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1980 NFL draft

1980 NFL draft
General information
Date(s)April 29–30, 1980
LocationNew York Sheraton Hotel
in New York City, NY
Network(s)ESPN
Overview
333 total selections in 12 rounds
LeagueNFL
First selectionBilly Sims, RB
Detroit Lions
Mr. IrrelevantTyrone McGriff, G
Pittsburgh Steelers
Most selections (15)New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers
Fewest selections (8)Washington Redskins
Hall of Famers
← 1979
1981 →

The 1980 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 29–30, 1980, at the New York Sheraton Hotel in New York City, New York.[1][2] The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season. With the first overall pick of the draft, the Detroit Lions selected running back Billy Sims.

This draft is notable as the first that the nascent ESPN network (which had first gone on the air seven months earlier) aired in its entirety, and the first to be televised.

Player selections

* compensatory selection
Pro Bowler[N 1]
Hall of Famer[3]
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[a] K Kicker[b] KR Kickoff returner LB Linebacker
LS Long snapper MLB Middle linebacker[c] OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman
OLB Outside linebacker NT Nose tackle P Punter PR Punt returner
QB Quarterback RS Return specialist RB Running back S Safety
SS Strong safety TE Tight end WR Wide receiver
  1. ^ Also known as offensive guard (OG)
  2. ^ Also known as placekicker (PK)
  3. ^ Also known as inside linebacker (ILB)
Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Detroit Lions Billy Sims  RB Oklahoma Big Eight
1978 Heisman Trophy Winner[4]
1 2 New York Jets Lam Jones  WR Texas SWC
from San Francisco
1 3 Cincinnati Bengals Anthony Muñoz T USC Pac-10
1 4 Green Bay Packers Bruce Clark  DE Penn State Ind. (I-A)
1 5 Baltimore Colts Curtis Dickey  RB Texas A&M SWC
1 6 St. Louis Cardinals Curtis Greer  DE Michigan Big Ten
1 7 Atlanta Falcons Junior Miller  TE Nebraska Big Eight
1 8 New York Giants Mark Haynes  CB Colorado Big Eight
1 9 Minnesota Vikings Doug Martin  DE Washington Pac-10
1 10 Seattle Seahawks Jacob Green  DE Texas A&M SWC
from Buffalo
1 11 Kansas City Chiefs Brad Budde  OG USC Pac-10
1 12 New Orleans Saints Stan Brock  OT Colorado Big Eight
1 13 San Francisco 49ers Earl Cooper  RB Rice SWC
from N.Y. Jets
1 14 New England Patriots Roland James  CB Tennessee SEC
1 15 Oakland Raiders Marc Wilson  QB BYU WAC
1 16 Buffalo Bills Jim Ritcher  OG NC State ACC
from Seattle
1 17 Los Angeles Rams Johnnie Johnson  CB Texas SWC
from Cleveland
1 18 Washington Redskins Art Monk WR Syracuse University Ind. (I-A)
1 19 Chicago Bears Otis Wilson  LB Louisiville Ind. (I-A)
1 20 San Francisco 49ers Jim Stuckey  DE Clemson ACC
from Denver via N.Y. Jets
1 21 Miami Dolphins Don McNeal  CB Alabama SEC
1 22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ray Snell  OG Wisconsin Big Ten
1 23 Philadelphia Eagles Roynell Young  CB Alcorn State SWAC
1 24 Baltimore Colts Derrick Hatchett  S Texas SWC
from Dallas
1 25 New England Patriots Vagas Ferguson  RB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
from Houston
1 26 Green Bay Packers George Cumby  LB Oklahoma Big Eight
from San Diego
1 27 Cleveland Browns Charles White  RB USC Pac-10
from Los Angeles 1979 Heisman Trophy winner[5]
1 28 Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Malone  QB Arizona State Pac-10
2 29 Buffalo Bills Joe Cribbs  RB Auburn SEC
from Detroit
2 30 Minnesota Vikings Willie Teal  CB LSU SEC
from San Francisco via Philadelphia
2 31 Cincinnati Bengals Kirby Criswell  LB Kansas Big Eight
2 32 Baltimore Colts Ray Donaldson  C Georgia SEC
2 33 St. Louis Cardinals Doug Marsh  TE Michigan Big Ten
2 34 Green Bay Packers Mark Lee  CB Washington Pac-10
2 35 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Kohrs  DE Arizona State Pac-10
From N.Y. Giants
2 36 Atlanta Falcons Buddy Curry  LB North Carolina ACC
