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1976 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 8–9, 1976
LocationRoosevelt Hotel
in New York City, NY
487 total selections in 17 rounds
First selectionLee Roy Selmon, DE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mr. IrrelevantKelvin Kirk, WR
Pittsburgh Steelers
Most selections (25)Seattle Seahawks
Fewest selections (11)Washington Redskins
Hall of Famers
← 1975
1977 →

The 1976 National Football League draft was an annual player selection meeting held April 8–9, 1976, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, New York.[1][2]

The draft lasted 17 rounds, with the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks making the first two selections. The Buccaneers were awarded the first overall pick of the draft after winning a draw over the Seahawks, and used that pick to select defensive tackle Lee Roy Selmon. The expansion teams were also given a pair of extra picks at the end of each of rounds 2-5. The 1976 draft was the final NFL draft to last seventeen rounds; it was reduced to twelve rounds in 1977, and it was the first draft to officially have the infamous unofficial award, "Mr. Irrelevant", for the final player selected. Like 1974, the 1976 draft is generally regarded as one of the worst quarterback draft classes of all time. No quarterback from the 1976 draft class ever reached the Pro Bowl, an All-Pro team or a Super Bowl, and according to the estimate of Eldorado this quarterback class was the second-worst after 1996.[3] Only first round pick Richard Todd, who led the New York Jets to their first postseason appearances since Super Bowl III in 1981 and 1982, was ever a regular starter.

Five teams lost picks as a penalty for illegally signing former World Football League players: the New York Giants and Chicago Bears lost sixth-round picks, the Washington Redskins lost their seventh-round pick, and the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets lost their tenth-round selections.[4]

The college draft was originally scheduled for February 3–4, but was postponed when the owners of the Seahawks and Buccaneers filed a lawsuit against the players' union with worries that the organization would try to prevent the expansion draft. The court case delayed both the expansion draft and the annual college draft.[5]

Player selections[edit]

= Pro Bowler [6] = Hall of Famer

Round one[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Expansion Pick) Lee Roy Selmon Defensive end Oklahoma
2 Seattle Seahawks (Expansion Pick) Steve Niehaus Defensive tackle Notre Dame
3 New Orleans Saints Chuck Muncie Running back California
4 San Diego Chargers Joe Washington Running back Oklahoma
5 New England Patriots Mike Haynes Cornerback Arizona State
6 New York Jets Richard Todd Quarterback Alabama
7 Cleveland Browns Mike Pruitt Running back Purdue
8 Chicago Bears (From Green Bay Packers through Los Angeles Rams / Detroit Lions) Dennis Lick Offensive tackle Wisconsin
9 Atlanta Falcons Bubba Bean Running back Texas A&M
10 Detroit Lions (From Chicago Bears) James Hunter Cornerback Grambling
11 Cincinnati Bengals Billy Brooks Wide receiver Oklahoma
12 New England Patriots Pete Brock Center Colorado
13 New York Giants Troy Archer Defensive end Colorado
14 Kansas City Chiefs Wayne Walters Guard Iowa
15 Denver Broncos Tom Glassic Guard Virginia
16 Detroit Lions Lawrence Gaines Running back Wyoming
17 Miami Dolphins (from Washington Redskins) Larry Gordon Linebacker Arizona State
18 Buffalo Bills Mario Clark Cornerback Oregon
19 Miami Dolphins Kim Bokamper Linebacker San José State
20 Baltimore Colts Ken Novak Defensive tackle Purdue
21 New England Patriots (From Houston Oilers through San Francisco 49ers) Tim Fox Safety Ohio State
22 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Dawson Defensive tackle Arizona
23 Green Bay Packers (From Oakland Raiders) Mark Koncar Offensive tackle Colorado
24 Cincinnati Bengals Archie Griffin[7] Running back Ohio State
25 Minnesota Vikings James White Defensive tackle Oklahoma State
26 Los Angeles Rams Kevin McLain Linebacker Colorado State
27 Dallas Cowboys Aaron Kyle Cornerback Wyoming
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Bennie Cunningham Tight end Clemson

