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Arkie
04-24-2011, 12:49 PM
Here is a list of all the defensive players picked at #2 in the modern football era. I'm surprised that only two of these guys made the hall of fame.

Divided into 3 groups: 11 DL, 7 LB, and only 1 DB.


Marcell Dareus can join this group:

2010 Ndamukong Suh, 2nd year
2008 Chris Long, 4th year
2002 Julius Peppers, 10th year
1997 Darrell Russell, 6 yrs
1988 Neil Smith, 13 yrs
1986 Tony Casillas, 12 yrs
1979 Mike Bell, 12 yrs
1978 Art Still, 12 yrs
1976 Steve Niehaus, 4 yrs
1972 Sherman White, 12 yrs
1970 Mike McCoy, 11 yrs

Von Miller can join this group:

2000 LaVar Arrington, 7 yrs
1996 Kevin Hardy, 9 yrs
1992 Quentin Coryatt, 7 yrs
1987 Cornelius Bennett, 14 yrs
1982 Johnnie Cooks, 10 yrs
1981 Lawrence Taylor, 13 yrs, HOF
1975 Randy White, 14 yrs, HOF

Patrick Peterson can join Eric Turner.

1991 Eric Turner, 9 yrs

Cmac821
04-24-2011, 12:56 PM
That makes DL look like a good idea

OBF1
04-24-2011, 01:10 PM
That makes DL look like a good idea

Why is that??? Both Hall of Fame players came from the Linbacker group of #2 overall picks, Not DL

Memento
04-24-2011, 01:13 PM
I'm thinking Randy White belongs in the DL category, no?

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
04-24-2011, 01:14 PM
Here is a list of all the defensive players picked at #2 in the modern football era. I'm surprised that only two of these guys made the hall of fame.

Divided into 3 groups: 11 DL, 7 LB, and only 1 DB.


Marcell Dareus can join this group:

2010 Ndamukong Suh, 2nd year
2008 Chris Long, 4th year
2002 Julius Peppers, 10th year
1997 Darrell Russell, 6 yrs
1988 Neil Smith, 13 yrs
1986 Tony Casillas, 12 yrs
1979 Mike Bell, 12 yrs
1978 Art Still, 12 yrs
1976 Steve Niehaus, 4 yrs
1972 Sherman White, 12 yrs
1970 Mike McCoy, 11 yrs

Von Miller can join this group:

2000 LaVar Arrington, 7 yrs
1996 Kevin Hardy, 9 yrs
1992 Quentin Coryatt, 7 yrs
1987 Cornelius Bennett, 14 yrs
1982 Johnnie Cooks, 10 yrs
1981 Lawrence Taylor, 13 yrs, HOF
1975 Randy White, 14 yrs, HOF

Patrick Peterson can join Eric Turner.

1991 Eric Turner, 9 yrs

Great list! Is there a list of just the first person taken at those position?

Cmac821
04-24-2011, 01:58 PM
Why is that??? Both Hall of Fame players came from the Linbacker group of #2 overall picks, Not DL

The HOFs are from 40 years ago...wile the DL have Peppers and Suh who are still playing, and both look like future HOFs

epicSocialism4tw
04-24-2011, 02:07 PM
The HOFs are from 40 years ago...wile the DL have Peppers and Suh who are still playing, and both look like future HOFs

Its a little early to crown Suh, but Peppers is first ballot, IMO.