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1973 NFL draft
General information
Date(s) January 30–31, 1973
Location
Picks
First selection John Matuszak, DE
Houston Oilers
Last selection Charlie Wade, WR
Miami Dolphins
Overall selections 442
NFL draft
 < 1972 1974 > 

The 1973 National Football League draft was held January 30–31, 1973.

Player selections[edit]

= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer

Round one[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Houston Oilers John Matuszak Defensive End Tampa
2 Baltimore Colts (From New Orleans Saints) Bert Jones Quarterback LSU
3 Philadelphia Eagles Jerry Sisemore Offensive tackle Texas
4 New England Patriots John Hannah Guard Alabama
5 St. Louis Cardinals Dave Butz Defensive tackle Purdue
6 Philadelphia Eagles (From San Diego Chargers) Charle Young Tight end USC
7 Buffalo Bills Paul Seymour Tight End Michigan
8 Chicago Bears Wally Chambers Defensive end Eastern Kentucky
9 Denver Broncos Otis Armstrong Running back Purdue
10 Baltimore Colts Joe Ehrmann Defensive tackle Syracuse
11 New England Patriots (From Los Angeles Rams) Sam Cunningham Fullback USC
12 Minnesota Vikings Chuck Foreman Running back Miami (FL)
13 New York Jets Burgess Owens Defensive back Miami (FL)
14 Houston Oilers (From Atlanta Falcons) George Amundson Running back Iowa State
15 Cincinnati Bengals Isaac Curtis Wide receiver San Diego St.
16 Cleveland Browns (From New York Giants) Steve Holden Wide receiver Arizona State University
17 Detroit Lions Ernie Price Defensive end Texas A&I
18 San Francisco 49ers Mike Holmes Defensive back Texas Southern
19 New England Patriots (From Chicago Bears) Darryl Stingley Wide receiver Purdue
20 Dallas Cowboys Billy Joe Dupree Tight end Michigan State
21 Green Bay Packers Barry Smith Wide receiver Florida State
22 Cleveland Browns Pete Adams Offensive tackle USC
23 Oakland Raiders Ray Guy Punter Southern Miss
24 Pittsburgh Steelers J. T. Thomas Defensive back Florida State
25 San Diego Chargers (From Washington Redskins via Baltimore Colts) Johnny Rodgers [2] Wide receiver Nebraska
26 Buffalo Bills (From Miami Dolphins) Joe DeLamielleure Guard Michigan State

Round two[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
27 Kansas City Chiefs Gary Butler Tight end Rice
28 Philadelphia Eagles Guy Morriss Guard Texas Christian
29 New Orleans Saints Derland Moore Defensive end Oklahoma
30 Cleveland Browns Greg Pruitt Running back Oklahoma
31 Los Angeles Rams Cullen Bryant Running back Colorado
32 Buffalo Bills Jeff Winans Defensive tackle USC
33 Chicago Bears Gary Huff Quarterback Florida State
34 Minnesota Vikings Jackie Wallace Defensive back Arizona
35 Baltimore Colts Mike Barnes Defensive end Miami (FL)
36 Denver Broncos Barney Chavous Defensive end South Carolina State
37 Los Angeles Rams Ron Jaworski Quarterback Youngstown State
38 New York Jets Robert Woods Tackle Tennessee State
39 Atlanta Falcons Greg Marx Defensive tackle Notre Dame
40 New York Giants Brad Van Pelt Linebacker Michigan State
41 San Francisco 49ers Willie Harper Linebacker Nebraska
42 Los Angeles Rams Jim Youngblood Linebacker Tennessee Tech
43 Cincinnati Bengals Albert Chandler Tight end Oklahoma
44 Detroit Lions Leon Crosswhite Running back Oklahoma
45 St. Louis Cardinals Gary Keithley Quarterback Texas-El Paso
46 Dallas Cowboys Golden Richards Wide receiver Hawaii
47 Cleveland Browns Jim Stienke Defensive back Southwest Texas State
48 Chicago Bears Gary Hrivnak Defensive tackle Purdue
49 Oakland Raiders Monte Johnson Linebacker Nebraska
50 Pittsburgh Steelers Ken Phares Defensive back Mississippi State
51 New Orleans Saints Steve Baumgartner Defensive end Purdue
52 Miami Dolphins Chuck Bradley Center Oregon

