1981 NFL Draft

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1981 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 28–29, 1981
Location New York Sheraton Hotel
in New York City
Network(s) ESPN
332 total selections in 12 rounds
League NFL
First selection George Rogers, RB
New Orleans Saints
Mr. Irrelevant Phil Nelson, TE
Oakland Raiders
Most selections (17) New Orleans Saints
Fewest selections (8) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Hall of Famers

The 1981 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 28–29, 1981, at the New York Sheraton Hotel in New York City. [1] [2] 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, running back George Rogers selected by the New Orleans Saints and linebacker Lawrence Taylor picked by the New York Giants, were named Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer
*= compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler [3]
= Hall of Famer [4]
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard K Kicker [lower-alpha 1] KR Kickoff returner LB Linebacker
LS Long snapper OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman NT Nose tackle
P Punter PR Punt returner QB Quarterback RB Running back
S Safety SS Strong safety TE Tight end WR Wide receiver
  1. Also known as Placekicker (PK)

Round one

Rnd.Pick No.NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
1 1 New Orleans Saints George Rogers   RB South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
1 2 New York Giants Lawrence Taylor Double-dagger-14-plain.png LB North Carolina ACC
13 New York Jets Freeman McNeil   RB UCLA Pac-10
14 Seattle Seahawks Kenny Easley Double-dagger-14-plain.png SS UCLA Pac-10
15 St. Louis Cardinals E. J. Junior   LB Alabama SEC
16 Green Bay Packers Rich Campbell   QB California Pac-10
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hugh Green   LB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
18 San Francisco 49ers Ronnie Lott Double-dagger-14-plain.png CB USC Pac-10
19 Los Angeles Rams Mel Owens   LB Michigan Big Ten
from Washington
110 Cincinnati Bengals David Verser   WR Kansas Big Eight
111 Chicago Bears Keith Van Horne   OT USC Pac-10
112 Baltimore Colts Randy McMillan   RB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
113 Miami Dolphins David Overstreet   RB Oklahoma Big Eight
114 Kansas City Chiefs Willie Scott   TE South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
115 Denver Broncos Dennis Smith   S USC Pac-10
116 Detroit Lions Mark Nichols   WR San Jose State PCAA
117 Pittsburgh Steelers Keith Gary   DE Oklahoma Big Eight
118 Baltimore Colts Donnell Thompson   DT North Carolina ACC
from Minnesota
119 New England Patriots Brian Holloway   OT Stanford Pac-10
120 Washington Redskins Mark May   OT Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
from Los Angeles
121 Oakland Raiders Ted Watts   CB Texas Tech SWC
from Houston
122 Cleveland Browns Hanford Dixon   CB Southern Miss Ind. (I-A)
123 Oakland Raiders Curt Marsh   OT Washington Pac-10
from Buffalo
124 San Diego Chargers James Brooks   RB Auburn SEC
125 Atlanta Falcons Bobby Butler   CB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
126 Dallas Cowboys Howard Richards   OT Missouri Big Eight
127 Philadelphia Eagles Leonard Mitchell   DE Houston SWC
128 Buffalo Bills Booker Moore   RB Penn State Ind. (I-A)
from Oakland

