1974 NFL Draft

1974 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) January 29–30, 1974
Time 10:00am EST
Location Americana Hotel
in New York City, NY
TV coverage (US) no television coverage
442 total selections  in 17 rounds
First selection Ed "Too Tall" Jones, DE
Dallas Cowboys
Last selection Ken Dickerson, DB
Miami Dolphins
Most selections (25) Baltimore Colts
Fewest selections (10) Houston Oilers
Hall of Famers 5

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

Many experts consider the 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers to have had the best draft in NFL history (or even pro-sports history), as they selected four players later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth, and Mike Webster). The closest any other team has come to this success in a draft is the Dallas Cowboys' 1964 draft, when three Hall of Famers were taken.

The Houston Oilers had the first pick in the 1974 draft based on their one-win record in 1973, but they traded the first overall pick—as well as the first pick of the third round, #53 overall—to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for defensive end Tody Smith and wide receiver Billy Parks.[4] Dallas used the two picks to select two future Pro Bowlers, defensive end Ed "Too Tall" Jones and quarterback Danny White.

This was the last draft until the 1984 draft to not have any quarterbacks taken in the first round.

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [5] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Dallas Cowboys (From Houston Oilers)Ed "Too Tall" JonesDefensive EndTennessee State
2San Diego ChargersBo MatthewsRunning BackColorado
3New York GiantsJohn HicksGuardOhio State
4Chicago BearsWaymond BryantLinebackerTennessee State
5Baltimore ColtsJohn DuttonDefensive EndNebraska
6New York JetsCarl BarzilauskasDefensive TackleIndiana
7St. Louis CardinalsJ. V. CainTight EndColorado
8Detroit Lions (From New Orleans Saints)Ed O'NeilLinebackerPenn State
9San Francisco 49ers (From New England Patriots)Wilbur JacksonRunning BackAlabama
10San Francisco 49ersBill SandiferDefensive TackleUCLA
11Los Angeles Rams (From Philadelphia Eagles)John Cappelletti [6] Running BackPenn State
12Green Bay PackersBarty SmithRunning BackRichmond
13New Orleans Saints (From Detroit Lions)Rick MiddletonLinebackerOhio State
14Denver BroncosRandy GradisharLinebackerOhio State
15San Diego Chargers (From Cleveland Browns)Don GoodeLinebackerKansas
16Kansas City ChiefsWoody GreenRunning BackArizona State
17Minnesota Vikings (From Atlanta Falcons)Fred McNeillLinebackerUCLA
18Buffalo BillsReuben GantTight EndOklahoma State
19Oakland RaidersHenry LawrenceDefensive TackleFlorida A&M
20Chicago Bears (From Washington Redskins via Los Angeles Rams)Dave GallagherDefensive EndMichigan
21Pittsburgh SteelersLynn SwannWide ReceiverUSC
22Dallas CowboysCharley YoungRunning BackNorth Carolina State
23Cincinnati BengalsBill KollarDefensive TackleMontana State
24Baltimore Colts (From Los Angeles Rams)Roger CarrWide ReceiverLouisiana Tech
25Minnesota Vikings Steve Riley Defensive TackleUSC
26Miami Dolphins Donald Reese Defensive EndJackson State

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
27Buffalo BillsDoug AllenLinebackerPenn State
28New York GiantsTom MullenGuardSW Missouri State
29Minnesota VikingsJohn HollandWide receiverTennessee State
30New England PatriotsSteve CorbettGuardBoston College
31New York JetsGordon BrowneTackleBoston College
32Baltimore ColtsFred CookDefensive endSouthern Mississippi
33St. Louis CardinalsGreg KindleTackleTennessee State
34New England PatriotsSteve NelsonLinebackerNorth Dakota State
35San Francisco 49ersKeith FahnhorstTight endMinnesota
36New Orleans SaintsPaul SealTight endMichigan
37Baltimore ColtsEd ShuttlesworthRunning backMichigan
38Miami DolphinsAndre TillmanTight endTexas Tech
39Detroit LionsBilly HowardDefensive tackleAlcorn A&M
40Cleveland BrownsBilly CorbettTackleJohnson C. Smith
41Kansas City ChiefsCharlie GettyTacklePenn State
42Denver BroncosCarl WaferDefensive tackleTennessee State
43San Diego ChargersMark MarkovichCenterPenn State
44Atlanta FalconsGerald TinkerWide receiverKent State
45Oakland RaidersDave CasperTight endNotre Dame
46Pittsburgh Steelers Jack Lambert LinebackerKent State
47Miami DolphinsBenny MaloneRunning backArizona State
48Cincinnati BengalsCharlie DavisRunning backColorado
49San Francisco 49ersDelvin WilliamsRunning backKansas
50Los Angeles RamsBill SimpsonDefensive backMichigan State
51Minnesota VikingsMatt BlairLinebackerIowa State
52Miami DolphinsJeris WhiteDefensive backHawaii

