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 Randy Woodfield, who would become a convicted serial killer known as the 'I-5 killer[8]'.

Player selections

Pro Bowler [9] Hall of Famer
* = compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[9]
= Hall of Famer[10]
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back EDGE Edge
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard K Kicker[a] KR Kickoff 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 TE Tight end WR Wide receiver
  1. ^ Also known as placekicker (PK)

Round one

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Dallas Cowboys Ed Jones  DE Tennessee State Ind. (Coll.)
from Houston
1 2 San Diego Chargers Bo Matthews  RB Colorado Big Eight
1 3 New York Giants John Hicks  OG Ohio State Big Ten
1 4 Chicago Bears Waymond Bryant  LB Tennessee State Ind. (Coll.)
1 5 Baltimore Colts John Dutton  DE Nebraska Big Eight
1 6 New York Jets Carl Barzilauskas  DT Indiana Big Ten
1 7 St. Louis Cardinals J. V. Cain  TE Colorado Big Eight
1 8 Detroit Lions Ed O'Neil  LB Penn State Ind.
from New Orleans
1 9 San Francisco 49ers Wilbur Jackson  RB Alabama SEC
1 10 San Francisco 49ers Bill Sandifer  DT UCLA Pac-8
1 11 Los Angeles Rams John Cappelletti  RB Penn State Ind.
1 12 Green Bay Packers Barty Smith  FB Richmond SoCon
1 13 New Orleans Saints Rick Middleton  LB Ohio State Big Ten
from Detroit
1 14 Denver Broncos Randy Gradishar  LB Ohio State Big Ten
1 15 San Diego Chargers Don Goode  LB Kansas Big Eight
1 16 Kansas City Chiefs Woody Green  RB Arizona State WAC
1 17 Minnesota Vikings Fred McNeill  LB UCLA Pac-8
From Atlanta
1 18 Buffalo Bills Reuben Gant  TE Oklahoma State Big Eight
1 19 Oakland Raiders Henry Lawrence  OT Florida A&M SIAC
1 20 Chicago Bears Dave Gallagher  DT Michigan Big Ten
From Washington via Los Angeles
1 21 Pittsburgh Steelers Lynn Swann WR USC Pac-8
1 22 Dallas Cowboys Charley Young  RB NC State ACC
1 23 Cincinnati Bengals Bill Kollar  DT Montana State Big Sky
1 24 Baltimore Colts Roger Carr  WR Louisiana Tech Southland
From Los Angeles
1 25 Minnesota Vikings Steve Riley  OT USC Pac-8
1 26 Miami Dolphins Don Reese  DE Jackson State SWAC

Round two

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
2 27 Buffalo Bills Doug Allen  LB Penn State Ind.
from Houston
2 28 New York Giants Tom Mullen  LB Southwest Missouri State MIAA
2 29 Minnesota Vikings John Holland  WR Tennessee State Ind. (Coll.)
from San Diego
2 30 New England Patriots Steve Corbett  OG Boston College Ind.
from Chicago
2 31 New York Jets Gordie Browne  OG Boston College Ind.
2 32 Baltimore Colts Fred Cook  DE Southern Miss Ind.
2 33 St. Louis Cardinals Greg Kindle  LB Tennessee State Ind. (Coll.)
2 34 New England Patriots Steve Nelson  LB North Dakota State NCC
2 35 San Francisco 49ers Keith Fahnhorst  OT Minnesota Big Ten
2 36 New Orleans Saints Paul Seal  TE Michigan Big Ten
2 37 Baltimore Colts Ed Shuttlesworth  RB Michigan Big Ten
2 38 Miami Dolphins Andre Tillman  TE Texas Tech SWC
from Green Bay
2 39 Detroit Lions Billy Howard  DT Alcorn A&M SWAC
2 40 Cleveland Browns Corbett, BillyBilly Corbett  OT Johnson C. Smith CIAA
2 41 Kansas City Chiefs Charlie Getty  OT Penn State Ind.
2 42 Denver Broncos Carl Wafer  DT Tennessee State Ind. (Coll.)
2 43 San Diego Chargers Mark Markovich  C Penn State Ind.
from Buffalo
2 44 Atlanta Falcons Gerald Tinker  WR Kent State MAC
2 45 Oakland Raiders Dave Casper TE Notre Dame Ind.
2 46 Pittsburgh Steelers Jack Lambert LB Kent State MAC
2 47 Miami Dolphins Benny Malone  RB Arizona State WAC
from Dallas
2 48 Cincinnati Bengals Charlie Davis  RB Colorado Big Eight
2 49 San Francisco 49ers Delvin Williams  RB Kansas Big Eight
from Washington
2 50 Los Angeles Rams Bill Simpson  S Michigan State Big Ten
2 51 Minnesota Vikings Matt Blair  LB Iowa State Big Eight
2 52 Miami Dolphins Jeris White  CB Hawaii Ind.

