1989 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 23–24, 1989
LocationNew York Marriott Marquis
in New York City, NY
335 total selections in 12 rounds
First selectionTroy Aikman, QB
Dallas Cowboys
Mr. IrrelevantEverett Ross, WR
Minnesota Vikings
Most selections (20)Chicago Bears
Fewest selections (4)Philadelphia Eagles
Hall of Famers
← 1988
1990 →

The 1989 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 23–24, 1989, at the Marriott 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.

Four of the first five players selected in the draft – quarterback Troy Aikman, running back Barry Sanders, linebacker Derrick Thomas, and cornerback Deion Sanders – would be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[3] Tackle Tony Mandarich, the only top five pick not inducted, is considered a draft bust.[4]

The 1989 NFL Draft also helped set a major precedent, as Barry Sanders was selected with the third overall pick despite an NFL rule stating that collegiate juniors could not declare for the draft.[5] Since Barry Sanders was selected as a junior, it has become an expectation for top college players to declare for the draft after their junior season; the rule disallowing collegiate juniors in the NFL draft was lifted by the next draft. Sanders, the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner, was allowed to declare early when Oklahoma State was found guilty of numerous major NCAA rule violations and placed on five years' probation in January 1989.

Another precedent the draft helped set was how players were invited to the actual draft room. First overall Aikman selection was represented by Leigh Steinberg, who went with his client to the draft finding he was the only player there. As years followed, more players began getting invited to the draft.[6]

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [7] = Hall of Famer
* = compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[7]
= Hall of Famer[8]
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-six

