|2002 NFL Draft|
|Date(s)||April 20–21, 2002|
|Time||Noon EDT (April 20)|
11:00 am EDT (April 21)
|Location||Theater at MSG|
in New York City, NY
|261 total selections in 7 rounds|
|First selection||David Carr, QB|
|Mr. Irrelevant||Ahmad Miller, DT|
|Most selections (12)||Houston Texans|
|Fewest selections (5)||Kansas City Chiefs|
New York Jets
|Hall of Famers|
The 2002 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League (NFL) teams selected amateur college football players. The draft is known officially as the "NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting" and has been conducted annually since 1936. The draft took place April 20–21, 2002 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The draft was broadcast on ESPN both days and eventually moved to ESPN2. The draft began with the Houston Texans selecting David Carr, and it ended with the Texans selecting Mr. Irrelevant, Ahmad Miller. There were thirty-two compensatory selections distributed among eighteen teams, with the Buffalo Bills receiving the most selections with four. The University of Miami was the college most represented in the draft, having five of its players selected in the first round. Although the Carolina Panthers finished with a 1–15 record which would normally have given them the first pick in each round, the Houston Texans were given the first pick because they were an expansion team. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.
In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.
- Round one
- #6: Dallas → Kansas City (D). Dallas traded this choice to Kansas City for Kansas City's first- (#8), third- (#75) and 2003 sixth-round (#186) draft choices.[source 1]
- #8: Kansas City → Dallas (D). see #6: Dallas → Kansas City[source 1]
- #14: Tennessee → New York Giants (D). Tennessee traded this selection to the New York Giants for New Yorks's first- (#15) and fourth-round (#110) draft choices.[source 2]
- #15: New York Giants → Tennessee (D). see #14: Tennessee → New York Giants[source 2]
Supplemental draft selections
For each player selected in the Supplemental Draft, the team forfeits its pick in that round in the draft of the following season.
|Rnd.||Pick #||NFL team||Player||Pos.||College||Conf.||Notes|
|6||-||Houston Texans||Milford Brown||G||Florida State||ACC|
Notable undrafted players
|†||= Pro Bowler|
- #1: Carr agreed to a contract with the Texans prior to the start of the draft.
- General references
- "2002 NFL Draft". NFL. Archived from the original on January 4, 2007. Retrieved January 8, 2007.
- "Draft-Weekend Trades". NFL. Archived from the original on March 11, 2005. Retrieved January 17, 2007.
- "FFToday.com Draft Tracker". FFToday.com. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
- "2002 NFL Draft Pick Transactions". ProSportsTransactions.com. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
- Trade references
- Tucker, Doug (April 20, 2002). "Chiefs Trade Up for UNC Defensive Tackle Ryan Sims". UNC (website) from AP. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
- Olney, Buster (April 21, 2002). "Giants Trade Up to Get Miami's Shockey". The New York Times. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
- Specific references
- "NFL Draft: Overview". ESPN. April 11, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
- "Facts and figures on 2002 NFL Draft". Archived from the original on June 19, 2004. Retrieved January 8, 2007.
- "NFL Draft Locations". FootballGeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
- Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- "Compensatory draft choices announced". Archived from the original on September 4, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2007.
- Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
- Philadelphia Eagles traded their 2001 third-round selection (88th overall) and their 2001 sixth-round selection (187th overall) to Miami for the Dolphins’ 2002 second-round selection."2001 NFL Draft – Weekend Trades". cnnsi.com. CNN. Retrieved May 5, 2007.
- "2001 Heisman Trophy winner". Retrieved October 11, 2008.