Round three

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
3 53 Dallas Cowboys Danny White  QB Arizona State WAC
from Houston
3 54 Chicago Bears Wayne Wheeler  WR Alabama SEC
from San Diego
3 55 New York Giants Rick Dvorak  DE Wichita State MVC
3 56 Chicago Bears Greg Horton  OG Colorado Big Eight
3 57 Baltimore Colts Glenn Robinson  LB Oklahoma State Big Eight
3 58 New York Jets Godwin Turk  LB Southern SWAC
3 59 San Diego Chargers Rudder, BillBill Rudder  RB Tennessee SEC
from St. Louis
3 60 St. Louis Cardinals Steve George  DT Houston Ind.
from San Francisco
3 61 Cincinnati Bengals Dave Lapham  OG Syracuse Ind.
from New Orleans
3 62 Chicago Bears Cliff Taylor  RB Memphis State MVC
from New England via Washington
3 63 Philadelphia Eagles Mitch Sutton  DT Kansas Big Eight
3 64 Minnesota Vikings Steve Craig  TE Northwestern Big Ten
from Green Bay via San Diego
3 65 Detroit Lions Dexter Bussey  RB Texas–Arlington
3 66 Kansas City Chiefs David Jaynes  QB Kansas Big Eight
3 67 Baltimore Colts Robert Pratt  OG North Carolina ACC
3 68 Denver Broncos Claudie Minor  OT San Diego State Big West
from Cleveland
3 69 Atlanta Falcons Kim McQuilken  QB Lehigh MASCAA
3 70 Buffalo Bills Gary Marangi  QB Boston College Ind.
3 71 Atlanta Falcons Maurice Spencer  CB North Carolina Central MEAC
from Oakland via New Orleans
3 72 Dallas Cowboys Cal Peterson  LB UCLA Pac-8
3 73 Cincinnati Bengals Evan Jolitz  LB Cincinnati Ind.
3 74 New York Jets Roscoe Word  CB Jackson State SWAC
from Washington
3 75 Oakland Raiders Mark van Eeghen  RB Colgate Ind.
from Pittsburgh
3 76 Los Angeles Rams Oliver, AlAl Oliver  OT UCLA Pac-8
3 77 Minnesota Vikings Scott Anderson  C Missouri Big Eight
3 78 Miami Dolphins Nat Moore  WR Florida SEC