Round two

Rnd.Pick No.NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
229 New Orleans Saints Russell Gary   SS Nebraska Big Eight
230 New York Jets Marion Barber Jr.   RB Minnesota Big Ten
231 Seattle Seahawks David Hughes   RB Boise State Big Sky
232 New York Giants Dave Young   TE Purdue Big Ten
233 St. Louis Cardinals Neil Lomax   QB Portland State Ind.
234 Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Wilder Sr.   RB Missouri Big Eight
235 Green Bay Packers Gary Lewis   TE Texas–Arlington
236 San Francisco 49ers John Harty   DT Iowa Big Ten
from Washington
237 Cincinnati Bengals Cris Collinsworth   WR Florida SEC
238 Chicago Bears Mike Singletary Double-dagger-14-plain.png LB Baylor SWC
from San Francisco
239 Minnesota Vikings Mardye McDole   WR Mississippi State SEC
from Baltimore
240 San Francisco 49ers Eric Wright   CB Missouri Big Eight
from Chicago
241 Kansas City Chiefs Joe Delaney   RB Northwestern State Ind. (I-AA)
242 Denver Broncos Clay Brown   TE BYU WAC
243 Los Angeles Rams Jim Collins   LB Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
from Miami
244 Pittsburgh Steelers Anthony Washington   CB Fresno State PCAA
245 Minnesota Vikings Robin Sendlein   LB Texas SWC
246 Detroit Lions Curtis Green   DE Alabama State Ind. (Div. II)
247 New England Patriots Tony Collins   RB East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
248 Oakland Raiders Howie Long Double-dagger-14-plain.png DT Villanova Ind.
from Houston
249 Buffalo Bills Chris Williams   CB LSU SEC
from Cleveland
250 Buffalo Bills Byron Franklin   WR Auburn SEC
251 New Orleans Saints Rickey Jackson Double-dagger-14-plain.png LB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
from San Diego
252 Minnesota Vikings Jarvis Redwine   RB Nebraska Big Eight
from Los Angeles via Washington and Baltimore
253 Dallas Cowboys Doug Donley   WR Ohio State Big Ten
254 Atlanta Falcons Lyman White   LB LSU SEC
255 Philadelphia Eagles Dean Miraldi   OG Utah WAC
256 Miami Dolphins Andra Franklin   RB Nebraska Big Eight
from Oakland vis Los Angeles

Round three

Rnd.Pick No.NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
357 New Orleans Saints Frank Warren   DE Auburn SEC
358 Seattle Seahawks Bill Dugan   OG Penn State Ind. (I-A)
359 New York Giants John Mistler   WR Arizona State Pac-10
360 New York Jets Ben Rudolph   DT Long Beach State PCAA
361 St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Griffin   CB Utah WAC
362 Green Bay Packers Ray Stachowicz   P Michigan State Big Ten
363 Los Angeles Rams Greg Meisner   DT Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
from Tampa Bay
364 Cincinnati Bengals John Simmons   CB SMU SWC
365 San Francisco 49ers Carlton Williamson   S Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
366 Los Angeles Rams Robert Cobb   DE Arizona Pac-10
from Washington
367 Chicago Bears Ken Margerum   WR Stanford Pac-10
368 Baltimore Colts Randy Van Divier   OT Washington Pac-10
369 Washington Redskins Russ Grimm Double-dagger-14-plain.png OG Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
from Miami via Los Angeles
370 Kansas City Chiefs Marvin Harvey   TE Southern Miss Ind. (I-A)
371 New Orleans Saints Hoby Brenner   TE USC Pac-10
from Minnesota
372 Detroit Lions Don Greco   OG Western Illinois MCAA
373 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Donnalley   C North Carolina ACC
374 Minnesota Vikings Tim Irwin   OT Tennessee SEC
from New England
375 Kansas City Chiefs Roger Taylor   OT Oklahoma Big Eight
from Cleveland via Denver
376 Buffalo Bills Mike Mosley   WR Texas A&M SWC
377 San Diego Chargers Irvin Phillips   CB Arkansas Tech N/A
378 Kansas City Chiefs Lloyd Burruss   S Maryland ACC
from Los Angeles
379 Houston Oilers Michael Holston   WR Morgan State Ind. (Div. II)
380 Atlanta Falcons Scott Woerner   S Georgia SEC
381 Dallas Cowboys Glen Titensor   DE BYU WAC
382 Philadelphia Eagles Greg LaFleur   TE LSU SEC
383 Buffalo Bills Geathers, RobertRobert Geathers  DT South Carolina State MEAC

