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2006 NFL draft

2006 NFL draft
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General information
Date(s)April 29–30, 2006
TimeNoon EDT (April 29)
11:00 am EDT (April 30)
LocationRadio City Music Hall
in New York City, NY
Network(s)ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU,
NFL Network
255 total selections in 7 rounds
First selectionMario Williams, DE
Houston Texans
Mr. IrrelevantKevin McMahan, WR
Oakland Raiders
Most selections (12)Green Bay Packers
Fewest selections (5)Atlanta Falcons
Hall of Famers
← 2005
2007 →

The 2006 NFL draft, the 71st in league history, took place in New York City, New York, at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006.[1][2] For the 27th consecutive year, the draft was telecast on ESPN and ESPN2, with additional coverage offered by ESPNU and, for the first time, by NFL Network. Having signed a contract with the Houston Texans on the evening before the draft, Mario Williams, a defensive end from North Carolina State, became the draft's first pick.[3] The selection surprised many commentators, who predicted that the Texans would draft Southern California running back Reggie Bush or Texas quarterback Vince Young. Ohio State produced the most first round selections (five), while Southern California produced the most overall selections (eleven). Twenty-seven compensatory and supplemental compensatory selections were distributed amongst seventeen teams; Tampa Bay, Baltimore, and Tennessee each held three compensatory picks. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

The 255 players chosen in the draft were composed of:

