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1979 Draft

Here is a complete round by round listing for the 1979 draft. Our main coverage of this draft is here.

Round 1

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 1 Tom Cousineau Bills LB Ohio State
2 2 Mike Bell Chiefs DE Colorado State
3 3 Jack Thompson Bengals QB Washington State
4 4 Dan Hampton Bears DT Arkansas
5 5 Jerry Butler Bills WR Clemson
6 6 Barry Krauss Colts LB Alabama
7 7 Phil Simms Giants QB Morehead State
8 8 Ottis Anderson Cardinals RB Miami (FL)
9 9 Al Harris Bears DE Arizona State
10 10 Keith Dorney Lions OT Penn State
11 11 Russell Erxleben Saints K Texas
12 12 Charles Alexander Bengals RB LSU
13 13 Kellen Winslow Chargers TE Missouri
14 14 Marty Lyons Jets DE Alabama
15 15 Eddie Lee Ivery Packers RB Georgia Tech
16 16 Ted Brown Vikings RB North Carolina State
17 17 Don Smith Falcons DE Miami (FL)
18 18 Manu Tuiasosopo Seahawks DT UCLA
19 19 George Andrews Rams LB Nebraska
20 20 Willis Adams Browns WR Houston
21 21 Jerry Robinson Eagles LB UCLA
22 22 Kelvin Clark Broncos OT Nebraska
23 23 Steve Fuller Chiefs QB Clemson
24 24 Jon Giesler Dolphins OT Michigan
25 25 Rick Sanford Patriots DB South Carolina
26 26 Kent Hill Rams OT Georgia Tech
27 27 Robert Shaw Cowboys C Tennessee
28 28 Greg Hawthorne Steelers RB Baylor

Round 2

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 29 James Owens 49ers WR UCLA
2 30 Dan Ross Bengals TE Northeastern
3 31 Mike Stensrud Oilers DE Iowa State
4 32 Fred Smerlas Bills DT Boston College
5 33 Greg Roberts Buccaneers OG Oklahoma
6 34 Gordon Jones Buccaneers WR Pittsburgh
7 35 Theotis Brown Cardinals RB UCLA
8 36 Ernest Gray Giants WR Memphis State
9 37 Ken Fantetti Lions LB Wyoming
10 38 Reggie Mathis Saints LB Oklahoma
11 39 Rickey Watts Bears WR Tulsa
12 40 Lawrence Johnson Browns DB Wisconsin
13 41 Mark Gastineau Jets DE East Central Oklahoma
14 42 Willie Jones Raiders DE Florida State
15 43 Dave Huffman Vikings C Notre Dame
16 44 Steve Atkins Packers RB Maryland
17 45 Joe Norman Seahawks LB Indiana
18 46 Calvin Favron Cardinals LB SE Louisiana
19 47 Sam Claphan Browns OT Oklahoma
20 48 Petey Perot Eagles OG NW Louisiana
21 49 Pat Howell Falcons OG USC
22 50 Jesse Baker Oilers DE Jacksonville State
23 51 Jim Haslett Bills LB Indiana (PA)
24 52 Bob Golic Patriots DT Notre Dame
25 53 Jeff Toews Dolphins OT Washington
26 54 Eddie Hill Rams RB Memphis State
27 55 Aaron Mitchell Cowboys DB UNLV
28 56 Zack Valentine Steelers LB East Carolina

Round 3

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 57 Michael Jackson Seahawks LB Washington
2 58 Jeff Moore Rams WR Tennessee
3 59 Barney Cotton Bengals OG Nebraska
4 60 Jerry Eckwood Buccaneers RB Arkansas
5 61 Tony Nathan Dolphins RB Alabama
6 62 Jon Borchardt Bills OT Montana State
7 63 Mel Land Dolphins LB Michigan State
8 64 Joe Bostic Cardinals OT Clemson
9 65 Ronnie Lee Dolphins TE Baylor
10 66 Willie McClendon Bears RB Georgia
11 67 Bo Robinson Lions RB West Texas State
12 68 Donald Dykes Jets DB SE Louisiana
13 69 Kim Anderson Colts DB Arizona State
14 70 James Ramey Browns DE Kentucky
15 71 Charles Jordan Packers DT Maryland
16 72 Kenny King Oilers RB Oklahoma
17 73 Clifford Thrift Chargers LB East Central Oklahoma
18 74 Tony Franklin Eagles K Texas A&M
19 75 James Mayberry Falcons RB Colorado State
20 76 Doug Cosbie Cowboys TE Santa Clara
21 77 Bruce Radford Broncos DE Grambling
22 78 Reginald Lewis Buccaneers DE North Texas State
23 79 William Andrews Falcons RB Auburn
24 80 Rick Berns Buccaneers RB Nebraska
25 81 Mike Wellman Rams C Kansas
26 82 Joe Montana 49ers QB Notre Dame

