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2010 NFL Draft Wrap up

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Cal Draft Wrapup: Three Former Cal Players Chosen in 2010 NFL Draft
More Draft Coverage: NFL.com

The 2010 NFL Draft came to a conclusion earlier today when Weber State wide receiver Tim Toone was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 255th (and final) pick of the draft. Cal had three former players selected in the three-day, seven-round 2010 NFL Draft with the first round picks of defensive lineman Tyson Alualu (Jacksonville, 10th overall) and tailback Jahvid Best (Detroit, 30th overall) on Thursday, and the addition of cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson (Detroit, 225th overall) in the seventh round on Saturday.

Stay tuned to the Bear Blog in the upcoming days for more information on Cal players that sign NFL free agent contracts or sign on with teams in other professional football leagues.

Cal's Draft Coverage: Alualu and Best Go in First Round | No Bears on Second Day | Bear Blog | NFL.com
Thompson's Cal Career: Highlight Video | Photo Gallery | Bio | Stats

The Denver Broncos selected former Cal cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson in the seventh round on the final day of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 225th pick overall. Thompson joined defensive lineman Tyson Alualu and tailback Jahvid Best to give Cal three selections in the 2010 NFL Draft.

The third day of the 2010 NFL Draft that will feature rounds 4-7 is underway. St. Louis started the fourth round by selecting wide receiver Marty Gilyard from Cincinnati. Former Cal players defensive end Tyson Alualu (Jacksonville Jaguars, 10th overall) and tailback Jahvid Best (Detroit Lions, 30th overall) went in the first round Thursday, but the Golden Bears still have several remaining draft and free agent hopefuls.
NFL Draft Coverage: Bear Blog | NFL.com Website


Cal did not have any former players selected on the second day of the 2010 NFL Draft on Friday when the second and third rounds were conducted at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The final four rounds of the seven-round event will take place on Saturday beginning at 7:00 a.m. PT.

NFL.com lists wide receiver Nyan Boateng, offensive tackle Mike Tepper, cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson and wide receiver Verran Tucker as Cal's remaining prospects. But other 2009 seniors with ambitions of playing football professionally include linebacker Desmond Bishop, safety Marcus Ezeff, fullback Brian Holley, safety Brett Johnson, offensive linemen Chet Teofilo and linebacker Eddie Young.

Stay tuned to CalBears.com and the Bear Blog for the latest news involving any former Cal football players being selected Saturday on the final day of the 2010 NFL Draft or signing in the upcoming days as free agents.

Draft Coverage: 2010 NFL Draft Bear Blog | NFL.com Draft Page


The 2010 NFL Draft will resume from Radio City Music Hall on Friday at 3:00 p.m. PT. Cal had a big day in the first round Thursday with the selections of defensive lineman Tyson Alualu (Jacksonville, 10th overall) and tailback Jahvid Best (Detroit, 30th overall) but other Golden Bears are still hoping to be selected in either the second or third round Friday, or rounds 4-7 Saturday.

Thursday was a big day for the Cal football program when former Golden Bears defensive end Tyson Alulau (Jacksonville, 10th overall) and tailback Jahvid Best (Detroit, 30th overall) were selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. But there are several other Cal players hoping to be drafted during the final six rounds of the draft Friday and Saturday or picked up as a free agent in the coming days.

NFL.com lists wide receiver Nyan Boateng, offensive tackle Mike Tepper, cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson and wide receiver Verran Tucker as Cal's remaining prospects. But other 2009 seniors with ambitions of playing football professionally include linebacker Desmond Bishop, safety Marcus Ezeff, fullback Brian Holley, safety Brett Johnson, offensive linemen Chet Teofilo and linebacker Eddie Young.

 

Did you know?

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Did you know that with the selection of Tyson Alualu (Jacksonville, 10th overall) and Jahvid Best (Detroit, 30th overall) in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft on Thursday ...

For the first time ever, Cal had two players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft while no other Pac-10 school had a player chosen. Cal actually became the first Pac-10 school since 1970 to have two players selected in the NFL Draft while no other Pac-10 school had a player picked. The last time that happened was when USC defensive end Al Cowlings (Buffalo, 5th overall) and offensive tackle Sid Smith (Kansas City, 26th overall) were both taken in the first round and were the only Pac-10 players selected.
Cal was the only school from the Pac-10 to have a player drafted in the first round in 2010
Cal was one of eight schools nationally who had more than one player drafted in the first round in 2010 (Oklahoma 4, Florida 3, Alabama 2, Cal 2, Georgia Tech 2, Oklahoma State 2, Rutgers 2, Tennessee 2)
Cal has been the only Pac-10 school with a player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in two of the last four years ... Former Golden Bear tailback Marshawn Lynch (Buffalo, 12th overall) was the only Pac-10 player selected in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft

