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2012 NFL Draft: Still Going Since 2000

Posted Apr 26, 2012

The Raiders selected K Sebastian Janikowski and P Shane Lechler in 2000 and the two are among just six players selected that year that remain with their original team.


K Sebastian Janikowski (11) and P Shane Lechler (9) were selected by the Raiders in the 2000 NFL Draft and the two have been re-writing the record books ever since. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

The Raiders selected kicker Sebastian Janikowski and punter Shane Lechler in the 2000 NFL Draft and the two are among just six players selected that year that remain with their original team. Only 11 NFL players selected in 2000 or earlier remain active in the league with the franchise that selected them. Below is a list of players that remain with their original teams.



  • 2000 - Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders (17th overall)
  • 2000 - Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears (9th overall)
  • 2000 - Brad Meester, Jacksonville Jaguars (60th overall)
  • 2000 - Shane Lechler, Oakland Raiders (142nd overall)
  • 2000 - Tom Brady, New England Patriots (199th overall)
  • 2000 - Brian Jennings, San Francisco 49ers (230th overall)
  • 1999 - Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers (213th overall)
  • 1999 - Todd McClure, Atlanta Falcons (237th overall)
  • 1998 - Patrick Mannelly, Chicago Bears (189th overall)
  • 1997 - Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (66th overall)
  • 1996 - Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens (26th overall)

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