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1973 Draft

By Patrick Mondout

After drafting O.J. Simpson following the 1968 season, the Bills spent a number of choices building an offensive line for "The Juice" to run behind. That line, nicknamed the "Electric Company" because the kept the juice flowing, became complete with the selection of future Hall of Fame guard Joe Delamielleure of Michigan State.

John Hannah, one of the greatest offensive lineman of all time, was taken by the Patriots with the fourth pick overall. Hannah, Delamielleure, and third round pick Dan Fouts are the only members of the Hall from this draft class.

Below is the first round of the 1973 NFL draft. We also have the entire 17 round draft.

# Team Player Pos School
1 Houston Oilers John Matuszak DE Tampa
2 Baltimore Colts1 Bert Jones QB LSU
3 Philadelphia Eagles Jerry Sisemore OL Texas
4 New England Patriots John Hannah OL Alabama
5 St. Louis Cardinals Dave Butz DT Purdue
6 Philadelphia Eagles2 Charles Young TE USC
7 Buffalo Bills Paul Seymour OL Michigan
8 Chicago Bears Wally Chambers DE Eastern Kentucky
9 Denver Broncos Otis Armstrong RB Purdue
10 Baltimore Colts Joe Ehrmann DT Syracuse
11 New England Patriots3 Sam Cunningham FB USC
12 Minnesota Vikings Chuck Foreman RB Miami
13 New York Jets Burgess Owens DB Miami
14 Houston Oilers4 George Amundson RB Iowa State
15 Cincinnati Bengals Isaac Curtis WR San Diego State
16 Cleveland Browns5 Steve Holden WR Arizona State
17 Detroit Lions Ernest Price DE Texas A&I
18 San Francisco 49ers Mike Holmes DB Texas Southern
19 New England Patriots6 Darryl Stingley WR Florida State
20 Dallas Cowboys Billy Joe DuPree TE Michigan State
21 Green Bay Packers Barry Smith WR Florida State
22 Cleveland Browns Pete Adams OL USC
23 Oakland Raiders Ray Guy P Southern Mississippi
24 Pittsburgh Steelers James Thomas DB Florida State
25 San Diego Chargers7 Johnny Rodgers WR Nebraska
26 Buffalo Bills8 Joe Delamielleure OL Michigan State

1 - Acquired from New Orleans Saints
2 - Acquired from San Diego Chargers
3 - Acquired from Los Angeles Rams
4 - Acquired from Atlanta Falcons
5 - Acquired from New York Giants
6 - Acquired from Chicago Bears
7 - Acquired from Washington Redskins thru Baltimore Colts
8 - Acquired from Miami Dolphins



1973 DRAFT

Held: January 30-31, 1973

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