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The 1981 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 28-29, 1981. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

Contents

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 New Orleans Saints George Rogers [2] Running Back South Carolina
2 New York Giants Lawrence Taylor Linebacker North Carolina
3 New York Jets Freeman McNeil Running Back UCLA
4 Seattle Seahawks Kenny Easley Defensive Back UCLA
5 St. Louis Cardinals E. J. Junior Linebacker Alabama
6 Green Bay Packers Rich Campbell Quarterback California
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hugh Green Linebacker Pitt
8 San Francisco 49ers Ronnie Lott Defensive Back USC
9 Los Angeles Rams Mel Owens Linebacker Michigan
10 Cincinnati Bengals David Verser Wide Receiver Kansas
11 Chicago Bears Keith Van Horne Offensive Tackle USC
12 Baltimore Colts Randy McMillan Running Back Pitt
13 Miami Dolphins David Overstreet Running Back Oklahoma
14 Kansas City Chiefs Willie Scott Tight End South Carolina
15 Denver Broncos Dennis Smith Defensive Back USC
16 Detroit Lions Mark Nichols Wide Receiver San José State
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Keith Gary Defensive End Oklahoma
18 Baltimore Colts Donnell Thompson Defensive Tackle North Carolina
19 New England Patriots Brian Holloway Offensive Tackle Stanford
20 Washington Redskins Mark May Offensive Tackle Pitt
21 Oakland Raiders Ted Watts Defensive Back Texas Tech
22 Cleveland Browns Hanford Dixon Defensive Back Southern Miss
23 Oakland Raiders Curt Marsh Offensive Tackle Washington
24 San Diego Chargers James Brooks Running Back Auburn
25 Atlanta Falcons Bobby Butler Defensive Back Florida State
26 Dallas Cowboys Howard Richards Offensive Tackle Missouri
27 Philadelphia Eagles Leonard Mitchell Defensive End Houston
28 Buffalo Bills Booker Moore Running Back Penn State
0 New Orleans Saints (Supplemental Draft) Dave Wilson Quarterback Illinois

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29 New Orleans Saints Russell Gary Defensive Back University of Nebraska
30 New York Jets Marion Barber, Jr. Running Back University of Minnesota
31 Seattle Seahawks David Hughes Running Back Boise State University
32 New York Giants Dave Young Tight End Purdue University
33 St. Louis Cardinals Neil Lomax Quarterback Portland State University
34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Wilder Running Back University of Missouri
35 Green Bay Packers Gary Lewis Tight End University of Texas at Arlington
36 San Francisco 49ers John Harty Defensive Tackle University of Iowa
37 Cincinnati Bengals Cris Collinsworth Wide Receiver University of Florida
38 Chicago Bears Mike Singletary Linebacker Baylor University
39 Minnesota Vikings Mardye McDole Wide Receiver Mississippi State University
40 San Francisco 49ers Eric Wright Defensive Back University of Missouri
41 Kansas City Chiefs Joe Delaney Running Back Northwestern Louisiana State
42 Denver Broncos Clay Brown Tight End Brigham Young University
43 Los Angeles Rams Jim Collins Linebacker Syracuse University
44 Pittsburgh Steelers Anthony Washington Defensive Back Fresno State
45 Minnesota Vikings Robin Sendlein Linebacker University of Texas at Austin
46 Detroit Lions Curtis Green Defensive End Alabama State University
47 New England Patriots Tony Collins Running Back East Carolina University
48 Oakland Raiders Howie Long Defensive Tackle Villanova University
49 Buffalo Bills Chris Williams Defensive Back Louisiana State University
50 Buffalo Bills Byron Franklin Wide Receiver Auburn
51 New Orleans Saints Rickey Jackson Linebacker University of Pittsburgh
52 Minnesota Vikings Jarvis Redwine Running Back University of Nebraska
53 Dallas Cowboys Doug Donley Wide Receiver Ohio State University
54 Atlanta Falcons Lyman White Linebacker Louisiana State University
55 Philadelphia Eagles Dean Miraldi Guard University of Utah
56 Miami Dolphins Andra Franklin Running Back University of Nebraska

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
57 New Orleans Saints Frank Warren Defensive End Auburn University
58 Seattle Seahawks Bill Dugan Offensive Guard Penn State
59 New York Giants John Mistler Wide Receiver Arizona State University
60 New York Jets Ben Rudolph Defensive Tackle Long Beach State University
61 St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Griffin Defensive Back Utah
62 Green Bay Packers Ray Stachowicz Quarterback/Punter Michigan State University
63 Los Angeles Rams Greg Meisner Defensive Tackle University of Pittsburgh
64 Cincinnati Bengals John Simmons Defensive Back Southern Methodist University
65 San Francisco 49ers Carlton Williamson Defensive Back University of Pittsburgh
66 Los Angeles Rams Robert Cobb Defensive End University of Arizona
67 Chicago Bears Ken Margerum Wide Receiver Stanford University
68 Baltimore Colts Randy Van Divier Offensive Tackle University of Washington
69 Washington Redskins Russ Grimm Guard University of Pittsburgh
70 Kansas City Chiefs Marvin Harvey Tight End University of Southern Mississippi
71 New Orleans Saints Hoby Brenner Tight End University of Southern California
72 Detroit Lions Don Greco Offensive Guard Western Illinois University
73 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Donnalley Center North Carolina
74 Minnesota Vikings Tim Irwin Offensive Tackle University of Tennessee
75 Kansas City Chiefs Roger Taylor Offensive Tackle Oklahoma University
76 Buffalo Bills Mike Mosley Wide Receiver Texas A & M
77 San Diego Chargers Irvin Phillips Defensive Back Arkansas Tech University
79 Kansas City Chiefs Lloyd Burruss Defensive Back Maryland
80 Houston Oilers Michael Holston Wide Receiver Morgan State University
81 Atlanta Falcons Scott Woerner Defensive Back University of Georgia
82 Dallas Cowboys Glen Titensor Defensive End Brigham Young University
83 Philadelphia Eagles Greg LaFleur Tight End Louisiana State University
84 Buffalo Bills Robert Geathers Defensive Tackle South Carolina State University

