Pick Number 59: A History


The Carolina Panthers currently have no selections higher than the 59th pick of the draft.  Barring a deal involving you-know-who, it will stay that way.  So, we thought we’d take a look back at the last 25 players to be chosen 59th overall.

1984 – Jeff Hostetler, QB, New York Giants

Played for the Giants, Raiders and Redskins.

1357 completions, 2338 attempts, 16430 yards, 94 TDs, 71 ints.

1985 – Kirk Lowdermilk, C, Minnesota Vikings

Twelve seasons between Minnesota and Indianapolis before retiring in 1996.

1986 – Gene Chilton, C, St. Louis Cardinals

Played six seasons with the Cardinals and Patriots before retiring in 1992.

1987 – Karl Wilson, DE, San Diego Chargers

Played eleven seasons for eight teams (Chargers, Cardinals, Dolphins, Jets, 49ers, Buccaneers and Bills).  Totaled 15 sacks in his career.

1988 – Kevin Porter, DB, Kansas City Chiefs

Played seven seasons for the Chiefs and Jets.  Had 1.5 sacks and 1 interception.

1989 – Mike Utley, G, Detroit Lions

Played three seasons for the Lions before a serious injury ended his career.

1990 – Tom Hodson, QB, New England Patriots

Played seven seasons for the Patriots, Dolphins, Cowboys and Saints.

174 completions, 320 attempts, 1823 yards, 7 TDs, 11 ints.

1991 – Aeneas Williams, CB, Phoenix Cardinals

Played 14 seasons for the Cardinals and Rams.  Totaled 220 tackles, 21 passes defensed, 55 ints., and 9 TDs

1992 – Mark Wheeler, DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Played 8 seasons for the Buccaneers, Patriots and Eagles.  Had 16 sacks in his career.

1993 – Steve Tovar, LB, Cincinnati Bengals

Played eight seasons with the Bengals, Chargers and Panthers.  Had 8 sacks in his career.

1994 – Jason Sehorn, S, New York Giants

Played ten seasons with the Giants and Rams.  Totaled 127 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 29 passes defensed, 19 ints, and 4 TDs.

1995 – Kendall Watkins, TE, Dallas Cowboys

Played two seasons for Dallas.  Had only 1 reception for 8 yards and a fumble.

1996 – Ernie Conwell, TE, St. Louis Rams

Played eleven seasons for the Rams and Saints.  Had 203 receptions, 2188 yards and 15 TDs.

1997 – Brandon Mitchell, DE, New England Patriots

Played eight seasons for the Patriots and Seahawks.  Totaled 91 tackles, 11 sacks, and 6 passes defensed.

1998 – Mikhael Ricks, WR, San Diego Chargers

Played eight seasons for the Chargers, Chiefs, Lions and Cowboys.  Had 155 catches, 1939 yards and 8 TDs.

1999 – Scott Shields, DB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Played three seasons for the Steelers and Chiefs.  Had 1 sack in his career.

2000 – Marcus Washington, LB, Indianapolis Colts

Has played nine seasons for the Colts and Redskins.  Totaled 617 tackles, 37.5 sacks, 27 passes defensed, 3 ints. and 1 TD.

2001 – Marques Tuiasosopo, QB, Oakland Raiders

Has played eight seasons with the Raiders and the Jets.  Totaled 49 completions, 90 attempts, 2 TDs and 7 ints.

2002 – Sheldon Brown, CB, Philadelphia Eagles

Had played seven seasons all for the Eagles.  Has 380 tackles, 7 sacks, 82 passes defensed, 14 ints, and 2 TDs.

2003 – Alonzo Jackson, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Played four seasons for the Steelers and Giants.  Totaled 24 tackles in his career.

2004 – Sean Jones, S, Cleveland Browns

Has played five seasons with the Browns and just signed with the Eagles.  Has 286 tackles, 1 sack, 25 passes defensed, and 14 ints.

2005 – Jonathan Babineaux, DT, Atlanta Falcons

Has played four seasons with the Falcons.  Has 142 tackles, 8 sacks, 8 passes defensed and 1 int.

2006 – Jeremy Trueblood, T, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Has started 45 games in his first three seasons with the Buccaneers.

2007 – Ryan Kalil, C, Carolina Panthers

Has played two seasons with the Panthers.  Became the starter at center in ’08.  Has 15 starts in two seasons.

2008 – Mike Pollak, G, Indianapolis Colts

Started 13 games as a rookie for the Colts.