1972 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)February 1–2, 1972
LocationEssex House
in New York City, NY
442 total selections in 17 rounds
First selectionWalt Patulski, DE
Buffalo Bills
Mr. IrrelevantAlphonso Cain, DT
Dallas Cowboys
Most selections (23)New Orleans Saints
Fewest selections (10)Washington Redskins
Hall of Famers
← 1971
1973 →

The 1972 NFL draft was held February 1–2, 1972, at the Essex House in New York City, New York.[1][2] With the first overall pick of the draft, the Buffalo Bills selected defensive end Walt Patulski.

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Buffalo Bills Walt Patulski Defensive end Notre Dame
2 Cincinnati Bengals Sherman White Defensive end California
3 Chicago Bears (from New York Giants) Lionel Antoine Offensive tackle Southern Illinois
4 St. Louis Cardinals Bobby Moore Wide receiver Oregon
5 Denver Broncos Riley Odoms Tight end Houston
6 Houston Oilers Greg Sampson Defensive end Stanford
7 Green Bay Packers Willie Buchanon Cornerback San Diego State
8 New Orleans Saints Royce Smith Guard Georgia
9 New York Jets Jerome Barkum Wide receiver Jackson State
10 Minnesota Vikings (from New England Patriots) Jeff Siemon Linebacker Stanford
11 Green Bay Packers (from San Diego Chargers) Jerry Tagge Quarterback Nebraska
12 Chicago Bears Craig Clemons Safety Iowa
13 Pittsburgh Steelers Franco Harris Fullback Penn State
14 Philadelphia Eagles John Reaves Quarterback Florida
15 Atlanta Falcons Clarence Ellis Safety Notre Dame
16 Detroit Lions Herb Orvis Defensive end Colorado
17 New York Giants (from Los Angeles Rams via New England Patriots) Eldridge Small Defensive back Texas A&I
18 Cleveland Browns Thom Darden Safety Michigan
19 San Francisco 49ers Terry Beasley Wide receiver Auburn
20 New York Jets (from Washington Redskins) Mike Taylor Linebacker Michigan
21 Oakland Raiders Mike Siani Wide receiver Villanova
22 Baltimore Colts Tom Drougas Offensive tackle Oregon
23 Kansas City Chiefs Jeff Kinney Running back Nebraska
24 New York Giants (from Minnesota Vikings) Larry Jacobson Defensive end Nebraska
25 Miami Dolphins Mike Kadish Defensive tackle Notre Dame
26 Dallas Cowboys Bill Thomas Running back Boston College

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
27 Buffalo Bills Reggie McKenzie Guard Michigan
28 San Francisco 49ers Ralph McGill Safety Tulsa
29 Cincinnati Bengals Tommy Casanova Defensive back LSU
30 Los Angeles Rams Jim Bertelsen Running back Texas
31 New Orleans Saints Willie Hall Linebacker USC
32 St. Louis Cardinals Mark Arneson Linebacker Arizona
33 Oakland Raiders Kelvin Korver Tackle Northwestern (Iowa)
34 Green Bay Packers Chester Marcol Kicker Hillsdale
35 Dallas Cowboys Robert Newhouse Running back Houston
36 San Diego Chargers Pete Lazetich Defensive end Stanford
37 Philadelphia Eagles Dan Yochum Tackle Syracuse
38 Pittsburgh Steelers Gordon Gravelle Tackle Brigham Young
39 Dallas Cowboys John Babinecz Linebacker Villanova
40 Atlanta Falcons Pat Sullivan[4] Quarterback Auburn
41 Atlanta Falcons Steve Okoniewski Tackle Montana
42 Atlanta Falcons Rosie Manning Defensive tackle N.E. Oklahoma
43 Oakland Raiders John Vella Tackle USC
44 San Francisco 49ers Jean Barrett Tackle Tulsa
45 Cleveland Browns Clifford Brooks Defensive back Tennessee State
46 Baltimore Colts Jack Mildren Defensive back Oklahoma
47 Baltimore Colts Glenn Doughty Wide receiver Michigan
48 Baltimore Colts Lydell Mitchell Running back Penn State
49 New England Patriots Tom Reynolds Wide receiver San Diego State
50 Minnesota Vikings Ed Marinaro Running back Cornell
51 Cleveland Browns Lester Sims Defensive end Alabama State
52 Dallas Cowboys Charles McKee Wide receiver Arizona

