1981 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 28–29, 1981
LocationNew York Sheraton Hotel
in New York City
332 total selections in 12 rounds
First selectionGeorge Rogers, RB
New Orleans Saints
Mr. IrrelevantPhil Nelson, TE
Oakland Raiders
Most selections (17)New Orleans Saints
Fewest selections (8)Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Hall of Famers
← 1980
1982 →

The 1981 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 28–29, 1981, at the New York Sheraton Hotel in New York City.[1][2] The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

For the first time, the top two picks of the draft, running back George Rogers selected by the New Orleans Saints and linebacker Lawrence Taylor picked by the New York Giants, were named Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer
* = compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[3]
= Hall of Famer[4]
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard 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 New Orleans Saints George Rogers  RB South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
1 2 New York Giants Lawrence Taylor LB North Carolina ACC
1 3 New York Jets Freeman McNeil  RB UCLA Pac-10
1 4 Seattle Seahawks Kenny Easley SS UCLA Pac-10
1 5 St. Louis Cardinals E. J. Junior  LB Alabama SEC
1 6 Green Bay Packers Rich Campbell  QB California Pac-10
1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hugh Green  LB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
1 8 San Francisco 49ers Ronnie Lott CB USC Pac-10
1 9 Los Angeles Rams Mel Owens  LB Michigan Big Ten
from Washington
1 10 Cincinnati Bengals David Verser  WR Kansas Big Eight
1 11 Chicago Bears Keith Van Horne  OT USC Pac-10
1 12 Baltimore Colts Randy McMillan  RB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
1 13 Miami Dolphins David Overstreet  RB Oklahoma Big Eight
1 14 Kansas City Chiefs Willie Scott  TE South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
1 15 Denver Broncos Dennis Smith  S USC Pac-10
1 16 Detroit Lions Mark Nichols  WR San Jose State PCAA
1 17 Pittsburgh Steelers Keith Gary  DE Oklahoma Big Eight
1 18 Baltimore Colts Donnell Thompson  DT North Carolina ACC
1 19 New England Patriots Brian Holloway  OT Stanford Pac-10
1 20 Washington Redskins Mark May  OT Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
from Los Angeles
1 21 Oakland Raiders Ted Watts  CB Texas Tech SWC
from Houston
1 22 Cleveland Browns Hanford Dixon  CB Southern Miss Ind. (I-A)
1 23 Oakland Raiders Curt Marsh  OT Washington Pac-10
from Buffalo
1 24 San Diego Chargers James Brooks  RB Auburn SEC
1 25 Atlanta Falcons Bobby Butler  CB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
1 26 Dallas Cowboys Howard Richards  OT Missouri Big Eight
1 27 Philadelphia Eagles Leonard Mitchell  DE Houston SWC
1 28 Buffalo Bills Booker Moore  RB Penn State Ind. (I-A)
from Oakland

Round two

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
2 29 New Orleans Saints Russell Gary  SS Nebraska Big Eight
2 30 New York Jets Marion Barber Jr.  RB Minnesota Big Ten
2 31 Seattle Seahawks David Hughes  RB Boise State Big Sky
2 32 New York Giants Dave Young  TE Purdue Big Ten
2 33 St. Louis Cardinals Neil Lomax  QB Portland State Ind.
2 34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Wilder Sr.  RB Missouri Big Eight
2 35 Green Bay Packers Gary Lewis  TE Texas–Arlington
2 36 San Francisco 49ers John Harty  DT Iowa Big Ten
from Washington
2 37 Cincinnati Bengals Cris Collinsworth  WR Florida SEC
2 38 Chicago Bears Mike Singletary LB Baylor SWC
from San Francisco
2 39 Minnesota Vikings Mardye McDole  WR Mississippi State SEC
from Baltimore
2 40 San Francisco 49ers Eric Wright  CB Missouri Big Eight
from Chicago
2 41 Kansas City Chiefs Joe Delaney  RB Northwestern State Ind. (I-AA)
2 42 Denver Broncos Clay Brown  TE BYU WAC
2 43 Los Angeles Rams Jim Collins  LB Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
from Miami
2 44 Pittsburgh Steelers Anthony Washington  CB Fresno State PCAA
2 45 Minnesota Vikings Robin Sendlein  LB Texas SWC
2 46 Detroit Lions Curtis Green  DE Alabama State Ind. (Div. II)
2 47 New England Patriots Tony Collins  RB East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
2 48 Oakland Raiders Howie Long DT Villanova Ind.
from Houston
2 49 Buffalo Bills Chris Williams  CB LSU SEC
from Cleveland
2 50 Buffalo Bills Byron Franklin  WR Auburn SEC
2 51 New Orleans Saints Rickey Jackson LB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
from San Diego
2 52 Minnesota Vikings Jarvis Redwine  RB Nebraska Big Eight
from Los Angeles via Washington and Baltimore
2 53 Dallas Cowboys Doug Donley  WR Ohio State Big Ten
2 54 Atlanta Falcons Lyman White  LB LSU SEC
2 55 Philadelphia Eagles Dean Miraldi  OG Utah WAC
2 56 Miami Dolphins Andra Franklin  RB Nebraska Big Eight
from Oakland vis Los Angeles