Round two[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29 Seattle Seahawks (Expansion Pick) Sammy Green Linebacker Florida
30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Expansion Pick) Jimmy DuBose Running Back Florida
31 San Diego Chargers Don Macek Guard Boston College
32 New Orleans Saints Tony Galbreath Running Back Missouri
33 New York Jets Shafer Suggs Safety Ball State
34 Oakland Raiders (From Cleveland Browns) Charles Philyaw Defensive Tackle Texas Southern
35 New England Patriots Ike Forte Running Back Arkansas
36 Atlanta Falcons Sonny Collins Running Back Kentucky
37 Pittsburgh Steelers (From Chicago Bears) Ray Pinney Guard Washington
38 Cincinnati Bengals (From Philadelphia Eagles) Glenn Bujnoch Guard Texas A&M
39 Los Angeles Rams (From Green Bay Packers) Pat Thomas Cornerback Texas A&M
40 Dallas Cowboys (From New York Giants) Jim Jensen Running Back Iowa
41 Kansas City Chiefs Cliff Frazier Defensive Tackle UCLA
42 San Francisco 49ers Randy Cross Center UCLA
43 Denver Broncos Kurt Knoff Safety Kansas
44 Detroit Lions Ken Long Guard Purdue
45 Buffalo Bills Ken Jones Guard Arkansas State
46 Detroit Lions (From Washington Redskins through San Diego Chargers) David Hill Tight End Texas A&I
47 Pittsburgh Steelers (From Baltimore Colts) Mike Kruczek Quarterback Boston College
48 Houston Oilers Mike Barber Tight End Louisiana Tech
49 Miami Dolphins Loaird McCreary Tight End Tennessee State
50 Oakland Raiders Jeb Blount Quarterback Tulsa
51 Cincinnati Bengals Chris Bahr Kicker Penn State
52 Buffalo Bills (From St. Louis Cardinals) Joe Devlin Tackle Iowa
53 Los Angeles Rams Ron McCartney Linebacker Tennessee
54 Minnesota Vikings Sammy White Wide Receiver Grambling
55 Dallas Cowboys Jim Eidson Guard Mississippi State
56 Pittsburgh Steelers James Files Center McNeese State
57 San Francisco 49ers (From Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (Expansion Pick) Eddie Lewis Defensive Back Kansas
58 Seattle Seahawks (Expansion Pick) Sherman Smith Running Back Miami (OH)
59 Seattle Seahawks (Expansion Pick) Steve Raible Wide Receiver Georgia Tech
60 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Expansion Pick) Dewey Selmon Defensive Tackle Oklahoma

Round three[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steve Young Tackle Colorado
62 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Lloyd Defensive end West Texas State
63 Kansas City Chiefs Keith Simons Defensive tackle Minnesota
64 San Diego Chargers Larry Dorsey Wide receiver Tennessee State
65 Cleveland Browns Dave Logan Wide receiver Colorado
66 Chicago Bears Brian Baschnagel Wide receiver Ohio State
67 New York Jets Greg Buttle Linebacker Penn State
68 Detroit Lions Russ Bolinger Tackle Long Beach State
69 Cincinnati Bengals Danny Reece Defensive back USC
70 Pittsburgh Steelers Ron Coder Defensive tackle Penn State
71 Atlanta Falcons Dave Scott Tackle Kansas
72 Green Bay Packers Mike McCoy Defensive back Colorado
73 Dallas Cowboys Duke Fergerson Wide receiver San Diego State
74 Kansas City Chiefs Gary Barbaro Safety Nicholls State
75 Dallas Cowboys John Smith Running back Boise State
76 Detroit Lions John Woodcock Defensive tackle Hawaii
77 New Orleans Saints Bob Simmons Tackle Texas
78 Buffalo Bills Ben Williams Defensive end Mississippi
79 Kansas City Chiefs Henry Marshall Wide receiver Missouri
80 Miami Dolphins Duriel Harris Wide receiver New Mexico State
81 Baltimore Colts Ed Simonini Linebacker Texas A&M
82 Cincinnati Bengals Reggie Williams Linebacker Dartmouth
83 St. Louis Cardinals Brad Oates Tackle Brigham Young
84 Oakland Raiders Rik Bonness Center Nebraska
85 Minnesota Vikings Wes Hamilton Guard Tulsa
86 Los Angeles Rams Jackie Slater Tackle Jackson State
87 Dallas Cowboys Butch Johnson Wide receiver University of California, Riverside
88 Pittsburgh Steelers Ernie Pough Wide receiver Texas Southern
89 Seattle Seahawks Rick Engles Punter Tulsa
90 Baltimore Colts Ron Lee Running back West Virginia
91 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steve Maughan Linebacker Utah State
92 Seattle Seahawks Don Bitterlich Kicker Temple

