1989 NFL Draft

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1989 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 23–24, 1989
Location New York Marriott Marquis
in New York City, NY
Network(s) ESPN
335 total selections in 12 rounds
League NFL
First selection Troy Aikman, QB
Dallas Cowboys
Mr. Irrelevant Everett Ross, WR
Minnesota Vikings
Most selections (20) Chicago Bears
Fewest selections (4) Philadelphia Eagles
Hall of Famers

The 1989 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 23–24, 1989, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, New York. [1] [2] The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.


The draft is noted for having four of the first five players selected – quarterback Troy Aikman, running back Barry Sanders, linebacker Derrick Thomas, and cornerback Deion Sanders – being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. [3] Offensive tackle Tony Mandarich, the only top five pick not inducted, is considered a draft bust. [4]

The 1989 NFL Draft also helped set a major precedent, as Barry Sanders was selected with the third overall pick despite an NFL rule stating that collegiate juniors could not declare for the draft. [5] Since Barry Sanders was selected as a junior, it has become an expectation for top college players to declare for the draft after their junior season; the rule disallowing collegiate juniors in the NFL draft was lifted by the next draft. Sanders, the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner, was allowed to declare early when Oklahoma State was found guilty of numerous major NCAA rule violations and placed on five years' probation in January 1989.

Another precedent the draft helped set was how players were invited to the actual draft room. Troy Aikman, who was selected first overall, was represented by Leigh Steinberg, who went with his client to the draft finding he was the only player there. As years followed, more players began getting invited to the draft. [6]

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [notes 1] = Hall of Famer [notes 2]

Round one

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
1 Dallas Cowboys Troy Aikman Quarterback UCLA
2 Green Bay Packers Tony Mandarich Offensive Tackle Michigan State
3 Detroit Lions Barry Sanders [7] Running Back Oklahoma State
4 Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Thomas Linebacker Alabama
5 Atlanta Falcons Deion Sanders Cornerback Florida State
6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Broderick Thomas Linebacker Nebraska
7 Pittsburgh Steelers Tim Worley Running Back Georgia
8 San Diego Chargers Burt Grossman Defensive End Pittsburgh
9 Miami Dolphins Sammie Smith Running BackFlorida State
10 Phoenix Cardinals Eric Hill Linebacker LSU
11 Chicago Bears Donnell Woolford Cornerback Clemson
12Chicago Bears Trace Armstrong Defensive End Florida
13 Cleveland Browns Eric Metcalf Wide Receiver Texas
14 New York Jets Jeff Lageman Defensive End Virginia
15 Seattle Seahawks Andy Heck Offensive Guard Notre Dame
16 New England Patriots Hart Lee Dykes Wide Receiver Oklahoma State
17Phoenix Cardinals Joe Wolf Offensive Guard Boston College
18 New York Giants Brian Williams Center Minnesota
19 New Orleans Saints Wayne Martin Defensive End Arkansas
20 Denver Broncos Steve Atwater Strong Safety Arkansas
21 Los Angeles Rams Bill Hawkins Defensive End Miami (FL)
22 Indianapolis Colts Andre Rison Wide ReceiverMichigan State
23 Houston Oilers David Williams Offensive TackleFlorida
24Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Ricketts Offensive TacklePittsburgh
25Miami Dolphins Louis Oliver Safety Florida
26Los Angeles Rams Cleveland Gary Running BackMiami (FL)
27Atlanta Falcons Shawn Collins Wide Receiver Northern Arizona
28 San Francisco 49ers Keith DeLong Inside Linebacker Tennessee
Dallas Cowboys (supplemental draft) Steve Walsh QuarterbackMiami (FL)
Phoenix Cardinals (supplemental draft) Timm Rosenbach Quarterback Washington State
Denver Broncos (supplemental draft) Bobby Humphrey Running back Alabama