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Dallas Cowboys Troy Aikmandouble-dagger QB UCLA Pac-10
1 2 Green Bay Packers Tony Mandarich  T Michigan State Big Ten
1 3 Detroit Lions Barry Sandersdouble-dagger RB Oklahoma State Big Eight 1988 Heisman Trophy winner[9] [10]
1 4 Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Thomasdouble-dagger LB Alabama SEC
1 5 Atlanta Falcons Deion Sandersdouble-dagger CB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
1 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Broderick Thomas  LB Nebraska Big Eight
1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers Tim Worley  RB Georgia SEC
1 8 San Diego Chargers Burt Grossman  DE Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
1 9 Miami Dolphins Sammie Smith  RB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
1 10 Phoenix Cardinals Eric Hill  LB LSU SEC
1 11 Chicago Bears Donnell Woolford  CB Clemson ACC from L. A. Raiders
1 12 Chicago Bears Trace Armstrong  DE Florida SEC from Washington
1 13 Cleveland Browns Eric Metcalf  WR Texas SWC from Denver
1 14 New York Jets Jeff Lageman  DE Virginia ACC
1 15 Seattle Seahawks Andy Heck  T Notre Dame Ind. (I-A) from Indianapolis
1 16 New England Patriots Hart Lee Dykes  WR Oklahoma State Big Eight
1 17 Phoenix Cardinals Joe Wolf  OG Boston College Ind. (I-A) from Seattle
1 18 New York Giants Brian Williams  C Minnesota Big Ten
1 19 New Orleans Saints Wayne Martin  DE Arkansas SWC
1 20 Denver Broncos Steve Atwaterdouble-dagger S Arkansas SWC from Cleveland
1 21 Los Angeles Rams Bill Hawkins  DE Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
1 22 Indianapolis Colts Andre Rison  WR Michigan State Big Ten from Philadelphia
1 23 Houston Oilers David Williams  T Florida SEC
1 24 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Ricketts  T Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A) from Minnesota
1 25 Miami Dolphins Louis Oliver  S Florida SEC from Chicago
1 26 Los Angeles Rams Cleveland Gary  RB Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A) from Buffalo
1 27 Atlanta Falcons Shawn Collins  WR Northern Arizona Big Sky from Cincinnati
1 28 San Francisco 49ers Keith DeLong  LB Tennessee SEC
2 29 Dallas Cowboys Steve Wisniewski  OG Penn State Ind. (I-A)
2 30 Detroit Lions John Ford  WR Virginia ACC
2 31 Cleveland Browns Lawyer Tillman  WR Auburn SEC from Green Bay
2 32 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Elkins  QB Wake Forest ACC
2 33 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Danny Peebles  WR NC State ACC
2 34 Pittsburgh Steelers Carnell Lake  S UCLA Pac-10
2 35 Cincinnati Bengals Eric Ball  RB UCLA Pac-10 from Atlanta
2 36 Chicago Bears John Roper  LB Texas A&M SWC from Miami
2 37 San Diego Chargers Courtney Hall  C Rice SWC
2 38 Atlanta Falcons Ralph Norwood  T LSU SEC
2 39 Dallas Cowboys Daryl Johnston  FB Syracuse Ind. (I-A) from Washington via L. A. Raiders
2 40 Phoenix Cardinals Walter Reeves  TE Auburn SEC
2 41 Denver Broncos Doug Widell  OG Boston College Ind. (I-A)
2 42 New York Jets Dennis Byrd  DE Tulsa Ind. (I-A)
2 43 New England Patriots Eric Coleman  CB Wyoming WAC
2 44 Seattle Seahawks Joe Tofflemire  C Arizona Pac-10
2 45 Los Angeles Rams Frank Stams  LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
2 46 New Orleans Saints Robert Massey  CB North Carolina Central CIAA
2 47 Denver Broncos Warren Powers  DE Maryland ACC
2 48 Los Angeles Rams Brian Smith  LB Auburn SEC
2 49 Philadelphia Eagles Jessie Small  LB Eastern Kentucky OVC
2 50 Houston Oilers Scott Kozak  LB Oregon Pac-10
2 51 San Diego Chargers Billy Joe Tolliver  QB Texas Tech SWC
2 52 Minnesota Vikings David Braxton  LB Wake Forest ACC
2 53 Los Angeles Rams Darryl Henley  CB UCLA Pac-10 from Buffalo
2 54 Chicago Bears Dave Zawatson  OG California Pac-10
2 55 Cincinnati Bengals Fred Childress  OG Arkansas SWC
2 56 San Francisco 49ers Wesley Walls  TE Ole Miss SEC
3 57 Dallas Cowboys Mark Stepnoski  C Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
3 58 Green Bay Packers Mark Brock  DE Oregon Pac-10
3 59 Detroit Lions Mike Utley  OG Washington State Pac-10
3 60 Kansas City Chiefs Naz Worthen  WR NC State ACC
3 61 Pittsburgh Steelers Derek Hill  WR Arizona Pac-10
3 62 Atlanta Falcons Keith Jones  RB Illinois Big Ten
3 63 New England Patriots Marv Cook  TE Iowa Big Ten
3 64 New York Giants Bob Kratch  OG Iowa Big Ten
3 65 Chicago Bears Jerry Fontenot  OG Texas A&M SWC
3 66 Washington Redskins Tracy Rocker  DT Auburn SEC
3 67 Phoenix Cardinals Mike Zandofsky  OG Washington Pac-10
3 68 Dallas Cowboys Rhondy Weston  DE Florida SEC
3 69 Denver Broncos Darrell Hamilton  T North Carolina ACC
3 70 New York Jets Joe Mott  LB Iowa Big Ten
3 71 Seattle Seahawks Elroy Harris  RB Eastern Kentucky OVC
3 72 Indianapolis Colts Mitchell Benson  DT TCU SWC
3 73 New England Patriots Chris Gannon  DE Southwestern Louisiana Ind. (I-A)
3 74 Green Bay Packers Anthony Dilweg  QB Duke ACC
3 75 Los Angeles Rams Kevin Robbins  T Michigan State Big Ten
3 76 Philadelphia Eagles Robert Drummond  RB Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
3 77 Houston Oilers Bubba McDowell  S Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
3 78 New York Giants Greg Jackson  S LSU SEC
3 79 New Orleans Saints Kim Phillips  CB North Texas Southland
3 80 Minnesota Vikings John Hunter  T BYU WAC
3 81 Philadelphia Eagles Britt Hager  LB Texas SWC
3 82 Buffalo Bills Don Beebe  WR Chadron State Ind. (NAIA)
3 83 Cincinnati Bengals Erik Wilhelm  QB Oregon State Pac-10
3 84 San Francisco 49ers Keith Henderson  RB Georgia SEC
4 85 Dallas Cowboys Tony Tolbert  DE UTEP WAC
4 86 Detroit Lions Ray Crockett  CB Baylor SWC
4 87 Green Bay Packers Jeff Graham  QB Long Beach State Big West
4 88 Kansas City Chiefs Stan Petry  DB TCU SWC
4 89 Cincinnati Bengals Owens, KerryKerry Owens  LB Arkansas SWC
4 90 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony Florence  DB Bethune–Cookman MEAC
4 91 Pittsburgh Steelers Jerrol Williams  LB Purdue Big Ten
4 92 Miami Dolphins Holmes, DavidDavid Holmes  DB Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
4 93 New York Giants Lewis Tillman  RB Jackson State SWAC
4 94 Phoenix Cardinals Jim Wahler  DT UCLA Pac-10
4 95 Chicago Bears Markus Paul  DB Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
4 96 New England Patriots Maurice Hurst  CB Southern SWAC
4 97 Denver Broncos Jake McCullough  DE Clemson ACC
4 98 New York Jets Ron Stallworth  DE Auburn SEC
4 99 Indianapolis Colts Pat Tomberlin  OG Florida State Ind. (I-A)
4 100 New England Patriots Michael Timpson  WR Penn State Ind. (I-A)
4 101 Seattle Seahawks Travis McNeal  TE Chattanooga SoCon
4 102 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Carlson  QB Weber State Big Sky
4 103 Seattle Seahawks Henry, JamesJames Henry  DB Southern Miss Ind. (I-A)
4 104 Houston Oilers Rod Harris  WR Texas A&M SWC
4 105 New York Giants Brad Henke  DT Arizona Pac-10
4 106 New Orleans Saints Michael Mayes  DB LSU SEC
4 107 Cleveland Browns Andrew Stewart  DE Cincinnati Ind. (I-A)
4 108 Minnesota Vikings Darryl Ingram  TE California Pac-10
4 109 Buffalo Bills Kolesar, JohnJohn Kolesar  WR Michigan Big Ten
4 110 Washington Redskins Erik Affholter  WR USC Pac-10
4 111 Cincinnati Bengals Woods, RobRob Woods  T Arizona Pac-10
4 112 San Francisco 49ers Mike Barber  WR Marshall SoCon
5 113 Dallas Cowboys Keith Jennings  TE Clemson ACC
5 114 Cleveland Browns Kyle Kramer  DB Bowling Green State MAC
5 115 Detroit Lions Lawrence Pete  DT Nebraska Big Eight
5 116 Cleveland Browns Vernon Jones  WR Maryland ACC
5 117 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jamie Lawson  RB Nicholls State Ind. (I-AA)
5 118 Pittsburgh Steelers David Arnold  DB Michigan Big Ten
5 119 Dallas Cowboys Willis Crockett  LB Georgia Tech ACC
5 120 San Diego Chargers Elliot Smith  DB Alcorn State SWAC
5 121 Miami Dolphins Jeff Uhlenhake  C Ohio State Big Ten
5 122 San Francisco 49ers Johnnie Jackson  CB Houston SWC
5 123 San Francisco 49ers Richard Tardits  LB Georgia SEC
5 124 Green Bay Packers Jeff Query  WR Millikin CCIW
5 125 Dallas Cowboys Jeff Roth  DT Florida SEC
5 126 New York Jets Tony Martin  WR Mesa State RMAC
5 127 Green Bay Packers Vince Workman  WR Ohio State Big Ten
5 128 Phoenix Cardinals Edeen, DavidDavid Edeen  DE Wyoming WAC
5 129 Washington Redskins Smiley, TimTim Smiley  DB Arkansas State Ind. (I-AA)
5 130 Chicago Bears Mark Green  RB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
5 131 Houston Oilers Glenn Montgomery  DT Houston SWC
5 132 New York Giants Dave Meggett  RB Towson Ind. (I-AA)
5 133 New Orleans Saints Kevin Haverdink  T Western Michigan MAC
5 134 Denver Broncos Darren Carrington  S Northern Arizona Big Sky
5 135 Los Angeles Rams Alfred Jackson  WR San Diego State WAC
5 136 Chicago Bears Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert  LB Alabama SEC
5 137 Buffalo Bills Andrews, MichaelMichael Andrews  DB Alcorn State SWAC
5 138 Cincinnati Bengals Natu Tuatagaloa  DT California Pac-10
5 139 Washington Redskins Lybrant Robinson  DE Delaware State MEAC
6 140 Los Angeles Raiders Jeff Francis  QB Tennessee SEC
6 141 Detroit Lions Rodney Peete  QB USC Pac-10
6 142 Green Bay Packers Chris Jacke  K UTEP WAC
6 143 Kansas City Chiefs Robb Thomas  WR Oregon State Pac-10
6 144 Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Stock  WR VMI SoCon
6 145 Atlanta Falcons Troy Sadowski  TE Georgia SEC
6 146 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chris Mohr  P Alabama SEC
6 147 Miami Dolphins Wes Pritchett  LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
6 148 Los Angeles Rams Thom Kaumeyer  DB Oregon Pac-10
6 149 Washington Redskins A. J. Johnson  CB Southwest Texas State Southland
6 150 Phoenix Cardinals Jay Taylor  DB San Jose State Big West
6 151 New York Jets Marvin Washington  DE Idaho Big Sky
6 152 Denver Broncos Stafford, AnthonyAnthony Stafford  WR Oklahoma Big Eight
6 153 New York Jets Titus Dixon  WR Troy State Gulf South
6 154 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Little, DerrickDerrick Little  LB South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
6 155 Indianapolis Colts Quintus McDonald  LB Penn State Ind. (I-A)
6 156 Los Angeles Raiders Doug Lloyd  RB North Dakota State NCC
6 157 Houston Oilers Bo Orlando  DB West Virginia Ind. (I-A)
6 158 New York Giants Howard Cross  TE Alabama SEC
6 159 New Orleans Saints Floyd Turner  WR Northwestern State Southland
6 160 Cleveland Browns Wilkerson, GaryGary Wilkerson  DB Penn State Ind. (I-A)
6 161 Los Angeles Rams Mark Messner  LB Michigan Big Ten
6 162 Philadelphia Eagles Heath Sherman  RB Texas A&M–Kingsville LSC
6 163 Minnesota Vikings Jeff Mickel  T Eastern Washington Big Sky
6 164 Buffalo Bills Sean Doctor  TE Marshall SoCon
6 165 New England Patriots Mitchell, EricEric Mitchell  RB Oklahoma Big Eight
6 166 Cincinnati Bengals Craig Taylor  RB West Virginia Ind. (I-A)
6 167 San Francisco 49ers Steve Hendrickson  LB California Pac-10

