2003 NFL Draft

2003 NFL Draft

thumb|180px|right|The_Cincinnati Bengals selected first in the 2003 NFL Draft.] The 2003 National Football League Draft took place on April 26–27, 2003. [cite web |url=http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/6321784 |title=Facts and figures on the 2003 NFL Draft |accessdate=2006-11-26 |work=NFL.com ] The draft was broadcast on ESPN beginning at noon on Saturday, April 26 and beginning at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 27. The draft began with the Cincinnati Bengals selecting Carson Palmer, and ended with Mr. Irrelevant, Ryan Hoag, being chosen by the Oakland Raiders. There were 32 compensatory picks distributed among 15 teams, with 5 of them receiving 4 picks. [cite news |url=http://www.nfl.com/news/story/6276530 |title=League awards compensatory draft choices |date=2003-03-25|accessdate=2006-11-26 |publisher=NFL.com ] The colleges most recognized in the draft were Penn State University and the University of Miami, who both had 4 players selected in the first round. The selection of Willis McGahee as the first running back was notable due to the fact that he was recovering from a career-threatening injury. [cite news |url=http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/BUF/6347750 |title=McGahee arrives in Buffalo|date=2003-05-01|accessdate=2006-11-26 |publisher= NFL.com] The 262 players chosen in the draft were composed of:

* Washington's pick went to the NY Jets for WR Laveranues Coles.
* Buffalo's original pick went to New England for QB Drew Bledsoe.
* Miami's pick went to New Orleans for RB Ricky Williams.
* Atlanta's pick went to Buffalo for WR Peerless Price.

Round two

Round five

Notable undrafted players


* cite web
url = http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/years/2003
title = 2003 NFL Draft
work= NFL.com
accessdate = 2006-11-26

External links

* [http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/years/2003 2003 NFL Draft]
* [http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/index ESPN.com: NFL Draft 2003]

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