1997 NFL Draft

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1997 NFL Draft
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General information
Date(s)April 19–20, 1997
Location Paramount Theatre at MSG
in New York City, NY
Network(s) ESPN
Overview
240 total selections in 7 rounds
League NFL
First selection Orlando Pace, OT
St. Louis Rams
Mr. Irrelevant Ronnie McAda, QB
Green Bay Packers
Most selections (14) Miami Dolphins
Fewest selections (3) Denver Broncos
San Francisco 49ers
Hall of Famers
  1996
1998  

The 1997 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 19–20, 1997, at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. [1] [2] No teams chose to claim any players in the supplemental draft that year.

Contents

This draft was notable for its high-profile offensive linemen. The first overall selection was Orlando Pace, who appeared in seven consecutive Pro Bowls from 2000 to 2006 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2016. Tarik Glenn was selected 19th overall and has been named to three Pro Bowls as well. Arguably the best of the bunch, Walter Jones, who made nine Pro Bowls (including eight consecutive from 2001 to 2008), was a seven time All-Pro, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014, was selected 6th overall. Others include Chris Naeole, Dan Neil, Ryan Tucker, Jeff Mitchell, Mike Flynn, and Joe Andruzzi.

The 1997 Draft is also well known for its running backs. Warrick Dunn, Corey Dillon, and Tiki Barber each rushed for over 10,000 yards in their careers, and Antowain Smith, Priest Holmes, and Duce Staley all enjoyed productive seasons in the NFL.

This draft is also well known for its undrafted Pro Bowl players, including Jake Delhomme, Holmes, and Pat Williams.

Player selections

*= compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler [N 1]
= Hall of Famer [3]
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 HB Halfback K Placekicker KR Kick 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 TB Tailback
TE Tight end WR Wide receiver     
First-overall pick Orlando Pace, has helped the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl Championship, has been named to seven Pro Bowls, four All-Pro's, and broke several franchise and NFL records for yards gained. Orlando Pace.jpg
First-overall pick Orlando Pace, has helped the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl Championship, has been named to seven Pro Bowls, four All-Pro's, and broke several franchise and NFL records for yards gained.
2006 National Football League Defensive Player of the Year Jason Taylor, led the league in sacks in 2002, during his 10-year tenure with the Miami Dolphins. Jason Taylor Paul Pasqualoni.jpg
2006 National Football League Defensive Player of the Year Jason Taylor, led the league in sacks in 2002, during his 10-year tenure with the Miami Dolphins.
Considered by some to be the best tight end in NFL history, Tony Gonzalez was named to 10 Pro Bowl's, 14 All-Pro's, led the league in receptions in 2004, and holds multiple tight-end receiving records Tony Gonzalez at 2005 Pro Bowl 050213-N-3019M-002.jpg
Considered by some to be the best tight end in NFL history, Tony Gonzalez was named to 10 Pro Bowl's, 14 All-Pro's, led the league in receptions in 2004, and holds multiple tight-end receiving records
Trevor Pryce.jpg
Notable offensive lineman include Trevor Pryce, and Darrell Russell.
Rnd.Pick No.NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
1 1 St. Louis Rams Orlando Pace Double-dagger-14-plain.png OT Ohio State Big Ten from N.Y. Jets [R1 - 1]
1 2 Oakland Raiders Darrell Russell   DT USC Pac-10 from New Orleans [R1 - 2]
13 Seattle Seahawks Shawn Springs   CB Ohio State Big Ten from Atlanta [R1 - 3]
14 Baltimore Ravens Peter Boulware   LB Florida State ACC
15 Detroit Lions Bryant Westbrook   CB Texas Big 12
16 Seattle Seahawks Walter Jones Double-dagger-14-plain.png OT Florida State ACC from St. Louis via N.Y. Jets and Tampa Bay [R1 - 4]
17 New York Giants Ike Hilliard   WR Florida SEC
18 New York Jets James Farrior   LB Virginia ACC from Tampa Bay   [R1 - 5]
19 Arizona Cardinals Tom Knight   CB Iowa Big Ten
110 New Orleans Saints Chris Naeole   OG Colorado Big 12 from Oakland   [R1 - 6]
111 Atlanta Falcons Michael Booker   CB Nebraska Big 12 from Chicago via Seattle [R1 - 7]