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
84 Miami Dolphins Sam Greene Wide Receiver University of Nevada, Las Vegas
85 New York Giants Clifford Chatman Running Back University of Central Oklahoma
86 New York Jets Al Washington Linebacker Ohio State University
87 Seattle Seahawks Scott Phillips Wide Receiver Brigham Young University
88 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Rhodes Wide Receiver Oklahoma
89 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Holt Defensive Back West Texas University
90 Washington Redskins Tom Flick Quarterback University of Washington
91 Dallas Cowboys Scott Pelluer Linebacker Washington State University
92 Cleveland Browns Mike Robinson Defensive End University of Arizona
93 Cincinnati Bengals Guy Frazier Linebacker University of Wyoming
94 Baltimore Colts Tim Sherwin Tight End Boston College
95 Chicago Bears Todd Bell Defensive Back Ohio State University
96 Miami Dolphins Brad Wright Quarterback University of New Mexico
97 Kansas City Chiefs Ron Washington Wide Receiver Arizona State University
98 Denver Broncos Mark Herrmann Quarterback Purdue University
99 Detroit Lions Tracy Porter Wide Receiver Western Illinois University
100 Pittsburgh Steelers Robbie Martin Wide Receiver California Polytechnic State University
101 Minnesota Vikings John Swain Cornerback University of Miami
102 New England Patriots Don Blackmon Linebacker University of Tulsa
103 San Diego Chargers Amos Lawrence Running Back University of North Carolina
104 Los Angeles Rams George Lilja Center Michigan
105 Green Bay Packers Richard Turner Defensive Tackle Oklahoma
106 Houston Oilers Nick Eyre Offensive Tackle Brigham Young University
107 San Diego Chargers Eric Sievers Tight End University of Maryland
108 Dallas Cowboys Derrie Nelson Linebacker University of Nebraska
109 Atlanta Falcons John Scully Center Notre Dame
110 Philadelphia Eagles Calvin Murphy Running Back Ohio State University
111 Oakland Raiders Johnny Robinson Defensive Tackle South Carolina State University

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
112 New Orleans Saints Louis Oubre Tackle Oklahoma
113 New York Jets Tyrone Keys Defensive end Mississippi State
114 Seattle Seahawks Edwin Bailey Guard South Carolina State
115 New York Giants Bill Neill Defensive tackle Pittsburgh
116 St. Louis Cardinals John Gillen Linebacker Illinois
117 Green Bay Packers Byron Braggs Defensive tackle Alabama
118 Oakland Raiders James Davis Defensive back Southern
119 Washington Redskins Dexter Manley Defensive end Oklahoma State
120 Cincinnati Bengals Benjie Pryor Tight end Pittsburgh
121 San Francisco 49ers Lynn Thomas Defensive back Pittsburgh
122 San Francisco 49ers Arrington Jones Running back Winston-Salem State
123 Minnesota Vikings Wendell Ray Defensive end Missouri
124 Kansas City Chiefs Todd Thomas Tackle North Dakota
125 Denver Broncos Ken Lanier Tackle Florida State
126 Miami Dolphins Ken Poole Defensive end N.E. Louisiana
127 Pittsburgh Steelers Ricky Martin Wide receiver New Mexico
128 New Orleans Saints Jerry Boyarsky Defensive tackle Pittsburgh
129 Detroit Lions Larry Lee Guard UCLA
130 New England Patriots Steve Clark Defensive tackle Kansas State
131 San Diego Chargers Keith Ferguson Linebacker Ohio State
132 Washington Redskins Gary Sayre Guard Cameron
133 Houston Oilers Delbert Fowler Linebacker West Virginia
134 Cleveland Browns Steve Cox Punter/Kicker Arkansas
135 Buffalo Bills Calvin Clark Defensive end Purdue
136 Atlanta Falcons Eric Sanders Tackle Nevada
137 Dallas Cowboys Danny Spradlin Linebacker Tennessee
138 Miami Dolphins Tommy Vigorito Running back Virginia

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
139 New Orleans Saints Nat Hudson Guard Georgia
140 Seattle Seahawks Steve Durham Defensive end Clemson
141 San Diego Chargers Andy Gissinger Tackle Syracuse
142 New York Jets John Woodring Linebacker Brown
143 St. Louis Cardinals Dave Ahrens Linebacker Wisconsin
144 New Orleans Saints Johnnie Poe Defensive back Missouri
145 New York Giants Mel Hoover Wide receiver Arizona State
146 Cincinnati Bengals Rex Robinson Kicker Georgia
147 San Francisco 49ers Pete Kugler Defensive tackle Penn State
148 Washington Redskins Larry Kubin Linebacker Penn State
149 Baltimore Colts Bubba Green Defensive tackle North Carolina State
150 Chicago Bears Reuben Henderson Defensive back San Diego State
151 Denver Broncos Alvin Lewis Running back Colorado State
152 Miami Dolphins Mack Moore Defensive end Texas A&M
153 Kansas City Chiefs Dock Luckie Defensive tackle Florida
154 Miami Dolphins Fulton Walker Defensive back West Virginia
155 Detroit Lions Sam Johnson Defensive back Maryland
156 Pittsburgh Steelers Bryan Hinkle Linebacker Oregon
157 New England Patriots Ron Wooten Guard North Carolina
158 Los Angeles Rams William Daniels Defensive tackle Alabama State
159 Houston Oilers Bill Kay Defensive back Purdue
160 Cleveland Browns Ron Simmons Defensive tackle Florida State
161 Buffalo Bills Robert Holt Wide receiver Baylor
162 San Diego Chargers Bobby Duckworth Wide receiver Arkansas
163 Dallas Cowboys Vince Skillings Defensive back Ohio State
164 Atlanta Falcons Harry Standback Defensive tackle North Carolina
165 New York Giants Edward O'Neal Running back Tuskegee
166 New Orleans Saints Glen Redd Linebacker Brigham Young

