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The 2006 Entire NFL Draft Review

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers first overall pick.

The 2006 National Football League Draft, the 71st in league history, took place in New York City, New York, at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. For the 27th consecutive year, the draft was telecast on ESPN and ESPN2, with additional coverage offered by ESPNU and, for the first time, by the NFL Network. Having signed a contract with the Houston Texans on the evening before the draft, Mario Williams, a defensive end from North Carolina State, became the draft’s first pick. The selection surprised many commentators, who predicted that the Texans would draft Southern California running back Reggie Bush or Texas quarterback Vince Young. Ohio State produced the most first round selections (five), while Southern California produced the most overall selections (eleven). Twenty-seven compensatory and supplemental compensatory selections were distributed amongst seventeen teams; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore, and Tennessee each held three compensatory picks. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

The Buccaneers additional 6th round selection from the NY Giants came in the Jason Whittle trade. The extra 6th round and two 7th round picks were compensatory ones. The Buccaneerss picked 23rd in the 1st round and then 27th, 26th, 25th, 24th and 23th.

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C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard HB Halfback K Placekicker KR Kick returner
LB Linebacker LS Long snapper OT Offensive Tackle OL Offensive lineman
NT Nose tackle P Punter PR Punt returner QB Quarterback
RB Running back S Safety SS Strong safety TB Tailback
TE Tight end WR Wide receiver        

Player Selections

Rnd. Pick # NFL Team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Houston Texans Mario Williams DE NC State ACC
1 2 New Orleans Saints Reggie Bush RB USC Pac-10
1 3 Tennessee Titans Vince Young QB Texas Big 12
1 4 New York Jets D'Brickashaw Ferguson OT Virginia ACC
1 5 Green Bay Packers A. J. Hawk LB Ohio State Big Ten
1 6 San Francisco 49ers Vernon Davis TE Maryland ACC
1 7 Oakland Raiders Michael Huff S Texas Big 12
1 8 Buffalo Bills Donte Whitner S Ohio State Big Ten
1 9 Detroit Lions Ernie Sims LB Florida State ACC
1 10 Arizona Cardinals Matt Leinart QB USC Pac-10 Heisman winner
1 11 Denver Broncos Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt SEC from Rams
1 12 Baltimore Ravens Haloti Ngata DT Oregon Pac-10 from Browns
1 13 Cleveland Browns Kamerion Wimbley DE Florida State ACC from Ravens
1 14 Philadelphia Eagles Brodrick Bunkley DT Florida State ACC
1 15 St. Louis Rams Tye Hill CB Clemson ACC from Falcons
1 16 Miami Dolphins Jason Allen S Tennessee SEC
1 17 Minnesota Vikings Chad Greenway LB Iowa Big Ten
1 18 Dallas Cowboys Bobby Carpenter LB Ohio State Big Ten
1 19 San Diego Chargers Antonio Cromartie CB Florida State ACC
1 20 Kansas City Chiefs Tamba Hali DE Penn State Big Ten
1 21 New England Patriots Laurence Maroney RB Minnesota Big Ten