2 37 Buffalo Bills Gene Bradley  QB Arkansas State Southland
2 38 Houston Oilers Angelo Fields  T Michigan State Big Ten
from Kansas City
2 39 San Francisco 49ers Keena Turner  LB Purdue Big Ten
from Minnesota
2 40 New York Jets Darrol Ray  CB Oklahoma Big Eight
2 41 New Orleans Saints Dave Waymer  S Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
2 42 Denver Broncos Rulon Jones  DE Utah State Big West
from Cleveland
2 43 Oakland Raiders Matt Millen  LB Penn State Ind. (I-A)
2 44 Seattle Seahawks Andre Hines  T Stanford Pac-10
2 45 New England Patriots Larry McGrew  LB USC Pac-10
2 46 Chicago Bears Matt Suhey  RB Penn State Ind. (I-A)
2 47 New York Jets Ralph Clayton  WR Michigan Big Ten
from Denver
2 48 Miami Dolphins Dwight Stephenson C Alabama SEC
2 49 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kevin House  WR Southern Illinois MVC
2 50 Los Angeles Rams Irv Pankey  T Penn State Ind. (I-A)
from Washington
2 51 Baltimore Colts Tim Foley  T Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
from Dallas
2 52 Houston Oilers Daryle Skaugstad  DT California Pac-10
2 53 Philadelphia Eagles Perry Harrington  RB Jackson State SWAC
2 54 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Crosby  DE Arizona Pac-10
from San Diego via Los Angeles
2 55 Washington Redskins Mat Mendenhall  DE BYU WAC
from Los Angeles
2 56 Pittsburgh Steelers John Goodman  DE Oklahoma Big Eight
3 57 Detroit Lions Tom Turnure  C Washington Pac-10
3 58 Los Angeles Rams Jewerl Thomas  RB San Jose State PCAA
from San Francisco
3 59 Cincinnati Bengals Ron Horn  DT Nebraska Big Eight
3 60 St. Louis Cardinals John Sinnott  T Brown Ivy
3 61 Green Bay Packers Syd Kitson  OG Wake Forest ACC
3 62 Detroit Lions Mike Friede  WR Indiana Big Ten
from Baltimore
3 63 Atlanta Falcons Earl Jones  CB Norfolk State CIAA
3 64 New York Giants Myron Lapka  DT USC Pac-10
3 65 San Francisco 49ers Jim Miller  P Ole Miss SEC
from Minnesota
3 66 Kansas City Chiefs James Hadnot  RB Texas Tech SWC
3 67 Buffalo Bills Mark Brammer  TE Michigan State Big Ten
3 68 Minnesota Vikings Brent Boyd  OG UCLA Pac-10
from New Orleans
3 69 New York Jets Lance Mehl  LB Penn State Ind. (I-A)
3 70 Los Angeles Rams LeRoy Irvin  CB Kansas Big Eight
from Oakland
3 71 Buffalo Bills Schmeding, JohnJohn Schmeding  OG Boston College Ind. (I-A)
from Seattle
3 72 Cleveland Browns Cliff Odom  LB Texas–Arlington
3 73 New England Patriots Steve McMichael DT Texas SWC
3 74 Denver Broncos Carter, LarryLarry Carter  DB Kentucky SEC
3 75 Miami Dolphins Bill Barnett  DE Nebraska Big Eight
3 76 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Scot Brantley  LB Florida SEC
3 77 San Francisco 49ers Craig Puki  LB Tennessee SEC
3 78 Dallas Cowboys Bill Roe  LB Colorado Big Eight
from Chicago
3 79 Houston Oilers Tim Smith  WR Nebraska Big Eight
3 80 Dallas Cowboys James Jones  RB Mississippi State SEC
3 81 St. Louis Cardinals Charles Baker  LB New Mexico WAC
from San Diego
3 82 Los Angeles Rams Phil Murphy  DT South Carolina State MEAC
3 83 Pittsburgh Steelers Sydnor, RayRay Sydnor  TE Wisconsin Big Ten
4 84 San Francisco 49ers Ricky Churchman  SS Texas SWC
4 85 Detroit Lions Eric Hipple  QB Utah State Big West
4 86 Cincinnati Bengals Glass, WilliamWilliam Glass  OG Baylor SWC
4 87 Green Bay Packers Fred Nixon  WR Oklahoma Big Eight
4 88 Baltimore Colts Ray Butler  WR USC Pac-10
4 89 St. Louis Cardinals Rusty Lisch  QB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
4 90 New York Giants Danny Pittman  WR Wyoming WAC
4 91 Atlanta Falcons Jim Laughlin  LB Ohio State Big Ten
4 92 Minnesota Vikings Dennis Johnson  LB USC Pac-10
4 93 Buffalo Bills Ervin Parker  LB South Carolina State MEAC
4 94 Kansas City Chiefs Dave Klug  LB Concordia–Moorhead N/A
4 95 New York Jets Jesse Johnson  DB Colorado Big Eight
4 96 New Orleans Saints Mike Jolly  DB Michigan Big Ten
4 97 Seattle Seahawks Terry Dion  DE Oregon Pac-10
4 98 San Francisco 49ers Hodge, DavidDavid Hodge  LB Houston SWC
4 99 Cleveland Browns Ron Crews  DT UNLV Ind.