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
53 Buffalo Bills Fred Swendson Defensive end Notre Dame
54 Cincinnati Bengals Jim LeClair Linebacker North Dakota
55 New York Giants John Mendenhall Defensive tackle Grambling
56 Houston Oilers Lewis Jolley Running back North Carolina
57 St. Louis Cardinals Tom Beckman Defensive end Michigan
58 Denver Broncos Bill Phillips Linebacker Arkansas State
59 Minnesota Vikings Bart Buetow Tackle Minnesota
60 New Orleans Saints Bob Kuziel Center Pittsburgh
61 San Diego Chargers Bill McClard Kicker Arkansas
62 Chicago Bears Johnny Musso Running back Alabama
63 Pittsburgh Steelers John McMakin Tight end Clemson
64 Dallas Cowboys Mike Keller Linebacker Michigan
65 Detroit Lions Ken Sanders Defensive end Howard Payne
66 New York Jets Gary Hammond Wide receiver Southern Methodist
67 Atlanta Falcons Les Goodman Running back Yankton
68 Philadelphia Eagles Tom Luken Guard Purdue
69 New York Giants Tom Mozisek Running back Houston
70 Los Angeles Rams Lawrence McCutcheon Running back Colorado State
71 San Francisco 49ers Allen Dunbar Wide receiver Southern
72 Oakland Raiders Mel Lunsford Defensive tackle Central State (OH)
73 New England Patriots Jim White Defensive end Colorado State
74 New Orleans Saints Tom Myers Safety Syracuse
75 Houston Oilers Solomon Freelon Guard Grambling
76 Philadelphia Eagles Bobby Majors Defensive back Tennessee
77 Miami Dolphins Gary Kosins Running back Dayton
78 Dallas Cowboys Marv Bateman Punter Utah

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
79 Buffalo Bills Randy Jackson Running back Wichita State
80 Pittsburgh Steelers Lorenzo Brinkley Defensive back Missouri
81 Cincinnati Bengals Bernard Jackson Defensive back Washington State
82 St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Lyman Linebacker Brigham Young
83 Dallas Cowboys Tim Kearney Linebacker Northern Michigan
84 St. Louis Cardinals Martin Imhof Defensive tackle San Diego State
85 New Orleans Saints Mike Crangle Defensive end Tennessee-Martin
86 Green Bay Packers Eric Patton Linebacker Notre Dame
87 Los Angeles Rams John Saunders Defensive back Toledo
88 Pittsburgh Steelers Ed Bradley Linebacker Wake Forest
89 New York Jets Ed Galigher Defensive end UCLA
90 Dallas Cowboys Robert West Wide receiver San Diego State
91 Miami Dolphins Larry Ball Defensive end Louisville
92 Philadelphia Eagles Po James Running back New Mexico State
93 Dallas Cowboys Chuck Zapiec Linebacker Penn State
94 Atlanta Falcons Andrew Howard Defensive tackle Grambling
95 Los Angeles Rams Eddie Phillips Quarterback Texas
96 San Francisco 49ers Windlan Hall Defensive back Arizona State
97 Kansas City Chiefs Andy Hamilton Wide receiver LSU
98 Oakland Raiders Cliff Branch Wide receiver Colorado
99 New Orleans Saints Joe Federspiel Linebacker Kentucky
100 Oakland Raiders Dave Dalby Center UCLA
101 New Orleans Saints Mike Coleman Defensive end Knoxville College
102 Denver Broncos Tom Graham Linebacker Oregon
103 Miami Dolphins Al Benton Tackle Ohio
104 Baltimore Colts Eric Allen Wide receiver Michigan State