Round four[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
93 Seattle Seahawks Steve Myer Quarterback New Mexico
94 Los Angeles Rams (from Tampa Bay) Gerald Taylor Wide receiver Texas A&I
95 San Diego Chargers Bob Horn Linebacker Oregon State
96 New Orleans Saints Tinker Owens Wide receiver Oklahoma
97 Cleveland Browns Gene Swick Quarterback Toledo
98 Miami Dolphins Melvin Mitchell Guard Tennessee State
99 Cleveland Browns Richard St. Clair Defensive end Grambling
100 San Francisco 49ers Steve Rivera Wide receiver California
101 Green Bay Packers Tom Perko Linebacker Pittsburgh
102 Atlanta Falcons Walt Brett Defensive end Montana
103 Chicago Bears John M. Sciarra Defensive back UCLA
104 New York Giants Gordon Bell Running back Michigan
105 New York Giants Harry Carson Linebacker South Carolina State
106 Cincinnati Bengals Tony Davis Running back Nebraska
107 Denver Broncos Craig Penrose Quarterback San Diego State
108 Chicago Bears Wayne Rhodes Defensive back Alabama
109 Buffalo Bills Dan Jilek Linebacker Michigan
110 Oakland Raiders Herb McMath Linebacker Morningside
111 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Smith Defensive end Florida
112 Pittsburgh Steelers Wonder Monds Defensive back Nebraska
113 San Diego Chargers Ron Singleton Tight end Grambling
114 St. Louis Cardinals Pat Tilley Wide receiver Louisiana Tech
115 San Diego Chargers Artie Owens Wide receiver West Virginia
116 Cincinnati Bengals Greg Fairchild Guard Tulsa
117 Houston Oilers Steve Largent Wide receiver Tulsa
118 Minnesota Vikings Leonard Willis Wide receiver Ohio State
119 Dallas Cowboys Tom Rafferty Guard Penn State
120 Pittsburgh Steelers Theo Bell Wide receiver Arizona
121 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Richard Appleby Wide receiver Georgia
122 Seattle Seahawks Randy Johnson Guard Georgia
123 Seattle Seahawks Andrew Bolton Running back Fisk
124 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Everett Little Guard Houston

Round five[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
125 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Michael Kelson Defensive back West Texas State
126 Seattle Seahawks Don Dufek Defensive back Michigan
127 New Orleans Saints Scott Parrish Tackle Utah State
128 Los Angeles Rams Carl Ekern Linebacker San Jose State
129 New York Jets Steve King Tackle Michigan
130 Cleveland Browns Henry Sheppard Tackle Southern Methodist
131 San Diego Chargers Woodrow Lowe Linebacker Alabama
132 Green Bay Packers Aundra Thompson Running back East Texas State
133 Minnesota Vikings Steve Wagner Defensive back Wisconsin
134 Baltimore Colts Sanders Shiver Linebacker Carson-Newman
135 Philadelphia Eagles Greg Johnson Defensive tackle Florida State
136 New York Giants Melvin Wilson Defensive back Cal State-Northridge
137 Kansas City Chiefs Willie Lee Defensive tackle Bethune-Cookman
138 Cincinnati Bengals Willie Shelby Running back Alabama
139 Denver Broncos Lonnie Perrin Running back Illinois
140 San Francisco 49ers Tony Leonard Defensive back Virginia Union
141 St. Louis Cardinals Wayne Morris Running back Southern Methodist
142 Buffalo Bills Fred Coleman Tight end N.E. Louisiana
143 Baltimore Colts Mike Kirkland Quarterback Arkansas
144 Kansas City Chiefs Jimbo Elrod Linebacker Oklahoma
145 Detroit Lions Steadman Scavella Linebacker Miami (FL)
146 Oakland Raiders Fred Steinfort Kicker Boston College
147 Cincinnati Bengals Scott Perry Defensive back Williams
148 Washington Redskins Mike Hughes Guard Baylor
149 Minnesota Vikings Keith Barnette Running back Boston College
150 Los Angeles Rams Ken Bordelon Defensive end Louisiana State
151 Dallas Cowboys Wally Pesuit Tackle Kentucky
152 Pittsburgh Steelers Rodney Norton Linebacker Rice
153 Seattle Seahawks Ernie Jones Defensive back Miami (FL)
154 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steve Wilson Tackle Georgia
155 Los Angeles Rams Dwight Scales Wide receiver Grambling
156 Seattle Seahawks Larry Bates Running back Miami (FL)

Round six[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
157 Seattle Seahawks Alvis Darby Tight end Florida
158 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Curtis Jordan Defensive back Texas Tech
159 Pittsburgh Steelers Gary Dunn Defensive tackle Miami (FL)
160 New Orleans Terry Stieve Guard Wisconsin
161 Chicago Bears Dan Jiggetts Tackle Harvard
162 New York Giants Dan Lloyd Linebacker Washington
163 New York Jets Bob Martin Linebacker Nebraska
164 Buffalo Bills Leslie Benson Defensive end Baylor
165 Philadelphia Eagles Kirk Johnson Tackle Howard Payne
166 Kansas City Chiefs Steve Taylor Defensive back Kansas
167 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Gregolunas Linebacker Northern Illinois
168 San Francisco 49ers Robert Pennywell Linebacker Grambling
169 Atlanta Falcons Stan Varner Defensive Tackle Brigham Young
170 New England Patriots Greg Boyd Defensive end San Diego State
171 Buffalo Bills Scott Piper Wide receiver Arizona
172 Kansas City Chiefs Calvin Harper Tackle Illinois State
173 Houston Oilers Todd Simonsen Tackle South Dakota State
174 Miami Dolphins Gary Davis Running back Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
175 Buffalo Bills Darnell Powell Running back Tennessee-Chattanooga
176 Cincinnati Bengals Orlando Nelson Tight end Utah State
177 San Francisco 49ers Scott Bull Quarterback Arkansas
178 San Diego Chargers Calvin Lane Defensive back Fresno State
179 Washington Redskins Tom Marvaso Defensive back Cincinnati
180 Minnesota Vikings Terry Egerdahl Defensive back Minnesota-Duluth
181 Dallas Cowboys Greg McGuire Tackle Indiana
182 Pittsburgh Steelers Jack Deloplaine Running back Salem

