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2002 NFL Draft

The 2002 National Football League Draft took place on April 20 and April 21, 2002 at the theater at Madison Square Garden. The draft was broadcast on ESPN both days and eventually moved to ESPN2. The draft began with the Houston Texans selecting David Carr, and it ended with the Texans selecting Mr. Irrelevant, Ahmad Miller. There were 32 compensatory selections distributed among 18 teams, with the Buffalo Bills receiving the most selections with 4. The University of Miami was the college most recognized in the draft, having 5 of its players selected in the first round. Although the Carolina Panthers finished with a 1-15 record which would normally have given them the first pick in each round, the Houston Texans were given the first picks because they were an expansion team.

  • 21 running backs
  • 17 defensive tackles
  • 15 offensive tackles
  • 15 quarterbacks
  • 11 guards

  • Player selections

    = compensatory selection = supplemental compensatory selection = Pro Bowler

    Round one

    Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
    1 Houston Texans David Carr Quarterback Fresno State
    2 Carolina Panthers Julius Peppers Defensive End North Carolina
    3 Detroit Lions Joey Harrington Quarterback Oregon
    4 Buffalo Bills Mike Williams Tackle Texas
    5 San Diego Chargers Quentin Jammer Cornerback Texas
    6 Kansas City Chiefs (from Dallas) Ryan Sims Defensive Tackle North Carolina
    7 Minnesota Vikings Bryant McKinnie Tackle Miami (FL)
    8 Dallas Cowboys (from Kansas City) Roy Williams Free Safety Oklahoma
    9 Jacksonville Jaguars John Henderson Defensive Tackle Tennessee
    10 Cincinnati Bengals Levi Jones Tackle Arizona State
    11 Indianapolis Colts Dwight Freeney Defensive End Syracuse
    12 Arizona Cardinals Wendell Bryant Defensive Tackle Wisconsin
    13 New Orleans Saints Donté Stallworth Wide Receiver Tennessee
    14 New York Giants (from Tennessee) Jeremy Shockey Tight End Miami (FL)
    15 Tennessee Titans (from N.Y. Giants) Albert Haynesworth Defensive Tackle Tennessee
    16 Cleveland Browns William Green Running Back Boston College
    17 Oakland Raiders (from Atlanta) Phillip Buchanon Cornerback Miami (FL)
    18 Atlanta Falcons (from Washington through Oakland) T. J. Duckett Running Back Michigan State
    19 Denver Broncos Ashley Lelie Wide Receiver Hawaii
    20 Green Bay Packers (from Seattle) Javon Walker Wide Receiver Florida State
    21 New England Patriots (from Tampa Bay through Oakland and Washington) Daniel Graham Tight End Colorado
    22 New York Jets Bryan Thomas Defensive End UAB
    23 Oakland Raiders Napoleon Harris Linebacker Northwestern
    24 Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed Strong Safety Miami (FL)
    25 New Orleans Saints (from Miami) Charles Grant Defensive End Georgia
    26 Philadelphia Eagles Lito Sheppard Cornerback Florida
    27 San Francisco 49ers Mike Rumph Cornerback Miami (FL)
    28 Seattle Seahawks (from Green Bay) Jerramy Stevens Tight End Washington
    29 Chicago Bears Marc Colombo Tackle Boston College
    30 Pittsburgh Steelers Kendall Simmons Guard Auburn
    31 St. Louis Rams Robert Thomas Linebacker UCLA
    32 Washington Redskins (from New England) Patrick Ramsey Quarterback Tulane

