1988 NFL draft
General information
Date(s)April 24–25, 1988
LocationNew York Marriott Marquis
in New York City
333 total selections in 12 rounds
First selectionAundray Bruce, LB
Atlanta Falcons
Mr. IrrelevantJeff Beathard, WR
Los Angeles Rams
Most selections (14)Buffalo Bills
Chicago Bears
Los Angeles Rams
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
Miami Dolphins
Fewest selections (8)Indianapolis Colts
Hall of Famers
← 1987
1989 →

The 1988 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 24–25, 1988, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York.[1][2] The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

With the first overall pick of the draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected linebacker Aundray Bruce. Notably, the first player selected at the quarterback position did not come until the third round (68th overall) with Tom Tupa (by the Phoenix Cardinals), who was also selected because of his ability as a punter. This is the last draft in which the first quarterback was selected this late.[3] In fact, only one draft since – 1996 – has gone without a quarterback being drafted in the first round.[4]

Player selections

= Pro Bowler[5] = Hall of Famer
* = compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[5]
= Hall of Famer[6]
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end[a]
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard[b] K Kicker[c] KR Kickoff returner LB Linebacker
LS Long snapper MLB Middle linebacker[d] OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman
OLB Outside linebacker[a] NT Nose tackle P Punter PR Punt returner
QB Quarterback RS Return specialist RB Running back S Safety
SS Strong safety TE Tight end WR Wide receiver
  1. ^ a b May sometimes be referred to as an edge rusher (EDGE)
  2. ^ Also known as offensive guard (OG)
  3. ^ Also known as placekicker (PK)
  4. ^ Also known as inside linebacker (ILB)
Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Atlanta Falcons Aundray Bruce  LB Auburn SEC
1 2 Kansas City Chiefs Neil Smith  DE Nebraska Big Eight
from Detroit[R1 - 1]
1 3 Detroit Lions Bennie Blades  S Miami Ind. (I-A)
from Kansas City[R1 - 2]
1 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Paul Gruber  OT Wisconsin Big Ten
1 5 Cincinnati Bengals Rickey Dixon  CB Oklahoma Big Eight
1 6 Los Angeles Raiders Tim Brown WR Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
1 7 Green Bay Packers Sterling Sharpe  WR South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
1 8 New York Jets Dave Cadigan  OG USC Pac-10
1 9 Los Angeles Raiders Terry McDaniel  CB Tennessee SEC
from L. A. Rams via Houston[R1 - 3]
1 10 New York Giants Eric Moore  OG Indiana Big Ten
1 11 Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin WR Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
1 12 Phoenix Cardinals Ken Harvey  LB California Pac-10
1 13 Philadelphia Eagles Keith Jackson  TE Oklahoma Big Eight
1 14 Los Angeles Rams Gaston Green  RB UCLA Pac-10
1 15 San Diego Chargers Anthony Miller  WR Tennessee SEC
1 16 Miami Dolphins Eric Kumerow  LB Ohio State Big Ten
1 17 New England Patriots John Stephens  RB Northwestern State Southland
1 18 Pittsburgh Steelers Aaron Jones  DE Eastern Kentucky OVC
1 19 Minnesota Vikings Randall McDaniel OG Arizona State Pac-10
1 Seattle Seahawks Seattle forfeited their first-round pick after selecting LB Brian Bosworth in the 1987 supplemental draft.
1 20 Los Angeles Rams Aaron Cox  WR Arizona State Pac-10
from Indianapolis[R1 - 5]
1 21 Cleveland Browns Clifford Charlton  LB Florida SEC
1 22 Houston Oilers Lorenzo White  RB Michigan State Big Ten
1 23 Chicago Bears Brad Muster  FB Stanford Pac-10
1 24 New Orleans Saints Craig Heyward  FB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
1 25 Los Angeles Raiders Scott Davis  DE Illinois Big Ten
from San Francisco[R1 - 6]
1 26 Denver Broncos Ted Gregory  NT Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
1 27 Chicago Bears Wendell Davis  WR LSU SEC
2 28 Atlanta Falcons Marcus Cotton  LB USC Pac-10
2 29 Detroit Lions Chris Spielman  LB Ohio State Big Ten
from Kansas City[R2 - 1]
2 30 Philadelphia Eagles Eric Allen  CB Arizona State Pac-10
from Tampa Bay[R2 - 2]
2 31 Cincinnati Bengals Ickey Woods  RB UNLV PCAA
2 32 Detroit Lions Pat Carter  TE Florida State Ind. (I-A)
2 33 San Francisco 49ers Danny Stubbs  LB Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
from L. A. Raiders[R2 - 3]
2 34 Green Bay Packers Shawn Patterson  DE Arizona State Pac-10
2 35 Los Angeles Rams Anthony Newman  S Oregon Pac-10
2 36 New York Giants John Elliot  OT Michigan Big Ten
2 37 New York Jets Terry Williams  CB Bethune–Cookman MEAC
2 38 Phoenix Cardinals Tony Jeffery  RB TCU SWC
2 39 San Francisco 49ers Pierce Holt  DT Angelo State LSC
from Philadelphia via Tampa Bay[R2 - 4]
2 40 Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas RB Oklahoma State Big Eight
2 41 Dallas Cowboys Ken Norton  LB UCLA Pac-10
2 42 Miami Dolphins Jarvis Williams  S Florida SEC
2 43 New England Patriots Vincent Brown  LB Mississippi Valley State SWAC
2 44 Pittsburgh Steelers Dermontti Dawson C Kentucky SEC
2 45 Denver Broncos Gerald Perry  OT Southern SWAC
from Minnesota[R2 - 5]
2 46 Los Angeles Rams Willie Anderson  WR UCLA Pac-10
from San Diego[R2 - 6]
2 47 Los Angeles Rams Fred Strickland  LB Purdue Big Ten
from Indianapolis[R2 - 7]
2 48 Houston Oilers Quintin Jones  CB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
from Houston via L.A. Raiders [R2 - 8]
2 49 Seattle Seahawks Brian Blades  WR Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
2 50 Cleveland Browns Michael Dean Perry  DT Clemson ACC
2 51 Chicago Bears Dante Jones  LB Oklahoma Big Eight
2 52 New Orleans Saints Brett Perriman  WR Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
2 53 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lars Tate  RB Georgia SEC
from San Francisco[R2 - 9]
2 54 Minnesota Vikings Brad Edwards  S South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
from Denver[R2 - 10]
2 55 Washington Redskins Chip Lohmiller  K Minnesota Big Ten
3 56 Atlanta Falcons Alex Higdon  TE Ohio State Big Ten
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay forfeited their third-round pick after selecting DT Dan Sileo in the 1987 supplemental draft.