Round three

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
3 57 New Orleans Saints Frank Warren  DE Auburn SEC
3 58 Seattle Seahawks Bill Dugan  OG Penn State Ind. (I-A)
3 59 New York Giants John Mistler  WR Arizona State Pac-10
3 60 New York Jets Ben Rudolph  DT Long Beach State PCAA
3 61 St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Griffin  CB Utah WAC
3 62 Green Bay Packers Ray Stachowicz  P Michigan State Big Ten
3 63 Los Angeles Rams Greg Meisner  DT Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
from Tampa Bay
3 64 Cincinnati Bengals John Simmons  CB SMU SWC
3 65 San Francisco 49ers Carlton Williamson  S Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
3 66 Los Angeles Rams Robert Cobb  DE Arizona Pac-10
from Washington
3 67 Chicago Bears Ken Margerum  WR Stanford Pac-10
3 68 Baltimore Colts Randy Van Divier  OT Washington Pac-10
3 69 Washington Redskins Russ Grimm OG Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
from Miami via Los Angeles
3 70 Kansas City Chiefs Marvin Harvey  TE Southern Miss Ind. (I-A)
3 71 New Orleans Saints Hoby Brenner  TE USC Pac-10
from Minnesota
3 72 Detroit Lions Don Greco  OG Western Illinois MCAA
3 73 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Donnalley  C North Carolina ACC
3 74 Minnesota Vikings Tim Irwin  OT Tennessee SEC
from New England
3 75 Kansas City Chiefs Roger Taylor  OT Oklahoma Big Eight
from Cleveland via Denver
3 76 Buffalo Bills Mike Mosley  WR Texas A&M SWC
3 77 San Diego Chargers Irvin Phillips  CB Arkansas Tech N/A
3 78 Kansas City Chiefs Lloyd Burruss  S Maryland ACC
from Los Angeles
3 79 Houston Oilers Michael Holston  WR Morgan State Ind. (Div. II)
3 80 Atlanta Falcons Scott Woerner  S Georgia SEC
3 81 Dallas Cowboys Glen Titensor  DE BYU WAC
3 82 Philadelphia Eagles Greg LaFleur  TE LSU SEC
3 83 Buffalo Bills Geathers, RobertRobert Geathers  DT South Carolina State MEAC