Round four

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
4 79 Houston Oilers Manstedt, SteveSteve Manstedt  LB Nebraska Big Eight
4 80 New York Giants Carl Summerell  QB East Carolina SoCon
4 81 San Diego Chargers Harrison Davis  WR Virginia ACC
4 82 Pittsburgh Steelers John Stallworth WR Alabama A&M SIAC
from Chicago via New England
4 83 San Francisco 49ers Clint Haslerig  WR Michigan Big Ten
from N. Y. Jets via New Orleans
4 84 Baltimore Colts Bell, TonyTony Bell  DB Bowling Green MAC
4 85 St. Louis Cardinals Durwood Keeton  DB Oklahoma Big Eight
4 86 Minnesota Vikings Mike Townsend  DB Notre Dame Ind.
from New Orleans
4 87 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Boryla  QB Stanford Pac-8
from New England
4 88 New Orleans Saints Rod McNeill  RB USC Pac-8
from San Francisco
4 89 Philadelphia Eagles Frank LeMaster  LB Kentucky SEC
4 90 San Francisco 49ers Sammy Johnson  RB North Carolina ACC
from Green Bay
4 91 St. Louis Cardinals Ike Harris  WR Iowa State Big Eight
from Detroit
4 92 Denver Broncos Collie, OzellOzell Collie  DB Colorado Big Eight
4 93 Oakland Raiders Morris Bradshaw  WR Ohio State Big Ten
from Cleveland
4 94 Kansas City Chiefs Matt Herkenhoff  OT Minnesota Big Ten
4 95 Buffalo Bills Crumpler, CarlesterCarlester Crumpler  RB East Carolina SoCon
4 96 Atlanta Falcons Vince Kendrick  RB Florida SEC
4 97 Dallas Cowboys Ken Hutcherson  LB Livingston Gulf South
from Oakland
4 98 Cincinnati Bengals White, DarylDaryl White  OG Nebraska Big Eight
4 99 Los Angeles Rams Norris Weese  QB Ole Miss SEC
from Washington
4 100 Pittsburgh Steelers Jimmy Allen  S UCLA Pac-8
4 101 Dallas Cowboys Adrade, AndyAndy Adrade  RB Northern Michigan Ind. (Div. II)
4 102 Los Angeles Rams Johnson, FrankFrank Johnson  OT UC Riverside N/A
4 103 Cincinnati Bengals Williams, RichardRichard Williams  WR Abilene Christian LSC
from Minnesota
4 104 Miami Dolphins Bill Stevenson  DT Drake MVC

Round five

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
5 105 San Diego Chargers John Teerlinck  DT Western Illinois Ind. (Coll.)
from Houston via Washington
5 106 Buffalo Bills Gary Hayman  WR Penn State Ind.
from San Diego
5 107 New York Giants Don Clune  WR Penn Ivy
5 108 Philadelphia Eagles Cagle, JimJim Cagle  DT Georgia SEC
from Chicago
5 109 Atlanta Falcons Henry Childs  TE Kansas State Big Eight
from Baltimore via Detroit
5 110 New York Jets Baccus, GaryGary Baccus  LB Oklahoma Big Eight
5 111 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Neils  LB Minnesota Big Ten
5 112 New England Patriots Andy Johnson  RB Georgia SEC
5 113 New Orleans Saints Joel Parker  WR Florida SEC
from San Francisco
5 114 Cincinnati Bengals Haskel Stanback  RB Tennessee SEC
from New Orleans
5 115 Philadelphia Eagles Keith Krepfle  TE Iowa State Big Eight
5 116 Green Bay Packers Steve Odom  WR Utah WAC
5 117 Detroit Lions Carl Capria  DB Purdue Big Ten
5 118 Cleveland Browns Mark Ilgenfritz  DE Vanderbilt SEC
5 119 New York Giants Clyde Powers  S Oklahoma Big Eight
from Kansas City
5 120 Minnesota Vikings Ferguson, JimJim Ferguson  CB Stanford Pac-8
from Denver
5 121 New Orleans Saints Terry Schmidt  CB Ball State MAC
from Atlanta
5 122 Buffalo Bills Guy, TimTim Guy  OT Oregon Pac-8
5 123 Oakland Raiders Wessel, PetePete Wessel  DB Northwestern Big Ten
5 124 New England Patriots Battle, CharlesCharles Battle  DE Grambling SWAC
5 125 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Webster C Wisconsin Big Ten
5 126 Dallas Cowboys John Kelsey  OT Missouri Big Eight
5 127 Cincinnati Bengals Richard Bishop  DT Louisville MVC
5 128 Atlanta Falcons Monroe Eley  RB Arizona State WAC
from Los Angeles via Minnesota thorough Philadelphia
5 129 Baltimore Colts Doug Nettles  CB Vanderbilt SEC
from Minnesota
5 130 Miami Dolphins Cleveland Vann  LB Oklahoma State Big Eight