Round four

Rnd.Pick No.NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
484 Miami Dolphins Greene, SamSam Greene  WR UNLV Ind.
from New Orleans
485 New York Giants Clifford Chatman   FB Central Oklahoma Ind. (Div. II)
486 New York Jets Al Washington   LB Ohio State Big Ten
487 Seattle Seahawks Phillips, ScottScott Phillips  WR BYU WAC
488 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Rhodes   WR Oklahoma Big Eight
489 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Holt   CB West Texas State MVC
490 Washington Redskins Tom Flick   QB Washington Pac-10
from Green Bay
491 Dallas Cowboys Scott Pelluer   LB Washington State Pac-10
from San Francisco
492 Cleveland Browns Mike Robinson   DE Arizona Pac-10
from Washington
493 Cincinnati Bengals Guy Frazier   LB Wyoming WAC
494 Baltimore Colts Tim Sherwin   TE Boston College Ind. (I-A)
495 Chicago Bears Todd Bell   S Ohio State Big Ten
496 Miami Dolphins Wright, BradBrad Wright  QB New Mexico WAC
497 Kansas City Chiefs Washington, RonRon Washington  WR Arizona State Pac-10
498 Denver Broncos Mark Herrmann   QB Purdue Big Ten
499 Detroit Lions Tracy Porter   WR LSU SEC
4100 Pittsburgh Steelers Robbie Martin   WR Cal Poly CCAA
4101 Minnesota Vikings John Swain   CB Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
4102 New England Patriots Don Blackmon   LB Tulsa MVC
4103 San Diego Chargers Amos Lawrence   RB North Carolina ACC
4104 Los Angeles Rams George Lilja   C Michigan Big Ten
4105 Green Bay Packers Richard Turner   DT Oklahoma Big Eight
4106 Houston Oilers Nick Eyre   OT BYU WAC
4107 San Diego Chargers Eric Sievers   TE Maryland ACC
4108 Dallas Cowboys Derrie Nelson   LB Nebraska Big Eight
4109 Atlanta Falcons John Scully   C Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
4110 Philadelphia Eagles Calvin Murray   RB Ohio State Big Ten
4111 Oakland Raiders Johnny Robinson   DT South Carolina State MEAC

Round five

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
112New Orleans Saints Louis Oubre TackleOklahoma
113New York Jets Tyrone Keys Defensive endMississippi State
114Seattle Seahawks Edwin Bailey GuardSouth Carolina State
115New York Giants Bill Neill Defensive tacklePittsburgh
116St. Louis CardinalsJohn GillenLinebackerIllinois
117Green Bay Packers Byron Braggs Defensive tackleAlabama
118Oakland Raiders James Davis Defensive backSouthern
119Washington Redskins Dexter Manley Defensive endOklahoma State
120Cincinnati BengalsBenjie PryorTight endPittsburgh
121San Francisco 49ers Lynn Thomas Defensive backPittsburgh
122San Francisco 49ers(from Chicago) Arrington Jones Running backWinston-Salem State
123Minnesota VikingsWendell RayDefensive endMissouri
124Kansas City Chiefs Todd Thomas TackleNorth Dakota
125Denver Broncos Ken Lanier TackleFlorida State
126Miami DolphinsKen PooleDefensive endN.E. Louisiana
127Pittsburgh SteelersRicky MartinWide receiverNew Mexico
128New Orleans Saints Jerry Boyarsky Defensive tacklePittsburgh
129Detroit Lions Larry Lee GuardUCLA
130New England Patriots Steve Clark Defensive tackleKansas State
131San Diego Chargers Keith Ferguson LinebackerOhio State
132Washington RedskinsGary SayreGuardCameron
133Houston Oilers Delbert Fowler LinebackerWest Virginia
134Cleveland Browns Steve Cox Punter/KickerArkansas
135Buffalo BillsCalvin ClarkDefensive endPurdue
136Atlanta Falcons Eric Sanders TackleNevada
137Dallas Cowboys Danny Spradlin LinebackerTennessee
138Miami Dolphins Tommy Vigorito Running backVirginia

