Another defensive standout who stayed on the board until late in the first round, Brooks has his number retired by both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (55) and the Florida State Seminoles (10). He went to 11 Pro Bowls, won NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 and was named to the NFL 2000s All Decade Team.
1997: Trevor Pryce, DE Broncos
Pryce was an important piece of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl teams that won back to back titles in the late ’90s. He went to the Pro Bowl four consecutive times (1999 2002), and earned three consecutive All Pro honors (1999 2001). Pryce racked up 91 sacks in a 14 year career.
The Cowboys took Michigan State defensive lineman Larry Bethea with the 28th pick in 1978. Though Bethea played six seasons in Dallas, he started only two games and finished his career with just five sacks.
Defensive back Andre Woolfolk was the Tennessee Titans’ pick in 2003. A former Oklahoma Sooner, Woolfolk played in 39 games, starting 12. He had three career interceptions, all in different years but off the same quarterback, Houston’s David Carr.
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play making linebacker for USC and the 28th pick (the first pick of the second round) in the 1988 draft by the Atlanta Falcons. His rookie year was promising. He started five games and recorded five sacks. But a knee injury derailed his rookie campaign and he was traded to Cleveland in 1990 and was out of football a year later.
Another Trojans defensive lineman, Lawrence Jackson, was picked 28th in 2008 by the Seattle Seahawks. He started 14 games a rookie but had just two sacks and 21 tackles. He ended up playing five seasons, spending time with Detroit and Minnesota before being cut by the Vikings.
Wide Receiver Reggie Rembert was drafted 28th overall by the New York Jets in 1990 out of West Virginia. Rembert spent three seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, none with the Jets. He played in 28 games, starting four. He finished with 36 career receptions and a touchdown.