Round three[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
53 Dallas Cowboys Harvey Martin Defensive end East Texas State
54 Denver Broncos Paul Howard Guard Brigham Young
55 Philadelphia Eagles Randy Logan Defensive back Michigan
56 New England Patriots Brad Dusek Defensive back Texas A&M
57 Buffalo Bills Joe Ferguson Quarterback Arkansas
58 Detroit Lions John Brady Tight end Washington
59 St. Louis Cardinals Fred Sturt Guard Bowling Green
60 Los Angeles Rams Tim Stokes Tackle Oregon
61 Baltimore Colts Bill Olds Running back Nebraska
62 Baltimore Colts Jamie Rotella Linebacker Tennessee
63 St. Louis Cardinals Terry Metcalf Running back Long Beach State
64 San Diego Chargers Dan Fouts Quarterback Oregon
65 Minnesota Vikings Jim Lash Wide receiver Northwestern
66 New Orleans Saints Pete Van Valkenburg Running back Brigham Young
67 Cleveland Browns Bob Crum Defensive end Arizona
68 Cincinnati Bengals Tim George Wide receiver Carson-Newman
69 New York Giants Rich Glover Defensive tackle Nebraska
70 Denver Broncos John Wood Defensive tackle Louisiana State
71 Detroit Lions Jim Laslavic Linebacker Penn State
72 Kansas City Chiefs Paul Krause Tackle Central Michigan
73 New England Patriots Charles Davis Running back Alcorn A&M
74 Green Bay Packers Tom MacLeod Linebacker Minnesota
75 Detroit Lions Levi Johnson Defensive back Texas A&I
76 Pittsburgh Steelers Roger Bernhardt Guard Kansas
77 Buffalo Bills Bob Kampa Defensive tackle California
78 Miami Dolphins Leon Gray Guard Jackson State

Round four[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
79 Houston Oilers Gregg Bingham Linebacker Purdue
80 Minnesota Vikings Mike Wells Quarterback Illinois
81 Detroit Lions Mike Hennigan Linebacker Tennessee Tech
82 New England Patriots Allen Gallagher Tackle USC
83 Baltimore Colts Gery Palmer Tackle Kansas
84 San Diego Chargers James Thaxton Tight end Tennessee State
85 Baltimore Colts Ollie Smith Wide receiver Tennessee State
86 New Orleans Saints Jim Merlo Linebacker Stanford
87 Buffalo Bills Don Walker Defensive back Central State (OH)
88 Denver Broncos Tom Jackson Linebacker Louisville
89 Kansas City Chiefs John Lohmeyer Defensive end Emporia State
90 New York Jets Bill Ferguson Linebacker San Diego State
91 Detroit Lions Dick Jauron Defensive back Yale
92 Oakland Raiders Perry Smith Defensive back Colorado State
93 Cleveland Browns Andy Dorris Linebacker New Mexico State
94 Atlanta Falcons Tom Geredine Wide receiver N.E. Missouri
95 Los Angeles Rams Eddie McMillan Defensive back Florida State
96 Detroit Lions Jim Hooks Running back Central State (OK)
97 San Diego Chargers Bill Singletary Linebacker Temple
98 Dallas Cowboys Drane Scrivener Defensive back Tulsa
99 Los Angeles Rams Terry Nelson Tight end Arkansas AM&N
100 Cleveland Browns Randy Mattingly Quarterback Evansville
101 Oakland Raiders Joe Wylie Wide receiver Oklahoma
102 Pittsburgh Steelers Gail Clark Linebacker Michigan State
103 Buffalo Bills Jeff Yeates Defensive tackle Boston College
104 Miami Dolphins Dave "Bo" Rather Wide receiver Michigan