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
53Dallas CowboysDanny WhiteQuarterbackArizona State
54Chicago BearsWayne WheelerWide receiverAlabama
55New York GiantsRick DvorakDefensive endWichita State
56Chicago BearsGreg HortonGuardColorado
57Baltimore ColtsGlenn RobinsonLinebackerOklahoma State
58New York JetsGodwin TurkLinebackerSouthern
59San Diego ChargersBill RudderRunning backTennessee
60St. Louis CardinalsSteve GeorgeDefensive tackleHouston
61Cincinnati BengalsDave LaphamGuardSyracuse
62Chicago BearsCliff TaylorRunning backMemphis State
63Philadelphia EaglesMitch SuttonDefensive tackleKansas
64Minnesota VikingsSteve CraigTight endNorthwestern
65Detroit LionsDexter BusseyRunning backTexas-Arlington
66Kansas City ChiefsDavid JaynesQuarterbackKansas
67Baltimore ColtsRobert PrattGuardNorth Carolina
68Denver BroncosClaudie MinorTackleSan Diego State
69Atlanta FalconsKim McQuilkenQuarterbackLehigh
70Buffalo BillsGary MarangiQuarterbackBoston College
71Atlanta FalconsMaurice SpencerDefensive backNorth Carolina Central
72Dallas CowboysCal PetersonLinebackerUCLA
73Cincinnati BengalsEvan JolitzLinebackerCincinnati
74New York JetsRoscoe WordDefensive backJackson State
75Oakland RaidersMark van EeghenRunning backColgate
76Los Angeles RamsAl OliverTackleUCLA
77Minnesota VikingsScott AndersonCenterMissouri
78Miami DolphinsNat MooreWide receiverFlorida

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
79Houston OilersSteve ManstedtLinebackerNebraska
80New York GiantsCarl SummerellQuarterbackEast Carolina
81San Diego ChargersHarrison DavisWide receiverVirginia
82Pittsburgh SteelersJohn StallworthWide receiverAlabama A&M
83San Francisco 49ersClint HaslerigWide receiverMichigan
84Baltimore ColtsTony BellDefensive backBowling Green
85St. Louis CardinalsDurwood KeetonDefensive backOklahoma
86Minnesota VikingsMike TownsendDefensive backNotre Dame
87Cincinnati BengalsMike BorylaQuarterbackStanford
88New Orleans SaintsRod McNeillRunning backUSC
89Philadelphia EaglesFrank LeMasterLinebackerKentucky
90San Francisco 49ersSammy JohnsonRunning backNorth Carolina
91St. Louis CardinalsIke HarrisWide receiverIowa State
92Denver BroncosOzell CollieDefensive backColorado
93Oakland RaidersMorris BradshawWide receiverOhio State
94Kansas City ChiefsMatt HerkenhoffTackleMinnesota
95Buffalo BillsCarlester CrumplerRunning backEast Carolina
96Atlanta FalconsVince KendrickRunning backFlorida
97Dallas CowboysKen HutchersonLinebackerLivingston (Ala)
98Cincinnati BengalsDaryl WhiteGuardNebraska
99Los Angeles RamsNorris WeeseQuarterbackMississippi
100Pittsburgh SteelersJimmy AllenDefensive backUCLA
101Dallas CowboysAndy AdradeRunning backNorthern Michigan
102Los Angeles RamsFrank JohnsonTackleCalifornia-Riverside
103Cincinnati BengalsRichard WilliamsWide receiverAbilene Christian
104Miami DolphinsBill StevensonDefensive tackleDrake

