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The 1981 Entire NFL Draft Review

NFL Draft Logo 1976 to Present

Linebacker, Hugh Green
Tampa Bay Buccaneers first overall pick.

The 1981 draft was held April 28–29, 1981, at the New York Sheraton Hotel in New York City. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

For the first time, the top two picks of the draft were named Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.

The Buccaneerss drafted 7th in the first round and then subsequent rounds saw them pick 6th and 7th alternatively due to tie-breakers.

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Player Selections

Round 1

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 New Orleans Saints George Rogers Running back South Carolina
2 New York Giants Lawrence Taylor Linebacker North Carolina
3 New York Jets Freeman McNeil Running back UCLA
4 Seattle Seahawks Kenny Easley Strong Safety UCLA
5 St. Louis Cardinals E. J. Junior Linebacker Alabama
6 Green Bay Packers Rich Campbell Quarterback California
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hugh Green Linebacker Pitt
8 San Francisco 49ers Ronnie Lott Cornerback USC
9 Los Angeles Rams Mel Owens Linebacker Michigan
10 Cincinnati Bengals David Verser Wide receiver Kansas
11 Chicago Bears Keith Van Horne Offensive tackle USC
12 Baltimore Colts Randy McMillan Running back Pitt
13 Miami Dolphins David Overstreet Running back Oklahoma
14 Kansas City Chiefs Willie Scott Tight end South Carolina
15 Denver Broncos Dennis Smith Safety USC
16 Detroit Lions Mark Nichols Wide receiver San José State
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Keith Gary Defensive end Oklahoma
18 Baltimore Colts Donnell Thompson Defensive tackle North Carolina
19 New England Patriots Brian Holloway Offensive tackle Stanford
20 Washington Redskins Mark May Offensive tackle Pitt
21 Oakland Raiders Ted Watts Cornerback Texas Tech
22 Cleveland Browns Hanford Dixon Cornerback Southern Miss
23 Oakland Raiders Curt Marsh Offensive tackle Washington
24 San Diego Chargers James Brooks Running back Auburn
25 Atlanta Falcons Bobby Butler Cornerback Florida State
26 Dallas Cowboys Howard Richards Offensive tackle Missouri
27 Philadelphia Eagles Leonard Mitchell Defensive end Houston
28 Buffalo Bills Booker Moore Running back Penn State
- New Orleans Saints Dave Wilson Quarterback Illinois

Round 2

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29 New Orleans Saints Russell Gary Strong Safety University of Nebraska
30 New York Jets Marion Barber, Jr. Running back University of Minnesota
31 Seattle Seahawks David Hughes Running back Boise State University
32 New York Giants Dave Young Tight end Purdue University
33 St. Louis Cardinals Neil Lomax Quarterback Portland State University
34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Wilder Running back University of Missouri
35 Green Bay Packers Gary Lewis Tight end University of Texas at Arlington
36 San Francisco 49ers John Harty Defensive tackle University of Iowa
37 Cincinnati Bengals Cris Collinsworth Wide receiver University of Florida
38 Chicago Bears Mike Singletary Linebacker Baylor University
39 Minnesota Vikings Mardye McDole Wide receiver Mississippi State University
40 San Francisco 49ers Eric Wright Cornerback University of Missouri
41 Kansas City Chiefs Joe Delaney Running back Northwestern Louisiana State
42 Denver Broncos Clay Brown Tight end Brigham Young University
43 Los Angeles Rams Jim Collins Linebacker Syracuse University
44 Pittsburgh Steelers Anthony Washington Cornerback Fresno State
45 Minnesota Vikings Robin Sendlein Linebacker University of Texas at Austin
46 Detroit Lions Curtis Green Defensive end Alabama State University
47 New England Patriots Tony Collins Running back East Carolina University
48 Oakland Raiders Howie Long Defensive tackle Villanova University
49 Buffalo Bills Chris Williams Cornerback Louisiana State University
50 Buffalo Bills Byron Franklin Wide receiver Auburn
51 New Orleans Saints Rickey Jackson Linebacker University of Pittsburgh
52 Minnesota Vikings Jarvis Redwine Running back University of Nebraska
53 Dallas Cowboys Doug Donley Wide receiver Ohio State University
54 Atlanta Falcons Lyman White Linebacker Louisiana State University
55 Philadelphia Eagles Dean Miraldi Guard University of Utah
56 Miami Dolphins Andra Franklin Running back University of Nebraska