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
168 Dallas Cowboys Kevin Peterson Linebacker Northwestern
169 Green Bay Packers Mark Hall Defensive end Southwestern Louisiana
170 Detroit Lions Jerry Woods Defensive back Northern Michigan
171 Kansas City Chiefs Ron Sancho Linebacker LSU
172 Atlanta Falcons Undra Johnson Running back West Virginia
173 Buffalo Bills Brian Jordan Defensive back Richmond
174 Pittsburgh Steelers David "D.J." Johnson Defensive back Kentucky
175 New York Giants Dave Popp Tackle Eastern Illinois
176 Miami Dolphins Jim Zdelar Tackle Youngstown State
177 Phoenix Cardinals Rickey Royal Defensive back Sam Houston State
178 New England Patriots Eric Lindstrom Linebacker Boston College
179 Washington Redskins Kevin Hendrix Linebacker South Carolina
180 Denver Broncos Melvin Bratton Running back Miami (FL)
181 New York Jets Stevon Moore Defensive back Ole Miss
182 Indianapolis Colts Ivy Joe Hunter Running back Kentucky
183 San Diego Chargers Marion Butts Running back Florida State
184 Seattle Seahawks Mike Nettles Defensive Back Memphis State
185 Indianapolis Colts Charles Washington Defensive back Cameron
186 New Orleans Saints David Griggs Linebacker Virginia
187 Cleveland Browns Mike Graybill Tackle Boston University
188 Los Angeles Rams George Bethune Linebacker Alabama
189 Chicago Bears Richard Brothers Defensive back Arkansas
190 Houston Oilers Tracy Rogers Linebacker Fresno State
191 Minnesota Vikings Benji Roland Defensive tackle Auburn
192 Chicago Bears Brent Snyder Quarterback Utah State
193 Buffalo Bills Chris Hale Defensive back Southern Cal
194 Cincinnati Bengals Kendal Smith Wide receiver Utah State
195 San Diego Chargers Terrence Jones Quarterback Tulane