Player selections

* = compensatory selection
^ = supplemental compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[4]
= Hall of Famer[n 1]
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard[a] K Kicker[b] KR Kickoff returner LB Linebacker
LS Long snapper MLB Middle linebacker[c] OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman
OLB Outside linebacker NT Nose tackle P Punter PR Punt returner
QB Quarterback RS Return specialist RB Running back S Safety
SS Strong safety TE Tight end WR Wide receiver
  1. ^ Also known as offensive guard (OG)
  2. ^ Also known as placekicker (PK)
  3. ^ Also known as inside linebacker (ILB)
First overall pick Mario Williams was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and one-time All-Pro defensive end.
Quarterback Jay Cutler enjoyed a 12-year career in the league, receiving one Pro Bowl invite.
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Wide receiver Devin Hester was drafted in the second round and holds several NFL records as a return specialist.
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Zach Strief was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round and part of the offensive line which won the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award twice.
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Owen Daniels was a fourth round pick and a two-time Pro Bowl selection.
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Kyle Williams was a fifth round pick, six-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro for the Buffalo Bills
Despite being a 4th round pick, Stephen Gostkowski holds many franchise and NFL records, including most consecutive Extra points, has been named to 4 Pro Bowls, 3 All-Pros, and is a 3-time Super Bowl champion, during his 13 year career with the New England Patriots.
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Marques Colston was a bottom-five seventh round pick but went on to win Super Bowl XLIV with the New Orleans Saints and set a string of franchise records for receiving yards and touchdowns.
Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Houston Texans Mario Williams  DE NC State ACC
1 2 New Orleans Saints Reggie Bush  RB USC Pac-10
1 3 Tennessee Titans Vince Young  QB Texas Big 12
1 4 New York Jets D'Brickashaw Ferguson  OT Virginia ACC
1 5 Green Bay Packers A. J. Hawk  LB Ohio State Big Ten
1 6 San Francisco 49ers Vernon Davis  TE Maryland ACC
1 7 Oakland Raiders Michael Huff  S Texas Big 12
1 8 Buffalo Bills Donte Whitner  S Ohio State Big Ten
1 9 Detroit Lions Ernie Sims  LB Florida State ACC
1 10 Arizona Cardinals Matt Leinart  QB USC Pac-10
2004 Heisman Trophy winner[6]
1 11 Denver Broncos Jay Cutler  QB Vanderbilt SEC
1 12 Baltimore Ravens Haloti Ngata  DT Oregon Pac-10
1 13 Cleveland Browns Kamerion Wimbley  DE Florida State ACC
1 14 Philadelphia Eagles Brodrick Bunkley  DT Florida State ACC
1 15 St. Louis Rams Tye Hill  CB Clemson ACC
1 16 Miami Dolphins Jason Allen  S Tennessee SEC
1 17 Minnesota Vikings Chad Greenway  LB Iowa Big Ten
1 18 Dallas Cowboys Bobby Carpenter  LB Ohio State Big Ten
1 19 San Diego Chargers Antonio Cromartie  CB Florida State ACC
1 20 Kansas City Chiefs Tamba Hali  DE Penn State Big Ten
1 21 New England Patriots Laurence Maroney  RB Minnesota Big Ten
1 22 San Francisco 49ers Manny Lawson  LB NC State ACC
1 23 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Davin Joseph  OG Oklahoma Big 12
1 24 Cincinnati Bengals Johnathan Joseph  CB South Carolina SEC
1 25 Pittsburgh Steelers Santonio Holmes  WR Ohio State Big Ten
1 26 Buffalo Bills John McCargo  DT NC State ACC
1 27 Carolina Panthers DeAngelo Williams  RB Memphis C-USA
1 28 Jacksonville Jaguars Marcedes Lewis  TE UCLA Pac-10
1 29 New York Jets Nick Mangold  C Ohio State Big Ten
from Denver via Atlanta[R1 - 8]
1 30 Indianapolis Colts Joseph Addai  RB LSU SEC
1 31 Seattle Seahawks Kelly Jennings  CB Miami (FL) ACC
1 32 New York Giants Mathias Kiwanuka  DE Boston College ACC
2 33 Houston Texans DeMeco Ryans  LB Alabama SEC
2 34 Cleveland Browns D'Qwell Jackson  LB Maryland ACC
2 35 Washington Redskins Rocky McIntosh  LB Miami (FL) ACC
2 36 New England Patriots Chad Jackson  WR Florida SEC
2 37 Atlanta Falcons Jimmy Williams  CB Virginia Tech ACC
2 38 Oakland Raiders Thomas Howard  LB UTEP C-USA
2 39 Philadelphia Eagles Winston Justice  OT USC Pac-10
