1974 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)January 29–30, 1974
Time10:00am EST
LocationAmericana Hotel
in New York City, NY
Network(s)no television coverage
442 total selections in 17 rounds
First selectionEd "Too Tall" Jones, DE
Dallas Cowboys
Mr. IrrelevantKen Dickerson, DB
Miami Dolphins
Most selections (25)Baltimore Colts
Fewest selections (10)Houston Oilers
Hall of Famers
← 1973
1975 →

The 1974 NFL draft took place at the Americana Hotel in New York City, New York, on January 29–30, 1974.[1][2] Each of the 26 NFL teams were granted 17 selections for a total of 442 picks.[3]

Many experts consider the 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers to have had the best draft class in NFL history as they selected four players later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth, and Mike Webster). A fifth player, Donnie Shell, was signed by Pittsburgh after going unselected in the 1974 NFL Draft; he too was later enshrined in the Hall of Fame.[4] The closest any other team has come to this success in a draft is the Dallas Cowboys' 1964 draft, when three Hall of Famers were taken.[5] The Green Bay Packers' also selected three Hall of Famers in 1958 draft (Jim Taylor, Ray Nitschke and Jerry Kramer).

The Houston Oilers had the first pick in the 1974 draft based on their one-win record in 1973, but they traded the first overall pick—as well as the first pick of the third round, #53 overall—to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for defensive end Tody Smith and wide receiver Billy Parks.[6] Dallas used the two picks to select two future Pro Bowlers, defensive end Ed "Too Tall" Jones and quarterback Danny White.

This was the first NFL draft since 1938 to not have any quarterbacks taken in the first round, and one of only five. Along with 1988, it is the only draft where no quarterback was taken in the first two rounds, and 1974 is generally regarded as one of the worst quarterback draft classes of all time, with only Danny White (the first quarterback taken, with the first pick in the third round) and fourth round pick Mike Boryla reaching the Pro Bowl, and even Boryla was out of the NFL by 1978.[7]

With the 428th selection, in the 17th round, the Green Bay Packers selected convicted serial killer Randy Woodfield who would become known as the 'I5 killer[8]'.

Player selections

Pro Bowler [9] Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Dallas Cowboys (From Houston Oilers) Ed "Too Tall" Jones Defensive end Tennessee State
2 San Diego Chargers Bo Matthews Running back Colorado
3 New York Giants John Hicks Guard Ohio State
4 Chicago Bears Waymond Bryant Linebacker Tennessee State
5 Baltimore Colts John Dutton Defensive end Nebraska
6 New York Jets Carl Barzilauskas Defensive tackle Indiana
7 St. Louis Cardinals J. V. Cain Tight end Colorado
8 Detroit Lions (From New Orleans Saints) Ed O'Neil Linebacker Penn State
9 San Francisco 49ers (From New England Patriots) Wilbur Jackson Running back Alabama
10 San Francisco 49ers Bill Sandifer Defensive tackle UCLA
11 Los Angeles Rams (From Philadelphia Eagles) John Cappelletti[10] Running back Penn State
12 Green Bay Packers Barty Smith Fullback Richmond
13 New Orleans Saints (From Detroit Lions) Rick Middleton Linebacker Ohio State
14 Denver Broncos Randy Gradishar Linebacker Ohio State
15 San Diego Chargers (From Cleveland Browns) Don Goode Linebacker Kansas
16 Kansas City Chiefs Woody Green Running back Arizona State
17 Minnesota Vikings (From Atlanta Falcons) Fred McNeill Linebacker UCLA
18 Buffalo Bills Reuben Gant Tight end Oklahoma State
19 Oakland Raiders Henry Lawrence Offensive tackle Florida A&M
20 Chicago Bears (From Washington Redskins via Los Angeles Rams) Dave Gallagher Defensive tackle Michigan
21 Pittsburgh Steelers Lynn Swann Wide receiver USC
22 Dallas Cowboys Charley Young Running back North Carolina State
23 Cincinnati Bengals Bill Kollar Defensive tackle Montana State
24 Baltimore Colts (From Los Angeles Rams) Roger Carr Wide receiver Louisiana Tech
25 Minnesota Vikings Steve Riley Tackle USC
26 Miami Dolphins Don Reese Defensive end Jackson State