1 22 San Francisco 49ers Manny Lawson LB NC State ACC from Redskins
1 23 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Davin Joseph G Oklahoma Big 12
1 24 Cincinnati Bengals Johnathan Joseph CB South Carolina SEC
1 25 Pittsburgh Steelers Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State Big Ten from NY Giants
1 26 Buffalo Bills John McCargo DT NC State ACC from Bears
1 27 Carolina Panthers DeAngelo Williams RB Memphis C-USA
1 28 Jacksonville Jaguars Marcedes Lewis TE UCLA Pac-10
1 29 New York Jets Nick Mangold C Ohio State Big Ten from Broncos
1 30 Indianapolis Colts Joseph Addai RB LSU SEC
1 31 Seattle Seahawks Kelly Jennings CB Miami (FL) ACC
1 32 New York Giants Mathias Kiwanuka DE Boston College ACC from Pittsburgh
2 33 Houston Texans DeMeco Ryans LB Alabama SEC
2 34 Cleveland Browns D'Qwell Jackson LB Maryland ACC from Saints
2 35 Washington Redskins Rocky McIntosh LB Miami (FL) ACC from NY Jets
2 36 New England Patriots Chad Jackson WR Florida SEC from Packers
2 37 Atlanta Falcons Jimmy F. Williams CB Virginia Tech ACC from 49ers
2 38 Oakland Raiders Thomas Howard LB UTEP C-USA
2 39 Philadelphia Eagles Winston Justice OT USC Pac-10 from Titans
2 40 Detroit Lions Daniel Bullocks S Nebraska Big 12
2 41 Arizona Cardinals Taitusi "Deuce" Lutui G USC Pac-10
2 42 Chicago Bears Danieal Manning S Abilene Christian Lone Star from Bills
2 43 New Orleans Saints Roman Harper S Alabama SEC from Browns
2 44 New York Giants Sinorice Moss WR Miami (FL) ACC from Ravens
2 45 Tennessee Titans LenDale White RB USC Pac-10 from Eagles
2 46 St. Louis Rams Joe Klopfenstein TE Colorado Big 12
2 47 Green Bay Packers Daryn Colledge OT Boise State WAC from Falcons
2 48 Minnesota Vikings Cedric Griffin CB Texas Big 12
2 49 New York Jets Kellen Clemens QB Oregon Pac-10 from Cowboys
2 50 San Diego Chargers Marcus McNeill OT Auburn SEC
2 51 Minnesota Vikings Ryan Cook C New Mexico MWC from Dolphins
2 52 Green Bay Packers Greg Jennings WR Western Michigan MAC from Patriots
2 53 Dallas Cowboys Anthony Fasano TE Notre Dame Ind. (I-A) from NY Jets
2 54 Kansas City Chiefs Bernard Pollard S Purdue Big Ten
2 55 Cincinnati Bengals Andrew Whitworth OT LSU SEC
2 56 Baltimore Ravens Chris Chester C Oklahoma Big 12 from NY Giants
2 57 Chicago Bears Devin Hester CB Miami (FL) ACC
2 58 Carolina Panthers Richard Marshall CB Fresno State WAC
2 59 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jeremy Trueblood OT Boston College ACC
2 60 Jacksonville Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew RB UCLA Pac-10
2 61 Denver Broncos Tony Scheffler TE Western Michigan MAC
2 62 Indianapolis Colts Tim Jennings CB Georgia SEC
2 63 Seattle Seahawks Darryl Tapp DE Virginia Tech ACC
2 64 Minnesota Vikings Tarvaris Jackson QB Alabama State SWAC from Steelers
3 65 Houston Texans Charles Spencer OT Pittsburgh Big East
3 66 Houston Texans Eric Winston OT Miami (FL) ACC from Saints
3 67 Green Bay Packers Abdul Hodge LB Iowa Big Ten
3 68 St. Louis Rams Claude Wroten DT LSU SEC from 49ers
3 69 Oakland Raiders Paul McQuistan G Weber State Big Sky
3 70 Buffalo Bills Ashton Youboty CB Ohio State Big Ten from Titians