Round five[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
105 Houston Oilers Edesel Garrison Wide receiver USC
106 Pittsburgh Steelers Dave Reavis Defensive end Arkansas
107 Chicago Bears Allan Ellis Defensive back UCLA
108 New England Patriots Doug Dumler Center Nebraska
109 St. Louis Cardinals Tom Brahaney Center Oklahoma
110 Buffalo Bills Wallace Francis Wide receiver Arkansas State
111 Miami Dolphins Don Strock Quarterback Virginia Tech
112 San Francisco 49ers Mike Fulk Linebacker Indiana
113 Denver Broncos Charles McTorry Defensive back Tennessee State
114 Baltimore Colts David Taylor Guard Catawba
115 Los Angeles Rams Steve Jones Running back Duke
116 New York Jets Bruce Bannon Linebacker Penn State
117 Washington Redskins Charles Cantrell Guard Lamar University
118 Minnesota Vikings Brent McClanahan Running back Arizona State
119 New York Giants Leon McQuay Running back Tampa
120 Kansas City Chiefs Fred Grambeu Defensive end Michigan
121 Cincinnati Bengals Bob McCall Running back Arizona
122 San Francisco 49ers Ed Beverly Wide receiver Arizona State
123 San Diego Chargers Willie McGee Wide receiver Alcorn A&M
124 Oakland Raiders Louis Neal Wide receiver Prairie View A&M
125 San Diego Chargers Jon Knoble Linebacker Weber State
126 Dallas Cowboys Bruce Walton Tackle UCLA
127 Oakland Raiders Ron Mikolajczyk Tackle Tampa
128 Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Clark Linebacker Northern Illinois
129 Los Angeles Rams Cody Jones Defensive end San Jose State
130 Los Angeles Rams Dave McCurry Defensive back Iowa State

Round six[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131 Houston Oilers Ron Mayo Tight end Morgan State
132 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Picard Wide receiver Eastern Washington
133 Los Angeles Rams Jim Peterson Defensive end San Diego State
134 New Orleans Saints Marty Shuford Running back Arizona
135 San Diego Chargers Marvin Roberts Center Michigan State
136 Buffalo Bills John Skorupan Linebacker Penn State
137 St. Louis Cardinals Dwayne Crump Defensive back Fresno State
138 Chicago Bears Mike Creaney Center Notre Dame
139 Minnesota Vikings Doug Kingsriter Tight end Minnesota
140 Pittsburgh Steelers Ron Bell Running back Illinois State
141 Los Angeles Rams Jason Caldwell Wide receiver North Carolina Central
142 Atlanta Falcons Nick Bebout Tackle Wyoming
143 Minnesota Vikings Fred Abbott Linebacker Florida
144 New York Jets Travis Roach Guard Texas
145 Kansas City Chiefs Doug Jones Defensive back San Fernando Valley
146 Cincinnati Bengals Bob Jones Defensive back Virginia Union
147 New York Giants Wade Brantley Defensive tackle Troy State
148 St. Louis Cardinals Phil Andre Defensive back Washington
149 San Francisco 49ers Arthur Moore Defensive tackle Tulsa
150 Cleveland Browns Van Green Defensive back Shaw
151 Dallas Cowboys Bob Leyen Guard Yale
152 Green Bay Packers Tom Toner Linebacker Idaho State
153 Oakland Raiders Brent Myers Tackle Purdue
154 Pittsburgh Steelers Glenn Skolnik Wide receiver Indiana
155 New York Jets Rick Harrell Center Clemson
156 Miami Dolphins Ed Newman Guard Duke

