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The 2002 Entire NFL Draft Review

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Wide Receiver - Marquise Walker
Tampa Bay Buccaneers first overall pick.

The 2002 draft took place April 20–21, 2002 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The 2002 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 thirty-two compensatory selections distributed among eighteen teams, with the Buffalo Bills receiving the most selections with four. The University of Miami was the college most represented in the draft, having five 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 pick because they were an expansion team.

The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

The Buccaneers gave up the top two picks in this draft to the Oakland Raiders as part of the deal that brought Jon Gruden to Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers selected alternately 22-21 in this draft. They also received three additional 7th round selections as compensatory picks.

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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
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        

Player Selections

Rnd. Pick # NFL Team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Houston Texans David Carr QB Fresno State WAC pre-signed
1 2 Carolina Panthers Julius Peppers DE North Carolina ACC
1 3 Detroit Lions Joey Harrington QB Oregon Pac-10
1 4 Buffalo Bills Mike Williams OT Texas Big 12
1 5 San Diego Chargers Quentin Jammer CB Texas Big 12
1 6 Kansas City Chiefs Ryan Sims DT North Carolina ACC from Cowboys
1 7 Minnesota Vikings Bryant McKinnie OT Miami (FL) Big East
1 8 Dallas Cowboys Roy Williams SS Oklahoma Big 12 from Chiefs
1 9 Jacksonville Jaguars John Henderson DT Tennessee SEC
1 10 Cincinnati Bengals Levi Jones OT Arizona State Pac-10
1 11 Indianapolis Colts Dwight Freeney DE Syracuse Big East
1 12 Arizona Cardinals Wendell Bryant DT Wisconsin Big Ten
1 13 New Orleans Saints Donté Stallworth WR Tennessee SEC
1 14 New York Giants Jeremy Shockey TE Miami (FL) Big East from Titans
1 15 Tennessee Titans Albert Haynesworth DT Tennessee SEC from Giants
1 16 Cleveland Browns William Green RB Boston College Big East
1 17 Oakland Raiders Phillip Buchanon CB Miami (FL) Big East from Falcons
1 18 Atlanta Falcons T. J. Duckett RB Michigan State Big Ten from Redskins
1 19 Denver Broncos Ashley Lelie WR Hawaii WAC
1 20 Green Bay Packers Javon Walker WR Florida State ACC from Seahawks
1 21 New England Patriots Daniel Graham TE Colorado Big 12 from BUCS
1 22 New York Jets Bryan Thomas DE UAB C-USA
1 23 Oakland Raiders Napoleon Harris LB Northwestern Big Ten
1 24 Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed FS Miami (FL) Big East
1 25 New Orleans Saints Charles Grant DE Georgia SEC from Dolphine
1 26 Philadelphia Eagles Lito Sheppard CB Florida SEC
1 27 San Francisco 49ers Mike Rumph CB Miami (FL) Big East
1 28 Seattle Seahawks Jerramy Stevens TE Washington Pac-10 from Packers
1 29 Chicago Bears Marc Colombo OT Boston College Big East
1 30 Pittsburgh Steelers Kendall Simmons G Auburn SEC
1 31 St. Louis Rams Robert Thomas LB UCLA Pac-10
1 32 Washington Redskins Patrick Ramsey QB Tulane C-USA from Patriots
2 33 Houston Texans Jabar Gaffney WR Florida SEC
2 34 Carolina Panthers DeShaun Foster RB UCLA Pac-10
2 35 Detroit Lions Kalimba Edwards DE South Carolina SEC
2 36 Buffalo Bills Josh Reed WR LSU SEC
2 37 Dallas Cowboys Andre Gurode C Colorado Big 12
2 38 Minnesota Vikings Raonall Smith LB Washington State Pac-10
2 39 San Diego Chargers Toniu Fonoti G Nebraska Big 12
2 40 Jacksonville Jaguars Mike Pearson OT Florida SEC
2 41 Cincinnati Bengals Lamont Thompson FS Washington State Pac-10