4 100 Miami Dolphins Elmer Bailey  WR Minnesota Big Ten
4 101 San Diego Chargers Ed Luther  QB San Jose State PCAA
from Tampa Bay
4 102 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Larry Flowers  DB Texas Tech SWC
4 103 Chicago Bears Arland Thompson  OG Baylor SWC
4 104 Atlanta Falcons I. M. Hipp  RB Nebraska Big Eight
4 105 Dallas Cowboys Kurt Petersen  OG Missouri Big Eight
4 106 Houston Oilers Combs, ChrisChris Combs  TE New Mexico WAC
4 107 Denver Broncos Rick Parros  RB Utah State Big West
4 108 San Diego Chargers Bob Gregor  DB Washington Pac-10
4 109 Cleveland Browns Paul McDonald  QB USC Pac-10
from Los Angeles
4 110 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Hurley  DB Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
5 111 Detroit Lions Streeter, MarkMark Streeter  DB Arizona Pac-10
5 112 San Francisco 49ers Times, KennethKenneth Times  DT Southern SWAC
5 113 Cincinnati Bengals Bryan Hicks  DB McNeese State Southland
5 114 Kansas City Chiefs Carlos Carson  WR LSU SEC
5 115 Kansas City Chiefs Pensick, DanDan Pensick  DT Nebraska Big Eight
5 116 Cleveland Browns Elvis Franks  DE Morgan State Ind. (Div. II)
5 117 Atlanta Falcons Vassar, BradBrad Vassar  LB Pacific PCAA
5 118 New York Giants Tony Blount  DB Virginia ACC
5 119 Buffalo Bills Pyburn, JeffJeff Pyburn  DB Georgia SEC
5 120 Detroit Lions Tommie Ginn  C Arkansas SWC
5 121 Minnesota Vikings Doug Paschal  RB North Carolina ACC
5 122 Minnesota Vikings Jones, PaulPaul Jones  RB California Pac-10
5 123 New York Jets Zidd, JimJim Zidd  LB Kansas Big Eight
5 124 New England Patriots Doug McDougald  N/A Virginia Tech Ind.
5 125 Oakland Raiders Kenny Lewis  RB Virginia Tech Ind.