2 40 Detroit Lions Daniel Bullocks  S Nebraska Big 12
2 41 Arizona Cardinals Deuce Lutui  OG USC Pac-10
2 42 Chicago Bears Danieal Manning  S Abilene Christian LSC
2 43 New Orleans Saints Roman Harper  S Alabama SEC
2 44 New York Giants Sinorice Moss  WR Miami (FL) ACC
2 45 Tennessee Titans LenDale White  RB USC Pac-10
2 46 St. Louis Rams Joe Klopfenstein  TE Colorado Big 12
2 47 Green Bay Packers Daryn Colledge  OT Boise State WAC
2 48 Minnesota Vikings Cedric Griffin  CB Texas Big 12
2 49 New York Jets Kellen Clemens  QB Oregon Pac-10
2 50 San Diego Chargers Marcus McNeill  OT Auburn SEC
2 51 Minnesota Vikings Ryan Cook  C New Mexico MWC
2 52 Green Bay Packers Greg Jennings  WR Western Michigan MAC
2 53 Dallas Cowboys Anthony Fasano  TE Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
from Washington via New York Jets[R2 - 14]
2 54 Kansas City Chiefs Bernard Pollard  S Purdue Big Ten
2 55 Cincinnati Bengals Andrew Whitworth  OT LSU SEC
2 56 Baltimore Ravens Chris Chester  C Oklahoma Big 12
2 57 Chicago Bears Devin Hester CB Miami (FL) ACC
2 58 Carolina Panthers Richard Marshall  CB Fresno State WAC
2 59 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jeremy Trueblood  OT Boston College ACC
2 60 Jacksonville Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew  RB UCLA Pac-10
2 61 Denver Broncos Tony Scheffler  TE Western Michigan MAC
2 62 Indianapolis Colts Tim Jennings  CB Georgia SEC
2 63 Seattle Seahawks Darryl Tapp  DE Virginia Tech ACC
2 64 Minnesota Vikings Tarvaris Jackson  QB Alabama State SWAC
3 65 Houston Texans Charles Spencer  OT Pittsburgh Big East
3 66 Houston Texans Eric Winston  OT Miami (FL) ACC
3 67 Green Bay Packers Abdul Hodge  LB Iowa Big Ten
3 68 St. Louis Rams Claude Wroten  DT LSU SEC
3 69 Oakland Raiders Paul McQuistan  OG Weber State Big Sky
3 70 Buffalo Bills Ashton Youboty  CB Ohio State Big Ten
3 71 Philadelphia Eagles Chris Gocong  LB Cal Poly Great West
3 72 Arizona Cardinals Leonard Pope  TE Georgia SEC
3 73 Chicago Bears Dusty Dvoracek  DT Oklahoma Big 12
3 74 Detroit Lions Brian Calhoun  RB Wisconsin Big Ten
3 75 Green Bay Packers Jason Spitz  C Louisville Big East
from Baltimore via New England[R3 - 5]
3 76 New York Jets Anthony Schlegel  LB Ohio State Big Ten
3 77 St. Louis Rams Jon Alston  LB Stanford Pac-10
3 78 Cleveland Browns Travis Wilson  WR Oklahoma Big 12
3 79 Atlanta Falcons Jerious Norwood  RB Mississippi State SEC
3 80 Jacksonville Jaguars Clint Ingram  LB Oklahoma Big 12
3 81 San Diego Chargers Charlie Whitehurst  QB Clemson ACC
3 82 Miami Dolphins Derek Hagan  WR Arizona State Pac-10
3 83 Pittsburgh Steelers Anthony Smith  S Syracuse Big East
3 84 San Francisco 49ers Brandon Williams  WR Wisconsin Big Ten
3 85 Kansas City Chiefs Brodie Croyle  QB Alabama SEC
3 86 New England Patriots David Thomas  TE Texas Big 12
3 87 Baltimore Ravens David Pittman  CB Northwestern State Southland
3 88 Carolina Panthers James Anderson  LB Virginia Tech ACC
from Chicago
3 89 Carolina Panthers Rashad Butler  OT Miami (FL) ACC
3 90 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Maurice Stovall  WR Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
3 91 Cincinnati Bengals Frostee Rucker  DE USC Pac-10
3 92 Dallas Cowboys Jason Hatcher  DE Grambling State SWAC
3 93 St. Louis Rams Dominique Byrd  TE USC Pac-10
from Denver via Atlanta and Green Bay[R3 - 11]
3 94 Indianapolis Colts Freddy Keiaho  LB San Diego State MWC
3 95 Pittsburgh Steelers Willie Reid  WR Florida State ACC
3 96 New York Giants Gerris Wilkinson  LB Georgia Tech ACC
3* 97 New York Jets Eric Smith  S Michigan State Big Ten
4 98 Houston Texans Owen Daniels  TE Wisconsin Big Ten
4 99 Philadelphia Eagles Max Jean-Gilles  OG Georgia SEC
4 100 San Francisco 49ers Michael Robinson  RB Penn State Big Ten
4 101 Oakland Raiders Darnell Bing  S USC Pac-10
4 102 Tennessee Titans Calvin Lowry  S Penn State Big Ten
4 103 New York Jets Brad Smith  QB Missouri Big 12
4 104 Green Bay Packers Cory Rodgers  WR TCU MWC
4 105 Buffalo Bills Ko Simpson  S South Carolina SEC
4 106 New England Patriots Garrett Mills  TE Tulsa C-USA
from Detroit
4 107 Arizona Cardinals Gabe Watson  DT Michigan Big Ten
4 108 New Orleans Saints Jahri Evans  OT Bloomsburg PSAC
4 109 Philadelphia Eagles Jason Avant  WR Michigan Big Ten
4 110 Cleveland Browns Leon Williams  LB Miami (FL) ACC
4 111 Baltimore Ravens Demetrius Williams  WR Oregon Pac-10
