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Random trivia: draft class edition

Posted by Doug on December 7, 2007

The Steelers' 1975 1974 draft class is generally regarded as the best in history. It's tough to argue with four hall of famers:

+-----------------+-------+-----------+
| name            | round | pro_bowls |
+-----------------+-------+-----------+
| Lynn Swann      |     1 |         3 |
| Jack Lambert    |     2 |         9 |
| John Stallworth |     4 |         4 |
| Mike Webster    |     5 |         9 |
+-----------------+-------+-----------+

Those 25 pro bowls are the most ever from a single draft class. However, since the merger, there have been five draft classes that produced more than four players who would go on to make a pro bowl at some point in their career. Who were they?

ANSWER UPDATE:

+------+------+------------------+-------+-----------+
| team | year | name             | round | pro_bowls |
+------+------+------------------+-------+-----------+
| dal  | 1989 | Troy Aikman      |     1 |         6 |
| dal  | 1989 | Daryl Johnston   |     2 |         2 |
| dal  | 1989 | Steve Wisniewski |     2 |         8 |
| dal  | 1989 | Mark Stepnoski   |     3 |         5 |
| dal  | 1989 | Tony Tolbert     |     4 |         1 |

| dal  | 1975 | Randy White      |     1 |         9 |
| dal  | 1975 | Thomas Henderson |     1 |         1 |
| dal  | 1975 | Bob Breunig      |     3 |         3 |
| dal  | 1975 | Pat Donovan      |     4 |         4 |
| dal  | 1975 | Herbert Scott    |    13 |         3 |

| pit  | 1971 | Frank Lewis      |     1 |         1 |
| pit  | 1971 | Jack Ham         |     2 |         8 |
| pit  | 1971 | Dwight White     |     4 |         2 |
| pit  | 1971 | Larry Brown      |     5 |         1 |
| pit  | 1971 | Mike Wagner      |    11 |         2 |

| ram  | 1975 | Doug France      |     1 |         2 |
| ram  | 1975 | Dennis Harrah    |     1 |         6 |
| ram  | 1975 | Monte Jackson    |     2 |         2 |
| ram  | 1975 | Rod Perry        |     4 |         2 |
| ram  | 1975 | Pat Haden        |     7 |         1 |

| ram  | 1985 | Jerry Gray       |     1 |         4 |
| ram  | 1985 | Dale Hatcher     |     3 |         1 |
| ram  | 1985 | Kevin Greene     |     5 |         5 |
| ram  | 1985 | Duval Love       |    10 |         1 |
| ram  | 1985 | Doug Flutie      |    11 |         1 |
+------+------+------------------+-------+-----------+