112 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Warrick Dunn   RB Florida State ACC from Seattle   [R1 - 8]
113 Kansas City Chiefs Tony Gonzalez Double-dagger-14-plain.png TE California Pac-10 from Tennessee [R1 - 9]
114 Cincinnati Bengals Reinard Wilson   LB Florida State ACC
115 Miami Dolphins Yatil Green   WR Miami Big East
116 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reidel Anthony   WR Florida SEC from San Diego [R1 - 10]
117 Washington Redskins Kenard Lang   DE Miami Big East
118 Tennessee Oilers Kenny Holmes   DE Miami Big East from Kansas City   [R1 - 11]
119 Indianapolis Colts Tarik Glenn   OT California Pac-10
120 Minnesota Vikings Dwayne Rudd   LB Alabama SEC
121 Jacksonville Jaguars Renaldo Wynn   DT Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
122 Dallas Cowboys David LaFleur   TE LSU SEC from Philadelphia [R1 - 12]
123 Buffalo Bills Antowain Smith   RB Houston C-USA
124 Pittsburgh Steelers Chad Scott   CB Maryland ACC
125 Philadelphia Eagles Jon Harris   DE Virginia ACC from Dallas   [R1 - 13]
126 San Francisco 49ers Jim Druckenmiller   QB Virginia Tech Big East
127 Carolina Panthers Rae Carruth   WR Colorado Big 12
128 Denver Broncos Trevor Pryce   DT Clemson ACC
129 New England Patriots Chris Canty   CB Kansas State Big 12
130 Green Bay Packers Ross Verba   OT Iowa Big Ten
231 New York Jets Rick Terry   DT North Carolina ACC
232 Atlanta Falcons Nathan Davis   DE Indiana Big Ten
233 New Orleans Saints Rob Kelly   S Ohio State Big Ten
234 Baltimore Ravens Jamie Sharper   LB Virginia ACC
235 Detroit Lions Juan Roque   OT Arizona State Pac-10
236 New York Giants Tiki Barber   RB Virginia ACC
237 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerry Wunsch   OT Wisconsin Big Ten
238 Chicago Bears John Allred   TE USC Pac-10 from St. Louis [R2 - 1]
239 New Orleans Saints Jared Tomich   DE Nebraska Big 12 from Oakland   [R2 - 2]
240 St. Louis Rams Dexter McCleon   CB Clemson ACC from Chicago   [R2 - 3]
241 Atlanta Falcons Byron Hanspard   RB Texas Tech Big 12 from Seattle   [R2 - 4]
242 Arizona Cardinals Jake Plummer   QB Arizona State Pac-10
243 Cincinnati Bengals Corey Dillon   RB Washington Pac-10
244 Miami Dolphins Sam Madison   CB Louisville C-USA
245 San Diego Chargers Freddie Jones   TE North Carolina ACC
246 Tennessee Oilers Joey Kent   WR Tennessee SEC
247 Kansas City Chiefs Kevin Lockett   WR Kansas State Big 12
248 Indianapolis Colts Adam Meadows   OT Georgia SEC
249 Minnesota Vikings Torrian Gray   S Virginia Tech Big East
250 Jacksonville Jaguars Mike Logan   CB West Virginia Big East
251 Washington Redskins Greg Jones   LB Colorado Big 12
252 Buffalo Bills Marcellus Wiley   DE Columbia Ivy
253 Pittsburgh Steelers Will Blackwell   WR San Diego State WAC
254 Detroit Lions Kevin Abrams   CB Syracuse Big East from Dallas [R2 - 5]
255 San Francisco 49ers Marc Edwards   FB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A) from Philadelphia [R2 - 6]
256 Carolina Panthers Mike Minter   S Nebraska Big 12
257 Philadelphia Eagles James Darling   LB Washington State Pac-10 from San Francisco   [R2 - 7]
258 Baltimore Ravens Kim Herring   S Penn State Big Ten from Denver [R2 - 8]
259 New England Patriots Brandon Mitchell   DE Texas A&M Big 12
260 Green Bay Packers Darren Sharper   S William & Mary Yankee
361 New England Patriots Sedrick Shaw   RB Iowa Big Ten from N.Y. Jets [R3 - 1]
362 New Orleans Saints Troy Davis   RB Iowa State Big 12
363 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Frank Middleton   OG Arizona Pac-10 from Atlanta via Seattle [R3 - 2]
364 Baltimore Ravens Jay Graham   RB Tennessee SEC
365 Dallas Cowboys Dexter Coakley   LB Appalachian State SoCon from Detroit   [R3 - 3]
366 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronde Barber   CB Virginia ACC
367 Denver Broncos Dan Neil   OG Texas Big 12 from St. Louis via N.Y. Jets [R3 - 4]
368 New York Giants Ryan Phillips   LB Idaho Big West
369 Chicago Bears Bob Sapp   OG Washington Pac-10
370 Atlanta Falcons OJ Santiago   TE Kent State MAC from Seattle   [R3 - 5]
371 Philadelphia Eagles Duce Staley   RB South Carolina SEC from Arizona [R3 - 6]
372 Oakland Raiders Adam Treu   OG Nebraska Big 12
373 Miami Dolphins Jason Taylor Double-dagger-14-plain.png DE Akron MAC
374 San Diego Chargers Michael Hamilton   LB North Carolina A&T MEAC
375 Tennessee Oilers Denard Walker   CB Kent State MAC