Round four

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
4 84 Miami Dolphins Greene, SamSam Greene  WR UNLV Ind.
from New Orleans
4 85 New York Giants Clifford Chatman  FB Central State (OK) Ind. (NAIA)
4 86 New York Jets Al Washington  LB Ohio State Big Ten
4 87 Seattle Seahawks Phillips, ScottScott Phillips  WR BYU WAC
4 88 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Rhodes  WR Oklahoma Big Eight
4 89 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Holt  CB West Texas State MVC
4 90 Washington Redskins Tom Flick  QB Washington Pac-10
from Green Bay
4 91 Dallas Cowboys Scott Pelluer  LB Washington State Pac-10
from San Francisco
4 92 Cleveland Browns Mike Robinson  DE Arizona Pac-10
from Washington
4 93 Cincinnati Bengals Guy Frazier  LB Wyoming WAC
4 94 Baltimore Colts Tim Sherwin  TE Boston College Ind. (I-A)
4 95 Chicago Bears Todd Bell  S Ohio State Big Ten
4 96 Miami Dolphins Wright, BradBrad Wright  QB New Mexico WAC
4 97 Kansas City Chiefs Washington, RonRon Washington  WR Arizona State Pac-10
4 98 Denver Broncos Mark Herrmann  QB Purdue Big Ten
4 99 Detroit Lions Tracy Porter  WR LSU SEC
4 100 Pittsburgh Steelers Robbie Martin  WR Cal Poly CCAA
4 101 Minnesota Vikings John Swain  CB Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
4 102 New England Patriots Don Blackmon  LB Tulsa MVC
4 103 San Diego Chargers Amos Lawrence  RB North Carolina ACC
4 104 Los Angeles Rams George Lilja  C Michigan Big Ten
4 105 Green Bay Packers Richard Turner  DT Oklahoma Big Eight
4 106 Houston Oilers Nick Eyre  OT BYU WAC
4 107 San Diego Chargers Eric Sievers  TE Maryland ACC
4 108 Dallas Cowboys Derrie Nelson  LB Nebraska Big Eight
4 109 Atlanta Falcons John Scully  C Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
4 110 Philadelphia Eagles Calvin Murray  RB Ohio State Big Ten
4 111 Oakland Raiders Johnny Robinson  DT South Carolina State MEAC

Round five

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
5 112 New Orleans Saints Louis Oubre  OT Oklahoma Big Eight
5 113 New York Jets Tyrone Keys  DE Mississippi State SEC
5 114 Seattle Seahawks Edwin Bailey  OG South Carolina State MEAC
5 115 New York Giants Bill Neill  DT Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
5 116 St. Louis Cardinals John Gillen  LB Illinois Big Ten
5 117 Green Bay Packers Byron Braggs  DT Alabama SEC
5 118 Oakland Raiders James Davis  CB Southern SWAC
from Tampa Bay
5 119 Washington Redskins Dexter Manley  DE Oklahoma State Big Eight
5 120 Cincinnati Bengals Pryor, BenjieBenjie Pryor  TE Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
5 121 San Francisco 49ers Lynn Thomas  DB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
5 122 San Francisco 49ers Arrington Jones  RB Winston-Salem State CIAA
from Chicago
5 123 Minnesota Vikings Ray, WendellWendell Ray  DE Missouri Big Eight
from Baltimore
5 124 Kansas City Chiefs Todd Thomas  OT North Dakota NCC
5 125 Denver Broncos Ken Lanier  OT Florida State Ind. (I-A)
5 126 Miami Dolphins Ken Poole  DE Northeast Louisiana Ind. (I-A)
5 127 Pittsburgh Steelers Martin, RickyRicky Martin  WR New Mexico WAC
5 128 New Orleans Saints Jerry Boyarsky  DT Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
from Minnesota
5 129 Detroit Lions Larry Lee  OG UCLA Pac-10
5 130 New England Patriots Steve Clark  DT Kansas State Big Eight
5 131 San Diego Chargers Keith Ferguson  LB Ohio State Big Ten
5 132 Washington Redskins Sayre, GaryGary Sayre  OG Cameron Ind. (NAIA)
from L. A. Rams
5 133 Houston Oilers Delbert Fowler  LB West Virginia Ind. (I-A)
5 134 Cleveland Browns Steve Cox  P/K Arkansas SWC
5 135 Buffalo Bills Clark, CalvinCalvin Clark  DE Purdue Big Ten
5 136 Atlanta Falcons Eric Sanders  OT Nevada Big Sky
5 137 Dallas Cowboys Danny Spradlin  LB Tennessee SEC
5 138 Miami Dolphins Tommy Vigorito  RB Virginia ACC
from Philadelphia

