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1981 NFL Player Draft


1982  1981 1980

Round 1
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
0 (0) NOR Dave Wilson QB Illinois
1 (1) NOR George Rogers RB South Carolina
2 (2) NYG Lawrence Taylor LB North Carolina
3 (3) NYJ Freeman McNeil RB UCLA
4 (4) SEA Kenny Easley DB UCLA
5 (5) SLC E.J. Junior LB Alabama
6 (6) GNB Rich Campbell QB California
7 (7) TAM Hugh Green LB Pittsburgh
8 (8) SFO Ronnie Lott DB USC
9 (9) LAM Mel Owens LB Michigan
10 (10) CIN David Verser WR Kansas
11 (11) CHI Keith Van Horne T USC
12 (12) BLC Randy McMillan RB Pittsburgh
13 (13) MIA David Overstreet RB Oklahoma
14 (14) KAN Willie Scott TE South Carolina
15 (15) DEN Dennis Smith DB USC
16 (16) DET Mark Nichols WR San Jose State
17 (17) PIT Keith Gary DE Oklahoma
18 (18) BLC Donnell Thompson DT North Carolina
19 (19) NWE Brian Holloway T Stanford
20 (20) WAS Mark May T Pittsburgh
21 (21) OAK Ted Watts DB Texas Tech
22 (22) CLE Hanford Dixon DB Southern Mississippi
23 (23) OAK Curt Marsh T Washington
24 (24) SDG James Brooks RB Auburn
25 (25) ATL Bobby Butler DB Florida State
26 (26) DAL Howard Richards T Missouri
27 (27) PHI Leonard Mitchell DE Houston
28 (28) BUF Booker Moore RB Penn State
Round 2
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (29) NOR Russell Gary DB Nebraska
2 (30) NYJ Marion Barber RB Minnesota
3 (31) SEA David Hughes RB Boise State
4 (32) NYG Dave Young TE Purdue
5 (33) SLC Neil Lomax QB Portland State
6 (34) TAM James Wilder RB Missouri
7 (35) GNB Gary Lewis TE Texas-Arlington
8 (36) SFO John Harty DT Iowa
9 (37) CIN Cris Collinsworth WR Florida
10 (38) CHI Mike Singletary LB Baylor
11 (39) MIN Mardye McDole WR Mississippi State
12 (40) SFO Eric Wright DB Missouri
13 (41) KAN Joe Delaney RB Northwest Louisiana
14 (42) DEN Clay Brown TE Brigham Young
15 (43) LAM Jim Collins LB Syracuse
16 (44) PIT Anthony Washington DB Fresno State
17 (45) MIN Robin Sendlein LB Texas
18 (46) DET Curtis Green DE Alabama State
19 (47) NWE Tony Collins RB East Carolina
20 (48) OAK Howie Long DT Villanova
21 (49) BUF Chris Williams DB Louisiana State
22 (50) BUF Byron Franklin WR Auburn
23 (51) NOR Ricky Jackson LB Pittsburgh
24 (52) MIN Jarvis Redwine RB Nebraska
25 (53) DAL Doug Donley WR Ohio State
26 (54) ATL Lyman White LB Louisiana State
27 (55) PHI Dean Miraldi G Utah
28 (56) MIA Andra Franklin RB Nebraska
Round 3
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (57) NOR Frank Warren DE Auburn
2 (58) SEA Bill Dugan G Penn State
3 (59) NYG John Mistler WR Arizona State
4 (60) NYJ Ben Rudolph DT Long Beach State
5 (61) SLC Jeff Griffin DB Utah
6 (62) GNB Ray Stachowicz P Michigan State
7 (63) LAM Greg Meisner DT Pittsburgh
8 (64) CIN John Simmons DB Southern Methodist
9 (65) SFO Carlton Williamson DB Pittsburgh
10 (66) LAM Robert Cobb DE Arizona
11 (67) CHI Ken Margerum WR Stanford
12 (68) BLC Randy Van Divier T Washington
13 (69) WAS Russ Grimm C Pittsburgh
14 (70) KAN Marvin Harvey TE Southern Mississippi
15 (71) NOR Hoby Brenner TE USC
16 (72) DET Don Greco G Western Illinois
17 (73) PIT Rick Donnalley C North Carolina
18 (74) MIN Tim Irwin T Tennessee
19 (75) KAN Roger Taylor T Oklahoma State
20 (76) BUF Mike Mosley WR Texas A&M
21 (77) SDG Irvin Phillips DB Arkansas Tech
22 (78) KAN Lloyd Burress DB Maryland
23 (79) HOO Michael Holston WR Morgan State
24 (80) ATL Scott Woerner DB Georgia
25 (81) DAL Glen Titensor DE Brigham Young
26 (82) PHI Greg LaFleur TE Louisiana State
27 (83) BUF Robert Geathers DT South Carolina State