376 Cincinnati Bengals Rod Payne   C Michigan Big Ten
377 San Francisco 49ers Greg Clark   TE Stanford Pac-10 from Indianapolis [R3 - 7]
378 Minnesota Vikings Stalin Colinet   DE Boston College Big East
379 Jacksonville Jaguars James Hamilton   LB North Carolina ACC
380 Washington Redskins Derek Smith   LB Arizona State Pac-10
381 Tennessee Oilers Scott Sanderson   OT Washington State Pac-10 from Kansas City   [R3 - 8]
382 Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Wiggins   OT Oregon Pac-10
383 Dallas Cowboys Steve Scifres   OG Wyoming WAC
384 Arizona Cardinals Ty Howard   CB Ohio State Big Ten from Philadelphia   [R3 - 9]
385 Oakland Raiders Kohn, TimTim Kohn  OG Iowa State Big 12 from Buffalo [R3 - 10]
386 Indianapolis Colts Bertrand Berry   LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A) from San Francisco   [R3 - 11]
387 Carolina Panthers Kinnon Tatum   LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
388 New York Jets Dedric Ward   WR Northern Iowa Gateway from Denver   [R3 - 12]
389 New England Patriots Chris Carter   S Texas Big 12
390 Green Bay Packers Brett Conway   K Penn State Big Ten
3*91 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Vrabel   LB Ohio State Big Ten
3*92 Miami Dolphins Derrick Rodgers   LB Arizona State Pac-10
3*93 Miami Dolphins Ronnie Ward   LB Kansas Big 12
3*94 Dallas Cowboys Kenny Wheaton   LB Oregon Pac-10
3*95 New York Giants Brad Maynard   P Ball State MAC
3*96 Miami Dolphins Brent Smith   OT Mississippi State SEC
497 New England Patriots Damon Denson   OG Michigan Big Ten from N.Y. Jets   [R4 - 1]
498 Tennessee Oilers Derrick Mason   WR Michigan State Big Ten from Atlanta [R4 - 2]
499 New Orleans Saints Danny Wuerffel   QB Florida SEC
4100 Atlanta Falcons Henri Crockett   LB Florida State ACC from Baltimore via Seattle [R4 - 3]
4101 Dallas Cowboys Antonio Anderson   DT Syracuse Big East from Detroit   [R4 - 4]
4102 New York Jets Day, TerryTerry Day  DE Mississippi State SEC from St. Louis   [R4 - 5]
4103 New York Giants Pete Monty   LB Wisconsin Big Ten
4104 New York Jets Leon Johnson   RB North Carolina ACC from Tampa Bay   [R4 - 6]
4105 Chicago Bears Darnell Autry   RB Northwestern Big Ten from Seattle   [R4 - 7]
4106 Arizona Cardinals Chris Dishman   OG Nebraska Big 12
4107 Tennessee Oilers Pratt Lyons   DE Troy State Southland from Oakland via New Orleans [R4 - 8]
4108 Chicago Bears Marcus Robinson   WR South Carolina SEC
4109 San Diego Chargers Raleigh Roundtree   OG South Carolina State MEAC
4110 Kansas City Chiefs Pat Barnes   QB California Pac-10 from Kansas City   [R4 - 9]
4111 Cincinnati Bengals Tremain Mack   S Miami (FL) Big East
4112 St. Louis Rams Ryan Tucker   OT TCU WAC from Miami [R4 - 10]
4113 Minnesota Vikings Antonio Banks   CB Virginia Tech Big East
4114 Jacksonville Jaguars Seth Payne   DT Cornell Ivy
4115 Washington Redskins Albert Connell   WR Texas A&M Big 12
4116 New Orleans Saints Keith Poole   WR Arizona State Pac-10 from Kansas City via Tennessee [R4 - 11]
4117 Indianapolis Colts Monty Montgomery   CB Houston C-USA
4118 Baltimore Ravens Tyrus McCloud   LB Louisville C-USA from Dallas [R4 - 12]
4119 Philadelphia Eagles Damien Robinson   S Iowa Big Ten
4120 Buffalo Bills Jamie Nails   OG Florida A&M MEAC
4121 Miami Dolphins Jerome Daniels   OT Northeastern Yankee from Pittsburgh via St. Louis [R4 - 13]
4122 Carolina Panthers Tarek Saleh   LB Wisconsin Big Ten
4123 Oakland Raiders Chad Levitt   RB Cornell Ivy from San Francisco via Miami [R4 - 14]
4124 Denver Broncos Gilliard, CoryCory Gilliard  CB Ball State MAC
4125 New England Patriots Ed Ellis   OT Buffalo Ind. (I-AA)
4126 Green Bay Packers Jermaine Smith   DT Georgia SEC
4*127 Dallas Cowboys Macey Brooks   WR James Madison Yankee
4*128 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Alshermond Singleton   LB Temple Big East
4*129 Dallas Cowboys Nicky Sualua   FB Ohio State Big Ten
4*130 Detroit Lions Matt Russell   LB Colorado Big 12
5131 New York Jets Lamont Burns   OG East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
5132 Washington Redskins Jamel Williams   S Nebraska Big 12 from New Orleans [R5 - 1]
5133 Atlanta Falcons Marcus Wimberly   S Miami Big East
5134 Baltimore Ravens Jeff Mitchell   C Florida SEC
5135 Detroit Lions Pete Chryplewicz   TE Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
5136 New York Giants Sam Garnes   S Cincinnati C-USA
