1985 NFL Draft

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1985 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 30 – May 1, 1985
Location Omni Park Central Hotel
in New York City, NY
Network(s) ESPN
Overview
336 total selections in 12 rounds
League NFL
First selection Bruce Smith, DE
Buffalo Bills
Mr. Irrelevant Donald Chumley, DT
San Francisco 49ers
Most selections (17) Buffalo Bills
Cincinnati Bengals
Los Angeles Raiders
Fewest selections (6) San Francisco 49ers
Hall of Famers
  1984
1986  

The 1985 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. The draft was held April 30 and May 1, 1985, at the Omni Park Central Hotel in New York City, New York. [1] [2] The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

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The first six selections of the draft made at least one Pro Bowl, and three of the first 16 picks — Bruce Smith, Chris Doleman, and Jerry Rice — have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[ citation needed ]

For the second consecutive draft, there were no quarterbacks chosen in the first round (Day One). [3] The Buffalo Bills used the first overall pick of the draft to select defensive end Bruce Smith. Randall Cunningham was the first quarterback selected (second round) by the Philadelphia Eagles. Of note, University of Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar was taken by the Cleveland Browns in the supplemental draft several months later.

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [4] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
1 Buffalo Bills Bruce Smith Defensive End Virginia Tech
2 Atlanta Falcons (from Houston through Minnesota) Bill Fralic Guard Pittsburgh
3 Houston Oilers (from Minnesota) Ray Childress Defensive Tackle Texas A&M
4 Minnesota Vikings (from Atlanta) Chris Doleman Defensive EndPittsburgh
5 Indianapolis Colts Duane Bickett Outside Linebacker USC
6 Detroit Lions Lomas Brown Offensive Tackle Florida
7 Green Bay Packers (from Cleveland through Buffalo) Ken Ruettgers Offensive TackleUSC
8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ron Holmes Defensive End Washington
9 Philadelphia Eagles Kevin Allen Offensive Tackle Indiana
10 New York Jets Al Toon Wide Receiver Wisconsin
11Houston Oilers(from New Orleans) Richard Johnson Cornerback Wisconsin
12 San Diego Chargers Jim Lachey Offensive Tackle Ohio State
13 Cincinnati Bengals Eddie Brown Wide Receiver Miami (FL)
14Buffalo Bills(from Green Bay) Derrick Burroughs Cornerback Memphis
15 Kansas City Chiefs Ethan Horton Tight End North Carolina
16 San Francisco 49ers (from New England) Jerry Rice Wide Receiver Mississippi Valley State
17 Dallas Cowboys Kevin Brooks Defensive End Michigan
18 St. Louis Cardinals Freddie Joe Nunn Outside Linebacker Mississippi
19 New York Giants George Adams Running back Kentucky
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Darryl Sims Defensive TackleWisconsin
21 Los Angeles Rams Jerry Gray Cornerback Texas
22 Chicago Bears William Perry Defensive Tackle Clemson
23 Los Angeles Raiders Jessie Hester Wide Receiver Florida State
24 New Orleans Saints (from Washington) Alvin Toles Linebacker Tennessee
25Cincinnati Bengals(from Seattle) Emanuel King Outside Linebacker Alabama
26 Denver Broncos Steve Sewell Running Back Oklahoma
27 Miami Dolphins Lorenzo Hampton Running BackFlorida
28 New England Patriots (from San Francisco) Trevor Matich Center BYU
- Cleveland Browns (supplemental draft) Bernie Kosar Quarterback Miami (FL)