3 57 Cincinnati Bengals Kevin Walker  LB Maryland ACC
3 58 Detroit Lions Ray Roundtree  WR Penn State Ind. (I-A)
3 59 Kansas City Chiefs Kevin Porter  S Auburn SEC
3 60 San Diego Chargers Quinn Early  WR Iowa Big Ten
from L. A. Raiders via Houston[R3 - 1]
3 61 Green Bay Packers Keith Woodside  RB Texas A&M SWC
3 62 New York Giants Sheldon White  CB Miami (OH) MAC
3 63 New York Jets Erik McMillan  S Missouri Big Eight
3 64 Philadelphia Eagles Patchan, MattMatt Patchan  OT Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
3 65 Buffalo Bills Bernard Ford  WR UCF Ind. (Div. II)
3 66 Washington Redskins Mike Oliphant  RB Puget Sound N/A
from L. A. Rams[R3 - 2]
3 67 Dallas Cowboys Mark Hutson  OG Oklahoma Big Eight
3 68 Phoenix Cardinals Tom Tupa  QB/P Ohio State Big Ten
3 69 New England Patriots Tom Rehder  OT Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
3 70 Pittsburgh Steelers Chuck Lanza  C Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
3 71 Minnesota Vikings Al Noga  DE Hawaii WAC
3 72 Houston Oilers Greg Montgomery  P Michigan State Big Ten
from San Diego[R3 - 3]
3 73 Miami Dolphins Ferrell Edmunds  TE Maryland ACC
3 74 New York Jets James Hasty  CB Washington State Pac-10
from Houston via L. A. Raiders[R3 - 4]
3 75 Seattle Seahawks Tommy Kane  WR Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
3 76 Indianapolis Colts Chris Chandler  QB Washington Pac-10
3 77 Cleveland Browns Van Waiters  LB Indiana Big Ten
3 78 Chicago Bears Ralph Jarvis  DE Temple Ind. (I-A)
3 79 Denver Broncos Kevin Guidry  CB LSU SEC
from New Orleans[R3 - 5]
3 80 San Francisco 49ers Bill Romanowski  LB Boston College Ind. (I-A)
3 81 New Orleans Saints Stephens, TonyTony Stephens  NT Clemson ACC
from Denver[R3 - 6]
3 82 Los Angeles Rams Mike Piel  DE Illinois Big Ten
from Washington[R3 - 7]
4 83 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Robert Goff  DE Auburn SEC
from Atlanta via Philadelphia[R4 - 1]
4 84 Cincinnati Bengals David Grant  DE West Virginia Ind. (I-A)
4 85 Detroit Lions William White  S Ohio State Big Ten
4 86 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Bruhin  OG Tennessee SEC
from Kansas City[R3 - 8]
4 87 New England Patriots Tim Goad  NT North Carolina ACC
from Green Bay[R4 - 2]
4 88 Green Bay Packers Rollin Putzier  NT Oregon Pac-10
from L. A. Raiders[R4 - 3]
4 89 Green Bay Packers Chuck Cecil  S Arizona Pac-10
4 90 Los Angeles Raiders Tim Rother  OT Nebraska Big Eight
from N. Y. Jets[R4 - 4]
4 91 San Diego Chargers Joe Campbell  LB New Mexico State Big West
from L. A. Rams[R4 - 5]
4 92 New York Giants Ricky Shaw  LB Oklahoma State Big Eight
4 93 San Diego Chargers Stacy Searels  OT Auburn SEC
from Buffalo[R4 - 6]
4 94 Dallas Cowboys Dave Widell  OG Boston College Ind. (I-A)
4 95 Phoenix Cardinals Michael Brim  CB Virginia Union CIAA
4 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia forfeited their fourth-round pick after selecting WR Cris Carter in the 1987 supplemental draft.