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
105 Buffalo Bills Leon Garror Defensive back Alcorn A&M
106 Cincinnati Bengals Tom DeLeone Center Ohio State
107 New York Giants Tom Gatewood Wide receiver Notre Dame
108 Buffalo Bills Bob Penchion Guard Alcorn A&M
109 Atlanta Falcons William Taylor Running back Michigan
110 St. Louis Cardinals Conrad Dobler Guard Wyoming
111 New Orleans Saints Bill Butler Running back Kansas State
112 New Orleans Saints Carl Johnson Tackle Nebraska
113 Pittsburgh Steelers Steve Furness Defensive end Rhode Island
114 New York Jets Dickie Harris Defensive back South Carolina
115 Baltimore Colts Don Croft Defensive tackle Texas-El Paso
116 San Diego Chargers Jim Bishop Tight end Tennessee Tech
117 Chicago Bears Bob Parsons Tight end Penn State
118 Denver Broncos Jim Krieg Wide receiver Washington
119 Atlanta Falcons Ralph Cindrich Linebacker Pittsburgh
120 Los Angeles Rams Bob Childs Guard Kansas
121 New York Giants Larry Edwards Linebacker Texas A&I
122 Cleveland Browns George Hunt Kicker Tennessee
123 San Francisco 49ers Mike Greene Linebacker Georgia
124 New England Patriots Ron Bolton Defensive back Norfolk State
125 Los Angeles Rams Bob Christiansen Tight end UCLA
126 New Orleans Saints Bob Davies Defensive back South Carolina
127 Kansas City Chiefs Milt Davis Defensive end Texas-Arlington
128 Cleveland Browns Greg Kucera Running back Northern Colorado
129 Miami Dolphins Charlie Babb Defensive back Memphis State
130 San Diego Chargers Harry Gooden Defensive end Alcorn A&M

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131 Oakland Raiders Dan Medlin Defensive tackle North Carolina State
132 New York Giants John Hill Center Lehigh
133 Chicago Bears Bob Pifferini Linebacker UCLA
134 Houston Oilers Joe Bullard Defensive back Tulane
135 St. Louis Cardinals Don Heater Running back Montana Tech
136 Houston Oilers Elmer Allen Linebacker Mississippi
137 New Orleans Saints Wayne Dorton Guard Arkansas State
138 Green Bay Packers Nathaniel Ross Defensive back Bethune-Cookman
139 New York Jets Joey Jackson Defensive end New Mexico State
140 Atlanta Falcons Mike Perfetti Defensive back Minnesota
141 San Diego Chargers Bruce Ward Guard San Diego State
142 Green Bay Packers Dave Pureifory Linebacker Eastern Michigan
143 Pittsburgh Steelers Dennis Meyer Defensive back Arkansas State
144 Philadelphia Eagles Vern Winfield Guard Minnesota
145 Detroit Lions Charles Potts Defensive back Purdue
146 Atlanta Falcons Fred Riley Wide receiver Idaho
147 Green Bay Packers Bob Hudson Running back N.E. Oklahoma
148 San Francisco 49ers Jackie Walker Defensive back Tennessee
149 Cleveland Browns Leonard Forey Guard Texas A&M
150 New Orleans Saints Curt Watson Running back Tennessee
151 Los Angeles Rams Edward Hebert Defensive tackle Texas Southern
152 Baltimore Colts Bruce Laird Defensive back American International
153 Kansas City Chiefs John Kahler Defensive end Long Beach State
154 Minnesota Vikings Anthony "Amos" Martin Linebacker Louisville
155 Miami Dolphins Ray Nettles Linebacker Tennessee
156 Dallas Cowboys Charles Bolden Defensive back Iowa