Round two

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
29Buffalo Bills Mark Traynowicz GuardNebraska
30Minnesota Vikings Issiac Holt CornerbackAlcorn State
31Denver Broncos Vance Johnson Wide receiverArizona
32Indianapolis Colts Don Anderson CornerbackPurdue
33 Washington Redskins Tory Nixon CornerbackSan Diego State
34Detroit Lions Kevin Glover CenterMaryland
35Cleveland Browns Greg Allen Running backFlorida State
36Houston Oilers Richard Byrd Defensive endSouthern Mississippi
37Philadelphia Eagles Randall Cunningham Quarterback UNLV
38New Orleans Saints Daren Gilbert Offensive Tackle Fullerton State
39San Diego Chargers Wayne Davis Cornerback Indiana State
40New York Jets Lester Lyles CornerbackVirginia
41Kansas City Chiefs Jonathan Hayes Tight endIowa
42Buffalo Bills Chris Burkett Wide receiverJackson State
43Cincinnati Bengals Carl Zander LinebackerTennessee
44Dallas Cowboys Jesse Penn LinebackerVirginia Tech
45Atlanta Falcons Mike Gann Defensive endNotre Dame
46New York Giants Stacy Robinson Wide receiverNorth Dakota State
47Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Behning TackleNebraska
48New England Patriots Garin Veris Defensive endStanford
49Chicago Bears Reggie Phillips CornerbackSouthern Methodist
50Los Angeles Rams Chuck Scott Wide receiverVanderbilt
51St. Louis Cardinals Scott Bergold Offensive TackleWisconsin
52New England Patriots Jim Bowman CornerbackCentral Michigan
53 Seattle Seahawks Owen Gill Running backIowa
54Denver Broncos Simon Fletcher Defensive endHouston
55San Diego Chargers Jeffery Dale SafetyLouisiana State
56New England Patriots (from San Francisco) Ben Thomas Defensive endAuburn

Round three

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
57Buffalo Bills Frank Reich QuarterbackMaryland
58New York GiantsTyrone DavisCornerbackClemson
59Minnesota Vikings Kirk Lowdermilk CenterOhio State
60Minnesota Vikings Tim Meamber LinebackerWashington
61Indianapolis Colts Anthony Young SafetyTemple
62Detroit LionsJames JohnsonLinebackerSan Diego State
63Buffalo Bills Hal Garner LinebackerUtah State
64Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ervin Randle LinebackerBaylor
65Miami Dolphins George Little Defensive tackleIowa
66Minnesota Vikings Tim Long Offensive TackleMemphis State
67New York Jets Donnie Elder CornerbackMemphis State
68New Orleans Saints Jack Del Rio LinebackerUSC
69San Diego Chargers John Hendy Defensive backLong Beach State
70Cincinnati BengalsSean ThomasDefensive backTexas Christian
71Green Bay Packers Rich Moran GuardSan Diego State
72St. Louis Cardinals Lance Smith TackleLouisiana State
73New York Giants Brian Johnston CenterNorth Carolina
74Pittsburgh Steelers Liffort Hobley Defensive backLouisiana State
75San Francisco 49ers Ricky Moore Running backAlabama
76Dallas Cowboys Crawford Ker GuardFlorida
77Los Angeles Rams Dale Hatcher PunterClemson
78Chicago Bears James Maness Wide receiverTexas Christian
79Los Angeles Raiders Tim Moffett Wide receiverMississippi
80Los Angeles Raiders Stefon Adams Defensive backEast Carolina
81Seattle Seahawks Danny Greene Wide receiverWashington
82Houston OilersMike KelleyCenterNotre Dame
83Miami Dolphins Alex Moyer LinebackerNorthwestern
84New England Patriots Audray McMillian Defensive backHouston

