Number 1 overall draft choices

Season Date Team Player Position College
2014 May 8-10
Houston
Jadeveon Clowney
DE South Carolina
2013 Apr. 25-27 Kansas City
Eric Fisher
T Central Michigan
2012 Apr. 26-28 Indianapolis Andrew Luck
QB Stanford
2011 Apr. 28-30 Carolina Cam Newton
QB Auburn
2010 Apr. 22-24 St. Louis Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma
2009 Apr. 25-26 Detroit Matthew Stafford QB Georgia
2008 Apr. 26-27 Miami Jake Long T Michigan
2007 Apr. 28-29 Oakland JaMarcus Russell QB Louisiana State
2006 Apr. 29-30 Houston Mario Williams DE North Carolina State
2005 Apr. 23-24 San Francisco Alex Smith QB Utah
2004 Apr. 24-25 San Diego Eli Manning QB Mississippi
2003 Apr. 26-27 Cincinnati Carson Palmer QB Southern California
2002 Apr. 20-21 Houston David Carr QB Fresno State
2001 Apr. 21-22 Atlanta Michael Vick QB Virginia Tech
2000 Apr. 15-16 Cleveland Courtney Brown DE Penn State
1999 Apr. 17-18 Cleveland Tim Couch QB Kentucky
1998 Apr. 18-19 Indianapolis Peyton Manning QB Tennessee
1997 Apr. 19-20 St. Louis Orlando Pace T Ohio State
1996 Apr. 20-21 New York Jets Keyshawn Johnson WR Southern California
1995 Apr. 22-23 Cincinnati Ki-Jana Carter RB Penn State
1994 Apr. 24-25 Cincinnati Dan Wilkinson DT Ohio State
1993 Apr. 25-26 New England Drew Bledsoe QB Washington State
1992 Apr. 26-27 Indianapolis Steve Emtman DT Washington
1991 Apr. 21-22 Dallas Russell Maryland DT Miami (FL)
1990 Apr. 22-23 Indianapolis Jeff George QB Illinois
1989 Apr. 23-24 Dallas Troy Aikman QB UCLA
1988 Apr. 24-25 Atlanta Aundray Bruce LB Auburn
1987 Apr. 28-29 Tampa Bay Vinny Testaverde QB Miami (FL)
1986 Apr. 29-30 Tampa Bay Bo Jackson RB Auburn
1985 Apr. 30-May 1 Buffalo Bruce Smith DE Virginia Tech
1984 May 1-2 New England Irving Fryar WR Nebraska
1983 Apr. 26-27 Baltimore John Elway QB Stanford
1982 Apr. 27-28 New England Kenneth Sims DT Texas
1981 Apr. 28-29 New Orleans George Rogers RB South Carolina
1980 Apr. 29-30 Detroit Billy Sims RB Oklahoma
1979 May 3-4 Buffalo Tom Cousineau LB Ohio State
1978 May 2-3 Houston Earl Campbell RB Texas
1977 May 3-4 Tampa Bay Ricky Bell RB Southern California
1976 Apr. 8-9 Tampa Bay Lee Roy Selmon DE Oklahoma
1975 Jan. 28-29 Atlanta Steve Bartkowski QB California
1974 Jan. 29-30 Dallas Ed Jones DE Tennessee State
1973 Jan. 30-31 Houston John Matuszak DE Tampa
1972 Feb. 1-2 Buffalo Walt Patulski DE Notre Dame
1971 Jan. 28-29 New England Jim Plunkett QB Stanford
1970 Jan. 27-28 Pittsburgh Terry Bradshaw QB Louisiana Tech
1969 Jan. 28-29 Buffalo (AFL) O.J. Simpson RB Southern California
1968 Jan. 30-31 Minnesota Ron Yary T Southern California
1967 Mar. 14 Baltimore Bubba Smith DT Michigan State
1966 Nov. 27, 1965 Atlanta Tommy Nobis LB Texas
  Nov. 28, 1965 Miami (AFL) Jim Grabowski RB Illinois
1965 Nov. 28, 1964 New York Giants Tucker Frederickson RB Auburn