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
27 Buffalo Bills Doug Allen Linebacker Penn State
28 New York Giants Tom Mullen Guard SW Missouri State
29 Minnesota Vikings John Holland Wide receiver Tennessee State
30 New England Patriots Steve Corbett Guard Boston College
31 New York Jets Gordon Browne Tackle Boston College
32 Baltimore Colts Fred Cook Defensive end Southern Mississippi
33 St. Louis Cardinals Greg Kindle Tackle Tennessee State
34 New England Patriots Steve Nelson Linebacker North Dakota State
35 San Francisco 49ers Keith Fahnhorst Tight end Minnesota
36 New Orleans Saints Paul Seal Tight end Michigan
37 Baltimore Colts Ed Shuttlesworth Running back Michigan
38 Miami Dolphins Andre Tillman Tight end Texas Tech
39 Detroit Lions Billy Howard Defensive tackle Alcorn A&M
40 Cleveland Browns Billy Corbett Tackle Johnson C. Smith
41 Kansas City Chiefs Charlie Getty Tackle Penn State
42 Denver Broncos Carl Wafer Defensive tackle Tennessee State
43 San Diego Chargers Mark Markovich Center Penn State
44 Atlanta Falcons Gerald Tinker Wide receiver Kent State
45 Oakland Raiders Dave Casper Tight end Notre Dame
46 Pittsburgh Steelers Jack Lambert Linebacker Kent State
47 Miami Dolphins Benny Malone Running back Arizona State
48 Cincinnati Bengals Charlie Davis Running back Colorado
49 San Francisco 49ers Delvin Williams Running back Kansas
50 Los Angeles Rams Bill Simpson Safety Michigan State
51 Minnesota Vikings Matt Blair Linebacker Iowa State
52 Miami Dolphins Jeris White Cornerback Hawaii

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
53 Dallas Cowboys Danny White Quarterback Arizona State
54 Chicago Bears Wayne Wheeler Wide receiver Alabama
55 New York Giants Rick Dvorak Defensive end Wichita State
56 Chicago Bears Greg Horton Guard Colorado
57 Baltimore Colts Glenn Robinson Linebacker Oklahoma State
58 New York Jets Godwin Turk Linebacker Southern
59 San Diego Chargers Bill Rudder Running back Tennessee
60 St. Louis Cardinals Steve George Defensive tackle Houston
61 Cincinnati Bengals Dave Lapham Guard Syracuse
62 Chicago Bears Cliff Taylor Running back Memphis State
63 Philadelphia Eagles Mitch Sutton Defensive tackle Kansas
64 Minnesota Vikings Steve Craig Tight end Northwestern
65 Detroit Lions Dexter Bussey Running back Texas-Arlington
66 Kansas City Chiefs David Jaynes Quarterback Kansas
67 Baltimore Colts Robert Pratt Guard North Carolina
68 Denver Broncos Claudie Minor Tackle San Diego State
69 Atlanta Falcons Kim McQuilken Quarterback Lehigh
70 Buffalo Bills Gary Marangi Quarterback Boston College
71 Atlanta Falcons Maurice Spencer Defensive back North Carolina Central
72 Dallas Cowboys Cal Peterson Linebacker UCLA
73 Cincinnati Bengals Evan Jolitz Linebacker Cincinnati
74 New York Jets Roscoe Word Defensive back Jackson State
75 Oakland Raiders Mark van Eeghen Running back Colgate
76 Los Angeles Rams Al Oliver Tackle UCLA
77 Minnesota Vikings Scott Anderson Center Missouri
78 Miami Dolphins Nat Moore Wide receiver Florida

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
79 Houston Oilers Steve Manstedt Linebacker Nebraska
80 New York Giants Carl Summerell Quarterback East Carolina
81 San Diego Chargers Harrison Davis Wide receiver Virginia
82 Pittsburgh Steelers John Stallworth Wide receiver Alabama A&M
83 San Francisco 49ers Clint Haslerig Wide receiver Michigan
84 Baltimore Colts Tony Bell Defensive back Bowling Green
85 St. Louis Cardinals Durwood Keeton Defensive back Oklahoma
86 Minnesota Vikings Mike Townsend Defensive back Notre Dame
87 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Boryla Quarterback Stanford
88 New Orleans Saints Rod McNeill Running back USC
89 Philadelphia Eagles Frank LeMaster Linebacker Kentucky
90 San Francisco 49ers Sammy Johnson Running back North Carolina
91 St. Louis Cardinals Ike Harris Wide receiver Iowa State
92 Denver Broncos Ozell Collie Defensive back Colorado
93 Oakland Raiders Morris Bradshaw Wide receiver Ohio State
94 Kansas City Chiefs Matt Herkenhoff Tackle Minnesota
95 Buffalo Bills Carlester Crumpler Running back East Carolina
96 Atlanta Falcons Vince Kendrick Running back Florida
97 Dallas Cowboys Ken Hutcherson Linebacker Livingston (Ala)
98 Cincinnati Bengals Daryl White Guard Nebraska
99 Los Angeles Rams Norris Weese Quarterback Mississippi
100 Pittsburgh Steelers Jimmy Allen Defensive back UCLA
101 Dallas Cowboys Andy Adrade Running back Northern Michigan
102 Los Angeles Rams Frank Johnson Tackle California-Riverside
103 Cincinnati Bengals Richard Williams Wide receiver Abilene Christian
104 Miami Dolphins Bill Stevenson Defensive tackle Drake

