1998 NFL Draft

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1998 NFL Draft
1998 NFL draft logo
General information
Date(s)April 18–19, 1998
LocationTheatre at MSG
in New York City, NY
241 total selections in 7 rounds
First selectionPeyton Manning, QB
Indianapolis Colts
Mr. IrrelevantCam Quayle, TE
Baltimore Ravens
Most selections (12)New York Jets
Fewest selections (5)Detroit Lions
Hall of Famers
← 1997
1999 →

The 1998 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 18–19, 1998, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.[1][2] The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

Before the draft, there was much debate in the media on if the Indianapolis Colts would select Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf, both of whom were considered excellent prospects and future franchise quarterbacks, with the first overall pick. Leaf was considered to have more upside and a stronger throwing arm, while Manning was considered a prospect who was NFL ready and more mature.

On the day of the draft, the Colts selected Manning due to Leaf's disdain for Indianapolis. Manning went on to be a five-time Most Valuable Player award[3] winner, the most of any player in NFL history, and a two-time Super Bowl champion, whereas Leaf was out of the NFL by 2002, and is considered one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.[4]

Player selections[edit]

* = compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[N 1]
= Hall of Famer[5]
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 HB Halfback K Placekicker KR Kick 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 TB Tailback
TE Tight end WR Wide receiver        
Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning  QB Tennessee SEC
1 2 San Diego Chargers Ryan Leaf  QB Washington State Pac-10 from Arizona [R1 - 1]
1 3 Arizona Cardinals Andre Wadsworth  DE Florida State ACC from San Diego [R1 - 2]
1 4 Oakland Raiders Charles Woodson  CB Michigan Big Ten 1997 Heisman Trophy winner
1 5 Chicago Bears Curtis Enis  RB Penn State Big Ten
1 6 St. Louis Rams Grant Wistrom  DE Nebraska Big 12
1 7 New Orleans Saints Kyle Turley  OT San Diego State WAC
1 8 Dallas Cowboys Greg Ellis  DE North Carolina ACC
1 9 Jacksonville Jaguars Fred Taylor  RB Florida SEC from Buffalo [R1 - 3]
1 10 Baltimore Ravens Duane Starks  CB Miami (FL) Big East
1 11 Philadelphia Eagles Tra Thomas  OT Florida State ACC
1 12 Atlanta Falcons Keith Brooking  LB Georgia Tech ACC
1 13 Cincinnati Bengals Takeo Spikes  LB Auburn SEC
1 14 Carolina Panthers Jason Peter  DT Nebraska Big 12
1 15 Seattle Seahawks Anthony Simmons  LB Clemson ACC
1 16 Tennessee Oilers Kevin Dyson  WR Utah WAC
1 17 Cincinnati Bengals Brian Simmons  LB North Carolina ACC from Washington [R1 - 4]
1 18 New England Patriots Robert Edwards  RB Georgia SEC from N.Y. Jets [R1 - 5]
1 19 Green Bay Packers Vonnie Holliday  DT North Carolina ACC from Miami [R1 - 6]
1 20 Detroit Lions Terry Fair  CB Tennessee SEC
1 21 Minnesota Vikings Randy Mossdouble-dagger WR Marshall MAC
1 22 New England Patriots Tebucky Jones  S Syracuse Big East
1 23 Oakland Raiders Mo Collins  OT Florida SEC from Tampa Bay [R1 - 7]
1 24 New York Giants Shaun Williams  S UCLA Pac-10
1 25 Jacksonville Jaguars Donovin Darius  S Syracuse Big East
1 26 Pittsburgh Steelers Alan Faneca  G LSU SEC
1 27 Kansas City Chiefs Victor Riley  OT Auburn SEC
1 28 San Francisco 49ers R.W. McQuarters  CB Oklahoma State Big 12
1 29 Miami Dolphins John Avery  RB Mississippi SEC from Green Bay [R1 - 8]
1 30 Denver Broncos Marcus Nash  WR Tennessee SEC
2* 31 Oakland Raiders Leon Bender  DT Washington State Pac-10
