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

Name Age 1st Team Round Pick Position Achievement
LaVar Arrington 44 Washington Redskins 1st 2nd Linebacker
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
  • NFL forced fumbles co-leader
  • 3× Pro Bowl
Chris Samuels 45 Washington Redskins 1st 3rd Offensive tackle
  • 6× Pro Bowl
  • 80 Greatest Redskins
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team
Plaxico Burress 45 Pittsburgh Steelers 1st 8th Wide receiver
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 2× All-Big Ten
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year
Brian 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 Abraham 44 New York Jets 1st 13th Defensive end,
Outside linebacker
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
John Romero 45 Philadelphia Eagles 6th 192nd Center / Offensive guard


Tom Brady 45 New England Patriots 6th 199th Quarterback
  • 7× Super Bowl champion
  • 3× NFL Most Valuable Player
  • 5× Super Bowl MVP
Peter Warrick 45 Cincinnati Bengals 1st 4th Wide receiver
  • 3× First-team All-ACC
  • Sugar Bowl MVP
  • 2× Consensus All-American
Thomas Jones 40 Arizona Cardinals 1st 7th Running back
  • Pro Bowl
  • Virginia Cavaliers Jersey No. 6 retired
  • Consensus All-American
Travis Taylor 43 Baltimore Ravens 1st 10th Wide receiver
  • Orange Bowl MVP
  • Super Bowl champion
Ron 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 Janikowski 44 Oakland Raiders 1st 17th Placekicker
  • Second-team All-Pro
  • BCS national champion
  • Pro Bowl
Chad 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 Clifton 46 Green Bay Packers 2nd 44th Offensive tackle
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • 2× Pro Bowl
Deon Grant 43 Carolina Panthers 2nd 57th Safety
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Consensus All-American
  • BCS National Championship
Giovanni Carmazzi 45 San Francisco 49ers 3rd 65th Quarterback N/A
Chris Cole 44 Denver Broncos 3rd 70th Wide Receiver N/A
Chris Redman 45 Baltimore Ravens 3rd 75th Quarterback
  • Super Bowl champion
  • C-USA Offensive Player of the Year
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Laveranues Coles 44 New York Jets 3rd 78th Wide receiver
  • Pro Bowl
Lewis Sanders 44 Cleveland Browns 4th 95th Cornerback
  • First-team All-ACC
  • Thorpe Award semifinalist
Michael Thompson 45 Atlanta Falcons 4th 100th Offensive tackle N/A
David Barrett 44 Arizona Cardinals 4th 102th Cornerback N/A
Tyrone Carter 46 Minnesota Vikings 4th 118th Safety
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • Jack Tatum Trophy
  • Jim Thorpe Award
Shane Lechler 46 Oakland Raiders 5th 142th Punter
  • 6× First-team All-Pro
  • 7× Pro Bowl
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro
Dante Hall 43 Kansas City Chiefs 5th 153th Wide receiver &
Return specialist
  • First-team All-Pro
  • 2× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
Tee Martin 44 Pittsburgh Steelers 5th 163th Wide receivers coach
  • BCS national champion
Dhani Jones 44 New York Giants 6th 177th Linebacker
  • National Champion
  • 3× All-Big Ten honors
Tony Scott 46 New York Jets 6th 179th Cornerback N/A
Spergon Wynn 44 Cleveland Browns 6th 183th Quarterback N/A
Mike Green 45 Tennessee Titans 7th 213th Running back N/A
Mark Tauscher 45 Green Bay Packers 7th 224th Offensive tackle
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Joe Hamilton 45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7th 243th Quarterback
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Consensus All-American
  • 2× Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player
Patrick Pass 44 New England Patriots 7th 239th Fullback
  • 3× Super Bowl champion
  • United Bowl champion
Corey Simon 45 Philadelphia Eagles 1st 6th Defensive tackle
  • Pro Bowl
  • Super Bowl champion
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team
Jamal Lewis 43 Baltimore Ravens 1st 5th Running back
  • Super Bowl champion
  • First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year


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