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
105San Diego ChargersJohn TeerlinckDefensive tackleWestern Illinois
106Buffalo BillsGary HaymanWide receiverPenn State
107New York GiantsDon CluneWide receiverPennsylvania
108Philadelphia EaglesJim CagleDefensive tackleGeorgia
109Atlanta FalconsHenry ChildsTight endKansas State
110New York JetsGary BaccusLinebackerOklahoma
111St. Louis CardinalsSteve NeilsLinebackerMinnesota
112New England PatriotsAndy JohnsonRunning backGeorgia
113New Orleans SaintsJoel ParkerWide receiverFlorida
114Cincinnati BengalsHaskel StanbackRunning backTennessee
115Philadelphia EaglesKeith KrepfleTight endIowa State
116Green Bay PackersSteve OdomWide receiverUtah
117Detroit LionsCarl CapriaDefensive backPurdue
118Cleveland BrownsMark IlgenfritzDefensive endVanderbilt
119New York GiantsClyde PowersDefensive backOklahoma
120Minnesota VikingsJim FergusonDefensive backStanford
121New Orleans SaintsTerry SchmidtDefensive backBall State
122Buffalo BillsTim GuyTackleOregon
123Oakland RaidersPete WesselDefensive backNorthwestern
124New England PatriotsCharles BattleDefensive endGrambling
125Pittsburgh SteelersMike WebsterCenterWisconsin
126Dallas CowboysJohn KelseyTackleMissouri
127Cincinnati BengalsRichard BishopDefensive tackleLouisville
128Atlanta FalconsMonroe EleyRunning backArizona State
129Baltimore ColtsDoug NettlesDefensive backVanderbilt
130Miami DolphinsCleveland VannLinebackerOklahoma State

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131Kansas City ChiefsJay WashingtonRunning backClemson
132New York GiantsJim PietrzakTackleEastern Michigan
133San Diego ChargersJesse FreitasQuarterbackSan Diego State
134Green Bay Packers Don Woods Running backNew Mexico
135New York JetsBill WymanCenterTexas
136Miami DolphinsRandy CrowderDefensive endPenn State
137New York JetsWayne JonesRunning backMississippi State
138San Francisco 49ersMike RainesDefensive tackleAlabama
139Detroit LionsWillie BurdenRunning backNorth Carolina State
140Baltimore ColtsDanny RhodesLinebackerArkansas
141New England PatriotsChuck RamseyKickerWake Forest
142Green Bay PackersKen PayneWide receiverLangston
143Detroit LionsJim DavisGuardAlcorn A&M
144Washington RedskinsJon KeyworthTight endColorado
145Denver BroncosJohn WinesberryWide receiverStanford
146Cleveland BrownsBilly PritchettRunning backWest Texas State
147Atlanta FalconsDoyle OrangeRunning backSouthern Mississippi
148Oakland RaidersJames McAlisterRunning backUCLA
149Pittsburgh SteelersJim WolfDefensive endPrairie View A&M
150Pittsburgh SteelersRick DruschelGuardNorth Carolina State
151Dallas CowboysJim BrightDefensive backUCLA
152Cincinnati BengalsRobin SinclairDefensive backWashington State
153Cincinnati BengalsBill BryantDefensive backGrambling
154Houston OilersBooker BrownGuardUSC
155Minnesota VikingsMark KellarRunning backNorthern Illinois
156Miami DolphinsBob WolfeTackleNebraska