5 126 Oakland Raiders Adams, JohnJohn Adams  LB LSU SEC
5 127 Seattle Seahawks Joe Steele  RB Washington Pac-10
5 128 Oakland Raiders Bowens, WilliamWilliam Bowens  LB North Alabama Gulf South
5 129 Buffalo Bills Keith Lee  DB Colorado State WAC
5 130 Chicago Bears Paul Tabor  C Oklahoma Big Eight
5 131 Denver Broncos Mike Harden  DB Michigan Big Ten
5 132 Seattle Seahawks Jacobs, DanielDaniel Jacobs  DE Winston-Salem State CIAA
5 133 Dallas Cowboys Gary Hogeboom  QB Central Michigan MAC
5 134 Houston Oilers John Corker  LB Oklahoma State Big Eight
5 135 Philadelphia Eagles Nate Rivers  RB South Carolina State MEAC
5 136 Denver Broncos Laval Short  DT Colorado Big Eight
5 137 Atlanta Falcons Kenny Johnson  DB Mississippi State SEC
5 138 Pittsburgh Steelers Craig Wolfley  OG Syracuse Ind. (I-A)
6 139 San Francisco 49ers Herb Williams  DB Southern SWAC
6 140 Detroit Lions Chris Dieterich  T NC State ACC
6 141 Cincinnati Bengals Jo Jo Heath  DB Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
6 142 St. Louis Cardinals Bill Acker  DT Texas SWC
6 143 Green Bay Packers Karl Swanke  T Boston College Ind. (I-A)
6 144 Baltimore Colts Chris Foote  C USC Pac-10
6 145 New York Giants Scott Brunner  QB Delaware Ind. (Div. II)
6 146 Atlanta Falcons Davis, MikeMike Davis  DB Colorado Big Eight
6 147 Kansas City Chiefs Bubba Garcia  WR UTEP WAC
6 148 Minnesota Vikings Ray Yakavonis  DT East Stroudsburg State PSAC
6 149 New York Jets George Visger  DT Colorado Big Eight
6 150 New Orleans Saints Boyd, LesterLester Boyd  LB Kentucky SEC
6 151 San Diego Chargers LaRue Harrington  RB Norfolk State CIAA
6 152 New York Jets Schremp, TomTom Schremp  DE Wisconsin Big Ten
6 153 Seattle Seahawks McNeal, MarkMark McNeal  DE Idaho Big Sky
6 154 Los Angeles Rams Mike Guman  RB Penn State Ind. (I-A)
6 155 Washington Redskins Bell, FarleyFarley Bell  LB Cincinnati Ind. (I-A)
6 156 Chicago Bears Guess, MikeMike Guess  DB Ohio State Big Ten
6 157 Denver Broncos Keith Bishop  OG Baylor SWC
6 158 Miami Dolphins Byrd, EugeneEugene Byrd  WR Michigan State Big Ten
6 159 Cincinnati Bengals Andrew Melontree  LB Baylor SWC
6 160 New England Patriots Preston Brown  WR Vanderbilt SEC
6 161 Philadelphia Eagles Greg Murtha  T Minnesota Big Ten
6 162 Dallas Cowboys Timmy Newsome  RB Winston-Salem State CIAA
6 163 San Diego Chargers Hamilton, WayneWayne Hamilton  LB Alabama SEC
6 164 Kansas City Chiefs Larry Heater  RB Arizona Pac-10
6 165 Pittsburgh Steelers Tunch Ilkin  T Indiana State Ind. (I-A)
7 166 Detroit Lions Eddie Murray  K Tulane Ind. (I-A)
7 167 Cincinnati Bengals Ron Simpkins  LB Michigan Big Ten
7 168 Cincinnati Bengals Johnson, Gary DonGary Don Johnson  DT Baylor SWC
7 169 Green Bay Packers Buddy Aydelette  T Alabama SEC
7 170 Baltimore Colts Wes Roberts  DE TCU SWC
7 171 St. Louis Cardinals Ben Apuna  LB Arizona State Pac-10
7 172 Atlanta Falcons Mike Smith  WR Grambling State SWAC
7 173 Oakland Raiders Malcolm Barnwell  WR Virginia Union CIAA
7 174 Minnesota Vikings Henry Johnson  LB Georgia Tech Ind.
7 175 San Diego Chargers Chuck Loewen  T South Dakota State NCC
7 176 Los Angeles Rams Kirk Collins  DB Baylor SWC
7 177 New Orleans Saints Morucci, MikeMike Morucci  RB Bloomsburg State N/A
7 178 New York Jets Bobby Batton  RB UNLV Ind.
