Top 35 Football Players (NFL) Drafted in 2000

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No doubt, the famous players of American football are celebrities to their fans. They show their magic on the field of the National Football League. The history of the NFL is littered with the triumphs of many players. With their impressive accomplishments, they secured their places in history. Even though some of them are no longer alive, their work lives on in our memories. Below are the names of the top 35 NFL players who excelled in the game of football.

2000 NFL Draft: Top 35 Football Players List

NameAge1st TeamRoundPickPositionAchievement
LaVar ArringtonLaVar Arrington
Washington Redskins1st2ndLinebacker
  • 3× Pro Bowl
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
  • NFL forced fumbles co-leader
Chris SamuelsChris Samuels45Washington Redskins1st3rdOffensive tackle
  • 6× Pro Bowl
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team
  • 80 Greatest Redskins
Plaxico BurressPlaxico Burress45Pittsburgh Steelers1st8thWide receiver
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 2× All-Big Ten
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year
Brian UrlacherBrian Urlacher44Chicago Bears1st9thLinebacker
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
John AbrahamJohn Abraham44New York Jets1st13thDefensive end,
Outside linebacker
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
John RomeroJohn Romero45Philadelphia Eagles6th192ndCenter/Offensive guardN/A
Tom BradyTom Brady45New England Patriots6th199thQuarterback
  • 7× Super Bowl champion
  • 3× NFL Most Valuable Player
  • 5× Super Bowl MVP
Peter WarrickPeter Warrick45Cincinnati Bengals1st4thWide receiver
  • 2× Consensus All-American
  • Sugar Bowl MVP
  • 3× First-team All-ACC
Thomas JonesThomas Jones44Arizona Cardinals1st7thRunning back
  • Pro Bowl
  • Consensus All-American
Travis TaylorTravis Taylor43Baltimore Ravens1st10thWide receiver
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Orange Bowl MVP
Ron DayneRon Dayne44New York Giants1st11thRunning back
  • NCAA all-time leading rusher
  • 2× Rose Bowl MVP
  • Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year
Sebastian JanikowskiSebastian Janikowski44Oakland Raiders1st17thPlacekicker
  • Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
  • BCS national champion
Chad PenningtonChad Pennington46New York Jets1st18thQuarterback
  • 2× NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • NFL passer rating leader
  • 2× NFL completion percentage leader
Chad CliftonChad Clifton46Green Bay Packers2nd44thOffensive tackle
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • 2× Pro Bowl
Deon GrantDeon Grant43Carolina Panthers2nd57thSafety
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Consensus All-American
  • BCS National Championship
Giovanni CarmazziGiovanni Carmazzi45San Francisco 49ers3rd65thQuarterbackN/A
Chris ColeChris Cole44Denver Broncos3rd70thWide ReceiverN/A
Chris RedmanChris Redman45Baltimore Ravens3rd75thQuarterback
  • Super Bowl champion
  • C-USA Offensive Player of the Year
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Laveranues ColesLaveranues Coles44New York Jets3rd78thWide receiver
  • Pro Bowl
Julian PetersonJulian Peterson44San Francisco 49ers1st16thLinebacker
  • First-team All-Pro
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
Lewis SandersLewis Sanders44Cleveland Browns4th95thCornerback
  • First-team All-ACC
  • Thorpe Award semifinalist
Michael ThompsonMichael Thompson45Atlanta Falcons4th100thOffensive tackleN/A
David BarrettDavid Barrett44Arizona Cardinals4th102thCornerbackN/A
Tyrone CarterTyrone Carter46Minnesota Vikings4th108thSafety
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • Jim Thorpe Award
  • Jack Tatum Trophy
Shane LechlerShane Lechler46Oakland Raiders5th142thPunter
  • 6× First-team All-Pro
  • 7× Pro Bowl
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro
Dante HallDante Hall43Kansas City Chiefs5th153thWide receiver &
Return specialist
  • First-team All-Pro
  • Second-team All-Pro
  • 2× Pro Bowl
Tee MartinTee Martin44Pittsburgh Steelers5th163thQuarterback
  • BCS national champion
Dhani JonesDhani Jones44New York Giants6th177thLinebacker
  • National Champion
  • 3× All-Big Ten honors
Tony ScottTony Scott46New York Jets6th179thCornerbackN/A
Spergon WynnSpergon Wynn44Cleveland Browns6th183thQuarterbackN/A
Mike GreenMike Green46Tennessee Titans7th213thRunning backN/A
Mark TauscherMark Tauscher45Green Bay Packers7th224thOffensive tackle
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Joe HamiltonJoe Hamilton45Tampa Bay Buccaneers7th234thQuarterback
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Consensus All-American
  • 2× Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player
Patrick PassPatrick Pass44New England Patriots7th239thFullback
  • 3× Super Bowl champion
  • United Bowl champion
Shaun AlexanderShaun Alexander45Seattle Seahawks1st19thRunning back
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
  • First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year


Richard M. Donovan is our first hired article writer and has 10 years of experience in copywriting, article marketing, and sports analysis. He has excellent analytical and organizational skills for football data management and tracking reports. Richard played high school and college football but never got a chance to play in the NFL because of his knee injury. But he never stopped there. Richard started working as an NFL sports analyst and biography writer. His statistical data helps our readers get all the in-depth information they need about their favorite NFL players.


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