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
157Houston OilersLeonard FairleyDefensive backAlcorn A&M
158Los Angeles RamsJohn HarveyRunning backTexas-Arlington
159New York GiantsMarty WoolbrightTight endSouth Carolina
160Chicago BearsJack EttingerWide receiverArkansas
161Baltimore ColtsNoah JacksonGuardTampa
162New York JetsBurney VeazeyTight endMississippi
163Cleveland BrownsBob HerrickWide receiverPurdue
164Miami DolphinsCarl SwiercWide receiverRice
165Pittsburgh SteelersAllen SitterleTackleNorth Carolina State
166San Francisco 49ersKermit Johnson Running backUCLA
167Philadelphia EaglesWillie CullarsDefensive endKansas State
168Green Bay PackersBart PurvisTackleMaryland
169Detroit LionsEfren HerreraKickerUCLA
170Baltimore ColtsDan DickelLinebackerIowa
171Cleveland BrownsGerry SullivanTackleIllinois
172Kansas City ChiefsLeroy HeggeDefensive endSouthern S.D.
173Atlanta FalconsJim CoodeTackleMichigan
174Baltimore ColtsFreddie ScottWide receiverAmherst
175Oakland RaidersRod GarciaKickerStanford
176Dallas CowboysRaymond NesterLinebackerMichigan State
177Cincinnati BengalsKen SawyerDefensive backSyracuse
178New England PatriotsMaury DamkrogerLinebackerNebraska
179Pittsburgh SteelersScott GarskeTight endEastern Washington
180Washington RedskinsMike VartyLinebackerNorthwestern
181Minnesota VikingsFred TabronRunning backSW Missouri State
182Miami DolphinsJoe SullivanGuardBoston College

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183Houston OilersMike McCoyDefensive backWestern Kentucky
184New York GiantsEzil BibbsDefensive endGrambling
185San Diego ChargersTom ForrestGuardCincinnati
186Chicago BearsAlan ChadwickQuarterbackEast Tennessee State
187New York JetsGreg GanttKickerAlabama
188Baltimore ColtsGreg LattaTight endMorgan State
189St. Louis CardinalsSergio AlbertKickerU.S. International
190Chicago BearsKen GrandberryRunning backWashington State
191San Francisco 49ersJim SchnietzGuardMissouri
192New York JetsLarry LightfootRunning backLivingston (Ala)
193Philadelphia EaglesRobert WoodsLinebackerHoward Payne
194Green Bay PackersMonte DorisLinebackerUSC
195Detroit LionsMike DenimarckLinebackerEmporia State
196Washington RedskinsDarwin RobinsonRunning backDakota State
197New York JetsRon RydalchDefensive tackleUtah
198Baltimore ColtsPaul MilesRunning backBowling Green
199Cleveland BrownsEddie BrownDefensive backTennessee
200Green Bay PackersNed GuilletDefensive backBoston College
201New Orleans SaintsAlvin MaxsonRunning backSouthern Methodist
202Cincinnati BengalsJohn McDanielWide receiverLincoln
203Buffalo BillsGreg HareQuarterbackOhio State
204Pittsburgh SteelersMark GefertLinebackerPurdue
205Dallas CowboysMike HoltDefensive backMichigan State
206San Diego ChargersBon BoatwrightTackleOklahoma State
207Minnesota VikingsBerl SimmonsKickerTexas Christian
208Miami DolphinsMelvin BakerWide receiverTexas Southern

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
209New England PatriotsEd McCartneyLinebackerNortheast Oklahoma
210San Diego ChargersDanny ColbertDefensive backTulsa
211New York GiantsJim RathjeRunning backNorthern Michigan
212Miami DolphinsTom WickertGuardWashington State
213Los Angeles RamsDon HuttWide receiverBoise State
214New York JetsRobert BurnsRunning backGeorgia
215St. Louis CardinalsReggie HarrisonRunning backCincinnati
216San Francisco 49ersManfred MooreRunning backUSC
217New Orleans SaintsPhil La PortaTacklePenn State
218Washington RedskinsMark SensDefensive endColorado
219Philadelphia EaglesMark SheridanWide receiverHoly Cross
220Green Bay PackersHarold HoltonGuardTexas-El Paso
221Los Angeles RamsDerek WilliamsDefensive backCalifornia-Riverside
222Kansas City ChiefsJim JenningsRunning backRutgers
223Pittsburgh SteelersTommy ReamonRunning backMissouri
224Cleveland BrownsDan ScottGuardOhio State
225Atlanta FalconsLarry BaileyDefensive tacklePacific
226Buffalo BillsBrian DohertyPunterNotre Dame
227Oakland RaidersKenith PopeDefensive backOklahoma
228Washington RedskinsMike FlaterKickerColorado School of Mines
229Pittsburgh SteelersCharlie DavisTackleTexas Christian
230Dallas CowboysBill DulinTackleJohnson C. Smith
231Cincinnati BengalsEdward JohnsonDefensive endSouthern Methodist
232Minnesota VikingsSam McCullumWide receiverMontana State
233Washington RedskinsJim KennedyTight endColorado State
234Miami DolphinsBob LallyLinebackerCornell