Round six

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
6 131 Kansas City Chiefs Jim Washington  RB Clemson ACC
6 132 New York Giants Jim Pietrzak  OT Eastern Michigan MAC
6 133 San Diego Chargers Jesse Freitas III  QB San Diego State Big West
6 134 Green Bay Packers Don Woods  RB New Mexico WAC
6 135 New York Jets Bill Wyman  C Texas N/A
6 136 Miami Dolphins Randy Crowder  DE Penn State Ind.
6 137 New York Jets Jones, WayneWayne Jones  RB Mississippi State SEC
6 138 San Francisco 49ers Mike Raines  DT Alabama SEC
6 139 Detroit Lions Willie Burden  RB NC State ACC
6 140 Baltimore Colts Rhodes, DannyDanny Rhodes  LB Arkansas SWC
6 141 New England Patriots Chuck Ramsey  K Wake Forest ACC
6 142 Green Bay Packers Ken Payne  WR Langston OCC
6 143 Detroit Lions Davis, JimJim Davis  OG Alcorn A&M SWAC
6 144 Washington Redskins Jon Keyworth  TE Colorado Big Eight
6 145 Denver Broncos Winesberry, JohnJohn Winesberry  WR Stanford Pac-8
6 146 Cleveland Browns Billy Pritchett  RB West Texas State MVC
6 147 Atlanta Falcons Doyle Orange  RB Southern Miss Ind.
6 148 Oakland Raiders James McAlister  RB UCLA Pac-8
6 149 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Wolf  DE Prairie View A&M SWAC
6 150 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Druschel  OG NC State ACC
6 151 Dallas Cowboys Jim Bright  DB UCLA Pac-8
6 152 Cincinnati Bengals Sinclair, RobinRobin Sinclair  DB Washington State Pac-8
6 153 Cincinnati Bengals Bill Bryant  DB Grambling SWAC
6 154 Houston Oilers Booker Brown  OG USC Pac-8
6 155 Minnesota Vikings Mark Kellar  RB Northern Illinois MAC
6 156 Miami Dolphins Wolfe, BobBob Wolfe  T Nebraska Big Eight

Round seven

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
7 157 Houston Oilers Leonard Fairley  DB Alcorn A&M SWAC
7 158 Los Angeles Rams Harvey, JohnJohn Harvey  RB Texas–Arlington
7 159 New York Giants Woolbright, MartyMarty Woolbright  TE South Carolina Ind.
7 160 Chicago Bears Ettinger, JackJack Ettinger  WR Arkansas SWC
7 161 Baltimore Colts Noah Jackson  OG Tampa
7 162 New York Jets Veazey, BurneyBurney Veazey  TE Ole Miss SEC
7 163 Cleveland Browns Herrick, BobBob Herrick  WR Purdue Big Ten
7 164 Miami Dolphins Swierc, CarlCarl Swierc  WR Rice SWC
7 165 Pittsburgh Steelers Sitterle, AllenAllen Sitterle  T NC State ACC
7 166 San Francisco 49ers Kermit Johnson  RB UCLA Pac-8
7 167 Philadelphia Eagles Cullars, WillieWillie Cullars  DE Kansas State Big Eight
7 168 Green Bay Packers Purvis, BartBart Purvis  T Maryland ACC
7 169 Detroit Lions Efrén Herrera  K UCLA Pac-8
7 170 Baltimore Colts Dan Dickel  LB Iowa Big Ten
7 171 Cleveland Browns Gerry Sullivan  T Illinois Big Ten
7 172 Kansas City Chiefs Hegge, LeroyLeroy Hegge  DE South Dakota–Springfield N/A
7 173 Atlanta Falcons Jim Coode  T Michigan Big Ten
7 174 Baltimore Colts Freddie Scott  WR Amherst NESCAC
7 175 Oakland Raiders Garcia, RodRod Garcia  K Stanford Pac-8
7 176 Dallas Cowboys Nester, RaymondRaymond Nester  LB Michigan State Big Ten
7 177 Cincinnati Bengals Sawyer, KenKen Sawyer  DB Syracuse Ind.
7 178 New England Patriots Maury Damkroger  LB Nebraska Big Eight
7 179 Pittsburgh Steelers Garske, ScottScott Garske  TE Eastern Washington Evergreen
7 180 Washington Redskins Mike Varty  LB Northwestern Big Ten
7 181 Minnesota Vikings Tabron, FredFred Tabron  RB Southwest Missouri State MIAA
7 182 Miami Dolphins Sullivan, JoeJoe Sullivan  OG Boston College Ind.