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
167 New Orleans Saints Kevin Williams Wide receiver USC
168 New York Giants Louis Jackson Running back Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
169 New York Jets Kenny Neil Defensive end Iowa State
170 Seattle Seahawks Ron Johnson Wide receiver Long Beach State
171 St. Louis Cardinals Kevin Donnalley Defensive back North Dakota State
172 Green Bay Packers Bill Whitaker Defensive back Missouri
173 Dallas Cowboys Ron Fellows Defensive back Missouri
174 Philadelphia Eagles Alan Duncan Kicker Tennessee
175 Los Angeles Rams Ron Battle Tight end North Texas State
176 Cincinnati Bengals Jeff Schuh Linebacker Minnesota
177 Chicago Bears Jeff Fisher Defensive back USC
178 Baltimore Colts Obed Ariri Kicker Clemson
179 Miami Dolphins Mike Daum Tackle Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
180 Kansas City Chiefs Billy Jackson Running back Alabama
181 Denver Broncos Steve Busick Linebacker USC
182 Detroit Lions Lee Spivey Tackle Southern Methodist
183 Pittsburgh Steelers David Little Linebacker Florida
184 Minnesota Vikings Don Shaver Running back Kutztown (PA)
185 New England Patriots Ken Toler Wide receiver Mississippi
186 Seattle Seahawks Brad Scovill Tight end Penn State
187 Cleveland Browns Eddie Johnson Linebacker Louisiana Tech
188 Buffalo Bills Steve Doolittle Linebacker Colorado
189 San Diego Chargers Pete Holohan Tight end Notre Dame
190 Los Angeles Rams Mike Clark Defensive end Florida
191 Dallas Cowboys Ken Miller Defensive back Eastern Michigan
192 Philadelphia Eagles Doak Field Linebacker Baylor
193 Houston Oilers Don Washington Defensive back Texas A&I

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
194 New England Patriots Ken Naber Kicker Stanford
195 New York Jets Lloyd Jones Wide receiver Brigham Young
196 Seattle Seahawks Eric Lane Running back Brigham Young
197 New York Giants John Powers Guard Michigan
198 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Fisher Wide receiver Baylor
199 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Denver Johnson Tackle Tulsa
200 Green Bay Packers Larry Werts Linebacker Jackson State
201 Washington Redskins Charlie Brown Wide receiver South Carolina State
202 Cincinnati Bengals Bobby Kemp Defensive back Fullerton State
203 San Francisco 49ers Garry White Running back Minnesota
204 Baltimore Colts Ken Sitton Defensive back Oklahoma
205 Chicago Bears Scott Zettek Defensive tackle Notre Dame
206 Kansas City Chiefs David Dorn Wide receiver Rutgers
207 New York Giants Mark Reed Quarterback Morehead State
208 Miami Dolphins William Judson Defensive back South Carolina State
209 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Wilson Running back Rice
210 Minnesota Vikings Wade Wilson Quarterback East Texas State
211 Detroit Lions Bob Niziolek Tight end Colorado
212 New England Patriots Lin Dawson Tight end North Carolina State
213 New York Jets J. C. Watts Defensive back Oklahoma
214 New Orleans Saints Gene Gladys Linebacker Penn State
215 New Orleans Saints Kevin Evans Defensive back Arkansas
216 Los Angeles Rams Art Plunkett Tackle UNLV
217 Houston Oilers Willie Tullis Wide receiver Troy State
218 Dallas Cowboys Paul Piurowski Linebacker Florida State
219 Atlanta Falcons Cliff Toney Defensive back Auburn
220 Baltimore Colts Hosea Taylor Defensive Tackle Houston
221 New York Giants Bill Ard Guard Wake Forest

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
222 New Orleans Saints Toussaint Tyler Running back Washington
223 Seattle Seahawks Jim Stone Running back Notre Dame
224 New York Giants Byron Hunt Linebacker Southern Methodist
225 New York Jets Admiral Dewey Larry Defensive back UNLV
226 St. Louis Cardinals Stump Mitchell Running back Citadel
227 Green Bay Packers Tim Huffman Tackle Notre Dame
228 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Ford Quarterback Southern Methodist
229 Cincinnati Bengals Jim Hannula Tackle Northern Illinois
230 Cincinnati Bengals Samoa Samoa Running back Washington State
231 Washington Redskins Darryl Grant Guard Rice
232 Chicago Bears Frank Ditta Guard Baylor
233 Baltimore Colts Tim Gooch Defensive tackle Kentucky
234 Denver Broncos Rusty Olsen Defensive end Washington
235 Miami Dolphins John Noonan Wide receiver Nebraska
236 Seattle Seahawks Jim Whatley Wide receiver Washington State
237 Kansas City Chiefs Tony Vereen Defensive back Southeastern Louisiana
238 Detroit Lions Hugh Jernigan Defensive back Arkansas
239 Pittsburgh Steelers James Hunter Tackle USC
240 Detroit Lions Dave Martin Defensive back Villanova
241 Buffalo Bills Rob Riddick Running back Millersville (PA)
242 Los Angeles Rams Ron Seawell Linebacker Portland State
243 Houston Oilers Avon Riley Linebacker UCLA
244 Cleveland Browns Randy Schleusener Guard Nebraska
245 Atlanta Falcons Calvin Fance Running back Rice
246 Dallas Cowboys Mike Wilson Wide receiver Washington State
247 Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Commiskey Offensive Lineman Mississippi
248 Oakland Raiders Curt Mohl Tackle UCLA