2 32 Indianapolis Colts Jerome Pathon  WR Washington Pac-10
2 33 Arizona Cardinals Corey Chavous  S Vanderbilt SEC from San Diego [R1 - 9]
2 34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jacquez Green  WR Florida SEC from Oakland [R2 - 1]
2 35 Chicago Bears Tony Parrish  S Washington Pac-10
2 36 Arizona Cardinals Anthony Clement  OT Louisiana-Lafayette Ind. (I-A)
2 37 St. Louis Rams Robert Holcombe  FB Illinois Big Ten
2 38 Dallas Cowboys Flozell Adams  OT Michigan State Big Ten
2 39 Buffalo Bills Sam Cowart  LB Florida State ACC
2 40 New Orleans Saints Cameron Cleeland  TE Washington Pac-10
2 41 Pittsburgh Steelers Jeremy Staat  DE Arizona State Pac-10 from Philadelphia via N.Y. Jets [R2 - 2]
2 42 Baltimore Ravens Pat Johnson  WR Oregon Pac-10
2 43 Cincinnati Bengals Artrell Hawkins  S Cincinnati C-USA
2 44 Miami Dolphins Patrick Surtain  CB Southern Mississippi C-USA from Carolina [R2 - 3]
2 45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brian Kelly  CB USC Pac-10 from Atlanta [R2 - 4]
2 46 Tennessee Oilers Samari Rolle  CB Florida State ACC
2 47 Seattle Seahawks Todd Weiner  OT Kansas State Big 12
2 48 Washington Redskins Stephen Alexander  TE Oklahoma Big 12
2 49 Miami Dolphins Kenny Mixon  DE LSU SEC
2 50 Detroit Lions Germane Crowell  WR Virginia ACC
2 51 Minnesota Vikings Kailee Wong  LB Stanford Pac-10
2 52 New England Patriots Tony Simmons  WR Wisconsin Big Ten from N.Y. Jets [R2 - 5]
2 53 Atlanta Falcons Bob Hallen  C Kent State MAC from Tampa Bay [R2 - 6]
2 54 New England Patriots Rod Rutledge  TE Alabama SEC
2 55 New York Giants Joe Jurevicius  WR Penn State Big Ten
2 56 New York Jets Dorian Boose  DE Washington State Pac-10 from Pittsburgh [R2 - 7]
2 57 Jacksonville Jaguars Cordell Taylor  CB Hampton MEAC
2 58 San Francisco 49ers Jeremy Newberry  C California Pac-10
2 59 San Diego Chargers Mikhael Ricks  TE Stephen F. Austin Southland from Kansas City via Oakland and Tampa Bay [R2 - 8]
2 60 Detroit Lions Charlie Batch  QB Eastern Michigan MAC from Green Bay via Miami [R2 - 9]
2 61 Denver Broncos Eric Brown  S Mississippi State SEC
3 62 Carolina Panthers Chuck Wiley  DE LSU SEC from Indianapolis [R3 - 1]
3 63 Oakland Raiders Jon Ritchie  FB Stanford Pac-10
3 64 Chicago Bears Olin Kreutz  C Washington Pac-10
3 65 St. Louis Rams Leonard Little  DE Tennessee SEC from Arizona via N.Y. Jets [R3 - 2]
3 66 Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Conrad  OT Fresno State WAC from San Diego [R3 - 3]
3 67 New York Jets Scott Frost  QB Nebraska Big 12 from St. Louis [R3 - 4]
3 68 Buffalo Bills Robert Hicks  OT Mississippi State SEC
3 69 Washington Redskins Skip Hicks  RB UCLA Pac-10 from New Orleans [R3 - 5]
3 70 New York Giants Brian Alford  WR Purdue Big Ten from Dallas via Philadelphia [R3 - 6]
3 71 Indianapolis Colts E.G. Green  WR Florida State ACC from Baltimore [R3 - 7]
3 72 Philadelphia Eagles Jeremiah Trotter  LB Stephen F. Austin Southland
3 73 Carolina Panthers Mitch Marrow  DE Pennsylvania Ivy
3 74 Atlanta Falcons Jammi German  WR Miami (FL) Big East
3 75 Cincinnati Bengals Steve Foley  LB NE Louisiana Ind. (I-A)
3 76 Seattle Seahawks Ahman Green  RB Nebraska Big 12
3 77 Tennessee Oilers Dainon Sidney  CB Alabama-Birmingham Ind. (I-A)
3 78 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Goff  OT Iowa Big Ten from Washington [R3 - 8]
3 79 Miami Dolphins Brad Jackson  LB Cincinnati C-USA from Detroit [R3 - 9]
3 80 Minnesota Vikings Ramos McDonald  CB New Mexico WAC
3 81 New England Patriots Chris Floyd  FB Michigan Big Ten from N.Y. Jets [R3 - 10]
3 82 Miami Dolphins Larry Shannon  WR East Carolina C-USA
3 83 New England Patriots Greg Spires  DE Florida State ACC
