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

Name Age 1st Team Round Pick Position Achievement
LaVar ArringtonLaVar Arrington
Washington Redskins 1st 2nd Linebacker
  • 3× Pro Bowl
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
  • NFL forced fumbles co-leader
Chris SamuelsChris Samuels 45 Washington Redskins 1st 3rd Offensive tackle
  • 6× Pro Bowl
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team
  • 80 Greatest Redskins
Plaxico BurressPlaxico Burress 45 Pittsburgh Steelers 1st 8th Wide receiver
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 2× All-Big Ten
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year
Brian UrlacherBrian Urlacher 44 Chicago Bears 1st 9th Linebacker
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
John AbrahamJohn Abraham 44 New York Jets 1st 13th Defensive end,
Outside linebacker
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
John RomeroJohn Romero 45 Philadelphia Eagles 6th 192nd Center/Offensive guard N/A
Tom BradyTom Brady 45 New England Patriots 6th 199th Quarterback
  • 7× Super Bowl champion
  • 3× NFL Most Valuable Player
  • 5× Super Bowl MVP
Peter WarrickPeter Warrick 45 Cincinnati Bengals 1st 4th Wide receiver
  • 2× Consensus All-American
  • Sugar Bowl MVP
  • 3× First-team All-ACC
Thomas JonesThomas Jones 44 Arizona Cardinals 1st 7th Running back
  • Pro Bowl
  • Consensus All-American
Travis TaylorTravis Taylor 43 Baltimore Ravens 1st 10th Wide receiver
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Orange Bowl MVP
Ron DayneRon Dayne 44 New York Giants 1st 11th Running back
  • NCAA all-time leading rusher
  • 2× Rose Bowl MVP
  • Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year
Sebastian JanikowskiSebastian Janikowski 44 Oakland Raiders 1st 17th Placekicker
  • Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
  • BCS national champion
Chad PenningtonChad Pennington 46 New York Jets 1st 18th Quarterback
  • 2× NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • NFL passer rating leader
  • 2× NFL completion percentage leader
Chad CliftonChad Clifton 46 Green Bay Packers 2nd 44th Offensive tackle
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • 2× Pro Bowl
Deon GrantDeon Grant 43 Carolina Panthers 2nd 57th Safety
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Consensus All-American
  • BCS National Championship
Giovanni CarmazziGiovanni Carmazzi 45 San Francisco 49ers 3rd 65th Quarterback N/A
Chris ColeChris Cole 44 Denver Broncos 3rd 70th Wide Receiver N/A
Chris RedmanChris Redman 45 Baltimore Ravens 3rd 75th Quarterback
  • Super Bowl champion
  • C-USA Offensive Player of the Year
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Laveranues ColesLaveranues Coles 44 New York Jets 3rd 78th Wide receiver
  • Pro Bowl
Julian PetersonJulian Peterson 44 San Francisco 49ers 1st 16th Linebacker
  • First-team All-Pro
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
Lewis SandersLewis Sanders 44 Cleveland Browns 4th 95th Cornerback
  • First-team All-ACC
  • Thorpe Award semifinalist
Michael ThompsonMichael Thompson 45 Atlanta Falcons 4th 100th Offensive tackle N/A
David BarrettDavid Barrett 44 Arizona Cardinals 4th 102th Cornerback N/A
Tyrone CarterTyrone Carter 46 Minnesota Vikings 4th 108th Safety
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • Jim Thorpe Award
  • Jack Tatum Trophy
Shane LechlerShane Lechler 46 Oakland Raiders 5th 142th Punter
  • 6× First-team All-Pro
  • 7× Pro Bowl
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro
Dante HallDante Hall 43 Kansas City Chiefs 5th 153th Wide receiver &
Return specialist
  • First-team All-Pro
  • Second-team All-Pro
  • 2× Pro Bowl
Tee MartinTee Martin 44 Pittsburgh Steelers 5th 163th Quarterback
  • BCS national champion
Dhani JonesDhani Jones 44 New York Giants 6th 177th Linebacker
  • National Champion
  • 3× All-Big Ten honors
Tony ScottTony Scott 46 New York Jets 6th 179th Cornerback N/A
Spergon WynnSpergon Wynn 44 Cleveland Browns 6th 183th Quarterback N/A
Mike GreenMike Green 46 Tennessee Titans 7th 213th Running back N/A
Mark TauscherMark Tauscher 45 Green Bay Packers 7th 224th Offensive tackle
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Joe HamiltonJoe Hamilton 45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7th 234th Quarterback
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Consensus All-American
  • 2× Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player
Patrick PassPatrick Pass 44 New England Patriots 7th 239th Fullback
  • 3× Super Bowl champion
  • United Bowl champion
Shaun AlexanderShaun Alexander 45 Seattle Seahawks 1st 19th Running back
  • NFL Most Valuable Player
  • First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year



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