Round seven[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Parnell Dickinson Quarterback Mississippi Valley State
184 Seattle Seahawks Dick Dixon Defensive tackle Arkansas State
185 Miami Dolphins Joe Ingersoll Guard UNLV
186 Dallas Cowboys Greg Schaum Defensive Tackle Michigan State
187 Cincinnati Bengals Bob Bateman Quarterback Brown
188 New York Jets Abdul Salaam Defensive end Kent State
189 Cleveland Browns Steve Cassidy Defensive tackle Louisiana State
190 Chicago Bears Jerry Muckensturm Linebacker Arkansas State
191 Philadelphia Eagles Carl Hairston Defensive end Maryland-Eastern Shore
192 Cincinnati Bengals Carmen Rome Defensive back Miami (OH)
193 Atlanta Falcons Karl Farmer Wide receiver Pittsburgh
194 San Francisco 49ers Jay Chesley Defensive back Vanderbilt
195 Buffalo Bills Jackie Williams Defensive back Texas A&M
196 Kansas City Chiefs Rod Wellington Running back Iowa
197 Houston Oilers Larry Harris Defensive tackle Oklahoma State
198 Detroit Lions Garth TenNapel Linebacker Texas A&M
199 New York Jets James Richards Running back Florida
200 Miami Dolphins John Owens Defensive end Tennessee State
201 New Orleans Saints Ed Bauer Guard Notre Dame
202 New England Patriots Perry Brooks Defensive tackle Southern
203 St. Louis Cardinals Phil Rogers Running back Virginia Tech
204 Oakland Raiders Clarence Chapman Wide Receiver Eastern Michigan
205 Cincinnati Bengals Ken Kuhn Linebacker Ohio State
206 Minnesota Vikings Larry Brune Defensive back Rice
207 Los Angeles Rams Larry Buie Defensive back Mississippi State
208 Dallas Cowboys David Williams Running back Colorado
209 Pittsburgh Steelers Barry Burton Tight end Vanderbilt

Round eight[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
210 Seattle Seahawks Larry Shipp Wide receiver Louisiana State
211 New York Jets Joe Davis Guard USC
212 San Diego Chargers Tony DiRienzo Kicker Oklahoma
213 New Orleans Craig Cassady Defensive back Ohio State
214 New York Jets Louie Giammona Running back Utah State
215 Buffalo Bills Scott Gardner Quarterback Virginia
216 Philadelphia Eagles Richard LaFargue Center Arkansas
217 Detroit Lions Rich Sorenson Kicker Chico State
218 Green Bay Jim Burrow Defensive back Nebraska
219 Atlanta Falcons Frank Reed Defensive back Washington
220 Oakland Raiders Jerome Dove Defensive back Colorado State
221 New York Giants John Jordan Defensive tackle Indiana
222 Kansas City Chiefs Orrin Olsen Center Brigham Young
223 San Francisco 49ers John Ayers Tackle West Texas State
224 Denver Broncos James Betterson Running back North Carolina
225 Detroit Lions Charles Braswell Defensive back West Virginia
226 Buffalo Bills Bobby Joe Easter Running back Middle Tennessee State
227 Buffalo Bills Art Meadowcroft Guard Minnesota
228 Baltimore Colts Ricky Thompson Wide receiver Baylor
229 Houston Oilers Bobby Simon Tackle Grambling
230 Miami Dolphins Bob Simpson Tackle Colorado
231 Oakland Raiders Terry Kunz Running back Colorado
232 Cincinnati Bengals Ron Hunt Tackle Oregon
233 St. Louis Cardinals Randall Burks Wide receiver SE Oklahoma State
234 Washington Redskins Brian Fryer Wide receiver Alberta
235 New England Stu Betts Running back Northern Michigan
236 Dallas Cowboys Henry Laws Defensive back South Carolina
237 Pittsburgh Steelers Ed McAleney Defensive tackle Massachusetts