Round six

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
139 New Orleans Saints Nat Hudson Guard Georgia
140 Seattle Seahawks Steve Durham Defensive end Clemson
141 San Diego Chargers Andy Gissinger Tackle Syracuse
142 New York Jets John Woodring Linebacker Brown
143 St. Louis Cardinals Dave Ahrens Linebacker Wisconsin
144 New Orleans Saints Johnnie Poe Cornerback Missouri
145 New York Giants Mel Hoover Wide receiver Arizona State
146 Cincinnati Bengals Rex Robinson Kicker Georgia
147 San Francisco 49ers Pete Kugler Defensive tackle Penn State
148 Washington Redskins Larry Kubin Linebacker Penn State
149 Baltimore Colts Bubba Green Defensive tackle North Carolina State
150 Chicago Bears Reuben Henderson Cornerback San Diego State
151 Denver Broncos Alvin Lewis Running back Colorado State
152 Miami Dolphins Mack Moore Defensive end Texas A&M
153 Kansas City Chiefs Dock Luckie Defensive tackle Florida
154 Miami Dolphins Fulton Walker Cornerback West Virginia
155 Detroit Lions Sam Johnson Defensive back Maryland
156 Pittsburgh Steelers Bryan Hinkle Linebacker Oregon
157 New England Patriots Ron Wooten Guard North Carolina
158 Los Angeles Rams William Daniels Defensive tackle Alabama State
159 Houston Oilers Bill Kay Defensive back Purdue
160 Cleveland Browns Ron Simmons Defensive tackle Florida State
161 Buffalo Bills Robert Holt Wide receiver Baylor
162 San Diego Chargers Bobby Duckworth Wide receiver Arkansas
163 Dallas Cowboys Vince Skillings Defensive back Ohio State
164 Atlanta Falcons Harry Stanback Defensive tackle North Carolina
165 New York Giants Edward O'Neal Running back Tuskegee
166 New Orleans Saints Glen Redd Linebacker Brigham Young

Round seven

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
167 New Orleans Saints Kevin Williams Wide receiver USC
168 New York Giants Louis Jackson Running back Cal Poly
169 New York Jets Kenny Neil Defensive end Iowa State
170 Seattle Seahawks Ron Johnson Wide receiver Long Beach State
171 St. Louis Cardinals Kevin Donnalley Defensive back North Dakota State
172 Green Bay Packers Bill Whitaker Cornerback Missouri
173 Dallas Cowboys Ron Fellows Defensive back Missouri
174 Philadelphia Eagles(from San Francisco) Alan Duncan Kicker Tennessee
175 Los Angeles Rams Ron Battle Tight end North Texas State
176 Cincinnati Bengals Jeff Schuh Linebacker Minnesota
177 Chicago Bears Jeff Fisher Cornerback USC
178 Baltimore Colts Obed Ariri Kicker Clemson
179 Miami Dolphins Mike Daum Tackle Cal Poly
180 Kansas City Chiefs Billy Jackson Running back Alabama
181 Denver Broncos Steve Busick Linebacker USC
182 Detroit Lions Lee Spivey Offensive Tackle Southern Methodist
183 Pittsburgh Steelers David Little Linebacker Florida
184 Minnesota Vikings Don Shaver Running back Kutztown (PA)
185 New England Patriots Ken Toler Wide receiver Mississippi
186 Seattle Seahawks Brad Scovill Tight end Penn State
187 Cleveland Browns Eddie Johnson Linebacker Louisville
188 Buffalo Bills Steve Doolittle Linebacker Colorado
189 San Diego Chargers Pete Holohan Tight end Notre Dame
190 Los Angeles Rams Mike Clark Defensive end Florida
191 Dallas Cowboys Ken Miller Defensive back Eastern Michigan
192 Philadelphia Eagles Doak Field Linebacker Baylor
193 Houston Oilers Don Washington Defensive back Texas A&I