Round two

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
29Dallas Cowboys Steve Wisniewski Offensive Guard Penn State
30Detroit Lions John Ford Wide ReceiverVirginia
31Cleveland Browns Lawyer Tillman Wide Receiver Auburn
32Kansas City Chiefs Mike Elkins Quarterback Wake Forest
33Tampa Bay Buccaneers Danny Peebles Wide Receiver North Carolina State
34Pittsburgh Steelers Carnell Lake SafetyUCLA
35 Cincinnati Bengals Eric Ball Running BackUCLA
36Chicago Bears John Roper Linebacker Texas A&M
37San Diego Chargers Courtney Hall Center Rice
38Atlanta Falcons Ralph Norwood Offensive TackleLSU
39Dallas Cowboys Daryl Johnston Fullback Syracuse
40Phoenix Cardinals Walter Reeves Tight End Auburn
41Denver Broncos Doug Widell Offensive GuardBoston College
42New York Jets Dennis Byrd Defensive End Tulsa
43New England Patriots Eric Coleman Cornerback Wyoming
44Seattle Seahawks Joe Tofflemire Center Arizona
45Los Angeles Rams Frank Stams LinebackerNotre Dame
46New Orleans Saints Robert Massey Cornerback North Carolina Central
47Denver Broncos Warren Powers Defensive End Maryland
48Los Angeles Rams Brian Smith LinebackerAuburn
49 Philadelphia Eagles Jessie Small Linebacker Eastern Kentucky
50Houston Oilers Scott Kozak Linebacker Oregon
51San Diego Chargers Billy Joe Tolliver Quarterback Texas Tech
52 Minnesota Vikings David Braxton LinebackerWake Forest
53Los Angeles Rams Darryl Henley CornerbackUCLA
54Chicago Bears Dave Zawatson Offensive Guard California
55Cincinnati Bengals Fred Childress Offensive GuardArkansas
56San Francisco 49ers Wesley Walls Tight End Ole Miss

Round three

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
57Dallas Cowboys Mark Stepnoski CenterPittsburgh
58Green Bay Packers Matt Brock Defensive endOregon
59Detroit Lions Mike Utley Guard Washington State
60Kansas City Chiefs Naz Worthen Wide receiverNorth Carolina State
61Pittsburgh Steelers Derek Hill Wide receiverArizona
62Atlanta Falcons Keith Jones Running back Illinois
63New England Patriots Marv Cook Tight end Iowa
64New York Giants Bob Kratch GuardIowa
65Chicago Bears Jerry Fontenot GuardTexas A&M
66 Washington Redskins Tracy Rocker Defensive tackleAuburn
67Phoenix Cardinals Mike Zandofsky GuardWashington
68Dallas Cowboys Rhondy Weston Defensive endFlorida
69Denver Broncos Darrell Hamilton TackleNorth Carolina
70New York Jets Joe Mott LinebackerIowa
71Seattle Seahawks Elroy Harris Running backEastern Kentucky
72Indianapolis Colts Mitchell Benson Defensive tackle TCU
73New England Patriots Chris Gannon Defensive end Southwestern Louisiana
74Green Bay Packers Anthony Dilweg Quarterback Duke
75Los Angeles Rams Kevin Robbins TackleMichigan State
76Philadelphia Eagles Robert Drummond Running backSyracuse
77Houston Oilers Bubba McDowell SafetyMiami (FL)
78New York Giants Greg Jackson SafetyLSU
79New Orleans Saints Kim Phillips Cornerback North Texas
80Minnesota Vikings John Hunter Tackle BYU
81Philadelphia Eagles Britt Hager LinebackerTexas
82 Buffalo Bills Don Beebe Wide receiver Chadron State
83Cincinnati Bengals Erik Wilhelm Quarterback Oregon State
84San Francisco 49ers Keith Henderson Running backGeorgia

Round four

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
85Dallas Cowboys Tony Tolbert Defensive end UTEP
86Detroit Lions Ray Crockett Cornerback Baylor
87Green Bay Packers Jeff Graham Quarterback Long Beach State
88Kansas City Chiefs Stan Petry Defensive backTCU
89Cincinnati BengalsKerry OwensLinebackerArkansas
90Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony Florence Defensive back Bethune-Cookman
91Pittsburgh Steelers Jerrol Williams Linebacker Purdue
92Miami DolphinsDavid HolmesDefensive backSyracuse
93New York Giants Lewis Tillman Running back Jackson State
94Phoenix Cardinals Jim Wahler Defensive tackleUCLA
95Chicago Bears Markus Paul Defensive backSyracuse
96New England Patriots Maurice Hurst Defensive back Southern
97Denver BroncosRichard McCulloughDefensive endClemson
98New York Jets Ron Stallworth Defensive endAuburn
99Indianapolis Colts Pat Tomberlin GuardFlorida State
100New England Patriots Michael Timpson Wide receiverPenn State
101Seattle Seahawks Travis McNeal Tight end UT-Chattanooga
102Los Angeles Rams Jeff Carlson Quarterback Weber State
103Seattle SeahawksJames HenryDefensive back Southern Miss
104Houston Oilers Rod Harris Wide receiverTexas A&M
105New York Giants Brad Henke Defensive tackleArizona
106New Orleans Saints Mike Mayes Defensive backLSU
107Cleveland Browns Andrew Stewart Defensive end Cincinnati
108Minnesota Vikings Darryl Ingram Tight endCalifornia
109Buffalo BillsJohn KolesarWide receiverMichigan
110Washington Redskins Erik Affholter Wide receiver Southern Cal
111Cincinnati BengalsRob WoodsTackleArizona
112San Francisco 49ers Mike Barber Wide receiver Marshall