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
105 San Diego Chargers John Teerlinck Defensive tackle Western Illinois
106 Buffalo Bills Gary Hayman Wide receiver Penn State
107 New York Giants Don Clune Wide receiver Pennsylvania
108 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Cagle Defensive tackle Georgia
109 Atlanta Falcons Henry Childs Tight end Kansas State
110 New York Jets Gary Baccus Linebacker Oklahoma
111 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Neils Linebacker Minnesota
112 New England Patriots Andy Johnson Running back Georgia
113 New Orleans Saints Joel Parker Wide receiver Florida
114 Cincinnati Bengals Haskel Stanback Running back Tennessee
115 Philadelphia Eagles Keith Krepfle Tight end Iowa State
116 Green Bay Packers Steve Odom Wide receiver Utah
117 Detroit Lions Carl Capria Defensive back Purdue
118 Cleveland Browns Mark Ilgenfritz Defensive end Vanderbilt
119 New York Giants Clyde Powers Safety Oklahoma
120 Minnesota Vikings Jim Ferguson Cornerback Stanford
121 New Orleans Saints Terry Schmidt Defensive back Ball State
122 Buffalo Bills Tim Guy Tackle Oregon
123 Oakland Raiders Pete Wessel Defensive back Northwestern
124 New England Patriots Charles Battle Defensive end Grambling
125 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Webster Center Wisconsin
126 Dallas Cowboys John Kelsey Tackle Missouri
127 Cincinnati Bengals Richard Bishop Defensive tackle Louisville
128 Atlanta Falcons Monroe Eley Running back Arizona State
129 Baltimore Colts Doug Nettles Defensive back Vanderbilt
130 Miami Dolphins Cleveland Vann Linebacker Oklahoma State

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131 Kansas City Chiefs Jay Washington Running back Clemson
132 New York Giants Jim Pietrzak Offensive Tackle Eastern Michigan
133 San Diego Chargers Jesse Freitas Quarterback San Diego State
134 Green Bay Packers Don Woods Running back New Mexico
135 New York Jets Bill Wyman Center Texas
136 Miami Dolphins Randy Crowder Defensive end Penn State
137 New York Jets Wayne Jones Running back Mississippi State
138 San Francisco 49ers Mike Raines Defensive tackle Alabama
139 Detroit Lions Willie Burden Running back North Carolina State
140 Baltimore Colts Danny Rhodes Linebacker Arkansas
141 New England Patriots Chuck Ramsey Kicker Wake Forest
142 Green Bay Packers Ken Payne Wide receiver Langston
143 Detroit Lions Jim Davis Guard Alcorn A&M
144 Washington Redskins Jon Keyworth Tight end Colorado
145 Denver Broncos John Winesberry Wide receiver Stanford
146 Cleveland Browns Billy Pritchett Running back West Texas State
147 Atlanta Falcons Doyle Orange Running back Southern Mississippi
148 Oakland Raiders James McAlister Running back UCLA
149 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Wolf Defensive end Prairie View A&M
150 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Druschel Guard North Carolina State
151 Dallas Cowboys Jim Bright Defensive back UCLA
152 Cincinnati Bengals Robin Sinclair Defensive back Washington State
153 Cincinnati Bengals Bill Bryant Defensive back Grambling
154 Houston Oilers Booker Brown Guard USC
155 Minnesota Vikings Mark Kellar Running back Northern Illinois
156 Miami Dolphins Bob Wolfe Tackle Nebraska

