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considered by many to be the best player in the draft, was selected No. 2 overall by Detroit in Saturday’s first round. Thirty five picks later, Utah defensive back Eric Weddle was chosen by San Diego in the second round. But in the only head to head matchup between the two, the 2005 Emerald Bowl, Weddle got the best of the Yellow Jackets’ All American freshman in the Utes’ victory in San Francisco. Weddle, then a junior, kept Johnson in check, allowing him only two receptions for 19 yards. For his efforts, Weddle was named the defensive MVP of the contest.
BYU quarterback John Beck became the third highest Cougar quarterback selected in the NFL Draft when he was chosen 40th overall by the Dolphins. Jim McMahon is the top draft pick among BYU signal callers, going in the first round (No. 5 overall) to Chicago in the 1982 draft. Marc Wilson was also a first round pick, going No. 15 overall to Oakland in 1980. Gary Sheide (1975), Gifford Nielsen (1978) and Robbie Bosco (1986) were third round picks, while Brandon Doman was a fifth round selection (163rd overall) by San Francisco in 2002. Other Cougar QBs who have been drafted are John Walsh (1995, seventh round, Cincinnati), Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer (1992, ninth round, Green Bay) and Virgil Carter (1967, sixth round, Chicago). Express in 1984 and in the 11th round of the NFL Draft by Tampa Bay.
Five players from the WAC were chosen on the first day. Two from Hawaii, defensive end Ikaika Alama Francis (Detroit, No. 58 overall) and center Samson Satele (Miami, No. 60 overall) were chosen in the second round, while Boise State safety Gerald Alexander followed at No. 61 to Detroit. In the third round, Fresno State cornerback Marcus McCauley was taken by Minnesota (No. 72) and San Jose State receiver James Jones (No. 78) was taken by Green Bay. Another Bulldog, receiver Paul Williams, was taken at No. 80 by Tennessee.