7 179 New York Giants Darryl Hebert  DB Oklahoma Big Eight
7 180 New England Patriots Kearns, TomTom Kearns  OG Kentucky SEC
7 181 New York Giants Chris Linnin  DE Washington Pac-10
7 182 Houston Oilers Craig Bradshaw  QB Utah State Big West
7 183 Chicago Bears Emanuel Tolbert  WR SMU SWC
7 184 Denver Broncos Havekost, JohnJohn Havekost  OG Nebraska Big Eight
7 185 Miami Dolphins Joe Rose  TE California Pac-10
7 186 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Leonard, JimJim Leonard  OG Santa Clara
7 187 Washington Redskins Melvin Jones  OG Houston SWC
7 188 Philadelphia Eagles Ward, TerrellTerrell Ward  DB San Diego State WAC
7 189 Dallas Cowboys Lester Brown  RB Clemson ACC
7 190 New York Jets Leverett, BennieBennie Leverett  RB Bethune–Cookman MEAC
7 191 San Diego Chargers Dodds, StuartStuart Dodds  P Montana State Big Sky
7 192 Los Angeles Rams Gerry Ellis  RB Missouri Big Eight
7 193 Pittsburgh Steelers Nate Johnson  WR Hillsdale GLIAC
8 194 Oakland Raiders Kenny Hill  DB Yale Ivy
8 195 Baltimore Colts Walter, KenKen Walter  T Texas Tech SWC
8 196 Cincinnati Bengals Lyles, MarkMark Lyles  RB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
8 197 Denver Broncos Coleman, DonDon Coleman  WR Oregon Pac-10
8 198 St. Louis Cardinals Branch, DupreeDupree Branch  DB Colorado State WAC
8 199 Green Bay Packers Smith, TimTim Smith  DB Oregon State Pac-10
8 200 New York Giants Harris, KenKen Harris  RB Alabama SEC
8 201 Atlanta Falcons Al Richardson  LB Georgia Tech Ind.
8 202 Buffalo Bills Todd Krueger  QB Northern Michigan MCAA
8 203 Kansas City Chiefs Stepney, SamSam Stepney  LB Boston University Yankee
8 204 Seattle Seahawks Vic Minor  DB Northeast Louisiana Ind. (I-A)
8 205 New York Jets Dziama, JeffJeff Dziama  LB Boston College Ind. (I-A)
8 206 New Orleans Saints Evans, ChuckChuck Evans  LB Stanford Pac-10
8 207 Seattle Seahawks Cosgrove, JackJack Cosgrove  C Pacific PCAA
8 208 New England Patriots House, MikeMike House  TE Pacific PCAA
8 209 Cleveland Browns Copeland, JeffJeff Copeland  LB Texas Tech SWC
8 210 San Francisco 49ers Bobby Leopold  LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
8 211 St. Louis Cardinals Grant Hudson  DT Virginia ACC
8 212 Miami Dolphins Jeff Allen  DB UC Davis FWC
8 213 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Goddard, DerrickDerrick Goddard  DB Drake MVC
8 214 Miami Dolphins David Woodley  QB LSU SEC
8 215 Chicago Bears Randy Clark  C Northern Illinois MAC
8 216 Dallas Cowboys Larry Savage  LB Michigan State Big Ten
8 217 Houston Oilers Harold Bailey  WR Oklahoma State Big Eight
8 218 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Curcio  LB Temple Ind. (I-A)
8 219 San Diego Chargers Sirmones, CurtisCurtis Sirmones  RB North Alabama Gulf South
8 220 Los Angeles Rams Tom Pettigrew  T Eastern Illinois MCAA
8 221 Pittsburgh Steelers Walton, TedTed Walton  DB UConn Yankee
9 222 Detroit Lions Jett, DeWayneDeWayne Jett  WR Hawaii WAC
9 223 Detroit Lions Tom Tuinei  DT Hawaii WAC
9 224 Cincinnati Bengals Greg Bright  DB Morehead State OVC
9 225 St. Louis Cardinals Stafford Mays  DE Washington Pac-10
9 226 Green Bay Packers Kelly Saalfeld  C Nebraska Big Eight
9 227 Baltimore Colts Bright, MarkMark Bright  RB Temple Ind. (I-A)