Round five

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
113Dallas Cowboys Keith Jennings Tight endClemson
114Cleveland Browns Kyle Kramer Defensive back Bowling Green
115Detroit Lions Lawrence Pete Defensive tackleNebraska
116Cleveland Browns Vernon Joines Wide receiverMaryland
117Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jamie Lawson Running back Nicholls State
118Pittsburgh Steelers David Arnold Defensive backMichigan
119Dallas Cowboys Willis Crockett LinebackerGeorgia Tech
120San Diego Chargers Elliot Smith Defensive back Alcorn State
121Miami Dolphins Jeff Uhlenhake CenterOhio State
122San Francisco 49ers Johnnie Jackson Cornerback Houston
123Phoenix Cardinals Richard Tardits LinebackerGeorgia
124Green Bay Packers Jeff Query Wide receiver Millikin
125Dallas Cowboys Jeff Roth Defensive tackleFlorida
126New York Jets Tony Martin Wide receiver Mesa State
127Green Bay Packers Vince Workman Running backOhio State
128Phoenix CardinalsDavid EdeenDefensive endWyoming
129Washington RedskinsTim SmileyDefensive back Arkansas State
130Chicago Bears Mark Green Running backNotre Dame
131Houston Oilers Glenn Montgomery Defensive tackleHouston
132New York Giants Dave Meggett Running back Towson
133New Orleans Saints Kevin Haverdink Tackle Western Michigan
134Denver Broncos Darren Carrington SafetyNorthern Arizona
135Los Angeles Rams Alfred Jackson Wide receiver San Diego State
136Chicago BearsGreg GilbertLinebackerAlabama
137Buffalo BillsMichael AndrewsDefensive backAlcorn State
138Cincinnati Bengals Natu Tuatagaloa Defensive tackleCalifornia
139Washington Redskins Lybrant Robinson Defensive end Delaware State

Round six

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
140Los Angeles Raiders Jeff Francis QuarterbackTennessee
141Detroit Lions Rodney Peete QuarterbackSouthern Cal
142Green Bay Packers Chris Jacke KickerUTEP
143Kansas City Chiefs Robb Thomas Wide receiverOregon State
144Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Stock Wide receiver VMI
145Atlanta Falcons Troy Sadowski Tight endGeorgia
146Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chris Mohr PunterAlabama
147Miami DolphinsWes PritchettLinebackerNotre Dame
148Los Angeles Rams Thom Kaumeyer Defensive backOregon
149Washington Redskins A. J. Johnson Defensive back Southwest Texas State
150Phoenix Cardinals Jay Taylor Defensive back San Jose State
151New York Jets Marvin Washington Defensive end Idaho
152Denver BroncosAnthony StaffordWide receiverOklahoma
153New York JetsTitus DixonWide receiver Troy State
154Tampa Bay BuccaneersDerrick LittleLinebacker South Carolina
155Indianapolis Colts Quintus McDonald LinebackerPenn State
156Los Angeles Raiders Doug Lloyd Running back North Dakota State
157Houston Oilers Bo Orlando Defensive back West Virginia
158New York Giants Howard Cross Tight endAlabama
159New Orleans Saints Floyd Turner Wide receiver Northwestern State
160Cleveland BrownsGary WilkersonDefensive backPenn State
161Los Angeles Rams Mark Messner LinebackerMichigan
162Philadelphia Eagles Heath Sherman Running back Texas A&M-Kingsville
163Minnesota Vikings Jeff Mickel Tackle Eastern Washington
164Buffalo Bills Sean Doctor Tight endMarshall
165New England PatriotsEric MitchellRunning backOklahoma
166Cincinnati Bengals Craig Taylor Running backWest Virginia
167San Francisco 49ers Steve Hendrickson LinebackerCalifornia

