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2013 NFL Draft

Inside the NFL Draft: By the numbers

Mon, Apr 29, 2013

SENIOR BOWL:

94   Total players drafted – most since 2002 (96)

10    Players selected in first round (of other 22 selected, 15 were non-Seniors, 2 were Seniors who couldn’t play in Senior Bowl because of injury during season)

30    Number of NFL teams (out of 32) that took at least 2 Senior Bowlers

16    1st-round pick the Bills used on QB E.J. Manuel, the only QB picked in 1st round

13  Number of overall No. 1 draft picks to come from the Senior Bowl, counting this year.

 7      Senior Bowlers selected by Baltimore, more than any other team (every team took at least one Senior Bowl player)

 3      Players selected in top-5 (1. Eric Fisher, 4. Lane Johnson, 5. Ziggy Ansah)

 1     Eric Fisher goes No. 1 (first Senior Bowler since Carson Palmer in 2003)

 

FIRST OVERALL PICKS:

IN SENIOR BOWL HISTORY

2013 -- Eric Fisher (Central Michigan)

2003 -- Carson Palmer (USC)

2002 -- David Carr (Fresno State)

1988 -- Aundray Bruce (Auburn)

1986 -- Bo Jackson (Auburn)

1975 -- Steve Bartkowski (Cal)

1974 -- Ed Jones, Tennessee St.

1970 -- Terry Bradshaw (La. Tech)

1967 -- Bubba Smith (Michigan State)

1965 -- Tucker Fredrickson (Auburn)

1964 -- David Parks (Texas Tech)

1952 -- Bill Wade (Vanderbilt)

1951 -- Kyle Rote (SMU)


BY POSITION:

2013 SENIOR BOWL PLAYERS TAKEN IN TOP 5 OF THEIR POSITION (with rd/pick number)

OFFENSIVE TACKLE – 4 of top 5

Eric Fisher 1st (1) – Chiefs

Lane Johnson 1st (4) – Eagles

D.J. Fluker 1st (11) – Chargers

Justin Pugh 1st (19) – Giants

OFFENSIVE GUARD 3 of top 5

Kyle Long 1st (20) – Bears

Larry Warford 3rd (65) – Lions

Brian Winters 3rd (72) – Jets

CENTER 1 of top 5

Brian Schwenke 4th (107) – Titans

QUARTERBACK – 3 of top 5

E.J. Manuel 1st (16) – Bills

Mike Glennon 3rd (73) – Buccaneers

Ryan Nassib 4th (110) – Giants

FULLBACK – 2 of only 3 picked 

Kyle Juszczyk 4th (130) – Ravens

Tommy Bohanon 7th (215) – Jets

TIGHT END – 1 of top 5

Vance McDonald 2nd (55) – 49ers

DEFENSIVE END 2 of top 5 

Ziggy Ansah 1st (5) – Lions

Datone Jones 1st  (26) – Packers

DEFENSIVE TACKLE2 of top 5 

Sylvester Williams 1st (28) – Broncos

Kawann Short 2nd (44) – Panthers

CORNERBACKS – 1 of Top 5

Desmond Trufant 1st (22) – Falcons

SAFETIES – 1 of top 5

Jonathan Cyprien 2nd (33) – Jaguars

PUNTERS – 1 of only 2 picked

Jeff Locke 5th (155) – Vikings

KICKERS – 1 only 2 picked

Dustin Hopkins 6th (177) – Bills  

 

RAISING THEIR STOCK (and SALARY)

AT THE SENIOR BOWL

The number we left out at the top: $36,709,042* estimated salary for top draft pick Eric Fisher over four years *(FORBES)

Fisher was projected as a mid-to-late first round pick before he came to the Senior Bowl in January. After dominating in Mobile, and performing well at the Combine, the Central Michigan OT jumped all the way up to the No.1 pick in the draft.

Based off last year’s salaries, Fisher’s climb will put at LEAST an additional $13-14M in his pocket (not counting signing money) assuming a jump from the middle of the first round (No. 16 pick) to the top spot.

Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson was projected as a late first-round pick after the 2012 regular season. After blowing up at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine, he climbed up to No. 4 in the draft.

Based off last year’s salaries, if he had been chosen 29th in the first round, he would have made around $6M over four years, considerably less than the estimated four-year deal he will sign as the fourth pick, in the neighborhood of $19-20M.

 

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

ABOUT THE SENIOR BOWL

NICK KASA/RAIDERS 6th ROUND PICK / ON HIS SENIOR BOWL EXPERIENCE, WORKING WITH RAIDERS STAFF

“It was pretty awesome just to see a little bit of how the NFL might work out, and just the schemes and planning that they can do there. It definitely helps out I think that I got the coaching there and now I get to go play for the same coaches, which is amazing to me. I love them all and can’t wait to put in a bunch of work with them and get better.”

LIONS GENERAL MANAGER MARTIN MAYHEW / ON DRAFTING ZIGGY ANSAH 5th OVERALL

“I think if we hadn’t gone through the Senior Bowl, if we hadn’t worked with the kid, I might have been a little more concerned about it. But having been there, having worked with him, our coaches felt very comfortable with it, and I felt comfortable with it.”

ESPN DRAFT ANALYST MEL KIPER, JR. / ON ERIC FISHER GOING NO. 1 IN DRAFT

"Eric Fisher went to the Senior Bowl and got an eagle, while (Luke) Joeckel (JR/Texas A&M) was in the clubhouse."

NFL NETWORK ANALYST DANIEL JEREMIAH / ON SENIOR BOWL'S IMPACT ON DRAFT

"I can't recall a draft where an all-star game helped more prospects than the Senior Bowl did this year."