Round six

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
139New Orleans Saints Nat Hudson GuardGeorgia
140Seattle SeahawksSteve DurhamDefensive endClemson
141San Diego Chargers Andy Gissinger TackleSyracuse
142New York Jets John Woodring LinebackerBrown
143St. Louis Cardinals Dave Ahrens LinebackerWisconsin
144New Orleans Saints Johnnie Poe CornerbackMissouri
145New York GiantsMel HooverWide receiverArizona State
146Cincinnati Bengals Rex Robinson KickerGeorgia
147San Francisco 49ers Pete Kugler Defensive tacklePenn State
148Washington Redskins Larry Kubin LinebackerPenn State
149Baltimore Colts Bubba Green Defensive tackleNorth Carolina State
150Chicago Bears Reuben Henderson CornerbackSan Diego State
151Denver BroncosAlvin LewisRunning backColorado State
152Miami Dolphins Mack Moore Defensive endTexas A&M
153Kansas City ChiefsDock LuckieDefensive tackleFlorida
154Miami Dolphins Fulton Walker CornerbackWest Virginia
155Detroit Lions Sam Johnson Defensive backMaryland
156Pittsburgh Steelers Bryan Hinkle LinebackerOregon
157New England Patriots Ron Wooten GuardNorth Carolina
158Los Angeles RamsWilliam DanielsDefensive tackleAlabama State
159Houston Oilers Bill Kay Defensive backPurdue
160Cleveland Browns Ron Simmons Defensive tackleFlorida State
161Buffalo Bills Robert Holt Wide receiverBaylor
162San Diego Chargers Bobby Duckworth Wide receiverArkansas
163Dallas Cowboys Vince Skillings Defensive backOhio State
164Atlanta FalconsHarry StanbackDefensive tackleNorth Carolina
165New York GiantsEdward O'NealRunning backTuskegee
166New Orleans Saints Glen Redd LinebackerBrigham Young

Round seven

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
167New Orleans Saints Kevin Williams Wide receiverUSC
168New York Giants Louis Jackson Running back Cal Poly
169New York Jets Kenny Neil Defensive endIowa State
170Seattle Seahawks Ron Johnson Wide receiverLong Beach State
171St. Louis CardinalsKevin DonnalleyDefensive backNorth Dakota State
172Green Bay Packers Bill Whitaker CornerbackMissouri
173Dallas Cowboys Ron Fellows Defensive backMissouri
174Philadelphia Eagles(from San Francisco)Alan DuncanKickerTennessee
175Los Angeles Rams Ron Battle Tight endNorth Texas State
176Cincinnati Bengals Jeff Schuh LinebackerMinnesota
177Chicago Bears Jeff Fisher CornerbackUSC
178Baltimore Colts Obed Ariri KickerClemson
179Miami DolphinsMike DaumTackleCal Poly
180Kansas City Chiefs Billy Jackson Running backAlabama
181Denver Broncos Steve Busick LinebackerUSC
182Detroit Lions Lee Spivey Offensive TackleSouthern Methodist
183Pittsburgh Steelers David Little LinebackerFlorida
184Minnesota VikingsDon ShaverRunning backKutztown (PA)
185New England Patriots Ken Toler Wide receiverMississippi
186Seattle SeahawksBrad ScovillTight endPenn State
187Cleveland Browns Eddie Johnson LinebackerLouisville
188Buffalo BillsSteve DoolittleLinebackerColorado
189San Diego Chargers Pete Holohan Tight endNotre Dame
190Los Angeles Rams Mike Clark Defensive endFlorida
191Dallas Cowboys Ken Miller Defensive backEastern Michigan
192Philadelphia Eagles Doak Field LinebackerBaylor
193Houston OilersDon WashingtonDefensive backTexas A&I

