April 26, 2009
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — When speaking of great National Football League tight ends, the names of former University of Iowa stars Marv Cook and Dallas Clark come to the forefront of any conversation. The Oakland Raiders think the name Brandon Myers will someday follow.
Myers, from Prairie City, Iowa, was selected by the Raiders in the sixth round with the 204th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. He is the seventh player chosen by Oakland and the third receiver, following wide receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey of Maryland (first round) and Louis Murphy of Florida (fourth round).
During the 2008 season, Myers caught 34 passes for 441 yards and four touchdowns. He made just one catch in his first two seasons as a Hawkeye, but as a junior and senior, Myers combined to grab 55 passes for 649 yards and nine touchdowns.
With the selection of Myers, 33 Hawkeyes (and six tight ends) who played football for UI head coach Kirk Ferentz have been picked in the annual NFL Draft.
Myers is the fourth Hawkeye player selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, the largest number for Iowa since it had five players chosen in 2005, ’04 and ’03.
It is the first time Oakland has selected a Hawkeye since the Raiders picked offensive lineman Pete McMahon in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. The last Iowa tight end chosen was Scott Chandler by the San Diego Chargers in 2007.
|HAWKEYES DRAFTED DURING FERENTZ ERA|
|2009 NFL Draft|
|Round 3||Shonn Greene||New York Jets||Running back|
|Round 3||Bradley Fletcher||St. Louis||Defensive back|
|Round 4||Seth Olsen||Denver||Offensive line|
|Round 6||Brandon Myers||Oakland||Tight end|
|2008 NFL Draft|
|Round 3||Charles Godfrey||Carolina||Defensive back|
|Round 4||Kenny Iwebema||Arizona||Defensive end|
|Round 6||Mike Humpal||Pittsburgh||Linebacker|
|2007 NFL Draft|
|Round 3||Marshal Yanda||Baltimore||Offensive line|
|Round 4||Scott Chandler||San Diego||Tight end|
|Round 7||Mike Elgin||New England||Offensive line|
|2006 NFL Draft|
|Round 1||Chad Greenway||Minnesota||Linebacker|
|Round 3||Abdul Hodge||Green Bay||Linebacker|
|2005 NFL Draft|
|Round 2||Matt Roth||Miami||Defensive end|
|Round 2||Jonathan Babineaux||Atlanta||Defensive line|
|Round 4||Sean Considine||Philadelphia||Defensive back|
|Round 6||Tony Jackson||Seattle||Tight end|
|Round 6||Pete McMahon||Oakland||Offensive line|
|2004 NFL Draft|
|Round 1||Robert Gallery||Oakland||Offensive line|
|Round 2||Bob Sanders||Indianapolis||Defensive back|
|Round 3||Nate Kaeding||San Diego||Place kicker|
|Round 7||Jared Clauss||Tennessee||Defensive line|
|Round 7||Erik Jensen||St. Louis||Tight end|
|2003 NFL Draft|
|Round 1||Dallas Clark||Indianapolis||Tight end|
|Round 2||Eric Steinbach||Cincinnati||Offensive line|
|Round 2||Bruce Nelson||Carolina||Center|
|Round 5||Derek Pagel||New York Jets||Defensive back|
|Round 5||Ben Sobieski||Buffalo||Offensive line|
|2002 NFL Draft|
|Round 2||Ladell Betts||Washington||Running back|
|Round 5||Aaron Kampman||Green Bay||Defensive line|
|Round 6||Kahlil Hill||Atlanta||Wide receiver|
|2001 NFL Draft|
|Round 6||Kevin Kasper||Denver||Wide receiver|
|2000 NFL Draft|
|Round 5||Austin Wheatley||New Orleans||Tight end|
|Round 6||Matt Bowen||St. Louis||Defensive back|