Round four

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
85Minnesota Vikings Buster Rhymes Wide receiverOklahoma
86Buffalo Bills Andre Reed Wide receiver Kutztown (PA)
87Houston Oilers Tom Briehl LinebackerStanford
88Indianapolis Colts Willie Broughton Defensive endMiami (FL)
89Atlanta Falcons Emile Harry Wide receiverStanford
90Detroit LionsKevin HancockLinebackerBaylor
91Miami DolphinsMike SmithDefensive back Texas-El Paso
92Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike HeavenDefensive back Illinois
93Philadelphia EaglesGreg NaronGuardNorth Carolina
94New York JetsDoug AllenWide receiverArizona State
95New Orleans SaintsBilly AllenDefensive backFlorida State
96San Diego Chargers Ralf Mojsiejenko KickerMichigan State
97Cincinnati Bengals Anthony Tuggle Defensive backNicholls State
98Green Bay Packers Walter Stanley Wide receiverMesa State
99Kansas City Chiefs Bob Olderman GuardVirginia
100New York Giants Mark Bavaro Tight endNotre Dame
101Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Turk CenterWisconsin
102New England Patriots Tom Toth TackleWestern Michigan
103Dallas Cowboys Robert Lavette Running backGeorgia Tech
104St. Louis Cardinals Ron Wolfley FullbackWest Virginia
105Chicago Bears Kevin Butler KickerGeorgia
106Minnesota Vikings Kyle Morrell Defensive backBrigham Young
107Los Angeles Raiders Jamie Kimmel LinebackerSyracuse
108New England Patriots Gerard Phelan Wide receiverBoston College
109Seattle SeahawksTony DavisTight endMissouri
110Denver Broncos Keli McGregor Tight endColorado State
111Miami Dolphins Jeff Dellenbach TackleWisconsin
112Buffalo Bills Dale Hellestrae TackleSouthern Methodist

Round five

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
113 Los Angeles Rams Kevin Greene LinebackerAuburn
114Dallas Cowboys Herschel Walker [5] Running backGeorgia
115Minnesota VikingsMark MacDonaldGuardBoston College
116St. Louis Cardinals K. D. Dunn Tight endClemson
117Indianapolis Colts Roger Caron TackleHarvard
118Detroit Lions Joe McIntosh Running backNorth Carolina State
119Dallas Cowboys Matt Darwin CenterTexas A&M
120New York Jets Troy Benson LinebackerPittsburgh
121Philadelphia Eagles Dwayne Jiles LinebackerTexas Tech
122Washington Redskins Raphel Cherry Defensive backHawaii
123Seattle SeahawksMark NapolitanCenterMichigan State
124New York JetsBrian LuftDefensive tackleUSC
125Green Bay Packers Brian Noble LinebackerArizona State
126Kansas City Chiefs Bruce King Running backPurdue
127Cincinnati Bengals Tony Degrate Defensive tackleTexas
128Seattle SeahawksArnold BrownDefensive backNorth Carolina Central
129Cincinnati BengalsLee DavisDefensive backMississippi
130Buffalo Bills Jimmy Teal Wide receiverTexas A&M
131St. Louis CardinalsLouis WongGuardBrigham Young
132New York GiantsTracy HendersonWide receiverIowa State
133Houston Oilers Frank Bush LinebackerNorth Carolina State
134New York JetsTony SmithWide receiverSan Jose State
135Los Angeles Raiders Dan Reeder Running backDelaware
136Pittsburgh Steelers Cam Jacobs LinebackerKentucky
137Seattle Seahawks Johnnie Jones Running backTennessee
138Houston Oilers Lee Johnson KickerBrigham Young
139Denver BroncosBilly HinsonGuardFlorida
140San Francisco 49ers Bruce Collie TackleTexas-Arlington

