2005 NFL Draft
The NFL draft is always an extremely exciting time for football and sports
fans all over the country. The 2005 NFL draft was no less exciting, with
some great picks for many of the teams in the league.
History was made
in this year's draft. It has been 40 years since three running backs were
chosen for the top five. Cedric Benson, Ronnie Brown, and Carnell Williams
were the running backs picked this year. Two of the running backs, Brown
and Williams, were from the same school, making it only the fourth time
that two running backs from the same school were chosen within the first
round of the same year. In addition, California was the state of choice
for quarterback picks. Three members of the Auburn Tigers were chosen in
the 2005 NFL draft as well.
The first pick of the 2005 NFL draft was Utah's Alex Smith, who was taken
by the 49ers. Brayton Edwards of Michigan was chosen 3rd overall
in the draft, and will be joining the Cleveland Browns. The number
two pick this year was the aforementioned running back Ronnie Brown,
who will now be a member of the Miami team. This year's draft was
just as engaging as previous years, with a lot of new players joining
the NFL family. There were seven rounds of picks overall. Some members
of the Minnesota draft party were disappointed that Mike Williams
was not chosen for their team, but instead went to the Detroit Lions.
The choice for Alex Smith was a smart one, as the six foot four player
had a terrific record of 32 touchdowns as a junior at Utah. He joins
many other legendary picks as being the first in the draft, including
top player Michael Vick. The 2005 NFL draft was an exciting event,
and promises another great year for the upcoming football season.