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1979 NFL Player Draft


1980  1979 1978

Round 1
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (1) BUF Tom Cousineau LB Ohio State
2 (2) KAN Mike Bell DE Colorado State
3 (3) CIN Jack Thompson QB Washington State
4 (4) CHI Dan Hampton DT Arkansas
5 (5) BUF Jerry Butler WR Clemson
6 (6) BLC Barry Krauss LB Alabama
7 (7) NYG Phil Simms QB Morehead State
8 (8) SLC Ottis Anderson RB Miami (FL)
9 (9) CHI Al Harris DE Arizona State
10 (10) DET Keith Dorney T Penn State
11 (11) NOR Russell Erxleben K Texas
12 (12) CIN Charles Alexander RB Louisiana State
13 (13) SDG Kellen Winslow TE Missouri
14 (14) NYJ Marty Lyons DE Alabama
15 (15) GNB Eddie Lee Ivery RB Georgia Tech
16 (16) MIN Ted Brown RB North Carolina State
17 (17) ATL Don Smith DE Miami (FL)
18 (18) SEA Manu Tuiasosopo DT UCLA
19 (19) LAM George Andrews LB Nebraska
20 (20) CLE Willis Adams WR Houston
21 (21) PHI Jerry Robinson LB UCLA
22 (22) DEN Kelvin Clark T Nebraska
23 (23) KAN Steve Fuller QB Clemson
24 (24) MIA Jon Giesler T Michigan
25 (25) NWE Rick Sanford DB South Carolina
26 (26) LAM Kent Hill T Georgia Tech
27 (27) DAL Robert Shaw C Tennessee
28 (28) PIT Greg Hawthorne RB Baylor
Round 2
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (29) SFO James Owens WR UCLA
2 (30) CIN Dan Ross TE Northeastern
3 (31) HOO Mike Stensrud DE Iowa State
4 (32) BUF Fred Smerlas DT Boston College
5 (33) TAM Greg Roberts G Oklahoma
6 (34) TAM Gordon Jones WR Pittsburgh
7 (35) SLC Theotis Brown RB UCLA
8 (36) NYG Ernest Gray WR Memphis State
9 (37) DET Ken Fantetti LB Wyoming
10 (38) NOR Reggie Mathis LB Oklahoma
11 (39) CHI Rickey Watts WR Tulsa
12 (40) CLE Lawrence Johnson DB Wisconsin
13 (41) NYJ Mark Gastineau DE East Central Oklahoma
14 (42) OAK Willie Jones DE Florida State
15 (43) MIN Dave Huffman C Notre Dame
16 (44) GNB Steve Atkins RB Maryland
17 (45) SEA Joe Norman LB Indiana
18 (46) SLC Calvin Favron LB Southeastern Louisiana
19 (47) CLE Sam Claphan T Oklahoma
20 (48) PHI Petey Perot G Northwest Louisiana
21 (49) ATL Pat Howell G USC
22 (50) HOO Jesse Baker DE Jacksonville State
23 (51) BUF Jim Haslett LB Indiana (PA)
24 (52) NWE Bob Golic DT Notre Dame
25 (53) MIA Jeff Toews T Washington
26 (54) LAM Eddie Hill RB Memphis State
27 (55) DAL Aaron Mitchell DB UNLV
28 (56) PIT Zack Valentine LB East Carolina
Round 3
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (57) SEA Michael Jackson LB Washington
2 (58) LAM Jeff Moore WR Tennessee
3 (59) CIN Barney Cotton G Nebraska
4 (60) TAM Jerry Eckwood RB Arkansas
5 (61) MIA Tony Nathan RB Alabama
6 (62) BUF Jon Borchardt T Montana State
7 (63) MIA Mel Land LB Michigan State
8 (64) SLC Joe Bostic T Clemson
9 (65) MIA Ronnie Lee TE Baylor
10 (66) CHI Willie McClendon RB Georgia
11 (67) DET Bo Robinson RB West Texas State
12 (68) NYJ Donald Dykes DB Southeastern Louisiana
13 (69) BLC Kim Anderson DB Arizona State
14 (70) CLE James Ramey DE Kentucky
15 (71) GNB Charles Jordan DT Maryland
16 (72) HOO Kenny King RB Oklahoma
17 (73) SDG Clifford Thrift LB East Central Oklahoma
18 (74) PHI Tony Franklin K Texas A&M
19 (75) ATL James Mayberry RB Colorado
20 (76) DAL Doug Cosbie TE Santa Clara
21 (77) DEN Bruce Radford DE Grambling
22 (78) TAM Reginald Lewis DE North Texas State
23 (79) ATL William Andrews RB Auburn
24 (80) TAM Rick Berns RB Nebraska
25 (81) LAM Mike Wellman C Kansas
26 (82) SFO Joe Montana QB Notre Dame
Round 4