Round nine[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
238 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bruce Welch Guard Texas A&M
239 Seattle Seahawks Bob Bos Tackle Iowa State
240 New Orleans Warren Peiffer Defensive tackle Iowa
241 Buffalo Bills Jeff Turner Linebacker Kansas
242 Cleveland James Reed Running back Mississippi
243 New England Patriots Doug Beaudoin Defensive back Minnesota
244 New York Jets Ronnie Moore Wide receiver Virginia Military Inst.
245 Green Bay Packers Jim Gueno Linebacker Tulane
246 Atlanta Falcons Phil McKinnely Tackle UCLA
247 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Hogan Running back Tennessee-Chattanooga
248 Philadelphia Eagles Richard Osborne Tight end Texas A&M
249 Kansas City Chiefs Tim Collier Defensive back East Texas State
250 San Francisco 49ers Ken Harrison Wide receiver Southern Methodist
251 San Diego Chargers Glynn Harrison Running back Georgia
252 Denver Broncos Jim Czirr Center Michigan
253 Detroit Lions Leanell Jones Tight end Long Beach State
254 Washington Redskins Curtis Akins Guard Hawaii
255 Buffalo Bills Bob Kotzur Defensive tackle Southwest Texas State
256 Houston Oilers Art Stringer Linebacker Ball State
257 Miami Dolphins Norris Thomas Defensive back Southern Mississippi
258 Baltimore Colts Stu Levenick Tackle Illinois
259 Cincinnati Bengals Lonnie Allgood Wide Receiver Syracuse
260 Denver Broncos Jim Lisko Linebacker Arkansas State
261 Cleveland Browns Craig Nagel Quarterback Purdue
262 Minnesota Vikings Isaac Hagins Wide Receiver Southern
263 Los Angeles Rams Jeb Church Defensive back Stanford
264 Dallas Cowboys Beasley Reece Defensive back North Texas State
265 Pittsburgh Steelers Wentford Gaines Defensive back Cincinnati

Round ten[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
266 Seattle Seahawks Randy Coffield Linebacker Florida State
267 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sid Smith Linebacker Brigham Young
268 San Diego Chargers Jeff Perlinger Defensive end Michigan
269 New Orleans Saints Junior Hardin Linebacker Eastern Kentucky
270 New England Patriots Ricky Feacher Wide receiver Mississippi Valley State
271 Cleveland Browns Doug Kleber Tackle Illinois
272 Washington Redskins Paul Strohmeier Linebacker Washington
273 Philadelphia Eagles Herb Lusk Running back Long Beach State
274 Green Bay Packers Jessie Green Wide receiver Tulsa
275 San Francisco 49ers Robin Ross Tackle Washington State
276 New York Giants John Thomas Running back Valley City State
277 Kansas City Chiefs Whitney Paul Defensive end Colorado
278 Denver Broncos Art Gilliam Defensive end Grambling
279 Detroit Lions Bill Bowerman Defensive back New Mexico State
280 Buffalo Bills Keith Moody Defensive back Syracuse
281 Miami Dolphins Gary Fencik Safety Yale
282 Miami Dolphins Don Testerman Running back Clemson
283 Baltimore Colts Tim Baylor Defensive back Morgan State
284 Houston Oilers Steve Kincannon Quarterback Humboldt State
285 St. Louis Cardinals Randy Walker Running back Bethune-Cookman
286 Oakland Raiders Dwight Lewis Defensive back Purdue
287 Cincinnati Bengals Tom Klaban Kicker Ohio State
288 Los Angeles Rams Freeman Johns Wide receiver Southern Methodist
289 Minnesota Vikings Bill Salmon Quarterback Northern Iowa
290 Dallas Cowboys Leroy Cook Defensive end Alabama
291 Pittsburgh Steelers Gary Campbell Linebacker Colorado

Round eleven[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
292 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Melvin Washington Defensive back Colorado State
293 Seattle Seahawks Keith Muehr Punter Southwestern Louisiana
294 New Orleans Saints Greg Kokal Quarterback Kent State
295 San Diego Chargers Ray Preston Linebacker Syracuse
296 New York Jets Lawrence Pillers Defensive end Alcorn State
297 Cleveland Browns Chuck Celek Defensive end Kent State
298 New England Patriots Donnie Thomas Linebacker Indiana
299 Chicago Bears Norman Andersen Wide receiver UCLA
300 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Gilbert Defensive tackle San Diego State
301 Green Bay Packers Curtis Leak Wide receiver Johnson C. Smith
302 Atlanta Falcons Chuck Brislin Tackle Mississippi State
303 New York Giants Craig Brantley Wide receiver Clemson
304 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Squires Tight end Hastings
305 San Francisco 49ers Paul Hofer Running back Mississippi
306 Denver Broncos Greg Pittman Linebacker Iowa State
307 Detroit Lions Gary Shugrue Defensive end Villanova
308 Washington Redskins Dean Gissler Defensive end Nebraska
309 Buffalo Bills Forry Smith Wide receiver Iowa State
310 Baltimore Colts Rick Gibney Defensive tackle Georgia Tech
311 Houston Oilers Skip Walker Running back Texas A&M
312 Miami Dolphins Dexter Pride Running back Minnesota
313 Oakland Raiders Rick Jennings Running back Maryland
314 Cincinnati Bengals Melvin Morgan Defensive back Mississippi Valley State
315 St. Louis Cardinals Marty Akins Defensive back Texas
316 Minnesota Vikings Steve Kracher Running back Montana State
317 Los Angeles Rams Brian Nemeth Tight end South Carolina
318 Dallas Cowboys Cornelius Greene Quarterback Ohio State
319 Pittsburgh Steelers Rolland Fuchs Running back Arkansas