4 112 Cleveland Browns Isaac Sowells  OG Indiana Big Ten
from Atlanta
4 113 St. Louis Rams Victor Adeyanju  DE Indiana Big Ten
4 114 Miami Dolphins Joe Toledo  OT Washington Pac-10
4 115 Green Bay Packers Will Blackmon  CB Boston College ACC
4 116 Tennessee Titans Stephen Tulloch  LB NC State ACC
4 117 New York Jets Leon Washington  RB Florida State ACC
4 118 New England Patriots Stephen Gostkowski  K Memphis C-USA
4 119 Denver Broncos Brandon Marshall  WR UCF C-USA
4 120 Chicago Bears Jamar Williams  LB Arizona State Pac-10
4 121 Carolina Panthers Nate Salley  S Ohio State Big Ten
4 122 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Alan Zemaitis  CB Penn State Big Ten
4 123 Cincinnati Bengals Domata Peko  DT Michigan State Big Ten
4 124 New York Giants Barry Cofield  DT Northwestern Big Ten
4 125 Dallas Cowboys Skyler Green  WR LSU SEC
4 126 Denver Broncos Elvis Dumervil  DE Louisville Big East
4 127 Minnesota Vikings Ray Edwards  DE Purdue Big Ten
4 128 Seattle Seahawks Rob Sims  OG Ohio State Big Ten
4 129 New York Giants Guy Whimper  OT East Carolina C-USA
4* 130 Denver Broncos Domenik Hixon  WR Akron MAC
4* 131 Pittsburgh Steelers Willie Colon  OG Hofstra A-10
4* 132 Baltimore Ravens P. J. Daniels  RB Georgia Tech ACC
4* 133 Pittsburgh Steelers Orien Harris  DT Miami (FL) ACC
5 134 Buffalo Bills Kyle Williams  DT LSU SEC
5 135 New Orleans Saints Rob Ninkovich  DE Purdue Big Ten
5 136 New England Patriots Ryan O'Callaghan  OT California Pac-10
from Oakland
5 137 Tennessee Titans Terna Nande  LB Miami (OH) MAC
5 138 Dallas Cowboys Pat Watkins  S Florida State ACC
5 139 Atlanta Falcons Quinn Ojinnaka  OT Syracuse Big East
5 140 San Francisco 49ers Parys Haralson  DE Tennessee SEC
5 141 Detroit Lions Jonathan Scott  OT Texas Big 12
5 142 Arizona Cardinals Brandon Johnson  LB Louisville Big East
5 143 Buffalo Bills Brad Butler  OT Virginia ACC
5 144 St. Louis Rams Marques Hagans  WR Virginia ACC
5 145 Cleveland Browns Jerome Harrison  RB Washington State Pac-10
5 146 Baltimore Ravens Dawan Landry  S Georgia Tech ACC
5 147 Philadelphia Eagles Jeremy Bloom  WR Colorado Big 12
5 148 Green Bay Packers Ingle Martin  QB Furman SoCon
5 148.5 Miami Dolphins selection forfeited because of use of 5th round selection in 2005 Supplemental Draft
5 149 Minnesota Vikings Greg Blue  S Georgia SEC
5 150 New York Jets Jason Pociask  TE Wisconsin Big Ten
from Dallas
5 151 San Diego Chargers Tim Dobbins  LB Iowa State Big 12
5 152 Cleveland Browns DeMario Minter  CB Georgia SEC
5 153 Washington Redskins Anthony Montgomery  DT Minnesota Big Ten
5 154 Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Maxey  CB Miami (FL) ACC
5 155 Carolina Panthers Jeff King  TE Virginia Tech ACC
5 156 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Julian Jenkins  DE Stanford Pac-10
5 157 Cincinnati Bengals A. J. Nicholson  LB Florida State ACC
5 158 New York Giants Charlie Peprah  S Alabama SEC
5 159 Chicago Bears Mark Anderson  DE Alabama SEC
5 160 Jacksonville Jaguars Brent Hawkins  DE Illinois State Gateway
5 161 Denver Broncos Chris Kuper  OG North Dakota NCC
5 162 Indianapolis Colts Michael Toudouze  OG TCU MWC
5 163 Seattle Seahawks David Kirtman  FB USC Pac-10
5 164 Pittsburgh Steelers Omar Jacobs  QB Bowling Green MAC
5* 165 Green Bay Packers Tony Moll  OT Nevada WAC
5* 166 Baltimore Ravens Quinn Sypniewski  TE Colorado Big 12
5* 167 Pittsburgh Steelers Charles Davis  TE Purdue Big Ten
5* 168 Philadelphia Eagles Omar Gaither  LB Tennessee SEC
5* 169 Tennessee Titans Jesse Mahelona  DT Tennessee SEC
6 170 Houston Texans Wali Lundy  RB Virginia ACC
6 171 New Orleans Saints Mike Hass  WR Oregon State Pac-10
6 172 Tennessee Titans Jonathan Orr  WR Wisconsin Big Ten
6 173 Washington Redskins Reed Doughty  S Northern Colorado Great West
6 174 New Orleans Saints Josh Lay  CB Pittsburgh Big East
6 175 San Francisco 49ers Delanie Walker  TE/FB Central Missouri State MIAA
6 176 Oakland Raiders Kevin Boothe  OT Cornell Ivy
6 177 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Lewis  DT Virginia Tech ACC
6 178 Buffalo Bills Keith Ellison  LB Oregon State Pac-10
6 179 Detroit Lions Dee McCann  CB West Virginia Big East
6 180 Cleveland Browns Lawrence Vickers  FB Colorado Big 12
6 181 Cleveland Browns Babatunde Oshinowo  DT Stanford Pac-10
6 182 Dallas Cowboys Montavious Stanley  DT Louisville Big East
6 183 Green Bay Packers Johnny Jolly  DT Texas A&M Big 12