Round 4
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (84) MIA Sam Greene WR UNLV
2 (85) NYG Clifford Chatman RB Central State (OK)
3 (86) NYJ Al Washington LB Ohio State
4 (87) SEA Scott Phillips WR Brigham Young
5 (88) SLC Steve Rhodes WR Oklahoma
6 (89) TAM John Holt DB West Texas State
7 (90) WAS Tom Flick QB Washington
8 (91) DAL Scott Pelluer LB Washington State
9 (92) CLE Mike Robinson DE Arizona
10 (93) CIN Guy Frazier LB Wyoming
11 (94) BLC Tim Sherwin TE Boston College
12 (95) CHI Todd Bell DB Ohio State
13 (96) MIA Brad Wright QB New Mexico
14 (97) KAN Ron Washington WR Arizona State
15 (98) DEN Mark Herrmann QB Purdue
16 (99) DET Tracy Porter WR Louisiana State
17 (100) PIT Robbie Martin WR Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
18 (101) MIN John Swain DB Miami (FL)
19 (102) NWE Don Blackmon LB Tulsa
20 (103) SDG Amos Lawrence RB North Carolina
21 (104) LAM George Lilja C Michigan
22 (105) GNB Richard Turner DT Oklahoma
23 (106) HOO Nick Eyre T Brigham Young
24 (107) SDG Eric Sievers TE Maryland
25 (108) DAL Derrie Nelson LB Nebraska
26 (109) ATL John Scully C Notre Dame
27 (110) PHI Calvin Murray RB Ohio State
28 (111) OAK Johnny Robinson DT Louisiana Tech
Round 5
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (112) NOR Louis Orbre T Oklahoma
2 (113) NYJ Tyrone Keys DE Mississippi State
3 (114) SEA Edwin Bailey G South Carolina State
4 (115) NYG Bill Neill DT Pittsburgh
5 (116) SLC John Gillen LB Illinois
6 (117) GNB Byron Braggs DT Alabama
7 (118) OAK James Davis DB Southern
8 (119) WAS Dexter Manley DE Oklahoma State
9 (120) CIN Benjie Pryor TE Pittsburgh
10 (121) SFO Lynn Thomas DB Pittsburgh
11 (122) SFO Arrington Jones RB Winston-Salem State
12 (123) MIN Wendell Ray DE Missouri
13 (124) KAN Todd Thomas T North Dakota
14 (125) DEN Ken Lanier T Florida State
15 (126) MIA Ken Poole DE N.E. Louisiana
16 (127) PIT Ricky Martin WR New Mexico
17 (128) NOR Jerry Boyarsky DT Pittsburgh
18 (129) DET Larry Lee G UCLA
19 (130) NWE Steve Clark DT Kansas State
20 (131) SDG Keith Ferguson LB Ohio State
21 (132) WAS Gary Sayre G Cameron
22 (133) HOO Delbert Fowler LB West Virginia
23 (134) CLE Steve Cox P Arkansas
24 (135) BUF Calvin Clark DE Purdue
25 (136) ATL Eric Sanders T Nevada
26 (137) DAL Danny Spradlin LB Tennessee
27 (138) MIA Tommy Vigorito RB Virginia
Round 6
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (139) NOR Nat Hudson G Georgia
2 (140) SEA Steve Durham DE Clemson
3 (141) SDG Andy Gissinger T Syracuse
4 (142) NYJ John Woodring LB Brown
5 (143) SLC Dave Ahrens LB Wisconsin
6 (144) NOR Johnnie Poe DB Missouri
7 (145) NYG Mel Hoover WR Arizona State
8 (146) CIN Rex Robinson K Georgia
9 (147) SFO Pete Kugler DT Penn State
10 (148) WAS Larry Kubin LB Penn State
11 (149) BLC Bubba Green DT North Carolina State
12 (150) CHI Reuben Henderson DB San Diego State
13 (151) DEN Alvin Lewis RB Colorado State
14 (152) MIA Mack Moore DE Texas A&M
15 (153) KAN Dock Luckie DT Florida
16 (154) MIA Fulton Walker DB West Virginia
17 (155) DET Sam Johnson DB Maryland
18 (156) PIT Bryan Hinkle LB Oregon
19 (157) NWE Ron Wooten G North Carolina
20 (158) LAM William Daniels DT Alabama State
21 (159) HOO Bill Kay DB Purdue
22 (160) CLE Ron Simmons DT Florida State
23 (161) BUF Robert Holt WR Baylor
24 (162) SDG Bobby Duckworth WR Arkansas
25 (163) DAL Vince Skillings DB Ohio State
26 (164) ATL Harry Standback DT North Carolina
27 (165) NYG Edward O'Neal RB Tuskegee
28 (166) NOR Glen Redd LB Brigham Young
Round 7