Round six

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
141Buffalo Bills Mike Hamby Defensive tackleUtah State
142Minnesota Vikings Steve Bono QuarterbackUCLA
143Los Angeles Raiders Rusty Hilger QuarterbackOklahoma State
144Dallas Cowboys Kurt Ploeger Defensive endGustavus Adolphus
145Miami Dolphins George Shorthose Wide receiverMissouri
146Detroit LionsStan ShortGuardPenn State
147Cleveland Browns Mark Krerowicz GuardOhio State
148Cincinnati BengalsEric StokesTackleNortheastern
149Kansas City Chiefs John Bostic Defensive backBethune-Cookman
150San Diego ChargersTerry LewisDefensive backMichigan State
151New York JetsJeff DeatonGuardStanford
152Atlanta Falcons Reggie Pleasant Defensive backClemson
153Houston OilersJoe KrakowkiLinebackerWashington
154Cincinnati BengalsKeith LesterTight endMurray State
155Green Bay Packers Mark Lewis Tight endTexas A&M
156Philadelphia Eagles Ken Reeves TackleTexas A&M
157Dallas Cowboys Matt Moran GuardStanford
158St. Louis Cardinals Jay Novacek Tight endWyoming
159New York GiantsJack OliverGuardMemphis State
160Pittsburgh Steelers Gregg Carr LinebackerAuburn
161Los Angeles Rams Michael Young Wide receiverUCLA
162Los Angeles Rams Damone Johnson Tight endCal Poly-San Luis Obispo
163Washington Redskins Danzell Lee Tight endLamar
164Minnesota Vikings Tim Newton Defensive tackleFlorida
165New York GiantsMark PembrookDefensive backFullerton State
166New York Jets Rich Miano Defensive backHawaii
167Miami Dolphins Ron Davenport FullbackLouisville
168San Francisco 49ersScott BarryQuarterbackCalifornia-Davis

Round seven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
169Buffalo Bills Ron Pitts CornerbackUCLA
170Houston Oilers Mike Akiu Wide receiverHawaii
171Green Bay Packers Eric Wilson LinebackerMaryland
172Cincinnati BengalsKim LocklinRunning backNew Mexico State
173Indianapolis ColtsJames HarbourWide receiverMississippi
174Detroit LionsTony StatenDefensive backAngelo State
175Cleveland Browns Reggie Langhorne Wide receiverElizabeth City State
176Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Prior Defensive backIllinois State
177Washington RedskinsJamie HarrisWide receiverOklahoma State
178Dallas Cowboys Karl Powe Wide receiverAlabama State
179New Orleans Saints Eric Martin Wide receiverLouisiana State
180Kansas City ChiefsVince ThomsonDefensive endMissouri Western
181Cincinnati Bengals Joe Walter TackleTexas Tech
182Green Bay Packers Gary Ellerson Running backWisconsin
183Kansas City ChiefsDave HeffernanGuardMiami (FL)
184Dallas Cowboys Jim Herrmann Defensive endBrigham Young
185Washington Redskins Lionel Vital Running backNicholls State
186Los Angeles Raiders Kevin Belcher TackleWisconsin
187Pittsburgh SteelersAlan AndrewsTight endRutgers
188Los Angeles Raiders Mark Pattison Wide receiverWashington
189Los Angeles Rams Danny Bradley Running backOklahoma
190Chicago Bears Charles Bennett Defensive endSouthwestern Louisiana
191Los Angeles Raiders Bret Clark Defensive backNebraska
192Los Angeles Raiders Nick Haden CenterPenn State
193Seattle Seahawks Ron Mattes TackleVirginia
194Denver BroncosDallas CameronDefensive tackleMiami (FL)
195Miami Dolphins Fuad Reveiz KickerTennessee
196San Diego Chargers Mark Fellows LinebackerMontana State