Round twelve[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
320 Seattle Seahawks Ron Barnett Wide receiver Texas-Arlington
321 Tampa Bay Buccaneers George Ragsdale Running back North Carolina A&T
322 San Diego Chargers Ron Lee Defensive back Oregon
323 New Orleans Saints Milton Butts Tackle North Carolina
324 Houston Oilers Larry Bell Tackle East Texas State
325 New England Patriots Nathaniel Bell Defensive tackle Tulane
326 New York Jets Don Buckey Wide receiver North Carolina State
327 New York Jets Dave Buckey Quarterback North Carolina State
328 Green Bay Packers Melvin Jackson Guard USC
329 Atlanta Falcons Pat Bolton Kicker Montana State
330 Chicago Bears John O'Leary Running back Nebraska
331 Kansas City Chiefs Harold Porter Wide receiver Southwestern Louisiana
332 San Francisco 49ers Gerald Loper Guard Florida
333 New York Giants Jerry Golsteyn Quarterback Northern Illinois
334 Denver Broncos Randy Moore Defensive tackle Arizona State
335 Detroit Lions Mike McCabe Center South Carolina
336 Buffalo Bills Joe Lowery Running back Jackson State
337 Washington Redskins Walter Tullis Defensive back Delaware State
338 San Diego Chargers Herman Harris Defensive back Mississippi Valley State
339 Miami Dolphins Randy Young Tackle Iowa State
340 Baltimore Colts Frank Stavroff Kicker Indiana
341 Cincinnati Bengals Joe Dale Harris Wide receiver Alabama
342 Miami Dolphins Darryl Brandford Defensive tackle Northwestern
343 Oakland Raiders Cedric Brown Defensive back Kent State
344 Los Angeles Rams Jim Jodat Running back Carthage
345 Minnesota Vikings Robert Sparks Defensive back San Francisco State
346 Dallas Cowboys Charles McShane Linebacker Cal Lutheran
347 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Carroll Wide receiver East Texas State

Round thirteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
348 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brad Jenkins Tight end Nebraska
349 Seattle Seahawks Andy Reid Running back Georgia
350 New Orleans Saints Kenny Downing Defensive back Missouri
351 San Diego Chargers John Lee Defensive tackle Nebraska
352 New England Patriots James Jones Defensive back Central Michigan
353 Philadelphia Eagles Terry Tautolo Linebacker UCLA
354 Cleveland Browns Brian Murray Tackle Arizona
355 Green Bay Packers Bradley Bowman Defensive back Southern Mississippi
356 Atlanta Falcons Mike Williams Tackle Florida
357 Chicago Bears Dale Kasowski Running back North Dakota
358 Philadelphia Eagles Steve Ebbecke Defensive back Villanova
359 San Francisco 49ers Larry Brumfield Defensive back Indiana State
360 New York Giants Rick Caswell Wide receiver Western Kentucky
361 Kansas City Chiefs Joe Bruner Quarterback N.E. Louisiana
362 Denver Broncos Donnie McGraw Defensive back Houston
363 Detroit Lions Mel Jacobs Wide receiver San Diego State
364 Washington Redskins Waymon Britt Defensive back Michigan
365 Buffalo Bills Will Wilcox Guard Texas
366 Miami Dolphins Bernie Head Center Tulsa
367 Oakland Raiders Craig Crnick Defensive end Idaho
368 Houston Oilers Dan O'Rourke Wide receiver Colorado State
369 St. Louis Cardinals Greg Brewton Defensive tackle Michigan State
370 Oakland Raiders Mark Young Tackle Washington State
371 Cincinnati Bengals Randy Walker Defensive back Miami (OH)
372 Minnesota Vikings Gary Paulson Defensive end Colorado State
373 Los Angeles Rams Steve Hamilton Quarterback Emporia State
374 Dallas Cowboys Mark Driscoll Quarterback Colorado State
375 Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Kain Tight end Ohio State

