Bruce Davis Linebacker UCLA
89 Houston Texans (from Jacksonville through Baltimore) Steve Slaton Running back West Virginia
90 Chicago Bears (from San Diego) Marcus Harrison Defensive tackle Arkansas
91 Green Bay Packers Jermichael Finley Tight end Texas
92 Detroit Lions (from Dallas) Cliff Avril Linebacker Purdue
93 Indianapolis Colts Philip Wheeler Linebacker Georgia Tech
94 New England Patriots Kevin O'Connell Quarterback San Diego State]]
95 New York Giants Mario Manningham Wide receiver Michigan
96 Washington Redskins Chad Rinehart Offensive tackle Northern Iowa
97 Cincinnati Bengals Andre Caldwell Wide receiver Florida
98 Atlanta Falcons Thomas DeCoud Safety California
99 Baltimore Ravens Oniel Cousins Offensive tackle UTEP

Fourth roundEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
100 Oakland Raiders (from Miami through Dallas) Tyvon Branch Cornerback Connecticut
101 St. Louis Rams Justin King Cornerback Penn State
102 Green Bay Packers (from New York Jets) Jeremy Thompson Defensive end Wake Forest
103 Tennessee Titans (from Atlanta through Washington) William Hayes Defensive end Winston-Salem State
104 Cleveland Browns (from Oakland through Dallas) Beau Bell Linebacker UNLV
105 Kansas City Chiefs William Franklin Wide receiver Missouri
106 Baltimore Ravens Marcus Smith Wide receiver New Mexico
107 San Francisco 49ers Cody Wallace Center Texas A&M
108 Denver Broncos Kory Lichtensteiger Center Bowling Green
109 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) Mike McGlynn Offensive guard Pittsburgh
110 Miami Dolphins (from Chicago) Shawn Murphy Offensive tackle Utah State
111 Cleveland Browns (from Detroit through Dallas) Martin Rucker Tight end Missouri
112 Cincinnati Bengals Anthony Collins Offensive tackle Kansas
113 New York Jets (from New Orleans through Green Bay) Dwight Lowery Cornerback San José State
114 Buffalo Bills Reggie Corner Cornerback Akron
115 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Miami through Chicago) Dré Moore Defensive tackle Maryland
116 Arizona Cardinals Kenny Iwebema Defensive end Iowa
117 Philadelphia Eagles (from Minnesota) Quintin Demps Safety UTEP
118 Houston Texans Xavier Adibi Linebacker Virginia Tech
119 Denver Broncos (from Washington) Jack Williams Cornerback Kent State
120 Chicago Bears (from Tampa Bay) Craig Steltz Safety LSU
121 Seattle Seahawks Red Bryant Defensive tackle Texas A&M
122 Dallas Cowboys (from Cleveland) Tashard Choice Running back Georgia Tech
123 New York Giants (from Pittsburgh) Bryan Kehl Linebacker Brigham Young
124 Washington Redskins (from Tennessee) Justin Tryon Cornerback Arizona State
San Diego Chargers Selection forfeited
125 Oakland Raiders (from Jacksonville through Baltimore) Arman Shields Wide receiver Richmond
126 Tennessee Titans (from Dallas) Lavelle Hawkins Wide receiver California
127 Indianapolis Colts Jacob Tamme Tight end Kentucky
128 St. Louis Rams (from Green Bay) Keenan Burton Wide receiver Kentucky
129 New England Patriots Jonathan Wilhite Cornerback Auburn
130 Pittsburgh Steelers (from New York Giants) Tony Hills Offensive Tackle Texas
131 Philadelphia Eagles Jack Ikegwuonu Cornerback Wisconsin
132 Buffalo Bills Derek Fine Tight end Kansas
133 Baltimore Ravens David Hale Offensive tackle Weber State
134 Tennessee Titans Stanford Keglar Linebacker Purdue
135 Green Bay Packers Josh Sitton Offensive tackle Central Florida

