The first person drafted into the NFL was Jay Berwanger by the Philadelphia Eagles but he chose not to play. The first person to actually sign and play was Riley Smith who signed with Washington Redskins.
No. Manning was drafted in 1998. The first person drafted in 1997 was tackle Orlando Pace by the Rams.
OJ Simpson was drafted with the First selection in the 1969 common AFL/NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.
Jonathan Vilma was first drafted by the New York Jets in 2004.
Mathew Stafford was drafted by the Detroit Lions
He was drafted into the NFL IN 1999
Matthew Stafford was drafted first by the Detroit Lions. He is the Quarterback from the University Georgia Bulldogs.
Joe Montana was first in 1979 he was drafted. John Elway was drafted in 1983