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
157 Buffalo Bills Ralph Stepaniak Defensive back Notre Dame
158 Cincinnati Bengals Steve Conley Running back Kansas
159 Pittsburgh Steelers Joe Colquitt Defensive end Kansas State
160 St. Louis Cardinals Council Rudolph Defensive end Kentucky State
161 Miami Dolphins Bill Adams Guard Holy Cross
162 Houston Oilers Eric Hutchinson Defensive back Northwestern
163 Green Bay Packers Bill Bushong Defensive tackle Kentucky
164 New Orleans Saints Ernie Jackson Defensive back Duke
165 New England Patriots Clark Hoss Tight end Oregon State
166 New England Patriots John Tarver Running back Colorado
167 Chicago Bears Jim Fassel Quarterback Long Beach State
168 Pittsburgh Steelers Robert Kelly Defensive back Jackson State
169 Baltimore Colts John Sykes Running back Morgan State
170 Philadelphia Eagles Will Foster Linebacker Eastern Michigan
171 Atlanta Falcons Lance Moon Running back Wisconsin
172 Detroit Lions Charles Stoudmire Wide receiver Portland State
173 Oakland Raiders Ray Jamieson Running back Memphis State
174 Cleveland Browns Don Wesley Tackle Maryland State
175 San Francisco 49ers Edgar Hardy Guard Jackson State
176 Oakland Raiders Alonzo "Skip" Thomas Defensive back USC
177 New York Giants Mike Zikas Defensive tackle Notre Dame
178 Oakland Raiders Dennis Pete Defensive back San Francisco State
179 Kansas City Chiefs Dean Carlson Quarterback Iowa State
180 Miami Dolphins Calvin Harrell Running back Arkansas State
181 Minnesota Vikings Bill Slater Defensive end Western Michigan
182 Chicago Bears Jim Osborne Defensive tackle Southern

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183 Buffalo Bills Paul Gibson Wide receiver Texas-El Paso
184 New York Giants Tom Mabry Tackle Arkansas
185 Cincinnati Bengals Dan Kratzer Wide receiver Missouri Valley
186 Denver Broncos Ron Estay Defensive tackle LSU
187 Houston Oilers Guy Roberts Linebacker Maryland
188 St. Louis Cardinals Bob Wicks Wide receiver Utah State
189 New Orleans Saints Ron Vinson Wide receiver Abilene Christian
190 Green Bay Packers Leland Glass Wide receiver Oregon
191 Baltimore Colts Al Qualls Linebacker Oklahoma
192 Chicago Bears Ralph Wirtz Wide receiver North Dakota State
193 Pittsburgh Steelers Stahle Vincent Running back Rice
194 New York Jets Marion Lattimore Guard Kansas State
195 New England Patriots Steve Beyrle Guard Kansas State
196 Philadelphia Eagles Larry Ratcliff Running back Eastern Michigan
197 Detroit Lions Henry Stuckey Defensive back Missouri
198 Atlanta Falcons Henry Brandon Running back Southern
199 Los Angeles Rams Tom Graham Wide receiver Baldwin-Wallace
200 San Francisco 49ers Tom Wittum Punter Northern Illinois
201 Cleveland Browns Hugh McKinnis Running back Arizona State
202 Oakland Raiders Jackie Brown Running back Stanford
203 Washington Redskins Moses Denson Running back Maryland State
204 Baltimore Colts Van Brownson Quarterback Nebraska
205 Kansas City Chiefs Scott Mahoney Guard Colorado
206 Minnesota Vikings Calvin Demery Wide receiver Arizona State
207 Miami Dolphins Craig Curry Quarterback Minnesota
208 Dallas Cowboys Ralph Coleman Linebacker North Carolina A&T

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
209 Buffalo Bills Steve Vogel Linebacker Boise State
210 Cincinnati Bengals Stan Walters Tackle Syracuse
211 New York Giants Ed Richardson Running back Southern
212 Houston Oilers Willie Postler Tackle Montana
213 St. Louis Cardinals Gene Macken Center South Dakota
214 Denver Broncos Floyd Priester Defensive back Boston University
215 Baltimore Colts Gary Hambell Defensive tackle Dayton
216 New Orleans Saints Kent Branstetter Defensive tackle Houston
217 Pittsburgh Steelers Don Kelley Defensive back Clemson
218 New York Jets Jeff Ford Defensive back Georgia Tech
219 Chicago Bears Larry Horton Defensive end Iowa
220 New England Patriots Mike Kelson Tackle Arkansas
221 San Diego Chargers Fran Schmitz Defensive tackle St. Norbert
222 Philadelphia Eagles Pat Gibbs Defensive back Lamar University
223 Atlanta Falcons Bill "Ray" Easterling Defensive back Richmond
224 Detroit Lions Bill McClintock Defensive back Drake
225 Los Angeles Rams Harry Howard Defensive back Ohio State
226 Cleveland Browns Larry McKee Guard Arizona
227 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Brown Defensive back Northwestern
228 Oakland Raiders Dave Bigler Running back Morningside
229 Washington Redskins Steve Boekholder Defensive end Drake
230 Cleveland Browns Billy LeFear Wide receiver Henderson State
231 Kansas City Chiefs Dave Taylor Defensive tackle Weber State
232 Minnesota Vikings Charlie Goodrum Guard Florida A&M
233 Miami Dolphins Greg Johnson Defensive back Wisconsin
234 Dallas Cowboys Roy Bell Running back Oklahoma