Fifth roundEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
136 Detroit Lions (from Miami through Kansas City) Kenneth Moore Wide receiver Wake Forest
137 Minnesota Vikings (from St. Louis through Green Bay} John David Booty Quarterback USC
138 Atlanta Falcons Robert James Linebacker Arizona State
139 Denver Broncos (from Oakland) Ryan Torain Running back Arizona State
140 Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Carr Cornerback Grand Valley State
141 Carolina Panthers (from NY Jets) Gary Barnidge Tight end Louisville
San Francisco 49ers Selection forfeited
Baltimore Ravens Selection forfeited
142 Chicago Bears (from Carolina) Zack Bowman Cornerback Nebraska
143 Dallas Cowboys (From Chicago through Buffalo and Jacksonville) Orlando Scandrick Cornerback Boise State
144 New Orleans Saints (from Detroit) DeMario Pressley Defensive tackle North Carolina State
145 Cincinnati Bengals Jason Shirley Defensive tackle Fresno State
146 Detroit Lions (from New Orleans) Jerome Felton Fullback Furman
147 Buffalo Bills Alvin Bowen Linebacker Iowa State
148 Denver Broncos Carlton Powell Defensive tackle Virginia Tech
149 Arizona Cardinals Tim Hightower Running back Richmond
150 Green Bay Packers (from Minnesota) Breno Giacomini Offensive tackle Louisville
151 Houston Texans Frank Okam Defensive tackle Texas
152 Minnesota Vikings (from Philadelphia) Letroy Guion Defensive tackle Florida State
153 New England Patriots (from Tampa Bay) Matt Slater Wide receiver UCLA
154 Atlanta Falcons (from Washington) Kroy Biermann Linebacker Montana
155 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Cleveland through Dallas) Thomas Williams Linebacker USC
156 Pittsburgh Steelers Dennis Dixon Quarterback Oregon
157 St. Louis Rams (from Tennessee through Washington) Roy Schuening Offensive guard Oregon State
158 Chicago Bears (from Seattle through Jacksonville and Tampa Bay) Kellen Davis Tight end Michigan State
159 Jacksonville Jaguars Trae Williams Cornerback South Florida
160 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from San Diego through New England) Josh Johnson Quarterback San Diego
161 Indianapolis Colts Marcus Howard Defensive end Georgia
162 New York Jets (from Green Bay) Erik Ainge Quarterback Tennessee
163 Seattle Seahawks (from Dallas) Owen Schmitt Fullback West Virginia
164 New Orleans Saints (from New England) Carl Nicks Offensive tackle Nebraska
165 New York Giants Jonathan Goff Linebacker Vanderbilt
166 San Diego Chargers Marcus Thomas Running back UTEP

Sixth roundEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
167 Dallas Cowboys (from Miami) Erik Walden Defensive end Middle Tennessee
168 Washington Redskins (from St. Louis) Durant Brooks Punter Georgia Tech
169 Oakland Raiders Trevor Scott Defensive end Buffalo
170 Kansas City Chiefs Barry Richardson Offensive tackle Clemson
171 New York Jets Marcus Henry Wide receiver Kansas
172 Atlanta Falcons Thomas Brown Running back Georgia
173 Houston Texans (from Baltimore) Dominique Barber Safety Minnesota
174 San Francisco 49ers Josh Morgan Wide receiver Virginia Tech
175 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Chicago) Geno Hayes Linebacker Florida State
176 Miami Dolphins (from Detroit) Jalen Parmele Running back Toledo
177 Cincinnati Bengals Corey Lynch Safety Appalachian State
178 New Orleans Saints Taylor Mehlhaff Kicker Wisconsin
179 Buffalo Bills Xavier Omon Running back Northwest Missouri State
180 Washington Redskins (from Denver through St. Louis) Kareem Moore Defensive back Nicholls State
181 Carolina Panthers Nick Hayden Defensive tackle Wisconsin
182 Kansas City Chiefs (from Minnesota) Kevin Robinson Wide receiver Utah State
183 Denver Broncos (from Houston) Spencer Larsen Linebacker Arizona
184 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Gibson Offensive tackle California
185 Arizona Cardinals Chris Harrington Defensive end Texas A&M
186 Washington Redskins Colt Brennan Quarterback [[Hawaii Warriors football|HawaiTemplate:Okinai]]
187 Minnesota Vikings (from Tampa Bay through Kansas City) John Sullivan Center Notre Dame
188 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Humpal Linebacker Iowa
189 Seattle Seahawks (from Tennessee) Tyler Schmitt Long snapper San Diego State
190 Cleveland Browns (from Seattle) Ahtyba Rubin Defensive tackle Iowa State
191 Cleveland Browns (from Cleveland through Philadelphia) Paul Hubbard Wide receiver Wisconsin
192 San Diego Chargers DeJuan Tribble Cornerback Boston College
193 Minnesota Vikings (from Jacksonville) Jaymar Johnson Wide receiver Jackson State
194 Pittsburgh Steelers (from Green Bay through New York Giants) Ryan Mundy Safety West Virginia
195 Miami Dolphins (from Dallas) Donald Thomas Offensive guard Connecticut
196 Indianapolis Colts Tom Santi Tight end Virginia
197 New England Patriots Bo Ruud Linebacker Nebraska
198 New York Giants André Woodson Quarterback Kentucky
199 New York Giants Robert Henderson Defensive end Southern Miss
200 Philadelphia Eagles Joe Mays Linebacker North Dakota State
201 Indianapolis Colts Steve Justice Center Wake Forest
202 Indianapolis Colts Mike Hart Running back Michigan
203 Philadelphia Eagles Andrew Studebaker Defensive end Wheaton
204 Miami Dolphins Lex Hilliard Running back Montana
205 Indianapolis Colts Pierre Garcon Wide receiver Mount Union
206 Baltimore Ravens Haruki Nakamura Safety Cincinnati
207 Cincinnati Bengals Matt Sherry Tight end Villanova