5137 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Patrick Hape   TE Alabama SEC
5138 San Diego Chargers Kenny Bynum   RB South Carolina State MEAC from St. Louis [R5 - 2]
5139 Arizona Cardinals Carpenter, ChadChad Carpenter  WR Washington State Pac-10
5140 Washington Redskins Keith Thibodeaux   CB Northwestern State Southland from Oakland via Atlanta [R5 - 3]
5141 Chicago Bears Van Hiles   CB Kentucky SEC
5142 Seattle Seahawks Eric Stokes   CB Nebraska Big 12
5143 Tennessee Oilers George McCullough   CB Baylor Big 12
5144 Cincinnati Bengals Andre Purvis   DT North Carolina ACC
5145 New York Jets Raymond Austin   CB Tennessee SEC from Miami [R5 - 4]
5146 San Diego Chargers Paul Bradford   CB Portland State Big Sky from San Diego via Pittsburgh [R5 - 5]
5147 Jacksonville Jaguars Damon Jones   TE Southern Illinois Gateway
5148 Washington Redskins Twan Russell   LB Miami Big East
5149 Miami Dolphins Barron Tanner   DT Oklahoma Big 12 from Kansas City [R5 - 6]
5150 Indianapolis Colts Nate Jacquet   WR San Diego State WAC
5151 Minnesota Vikings Tony Williams   DT Memphis C-USA
5152 Philadelphia Eagles N. D. Kalu   DE Rice WAC
5153 Buffalo Bills Woodson, SeanSean Woodson  CB Jackson State SWAC
5154 Pittsburgh Steelers George Jones   RB San Diego State WAC
5155 Philadelphia Eagles Luther Broughton   TE Furman SoCon from Dallas   [R5 - 7]
5156 Indianapolis Colts Carl Powell   DE Louisville C-USA from San Francisco   [R5 - 8]
5157 Miami Dolphins Lopez, NickNick Lopez  DE Texas Southern SWAC from Carolina via Oakland [R5 - 9]
5158 St. Louis Rams Taje Allen   CB Texas Big 12 from Denver [R5 - 10]
5159 New England Patriots Vernon Crawford   LB Florida State ACC
5160 Green Bay Packers Hicks, AnthonyAnthony Hicks  LB Middle Tennessee State OVC
5*161 Detroit Lions Ashman, DuaneDuane Ashman  DE Virginia ACC
5*162 Washington Redskins Brad Badger   OG Stanford Pac-10
5*163 Kansas City Chiefs June Henley   RB Kansas Big 12
6164 New York Jets Scharf, TimTim Scharf  LB Northwestern Big Ten
6165 New Orleans Saints Nicky Savoie   TE LSU SEC from Atlanta via Tennessee [R6 - 1]
6166 Miami Dolphins John Fiala   LB Washington Pac-10 from New Orleans via Oakland [R6 - 2]
6167 Baltimore Ravens Lee, SteveSteve Lee  RB Indiana Big Ten
6168 Detroit Lions Ramirez, TroyTroy Ramirez  OG Northern Colorado NCC
6169 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Al Harris   CB Texas A&M–Kingsville LSC
6170 Miami Dolphins Brian Manning   WR Stanford Pac-10 from St. Louis   [R6 - 3]
6171 New York Giants Mike Cherry   QB Murray State OVC
6172 Oakland Raiders Calvin Branch   RB Colorado State WAC
6173 Miami Dolphins Mike Crawford   LB Nevada Big West from Chicago via St. Louis [R6 - 4]
6174 Seattle Seahawks Itula Mili   TE BYU WAC
6175 Arizona Cardinals Brown, RodRod Brown  RB NC State ACC
6176 Cincinnati Bengals Canute Curtis   LB West Virginia Big East
6177 Miami Dolphins Ed Perry   TE James Madison Yankee
6178 San Diego Chargers Palmer, DanielDaniel Palmer  C Air Force WAC
6179 St. Louis Rams Muadianvita Kazadi   LB Tulsa WAC from Tennessee [R6 - 5]
6180 Atlanta Falcons Calvin Collins   C Texas A&M Big 12 from Washington   [R6 - 6]
6181 Tennessee Oilers Dennis Stallings   LB Illinois Big Ten from Kansas City   [R4 - 15]
6182 Indianapolis Colts Scott Von der Ahe   LB Arizona State Pac-10
6183 Minnesota Vikings Robert Tate   WR Cincinnati C-USA
6184 Jacksonville Jaguars Daimon Shelton   FB Sacramento State Big Sky
6185 Buffalo Bills Marcus Spriggs   OG Houston C-USA
6186 Pittsburgh Steelers Daryl Porter   S Houston C-USA
6187 Dallas Cowboys Lee Vaughn   CB Boston College Big East
6188 Arizona Cardinals Tony McCombs   LB Eastern Kentucky OVC from Philadelphia   [R6 - 7]
6189 Carolina Panthers Matt Finkes   DE Ohio State Big Ten
6190 Philadelphia Eagles Antwuan Wyatt   WR Bethune-Cookman MEAC from San Francisco   [R6 - 8]
6191 New York Jets Chuck Clements   QB Houston C-USA from Denver   [R6 - 9]
6192 New England Patriots Tony Gaiter   WR Miami (FL) Big East
6193 Oakland Raiders Grady Jackson   DT Knoxville Ind. (Div. II) from Green Bay [R6 - 10]
6*194 Baltimore Ravens Cornell Brown   DE Virginia Tech Big East
6*195 Kansas City Chiefs Isaac Byrd   WR Kansas Big 12
6*196 Chicago Bears Shawn Swayda   DT Arizona State Pac-10
6*197 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nigea Carter   WR Michigan State Big Ten