    Round two

    Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
    33 Houston Texans Jabar Gaffney Wide Receiver Florida
    34 Carolina Panthers DeShaun Foster Running Back UCLA
    35 Detroit Lions Kalimba Edwards Defensive End South Carolina
    36 Buffalo Bills Josh Reed Wide Receiver LSU
    37 Dallas Cowboys Andre Gurode Center Colorado
    38 Minnesota Vikings Raonall Smith Linebacker Washington State
    39 San Diego Chargers Toniu Fonoti Guard Nebraska
    40 Jacksonville Jaguars Mike Pearson Offensive tackle Florida
    41 Cincinnati Bengals Lamont Thompson Free Safety Washington State
    42 Indianapolis Colts Larry Tripplett Defensive Tackle Washington
    43 Kansas City Chiefs Eddie Freeman Defensive End UAB
    44 New Orleans Saints LeCharles Bentley Center Ohio State
    45 Tennessee Titans Tank Williams Strong Safety Stanford
    46 New York Giants Tim Carter Wide Receiver Auburn
    47 Cleveland Browns André Davis Wide Receiver Virginia Tech
    48 San Diego Chargers Reche Caldwell Wide Receiver Florida
    49 Arizona Cardinals Levar Fisher Linebacker NC State
    50 Houston Texans Chester Pitts Guard San Diego State
    51 Denver Broncos Clinton Portis Running Back Miami (FL)
    52 Baltimore Ravens (from Washington) Anthony Weaver Defensive End Notre Dame
    53 Oakland Raiders Langston Walker Guard California
    54 Seattle Seahawks Maurice Morris Running Back Oregon
    55 Oakland Raiders Doug Jolley Tight End BYU
    56 Washington Redskins (from Baltimore) Ladell Betts Running Back Iowa
    57 New York Jets Jon McGraw Safety Kansas State
    58 Philadelphia Eagles Michael Lewis Safety Colorado
    59 Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami) Sheldon Brown Cornerback South Carolina
    60 Seattle Seahawks (from Green Bay) Anton Palepoi Defensive End UNLV
    61 Buffalo Bills (from San Francisco) Ryan Denney Defensive End BYU
    62 Pittsburgh Steelers Antwaan Randle El Wide Receiver Indiana
    63 Dallas Cowboys (from Chicago) Antonio Bryant Wide Receiver Pittsburgh
    64 St. Louis Rams Travis Fisher Cornerback Central Florida
    65 New England Patriots Deion Branch Wide Receiver Louisville

    Round three

    Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
    66 Houston Texans Fred Weary Guard Tennessee
    67 Cincinnati Bengals (from Carolina) Matt Schobel Tight End TCU
    68 Detroit Lions André Goodman Cornerback South Carolina
    69 San Francisco 49ers (from Buffalo) Saleem Rasheed Linebacker Alabama
    70 Minnesota Vikings Willie Offord Strong Safety South Carolina
    71 San Diego Chargers Ben Leber Linebacker Kansas State
    72 Chicago Bears (from Dallas) Roosevelt Williams Cornerback Tuskegee University
    73 Carolina Panthers (from Bengals) Will Witherspoon Linebacker Georgia
    74 Indianapolis Colts Joseph Jefferson Strong Safety Western Kentucky
    75 Dallas Cowboys (from Kansas City) Derek Ross Cornerback Ohio State
    76 Cleveland Browns (from Jacksonville) Melvin Fowler Center Maryland
    77 Tennessee Titans Rocky Calmus Linebacker Oklahoma
    78 New York Giants Jeff Hatch Tackle Penn
    79 Washington Redskins (from Jacksonville through Cleveland) Rashad Bauman Cornerback Oregon
    80 Atlanta Falcons Will Overstreet Linebacker Tennessee
    81 Arizona Cardinals Josh McCown Quarterback Sam Houston State
    82 New Orleans Saints James Allen Linebacker Oregon State
    83 Houston Texans Charles Hill Nose Tackle Maryland
    84 St. Louis Rams Lamar Gordon Fullback North Dakota State
    85 Seattle Seahawks Kris Richard Cornerback USC
    86 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Marquise Walker Wide Receiver Michigan
    87 Washington Redskins (from Baltimore) Cliff Russell Wide Receiver Utah
    88 New York Jets Chris Baker Tight End Michigan State
    89 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Washington through Oakland) Akin Ayodele Linebacker Purdue
    90 Miami Dolphins Seth McKinney Center Texas A&M
    91 Philadelphia Eagles Brian Westbrook Running Back Villanova
    92 Green Bay Packers Marques Anderson Free Safety UCLA
    93 Chicago Bears Terrence Metcalf Guard Ole Miss
    94 Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Hope Free Safety Florida State
    95 St. Louis Rams Eric Crouch Wide Receiver Nebraska
    96 Denver Broncos (from New England through Washington and Baltimore) Dorsett Davis Defensive Tackle Mississippi State
    97 Buffalo Bills Coy Wire Strong Safety Stanford
    98 Arizona Cardinals Dennis Johnson Defensive End Kentucky