4 96 Kansas City Chiefs Ambrose, J. R.J. R. Ambrose  WR Ole Miss SEC
from Pittsburgh[R4 - 7]
4 97 New England Patriots Sammy Martin  WR LSU SEC
from Minnesota[R4 - 8]
4 98 San Diego Chargers David Richards  OG UCLA Pac-10
4 99 Miami Dolphins Johnson, GregGreg Johnson  OG Oklahoma Big Eight
4 100 New England Patriots Teddy Garcia  K Northeast Louisiana Southland
4 101 Seattle Seahawks Kevin Harmon  RB Iowa Big Ten
4 102 San Francisco 49ers Barry Helton  P Colorado Big Eight
from Chicago via L.A. Raiders[R4 - 9]
4 103 Cleveland Browns Anthony Blaylock  CB Winston-Salem State CIAA
4 104 Indianapolis Colts Michael Ball  CB Southern SWAC
4 105 Chicago Bears Jim Thornton  TE Cal State Fullerton PCAA
4 106 New Orleans Saints Lydell Carr  RB Oklahoma Big Eight
4 107 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monte Robbins  P Michigan Big Ten
from San Francisco[R4 - 10]
4 108 Minnesota Vikings Todd Kalis  OG Arizona State Pac-10
from Denver[R4 - 11]
4 109 Washington Redskins Jamie Morris  RB Michigan Big Ten
5 110 Atlanta Falcons Charles Dimry  CB UNLV PCAA
5 111 Detroit Lions Eric Andolsek  OG LSU SEC
5 112 New Orleans Saints Greg Scales  TE Wake Forest ACC
from Kansas City[R5 - 1]
5 113 Tampa Bay Buccaneers William Howard  RB Tennessee SEC
5 114 Cincinnati Bengals Wester, TroyTroy Wester  OT Iowa Big Ten
5 115 New England Patriots Wolkow, TroyTroy Wolkow  OG Minnesota Big Ten
from L.A. Raiders[R5 - 2]
5 116 Green Bay Packers Darrell Reed  LB Oklahoma Big Eight
5 117 Los Angeles Rams Robert Delpino  RB Missouri Big Eight
5 118 New York Giants Jon Carter  DE Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
5 119 New York Jets Mike Withycombe  OG Fresno State PCAA
5 120 Phoenix Cardinals Chris Gaines  LB Vanderbilt SEC
from Dallas via Seattle[R5 - 3]
5 121 Pittsburgh Steelers Darin Jordan  LB Northeastern Ind. (I-AA)
from Phoenix[R5 - 4]
5 122 Philadelphia Eagles Eric Everett  CB Texas Tech SWC
5 123 Buffalo Bills Gadson, EzekialEzekial Gadson  DB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
5 124 Minnesota Vikings Darrell Fullington  S Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
5 125 Houston Oilers Cris Dishman  CB Purdue Big Ten
from San Diego[R5 - 5]
5 126 Miami Dolphins Rodney Thomas  CB BYU WAC
5 127 Washington Redskins Mims, CarlCarl Mims  DB Sam Houston State Southland
from New England[R5 - 6]
5 128 Pittsburgh Steelers Jerry Reese  DE Kentucky SEC
5 129 Indianapolis Colts John Baylor  CB Southern Miss Ind. (I-A)
5 130 Houston Oilers Chris Verhulst  TE Chico State FWC
5 131 Los Angeles Raiders Dennis Price  CB UCLA Pac-10
from Seattle via San Francisco and N.Y. Jets[R5 - 7]
5 132 Phoenix Cardinals Tony Jordan  RB Kansas State Big Eight
from Cleveland[R5 - 8]
5 133 Chicago Bears Troy Johnson  LB Oklahoma Big Eight
5 134 New Orleans Saints Keith Taylor  S Illinois Big Ten
5 135 Buffalo Bills Roach, KirkKirk Roach  K Western Carolina SoCon
from San Francisco[R5 - 9]
5 136 Denver Broncos Ervin, CorrisCorris Ervin  DB UCF Ind. (Div. II)
5 137 Los Angeles Rams James Washington  S UCLA Pac-10
from Washington[R5 - 10]
6 138 Atlanta Falcons George Thomas  WR UNLV PCAA
6 139 Kansas City Chiefs James Saxon  RB San Jose State PCAA
6 140 Atlanta Falcons Houston Hoover  OG Jackson State SWAC
from Tampa Bay[R6 - 1]
6 141 Cincinnati Bengals Paul Jetton  C Texas SWC
6 142 Detroit Lions Carl Painter  RB Hampton CIAA
6 143 Los Angeles Raiders Erwin Grabisna  LB Case Western Reserve NCAC/UAA
6 144 Green Bay Packers Nate Hill  DE Auburn SEC
6 145 New York Giants Houle, DavidDavid Houle  OG Michigan State Big Ten
6 146 New York Jets Paul Frase  DT Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
6 147 Los Angeles Rams Keith Jones  RB Nebraska Big Eight
6 148 Phoenix Cardinals Phillips, JonJon Phillips  OG Oklahoma Big Eight
6 149 Philadelphia Eagles Don McPherson  QB Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
6 150 Buffalo Bills Dan Murray  LB East Stroudsburg PSAC
6 151 Dallas Cowboys Scott Secules  QB Virginia ACC
6 152 San Diego Chargers Cedric Figaro  LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
6 153 Miami Dolphins Mel Bratton  RB Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
6 154 New England Patriots Steve Johnson  TE Virginia Tech Ind.
