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The Best NFL Draft Ever for Pitt?



This week the Pitt football team will be represented by six players at the NFL Draft Combine.

Adam Bisnowaty, James Conner, Dorian Johnson, Scott Orndoff, Nate Peterman and Ejuan Price will be in Indianapolis trying to improve their draft status in front of the 32 NFL teams.

Pitt’s six representatives are tied for 6th most in the NCAA.

(Photo by: David Hague)

The fact that the Panthers have that many players at the Combine is an early indicator that the Pitt football program will be well represented in the 2017 NFL Draft.

If six Pitt players are drafted, how will that rank all-time? Will that be the most?

Over the last 30 years, here’s a look at the Pitt players that have been drafted.

2016: (1) Tyler Boyd, 2nd Round, Cincinnati

2015: (1) TJ Clemmings, 4th Round, Minnesota

2014: (3) Aaron Donald, 1st Round, St. Louis; Tom Savage, 4th Round, Houston; Devin Street, 5th Round, Dallas

2011: (5) Jon Baldwin, 1st Round, Kansas City; Jabaal Sheard, 2nd Round, Cleveland; Dion Lewis, 5th Round, Philadelphia; Jason Pinkston, 5th Round, Cleveland, Greg Romeus, 7th Round, New Orleans

2010: (2) Nate Byham, 6th Round, San Francisco; Dorin Dickerson, 7th Round, Houston

2009: (4) LeSean McCoy, 2nd Round, Philadelphia; Scott McKillop, 5th Round, San Francisco; LaRod Stephens-Howling, 7th Round, Arizona; Derek Kinder, 7th Round, Chicago

2008: (3) Jeff Otah, 1st Round, Carolina; Mike McGlynn, 4th Round, Philadelphia; Kennard Cox, 7th Round, Chicago

2007: (3) Darrelle Revis, 1st Round, NY Jets; Clint Sessions, 4th Round, Indianapolis; H.B. Blades, 6th Round, Washington

2006: (2) Charles Spencer, 3rd Round, Houston; Josh Lay, 6th Round, New Orleans;

2005: (1) Rob Petitti, 6th Round, Dallas

2004: (6) Larry Fitzgerald, 1st Round, Arizona; Shawntae Spencer, 2nd Round, San Francisco; Kris Wilson, 2nd Round, Kansas City; Claude Harriott, 5th Round, Chicago; Andy Lee, 6th Round, San Francisco, Brandon Miree, 7th Round, Denver

2003: (3) Gerald Hayes, 3rd Round, Arizona; Torrie Cox, 6th Round, Tampa Bay; Bryan Anderson, 7th Round, Chicago

2002: (3) Antonio Bryant, 2nd Round, Dallas; Ramon Walker, 5th Round, Houston; Bryant Knight, 5th Round, Chicago

2001: (1) Kevan Barlow, 3rd Round, San Francisco

2000: (1) Hank Poteat, 3rd Round, Steelers

1996: (3) Dietrich Jells, 6th Round, Kansas City; Anthony Dorsett, 6th Round, Houston; Tom Tumulty, 6th Round, Chicago

1995: (3) Ruben Brown, 1st Round, Chicago; Curtis Martin, 3rd Round, New England, Tom Barndt, 6th Round, Kansas City

1993: (1) Alex Van Pelt, 8th Round, Steelers

1992: (6) Sean Gilbert, 1st Round, LA Rams, Steve Israel, 2nd Round, LA Rams, Ricardo McDonald, 4th Round, Chicago; Jeff Christy, 4th Round, Arizona, Keith Hamilton, 4th Round, NY Giants; Dave Moore, 7th Round, Miami

1991: (4) Mark Gunn, 4th Round, NY Jets; Curvin Richards, 4th Round, Dallas; Louis Riddick, 9th Round, San Francisco; Brian Greenfield, 10th Round, Cleveland

1990: (7) Marc Spindler, 3rd Round, Detroit; Dean Caliguire, 4th Round, San Francisco; Alonzo Hampton, 4th Round, Minnesota; Tom Sims, 6th Round, Kansas City; Chris Goetz, 9th Round, San Diego; Carnel Smith, 11th Round, Indianapolis; Roman Matuz, 11th Round, Chicago

1989: (6) Burt Grossman, 1st Round, San Diego; Tom Ricketts, 1st Round, Steelers; Mark Stepnoski, 3rd Round, Dallas; Vernon Kirk, 9th Round, LA Rams; Cornell Holloway, 10th Round, Cincinnati; Jerry Olsavsky, 10th Round, Steelers

1988: (7) Craig Heyward, 1st Round, New Orleans; Quintin Jones, 2nd Round, Houston; Jon Carter, 5th Round; Zele Gadson, 5th Round, Buffalo; Gary Richards, 7th Round, Green Bay; Billy Owens, 10th Round, Dallas; Eddie Miller, 11th Round, San Diego

1987: (4) Tony Woods, 1st Round, Seattle; Randy Dixon, 4th Round, Colts; Lorenzo Freeman, 4th Round, Green Bay; Tom Brown, 7th Round, Miami

1986: (2) Bob Buczkowski, 1st Round, Oakland; Bill Callahan, 4th Round, Steelers

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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