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
235New Orleans SaintsFrosty AndersonWide receiverNebraska
236New York GiantsRay RhodesWide receiverTulsa
237San Diego ChargersJohn KetchoyianLinebackerSanta Clara
238Cleveland BrownsMike PuestowWide receiverNorth Dakota State
239New York JetsSam BakerGuardGeorgia
240Baltimore ColtsBob Van DuyneGuardIdaho
241Buffalo BillsArt CameronTight endAlbany State
242New Orleans SaintsTommy ThibodeauxGuardTulane
243Pittsburgh SteelersJim KregelGuardOhio State
244San Francisco 49ersGlen GaspardLinebackerTexas
245Philadelphia EaglesPhil PolakRunning backBowling Green
246Green Bay PackersDoug TroszakDefensive tackleMichigan
247Detroit LionsDavid WooleyRunning backCentral State (OK)
248Denver BroncosCharlie JohnsonDefensive backSouthern
249Buffalo BillsDon CalhounRunning backKansas State
250Kansas City ChiefsTom CondonGuardBoston College
251St. Louis CardinalsGreg HartleLinebackerNewberry College
252Atlanta FalconsPaul RyczekCenterVirginia
253Oakland RaidersChris ArnoldDefensive backVirginia State
254Pittsburgh SteelersDave AtkinsonDefensive backBrigham Young
255Dallas CowboysDennis MorganRunning BackWestern Illinois
256Cincinnati BengalsChuck HerdTight endPenn State
257Baltimore ColtsGlenn EllisDefensive tackleElon College
258Washington RedskinsJohnny VannDefensive backSouth Dakota
259Minnesota VikingsBarry ReedRunning backPeru
260Miami DolphinsGary ValbuenaQuarterbackTennessee

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
261Houston OilersSteve TaylorCenterAuburn
262San Diego ChargersDave GrannellTight endArizona State
263New York GiantsBobby BrooksDefensive backBishop
264Chicago BearsNorm HodginsDefensive backLouisiana State
265Baltimore ColtsTim RudnickDefensive backNotre Dame
266New York JetsEugene BirdDefensive backSouthern Mississippi
267New York JetsWilliam BuckleyWide receiverMississippi State
268New England PatriotsArchie GibsonRunning backUtah State
269San Francisco 49ersGreg BattleDefensive backColorado State
270New Orleans SaintsKent MerrittWide receiverVirginia
271Philadelphia EaglesBill BrittainCenterKansas State
272Green Bay PackersEric TorkelsonRunning backConnecticut
273Detroit LionsT. C. BlairTight endTulsa
274Cleveland BrownsTom GoodenKickerHarding College
275Kansas City ChiefsBob ThornbladhRunning backMichigan
276Denver BroncosSteve BuchananRunning backHoly Cross
277Atlanta FalconsEddie WilsonWide receiverAlbany State
278Buffalo BillsRod KirbyLinebackerPittsburgh
279Oakland RaidersHarold HartRunning backTexas Southern
280Dallas CowboysHarvey McGeeWide receiverSouthern Mississippi
281Cincinnati BengalsEd KezirianTackleUCLA
282Washington RedskinsJoe MillerTackleVillanova
283Pittsburgh SteelersDickey MortonRunning backArkansas
284Los Angeles RamsRick HayesTackleWashington
285Minnesota VikingsDavid BooneDefensive endEastern Michigan
286Miami DolphinsGerry RobertsDefensive endUCLA