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
249 New Orleans Saints Hokie Gajan Running back Louisiana State
250 New York Giants Mike Barker Defensive tackle Grambling
251 New York Jets Marty Wetzel Linebacker Tulane
252 Seattle Seahawks Ken Dawson Running back Savannah State
253 St. Louis Cardinals James Mallard Wide receiver Alabama
254 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ken McCune Defensive end Texas
255 Green Bay Packers Nickie Hall Quarterback Tulane
256 Baltimore Colts Gregg Gerken Linebacker Northern Arizona
257 Washington Redskins Phil Kessel Quarterback Northern Michigan
258 Cincinnati Bengals Hubert Simpson Running back Tennessee
259 Baltimore Colts Trent Bryant Defensive back Arkansas
260 Chicago Bears Tim Clifford Quarterback Indiana
261 Miami Dolphins Steve Folsom Tight end Utah
262 Kansas City Chiefs Les Studdard Guard Texas
263 St. Louis Cardinals Jim Joiner Wide receiver Miami (FL)
264 Detroit Lions Andy Cannavino Linebacker Michigan
265 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Mayock Defensive back Boston College
266 Minnesota Vikings James Murphy Wide receiver Utah State
267 Washington Redskins Allan Kennedy Tackle Washington State
268 San Diego Chargers Robert Parham Running back Grambling
269 Los Angeles Rams Robert Alexander Running back West Virginia
270 Houston Oilers Larry Jones Running back Colorado State
271 Cleveland Browns Dean Prater Defensive end Oklahoma State
272 Buffalo Bills Justin Cross Tackle Western Colorado
273 Dallas Cowboys Pat Graham Defensive tackle California
274 Atlanta Falcons Robert Murphy Defensive back Ohio State
275 Philadelphia Eagles Hubert Oliver Running back Arizona
276 Oakland Raiders Frank Hawkins Running back Nevada

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
277 New Orleans Saints Lester Mickens Wide receiver Kansas
278 New York Jets Ed Gall Defensive tackle Maryland
279 Seattle Seahawks Lance Olander Running back Colorado
280 San Diego Chargers Matt Petrzelka Tackle Iowa
281 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Sherrod Tight end Illinois
282 Green Bay Packers Forrest Valora Linebacker Oklahoma
283 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Johnny Ray Smith Defensive back Lamar
284 Washington Redskins Jerry Hill Wide receiver North Alabama
285 Cincinnati Bengals Robert Jackson Defensive back Central Michigan
286 San Francisco 49ers Rob DeBose Tight end UCLA
287 Chicago Bears Lonnie Johnson Running back Indiana
288 Baltimore Colts Holden Smith Wide receiver California
289 Kansas City Chiefs Frank Case Defensive end Penn State
290 Denver Broncos Pat Walker Wide receiver Miami (FL)
291 Miami Dolphins Jim Jensen Quarterback Boston University
292 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Trocano Quarterback Pittsburgh
293 Minnesota Vikings Bill Stephanos Tackle Boston College
294 Detroit Lions Willie Jackson Defensive back Mississippi State
295 New England Patriots Brian Buckley Quarterback Harvard
296 Los Angeles Rams Marcellus Greene Defensive back Arizona
297 Houston Oilers Claude Matthews Guard Auburn
298 Cleveland Browns Larry Friday Defensive back Mississippi State
299 Buffalo Bills Buster Barnett Tight end Jackson State
300 San Diego Chargers Carlos Bradley Linebacker Wake Forest
301 Atlanta Falcons Keith Chappelle Wide receiver Iowa
302 Dallas Cowboys Tim Morrison Guard Georgia
303 Philadelphia Eagles Gail Davis Defensive tackle Virginia Union
304 Oakland Raiders Chester Willis Running back Auburn
0 New England Patriots (Supplemental Draft) Chy Davidson Wide receiver Rhode Island

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
305 New Orleans Saints Jim Wilks Defensive tackle San Diego State
306 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Bednarek Defensive tackle Pacific
307 New York Giants Mike Maher Tight end Western Illinois
308 New York Jets Mike Moeller Tackle Drake
309 St. Louis Cardinals Joe Adams Guard Nebraska
310 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brad White Defensive tackle Tennessee
311 Green Bay Packers Cliff Lewis Linebacker Southern Mississippi
312 Cincinnati Bengals Mark O'Connell Quarterback Ball State
313 San Francisco 49ers Major Ogilvie Running back Alabama
314 Washington Redskins Clint Didier Tight end Portland State
315 Baltimore Colts Eric Scoggins Linebacker USC
316 Chicago Bears Bob Shupryt Linebacker New Mexico
317 Denver Broncos John Hankerd Linebacker Notre Dame
318 Miami Dolphins John Alford Defensive tackle South Carolina State
319 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Gagliano Quarterback Utah State
320 Minnesota Vikings Brian Williams Tight end Southern
321 Denver Broncos Mandel Robinson Running back Wyoming
322 San Francisco 49ers Joe Adams Quarterback Tennessee State
323 New England Patriots Cris Crissy Defensive back Princeton
324 Houston Oilers Bill Capece Kicker Florida State
325 Cleveland Browns Kevin McGill Tackle Oregon
326 Buffalo Bills Keith Clark Linebacker Memphis State
327 San Diego Chargers Stacy Charles Wide receiver Bethune-Cookman
328 Los Angeles Rams Jairo Penaranda Running back UCLA
329 Dallas Cowboys Nate Lundy Wide receiver Indiana
330 Atlanta Falcons Mark McCants Defensive back Temple
331 Philadelphia Eagles Ray Ellis Defensive back Ohio State
332 [3] Oakland Raiders Phil Nelson Tight end Delaware
= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer

Hall of famers

  • Mike Singletary, Linebacker from Baylor University taken 2nd round 38th overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1998.[4]
  • Lawrence Taylor, Linebacker from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill taken 1st round 2nd overall by the New York Giants.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1999.[4]
  • Ronnie Lott, Defensive Back from the University of Southern California taken 1st round 8th overall by the San Francisco 49ers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2000.[5]
  • Howie Long, Defensive Tackle from Villanova University taken 2nd round 48th overall by the Oakland Raiders.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2000.[5]

Undrafted players of note

  • Everson Walls, Cornerback from Grambling State University, was not selected in the draft's 12 rounds, but signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. Walls made an early impact by leading the league in interceptions in each of his first two seasons and was selected First-Team All-Pro in his third. Walls played 13 seasons in the NFL, earning four Pro Bowl bids, and was the starting RCB for the Super Bowl XXV Champion New York Giants.

References

  1. ^ a b Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  2. ^ George Rogers, 1980 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/g-rogers80.html. Retrieved 2008-08-04.  
  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". http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#1990s. Retrieved 2008-10-11.  
  5. ^ a b List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#2000s. Retrieved 2008-10-11.  