6*198 Philadelphia Eagles Ed Jasper   DT Texas A&M Big 12
6*199 Pittsburgh Steelers Rod Manuel   DE Oklahoma Big 12
6*200 Chicago Bears Hogans, RichardRichard Hogans  LB Memphis C-USA
6*201 Chicago Bears Parker, RickyRicky Parker  CB San Diego State WAC
7202 New York Jets Rosga, SteveSteve Rosga  CB Colorado Big 12
7203 Miami Dolphins Ismaeli, HudhaifaHudhaifa Ismaeli  S Northwestern Big Ten from New Orleans via Oakland [R7 - 1]
7204 Atlanta Falcons Tony Graziani   QB Oregon Pac-10
7205 Baltimore Ravens Ward, ChrisChris Ward  DE Kentucky SEC
7206 Detroit Lions Battle, TerryTerry Battle  RB Arizona State Pac-10
7207 Philadelphia Eagles Koy Detmer   QB Colorado Big 12 from St. Louis via N.Y. Jets. [R7 - 2]
7208 New York Giants Matt Keneley   DT USC Pac-10
7209 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony DeGrate   DT Stephen F. Austin Southland
7210 Chicago Bears Mike Miano   DT SW Missouri State Gateway
7211 Seattle Seahawks Jones, CarlosCarlos Jones  CB Miami (FL) Big East
7212 Arizona Cardinals Mark Smith   DE Auburn SEC
7213 Green Bay Packers Miller, ChrisChris Miller  WR USC Pac-10 from Oakland   [R7 - 3]
7214 Kansas City Chiefs Parks, NathanNathan Parks  OT Stanford Pac-10 from Miami [R7 - 4]
7215 St. Louis Rams White, CedricCedric White  DE North Carolina A&T MEAC from San Diego   [R7 - 5]
7216 Tennessee Oilers Armon Williams   LB Arizona Pac-10
7217 Cincinnati Bengals William Carr   DT Michigan Big Ten
7218 San Diego Chargers Toran James   LB North Carolina A&T MEAC from Kansas City via Pittsburgh. [R7 - 6]
7219 Indianapolis Colts Thompson, ClarenceClarence Thompson  CB Knoxville Ind. (Div. II)
7220 Minnesota Vikings Artie Ulmer   LB Valdosta State Gulf South
7221 Jacksonville Jaguars Jon Hesse   LB Nebraska Big 12
7222 Atlanta Falcons Chris Bayne   CB Fresno State WAC from Washington   [R6 - 11]
7223 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Adams   WR Texas Big 12
7224 Dallas Cowboys Omar Stoutmire   S Fresno State WAC
7225 Philadelphia Eagles Byron Capers   CB Florida State ACC
7226 Buffalo Bills Fitzgerald, PatPat Fitzgerald  TE Texas Big 12
7227 Philadelphia Eagles DeAuntae Brown   CB Central State Ind. (NAIA) from San Francisco   [R7 - 7]
7228 Carolina Panthers Kris Mangum   TE Ole Miss SEC
7229 New York Jets Jason Ferguson   DT Georgia SEC from Denver   [R7 - 8]
7230 New England Patriots Scott Rehberg   OT Central Michigan MAC
7231 Green Bay Packers Jerald Sowell   FB Tulane C-USA
7*232 Detroit Lions Marcus Harris   WR Wyoming WAC
7*233 Chicago Bears Thomas, MarvinMarvin Thomas  DE Memphis C-USA
7*234 Baltimore Ravens Wally Richardson   QB Penn State Big Ten
7*235 Minnesota Vikings Matthew Hatchette   WR Langston Ind. (NAIA)
7*236 Baltimore Ravens Ralph Staten   LB Alabama SEC
7*237 San Diego Chargers Tony Corbin   QB Sacramento State Big Sky
7*238 Baltimore Ravens Jackson, DiegoDiego Jackson  DT Louisville C-USA
7*239 Detroit Lions Richard Jordan   LB Missouri Southern MIAA
7*240 Green Bay Packers Ronnie McAda   QB Army Ind. (I-A)
  1. Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler [N 1]
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Atlanta Falcons David Akers   K Louisville C-USA
Baltimore Ravens Priest Holmes   RB Texas Big 12
Baltimore Ravens Mike Flynn   C Maine Yankee
Buffalo Bills Bill Conaty   C Virginia Tech Big East
Buffalo Bills Pat Williams   DT Texas A&M Big 12
Carolina Panthers Waverly Jackson   OT Virginia Tech Big East
Chicago Bears Obafemi Ayanbadejo   FB San Diego State WAC
Chicago Bears Kevin Swayne   WR Wayne State Ind. (Div. II)
Chicago Bears Terry Cousin   CB South Carolina SEC
Cincinnati Bengals Tim Terry   LB Temple Big East
Dallas Cowboys Toby Gowin   P North Texas Big West
Dallas Cowboys Kevin Mathis   CB Texas A&M–Commerce LSC
Detroit Lions Travis Kirschke   DE UCLA Pac-10
Denver Broncos Matt Lepsis   OT Colorado Big 12
Green Bay Packers Joe Andruzzi   OT Southern Connecticut State Ind. (Div. II)
Green Bay Packers Ryan Longwell   K California Pac-10
Jacksonville Jaguars Al Wallace   DE Maryland ACC
Kansas City Chiefs Billy Lyon   DT Marshall SoCon
Minnesota Vikings Todd Bouman   QB St. Cloud State NCC
New Orleans Saints Jake Delhomme   QB Louisiana–Lafayette Ind. (I-A)
New Orleans Saints Sammy Knight   S USC Pac-10
New Orleans Saints Keith Mitchell   LB Texas A&M Big 12
New York Giants David Patten   WR Western Carolina SoCon