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196 Dallas Cowboys Charvez Foger Running back Nevada
197 Detroit Lions Chris Parker Defensive tackle West Virginia
198 Green Bay Packers Thomas King Defensive back Southwestern Louisiana
199 Kansas City Chiefs Bryan Tobey Running back Grambling State
200 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carl Bax Guard Missouri
201 Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Asbeck Defensive tackle Cincinnati
202 Atlanta Falcons Paul Singer Quarterback Western Illinois
203 Miami Dolphins Pete Stoyanovich Kicker Indiana
204 San Diego Chargers Dana Brinson Wide receiver Nebraska
205 Los Angeles Raiders Derrick Gainer Running back Florida A&M
206 Green Bay Packers Brian Shulman Punter Auburn
207 Phoenix Cardinals John Burch Running back Tennessee-Martin
208 Denver Broncos Paul Green Tight end Southern Cal
209 New York Jets Anthony Brown Running back West Virginia
210 New England Patriots Rodney Rice Defensive back BYU
211 Seattle Seahawks Marlin Williams Defensive end Western Illinois
212 Indianapolis Colts Kurt Larson Linebacker Michigan State
213 New Orleans Saints Fred Hadley Wide receiver Mississippi State
214 Cleveland Browns Rick Aeilts Tight end Southeast Missouri State
215 Los Angeles Rams Warren Wheat Tackle BYU
216 Chicago Bears Tony Woods Defensive tackle Oklahoma
217 Houston Oilers Alvoid Mays Defensive back West Virginia
218 New York Giants Myron Guyton Defensive back Eastern Kentucky
219 Minnesota Vikings Alex Stewart Defensive end Fullerton State
220 Kansas City Chiefs Todd McNair Running back Temple
221 Chicago Bears Chris Dyko Tackle Washington State
222 Cincinnati Bengals Chris Chenault Linebacker Kentucky
223 New England Patriots Tony Zackery Defensive back Washington
0 Buffalo Bills (supplemental draft) Brett Young Defensive back Oregon