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
157 Houston Oilers Leonard Fairley Defensive back Alcorn A&M
158 Los Angeles Rams John Harvey Running back Texas-Arlington
159 New York Giants Marty Woolbright Tight end South Carolina
160 Chicago Bears Jack Ettinger Wide receiver Arkansas
161 Baltimore Colts Noah Jackson Guard Tampa
162 New York Jets Burney Veazey Tight end Mississippi
163 Cleveland Browns Bob Herrick Wide receiver Purdue
164 Miami Dolphins Carl Swierc Wide receiver Rice
165 Pittsburgh Steelers Allen Sitterle Tackle North Carolina State
166 San Francisco 49ers Kermit Johnson Running back UCLA
167 Philadelphia Eagles Willie Cullars Defensive end Kansas State
168 Green Bay Packers Bart Purvis Tackle Maryland
169 Detroit Lions Efrén Herrera Kicker UCLA
170 Baltimore Colts Dan Dickel Linebacker Iowa
171 Cleveland Browns Gerry Sullivan Tackle Illinois
172 Kansas City Chiefs Leroy Hegge Defensive end Southern S.D.
173 Atlanta Falcons Jim Coode Tackle Michigan
174 Baltimore Colts Freddie Scott Wide receiver Amherst
175 Oakland Raiders Rod Garcia Kicker Stanford
176 Dallas Cowboys Raymond Nester Linebacker Michigan State
177 Cincinnati Bengals Ken Sawyer Defensive back Syracuse
178 New England Patriots Maury Damkroger Linebacker Nebraska
179 Pittsburgh Steelers Scott Garske Tight end Eastern Washington
180 Washington Redskins Mike Varty Linebacker Northwestern
181 Minnesota Vikings Fred Tabron Running back SW Missouri State
182 Miami Dolphins Joe Sullivan Guard Boston College

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183 Houston Oilers Mike McCoy Defensive back Western Kentucky
184 New York Giants Ezil Bibbs Defensive end Grambling
185 San Diego Chargers Tom Forrest Guard Cincinnati
186 Chicago Bears Alan Chadwick Quarterback East Tennessee State
187 New York Jets Greg Gantt Kicker Alabama
188 Baltimore Colts Greg Latta Tight end Morgan State
189 St. Louis Cardinals Sergio Albert Kicker U.S. International
190 Chicago Bears Ken Grandberry Running back Washington State
191 San Francisco 49ers Jim Schnietz Guard Missouri
192 New York Jets Larry Lightfoot Running back Livingston (Ala)
193 Philadelphia Eagles Robert Woods Linebacker Howard Payne
194 Green Bay Packers Monte Doris Linebacker USC
195 Detroit Lions Mike Denimarck Linebacker Emporia State
196 Washington Redskins Darwin Robinson Running back Dakota State
197 New York Jets Ron Rydalch Defensive tackle Utah
198 Baltimore Colts Paul Miles Running back Bowling Green
199 Cleveland Browns Eddie Brown Defensive back Tennessee
200 Green Bay Packers Ned Guillet Defensive back Boston College
201 New Orleans Saints Alvin Maxson Running back Southern Methodist
202 Cincinnati Bengals John McDaniel Wide receiver Lincoln
203 Buffalo Bills Greg Hare Quarterback Ohio State
204 Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Gefert Linebacker Purdue
205 Dallas Cowboys Mike Holt Defensive back Michigan State
206 San Diego Chargers Bon Boatwright Tackle Oklahoma State
207 Minnesota Vikings Berl Simmons Kicker Texas Christian
208 Miami Dolphins Melvin Baker Wide receiver Texas Southern

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
209 New England Patriots Ed McCartney Linebacker Northeast Oklahoma
210 San Diego Chargers Danny Colbert Defensive back Tulsa
211 New York Giants Jim Rathje Running back Northern Michigan
212 Miami Dolphins Tom Wickert Guard Washington State
213 Los Angeles Rams Don Hutt Wide receiver Boise State
214 New York Jets Robert Burns Running back Georgia
215 St. Louis Cardinals Reggie Harrison Running back Cincinnati
216 San Francisco 49ers Manfred Moore Running back USC
217 New Orleans Saints Phil LaPorta Tackle Penn State
218 Washington Redskins Mark Sens Defensive end Colorado
219 Philadelphia Eagles Mark Sheridan Wide receiver Holy Cross
220 Green Bay Packers Harold Holton Guard Texas-El Paso
221 Los Angeles Rams Derek Williams Defensive back California-Riverside
222 Kansas City Chiefs Jim Jennings Running back Rutgers
223 Pittsburgh Steelers Tommy Reamon Running back Missouri
224 Cleveland Browns Dan Scott Guard Ohio State
225 Atlanta Falcons Larry Bailey Defensive tackle Pacific
226 Buffalo Bills Brian Doherty Punter Notre Dame
227 Oakland Raiders Kenith Pope Defensive back Oklahoma
228 Washington Redskins Mike Flater Kicker Colorado School of Mines
229 Pittsburgh Steelers Charlie Davis Tackle Texas Christian
230 Dallas Cowboys Bill Dulin Tackle Johnson C. Smith
231 Cincinnati Bengals Edward Johnson Defensive end Southern Methodist
232 Minnesota Vikings Sam McCullum Wide receiver Montana State
233 Washington Redskins Jim Kennedy Tight end Colorado State
234 Miami Dolphins Bob Lally Linebacker Cornell