Seventh roundEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
208 Chicago Bears (from Miami) Ervin Baldwin Defensive end Michigan State
209 Green Bay Packers (from St. Louis through Minnesota) Matt Flynn Quarterback LSU
210 Kansas City Chiefs Brian Johnston Defensive end Gardner-Webb
211 New York Jets Nate Garner Offensive tackle Arkansas
212 Atlanta Falcons Wilrey Fontenot Cornerback Arizona
213 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Oakland through Dallas) Chauncey Washington Running back USC
214 San Francisco 49ers Larry Grant Linebacker Ohio State
215 Baltimore Ravens Justin Harper Wide receiver Virginia Tech
216 Detroit Lions Landon Cohen Defensive tackle Ohio
217 Green Bay Packers (from Cincinnati through St. Louis) Brett Swain Wide Receiver San Diego State
218 Detroit Lions (from New Orleans) Caleb Campbell Safety Army
219 Buffalo Bills Demetrius Bell Offensive tackle Northwestern State
220 Denver Broncos Josh Barrett Safety Arizona State
221 Carolina Panthers Hilee Taylor Linebacker North Carolina
222 Chicago Bears Chester Adams Offensive guard Georgia
223 Houston Texans Alex Brink Quarterback Washington State
224 Buffalo Bills (from Philadelphia) Steve Johnson Wide receiver Kentucky
225 Arizona Cardinals Brandon Keith Offensive tackle Northern Iowa
226 Oakland Raiders (from Minnesota through New York Jets) Chaz Schilens Wide receiver San Diego State
227 Denver Broncos (from Tampa Bay) Peyton Hillis Fullback Arkansas
228 St. Louis Rams (from Washington) Chris Chamberlain Linebacker Tulsa
229 Tennessee Titans Cary Williams Cornerback Washburn
230 Philadelphia Eagles (from Seattle) King Dunlap Offensive tackle Auburn
231 Cleveland Browns Alex Hall Linebacker St. Augustine
232 Atlanta Falcons (from Pittsburgh) Keith Zinger Tight end LSU
233 Seattle Seahawks (from Jacksonville) Justin Forsett Running back California
234 San Diego Chargers Corey Clark Offensive tackle Texas A&M
235 Seattle Seahawks (from Dallas) Brandon Coutu Kicker Georgia
236 Indianapolis Colts Jamey Richard Center Buffalo
237 New Orleans Saints (from Green Bay Packers) Adrian Arrington Wide receiver Michigan
238 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from New England) Cory Boyd Running back South Carolina
239 Kansas City Chiefs (from NY Giants) Mike Merritt Tight end Central Florida
240 Baltimore Ravens Allen Patrick Runinng back Oklahoma
241 Carolina Panthers Geoff Schwartz Offensive tackle Oregon
242 Washington Redskins Rob Jackson Defensive end Kansas State
243 Chicago Bears Joey LaRocque Linebacker Oregon State
244 Cincinnati Bengals Angelo Craig Defensive end Cincinnati
245 Miami Dolphins Lionel Dotson Defensive end Arizona
246 Cincinnati Bengals Mario Urrutia Wide receiver Louisville
247 Chicago Bears Kirk Barton Offensive tackle Ohio State
248 Chicago Bears Marcus Monk Wide receiver Arkansas
249 Washington Redskins Chris Horton Safety UCLA
250 Carolina Panthers Mackenzy Bernadeau Guard Bentley
251 Buffalo Bills Kennard Cox Defensive back Pittsburgh
252 St. Louis Rams David Vobora Linebacker Idaho

