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1999 NFL Draft

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Date(s)  April 17–18, 1999
Most selections (13)  Chicago Bears
TV coverage (US)  ESPN
Location  Theatre at MSG in New York City, NY
First selection  Tim Couch, QB Cleveland Browns
Mr. Irrelevant  Jim Finn, FB Chicago Bears

The 1999 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 17–18, 1999, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.


The New Orleans Saints traded all six of their draft picks to the Washington Redskins for the fifth overall selection, which they used to select running back Ricky Williams. This was the first and only time that an NFL team has had only one pick in a draft.

Five quarterbacks were selected in the first round, second most after the 1983 NFL Draft.

Supplemental draft

A supplemental draft was held in the summer of 1999. For each player selected in the supplemental draft, the team forfeits its pick in that round in the draft of the following season. The New England Patriots were the only team to select a player, selecting cornerback J'Juan Cherry from Arizona State in the 4th round.

Hall of Famers

No player selected in this draft has yet been inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.


1999 NFL Draft Wikipedia