Round eight

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
194New England PatriotsKen NaberKickerStanford
195New York JetsLloyd JonesWide receiverBrigham Young
196Seattle Seahawks Eric Lane Running backBrigham Young
197New York GiantsJohn PowersGuardMichigan
198St. Louis Cardinals Mike Fisher Wide receiverBaylor
199Tampa Bay Buccaneers Denver Johnson TackleTulsa
200Green Bay PackersLarry WertsLinebackerJackson State
201Washington Redskins Charlie Brown Wide receiverSouth Carolina State
202Cincinnati Bengals Bobby Kemp SafetyFullerton State
203San Francisco 49ersGarry WhiteRunning backMinnesota
204Baltimore ColtsKen SittonDefensive backOklahoma
205Chicago BearsScott ZettekDefensive tackleNotre Dame
206Kansas City ChiefsDavid DornWide receiverRutgers
207New York Giants Mark Reed QuarterbackMorehead State
208Miami Dolphins William Judson CornerbackSouth Carolina State
209Pittsburgh SteelersFrank WilsonRunning backRice
210Minnesota Vikings Wade Wilson QuarterbackEast Texas State
211Detroit Lions Bob Niziolek Tight endColorado
212New England Patriots Lin Dawson Tight endNorth Carolina State
213New York Jets J. C. Watts QuarterbackOklahoma
214New Orleans SaintsGene GladysLinebackerPenn State
215New Orleans SaintsKevin EvansDefensive backArkansas
216Los Angeles Rams Art Plunkett TackleUNLV
217Houston Oilers Willie Tullis Wide receiverTroy State
218Dallas Cowboys Paul Piurowski LinebackerFlorida State
219Atlanta Falcons Cliff Toney Defensive backAuburn
220Baltimore Colts Hosea Taylor Defensive tackleHouston
221New York Giants Billy Ard GuardWake Forest

Round nine

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
222New Orleans Saints Toussaint Tyler Running backWashington
223Seattle SeahawksJim StoneRunning backNotre Dame
224New York Giants Byron Hunt LinebackerSouthern Methodist
225New York Jets Admiral Dewey Larry Defensive backUNLV
226St. Louis Cardinals Stump Mitchell Running backCitadel
227Green Bay Packers Tim Huffman TackleNotre Dame
228Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Ford QuarterbackSouthern Methodist
229Cincinnati Bengals Jim Hannula TackleNorthern Illinois
230Cincinnati Bengals(from San Francisco)Samoa SamoaRunning backWashington State
231Washington Redskins Darryl Grant GuardRice
232Chicago BearsFrank DittaGuardBaylor
233Baltimore ColtsTim GoochDefensive tackleKentucky
234Denver BroncosRusty OlsenDefensive endWashington
235Miami DolphinsJohn NoonanWide receiverNebraska
236Seattle SeahawksJim WhatleyWide receiverWashington State
237Kansas City ChiefsTony VereenDefensive backSoutheastern Louisiana
238Detroit LionsHugh JerniganDefensive backArkansas
239Pittsburgh SteelersJames HunterTackleUSC
240Detroit Lions Dave Martin Defensive backVillanova
241Buffalo Bills Robb Riddick Running backMillersville (PA)
242Los Angeles RamsRon SeawellLinebackerPortland State
243Houston Oilers Avon Riley LinebackerUCLA
244Cleveland Browns Randy Schleusener GuardNebraska
245Atlanta FalconsCalvin FanceRunning backRice
246Dallas Cowboys Mike Wilson Wide receiverWashington State
247Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Commiskey Offensive linemanMississippi
248Oakland Raiders Curt Mohl TackleUCLA

Round ten

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
249New Orleans Saints Hokie Gajan Running backLouisiana State
250New York GiantsMike BarkerDefensive tackleGrambling
251New York Jets Marty Wetzel LinebackerTulane
252Seattle SeahawksKen DawsonRunning backSavannah State
253St. Louis CardinalsJames MallardWide receiverAlabama
254Tampa Bay BuccaneersKen McCuneDefensive endTexas
255Green Bay Packers Nickie Hall QuarterbackTulane
256Baltimore ColtsGregg GerkenLinebackerNorthern Arizona
257Washington RedskinsPhil KesselQuarterbackNorthern Michigan
258Cincinnati BengalsHubert SimpsonRunning backTennessee
259Baltimore Colts(from San Francisco) Trent Bryant Defensive backArkansas
260Chicago BearsTim CliffordQuarterbackIndiana
261Miami Dolphins Steve Folsom Tight endUtah
262Kansas City Chiefs Les Studdard GuardTexas
263St. Louis CardinalsJim JoinerWide receiverMiami (FL)
264Detroit Lions Andy Cannavino LinebackerMichigan
265Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Mayock SafetyBoston College
266Minnesota Vikings James Murphy Wide receiverUtah State
267Washington Redskins Allan Kennedy TackleWashington State
268San Diego ChargersRobert ParhamRunning backGrambling
269Los Angeles Rams Robert Alexander Running backWest Virginia
270Houston OilersLarry JonesRunning backColorado State
271Cleveland Browns Dean Prater Defensive endOklahoma State
272Buffalo Bills Justin Cross TackleWestern Colorado
273Dallas CowboysPat GrahamDefensive tackleCalifornia
274Atlanta FalconsRobert MurphyDefensive backOhio State
275Philadelphia Eagles Hubie Oliver Running backArizona
276Oakland Raiders Frank Hawkins Running backNevada