6 155 Pittsburgh Steelers Warren Williams  RB Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
6 156 Miami Dolphins Cooper, GeorgeGeorge Cooper  RB Ohio State Big Ten
from Minnesota[R6 - 2]
6 157 Houston Oilers Kurt Crain  LB Auburn SEC
6 158 Seattle Seahawks Roy Hart  NT South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
6 159 Washington Redskins Stan Humphries  QB Northeast Louisiana Southland
from Indianapolis[R6 - 3]
6 160 Philadelphia Eagles Sterling, RobRob Sterling  DB Maine Yankee
from Cleveland[R6 - 4]
6 161 Chicago Bears Lemuel Stinson  CB Texas Tech SWC
6 162 New Orleans Saints Sims, BobBob Sims  OG Florida SEC
6 163 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shawn Lee  DT North Alabama Gulf South
from San Francisco[R6 - 5]
6 164 Minnesota Vikings White, DerrickDerrick White  DB Oklahoma Big Eight
from Denver[R6 - 6]
6 165 Los Angeles Rams Knapton, JeffJeff Knapton  DT Wyoming WAC
from Washington[R6 - 7]
7 166 Atlanta Falcons Michael Haynes  WR Northern Arizona Big Sky
7 167 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kerry Goode  RB Alabama SEC
7 168 Cincinnati Bengals Rich Romer  LB Union (NY) N/A
7 169 Detroit Lions James, JeffJeff James  WR Stanford Pac-10
7 170 Kansas City Chiefs Troy Stedman  LB Washburn CSIC
7 171 Los Angeles Raiders Derrick Crudup  S Oklahoma Big Eight
7 172 New York Jets Patton, GaryGary Patton  RB Eastern Michigan MAC
7 173 Green Bay Packers Gary Richard  DB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
7 174 Denver Broncos Pat Kelly  TE Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
from L.A. Rams[R7 - 1]
7 175 New York Giants Mike Perez  QB San Jose State PCAA
7 176 Philadelphia Eagles White, ToddTodd White  WR Cal State Fullerton PCAA
7 177 Buffalo Bills Borcky, TimTim Borcky  T Memphis State Ind. (I-A)
7 178 Dallas Cowboys Hooven, OwenOwen Hooven  T Oregon State Pac-10
7 179 Phoenix Cardinals Ernie Jones  WR Indiana Big Ten
7 180 Miami Dolphins Kerwin Bell  QB Florida SEC
7 181 New England Patriots Darryl Usher  WR Illinois Big Ten
7 182 Pittsburgh Steelers Marc Zeno  WR Tulane Ind. (I-A)
7 183 Minnesota Vikings Brad Beckman  TE Nebraska–Omaha NCC
7 184 Buffalo Bills Wright, BoBo Wright  RB Alabama SEC
from San Diego[R7 - 2]
7 185 Seattle Seahawks Jackson, RayRay Jackson  DB Ohio State Big Ten
7 186 New York Giants Danta Whitaker  TE Mississippi Valley State SWAC
from Indianapolis[R7 - 3]
7 187 Houston Oilers Tracey Eaton  S Portland State Western
7 188 Cleveland Browns Thane Gash  DB East Tennessee State SoCon
7 189 Chicago Bears Caesar Rentie  T Oklahoma Big Eight
7 190 New Orleans Saints Brian Forde  LB Washington State Pac-10
7 191 San Francisco 49ers Bryant, KevinKevin Bryant  LB Delaware State MEAC
7 192 Denver Broncos Frank, GarryGarry Frank  OG Mississippi State SEC
7 193 Washington Redskins Hicks, HaroldHarold Hicks  DB San Diego State WAC
8 194 Atlanta Falcons Brown, PhillipPhillip Brown  LB Alabama SEC
8 195 Cincinnati Bengals Curtis Maxey  DT Grambling State SWAC
8 196 Detroit Lions Gary Hadd  DT Minnesota Big Ten
8 197 Kansas City Chiefs Alfredo Roberts  TE Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
8 198 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Simpson, AnthonyAnthony Simpson  RB East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
8 199 Los Angeles Raiders Mike Alexander  WR Penn State Ind. (I-A)
8 200 Green Bay Packers Collins, PatrickPatrick Collins  RB Oklahoma Big Eight
8 201 Los Angeles Rams Franklin, DarrylDarryl Franklin  WR Washington Pac-10
8 202 New York Giants Sammy Lilly  CB Georgia Tech ACC
8 203 New York Jets Keith Neubert  TE Nebraska Big Eight
8 204 Buffalo Bills John Hagy  S Texas SWC
8 205 Dallas Cowboys Mark Higgs  RB Kentucky SEC
8 206 Phoenix Cardinals Moore, TimTim Moore  LB Michigan State Big Ten
8 207 Philadelphia Eagles Smith, DavidDavid Smith  RB Western Kentucky Ind. (I-AA)
8 208 Chicago Bears David Tate  DB Colorado Big Eight
8 209 Pittsburgh Steelers Nichols, MarkMark Nichols  NT Michigan State Big Ten
8 210 Minnesota Vikings Joe Cain  LB Oregon Tech CFA
8 211 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Hinnant  TE Temple Ind. (I-A)
8 212 Miami Dolphins Harry Galbreath  OG Tennessee SEC
8 213 Buffalo Bills Jeff Wright  NT Central Missouri State MIAA
8 214 Houston Oilers David Viaene  T Minnesota Duluth NIC
8 215 Seattle Seahawks Robert Tyler  TE South Carolina State MEAC
8 216 Cleveland Browns J. J. Birden  WR Oregon Pac-10
8 217 Chicago Bears Reed, HarveyHarvey Reed  RB Howard MEAC
8 218 New Orleans Saints Glenn Derby  OG Wisconsin Big Ten
8 219 San Francisco 49ers Clarkson, LarryLarry Clarkson  T Montana Big Sky
8 220 Miami Dolphins Louis Cheek  T Texas A&M SWC
8 221 Washington Redskins McGill, DarrylDarryl McGill  RB Wake Forest ACC
9 222 Atlanta Falcons James Primus  RB UCLA Pac-10
9 223 Detroit Lions Kip Corrington  S Texas A&M SWC
9 224 Kansas City Chiefs Abdur-Ra'Oof, AzizuddinAzizuddin Abdur-Ra'Oof  WR Maryland ACC
9 225 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reuben Davis  DE North Carolina ACC
9 226 Cincinnati Bengals Wells, BrandyBrandy Wells  DB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
9 227 Los Angeles Raiders Ware, ReggieReggie Ware  RB Auburn SEC
9 228 Green Bay Packers Wilkinson, NealNeal Wilkinson  TE James Madison Ind. (I-AA)
9 229 Los Angeles Raiders Tabor, ScottScott Tabor  P California Pac-10