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
224 Dallas Cowboys Tim Jackson Defensive back Nebraska
225 Green Bay Packers Scott Kirby Tackle Arizona State
226 Detroit Lions Derek MacCready Defensive end Ohio State
227 Kansas City Chiefs Jack Phillips Defensive back Alcorn State
228 Pittsburgh Steelers A. J. Jenkins Defensive end Fullerton State
229 Atlanta Falcons Chris Dunn Linebacker Cal Poly
230 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Patrick Egu Running back Nevada
231 San Diego Chargers Pat Davis Tight end Syracuse
232 Miami Dolphins Dana Batiste Linebacker Texas A&M
233 Washington Redskins Charles Darrington Tight end Kentucky
234 Phoenix Cardinals Kendall Trainor Kicker Arkansas
235 Los Angeles Raiders Gary Gooden Defensive back Indiana
236 Denver Broncos Monte Smith Guard North Dakota State
237 New York Jets Pat Marlatt Defensive tackle West Virginia
238 Seattle Seahawks David Franks Guard Connecticut
239 Indianapolis Colts William Mackall Wide receiver Tennessee-Martin
240 New England Patriots Darron Norris Running back Texas
241 Denver Broncos Wayne Williams Running back Florida
242 Los Angeles Rams Vernon Kirk Tight end Pittsburgh
243 Chicago Bears LaSalle Harper Linebacker Arkansas
244 Houston Oilers Bob Mrosko Tight end Penn State
245 New York Giants A.J. Greene Defensive back Wake Forest
246 New Orleans Saints Jerry Leggett Linebacker Fullerton State
247 New England Patriots Curtis Wilson Center Missouri
248 Chicago Bears Byron Sanders Running back Northwestern
249 Buffalo Bills Pat Rabold Defensive tackle Wyoming
250 Cincinnati Bengals Richard Stephens Tackle Tulsa
251 San Francisco 49ers Rudy Harmon Linebacker LSU