    Round four

    Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
    99 Houston Texans Jonathan Wells Running Back Ohio State
    100 Carolina Panthers Dante Wesley Cornerback University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
    101 Cleveland Browns Kevin Bentley Linebacker Northwestern
    102 San Francisco 49ers (from Buffalo) Jeff Chandler Kicker Florida
    103 San Diego Chargers Justin Peelle Tight End Oregon
    104 Chicago Bears (from Dallas) Alex Brown Defensive End Florida
    105 Minnesota Vikings Brian Williams Defensive Back North Carolina State
    106 Indianapolis Colts David Thornton Linebacker North Carolina
    107 Kansas City Chiefs Omar Easy Fullback Penn State
    108 Jacksonville Jaguars David Garrard Quarterback ECU
    109 Cincinnati Bengals Travis Dorsch Kicker Purdue
    110 Tennessee Titans (from N.Y. Giants) Mike Echols Cornerback Wisconsin
    111 Cleveland Browns Ben Taylor Linebacker Virginia Tech
    112 Baltimore Ravens (from Denver) Dave Zastudil Punter Ohio
    113 Arizona Cardinals Nate Dwyer Defensive Tackle Kansas
    114 Miami Dolphins Randy McMichael Tight End Georgia
    115 Tennessee Titans Tony Beckham Cornerback Wisconsin-Stout
    116 Atlanta Falcons (from Houston) Martin Bibla Guard Miami (FL)
    117 New England Patriots (from Denver) Rohan Davey Quarterback LSU
    118 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Washington) Chris Luzar Tight End Virginia
    119 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Travis Stephens Running Back Tennessee
    120 Seattle Seahawks Terreal Bierria Strong Safety Georgia
    121 New York Jets Alan Harper Nose Tackle Fresno State
    122 Cleveland Browns (from Oakland) Darnell Sanders Tight End Ohio State
    123 Baltimore Ravens Ron Johnson Wide Receiver Minnesota
    124 Philadelphia Eagles Scott Peters Center Arizona State
    125 New Orleans Saints Keyuo Craver Cornerback Nebraska
    126 New England Patriots Jarvis Green Defensive End LSU
    127 San Francisco 49ers Kevin Curtis Defensive Back Texas Tech
    128 Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Foote Linebacker Michigan
    129 Dallas Cowboys (from Chicago) Jamar Martin Fullback Ohio State
    130 St. Louis Rams Travis Scott Guard Arizona State
    131 Denver Broncos (from New England) Sam Brandon Strong Safety UNLV
    132 Minnesota Vikings Ed Ta'amu Guard Utah
    133 Tennessee Titans Rocky Boiman Linebacker Notre Dame
    134 Detroit Lions John Taylor Defensive End Montana State
    135 Green Bay Packers Najeh Davenport Running Back Miami (FL)