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
235 Buffalo Bills Maurice Tyler Defensive back Morgan State
236 New York Giants John Odom Defensive back Texas Tech
237 Cincinnati Bengals Brian Foster Defensive back Colorado
238 St. Louis Cardinals Eric Washington Defensive back Texas-El Paso
239 Denver Broncos Richard Wilkins Defensive end Maryland State
240 Houston Oilers Rhett Dawson Wide receiver Florida State
241 New Orleans Saints Andy Kupp Guard Idaho
242 Green Bay Packers Keith Wortman Guard Nebraska
243 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Brown Defensive tackle Tampa
244 New York Jets Harley Turner Defensive back Tennessee-Chattanooga
245 New England Patriots Mel Caraway Defensive back N.E. Oklahoma
246 San Diego Chargers Lon Kolstad Linebacker Whitewater (Wis)
247 Chicago Bears Jack Turnbull Center Oregon State
248 Philadelphia Eagles John Bunting Linebacker North Carolina
249 Detroit Lions Jim Teal Linebacker Purdue
250 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Franks Quarterback Eastern New Mexico
251 Los Angeles Rams Jim Massey Defensive back Linfield
252 San Francisco 49ers Steve Williams Defensive tackle Western Carolina
253 Cleveland Browns Hershal Mosier Defensive tackle N.W. Oklahoma
254 Oakland Raiders Phillip Price Defensive back Idaho State
255 Washington Redskins Mike Oldham Wide receiver Michigan
256 Baltimore Colts Dave Shilling Running back Oregon State
257 Kansas City Chiefs Rich Ruppert Tackle Hawaii
258 Minnesota Vikings Willie Aldridge Running back South Carolina State
259 Houston Oilers Jimmy Butler Tight end Tulsa
260 Dallas Cowboys Richard Amman Defensive tackle Florida State

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
261 Cincinnati Bengals Kent Pederson Tight end California-Santa Barbara
262 New York Giants John Robertson Defensive back Kansas State
263 Denver Broncos Larry Brunson Wide receiver Colorado
264 Houston Oilers Ron Evans Tackle Baylor
265 St. Louis Cardinals Ron Jones Linebacker Arkansas
266 Green Bay Packers David Bailey Wide receiver Alabama
267 New Orleans Saints Paul Dongieux Linebacker Mississippi
268 New York Jets Robert Stevenson Linebacker Tennessee State
269 New England Patriots Rodney Cason Tackle Angelo State
270 San Diego Chargers John Turner Tight end Long Beach State
271 Buffalo Bills Bill Light Linebacker Minnesota
272 Chicago Bears Ed Wimberly Defensive back Jackson State
273 Pittsburgh Steelers Joe Gilliam Quarterback Tennessee State
274 Philadelphia Eagles Dennis Sweeney Defensive end Western Michigan
275 Atlanta Falcons Jack Phillips Wide receiver Grambling
276 Detroit Lions Bob Waldron Defensive tackle Tulane
277 Oakland Raiders Joe Carroll Linebacker Pittsburgh
278 Cleveland Browns Mel Long Linebacker Toledo
279 San Francisco 49ers Tom Laputka Defensive end Southern Illinois
280 Los Angeles Rams Albert Schmidt Running back Pittsburg State (KS)
281 Washington Redskins Jeff Welch Defensive back Arkansas Tech
282 Baltimore Colts Fred DeBernardi Defensive end Texas-El Paso
283 Kansas City Chiefs Elbert Walker Tackle Wisconsin
284 Minnesota Vikings Willie McKelton Defensive back Southern
285 Miami Dolphins Ed Jenkins Wide receiver Holy Cross
286 Dallas Cowboys Lonnie Leonard Defensive end North Carolina A&T

