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The 1979 Entire NFL Draft Review

Quarterback Doug Williams was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first overall pick.

NFL Draft Logo 1976 to Present

The 1979 draft was held May 3–4, 1979, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

The Buffalo Bills held the first overall pick in the draft, acquired from the San Francisco 49ers in the trade which sent O.J. Simpson to his hometown team. The Bills' selection at No. 1, Ohio State linebacker Tom Cousineau, refused to sign with the Bills and instead inked a lucrative deal with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

Cousineau returned to the United States in 1982 to play for the Cleveland Browns, his hometown franchise.

The Buccaneers traded the 4th overall selection to Chicago for Wally Chambers. They gained additional 2nd and 3rd round picks from Oakland in return for DT Dave Pear. They also had the extra 3rd and 5th round picks from the Houston trade in 1978. They gained a 3rd round pick from Baltimore for RB Dan Hardeman but lost their own 3rd round pick to Miami as compensation ordered by the NFL for signing free agent Randy Crowder. The 8th round pick from Miami came in return for DE Council Rudolph.

Click Any Year Here To Review The Entire NFL Draft & Notable Undrafted Players
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Player Selections

Round 1

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Buffalo Bills Tom Cousineau Linebacker Ohio State
2 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Bell Defensive End Colorado State
3 Cincinnati Bengals Jack Thompson Quarterback Washington State
4 Chicago Bears Dan Hampton Defensive Tackle Arkansas
5 Buffalo Bills Jerry Butler Wide Receiver Clemson
6 Baltimore Colts Barry Krauss Linebacker Alabama
7 New York Giants Phil Simms Quarterback Morehead State
8 St. Louis Cardinals Ottis Anderson Running Back Miami
9 Chicago Bears Al Harris Defensive End Arizona State
10 Detroit Lions Keith Dorney Offensive Tackle Penn State
11 New Orleans Saints Russell Erxleben Place Kicker/Punter Texas
12 Cincinnati Bengals Charles Alexander Running Back LSU
13 San Diego Chargers Kellen Winslow Tight End Missouri
14 New York Jets Marty Lyons Defensive End Alabama
15 Green Bay Packers Eddie Lee Ivery Running Back Georgia Tech
16 Minnesota Vikings Ted Brown Running Back North Carolina State
17 Atlanta Falcons Don Smith Defensive End Miami
18 Seattle Seahawks Manu Tuiasosopo Defensive Tackle UCLA
19 Los Angeles Rams George Andrews Linebacker Nebraska
20 Cleveland Browns Willis Adams Wide Receiver Houston
21 Philadelphia Eagles Jerry Robinson Linebacker UCLA
22 Denver Broncos Kelvin Clark Offensive Tackle Nebraska
23 Kansas City Chiefs Steve Fuller Quarterback Clemson
24 Miami Dolphins Jon Giesler Offensive Tackle Michigan
25 New England Patriots Rick Sanford Defensive Back South Carolina
26 Los Angeles Rams Kent Hill Offensive Tackle Georgia Tech
27 Dallas Cowboys Robert Shaw Center Tennessee
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Greg Hawthorne Running Back Baylor

Round 2

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29 San Francisco 49ers James Owens Wide Receiver UCLA
30 Cincinnati Bengals Dan Ross Tight End Northeastern
31 Houston Oilers Mike Stensrud Defensive End Iowa State
32 Buffalo Bills Fred Smerlas Defensive Tackle Boston College
33 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Greg Roberts Offensive Guard Oklahoma
34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gordon Jones Wide Receiver Pittsburgh
35 St. Louis Cardinals Theotis Brown Running Back UCLA
36 New York Giants Earnest Gray Wide Receiver Memphis State
37 Detroit Lions Ken Fantetti Linebacker Wyoming
38 New Orleans Saints Reggie Mathis Linebacker Oklahoma
39 Chicago Bears Rickey Watts Wide Receiver Tulsa
40 Cleveland Browns Lawrence Johnson Defensive Back Wisconsin
41 New York Jets Mark Gastineau Defensive End East Central
42 Oakland Raiders Willie Jones Defensive End Florida State
43 Minnesota Vikings Dave Huffman Center Notre Dame
44 Green Bay Packers Steve Atkins Running Back Maryland
45 Seattle Seahawks Joe Norman Linebacker Indiana
46 St. Louis Cardinals Calvin Favron Linebacker Southeastern Louisiana
47 Cleveland Browns Sam Claphan Offensive Tackle Oklahoma
48 Philadelphia Eagles Petey Perot Offensive Guard Northwestern State
49 Atlanta Falcons Pat Howell Offensive Guard USC
50 Houston Oilers Jesse Baker Defensive End Jacksonville State
51 Buffalo Bills Jim Haslett Linebacker IUP
52 New England Patriots Bob Golic Defensive Tackle Notre Dame
53 Miami Dolphins Jeff Toews Offensive Tackle Washington
54 Los Angeles Rams Eddie Hill Running Back Memphis State
55 Dallas Cowboys Aaron Mitchell Defensive Back UNLV
56 Pittsburgh Steelers Zack Valentine Linebacker East Carolina