Round 3

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
57 New Orleans Saints Frank Warren Defensive end Auburn University
58 Seattle Seahawks Bill Dugan Offensive guard Penn State
59 New York Giants John Mistler Wide receiver Arizona State University
60 New York Jets Ben Rudolph Defensive tackle Long Beach State University
61 St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Griffin Cornerback Utah
62 Green Bay Packers Ray Stachowicz Quarterback/Punter Michigan State University
63 Los Angeles Rams Greg Meisner Defensive tackle University of Pittsburgh
64 Cincinnati Bengals John Simmons Cornerback Southern Methodist University
65 San Francisco 49ers Carlton Williamson Safety University of Pittsburgh
66 Los Angeles Rams Robert Cobb Defensive end University of Arizona
67 Chicago Bears Ken Margerum Wide receiver Stanford University
68 Baltimore Colts Randy Van Divier Offensive tackle University of Washington
69 Washington Redskins Russ Grimm Guard University of Pittsburgh
70 Kansas City Chiefs Marvin Harvey Tight end University of Southern Mississippi
71 New Orleans Saints Hoby Brenner Tight end University of Southern California
72 Detroit Lions Don Greco Offensive guard Western Illinois University
73 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Donnalley Center North Carolina
74 Minnesota Vikings Tim Irwin Offensive tackle University of Tennessee
75 Kansas City Chiefs Roger Taylor Offensive tackle Oklahoma University
76 Buffalo Bills Mike Mosley Wide receiver Texas A & M
77 San Diego Chargers Irvin Phillips Cornerback Arkansas Tech University
78 Kansas City Chiefs Lloyd Burruss Safety Maryland
79 Houston Oilers Michael Holston Wide receiver Morgan State University
80 Atlanta Falcons Scott Woerner Defensive back University of Georgia
81 Dallas Cowboys Glen Titensor Defensive end Brigham Young University
82 Philadelphia Eagles Greg LaFleur Tight end Louisiana State University
83 Buffalo Bills Robert Geathers Defensive tackle South Carolina State University

Round 4

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
84 Miami Dolphins Sam Greene Wide receiver University of Nevada, Las Vegas
85 New York Giants Clifford Chatman Fullback University of Central Oklahoma
86 New York Jets Al Washington Linebacker Ohio State University
87 Seattle Seahawks Scott Phillips Wide receiver Brigham Young University
88 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Rhodes Wide receiver Oklahoma
89 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Holt Cornerback West Texas University
90 Washington Redskins Tom Flick Quarterback University of Washington
91 Dallas Cowboys Scott Pelluer Linebacker Washington State University
92 Cleveland Browns Mike Robinson Defensive end University of Arizona
93 Cincinnati Bengals Guy Frazier Linebacker University of Wyoming
94 Baltimore Colts Tim Sherwin Tight end Boston College
95 Chicago Bears Todd Bell Safety Ohio State University
96 Miami Dolphins Brad Wright Quarterback University of New Mexico
97 Kansas City Chiefs Ron Washington Wide receiver Arizona State University
98 Denver Broncos Mark Herrmann Quarterback Purdue University
99 Detroit Lions Tracy Porter Wide receiver Western Illinois University
100 Pittsburgh Steelers Robbie Martin Wide receiver Cal Poly
101 Minnesota Vikings John Swain Cornerback University of Miami
102 New England Patriots Don Blackmon Linebacker University of Tulsa
103 San Diego Chargers Amos Lawrence Running back University of North Carolina
104 Los Angeles Rams George Lilja Center Michigan
105 Green Bay Packers Richard Turner Defensive tackle Oklahoma
106 Houston Oilers Nick Eyre Offensive tackle Brigham Young University
107 San Diego Chargers Eric Sievers Tight end University of Maryland
108 Dallas Cowboys Derrie Nelson Linebacker University of Nebraska
109 Atlanta Falcons John Scully Center Notre Dame
110 Philadelphia Eagles Calvin Murray Running back Ohio State University
111 Oakland Raiders Johnny Robinson Defensive tackle South Carolina State University

