McNutt Selected by Eagles in Sixth Round

April 28, 2012

IOWA CITY, IOWA — University of Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt, Jr. was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft Saturday. McNutt is the fifth Iowa player selected in 2012, and the 50th Hawkeye player under Kirk Ferentz to be drafted.

Detroit selected OL Riley Reiff in the first round, DL Mike Daniels was a fourth round selection of the Green Bay Packers, OL Adam Gettis was a fifth round selection of the Washington Redskins and DB Shaun Prater was taken in the fifth round by Cincinnati.

McNutt (6-4, 215) was named the Richter-Howard Wide Receiver of the Year in 2011 after catching 82 passes for 1,315 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was first team all-Big Ten by both coaches and media. He was named a permanent team captain and was named offensive MVP.

The St. Louis (Hazelwood Central HS) native is the third wide receiver to play under Ferentz at Iowa to be selected in the draft. McNutt holds Iowa records for receiving yards in a season (1,315) and career (2,861), and single season (12) and career touchdown receptions (28). He tied the single season reception mark with his 82 catches this past season. He led the Big Ten in receiving yards per game, was second in receptions per game and sixth in all-purpose yards. He joined the Iowa program as a quarterback before moving to wide receiver as a redshirt freshman.

During his career McNutt helped the Hawkeyes appear in four consecutive bowl games, as Iowa claimed wins in the 2009 Outback Bowl (South Carolina), 2010 Orange Bowl (Georgia Tech) and 2010 Insight Bowl (Missouri) before being defeated in the 2011 Insight Bowl (Oklahoma). Iowa posted a 35-17 record over the past five seasons.

With McNutt being the fifth Iowa player selected in the 2012 draft, Iowa has had 17 players selected in the last three years. That is the highest three-year total in the history of the Iowa program. Iowa had 16 players selected between 1956-58 and again between 1958-60.

2012 NFL Draft
Round 1 Riley Reiff Detroit Offensive line
Round 4 Mike Daniels Green Bay Defensive Line
Round 5 Adam Gettis Washington Offensive Line
Round 5 Shaun Prater Cincinnati Defensive Back
Round 6 Marvin McNutt Philadelphia Wide Receiver
2011 NFL Draft
Round 1 Adrian Clayborn Tampa Bay Defensive end
Round 4 Christian Ballard Minnesota Defensive line
Round 5 Ricky Stanzi Kansas City Quarterback
Round 5 Karl Klug Tennessee Defensive line
Round 5 Julian Vandervelde Philadelphia Offensive line
Round 6 Tyler Sash New York Giants Defensive back
2010 NFL Draft
Round 1 Bryan Bulaga Green Bay Offensive line
Round 2 Pat Angerer Indianapolis Linebacker
Round 3 Amari Spievey Detroit Defensive back
Round 3 Tony Moeaki Kansas City Tight end
Round 4 A.J. Edds Miami Linebacker
Round 7 Kyle Calloway Buffalo Offensive line
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