6 184 Atlanta Falcons Adam Jennings  WR Fresno State WAC
6 185 Green Bay Packers Tyrone Culver  S Fresno State WAC
6 186 Kansas City Chiefs Tre' Stallings  OT Ole Miss SEC
from Dallas
6 187 San Diego Chargers Jeromey Clary  OT Kansas State Big 12
6 188 San Diego Chargers Smith, KurtKurt Smith  K Virginia ACC
from Miami
6 189 New York Jets Drew Coleman  CB TCU MWC
6 190 Kansas City Chiefs Jeff Webb  WR San Diego State MWC
6 191 New England Patriots Jeremy Mincey  DE Florida SEC
6 192 San Francisco 49ers Marcus Hudson  S NC State ACC
6 193 Cincinnati Bengals Reggie McNeal  QB Texas A&M Big 12
6 194 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bruce Gradkowski  QB Toledo MAC
6 195 Chicago Bears J. D. Runnels  FB Oklahoma Big 12
6 196 Washington Redskins Kedric Golston  DT Georgia SEC
6 197 San Francisco 49ers Melvin Oliver  DE LSU SEC
6 198 Denver Broncos Greg Eslinger  C Minnesota Big Ten
6 199 Indianapolis Colts Charlie Johnson  OT Oklahoma State Big 12
6 200 Chicago Bears Tyler Reed  OG Penn State Big Ten
from Seattle
6 201 Pittsburgh Steelers Marvin Philip  C California Pac-10
6* 202 Tampa Bay Buccaneers T. J. Williams  TE NC State ACC
6* 203 Baltimore Ravens Sam Koch  P Nebraska Big 12
6* 204 Philadelphia Eagles LaJuan Ramsey  DT USC Pac-10
6* 205 New England Patriots Dan Stevenson  OG Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
6* 206 New England Patriots Le Kevin Smith  DT Nebraska Big 12
6* 207 Indianapolis Colts Antoine Bethea  S Howard MEAC
6* 208 Baltimore Ravens Derrick Martin  CB Wyoming MWC
7 209 Cincinnati Bengals Ethan Kilmer  S Penn State Big Ten
from Houston
7 210 New Orleans Saints Zach Strief  OT Northwestern Big Ten
7 211 Dallas Cowboys Pat McQuistan  OT Weber State Big Sky
7 212 Miami Dolphins Fred Evans  DT Texas State Southland
7 213 Jacksonville Jaguars James Wyche  DE Syracuse Big East
7 214 Oakland Raiders Chris Morris  C Michigan State Big Ten
7 215 Tennessee Titans Cortland Finnegan  CB Samford OVC
7 216 Buffalo Bills Terrance Pennington  OT New Mexico MWC
7 217 Detroit Lions Fred Matua  OG USC Pac-10
7 218 Arizona Cardinals Todd Watkins  WR BYU MWC
7 219 Baltimore Ravens Ryan LaCasse  DE Syracuse Big East
7 220 New York Jets Titus Adams  DT Nebraska Big 12
7 221 St. Louis Rams Tim McGarigle  LB Northwestern Big Ten
7 222 Cleveland Browns Justin Hamilton  S Virginia Tech ACC
7 223 Atlanta Falcons D. J. Shockley  QB Georgia SEC
7 224 Dallas Cowboys E. J. Whitley  C Texas Tech Big 12
7 225 San Diego Chargers Chase Page  DT North Carolina ACC
7 226 Miami Dolphins Rodrique Wright  DT Texas Big 12
7 227 San Diego Chargers Jimmy Martin  OT Virginia Tech ACC
from Minnesota;
7 228 Kansas City Chiefs Jarrad Page  S UCLA Pac-10
7 229 New England Patriots Willie Andrews  S Baylor Big 12
7 230 Washington Redskins Kili Lefotu  OG Arizona Pac-10
7 231 Cincinnati Bengals Bennie Brazell  WR LSU SEC
7 232 New York Giants Gerrick McPhearson  CB Maryland ACC
7 233 Miami Dolphins Devin Aromashodu  WR Auburn SEC
from Chicago
7 234 Carolina Panthers Will Montgomery  C Virginia Tech ACC
7 235 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Justin Phinisee  CB Oregon Pac-10
7 236 Jacksonville Jaguars Dee Webb  CB Florida SEC
7 237 Carolina Panthers Stanley McClover  DE Auburn SEC
from Denver
7 238 Indianapolis Colts T. J. Rushing  CB Stanford Pac-10
7 239 Seattle Seahawks Ryan Plackemeier  P Wake Forest ACC
7 240 Pittsburgh Steelers Cedric Humes  RB Virginia Tech ACC
7* 241 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Charles Bennett  DE Clemson ACC
7* 242 St. Louis Rams Mark Setterstrom  OG Minnesota Big Ten
7* 243 St. Louis Rams Tony Palmer  OG Missouri Big 12
7* 244 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tim Massaquoi  TE Michigan Big Ten
7* 245 Tennessee Titans Spencer Toone  LB Utah MWC
7* 246 Tennessee Titans Quinton Ganther  RB Utah MWC
7* 247 Detroit Lions Anthony Cannon  LB Tulane C-USA
7* 248 Buffalo Bills Aaron Merz  OG California Pac-10
7* 249 Seattle Seahawks Ben Obomanu  WR Auburn SEC
7* 250 Washington Redskins Kevin Simon  LB Tennessee SEC
7^ 251 Houston Texans David Anderson  WR Colorado State MWC
7^ 252 New Orleans Saints Marques Colston  WR Hofstra A-10
7^ 253 Green Bay Packers Dave Tollefson  DE Northwest Missouri State MIAA
7^ 254 San Francisco 49ers Vickiel Vaughn  S Arkansas SEC
7^ 255 Oakland Raiders Kevin McMahan  WR Maine A-10