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
287Houston OilersRicky BrowneLinebackerFlorida
288New York GiantsJames SimsDefensive backUSC
289San Diego ChargersSam WilliamsDefensive backCalifornia
290Chicago BearsJeff SevyDefensive tackleCalifornia
291New York JetsJohn RiccaDefensive endDuke
292Baltimore ColtsDave SimonsonTackleMinnesota
293St. Louis CardinalsRoger WallaceWide receiverBowling Green
294San Francisco 49ersTom HullLinebackerPenn State
295New Orleans SaintsJim BuckmonDefensive endPittsburgh
296New England PatriotsEddie FosterTackleOklahoma
297Philadelphia EaglesArtimus ParkerDefensive backUSC
298Green Bay PackersRandy WalkerKickerN.W. Louisiana
299Detroit LionsMark WakefieldWide receiverTampa
300Kansas City ChiefsCarl BrownWide receiverWest Texas State
301Denver BroncosLarry CameronLinebackerAlcorn A&M
302Cleveland BrownsRon McNeilDefensive endNorth Carolina Central
303Buffalo BillsDave MeansDefensive endSoutheast Missouri State
304Atlanta FalconsVic KoegelLinebackerOhio State
305Oakland RaidersNoe GonzalezRunning backSouthwest Texas State
306Cincinnati BengalsRudy McClinonDefensive backXavier
307Baltimore ColtsBob BobrowskiQuarterbackPurdue
308Pittsburgh SteelersHugh LickissLinebackerSimpson
309Dallas CowboysKeith BoboQuarterbackSouthern Methodist
310Los Angeles RamsRoger FrebergGuardUCLA
311Minnesota VikingsRandy PoltlDefensive backStanford
312Miami DolphinsJim RevelsDefensive backFlorida

Round thirteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
313Houston OilersDan DixonGuardBoise State
314San Diego ChargersBrian VertefeuilleTackleIdaho State
315New York GiantsDennis ColvinTackleSouthwest Texas State
316Chicago BearsJoe BarnesQuarterbackTexas Tech
317Baltimore ColtsRandy HallDefensive backIdaho
318New York JetsJohn TateLinebackerJackson State
319St. Louis CardinalsJimmy PoulosRunning backGeorgia
320New Orleans SaintsMike TruaxLinebackerTulane
321New England PatriotsPhil BennettRunning backBoston College
322San Francisco 49ersTom OwenQuarterbackWichita State
323Philadelphia EaglesLars DitlevDefensive endSouth Dakota Tech
324Green Bay PackersEmmanuel ArmstrongLinebackerSan Jose State
325Detroit LionsFred RothwellCenterKansas State
326Denver BroncosJohn ClerkleyDefensive tackleFort Valley State
327Cleveland BrownsMike SeifertDefensive endWisconsin
328Kansas City ChiefsNorm RomagnoliLinebackerKentucky State
329Atlanta FalconsRalph PowellRunning backNebraska
330Oakland RaidersMike DenneryLinebackerSouthern Mississippi
331Buffalo BillsEd GatewoodLinebackerTennessee State
332Washington RedskinsStu O'DellLinebackerIndiana
333Pittsburgh SteelersFrank KolchQuarterbackEastern Michigan
334Dallas CowboysFred LimaKickerColorado
335Cincinnati BengalsTed JornovLinebackerIowa State
336Los Angeles RamsPete SolversonTackleDrake
337Minnesota VikingsGary KellerDefensive tackleUtah
338Miami DolphinsClayton HeathRunning backWake Forest

