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1978 Draft

Here is a complete round by round listing for the 1978 draft. Our main coverage of this draft is here.

Round 1

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 1 Earl Campbell Oilers RB Texas
2 2 Art Still Chiefs DE Kentucky
3 3 Wes Chandler Saints WR Florida
4 4 Chris Ward Jets OT Ohio State
5 5 Terry Miller Bills RB Oklahoma State
6 6 James Lofton Packers WR Stanford
7 7 Ken MacAfee 49ers TE Notre Dame
8 8 Ross Browner Bengals DE Notre Dame
9 9 Keith Simpson Seahawks DB Memphis State
10 10 Gordon King Giants OT Stanford
11 11 Luther Bradley Lions DB Notre Dame
12 12 Clay Matthews Browns LB USC
13 13 Mike Kenn Falcons OT Michigan
14 14 John Jefferson Chargers WR Arizona State
15 15 Steve Little Cardinals K Arkansas
16 16 Blair Bush Bengals C Washington
17 17 Doug Williams Buccaneers QB Grambling
18 18 Bob Cryder Patriots OG Alabama
19 19 Ken Greene Cardinals DB Washington State
20 20 Elvis Peacock Rams RB Oklahoma
21 21 Randy Holloway Vikings DE Pittsburgh
22 22 Ron Johnson Steelers DB Eastern Michigan
23 23 Ozzie Newsome Browns WR Alabama
24 24 Dan Bunz 49ers LB Long Beach State
25 25 Reese McCall Colts TE Auburn
26 26 John Anderson Packers LB Michigan
27 27 Don Latimer Broncos DT Miami (FL)
28 28 Larry Bethea Cowboys DE Michigan State

Round 2

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 29 Sylvester Hicks Chiefs DE Tennessee State
2 30 Johnny Davis Buccaneers RB Alabama
3 31 Mark Merrill Jets LB Minnesota
4 32 Dee Hardison Bills DE North Carolina
5 33 James Taylor Saints OT Missouri
6 34 Mike Hunt Packers LB Minnesota
7 35 Ray Griffin Bengals DB Ohio State
8 36 Keith Butler Seahawks LB Memphis State
9 37 Odis McKinney Giants DB Colorado
10 38 Scott Hutchinson Bills DE Florida
11 39 Johnny Evans Browns P North Carolina State
12 40 Al Baker Lions DE Colorado State
13 41 Milton Hardaway Chargers OT Oklahoma State
14 42 John Barefield Cardinals LB Texas A&I
15 43 Steve Stewart Falcons LB Minnesota
16 44 Brett Moritz Buccaneers OG Nebraska
17 45 Dave Turner Bengals RB San Diego State
18 46 Stan Johnson Rams DT Tennessee State
19 47 Walt Downing 49ers OG Michigan
20 48 John Turner Vikings DB Miami (FL)
21 49 Willie Fry Steelers DE Notre Dame
22 50 Matt Cavanaugh Patriots QB Pittsburgh
23 51 Guy Benjamin Dolphins QB Stanford
24 52 Mike Woods Colts LB Cincinnati
25 53 Ronnie Smith Rams WR San Diego State
26 54 Dave Browning Raiders DE Washington
27 55 Bill Gay Broncos TE USC
28 56 Todd Christensen Cowboys TE BYU

Round 3

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 57 Derrick Jensen Raiders RB Texas-Arlington
2 58 Gary Spani Chiefs LB Kansas State
3 59 Dennis Johnson Bills RB Mississippi State
4 60 Barry Bennett Saints DT Concordia
5 61 Mickey Shuler Jets TE Penn State
6 62 Estus Hood Packers DB Illinois State
7 63 Bob Jury Seahawks DB Pittsburgh
8 64 Lyman Smith Dolphins DT Duke
9 65 Danny Fulton Bills WR Nebraska-Omaha
10 66 Reggie Wilken Eagles LB Georgia Tech
11 67 Larry Collins Browns RB Texas A&I
12 68 Mark Miller Browns QB Bowling Green
13 69 Doug Greene Cardinals DB Texas A&I
14 70 Stan Waldemore Falcons OG Nebraska
15 71 Rickey Anderson Chargers RB South Carolina State
16 72 Ted Vincent Bengals DT Wichita State
17 73 Gifford Nielsen Oilers QB BYU
18 74 Brad Shearer Bears DT Texas
19 75 Whip Walton Vikings LB San Diego State
20 76 Craig Colquitt Steelers P Tennessee
21 77 Carlos Pennywell Patriots WR Grambling
22 78 Frank Corral Rams K UCLA
23 79 Ernie Hughes 49ers OG Notre Dame
24 80 Leon White Rams C Colorado
25 81 Jimmy Cefalo Dolphins WR Penn State
26 82 Lindsey Mason Raiders OT Kansas State
27 83 Don Bass Bengals WR Houston
28 84 Dave Hudgens Cowboys OT Oklahoma

