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1988 NFL Draft

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Date(s)  April 24–25, 1988
TV coverage (US)  ESPN
Location  New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, NY
First selection  Aundray Bruce, LB Atlanta Falcons
Mr. Irrelevant  Jeff Beathard, WR Los Angeles Rams
Most selections (14)  Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins

The 1988 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 24–25, 1988, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

Notably, the first player selected at the quarterback position did not come until the third round (76th overall), which is the last draft in which this has occurred. In fact, only one draft since – 1996 – has gone without a quarterback being drafted in the first round.

Hall of Famers

  • Michael Irvin, wide receiver from Miami taken 1st round 11th overall by the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2007.
  • Randall McDaniel, offensive guard from Arizona State University taken 1st round 19th overall by the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2009.
  • Thurman Thomas, running back from Oklahoma State University taken 2nd round 40th overall by the Buffalo Bills.
  • Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2007
  • Dermontti Dawson, center from Kentucky, taken 2nd round, 44th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2012
  • Tim Brown, wide receiver from University of Notre Dame taken 1st round 6th overall by the Los Angeles Raiders.
  • Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2015.

    References

    1988 NFL Draft Wikipedia


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