Pre-Draft tradesEdit

First roundEdit

Second roundEdit

Third roundEdit

  • Jets to Panthers. The New York Jets traded their third-round and fifth-round selections to the Carolina Panthers for Kris Jenkins.[13]
  • Chargers to Bears. San Diego traded their third-round selection in 2008 to the Chicago Bears, as well as the 62nd, 93rd, and 167th overall selections in 2007 (used to select Dan Bazuin, Garrett Wolfe and Kevin Payne, respectively) in exchange for the 37th overall selection in 2007 (used to select Eric Weddle).[7]
  • Raiders to Patriots. Oakland traded their third-round selection in 2008 to New England, as well as the 211th overall selection in 2007 (used to select Oscar Lua) in exchange for the 91st overall selection in 2007 (used to select Mario Henderson).[14]
  • Ravens to Bills. The Baltimore Ravens traded their third-round selection in 2008 to the Buffalo Bills, as well as the 92nd and 239th overall selections in 2007 (used to select Trent Edwards and C. J. Ah You, respectively) in exchange for Willis McGahee.[15]
  • Broncos to Vikings to Chiefs. The Denver Broncos traded their third-round selection in 2008 to Minnesota, as well as the 176th and 233rd overall selections in 2007 for the 121st selection in 2007 (used to select DT Marcus Thomas).[16] This selection was later sent to Kansas City as part of the Jared Allen trade.[8]
  • Browns to Lions. Cleveland traded their third-round selection and Leigh Bodden to the Detroit Lions for Shaun Rogers.
  • Bills to Jaguars Buffalo traded a third and fifth round selection to the Jacksonville Jaguars in return for DT Marcus Stroud.[17]
  • 49ers/Bears swap. As penalty for tampering with Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, Goodell ordered that the 49ers and Bears would swap third-round selections in this year's draft, and the 49ers would also forfeit their fifth-round selection.[18]
  • Vikings to Chiefs. As part of the Jared Allen trade mentioned earlier, Kansas City also received Minnesota's original third round selection.[8]

Fourth round Edit

Fifth roundEdit

  • Jets to Panthers. As noted earlier, the Jets traded their third and fifth-round selections to Carolina in the Kris Jenkins deal.
  • Dolphins to Chiefs. 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.[23] 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.
  • Bears to Bills. 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.[24]
  • Panthers to Bears. Carolina traded their fifth-round selection to Chicago in exchange for Chris Harris.[25]
  • Raiders to Broncos. Oakland (conditionally) traded their fifth-round selection to Denver in exchange for Gerard Warren.[26]
  • Bills to Jaguars. As part of the Marcus Stroud trade, Buffalo traded their third- and fifth-round selections to Jacksonville.
  • Seahawks to Jaguars. The Seattle Seahawks traded their fifth-round selection to Jacksonville for running back Alvin Pearman and the Jaguars' seventh-round pick.Template:Fact

Sixth roundEdit

  • Seahawks to Browns. Seattle traded their sixth-round selection to Cleveland in exchange for Charlie Frye.[27]
  • Packers to Giants. Green Bay traded their sixth-round selection to the New York Giants in exchange for running back Ryan Grant.[28]
  • Broncos to Rams. Denver traded their sixth-round selection to the St. Louis Rams for defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy.[29] The trade occurred after the Broncos had tried to trade the same pick to Miami for defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson; that trade was voided.[30]
  • Browns to Eagles. 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.[31]
  • Cowboys to Dolphins. Dallas and Miami exchanged their sixth-round selections in a trade with Jason Ferguson going to the Dolphins as part of the deal.[32]
  • Jaguars to Vikings. Jacksonville traded their sixth-round selection to Minnesota for Troy Williamson.[33]
  • Texans to Broncos. Houston traded their sixth-round selection to Denver for Chris Myers.[34]
  • Titans to Seahawks. The Tennessee Titans traded their sixth-round selection to Seattle for defensive end Bryce Fisher.Template:Fact
  • Buccaneers to Chiefs. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded their sixth-round selection to Kansas City for nose tackle Ryan Sims and running back Michael Bennett.Template:Fact