Round 4

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 85 Danny Johnson Chiefs LB Tennessee State
2 86 Maurice Harvey Raiders DB Ball State
3 87 Don Schwartz Saints DB Washington State
4 88 Dodie Donnell Jets RB Nebraska
5 89 Lucius Sanford Bills LB Georgia Tech
6 90 Billy Taylor Giants RB Texas Tech
7 91 Terry LeCount 49ers WR Florida
8 92 Dennis Harrison Eagles DT Vanderbilt
9 93 Gerald Small Dolphins DB San Jose State
10 94 William Fifer Lions OT West Texas State
11 95 Brian Cabral Falcons LB Colorado
12 96 George Collins Cardinals OG Georgia
13 97 Jim Childs Cardinals WR Cal Poly-SLO
14 98 Mike Renfro Oilers WR TCU
15 99 Dennis Law Bengals WR East Tennessee State
16 100 Jim Hough Vikings C Utah State
17 101 Larry Anderson Steelers DB Louisiana Tech
18 102 Dwight Wheeler Patriots OT Tennessee State
19 103 Pete Pallara Browns OG Tennessee-Chattanooga
20 104 Pete Woods Chiefs QB Missouri
21 105 Mark Manges Rams QB Maryland
22 106 Eric Laakso Dolphins OT Tulane
23 107 Homer Elias Lions OG Tennessee State
24 108 Joe Stewart Raiders WR Missouri
25 109 Larry Tearry Lions C Wake Forest
26 110 Alois Blackwell Cowboys RB Houston

Round 5

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 111 Ted Burgmeier Dolphins DB Notre Dame
2 112 Jerrold McRae Chiefs WR Tennessee State
3 113 Randy Sidler Jets LB Penn State
4 114 Ken Spaeth Bills TE Nebraska
5 115 Eric Felton Saints DB Texas Tech
6 116 Mike Douglass Packers LB San Diego State
7 117 Frank Myers Colts OT Texas A&M
8 118 Dwight Carey Chiefs DT Texas-Arlington
9 119 Louis Bullard Seahawks OT Jackson State
10 120 Terry Jackson Giants DB San Diego State
11 121 Amos Fowler Lions OG Southern Mississippi
12 122 Keith Wright Browns WR Memphis State
13 123 Dan Gray Lions DE Rutgers
14 124 Earl Carr Cardinals RB Florida
15 125 Dennis Pearson Falcons WR San Diego State
16 126 Tom Dinkel Bengals LB Kansas
17 127 Archie Reese 49ers DT Clemson
18 128 Willie Wilder Packers RB Florida
19 129 Bill Matthews Patriots LB South Dakota State
20 130 Norris Banks Eagles RB Kansas
21 131 Rob Hertel Bengals QB USC
22 132 Jim Krahl Giants DT Texas Tech
23 133 Bruce Threadgill 49ers DB Mississippi State
24 134 Robert Woods Chiefs WR Grambling
25 135 John Choma Chargers OG Virginia
26 136 Derrick Ramsey Raiders TE Kentucky
27 137 Brian DeRoo Giants WR Redlands
28 138 Rich Rosen Cowboys OG Syracuse

Round 6

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 139 John Skibinski Bears RB Purdue
2 140 Tom Davis Raiders C Nebraska
3 141 Bobby Jackson Jets DB Florida State
4 142 Mike Rieker Saints QB Lehigh
5 143 Gregg Robinson Jets DT Dartmouth
6 144 Leotis Harris Packers OG Arkansas
7 145 Eric Smith Bills OT Southern Mississippi
8 146 Glenn Starks Seahawks WR Texas A&I
9 147 Randy Pass Giants OG Georgia Tech
10 148 Elliott Walker 49ers RB Pittsburgh
11 149 Al Pitts Browns C Michigan State
12 150 Dwight Hicks Lions DB Michigan
13 151 Jack Williams Cardinals DE Bowling Green
14 152 Rodney Parker Falcons WR Tennessee State
15 153 Tony Ardizzone Lions OG Northwestern
16 154 Conrad Rucker Oilers TE Southern
17 155 Steve Geise Bengals RB Penn State
18 156 Ken Coleman Patriots LB Mississippi
19 157 Francis Chesley Saints LB Wyoming
20 158 Mekeli Ieremia Bears DE BYU
21 159 Tony Green Redskins RB Florida
22 160 Randy Reutershan Steelers WR Pittsburgh
23 161 Ben Garry Colts RB Southern Mississippi
24 162 Elijah Marshall Buccaneers WR North Carolina State
25 163 Doug Betters Dolphins DE Nevada
26 164 Mike Levenseller Raiders WR Washington State
27 165 Jesse Thompson Lions WR California
28 166 Harold Randolph Cowboys LB East Carolina