Round 3

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
57 Seattle Seahawks Michael Jackson Linebacker Washington
58 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Moore Wide Receiver Tennessee
59 Cincinnati Bengals Barney Cotton Offensive Guard Nebraska
60 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerry Eckwood Running Back Arkansas
61 Miami Dolphins Tony Nathan Running Back Alabama
62 Buffalo Bills Jon Borchardt Offensive Tackle Montana State
63 Miami Dolphins Mel Land Linebacker Michigan State
64 St. Louis Cardinals Joe Bostic Offensive Tackle Clemson
65 Miami Dolphins Ronnie Lee Tight End Baylor
66 Chicago Bears Willie McClendon Running Back Georgia
67 Detroit Lions Bo Robinson Running Back West Texas State
68 New York Jets Donald Dykes Defensive Back Southeastern Louisiana
69 Baltimore Colts Kim Anderson Defensive Back Arizona State
70 Cleveland Browns James Ramey Defensive End Kentucky
71 Green Bay Packers Charles Johnson Defensive Tackle Maryland
72 Houston Oilers Kenny King Running Back Oklahoma
73 San Diego Chargers Clifford Thrift Linebacker East Central
74 Philadelphia Eagles Tony Franklin Place Kicker Texas A&M
75 Atlanta Falcons James Mayberry Running Back Colorado
76 Dallas Cowboys Doug Cosbie Tight End Santa Clara
77 Denver Broncos Bruce Radford Defensive End Grambling
78 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reginald Lewis Defensive End North Texas
79 Atlanta Falcons William Andrews Running Back Auburn
80 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rick Berns Running Back Nebraska
81 Los Angeles Rams Mike Wellman Center Kansas
82 San Francisco 49ers Joe Montana Quarterback Notre Dame
- Pittsburgh Steelers selection forfeited for practicing with pads during off-season period

Round 4

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
83 Buffalo Bills Ken Johnson Defensive End Knoxville
84 Cincinnati Bengals James White Defensive Tackle Albany State
85 Kansas City Chiefs Frank Manumaleuga Linebacker San Jose State
86 Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Davis Running Back Michigan
87 Buffalo Bills Jeff Nixon Defensive Back Richmond
88 Detroit Lions Ulysses Norris Tight End Georgia
89 St. Louis Cardinals Roy Green Wide Receiver Henderson State
90 New York Giants Phil Tabor Defensive End Oklahoma
91 Cincinnati Bengals Vaughn Lusby Defensive Back Arkansas
92 Detroit Lions Jonathan Brooks Linebacker Clemson
93 New Orleans Saints Jim Kovach Linebacker Kentucky
94 Philadelphia Eagles Ben Cowins Running Back Arkansas
95 Cleveland Browns Matt Miller Tackle Colorado
96 New York Jets Eric Cunningham Offensive Guard Penn State
97 Minnesota Vikings Steve Dils Quarterback Stanford
98 New York Jets Johnny Lynn Defensive Back UCLA
99 Los Angeles Rams Derwin Tucker Defensive Back Illinois
100 Atlanta Falcons Lynn Cain Running Back USC
101 Atlanta Falcons Charles Johnson Defensive Back Grambling
102 Seattle Seahawks Mark Bell Tight End Colorado State
103 Washington Redskins Don Warren Tight End San Diego State
104 San Diego Chargers John Floyd Wide Receiver N.E. Louisiana
105 Denver Broncos Charles Jefferson Defensive Back McNeese State
106 New England Patriots Eddie Hare Punter Tulsa
107 Miami Dolphins Steve Howell Running Back Baylor
108 Los Angeles Rams Jerry Wilkinson Defensive Tackle Oregon State
109 Dallas Cowboys Ralph DeLoach Defensive End California
110 Pittsburgh Steelers Calvin Sweeney Wide Receiver USC