Round fourteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
339Buffalo BillsPhil LammDefensive backNorth Carolina
340New York GiantsMike HayesTackleVirginia State
341San Diego ChargersGreg BaileyDefensive backLong Beach State
342Chicago BearsPaul VellanoDefensive tackleMaryland
343New York JetsGreg FountainGuardMississippi State
344Baltimore ColtsEd CollinsWide receiverRice
345St. Louis CardinalsCharles SmithRunning backYankton
346New England PatriotsCecil BowensRunning backKentucky
347San Francisco 49ersWalt WilliamsonDefensive endMichigan
348New Orleans SaintsKent MarshallDefensive backTexas Christian
349Philadelphia EaglesDave SmithLinebackerOklahoma
350Green Bay PackersAndrew NelomsDefensive tackleKentucky State
351Detroit LionsDavid JonesDefensive backHoward Payne
352Cleveland BrownsBob HuntRunning backHeidelberg
353Kansas City ChiefsFrank PomaricoGuardNotre Dame
354Denver BroncosRich MarksDefensive backNorthern Illinois
355Buffalo BillsPhil GurbadaDefensive backMayville
356Atlanta FalconsJohn GivensGuardVillanova
357Oakland RaidersDon WillinghamRunning backWisconsin–Milwaukee
358Pittsburgh SteelersBruce HenleyDefensive backRice
359Dallas CowboysDoug RichardsDefensive backBrigham Young
360Cincinnati BengalsMike PhillipsTackleCornell
361Washington RedskinsDon Van GalderQuarterbackUtah
362Los Angeles RamsAnanias CarsonWide receiverLangston
363Minnesota VikingsAlan DixonRunning backHarding
364Miami DolphinsSam JohnsonLinebackerArizona State

Round fifteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
365Houston OilersBilly JohnsonWide receiverWidener
366San Diego ChargersCharles AnthonyLinebackerUSC
367New York GiantsLarry JonesWide receiverN.E. Missouri
368Chicago BearsOliver AlexanderTight endGrambling
369Baltimore ColtsPat KellyLinebackerRichmond
370New York JetsWillie BristerTight endSouthern
371St. Louis CardinalsVince AncellDefensive backArkansas State
372San Francisco 49ersLeonard GrayTight endLong Beach State
373New Orleans SaintsLarry CipaQuarterbackMichigan
374New England PatriotsSam HuntLinebackerStephen F. Austin
375Philadelphia EaglesSid BondTackleTexas Christian
376Green Bay PackersDave WannstedtTacklePittsburgh
377Detroit LionsJohn WellsGuardKansas State
378Kansas City ChiefsLem BurnhamLinebackerU.S. International
379Denver BroncosPeil PenningtonQuarterbackMassachusetts
380Cleveland BrownsRansom TerrellLinebackerArizona
381Atlanta FalconsWillie JonesWide receiverIowa State
382Buffalo BillsKen WilliamsLinebackerSouthwestern Louisiana
383Oakland RaidersGreg MathisDefensive backIdaho State
384Dallas CowboysBruce CraftTackleGeneva
385Cincinnati BengalsIsaac JacksonRunning backKansas State
386San Diego ChargersGreg MeczkaTight endBowling Green
387Pittsburgh SteelersLarry HuntDefensive tackleIowa State
388Los Angeles RamsBob ThomasKickerNotre Dame
389Minnesota VikingsKurt WachtlerDefensive tackleSt. John's
390Miami DolphinsLarry GatesDefensive backWestern Michigan
391New Orleans SaintsJim PolakCenterPurdue

Round sixteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
391Houston OilersMatthew WilliamsRunning backN.E. Louisiana
392New York GiantsBuddy BrownGuardAlabama
393San Diego ChargersNeal SkarinDefensive endArizona State
394Chicago BearsRandy GeistDefensive backColorado
395New York JetsClarence JacksonRunning backWestern Kentucky
396Baltimore ColtsDave MargavageTackleKentucky
397St. Louis CardinalsAlonzo EmeryRunning backArizona State
398New Orleans SaintsDon ColemanLinebackerMichigan
399New England PatriotsLucious SelmonDefensive tackleOklahoma
400San Francisco 49ersJack ConnersDefensive backOregon
401Philadelphia EaglesJim SmithLinebackerMonmouth
402Green Bay PackersMark CooneyLinebackerColorado
403Detroit LionsMyron WilsonDefensive backBowling Green
404Denver BroncosDarrell AustinTackleSouth Carolina
405Kansas City ChiefsBarry BeersGuardWilliam & Mary
406Buffalo BillsSanford QvaleTackleNorth Dakota State
407Cleveland BrownsPreston AndersonDefensive backRice
408Atlanta FalconsSylvester McGeeRunning backRhode Island
409Oakland RaidersDelario RobinsonWide receiverKansas
410Cincinnati BengalsDarryl BishopDefensive backKentucky
411Washington RedskinsNate AndersonRunning backEastern Illinois
412Pittsburgh SteelersOctavus MorganLinebackerIllinois
413Dallas CowboysGene KillianGuardTennessee
414Los Angeles RamsDave OttmarPunterStanford
415Minnesota VikingsJohn GoebelRunning backSt. Thomas
416Miami DolphinsJessie WolfDefensive tacklePrairie View A&M