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
235 New Orleans Saints Frosty Anderson Wide receiver Nebraska
236 New York Giants Ray Rhodes Wide receiver Tulsa
237 San Diego Chargers John Ketchoyian Linebacker Santa Clara
238 Cleveland Browns Mike Puestow Wide receiver North Dakota State
239 New York Jets Sam Baker Guard Georgia
240 Baltimore Colts Bob Van Duyne Guard Idaho
241 Buffalo Bills Art Cameron Tight end Albany State
242 New Orleans Saints Tommy Thibodeaux Guard Tulane
243 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Kregel Guard Ohio State
244 San Francisco 49ers Glen Gaspard Linebacker Texas
245 Philadelphia Eagles Phil Polak Running back Bowling Green
246 Green Bay Packers Doug Troszak Defensive tackle Michigan
247 Detroit Lions David Wooley Running back Central State (OK)
248 Denver Broncos Charlie Johnson Defensive back Southern
249 Buffalo Bills Don Calhoun Running back Kansas State
250 Kansas City Chiefs Tom Condon Guard Boston College
251 St. Louis Cardinals Greg Hartle Linebacker Newberry College
252 Atlanta Falcons Paul Ryczek Center Virginia
253 Oakland Raiders Chris Arnold Defensive back Virginia State
254 Pittsburgh Steelers Dave Atkinson Defensive back Brigham Young
255 Dallas Cowboys Dennis Morgan Running back Western Illinois
256 Cincinnati Bengals Chuck Herd Tight end Penn State
257 Baltimore Colts Glenn Ellis Defensive tackle Elon College
258 Washington Redskins Johnny Vann Defensive back South Dakota
259 Minnesota Vikings Barry Reed Running back Peru
260 Miami Dolphins Gary Valbuena Quarterback Tennessee

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
261 Houston Oilers Steve Taylor Center Auburn
262 San Diego Chargers Dave Grannell Tight end Arizona State
263 New York Giants Bobby Brooks Defensive back Bishop
264 Chicago Bears Norm Hodgins Defensive back Louisiana State
265 Baltimore Colts Tim Rudnick Defensive back Notre Dame
266 New York Jets Eugene Bird Defensive back Southern Mississippi
267 New York Jets William Buckley Wide receiver Mississippi State
268 New England Patriots Archie Gibson Running back Utah State
269 San Francisco 49ers Greg Battle Defensive back Colorado State
270 New Orleans Saints Kent Merritt Wide receiver Virginia
271 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Brittain Center Kansas State
272 Green Bay Packers Eric Torkelson Running back Connecticut
273 Detroit Lions T. C. Blair Tight end Tulsa
274 Cleveland Browns Tom Gooden Kicker Harding College
275 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Thornbladh Running back Michigan
276 Denver Broncos Steve Buchanan Running back Holy Cross
277 Atlanta Falcons Eddie Wilson Wide receiver Albany State
278 Buffalo Bills Rod Kirby Linebacker Pittsburgh
279 Oakland Raiders Harold Hart Running back Texas Southern
280 Dallas Cowboys Harvey McGee Wide receiver Southern Mississippi
281 Cincinnati Bengals Ed Kezirian Tackle UCLA
282 Washington Redskins Joe Miller Tackle Villanova
283 Pittsburgh Steelers Dickey Morton Running back Arkansas
284 Los Angeles Rams Rick Hayes Tackle Washington
285 Minnesota Vikings David Boone Defensive end Eastern Michigan
286 Miami Dolphins Gerry Roberts Defensive end UCLA