Round 4

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 83 Ken Johnson Bills DE Knoxville College
2 84 James White Bengals DT Albany State (GA)
3 85 Frank Manumaleuga Chiefs LB San Jose State
4 86 Russell Davis Steelers RB Michigan
5 87 Jeff Nixon Bills DB Richmond
6 88 Ulysses Norris Lions TE Georgia
7 89 Roy Green Cardinals WR Henderson State
8 90 Phil Tabor Giants DE Oklahoma
9 91 Vaughn Lusby Bengals DB Arkansas
10 92 Jonathan Brooks Lions LB Clemson
11 93 Jim Kovach Saints LB Kentucky
12 94 Ben Cowins Eagles RB Arkansas
13 95 Matt Miller Browns OT Colorado
14 96 Eric Cunningham Jets OG Penn State
15 97 Steve Dils Vikings QB Stanford
16 98 Johnny Lynn Jets DB UCLA
17 99 Derwin Tucker Rams DB Illinois
18 100 Lynn Cain Falcons RB USC
19 101 Charles Johnson Falcons DB Grambling
20 102 Mark Bell Seahawks TE Colorado State
21 103 Don Warren Redskins TE San Diego State
22 104 John Floyd Chargers WR N.E. Louisiana
23 105 Charels Jefferson Broncos DB McNeese State
24 106 Eddie Hare Patriots P Tulsa
25 107 Steve Howell Dolphins RB Baylor
26 108 Jerry Wilkinson Rams DT Oregon State
27 109 Ralph DeLoach Cowboys DE California
28 110 Calvin Sweeney Steelers WR USC

Round 5

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 111 Tom Seabron 49ers LB Michigan
2 112 Earl Gant Chiefs RB Missouri
3 113 Casey Merrill Bengals DE Cal-Davis
4 114 Rod Kush Bills DB Nebraska-Omaha
5 115 Larry Braziel Colts DB USC
6 116 Dan Manucci Bills QB Kansas State
7 117 Cleveland Jackson Giants TE UNLV
8 118 Steve Henry Cardinals DB Emporia State
9 119 Jerry Aldridge 49ers RB Angelo State
10 120 Harlan Huckleby Saints RB Michigan
11 121 Bob Hukill Cowboys OG North Carolina
12 122 Victor Hicks Rams TE Oklahoma
13 123 Kelly Kirchbaum Jets LB Kentucky
14 124 Rich Dimler Browns DT USC
15 125 Stan Blinka Jets LB Sam Houston State
16 126 Scott Fitzkee Eagles WR Penn State
17 127 Mike Zele Falcons DT Kent State
18 128 Curtis Anderson Cowboys DE Central State (OH)
19 129 Jerry Meter Vikings LB Michigan
20 130 Mark Bell Cardinals WR Colorado State
21 131 Walt Brown Lions C Pittsburgh
22 132 Rick Leach Broncos QB Michigan
23 133 Chuck Fusina Buccaneers QB Penn State
24 134 Don Bessillieu Dolphins DB Georgia Tech
25 135 John Zamberlin Patriots LB Pacific Lutheran
26 136 Ron Springs Cowboys RB Ohio State
27 137 Dwaine Board Steelers DE North Carolina A&T

