The 1999 NFL draft doesn't seem that long ago. 13 of the 1st round picks went to the Pro Bowl. The first 5 picks were QB/QB/QB/RB/RB. And the Chicago Bears had a big "swing and a miss" with a QB pick of our own (surprise).
With the 10th anniversary of this draft coming up next month, let's take a look back at the memorable 1999 draft picks.
With the first pick, the Cleveland Browns select...
Tim Couch, QB, Kentucky
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Result: Tim Couch has the honor of being on a lot of peoples' lists for biggest draft busts. He only played in 1 full season, and had a TD/INT ratio of 64/67.
With the second pick in the NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select...
Donovan McNabb, QB, Syracuse
Result: Multiple Pro Bowl appearances, and Super Bowl XXXIV
With the 3rd pick in the NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bungles select...
Akili Smith, QB, Oregon
Result: Also listed on many "Biggest Draft Busts" lists.
With the 4th pick, the Indianapolis Colts select...
Edgerrin James, RB, Miami (FL)
Result: Multiple Pro Bowls, and Offensive ROY
With the 5th pick, the New Orleans Saints select:
Ricky Williams, RB, Texas
Result: Well, he DID make the Pro Bowl.
Remainder of the 1st round:
6th pick- St. Louis Rams: Torry Holt, WR, NC State
7th pick- Washington Redskins: Champ Baily, CB, Georgia
8th pick- Arizona Cardinals: David Boston, WR, Ohio State
9th pick- Detroit Lions: Chris Claiborne, LB, USC
10th pick- Baltimore Ravens: Chris McCallister, DB, Arizona
11th pick- Minnesota Vikings: Daunte Culpepper, QB, UCF
12th pick- Chicao Bears: Cade McNown, QB, UCLA (Oops)
13th pick- Pittsburgh Steelers: Troy Edwards, WR, Louisiana Tech
14th pick- Kansas City Chiefs: John Tait, OT, BYU
15th pick- Tampa Bay Bucs: Anthony McFarland, DT, LSU
16th pick- Tennessee Titans, Javon Kearse, DE, Florida
17th pick- New England Patriots: Damien Woody, Center, Boston College
18th pick- Oakland Raiders: Matt Stinchcomb, OT, Georgia
19th pick- New York Giants: Luke Petitgout, OT, Notre Dame
20th pick- Dallas Cowboys: Ebenezer Ekuban, DE, North Carolina
21st pick- Arizona Cardinals: L.J. Shelton, OT, Eastern Michigan
22nd pick- Seattle Seahawks: Lamar King, DE, Saginaw Valley State
23rd pick- Buffalo Bills: Antoine Winfield, DB, Ohio State
24th pick- San Fancisco 49ers: Reggie McGrew, DT, Florida
25th pick- Green Bay Packers: Antuan Edwards, DB, Clemson
26th pick- Jacksonville Jaguars: Fernando Bryant, DB, Alabama
27th pick- Detroit Lions: Aaron Gibson, OT, Wisconsin
28th pick- New England Patriots: Andy Katzenmoyer, LB, Ohio State
29th pick- Minnesota Vikings: Dimitrius Underwood, DE, Michigan State
30th pick- Atlanta Falcons: Patrick Kerney, DE, Virginia
31st pick- Denver Broncos: Al Wilson, LB, Tennessee
Other notable picks:
Panthers: Mike Rucker
Rams: Dre Bly
Patriots: Kevin Faulk
Bears: Russell Davis
Bucs: Shaun King
Bills: Peerless price
Bears: D'Wayne Bates
Steelers: Joey Porter
Bears: Marty Booker
Bucs: Martin Gramatica
Bears: Warrick Holdman
Bears: Rosevelt Colvin
Broncos: Olandis Gary
Packers: Aaron Brooks
Bears: Jerry Wisne
Bears: Khari Samuel
Bears: Jerry Azumah
Broncos: Desmond Clark
Bears: Rashard Cook
Packers: Donald Driver
Bears: Sulecio Sanford
Bears: Jim Finn
Colts: Jeff Saturday