Round seven[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
157 Houston Oilers Shelby Jordan Tackle Washington (Mo.)
158 New Orleans Saints Bill Cahill Defensive back Washington
159 Philadelphia Eagles William Wynn Defensive end Tennessee State
160 Miami Dolphins Kevin Reilly Linebacker Villanova
161 Los Angeles Rams Steve Brown Linebacker Oregon State
162 Buffalo Bills Brian McConnell Linebacker Michigan State
163 Miami Dolphins Benny Shepherd Running back Arkansas State
164 St. Louis Cardinals Ken Jones Tackle Oklahoma
165 Denver Broncos Mike Askea Tackle Stanford
166 Denver Broncos John Grant Defensive end USC
167 Los Angeles Rams Bill DuLac Guard Eastern Michigan
168 Minnesota Vikings Josh Brown Running back Southwest Texas State
169 New York Jets Mike Haggard Wide receiver South Carolina
170 Atlanta Falcons Tommy Campbell Defensive back Iowa State
171 Cincinnati Bengals Bob Maddox Defensive end Frostburg State (MD)
172 New York Giants Rod Freeman Tight end Vanderbilt
173 Kansas City Chiefs Don Smith Tackle Purdue
174 San Francisco 49ers John Mitchell Defensive end Alabama
175 Detroit Lions John Andrews Defensive tackle Morgan State
176 Dallas Cowboys Rodrigo Barnes Linebacker Rice
177 Green Bay Packers John Muller Tackle Iowa
178 Miami Dolphins Willie Hatter Wide receiver Northern Illinois
179 Oakland Raiders Gary Weaver Linebacker Fresno State
180 Pittsburgh Steelers Nate Dorsey Defensive end Mississippi Valley
181 Buffalo Bills John Ford Tight end Henderson State
182 Miami Dolphins Tom Smith Running back Miami (FL)

Round eight[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183 Houston Oilers Joe Blahak Defensive back Nebraska
184 Philadelphia Eagles Dan Lintner Defensive back Indiana
185 New Orleans Saints Bob Peterson Guard Utah
186 New England Patriots Isaac Brown Running back Western Kentucky
187 Chicago Bears Conrad Graham Defensive back Tennessee
188 St. Louis Cardinals Kenneth Garrett Running back Wake Forest
189 Baltimore Colts Ray Oldham Defensive back Middle Tennessee
190 Buffalo Bills Lee Fobbs Running back Grambling
191 Baltimore Colts Bill Windauer Guard Iowa
192 Pittsburgh Steelers Loren Toews Linebacker California
193 Washington Redskins Mike Hancock Tight end Idaho State
194 New York Jets Rick Seifert Defensive back Ohio State
195 Atlanta Falcons Tom Reed Guard Arkansas
196 Minnesota Vikings Craig Darling Tackle Iowa
197 Kansas City Chiefs Al Palewicz Linebacker Miami (FL)
198 New York Giants George Hasenohrl Defensive tackle Ohio State
199 Cincinnati Bengals Joe Wilson Running back Holy Cross
200 Detroit Lions Prentice McCray Defensive back Arizona State
201 San Francisco 49ers David Atkins Running back Texas-El Paso
202 Green Bay Packers Hise Austin Defensive back Prairie View A&M
203 Detroit Lions John Bledsoe Running back Ohio State
204 Dallas Cowboys Dan Werner Quarterback Michigan State
205 Oakland Raiders Mike Rae Quarterback USC
206 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Janssen Tackle Nebraska
207 New Orleans Saints Doug Winslow Wide receiver Drake
208 Miami Dolphins Archie Pearmon Defensive end N.E. Oklahoma

Round nine[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
209 Houston Oilers Mark Williams Kicker Rice
210 New Orleans Saints Mike Fink Defensive back Missouri
211 Philadelphia Eagles John Nokes Linebacker Northern Illinois
212 New England Patriots David Callaway Tackle Texas A&M
213 St. Louis Cardinals Ken King Linebacker Kentucky
214 San Diego Chargers Tab Bennett Linebacker Illinois
215 Buffalo Bills Mike Reppond Wide receiver Arkansas
216 Chicago Bears Mike Deutsch Running back North Dakota
217 Denver Broncos Lyle Blackwood Defensive back Texas Christian
218 Washington Redskins Rich Galbos Running back Ohio State
219 Los Angeles Rams Jim Nicholson Tackle Michigan State
220 Atlanta Falcons Russell Ingram Center Texas Tech
221 Minnesota Vikings Larry Dibbles Defensive end New Mexico
222 New York Jets Rob Spicer Linebacker Indiana
223 Kansas City Chiefs Bill Story Defensive tackle Southern Illinois
224 Cincinnati Bengals John Dampeer Guard Notre Dame
225 New York Giants Ty Paine Quarterback Washington State
226 San Francisco 49ers Roger Praetorius Running back Syracuse
227 Detroit Lions Ira Dean Defensive back Baylor
228 Cleveland Browns Curtis Wester Guard East Texas State
229 Dallas Cowboys Mike White Defensive back Minnesota
230 Green Bay Packers Rick Brown Linebacker South Carolina
231 Oakland Raiders Steve Sweeney Tight end California
232 Pittsburgh Steelers Bracey Bonham Guard North Carolina Central
233 Washington Redskins Eddie Sheats Linebacker Kansas
234 Miami Dolphins Karl Lorch Defensive tackle USC