Round 5

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
111 San Francisco 49ers Tom Seabron Linebacker Michigan
112 Kansas City Chiefs Earl Gant Running Back Missouri
113 Cincinnati Bengals Casey Merrill Defensive End California-Davis
114 Buffalo Bills Rod Kush Defensive Back Nebraska-Omaha
115 Baltimore Colts Larry Braziel Defensive Back USC
116 Buffalo Bills Dan Manucci Quarterback Kansas State
117 New York Giants Cleveland Jackson Tight End UNLV
118 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Henry Defensive Back Emporia State
119 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Aldridge Running Back Angelo State
120 New Orleans Saints Harlan Huckleby Running Back Michigan
121 Dallas Cowboys Bob Hukill Offensive Guard North Carolina
122 Los Angeles Rams Victor Hicks Tight End Oklahoma
123 New York Jets Kelly Kirchbaum Linebacker Kentucky
124 Cleveland Browns Rich Dimler Defensive Tackle USC
125 New York Jets Stan Blinka Linebacker Sam Houston State
126 Philadelphia Eagles Scott Fitzkee Wide Receiver Penn State
127 Atlanta Falcons Mike Zele Defensive Tackle Kent State
128 Dallas Cowboys Curtis Anderson Defensive End Central State (OH)
129 Minnesota Vikings Jerry Meter Linebacker Michigan
130 St. Louis Cardinals Mark Bell Wide Receiver Colorado State
131 Detroit Lions Walt Brown Center Pittsburgh
132 Denver Broncos Rick Leach Quarterback Michigan
133 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chuck Fusina Quarterback Penn State
134 Miami Dolphins Don Bessillieu Defensive Back Georgia Tech
135 New England Patriots John Zamberlin Linebacker Pacific Lutheran
136 Dallas Cowboys Ron Springs Running Back Ohio State
137 Pittsburgh Steelers Dwaine Board Defensive End North Carolina A&T

Round 6

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
138 San Francisco 49ers Ruben Vaughan Defensive Tackle Colorado
139 Cincinnati Bengals Steve Kreider Wide Receiver Lehigh
140 Kansas City Chiefs Spider Gaines Wide Receiver Washington
141 Buffalo Bills Mike Burrow Offensive Guard Auburn
142 Oakland Raiders Ira Matthews Wide Receiver Wisconsin
143 Houston Oilers Daryl Hunt Linebacker Oklahoma
144 St. Louis Cardinals Thomas Lott Running Back Oklahoma
145 New York Giants Bob Torrey Running Back Penn State
146 New Orleans Saints Ricky Ray Defensive Back Norfolk State
147 Chicago Bears John Sullivan Linebacker Illinois
148 Denver Broncos Jeff McIntyre Linebacker Arizona State
149 New York Jets Bill Dufek Offensive Guard Michigan
150 Baltimore Colts Jim Moore Tackle Ohio State
151 Cleveland Browns Clinton Burrell Defensive Back Louisiana State
152 Minnesota Vikings Joe Senser Tight End West Chester (PA)
153 Green Bay Packers Dave Simmons Linebacker North Carolina
154 Atlanta Falcons Mike Moroski Quarterback California-Davis
155 Dallas Cowboys Tim Lavender Defensive Back USC
156 Oakland Raiders Henry Williams Defensive Back San Diego State
157 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Murrell Tight End Winston-Salem State
158 New York Giants Eddie Hicks Running Back East Carolina
159 Houston Oilers Mike Murphy Linebacker SW Missouri State
160 Dallas Cowboys Mike Salzano Offensive Guard North Carolina
161 Pittsburgh Steelers Dwayne Woodruff Defensive Back Louisville
162 Miami Dolphins Steve Lindquist Offensive Guard Nebraska
163 Cleveland Browns Jim Ronan Defensive Tackle Minnesota
164 Dallas Cowboys Chris DeFrance Wide Receiver Arizona State
165 Pittsburgh Steelers Matt Bahr Kicker Penn State
0 Buffalo Bills Rod Stewart Running Back Kentucky

