35 Best NFL Players- 2000 Draft Top Picks

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Football is one of the most popular sports in America, and the history of the National Football League (NFL) is afflicted with the success stories of numerous players. They earned their places in history with their glowing achievements. Some of them are no longer players, but their records and performances are still fresh in the minds of their fans. The names of the top 35 NFL players who were drafted in 2000 and have gained success mostly in the field of football are given below.

Top 35 NFL Players Drafted in 2000

NameAge1st TeamRoundPickPositionAchievement
LaVar Arrington44Washington Redskins1st2ndLinebacker
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
  • NFL forced fumbles co-leader
  • 3× Pro Bowl
Chris Samuels45Washington Redskins1st3rdOffensive tackle
  • 6× Pro Bowl
  • 80 Greatest Redskins
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team
Plaxico Burress45Pittsburgh Steelers1st8thWide receiver
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 2× All-Big Ten
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year
Brian Urlacher44Chicago Bears1st9thLinebacker
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
John Abraham44New York Jets1st13thDefensive end,
Outside linebacker
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
John Romero45Philadelphia Eagles6th192ndCenter / Offensive guard


Tom Brady45New England Patriots6th199thQuarterback
  • 7× Super Bowl champion
  • 3× NFL Most Valuable Player
  • 5× Super Bowl MVP
Peter Warrick45Cincinnati Bengals1st4thWide receiver
  • 3× First-team All-ACC
  • Sugar Bowl MVP
  • 2× Consensus All-American
Thomas Jones40Arizona Cardinals1st7thRunning back
  • Pro Bowl
  • Virginia Cavaliers Jersey No. 6 retired
  • Consensus All-American
Travis Taylor43Baltimore Ravens1st10thWide receiver
  • Orange Bowl MVP
  • Super Bowl champion
Ron Dayne44New York Giants1st11thRunning back
  • NCAA all-time leading rusher
  • 2× Rose Bowl MVP
  • Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year
Sebastian Janikowski44Oakland Raiders1st17thPlacekicker
  • Second-team All-Pro
  • BCS national champion
  • Pro Bowl
Chad Pennington46New York Jets1st18thQuarterback
  • 2× NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • NFL passer rating leader
  • 2× NFL completion percentage leader
Chad Clifton46Green Bay Packers2nd44thOffensive tackle
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • 2× Pro Bowl
Deon Grant43Carolina Panthers2nd57thSafety
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Consensus All-American
  • BCS National Championship
Giovanni Carmazzi45San Francisco 49ers3rd65thQuarterbackN/A
Chris Cole44Denver Broncos3rd70thWide ReceiverN/A
Chris Redman45Baltimore Ravens3rd75thQuarterback
  • Super Bowl champion
  • C-USA Offensive Player of the Year
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Laveranues Coles44New York Jets3rd78thWide receiver
  • Pro Bowl
Lewis Sanders44Cleveland Browns4th95thCornerback
  • First-team All-ACC
  • Thorpe Award semifinalist
Michael Thompson45Atlanta Falcons4th100thOffensive tackleN/A
David Barrett44Arizona Cardinals4th102thCornerbackN/A
Tyrone Carter46Minnesota Vikings4th118thSafety
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • Jack Tatum Trophy
  • Jim Thorpe Award
Shane Lechler46Oakland Raiders5th142thPunter
  • 6× First-team All-Pro
  • 7× Pro Bowl
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro
Dante Hall43Kansas City Chiefs5th153thWide receiver &
Return specialist
  • First-team All-Pro
  • 2× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
Tee Martin44Pittsburgh Steelers5th163thWide receivers coach
  • BCS national champion
Dhani Jones44New York Giants6th177thLinebacker
  • National Champion
  • 3× All-Big Ten honors
Tony Scott46New York Jets6th179thCornerbackN/A
Spergon Wynn44Cleveland Browns6th183thQuarterbackN/A
Mike Green45Tennessee Titans7th213thRunning backN/A
Mark Tauscher45Green Bay Packers7th224thOffensive tackle
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Joe Hamilton45Tampa Bay Buccaneers7th243thQuarterback
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Consensus All-American
  • 2× Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player
Patrick Pass44New England Patriots7th239thFullback
  • 3× Super Bowl champion
  • United Bowl champion
Corey Simon45Philadelphia Eagles1st6thDefensive tackle
  • Pro Bowl
  • Super Bowl champion
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team
Jamal Lewis43Baltimore Ravens1st5thRunning back
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 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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