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (83) BUF Ken Johnson DE Knoxville
2 (84) CIN James White DT Albany State
3 (85) KAN Frank Manumaleuga LB San Jose State
4 (86) PIT Russell Davis RB Michigan
5 (87) BUF Jeff Nixon DB Richmond
6 (88) DET Ulysses Norris TE Georgia
7 (89) SLC Roy Green WR Henderson State
8 (90) NYG Phil Tabor DE Oklahoma
9 (91) CIN Vaughn Lusby DB Arkansas
10 (92) DET Jonathan Brooks LB Clemson
11 (93) NOR Jim Kovach LB Kentucky
12 (94) PHI Ben Cowins RB Arkansas
13 (95) CLE Matt Miller T Colorado
14 (96) NYJ Eric Cunningham G Penn State
15 (97) MIN Steve Dils QB Stanford
16 (98) NYJ Johnny Lynn DB UCLA
17 (99) LAM Derwin Tucker DB Illinois
18 (100) ATL Lynn Cain RB USC
19 (101) ATL Charles Johnson DB Grambling
20 (102) SEA Mark Bell TE Colorado State
21 (103) WAS Don Warren TE San Diego State
22 (104) SDG John Floyd WR N.E. Louisiana
23 (105) DEN Charels Jefferson DB McNeese State
24 (106) NWE Eddie Hare P Tulsa
25 (107) MIA Steve Howell RB Baylor
26 (108) LAM Jerry Wilkinson DT Oregon State
27 (109) DAL Ralph DeLoach DE California
28 (110) PIT Calvin Sweeney WR USC
Round 5
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (111) SFO Tom Seabron LB Michigan
2 (112) KAN Earl Gant RB Missouri
3 (113) CIN Casey Merrill DE California-Davis
4 (114) BUF Rod Kush DB Nebraska-Omaha
5 (115) BLC Larry Braziel DB USC
6 (116) BUF Dan Manucci QB Kansas State
7 (117) NYG Cleveland Jackson TE UNLV
8 (118) SLC Steve Henry DB Emporia State
9 (119) SFO Jerry Aldridge RB Angelo State
10 (120) NOR Harlan Huckleby RB Michigan
11 (121) DAL Bob Hukill G North Carolina
12 (122) LAM Victor Hicks TE Oklahoma
13 (123) NYJ Kelly Kirchbaum LB Kentucky
14 (124) CLE Rich Dimler DT USC
15 (125) NYJ Stan Blinka LB Sam Houston State
16 (126) PHI Scott Fitzkee WR Penn State
17 (127) ATL Mike Zele DT Kent State
18 (128) DAL Curtis Anderson DE Central State (OH)
19 (129) MIN Jerry Meter LB Michigan
20 (130) SLC Mark Bell WR Colorado State
21 (131) DET Walt Brown C Pittsburgh
22 (132) DEN Rick Leach QB Michigan
23 (133) TAM Chuck Fusina QB Penn State
24 (134) MIA Don Bessillieu DB Georgia Tech
25 (135) NWE John Zamberlin LB Pacific Lutheran
26 (136) DAL Ron Springs RB Ohio State
27 (137) PIT Dwaine Board DE North Carolina A&T
Round 6
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
0 (0) BUF Rod Stewart RB Kentucky
1 (138) SFO Ruben Vaughan DT Colorado
2 (139) CIN Steve Kreider WR Lehigh
3 (140) KAN Robert Gaines WR Washington
4 (141) BUF Mike Burrow G Auburn
5 (142) OAK Ira Matthews WR Wisconsin
6 (143) HOO Daryl Hunt LB Oklahoma
7 (144) SLC Thomas Lott RB Oklahoma
8 (145) NYG Bob Torrey RB Penn State
9 (146) NOR Ricky Ray DB Norfolk State
10 (147) CHI John Sullivan LB Illinois
11 (148) DEN Jeff McIntyre LB Arizona State
12 (149) NYJ Bill Dufek G Michigan
13 (150) BLC Jim Moore T Ohio State
14 (151) CLE Clinton Burrell DB Louisiana State
15 (152) MIN Joe Senser TE West Chester (PA)
16 (153) GNB Dave Simmons LB North Carolina
17 (154) ATL Mike Moroski QB California-Davis
18 (155) DAL Tim Lavender DB USC
19 (156) OAK Henry Williams DB San Diego State
20 (157) PIT Bill Murrell TE Winston-Salem State
21 (158) NYG Eddie Hicks RB East Carolina
22 (159) HOO Mike Murphy LB SW Missouri State
23 (160) DAL Mike Salzano G North Carolina
24 (161) PIT Dwayne Woodruff DB Louisville
25 (162) MIA Steve Lindquist G Nebraska
26 (163) CLE Jim Ronan DT Minnesota
27 (164) DAL Chris DeFrance WR Arizona State
28 (165) PIT Matt Bahr K Penn State
Round 7