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
287 Houston Oilers Ricky Browne Linebacker Florida
288 New York Giants James Sims Defensive back USC
289 San Diego Chargers Sam Williams Defensive back California
290 Chicago Bears Jeff Sevy Defensive tackle California
291 New York Jets John Ricca Defensive end Duke
292 Baltimore Colts Dave Simonson Tackle Minnesota
293 St. Louis Cardinals Roger Wallace Wide receiver Bowling Green
294 San Francisco 49ers Tom Hull Linebacker Penn State
295 New Orleans Saints Jim Buckmon Defensive end Pittsburgh
296 New England Patriots Eddie Foster Tackle Oklahoma
297 Philadelphia Eagles Artimus Parker Defensive back USC
298 Green Bay Packers Randy Walker Kicker N.W. Louisiana
299 Detroit Lions Mark Wakefield Wide receiver Tampa
300 Kansas City Chiefs Carl Brown Wide receiver West Texas State
301 Denver Broncos Larry Cameron Linebacker Alcorn A&M
302 Cleveland Browns Ron McNeil Defensive end North Carolina Central
303 Buffalo Bills Dave Means Defensive end Southeast Missouri State
304 Atlanta Falcons Vic Koegel Linebacker Ohio State
305 Oakland Raiders Noe Gonzalez Running back Southwest Texas State
306 Cincinnati Bengals Rudy McClinon Defensive back Xavier
307 Baltimore Colts Bob Bobrowski Quarterback Purdue
308 Pittsburgh Steelers Hugh Lickiss Linebacker Simpson
309 Dallas Cowboys Keith Bobo Quarterback Southern Methodist
310 Los Angeles Rams Roger Freberg Guard UCLA
311 Minnesota Vikings Randy Poltl Defensive back Stanford
312 Miami Dolphins Jim Revels Defensive back Florida

Round thirteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
313 Houston Oilers Dan Dixon Guard Boise State
314 San Diego Chargers Brian Vertefeuille Tackle Idaho State
315 New York Giants Dennis Colvin Tackle Southwest Texas State
316 Chicago Bears Joe Barnes Quarterback Texas Tech
317 Baltimore Colts Randy Hall Defensive back Idaho
318 New York Jets John Tate Linebacker Jackson State
319 St. Louis Cardinals Jimmy Poulos Running back Georgia
320 New Orleans Saints Mike Truax Linebacker Tulane
321 New England Patriots Phil Bennett Running back Boston College
322 San Francisco 49ers Tom Owen Quarterback Wichita State
323 Philadelphia Eagles Lars Ditlev Defensive end South Dakota Tech
324 Green Bay Packers Emmanuel Armstrong Linebacker San Jose State
325 Detroit Lions Fred Rothwell Center Kansas State
326 Denver Broncos John Clerkley Defensive tackle Fort Valley State
327 Cleveland Browns Mike Seifert Defensive end Wisconsin
328 Kansas City Chiefs Norm Romagnoli Linebacker Kentucky State
329 Atlanta Falcons Ralph Powell Running back Nebraska
330 Oakland Raiders Mike Dennery Linebacker Southern Mississippi
331 Buffalo Bills Ed Gatewood Linebacker Tennessee State
332 Washington Redskins Stu O'Dell Linebacker Indiana
333 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Kolch Quarterback Eastern Michigan
334 Dallas Cowboys Fred Lima Kicker Colorado
335 Cincinnati Bengals Ted Jornov Linebacker Iowa State
336 Los Angeles Rams Pete Solverson Tackle Drake
337 Minnesota Vikings Gary Keller Defensive tackle Utah
338 Miami Dolphins Clayton Heath Running back Wake Forest

Round fourteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
339 Buffalo Bills Phil Lamm Defensive back North Carolina
340 New York Giants Mike Hayes Tackle Virginia State
341 San Diego Chargers Greg Bailey Defensive back Long Beach State
342 Chicago Bears Paul Vellano Defensive tackle Maryland
343 New York Jets Greg Fountain Guard Mississippi State
344 Baltimore Colts Ed Collins Wide receiver Rice
345 St. Louis Cardinals Charles Smith Running back Yankton
346 New England Patriots Cecil Bowens Running back Kentucky
347 San Francisco 49ers Walt Williamson Defensive end Michigan
348 New Orleans Saints Kent Marshall Defensive back Texas Christian
349 Philadelphia Eagles Dave Smith Linebacker Oklahoma
350 Green Bay Packers Andrew Neloms Defensive tackle Kentucky State
351 Detroit Lions David Jones Defensive back Howard Payne
352 Cleveland Browns Bob Hunt Running back Heidelberg
353 Kansas City Chiefs Frank Pomarico Guard Notre Dame
354 Denver Broncos Rich Marks Defensive back Northern Illinois
355 Buffalo Bills Phil Gurbada Defensive back Mayville
356 Atlanta Falcons John Givens Guard Villanova
357 Oakland Raiders Don Willingham Running back Wisconsin–Milwaukee
358 Pittsburgh Steelers Bruce Henley Defensive back Rice
359 Dallas Cowboys Doug Richards Defensive back Brigham Young
360 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Phillips Tackle Cornell
361 Washington Redskins Don Van Galder Quarterback Utah
362 Los Angeles Rams Ananias Carson Wide receiver Langston
363 Minnesota Vikings Alan Dixon Running back Harding
364 Miami Dolphins Sam Johnson Linebacker Arizona State