Round eleven

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
277New Orleans SaintsLester MickensWide receiverKansas
278New York JetsEd GallDefensive tackleMaryland
279Seattle SeahawksLance OlanderRunning backColorado
280San Diego ChargersMatt PetrzelkaTackleIowa
281St. Louis CardinalsMike SherrodTight endIllinois
282Green Bay PackersForrest ValoraLinebackerOklahoma
283Tampa Bay BuccaneersJohnny Ray SmithDefensive backLamar
284Washington RedskinsJerry HillWide receiverNorth Alabama
285Cincinnati Bengals Robert Jackson Defensive backCentral Michigan
286San Francisco 49ersRob DeBoseTight endUCLA
287Chicago BearsLonnie JohnsonRunning backIndiana
288Baltimore ColtsHolden SmithWide receiverCalifornia
289Kansas City Chiefs Frank Case Defensive endPenn State
290Denver BroncosPat WalkerWide receiverMiami (FL)
291Miami Dolphins Jim Jensen QuarterbackBoston University
292Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Trocano QuarterbackPittsburgh
293Minnesota VikingsBrent KnourekFullbackOregon State
294Detroit LionsWillie JacksonDefensive backMississippi State
295New England PatriotsBrian BuckleyQuarterbackHarvard
296Los Angeles Rams Marcellus Greene Defensive backArizona
297Houston OilersClaude MatthewsGuardAuburn
298Cleveland Browns Larry Friday Defensive backMississippi State
299Buffalo Bills Buster Barnett Tight endJackson State
300San Diego Chargers Carlos Bradley LinebackerWake Forest
301Atlanta FalconsKeith ChappelleWide receiverIowa
302Dallas CowboysTim MorrisonGuardGeorgia
303Philadelphia EaglesGail DavisDefensive tackleVirginia Union
304Oakland Raiders Chester Willis Running backAuburn

Round twelve

Pick #NFL teamPlayerPositionCollege
305New Orleans Saints Jim Wilks Defensive tackleSan Diego State
306Seattle SeahawksJeff BednarekDefensive tacklePacific
307New York GiantsMike MaherTight endWestern Illinois
308New York JetsMike MoellerTackleDrake
309St. Louis CardinalsJoe AdamsGuardNebraska
310Tampa Bay BuccaneersBrad WhiteDefensive tackleTennessee
311Green Bay Packers Cliff Lewis LinebackerSouthern Mississippi
312Cincinnati BengalsMark O'ConnellQuarterbackBall State
313San Francisco 49ersMajor OgilvieRunning backAlabama
314Washington Redskins Clint Didier Tight endPortland State
315Baltimore Colts Eric Scoggins LinebackerUSC
316Chicago BearsBob ShuprytLinebackerNew Mexico
317Denver BroncosJohn HankerdLinebackerNotre Dame
318Miami DolphinsJohn AlfordDefensive tackleSouth Carolina State
319Kansas City Chiefs Bob Gagliano QuarterbackUtah State
320Minnesota VikingsBrian WilliamsTight endSouthern
321Denver BroncosMandel RobinsonRunning backWyoming
322San Francisco 49ers(from Pittsburgh) Joe Adams QuarterbackTennessee State
323New England Patriots Cris Crissy Defensive backPrinceton
324Houston Oilers Bill Capece KickerFlorida State
325Cleveland BrownsKevin McGillTackleOregon
326Buffalo BillsKeith ClarkLinebackerMemphis State
327San Diego ChargersStacy CharlesWide receiverBethune-Cookman
328Los Angeles Rams Jairo Penaranda Running backUCLA
329Dallas CowboysNate LundyWide receiverIndiana
330Atlanta Falcons Mark McCants Defensive backTemple
331Philadelphia Eagles Ray Ellis Defensive backOhio State
332 [6] Oakland RaidersPhil NelsonTight endDelaware
= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer

