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NFL Draft: First overall selections

The National Football League Draft has over the years become a huge event, with two full days of television coverage devoted to it. The first overall picks of the NFL Draft over the years include several Hall-of-Famers, Heisman Trophy® Award winners, and many others known only to NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. If you're a gridiron fan, you may be able to draft a great baby name from this list!

Jay Berwanger - 1936 Chicago
Sam Francis - 1937 Nebraska
Corbett Davis - 1938 Indiana
Ki Aldrich - 1939 Texas Christrian
George Cafego - 1940 Tennessee
Tom Harmon - 1941 Michigan
Bill Dudley - 1942 Virginia
Frank Sinkwich - 1943 Georgia
Angelo Bertelli - 1944 Notre Dame
Charley Trippi - 1945 Georgia
Frank Dancewicz - 1946 Notre Dame
Bob Fenimore - 1947 Oklahoma State
Harry Gilmer - 1948 Alabama
Chuck Bednarik - 1949 Pennsylvania
Leon Hart - 1950 Notre Dame
Kyle Rote - 1951 SMU
Bill Wade - 1952 Vanderbilt
Harry Babcock - 1953 Georgia
Bobby Garrett - 1954 Stanford
George Shaw - 1955 Oregon
Gary Glick - 1956 Colorado A&M
Paul Hornung - 1957 Notre Dame
King Hill - 1958 Rice
Randy Duncan - 1959 Iowa
Billy Cannon - 1960 Lousiana State
Tommy Mason - 1961 Tulane
Ken Rice - 1961 Auburn
Ernie Davis - 1962 Syracuse
Roman Gabriel - 1962 North Carolina State
Terry Baker - 1963 Oregon State
Buck Buchanan - 1963 Grambling
Dave Parks - 1964 Texas Tech
Jack Concannon - 1964 Boston College
Tucker Frederickson - 1965 Auburn
Lawrence Elkins - 1965 Baylor
Tommy Nobis - 1966 Texas
Jim Grabowski - 1966 Illinois
Bubba Smith - 1967 Michigan State
Ron Yary - 1968 Southern Cal.
Orenthal James (O.J.) Simpson - 1969 Southern Cal.
Terry Bradshaw - 1970 Louisana Tech
Jim Plunkett - 1971 Stanford
Walt Patulski - 1972 Notre Dame
John Matuszak - 1973 Tampa
Ed 'Too Tall' Jones - 1974 Tennessee State
Steve Bartkowski - 1975 California
Lee Roy Selmon - 1976 Oklahoma
Ricky Bell - 1977 Southern Cal
Earl Campbell - 1978 Texas
Tom Cousineau - 1979 Ohio State
Billy Sims - 1980 Oklahoma
George Rogers - 1981 South Carolina
Kenneth Sims - 1982 Texas
John Elway - 1983 Stanford
Irving Fryar - 1984 Nebraska
Bruce Smith - 1985 Virginia Tech
Bo Jackson - 1986 Auburn
Vinny Testaverde - 1987 Miami, (Fla.)
Aundray Bruce - 1988 Auburn
Troy Aikman - 1989 UCLA
Jeff George - 1990 Illinois
Russell Maryland - 1991 Miami, (Fla.)
Steve Emtman - 1992 Washington
Drew Bledsoe - 1993 Washington State
Dan Wilkinson - 1994 Ohio State
Ki -Jana Carter - 1995 Penn State
Keyshawn Johnson - 1996 Southern Cal.
Orlando Pace - 1997 Ohio State
Peyton Manning - 1998 Tennessee
Tim Couch - 1999 Kentucky
Courtney Brown - 2000 Penn State
Michael Vick - 2001 Virginia Tech
David Carr - 2002 Fresno State
Carson Palmer - 2003 USC
Eli Manning - 2004 Mississippi
Alex Smith - 2005 Utah
Mario Williams - 2006 North Carolina State
JaMarcus Russell - 2007 Louisiana State University
Jake Long - 2008 Michigan
Matthew Stafford - 2009 Georgia
Sam Bradford - 2010 Oklahoma
Cam Newton - 2011 Auburn
Andrew Luck - 2012 Stanford
Eric Fisher - 2013 Central Michigan
Jadeveon Clowney - 2014 South Carolina
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