Round 5

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
112 New Orleans Saints Louis Oubre Tackle Oklahoma
113 New York Jets Tyrone Keys Defensive end Mississippi State
114 Seattle Seahawks Edwin Bailey Guard South Carolina State
115 New York Giants Bill Neill Defensive tackle Pittsburgh
116 St. Louis Cardinals John Gillen Linebacker Illinois
117 Green Bay Packers Byron Braggs Defensive tackle Alabama
118 Oakland Raiders James Davis Defensive back Southern
119 Washington Redskins Dexter Manley Defensive end Oklahoma State
120 Cincinnati Bengals Benjie Pryor Tight end Pittsburgh
121 San Francisco 49ers Lynn Thomas Defensive back Pittsburgh
122 San Francisco 49ers Arrington Jones Running back Winston-Salem State
123 Minnesota Vikings Wendell Ray Defensive end Missouri
124 Kansas City Chiefs Todd Thomas Tackle North Dakota
125 Denver Broncos Ken Lanier Tackle Florida State
126 Miami Dolphins Ken Poole Defensive end N.E. Louisiana
127 Pittsburgh Steelers Ricky Martin Wide receiver New Mexico
128 New Orleans Saints Jerry Boyarsky Defensive tackle Pittsburgh
129 Detroit Lions Larry Lee Guard UCLA
130 New England Patriots Steve Clark Defensive tackle Kansas State
131 San Diego Chargers Keith Ferguson Linebacker Ohio State
132 Washington Redskins Gary Sayre Guard Cameron
133 Houston Oilers Delbert Fowler Linebacker West Virginia
134 Cleveland Browns Steve Cox Punter/Kicker Arkansas
135 Buffalo Bills Calvin Clark Defensive end Purdue
136 Atlanta Falcons Eric Sanders Tackle Nevada
137 Dallas Cowboys Danny Spradlin Linebacker Tennessee
138 Miami Dolphins Tommy Vigorito Running back Virginia

Round 6

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
139 New Orleans Saints Nat Hudson Guard Georgia
140 Seattle Seahawks Steve Durham Defensive end Clemson
141 San Diego Chargers Andy Gissinger Tackle Syracuse
142 New York Jets John Woodring Linebacker Brown
143 St. Louis Cardinals Dave Ahrens Linebacker Wisconsin
144 New Orleans Saints Johnnie Poe Cornerback Missouri
145 New York Giants Mel Hoover Wide receiver Arizona State
146 Cincinnati Bengals Rex Robinson Kicker Georgia
147 San Francisco 49ers Pete Kugler Defensive tackle Penn State
148 Washington Redskins Larry Kubin Linebacker Penn State
149 Baltimore Colts Bubba Green Defensive tackle North Carolina State
150 Chicago Bears Reuben Henderson Cornerback San Diego State
151 Denver Broncos Alvin Lewis Running back Colorado State
152 Miami Dolphins Mack Moore Defensive end Texas A&M
153 Kansas City Chiefs Dock Luckie Defensive tackle Florida
154 Miami Dolphins Fulton Walker Defensive back West Virginia
155 Detroit Lions Sam Johnson Defensive back Maryland
156 Pittsburgh Steelers Bryan Hinkle Linebacker Oregon
157 New England Patriots Ron Wooten Guard North Carolina
158 Los Angeles Rams William Daniels Defensive tackle Alabama State
159 Houston Oilers Bill Kay Defensive back Purdue
160 Cleveland Browns Ron Simmons Defensive tackle Florida State
161 Buffalo Bills Robert Holt Wide receiver Baylor
162 San Diego Chargers Bobby Duckworth Wide receiver Arkansas
163 Dallas Cowboys Vince Skillings Defensive back Ohio State
164 Atlanta Falcons Harry Stanback Defensive tackle North Carolina
165 New York Giants Edward O'Neal Running back Tuskegee
166 New Orleans Saints Glen Redd Linebacker Brigham Young