Round seven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
168Dallas CowboysKevin PetersonLinebacker Northwestern
169Green Bay Packers Mark Hall Defensive endSouthwestern Louisiana
170Detroit Lions Jerry Woods Defensive back Northern Michigan
171Kansas City ChiefsRon SanchoLinebackerLSU
172Atlanta Falcons Undra Johnson Running backWest Virginia
173Buffalo Bills Brian Jordan Defensive back Richmond
174Pittsburgh Steelers David "D.J." Johnson Defensive back Kentucky
175New York GiantsDave PoppTackle Eastern Illinois
176Miami DolphinsJim ZdelarTackle Youngstown State
177Phoenix CardinalsRickey RoyalDefensive back Sam Houston State
178New England PatriotsEric LindstromLinebackerBoston College
179Washington RedskinsKevin HendrixLinebackerSouth Carolina
180Denver Broncos Melvin Bratton Running backMiami (FL)
181New York Jets Stevon Moore Defensive backOle Miss
182Indianapolis Colts Ivy Joe Hunter Running backKentucky
183San Diego Chargers Marion Butts Running backFlorida State
184Seattle SeahawksMike NettlesDefensive Back Memphis State
185Indianapolis Colts Charles Washington Defensive back Cameron
186New Orleans Saints David Griggs LinebackerVirginia
187Cleveland Browns Mike Graybill TackleBoston University
188Los Angeles Rams George Bethune LinebackerAlabama
189Chicago BearsRichard BrothersDefensive backArkansas
190Houston Oilers Tracy Rogers Linebacker Fresno State
191Minnesota Vikings Benji Roland Defensive tackleAuburn
192Chicago BearsBrent SnyderQuarterback Utah State
193Buffalo Bills Chris Hale Defensive backSouthern Cal
194Cincinnati Bengals Kendal Smith Wide receiverUtah State
195San Diego Chargers Terrence Jones Quarterback Tulane

Round eight

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
196Dallas Cowboys Charvez Foger Running back Nevada
197Detroit LionsChris ParkerDefensive tackleWest Virginia
198Green Bay PackersThomas KingDefensive backSouthwestern Louisiana
199Kansas City ChiefsBryan TobeyRunning back Grambling State
200Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carl Bax Guard Missouri
201Pittsburgh SteelersChris AsbeckDefensive tackleCincinnati
202Atlanta FalconsPaul SingerQuarterback Western Illinois
203Miami Dolphins Pete Stoyanovich KickerIndiana
204San Diego Chargers Dana Brinson Wide receiverNebraska
205Los Angeles Raiders Derrick Gainer Running back Florida A&M
206Green Bay PackersBrian ShulmanPunterAuburn
207Phoenix CardinalsJohn BurchRunning back Tennessee-Martin
208Denver Broncos Paul Green Tight endSouthern Cal
209New York Jets Anthony Brown Running backWest Virginia
210New England Patriots Rodney Rice Defensive backBYU
211Seattle SeahawksMarlin WilliamsDefensive endWestern Illinois
212Indianapolis Colts Kurt Larson LinebackerMichigan State
213New Orleans SaintsFred HadleyWide receiver Mississippi State
214Cleveland BrownsRick AeiltsTight end Southeast Missouri State
215Los Angeles Rams Warren Wheat TackleBYU
216Chicago BearsTony WoodsDefensive tackleOklahoma
217Houston Oilers Alvoid Mays Defensive backWest Virginia
218New York Giants Myron Guyton Defensive backEastern Kentucky
219Minnesota Vikings Alex Stewart Defensive end Fullerton State
220Kansas City Chiefs Todd McNair Running back Temple
221Chicago Bears Chris Dyko Tackle Washington State
222Cincinnati BengalsChris ChenaultLinebackerKentucky
223New England Patriots Tony Zackery Defensive backWashington
0Buffalo Bills (supplemental draft) Brett Young Defensive backOregon