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
287 Buffalo Bills Jeff Baker Wide receiver U.S. International
288 New York Giants Jay Anderson Defensive tackle Mayville
289 Cincinnati Bengals Frederick Wegis Defensive back Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
290 Houston Oilers Willie Rodgers Running back Kentucky State
291 St. Louis Cardinals Tommy Gay Defensive tackle Arkansas AM&N
292 Denver Broncos Randy McDougall Defensive back Weber State
293 New Orleans Saints Steve Lockhart Tight end Arkansas State
294 Green Bay Packers Mike Rich Running back Florida
295 San Diego Chargers Sam Key Linebacker Elon
296 New England Patriots Steve Booras Defensive end Mesa Jr. College
297 Chicago Bears Doug Neill Running back Texas A&M
298 Pittsburgh Steelers Ron Curl Tackle Michigan State
299 New York Jets John Bjorklund Running back Princeton
300 Philadelphia Eagles Don Zimmerman Wide receiver N.E. Louisiana
301 Detroit Lions Paul Bradley Wide receiver Southern Methodist
302 Atlanta Falcons Larry Mialik Tight end Wisconsin
303 Los Angeles Rams David Hoot Defensive back Texas A&M
304 San Francisco 49ers Steve Setzler Defensive end St. John's
305 Cleveland Browns Bernard Chapman Defensive back Texas-El Paso
306 Oakland Raiders Kent Gaydos Tight end Florida State
307 Washington Redskins Don Bunce Quarterback Stanford
308 Baltimore Colts Gary Theiler Tight end Tennessee
309 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Williams Defensive tackle Oregon
310 Minnesota Vikings Bob Banaugh Defensive back Montana State
311 Miami Dolphins Ashley Bell Tight end Purdue
312 Dallas Cowboys Jimmy Harris Wide receiver Ohio State

Round thirteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
313 Buffalo Bills Ed Moss Running back Southeast Missouri State
314 Cincinnati Bengals James Hamilton Quarterback Arkansas State
315 New York Giants Chuck Heard Defensive end Georgia
316 St. Louis Cardinals Tom Campana Defensive back Ohio State
317 Denver Broncos Bob Warner Running back Bloomsburg (PA)
318 Houston Oilers Willie Roberts Defensive back Houston
319 Green Bay Packers Jesse Lakes Running back Central Michigan
320 New Orleans Saints Cephus Weatherspoon Wide receiver Fort Lewis
321 San Diego Chargers Andy Selfridge Linebacker Virginia
322 Chicago Bears Jay Rood Tackle Southern (S.D.)
323 Pittsburgh Steelers Ernie Mesmer Tackle Villanova
324 New York Jets Steve Sullivan Tackle North Texas State
325 New England Patriots Sam Elmore Defensive back Eastern Michigan
326 Philadelphia Eagles Preston Carpenter Defensive end Mississippi
327 Atlanta Falcons Henry Sovio Tight end Hawaii
328 Detroit Lions John Kirschner Tight end Memphis State
329 Los Angeles Rams Jaime Nunez Kicker Weber State
330 Cleveland Browns Brian Sipe Quarterback San Diego State
331 San Francisco 49ers Leon Pettigrew Tackle San Fernando Valley
332 Washington Redskins Frank Grant Wide receiver Southern Colorado
333 Oakland Raiders Ted Covington Wide receiver San Fernando Valley
334 Baltimore Colts Herb Washington Wide receiver Michigan State
335 Kansas City Chiefs Tyler Hellams Defensive back South Carolina
336 Minnesota Vikings Franklin Roberts Running back Alcorn A&M
337 Miami Dolphins Archie Robinson Defensive back Hillsdale
338 Dallas Cowboys Jean Fugett Tight end Amherst

