Ten-year NFL draft snapshot: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Ten-year NFL draft snapshot: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Recent drafts haven’t been fruitful for Rutgers, as the Scarlet Knights have had just three players picked in the last three years. Just one RU player was tabbed last year; none were picked in 2014.

Defensive backs have been the most picked position for Rutgers players in the last 10 NFL drafts, as six DBs have been selected. Running back has been the second-most popular position over that span with four picked.

Rutgers doesn’t project to have any picks in this year’s draft, to be held Thursday-Saturday in Philadelphia. But keep an eye on DT Darius Hamilton, C Derrick Nelson, WR Andre Patton, G Chris Muller and WR Carlton Agudosi. Hamilton probably has the best shot to be picked, which would make him the first Scarlet Knight defensive lineman picked since end Raheem Orr went in the 2004 draft.

Here is a look at how the Scarlet Knights have performed in the last 10 NFL drafts.

RUTGERS DRAFT (2007-16)
Highest pick: 11th overall, OT Anthony Davis, 2010/49ers
Most fertile draft: 2013, seven picks
Total first-round picks: 3
Total picks: 24

Position breakdown:
• Defensive back: 6
• Running back: 4
• Offensive line: 3
• Receiver: 4
• Tight end: 3
• Linebacker: 2
• Quarterback: 1
• Fullback: 1

2007
Second round: RB Brian Leonard, Rams
Fifth round: G Cameron Stephenson, Steelers
Seventh round: TE Clark Harris, Packers

2008
Second round: RB Ray Rice, Ravens
Third round: G Jeremy Zuttah, Buccaneers

2009
First round: WR Kenny Britt, Titans
Sixth round: QB Mike Teel, Seahawks
Sixth round: DB Jason McCourty, Titans
Seventh round: DB Courtney Greene, Seahawks
Seventh round: WR Tiquan Underwood, Jaguars

2010
First round: OT Anthony Davis, 49ers
First round: CB Devin McCourty, Patriots
Seventh round: RB Ryan D’Imperio, Vikings

2011
None

2012
Third round: WR Mohamed Sanu, Bengals

2013
Third round: CB Logan Ryan, Patriots
Third round: SS Duron Harmon, Patriots
Fourth round: LB Khaseem Greene, Bears
Seventh round: TE D.C. Jefferson, Cardinals
Seventh round: RB Jawan Jamison, Redskins
Seventh round: LB Steve Beauharnais, Patriots
Seventh round: CB Marcus Cooper, 49ers

2014
None

2015
Third round: TE Tyler Kroft, Bengals
Fifth round: FB Michael Burton, Lions

2016
Third round: WR Leonte Carroo, Dolphins

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