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
252 Dallas Cowboys Rod Carter Linebacker Miami (FL)
253 Detroit Lions Jason Phillips Wide receiver Houston
254 Green Bay Packers Ben Jessie Defensive back Southwest Texas State
255 Kansas City Chiefs Rob McGovern Linebacker Holy Cross
256 Cincinnati Bengals Cornell Holloway Defensive back Pittsburgh
257 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ty Granger Tackle Clemson
258 Pittsburgh Steelers Jerry Olsavsky Linebacker Pittsburgh
259 Miami Dolphins Deval Glover Wide receiver Syracuse
260 San Diego Chargers Ricky Andrews Linebacker Washington
261 Phoenix Cardinals Chris Becker Punter TCU
262 Los Angeles Raiders Charles Jackson Defensive tackle Jackson State
263 Washington Redskins Mark Schlereth Guard Idaho
264 Denver Broncos Anthony Butts Defensive tackle Mississippi State
265 New York Jets Adam Bob Linebacker Texas A&M
266 Indianapolis Colts Jim Thompson Tackle Auburn
267 New England Patriots Emanuel McNeil Defensive tackle Tennessee-Martin
268 Seattle Seahawks Derrick Fenner Running back North Carolina
269 Los Angeles Rams Mike Williams Wide receiver Northeastern
270 Chicago Bears Todd Millikan Tight end Nebraska
271 Houston Oilers Tracy Johnson Running back Clemson
272 New York Giants Rodney Lowe Defensive end Mississippi
273 New Orleans Saints Joe Henderson Running back Iowa State
274 Cleveland Browns John Buddenberg Tackle Akron
275 Miami Dolphins Greg Ross Defensive tackle Memphis State
276 Buffalo Bills Carlo Cheattom Defensive back Auburn
277 Chicago Bears John Simpson Wide receiver Baylor
278 Cincinnati Bengals Bob Jean Quarterback New Hampshire
279 San Francisco 49ers Andy Sinclair Center Stanford