Round 7

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
167 New Orleans Saints Kevin Williams Wide receiver USC
168 New York Giants Louis Jackson Running back Cal Poly
169 New York Jets Kenny Neil Defensive end Iowa State
170 Seattle Seahawks Ron Johnson Wide receiver Long Beach State
171 St. Louis Cardinals Kevin Donnalley Defensive back North Dakota State
172 Green Bay Packers Bill Whitaker Defensive back Missouri
173 Dallas Cowboys Ron Fellows Defensive back Missouri
174 Philadelphia Eagles Alan Duncan Kicker Tennessee
175 Los Angeles Rams Ron Battle Tight end North Texas State
176 Cincinnati Bengals Jeff Schuh Linebacker Minnesota
177 Chicago Bears Jeff Fisher Defensive back USC
178 Baltimore Colts Obed Ariri Kicker Clemson
179 Miami Dolphins Mike Daum Tackle Cal Poly
180 Kansas City Chiefs Billy Jackson Running back Alabama
181 Denver Broncos Steve Busick Linebacker USC
182 Detroit Lions Lee Spivey Tackle Southern Methodist
183 Pittsburgh Steelers David Little Linebacker Florida
184 Minnesota Vikings Don Shaver Running back Kutztown (PA)
185 New England Patriots Ken Toler Wide receiver Mississippi
186 Seattle Seahawks Brad Scovill Tight end Penn State
187 Cleveland Browns Eddie Johnson Linebacker Louisiana Tech
188 Buffalo Bills Steve Doolittle Linebacker Colorado
189 San Diego Chargers Pete Holohan Tight end Notre Dame
190 Los Angeles Rams Mike Clark Defensive end Florida
191 Dallas Cowboys Ken Miller Defensive back Eastern Michigan
192 Philadelphia Eagles Doak Field Linebacker Baylor
193 Houston Oilers Don Washington Defensive back Texas A&I

Round 8

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
194 New England Patriots Ken Naber Kicker Stanford
195 New York Jets Lloyd Jones Wide receiver Brigham Young
196 Seattle Seahawks Eric Lane Running back Brigham Young
197 New York Giants John Powers Guard Michigan
198 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Fisher Wide receiver Baylor
199 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Denver Johnson Tackle Tulsa
200 Green Bay Packers Larry Werts Linebacker Jackson State
201 Washington Redskins Charlie Brown Wide receiver South Carolina State
202 Cincinnati Bengals Bobby Kemp Safety Fullerton State
203 San Francisco 49ers Garry White Running back Minnesota
204 Baltimore Colts Ken Sitton Defensive back Oklahoma
205 Chicago Bears Scott Zettek Defensive tackle Notre Dame
206 Kansas City Chiefs David Dorn Wide receiver Rutgers
207 New York Giants Mark Reed Quarterback Morehead State
208 Miami Dolphins William Judson Cornerback South Carolina State
209 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Wilson Running back Rice
210 Minnesota Vikings Wade Wilson Quarterback East Texas State
211 Detroit Lions Bob Niziolek Tight end Colorado
212 New England Patriots Lin Dawson Tight end North Carolina State
213 New York Jets J. C. Watts Quarterback Oklahoma
214 New Orleans Saints Gene Gladys Linebacker Penn State
215 New Orleans Saints Kevin Evans Defensive back Arkansas
216 Los Angeles Rams Art Plunkett Tackle UNLV
217 Houston Oilers Willie Tullis Wide receiver Troy State
218 Dallas Cowboys Paul Piurowski Linebacker Florida State
219 Atlanta Falcons Cliff Toney Defensive back Auburn
220 Baltimore Colts Hosea Taylor Defensive tackle Houston
221 New York Giants Billy Ard Guard Wake Forest

Round 9

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
222 New Orleans Saints Toussaint Tyler Running back Washington
223 Seattle Seahawks Jim Stone Running back Notre Dame
224 New York Giants Byron Hunt Linebacker Southern Methodist
225 New York Jets Admiral Dewey Larry Defensive back UNLV
226 St. Louis Cardinals Stump Mitchell Running back Citadel
227 Green Bay Packers Tim Huffman Tackle Notre Dame
228 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Ford Quarterback Southern Methodist
229 Cincinnati Bengals Jim Hannula Tackle Northern Illinois
230 Cincinnati Bengals Samoa Samoa Running back Washington State
231 Washington Redskins Darryl Grant Guard Rice
232 Chicago Bears Frank Ditta Guard Baylor
233 Baltimore Colts Tim Gooch Defensive tackle Kentucky
234 Denver Broncos Rusty Olsen Defensive end Washington
235 Miami Dolphins John Noonan Wide receiver Nebraska
236 Seattle Seahawks Jim Whatley Wide receiver Washington State
237 Kansas City Chiefs Tony Vereen Defensive back Southeastern Louisiana
238 Detroit Lions Hugh Jernigan Defensive back Arkansas
239 Pittsburgh Steelers James Hunter Tackle USC
240 Detroit Lions Dave Martin Defensive back Villanova
241 Buffalo Bills Robb Riddick Running back Millersville (PA)
242 Los Angeles Rams Ron Seawell Linebacker Portland State
243 Houston Oilers Avon Riley Linebacker UCLA
244 Cleveland Browns Randy Schleusener Guard Nebraska
245 Atlanta Falcons Calvin Fance Running back Rice
246 Dallas Cowboys Mike Wilson Wide receiver Washington State
247 Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Commiskey Offensive lineman Mississippi
248 Oakland Raiders Curt Mohl Tackle UCLA

