AFC South: Rod Gardner

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

Continuing our periodic look at the history of the AFC South-relevant first-round draft slots ...

We've already hit on No. 30, where the Tennessee Titans will pick Saturday, and No. 27, where the Indianapolis Colts sit.

Here's a look at the last 10 picks in the No. 15 slot owned this time around by Houston.

The No. 15 Pick Since 1999
Year Pos. School Player Team Comment
2008 G Virginia Branden Albert Kansas City As a rookie, started 15 games at left tackle
2007 LB Florida State Lawrence Timmons Pittsburgh Has appeared in all 32 games,
had five sacks in second year
2006 CB Clemson Tye Hill St. Louis Not a big factor; hurt in the last two years
2005 LB Texas Derrick Johnson Kansas City Has started 58 of possible 64 games for Chiefs
2004 WR LSU Michael Clayton Tampa Bay Has dropped off since giant rookie year, but Bucs re-signed him
2003 DE Miami Jerome McDougle Philadelphia Just three sacks in 37 games; currently a free agent
2002 DT Tennessee Albert Haynesworth Tennessee Just signed monster deal with Washington
2001 WR Clemson Rod Gardner Washington Seven seasons, four teams, 242 catches, 3,165 yards, 23 TDs
2000 CB California Deltha O'Neal Denver 34 interceptions with Cincy, Denver and New England
1999 DT LSU Anthony McFarland Tampa Bay Recorded 22.5 sacks in 109 games in nine seasons