Supplemental draft selections

For each player selected in the Supplemental Draft, the team forfeits its pick in that round in the draft of the following season.

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
3 Cincinnati Bengals Ahmad Brooks  LB Virginia ACC

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[4]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Brent Grimes  CB Shippensburg PSAC
Atlanta Falcons Daniel Fells  TE UC Davis Great West
Atlanta Falcons Chris Reis  S Georgia Tech ACC
Buffalo Bills Ryan Neill  LS Rutgers Big East
Chicago Bears Mark LeVoir  OT Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
Chicago Bears P. J. Pope  RB Bowling Green N/A
Cincinnati Bengals John Busing  S Miami (OH) MAC
Cincinnati Bengals Glenn Holt  WR Kentucky SEC
Cincinnati Bengals Nate Livings  OG LSU SEC
Dallas Cowboys Miles Austin  WR Monmouth NEC
Dallas Cowboys Stephen Bowen  DE Hofstra A-10
Dallas Cowboys Sam Hurd  WR Northern Illinois MAC
Dallas Cowboys Dennis Roland  OT Georgia SEC
Dallas Cowboys Oliver Hoyte  FB/LB NC State ACC
Denver Broncos Mike Bell  RB Arizona Pac-10
Detroit Lions Matt Prater  K UCF C-USA
Green Bay Packers Jarrett Bush  CB Utah State WAC
Green Bay Packers Chris Francies  WR UTEP C-USA
Green Bay Packers Jason Hunter  DE Appalachian State SoCon
Green Bay Packers Jon Ryan  P Regina CWUAA
Houston Texans Mike Brisiel  OG Colorado State MWC
Houston Texans Jeff Charleston  DE Idaho State Big Sky
Houston Texans Tramon Williams  CB Louisiana Tech WAC
Jacksonville Jaguars Brian Iwuh  LB Colorado Big 12
Jacksonville Jaguars Montell Owens  RB Maine A-10
Kansas City Chiefs Rudy Niswanger  C LSU SEC
Minnesota Vikings Hank Baskett  WR New Mexico MWC
Minnesota Vikings Donald Penn  OT Utah State WAC
New England Patriots Remi Ayodele  DT Oklahoma Big 12
New Orleans Saints McKinley Boykin  DT Ole Miss SEC
New Orleans Saints Steve Weatherford  P Illinois Big Ten
New York Jets Blake Costanzo  LB Lafayette Patriot
New York Jets Joe Kowalewski  FB Syracuse Big East
Oakland Raiders Ricky Brown  LB Boston College ACC
Oakland Raiders John Madsen  TE Utah MWC
Philadelphia Eagles Jason Davis  FB Illinois Big Ten
Pittsburgh Steelers Scott Paxson  DT Penn State Big Ten
St. Louis Rams Donovan Raiola  C Wisconsin Big Ten
San Diego Chargers Steve Gregory  S Syracuse Big East
Tennessee Titans Ahmard Hall  FB Texas Big 12
Tennessee Titans Colin Allred  LB Baylor Big 12
Washington Redskins Mike Espy  WR Ole Miss SEC
Washington Redskins Spencer Havner  TE UCLA Pac-10

Hall of Famers

  • Devin Hester, wide receiver from Miami (FL), taken 2nd round 57th overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024.


In the explanations below, (PD) indicates trades completed prior to the start of the draft (i.e. Pre-Draft), while (D) denotes trades that took place during the 2006 draft.