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (167) NOR Kevin Williams WR USC
2 (168) NYG Louis Jackson RB Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
3 (169) NYJ Kenny Neil DE Iowa State
4 (170) SEA Ron Johnson WR Long Beach State
5 (171) SLC Kevin Donnalley DB North Dakota State
6 (172) GNB Bill Whitaker DB Missouri
7 (173) DAL Ron Fellows DB Missouri
8 (174) PHI Alan Duncan K Tennessee
9 (175) LAM Ron Battle TE North Texas State
10 (176) CIN Jeff Schuh LB Minnesota
11 (177) CHI Jeff Fisher DB USC
12 (178) BLC Obed Ariri K Clemson
13 (179) MIA Mike Daum T Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
14 (180) KAN Billy Jackson RB Alabama
15 (181) DEN Steve Busick LB USC
16 (182) DET Lee Spivey T Southern Methodist
17 (183) PIT David Little LB Florida
18 (184) MIN Don Shaver RB Kutztown (PA)
19 (185) NWE Ken Toler WR Mississippi
20 (186) SEA Brad Scovill TE Penn State
21 (187) CLE Eddie Johnson LB Louisiana Tech
22 (188) BUF Steve Doolittle LB Colorado
23 (189) SDG Pete Holohan TE Notre Dame
24 (190) LAM Mike Clark DE Florida
25 (191) DAL Ken Miller DB Eastern Michigan
26 (192) PHI Doak Field LB Baylor
27 (193) HOO Don Washington DB Texas A&I
Round 8
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (194) NWE Ken Naber K Stanford
2 (195) NYJ Lloyd Jones WR Brigham Young
3 (196) SEA Eric Lane RB Brigham Young
4 (197) NYG John Powers G Michigan
5 (198) SLC Mike Fisher WR Baylor
6 (199) TAM Denver Johnson T Tulsa
7 (200) GNB Larry Werts LB Jackson State
8 (201) WAS Charlie Brown WR South Carolina State
9 (202) CIN Bobby Kemp DB Fullerton State
10 (203) SFO Garry White RB Minnesota
11 (204) BLC Ken Sitton DB Oklahoma
12 (205) CHI Scott Zettek DT Notre Dame
13 (206) KAN David Dorn WR Rutgers
14 (207) NYG Mark Reed QB Morehead State
15 (208) MIA William Judson DB South Carolina State
16 (209) PIT Frank Wilson RB Rice
17 (210) MIN Wade Wilson QB East Texas State
18 (211) DET Bob Niziolek TE Colorado
19 (212) NWE Lin Dawson TE North Carolina State
20 (213) NYJ J.C. Watts DB Oklahoma
21 (214) NOR Gene Gladys LB Penn State
22 (215) NOR Kevin Eavns DB Arkansas
23 (216) LAM Art Plunkett T UNLV
24 (217) HOO Willie Tullis WR Troy State
25 (218) DAL Paul Piurowski LB Florida State
26 (219) ATL Cliff Toney DB Auburn
27 (220) BLC Hosea Taylor DT Houston
28 (221) NYG Bill Ard G Wake Forest
Round 9
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (222) NOR Toussaint Tyler RB Washington
2 (223) SEA Jim Stone RB Notre Dame
3 (224) NYG Byron Hunt LB Southern Methodist
4 (225) NYJ Admiral Dewey Larry DB UNLV
5 (226) SLC Stump Mitchell RB Citadel
6 (227) GNB Tim Huffman T Notre Dame
7 (228) TAM Mike Ford QB Southern Methodist
8 (229) CIN Jim Hannula T Northern Illinois
9 (230) CIN Samoa Samoa RB Washington State
10 (231) WAS Darryl Grant G Rice
11 (232) CHI Frank Ditta G Baylor
12 (233) BLC Tim Gooch DT Kentucky
13 (234) DEN Rusty Olsen DE Washington
14 (235) MIA John Noonan WR Nebraska
15 (236) SEA Jim Whatley WR Washington State
16 (237) KAN Tony Vereen DB Southeastern Louisiana
17 (238) DET Hugh Jernigan DB Arkansas
18 (239) PIT James Hunter T USC
19 (240) DET Dave Martin DB Villanova
20 (241) BUF Rob Riddick RB Millersville (PA)
21 (242) LAM Ron Seawell LB Portland State
22 (243) HOO Avon Riley LB UCLA
23 (244) CLE Randy Schleusener G Nebraska
24 (245) ATL Calvin Fance RB Rice
25 (246) DAL Mike Wilson WR Washington State
26 (247) PHI Chuck Commiskey DB Mississippi
27 (248) OAK Curt Mohl T UCLA
Round 10
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (249) NOR Hokie Gajan RB Louisiana State