Supplemental draft

Rnd.Pick No.NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
1 New Orleans Saints Dave Wilson   QB Illinois Big Ten
11 New England Patriots Chy Davidson   WR Rhode Island Yankee

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1998. [7]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1999. [7]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2000. [8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2000. [8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2010. [9]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2010. [9]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2017.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2022 (posthumous).

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Atlanta Falcons Jeff Brockhaus   K Missouri Big Eight
Atlanta Falcons Blane Gaison   DB Hawaii WAC
Atlanta Falcons Floyd Hodge   WR Utah WAC
Atlanta Falcons Mick Luckhurst   K California Pac-10
Atlanta Falcons Stan Talley   P TCU SWC
Baltimore Colts Dave Shula   WR Dartmouth Ivy
Buffalo Bills Joe Bock   C Virginia ACC
Buffalo Bills Mike Humiston   LB Weber State Big Sky
Buffalo Bills Mark Roopenian   DT Boston College Ind. (I-A)
Chicago Bears Leslie Frazier   CB Alcorn State SWAC
Chicago Bears Jay Hilgenberg   C Iowa Big Ten
Cleveland Browns Sam Mills Double-dagger-14-plain.png LB Montclair State NJSAC
Dallas Cowboys Michael Downs   S Rice SWC
Dallas Cowboys Joey Hackett   TE Elon SAC
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
Green Bay Packers Rick Kehr   OG Carthage CCIW
Green Bay Packers Greg Knafelc   QB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
Green Bay Packers David Petway   S Northern Illinois MAC
Green Bay Packers Randy Scott   LB Alabama SEC
Houston Oilers Rich Karlis   K Cincinnati Ind. (I-A)
Kansas City Chiefs Deron Cherry   S Rutgers Ind. (I-A)
Los Angeles Rams Marcus Anderson   WR Tulane Ind. (I-A)
Los Angeles Rams Jeff Kemp   QB Dartmouth Ivy
New England Patriots Rich Camarillo   P Washington Pac-10
New England Patriots Tim Ross   LB Bowling Green MAC
New Orleans Saints Monte Bennett   DT Kansas State Big Eight
New Orleans Saints Victor Jackson   DB Bowie State CIAA
New Orleans Saints Steve Parker   DE Eastern Illinois MCAA
New Orleans Saints Frank Wattelet   S Kansas Big Eight
New York Giants Leon Bright   RB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
New York Giants Jim Burt   DT Miami Ind. (I-A)
New York Giants John Tautolo   OG UCLA Pac-10
Philadelphia Eagles Greg Brown   DT/DE Kansas State Big Eight
Philadelphia Eagles Frank Giddens   T New Mexico WAC
Philadelphia Eagles Jay Repko   TE Ursinus MAC
Pittsburgh Steelers David Trout   K Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
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 Paul Johns   WR Tulsa MVC
Seattle Seahawks Eugene Rowell   DT Dubuque IIAC
Seattle Seahawks Mike Tice   TE Maryland ACC
Washington Redskins Mel Kaufman   LB Cal Poly CCAA
Washington Redskins Joe Jacoby   OT Louisville Ind. (I-A)
Washington Redskins Herb Spencer   LB Newberry SAC

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  6. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
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  8. 1 2 List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  9. 1 2 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010 announced "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-07.