External links


The 1981 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 28-29, 1981. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

Contents

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1New Orleans SaintsGeorge Rogers [2] Running BackSouth Carolina
2New York GiantsLawrence TaylorLinebackerNorth Carolina
3New York JetsFreeman McNeilRunning BackUCLA
4Seattle SeahawksKenny EasleyDefensive BackUCLA
5St. Louis CardinalsE. J. JuniorLinebackerAlabama
6Green Bay PackersRich CampbellQuarterbackCalifornia
7Tampa Bay BuccaneersHugh GreenLinebackerPitt
8San Francisco 49ersRonnie LottDefensive BackUSC
9Los Angeles RamsMel OwensLinebackerMichigan
10Cincinnati BengalsDavid VerserWide ReceiverKansas
11Chicago BearsKeith Van HorneOffensive TackleUSC
12Baltimore ColtsRandy McMillanRunning BackPitt
13Miami DolphinsDavid OverstreetRunning BackOklahoma
14Kansas City ChiefsWillie ScottTight EndSouth Carolina
15Denver BroncosDennis SmithDefensive BackUSC
16Detroit LionsMark NicholsWide ReceiverSan José State
17Pittsburgh SteelersKeith GaryDefensive EndOklahoma
18Baltimore ColtsDonnell ThompsonDefensive TackleNorth Carolina
19New England PatriotsBrian HollowayOffensive TackleStanford
20Washington RedskinsMark MayOffensive TacklePitt
21Oakland RaidersTed WattsDefensive BackTexas Tech
22Cleveland BrownsHanford DixonDefensive BackSouthern Miss
23Oakland RaidersCurt MarshOffensive TackleWashington
24San Diego ChargersJames BrooksRunning BackAuburn
25Atlanta FalconsBobby ButlerDefensive BackFlorida State
26Dallas CowboysHoward RichardsOffensive TackleMissouri
27Philadelphia EaglesLeonard MitchellDefensive EndHouston
28Buffalo BillsBooker MooreRunning BackPenn State
0New Orleans Saints (Supplemental Draft) Dave WilsonQuarterbackIllinois

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29New Orleans SaintsRussell GaryDefensive BackUniversity of Nebraska
30New York JetsMarion Barber, Jr.Running BackUniversity of Minnesota
31Seattle SeahawksDavid HughesRunning BackBoise State University
32New York GiantsDave YoungTight EndPurdue University
33St. Louis CardinalsNeil LomaxQuarterbackPortland State University
34Tampa Bay BuccaneersJames WilderRunning BackUniversity of Missouri
35Green Bay PackersGary LewisTight EndUniversity of Texas at Arlington
36San Francisco 49ersJohn HartyDefensive TackleUniversity of Iowa
37Cincinnati BengalsCris CollinsworthWide ReceiverUniversity of Florida
38Chicago BearsMike SingletaryLinebackerBaylor University
39Minnesota VikingsMardye McDoleWide ReceiverMississippi State University
40San Francisco 49ersEric WrightDefensive BackUniversity of Missouri
41Kansas City ChiefsJoe DelaneyRunning BackNorthwestern Louisiana State
42Denver BroncosClay BrownTight EndBrigham Young University
43Los Angeles RamsJim CollinsLinebackerSyracuse University
44Pittsburgh SteelersAnthony WashingtonDefensive BackFresno State
45Minnesota VikingsRobin SendleinLinebackerUniversity of Texas at Austin
46Detroit LionsCurtis GreenDefensive EndAlabama State University
47New England PatriotsTony CollinsRunning BackEast Carolina University
48Oakland RaidersHowie LongDefensive TackleVillanova University
49Buffalo BillsChris WilliamsDefensive BackLouisiana State University
50Buffalo BillsByron FranklinWide ReceiverAuburn
51New Orleans SaintsRickey JacksonLinebackerUniversity of Pittsburgh
52Minnesota VikingsJarvis RedwineRunning BackUniversity of Nebraska
53Dallas CowboysDoug DonleyWide ReceiverOhio State University
54Atlanta FalconsLyman WhiteLinebackerLouisiana State University
55Philadelphia EaglesDean MiraldiGuardUniversity of Utah
56Miami DolphinsAndra FranklinRunning BackUniversity of Nebraska

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
57New Orleans SaintsFrank WarrenDefensive EndAuburn University
58Seattle SeahawksBill DuganOffensive GuardPenn State
59New York GiantsJohn MistlerWide ReceiverArizona State University
60New York JetsBen RudolphDefensive TackleLong Beach State University
61St. Louis CardinalsJeff GriffinDefensive BackUtah
62Green Bay PackersRay StachowiczQuarterback/PunterMichigan State University
63Los Angeles RamsGreg MeisnerDefensive TackleUniversity of Pittsburgh
64Cincinnati BengalsJohn SimmonsDefensive BackSouthern Methodist University
65San Francisco 49ersCarlton WilliamsonDefensive BackUniversity of Pittsburgh
66Los Angeles RamsRobert CobbDefensive EndUniversity of Arizona
67Chicago BearsKen MargerumWide ReceiverStanford University
68Baltimore ColtsRandy Van DivierOffensive TackleUniversity of Washington
69Washington RedskinsRuss GrimmGuardUniversity of Pittsburgh
70Kansas City ChiefsMarvin HarveyTight EndUniversity of Southern Mississippi
71New Orleans SaintsHoby BrennerTight EndUniversity of Southern California
72Detroit LionsDon GrecoOffensive GuardWestern Illinois University
73Pittsburgh SteelersRick DonnalleyCenterNorth Carolina
74Minnesota VikingsTim IrwinOffensive TackleUniversity of Tennessee
75Kansas City ChiefsRoger TaylorOffensive TackleOklahoma University
76Buffalo BillsMike MosleyWide ReceiverTexas A & M
77San Diego ChargersIrvin PhillipsDefensive BackArkansas Tech University
79Kansas City ChiefsLloyd BurrussDefensive BackMaryland
80Houston OilersMichael HolstonWide ReceiverMorgan State University
81Atlanta FalconsScott WoernerDefensive BackUniversity of Georgia
82Dallas CowboysGlen TitensorDefensive EndBrigham Young University
83Philadelphia EaglesGreg LaFleurTight EndLouisiana State University
84Buffalo BillsRobert GeathersDefensive TackleSouth Carolina State University