9 230 New York Jets Ralph Tamm  OG West Chester PSAC
9 231 Los Angeles Rams Foster, PatPat Foster  DT Montana Big Sky
9 232 Dallas Cowboys Brian Bedford  WR California Pac-10
9 233 Phoenix Cardinals Scott Dill  T Memphis State Ind. (I-A)
9 234 Detroit Lions Irvin, ToddTodd Irvin  T Ole Miss SEC
9 235 Buffalo Bills Carlton Bailey  LB North Carolina ACC
9 236 Pittsburgh Steelers Gordon Lockbaum  RB Holy Cross Colonial League
9 237 Minnesota Vikings Paul McGowan  LB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
9 238 San Diego Chargers Howard, JoeyJoey Howard  T Tennessee SEC
9 239 Miami Dolphins Jeff Cross  DE Missouri Big Eight
9 240 New England Patriots Galbraith, NeilNeil Galbraith  DB Central State (OK) Ind. (NAIA)
9 241 Houston Oilers Spradlin, DavidDavid Spradlin  LB TCU SWC
9 242 Seattle Seahawks Deatrich Wise  NT Jackson State SWAC
9 243 Indianapolis Colts Jeff Herrod  LB Ole Miss SEC
9 244 Cleveland Browns Danny Copeland  DB Eastern Kentucky OVC
9 245 Chicago Bears Magee, RogieRogie Magee  WR LSU SEC
9 246 New Orleans Saints Nunn, ClarenceClarence Nunn  DB San Diego State WAC
9 247 San Francisco 49ers Brian Bonner  LB Minnesota Big Ten
9 248 Denver Broncos Mel Farr Jr.  RB UCLA Pac-10
9 249 Washington Redskins Peterson, BlakeBlake Peterson  LB Mesa RMAC
10 250 Atlanta Falcons Stan Clayton  OG Penn State Ind. (I-A)
10 251 Kansas City Chiefs Kenny Gamble  RB Colgate Colonial League
10 252 Pittsburgh Steelers John Jackson  T Eastern Kentucky OVC
10 253 Cincinnati Bengals Ellis Dillahunt  DB East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
10 254 Detroit Lions Paco Craig  WR UCLA Pac-10
10 255 Los Angeles Raiders Harrell, NewtNewt Harrell  T West Texas State LSC
10 256 Green Bay Packers Keyes, BudBud Keyes  QB Wisconsin Big Ten
10 257 New York Jets John Booty  DB TCU SWC
10 258 Los Angeles Rams Mullin, R. C.R. C. Mullin  T Southwestern Louisiana Ind. (I-A)
10 259 New York Giants Hickerson, EricEric Hickerson  DB Indiana Big Ten
10 260 Phoenix Cardinals Andy Schillinger  WR Miami (OH) MAC
10 261 Philadelphia Eagles Schuster, JoeJoe Schuster  DT Iowa Big Ten
10 262 Buffalo Bills Martin Mayhew  CB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
10 263 Dallas Cowboys Billy Owens  DB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
10 264 Minnesota Vikings Brian Habib  OG Washington Pac-10
10 265 New York Giants Wilkes, SteveSteve Wilkes  TE Appalachian State SoCon
10 266 Miami Dolphins Jackson, ArtisArtis Jackson  NT Texas Tech SWC
10 267 New England Patriots Lossow, RodneyRodney Lossow  C Wisconsin Big Ten
10 268 Denver Broncos Williams, ChanningChanning Williams  RB Arizona State Pac-10
10 269 Seattle Seahawks Jones, DerwinDerwin Jones  DE Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
10 270 Indianapolis Colts O'Brien Alston  LB Maryland ACC
10 271 Houston Oilers Johnson, MarcoMarco Johnson  WR Hawaii WAC
10 272 Cleveland Browns Brian Washington  DB Nebraska Big Eight
10 273 Chicago Bears Porter, JoelJoel Porter  OG Baylor SWC
10 274 New Orleans Saints Todd Santos  QB San Diego State WAC
10 275 San Francisco 49ers Foley, TimTim Foley  K Georgia Southern Ind. (I-AA)
10 276 New Orleans Saints Fizer, VincentVincent Fizer  LB Southern SWAC
10 277 Washington Redskins Brown, HenryHenry Brown  DE Ohio State Big Ten
11 278 Atlanta Falcons James Milling  WR Maryland ACC
11 279 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Frank Pillow  WR Tennessee State Ind. (I-AA)
11 280 Cincinnati Bengals Hickert, PaulPaul Hickert  K Murray State OVC
11 281 Detroit Lions McCoin, DannyDanny McCoin  QB Cincinnati Ind. (I-A)
11 282 Kansas City Chiefs Danny McManus  QB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
11 283 Los Angeles Raiders Weber, DavidDavid Weber  QB Carroll (WI) N/A
11 284 Seattle Seahawks McLeod, RickRick McLeod  T Washington Pac-10
11 285 San Diego Chargers Miller, EdEd Miller  C Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
11 286 New York Giants Harris, GregGreg Harris  WR Troy State Gulf South
11 287 New York Jets John Galvin  LB Boston College Ind. (I-A)
11 288 Philadelphia Eagles Izel Jenkins  CB NC State ACC
11 289 Buffalo Bills Curkendall, PetePete Curkendall  NT Penn State Ind. (I-A)
11 290 Dallas Cowboys Chad Hennings  DT Air Force WAC
11 291 Phoenix Cardinals McCoy, KeithKeith McCoy  DB Fresno State PCAA
11 292 Miami Dolphins Kelleher, TomTom Kelleher  RB Holy Cross Colonial League
11 293 San Diego Chargers George Hinkle  DE Arizona Pac-10
11 294 New England Patriots Marvin Allen  RB Tulane Ind. (I-A)
11 295 Pittsburgh Steelers Bobby Dawson  DB Illinois Big Ten
11 296 Minnesota Vikings Floyd, NormanNorman Floyd  DB South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
11 297 Indianapolis Colts Donnie Dee  TE Tulsa Ind. (I-A)
11 298 Houston Oilers Jethro Franklin  DE Fresno State PCAA
11 299 Seattle Seahawks Dwayne Harper  CB South Carolina State MEAC
11 300 Cleveland Browns Hawkins, HendleyHendley Hawkins  WR Nebraska Big Eight
11 301 Chicago Bears Forch, SteveSteve Forch  LB Nebraska Big Eight
11 302 New Orleans Saints Couch, GaryGary Couch  WR Minnesota Big Ten
11 303 San Francisco 49ers Chet Brooks  S Texas A&M SWC
11 304 Denver Broncos Grady, ShaunShaun Grady  RB Duke ACC
11 305 Washington Redskins Koch, CurtCurt Koch  DE Colorado Big Eight
12 306 Atlanta Falcons Wiley, CarterCarter Wiley  DB Virginia Tech Ind.