Round one
  1. ^ No. 11: St. Louis → Denver (D). The Rams traded their first round pick (11th) to Denver in exchange for their first (15th) and third round (68th) picks.
  2. ^ No. 12: Cleveland → Baltimore (D). The Browns traded pick their first round pick (12th) to Baltimore in exchange for their first (13th) and sixth round (181st) picks.
  3. ^ No. 13: Baltimore → Cleveland (D). see No. 12: Cleveland → Baltimore.
  4. ^ No. 15: multiple trades:
           No. 15: Atlanta → Denver (PD). Atlanta traded their first round pick to Denver in exchange for Denver's first (29th) and third (93rd) round picks and fourth round pick in 2007.
           No. 15: Denver → St. Louis (D). see No. 11: St. Louis → Denver.
  5. ^ No. 22: multiple trades:
           No. 22: Washington → Denver (PD). Denver traded their first round pick in 2005 to the Redskins in exchange for their third round pick in 2005, their first round pick and their fourth round pick (119th)
           No. 22: Denver → San Francisco (PD). Denver traded pick 22 to San Francisco in exchange for their second round (37th) and third round (68th) picks.
  6. ^ No. 25: NY Giants → Pittsburgh (D). The Giants traded pick #25 to Pittsburgh in exchange for their first round (32nd), third round (96th) and fourth round (129th) picks.
  7. ^ No. 26: Chicago → Buffalo (D). Chicago traded pick #26 to Buffalo in exchange for their second (42nd) and third (73rd) round picks.
  8. ^ No. 29: multiple trades:
           No. 29: Denver → Atlanta (PD). see No. 15: Atlanta → Denver.
           No. 29: Atlanta → NY Jets (PD). The Falcons traded pick #29 to the Jets in exchange for John Abraham.
  9. ^ No. 32: Pittsburgh → NY Giants (D). see No. 25: NY Giants → Pittsburgh.
Round two
  1. ^ No. 34: New Orleans → Cleveland (D). The Saints traded pick #34 to Cleveland in exchange for their second round (43rd) pick and Jeff Faine.
  2. ^ No. 35: NY Jets → Washington (D). The Jets traded pick #35 to Washington in exchange for their second round (53rd) pick, sixth round (189th) pick and their second round pick in 2007.
  3. ^ No. 36: Green Bay → New England (D). The Packers traded pick #36 to New England in exchange for their second round (52nd) pick and their third round (75th) pick.
  4. ^ No. 37: multiple trades:
           No. 37: San Francisco → Denver (PD). see No. 22: Denver → San Francisco.
           No. 37: Denver → Green Bay (D). The Broncos traded pick #37 to Green Bay in exchange for Javon Walker.
           No. 37: Green Bay → Atlanta (D). The Packers traded picks #37 and #139 to Atlanta in exchange for their second round (47th) pick, their third round (93rd) pick and their fifth round (148th) pick.
  5. ^ No. 39: Tennessee → Philadelphia (D). The Titans traded pick #39 to Philadelphia in exchange for their second round (45th) pick and their fourth round pick (116th).
  6. ^ No. 42: Buffalo → Chicago (D). see No. 26: Chicago → Buffalo.
  7. ^ No. 43: Cleveland → New Orleans (D). see No. 34: New Orleans → Cleveland.
  8. ^ No. 44: Baltimore → NY Giants (D). The Ravens traded pick #44 to the Giants in exchange for their second round (56th) pick and their third round pick (87th).
  9. ^ No. 45: Philadelphia → Tennessee (D). see No. 39: Tennessee → Philadelphia.
  10. ^ No. 47: Atlanta → Green Bay (D). see No. 37: Green Bay → Atlanta.
  11. ^ No. 49: Dallas → NY Jets (D). The Cowboys traded pick #49 to the Jets in exchange for their second round (53rd) pick, sixth round (189th) pick and seventh round (211th) pick.
  12. ^ No. 51: Miami → Minnesota (PD). The Dolphins traded pick #51 to Minnesota in exchange for Daunte Culpepper.
  13. ^ No. 52: New England → Green Bay (D). see No. 36: Green Bay → New England.
  14. ^ No. 53: multiple trades:
           No. 53: Washington → NY Jets (D). see No. 35: NY Jets → Washington.
           No. 53: NY Jets → Dallas (D). see No. 49: Dallas → NY Jets.
  15. ^ No. 56: NY Giants → Baltimore (D). see No. 44: Baltimore → NY Giants.
  16. ^ No. 64: Pittsburgh → Minnesota (D). The Vikings traded picks #83 and #95 to Pittsburgh in exchange for pick #64.
Round three
  1. ^ No. 66: New Orleans → Houston (PD). The Texans and Saints swapped first round picks in last years draft, while the Saints traded this pick to Houston.
  2. ^ No. 68: multiple trades:
           No. 68: San Francisco → Denver (PD). see No. 22: Denver → San Francisco.
           No. 68: Denver → St. Louis (D). see No. 11: St. Louis → Denver.
  3. ^ No. 71: NY Jets → Philadelphia (D). The Eagles traded their third round (76th) and seventh round (220th) picks to the Jets in exchange for pick #71.
  4. ^ No. 73: Buffalo → Chicago (D). see No. 26: Chicago → Buffalo.
  5. ^ No. 75: multiple trades:
           No. 75: Baltimore → New England (PD). The Ravens traded this pick to New England along with their third and sixth round picks in 2005 in exchange for their second round pick in 2005.
           No. 75: New England → Green Bay (D). see No. 36: Green Bay → New England.
  6. ^ No. 76: Philadelphia → NY Jets (D). see No. 71: NY Jets → Philadelphia.
  7. ^ No. 80: Dallas → Jacksonville (D). The Cowboys traded pick 80 to Jacksonville in exchange for their third and fourth round picks (92 and 125).
  8. ^ No. 83: Minnesota → Pittsburgh (D). see No. 64: Pittsburgh → Minnesota.
  9. ^ No. 87: NY Giants → Baltimore (D). see No. 44: Baltimore → NY Giants.
  10. ^ No. 92: Jacksonville → Dallas (D). see No. 80: Dallas → Jacksonville.
  11. ^ No. 93: multiple trades:
           No. 93: Denver → Atlanta (PD). see No. 15: Atlanta → Denver.
           No. 93: Atlanta → Green Bay (D). see No. 37: Green Bay → Atlanta.
  12. ^ No. 96: Pittsburgh → NY Giants (D). see No. 25: NY Giants → Pittsburgh.
Round four
  1. ^ No. 119: Washington → Denver (PD). see No. 22: Washington → Denver.
  2. ^ No. 125: Jacksonville → Dallas (D). see No. 80: Dallas → Jacksonville.
  3. ^ No. 129: Pittsburgh → NY Giants (D). see No. 25: NY Giants → Pittsburgh.
Round five
  1. ^ No. 134: Houston → Buffalo (PD). The Texans traded pick #134 to the Bills in exchange for wide receiver Eric Moulds.
  2. ^ No. 139: Green Bay → Atlanta (D). see No. 37: Green Bay → Atlanta.
  3. ^ No. 148: Atlanta → Green Bay (D). see No. 37: Green Bay → Atlanta.
Round six
  1. ^ No. 181: Baltimore → Cleveland (D). see No. 12: Cleveland → Baltimore.
  2. ^ No. 189: multiple trades:
           No. 189: Washington → NY Jets (D). see No. 35: NY Jets → Washington.
           No. 189: NY Jets → Dallas (D). see No. 49: Dallas → NY Jets.
Round seven
  1. ^ No. 211: NY Jets → Dallas (D). see No. 49: Dallas → NY Jets.
  2. ^ No. 220: Philadelphia → NY Jets (D). see No. 71: NY Jets → Philadelphia.