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
84Miami DolphinsSam GreeneWide ReceiverUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
85New York GiantsClifford ChatmanRunning BackUniversity of Central Oklahoma
86New York JetsAl WashingtonLinebackerOhio State University
87Seattle SeahawksScott PhillipsWide ReceiverBrigham Young University
88St. Louis CardinalsSteve RhodesWide ReceiverOklahoma
89Tampa Bay BuccaneersJohn HoltDefensive BackWest Texas University
90Washington RedskinsTom FlickQuarterbackUniversity of Washington
91Dallas CowboysScott PelluerLinebackerWashington State University
92Cleveland BrownsMike RobinsonDefensive EndUniversity of Arizona
93Cincinnati BengalsGuy FrazierLinebackerUniversity of Wyoming
94Baltimore ColtsTim SherwinTight EndBoston College
95Chicago BearsTodd BellDefensive BackOhio State University
96Miami DolphinsBrad WrightQuarterbackUniversity of New Mexico
97Kansas City ChiefsRon WashingtonWide ReceiverArizona State University
98Denver BroncosMark HerrmannQuarterbackPurdue University
99Detroit LionsTracy PorterWide ReceiverWestern Illinois University
100Pittsburgh SteelersRobbie MartinWide ReceiverCalifornia Polytechnic State University
101Minnesota VikingsJohn SwainCornerbackUniversity of Miami
102New England PatriotsDon BlackmonLinebackerUniversity of Tulsa
103San Diego ChargersAmos LawrenceRunning BackUniversity of North Carolina
104Los Angeles RamsGeorge LiljaCenterMichigan
105Green Bay PackersRichard TurnerDefensive TackleOklahoma
106Houston OilersNick EyreOffensive TackleBrigham Young University
107San Diego ChargersEric SieversTight EndUniversity of Maryland
108Dallas CowboysDerrie NelsonLinebackerUniversity of Nebraska
109Atlanta FalconsJohn ScullyCenterNotre Dame
110Philadelphia EaglesCalvin MurrayRunning BackOhio State University
111Oakland RaidersJohnny RobinsonDefensive TackleSouth Carolina State University

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
112New Orleans SaintsLouis OubreTackleOklahoma
113New York JetsTyrone KeysDefensive endMississippi State
114Seattle SeahawksEdwin BaileyGuardSouth Carolina State
115New York GiantsBill NeillDefensive tacklePittsburgh
116St. Louis CardinalsJohn GillenLinebackerIllinois
117Green Bay PackersByron BraggsDefensive tackleAlabama
118Oakland RaidersJames DavisDefensive backSouthern
119Washington RedskinsDexter ManleyDefensive endOklahoma State
120Cincinnati BengalsBenjie PryorTight endPittsburgh
121San Francisco 49ersLynn ThomasDefensive backPittsburgh
122San Francisco 49ersArrington JonesRunning backWinston-Salem State
123Minnesota VikingsWendell RayDefensive endMissouri
124Kansas City ChiefsTodd ThomasTackleNorth Dakota
125Denver BroncosKen LanierTackleFlorida State
126Miami DolphinsKen PooleDefensive endN.E. Louisiana
127Pittsburgh SteelersRicky MartinWide receiverNew Mexico
128New Orleans SaintsJerry BoyarskyDefensive tacklePittsburgh
129Detroit LionsLarry LeeGuardUCLA
130New England PatriotsSteve ClarkDefensive tackleKansas State
131San Diego ChargersKeith FergusonLinebackerOhio State
132Washington RedskinsGary SayreGuardCameron
133Houston OilersDelbert FowlerLinebackerWest Virginia
134Cleveland BrownsSteve CoxPunter/KickerArkansas
135Buffalo BillsCalvin ClarkDefensive endPurdue
136Atlanta FalconsEric SandersTackleNevada
137Dallas CowboysDanny SpradlinLinebackerTennessee
138Miami DolphinsTommy VigoritoRunning backVirginia

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
139New Orleans SaintsNat HudsonGuardGeorgia
140Seattle SeahawksSteve DurhamDefensive endClemson
141San Diego ChargersAndy GissingerTackleSyracuse
142New York JetsJohn WoodringLinebackerBrown
143St. Louis CardinalsDave AhrensLinebackerWisconsin
144New Orleans SaintsJohnnie PoeDefensive backMissouri
145New York GiantsMel HooverWide receiverArizona State
146Cincinnati BengalsRex RobinsonKickerGeorgia
147San Francisco 49ersPete KuglerDefensive tacklePenn State
148Washington RedskinsLarry KubinLinebackerPenn State
149Baltimore ColtsBubba GreenDefensive tackleNorth Carolina State
150Chicago BearsReuben HendersonDefensive backSan Diego State
151Denver BroncosAlvin LewisRunning backColorado State
152Miami DolphinsMack MooreDefensive endTexas A&M
153Kansas City ChiefsDock LuckieDefensive tackleFlorida
154Miami DolphinsFulton WalkerDefensive backWest Virginia
155Detroit LionsSam JohnsonDefensive backMaryland
156Pittsburgh SteelersBryan HinkleLinebackerOregon
157New England PatriotsRon WootenGuardNorth Carolina
158Los Angeles RamsWilliam DanielsDefensive tackleAlabama State
159Houston OilersBill KayDefensive backPurdue
160Cleveland BrownsRon SimmonsDefensive tackleFlorida State
161Buffalo BillsRobert HoltWide receiverBaylor
162San Diego ChargersBobby DuckworthWide receiverArkansas
163Dallas CowboysVince SkillingsDefensive backOhio State
164Atlanta FalconsHarry StandbackDefensive tackleNorth Carolina
165New York GiantsEdward O'NealRunning backTuskegee
166New Orleans SaintsGlen ReddLinebackerBrigham Young

