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24. Champ Bailey

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24. Champ Bailey

An All-American at Georgia, Champ Bailey was the first defensive player (Seventh Overall) in the 1999 Draft, when he was taken by the Washington Redskins.


Bailey did not disappoint, as he was an All-Rookie with five Interceptions and 80 Tackles.  The Cornerback would then be named to the Pro Bowl the next four seasons, with two of those years earning him a Second Team All-Pro nod.  Bailey would never be a First Team All-Pro as a Redskin, but his best season by far in terms of Approximate Value was in 2000, where he finished with 19.

In what was a surprising move, the Redskins allowed Bailey to explore trade options, as he threatened to hold out if the franchise tag was placed on them.  He was traded in March of 2004 to the Denver Broncos for Running Back, Clinton Portis, in a move that largely benefited the Broncos.

As a member of the Redskins, Bailey had 18 Interceptions with 332 Tackles.  Bailey was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 7th Overall of the NFL Draft 4/17/99.
  • Departed: Traded to the Denver Broncos with a 2004 2ndRound Pick (which would be Tatum Bell) for Clinton Portis 3/4/04.
  • Games Played: 80
  • Notable Statistics:

    80 Games Started
    18 Interceptions
    124 Interception Return Yards
    1 Interception Return Touchdown
    5 Forced Fumbles
    5 Fumble Recoveries
    1 Fumble Recovery Yard
    1 Quarterback Sack
    332 Combined Tackles
    308 Solo Tackles
    24 Assisted Tackles
    10 Tackles for Loss
    25 Punt Returns
    249 Punt Return Yards
    1 Kick Return 
    17 Kick Return Yards
    3 Receptions
    78 Receiving Yards
    2 Rushing Attempts
    11 Rushing Yards
    1 Rushing Touchdown
    54 Approximate Value

  • Played For: Washington Redskins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Pro (2000 & 2003)
    Pro Bowl (2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003)
    All-Rookie (1999)

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