Round eight

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
197Buffalo Bills Jacque Robinson Running backWashington
198Minnesota VikingsNikita BlairLinebackerTexas-El Paso
199Houston Oilers Chuck Thomas CenterOklahoma
200Indianapolis ColtsRicky NicholsWide receiverEast Carolina
201Atlanta FalconsAshley LeeDefensive backVirginia Tech
202Detroit LionsScott CaldwellRunning backTexas-Arlington
203Cleveland Browns Fred Banks Wide receiverLiberty
204Tampa Bay Buccaneers Phil Freeman Wide receiverArizona State
205Philadelphia EaglesTom PolleyLinebackerUNLV
206New Orleans Saints Joe Kohlbrand LinebackerMiami (FL)
207San Diego Chargers Curtis Adams Running backCentral Michigan
208New York Jets Matt Monger LinebackerOklahoma State
209Green Bay Packers Ken Stills Defensive backWisconsin
210Kansas City Chiefs Ira Hillary Wide receiverSouth Carolina
211Cincinnati BengalsDave StrobelLinebackerIowa
212St. Louis CardinalsRob MonacoGuardVanderbilt
213New York Giants Lee Rouson Running backColorado
214Pittsburgh Steelers Harry Newsome PunterWake Forest
215Atlanta Falcons Ronnie Washington LinebackerN.E. Louisiana
216Dallas Cowboys Leon Gonzalez Wide receiverBethune-Cookman
217Chicago Bears Steve Buxton TackleIndiana State
218Los Angeles RamsMarlon McIntyreRunning backPittsburgh
219Washington Redskins Barry Wilburn Defensive backMississippi
220Los Angeles RaidersLeonard WingateDefensive tackleSouth Carolina State
221Seattle SeahawksJudious LewisWide receiverArkansas State
222Denver BroncosEric RileyDefensive backFlorida State
223Miami Dolphins Dan Sharp Tight endTexas Christian
224New England Patriots Milford Hodge Defensive tackleWashington State
-San Francisco 49ers (supplemental draft)Roosevelt SnipesRunning backFlorida State

Round nine

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
225Buffalo BillsGlenn JonesDefensive backNorfolk State
226Houston Oilers Steve Tasker Wide receiverNorthwestern
227Minnesota VikingsJamie CovingtonRunning backSyracuse
228Atlanta FalconsMicah MoonLinebackerNorth Carolina
229Indianapolis Colts Mark Boyer Tight endUSC
230Detroit Lions June James LinebackerTexas
231Philadelphia Eagles Dave Toub CenterTexas-El Paso
232Tampa Bay BuccaneersSteve CalabriaQuarterbackColgate
233Philadelphia Eagles Joe Drake Defensive tackleArizona
234San Diego ChargersPaul BernerQuarterbackPacific
235New York JetsMike WatersRunning backSan Diego State
236New Orleans SaintsEarl JohnsonDefensive backSouth Carolina
237Kansas City ChiefsMike ArmentroutDefensive backSW Missouri State
238Cincinnati BengalsKeith CruiseDefensive endNorthwestern
239Green Bay PackersMorris JohnsonGuardAlabama A&M
240New York GiantsFrank WrightDefensive tackleSouth Carolina
241Pittsburgh SteelersFred SmallLinebackerWashington
242Pittsburgh SteelersAndre HarrisDefensive backMinnesota
243Dallas Cowboys Scott Strasburger LinebackerNebraska
244St. Louis Cardinals Scott Williams Tight endGeorgia
245Los Angeles RamsGary SwansonLinebackerCal Poly-San Luis Obispo
246Los Angeles RaidersChris SydnorDefensive backPenn State
247Washington RedskinsMitch GeierGuardTroy State
248Seattle Seahawks Bob Otto Defensive endIdaho State
249Denver BroncosDaryl SmithDefensive backNorth Alabama
250Chicago Bears Thomas Sanders Running backTexas A&M
251Miami DolphinsAdam HindsDefensive backOklahoma State
252San Diego Chargers Dan Remsberg TackleAbilene Christian