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
167New Orleans SaintsKevin WilliamsWide receiverUSC
168New York GiantsLouis JacksonRunning backCal Poly-San Luis Obispo
169New York JetsKenny NeilDefensive endIowa State
170Seattle SeahawksRon JohnsonWide receiverLong Beach State
171St. Louis CardinalsKevin DonnalleyDefensive backNorth Dakota State
172Green Bay PackersBill WhitakerDefensive backMissouri
173Dallas CowboysRon FellowsDefensive backMissouri
174Philadelphia EaglesAlan DuncanKickerTennessee
175Los Angeles RamsRon BattleTight endNorth Texas State
176Cincinnati BengalsJeff SchuhLinebackerMinnesota
177Chicago BearsJeff FisherDefensive backUSC
178Baltimore ColtsObed AririKickerClemson
179Miami DolphinsMike DaumTackleCal Poly-San Luis Obispo
180Kansas City ChiefsBilly JacksonRunning backAlabama
181Denver BroncosSteve BusickLinebackerUSC
182Detroit LionsLee SpiveyTackleSouthern Methodist
183Pittsburgh SteelersDavid LittleLinebackerFlorida
184Minnesota VikingsDon ShaverRunning backKutztown (PA)
185New England PatriotsKen TolerWide receiverMississippi
186Seattle SeahawksBrad ScovillTight endPenn State
187Cleveland BrownsEddie JohnsonLinebackerLouisiana Tech
188Buffalo BillsSteve DoolittleLinebackerColorado
189San Diego ChargersPete HolohanTight endNotre Dame
190Los Angeles RamsMike ClarkDefensive endFlorida
191Dallas CowboysKen MillerDefensive backEastern Michigan
192Philadelphia EaglesDoak FieldLinebackerBaylor
193Houston OilersDon WashingtonDefensive backTexas A&I

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
194New England PatriotsKen NaberKickerStanford
195New York JetsLloyd JonesWide receiverBrigham Young
196Seattle SeahawksEric LaneRunning backBrigham Young
197New York GiantsJohn PowersGuardMichigan
198St. Louis CardinalsMike FisherWide receiverBaylor
199Tampa Bay BuccaneersDenver JohnsonTackleTulsa
200Green Bay PackersLarry WertsLinebackerJackson State
201Washington RedskinsCharlie BrownWide receiverSouth Carolina State
202Cincinnati BengalsBobby KempDefensive backFullerton State
203San Francisco 49ersGarry WhiteRunning backMinnesota
204Baltimore ColtsKen SittonDefensive backOklahoma
205Chicago BearsScott ZettekDefensive tackleNotre Dame
206Kansas City ChiefsDavid DornWide receiverRutgers
207New York GiantsMark ReedQuarterbackMorehead State
208Miami DolphinsWilliam JudsonDefensive backSouth Carolina State
209Pittsburgh SteelersFrank WilsonRunning backRice
210Minnesota VikingsWade WilsonQuarterbackEast Texas State
211Detroit LionsBob NiziolekTight endColorado
212New England PatriotsLin DawsonTight endNorth Carolina State
213New York JetsJ. C. WattsDefensive backOklahoma
214New Orleans SaintsGene GladysLinebackerPenn State
215New Orleans SaintsKevin EvansDefensive backArkansas
216Los Angeles RamsArt PlunkettTackleUNLV
217Houston OilersWillie TullisWide receiverTroy State
218Dallas CowboysPaul PiurowskiLinebackerFlorida State
219Atlanta FalconsCliff ToneyDefensive backAuburn
220Baltimore ColtsHosea TaylorDefensive TackleHouston
221New York GiantsBill ArdGuardWake Forest

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
222New Orleans SaintsToussaint TylerRunning backWashington
223Seattle SeahawksJim StoneRunning backNotre Dame
224New York GiantsByron HuntLinebackerSouthern Methodist
225New York JetsAdmiral Dewey LarryDefensive backUNLV
226St. Louis CardinalsStump MitchellRunning backCitadel
227Green Bay PackersTim HuffmanTackleNotre Dame
228Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike FordQuarterbackSouthern Methodist
229Cincinnati BengalsJim HannulaTackleNorthern Illinois
230Cincinnati BengalsSamoa SamoaRunning backWashington State
231Washington RedskinsDarryl GrantGuardRice
232Chicago BearsFrank DittaGuardBaylor
233Baltimore ColtsTim GoochDefensive tackleKentucky
234Denver BroncosRusty OlsenDefensive endWashington
235Miami DolphinsJohn NoonanWide receiverNebraska
236Seattle SeahawksJim WhatleyWide receiverWashington State
237Kansas City ChiefsTony VereenDefensive backSoutheastern Louisiana
238Detroit LionsHugh JerniganDefensive backArkansas
239Pittsburgh SteelersJames HunterTackleUSC
240Detroit LionsDave MartinDefensive backVillanova
241Buffalo BillsRob RiddickRunning backMillersville (PA)
242Los Angeles RamsRon SeawellLinebackerPortland State
243Houston OilersAvon RileyLinebackerUCLA
244Cleveland BrownsRandy SchleusenerGuardNebraska
245Atlanta FalconsCalvin FanceRunning backRice
246Dallas CowboysMike WilsonWide receiverWashington State
247Philadelphia EaglesChuck CommiskeyOffensive LinemanMississippi
248Oakland RaidersCurt MohlTackleUCLA