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (166) SFO Phil Francis RB Stanford
2 (167) KAN Ken Kremer DE Ball State
3 (168) CIN Max Montoya T UCLA
4 (169) SEA Larry Polowski LB Boise State
5 (170) BUF Tom Mullady TE SW Tennessee
6 (171) HOO Tim Ries DB SW Missouri State
7 (172) NYG Steve Alvers TE Miami (FL)
8 (173) SLC Kirk Gibson WR Michigan State
9 (174) CHI Lee Kunz LB Nebraska
10 (175) OAK Jack Matia T Drake
11 (176) NOR Stan Sytsma LB Minnesota
12 (177) NWE Judson Flint DB Memphis State
13 (178) PHI Don Swafford T Florida
14 (179) NYJ Emmett King RB Houston
15 (180) GNB Henry Monroe DB Mississippi State
16 (181) MIN Bob Winkel DT Kentucky
17 (182) WAS Rich Milot LB Penn State
18 (183) CLE Cody Risien T Texas A&M
19 (184) GNB Rich Wingo LB Alabama
20 (185) PHI Curtis Bunche DE Albany State
21 (186) ATL Roger Westlund T Washington
22 (187) NYJ Keith Brown DB Minnesota
23 (188) DEN Luke Prestridge P Baylor
24 (189) MIA Uwe von Schamann K Oklahoma
25 (190) LAM Jeff Delaney DB Pittsburgh
26 (191) DAL Greg Fitzpatrick LB Youngstown State
27 (192) PIT Bruce Kimball G Massachusetts
Round 8
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (193) GNB Ron Cassidy WR Utah State
2 (194) CIN Howie Kurnick LB Cincinnati
3 (195) KAN Mike Williams RB New Mexico
4 (196) PHI Chuck Correal C Penn State
5 (197) BLC Steve Heimkreiter LB Notre Dame
6 (198) NYJ Marshall Harris DT Texas Christian
7 (199) SLC Larry Miller LB Brigham Young
8 (200) NYG D.K. Perry DB Southern Methodist
9 (201) NYG Roy Simmons G Georgia Tech
10 (202) NOR Doug Panfil G Tulsa
11 (203) CHI Rick Moss DB Purdue
12 (204) CLE Kent Perkov DE San Diego State
13 (205) NYJ Willie Beamon LB Boise State
14 (206) MIA Jeff Groth WR Bowling Green
15 (207) BLC Nesby Glasgow DB Washington
16 (208) GNB Rick Partridge P Utah
17 (209) OAK Robert Hawkins RB Kentucky
18 (210) SDG Wilbert Haslip RB Hawaii
19 (211) PHI Max Runager P South Carolina
20 (212) ATL Keith Miller LB N.E. Oklahoma
21 (213) DET John Mohring LB C.W. Post
22 (214) HOO Carter Hartwig DB USC
23 (215) MIA Glenn Blackwood DB Texas
24 (216) NWE Randy Love RB Houston
25 (217) TAM Eugene Sanders DT Texas A&M
26 (218) KAN Robert Brewer G Temple
27 (219) DAL Bruce Thornton DT Illinois
28 (220) PIT Tom Graves LB Michigan State
Round 9
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (221) SFO Steve Hamilton DT Missouri
2 (222) KAN James Folston TE Cameron
3 (223) CIN Scott Burk DB Oklahoma State
4 (224) BLC Russ Henderson P Virginia
5 (225) TAM Henry Vereen WR UNLV
6 (226) BUF Keven Baker DE William Penn
7 (227) NYG Tom Rusk LB Iowa
8 (228) SLC Bob Rozier DE California
9 (229) KAN Joe Robinson T Ohio State
10 (230) CHI Jerome Heavens RB Notre Dame
11 (231) DET Jeff Komlo QB Delaware
12 (232) NYJ Gordy Sprattler RB North Dakota State
13 (233) WAS Kris Haines WR Notre Dame
14 (234) CLE Carl McGee LB Duke
15 (235) GNB John Thompson TE Utah State
16 (236) MIN Billy Diggs WR Winston-Salem State
17 (237) SDG Alvin Garrett WR Angelo State
18 (238) OAK Jim Rourke T Boston College
19 (239) ATL Dave Parkin DB Utah State
20 (240) SEA Ezra Tate RB Mississippi State
21 (241) CLE Curtis Weathers TE Mississippi
22 (242) DEN Charlie Taylor WR Rice
23 (243) HOO Richard Ellender WR McNeese State
24 (244) MIA Jeff Weston DT Notre Dame
25 (245) NWE John Spagnola TE Yale
26 (246) LAM Jeff Rutledge QB Alabama
27 (247) DAL Garry Cobb LB USC
28 (248) PIT Rick Kirk DE Denison
Round 10
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (249) SFO Dwight Clark WR Clemson
