The Top Draft Picks for Each Roundup Squad

With the NFL draft wrapping up today we thought we'd run down the highest NFL picks for each of our beloved SWC squads. Alphabetically. Otherwise just random.


The Bears have had two players taken with the second overall pick, quarterback Robert Griffin III (2012) and tackle Jason Smith (2009)


Back in 1972 tight end, Riley Odoms went fifth in the first round to the Broncos, a few years later in 1975 defensive end, Mack Mitchell went fifth overall as well to the Cleveland Browns. Mitchell was 6-8 240 pounds from Diboll. 

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North Texas

Mean Joe Greene went to the Steelers with the fourth overall pick in the 1969 draft. The consensus All-American played on a North Texas defense that allowed less than two yards per carry over his career. 

Rice Owls

Quarterback/Punter King Hill was the first overall pick in the 1958 NFL draft by the Chicago Cardinals. Hill led the Owls to a conference title in 1957 and was an All-American in the same year.


Three-sport star and runner-up for the 1950 Heisman, Kyle Rote was drafted first overall in the 1951 NFL draft by the New York Giants.


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Three Longhorn legends share the distinction of the first overall draft slot, Tommy Nobis (1966), Earl Cambell (1978), and Kenneth Sims (1982).

Texas A&M

Last year the Cleveland Browns selected All-American defensive end Myles Garrett with the first overall pick. 


TCU center and Temple high school great Ki Aldrich went number one to the Chicago Cardinals in the 1939 draft. Frogs I.B. Hale and Davey O'Brien were also selected in the top ten of the '39 draft. 

Texas State

SWT and Dallas Bishop Dunne corner Bobby Watkins went to the Detroit Lions in the second round, 42nd overall in the 1982 draft. 

Texas Tech

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Abilene High product and Red Raider All-American Dave Parks went to the San Francisco 49ers first overall in 1964. 


Fred Carr was selected fifth overall in the 1968 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. In that same draft, UTEP guard George Daney went 22nd to the Kansas City Chiefs. 


Marcus Davenport was the fourteenth overall selection in the 2018 draft, picked by the New Orleans Saints. Davenport is the second player ever drafted from UTSA following 2016 sixth-round pick David Morgan. 

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