  • This would be the final draft that Paul Tagliabue would preside over as Commissioner of the National Football League, as he retired on September 1.
  • Two individuals declared for the draft never having played college football: Jai Lewis, a power forward for the George Mason basketball team that reached the semifinals of the 2006 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament; and Ed Nelson, a power forward for the Connecticut basketball team. Lewis signed after the draft as a free agent with the New York Giants to play offensive tackle but subsequently pursued a professional basketball career,[9] while Nelson signed with the St. Louis Rams to be a tight end.[10] Nelson later turned to professional basketball himself.
  • Having been banned in 2004 from playing college football at Colorado for having accepted endorsements while a member of the United States Ski Team,[11] wide receiver and kick returner Jeremy Bloom was drafted in the fifth round by the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick, who was dismissed from the Hokies team in January 2006 for repeatedly violating team rules, was undrafted; Vick, the younger brother of former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, later accepted an invitation to attend a Miami Dolphins minicamp[12] and ultimately signed a contract with the team as a wide receiver.[13] He was then released the following season.
  • Running back John David Washington, son of actor Denzel Washington, went undrafted out of the Division II school Morehouse College, where he rushed for 1,198 yards in his senior season, setting a school record; Washington was signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Rams.[14]
  • As of 2023, Marcedes Lewis, who was drafted 28th overall in the 1st round, is currently the sole active player remaining from the draft.


  1. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". New York Giants. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "Who's No. 1? Texans, Williams sign contract". April 29, 2006. Archived from the original on May 6, 2006. Retrieved April 29, 2006.
  4. ^ a b Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
  5. ^ Reggie Bush was named the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner, but the award was forfeited due to issues with Bush's college eligibility"Reggie Bush to forfeit Heisman". September 14, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  6. ^ Matt Leinart, 2004 Heisman Trophy winner "2004 Heisman Trophy winner". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  7. ^ The Chiefs transferred the 117th overall pick to the Jets as compensation for permitting Herman Edwards to leave the Jets to become the Chiefs head coach.
  8. ^ Cincinnati forfeited their third-round selection in the 2007 Draft. "Cincinnati Bengals Pick Ahmad Brooks in NFL Supplemental Draft". University of Virginia Athletics. July 13, 2006. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  9. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (July 15, 2006). "Former George Mason hoops star ends NFL dream". ESPN. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  10. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (April 30, 2006). "UConn basketball player Nelson signs with Rams". ESPN. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  11. ^ Associated Press (April 7, 2004). "WR/skier still fighting endorsement ban". ESPN. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  12. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (May 3, 2006). "Undrafted Hokie QB will get look from Dolphins". ESPN. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  13. ^ Associated Press (May 15, 2005). "Dolphins sign Marcus Vick". USA Today. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  14. ^ Associated Press (May 2, 2006). "St. Louis Rams Sign Denzel Washington's Son". Fox News. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
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