3 84 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jamie Duncan  LB Vanderbilt SEC
3 85 Philadelphia Eagles Allen Rossum  CB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A) from N.Y. Giants [R3 - 11]
3 86 Jacksonville Jaguars Jonathan Quinn  QB Middle Tennessee Ohio Valley
3 87 New York Jets Kevin Williams  S Oklahoma State Big 12 from Pittsburgh [R3 - 12]
3 88 Kansas City Chiefs Rashaan Shehee  RB Washington Pac-10
3 89 San Francisco 49ers Chris Ruhman  OT Texas A&M Big 12
3 90 Green Bay Packers Jonathan Brown  DT Tennessee SEC
3 91 Denver Broncos Brian Griese  QB Michigan Big Ten
3* 92 Pittsburgh Steelers Hines Ward  WR Georgia SEC
4 93 Indianapolis Colts Steve McKinney  C Texas A&M Big 12 from Indianapolis via Baltimore [R4 - 1]
4 94 Chicago Bears Alonzo Mayes  TE Oklahoma State Big 12
4 95 Arizona Cardinals Michael Pittman  RB Fresno State WAC
4 96 St. Louis Rams Az-Zahir Hakim  WR San Diego State WAC from San Diego [R4 - 2]
4 97 New Orleans Saints Fred Weary  CB Florida SEC from Oakland [R4 - 3]
4 98 St. Louis Rams Roland Williams  TE Syracuse Big East
4 99 New Orleans Saints Julian Pittman  DT Florida State ACC
4 100 Dallas Cowboys Michael Myers  DT Alabama SEC
4 101 Jacksonville Jaguars Tavian Banks  RB Iowa Big Ten from Buffalo [R4 - 4]
4 102 Miami Dolphins Lorenzo Bromell  DE Clemson ACC from Philadelphia [R4 - 5]
4 103 Atlanta Falcons Omar Brown  S North Carolina ACC from Baltimore via Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore and Tampa Bay [R4 - 6]
4 104 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Todd Washington  C Virginia Tech Big East in place of Atlanta (time expired).
4 105 Cincinnati Bengals Glen Steele  DT Michigan Big Ten
4 106 Carolina Panthers Donald Hayes  WR Wisconsin Big Ten
4 107 Tennessee Oilers Joe Salave'a  DT Arizona Pac-10
4 108 Seattle Seahawks DeShone Myles  LB Nevada Big West
4 109 Oakland Raiders Gennaro DiNapoli  G Virginia Tech Big East from Washington [R4 - 7]
4 110 Minnesota Vikings Kivuusama Mays  LB North Carolina ACC
4 111 New York Jets Jason Fabini  OT Cincinnati C-USA
4 112 Philadelphia Eagles Brandon Whiting  DT California Pac-10 from Miami [R4 - 8]
4 113 Washington Redskins Shawn Barber  LB Richmond A-10 from Detroit via Oakland [R4 - 9]
4 114 Atlanta Falcons Tim Dwight  WR Iowa Big Ten from Tampa Bay [R4 - 10]
4 115 New England Patriots Leonta Rheams  DT Houston C-USA
4 116 Philadelphia Eagles Clarence Love  S Toledo MAC from N.Y. Giants [R4 - 11]
4 117 Pittsburgh Steelers Deshea Townsend  CB Alabama SEC
4 118 Jacksonville Jaguars Deligianis, HarryHarry Deligianis  DT Youngstown State Gateway
4 119 San Francisco 49ers Lance Schulters  S Hofstra ECAC
4 120 Kansas City Chiefs Greg Favors  LB Mississippi State SEC
4 121 Green Bay Packers Roosevelt Blackmon  CB Morris Brown SIAC
4 122 Denver Broncos Curtis Alexander  RB Alabama SEC
4 123 Pittsburgh Steelers Carlos King  RB North Carolina State ACC
5 124 Baltimore Ravens Martin Chase  DT Oklahoma Big 12 (from Indianapolis)
5 125 Arizona Cardinals Terry Hardy  TE Southern Mississippi C-USA
5 126 San Diego Chargers Harden, CedricCedric Harden  DE Florida A&M MEAC
5 127 Oakland Raiders Jeremy Brigham  TE Washington Pac-10
5 128 Kansas City Chiefs Robert Williams  CB North Carolina ACC (from Chicago)
5 129 St. Louis Rams Priester, RaymondRaymond Priester  FB Clemson ACC
5 130 Dallas Cowboys Darren Hambrick  LB South Carolina SEC
5 131 Buffalo Bills Jonathan Linton  FB North Carolina ACC
5 132 New Orleans Saints Wilmont Perry  RB Livingstone CIAA
5 133 Baltimore Ravens Ryan Sutter  S Colorado Big 12
5 134 New York Jets Casey Dailey  LB Northwestern Big Ten (from Philadelphia)