9 228 Atlanta Falcons Keller, GlenGlen Keller  C West Texas State MVC
9 229 New York Giants Otis Wonsley  RB Alcorn State SWAC
9 230 Kansas City Chiefs Tom Donovan  WR Penn State Ind. (I-A)
9 231 Buffalo Bills Davis, KentKent Davis  DB Southeast Missouri State MIAA
9 232 Minnesota Vikings Dennis Mosley  RB Iowa Big Ten
9 233 New Orleans Saints Mordica, FrankFrank Mordica  RB Vanderbilt SEC
9 234 New York Jets Peters, JoeJoe Peters  DT Arizona State Pac-10
9 235 New England Patriots Burdet, BarryBarry Burdet  LB Oklahoma Big Eight
9 236 Cleveland Browns Roy Dewalt  RB Texas–Arlington
9 237 San Francisco 49ers Hartwig, DanDan Hartwig  QB Cal Lutheran
9 238 Seattle Seahawks Swift, JimJim Swift  T Iowa Big Ten
9 239 Miami Dolphins Mark Goodspeed  T Nebraska Big Eight
9 240 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald Carter  WR Texas A&M SWC
9 241 Washington Redskins McCullough, LawrenceLawrence McCullough  WR Illinois Big Ten
9 242 Chicago Bears Turk Schonert  QB Stanford Pac-10
9 243 Denver Broncos Greg Bracelin  LB California Pac-10
9 244 Houston Oilers Harris, EdEd Harris  RB Bishop Ind. (Div. III)
9 245 Philadelphia Eagles Harris, BobBob Harris  T Bowling Green MAC
9 246 Dallas Cowboys Jackie Flowers  WR Florida State Ind. (I-A)
9 247 San Diego Chargers Whitman, SteveSteve Whitman  RB Alabama SEC
9 248 Los Angeles Rams George Farmer  WR Southern SWAC
9 249 Pittsburgh Steelers McCall, RonRon McCall  WR Arkansas–Pine Bluff Ind. (Div. II)
10 250 Pittsburgh Steelers Wilson, WoodrowWoodrow Wilson  DB NC State ACC
10 251 Detroit Lions Donnie Henderson  DB Utah State Big West
10 252 Cincinnati Bengals Sandro Vitiello  K UMass Yankee
10 253 Green Bay Packers Jafus White  DB Texas A&I LSC
10 254 Baltimore Colts Stewart, LarryLarry Stewart  T Maryland ACC
10 255 St. Louis Cardinals Rush Brown  DT Ball State MAC
10 256 New York Giants Sanford, JoeJoe Sanford  T Washington Pac-10
10 257 Atlanta Falcons Walt Bellamy  DB VMI SoCon
10 258 Minnesota Vikings Brown, KennyKenny Brown  WR Nebraska Big Eight
10 259 Buffalo Bills Greg Cater  P Chattanooga SoCon
10 260 New York Jets Guy Bingham  C Montana Big Sky
10 261 Kansas City Chiefs Martinovich, RobRob Martinovich  T Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
10 262 New Orleans Saints Webb, TanyaTanya Webb  DE Michigan State Big Ten
10 263 Cleveland Browns Fiedel, KevinKevin Fiedel  C San Diego State WAC
10 264 Oakland Raiders Carter, WalterWalter Carter  DE Florida State Ind. (I-A)
10 265 Seattle Seahawks Ron Essink  T Grand Valley State GLIAC
10 266 New England Patriots Daniel, RomRom Daniel  C Georgia Tech Ind.
10 267 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Andy Hawkins  LB Texas A&I LSC
10 268 Washington Redskins Walker, LewisLewis Walker  RB Utah WAC
10 269 Chicago Bears Stephens, WillieWillie Stephens  DB Texas Tech SWC
10 270 Denver Broncos Virgil Seay  WR Troy State Gulf South
10 271 Miami Dolphins Lantz, DougDoug Lantz  C Miami (OH) MAC
10 272 Miami Dolphins Long, BenBen Long  LB South Dakota NCC
10 273 Dallas Cowboys Matthew Teague  DE Prairie View A&M SWAC
Selection ruled invalid
10 274 Seattle Seahawks Rivers, BillyBilly Rivers  WR Morris Brown SIAC
10 275 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Davis, BrettBrett Davis  RB UNLV Ind.