Round ten

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
253Buffalo BillsChris BabyarGuardIllinois
254Minnesota VikingsJuan JohnsonWide receiverLangston
255Houston Oilers Mike Golic Defensive endNotre Dame
256Indianapolis ColtsAndre PinesettDefensive tackleFullerton State
257Atlanta FalconsBrent MartinCenterStanford
258Detroit Lions Clayton Beauford Wide receiverAuburn
259Cleveland Browns Larry Williams GuardNotre Dame
260Tampa Bay Buccaneers Donald Igwebuike KickerClemson
261Philadelphia Eagles Mark Kelso Defensive backWilliam & Mary
262New York Jets Kerry Glenn Defensive backMinnesota
263Washington Redskins Terry Orr Tight endTexas
264San Diego Chargers David King Defensive backAuburn
265Cincinnati BengalsBernard KingLinebackerSyracuse
266Green Bay Packers Ronnie Burgess Defensive backWake Forest
267Kansas City Chiefs Jeff Smith Running backNebraska
268Pittsburgh SteelersOliver WhiteTight endKentucky
269Denver BroncosBuddy FunckQuarterbackNew Mexico
270Dallas Cowboys Joe Jones Tight endVirginia Tech
271St. Louis CardinalsDennis WilliamsRunning backFurman
272New York GiantsGregg DubrocLinebackerLouisiana State
273Chicago BearsPat CoryattDefensive tackleBaylor
274Los Angeles Rams Duval Love GuardUCLA
275Los Angeles Raiders Reggie McKenzie LinebackerTennessee
276Los Angeles RaidersAlbert MyresDefensive backTulsa
277Seattle SeahawksJohn ConnerQuarterbackArizona
278Denver BroncosRon AndersonLinebackerSouthern Methodist
279Miami DolphinsMike PendletonDefensive backIndiana
280Seattle SeahawksJames BowersDefensive backMemphis State

Round eleven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
281Houston Oilers Willie Drewrey Wide receiverWest Virginia
282Buffalo BillsJames SeawrightLinebackerSouth Carolina
283Minnesota VikingsTim WilliamsDefensive backNorth Carolina A&T
284Atlanta FalconsJohn AyresDefensive backIllinois
285Los Angeles Rams Doug Flutie [6] QuarterbackBoston College
286Detroit LionsKevin HarrisDefensive backGeorgia
287Cleveland Browns Travis Tucker Tight endSouthern Connecticut
288Tampa Bay BuccaneersPunkin WilliamsRunning backMemphis State
289Philadelphia Eagles Herman Hunter Running backTennessee State
290Washington Redskins Raleigh McKenzie GuardTennessee
291San Diego ChargersJeff SmithDefensive tackleKentucky
292New York JetsBrad WhiteDefensive endTexas Tech
293Kansas City ChiefsChris JacksonCenterSouthern Methodist
294Green Bay Packers Joe Shield QuarterbackTrinity
295New England PatriotsPaul LewisRunning backBoston University
296Cincinnati BengalsHarold StanfieldTight endMississippi College
297Dallas Cowboys Neal Dellocono LinebackerUCLA
298St. Louis Cardinals Ricky Anderson KickerVanderbilt
299New York GiantsAl YoungDefensive backVirginia Tech
300Pittsburgh SteelersTerry MatichakDefensive backMissouri
301Los Angeles RamsKevin BrownDefensive backNorthwestern
302Chicago Bears Jim Morrissey LinebackerMichigan State
303Los Angeles Raiders Steve Strachan Running backBoston College
304Washington Redskins Garry Kimble Defensive backSam Houston State
305Seattle Seahawks Louis Cooper LinebackerWestern Carolina
306Denver BroncosGary RolleWide receiverFlorida
307Miami DolphinsMike JonesRunning backTulane
308San Francisco 49ersDavid WoodDefensive endArizona