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
280 Dallas Cowboys Randy Shannon Linebacker Miami (FL)
281 Green Bay Packers Cedric Stallworth Defensive back Georgia Tech
282 Detroit Lions Keith Karpinski Linebacker Penn State
283 Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Turner Defensive back UCLA
284 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rod Mounts Guard Texas A&M
285 Pittsburgh Steelers Brian Slater Wide receiver Washington
286 Atlanta Falcons Greg Paterra Running back Slippery Rock
287 San Diego Chargers Victor Floyd Running back Florida State
288 Miami Dolphins Bert Weidner Defensive tackle Kent State
289 San Francisco 49ers Jim Bell Running back Boston College
290 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Willie Griffin Defensive end Nebraska
291 Phoenix Cardinals Jeffrey Hunter Defensive end Albany State
292 Denver Broncos Richard Shelton Defensive back Liberty
293 New York Jets Artie Holmes Defensive back Washington State
294 New England Patriots Tony Hinz Running back Harvard
295 Seattle Seahawks Mike Baum Defensive end Northwestern
296 Indianapolis Colts Wayne Johnson Quarterback Georgia
297 Chicago Bears Joe Nelms Defensive tackle Cal Poly
298 Houston Oilers Brian Smider Tackle West Virginia
299 New York Giants Jerome Rinehart Linebacker Tennessee-Martin
300 New Orleans Saints Calvin Nicholson Defensive back Oregon State
301 Cleveland Browns Dan Plocki Kicker Maryland
302 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Herb Duncan Wide receiver Northern Arizona
303 Minnesota Vikings Brad Baxter Running back Alabama State
304 Chicago Bears George Streeter Defensive back Notre Dame
305 Buffalo Bills Richard Harvey Linebacker Tulane
306 Cincinnati Bengals Dana Wells Defensive tackle Arizona
307 San Francisco 49ers Norm McGee Wide receiver North Dakota

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
308 Dallas Cowboys Scott Ankrom Wide receiver TCU
309 Detroit Lions James Cribbs Defensive end Memphis State
310 Green Bay Packers Stan Shiver Defensive back Florida State
311 Kansas City Chiefs Bill Jones Running back Southwest Texas State
312 Pittsburgh Steelers Carlton Haselrig Guard Pitt-Johnstown (never played college football, but was a standout wrestler)[11]
313 Atlanta Falcons Tony Bowick Defensive tackle Tennessee-Chattanooga
314 Indianapolis Colts William DuBose Running back South Carolina State
315 Miami Dolphins J. B. Brown Defensive back Maryland
316 Washington Redskins Jimmie Johnson Tight end Howard
317 Washington Redskins Joe Mickles Running back Ole Miss
318 Phoenix Cardinals Todd Nelson Guard Wisconsin
319 San Francisco 49ers Antonio Goss Linebacker North Carolina
320 Denver Broncos John Javis Wide receiver Howard
321 New York Jets Willie Snead III Wide receiver Florida
322 Seattle Seahawks R. J. Kors Defensive back Long Beach State
323 Indianapolis Colts Steve Taylor Quarterback Nebraska
324 New England Patriots Aaron Chubb Linebacker Georgia
325 Houston Oilers Chuck Hartlieb Quarterback Iowa
326 New York Giants Eric Smith Defensive End Miami (FL)
327 New Orleans Saints Mike Cadore Wide receiver Eastern Kentucky
328 Cleveland Browns Marlon Brown Linebacker Memphis State
329 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Terry Young Defensive back Georgia Southern
330 Chicago Bears Freddy Weygand Wide receiver Auburn
331 Minnesota Vikings Shawn Woodson Linebacker James Madison
332 Buffalo Bills Derrell Marshall Tackle Southern Cal
333 Chicago Bears Anthony Phillips Guard Oklahoma
334 Cincinnati Bengals Scott Jones Tackle Washington
335[notes 1] Minnesota Vikings Everett Ross Wide receiver Ohio State
0 Dallas Cowboys (supplemental draft) Mike Lowman Running back Coffeyville J.C.
0 Dallas Cowboys Brian Owusu Defensive Back Fullerton State
= Pro Bowler[notes 2] = Hall of Famer

Supplemental draft

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 Dallas Cowboys Steve Walsh  QB Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
1 Phoenix Cardinals Timm Rosenbach  QB Washington State Pac-10
1 Denver Broncos Bobby Humphrey  WR Alabama SEC

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2004[14]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2006[15]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2009 (posthumous)[16]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2011[17]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2020