Round eight

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
194 New England Patriots Ken Naber Kicker Stanford
195 New York Jets Lloyd Jones Wide receiver Brigham Young
196 Seattle Seahawks Eric Lane Running back Brigham Young
197 New York Giants John Powers Guard Michigan
198 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Fisher Wide receiver Baylor
199 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Denver Johnson Tackle Tulsa
200 Green Bay Packers Larry Werts Linebacker Jackson State
201 Washington Redskins Charlie Brown Wide receiver South Carolina State
202 Cincinnati Bengals Bobby Kemp Safety Fullerton State
203 San Francisco 49ers Garry White Running back Minnesota
204 Baltimore Colts Ken Sitton Defensive back Oklahoma
205 Chicago Bears Scott Zettek Defensive tackle Notre Dame
206 Kansas City Chiefs David Dorn Wide receiver Rutgers
207 New York Giants Mark Reed Quarterback Morehead State
208 Miami Dolphins William Judson Cornerback South Carolina State
209 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Wilson Running back Rice
210 Minnesota Vikings Wade Wilson Quarterback East Texas State
211 Detroit Lions Bob Niziolek Tight end Colorado
212 New England Patriots Lin Dawson Tight end North Carolina State
213 New York Jets J. C. Watts Quarterback Oklahoma
214 New Orleans Saints Gene Gladys Linebacker Penn State
215 New Orleans Saints Kevin Evans Defensive back Arkansas
216 Los Angeles Rams Art Plunkett Tackle UNLV
217 Houston Oilers Willie Tullis Wide receiver Troy State
218 Dallas Cowboys Paul Piurowski Linebacker Florida State
219 Atlanta Falcons Cliff Toney Defensive back Auburn
220 Baltimore Colts Hosea Taylor Defensive tackle Houston
221 New York Giants Billy Ard Guard Wake Forest

Round nine

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
222 New Orleans Saints Toussaint Tyler Running back Washington
223 Seattle Seahawks Jim Stone Running back Notre Dame
224 New York Giants Byron Hunt Linebacker Southern Methodist
225 New York Jets Admiral Dewey Larry Defensive back UNLV
226 St. Louis Cardinals Stump Mitchell Running back Citadel
227 Green Bay Packers Tim Huffman Tackle Notre Dame
228 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Ford Quarterback Southern Methodist
229 Cincinnati Bengals Jim Hannula Tackle Northern Illinois
230 Cincinnati Bengals(from San Francisco) Samoa Samoa Running back Washington State
231 Washington Redskins Darryl Grant Guard Rice
232 Chicago Bears Frank Ditta Guard Baylor
233 Baltimore Colts Tim Gooch Defensive tackle Kentucky
234 Denver Broncos Rusty Olsen Defensive end Washington
235 Miami Dolphins John Noonan Wide receiver Nebraska
236 Seattle Seahawks Jim Whatley Wide receiver Washington State
237 Kansas City Chiefs Tony Vereen Defensive back Southeastern Louisiana
238 Detroit Lions Hugh Jernigan Defensive back Arkansas
239 Pittsburgh Steelers James Hunter Tackle USC
240 Detroit Lions Dave Martin Defensive back Villanova
241 Buffalo Bills Robb Riddick Running back Millersville (PA)
242 Los Angeles Rams Ron Seawell Linebacker Portland State
243 Houston Oilers Avon Riley Linebacker UCLA
244 Cleveland Browns Randy Schleusener Guard Nebraska
245 Atlanta Falcons Calvin Fance Running back Rice
246 Dallas Cowboys Mike Wilson Wide receiver Washington State
247 Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Commiskey Offensive lineman Mississippi
248 Oakland Raiders Curt Mohl Tackle UCLA

Round ten

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
249 New Orleans Saints Hokie Gajan Running back Louisiana State
250 New York Giants Mike Barker Defensive tackle Grambling
251 New York Jets Marty Wetzel Linebacker Tulane
252 Seattle Seahawks Ken Dawson Running back Savannah State
253 St. Louis Cardinals James Mallard Wide receiver Alabama
254 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ken McCune Defensive end Texas
255 Green Bay Packers Nickie Hall Quarterback Tulane
256 Baltimore Colts Gregg Gerken Linebacker Northern Arizona
257 Washington Redskins Phil Kessel (Sr.) Quarterback Northern Michigan
258 Cincinnati Bengals Hubert Simpson Running back Tennessee
259 Baltimore Colts(from San Francisco) Trent Bryant Defensive back Arkansas
260 Chicago Bears Tim Clifford Quarterback Indiana
261 Miami Dolphins Steve Folsom Tight end Utah
262 Kansas City Chiefs Les Studdard Guard Texas
263 St. Louis Cardinals Jim Joiner Wide receiver Miami (FL)
264 Detroit Lions Andy Cannavino Linebacker Michigan
265 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Mayock Safety Boston College
266 Minnesota Vikings James Murphy Wide receiver Utah State
267 Washington Redskins Allan Kennedy Tackle Washington State
268 San Diego Chargers Robert Parham Running back Grambling
269 Los Angeles Rams Robert Alexander Running back West Virginia
270 Houston Oilers Larry Jones Running back Colorado State
271 Cleveland Browns Dean Prater Defensive end Oklahoma State
272 Buffalo Bills Justin Cross Tackle Western Colorado
273 Dallas Cowboys Pat Graham Defensive tackle California
274 Atlanta Falcons Robert Murphy Defensive back Ohio State
275 Philadelphia Eagles Hubie Oliver Running back Arizona
276 Oakland Raiders Frank Hawkins Running back Nevada