Round nine

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
224Dallas Cowboys Tim Jackson Defensive backNebraska
225Green Bay PackersScott KirbyTackle Arizona State
226Detroit Lions Derek MacCready Defensive endOhio State
227Kansas City ChiefsJack PhillipsDefensive backAlcorn State
228Pittsburgh SteelersA. J. JenkinsDefensive endFullerton State
229Atlanta FalconsChris DunnLinebacker Cal Poly
230Tampa Bay Buccaneers Patrick Egu Running backNevada
231San Diego ChargersPat DavisTight endSyracuse
232Miami DolphinsDana BatisteLinebackerTexas A&M
233Washington RedskinsCharles DarringtonTight endKentucky
234Phoenix Cardinals Kendall Trainor KickerArkansas
235Los Angeles RaidersGary GoodenDefensive backIndiana
236Denver Broncos Monte Smith GuardNorth Dakota State
237New York JetsPat MarlattDefensive tackleWest Virginia
238Seattle SeahawksDavid FranksGuard Connecticut
239Indianapolis ColtsWilliam MackallWide receiverTennessee-Martin
240New England PatriotsDarron NorrisRunning backTexas
241Denver BroncosWayne WilliamsRunning backFlorida
242Los Angeles RamsVernon KirkTight endPittsburgh
243Chicago Bears LaSalle Harper LinebackerArkansas
244Houston Oilers Bob Mrosko Tight endPenn State
245New York GiantsA.J. GreeneDefensive backWake Forest
246New Orleans SaintsJerry LeggettLinebackerFullerton State
247New England PatriotsCurtis WilsonCenterMissouri
248Chicago BearsByron SandersRunning backNorthwestern
249Buffalo BillsPat RaboldDefensive tackleWyoming
250Cincinnati BengalsRichard StephensTackleTulsa
251San Francisco 49ersRudy HarmonLinebackerLSU

Round ten

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
252Dallas Cowboys Rod Carter LinebackerMiami (FL)
253Detroit Lions Jason Phillips Wide receiverHouston
254Green Bay PackersBen JessieDefensive backSouthwest Texas State
255Kansas City ChiefsRob McGovernLinebacker Holy Cross
256Cincinnati Bengals Cornell Holloway Defensive backPittsburgh
257Tampa Bay BuccaneersTy GrangerTackleClemson
258Pittsburgh Steelers Jerry Olsavsky LinebackerPittsburgh
259Miami DolphinsDeval GloverWide receiverSyracuse
260San Diego Chargers Ricky Andrews LinebackerWashington
261Phoenix CardinalsChris BeckerPunterTCU
262Los Angeles RaidersCharles JacksonDefensive tackleJackson State
263Washington Redskins Mark Schlereth GuardIdaho
264Denver BroncosAnthony ButtsDefensive tackleMississippi State
265New York Jets Adam Bob LinebackerTexas A&M
266Indianapolis ColtsJim ThompsonTackleAuburn
267New England Patriots Emanuel McNeil Defensive tackleTennessee-Martin
268Seattle Seahawks Derrick Fenner Running back North Carolina
269Los Angeles Rams Mike Williams Wide receiver Northeastern
270Chicago BearsTodd MillikanTight endNebraska
271Houston Oilers Tracy Johnson Running backClemson
272New York GiantsRodney LoweDefensive endMississippi
273New Orleans SaintsJoe HendersonRunning back Iowa State
274Cleveland Browns John Buddenberg Tackle Akron
275Miami DolphinsGreg RossDefensive tackleMemphis State
276Buffalo BillsCarlo CheattomDefensive backAuburn
277Chicago BearsJohn SimpsonWide receiverBaylor
278Cincinnati BengalsBob JeanQuarterback New Hampshire
279San Francisco 49ersAndy SinclairCenter Stanford

Round eleven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
280Dallas Cowboys Randy Shannon LinebackerMiami (FL)
281Green Bay PackersCedric StallworthDefensive backGeorgia Tech
282Detroit Lions Keith Karpinski LinebackerPenn State
283Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Turner Defensive backUCLA
284Tampa Bay BuccaneersRod MountsGuardTexas A&M
285Pittsburgh SteelersBrian SlaterWide receiverWashington
286Atlanta Falcons Greg Paterra Running back Slippery Rock
287San Diego Chargers Victor Floyd Running backFlorida State
288Miami Dolphins Bert Weidner Defensive tackle Kent State
289San Francisco 49ersJim BellRunning backBoston College
290Tampa Bay BuccaneersWillie GriffinDefensive endNebraska
291Phoenix CardinalsJeffrey HunterDefensive end Albany State
292Denver Broncos Richard Shelton Defensive back Liberty
293New York JetsArtie HolmesDefensive backWashington State
294New England PatriotsTony HinzRunning back Harvard
295Seattle SeahawksMike BaumDefensive endNorthwestern
296Indianapolis ColtsWayne JohnsonQuarterbackGeorgia
297Chicago BearsJoe NelmsDefensive tackleCal Poly
298Houston OilersBrian SmiderTackleWest Virginia
299New York GiantsJerome RinehartLinebackerTennessee-Martin
300New Orleans Saints Calvin Nicholson Defensive backOregon State
301Cleveland BrownsDan PlockiKickerMaryland
302Tampa Bay BuccaneersHerb DuncanWide receiverNorthern Arizona
303Minnesota Vikings Brad Baxter Running back Alabama State
304Chicago BearsGeorge StreeterDefensive backNotre Dame
305Buffalo Bills Richard Harvey LinebackerTulane
306Cincinnati Bengals Dana Wells Defensive tackleArizona
307San Francisco 49ersNorm McGeeWide receiver North Dakota