2 42 Indianapolis Colts Larry Tripplett DT Washington Pac-10
2 43 Kansas City Chiefs Eddie Freeman DE UAB C-USA
2 44 New Orleans Saints LeCharles Bentley C Ohio State Big Ten
2 45 Tennessee Titans Tank Williams SS Stanford Pac-10
2 46 New York Giants Tim Carter WR Auburn SEC
2 47 Cleveland Browns André Davis WR Virginia Tech Big East
2 48 San Diego Chargers Reche Caldwell WR Florida SEC from Falcons
2 49 Arizona Cardinals Levar Fisher LB NC State ACC
2 50 Houston Texans Chester Pitts G San Diego State MWC
2 51 Denver Broncos Clinton Portis RB Miami (FL) Big East
2 52 Baltimore Ravens Anthony Weaver DE Notre Dame Ind. (I-A) from Redskins
2 53 Oakland Raiders Langston Walker OT California Pac-10 from BUCS
2 54 Seattle Seahawks Maurice Morris RB Oregon Pac-10
2 55 Oakland Raiders Doug Jolley TE BYU MWC
2 56 Washington Redskins Ladell Betts RB Iowa Big Ten from Ravens
2 57 New York Jets Jon McGraw S Kansas State Big 12
2 58 Philadelphia Eagles Michael Lewis S Colorado Big 12
2 59 Philadelphia Eagles Sheldon Brown CB South Carolina SEC from Dolphins
2 60 Seattle Seahawks Anton Palepoi DE UNLV MWC from Packers
2 61 Buffalo Bills Ryan Denney DE BYU MWC from 49ers
2 62 Pittsburgh Steelers Antwaan Randle El WR Indiana Big Ten
2 63 Dallas Cowboys Antonio Bryant WR Pittsburgh Big East from Bears
2 64 St. Louis Rams Travis Fisher CB UCF Ind. (I-A)
2 65 New England Patriots Deion Branch WR Louisville C-USA
3 66 Houston Texans Fred Weary G Tennessee SEC
3 67 Cincinnati Bengals Matt Schobel TE TCU C-USA from Panthers
3 68 Detroit Lions André Goodman CB South Carolina SEC
3 69 San Francisco 49ers Saleem Rasheed LB Alabama SEC from Bills
3 70 Minnesota Vikings Willie Offord SS South Carolina SEC
3 71 San Diego Chargers Ben Leber LB Kansas State Big 12
3 72 Chicago Bears Roosevelt Williams CB Tuskegee SIAC from Cowboys
3 73 Carolina Panthers Will Witherspoon LB Georgia SEC from Bengals
3 74 Indianapolis Colts Joseph Jefferson SS Western Kentucky Gateway
3 75 Dallas Cowboys Derek Ross CB Ohio State Big Ten from Chiefs
3 76 Cleveland Browns Melvin Fowler C Maryland ACC fromJaguars
3 77 Tennessee Titans Rocky Calmus LB Oklahoma Big 12
3 78 New York Giants Jeff Hatch OT Penn Ivy
3 79 Washington Redskins Rashad Bauman CB Oregon Pac-10 from Browns
3 80 Atlanta Falcons Will Overstreet LB Tennessee SEC
3 81 Arizona Cardinals Josh McCown QB Sam Houston State Southland
3 82 New Orleans Saints James Allen LB Oregon State Pac-10
3 83 Houston Texans Charles Hill NT Maryland ACC
3 84 St. Louis Rams Lamar Gordon FB North Dakota State NCIAC from Redskins
3 84 Denver Broncos forfeited due to a salary cap violation
3 85 Seattle Seahawks Kris Richard CB USC Pac-10
3 86 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Marquise Walker WR Michigan Big Ten
3 87 Washington Redskins Cliff Russell WR Utah MWC from Ravens
3 88 New York Jets Chris Baker TE Michigan State Big Ten
3 89 Jacksonville Jaguars Akin Ayodele LB Purdue Big Ten from Raiders
3 90 Miami Dolphins Seth McKinney C Texas A&M Big 12
3 91 Philadelphia Eagles Brian Westbrook RB Villanova A-10
3 91 San Francisco 49ers forfeited due to a salary cap violation
3 92 Green Bay Packers Marques Anderson FS UCLA Pac-10
3 93 Chicago Bears Terrence Metcalf G Mississippi SEC
3 94 Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Hope FS Florida State ACC
3 95 St. Louis Rams Eric Crouch WR Nebraska Big 12 Heisman winner
3 96 Denver Broncos Dorsett Davis DT Mississippi State SEC from Patriots
3 97 Buffalo Bills Coy Wire SS Stanford Pac-10
3 98 Arizona Cardinals Dennis Johnson DE Kentucky SEC
4 99 Houston Texans Jonathan Wells RB Ohio State Big Ten
4 100 Carolina Panthers Dante Wesley CB Arkansas–Pine Bluff SWAC
4 101 Cleveland Browns Kevin Bentley LB Northwestern Big Ten from Lions
