Top Five NFL Draft Picks by Selection Number (Picks 1-5) Since 2000

Top Five NFL Draft Picks by Selection Number (Picks 1-5)

**Since 2000 = By Jonathan Joyce

First Overall Pick

  1. Michael Vick-QB Virginia Tech (2001-2015) Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 4x Pro Bowler-2010 Comeback Player of the Year-2010 Bert Bell Award
  • 133 TDs-88 INTs-22,464 YDs.-80.4 QB Rating
  • 873 Att.-6,109 YDs-7.0 YPC-36 TDs
  1. Matthew Stafford-QB University of Georgia (2009-present) Detroit Lions
  • 1x Pro Bowler-2011 Comeback Player of the Year
  • 216 TDs-118 INTs-34,749 YDs-88.3 QB Rating
  1. Mario Williams-DE NC State (2006-2016) Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins
  • 4x Pro Bowler, 1x All-Pro
  • 317 Tackles-97.5 Sacks-16 FF
  1. Cam Newton-QB Auburn (2011-present) Carolina Panthers
  • 3x Pro Bowler-1x All-Pro-1x MVP-2011 AP Off. ROY-2015 AP Off. POY-2015 Bert Bell Award
  • 158 TDs-94 INTs-25,074 YDs-85.3 QB Rating
  • 828 Att.-4,320 YDs-5.2 YPC-54 TDs
  1. Eli Manning-QB Ole Miss (2004-present) New York Giants
  • 4x Pro Bowler-2x SB Champion-2016 Walter Payton MOY
  • 339 TDs-228 INTs-51,682 YDs-83.5 QB Rating

Second Overall Pick

  1. Robert Griffin III-QB Baylor (2012-2016) Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns
  • 1x Pro Bowler-2012 AP Off. ROY
  • 42 TDs-26 INTs-8,983 YDs-88.4 QB Rating
  • 275 Att.-1,670 YDs-6.1 YPC-10 TDs
  1. Ndamukong Suh-DT Nebraska (2010-present) Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins
  • 5x Pro Bowler-3x All-Pro-2010 AP Def. ROY
  • 289 Tackles-51.5 Sacks-4 FF
  1. Von Miller-LB Texas A&M (2011-present) Denver Broncos
  • 6x Pro Bowler-3x All-Pro-1x SB Champion-2011 AP Def. ROY
  • 323 Tackles-83.5 Sacks-22 FF
  1. Calvin Johnson-WR Georgia Tech (2007-2015) Detroit Lions
  • 6x Pro Bowler, 3x All-Pro
  • 731 REC, 11,619 YDs, 15.9 YPR, 83 TDs
  1. Julius Peppers-DE North Carolina (2002-present) Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers
  • 9x Pro Bowler-3x All-Pro-2002 AP Def. ROY
  • 543 Tackles-154.5 Sacks-52 FF

Third Overall Pick

  1. Gerald McCoy-DT Oklahoma (2010-present) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 6x Pro Bowler-1x All-Pro
  • 201 Tackles-48.5 Sacks-6 FF
  1. Matt Ryan-QB Boston College (2008-present) Atlanta Falcons
  • 4x Pro Bowler-1x All-Pro-1x MVP-2008 AP Off. ROY-2016 AP Off. POY-2016 Bert Bell Award
  • 260 TDs-126 INTs-41,796 YDs-93.4 QB Rating
  1. Andre Johnson-WR Miami, FL. (2003-2016) Houston Texans-Indianapolis Colts-Tennessee Titans
  • 7x Pro Bowler-2x All-Pro
  • 1,062 REC, 14,185 YDs, 13.4 YPR, 70 TDs
  1. Joe Thomas-OT Wisconsin (2007-present)
  • 10x Pro Bowler-6x All-Pro
  • 25 Sacks Allowed-61 Penalties
  1. Larry Fitzgerald-WR Pittsburgh (2004-present) Arizona Cardinals
  • 11x Pro Bowler-1x All-Pro
  • 1,234 REC, 15,545 YDs, 12.6 YPR, 110 TDs

Fourth Overall Pick

  1. Lane Johnson-OT Oklahoma (2013-present) Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1x Pro Bowler-1x All-Pro-1x SB Champion
  • 20 Sacks Allowed-34 Penalties
  1. Ezekiel Elliott-RB Ohio State (2016-present) Dallas Cowboys
  • 1x Pro Bowler-1x All-Pro
  • 564 Att.-2,614 YDs-4.6 YPA-22 TDs
  1. Trent Williams-OT Oklahoma (2010-present) Washington Redskins
  • 6x Pro Bowler
  • 40 Sacks Allowed-45 Penalties
  1. Philip Rivers-QB NC State (2004-present) San Diego Chargers
  • 7x Pro Bowler-2013 Comeback Player of the Year
  • 342 TDs-166 INTs-50,348 YDs, 94.8 QB Rating
  1. A.J. Green-WR University of Georgia (2011-present) Cincinnati Bengals
  • 7x Pro Bowler
  • 556 REC-8,213 YDs-14.8 YPR-57 TDs

Fifth Overall Pick

  1. Sean Taylor-S Miami, FL. (2004-2007) Washington Redskins
  • 2x Pro Bowler
  • 238 Tackles-2 Sacks-12 INTs-8 FF
  1. Khalil Mack-OLB Buffalo (2014-present) Oakland Raiders
  • 3x Pro Bowler-2x All-Pro-2016 AP Def. POY
  • 231 Tackles-40.5 Sacks-9 FF
  1. Patrick Peterson-CB LSU (2011-present) Arizona Cardinals
  • 7x Pro Bowler-3x All-Pro
  • 306 Tackles-21 INTs-1 FF
  1. Eric Berry-DB Tennessee (2010-present) Kansas City Chiefs
  • 5x Pro Bowler-3x All-Pro-2015 Comeback Player of the Year
  • 371 Tackles-5.5 Sacks-14 INTs-4 FF
  1. LaDainian Tomlinson-RB TCU (2001-2011) San Diego Chargers, New York Jets
  • HOF-5x Pro Bowler-3x All-Pro-1x MVP-2006 AP Off. POY-2006 Bert Bell Award-                         2006 Walter Payton MOY
  • 3,174 Att.-13,684 YDs-4.3 YPA-145 TDs
  • 624 REC-4,772 YDs-7.6 YPC-17 TDs

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