Philadelphia Eagles Chad Lewis   TE BYU WAC
Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Quinn   QB Stephen F. Austin Southland
San Diego Chargers Mike Maslowski   LB Wisconsin–La Crosse WSUC
San Francisco 49ers Brandon Noble   DT Penn State Big Ten
San Francisco 49ers Jeff Posey   LB Southern Miss C-USA
St. Louis Rams Charlie Clemons   LB Georgia SEC
St. Louis Rams Bryan Robinson   DE Fresno State WAC
Seattle Seahawks Robert Wilson   WR Florida A&M MEAC
Tennessee Oilers Blaine McElmurry   S Montana Big Sky
Washington Redskins R-Kal Truluck   DT Cortland Ind. (Div. III)
  1. Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.

Hall of Famers

inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2014.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019.

Trades

In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the 1994 Draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.

Round one
  1. No. 1: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis (PD). N.Y. Jets traded its first-round selection (1st) to St. Louis in exchange for St. Louis' first-, third-, fourth- and seventh-round selections (6th, 67th, 102nd and 207th).
  2. No. 2: New Orleans → Oakland (PD). New Orleans traded its first- and sixth-round selections (2nd and 166th) to Oakland in exchange for Oakland's first-, second- and fourth-round selections (10th, 39th and 107th) and WR Daryl Hobbs.
  3. No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle (PD). Atlanta traded its first- and third-round selections (3rd and 63rd) to Seattle in exchange for Seattle's first-, second-, third- and fourth-round selections (11th, 41st, 70th and 100th).
  4. No. 6: multiple trades:
        No. 6: St. Louis → N.Y. Jets (PD). see No. 1: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis.
        No. 6: N.Y. Jets → Tampa Bay (PD). N.Y. Jets traded this first-round selection (6th) to Tampa Bay in exchange for Tampa Bay's first- and fourth-round selections (8th and 104th).
        No. 6: Tampa Bay → Seattle (D). Tampa Bay traded this first-round selection (6th) to Seattle in exchange for Seattle's first- and third-round selections (12th and 63rd).
  5. No. 8: Tampa Bay → N.Y. Jets (D). see No. 8: N.Y. Jets → Tampa Bay.
  6. No. 10: Oakland → New Orleans (PD). see No. 2: New Orleans → Oakland.
  7. No. 11: multiple trades:
        No. 11: Chicago → Seattle (PD). Chicago traded its first-round selection (11th) to Seattle in exchange for Seattle's fourth-round selection (105th) and QB Rick Mirer.
        No. 11: Seattle → Atlanta (PD). see No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle.
  8. No. 12: Seattle → Tampa Bay (D). see No. 8: Tampa Bay → Seattle.
  9. No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City (D). Tennessee traded its first- and fourth-round selections (13th and 110th) to Kansas City in exchange for Kansas City's first-, third-, fourth- and sixth-round selections (18th, 81st, 116th and 181st).
  10. No. 16: San Diego → Tampa Bay (PD). San Diego traded its first-round selection (16th) to Tampa Bay in exchange for Tampa Bay's second-round selection (41st) in 1996.
  11. No. 18: Kansas City → Tennessee (D). see No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City.
  12. No. 22: Philadelphia → Dallas (D). Philadelphia traded its first-round selection (22nd) to Dallas in exchange for Dallas' first- and fifth-round selections (25th and 155th) and third-round selection in 1998.
  13. No. 25: Philadelphia → Dallas (D). see No. 22: Philadelphia → Dallas.
Round two
  1. No. 38: St. Louis → Chicago (D). St. Louis traded its second-round selection (38th) to Chicago in exchange for Chicago's second- and sixth-round selections (40th and 173rd).
  2. No. 39: Oakland → New Orleans (PD). see No. 2: New Orleans → Oakland.
  3. No. 40: Chicago → St. Louis (D). see No. 38: St. Louis → Chicago.
  4. No. 41: Seattle → New Atlanta (PD). see No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle.
  5. No. 54: Dallas → Detroit (D). Dallas traded its second-round selection (54th) to Detroit in exchange for Detroit's third- and fourth-round selections (65th and 101st).
  6. No. 55: Philadelphia → San Francisco (D). Philadelphia traded its second-round selection (55th) to San Francisco in exchange for San Francisco's second, sixth- and seventh-round selections (57th, 190th and 227nd).