Round 7

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 167 Alfred Jackson Falcons WR Texas
2 168 Ricky Odom Chiefs DB USC
3 169 Levi Armstrong Jets DB UCLA
4 170 James Earley Jets RB Michigan State
5 171 Mario Celotto Bills LB USC
6 172 George Plasketes Packers LB Mississippi
7 173 John Harris Seahawks DB Arizona State
8 174 Dan Doornink Giants RB Washington State
9 175 Fred Quillan 49ers C Oregon
10 176 Arthur Whittington Raiders RB SMU
11 177 Bruce Gibson Lions RB Pacific
12 178 Karl Baldischwiler Dolphins OT Oklahoma
13 179 James Wright Falcons TE TCU
14 180 Cliff Featherstone Chargers DB Colorado State
15 181 Dave Stief Cardinals WR Portland State
16 182 Joe Branson Bengals DB Livingstone College
17 183 Steve Powell Bills RB N.E. Missouri State
18 184 Bill Kellar Chiefs WR Stanford
19 185 Herman Jones Bears WR Ohio State
20 186 Greg Marshall Eagles DT Oregon State
21 187 Mark Dufresne Steelers TE Nebraska
22 188 Mike Hawkins Patriots LB Texas A&I
23 189 Reggie Doss Rams DE Hampton
24 190 Lloyd Henry Dolphins WR N.E. Missouri State
25 191 Jeff Logan Colts RB Ohio State
26 192 Earl Inman Raiders LB Bethune-Cookman
27 193 Danny Bass Bengals OT Elon
28 194 Tom Randall Cowboys DT Iowa State

Round 8

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 195 John Henry White Chiefs RB Louisiana Tech
2 196 John McGriff Buccaneers LB Miami (FL)
3 197 Derrick Gaffney Jets WR Florida
4 198 Terry Falcon Patriots OG Montana
5 199 Brooks Williams Saints TE North Carolina
6 200 Dennis Sproul Packers QB Arizona State
7 201 Jeff Grady Giants LB Florida A&M
8 202 Walker Lee Redskins WR North Carolina
9 203 Mike Mock Jets P Texas Tech
10 204 Mike Wood Vikings K SE Missouri State
11 205 Jesse Turnbow Browns DT Tennessee
12 206 Jim Breech Lions K California
13 207 Mark Nichols Raiders DE Colorado State
14 208 Rick Moser Steelers RB Rhode Island
15 209 David Adkins Falcons LB Ohio State
16 210 J.C. Wilson Oilers DB Pittsburgh
17 211 Bill Miller Bengals OT Western Illinois
18 212 George Freitas Bears TE California
19 213 Roy Eppes Jets DB Clemson
20 214 Andre Keys Steelers WR Cal Poly-SLO
21 215 Mosi Tatupu Patriots RB USC
22 216 David Williams Falcons DB Tennessee-Martin
23 217 Sean Clancy Dolphins LB Amherst
24 218 Monte Anthony Colts RB Nebraska
25 219 Don Hover Redskins LB Washington State
26 220 Gavin Hendrick Chargers P Washington State
27 221 Frank Smith Broncos OT Alabama A&M
28 222 Homer Butler Cowboys WR UCLA

Round 9

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 223 Willie Taylor Buccaneers WR Pittsburgh
2 224 Larry Browk Chiefs OT Miami (FL)
3 225 Reggie Grant Jets DB Oregon
4 226 Richard Carter Saints DB North Carolina State
5 227 Neil Hutton Jets DB Penn State
6 228 Keith Myers Packers QB Utah State
7 229 Herman Redden 49ers DB Howard
8 230 Charles Williams Eagles DB Jackson State
9 231 Rich Grimmett Seahawks OT Illinois
10 232 Bill Swiacki Giants TE Amherst
11 233 Dean Moore 49ers LB Iowa
12 234 Jon Kramer Browns OG Baylor
13 235 Joe Mosley Cardinals TE Central State (OH)
14 236 Tom Pridemore Falcons DB West Virginia
15 237 Henry Bradley Chargers DT Alcorn State
16 238 Ron Shumon Bengals LB Wichita State
17 239 Jim Mol Oilers DE Morningside
18 240 Mike Deutsch Vikings P Colorado State
19 241 Lance Reynolds Steelers OT BYU
20 242 Tim Petersen Patriots LB Arizona State
21 243 John Hurley Redskins QB Santa Clara
22 244 Mike Martin Bears LB Kentucky
23 245 Dave Studdard Colts OT Texas
24 246 Andre Anderson Rams DE New Mexico State
25 247 Bruce Hardy Dolphins TE Arizona State
26 248 Blake Whitlatch Chargers LB LSU
27 249 Steve McDaniels 49ers OT Notre Dame
28 250 Russ Williams Cowboys DB Tennessee