4 102 San Francisco 49ers Jeff Chandler K Florida SEC from Bills
4 103 San Diego Chargers Justin Peelle TE Oregon Pac-10
4 104 Chicago Bears Alex Brown DE Florida SEC from Cowboys
4 105 Minnesota Vikings Brian Williams CB NC State ACC
4 106 Indianapolis Colts David Thornton LB North Carolina ACC
4 107 Kansas City Chiefs Omar Easy FB Penn State Big Ten
4 108 Jacksonville Jaguars David Garrard QB East Carolina C-USA
4 109 Cincinnati Bengals Travis Dorsch K Purdue Big Ten
4 110 Tennessee Titans Mike Echols CB Wisconsin Big Ten from Giants
4 111 Cleveland Browns Ben Taylor LB Virginia Tech Big East
4 112 Baltimore Ravens Dave Zastudil P Ohio MAC from Falcons
4 113 Arizona Cardinals Nate Dwyer DT Kansas Big 12
4 114 Miami Dolphins Randy McMichael TE Georgia SEC from Saints
4 115 Tennessee Titans Tony Beckham CB UW–Stout WIAC
4 116 Atlanta Falcons Martin Bibla G Miami (FL) Big East from Oilers
4 117 New England Patriots Rohan Davey QB LSU SEC from Broncos
4 118 Jacksonville Jaguars Chris Luzar TE Virginia ACC from Redskins
4 119 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Travis Stephens RB Tennessee SEC
4 120 Seattle Seahawks Terreal Bierria SS Georgia SEC
4 121 New York Jets Alan Harper NT Fresno State WAC
4 122 Cleveland Browns Darnell Sanders TE Ohio State Big Ten from Raiders
4 123 Baltimore Ravens Ron Johnson WR Minnesota Big Ten
4 124 Philadelphia Eagles Scott Peters C Arizona State Pac-10
4 125 New Orleans Saints Keyuo Craver CB Nebraska Big 12 from Dolphins
4 126 New England Patriots Jarvis Green DE LSU SEC from Packers
4 127 San Francisco 49ers Kevin Curtis S Texas Tech Big 12
4 128 Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Foote LB Michigan Big Ten
4 129 Dallas Cowboys Jamar Martin FB Ohio State Big Ten from Bears
4 130 St. Louis Rams Travis Scott G Arizona State Pac-10
4 131 Denver Broncos Sam Brandon SS UNLV MWC from Patriots
4 132 Minnesota Vikings Ed Ta'amu G Utah MWC
4 133 Tennessee Titans Rocky Boiman LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
4 134 Detroit Lions John Taylor DE Montana State Big Sky
4 135 Green Bay Packers Najeh Davenport RB Miami (FL) Big East
5 136 Houston Texans Jarrod Baxter FB New Mexico MWC
5 137 Carolina Panthers Randy Fasani QB Stanford Pac-10
5 138 Detroit Lions John Owens TE Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
5 139 Buffalo Bills Justin Bannan DT Colorado Big 12
5 140 Chicago Bears Bobby Gray S Louisiana Tech WAC from Cowboys
5 141 Cleveland Browns Andra Davis LB Florida SEC from Vickings
5 142 San Diego Chargers Terry Charles WR Portland State Big Sky
5 143 Kansas City Chiefs Scott Fujita LB California Pac-10
5 144 Denver Broncos Herb Haygood WR Michigan State Big Ten from Jaguars
5 145 Carolina Panthers Kyle Johnson FB Syracuse Big East from Bengals
5 146 Seattle Seahawks Rocky Bernard DT Texas A&M Big 12 from Colts
5 147 Oakland Raiders Kenyon Coleman DE UCLA Pac-10 from Browns
5 148 Atlanta Falcons Kevin McCadam S Virginia Tech Big East
5 149 Arizona Cardinals Jason McAddley WR Alabama SEC
5 150 New Orleans Saints Mel Mitchell S Western Kentucky Gateway
5 151 Tennessee Titans Jake Schifino WR Akron MAC
5 152 New York Giants Nick Greisen LB Wisconsin Big Ten
5 153 Houston Texans Ramon Walker S Pittsburgh Big East
5 154 New York Jets Jonathan Goodwin G Michigan Big Ten from Redskins
5 155 Baltimore Ravens Terry Jones TE Alabama SEC from Broncos
5 156 Green Bay Packers Aaron Kampman DE Iowa Big Ten from Seahawks
5 157 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jermaine Phillips S Georgia SEC
5 158 Atlanta Falcons Kurt Kittner QB Illinois Big Ten from Raiders
5 159 Washington Redskins Andre Lott S Tennessee SEC from Ravens