Round 7

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
166 San Francisco 49ers Phil Francis Running Back Stanford
167 Kansas City Chiefs Ken Kremer Defensive End Ball State
168 Cincinnati Bengals Max Montoya Offensive Tackle UCLA
169 Seattle Seahawks Larry Polowski Linebacker Boise State
170 Buffalo Bills Tom Mullady Tight End Rhodes College
171 Houston Oilers Tim Ries Defensive Back SW Missouri State
172 New York Giants Steve Alvers Tight End Miami (FL)
173 St. Louis Cardinals Kirk Gibson Wide Receiver Michigan State
174 Chicago Bears Lee Kunz Linebacker Nebraska
175 Oakland Raiders Jack Matia Offensive Tackle Drake
176 New Orleans Saints Stan Sytsma Linebacker Minnesota
177 New England Patriots Judson Flint Defensive Back Memphis State
178 Philadelphia Eagles Don Swafford Offensive Tackle Florida
179 New York Jets Emmett King Running Back Houston
180 Green Bay Packers Henry Monroe Defensive Back Mississippi State
181 Minnesota Vikings Bob Winkel Defensive Tackle Kentucky
182 Washington Redskins Rich Milot Linebacker Penn State
183 Cleveland Browns Cody Risien Offensive Tackle Texas A&M
184 Green Bay Packers Rich Wingo Linebacker Alabama
185 Philadelphia Eagles Curtis Bunche Defensive End Albany State
186 Atlanta Falcons Roger Westlund Offensive Tackle Washington
187 New York Jets Keith Brown Defensive Back Minnesota
188 Denver Broncos Luke Prestridge Punter Baylor
189 Miami Dolphins Uwe von Schamann Kicker Oklahoma
190 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Delaney Defensive Back Pittsburgh
191 Dallas Cowboys Greg Fitzpatrick Linebacker Youngstown State
192 Pittsburgh Steelers Bruce Kimball Offensive Guard Massachusetts

Round 8

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
193 Green Bay Packers Ron Cassidy Wide Receiver Utah State
194 Cincinnati Bengals Howie Kurnick Linebacker Cincinnati
195 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Williams Running Back New Mexico
196 Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Correal Center Penn State
197 Baltimore Colts Steve Heimkreiter Linebacker Notre Dame
198 New York Jets Marshall Harris Defensive Tackle Texas Christian
199 St. Louis Cardinals Larry Miller Linebacker Brigham Young
200 New York Giants D.K. Perry Defensive Back Southern Methodist
201 New York Giants Roy Simmons Offensive Guard Georgia Tech
202 New Orleans Saints Doug Panfil Offensive Guard Tulsa
203 Chicago Bears Rick Moss Defensive Back Purdue
204 Cleveland Browns Kent Perkov Defensive End San Diego State
205 New York Jets Willie Beamon Linebacker Boise State
206 Miami Dolphins Jeff Groth Wide Receiver Bowling Green
207 Baltimore Colts Nesby Glasgow Defensive Back Washington
208 Green Bay Packers Rick Partridge Punter Utah
209 Oakland Raiders Robert Hawkins Running Back Kentucky
210 San Diego Chargers Wilbert Haslip Running Back Hawaii
211 Philadelphia Eagles Max Runager Punter South Carolina
212 Atlanta Falcons Keith Miller Linebacker N.E. Oklahoma
213 Detroit Lions John Mohring Linebacker C.W. Post
214 Houston Oilers Carter Hartwig Defensive Back USC
215 Miami Dolphins Glenn Blackwood Defensive Back Texas
216 New England Patriots Randy Love Running Back Houston
217 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gene Sanders Defensive Tackle Texas A&M
218 Kansas City Chiefs Robert Brewer Offensive Guard Temple
219 Dallas Cowboys Bruce Thornton Defensive Tackle Illinois
220 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Graves Linebacker Michigan State