    Round five

    Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
    136 Houston Texans Jarrod Baxter Fullback New Mexico
    137 Carolina Panthers Randy Fasani Quarterback Stanford
    138 Detroit Lions John Owens Tight End Notre Dame
    139 Buffalo Bills Justin Bannan Defensive Tackle Colorado
    140 Chicago Bears (from Dallas) Bobby Gray Safety Louisiana Tech
    141 Cleveland Browns Andra Davis Linebacker Florida
    142 San Diego Chargers Terry Charles Wide Receiver Portland State
    143 Kansas City Chiefs Scott Fujita Linebacker California
    144 Denver Broncos (from Jacksonville through New England) Herb Haygood Wide Receiver Michigan State
    145 Carolina Panthers (from Cincinnati) Kyle Johnson Fullback Syracuse
    146 Seattle Seahawks (from Indianapolis) Rocky Bernard Defensive Tackle Texas A&M
    147 Oakland Raiders (from Cleveland) Kenyon Coleman Defensive End UCLA
    148 Atlanta Falcons Kevin McCadam Safety Virginia Tech
    149 Arizona Cardinals Jason McAddley Wide Receiver Alabama
    150 New Orleans Saints Mel Mitchell Safety Western Kentucky
    151 Tennessee Titans Jake Schifino Wide Receiver Akron
    152 New York Giants Nick Greisen Linebacker Wisconsin
    153 Houston Texans Ramon Walker Safety Pittsburgh
    154 New York Jets Jonathan Goodwin Guard Michigan
    155 Baltimore Ravens (from Denver) Terry Jones Tight End Alabama
    156 Green Bay Packers (from Seattle) Aaron Kampman Defensive End Iowa
    157 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jermaine Phillips Safety Georgia
    158 Atlanta Falcons (from Oakland) Kurt Kittner Quarterback Illinois
    159 Washington Redskins (from Baltimore) Andre Lott Safety Tennessee
    160 Washington Redskins Robert Royal Tight End LSU
    161 Miami Dolphins Omare Lowe Safety Washington
    162 Philadelphia Eagles Freddie Milons Wide Receiver Alabama
    163 San Francisco 49ers Brandon Doman Quarterback Brigham Young
    164 Green Bay Packers Craig Nall Quarterback Northwestern State
    165 Chicago Bears Bryan Knight Linebacker Pittsburgh
    166 Pittsburgh Steelers Verron Haynes Running Back Georgia
    167 St. Louis Rams Courtland Bullard Linebacker Ohio State
    168 Dallas Cowboys (from New England) Pete Hunter Cornerback Virginia Union
    169 Seattle Seahawks Ryan Hannam Tight End Northern Iowa
    170 Miami Dolphins Sam Simmons Wide Receiver Northwestern
    171 Seattle Seahawks Matt Hill Tackle Boise State
    172 San Francisco 49ers Josh Shaw Defensive Tackle Michigan State

    Round six

    Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
    173 Houston Texans Demarcus Faggins Cornerback Kansas State
    174 Carolina Panthers Keith Heinrich Tight End Sam Houston State
    175 Detroit Lions Chris Cash Cornerback USC
    176 Buffalo Bills Kevin Thomas Cornerback UNLV
    177 Minnesota Vikings Nick Rogers Linebacker Georgia Tech
    178 San Diego Chargers Matt Anderle Tackle Minnesota
    179 Dallas Cowboys Tyson Walter Center Ohio State
    180 Jacksonville Jaguars Clenton Ballard Defensive Tackle Southwest Texas State
    181 Cincinnati Bengals Marquand Manuel Safety Florida
    182 Indianapolis Colts David Pugh Defensive Tackle Virginia Tech
    183 Indianapolis Colts James Lewis Defensive Back Miami
    184 Atlanta Falcons Kahlil Hill Wide Receiver Iowa
    185 Arizona Cardinals Josh Scobey Running Back Kansas State
    186 New Orleans Saints J.T. O'Sullivan Quarterback UC Davis
    187 Tennessee Titans Justin Hartwig Center Kansas
    188 New York Giants Wesly Mallard Linebacker Oregon
    189 Oakland Raiders (from Cleveland) Keyon Nash Defensive Back Albany State
    190 Houston Texans Howard Green Defensive Tackle LSU
    191 Denver Broncos Jeb Putzier Tight End Boise State
    192 Washington Redskins Reggie Coleman Tackle Tennessee
    193 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Stamper Defensive End South Carolina
    194 Seattle Seahawks Craig Jarrett Punter Michigan State
    195 Baltimore Ravens Lamont Brightful Cornerback Eastern Washington
    196 New Orleans Saints John Gilmore Tight End Penn State
    197 Oakland Raiders Larry Ned Running Back San Diego State
    198 Philadelphia Eagles Tyreo Harrison Linebacker Notre Dame
    199 Chicago Bears Adrian Peterson Running Back Georgia Southern
    200 Green Bay Packers Mike Houghton Tackle San Diego State
    201 San Francisco 49ers Mark Anelli Tight End Wisconsin
    202 Pittsburgh Steelers Lee Mays Wide Receiver UTEP
    203 Chicago Bears Jamin Elliott Wide Receiver Delaware
    204 Indianapolis Colts Brian Allen Running Back Stanford
    205 St. Louis Rams Steve Bellisari Quarterback Ohio State
    206 Baltimore Ravens Javin Hunter Wide Receiver Notre Dame
    207 Baltimore Ravens Chester Taylor Running Back Toledo
    208 Dallas Cowboys Deveren Johnson Wide Receiver Sacred Heart
    209 Baltimore Ravens Chad Williams Safety Southern Miss
    210 Chicago Bears Bryan Fletcher Tight End UCLA
    211 Dallas Cowboys Bob Slowikowski Tight End Virginia Tech