5 160 Washington Redskins Robert Royal TE LSU SEC from NY Jets
5 161 Miami Dolphins Omare Lowe S Washington Pac-10
5 162 Philadelphia Eagles Freddie Milons WR Alabama SEC
5 163 San Francisco 49ers Brandon Doman QB BYU MWC
5 164 Green Bay Packers Craig Nall QB Northwestern State Southland
5 165 Chicago Bears Bryan Knight LB Pittsburgh Big East
5 166 Pittsburgh Steelers Verron Haynes RB Georgia SEC
5 167 St. Louis Rams Courtland Bullard LB Ohio State Big Ten
5 168 Dallas Cowboys Pete Hunter CB Virginia Union CIAA from Patriots
5 169 Seattle Seahawks Ryan Hannam TE Northern Iowa Gateway
5 170 Miami Dolphins Sam Simmons WR Northwestern Big Ten
5 171 Seattle Seahawks Matt Hill T Boise State WAC
5 172 San Francisco 49ers Josh Shaw DT Michigan State Big Ten
6 173 Houston Texans DeMarcus Faggins CB Kansas State Big 12
6 174 Carolina Panthers Keith Heinrich TE Sam Houston State Southland
6 175 Detroit Lions Chris Cash CB USC Pac-10
6 176 Buffalo Bills Kevin Thomas CB UNLV MWC
6 177 Minnesota Vikings Nick Rogers LB Georgia Tech ACC
6 178 San Diego Chargers Matt Anderle T Minnesota Big Ten
6 179 Dallas Cowboys Tyson Walter C Ohio State Big Ten
6 180 Jacksonville Jaguars Clenton Ballard DT Southwest Texas State Southland
6 181 Cincinnati Bengals Marquand Manuel S Florida SEC
6 182 Indianapolis Colts David Pugh DT Virginia Tech Big East
6 183 Indianapolis Colts James Lewis SS Miami (FL) Big East from Chiefs
6 184 Atlanta Falcons Kahlil Hill WR Iowa Big Ten
6 185 Arizona Cardinals Josh Scobey RB Kansas State Big 12
6 186 New Orleans Saints J. T. O'Sullivan QB UC Davis Ind. (Div. II)
6 187 Tennessee Titans Justin Hartwig C Kansas Big 12
6 188 New York Giants Wesly Mallard LB Oregon Pac-10
6 189 Oakland Raiders Keyon Nash S Albany State SIAC from Browns
6 190 Houston Texans Howard Green DT LSU SEC
6 191 Denver Broncos Jeb Putzier TE Boise State WAC
6 192 Washington Redskins Reggie Coleman T Tennessee SEC
6 193 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Stamper DE South Carolina SEC
6 194 Seattle Seahawks Craig Jarrett P Michigan State Big Ten
6 195 Baltimore Ravens Lamont Brightful CB Eastern Washington Big Sky
6 196 New Orleans Saints John Gilmore TE Penn State Big Ten from NY Jets
6 197 Oakland Raiders Larry Ned RB San Diego State MWC
6 198 Philadelphia Eagles Tyreo Harrison LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
6 199 Chicago Bears Adrian Peterson RB Georgia Southern SoCon from Dolphins
6 200 Green Bay Packers Mike Houghton T San Diego State MWC
6 201 San Francisco 49ers Mark Anelli TE Wisconsin Big Ten
6 202 Pittsburgh Steelers Lee Mays WR UTEP WAC
6 203 Chicago Bears Jamin Elliott WR Delaware A-10
6 204 Indianapolis Colts Brian Allen RB Stanford Pac-10
6 205 St. Louis Rams Steve Bellisari QB Ohio State Big Ten
6 206 Baltimore Ravens Javin Hunter WR Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
6 207 Baltimore Ravens Chester Taylor RB Toledo MAC
6 208 Dallas Cowboys DeVeren Johnson WR Sacred Heart NEC
6 209 Baltimore Ravens Chad Williams S Southern Miss C-USA
6 210 Chicago Bears Bryan Fletcher TE UCLA Pac-10
6 211 Dallas Cowboys Bob Slowikowski TE Virginia Tech Big East
7 212 Pittsburgh Steelers Lavar Glover CB Cincinnati C-USA from Oilers
7 213 Carolina Panthers Pete Campion G North Dakota State NCIAC
7 214 Detroit Lions Luke Staley RB BYU MWC
7 215 Buffalo Bills Mike Pucillo C Auburn SEC
7 216 San Diego Chargers Seth Burford QB Cal Poly SLO Ind. (I-AA)
7 217 Atlanta Falcons Michael Coleman WR Widener Middle Atlantic from Cowboys
7 218 Minnesota Vikings Chad Beasley T Virginia Tech Big East
7 219 Cincinnati Bengals Joey Evans DE North Carolina ACC
7 220 Indianapolis Colts Josh Mallard DE Georgia SEC
7 221 Kansas City Chiefs Maurice Rodriguez LB Fresno State WAC