Round ten[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
235 Houston Oilers Darrell Vaughn Defensive tackle Northern Colorado
236 Minnesota Vikings Randy Lee Defensive back Tulane
237 New Orleans Saints Jeff Horsley Running back North Carolina Central
238 New England Patriots Dan Ruster Defensive back Oklahoma
239 San Diego Chargers Cliff Burnett Defensive end Montana
240 Buffalo Bills Matthew Reed Quarterback Grambling
241 Chicago Bears William Barry Wide receiver Mississippi
242 St. Louis Cardinals Bonnie Sloan Tackle Austin Peay
243 New York Jets Joe Carbone Linebacker Delaware
244 Denver Broncos Al Marshall Wide receiver Boise State
245 Washington Redskins Ken Stone Defensive back Vanderbilt
246 Minnesota Vikings Dave Mason Defensive back Nebraska
247 New York Jets James Krempin Tackle Texas A&I
248 Atlanta Falcons Nick Mike-Mayer Kicker Temple
249 Cincinnati Bengals Lenvil Elliott Running back N.E. Missouri
250 New York Giants Walter Love Defensive back Westminster
251 Kansas City Chiefs Willie Osley Defensive back Illinois
252 Detroit Lions Ray Bonner Defensive back Middle Tennessee
253 San Francisco 49ers Charlie Hunt Linebacker Florida State
254 Dallas Cowboys Carl Johnson Linebacker Tennessee
255 Green Bay Packers Larry Allen Linebacker Illinois
256 Cleveland Browns Tom Humphrey Tackle Abilene Christian
257 Oakland Raiders Leo Allen Running back Tuskegee
258 Pittsburgh Steelers Don Wunderly Defensive tackle Arkansas
259 Buffalo Bills John LeHeup Linebacker South Carolina
260 Miami Dolphins Ron Fernandes Defensive end Eastern Michigan

Round eleven[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
261 Houston Oilers Larry Eaglin Defensive back Stephen F. Austin
262 New Orleans Saints James Owens Running back Auburn
263 Philadelphia Eagles Gary Van Elst Defensive tackle Michigan State
264 New England Patriots Homer May Tight end Texas A&M
265 Buffalo Bills Richard Earl Tackle Tennessee
266 Chicago Bears Ed Siegler Kicker Clemson
267 St. Louis Cardinals Dan Sanspree Defensive end Auburn
268 San Diego Chargers Jay Douglas Center Memphis State
269 Denver Broncos Elton Brown Defensive end Utah State
270 Baltimore Colts Dan Neal Center Kentucky
271 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Inmon Running back North Carolina Central
272 New York Jets David Knight Wide receiver William & Mary
273 Atlanta Falcons Byron Buelow Defensive back Lacrosse
274 Minnesota Vikings Geary Murdock Guard Iowa State
275 New York Giants William Wideman Defensive tackle North Carolina A&T
276 Kansas City Chiefs Monroe Eley Running back Arizona State
277 Cincinnati Bengals William Montgomery Defensive back Morehouse (Ga)
278 San Francisco 49ers Tom Dahlberg Running back Gustavus Adolphus
279 Detroit Lions Scott Freeman Wide receiver Wyoming
280 Green Bay Packers Phil Engle Defensive tackle South Dakota State
281 Cleveland Browns Carl Barisich Defensive tackle Princeton
282 Dallas Cowboys Gerald Caswell Guard Colorado State
283 Oakland Raiders Jerry List Running back Nebraska
284 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob White Defensive back Arizona
285 Los Angeles Rams Willie Jackson Wide receiver Florida
286 Miami Dolphins Chris Kete Center Boston University