Round 9

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
221 San Francisco 49ers Steve Hamilton Defensive Tackle Missouri
222 Kansas City Chiefs James Folston Tight End Cameron
223 Cincinnati Bengals Scott Burk Defensive Back Oklahoma State
224 Baltimore Colts Russ Henderson Punter Virginia
225 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Henry Vereen Wide Receiver UNLV
226 Buffalo Bills Keven Baker Defensive End William Penn
227 New York Giants Tom Rusk Linebacker Iowa
228 St. Louis Cardinals Bob Rozier Defensive End California
229 Kansas City Chiefs Joe Robinson Offensive Tackle Ohio State
230 Chicago Bears Jerome Heavens Running Back Notre Dame
231 Detroit Lions Jeff Komlo Quarterback Delaware
232 New York Jets Gordy Sprattler Running Back North Dakota State
233 Washington Redskins Kris Haines Wide Receiver Notre Dame
234 Cleveland Browns Carl McGee Linebacker Duke
235 Green Bay Packers John Thompson Tight End Utah State
236 Minnesota Vikings Billy Diggs Wide Receiver Winston-Salem State
237 San Diego Chargers Alvin Garrett Wide Receiver Angelo State
238 Oakland Raiders Jim Rourke Offensive Tackle Boston College
239 Atlanta Falcons Dave Parkin Defensive Back Utah State
240 Seattle Seahawks Ezra Tate Running Back Mississippi State
241 Cleveland Browns Curtis Weathers Tight End Mississippi
242 Denver Broncos Charlie Taylor Wide Receiver Rice
243 Houston Oilers Richard Ellender Wide Receiver McNeese State
244 Miami Dolphins Jeff Weston Defensive Tackle Notre Dame
245 New England Patriots John Spagnola Tight End Yale
246 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Rutledge Quarterback Alabama
247 Dallas Cowboys Garry Cobb Linebacker USC
248 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Kirk Defensive End Denison

Round 10

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
249 San Francisco 49ers Dwight Clark Wide Receiver Clemson
250 Cincinnati Bengals Nathan Poole Running Back Louisville
251 Kansas City Chiefs Mike DuPree Linebacker Florida
252 San Francisco 49ers Howard Ballage Defensive Back Colorado
253 Buffalo Bills Dave Marler Quarterback Mississippi State
254 Baltimore Colts Steve Stephens Tight End Oklahoma State
255 St. Louis Cardinals Jerry Holloway Tight End Western Illinois
256 New York Giants Dan Fowler Offensive Guard Kentucky
257 Chicago Bears Joe Restic Defensive Back Notre Dame
258 Miami Dolphins Jerome Stanton Defensive Back Michigan State
259 Oakland Raiders Ricky Smith Defensive Back Tulane
260 Kansas City Chiefs Gerald Jackson Defensive Back Mississippi State
261 Cleveland Browns John Smith Wide Receiver Tennessee State
262 New York Jets Steve Sybeldon Offensive Tackle North Dakota
263 New York Jets Ed McGlasson Center Youngstown State
264 Green Bay Packers Frank Lockett Wide Receiver Nebraska
265 San Diego Chargers Tony Petruccio Defensive Tackle Penn State
266 Atlanta Falcons Bruce Beekley Linebacker Oregon
267 Seattle Seahawks Robert Hardy Defensive Tackle Jackson State
268 Kansas City Chiefs Larry Willis Wide Receiver Alcorn State
269 San Diego Chargers Al Green Defensive Back LSU
270 New England Patriots Martin Cox Wide Receiver Vanderbilt
271 New England Patriots Allan Clark Running Back Northern Arizona
272 Miami Dolphins Mike Kozlowski Running Back Colorado
273 Los Angeles Rams Grady Ebensberger Defensive Tackle Houston
274 Dallas Cowboys Mike Calhoun Defensive Tackle Notre Dame
275 Pittsburgh Steelers Tod Thompson Tight End Brigham Young

Round 11

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
276 San Francisco 49ers Billy McBride Defensive Back Tennessee State
277 Kansas City Chiefs Stan Rome Wide Receiver Clemson
278 Cincinnati Bengals Ken Bungarda Defensive End Missouri
279 Buffalo Bills Paul Lawler Defensive Back Colgate
280 Baltimore Colts John Priestner Linebacker Western Ontario
281 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bob Rippentrop Tight End Fresno State
282 New York Giants Mike Mince Defensive Back Fresno State
283 St. Louis Cardinals Nate Henderson Offensive Tackle Florida State
284 New York Giants Ken Johnson Running Back Miami (FL)
285 New Orleans Saints David Hall Wide Receiver Missouri-Rolla
286 Chicago Bears Bob Wright Offensive Tackle Cincinnati
287 Cleveland Browns Randy Poeschl Defensive End Nebraska
288 New York Jets Danny Sanders Quarterback Carson-Newman
289 Washington Redskins Monte Coleman Linebacker Central Arkansas
290 Green Bay Packers Mark Thorson Defensive Back Ottawa (KS)
291 Minnesota Vikings Brian Nelson Wide Receiver Texas Tech
292 Atlanta Falcons Bill Leer Center Colorado State
293 Seattle Seahawks Jim Hinesly Offensive Guard Michigan State
294 Oakland Raiders Bruce Davis Offensive Tackle UCLA
295 San Diego Chargers Dave Rader Quarterback Tulsa
296 Philadelphia Eagles Al Chesley Linebacker Pittsburgh
297 Denver Broncos Zach Dixon Running Back Temple
298 Houston Oilers Mike Taylor Offensive Tackle Georgia Tech
299 Miami Dolphins Mike Blanton Defensive End Georgia Tech
300 Washington Redskins Tony Hall Wide Receiver Knoxville
301 Los Angeles Rams Jesse Deremus Defensive Tackle Tennessee State
302 Detroit Lions Eddie Cole Linebacker Mississippi
303 Pittsburgh Steelers Charlie Moore Center Wichita State