3 71 Philadelphia Eagles Chris Gocong LB Cal Poly Great West from NY Jets
3 72 Arizona Cardinals Leonard Pope TE Georgia SEC
3 73 Chicago Bears Dusty Dvoracek DT Oklahoma Big 12 from Bills
3 74 Detroit Lions Brian Calhoun RB Wisconsin Big Ten
3 75 Green Bay Packers Jason Spitz C Louisville Big East from Patriots
3 76 New York Jets Anthony Schlegel LB Ohio State Big Ten from Eagles
3 77 St. Louis Rams Jon Alston LB Stanford Pac-10
3 78 Cleveland Browns Travis Wilson WR Oklahoma Big 12
3 79 Atlanta Falcons Jerious Norwood RB Mississippi State SEC
3 80 Jacksonville Jaguars Clint Ingram LB Oklahoma Big 12 from Cowboys
3 81 San Diego Chargers Charlie Whitehurst QB Clemson ACC
3 82 Miami Dolphins Derek Hagan WR Arizona State Pac-10
3 83 Pittsburgh Steelers Anthony Smith S Syracuse Big East from Vikings
3 84 San Francisco 49ers Brandon Williams WR Wisconsin Big Ten from Redskins
3 85 Kansas City Chiefs Brodie Croyle QB Alabama SEC
3 86 New England Patriots David Thomas TE Texas Big 12
3 87 Baltimore Ravens David Pittman CB Northwestern State Southland from NY Giants
3 88 Carolina Panthers James Anderson LB Virginia Tech ACC from Bears
3 89 Carolina Panthers Rashad Butler OT Miami (FL) ACC
3 90 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Maurice Stovall WR Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
3 91 Cincinnati Bengals Frostee Rucker DE USC Pac-10
3 92 Dallas Cowboys Jason Hatcher DE Grambling State SWAC from Jaguars
3 93 St. Louis Rams Dominique Byrd TE USC Pac-10 fromPackers
3 94 Indianapolis Colts Freddy Keiaho LB San Diego State MWC
3 95 Pittsburgh Steelers Willie Reid WR Florida State ACC from Seahawks
3 96 New York Giants Gerris Wilkinson LB Georgia Tech ACC from Steelers
3 97 New York Jets Eric Smith S Michigan State Big Ten
4 98 Houston Texans Owen Daniels TE Wisconsin Big Ten
4 99 Philadelphia Eagles Max Jean-Gilles G Georgia SEC from Saints
4 100 San Francisco 49ers Michael Robinson RB Penn State Big Ten
4 101 Oakland Raiders Darnell Bing S USC Pac-10
4 102 Tennessee Titans Calvin Lowry S Penn State Big Ten
4 103 New York Jets Brad Smith QB Missouri Big 12
4 104 Green Bay Packers Cory Rodgers WR TCU MWC
4 105 Buffalo Bills Ko Simpson S South Carolina SEC
4 106 New England Patriots Garrett Mills TE Tulsa C-USA from Lions
4 107 Arizona Cardinals Gabe Watson DT Michigan Big Ten
4 108 New Orleans Saints Jahri Evans OT Bloomsburg PSAC from Eagles
4 109 Philadelphia Eagles Jason Avant WR Michigan Big Ten from Packers
4 110 Cleveland Browns Leon Williams LB Miami (FL) ACC
4 111 Baltimore Ravens Demetrius Williams WR Oregon Pac-10
4 112 Cleveland Browns Isaac Sowells G Indiana Big Ten from Falcons
4 113 St. Louis Rams Victor Adeyanju DE Indiana Big Ten from Chargers
4 114 Miami Dolphins Joe Toledo OT Washington Pac-10
4 115 Green Bay Packers Will Blackmon CB Boston College ACC from Vikings
4 116 Tennessee Titans Stephen Tulloch LB NC State ACC from Eagles
4 117 New York Jets Leon Washington RB Florida State ACC from Cheifs
4 118 New England Patriots Stephen Gostkowski K Memphis C-USA
4 119 Denver Broncos Brandon Marshall WR UCF C-USA from Redskins
4 120 Chicago Bears Jamar Williams LB Arizona State Pac-10
