Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, April 25, 2017

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.

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

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


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

Third round: WR Leonte Carroo, Dolphins