    Round seven

    Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
    212 Pittsburgh Steelers Lavar Glover Defensive Back Cincinnati
    213 Carolina Panthers Pete Campion Guard North Dakota State
    214 Detroit Lions Luke Staley Running Back BYU
    215 Buffalo Bills Mike Pucillo Center Auburn
    216 San Diego Chargers Seth Burford Quarterback Cal Poly SLO
    217 Atlanta Falcons Michael Coleman Wide Receiver Widener
    218 Minnesota Vikings Chad Beasley Tackle Virginia Tech
    219 Cincinnati Bengals Joey Evans Defensive End North Carolina
    220 Indianapolis Colts Josh Mallard Defensive End Georgia
    221 Kansas City Chiefs Maurice Rodriguez Linebacker Fresno State
    222 Jacksonville Jaguars Kendall Newson Wide Receiver Middle Tennessee State
    223 Arizona Cardinals Mike Banks Tight End Iowa State
    224 New Orleans Saints Derrius Monroe Defensive End Virginia Tech
    225 Tennessee Titans Darrell Hill Wide Receiver Northern Illinois
    226 New York Giants Daryl Jones Wide Receiver Miami (FL)
    227 Cleveland Browns Joaquin Gonzalez Tackle Miami (FL)
    228 Denver Broncos Chris Young Safety Georgia Tech
    229 Houston Texans Greg White Defensive End Minnesota
    230 Washington Redskins Jeff Grau Center UCLA
    231 Denver Broncos Monsanto Pope Defensive Tackle Virginia
    232 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Kelly Quarterback Southern Miss
    233 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tim Wansley Cornerback Georgia
    234 Washington Redskins (from New England) Greg Scott Defensive End Hampton
    235 Oakland Raiders Ronald Curry Wide Receiver North Carolina
    236 Baltimore Ravens Wes Pate Quarterback Stephen F. Austin
    237 New England Patriots (from Dallas) Antwoine Womack Running Back Virginia
    238 Philadelphia Eagles Raheem Brock Defensive End Temple
    239 San Francisco 49ers Eric Heitmann Center Stanford
    240 Tennessee Titans Carlos Hall Defensive End Arkansas
    241 Miami Dolphins Leonard Henry Running Back ECU
    242 Pittsburgh Steelers Brett Keisel Defensive End Brigham Young
    243 St. Louis Rams Chris Massey Fullback Marshall
    244 Atlanta Falcons Kevin Shaffer Tackle Tulsa
    245 New York Giants Quincy Monk Linebacker North Carolina
    246 Jacksonville Jaguars Steve Smith Defensive Back Oregon
    247 Jacksonville Jaguars Hayden Epstein Kicker Michigan
    248 San Francisco 49ers Kyle Kosier Tackle Arizona State
    249 Buffalo Bills Rodney Wright Wide Receiver Fresno State
    250 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tracy Wistrom Tight End Nebraska
    251 Buffalo Bills Jarrett Ferguson Running Back Virginia Tech
    252 Detroit Lions Matt Murphy Tight End Maryland
    253 New England Patriots David Givens Wide Receiver Notre Dame
    254 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aaron Lockett Wide Receiver Kansas State
    255 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Zack Quaccia Center Stanford
    256 San Francisco 49ers Teddy Gaines Defensive Back Tennessee
    257 Washington Redskins Rock Cartwright Running Back Kansas State
    258 Carolina Panthers Brad Franklin Cornerback Louisiana-Lafayette
    259 Detroit Lions Victor Rogers Tackle Colorado
    260 Buffalo Bills Dominique Stevenson Linebacker Tennessee
    261 Houston Texans Ahmad Miller Defensive Tackle UNLV

    = compensatory selection = supplemental compensatory selection = Pro Bowler

    Notable undrafted players

    Pick # Original NFL Team Player Position College
    Baltimore Ravens Will Demps Free Safety San Diego State
    Baltimore Ravens Bart Scott Linebacker Southern Illinois
    Jacksonville Jaguars Quinn Gray Quarterback Florida A&M
    New York Giants Matt Bryant Placekicker Baylor University



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