Round twelve[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
287 Houston Oilers Brad Lyman Wide receiver UCLA
288 Philadelphia Eagles Joe Lavender Defensive back San Diego State
289 New Orleans Saints Paul Orndorff Running back Tampa
290 New England Patriots Bruce Barnes Punter UCLA
291 Chicago Bears Mike Griffin Guard Arkansas
292 St. Louis Cardinals Dean Unruh Tackle Oklahoma
293 San Diego Chargers Lynn Ahrens Tackle Eastern Montana
294 Buffalo Bills Ronnie Carroll Defensive tackle Sam Houston State
295 Baltimore Colts Bernard Thomas Defensive end Western Michigan
296 Denver Broncos Jim O'Malley Linebacker Notre Dame
297 Los Angeles Rams Robert Storck Defensive tackle Wisconsin
298 Atlanta Falcons Mike Samples Linebacker Drake
299 Minnesota Vikings Alan Spencer Wide receiver Pittsburg (KS)
300 New York Jets Garry Puetz Tackle Valparaiso
301 Kansas City Chiefs Tom Ramsey Defensive tackle Northern Arizona
302 Cincinnati Bengals Charles "Boobie" Clark Running back Bethune-Cookman
303 New York Giants Ron Lumpkin Defensive back Arizona State
304 Detroit Lions Tom Scott Wide receiver Washington
305 San Francisco 49ers Larry Pettus Tackle Tennessee State
306 Cleveland Browns Stan Simmons Tight end Lewis & Clark
307 Dallas Cowboys Jim Arneson Guard Arizona
308 Green Bay Packers Larry McCarren Center Illinois
309 Oakland Raiders Jim Krapf Guard Alabama
310 Pittsburgh Steelers Willie Lee Running back Indiana State
311 Washington Redskins Ernie Webster Guard Pittsburgh
312 Miami Dolphins Mike Mullen Linebacker Tulane

Round thirteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
313 Houston Oilers Willie Martin Guard N.E. Oklahoma
314 New Orleans Saints Richard Watkins Defensive tackle Weber State
315 Philadelphia Eagles Stan Davis Wide receiver Memphis State
316 New England Patriots Alan Lowry Defensive back Texas
317 St. Louis Cardinals Edward Robinson Defensive back Lamar
318 San Diego Chargers Alfred Reese Running back Tennessee State
319 Denver Broncos Ed Smith Defensive end Colorado College
320 Chicago Bears John Cieszkowski Running back Notre Dame
321 Denver Broncos Ed White Running back Tulsa
322 Baltimore Colts Tom Pierantozzi Quarterback West Chester
323 Los Angeles Rams Rod Milburn Wide receiver Southern
324 Minnesota Vikings Ron Just Guard Minot
325 New York Jets Robert Parrish Defensive tackle Duke
326 Atlanta Falcons Chris Stecher Tackle Claremont-Mudd
327 Cincinnati Bengals Brooks West Defensive tackle Texas-El Paso
328 New York Giants Clifton Davis Running back Alcorn A&M
329 Kansas City Chiefs Paul Metallo Defensive back Massachusetts
330 San Francisco 49ers Alan Kelso Center Washington
331 Detroit Lions John Moss Linebacker Pittsburgh
332 Dallas Cowboys John Smith Wide receiver UCLA
333 Green Bay Packers Tim Alderson Defensive back Minnesota
334 Cleveland Browns Jim Romaniszyn Linebacker Edinboro
335 Los Angeles Rams Clinton Spearman Linebacker Michigan
336 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Fergerson Wide receiver Kansas State
337 Washington Redskins Dennis Johnson Defensive tackle Delaware
338 Miami Dolphins Joe Booker Running back Miami (OH)