5 135 Indianapolis Colts Antony Jordan  LB Vanderbilt SEC (from Cincinnati)
5 136 Carolina Panthers Jerry Jensen  LB Washington Pac-10
5 137 Pittsburgh Steelers Jason Simmons  S Arizona State Pac-10 (from Atlanta)
5 138 Dallas Cowboys Oliver Ross  OT Iowa State Big 12 (from Seattle)
5 139 Tennessee Oilers Benji Olson  G Washington Pac-10
5 140 Washington Redskins Mark Fischer  G Purdue Big Ten
5 141 New York Jets Karczewski, DougDoug Karczewski  OT Virginia ACC
5 142 Philadelphia Eagles Ike Reese  LB Michigan State Big Ten from Miami [R4 - 12]
5 143 Miami Dolphins Scott Shaw  G Michigan State Big Ten (from Detroit)
5 144 Minnesota Vikings Kerry Cooks  S Iowa Big Ten
5 145 New England Patriots Ron Merkerson  LB Colorado Big 12
5 146 New York Jets Blake Spence  TE Oregon Pac-10 (from Tampa Bay)
5 147 New York Giants Myles, TobyToby Myles  OT Jackson State SWAC
5 148 Jacksonville Jaguars John Wade  C Marshall MAC
5 149 New York Jets Bateman, EricEric Bateman  OT BYU WAC (from Pittsburgh)
5 150 Green Bay Packers Corey Bradford  WR Jackson State SWAC (from Kansas City)
5 151 San Francisco 49ers Phil Ostrowski  G Penn State Big Ten
5 152 Oakland Raiders Travian Smith  LB Oklahoma Big 12 (from Green Bay)
5 153 Denver Broncos Chris Howard  RB Michigan Big Ten
6 154 Baltimore Ravens Rogers, RonRon Rogers  LB Georgia Tech ACC (from Indianapolis)
6 155 San Diego Chargers Clifford Ivory  CB Troy State Southland
6 156 Green Bay Packers Scott McGarrahan  S New Mexico WAC (from Oakland)
6 157 Chicago Bears Chris Draft  LB Stanford Pac-10
6 158 Arizona Cardinals Zach Walz  LB Dartmouth Ivy
6 159 St. Louis Rams Roundtree, GlennGlenn Roundtree  G Clemson ACC
6 160 Buffalo Bills Fred Coleman  WR Washington Pac-10
6 161 New Orleans Saints Chris Bordano  LB Southern Methodist WAC
6 162 Seattle Seahawks Carl Hansen  DT Stanford Pac-10 (from Dallas)
6 163 New York Jets Eric Ogbogu  DE Maryland ACC (from Philadelphia)
6 164 Baltimore Ravens Sammy Williams  OT Oklahoma Big 12
6 165 Carolina Panthers Damien Richardson  S Arizona State Pac-10
6 166 Atlanta Falcons Elijah Williams  CB Florida SEC
6 167 Cincinnati Bengals Jason Tucker  WR Texas Christian WAC
6 168 Tennessee Oilers Wiggins, LeeLee Wiggins  CB South Carolina SEC
6 169 Seattle Seahawks Bobby Shaw  WR California Pac-10
6 170 Washington Redskins Palmer, PatPat Palmer  WR NE Louisiana Ind. (I-A)
6 171 Miami Dolphins Strikwerda, NateNate Strikwerda  C Northwestern Big Ten
6 172 Miami Dolphins John Dutton  QB Nevada Big West (from Detroit)
6 173 Minnesota Vikings Matt Birk  C Harvard Ivy
6 174 New York Jets Chris Brazzell  WR Angelo State Lone Star
6 175 Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Cannida  DT Nevada Big West
6 176 New England Patriots Harold Shaw  RB Southern Mississippi C-USA
6 177 New York Giants Pollack, ToddTodd Pollack  TE Boston College Big East
6 178 Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala  FB Utah WAC
6 179 Jacksonville Jaguars Williams, LeManzerLeManzer Williams  DE Minnesota Big Ten
6 180 San Francisco 49ers Fred Beasley  FB Auburn SEC
6 181 Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Ransom  DT Cincinnati C-USA
6 182 Jacksonville Jaguars McLeod, KevinKevin McLeod  RB Auburn SEC (from Green Bay)
6 183 New York Jets Johnson, DustinDustin Johnson  FB BYU WAC (from Denver)
6* 184 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shevin Smith  CB Florida State ACC
6* 185 Detroit Lions Alexander, JamaalJamaal Alexander  CB Southern Miss C-USA
6* 186 Pittsburgh Steelers Olson, RyanRyan Olson  DT Colorado Big 12
6* 187 Green Bay Packers Matt Hasselbeck  QB Boston College Big East