Seventh roundEdit

  • Steelers to Falcons. The Pittsburgh Steelers traded their seventh-round selection to Atlanta for kick/punt returner Allen Rossum.[35]
  • Seahawks to Eagles. Seattle traded their seventh-round selection to Philadelphia for fullback Josh Parry.[36]
  • Eagles to Bills. Philadelphia traded their seventh-round selection, and defensive tackle Darwin Walker, to Buffalo for linebacker Takeo Spikes and quarterback Kelly Holcomb.[37]
  • Rams to Vikings. St. Louis traded their seventh-round selection to Minnesota for offensive tackle Adam Goldberg.[38]
  • Giants to Chiefs. The Giants traded their seventh-round selection to Kansas City for kicker Lawrence Tynes.[39]
  • Vikings to Jets. Minnesota traded their seventh-round selection to the Jets in exchange for Brooks Bollinger[40].
  • Bengals to Rams. Cincinnati traded their seventh-round selection to St. Louis in exchange for Ryan Fitzpatrick[41]
  • Jaguars to Seahawks. As noted above, the Jaguars exchanged their seventh-round pick along with running back Alvin Pearman to Seattle for the Seahawks' fifth-round selection.
  • Buccaneers to Broncos. 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.[42]

Draft day tradesEdit

First roundEdit

  • Patriots to Saints. New England traded their first- and fifth-round selections (7th and 164th overall) to New Orleans for New Orleans' first- and third-round selections (10th and 78th).
  • Ravens to Jaguars. Baltimore traded their first-round selection (8th overall) to Jacksonville for Jacksonville's first-round selection, two third-round selections, and fourth-round selection (26th, 71st, 89th, and 125th).
  • Lions to Chiefs. Detroit traded their first- and third-round selections (15th and 76th overall) to Kansas City for Kansas City's second first-round selection, first third-round selection, and first fifth-round selection (17th, 66th, and 136th).
  • Texans to Ravens. Houston traded their first-round selection (18th overall) to Baltimore for the first-round and (second) third-round selections Baltimore acquired from Jacksonville earlier, along with a sixth-round selection (26th, 89th, and 173rd).
  • Eagles to Panthers. Philadelphia traded their first-round selection (19th overall) to Carolina for Carolina's second- and fourth-round selections (43rd and 109th), and Carolina's 2009 first-round pick.
  • Redskins to Falcons. Washington traded their first-, third-, and fifth-round selections (21st, 84th, and 154th overall) to Atlanta for two of Atlanta's second-round selections and their fourth-round selection (34th, 48th, and 103rd).
  • Seahawks to Cowboys. Seattle traded their first-round selection (25th overall) to Dallas for Dallas' remaining first-round selection, and their fifth- and seventh-round selections (28th, 163rd, and 235th).
  • Packers to Jets. Green Bay traded their first-round selection (30th overall) to the NY Jets for the Jets' second- and fourth-round selections (36th and 102nd).

Second roundEdit

  • Panthers to Eagles. See first-round trade above.
  • Falcons to Redskins. See first-round trade above.
  • Jets to Packers. See first-round trade above.
  • Ravens to Seahawks. Baltimore traded their second-round selection (38th overall) to Seattle for Seattle's second and third-round selections (55th and 86th).
  • Eagles to Vikings. Philadelphia traded their second- and fifth-round selections (43rd and 152nd overall) to Minnesota for Minnesota's second- and fourth-round selections (47th and 117th).
  • Tampa Bay to Jacksonville. Tampa Bay traded their second-round selection (52nd overall) to Jacksonville for Jacksonville's second and fifth-round selections (58th and 158th) and a 2009 seventh round selection.

Third roundEdit

  • Dolphins to Lions. Miami traded its third-round selection (64th overall) to Detroit for their third-round and sixth-round selections (#66 and #176 overall).
  • Patriots to Chargers. New England traded the first of its third-round selections (69th overall) to San Diego for San Diego's fifth-round selection (160th overall) and their second-round selection in 2009.
  • Cowboys to Lions. Dallas traded its third-round selection (92nd overall) to Detroit for their fourth-round selection (#111 overall) and a 2009 fourth-round selection.
  • Saints to Patriots. See first-round trade above.
  • Jaguars to Ravens. See first-round trade above.
  • Lions/Chiefs swap. See first-round trade above.
  • Ravens to Texans. See first-round trade above.
  • Redskins to Falcons. See first-round trade above.

