Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, April 20, 2015

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Greg Schiano did a pretty good job pumping in the talent during his run at Rutgers from 2001-11. And that manifest into some productive NFL drafts in recent years.

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The 2013 draft was especially fertile with seven picks. Few schools nation-wide can match that type of productivity in any singular draft. And in 2010, Rutgers had two first-round selections in OT Anthony Davis and CB Devin McCourty. But, there have been some lapses. To wit: RU didn?t have any picks in four of the last 10 drafts: 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2014.

Rutgers should add to its recent NFL draft haul this year, with TE Tyler Kroft and G Kaleb Johnson primed to come off the board. Others who could hear their name are FB Michael Burton, QB Gary Nova and C Betim Bujari.

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


Highest pick: 11th overall, OT Anthony Davis, 2010/49ers

Most fertile draft: 2013, seven picks

Total first-round picks: 3

Total picks: 21

Position breakdown:

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






Second round: RB Brian Leonard, Rams

Fifth round: G Cameron Stephenson, Steelers

Seventh round: TE Clark Harris, Packers


Second round: RB Ray Rice, Ravens

Third round: G Jeremy Zuttah, Buccaneers


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


First round: OT Anthony Davis, 49ers

First round: CB Devin McCourty, Patriots

Seventh round: RB Ryan D?Imperio, Vikings




Third round: WR Mohamed Sanu, Bengals


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



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