Broncos have school record four players drafted in 2007 NFL Draft

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BOISE, Idaho For the first time in the history of the NFL Draft four Boise State Broncos were among the players chosen.  Gerald Alexander, Legedu Naanee, Korey Hall and Derek Schouman were picked by an NFL team either Saturday or Sunday.

 The four players drafted bested the previous mark of three players that were picked in 1974, 1975 and 1976, while running the total number of Boise State players drafted all-time to 39.   

Alexander, a safety, became the fourth highest pick in Boise State history going to the Detroit Lions in the second round.  He was the 61st player taken, trailing only Markus Koch (2nd round, 30th overall) in 1986, David Hughes (second round, 31st overall) in 1981 and Daryn Colledge (2nd round, 47th overall) last season.   

Alexander, who was a three-year starter at Boise State, became the seventh Boise State defensive back to be selected joining Rolly Woolsey (1975), Jim Meeks (1976), Rick Woods (1982), Jeff Turk (1983), Frank Robinson (1992) and Shaunard Harts (2001).

 Naanee, a wide receiver who started his career at quarterback, went to the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round.  He was the 14th highest player ever picked from Boise State going 172nd overall.  He is just the third wide receiver ever drafted out of Boise State and the first since 1974.  The other two wide receivers from Boise State who were drafted were Al Marshall (1973) and Don Hutt (1974). 

Hall, a four-year starter at linebacker out of Glenns Ferry, Idaho, was picked by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round.  He was the 191st overall pick, the same spot former Boise State tight end Jeb Putzier was drafted in 2002. 

 Hall became the ninth linebacker in Boise State history to be drafted and the first since 1987.  He joins fellow linebackers Steve Svitak (1970), Steve Vogel (1972), Garry Gorrell (1976), Larry Polowski (1979), Willie Beamon (1979), John Rade (1983), Lance Sellers (1987) and Jimmy Ellis (1987). 

Schouman, a four-year starter at tight end from Eagle High School in Eagle, Idaho, was picked by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round.  He was the 222nd overall pick.  He became the fourth Bronco tight end to be drafted all time, all of which came since 1992. Schouman joins Larry Stayner (1992), Dave Stachelski (2000) and Putzier (2002) as the Bronco tight ends selected in the NFL Draft.