Round 10

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
249 New Orleans Saints Hokie Gajan Running back Louisiana State
250 New York Giants Mike Barker Defensive tackle Grambling
251 New York Jets Marty Wetzel Linebacker Tulane
252 Seattle Seahawks Ken Dawson Running back Savannah State
253 St. Louis Cardinals James Mallard Wide receiver Alabama
254 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ken McCune Defensive end Texas
255 Green Bay Packers Nickie Hall Quarterback Tulane
256 Baltimore Colts Gregg Gerken Linebacker Northern Arizona
257 Washington Redskins Phil Kessel Quarterback Northern Michigan
258 Cincinnati Bengals Hubert Simpson Running back Tennessee
259 Baltimore Colts Trent Bryant Defensive back Arkansas
260 Chicago Bears Tim Clifford Quarterback Indiana
261 Miami Dolphins Steve Folsom Tight end Utah
262 Kansas City Chiefs Les Studdard Guard Texas
263 St. Louis Cardinals Jim Joiner Wide receiver Miami (FL)
264 Detroit Lions Andy Cannavino Linebacker Michigan
265 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Mayock Safety Boston College
266 Minnesota Vikings James Murphy Wide receiver Utah State
267 Washington Redskins Allan Kennedy Tackle Washington State
268 San Diego Chargers Robert Parham Running back Grambling
269 Los Angeles Rams Robert Alexander Running back West Virginia
270 Houston Oilers Larry Jones Running back Colorado State
271 Cleveland Browns Dean Prater Defensive end Oklahoma State
272 Buffalo Bills Justin Cross Tackle Western Colorado
273 Dallas Cowboys Pat Graham Defensive tackle California
274 Atlanta Falcons Robert Murphy Defensive back Ohio State
275 Philadelphia Eagles Hubert Oliver Running back Arizona
276 Oakland Raiders Frank Hawkins Running back Nevada

Round 11

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
277 New Orleans Saints Lester Mickens Wide receiver Kansas
278 New York Jets Ed Gall Defensive tackle Maryland
279 Seattle Seahawks Lance Olander Running back Colorado
280 San Diego Chargers Matt Petrzelka Tackle Iowa
281 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Sherrod Tight end Illinois
282 Green Bay Packers Forrest Valora Linebacker Oklahoma
283 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Johnny Ray Smith Defensive back Lamar
284 Washington Redskins Jerry Hill Wide receiver North Alabama
285 Cincinnati Bengals Robert Jackson Defensive back Central Michigan
286 San Francisco 49ers Rob DeBose Tight end UCLA
287 Chicago Bears Lonnie Johnson Running back Indiana
288 Baltimore Colts Holden Smith Wide receiver California
289 Kansas City Chiefs Frank Case Defensive end Penn State
290 Denver Broncos Pat Walker Wide receiver Miami (FL)
291 Miami Dolphins Jim Jensen Quarterback Boston University
292 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Trocano Quarterback Pittsburgh
293 Minnesota Vikings Brent Knourek Fullback Oregon State
294 Detroit Lions Willie Jackson Defensive back Mississippi State
295 New England Patriots Brian Buckley Quarterback Harvard
296 Los Angeles Rams Marcellus Greene Defensive back Arizona
297 Houston Oilers Claude Matthews Guard Auburn
298 Cleveland Browns Larry Friday Defensive back Mississippi State
299 Buffalo Bills Buster Barnett Tight end Jackson State
300 San Diego Chargers Carlos Bradley Linebacker Wake Forest
301 Atlanta Falcons Keith Chappelle Wide receiver Iowa
302 Dallas Cowboys Tim Morrison Guard Georgia
303 Philadelphia Eagles Gail Davis Defensive tackle Virginia Union
304 Oakland Raiders Chester Willis Running back Auburn
- New England Patriots Chy Davidson Wide receiver Rhode Island