Round seventeen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
417Houston OilersBill HedgeTackleNortheast Missouri
418San Diego ChargersCharles DeJurnettDefensive tackleSan Jose State
419New York GiantsSteve CrosbyRunning backFort Hays State
420Chicago BearsCraig HollandQuarterbackTexas-Arlington
421Baltimore ColtsTim BerraWide receiverMassachusetts
422New York JetsDoug LowreyGuardArkansas State
423St. Louis CardinalsJohn MoseleyDefensive backMissouri
424New England PatriotsGary HudsonDefensive backBoston College
425San Francisco 49ersLevi StanleyGuardHawaii
426New Orleans SaintsMarvin WilliamsWide receiverWestern Illinois
427Philadelphia EaglesCliff BrownRunning backNotre Dame
428Green Bay PackersRandy WoodfieldWide receiverPortland State
429Detroit LionsCollis TempleDefensive endLouisiana State
430Cleveland BrownsCarlton BuchananDefensive tackleSW Oklahoma State
431Kansas City ChiefsDavid LangnerDefensive backAuburn
432Denver BroncosBoyd BrownTight endAlcorn A&M
433Atlanta FalconsAl DavisGuardBoise State
434Buffalo BillsSal CasolaKickerCincinnati
435Oakland RaidersJames MorrisDefensive tackleMissouri Valley College
436Baltimore ColtsBuzzy LewisDefensive backFlorida State
437Pittsburgh SteelersLarry MooreDefensive endAngelo State
438Dallas CowboysLawrie SkolroodTackleNorth Dakota
439Cincinnati BengalsJim SmithRunning backNorth Carolina Central
440Los Angeles RamsWillie TownsendWide receiverNotre Dame
441Minnesota VikingsEarl GarrettDefensive backBoston State College
442 [7] Miami DolphinsKen DickersonDefensive backTuskegee
= Pro Bowler [5] = Hall of Famer

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[5]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Byas, RickRick Byas  CB Wayne State PAC
Baltimore Colts Troup, BillBill Troup  QB South Carolina Ind.
Dallas Cowboys Dennison, DougDoug Dennison  RB Kutztown PSAC
Dallas Cowboys Howard, RonRon Howard  TE Seattle University N/A Never played college football, was a basketball player[8]
Houston Oilers Coleman, RonnieRonnie Coleman  RB Alabama A&M SIAC
Houston Oilers Fisher, EdEd Fisher  G Arizona State WAC
Houston Oilers Jennings, DaveDave Jennings  P St. Lawrence N/A
Houston Oilers Whittington, C. L.C. L. Whittington  S Prairie View A&M SWAC
Kansas City Chiefs Miller, CleoCleo Miller  RB Arkansas-Pine Bluff Ind. (Div. II)
New England Patriots Sanders, DeacDeac Sanders  CB/S South Dakota NCC
New Orleans Saints Zanders, EmanuelEmanuel Zanders  G Jackson State SWAC
New York Giants Chandler, KarlKarl Chandler  G Princeton Ivy
New York Giants Kotar, DougDoug Kotar  RB Kentucky SEC
New York Jets Leahy, PatPat Leahy  K Saint Louis N/A
New York Jets Piccone, LouLou Piccone  WR West Liberty N/A
Pittsburgh Steelers Conn, RichardRichard Conn  S Georgia SEC
Pittsburgh Steelers Grossman, RandyRandy Grossman  TE Temple Ind.
Pittsburgh Steelers Kellum, MarvMarv Kellum  LB Wichita State N/A
Pittsburgh Steelers Shell, DonnieDonnie Shell  S South Carolina State MEAC

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1990.[9]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1997.[9]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2001.[10]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2002.[10]
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2002.[10]


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  5. 1 2 3 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
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  7. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
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  9. 1 2 List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  10. 1 2 3 List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved October 25, 2011.

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