Round fourteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
339 Houston Oilers Ron Lou Center Arizona State
340 Philadelphia Eagles Ralph Sacra Tackle Texas A&M
341 New Orleans Saints Paul Fersen Tackle Georgia
342 New England Patriots Ray Hamilton Linebacker Oklahoma
343 San Diego Chargers Tony Adams Quarterback Utah State
344 Buffalo Bills Merv Krakau Linebacker Iowa State
345 Chicago Bears Dave Juenger Wide receiver Ohio
346 St. Louis Cardinals Dan Peiffer Guard Southeast Missouri State
347 Baltimore Colts Ed Williams Running back West Virginia
348 Denver Broncos John Hufnagel Quarterback Penn State
349 Los Angeles Rams Walter Rhone Defensive back Central Missouri
350 New York Jets Joe Schwartz Running back Toledo
351 Atlanta Falcons John Madeya Quarterback Louisville
352 Minnesota Vikings Eddie Bishop Defensive back Southern
353 New York Giants Brian Kelley Linebacker Cal Lutheran
354 Kansas City Chiefs Albert White Wide receiver Ft. Valley State
355 Cincinnati Bengals Hurles Scales Defensive back North Texas State
356 Detroit Lions Jay Corey Tackle Santa Clara
357 San Francisco 49ers Dennis Morrison Quarterback Kansas State
358 Green Bay Packers James Anderson Defensive tackle Northwestern
359 Cleveland Browns Robert Popelka Defensive back Southern Methodist
360 Dallas Cowboys Bob Thornton Guard North Carolina
361 Oakland Raiders Bruce Polen Defensive back William Penn
362 Pittsburgh Steelers Roger Cowan Defensive end Stanford
363 Washington Redskins Herb Marshall Defensive back Cameron
364 Miami Dolphins Greg Boyd Running back Arizona

Round fifteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
365 Houston Oilers Roger Goree Linebacker Baylor
366 New Orleans Saints Mike Evenson Center North Dakota State
367 Philadelphia Eagles Ken Schlezes Defensive back Notre Dame
368 New England Patriots Condie Pugh Running back Norfolk State
369 Buffalo Bills Joe Rizzo Linebacker Kings Point
370 Chicago Bears Don Rives Linebacker Texas Tech
371 St. Louis Cardinals Melvin Parker Linebacker Duke
372 San Diego Chargers Gary Parris Tight end Florida State
373 Denver Broncos Calvin Jones Defensive back Washington
374 Baltimore Colts Jackie Brown Defensive back South Carolina
375 Los Angeles Rams Jerry Bond Defensive back Weber State
376 Atlanta Falcons Thomas Gage Defensive back Lamar
377 Minnesota Vikings Tony Chandler Running back Missouri Valley
378 New York Jets Mahlon Williams Tight end North Carolina State
379 Buffalo Bills Vince O'Neil Running back Kansas
380 Cincinnati Bengals Ted McNulty Quarterback Indiana
381 New York Giants Carl Schaukowitch Guard Penn State
382 San Francisco 49ers Mike Bettiga Wide receiver Humboldt State
383 San Francisco 49ers Dan Hansen Defensive back Brigham Young
384 Cleveland Browns Dave Sullivan Wide receiver Virginia
385 Dallas Cowboys Walt Baisy Linebacker Grambling
386 Green Bay Packers Reggie Echols Wide receiver UCLA
387 Oakland Raiders Dave Leffers Center Vanderbilt
388 Pittsburgh Steelers Charles Cross Defensive back Iowa
389 Miami Dolphins Bill Palmer Tight end St. Thomas
390 Los Angeles Rams Curt Matter Defensive end Washington