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[notes 2]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Buffalo Bills Charlie Baumann  K West Virginia Ind. (I-A)
Buffalo Bills Matt Jaworski  LB Colgate Colonial League
Chicago Bears Steve Hyche  LB West Alabama Gulf South
Chicago Bears Garrett Limbrick  RB Oklahoma State Big Eight
Chicago Bears Tom Waddle  WR Boston College Ind. (I-A)
Cincinnati Bengals Ken Moyer  OG Toledo MAC
Cincinnati Bengals Todd Philcox  QB Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
Dallas Cowboys John Duff  TE New Mexico WAC
Dallas Cowboys Darryl Ford  LB New Mexico State Big West
Dallas Cowboys Kenny Tippins  LB Middle Tennessee OVC
Denver Broncos David Treadwell  K Clemson ACC
Detroit Lions Bruce Alexander  DB Stephen F. Austin Southland
Detroit Lions James Dixon  WR Houston SWC
Houston Oilers Steve Avery  FB Northern Michigan GLIAC
Houston Oilers Erik Norgard  C Colorado Big Eight
Indianapolis Colts Anthony Parker  CB Arizona State Pac-10
Los Angeles Raiders Keith English  P Colorado Big Eight
Miami Dolphins Andre Brown  WR Miami Ind. (I-A)
Pittsburgh Steelers Tracy Simien  LB TCU SWC
New England Patriots Glenn Antrum  WR UConn Yankee
New England Patriots Terrence Cooks  LB Nicholls State Ind. (I-AA)
New England Patriots Peter Shorts  DT Illinois State Gateway
New Orleans Saints Paul Frazier  RB Northwestern State Southland
New Orleans Saints Jason Garrett  QB Princeton Ivy
New York Giants Frank Miotke  WR Grand Valley State GLIAC
New York Giants Björn Nittmo  K Appalachian State SoCon
New York Jets Greg Werner  TE DePauw Ind. (Div. III)
Philadelphia Eagles Anthony Edwards  WR New Mexico Highlands Ind. (Div. II)
Philadelphia Eagles Steve Gabbard  T Florida State Ind. (I-A)
Phoenix Cardinals Kevin Lewis  DB Northwestern State Southland
Pittsburgh Steelers Terry O'Shea  TE California (PA) PSAC
San Diego Chargers Michael Brooks  DB NC State ACC
San Diego Chargers Wayne Walker  WR Texas Tech SWC
Seattle Seahawks Willie Bouyer  WR Michigan State Big Ten
Seattle Seahawks Rod Stephens  LB Georgia Tech ACC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Harvey  RB UTEP WAC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Alvin Mitchell  RB Auburn SEC
Washington Redskins Carl Harry  WR Utah WAC


  1. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  2. ^ a b Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.


  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". FootballGeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  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. ^ "Timeline Detail | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site". profootballhof.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  4. ^ "Draft Timeline - Football History | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site". profootballhof.com. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  5. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald (1990-02-16). "N.F.L. Set To Allow Juniors In Draft". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  6. ^ Steinberg, Leigh. "Behind The Scenes At Five Decades Of The NFL Draft". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  7. ^ a b Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
  8. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  9. ^ Barry Sanders was the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner "54th Heisman Trophy winner". Heisman.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  10. ^ No relation to Deion.
  11. ^ Mihoces, Gary (April 20, 2005). "NFL seeks best players on the court or mat". USA Today. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  12. ^ "Rosenbach expects to be top NFL pick". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). news service reports. July 7, 1989. p. 2C.
  13. ^ "Cards nab Rosenbach; Walsh to Dallas". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. July 8, 1989. p. 2C.
  14. ^ "Hall of Famers by Year of Induction: Class of 2004". Pro Football Hall of Fame website. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  15. ^ "Hall of Famers by Year of Induction: Class of 2006". Pro Football Hall of Fame website. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  16. ^ "Hall of Famers by Year of Induction: Class of 2009". Pro Football Hall of Fame website. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  17. ^ "Deion Sanders | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site". profootballhof.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.