FSU Football: First Round Picks by NFL Team
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FSU Football: First Round Picks by NFL Team

On Thursday night, Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson was thrust into an elite class.

Taken 26th overall by the New York Jets, Johnson became the 46th player in program history to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Johnson joined former FSU linebacker and 1992 Butkus Award winner Marvin Jones among Seminoles taken by the Jets in the first round.

Historically, 25 of the NFL’s 32 teams have selected an FSU player in the first round. Here’s a team-by-team breakdown:

AFC East

Buffalo Bills
EJ Manuel, QB (2013, 16th overall)

Miami Dolphins
Sammie Smith, RB (1989, 9th overall)

Boston/New England Patriots
Ron Sellers, WR (1969, 6th overall)

New York Jets
Marvin Jones, LB (1993, 4th overall)
Jermaine Johnson, DE (2022, 26th overall)

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens
Peter Boulware, DE (1997, 4th overall)

Cincinnati Bengals
Reinard Wilson, DE (1997, 14th overall)
Peter Warrick, WR (2000, 4th overall)

Cleveland Browns
Kamerion Wimbley, DE (2006, 13th overall)
Cameron Erving, T (2015, 19th overall)

Pittsburgh Steelers
J.T. Thomas, CB (1973, 24th overall)
Lawrence Timmons, LB (2007, 15th overall)

AFC South

Houston Texans
Travis Johnson, DT (2005, 16th overall)

Indianapolis Colts
Bjoern Werner, DE (2013, 24th overall)

Jacksonville Jaguars
Jalen Ramsey, CB (2016, 5th overall)

Tennessee Titans
N/A

AFC West

Denver Broncos
N/A

Kansas City Chiefs
N/A

Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Jessie Hester, WR (1985, 23rd overall)
Sebastian Janikowski, K (2000, 15th overall)
Derrick Gibson, S (2001, 28th overall)

San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers
Antonio Cromartie, CB (2006, 19th overall)
Derwin James, S (2018, 17th overall)

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys
N/A

New York Giants
N/A

Philadelphia Eagles
Tra Thomas, T (1998, 11th overall)
Corey Simon, DT (2000, 6th overall)
Brodrick Bunkley, DT (2006, 14th overall)

Washington Commanders
N/A

NFC North

Chicago Bears
N/A

Detroit Lions
Ernie Sims, LB (2006, 9th overall)

Green Bay Packers
Barry Smith, WR (1973, 21st overall)
Alphonso Carreker, DE (1984, 12th overall)
Terrell Buckley, CB (1992, 5th overall)
Jamal Reynolds, DE (2001, 10th overall)
Javon Walker, WR (2002, 20th overall)

Minnesota Vikings
Derrick Alexander, DE (1995, 11th overall)
Christian Ponder, QB (2011, 12th overall)
Xavier Rhodes, CB (2013, 25th overall)

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons
Bobby Butler, CB (1981, 25th overall)
Deion Sanders, CB (1989, 5th overall)
Devin Bush, S (1995, 26th overall)

Carolina Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin, WR (2014, 28th overall)
Brian Burns, DE (2019, 16th overall)

New Orleans Saints
Patrick Robinson, CB (2010, 32rd overall)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Derrick Brooks, LB (1995, 28th overall)
Warrick Dunn, RB (1997, 12th overall)
Jameis Winston, QB (2015, 1st overall)

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals
Andre Wadsworth, DE (1998, 3rd overall)

San Francisco 49ers
Dexter Carter, RB (1990, 25th overall)
William Floyd, FB (1994, 28th overall)

Seattle Seahawks
Walter Jones, T (1997, 6th overall)

St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams
Alex Barron, T (2005, 19th overall)

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