Round eight

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
8 183 Houston Oilers McCoy, MikeMike McCoy  DB Western Kentucky OVC
8 184 New York Giants Bibbs, EzilEzil Bibbs  DE Grambling SWAC
8 185 San Diego Chargers Tom Forrest  OG Cincinnati Ind.
8 186 Chicago Bears Chadwick, AlanAlan Chadwick  QB East Tennessee State OVC
8 187 New York Jets Greg Gantt  K Alabama SEC
8 188 Baltimore Colts Greg Latta  TE Morgan State MEAC
8 189 St. Louis Cardinals Sergio Albert  K U.S. International N/A
8 190 Chicago Bears Ken Grandberry  RB Washington State Pac-8
8 191 San Francisco 49ers Schnietz, JimJim Schnietz  OG Missouri Big Eight
8 192 New York Jets Lightfoot, LarryLarry Lightfoot  RB Livingston (AL) Gulf South
8 193 Philadelphia Eagles Woods, RobertRobert Woods  LB Howard Payne LSC
8 194 Green Bay Packers Doris, MonteMonte Doris  LB USC Pac-8
8 195 Detroit Lions Denimarck, MikeMike Denimarck  LB Emporia State
8 196 Washington Redskins Robinson, DarwinDarwin Robinson  RB Dakota State N/A
8 197 New York Jets Ron Rydalch  DT Utah WAC
8 198 Baltimore Colts Paul Miles  RB Bowling Green MAC
8 199 Cleveland Browns Eddie Brown  DB Tennessee SEC
8 200 Green Bay Packers Guillet, NedNed Guillet  DB Boston College Ind.
8 201 New Orleans Saints Alvin Maxson  RB SMU SWC
8 202 Cincinnati Bengals John McDaniel  WR Lincoln (MO) N/A
8 203 Buffalo Bills Hare, GregGreg Hare  QB Ohio State Big Ten
8 204 Pittsburgh Steelers Gefert, MarkMark Gefert  LB Purdue Big Ten
8 205 Dallas Cowboys Holt, MikeMike Holt  DB Michigan State Big Ten
8 206 San Diego Chargers Bon Boatwright  T Oklahoma State Big Eight
8 207 Minnesota Vikings Simmons, BerlBerl Simmons  K TCU SWC
8 208 Miami Dolphins Melvin Baker  WR Texas Southern SWAC

Round nine

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
9 209 New England Patriots McCartney, EdEd McCartney  LB Northeastern State OCC
9 210 San Diego Chargers Danny Colbert  DB Tulsa MVC
9 211 New York Giants Rethje, JimJim Rethje  RB Northern Michigan Ind. (Div. II)
9 212 Miami Dolphins Wickert, TomTom Wickert  OG Washington State N/A
9 213 Los Angeles Rams Don Hutt  WR Boise State Big Sky
9 214 New York Jets Bob Burns  RB Georgia SEC
9 215 St. Louis Cardinals Reggie Harrison  RB Cincinnati Ind.
9 216 San Francisco 49ers Manfred Moore  RB USC Pac-8
9 217 New Orleans Saints Phil LaPorta  T Penn State Ind.
9 218 Washington Redskins Sens, MarkMark Sens  DE Colorado Big Eight
9 219 Philadelphia Eagles Sheridan, MarkMark Sheridan  WR Holy Cross Ind.
9 220 Green Bay Packers Harold Holton  OG UTEP WAC
9 221 Los Angeles Rams Williams, DerekDerek Williams  DB UC Riverside N/A
9 222 Kansas City Chiefs Jennings, JimJim Jennings  RB Rutgers Ind.
9 223 Pittsburgh Steelers Tommy Reamon  RB Missouri Big Eight
9 224 Cleveland Browns Scott, DanDan Scott  OG Ohio State Big Ten
9 225 Atlanta Falcons Bailey, LarryLarry Bailey  DT Pacific PCAA
9 226 Buffalo Bills Doherty, BrianBrian Doherty  P Notre Dame Ind.
9 227 Oakland Raiders Pope, KenithKenith Pope  DB Oklahoam Big Eight
9 228 Washington Redskins Mike Flater  K Colorado Mines RMAC
9 229 Pittsburgh Steelers Charlie Davis  T TCU SWC
9 230 Dallas Cowboys Dulin, BillBill Dulin  T Johnson C. Smith CIAA
9 231 Cincinnati Bengals Johnson, EdwardEdward Johnson  DE SMU SWC
9 232 Minnesota Vikings Sam McCullum  WR Montana State Big Sky
9 233 Washington Redskins Kennedy, JimJim Kennedy  TE Colorado State WAC
9 234 Miami Dolphins Bob Lally  LB Cornell Ivy