4 121 Carolina Panthers Nate Salley S Ohio State Big Ten
4 122 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Alan Zemaitis CB Penn State Big Ten
4 123 Cincinnati Bengals Domata Peko DT Michigan State Big Ten
4 124 New York Giants Barry Cofield DT Northwestern Big Ten
4 125 Dallas Cowboys Skyler Green WR LSU SEC from Jaguars
4 126 Denver Broncos Elvis Dumervil DE Louisville Big East
4 127 Minnesota Vikings Ray Edwards DE Purdue Big Ten from Eagles
4 128 Seattle Seahawks Rob Sims G Ohio State Big Ten
4 129 New York Giants Guy Whimper OT East Carolina C-USA from Steelers
4 130 Denver Broncos Domenik Hixon WR Akron MAC
4 131 Pittsburgh Steelers Willie Colon G Hofstra A-10
4 132 Baltimore Ravens P. J. Daniels RB Georgia Tech ACC
4 133 Pittsburgh Steelers Orien Harris DT Miami (FL) ACC
5 134 Buffalo Bills Kyle Williams DT LSU SEC from Texans
5 135 New Orleans Saints Rob Ninkovich DE Purdue Big Ten
5 136 New England Patriots Ryan O'Callaghan OT California Pac-10 from Raiders
5 137 Tennessee Titans Terna Nande LB Miami (OH) MAC
5 138 Dallas Cowboys Pat Watkins S Florida State ACC from NY Jets
5 139 Atlanta Falcons Quinn Ojinnaka OT Syracuse Big East from Packers
5 140 San Francisco 49ers Parys Haralson DE Tennessee SEC
5 141 Detroit Lions Jonathan Scott OT Texas Big 12
5 142 Arizona Cardinals Brandon Johnson LB Louisville Big East
5 143 Buffalo Bills Brad Butler OT Virginia ACC
5 144 St. Louis Rams Marques Hagans WR Virginia ACC
5 145 Cleveland Browns Jerome Harrison RB Washington State Pac-10
5 146 Baltimore Ravens Dawan Landry S Georgia Tech ACC
5 147 Philadelphia Eagles Jeremy Bloom WR Colorado Big 12
5 148 Green Bay Packers Ingle Martin QB Furman SoCon from Falcons
5 148 Miami Dolphins selection forfeited because of use of 5th round selection in 2005 Supplemental Draft
5 149 Minnesota Vikings Greg Blue S Georgia SEC
5 150 New York Jets Jason Pociask TE Wisconsin Big Ten from Cowboys
5 151 San Diego Chargers Tim Dobbins LB Iowa State Big 12
5 152 Cleveland Browns DeMario Minter CB Georgia SEC from Patriots
5 153 Washington Redskins Anthony Montgomery DT Minnesota Big Ten
5 154 Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Maxey CB Miami (FL) ACC
5 155 Carolina Panthers Jeff King TE Virginia Tech ACC
5 156 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Julian Jenkins DE Stanford Pac-10
5 157 Cincinnati Bengals A. J. Nicholson LB Florida State ACC
5 158 New York Giants Charlie Peprah S Alabama SEC
5 159 Chicago Bears Mark Anderson DE Alabama SEC
5 160 Jacksonville Jaguars Brent Hawkins DE Illinois State Gateway
5 161 Denver Broncos Chris Kuper G North Dakota
5 162 Indianapolis Colts Michael Toudouze G TCU MWC
5 163 Seattle Seahawks David Kirtman FB USC Pac-10
5 164 Pittsburgh Steelers Omar Jacobs QB Bowling Green MAC
5 165 Green Bay Packers Tony Moll OT Nevada WAC
5 166 Baltimore Ravens Quinn Sypniewski TE Colorado Big 12
5 167 Pittsburgh Steelers Charles Davis TE Purdue Big Ten
5 168 Philadelphia Eagles Omar Gaither LB Tennessee SEC
5 169 Tennessee Titans Jesse Mahelona DT Tennessee SEC
6 170 Houston Texans Wali Lundy RB Virginia ACC
6 171 New Orleans Saints Mike Hass WR Oregon State Pac-10