6* 188 Dallas Cowboys Izell Reese  S Alabama-Birmingham Ind. (I-A)
6* 189 Chicago Bears Patrick Mannelly  G Duke ACC
7 190 Indianapolis Colts Aaron Taylor  C Nebraska Big 12
7 191 Washington Redskins David Terrell  S Texas-El Paso WAC
7 192 Jacksonville Jaguars Alvis Whitted  WR North Carolina State ACC (from Chicago)
7 193 Arizona Cardinals Savoy, PhilPhil Savoy  WR Colorado Big 12
7 194 San Diego Chargers Haskins, JonJon Haskins  LB Stanford Pac-10
7 195 New York Jets Hart, LawrenceLawrence Hart  TE Southern SWAC (from St. Louis)
7 196 Carolina Panthers Vili Maumau  DT Colorado Big 12 (from New Orleans)
7 197 Seattle Seahawks Jason McEndoo  G Washington State Pac-10
7 198 Buffalo Bills Allotey, VictorVictor Allotey  G Indiana Big Ten
7 199 Atlanta Falcons Ephraim Salaam  OT San Diego State WAC (from Carolina via Pittsburgh)
7 200 Denver Broncos Trey Teague  C Tennessee SEC
7 201 Atlanta Falcons Ken Oxendine  RB Virginia Tech Big East
7 202 Cincinnati Bengals Parker, MarcusMarcus Parker  FB Virginia Tech Big East
7 203 Atlanta Falcons Henry Slay  DT West Virginia Big East (from Pittsburgh)
7 204 New Orleans Saints Andy McCullough  WR Tennessee SEC
7 205 Tennessee Oilers Sprotte, JimmyJimmy Sprotte  LB Arizona Pac-10
7 206 Washington Redskins Antwaune Ponds  LB Syracuse Big East
7 207 Detroit Lions Chris Liwienski  G Indiana Big Ten
7 208 Minnesota Vikings Chester Burnett  LB Arizona Pac-10
7 209 Arizona Cardinals Cousins, George "Jomo"George "Jomo" Cousins  DE Florida A&M MEAC (from New York Jets)
7 210 Miami Dolphins Jim Bundren  G Clemson ACC
7 211 New England Patriots Jason Andersen  C BYU WAC
7 212 Tampa Bay Buccaneers McCarty, ChanceChance McCarty  DE Texas Christian WAC
7 213 New York Giants Ben Fricke  C Houston C-USA
7 214 Jacksonville Jaguars Brandon Tolbert  LB Georgia SEC
7 215 San Francisco 49ers Ryan Thelwell  WR Minnesota Big Ten (from Pittsburgh)
7 216 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Warfield  CB Nebraska Big 12
7 217 Chicago Bears Chad Overhauser  G UCLA Pac-10 (from San Francisco)
7 218 Green Bay Packers Watson, EdwinEdwin Watson  FB Purdue Big Ten
7 219 Denver Broncos Nate Wayne  LB Mississippi SEC
7* 220 Philadelphia Eagles Akins, ChrisChris Akins  DT Texas Big 12
7* 221 Pittsburgh Steelers Angel Rubio  DT SE Missouri State OVC
7* 222 Cincinnati Bengals Damian Vaughn  TE Miami (OH) MAC
7* 223 Dallas Cowboys Smith, TarikTarik Smith  RB California Pac-10
7* 224 Kansas City Chiefs Blackwell, ErnestErnest Blackwell  RB Missouri Big 12
7* 225 Minnesota Vikings Darden, TonyTony Darden  CB Texas Tech Big 12
7* 226 Arizona Cardinals Pat Tillman  S Arizona State Pac-10
7* 227 Dallas Cowboys Antonio Fleming  G Georgia SEC
7* 228 Carolina Panthers Turner, JimJim Turner  WR Syracuse Big East
7* 229 Tennessee Oilers Kevin Long  C Florida State ACC
7* 230 Oakland Raiders Vince Amey  DT Arizona State Pac-10
7* 231 Indianapolis Colts Gaines, CoreyCorey Gaines  S Tennessee SEC
7* 232 Chicago Bears Moses Moreno  QB Colorado State WAC
7* 233 Arizona Cardinals Janes, RonRon Janes  FB Missouri Big 12
7* 234 San Diego Chargers Sanford, KioKio Sanford  WR Kentucky SEC
7* 235 Oakland Raiders Sanders, DavidDavid Sanders  DE Arkansas SEC
7* 236 St. Louis Rams Jason Chorak  LB Washington Pac-10
7* 237 Dallas Cowboys Rodrick Monroe  TE Cincinnati C-USA
7* 238 Buffalo Bills Loud, KamilKamil Loud  WR Cal Poly Ind. (I-AA)
7* 239 New Orleans Saints Ron Warner  LB Kansas Big 12
7* 240 Philadelphia Eagles Thomas, MelvinMelvin Thomas  G Colorado Big 12
7* 241 Baltimore Ravens Quayle, CamCam Quayle  TE Weber State Big Sky
  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.