12 307 Cincinnati Bengals Parker, CarlCarl Parker  WR Vanderbilt SEC
12 308 Indianapolis Colts Aatron Kenney  WR Wisconsin–Stevens Point WSUC
12 309 Buffalo Bills Driscoll, JohnJohn Driscoll  T New Hampshire Yankee
12 310 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Victor Jones  LB Virginia Tech Ind.
12 311 Los Angeles Raiders Kunkel, GregGreg Kunkel  OG Kentucky SEC
12 312 Green Bay Packers Scott Bolton  WR Auburn SEC
12 313 New York Giants Futrell, DavidDavid Futrell  NT BYU WAC
12 314 New York Jets Goss, AlbertAlbert Goss  NT Jackson State SWAC
12 315 Washington Redskins Ross, WayneWayne Ross  P San Diego State WAC
12 316 Buffalo Bills Tom Erlandson  LB Washington Pac-10
12 317 Dallas Cowboys Ben Hummel  LB UCLA Pac-10
12 318 Phoenix Cardinals Carrier, ChrisChris Carrier  DB LSU SEC
12 319 Philadelphia Eagles Steve Kaufusi  DE BYU WAC
12 320 Miami Dolphins Brian Kinchen  TE LSU SEC
12 321 New England Patriots Nugent, DaveDave Nugent  NT Boston College Ind. (I-A)
12 322 Pittsburgh Steelers Earle, JamesJames Earle  LB Clemson ACC
12 323 New York Giants McCormack, BrendanBrendan McCormack  DT South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
12 324 San Diego Chargers Phillips, WendellWendell Phillips  DB North Alabama Gulf South
12 325 Houston Oilers John Brantley  LB Georgia SEC
12 326 Seattle Seahawks DesRochers, DaveDave DesRochers  T San Diego State WAC
12 327 Indianapolis Colts Vesling, TimTim Vesling  K Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
12 328 Cleveland Browns Slayden, SteveSteve Slayden  QB Duke ACC
12 329 Chicago Bears Greg Clark  LB Arizona State Pac-10
12 330 New Orleans Saints Jurgensen, PaulPaul Jurgensen  DE Georgia Tech ACC
12 331 San Francisco 49ers George Mira Jr.  QB Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
12 332 Denver Broncos Rhyan, MichaelMichael Rhyan  QB Cal State Fullerton PCAA
12 333 Los Angeles Rams Beathard, JeffJeff Beathard  WR Southern Oregon

Supplemental draft

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
5 Minnesota Vikings Ryan Bethea  DB South Carolina Ind. (I-A)

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[5]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Vinson Smith  LB East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
Chicago Bears Brent Novoselsky  TE Penn Ivy
Chicago Bears Mickey Pruitt  LB Colorado Big Eight
Chicago Bears John Shannon  DE Kentucky SEC
Chicago Bears Curtis Stewart  RB Auburn SEC
Cleveland Browns Tony Jones  OT Western Carolina SoCon
Dallas Cowboys Sanjay Beach  WR Colorado State WAC
Dallas Cowboys John Garrett  WR Princeton Ivy
Dallas Cowboys Zefross Moss  OG Alabama State SWAC
Denver Broncos Jeff Alexander  RB Southern SWAC
Denver Broncos Jason Johnson  WR Illinois State Gateway
Indianapolis Colts Dan Stryzinski  P Indiana Big Ten
Kansas City Chiefs Sidney Johnson  CB California Pac-10
Los Angeles Raiders Mike Dyal  TE Texas A&M–Kingsville LSC
Los Angeles Rams Brett Faryniarz  LB San Diego State WAC
Miami Dolphins Shawn Beals  WR Idaho State Big Sky
New England Patriots Jeff Feagles  P Miami Ind. (I-A)
New England Patriots Howard Feggins  DB North Carolina ACC
New York Giants Robb White  DE South Dakota NCC
Philadelphia Eagles Scott Curtis  LB New Hampshire Yankee
Philadelphia Eagles John Talley  WR/TE West Virginia Ind. (I-A)
Pittsburgh Steelers Greg Lee  DB Arkansas State Ind. (I-AA)
Pittsburgh Steelers Jeff Markland  TE Illinois Big Ten
Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Strom  QB Georgia Tech ACC
San Diego Chargers Darren Flutie  WR Boston College Ind. (I-A)
San Diego Chargers Paul McJulien  P Jackson State SWAC
San Diego Chargers Rick Tuten  P Florida State Ind. (I-A)
San Diego Chargers Ronnie Williams  TE Oklahoma State Big Eight
San Francisco 49ers Greg Cox  S San Jose State PCAA
Seattle Seahawks Rufus Porter  LB Southern SWAC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Selwyn Brown  DB Miami Ind. (I-A)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sidney Coleman  LB Southern Miss Ind. (I-A)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odie Harris  CB Sam Houston State Southland
Washington Redskins Dave Harbour  C Illinois Big Ten
Washington Redskins Todd Krumm  DB Michigan State Big Ten
Washington Redskins Greg Manusky  LB Colgate Colonial League

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2007[8][9]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2009[8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2007[8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2012[8]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2015


In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the 1988 Draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.