Round fourteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
376 Seattle Seahawks Jarvis Blinks Defensive back Northwest Louisiana
377 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carl Roaches Wide receiver Texas A&M
378 San Diego Chargers Ed Jones Guard Cincinnati
379 New Orleans Saints Rich Hucke Defensive end Western Montana
380 New York Jets Al Gluchoski Center West Virginia
381 Cleveland Browns Joe Smalzer Tight end Illinois
382 New England Patriots David Quehl Wide receiver Holy Cross
383 Atlanta Falcons Mark Husfloen Defensive end Washington State
384 Chicago Bears Ron Cuie Running back Oregon State
385 Philadelphia Eagles Melvin Shy Defensive back Tennessee State
386 Green Bay Packers John Henson Running back Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
387 New York Giants Jerry Mullane Linebacker Lehigh
388 Kansas City Chiefs Rick Thurman Tackle Texas
389 San Francisco 49ers Johnny Miller Linebacker Livingstone College
390 Denver Broncos Larry Evans Linebacker Mississippi College
391 Detroit Lions Leonard Elston Wide receiver Kentucky State
392 Buffalo Bills Tony Williams Wide receiver Middle Tennessee State
393 Washington Redskins Quinn Buckner Defensive back Indiana
394 Baltimore Colts Jeremiah Cummings Defensive end Albany State
395 Houston Oilers John Reimer Tackle Wisconsin
396 Miami Dolphins Bob Gissler Linebacker South Dakota State
397 Oakland Raiders Calvin Young Running back Fresno State
398 Cincinnati Bengals Greg Coleman Punter Florida A&M
399 St. Louis Cardinals Raymond Crosier Defensive end Abilene Christian
400 Los Angeles Rams Al Burleson Defensive back Washington
401 Minnesota Vikings Jeff Stapleton Tackle Purdue
402 Dallas Cowboys Larry Mushinskie Tight end Nebraska
403 Pittsburgh Steelers Wayne Field Defensive back Florida

Round fifteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
404 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bob Dzierzak Defensive tackle Utah State
405 Seattle Seahawks Dan Smith Tackle Washington State
406 New Orleans Saints Steve Seminoff Defensive tackle Wichita State
407 San Diego Chargers Jack Hoffman Defensive tackle Indiana
408 Cleveland Browns Luther Philyaw Defensive back Loyola (CA)
409 New England Patriots Bernard Coleman Wide receiver Bethune-Cookman
410 New York Jets Rick Faulk Punter San Francisco State
411 Chicago Bears Jerry Meyers Defensive tackle Northern Illinois
412 Philadelphia Eagles Brett White Punter UCLA
413 Green Bay Packers Jerry Dandridge Linebacker Memphis State
414 Atlanta Falcons Ron Olson Defensive back Washington
415 Kansas City Chiefs Dave Rozumek Linebacker New Hampshire
416 San Francisco 49ers Howard Stidham Linebacker Tennessee Tech
417 New York Giants Eddie Morgan Defensive tackle Arkansas State
418 Denver Broncos Wilbur Summers Punter Louisville
419 Detroit Lions Trent Smock Wide receiver Indiana
420 St. Louis Cardinals Lee Nelson Defensive back Florida State
421 Buffalo Bills Arnold Robinson Linebacker Bethune-Cookman
422 Houston Oilers Bobby Byars Defensive back Cheyney (PA)
423 Miami Dolphins Ron Holmes Running back Utah State
424 Baltimore Colts Gary Alexander Tackle Clemson
425 Cincinnati Bengals Lynn Hieber Quarterback Indiana (PA)
426 Washington Redskins John Monroe Running back Bluefield State
427 Oakland Raiders Carl Hargrave Defensive back Upper Iowa
428 Minnesota Vikings Ron Groce Running back Macalester
429 Los Angeles Rams Malcolm Campbell Wide receiver Cal State-Los Angeles
430 Dallas Cowboys Dale Curry Linebacker UCLA
431 Pittsburgh Steelers Mel Davis Defensive end North Texas State

Round sixteen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
432 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Urczyk Guard Georgia Tech
433 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tommy West Linebacker Tennessee
434 San Diego Chargers Jack Harrison Guard California
435 New Orleans Saints Gene Jones Tackle Bowling Green
436 New England Patriots Clifford Brown Defensive tackle Tuskegee
437 New York Jets James Godwin Running back Fayetteville
438 Cleveland Browns Chris Lorenzen Defensive tackle Arizona State
439 Philadelphia Eagles Steve Campassi Running back Kentucky
440 Green Bay Packers Mike Timmermans Guard Northern Iowa
441 Atlanta Falcons Pat Curto Linebacker Ohio State
442 Chicago Bears Ronald Parker Tight end Texas Christian
443 San Francisco 49ers Reggie Lewis Defensive end San Diego State
444 New York Giants David Lawson Kicker Air Force
445 Kansas City Chiefs Dennis Anderson Punter Arizona
446 Denver Broncos John Huddleston Linebacker Utah
447 Detroit Lions Craig McCurdy Linebacker William & Mary
448 Buffalo Bills Gary Gorrell Linebacker Boise State
449 Baltimore Colts Mike Fuhrman Tight end Memphis State
450 Miami Dolphins Mike Green Punter Ohio
451 Baltimore Colts Steve Ludwig Center Miami (FL)
452 Houston Oilers Claude Johnson Linebacker Florida A&M
453 St. Louis Cardinals Cecil Beaird Wide receiver Fisk
454 Oakland Raiders Doug Hogan Defensive back USC
455 Cincinnati Bengals George Demopoulis Tackle Miami (FL)
456 Los Angeles Rams Rick Gage Wide receiver Arkansas Tech
457 Minnesota Vikings Randy Hickel Defensive back Montana State
458 Dallas Cowboys Rick Costanzo Tackle Nebraska
459 Pittsburgh Steelers Randy Butts Running back Kearney State