Round 12

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
305 New Orleans Saints Jim Wilks Defensive tackle San Diego State
306 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Bednarek Defensive tackle Pacific
307 New York Giants Mike Maher Tight end Western Illinois
308 New York Jets Mike Moeller Tackle Drake
309 St. Louis Cardinals Joe Adams Guard Nebraska
310 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brad White Defensive tackle Tennessee
311 Green Bay Packers Cliff Lewis Linebacker Southern Mississippi
312 Cincinnati Bengals Mark O'Connell Quarterback Ball State
313 San Francisco 49ers Major Ogilvie Running back Alabama
314 Washington Redskins Clint Didier Tight end Portland State
315 Baltimore Colts Eric Scoggins Linebacker USC
316 Chicago Bears Bob Shupryt Linebacker New Mexico
317 Denver Broncos John Hankerd Linebacker Notre Dame
318 Miami Dolphins John Alford Defensive tackle South Carolina State
319 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Gagliano Quarterback Utah State
320 Minnesota Vikings Brian Williams Tight end Southern
321 Denver Broncos Mandel Robinson Running back Wyoming
322 San Francisco 49ers Joe Adams Quarterback Tennessee State
323 New England Patriots Cris Crissy Defensive back Princeton
324 Houston Oilers Bill Capece Kicker Florida State
325 Cleveland Browns Kevin McGill Tackle Oregon
326 Buffalo Bills Keith Clark Linebacker Memphis State
327 San Diego Chargers Stacy Charles Wide receiver Bethune-Cookman
328 Los Angeles Rams Jairo Penaranda Running back UCLA
329 Dallas Cowboys Nate Lundy Wide receiver Indiana
330 Atlanta Falcons Mark McCants Defensive back Temple
331 Philadelphia Eagles Ray Ellis Defensive back Ohio State
332 Oakland Raiders Phil Nelson Tight end Delaware

Hall of Famers

  • Mike Singletary, linebacker from Baylor University taken 2nd round 38th overall by the Chicago Bears.
    Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1998.
  • Lawrence Taylor, linebacker from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill taken 1st round 2nd overall by the New York Giants.
    Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1999.
  • Ronnie Lott, cornerback from the University of Southern California taken 1st round 8th overall by the San Francisco 49ers.
    Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2000.
  • Howie Long, defensive tackle from Villanova University taken 2nd round 48th overall by the Oakland Raiders.
    Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2000.
  • Rickey Jackson, linebacker from University of Pittsburgh taken 2nd round 51st overall by the New Orleans Saints.
    Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2010.
  • Russ Grimm, Offensive guard from University of Pittsburgh taken 3rd round 69th overall by the Washington Redskins.
    Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2010.
  • Kenny Easley, safety from UCLA taken 1st round 4th overall by the Seattle Seahawks.
    Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2017.

Notable undrafted Players

Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Chicago Bears Leslie Frazier  CB Alcorn State SWAC
Chicago Bears Jay Hilgenberg C Iowa Big Ten
Cleveland Browns Sam Mills LB Montclair State N/A
Dallas Cowboys Michael Downs  S Rice SWC All Rookie & 84 All-Pro
Dallas Cowboys Angelo King  LB South Carolina State MEAC
Dallas Cowboys Everson Walls CB Grambling State SWAC
Dallas Cowboys Steve Wright  OT Northern Iowa MCAA
Detroit Lions Alvin Hall  S Miami (OH) MAC
Green Bay Packers Randy Scott  LB Alabama SEC
Kansas City Chiefs Deron Cherry S Rutgers Ind. Moved to Safety
Kansas City Chiefs Jeff Gossett P Eastern Illinois MCAA
Los Angeles Rams Jeff Kemp  QB Dartmouth Ivy
Minnesota Vikings Leo Lewis  WR Missouri Big Eight
New England Patriots Rich Camarillo P Washington Pac-10
New Orleans Saints Frank Wattelet  S Kansas Big Eight
New York Giants Leon Bright  RB Florida State Ind.
New York Giants Jim Burt DT Miami Ind.
New York Jets Kurt Sohn  WR Fordham Ind.
Philadelphia Eagles Greg Brown  DT/DE Kansas State Big Eight
San Francisco 49ers Matt Bouza  WR California Pac-10
San Francisco 49ers Milt McColl  LB Stanford Pac-10
Seattle Seahawks Greg Gaines  LB Tennessee SEC
Seattle Seahawks Frank Garcia  P Arizona State Pac-10
Seattle Seahawks Mike Tice  TE Maryland ACC
Washington Redskins Mel Kaufman  LB Cal Poly CCAA
Washington Redskins Joe Jacoby † OT Louisville Ind. (I-A)

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