Round twelve

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
309Washington Redskins Dean Hamel Defensive tackleTulsa
310Minnesota VikingsByron JonesDefensive tackleTulsa
311Houston OilersMark Vonder HaarDefensive tackleMinnesota
312Indianapolis Colts Dave Burnette TackleCentral Arkansas
313Atlanta Falcons Ken Whisenhunt Tight endGeorgia Tech
314Detroit LionsMike WeaverGuardGeorgia
315Cleveland Browns Shane Swanson Wide receiverNebraska
316Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jim Rockford Defensive backOklahoma
317Philadelphia EaglesTodd RussellDefensive backBoston College
318San Diego ChargersTony SimmonsDefensive endTennessee
319New York JetsBill WallaceWide receiverPittsburgh
320New Orleans SaintsTreg SongyDefensive backTulane
321Kansas City Chiefs Harper LeBel CenterColorado State
322Cincinnati BengalsLouis GarzaTackleNew Mexico State
323Green Bay PackersJim MeyerPunterArizona State
324Dallas CowboysKarl JordanLinebackerVanderbilt
325St. Louis Cardinals Lonnie Young Defensive backMichigan State
326New York Giants Herb Welch Defensive backUCLA
327Pittsburgh SteelersJeff SanchezDefensive backGeorgia
328New England Patriots Tony Mumford Running backPenn State
329San Diego ChargersBret PearsonTight endWisconsin
330Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Melka LinebackerWisconsin
331Washington RedskinsBryant WinnLinebackerHouston
332Los Angeles RaidersRaymond PolkDefensive backOklahoma State
333Buffalo BillsPaul WoodsideKickerWest Virginia
334Denver Broncos Dan Lynch GuardWashington State
335Miami DolphinsRay NobleDefensive backCalifornia
336 [7] San Francisco 49ers Donald Chumley Defensive tackleGeorgia
= Pro Bowler [4]

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2009. [8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2010. [9]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2012. [10]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2014. [11]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2016.

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler [4]
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Atlanta Falcons Rick Donnelly   P Wyoming WAC
Atlanta Falcons Tiger Greene   S Western Carolina SoCon
Buffalo Bills Todd Schlopy   K Michigan Big Ten
Chicago Bears Keith Ortego   WR McNeese State Southland
Chicago Bears Ken Taylor   CB Oregon State Pac-10
Chicago Bears Mike Tomczak   QB Ohio State Big Ten
Cleveland Browns Steve Collier   T Bethune–Cookman MEAC
Cleveland Browns Herman Fontenot   RB LSU SEC
Cleveland Browns Felix Wright   S Drake MVC
Dallas Cowboys Bryan Wagner   P Cal State Northridge Western
Denver Broncos Greg Kragen   NT Utah State Big West
Detroit Lions Gary Mullen   WR West Virginia Ind. (I-A)
Houston Oilers Mike Clendenen   K Houston SWC
Los Angeles Rams Dieter Brock   QB Jacksonville State Gulf South
Los Angeles Raiders Rod Barksdale   WR Arizona Pac-10
Los Angeles Raiders Mike Prindle   K Western Michigan MAC
New England Patriots Jon Norris   DE American International Northeast-10
New England Patriots Jack Peavey   C Troy State Gulf South
New Orleans Saints Brett Maxie   S Texas Southern SWAC
New Orleans Saints Chuck Pitcock   OG Tulane Ind. (I-A)
New York Giants Nick Kowgios   RB Lafayette Ind. (I-AA)
Pittsburgh Steelers Cornell Gowdy   S Morgan State MEAC
San Diego Chargers Timmie Ware   WR USC Pac-10
San Francisco 49ers Wymon Henderson   CB UNLV PCAA
Seattle Seahawks Dale Dorning   DE Oregon Pac-10
Seattle Seahawks Gale Gilbert   QB California Pac-10
Seattle Seahawks Eugene Robinson   S Colgate Ind. (I-AA)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Joe Johnson   WR Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Calvin Magee   TE Southern SWAC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rick Schulte   OG Illinois Big Ten
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Alan Veingrad   OT East Texas State LSC

Notes and references

  1. "NFL Draft Locations". FootballGeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  2. Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on 2015-09-30. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. NFL Draft History: Quarterback Draft Class Facts and Figures
  4. 1 2 3 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  5. Herschel Walker, 1982 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  6. Doug Flutie, 1984 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on June 9, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  7. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  8. List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Hall of Famers by Year of Induction: Class of 2009". Pro Football Hall of Fame website. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  9. 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.
  10. "Enshrinement » The Drafting of the 2012 Class – Chris Doleman". Profootballhof.com. 2012-07-17. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  11. "Hall of Famers >> ANDRE REED". profootballhof.com. Retrieved 22 February 2014.

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