Round seventeen[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
460 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jack Berry Quarterback Washington & Lee
461 Seattle Seahawks Chris Rowland Quarterback Washington
462 New Orleans Saints Scott MacDonald Tight end West Virginia
463 San Diego Chargers Clarence Sanders Linebacker Cincinnati
464 New York Jets Darwin Willie Tight end Tulane
465 Cleveland Browns Tom Fleming Wide receiver Dartmouth
466 New England Patriots Todd Anderson Center Stanford
467 Green Bay Packers Ray Hall Tight end Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
468 Atlanta Falcons Tony Green Defensive back Texas Tech
469 Chicago Bears Mike Malham Linebacker Arkansas State
470 Philadelphia Eagles Anthony Terry Defensive back California-Davis
471 New York Giants Steve Curnutte Defensive back Vanderbilt
472 Kansas City Chiefs Pat McNeil Running back Baylor
473 San Francisco 49ers Darryl Jenkins Running back San Jose State
474 Denver Broncos Randy Cozens Defensive end Pittsburgh
475 Detroit Lions Jim Meeks Defensive back Boise State
476 Washington Redskins Chuck Wills Defensive back Oregon
477 Buffalo Bills Bob Berg Kicker New Mexico
478 Oakland Raiders Buddy Tate Defensive back Tulsa
479 Houston Oilers Allen Misher Wide receiver Louisiana State
480 Miami Dolphins Jeff Grantz Quarterback South Carolina
481 Oakland Raiders Nate Beasley Running back Delaware
482 Cincinnati Bengals Scott Dannelley Guard Ohio State
483 St. Louis Cardinals Dan Myers Defensive back Georgia Tech
484 Minnesota Vikings Dick Lukowski Defensive tackle West Virginia
485 Los Angeles Rams Gary Shaw Defensive back Brigham Young
486 Dallas Cowboys Stan Woodfill Kicker Oregon
487 [8] Pittsburgh Steelers Kelvin Kirk Wide receiver Dayton
= Pro Bowler [6] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers[edit]

  • Steve Largent, wide receiver from Tulsa, taken 4th round 117th overall by Houston Oilers
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1995.[9]
  • Lee Roy Selmon, defensive end from Oklahoma, taken 1st round 1st overall by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1995.[9]
  • Mike Haynes, cornerback from Arizona State, taken 1st round 5th overall by New England Patriots
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1997.[9]
  • Jackie Slater, offensive tackle from Jackson State, taken 3rd round 86th overall by Los Angeles Rams
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2001.[10]
  • Harry Carson, linebacker from South Carolina State, taken 4th round 105th overall by New York Giants
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2006.[10]

Notable undrafted players[edit]

= Pro Bowler[6]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Buffalo Bills Bob Patton  C Delaware Ind. (Div. II)
Buffalo Bills Benny Ricardo  K San Diego State Big West
Cleveland Browns Terry Luck  QB Nebraska Big Eight
Dallas Cowboys Hank Bauer  RB Cal Lutheran Ind. (NAIA)
Dallas Cowboys Jay Saldi  TE South Carolina Ind.
Denver Broncos Glenn Hyde  OT/OG Pittsburgh Ind.
Green Bay Packers Ken Starch  RB Wisconsin Big Ten
Minnesota Vikings Rick Danmeier  K Sioux Falls Tri-State
New York Giants Bobby Hammond  RB Morgan State MEAC
New York Giants Gary Shirk  TE Morehead State OVC
New York Jets Clark Gaines  RB Wake Forest ACC
New York Jets James Rosecrans  LB Penn State Ind.
Philadelphia Eagles Vince Papale  WR Saint Joseph ECC
San Diego Chargers Charles Aiu  OG Hawaii Ind.
San Diego Chargers Arnold Morgado  RB Hawaii Ind.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Freddie Douglas  WR Arkansas SWC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lee McGriff  WR Florida SEC
Washington Redskins Gerard Williams  CB Langston Ind. (NAIA)


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  6. ^ a b c 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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  8. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
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