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.
Cardinals and the Bears.
Yes, he was the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft
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.
Joe Montana was first in 1979 he was drafted. John Elway was drafted in 1983
According to NFL.com's historical draft database, the first Rutgers player drafted was Linebacker Bob Simms who was drafted in the 10th round in the 1960 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
He was drafted into the NFL IN 1999
Ray Guy, drafted in the first round by the Oakland Raiders in 1973, is the only punter to be drafted in the first round in the NFL draft.
The first round