  7. No. 57: San Francisco → Philadelphia (D). see No. 55: Philadelphia → San Francisco.
  8. No. 58: Denver → Baltimore (PD). Denver traded its second-round selection (58th) to Baltimore in exchange for OT Tony Jones.
Round three
  1. No. 61: N.Y. Jets → New England (PD). N.Y. Jets traded its second- and third-round selections (61st and 97th), second-round selection in 1998 and first-round selection in 1999 to New England in exchange for the Patriots releasing head coach Bill Parcells from his contract.
  2. No. 63: multiple trades:
        No. 63: Atlanta → Seattle (PD). see No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle.
        No. 63: Seattle → Tampa Bay (D). see No. 6: Seattle → Tampa Bay.
  3. No. 65: Detroit → Dallas (D). see No. 54: Dallas → Detroit.
  4. No. 67: multiple trades:
        No. 67: St. Louis → N.Y. Jets (PD). see No. 1: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis.
        No. 67: N.Y. Jets → Denver (D). the N.Y. Jets traded this third-round selection (67th) to Denver in exchange for Denver's third, sixth- and seventh-round selections (88th, 191st and 229th) and sixth-round selection in 1998.
  5. No. 70: Seattle → Atlanta (PD). see No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle.
  6. No. 71: Arizona → Philadelphia (D). Arizona traded its third-round selection (71st) to Philadelphia in exchange for Philadelphia's third- and sixth-round selections (84th and 188th).
  7. No. 77: Indianapolis → San Francisco (D). Indianapolis traded its third-round selection (77th) to San Francisco in exchange for San Francisco's third- and fifth-round selections (86th and 156th).
  8. No. 81: Kansas City → Tennessee (D). see No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City.
  9. No. 84: Philadelphia → Arizona (D). see No. 71: Arizona → Philadelphia.
  10. No. 85: Buffalo → Oakland (PD). Buffalo traded its third-round selection (85th) to Oakland in exchange for QB Billy Joe Hobert.
  11. No. 86: Indianapolis → San Francisco (D). see No. 77: Indianapolis → San Francisco.
  12. No. 88: N.Y. Jets → Denver (D). see No. 67: N.Y. Jets → Denver.
Round four
  1. No. 97: N.Y. Jets → New England (PD). see No. 61: N.Y. Jets → New England.
  2. No. 98: Atlanta → Tennessee (PD). Atlanta traded its fourth-round selection (98th) to Tennessee in exchange for QB Chris Chandler.
  3. No. 100: multiple trades:
        No. 100: Baltimore → Seattle (PD). Baltimore traded its fourth-round selection (100th) to Seattle in exchange for G Jeff Blackshear.
        No. 100: Seattle → Atlanta (PD). see No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle.
  4. No. 101: Detroit → Dallas (D). see No. 54: Dallas → Detroit.
  5. No. 102: St. Louis → N.Y. Jets (PD). see No. 1: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis.
  6. No. 104: Tampa Bay → N.Y. Jets (D). see No. 8: N.Y. Jets → Tampa Bay.
  7. No. 11: Seattle → Chicago (PD). see No. 11: Chicago → Seattle.
  8. No. 107: multiple trades:
        No. 107: Oakland → New Orleans (PD). see No. 2: New Orleans → Oakland.
        No. 107: New Orleans → Tennessee (D). New Orleans traded this fourth-round selection (107th) to Tennessee in exchange for Tennessee's fourth- and sixth-round selections (116th and 165th).
  9. No. 110: Tennessee → Kansas City (D). see No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City.
  10. No. 112: Miami → St. Louis (D). Miami traded its fourth-round selection (112th) to St. Louis in exchange for St. Louis' fourth- and two sixth-round selections (121st, 170th and 173rd).
  11. No. 116: multiple trades:
        No. 116: Kansas City → Tennessee (D). see No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City.
        No. 107: Tennessee → New Orleans (D). see No. 107: New Orleans → Tennessee.
  12. No. 118: Dallas → Baltimore (D). Dallas traded its fourth-round selection (118th) to Baltimore in exchange for Baltimore's fifth-round selection (157th) in 1996.
  13. No. 121: multiple trades:
        No. 121: Pittsburgh → St. Louis (PD). Pittsburgh traded its fourth-round selection (121st) and second-round (59th) selection in 1996 to St. Louis in exchange for RB Jerome Bettis and St. Louis' third-round selection (72nd) in 1996.
        No. 121: St. Louis → Miami (D). see No. 112: Miami → St. Louis.
  14. No. 123: multiple trades:
        No. 123: San Francisco → Miami (PD). San Francisco traded its fourth-round selection (123rd) to Miami in exchange for RB Terry Kirby.
        No. 123: Miami → Oakland (D). Miami traded this fourth-round selection (123rd) to Oakland in exchange for Oakland's fifth-, sixth- and seventh-round selections (157th, 166th and 203rd).
  15. No. 181: Kansas City → Tennessee (D). see No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City.
Round five
  1. No. 132: New Orleans → Washington (PD). New Orleans traded its fifth-round selection (132nd) to Washington in exchange for QB Heath Shuler.