Supplemental draft[edit]

A supplemental draft was held in the summer of 1998. For each player selected in the supplemental draft, the team forfeits its pick in that round in the draft of the following season. The Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers both selected players in the 2nd round.

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
2 - Green Bay Packers Mike Wahle  G Navy Ind. (I-A)
2 - San Diego Chargers Jamal Williams  DT Oklahoma State Big 12

Notable undrafted players[edit]

= Pro Bowler[N 1]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
New Orleans Saints Michael Lewis  WR Grace King High School N/A Did not play college football, played arena football and was promoted from Saints practice squad
Arizona Cardinals Cory Sauter  QB Minnesota Big Ten Played at least one game with Chicago Bears in 2002
Baltimore Ravens Lional Dalton  DT Eastern Michigan MAC
Baltimore Ravens Jeff Saturday  C North Carolina ACC Starting center for the Indianapolis Colts from 2000-2011; won Super Bowl XLI
Dallas Cowboys Robert Thomas  FB Henderson State Gulf South
Denver Broncos Cyron Brown  DE Western Illinois Gateway
Denver Broncos Chris Gizzi  LB Air Force WAC
Detroit Lions Brock Olivo  RB Missouri Big 12
Indianapolis Colts Larry Moore  G BYU WAC
Indianapolis Colts Mike Vanderjagt  K WVU Big East
Jacksonville Jaguars Reggie Swinton  WR Murray State OVC
Kansas City Chiefs Eric Hicks  DE Maryland ACC
Minnesota Vikings Cory Withrow  C Washington State Pac-10
New England Patriots Scott Dragos  FB Boston College Big East Played for the Chicago Bears from 2000-2001
New York Giants Jason Whittle  G Southern Missouri State Gateway
New Orleans Saints Earl Little  S Miami Big East
Oakland Raiders Phil Dawson  K Texas Big 12
St. Louis Rams London Fletcher  LB John Carroll OAC
San Diego Chargers DeMingo Graham  G Hofstra ECAC
San Diego Chargers Kendyl Jacox  G Kansas State Big 12
San Francisco 49ers Jim Nelson  LB Penn State Big Ten
San Francisco 49ers Jeff Posey  LB Southern Mississippi C-USA
Seattle Seahawks Brian Finneran  WR Villanova A-10
Seattle Seahawks Dirk Johnson  P Northern Colorado NCIAC Starting punter for the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks Paul Spicer  DE Saginaw Valley State MIFC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chris Jackson  WR Washington State Pac-10 Played three games with Titans and Packers

Hall of Famers[edit]

As of 2018, Randy Moss is the only player from the 1998 NFL Draft to have been inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame. Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson are considered likely future Hall of Famers.[6]


In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the 1994 Draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.