Round one
  1. ^ No. 2: Detroit → Kansas City (D). Detroit traded its first-round selection (2nd) to Kansas City in exchange for the Chiefs' first- and second-round selections (3rd and 29th).
  2. ^ No. 3: Kansas City → Detroit (D). see No. 2: Detroit → Kansas City.
  3. ^ No. 9: multiple trades:
           No. 9: L.A. Rams → Houston (PD). L.A. Rams traded its first- and fifth-round selections in 1987 (20th and 133rd), this first-round selection (9th), G Kent Hill and the rights to DE William Fuller to Houston in exchange for the Oilers' rights to QB Jim Everett
           No. 9: Houston → L.A. Raiders (PD). Houston traded first-, third- and fourth-round selections (9th, 74th and 102nd) to L.A. Raiders in exchange for DE Sean Jones and the Raiders' second- and third-round selections (48th and 60th).
  4. ^ No. 14: multiple trades:
           No. 14: Buffalo → Indianapolis (PD). Buffalo traded its first-round selection (14th), first- and second-round selections (26th and 53rd) in 1989 and RB Greg Bell to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for LB Cornelius Bennett.
           No. 14: Indianapolis → L.A. Rams (PD). Indianapolis then traded all three draft picks received from Buffalo, their own first- and second round selections (20th and 47th), their second-round selection in 1989, Greg Bell and RB Owen Gill to the Rams in exchange for RB Eric Dickerson.
  5. ^ No. 20: Indianapolis → L.A. Rams (PD). see No. 14: Indianapolis → L.A. Rams.
  6. ^ No. 25: San Francisco → L.A. Raiders (D). San Francisco traded its first-round selection (25th) to L.A. Raiders in exchange for the Raiders' second- and fourth-round selections (33rd and 102nd) and WR Dokie Williams.
  7. ^ No. 27: Washington → Chicago (PD). Chicago received Washington's first-round selections in both this draft (27th) and 1989 and as compensation for the Redskins signing free agent LB Wilber Marshall.
Round two
  1. ^ No. 29: Kansas City → Detroit (D). see No. 2: Detroit → Kansas City.
  2. ^ No. 30: Tampa Bay → Philadelphia (D). Tampa Bay traded its second-round selection (30th) to Philadelphia in exchange for the Eagles' second- and fourth-round selections (39th and 83rd).
  3. ^ No. 33: L.A. Raiders → San Francisco (D). see No. 25: San Francisco → L.A. Raiders.
  4. ^ No. 39: multiple trades:
           No. 39: Philadelphia → Tampa Bay (D). see No. 30: Tampa Bay → Philadelphia
           No. 39: Tampa Bay → San Francisco (D). Tampa Bay traded this second-round selection (39th) to San Francisco in exchange for the 49ers' second- and fourth-round selections (53rd and 107th).
  5. ^ No. 45: Minnesota → Denver (D). Minnesota traded its second-round selection (45th) to Denver in exchange for the Broncos' second-, fourth- and sixth-round selections (54th, 108th and 164th).
  6. ^ No. 46: San Diego → L.A. Rams (PD). San Diego traded its second-round selection (46th), sixth-round selection in 1989 and RB Buford McGee to the Rams in exchange for RB Barry Redden.
  7. ^ No. 47: Indianapolis → L.A. Rams (PD). see No. 14: Indianapolis → L.A. Rams.
  8. ^ No. 48: multiple trades:
           No. 48: Houston → L.A. Raiders (PD). Houston traded its second-round selection (48th) to the Raiders in exchange for OT Bruce Davis.
           No. 48: L.A. Raiders → Houston (PD) see No. 9: Houston → L.A. Raiders.
  9. ^ No. 53: San Francisco → Tampa Bay (D). see No. 39: Tampa Bay → San Francisco.
  10. ^ No. 54: Denver → Minnesota (D). see No. 45: Minnesota → Denver.
Round three
  1. ^ No. 60: multiple trades:
           No. 60: L.A. Raiders → Houston (PD) see No. 9: Houston → L.A. Raiders.
           No. 60: Houston → San Diego (D). Houston traded this third-round selection (60th) to San Diego in exchange for the Chargers' third- and fifth-round selections (72nd and 125th).
  2. ^ No. 66: L.A. Rams → Washington (D). L.A. Rams traded its third-round selection (66th) to Washington in exchange for the Redskins' third-, fifth- and sixth-round selections (82nd, 137th and 165th).
  3. ^ No. 72: San Diego → Houston (D). see No. 60: Houston → San Diego.
  4. ^ No. 74: multiple trades:
           No. 74: Houston → L.A. Raiders (PD) see No. 9: Houston → L.A. Raiders.
           No. 74: L.A. Raiders → N.Y. Jets (D). L.A. Raiders traded this third-round selection (72nd) to N.Y. Jets in exchange for the Jets' fourth- and fifth-round selections (90th and 131st).
  5. ^ No. 79: New Orleans → Denver (D). New Orleans traded its third-round selection (79th) to Denver in exchange for the Broncos' third- and tenth-round selections (81st and 276th).
  6. ^ No. 81: Denver → New Orleans (D). see No. 79: New Orleans → Denver.
  7. ^ No. 82: Washington → L.A. Rams (D). see No. 66: L.A. Rams → Washington.
  8. ^ No. 86: Kansas City → Tampa Bay (PD). Kansas City traded its fourth and eighth-round selections (86th and 198th) and S Mark Robinson to Tampa Bay in exchange for QB Steve DeBerg.
Round four
  1. ^ No. 83: multiple trades:
           No. 83: Atlanta → Philadelphia (PD) Atlanta traded its fourth-round selection (83rd) to Philadelphia in exchange for DE Leonard Mitchell.