  Nov. 28, 1964 Houston (AFL) Lawrence Elkins E Baylor
1964 Dec. 2, 1963 San Francisco Dave Parks E Texas Tech
  Nov. 30, 1963 Boston (AFL) Jack Concannon QB Boston College
1963 Dec. 3, 1962 Los Angeles Terry Baker QB Oregon State
  Dec. 1, 1962 Kansas City (AFL) Junious (Buck) Buchanan DT Grambling
1962 Dec. 4, 1961 Washington Ernie Davis RB Syracuse
  Dec. 2, 1961 Oakland (AFL) Roman Gabriel QB North Carolina State
1961 Dec. 27-28, 1960 Minnesota Tommy Mason RB Tulane
  Nov. 23, 1960 Buffalo (AFL) Ken Rice G Auburn
1960 Secret Draft Los Angeles Billy Cannon RB Louisiana State
  Nov. 22, Dec. 2, 1959 AFL had no formal first pick
1959 Dec. 2, 1958 Green Bay Randy Duncan QB Iowa
1958 Dec. 2, 1957 Chicago Cardinals King Hill QB Rice
1957 Nov. 27, 1956 Green Bay Paul Hornung HB Notre Dame
1956 Nov. 29, 1956 Pittsburgh Gary Glick DB Colorado A&M
1955 Jan. 27-28 Baltimore George Shaw QB Oregon
1954 Jan. 28 Cleveland Bobby Garrett QB Stanford
1953 Jan. 22 San Francisco Harry Babcock E Georgia
1952 Jan. 17 Los Angeles Bill Wade QB Vanderbilt
1951 Jan. 18-19 New York Giants Kyle Rote HB Southern Methodist
1950 Jan. 21-22 Detroit Leon Hart E Notre Dame
1949 Dec. 21, 1948 Philadelphia Chuck Bednarik C Pennsylvania
1948 Dec. 19, 1947 Washington Harry Gilmer QB Alabama
1947 Dec. 16, 1946 Chicago Bears Bob Fenimore HB Oklahoma A&M
1946 Jan. 14 Boston Frank Dancewicz QB Notre Dame
1945 Apr. 6 Chicago Cardinals Charley Trippi HB Georgia
1944 Apr. 19 Boston Angelo Bertelli QB Notre Dame
1943 Apr. 8 Detroit Frank Sinkwich HB Georgia
1942 Dec. 22, 1941 Pittsburgh Bill Dudley HB Virginia
1941 Dec. 10, 1940 Chicago Bears Tom Harmon HB Michigan
1940 Dec. 9, 1939 Chicago Cardinals George Cafego HB Tennessee
1939 Dec. 8, 1938 Chicago Cardinals Ki Aldrich C Texas Christian
1938 Dec. 12, 1937 Cleveland Corbett Davis FB Indiana
1937 Dec. 12, 1936 Philadelphia Sam Francis FB Nebraska
1936 Feb. 8 Philadelphia Jay Berwanger HB Chicago
Note: From 1947 through 1958, the first selection in the draft was a Bonus pick, awarded to the winner of a random draw. That club, in turn, forfeited its last-round draft choice. The winner of the Bonus choice was eliminated from future draws. The system was abolished after 1958, by which time all clubs had received a Bonus choice.

Aikman, Troy, Bednarik, Chuck, Bradshaw, Terry, Buchanan, Buck, Campbell, Earl, Dudley, Bill, Elway, John, Hornung, Paul, Selmon, Lee Roy, Simpson, O.J., Smith, Bruce, Trippi, Charley, Yary, Ron
Recent Comments
  • Esther Jones - March 23 2011 07:13 PM

    Have all #1 draft picks been successful in their NFL careers?

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  • CM - March 17 2011 08:33 PM

    What team has the most #1 draft picks?

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