Round fifteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
365 Houston Oilers Billy Johnson Wide receiver Widener
366 San Diego Chargers Charles Anthony Linebacker USC
367 New York Giants Larry Jones Wide receiver N.E. Missouri
368 Chicago Bears Oliver Alexander Tight end Grambling
369 Baltimore Colts Pat Kelly Linebacker Richmond
370 New York Jets Willie Brister Tight end Southern
371 St. Louis Cardinals Vince Ancell Defensive back Arkansas State
372 San Francisco 49ers Leonard Gray Tight end Long Beach State
373 New Orleans Saints Larry Cipa Quarterback Michigan
374 New England Patriots Sam Hunt Linebacker Stephen F. Austin
375 Philadelphia Eagles Sid Bond Tackle Texas Christian
376 Green Bay Packers Dave Wannstedt Tackle Pittsburgh
377 Detroit Lions John Wells Guard Kansas State
378 Kansas City Chiefs Lem Burnham Linebacker U.S. International
379 Denver Broncos Peil Pennington Quarterback Massachusetts
380 Cleveland Browns Ransom Terrell Linebacker Arizona
381 Atlanta Falcons Willie Jones Wide receiver Iowa State
382 Buffalo Bills Ken Williams Linebacker Southwestern Louisiana
383 Oakland Raiders Greg Mathis Defensive back Idaho State
384 Dallas Cowboys Bruce Craft Tackle Geneva
385 Cincinnati Bengals Isaac Jackson Running back Kansas State
386 San Diego Chargers Greg Meczka Tight end Bowling Green
387 Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Hunt Defensive tackle Iowa State
388 Los Angeles Rams Bob Thomas Kicker Notre Dame
389 Minnesota Vikings Kurt Wachtler Defensive tackle St. John's
390 Miami Dolphins Larry Gates Defensive back Western Michigan

Round sixteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
391 Houston Oilers Matthew Williams Running back N.E. Louisiana
392 New York Giants Buddy Brown Guard Alabama
393 San Diego Chargers Neal Skarin Defensive end Arizona State
394 Chicago Bears Randy Geist Defensive back Colorado
395 New York Jets Jazz Jackson Running back Western Kentucky
396 Baltimore Colts Dave Margavage Tackle Kentucky
397 St. Louis Cardinals Alonzo Emery Running back Arizona State
398 New Orleans Saints Don Coleman Linebacker Michigan
399 New England Patriots Lucious Selmon Defensive tackle Oklahoma
400 San Francisco 49ers Jack Conners Defensive back Oregon
401 Philadelphia Eagles Jim Smith Linebacker Monmouth
402 Green Bay Packers Mark Cooney Linebacker Colorado
403 Detroit Lions Myron Wilson Defensive back Bowling Green
404 Denver Broncos Darrell Austin Tackle South Carolina
405 Kansas City Chiefs Barry Beers Guard William & Mary
406 Buffalo Bills Sanford Qvale Tackle North Dakota State
407 Cleveland Browns Preston Anderson Defensive back Rice
408 Atlanta Falcons Sylvester McGee Running back Rhode Island
409 Oakland Raiders Delario Robinson Wide receiver Kansas
410 Cincinnati Bengals Darryl Bishop Defensive back Kentucky
411 Washington Redskins Nate Anderson Running back Eastern Illinois
412 Pittsburgh Steelers Octavus Morgan Linebacker Illinois
413 Dallas Cowboys Gene Killian Guard Tennessee
414 Los Angeles Rams Dave Ottmar Punter Stanford
415 Minnesota Vikings John Goebel Running back St. Thomas
416 Miami Dolphins Jessie Wolf Defensive tackle Prairie View A&M

