2005 NFL Draft

The 2005 National Football League Draft took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York on April 23 and April 24, 2005. The draft was televised for the 26th consecutive year on ESPN and ESPN2. The NFL Draft had been held at Madison Square Garden since 1995, but was moved to the Javits Center in 2005. [cite web|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D06EFD6103DF937A35750C0A9639C8B63|accessdate=2008-01-20|title=NFL Draft moving to the Javits Center|publisher=The New York Times|date=2005-03-05] The draft featured the San Francisco 49ers selecting first overall Alex Smith from the University of Utah. [cite web|url=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2005/draft/players/63700.html|accessdate=2008-01-20|title=Alex Smith (2005 NFL Draft)|publisher=Sports Illustrated] cite web|url=http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=2005&round=round1#round1|accessdate=2008-01-20|title=NFL 2005 Draft results (Round One) Results|publisher=National Football League (NFL)] The final (255th overall) pick saw the New England Patriots select Mr. Irrelevant, Andy Stokes. [cite web|url=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2005/draft/players/80713.html|accessdate=2008-01-20|title=Andy Stokes (2005 NFL Draft)|publisher=Sports Illustrated] cite web|url=http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=2005&round=round1#round7|accessdate=2008-01-20|title=2005 2005 NFL Draft results (Seventh Round)|publisher=National Football League (NFL)] Thirty-two compensatory choices were distributed amongst fourteen teams, with the Philadelphia Eagles and the St. Louis Rams garnering the most with 4 picks each. [cite web|url=http://www.theredzone.org/2005/draft/compensatorypicks.asp|title=NFL ANNOUNCES 32 COMPENSATORY DRAFT CHOICES TO 14 CLUBS|publisher=The Red Zone] Three of the first five picks were running backs, an NFL Draft first. [cite web|url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_20_107/ai_n15658067|title=Nine Blacks chosen in top 10 in 2005 NFL Draft|author=Jet|publisher=Find Articles|date=2005-05-16] The 255 players chosen in the draft were composed of:

Round two

Round five

Notable undrafted players

* Jason White winner Jason White, cite web |title=2003 Heisman Trophy winner|url=http://www.heisman.com/winners/j-white03.html |accessdate=2008-10-11 ]
* Adam Bergen Lehigh - Arizona Cardinals
* Chris Carr Boise State - Oakland Raiders
* Bam Childress Ohio State - New England Patriots
* Joshua Cribbs Kent State - Cleveland Browns (Pro Bowl - 2007)
* Simon Fraser Ohio State - Cleveland Browns
* Samkon Gado Liberty - Green Bay Packers
* Robbie Gould Penn State - New England Patriots
* Chris Kluwe UCLA - Minnesota Vikings
* Michael Koenen Western Washington - Atlanta Falcons
* Nick Novak Maryland - Washington Redskins
* Tyson Thompson San Jose State - Dallas Cowboys
* Nate Washington Tiffin - Pittsburgh Steelers
* Atari Bigby Central Florida - Green Bay Packers
* Ryan Grant Notre Dame - New York Giants
* Jim Leonhard Wisconsin - Buffalo Bills

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External links

* [http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/years/2005 2005 NFL Draft]
* [http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/8406989 Facts & Figures]
* [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/don_banks/02/09/banks.snap.draft.site/ Sports Illustrated (SI.com) on why the draft was not held at Madison Square Garden]
* [http://www.theredzone.org/2005/draft/compensatorypicks.asp 2005 NFL Draft Compensatory Pick list]


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