Round one
  1. ^ No. 2: Arizona → San Diego (PD). Arizona traded its first-round selection (1st) to San Diego in exchange for San Diego's first and second-round selections (3rd and 33rd) and first-round seleciton (8th) in 1999 plus RB Eric Metcalf and LB Patrick Sapp.
  2. ^ No. 3: San Diego → Arizona (PD). see No. 2: Arizona → San Diego.
  3. ^ No. 9: Buffalo → Jacksonville (PD). Buffalo traded its first- and fourth-round selections (9th and 101st) to Jacksonville in exchange for QB Rob Johnson.
  4. ^ No. 17: Washington → Cincinnati (PD). Cincinnati were awarded Washington's first- and third-round selections (17th and 78th) as compensation for Washington signing restricted free agent DT Dan Wilkinson.
  5. ^ No. 18: N.Y. Jets → New England (PD). New England were awarded the Jets' first- and third-round selections (18th and 81st) as compensation for the Jets signing restricted free agent RB Curtis Martin.
  6. ^ No. 19: Miami → Green Bay (D). Miami traded its first-round selection (19th) to Green Bay in exchange for Green Bay's first- and second-round selections (29th and 60th).
  7. ^ No. 23: Tampa Bay → Oakland (D). Tampa Bay traded its first-round selection (23rd) to Oakland in exchange for Oakland's two second-round selections (34th and 59th).
  8. ^ No. 29: Green Bay → Miami (D). see No. 19: Miami → Green Bay.
  9. ^ No. 33: San Diego → Arizona (PD). see No. 2: Arizona → San Diego.
Round two
  1. ^ No. 34: Oakland → Tampa Bay (D). see No. 23: Tampa Bay → Oakland.
  2. ^ No. 41: multiple trades:
           No. 41: Philadelphia → N.Y. Jets (PD). Philadelphia traded its second- and fifth-round selections (41st and 134th) to N.Y. Jets in exchange for DE Hugh Douglas.
           No. 41: N.Y. Jets → Pittsburgh (D). N.Y. Jets traded its second-round selection (41st) to Pittsburgh in exchange for Pittsburgh's second-, third- and fifth-round selections (56th, 87th and 149th).
  3. ^ No. 44: Carolina → Miami (D). Carolina traded its second-round selection (44th) to Miami in exchange for Miami's first-round selection in 2000.
  4. ^ No. 45: Atlanta → Tampa Bay (D). Atlanta traded its second-round selection (45th) to Tampa Bay in exchange for Tampa Bay's second- and fourth-round selections (53rd and 114th).
  5. ^ No. 52: N.Y. Jets → New England (PD). N.Y. Jets traded its second-round selection (56th), second- and third-round selections (61st and 97th) in 1997 and first-round selection in 1999 to New England in exchange for the Patriots releasing head coach Bill Parcells from his coaching contract.
  6. ^ No. 53: Tampa Bay → Atlanta (D). see No. 45: Atlanta → Tampa Bay.
  7. ^ No. 56: N.Y. Jets → New England (PD). see No. 56: N.Y. Jets → Pittsburgh.
  8. ^ No. 59: multiple trades:
           No. 59: Kansas City → Oakland (PD). Oakland were awarded Kansas City's second-round selection as compensation for the Chiefs signing restricted free agent DT Chester McGlockton.
           No. 59: Oakland → Tampa Bay (D). see No. 23: Tampa Bay → Oakland.
           No. 59: Tampa Bay → San Diego (D). Tampa Bay traded this second-round selection (59th) to San Diego in exchange for San Diego's first-round selection in 2000.
  9. ^ No. 60: multiple trades:
           No. 60: Green Bay → Miami (D). see No. 19: Miami → Green Bay.
           No. 60: Miami → Detroit (D). Miami traded this second-round selection to Detroit in exchange for Detroit's third-, fifth- and sixth-round selections (79th, 143rd and 172nd).
Round three
  1. ^ No. 52: Indianapolis → Carolina (PD). Indianapolis traded its third-round selection (62nd) to Carolina in exchange for hiring Panthers' GM Bill Polian.
  2. ^ No. 65: multiple trades:
           No. 65: Arizona → N.Y. Jets (PD). Arizona traded its third-round selection (65th) to N.Y. Jets in exchange for RB Adrian Murrell.
           No. 65: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis (D). N.Y. Jets traded this third-round selection (65th) to St. Louis in exchange for St. Louis' third- and seventh-round selections (67th and 195th).
  3. ^ No. 66: San Diego → Pittsburgh (PD). San Diego traded its third-round selection (66th) to Pittsburgh in exchange for Pittsburgh's fifth-round selection (146th) in 1997.