7 222 Jacksonville Jaguars Kendall Newson WR Middle Tenn. State Sun Belt
7 223 Arizona Cardinals Mike Banks TE Iowa State Big 12
7 224 New Orleans Saints Derrius Monroe DE Virginia Tech Big East
7 225 Tennessee Titans Darrell Hill WR NIU MAC
7 226 New York Giants Daryl Jones WR Miami (FL) Big East
7 227 Cleveland Browns Joaquin Gonzalez T Miami (FL) Big East
7 228 Denver Broncos Chris Young S Georgia Tech ACC from Falcons
7 229 Houston Texans Greg "Stylez G." White DE Minnesota Big Ten
7 230 Washington Redskins Jeff Grau C UCLA Pac-10
7 231 Denver Broncos Monsanto Pope DT Virginia ACC
7 232 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Kelly QB Southern Miss C-USA
7 233 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tim Wansley CB Georgia SEC
7 234 Washington Redskins Greg Scott DE Hampton MEAC from NY Jets
7 235 Oakland Raiders Ronald Curry QB North Carolina ACC
7 236 Baltimore Ravens Wes Pate QB Stephen F. Austin Southland
7 237 New England Patriots Antwoine Womack RB Virginia ACC from Dolphins
7 238 Philadelphia Eagles Raheem Brock DE Temple Big East
7 239 San Francisco 49ers Eric Heitmann C Stanford Pac-10
7 240 Tennessee Titans Carlos Hall DE Arkansas SEC from Packers
7 241 Miami Dolphins Leonard Henry RB East Carolina C-USA from Bears
7 242 Pittsburgh Steelers Brett Keisel DE BYU MWC
7 243 St. Louis Rams Chris Massey FB Marshall MAC
7 244 Atlanta Falcons Kevin Shaffer T Tulsa WAC
7 245 New York Giants Quincy Monk LB North Carolina ACC
7 246 Jacksonville Jaguars Steve Smith CB Oregon Pac-10
7 247 Jacksonville Jaguars Hayden Epstein K Michigan Big Ten
7 248 San Francisco 49ers Kyle Kosier T Arizona State Pac-10
7 249 Buffalo Bills Rodney Wright WR Fresno State WAC
7 250 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tracey Wistrom TE Nebraska Big 12
7 251 Buffalo Bills Jarrett Ferguson RB Virginia Tech Big East
7 252 Detroit Lions Matt Murphy TE Maryland ACC
7 253 New England Patriots David Givens WR Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
7 254 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aaron Lockett WR Kansas State Big 12
7 255 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Zack Quaccia C Stanford Pac-10
7 256 San Francisco 49ers Teddy Gaines CB Tennessee SEC
7 257 Washington Redskins Rock Cartwright RB Kansas State Big 12
7 258 Carolina Panthers Brad Franklin CB Louisiana–Lafayette Sun Belt
7 259 Detroit Lions Victor Rogers T Colorado Big 12
7 260 Buffalo Bills Dominique Stevenson LB Tennessee SEC
7 261 Houston Texans Ahmad Miller DT UNLV MWC

Notable Undrafted Players

Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Baltimore Ravens Will Demps FS San Diego State MWC
Baltimore Ravens Ma'ake Kemoeatu DT Utah MWC
Baltimore Ravens Bart Scott LB Southern Illinois Gateway
Dallas Cowboys Khary Campbell LB Bowling Green MAC
Dallas Cowboys Billy Cundiff K Drake Pioneer
Dallas Cowboys Keith Davis S Sam Houston State Southland
Dallas Cowboys Chad Hutchinson QB Stanford Pac-10
Denver Broncos Lenny Walls CB Boston College Big East
Detroit Lions Eddie Drummond WR Penn State Big Ten
Houston Texans Eric Parker WR Tennessee SEC
Minnesota Vikings Shaun Hill QB Maryland ACC
New Orleans Saints Jeff Reed K North Carolina ACC
New York Giants Matt Bryant K Baylor Big 12
New York Giants Ryan Clark S LSU SEC
New York Jets Brandon Moore G Illinois Big Ten
Philadelphia Eagles Jason McKie FB Temple Big East
Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison LB Kent State MAC
Seattle Seahawks D. D. Lewis LB Texas Big 12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ryan Nece LB UCLA Pac-10

Hall of Famers

  • No player selected in this draft has yet been inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
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