  2. No. 138: St. Louis → San Diego (D). St. Louis traded its fifth-round selection (138th) to 1997 San Diego Chargers season in exchange for San Diego's seventh-round selection (215th) and fourth-round selection in 1998.
  3. No. 140: multiple trades:
        No. 140: Oakland → Atlanta (PD). Oakland traded its fifth-round selection (140th) to Atlanta in exchange for OT Lincoln Kennedy.
        No. 140: Atlanta → Washington (D). Atlanta traded this fifth-round selection (140th) to Washington in exchange for Washington's sixth- and seventh-round selections (180th and 222nd).
  4. No. 145: Miami → N.Y. Jets (PD). Miami traded its fifth-round selection (145th) to N.Y. Jets in exchange for OT James Brown.
  5. No. 146: multiple trades:
        No. 146: San Diego → Pittsburgh (PD). San Diego traded its fifth-round selection (146th) to Pittsburgh in exchange for Pittsburgh's seventh-round selection (218th) and sixth-round selection in 1996.
        No. 146: Pittsburgh → San Diego (D). Pittsburgh traded this fifth-round selection (146th) back to San Diego in exchange for San Diego's third-round selection in 1998.
  6. No. 149: Kansas City → Miami (PD). Kansas City traded its fifth-round selection (149th) to Miami in exchange for K Pete Stoyanovich.
  7. No. 155: Philadelphia → Dallas (D). see No. 22: Philadelphia → Dallas.
  8. No. 156: Indianapolis → San Francisco (D). see No. 77: Indianapolis → San Francisco.
  9. No. 157: multiple trades:
        No. 157: Carolina → Oakland (PD). Carolina traded its fifth-round selection (157th) to Oakland in exchange for WR Raghib Ismail.
        No. 157: Oakland → Miami (D). see No. 123: Miami → Oakland.
  10. No. 158: Denver → St. Louis (PD). Denver traded its fifth-round selection (158th) to St. Louis in exchange for WR Todd Kinchen.
Round six
  1. No. 165: multiple trades:
        No. 165: Atlanta → Tennessee (PD). see No. 98: Atlanta → Tennessee.
        No. 165: Tennessee → New Orleans (D). see No. 107: New Orleans → Tennessee.
  2. No. 166: multiple trades:
        No. 166: New Orleans → Oakland (PD). see No. 2: New Orleans → Oakland.
        No. 166: Oakland → Miami (D). see No. 123: Miami → Oakland.
  3. No. 121: St. Louis → Miami (D). see No. 112: Miami → St. Louis.
  4. No. 173: multiple trades:
        No. 173: Chicago → St. Louis (D). see No. 38: St. Louis → Chicago.
        No. 173: St. Louis → Miami (D). see No. 112: Miami → St. Louis.
  5. No. 179: Tennessee → St. Louis (PD). Tennessee traded its sixth-round selection (179th) to St. Louis in exchange for DE Robert Young.
  6. No. 180: Washington → Atlanta (D). see No. 140: Atlanta → Washington.
  7. No. 188: Philadelphia → Arizona (D). see No. 71: Arizona → Philadelphia.
  8. No. 190: San Francisco → Philadelphia (D). see No. 55: Philadelphia → San Francisco.
  9. No. 191: N.Y. Jets → Denver (D). see No. 67: N.Y. Jets → Denver.
  10. No. 193: Green Bay → Oakland (D). Green Bay traded its sixth-round selection (193rd) to Oakland in exchange for Oakland's seventh-round selection (213rd).
  11. No. 222: Washington → Atlanta (D). see No. 140: Atlanta → Washington.
Round seven
  1. No. 203: multiple trades:
        No. 203: New Orleans → Oakland (PD). New Orleans traded its seventh-round selection (203rd) to Oakland in exchange for DT Austin Robbins.
        No. 166: Oakland → Miami (D). see No. 123: Miami → Oakland.
  2. No. 207: multiple trades:
        No. 207: St. Louis → N.Y. Jets (PD). see No. 1: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis.
        No. 207: N.Y. Jets → Philadelphia (PD). N.Y. Jets traded this seventh-round selection (207th) to Philadelphia in exchange for DT Ronnie Dixon.
  3. No. 213: Oakland → Green Bay (D). see No. 193: Green Bay → Oakland.
  4. No. 214: Miami → Kansas City (PD). Miami traded its seventh-round selection (214th) and fourth-round selection in 1996 (98th) to Kansas City in exchange for Kansas City's two fourth-selections in 1996 (113th and 125th).
  5. No. 215: San Diego → St. Louis (D). see No. 138: St. Louis → San Diego.
  6. No. 218: multiple trades:
        No. 218: Kansas City → Pittsburgh (PD). Kansas City traded its seventh-round selection (218th) to Pittsburgh in exchange for DE Brentson Buckner.
        No. 218: Pittsburgh → San Diego (PD). see No. 146: San Diego → Pittsburgh.
  7. No. 227: San Francisco → Philadelphia (D). see No. 55: Philadelphia → San Francisco.
  8. No. 229: N.Y. Jets → Denver (D). see No. 67: N.Y. Jets → Denver.

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