2 (250) CIN Nathan Poole RB Louisville
3 (251) KAN Mike DuPree LB Florida
4 (252) SFO Howard Ballage DB Colorado
5 (253) BUF Dave Marler QB Mississippi State
6 (254) BLC Steve Stephens TE Oklahoma State
7 (255) SLC Jerry Holloway TE Western Illinois
8 (256) NYG Dan Fowler G Kentucky
9 (257) CHI Joe Restic DB Notre Dame
10 (258) MIA Jerome Stanton DB Michigan State
11 (259) OAK Ricky Smith DB Tulane
12 (260) KAN Gerald Jackson DB Mississippi State
13 (261) CLE John Smith WR Tennessee State
14 (262) NYJ Steve Sybeldon T North Dakota
15 (263) NYJ Ed McGlasson C Youngstown State
16 (264) GNB Frank Lockett WR Nebraska
17 (265) SDG Tony Petruccio DT Penn State
18 (266) ATL Bruce Beekley LB Oregon
19 (267) SEA Robert Hardy DT Jackson State
20 (268) KAN Larry Willis WR Alcorn State
21 (269) SDG Al Green DB Louisiana State
22 (270) NWE Martin Cox WR Vanderbilt
23 (271) NWE Allan Clark RB Northern Arizona
24 (272) MIA Mike Mozlowski RB Colorado
25 (273) LAM Grady Ebensberger DT Houston
26 (274) DAL Mike Calhoun DT Notre Dame
27 (275) PIT Tod Thompson TE Brigham Young
Round 11
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (276) SFO Billy McBride DB Tennessee State
2 (277) KAN Stan Rome WR Clemson
3 (278) CIN Ken Bungarda DE Missouri
4 (279) BUF Paul Lawler DB Colgate
5 (280) BLC John Priestner LB Western Ontario
6 (281) TAM Bob Rippentrop TE Fresno State
7 (282) NYG Mike Mince DB Fresno State
8 (283) SLC Nate Henderson T Florida State
9 (284) NYG Ken Johnson RB Miami (FL)
10 (285) NOR David Hall WR Missouri-Rolla
11 (286) CHI Bob Wright T Cincinnati
12 (287) CLE Randy Poeschl DE Nebraska
13 (288) NYJ Danny Sanders QB Carson-Newman
14 (289) WAS Monte Coleman LB Central Arkansas
15 (290) GNB Mark Thorson DB Ottawa (KS)
16 (291) MIN Brian Nelson WR Texas Tech
17 (292) ATL Bill Leer C Colorado State
18 (293) SEA Jim Hinesly G Michigan State
19 (294) OAK Bruce Davis T UCLA
20 (295) SDG Dave Rader QB Tulsa
21 (296) PHI Al Chesley LB Pittsburgh
22 (297) DEN Zach Dixon RB Temple
23 (298) HOO Mike Taylor T Georgia Tech
24 (299) MIA Mike Blanton DE Georgia Tech
25 (300) WAS Tony Hall WR Knoxville
26 (301) LAM Jesse Deremus DT Tennessee State
27 (302) DET Eddie Cole LB Mississippi
28 (303) PIT Charlie Moore C Wichita State
Round 12
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (304) CIN Jim Browner DB Notre Dame
2 (305) KAN Michael Forrest RB Arkansas
3 (306) BLC Charlie Green WR Kansas State
4 (307) TAM Dave Logan DT Pittsburgh
5 (308) BUF Mike Harris RB Arizona State
6 (309) SLC Rick McBride LB Georgia
7 (310) NYG Tim Gillespie G North Carolina State
8 (311) NOR Kelsey Finch RB Tennessee
9 (312) CHI Dave Becker DB Iowa
10 (313) DET Bob Forster C Brown
11 (314) NYJ Paul Darby WR Southwest Texas State
12 (315) CLE Dewitt Methvin C Tulane
13 (316) OAK Dirk Abernathy DB Bowling Green
14 (317) MIN David Stephens LB Kentucky
15 (318) GNB Bill Moats P South Dakota
16 (319) SEA Jeff Moore RB Jackson State
17 (320) OAK Reggie Kinlaw DT Oklahoma
18 (321) SDG Frank Duncan DB San Francisco State
19 (322) PIT Ed Smith LB Vanderbilt
20 (323) ATL Stuard Walker LB Colorado
21 (324) HOO Wayne Wilson RB Shepherd College
22 (325) DEN Dave Jacobs K Syracuse
23 (326) DET Brian Sweeney WR Texas A&I
24 (327) MIA Larry Fortner QB Miami (OH)
25 (328) LAM Drew Hill WR Georgia Tech
26 (329) DAL Quentin Lowry LB Youngstown State
27 (330) PIT Mike Almond WR Northwest Louisiana

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