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
249New Orleans SaintsHokie GajanRunning backLouisiana State
250New York GiantsMike BarkerDefensive tackleGrambling
251New York JetsMarty WetzelLinebackerTulane
252Seattle SeahawksKen DawsonRunning backSavannah State
253St. Louis CardinalsJames MallardWide receiverAlabama
254Tampa Bay BuccaneersKen McCuneDefensive endTexas
255Green Bay PackersNickie HallQuarterbackTulane
256Baltimore ColtsGregg GerkenLinebackerNorthern Arizona
257Washington RedskinsPhil KesselQuarterbackNorthern Michigan
258Cincinnati BengalsHubert SimpsonRunning backTennessee
259Baltimore ColtsTrent BryantDefensive backArkansas
260Chicago BearsTim CliffordQuarterbackIndiana
261Miami DolphinsSteve FolsomTight endUtah
262Kansas City ChiefsLes StuddardGuardTexas
263St. Louis CardinalsJim JoinerWide receiverMiami (FL)
264Detroit LionsAndy CannavinoLinebackerMichigan
265Pittsburgh SteelersMike MayockDefensive backBoston College
266Minnesota VikingsJames MurphyWide receiverUtah State
267Washington RedskinsAllan KennedyTackleWashington State
268San Diego ChargersRobert ParhamRunning backGrambling
269Los Angeles RamsRobert AlexanderRunning backWest Virginia
270Houston OilersLarry JonesRunning backColorado State
271Cleveland BrownsDean PraterDefensive endOklahoma State
272Buffalo BillsJustin CrossTackleWestern Colorado
273Dallas CowboysPat GrahamDefensive tackleCalifornia
274Atlanta FalconsRobert MurphyDefensive backOhio State
275Philadelphia EaglesHubert OliverRunning backArizona
276Oakland RaidersFrank HawkinsRunning backNevada

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
277New Orleans SaintsLester MickensWide receiverKansas
278New York JetsEd GallDefensive tackleMaryland
279Seattle SeahawksLance OlanderRunning backColorado
280San Diego ChargersMatt PetrzelkaTackleIowa
281St. Louis CardinalsMike SherrodTight endIllinois
282Green Bay PackersForrest ValoraLinebackerOklahoma
283Tampa Bay BuccaneersJohnny Ray SmithDefensive backLamar
284Washington RedskinsJerry HillWide receiverNorth Alabama
285Cincinnati BengalsRobert JacksonDefensive backCentral Michigan
286San Francisco 49ersRob DeBoseTight endUCLA
287Chicago BearsLonnie JohnsonRunning backIndiana
288Baltimore ColtsHolden SmithWide receiverCalifornia
289Kansas City ChiefsFrank CaseDefensive endPenn State
290Denver BroncosPat WalkerWide receiverMiami (FL)
291Miami DolphinsJim JensenQuarterbackBoston University
292Pittsburgh SteelersRick TrocanoQuarterbackPittsburgh
293Minnesota VikingsBill StephanosTackleBoston College
294Detroit LionsWillie JacksonDefensive backMississippi State
295New England PatriotsBrian BuckleyQuarterbackHarvard
296Los Angeles RamsMarcellus GreeneDefensive backArizona
297Houston OilersClaude MatthewsGuardAuburn
298Cleveland BrownsLarry FridayDefensive backMississippi State
299Buffalo BillsBuster BarnettTight endJackson State
300San Diego ChargersCarlos BradleyLinebackerWake Forest
301Atlanta FalconsKeith ChappelleWide receiverIowa
302Dallas CowboysTim MorrisonGuardGeorgia
303Philadelphia EaglesGail DavisDefensive tackleVirginia Union
304Oakland RaidersChester WillisRunning backAuburn
0New England Patriots (Supplemental Draft)Chy DavidsonWide receiverRhode Island

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
305New Orleans SaintsJim WilksDefensive tackleSan Diego State
306Seattle SeahawksJeff BednarekDefensive tacklePacific
307New York GiantsMike MaherTight endWestern Illinois
308New York JetsMike MoellerTackleDrake
309St. Louis CardinalsJoe AdamsGuardNebraska
310Tampa Bay BuccaneersBrad WhiteDefensive tackleTennessee
311Green Bay PackersCliff LewisLinebackerSouthern Mississippi
312Cincinnati BengalsMark O'ConnellQuarterbackBall State
313San Francisco 49ersMajor OgilvieRunning backAlabama
314Washington RedskinsClint DidierTight endPortland State
315Baltimore ColtsEric ScogginsLinebackerUSC
316Chicago BearsBob ShuprytLinebackerNew Mexico
317Denver BroncosJohn HankerdLinebackerNotre Dame
318Miami DolphinsJohn AlfordDefensive tackleSouth Carolina State
319Kansas City ChiefsBob GaglianoQuarterbackUtah State
320Minnesota VikingsBrian WilliamsTight endSouthern
321Denver BroncosMandel RobinsonRunning backWyoming
322San Francisco 49ersJoe AdamsQuarterbackTennessee State
323New England PatriotsCris CrissyDefensive backPrinceton
324Houston OilersBill CapeceKickerFlorida State
325Cleveland BrownsKevin McGillTackleOregon
326Buffalo BillsKeith ClarkLinebackerMemphis State
327San Diego ChargersStacy CharlesWide receiverBethune-Cookman
328Los Angeles RamsJairo PenarandaRunning backUCLA
329Dallas CowboysNate LundyWide receiverIndiana
330Atlanta FalconsMark McCantsDefensive backTemple
331Philadelphia EaglesRay EllisDefensive backOhio State
332 [3]Oakland RaidersPhil NelsonTight endDelaware
= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer

Hall of famers

  • Mike Singletary, Linebacker from Baylor University taken 2nd round 38th overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1998.[4]
  • Lawrence Taylor, Linebacker from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill taken 1st round 2nd overall by the New York Giants.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1999.[4]
  • Ronnie Lott, Defensive Back from the University of Southern California taken 1st round 8th overall by the San Francisco 49ers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2000.[5]
  • Howie Long, Defensive Tackle from Villanova University taken 2nd round 48th overall by the Oakland Raiders.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2000.[5]
  • Rickey Jackson, Linebacker from University of Pittsburgh taken 2nd round 51st overall by the New Orleans Saints.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010.[6]
  • Russ Grimm, Offensive Guard from University of Pittsburgh taken 3rd round 69th overall by the Washington Redskins.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010.[6]

Undrafted players of note

References

  1. ^ a b Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  2. ^ George Rogers, 1980 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/g-rogers80.html. Retrieved 2008-08-04. [dead link]
  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". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20080731024937/http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#1990s. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  5. ^ a b List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20080731024937/http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#2000s. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  6. ^ a b Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010 announced "Pro Football Hall of Fame". http://www.profootballhof.com/enshrinement/2010/2/6/pro-football-hall-of-fame-class-of-2010-announced/. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 

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