Round 10

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 251 Earl Bryant Chiefs DE Jackson State
2 252 Aaron Brown Buccaneers LB Ohio State
3 253 Greg Jorgensen Giants OG Nebraska
4 254 Louis Richardson Jets DE Florida State
5 255 Will Grant Bills C Kentucky
6 256 Larry Key Packers RB Florida State
7 257 Ricky Patton Falcons RB Jackson State
8 258 Rob Stewart Seahawks WR Lafayette
9 259 Mark Totten Packers C Florida
10 260 Mike Connell 49ers P Cincinnati
11 261 Brent Watson Browns OT Tennessee
12 262 Fred Arrington Lions LB Purdue
13 263 Ray Strong Falcons RB UNLV
14 264 Charles Price Chargers TE Cincinnati
15 265 Randy Gill Cardinals LB San Jose State
16 266 Steve Young Oilers TE Wake Forest
17 267 Tom DePaso Bengals LB Penn State
18 268 Doug Becker Steelers LB Notre Dame
19 269 Bryan Ferguson Patriots DB Miami (FL)
20 270 Scott Hartenstein Redskins DE Azusa Pacific
21 271 Ben Zambiasi Bears LB Georgia
22 272 Hughie Shaw Vikings RB Texas A&I
23 273 Charles Peal Rams OT Indiana
24 274 Mark Dennard Dolphins C Texas A&M
25 275 Dallas Owens Colts DB Kentucky
26 276 Tom Jurich Steelers K Northern Arizona
27 277 Vince Kinney Broncos WR Maryland
28 278 Barry Tomasetti Cowboys OT Iowa

Round 11

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 279 Nat Terry Steelers DB Florida State
2 280 Ray Milo Chiefs DB New Mexico State
3 281 Pat Ryan Jets QB Tennessee
4 282 Jerry Blanton Bills LB Kentucky
5 283 Nathan Besaint Saints DT Southern
6 284 Terry Jones Packers DT Alabama
7 285 Dave Riley Saints RB West Virginia
8 286 Dennis Heim Giants DT SW Missouri State
9 287 Willie McCray 49ers DE Troy State
10 288 Bill Campfield Eagles RB Kansas
11 289 Richard Murray Lions DT Oklahoma
12 290 Larry Gillard Browns DT Mississippi State
13 291 Dean Jones Raiders DB Fresno State
14 292 Cal Prince Bengals RB Louisville
15 293 Scooter Reed Falcons DB Baylor
16 294 Mark Donahue Bengals OG Michigan
17 295 Willie Thicklen Oilers WR Alabama State
18 296 Charlie Williams Patriots LB Florida
19 297 Mike Williams Redskins DB Texas A&M
20 298 Walt Underwood Bears DE USC
21 299 Ron Harris Vikings RB Colorado State
22 300 Tom Brzoza Steelers C Pittsburgh
23 301 George Halas Seahawks LB Miami (FL)
24 302 Henry Mason Colts WR Central Missouri State
25 303 Ron Hostetler Rams LB Penn State
26 304 Bob Glazebrook Raiders DB Fresno State
27 305 Lacy Brumley Broncos OT Clemson
28 306 Dennis Thurman Cowboys DB USC

Round 12

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 307 Willie Brock Chiefs C Colorado
2 308 Kevin McLee Buccaneers RB Georgia
3 309 Richard Crump Bills RB N.E. Oklahoma A&M
4 310 Larry Hardy Saints TE Jackson State
5 311 Alan Williams Jets P Florida
6 312 Eason Ramson Packers TE Washington State
7 313 Greg Lawson Giants RB Western Illinois
8 314 Dan Irons 49ers OT Texas Tech
9 315 Mark Slater Eagles C Minnesota
10 316 Jeff Bergeron Seahawks RB Lamar
11 317 Leo Bidermann Browns OT California
12 318 Mark Patterson Lions DB Washington State
13 319 Anthony Clay Cardinals LB South Carolina State
14 320 Daria Butler Falcons LB Oklahoma State
15 321 Kevin Bell Chargers WR Lamar
16 322 John Schumacher Oilers OG USC
17 323 Kim Featsent Bengals WR Kent State
18 324 Steve McCabe Redskins OG Bowdoin
19 325 Lew Sibley Bears LB LSU
20 326 Jeff Morrow Vikings OT Minnesota
21 327 Brad Carr Steelers LB Maryland
22 328 John Gibney Patriots C Colgate
23 329 Bruce Allen Colts P Richmond
24 330 Gus Coppens Rams OT UCLA
25 331 Mike Moore Dolphins RB Middle Tennessee State
26 332 Joe Conron Raiders WR Pacific
27 333 Bill Kenney Dolphins QB Northern Colorado
28 334 Lee Washburn Cowboys OG Montana State
 

 

1978 DRAFT

Held: January 27-28, 1970


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