Round sixteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
391 Houston Oilers Tim Dameron Wide receiver East Carolina
392 Philadelphia Eagles Frank Dowsing Defensive back Mississippi State
393 New Orleans Saints Howard Stevens Running back Louisville
394 New England Patriots Mike Kutter Defensive end Concordia (Minn.)
395 Chicago Bears Bill Hart Center Michigan
396 St. Louis Cardinals Jim Hann Linebacker Montana
397 San Diego Chargers Joe Petty Defensive back Arizona State
398 Denver Broncos Oliver Ross Running back Alabama A&M
399 Baltimore Colts Marty Januszkiewicz Running back Syracuse
400 Denver Broncos Ken Muhlbeier Center Idaho
401 Los Angeles Rams Fuller Cherry Defensive back Arkansas-Monticello
402 Minnesota Vikings Larry Smiley Defensive end Texas Southern
403 New York Jets John Czerwinski Tackle Bowling Green
404 Atlanta Falcons Rufus Ferguson Running back Wisconsin
405 Cincinnati Bengals Harry Unger Running back Auburn
406 New York Giants Ben Nitka Kicker Colorado College
407 Kansas City Chiefs Wilbur Grooms Linebacker Tampa
408 Detroit Lions Larry Nickels Wide receiver Dayton
409 San Francisco 49ers Mike Oven Tight end Georgia Tech
410 Dallas Cowboys John Conley Tight end Hawaii
411 Green Bay Packers Keith Pretty Tight end Western Michigan
412 Cleveland Browns George Greenfield Running back Murray State
413 Oakland Raiders Jerry Gadlin Wide receiver Wyoming
414 Pittsburgh Steelers Glen Nardi Defensive tackle Navy
415 Washington Redskins Mike Wedman Kicker Colorado
416 Miami Dolphins James Jackson Defensive end Norfolk State

Round seventeen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
417 Houston Oilers Randy Braband Linebacker Texas
418 New Orleans Saints Bobby Garner Tight end Winston-Salem
419 Philadelphia Eagles Greg Oliver Running back Trinity
420 New England Patriots Eddie McAshan Quarterback Georgia Tech
421 St. Louis Cardinals Eric Crone Quarterback Harvard
422 San Diego Chargers Barry Darrow Tackle Montana
423 Buffalo Bills John Stearns Defensive back Colorado
424 Chicago Bears Larry Roach Defensive back Oklahoma
425 Denver Broncos Kenneth Morgan Tight end Elon
426 Baltimore Colts Guy Falkenhagen Tackle Northern Michigan
427 Los Angeles Rams Fred Henry Running back New Mexico
428 Atlanta Falcons Jim Hodge Wide receiver Arkansas
429 Minnesota Vikings Dave Winfield Tight end Minnesota
430 New York Giants John Billizon Defensive end Grambling
431 Kansas City Chiefs Clayton Korver Tight end Southern Methodist
432 New York Jets Jim Foote Punter Delaware Valley
433 Cincinnati Bengals Wayne Estabrook Quarterback Whittier
434 San Francisco 49ers Bob Erickson Guard North Dakota State
435 Detroit Lions Earl Belgrave Tackle Ohio State
436 Green Bay Packers Harold Sampson Defensive tackle Southern
437 Cleveland Browns Robert McClowry Center Michigan State
438 Dallas Cowboys Leslie Strayhorn Running back East Carolina
439 Oakland Raiders Michael Ryan Guard USC
440 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Shannon Defensive tackle Oregon State
441 Washington Redskins Jeff Davis Running back Mars Hill
442 [3] Miami Dolphins Charlie Wade Wide receiver Tennessee State
= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers[edit]

  • John Hannah, a guard from Alabama taken 1st round 4th overall by the New England Patriots.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1991.[4]
  • Dan Fouts, a quarterback from the University of Oregon taken 3rd round 64th overall by the San Diego Chargers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1993.[4]
  • Joe DeLamielleure, a guard from Michigan State taken 1st round 26th overall by the Buffalo Bills.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2003.[5]
  • Ray Guy, a punter from University of Southern Mississippi taken 1st round 23rd overall by the Oakland Raiders.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2014.

Notable undrafted players[edit]

= Pro Bowler[1]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Lawrence, RollandRolland Lawrence  CB Tabor College N/A
Dallas Cowboys Pearson, DrewDrew Pearson  WR Tulsa MVC
Los Angeles Rams Smith, CharlieCharlie Smith  WR Grambling State SWAC
New Orleans Saints Price, ElexElex Price  DT Alcorn State SWAC
St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) Duren, ClarenceClarence Duren  S California Pac-8
San Diego Chargers Wersching, RayRay Wersching  K California Pac-8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  2. ^ Johnny Rodgers, 1972 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  4. ^ a b List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved October 25, 2011. 

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