Round 12

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
304 Cincinnati Bengals Jim Browner Defensive Back Notre Dame
305 Kansas City Chiefs Michael Forrest Running Back Arkansas
306 Baltimore Colts Charlie Green Wide Receiver Kansas State
307 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dave Logan Defensive Tackle Pittsburgh
308 Buffalo Bills Mike Harris Running Back Arizona State
309 St. Louis Cardinals Rick McBride Linebacker Georgia
310 New York Giants Tim Gillespie Offensive Guard North Carolina State
311 New Orleans Saints Kelsey Finch Running Back Tennessee
312 Chicago Bears Dave Becker Defensive Back Iowa
313 Detroit Lions Bob Forster Center Brown
314 New York Jets Paul Darby Wide Receiver Southwest Texas State
315 Cleveland Browns Dewitt Methvin Center Tulane
316 Oakland Raiders Dirk Abernathy Defensive Back Bowling Green
317 Minnesota Vikings David Stephens Linebacker Kentucky
318 Green Bay Packers Bill Moats Punter South Dakota
319 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Moore Running Back Jackson State
320 Oakland Raiders Reggie Kinlaw Defensive Tackle Oklahoma
321 San Diego Chargers Frank Duncan Defensive Back San Francisco State
322 Pittsburgh Steelers Ed Smith Linebacker Vanderbilt
323 Atlanta Falcons Stuard Walker Linebacker Colorado
324 Houston Oilers Wayne Wilson Running Back Shepherd College
325 Denver Broncos Dave Jacobs Kicker Syracuse
326 Detroit Lions Brian Sweeney Wide Receiver Texas A&I
327 Miami Dolphins Larry Fortnet Quarterback Miami (OH)
328 Los Angeles Rams Drew Hill Wide Receiver Georgia Tech
329 Dallas Cowboys Quentin Lowry Linebacker Youngstown State
330 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Almond Wide Receiver Northwest Louisiana

Hall of Famers

  • Kellen Winslow, tight end from Missouri taken 1st round 13th overall by the San Diego Chargers.
    Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1995.
  • Joe Montana, quarterback from Notre Dame taken 3rd round 82nd overall by the San Francisco 49ers.
    Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2000.
  • Dan Hampton, defensive tackle from Arkansas taken 1st round 4th overall by the Chicago Bears.
    Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2002.

Notable Undrafted Players

Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Joel Williams  LB Wisconsin–La Crosse N/A
Cleveland Browns Dino Hall  RB Glassboro State N/A
Dallas Cowboys Steve Wilson  CB Howard MEAC
Denver Broncos Kit Lathrop  DT Arizona State Pac-10
Denver Broncos Jim Ryan  LB William & Mary Ind.
Denver Broncos Steve Watson WR Temple Ind.
Detroit Lions James Harrell  LB Florida SEC
Houston Oilers Vernon Perry  S Jackson State SWAC
Los Angeles Rams Ivory Sully  S Delaware Ind. (Div. II)
Miami Dolphins Cleveland Green  OT Southern SWAC
New York Jets Woody Bennett  RB Miami Ind.
Oakland Raiders Rufus Bess  CB South Carolina State MEAC
Philadelphia Eagles Bill Cowher  LB NC State ACC
Philadelphia Eagles Brenard Wilson  S Vanderbilt SEC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers George Yarno  G Washington State Pac-10
Washington Redskins Neal Olkewicz  LB Maryland ACC

Click Any Year Here To Review The Entire NFL Draft & Notable Undrafted Players

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
2021 2022