Suggs To Be Fifth First-Round Pick In Four Years

April 25, 2003

As one of just five schools to have at least one NFL first-round draft pick in the last three years, Arizona State expects to have its fourth consecutive first-round pick this weekend in Terrell Suggs.

Suggs, who had an NCAA record-shattering 24 sacks in 2002, is expected to be drafted in the top ten.

The four previous Sun Devil first-round picks in the past three years were Erik Flowers, drafted by Buffalo in 2000, Adam Archuleta to the St. Louis Rams and Todd Heap to the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, and Levi Jones drafted by Cincinnati in 2002. Arizona State shares the first-round draft pick status in the last three years with Miami, Florida State, Florida and Syracuse.

Miami has had a total ten players drafted in the first round over the last three years. Florida State had five players drafted in the first round over those three years. Florida has had four players go in the first round, while Syracuse has had three.

Suggs is an Arizona native who came to Arizona State from Hamilton High School in Chandler.


Year Sun Devil Team/Overall Pick2002 Levi Jones Cincinnati Bengals/10th2001 Adam Archuleta St. Louis Rams/20th Todd Heap Baltimore Ravens/31st2000 Erik Flowers Buffalo Bills/26th1995 Craig Newsome Green Bay Packers/32nd1994 Shante Carver Dallas Cowboys/23rd1991 Leonard Russell New England Patriots/14th1988 Randall McDaniel Minnesota Vikings/19th Aaron Cox Los Angeles Rams/20th1983 Jim Jeffcoat Dallas Cowboys/23rd1982 Gerald Riggs Atlanta Falcons/9th1980 Mark Malone Pittsburgh Steelers/28th1979 Al Harris Chicago Bears/9th1978 John Jefferson San Diego Chargers/14th1976 Mike Haynes New England Patriots/5th Larry Gordon Miami Dolphins/17th1974 Woody Green Kansas City Chiefs/16th1973 Steve Holden Cleveland Browns/16th1971 J.D. Hill Buffalo Bills/4th1969 Ron Pritchard Houston Oilers/15th1967 John Pitts Buffalo Bills/22nd1965 Larry Todd Oakland Raiders/AFL1964 Tony Lorick Oakland Raiders/AFL Charley Taylor Washington Redskins/3rd

ASU in the NFL Draft (1997-2002)

2002 NFL DRAFTRound/Pick Name Team1st/10th Levi Jones Cincinnati Bengals4th/124th Scott Peters Philadelphia Eagles4th/130th Travis Scott St. Louis Rams7th/248th Kyle Kosier San Francisco 49ers

2001 NFL DRAFTRound/Pick Name Team1st/20th Adam Archuleta St. Louis Rams1st/31st Todd Heap Baltimore Ravens5th/135th Victor Leyva Cincinnati Bengals

2000 NFL DRAFTRound/Pick Name Team1st/26th Erik Flowers Buffalo Bills2nd/38th Marvel Smith Pittsburgh Steelers3rd/76th J.R. Redmond New England Patriots4th/96th Terrelle Smith New Orleans Saints4th/107th Junior Ioane Oakland Raiders7th/230th Brian Jennings San Francisco 49ers

1999 NFL DRAFTRound/Pick Name Team3rd/72nd Jeff Paulk Atlanta Falcons3rd/92nd Grey Ruegamer Miami Dolphins

1998 NFL DRAFTRound/Pick Name Team2nd/41st Jeremy Staat Pittsburgh Steelers5th/137th Jason Simmons Pittsburgh Steelers6th/165th Damien Richardson Carolina Panthers7th/208th Vince Amey Oakland Raiders7th/226th Pat Tillman Arizona Cardinals

1997 NFL DRAFTRound/Pick Name Team2nd/35th Juan Roque Detroit Lions2nd/42nd Jake Plummer Arizona Cardinals3rd/80th Derek Smith Washington Redskins3rd/92nd Derrick Rodgers Miami Dolphins4th/116th Keith Poole New Orleans Saints6th/182nd Scott Von der Ahe Indianapolis Colts6th/196th Shawn Swayda Chicago Bears7th/206th Terry Battle Detroit Lions

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