Defensive Tackle - Warren Sapp
Tampa Bay Buccaneers first overall pick.
The 1995 draft was held April 22–23, 1995 at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. At the time of the draft the Raiders were still the Los Angeles Raiders, they relocated to Oakland in July 1995. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.
There were 32 picks in the first round of this draft as the two expansion teams each received two extra picks between the first and second rounds. The Carolina Panthers, having selected second in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft, were awarded the first overall pick in this draft and the Jacksonville Jaguars, having picked first in the expansion draft, selected second. The Panthers, however, traded their number one pick to the Cincinnati Bengals for the Bengals' fifth overall pick and their fourth pick in the second round. The Panthers were also stripped of two later supplemental picks, numbers 61 and 191, for improperly recruiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator, Dom Capers, as their Head Coach.
This marked only the second time to date in NFL History that two Hall of Fame players were selected by the same team in the same round (the other being the Bears in 1965 draft.) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected with the 12th overall pick, Warren Sapp and selected with the 28th overall pick, Derrick Brooks. The two future Hall of Famers would go on to lead a strong defense which contributed heavily to the win in Super Bowl XXXVII.
The Bucs drafted alternately 7th, 6th and 5th through the rounds of this draft. The Bucs traded their 1st and 3rd round pick to the Eagles for their first (12th overall) and two second round picks. They then traded the two second round picks to the Cowboys to move back into the first round and select Derrick Brooks. The additional seventh round pick came from the Kansas City Chiefs for CB Darren Anderson.
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|C||Center||CB||Cornerback||DB||Defensive back||DE||Defensive end|
|DL||Defensive lineman||DT||Defensive tackle||FB||Fullback||FS||Free safety|
|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|
Notable Undrafted Players
Hall of Famers
Warren SappDefensive tackle from University of Miami, Florida, taken 1st round, 12th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2013.
Derrick BrooksLinebacker from Florida State University, taken 1st round, 28th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2014.
- Curtis Martin, running back from University of Pittsburgh, taken 3rd round, 74th overall by the New England Patriots.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2012.
- Terrell Davis, running back from University of Georgia, taken 6th round, 196th overall by the Denver Broncos.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2017.