A recent history of No. 3 picks

  • Updated: April 22, 2012 - 10:47 PM

Here's a look at each No. 3 pick since 1980:

The root of today's crazed fan interest in the NFL draft began in 1980 when ESPN televised the selection process for the first time. Since 1980, 22 of the 32 players picked third overall have gone on to become Pro Bowl selections. Three of them became Hall of Famers. In other words, the Vikings, who own the third overall pick, are looking for the next Anthony Munoz (1980), not the next Joey Harrington (2002). Here's a look at each No. 3 pick since 1980:

1980: Anthony Munoz, LT, Bengals

Hall of Famer.

1981: Freeman McNeil, RB, Jets

Could have had: Ronnie Lott (8th).

1982: Chip Banks, LB, Browns

Could have had: Marcus Allen (10th).

1983: Curt Warner, RB, Seahawks

Could have had: Bruce Matthews (9), Jim Kelly (14), Dan Marino (27), Darrell Green (28).

1984: Carl Banks, LB, Giants

1985: Ray Childress, DT, Oilers

Could have had: Chris Doleman (4), Jerry Rice (16).

1986: Jim Everett, QB, Oilers

Could have had: DE Leslie O'Neal (8).

1987: Alonzo Highsmith, RB, Oilers

Could have had: Rod Woodson (10)

1988: Bennie Blades, S, Lions

Could have had: Michael Irvin (11), Randall McDaniel (19).

1989: Barry Sanders, RB, Lions

Hall of Famer.

1990: Cortez Kennedy, DT, Seahawks

Hall of Famer. Could have had: Emmitt Smith (17).

1991: Bruce Pickens, CB, Falcons

Could have had: Herman Moore (10).

1992: Sean Gilbert, DE, Rams

Could have had: CB Troy Vincent (7).

1993: Garrison Hearst, RB, Cardinals

Could have had: Willie Roaf (8), Jerome Bettis (10).

1994: Heath Shuler, QB, Redskins

Could have had: DT Bryant Young (7).

1995: Steve McNair, QB, Oilers

Became a league MVP.

1996: Simeon Rice, LB, Cardinals

Could have had: Ray Lewis (26).

1997: Shawn Springs, CB, Seahawks

Could have had: LB Peter Boulware (4).

1998: Andre Wadsworth, DE, Cardinals

Could have had: Charles Woodson (4), Randy Moss (21).

1999: Akili Smith, QB, Bengals

Could have had: Edgerrin James (5), Ricky Williams (6), Torry Holt (7), Champ Bailey (7), Daunte Culpepper (11), Jevon Kearse (16), Antoine Winfield (23).

2000: Chris Samuels, OT, Redskins

Could have had: Brian Urlacher (9).

2001: Gerard Warren, DT, Browns

Could have had: LaDainian Tomlinson (5), Richard Seymour (6), Steve Hutchinson (17), Reggie Wayne (30), Drew Brees (32).

2002: Joey Harrington, QB, Lions

Could have had: Dwight Freeney (11), Ed Reed (24).

2003: Andre Johnson, WR, Texans.

2004: Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals

2005: Braylon Edwards, WR, Browns

Could have had: DeMarcus Ware (11), Aaron Rodgers (24).

2006: Vince Young, QB, Titans

Could have had: Haloti Ngata (12).

2007: Joe Thomas, OT, Browns

Multiple All-Pro but could have had Adrian Peterson (7).

2008: Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons

2009: Tyson Jackson, DE, Chiefs

Could have had: Brian Orakpo (13), Percy Harvin (22), Clay Matthews (26).

2010: Gerald McCoy, DT, Buccaneers

Could have had: Jason Pierre-Paul (15).

2011: Marcell Dareus, DE, Bills

Could have had: Patrick Peterson (5).

MARK CRAIG

draft at a glance First round: 7 p.m. Thursday (10 minutes per selection) Rounds 2-3: 6 p.m. Friday (seven minutes per selection) Rounds 4-7: 11 a.m. Saturday (five minutes per selection) Where: Radio City Music Hall, New York TV: ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network Projected time: Last year, the first round lasted 3 hours, 30 minutes. The second and third rounds took 4 hours, 15 minutes. Saturday's rounds took 7 hours, 23 minutes. Vikings selections (10): First round, third overall; second round (35th); third round (66th); fourth round (98th, 128th, 134th); fifth round (138th); sixth round (175th); seventh round (210th, 223rd). First-round order 1. Indianapolis 2. Washington (from Rams) 3. Vikings 4. Cleveland 5. Tampa Bay 6. St. Louis (from Redskins) 7. Jacksonville 8. Miami 9. Carolina 10. Buffalo 11. Kansas City 12. Seattle 13. Arizona 14. Dallas 15. Philadelphia 16. N.Y. Jets 17. Cincinnati 18. San Diego 19. Chicago 20. Tennessee 21. Cincinnati 22. Cleveland (from Falcons) 23. Detroit 24. Pittsburgh 25. Denver 26. Houston 27. New England (from Saints) 28. Green Bay 29. Baltimore 30. San Francisco 31. New England 32. N.Y. Giants
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New York 0
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New Orleans 99
Minnesota 84 FINAL
Oklahoma City 92
Orlando 94 FINAL
Memphis 103
Boston 99 FINAL
Utah 90
Denver 98 FINAL
LA Clippers 102
Army 68 FINAL
American Univ 66
Wright State 64 FINAL
Detroit 53
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North Carolina 93
Cleveland State 56 FINAL
Oakland 59
Delaware State 54 FINAL
NC Central 55
High Point 63 FINAL
Presbyterian 54
Howard 45 FINAL
Bethune-Cookman 42
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NC A&T 71
Nicholls 51 FINAL
Northwestern St 80
Hampton 56 FINAL
SC State 65
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Campbell 78
MD-Eastern Shore 72 FINAL
Florida A&M 65
Stephen F Austin 82 FINAL
Lamar 65
Central Arkansas 67 FINAL
New Orleans 87
Norfolk State 70 FINAL
Savannah State 54
TX A&M-CC 70 FINAL
SE Louisiana 61
Sam Houston St 80 FINAL
Abilene Christian 63
McNeese State 84 FINAL
Incarnate Word 86
Milwaukee 48 FINAL
Valparaiso 73
Alcorn State 66 FINAL
Alabama A&M 78
Southern U 59 FINAL
Alabama State 63
Prairie View 68 FINAL
Ark-Pine Bluff 105
Texas 86 FINAL
Iowa State 89
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Long Island 85 FINAL
Bryant 88
Central Conn St 51 FINAL
St Francis-NY 49
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Sacred Heart 0
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Wagner 74
Delaware State 59 FINAL
NC Central 66
Howard 53 FINAL
Bethune-Cookman 61
Coppin State 49 FINAL
NC A&T 67
Hampton 88 FINAL
SC State 53
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Savannah State 56
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Florida A&M 64
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(25) Chattanooga 49
Prairie View 83 FINAL
Ark-Pine Bluff 66
Alcorn State 58 FINAL
Alabama A&M 55
Southern U 53 FINAL
Alabama State 49
Texas Southern 63 FINAL
Miss Valley St 52
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(1) South Carolina 79
Robert Morris 68 FINAL
Mount St Marys 44
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Mercer 70
Wofford 56 FINAL
Furman 58
Morehead St 64 FINAL
Tenn Tech 54
Illinois 57 FINAL
Michigan 70
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Auburn 48
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2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9

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