Round seventeen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
417 Houston Oilers Bill Hedge Tackle Northeast Missouri
418 San Diego Chargers Charles DeJurnett Defensive tackle San Jose State
419 New York Giants Steve Crosby Running back Fort Hays State
420 Chicago Bears Craig Holland Quarterback Texas-Arlington
421 Baltimore Colts Tim Berra Wide receiver Massachusetts
422 New York Jets Doug Lowrey Guard Arkansas State
423 St. Louis Cardinals John Moseley Defensive back Missouri
424 New England Patriots Gary Hudson Defensive back Boston College
425 San Francisco 49ers Levi Stanley Guard Hawaii
426 New Orleans Saints Marvin Williams Wide receiver Western Illinois
427 Philadelphia Eagles Cliff Brown Running back Notre Dame
428 Green Bay Packers Randy Woodfield Wide receiver Portland State
429 Detroit Lions Collis Temple Defensive end Louisiana State
430 Cleveland Browns Carlton Buchanan Defensive tackle SW Oklahoma State
431 Kansas City Chiefs David Langner Defensive back Auburn
432 Denver Broncos Boyd Brown Tight end Alcorn A&M
433 Atlanta Falcons Al Davis Guard Boise State
434 Buffalo Bills Sal Casola Kicker Cincinnati
435 Oakland Raiders James Morris Defensive tackle Missouri Valley College
436 Baltimore Colts Buzzy Lewis Defensive back Florida State
437 Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Moore Defensive end Angelo State
438 Dallas Cowboys Lawrie Skolrood Tackle North Dakota
439 Cincinnati Bengals Jim Smith Running back North Carolina Central
440 Los Angeles Rams Willie Townsend Wide receiver Notre Dame
441 Minnesota Vikings Earl Garrett Defensive back Boston State College
442 [11] Miami Dolphins Ken Dickerson Defensive back Tuskegee
Pro Bowler [9] Hall of Famer

Notable undrafted players

Pro Bowler[9] double-dagger Hall of Famer
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Rick Danmeier  K Sioux Falls Tri-State
Atlanta Falcons Rick Byas  CB Wayne State Ind. (Div. II)
Baltimore Colts Bill Troup  QB South Carolina Ind.
Buffalo Bills Nick Nighswander  C Morehead State OVC
Chicago Bears Mike Hoban  OG Michigan Big Ten
Chicago Bears Fred Pagac  TE Ohio State Big Ten
Cleveland Browns Will Cureton  QB Texas A&M–Commerce LSC
Cleveland Browns Dave Mays  QB Texas Southern SWAC
Dallas Cowboys Doug Dennison  RB Kutztown PSAC
Dallas Cowboys Bill Houston  WR Jackson State SWAC
Dallas Cowboys Ron Howard  TE Seattle N/A
Dallas Cowboys Louie Walker  LB Colorado State WAC
Houston Oilers Ronnie Coleman  RB Alabama A&M SIAC
Houston Oilers Dave Jennings  P St. Lawrence ICAC
Houston Oilers Terry Wells  RB Southern Miss Ind.
Houston Oilers C. L. Whittington  S Prairie View A&M SWAC
Kansas City Chiefs Cleo Miller  RB Arkansas–Pine Bluff Ind. (Div. II)
New England Patriots Deac Sanders  DB South Dakota NCC
New Orleans Saints Emanuel Zanders  OG Jackson State SWAC
New York Giants Karl Chandler  OG Princeton Ivy
New York Giants Joe Pisarcik  QB New Mexico State MVC
New York Jets Lou Piccone  WR West Liberty WVIAC
New York Jets Steve Reese  LB Louisville MVC
Philadelphia Eagles Merritt Kersey  P West Chester PSAC
Pittsburgh Steelers Richard Conn  S Georgia SEC
Pittsburgh Steelers Randy Grossman  TE Temple Ind.
Pittsburgh Steelers Marv Kellum  LB Wichita State MVC
Pittsburgh Steelers Doug Kotar  RB Kentucky SEC
Pittsburgh Steelers Donnie Shelldouble-dagger S South Carolina State MEAC
San Diego Chargers Glen Bonner  RB Washington Pac-8

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1990.[12]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1997.[12]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2001.[13]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2002.[13]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2002.[13]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2020.[13]


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  8. ^ "Randall Woodfield, the I-5 killer, former Green Bay Packer".
  9. ^ a b c Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  10. ^ John Cappelletti, 1973 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on November 8, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  11. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
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  13. ^ a b c d List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved October 25, 2011.