           No. 83: Philadelphia → Tampa Bay (D). see No. 30: Tampa Bay → Philadelphia.
  2. ^ No. 87: Tampa Bay → New England (PD). Tampa Bay traded its fourth-round selection (87th) to New England in exchange for the Patriots' fifth-round selection in 1987 (135th).
  3. ^ No. 88: L.A. Raiders → Green Bay (PD). L.A. Raiders traded its third-round selection in 1987 (71st) and fourth-round selection in this draft (88th) to Green Bay in exchange for WR James Lofton.
  4. ^ No. 90: N.Y. Jets → L.A. Raiders (D). see No. 74: L.A. Raiders → N.Y. Jets.
  5. ^ No. 91: L.A. Rams → San Diego (PD). L.A. Rams traded its fourth-round selection (91st) to San Diego in exchange for TE Pete Holohan.
  6. ^ No. 93: Buffalo → San Diego (PD). Buffalo traded its fourth-round selection (93rd) and LB David Brandon to San Diego in exchange for WR Trumaine Johnson and the Chargers' seventh-round selection (184th).
  7. ^ No. 96: Pittsburgh → Kansas City (PD). Pittsburgh traded its fourth-round selection (96th) to Kansas City in exchange for QB Todd Blackledge.
  8. ^ No. 97: Minnesota → New England (PD). Minnesota traded its fourth- and eleventh-round selections (97th and 294th) to New England in exchange for the rights to QB Rich Gannon, originally drafted by New England.
  9. ^ No. 102: multiple trades:
           No. 102: Houston → L.A. Raiders (PD) see No. 9: Houston → L.A. Raiders.
           No. 102: L.A. Raiders → San Francisco (D). see No. 26: San Francisco → L.A. Raiders.
  10. ^ No. 107: San Francisco → Tampa Bay (D). see No. 39: Tampa Bay → San Francisco.
  11. ^ No. 54: Denver → Minnesota (D). see No. 45: Minnesota → Denver.
Round five
  1. ^ No. 112: Kansas City → New Orleans (PD). Kansas City traded its fifth-round selection (112th) to New Orleans in exchange for LB Jack Del Rio.
  2. ^ No. 115: L.A. Raiders → New England (PD). L.A. Raiders traded its fifth-round selection (115th) to New England in exchange for OT Brian Holloway.
  3. ^ No. 120: multiple trades:
           No. 120: Dallas → Seattle (PD) Dallas traded its fifth-round selection (120th) to Seattle in exchange for OT Ron Essink.
           No. 120: Seattle → Phoenix (PD). Seattle traded this fifth-round selection (120th) and its first- and fifth-round selections in 1989 in exchange for the rights to QB Kelly Stouffer, originally drafted by Phoenix.
  4. ^ No. 121: Phoenix → Pittsburgh (PD). Phoenix traded its fifth-round selection (120th) to Pittsburgh in exchange for QB Cliff Stoudt.
  5. ^ No. 125: San Diego → Houston (D). see No. 60: Houston → San Diego.
  6. ^ No. 127: New England → Washington (D). New England traded its fifth-round selection (127th) to Washington in exchange for its fourth-round selection in 1989.
  7. ^ No. 131: multiple trades:
           No. 131: Seattle → San Francisco (PD) Seattle traded its fifth-round selection (131st) to San Francisco in exchange for QB Jeff Kemp.
           No. 131: San Francisco → N.Y. Jets (PD). San Francisco traded this fifth-round selection (131st) and LB Onzy Elam to N.Y. Jets in exchange for WR Lam Jones.
           No. 131: N.Y. Jets → L.A. Raiders (D). see No. 74: L.A. Raiders → N.Y. Jets.
  8. ^ No. 132: Cleveland → Phoenix (PD). Cleveland traded its fifth-round selection (132nd) to Phoenix in exchange for DE Al Baker.
  9. ^ No. 135: San Francisco → Buffalo (PD). San Francisco traded its third-round selection in 1987 (78th) and fifth-round selection in this draft (135th) to Buffalo in exchange for RB Joe Cribbs.
  10. ^ No. 137: Washington → L.A. Rams (D). see No. 66: L.A. Rams → Washington.
Round six
  1. ^ No. 140: Tampa Bay → Atlanta (PD). Tampa Bay traded its sixth-round selection (140th) to Atlanta in exchange for RB Cliff Austin.
  2. ^ No. 156: Minnesota → Miami (PD). Minnesota traded its sixth-round selection (156th) and tenth-round selection in 1989 to Miami in exchange for OT Greg Koch.
  3. ^ No. 159: Indianapolis → Washington (PD). Indianapolis traded its sixth-round selection (159th) to Washington in exchange for WR/PR Clarence Verdin.
  4. ^ No. 160: Cleveland → Philadelphia (PD). Cleveland traded its sixth-round selection (160th) and DB D.D. Hoggard to Philadelphia in exchange for DT Chris Pike.
  5. ^ No. 163: San Francisco → Tampa Bay (PD). San Francisco traded its sixth-round selection (163rd) to Tampa Bay in exchange for DE Keith Browner.
  6. ^ No. 164: Denver → Minnesota (D). see No. 45: Minnesota → Denver.
  7. ^ No. 165: Washington → L.A. Rams (D). see No. 66: L.A. Rams → Washington.
Round seven
  1. ^ No. 174: L.A. Rams → Denver (PD). L.A. Rams traded its eleventh-round selection in 1987 (299th) and its seventh-round selection in this draft (174th) to Denver in exchange for LB Steve Busick.
  2. ^ No. 184: San Diego → Buffalo (D). see No. 93: Buffalo → San Diego.
  3. ^ No. 186: Indianapolis → N.Y. Giants (PD). Indianapolis traded its seventh-round selection (186th) to N.Y. Giants in exchange for DT Jerome Sally.


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  6. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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