Round fourteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
339 New York Giants James Evans Linebacker South Carolina State
340 Buffalo Bills Karl Salb Defensive tackle Kansas
341 Cincinnati Bengals Steve Porter Wide receiver Indiana
342 Denver Broncos Jerome Kundich Guard Texas-El Paso
343 Houston Oilers Gary Crockett Center Lamar
344 St. Louis Cardinals Pat McTeer Kicker New Mexico State
345 New Orleans Saints Steve Barrios Wide receiver Tulane
346 Green Bay Packers Larry Hefner Linebacker Clemson
347 Chicago Bears Bob Brown Wide receiver Rice
348 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Durrance Running back Florida
349 New York Jets Louis Age Guard Southwestern Louisiana
350 New England Patriots Ed Rideout Wide receiver Boston College
351 San Diego Chargers John Van Reenen Defensive end Washington State
352 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Overmyer Linebacker Ashland
353 Detroit Lions Eric Kelley Tackle Whitworth
354 Atlanta Falcons Tom Chandler Linebacker Minnesota
355 Los Angeles Rams Larry Brooks Defensive end Virginia State
356 San Francisco 49ers Eric Guthrie Quarterback Boise State
357 Cleveland Browns Ed Stewart Guard East Central Oklahoma
358 Oakland Raiders Dennis Cambal Running back William & Mary
359 Baltimore Colts John Morris Center Missouri Valley
360 Kansas City Chiefs David Chaney Linebacker San Jose State
361 Minnesota Vikings Marv Owens Running back San Diego State
362 Miami Dolphins Willie Jones Linebacker Tampa
363 Dallas Cowboys Alan Thompson Running back Wisconsin
364 Washington Redskins Mike O'Quinn Guard McNeese State

Round fifteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
365 Oakland Raiders Charles Hester Running back Central State (OH)
366 Cincinnati Bengals Hosea Minnieweather Defensive tackle Jackson State
367 New York Giants Ken Kavanaugh Jr. Tight end LSU
368 Pittsburgh Steelers John Hulecki Guard Massachusetts
369 St. Louis Cardinals Mark Herman Tight end Yankton
370 Denver Broncos Harold Parmenter Defensive tackle Massachusetts
371 Green Bay Packers Rick Thone Wide receiver Arkansas Tech
372 New Orleans Saints Rusty Lachaussee Quarterback Tulane
373 Pittsburgh Steelers Charles Harrington Guard Wichita State
374 New York Jets Phil Sullivan Defensive back Georgia
375 New England Patriots Joel Klime Tight end Pittsburgh
376 San Diego Chargers Charles Neugent Defensive back Tuskegee
377 Chicago Bears Roger Lawson Running back Western Michigan
378 Philadelphia Eagles Tom Sullivan Running back Miami (FL)
379 Atlanta Falcons Oscar Jenkins Defensive back Virginia Union
380 Detroit Lions Steve Roach Linebacker Kansas
381 Los Angeles Rams Kenny Page Linebacker Kansas
382 Cleveland Browns Jewel McCullar Linebacker Chico State
383 San Francisco 49ers Bob Maddox Defensive end Frostburg State (MD)
384 Oakland Raiders Dave Snesrud Linebacker Hamline
385 Washington Redskins Carl Taibi Defensive end Colorado
386 Baltimore Colts Robin Parkhouse Linebacker Alabama
387 Kansas City Chiefs Larry Marshall Running back Maryland
388 Minnesota Vikings Mike Sivert Guard East Tennessee State
389 Miami Dolphins Bill Davis Defensive tackle William & Mary
390 Dallas Cowboys Carlos Alvarez Wide receiver Florida