10 276 Los Angeles Rams DiDonato, BobBob DiDonato  T Pittsburgh Ind. (I-A)
10 277 Pittsburgh Steelers Ken Fritz  OG Ohio State Big Ten
11 278 Detroit Lions Wayne Smith  DB Purdue Big Ten
11 279 Miami Dolphins Driscoll, PhilPhil Driscoll  DE Mankato State N/A
11 280 Baltimore Colts Whitley, EdEd Whitley  TE Kansas State Big Eight
11 281 Cincinnati Bengals Alton Alexis  WR Tulane Ind. (I-A)
11 282 St. Louis Cardinals Brown, DelrickDelrick Brown  DB Houston SWC
11 283 Green Bay Packers Skiles, RickyRicky Skiles  LB Louisiville Ind. (I-A)
11 284 Atlanta Falcons Babb, MikeMike Babb  DB Oklahoma Big Eight
11 285 New York Giants Bernish, SteveSteve Bernish  DE South Carolina Ind. (I-A)
11 286 Buffalo Bills Gordon, JoeJoe Gordon  DT Grambling State SWAC
11 287 Kansas City Chiefs Dale Markham  T North Dakota NCC
11 288 Minnesota Vikings Sam Harrell  RB East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
11 289 New Orleans Saints Woodard, GeorgeGeorge Woodard  RB Texas A&M SWC
11 290 New York Jets James Zachery  LB Texas A&M SWC
11 291 Oakland Raiders Massey, MikeMike Massey  LB Arkansas SWC
11 292 Seattle Seahawks Ena, TaliTali Ena  RB Washington State Pac-10
11 293 New England Patriots Mike Hubach  P Kansas Big Eight
11 294 Cleveland Browns Roland Sales  RB Arkansas SWC
11 295 Washington Redskins Matocha, MikeMike Matocha  DE Texas–Arlington
11 296 Chicago Bears Judge, ChrisChris Judge  DB TCU SWC
11 297 Denver Broncos Farris, PhilPhil Farris  WR North Carolina ACC
11 298 Philadelphia Eagles Jukes, LeeLee Jukes  WR NC State ACC
11 299 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jones, TerryTerry Jones  DE Central State (OK) Ind. (NAIA)
11 300 Dallas Cowboys Gary Padjen  LB Arizona State Pac-10
11 301 Houston Oilers Preston, EddieEddie Preston  WR Western Kentucky OVC
11 302 Philadelphia Eagles Thomas Brown  DE Baylor SWC
11 303 San Diego Chargers Singleton, JohnJohn Singleton  DE UTEP WAC
11 304 Los Angeles Rams Terry Greer  WR Alabama State Ind. (Div. II)
11 305 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Pollard  RB Baylor SWC
12 306 Pittsburgh Steelers Vaclavik, CharlesCharles Vaclavik  DB Texas SWC
12 307 Detroit Lions Ray Williams  RB Washington State Pac-10
12 308 Cincinnati Bengals Wright, MikeMike Wright  QB Vanderbilt SEC
12 309 St. Louis Cardinals Tyrone Gray  WR Washington State Pac-10
12 310 Green Bay Packers Stewart, JamesJames Stewart  DB Memphis State Ind. (I-A)
12 311 Baltimore Colts Bielski, RandyRandy Bielski  K Towson State Ind. (Div. II)
12 312 New York Giants Mike Lansford  K Washington Pac-10
12 313 Atlanta Falcons Jones, QuinnQuinn Jones  RB Tulsa MVC
12 314 Kansas City Chiefs Brewington, MikeMike Brewington  LB East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
12 315 Minnesota Vikings Lane, ThomasThomas Lane  DB Florida A&M MEAC
12 316 Buffalo Bills Lapham, RogerRoger Lapham  TE Maine Yankee
12 317 New York Jets David Dumars  DB Northeast Louisiana Ind. (I-A)
12 318 New Orleans Saints Lewis, KiserKiser Lewis  LB Florida A&M MEAC
12 319 Seattle Seahawks Gilbert, PresnellPresnell Gilbert  DB US International N/A
12 320 New England Patriots Jimmy Jordan  QB Florida State Ind. (I-A)
12 321 Cleveland Browns Jackson, MarcusMarcus Jackson  DE Purdue Big Ten
12 322 Oakland Raiders Calvin Muhammad  WR Texas Southern SWAC
12 323 Chicago Bears Bob Fisher  TE SMU SWC
12 324 Baltimore Colts Marvin Sims  RB Clemson ACC
12 325 Miami Dolphins Stone, ChuckChuck Stone  OG NC State ACC
12 326 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coleman, GeneGene Coleman  DB Miami (FL) Ind. (I-A)
12 327 Washington Redskins Emmett, MarceneMarcene Emmett  DB North Alabama Gulf South
12 328 Houston Oilers Pitts, WileyWiley Pitts  WR Temple Ind. (I-A)
12 329 Philadelphia Eagles Howard Fields  DB Baylor SWC
12 330 Dallas Cowboys Norm Wells  DT Northwestern Big Ten
12 331 San Diego Chargers Price, HarryHarry Price  WR McNeese State Southland
12 332 Los Angeles Rams Scanlon, KevinKevin Scanlon  QB Arkansas SWC
12 333 Pittsburgh Steelers Tyrone McGriff  OG Florida A&M MEAC
  1. ^ Players are identified as Pro Bowlers if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.

