- 2004 NFL Draft
2004 NFL Draft General information Date(s) April 24–25, 2004 Location Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
Network(s) (US) ESPN Picks First selection Eli Manning, QB
San Diego Chargers
Mr. Irrelevant Andre Sommersell, LB
Most selections Tennessee Titans (13) Fewest selections Washington Redskins (4) Overall selections 255 NFL Draft < 2003 2005 >
The 2004 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, 2004 at the theater at Madison Square Garden. No teams elected to claim any players in the supplemental draft that year.
The draft was shown on ESPN both days and eventually moved to ESPN2 both days. The draft began with the San Diego Chargers selecting Eli Manning who was later traded to the New York Giants in the Manning-Rivers trade. There were 32 compensatory selections distributed among 16 teams, with the Eagles, Rams, and Jets each receiving 4 compensatory picks. The draft set several records, including the most wide receivers selected in the first round, with seven. Another record set by the draft was the most trades in the first round, with twenty-eight trades. The University of Miami set an NFL record for the most first rounders drafted with 6. Ohio State set an NFL draft record having 14 total players selected through all rounds. The 255 players chosen in the draft were composed of:
Jump to: Round 2 • Round 3 • Round 4 • Round 5 • Round 6 • Round 7 * = compensatory selection ^ = supplemental compensatory selection † = Pro Bowler Positions key C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety G Guard HB Halfback K Placekicker KR Kick returner LB Linebacker LS Long snapper OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman NT Nose tackle P Punter PR Punt returner QB Quarterback RB Running back S Safety SS Strong safety TB Tailback TE Tight end WR Wide receiver
Notable undrafted players
† = Pro Bowler Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes Seattle Seahawks Jordan Babineaux S Southern Arkansas Gulf South Chicago Bears Jeremy Cain LS Massachusetts A-10 Dallas Cowboys Jon Condo† LS Maryland ACC San Diego Chargers Malcom Floyd WR Wyoming MWC New England Patriots Randall Gay CB LSU SEC Buffalo Bills Jabari Greer CB Tennessee SEC Green Bay Packers Vonta Leach† FB East Carolina C-USA Kansas City Chiefs Ryan Lilja G Kansas State Big 12 Dallas Cowboys Mat McBriar† P Hawaiʻi WAC Pittsburgh Steelers Willie Parker† RB North Carolina ACC Buffalo Bills Jason Peters† TE/OT Arkansas SEC Indianapolis Colts Josh Thomas DE Syracuse Big East Indianapolis Colts Ben Utecht TE Minnesota Big Ten San Diego Chargers Wes Welker† WR Texas Tech Big 12
- Football Outsiders - 2004 NFL Draft: Six Years Later (March 19, 2010)
- ^ Facts & Figures.
- ^ NFL gives 32 compensatory draft choices. March 29, 2004. URL Accessed June 24, 2006.
- ^ a b Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
- ^ Goldberg, Dave. "NFL draft scripted nicely by Manning". NBC Sports via AP. http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/4831040/.
- ^ #1: San Diego → New York Giants. San Diego traded Manning to the New York Giants in exchange for Philip Rivers and the Giants' third round selection in this draft (#65) and their first and fifth-round selections in 2005 
- ^ #4: New York Giants → San Diego (D). see #1: San Diego → New York Giants. above.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Round 1". ESPN.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft04/tracker/round?round=1. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
- ^ The Bills received this pick from the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for the Bills' second round pick (43rd overall), fifth round pick (144th overall), and first round pick in 2005.
- ^ "Draft Facts". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. April 27, 2003. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hakaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=fUMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3642%2C5544128. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
- ^ Oakland → Houston (PD). Houston acquired this pick from Oakland in exchange for Houston's extra expansion third-round pick (#Pick 83|#83) and Houston's seventh-round selection (#Pick 262|#262) in the 2003 draft. 
- ^ a b Alder, James. "2004 NFL Draft Results: Round 2". About.com. http://football.about.com/cs/nfldrafthistory/a/2004draftresul2.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Round 2". ESPN.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft04/tracker/round?round=2. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
- ^ The Cowboys received this pick from the Buffalo Bills as well as the Bills' fifth round pick (144th overall) and first round pick in 2005 in exchange for the Cowboys' first round pick in this draft (22nd overall).
- ^ #65: New York Giants → San Diego (D). see #1: San Diego → New York Giants. above.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Round 3". ESPN.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft04/tracker/round?round=3. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Round 4". http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft04/tracker/round?round=4. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i "Round 5". ESPN.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft04/tracker/round?round=5. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
- ^ The Cowboys received this pick from the Buffalo Bills as well as the Bills' second round pick (43rd overall) and first round pick in 2005 in exchange for the Cowboys' first round pick in this draft (22nd overall).
- ^ a b c d e Alder, James. "2004 NFL Draft Results: Round 5". About.com. http://football.about.com/cs/nfldrafthistory/a/2004draftresul5.htm. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
- ^ a b Alder, James. "2004 NFL Draft Results: Round 6". About.com. http://football.about.com/cs/nfldrafthistory/a/2004draftresul6.htm. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Round 6". ESPN.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft04/tracker/round?round=6. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Alder, James. "2004 NFL Draft Results: Round 7". About.com. http://football.about.com/cs/nfldrafthistory/a/2004draftresul7.htm. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
- "NFL Draft History: 2004 Full Draft". Official NFL website. http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=2004&round=round1. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
- "2004 NFL Draft". ESPN website. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft04. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
- "Pro Football Draft History: 2004". Pro Football Hall of Fame website. Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/draft/2004.jsp. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
- "2004 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2004.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
- "2004 NFL Player Draft". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. http://www.databasefootball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?lg=NFL&yr=2004. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
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