Round eleven

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
277 New Orleans Saints Lester Mickens Wide receiver Kansas
278 New York Jets Ed Gall Defensive tackle Maryland
279 Seattle Seahawks Lance Olander Running back Colorado
280 San Diego Chargers Matt Petrzelka Tackle Iowa
281 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Sherrod Tight end Illinois
282 Green Bay Packers Forrest Valora Linebacker Oklahoma
283 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Johnny Ray Smith Defensive back Lamar
284 Washington Redskins Jerry Hill Wide receiver North Alabama
285 Cincinnati Bengals Robert Jackson Defensive back Central Michigan
286 San Francisco 49ers Rob DeBose Tight end UCLA
287 Chicago Bears Lonnie Johnson Running back Indiana
288 Baltimore Colts Holden Smith Wide receiver California
289 Kansas City Chiefs Frank Case Defensive end Penn State
290 Denver Broncos Pat Walker Wide receiver Miami (FL)
291 Miami Dolphins Jim Jensen Quarterback Boston University
292 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Trocano Quarterback Pittsburgh
293 Minnesota Vikings Brent Knourek Fullback Oregon State
294 Detroit Lions Willie Jackson Defensive back Mississippi State
295 New England Patriots Brian Buckley Quarterback Harvard
296 Los Angeles Rams Marcellus Greene Defensive back Arizona
297 Houston Oilers Claude Matthews Guard Auburn
298 Cleveland Browns Larry Friday Defensive back Mississippi State
299 Buffalo Bills Buster Barnett Tight end Jackson State
300 San Diego Chargers Carlos Bradley Linebacker Wake Forest
301 Atlanta Falcons Keith Chappelle Wide receiver Iowa
302 Dallas Cowboys Tim Morrison Guard Georgia
303 Philadelphia Eagles Gail Davis Defensive tackle Virginia Union
304 Oakland Raiders Chester Willis Running back Auburn

Round twelve

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
305 New Orleans Saints Jim Wilks Defensive tackle San Diego State
306 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Bednarek Defensive tackle Pacific
307 New York Giants Mike Maher Tight end Western Illinois
308 New York Jets Mike Moeller Tackle Drake
309 St. Louis Cardinals Joe Adams Guard Nebraska
310 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brad White Defensive tackle Tennessee
311 Green Bay Packers Cliff Lewis Linebacker Southern Mississippi
312 Cincinnati Bengals Mark O'Connell Quarterback Ball State
313 San Francisco 49ers Major Ogilvie Running back Alabama
314 Washington Redskins Clint Didier Tight end Portland State
315 Baltimore Colts Eric Scoggins Linebacker USC
316 Chicago Bears Bob Shupryt Linebacker New Mexico
317 Denver Broncos John Hankerd Linebacker Notre Dame
318 Miami Dolphins John Alford Defensive tackle South Carolina State
319 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Gagliano Quarterback Utah State
320 Minnesota Vikings Brian Williams Tight end Southern
321 Denver Broncos Mandel Robinson Running back Wyoming
322 San Francisco 49ers(from Pittsburgh) Joe Adams Quarterback Tennessee State
323 New England Patriots Cris Crissy Defensive back Princeton
324 Houston Oilers Bill Capece Kicker Florida State
325 Cleveland Browns Kevin McGill Tackle Oregon
326 Buffalo Bills Keith Clark Linebacker Memphis State
327 San Diego Chargers Stacy Charles Wide receiver Bethune-Cookman
328 Los Angeles Rams Jairo Penaranda Running back UCLA
329 Dallas Cowboys Nate Lundy Wide receiver Indiana
330 Atlanta Falcons Mark McCants Defensive back Temple
331 Philadelphia Eagles Ray Ellis Defensive back Ohio State
332 [6] Oakland Raiders Phil Nelson Tight end Delaware
= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer

Supplemental draft

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 New Orleans Saints Dave Wilson  QB Illinois Big Ten
11 New England Patriots Chy Davidson  WR Rhode Island Yankee

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1998.[7]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1999.[7]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2000.[8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2000.[8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2010.[9]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2010.[9]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2017.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2022 (posthumous).