6 172 Tennessee Titans Jonathan Orr WR Wisconsin Big Ten
6 173 Washington Redskins Reed Doughty S Northern Colorado Great West from NY Jets
6 174 New Orleans Saints Josh Lay CB Pittsburgh Big East from Packers
6 175 San Francisco 49ers Delanie Walker TE/FB Central Missouri State MIAA
6 176 Oakland Raiders Kevin Boothe OT Cornell Ivy
6 177 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Lewis DT Virginia Tech ACC
6 178 Buffalo Bills Keith Ellison LB Oregon State Pac-10
6 179 Detroit Lions Dee McCann CB West Virginia Big East
6 180 Cleveland Browns Lawrence Vickers FB Colorado Big 12
6 181 Cleveland Browns Babatunde Oshinowo DT Stanford Pac-10 from Ravens
6 182 Dallas Cowboys Montavious Stanley DT Louisville Big East from Philadelphia
6 183 Green Bay Packers Johnny Jolly DT Texas A&M Big 12 from Rams
6 184 Atlanta Falcons Adam Jennings WR Fresno State WAC
6 185 Green Bay Packers Tyrone Culver S Fresno State WAC from Vikings
6 186 Kansas City Chiefs Tre' Stallings OT Ole Miss SEC from Cowboys
6 187 San Diego Chargers Jeromey Clary OT Kansas State Big 12
6 188 San Diego Chargers Kurt Smith K Virginia ACC from Dolphins
6 189 New York Jets Drew Coleman CB TCU MWC from Redskins
6 190 Kansas City Chiefs Jeff Webb WR San Diego State MWC
6 191 New England Patriots Jeremy Mincey DE Florida SEC
6 192 San Francisco 49ers Marcus Hudson S NC State ACC from BUCS
6 193 Cincinnati Bengals Reggie McNeal QB Texas A&M Big 12
6 194 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bruce Gradkowski QB Toledo MAC from NY Giants
6 195 Chicago Bears J. D. Runnels FB Oklahoma Big 12
6 196 Washington Redskins Kedric Golston DT Georgia SEC from Panthers
6 197 San Francisco 49ers Melvin Oliver DE LSU SEC from Jaguars
6 198 Denver Broncos Greg Eslinger C Minnesota Big Ten
6 199 Indianapolis Colts Charlie Johnson OT Oklahoma State Big 12
6 200 Chicago Bears Tyler Reed G Penn State Big Ten from Seahawks
6 201 Pittsburgh Steelers Marvin Philip C California Pac-10
6 202 Tampa Bay Buccaneers T. J. Williams TE NC State ACC
6 203 Baltimore Ravens Sam Koch P Nebraska Big 12
6 204 Philadelphia Eagles LaJuan Ramsey DT USC Pac-10
6 205 New England Patriots Dan Stevenson G Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
6 206 New England Patriots Le Kevin Smith DT Nebraska Big 12
6 207 Indianapolis Colts Antoine Bethea S Howard MEAC
6 208 Baltimore Ravens Derrick Martin CB Wyoming MWC
7 209 Cincinnati Bengals Ethan Kilmer S Penn State Big Ten from Texans
7 210 New Orleans Saints Zach Strief OT Northwestern Big Ten
7 211 Dallas Cowboys Pat McQuistan OT Weber State Big Sky from NY Jets
7 212 Miami Dolphins Fred Evans DT Texas State Southland from Packers
7 213 Jacksonville Jaguars James Wyche DE Syracuse Big East from 49ers
7 214 Oakland Raiders Chris Morris C Michigan State Big Ten
7 215 Tennessee Titans Cortland Finnegan CB Samford OVC
7 216 Buffalo Bills Terrance Pennington OT New Mexico MWC
7 217 Detroit Lions Fred Matua G USC Pac-10
7 218 Arizona Cardinals Todd Watkins WR BYU MWC
7 219 Baltimore Ravens Ryan LaCasse DE Syracuse Big East
7 220 New York Jets Titus Adams DT Nebraska Big 12 from Eagles
7 221 St. Louis Rams Tim McGarigle LB Northwestern Big Ten