Hall of Famers

  • Anthony Muñoz, offensive tackle from Southern California, taken 1st round 3rd overall by Cincinnati Bengals
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1998.[6]
  • Dwight Stephenson, center from Alabama, taken 2nd round 48th overall by Miami Dolphins
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1998.[6]
  • Art Monk, wide receiver from Syracuse, taken 1st round 18th overall by Washington Redskins
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2008.[7]
  • Steve McMichael, defensive tackle from Texas, taken 3rd round 73rd overall by the New England Patriots.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[8]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Reggie Smith  WR North Carolina Central CIAA
Baltimore Colts Ron LaPointe  TE Penn State Ind. (I-A)
Buffalo Bills Steve Carpenter  S Western Illinois MCAA
Buffalo Bills Rick Dennison  LB Colorado State WAC
Buffalo Bills John Misko  P Oregon State Pac-10
Cincinnati Bengals M. L. Harris  TE Kansas State Big Eight
Cincinnati Bengals Blake Moore  C Wooster OAC
Cincinnati Bengals John Pointer  LB Vanderbilt SEC
Cleveland Browns Alvin Hall  S Miami (OH) MAC
Cleveland Browns Joel Patten  OT Duke ACC
Dallas Cowboys Dextor Clinkscale  S South Carolina State MEAC
Dallas Cowboys Anthony Dickerson  LB SMU SWC
Dallas Cowboys Jeff Gossett  P Eastern Illinois MCAA
Dallas Cowboys Guy Prather  LB Grambling State SWAC
Dallas Cowboys John Roveto  K Southwestern Louisiana Southland
Dallas Cowboys Don Smerek  DE Nevada Big Sky
Detroit Lions Mike Whited  T Pacific PCAA
Green Bay Packers Mark Murphy  S West Liberty WVIAC
Kansas City Chiefs Paul Dombroski  DB Linfield PNWC
Kansas City Chiefs Dino Mangiero  DT Rutgers Ind. (I-A)
Kansas City Chiefs Donovan Rose  DB Hampton CIAA
Los Angeles Rams Walt Arnold  TE New Mexico WAC
Los Angeles Rams Lucious Smith  CB Cal State PCAA
Los Angeles Rams Kurt Sohn  WR Fordham Ind. (Div. III)
Miami Dolphins Steve Shull  LB William & Mary Ind. (I-A)
New Orleans Saints Mike Augustyniak  FB Purdue Big Ten
New Orleans Saints Gordan Banks  WR Stanford Pac-10
New Orleans Saints Larry Coombs  OG Idaho Big Sky
New Orleans Saints Jeff George  DB Illinois State Ind.
New Orleans Saints Steve Parker  DE Idaho Big Sky
New York Giants Phil Cancik  LB Northern Arizona Big Sky
New York Giants Mike Dennis  DB Wyoming WAC
New York Giants Curtis McGriff  DT Alabama SEC
New York Giants Leon Perry  RB Ole Miss SEC
New York Giants Mike Whittington  LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
New York Giants Kervin Wyatt  LB Maryland ACC
New York Jets Sam Bowers  TE Fordham Ind. (Div. III)
New York Jets Gary Dulin  DT Ohio State Big Ten
New York Jets Jerry Holmes  CB/S West Virginia Ind. (I-A)
New York Jets Jim Luscinski  T Norwich
Philadelphia Eagles Jeff Bostic  C Clemson ACC
Philadelphia Eagles Oudious Lee  NT Nebraska Big Eight
Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Ring  RB Brigham Young WAC
St. Louis Cardinals Gary Hayes  DB Fresno State PCAA
Seattle Seahawks Greg Feasel  T Abilene Christian LSC
Seattle Seahawks Dave Krieg  QB Milton College IBFC
Seattle Seahawks Will Lewis  RB Millersville PSAC
Seattle Seahawks Mark McGrath  WR Montana State Big Sky
Seattle Seahawks Terry Rennaker  LB Stanford Pac-10
Seattle Seahawks Kirk Springs  S Miami (OH) MAC
Washington Redskins Chris Godfrey  OG Michigan Big Ten
Washington Redskins Pat Ogrin  DT Wyoming WAC
Washington Redskins Kevin Turner  LB Pacific PCAA

References

  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". FootballGeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  4. ^ "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  6. ^ a b List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on July 31, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2008.
  7. ^ List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on July 31, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2008.
  8. ^ 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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