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[3] = Hall of Famer
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Jeff Brockhaus  K Missouri Big Eight
Atlanta Falcons Blane Gaison  DB Hawaii WAC
Atlanta Falcons Floyd Hodge  WR Utah WAC
Atlanta Falcons Mick Luckhurst  K California Pac-10
Atlanta Falcons Stan Talley  P TCU SWC
Baltimore Colts Dave Shula  WR Dartmouth Ivy
Buffalo Bills Joe Bock  C Virginia ACC
Buffalo Bills Mike Humiston  LB Weber State Big Sky
Buffalo Bills Mark Roopenian  DT Boston College Ind. (I-A)
Chicago Bears Leslie Frazier  CB Alcorn State SWAC
Chicago Bears Jay Hilgenberg  C Iowa Big Ten
Cleveland Browns Bill Hill  CB Rutgers Ind. (I-A)
Cleveland Browns Sam Mills LB Montclair State NJSAC
Dallas Cowboys Michael Downs  S Rice SWC
Dallas Cowboys Joey Hackett  TE Elon SAC
Dallas Cowboys Angelo King  LB South Carolina State MEAC
Dallas Cowboys Everson Walls  CB Grambling State SWAC
Dallas Cowboys Steve Wright  OT Northern Iowa MCAA
Green Bay Packers Rick Kehr  OG Carthage CCIW
Green Bay Packers Greg Knafelc  QB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
Green Bay Packers David Petway  S Northern Illinois MAC
Green Bay Packers Randy Scott  LB Alabama SEC
Houston Oilers Rich Karlis  K Cincinnati Ind. (I-A)
Kansas City Chiefs Deron Cherry  S Rutgers Ind. (I-A)
Los Angeles Rams Marcus Anderson  WR Tulane Ind. (I-A)
Los Angeles Rams Jeff Kemp  QB Dartmouth Ivy
New England Patriots Rich Camarillo  P Washington Pac-10
New England Patriots Tim Ross  LB Bowling Green MAC
New England Patriots John Tautolo  OG UCLA Pac-10
New Orleans Saints Monte Bennett  DT Kansas State Big Eight
New Orleans Saints Victor Jackson  DB Bowie State CIAA
New Orleans Saints Steve Parker  DE Eastern Illinois MCAA
New Orleans Saints Frank Wattelet  S Kansas Big Eight
New York Giants Leon Bright  RB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
New York Giants Jim Burt  DT Miami Ind. (I-A)
Oakland Raiders Paul Davis  LB North Carolina ACC
Philadelphia Eagles Greg Brown  DT/DE Kansas State Big Eight
Philadelphia Eagles Frank Giddens  T New Mexico WAC
Philadelphia Eagles Jay Repko  TE Ursinus MAC
Pittsburgh Steelers David Trout  K Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
San Francisco 49ers Matt Bouza  WR California Pac-10
San Francisco 49ers Milt McColl  LB Stanford Pac-10
Seattle Seahawks Greg Gaines  LB Tennessee SEC
Seattle Seahawks Paul Johns  WR Tulsa MVC
Seattle Seahawks Eugene Rowell  DT Dubuque IIAC
Seattle Seahawks Harry Sydney  RB Kansas Big Eight
Seattle Seahawks Mike Tice  TE Maryland ACC
Washington Redskins Mel Kaufman  LB Cal Poly CCAA
Washington Redskins Joe Jacoby  OT Louisville Ind. (I-A)
Washington Redskins Herb Spencer  LB Newberry SAC


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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 2015-09-30. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  5. ^ "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-30. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  6. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  7. ^ a b List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  8. ^ a b List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  9. ^ a b Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010 announced "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-07.