Cal's NFL Draft Coverage: 2010 NFL Draft Bear Blog | NFL.com Draft Page
Alualu's Cal Career: Highlight Video | Photo Gallery | Stats
Best's Cal Career: Highlight Video | Photo Gallery | Stats
Selected Media Coverage: San Francisco Chronicle | Contra Costa Times | BearTalk Blog | Daily Cal | BearTerritory | Honolulu Advertiser | ESPN's Herm Edwards on Alualu |  ESPN's Todd McShay on Best |  ESPN's Herm Edwards on Best

Former Cal football players defensive lineman Tyson Alualu and tailback Jahvid Best were both selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft on Thursday at Radio City Music Hall. Alualu was picked by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 10th selection overall, while Best went to the Detroit Lions with the 30th overall pick. Each player was the third selected at their respective positions.

We're proud to have had two players selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and seven players taken in the first round in the last eight years," said Cal head coach Jeff Tedford. "I would like to think it means that we're recruiting talented players to the Cal football program that continue to develop their football skills once they are here at Cal."

Alualu and Best become the fourth pair of Cal players to have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft with the most  recent being the combination of quarterback Kyle Boller (Baltimore Ravens, 19th overall) and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (Oakland Raiders, 31st overall). The Golden Bears also had two first-round selections in back-to-back years in 1996 and 1997. Defensive linemen Regan Upshaw (Tampa Bay, 12th overall) and Duane Clemons (Minnesota, 16th overall) were taken in 1996, before tight end Tony Gonzalez (Kansas City, 13th overall) and offensive lineman Tarik Glenn (Indianapolis, 19th overall) followed the next year.

Former Cal tailback Jahvid Best joined Tyson Alualu as a first-round 2010 NFL Draft pick when he was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 30th overall pick ... more to come.

Former Cal defensive lineman Tyson Alualu has been taken 10th overall in the the 2010 NFL Draft by Jacksonville ... more to come.

With the 2010 NFL Draft now underway and the St. Louis Rams on the clock, let's take a look back at Cal's history in the draft. The Golden Bears have had 23 first-round selections in the school's history and five in the last seven drafts since Jeff Tedford's first season as head coach in 2002. Jahvid Best and Tyson Alualu have both been picked by some experts to be selected in the first round in 2010, but the most recent mock draft by NFL.com experts don't have either currently going in the first round.

Alex Mack (2009) is the most recent Cal player to be taken in the first round, while Steve Bartkowski was the highest chosen when he was the first overall pick in 1975. The Bears have had two players taken in the first round three times, accomplishing the feat in back-to-back years in 1996 and 1997, and then again in 2003.

Below is a list of Cal's all-time first-round draft picks along with the year they were selected, position, team and overall pick.

1952 - Les Richter - LB (New York Yanks, 2)
1953 - John Olszewski - RB (Chicago Cards, 4)
1965 - Craig Morton - QB (Dallas, 6)
1972 - Sherman White - DE (Cincinnati, 2)
1975 - Steve Bartkowski - QB (Atlanta, 1)
1976 - Chuck Muncie - RB (New Orleans, 3)
1977 - Ted Albrecht - OL (Chicago, 15)
1981 - Rich Campbell - QB (Green Bay, 6)
1984 - David Lewis - TE (Detroit, 20)
1988 - Ken Harvey - LB (Phoenix, 12)
1993 - Sean Dawkins - WR (Indianapolis, 16)
1994 - Todd Steussie - OL (Minnesota, 19)
1996 - Regan Upshaw - DE (Tampa Bay, 12), Duane Clemons - LB (Minnesota, 16)
1997 - Tony Gonzalez - TE (Kansas City, 13), Tarik Glenn - OL (Indianapolis, 19)
2000 - Deltha O'Neal - CB (Denver, 15)
2001 - Andre Carter - DE (San Francisco, 7)
2003 - Kyle Boller - QB (Baltimore, 19), Nnamdi Asomugha - CB (Oakland, 31)
2005 - Aaron Rodgers - QB (Green Bay, 24)
2007 - Marshawn Lynch - RB (Buffalo, 12)
2009 - Alex Mack - OL (Cleveland, 21)

Tyson Alualu's hometown paper the Honolulu Advertiser has had some great coverage on the former Golden Bear defensive lineman this week. We blogged about a photo gallery yesterday, but there is also a tremendous feature centering on his faith and a video of one of his workouts.

 

There have been many features on former Cal football players approaching the 2010 NFL Draft. Check out a few of the recent ones ...

Jahvid Best
Airborne Best has better landing in sight (Yahoo Sports, Wednesday, April 21, 2010)

Marcus Ezeff
Ezeff ready for anything (Santa Rosa Press Democrat, April 19, 2010)

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