  4. ^ No. 67: St. Louis → N.Y. Jets (D). see No. 65: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis.
  5. ^ No. 69: New Orleans → Washington (PD). New Orleans traded its third-round selection (69th) and its fifth-round selection (132nd) in 1997 to Washington in exchange for QB Heath Shuler.
  6. ^ No. 70: multiple trades:
           No. 70: Dallas → Philadelphia (D). Dallas traded its third-round selection (70th) and first- and fifth-round selections (25th and 155th) to Philadelphia in exchange for Philadelphia's first-round selection (22nd) in 1997.
           No. 70: Philadelphia → N.Y. Giants (D). Philadelphia traded this third-round selection (70th) to N.Y. Giants in exchange for the Giants' third- and fourth-round selections (85th and 116th).
  7. ^ No. 71: Baltimore → Indianapolis (PD). Baltimore traded its third- and fourth-round selections (71st and 103rd) to Indianapolis in exchange for QB Jim Harbaugh and Indianapolis' fourth-round selection (93rd).
  8. ^ No. 78: Washington → Cincinnati (PD). see No. 17: Washington → Cincinnati.
  9. ^ No. 79: Detroit → Miami (D). see No. 60: Miami → Detroit.
  10. ^ No. 81: N.Y. Jets → New England (PD). see No. 18: N.Y. Jets → New England.
  11. ^ No. 85: N.Y. Giants → Philadelphia (D). see No. 70: Philadelphia → N.Y. Giants.
  12. ^ No. 87: Pittsburgh → N.Y. Jets (D). see No. 41: N.Y. Jets → Pittsburgh.
Round four
  1. ^ No. 93: multiple trades:
           No. 93: Indianapolis → Baltimore (D). see No. 71: Baltimore → Indianapolis.
           No. 93: Baltimore → Indianapolis (D). Baltimore traded this fourth-round selection (93rd) to Indianapolis in exchange for Indianapolis' fourth-, fifth- and sixth-round selections (103rd, 124th and 154th).
  2. ^ No. 96: San Diego → St. Louis (PD). San Diego traded its fourth-round selection (96th) and seventh-round selection (215th) in 1997 to St. Louis in exchange for St. Louis' fifth-round selection (138th) in 1998.
  3. ^ No. 97: Oakland → New Orleans (PD). Oakland traded its fourth-round selection (97th) to New Orleans in exchange for CB Eric Allen.
  4. ^ No. 101: Buffalo → Jacksonville (PD). see No. 9: Buffalo → Jacksonville.
  5. ^ No. 102: Philadelphia → Miami (D). Philadelphia traded its fourth-round selection (102nd) to Miami in exchange for Miami's fourth- and fifth-round selections (102nd and 112th).
  6. ^ No. 103: multiple trades:
           No. 103: Baltimore → Indianapolis (D). see No. 71: Baltimore → Indianapolis.
           No. 103: Indianapolis → Baltimore (D). see No. 93: Baltimore → Indianapolis.
           No. 103: Baltimore → Tampa Bay (D). Baltimore traded this fourth-round selection (103rd) to Tampa Bay in exchange for Tampa Bay's third-round selection in 1999.
           No. 103: Tampa Bay → Atlanta (D). Tampa Bay failed to make their selection within the allotted time, allowing Atlanta to pick ahead of them.
  7. ^ No. 109: Washington → Oakland (D). Washington traded its fourth-round selection (109th) to Oakland in exchange for Oakland's fourth- and seventh-round selections (113rd and 191st).
  8. ^ No. 112: Miami → Philadelphia (D). see No. 102: Philadelphia → Miami.
  9. ^ No. 113: multiple trades:
           No. 113: Detroit → Oakland (PD). Detroit traded its fourth-round selection (113th) to Oakland in exchange for LB Rob Fredrickson.
           No. 113: Oakland → Washington (D). see No. 109: Washington → Oakland.
  10. ^ No. 114: Tampa Bay → Atlanta (D). see No. 45: Atlanta → Tampa Bay.
  11. ^ No. 116: N.Y. Giants → Philadelphia (D). see No. 70: Philadelphia → N.Y. Giants.
  12. ^ No. 142: Miami → Philadelphia (D). see No. 102: Philadelphia → Miami.
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Round six

Round seven


  1. ^ 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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  4. ^ "Colts Wanted Ryan Leaf Over Peyton Manning In 1998 NFL Draft". Sportsgrid.com. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  5. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  6. ^ http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/14929677/2021-hall-fame-class-chance-one-best-ever-nfl

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