Round sixteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
391 Buffalo Bills Brian Linstrom Quarterback Arizona
392 New York Giants Neovia Greyer Defensive back Wisconsin
393 Cincinnati Bengals John Wiegman Wide receiver Cal Poly-Pomona
394 St. Louis Cardinals Henry Alford Defensive end Pittsburgh
395 Denver Broncos Tom Bougus Running back Boston College
396 Houston Oilers Guy Murdock Center Michigan
397 New Orleans Saints Joe Balthrop Guard Tennessee
398 Green Bay Packers Charles Burrell Defensive tackle Arkansas AM&N
399 New York Jets Gary Kipfmiller Center Nebraska-Omaha
400 New England Patriots Eric Dahl Defensive back San Jose State
401 San Diego Chargers James Shaw Defensive back Tulsa
402 Chicago Bears Bill McKinney Linebacker West Texas State
403 Pittsburgh Steelers Nate Hawkins Wide receiver Nevada-Las Vegas
404 Philadelphia Eagles Steve Bielenberg Linebacker Oregon State
405 Detroit Lions Leon Jenkins Defensive back West Virginia
406 Atlanta Falcons Larry Butler Linebacker Stanford
407 Los Angeles Rams Jim Kirby Wide receiver Long Beach State
408 San Francisco 49ers Ron Davis Guard Virginia State
409 Cleveland Browns Richard Wakefield Wide receiver Ohio State
410 Oakland Raiders Willie Wright Tight end North Carolina A&T
411 Washington Redskins Steve Higginbottom Defensive back Alabama
412 Baltimore Colts Gary Wichard Quarterback C.W. Post
413 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Johnson Defensive end Hanover (Ind)
414 Minnesota Vikings Neil Graff Quarterback Wisconsin
415 Miami Dolphins Al Hannah Wide receiver Wisconsin
416 Dallas Cowboys Gordon Longmire Quarterback Utah

Round seventeen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
417 Buffalo Bills John Shelly Defensive back Oklahoma
418 Cincinnati Bengals David Green Punter Ohio
419 New York Giants John Seyferth Running back Michigan
420 Denver Broncos Lou Harris Running back USC
421 Houston Oilers Kelly Cochrane Quarterback Miami (FL)
422 St. Louis Cardinals Kent Carter Linebacker USC
423 San Diego Chargers Oscar Dragon Running back Arizona State
424 New England Patriots Dick Graham Wide receiver Oklahoma State
425 New England Patriots Junior Ah You Linebacker Arizona State
426 San Diego Chargers Bob Tackett Tackle Texas-El Paso
427 Chicago Bears LaVerne Dickinson Defensive back Southern
428 Pittsburgh Steelers Ron Linehan Linebacker Idaho
429 New York Jets Ken Gamble Kicker Fayetteville
430 Philadelphia Eagles Tom Nash Tackle Georgia
431 Atlanta Falcons Bill Holland Running back USC
432 Detroit Lions Mike Tyler Defensive back Rice
433 Los Angeles Rams Luther Palmer Tight end Virginia Union
434 Cleveland Browns William Portz Running back Sterling (KS)
435 San Francisco 49ers Ted Alexander Running back Langston
436 Los Angeles Rams John McKean Center Oregon
437 Washington Redskins Kevin Clemente Linebacker Boston College
438 Baltimore Colts Stan White Linebacker Ohio State
439 Kansas City Chiefs Ted Washington Linebacker Mississippi Valley
440 Minnesota Vikings Dick Schmalz Wide receiver Auburn
441 Miami Dolphins Vern Brown Defensive back Western Michigan
442 [5] Dallas Cowboys Alphonso Cain Defensive tackle Bethune-Cookman
= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1990.[6]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2022 (posthumous).

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[3]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons John James  P Florida SEC
Atlanta Falcons Ted Fritsch  C St. Norbert Ind. (Coll.)
Baltimore Colts Nelson Munsey  CB Wyoming WAC
Dallas Cowboys Benny Barnes  CB Stanford Pac-8
Denver Broncos Mike Ernst  QB Cal State Fullerton CCAA
Green Bay Packers Bob Kroll  CB Northern Michigan Ind. (Coll.)
Houston Oilers Ed Fisher  OG Arizona State WAC
Houston Oilers Rich Lewis  LB Portland State Ind. (Coll.)
Miami Dolphins Maulty Moore  DT Bethune–Cookman SIAC
New England Patriots Sam Adams  OG Prairie View A&M SWAC
New England Patriots Dick Blanchard  LB Tulsa MVC
New York Giants Chuck Crist  S Penn State Ind.
Pittsburgh Steelers Barry Pearson  WR Northwestern Big Ten
Washington Redskins Duane Carrell  P Florida State Ind. (Univ.)
Washington Redskins Herb Mul-Key  RB Alabama State SIAC


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  2. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. ^ "Heisman Trophy winner 1971: Pat Sullivan". Archived from the original on December 15, 2009. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  5. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  6. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame: List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductees". Archived from the original on July 31, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2008.