Fourth roundEdit

  • Jaguars to Ravens. See first-round trade above.
  • Panthers to Eagles. See first-round trade above.
  • Falcons to Redskins. See first-round trade above.
  • Jets to Packers. See first-round trade above.
  • Vikings to Eagles. See second-round trade above.
  • Eagles to Dolphins. Philadelphia traded their fourth-round selection (#115 overall) to Miami for running back Lorenzo Booker.
  • Lions to Cowboys. See third-round trade above.
  • Cowboys to Raiders. Dallas traded their fourth-round selection (#100 overall) to Oakland for their fourth-round selection (#104 overall) and seventh-round selection (#213 overall).
  • Cowboys to Browns. Dallas traded their fourth-round selection (#104 overall) to Cleveland for their fourth-round selection (#122 overall), and fifth-round selection (#155 overall).
  • Cowboys to Browns. Dallas traded their fourth-round selection (#111 overall) to Cleveland for their 2009 NFL Draft third-round selection.[43]
  • Steelers to Giants. 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).
  • Redskins to Titans. 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).
  • Ravens to Raiders. Baltimore traded the fourth-round selection obtained from Jacksonville in Round 1 (#125 overall) to the Oakland Raiders for CB Fabian Washington.

Fifth roundEdit

  • Patriots to Saints. See first-round trade above.
  • Chiefs to Lions. See first-round trade above.
  • Redskins to Falcons. See first-round trade above.
  • Cowboys to Seahawks. See first-round trade above.
  • Eagles to Vikings. See second-round trade above.
  • Jaguars to Cowboys. Jacksonville traded its fifth-round selection (#143 overall) to Dallas for its fifth-round selection (#155 overall) and seventh-round selection (#213 overall).
  • Packers to Vikings. Green Bay traded its fifth-round selection (#137 overall) to Minnesota for its fifth-round selection (#150 overall) and seventh-round selection (#209 overall).
  • Patriots to Buccaneers. New England traded fifth-round and seventh-round selections (#160 and #238 overall) to Tampa Bay for its fifth-round selection (#153 overall).
  • Redskins to Rams. Washington traded fifth-round and seventh-round selections (#157 and #228 overall) to St. Louis for its two sixth-round selections (#168 and #180 overall).

Sixth roundEdit

  • Ravens to Texans. See first-round trade above.
  • Steelers to Giants. See fourth-round trade above.
  • Eagles to Browns. Philadelphia traded to Cleveland the 6th round selection they had previously received from the Browns for Hank Fraley (#191 overall). (see Pre-Draft Trades above) In return, the Browns gave the Eagles their 5th round pick in the 2009 draft.

Seventh roundEdit

  • Cowboys to Seahawks. See first-round trade above.
  • Raiders to Cowboys. See fourth-round trade above.
  • Cowboys to Jaguars. See fifth-round trade above.
  • Packers to Vikings. See fifth-round trade above.
  • Patriots to Buccaneers. See fifth-round trade above.

Selections forfeitedEdit

  • Patriots' first-round. 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. (The pick acquired from the 49ers will not be affected.)[44]
  • Chargers' fourth-round. San Diego used this pick in the 2007 Supplemental Draft to select Paul Oliver.
  • 49ers' fifth-round. 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.
  • Ravens' fifth-round. Baltimore used this pick in the 2007 Supplemental Draft to select Jared Gaither.

Draft breakdownEdit

By positionEdit

Round QB RB FB WR TE C OG OT DE DT LB CB S K P
1st 2 5 0 0 1 0 1 7 4 3 2 5 1 0 0
2nd 2 2 0 10 3 1 1 0 3 2 2 5 1 0 0
3rd 1 3 1 5 3 0 1 3 3 3 6 4 3 0 0
4th 0 1 0 5 3 2 1 5 3 2 4 8 2 0 0
5th 4 3 2 2 2 0 1 2 1 5 5 4 0 0 0
6th 2 5 0 6 2 3 1 2 5 2 5 1 5 1 1
7th 2 4 1 7 2 1 2 7 5 1 6 3 3 1 0
TOTAL 13 23 4 35 16 7 8 26 24 18 30 30 15 2 1

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "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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  4. NFL to revamp shield with redesigned logo USA Today
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