7 222 Cleveland Browns Justin Hamilton S Virginia Tech ACC
7 223 Atlanta Falcons D. J. Shockley QB Georgia SEC
7 224 Dallas Cowboys E. J. Whitley C Texas Tech Big 12
7 225 San Diego Chargers Chase Page DT North Carolina ACC
7 226 Miami Dolphins Rodrique Wright DT Texas Big 12
7 227 San Diego Chargers Jimmy Martin OT Virginia Tech ACC from Vikings
7 228 Kansas City Chiefs Jarrad Page S UCLA Pac-10
7 229 New England Patriots Willie Andrews S Baylor Big 12
7 230 Washington Redskins Kili Lefotu G Arizona Pac-10
7 231 Cincinnati Bengals Bennie Brazell WR LSU SEC
7 232 New York Giants Gerrick McPhearson CB Maryland ACC
7 233 Miami Dolphins Devin Aromashodu WR Auburn SEC from Bears
7 234 Carolina Panthers Will Montgomery C Virginia Tech ACC
7 235 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Justin Phinisee CB Oregon Pac-10
7 236 Jacksonville Jaguars Dee Webb CB Florida SEC
7 237 Carolina Panthers Stanley McClover DE Auburn SEC from Broncos
7 238 Indianapolis Colts T. J. Rushing CB Stanford Pac-10 from Titans
7 239 Seattle Seahawks Ryan Plackemeier P Wake Forest ACC
7 240 Pittsburgh Steelers Cedric Humes RB Virginia Tech ACC
7 241 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Charles Bennett DE Clemson ACC
7 242 St. Louis Rams Mark Setterstrom G Minnesota Big Ten
7 243 St. Louis Rams Tony Palmer G Missouri Big 12
7 244 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tim Massaquoi TE Michigan Big Ten
7 245 Tennessee Titans Spencer Toone LB Utah MWC
7 246 Tennessee Titans Quinton Ganther RB Utah MWC
7 247 Detroit Lions Anthony Cannon LB Tulane C-USA
7 248 Buffalo Bills Aaron Merz G California Pac-10
7 249 Seattle Seahawks Benjamin Obomanu WR Auburn SEC
7 250 Washington Redskins Kevin Simon LB Tennessee SEC
7 251 Houston Texans David Anderson WR Colorado State MWC
7 252 New Orleans Saints Marques Colston WR Hofstra A-10
7 253 Green Bay Packers Dave Tollefson DE NW Missouri State MIAA
7 254 San Francisco 49ers Vickiel Vaughn S Arkansas SEC
7 255 Oakland Raiders Kevin McMahan WR Maine A-10

Notable Undrafted Players

Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Brent Grimes CB Shippensburg PSAC
Cincinnati Bengals Nate Livings G LSU SEC
Dallas Cowboys Miles Austin WR Monmouth NEC
Dallas Cowboys Stephen Bowen DE Hofstra A-10
Dallas Cowboys Sam Hurd WR NIU MAC
Detroit Lions Matt Prater K UCF C-USA
Green Bay Packers Jarrett Bush CB Utah State WAC
Green Bay Packers Jon Ryan P Regina CWUAA Canadian Ball
Houston Texans Mike Brisiel G Colorado State MWC
Houston Texans Tramon Williams CB Louisiana Tech WAC
Jacksonville Jaguars Montell Owens RB Maine A-10
Minnesota Vikings Hank Baskett WR New Mexico MWC
Minnesota Vikings Donald Penn OT Utah State WAC
New Orleans Saints Steve Weatherford P Illinois Big Ten
Tennessee Titans Ahmard Hall FB Texas Big 12

Hall of Famers

  • No player selected in this draft has yet been inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame. (If we've missed someone please advise)
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1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
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