Round twelve

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
308Dallas Cowboys Scott Ankrom Wide receiverTCU
309Detroit Lions James Cribbs Defensive endMemphis State
310Green Bay PackersStan ShiverDefensive backFlorida State
311Kansas City Chiefs Bill Jones Running backSouthwest Texas State
312Pittsburgh Steelers Carlton Haselrig Guard Pitt-Johnstown (never played college football, but was a standout wrestler) [10]
313Atlanta Falcons Tony Bowick Defensive tackleTennessee-Chattanooga
314Indianapolis ColtsWilliam DuBoseRunning back South Carolina State
315Miami Dolphins J. B. Brown Defensive backMaryland
316Washington Redskins Jimmie Johnson Tight end Howard
317Washington Redskins Joe Mickles Running backOle Miss
318Phoenix CardinalsTodd NelsonGuardWisconsin
319San Francisco 49ers Antonio Goss LinebackerNorth Carolina
320Denver BroncosJohn JavisWide receiverHoward
321New York JetsWillie Snead IIIWide receiverFlorida
322Seattle SeahawksR. J. KorsDefensive backLong Beach State
323Indianapolis Colts Steve Taylor QuarterbackNebraska
324New England PatriotsAaron ChubbLinebackerGeorgia
325Houston Oilers Chuck Hartlieb QuarterbackIowa
326New York GiantsEric SmithDefensive EndMiami (FL)
327New Orleans SaintsMike CadoreWide receiverEastern Kentucky
328Cleveland BrownsMarlon BrownLinebackerMemphis State
329Tampa Bay BuccaneersTerry YoungDefensive back Georgia Southern
330Chicago BearsFreddy WeygandWide receiverAuburn
331Minnesota VikingsShawn WoodsonLinebacker James Madison
332Buffalo BillsDerrell MarshallTackleSouthern Cal
333Chicago BearsAnthony PhillipsGuardOklahoma
334Cincinnati Bengals Scott Jones TackleWashington
335 [notes 3] Minnesota VikingsEverett RossWide receiverOhio State
0Dallas Cowboys (supplemental draft)Mike LowmanRunning back Coffeyville J.C.
0Dallas CowboysBrian OwusuDefensive BackFullerton State
= Pro Bowler [notes 1] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2004 [11]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2006 [12]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2009 (posthumous) [13]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2011 [14]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2020

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler [notes 1]
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Buffalo Bills Charlie Baumann   K West Virginia Ind. (I-A)
Chicago Bears Steve Hyche   LB West Alabama Gulf South
Chicago Bears Tom Waddle   WR Boston College Ind. (I-A)
Cincinnati Bengals Ken Moyer   OG Toledo MAC
Cincinnati Bengals Todd Philcox   QB Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
Dallas Cowboys Kenny Tippins   LB Middle Tennessee OVC
Denver Broncos David Treadwell   K Clemson ACC
Detroit Lions James Dixon   WR Houston SWC
Houston Oilers Steve Avery   FB Northern Michigan GLIAC
Houston Oilers Erik Norgard   C Colorado Big Eight
Indianapolis Colts Anthony Parker   CB Arizona State Pac-10
Pittsburgh Steelers Tracy Simien   LB TCU SWC
New England Patriots Peter Shorts   DT Illinois State Gateway
New Orleans Saints Jason Garrett   QB Princeton Ivy
New Orleans Saints Bennie Thompson   S Grambling State SWAC
New York Giants Björn Nittmo   K Appalachian State SoCon
Philadelphia Eagles Anthony Edwards   WR New Mexico Highlands Ind. (Div. II)
Philadelphia Eagles Steve Gabbard   T Florida State Ind. (I-A)
San Diego Chargers Wayne Walker   WR Texas Tech SWC
Seattle Seahawks Willie Bouyer   WR Michigan State Big Ten


  1. 1 2 3 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
  2. Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  3. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.

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