2 (250) NYG Mike Barker DT Grambling
3 (251) NYJ Marty Wetzel LB Tulane
4 (252) SEA Ken Dawson RB Savannah State
5 (253) SLC James Mallard WR Alabama
6 (254) TAM Ken McCune DE Texas
7 (255) GNB Nickie Hall QB Tulane
8 (256) BLC Gregg Gerken LB Northern Arizona
9 (257) WAS Phil Kessel QB Northern Michigan
10 (258) CIN Hubert Simpson RB Tennessee
11 (259) BLC Trent Bryant DB Arkansas
12 (260) CHI Tim Clifford QB Indiana
13 (261) MIA Steve Folsom TE Utah
14 (262) KAN Les Studdard G Texas
15 (263) SLC Jim Joiner WR Miami (FL)
16 (264) DET Andy Cannavino LB Michigan
17 (265) PIT Mike Mayock DB Boston College
18 (266) MIN James Murphy WR Utah State
19 (267) WAS Allan Kennedy T Washington State
20 (268) SDG Robert Parham RB Grambling
21 (269) LAM Robert Alexander RB West Virginia
22 (270) HOO Larry Jones RB Colorado State
23 (271) CLE Dean Prater DE Oklahoma State
24 (272) BUF Justin Cross T Western Colorado
25 (273) DAL Pat Graham DT California
26 (274) ATL Robert Murphy DB Ohio State
27 (275) PHI Hubert Oliver RB Arizona
28 (276) OAK Frank Hawkins RB Nevada
Round 11
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
0 (0) NWE Chy Davidson WR Rhode Island
1 (277) NOR Lester Mickens WR Kansas
2 (278) NYJ Ed Gall DT Maryland
3 (279) SEA Lance Olander RB Colorado
4 (280) SDG Matt Petrzelka T Iowa
5 (281) SLC Mike Sherrod TE Illinois
6 (282) GNB Forrest Valora LB Oklahoma
7 (283) TAM Johnny Ray Smith DB Lamar
8 (284) WAS Jerry Hill WR North Alabama
9 (285) CIN Robert Jackson DB Central Michigan
10 (286) SFO Rob DeBose TE UCLA
11 (287) CHI Lonnie Johnson RB Indiana
12 (288) BLC Holden Smith WR California
13 (289) KAN Frank Case DE Penn State
14 (290) DEN Pat Walker WR Miami (FL)
15 (291) MIA Jim Jensen QB Boston University
16 (292) PIT Rick Trocano QB Pittsburgh
17 (293) MIN Bill Stephanos T Boston College
18 (294) DET Willie Jackson DB Mississippi State
19 (295) NWE Brian Buckley QB Harvard
20 (296) LAM Marcellus Greene DB Arizona
21 (297) HOO Claude Matthews G Auburn
22 (298) CLE Larry Friday DB Mississippi State
23 (299) BUF Buster Barnett TE Jackson State
24 (300) SDG Carlos Bradley LB Wake Forest
25 (301) ATL Keith Cahppelle WR Iowa
26 (302) DAL Tim Morrison G Georgia
27 (303) PHI Gail Davis DT Virginia Union
28 (304) OAK Chester Willis RB Auburn
Round 12
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (305) NOR Jim Wilks DT San Diego State
2 (306) SEA Jeff Bednarek DT Pacific
3 (307) NYG Mike Maher TE Western Illinois
4 (308) NYJ Mike Moeller T Drake
5 (309) SLC Joe Adams G Nebraska
6 (310) TAM Brad White DT Tennessee
7 (311) GNB Cliff Lewis LB Southern Mississippi
8 (312) CIN Mark O'Connell QB Ball State
9 (313) SFO Major Ogilvie RB Alabama
10 (314) WAS Clint Didier TE Portland State
11 (315) BLC Eric Scoggins LB USC
12 (316) CHI Bob Shupryt LB New Mexico
13 (317) DEN John Hankerd LB Notre Dame
14 (318) MIA John Alford DT South Carolina State
15 (319) KAN Bob Gagliano QB Utah State
16 (320) MIN Brian Williams TE Southern
17 (321) DEN Mandel Robinson RB Wyoming
18 (322) SFO Joe Adams QB Tennessee State
19 (323) NWE Cris Crissy DB Princeton
20 (324) HOO Bill Capece K Florida State
21 (325) CLE Kevin McGill T Oregon
22 (326) BUF Keith Clark LB Memphis State
23 (327) SDG Stacy Charles WR Bethune-Cookman
24 (328) LAM Jairo Penaranda RB UCLA
25 (329) DAL Nate Lundy WR Indiana
26 (330) ATL Mark McCants DB Temple
27 (331) PHI Ray Ellis DB Ohio State
28 (332) OAK Phil Nelson TE Delaware

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