1995 NFL expansion draft

The 1995 National Football League expansion draft was held on February 15, 1995.[1] The two new expansion teams, the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars, alternated picks from lists of unprotected players from existing franchises. Existing NFL teams made six players available,[2] and the new teams were required to pick a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 42 players. Each time one of the expansion franchises selected a player from an existing team, that team was then permitted to remove a remaining player from its list of available players.

In addition to these draft picks, the Panthers received the first pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, and the Jaguars were given the second pick.

The Panthers ultimately picked 35 players, while the Jaguars picked 36.

1995 Expansion Draft
The Panthers and the Jaguars selected the first players in franchise history

Player selections

Round–pick NFL expansion team Position Player name Previous NFL team
01-01 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Steve Beuerlein Arizona Cardinals
01-02 Carolina Panthers CB Rod Smith New England Patriots
02-03 Jacksonville Jaguars CB Corey Raymond New York Giants
02-04 Carolina Panthers OT Harry Boatswain San Francisco 49ers
03-05 Jacksonville Jaguars OG Jeff Novak Miami Dolphins
03-06 Carolina Panthers TE Kurt Haws Washington Redskins
04-07 Jacksonville Jaguars TE John Duff Los Angeles Raiders
04-08 Carolina Panthers DE Tyrone Rodgers Seattle Seahawks
05-09 Jacksonville Jaguars LB Keith Goganious Buffalo Bills
05-10 Carolina Panthers DE Mark Thomas San Francisco 49ers
06-11 Jacksonville Jaguars LB Mark Williams Green Bay Packers
06-12 Carolina Panthers CB Tim McKyer Pittsburgh Steelers
07-13 Jacksonville Jaguars CB Al Jackson Philadelphia Eagles
07-14 Carolina Panthers OL Curtis Whitley San Diego Chargers
08-15 Jacksonville Jaguars C Mark Tucker Arizona Cardinals
08-16 Carolina Panthers RB Howard Griffith Los Angeles Rams
09-17 Jacksonville Jaguars DE Paul Frase New York Jets
09-18 Carolina Panthers NT Greg Kragen Kansas City Chiefs
10–19 Jacksonville Jaguars OG Tom Myslinski Chicago Bears
10–20 Carolina Panthers DB Cary Brabham Los Angeles Raiders
11–21 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Willie Jackson Dallas Cowboys
11–22 Carolina Panthers LB Dave Garnett Minnesota Vikings
12–23 Jacksonville Jaguars DB Othello Henderson New Orleans Saints
12–24 Carolina Panthers LB Andre Powell New York Giants
13–25 Jacksonville Jaguars LB Santo Stephens Cincinnati Bengals
13–26 Carolina Panthers RB Dewell Brewer Indianapolis Colts
14–27 Jacksonville Jaguars S Darren Carrington San Diego Chargers
14–28 Carolina Panthers RB Bob Christian Chicago Bears
15–29 Jacksonville Jaguars DB Michael Davis Houston Oilers
15–30 Carolina Panthers DB Fred Foggie Pittsburgh Steelers
16–31 Jacksonville Jaguars CB Dave Thomas Dallas Cowboys
16–32 Carolina Panthers WR Mark Carrier Cleveland Browns
17–33 Jacksonville Jaguars RB Mazio Royster Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17–34 Carolina Panthers C Mark Rodenhauser Detroit Lions
18–35 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Travis Hannah Houston Oilers
18–36 Carolina Panthers WR Steve Hawkins New England Patriots
19–37 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Charles Davenport Pittsburgh Steelers
19–38 Carolina Panthers RB Brian O'Neal Philadelphia Eagles
20–39 Jacksonville Jaguars DB Monty Grow Kansas City Chiefs
20–40 Carolina Panthers RB Derrick Lassic Dallas Cowboys
21–41 Jacksonville Jaguars RB Marcus Wilson Green Bay Packers
21–42 Carolina Panthers WR Richard Buchanan Los Angeles Rams
22–43 Jacksonville Jaguars LB Brant Boyer Miami Dolphins
22–44 Carolina Panthers QB Doug Pederson Miami Dolphins
23–45 Jacksonville Jaguars DB Harry Colon Detroit Lions
23–46 Carolina Panthers TE Vince Marrow Buffalo Bills
24–47 Jacksonville Jaguars TE Derek Brown New York Giants
24–48 Carolina Panthers WR Larry Ryans Detroit Lions
25–49 Jacksonville Jaguars LB James Williams New Orleans Saints
25–50 Carolina Panthers OG Baron Rollins New Orleans Saints
26–51 Jacksonville Jaguars OG Eugene Chung New England Patriots
26–52 Carolina Panthers LB Williams Sims Minnesota Vikings
27–53 Jacksonville Jaguars RB Reggie Cobb Green Bay Packers
27–54 Carolina Panthers LB Paul Butcher Indianapolis Colts
28–55 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Desmond Howard Washington Redskins
28–56 Carolina Panthers QB Jack Trudeau New York Jets
29–57 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Kelvin Martin Seattle Seahawks
29–58 Carolina Panthers WR Charles Swann Denver Broncos
30–59 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cedric Tillman Denver Broncos
30–60 Carolina Panthers WR David Mims Atlanta Falcons
31–61 Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rogerick Green Tampa Bay Buccaneers
31–62 Carolina Panthers DE Shawn Price Tampa Bay Buccaneers
32–63 Carolina Panthers WR Eric Guliford Minnesota Vikings
33–64 Carolina Panthers DL Bill Goldberg Atlanta Falcons
34–65 Carolina Panthers RB Eric Ball Cincinnati Bengals
35–66 Carolina Panthers DT Mike Teeter Houston Oilers

References

  1. ^ Smith, Timothy W. (February 16, 1995). "Expansion Teams Pick Big Names, No Names". The New York Times. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "NFL NOTES: Familiar Names on Expansion Draft List". San Francisco Chronicle. Associated Press. 1995-01-18. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
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