Round ten

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
10 235 New Orleans Saints Anderson, FrostyFrosty Anderson  WR Nebraska Big Eight
10 236 New York Giants Ray Rhodes  WR Tulsa MVC
10 237 San Diego Chargers Ketchoyian, JohnJohn Ketchoyian  LB Santa Clara
10 238 Cleveland Browns Puestow, MikeMike Puestow  WR North Dakota State NCC
10 239 New York Jets Baker, SamSam Baker  OG Georgia SEC
10 240 Baltimore Colts Bob Van Duyne  OG Idaho Big Sky
10 241 Buffalo Bills Cameron, ArtArt Cameron  TE Albany State SIAC
10 242 New Orleans Saints Thibodeaux, TommyTommy Thibodeaux  OG Tulane Ind.
10 243 Pittsburgh Steelers Kregel, JimJim Kregel  OG Ohio State Big Ten
10 244 San Francisco 49ers Gaspard, GlenGlen Gaspard  LB Texas SWC
10 245 Philadelphia Eagles Polak, PhilPhil Polak  RB Bowling Green MAC
10 246 Green Bay Packers Troszak, DougDoug Troszak  DT Michigan Big Ten
10 247 Detroit Lions Wooley, DavidDavid Wooley  RB Central State (OK) OCC
10 248 Denver Broncos Johnson, CharlieCharlie Johnson  DB Southern SWAC
10 249 Buffalo Bills Don Calhoun  RB Kansas State Big Eight
10 250 Kansas City Chiefs Tom Condon  OG Boston College Ind.
10 251 St. Louis Cardinals Hartle, GregGreg Hartle  LB Newberry Ind. (Div. II)
10 252 Atlanta Falcons Paul Ryczek  C Virginia ACC
10 253 Oakland Raiders Arnold, ChrisChris Arnold  DB Virginia State CIAA
10 254 Pittsburgh Steelers Atkinson, DaveDave Atkinson  DB BYU WAC
10 255 Dallas Cowboys Dennis Morgan  RB Western Illinois Ind. (Coll.)
10 256 Cincinnati Bengals Herd, ChuckChuck Herd  TE Penn State Ind.
10 257 Baltimore Colts Ellis, GlennGlenn Ellis  DT Elon CIAC
10 258 Washington Redskins Vann, JohnnyJohnny Vann  DB South Dakota NCC
10 259 Minnesota Vikings Reed, BarryBarry Reed  RB Peru State N/A
10 260 Miami Dolphins Valbuena, GaryGary Valbuena  QB Tennessee SEC

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 [12] Miami Dolphins Ken Dickerson Defensive back Tuskegee
Pro Bowler [9] Hall of Famer

Notable undrafted players

Pro Bowler[9] 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 Bill Knox  DB Purdue 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 Steve Colavito  LB Wake Forest ACC
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 Shell 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.[13]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1997.[13]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2001.[14]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2002.[14]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2002.[14]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2020.[14]


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  9. ^ a b c d Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
  10. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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  12. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
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  14. ^ a b c d List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved October 25, 2011.