Round 6

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 138 Ruben Vaughan 49ers DT Colorado
2 139 Steve Kreider Bengals WR Lehigh
3 140 Robert Gaines Chiefs WR Washington
4 141 Mike Burrow Bills OG Auburn
5 142 Ira Matthews Raiders WR Wisconsin
6 143 Daryl Hunt Oilers LB Oklahoma
7 144 Thomas Lott Cardinals RB Oklahoma
8 145 Bob Torrey Giants RB Penn State
9 146 Ricky Ray Saints DB Norfolk State
10 147 John Sullivan Bears LB Illinois
11 148 Jeff McIntyre Broncos LB Arizona State
12 149 Bill Dufek Jets OG Michigan
13 150 Jim Moore Colts OT Ohio State
14 151 Clinton Burrell Browns DB LSU
15 152 Joe Senser Vikings TE West Chester (PA)
16 153 Dave Simmons Packers LB North Carolina
17 154 Mike Moroski Falcons QB Cal-Davis
18 155 Tim Lavender Cowboys DB USC
19 156 Henry Williams Raiders DB San Diego State
20 157 Bill Murrell Steelers TE Winston-Salem State
21 158 Eddie Hicks Giants RB East Carolina
22 159 Mike Murphy Oilers LB SW Missouri State
23 160 Mike Salzano Cowboys OG North Carolina
24 161 Dwayne Woodruff Steelers DB Louisville
25 162 Steve Lindquist Dolphins OG Nebraska
26 163 Jim Ronan Browns DT Minnesota
27 164 Chris DeFrance Cowboys WR Arizona State
28 165 Matt Bahr Steelers K Penn State

Round 7

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 166 Phil Francis 49ers RB Stanford
2 167 Ken Kremer Chiefs DE Ball State
3 168 Max Montoya Bengals OT UCLA
4 169 Larry Polowski Seahawks LB Boise State
5 170 Tom Mullady Bills TE SW Tennessee
6 171 Tim Ries Oilers DB SW Missouri State
7 172 Steve Alvers Giants TE Miami (FL)
8 173 Kirk Gibson Cardinals WR Michigan State
9 174 Lee Kunz Bears LB Nebraska
10 175 Jack Matia Raiders OT Drake
11 176 Stan Sytsma Saints LB Minnesota
12 177 Judson Flint Patriots DB Memphis State
13 178 Don Swafford Eagles OT Florida
14 179 Emmett King Jets RB Houston
15 180 Henry Monroe Packers DB Mississippi State
16 181 Bob Winkel Vikings DT Kentucky
17 182 Rich Milot Redskins LB Penn State
18 183 Cody Risien Browns OT Texas A&M
19 184 Rich Wingo Packers LB Alabama
20 185 Curtis Bunche Eagles DE Albany State (GA)
21 186 Roger Westlund Falcons OT Washington
22 187 Keith Brown Jets DB Minnesota
23 188 Luke Prestridge Broncos P Baylor
24 189 Uwe VonSchamann Dolphins K Oklahoma
25 190 Jeff Delaney Rams DB Pittsburgh
26 191 Greg Fitzpatrick Cowboys LB Youngstown State
27 192 Bruce Kimball Steelers OG Massachusetts

Round 8

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 193 Ron Cassidy Packers WR Utah State
2 194 Howie Kurnick Bengals LB Cincinnati
3 195 Mike Williams Chiefs RB New Mexico
4 196 Chuck Correal Eagles C Penn State
5 197 Steve Heimkreiter Colts LB Notre Dame
6 198 Marshall Harris Jets DT TCU
7 199 Larry Miller Cardinals LB BYU
8 200 D.K. Perry Giants DB SMU
9 201 Roy Simmons Giants OG Georgia Tech
10 202 Doug Panfil Saints OG Tulsa
11 203 Rick Moss Bears DB Purdue
12 204 Kent Perkov Browns DE San Diego State
13 205 Willie Beamon Jets LB Boise State
14 206 Jeff Groth Dolphins WR Bowling Green
15 207 Nesby Glasgow Colts DB Washington
16 208 Rick Partridge Packers P Utah
17 209 Robert Hawkins Raiders RB Kentucky
18 210 Wilbert Haslip Chargers RB Hawaii
19 211 Max Runager Eagles P South Carolina
20 212 Keith Miller Falcons LB N.E. Oklahoma
21 213 John Mohring Lions LB C.W. Post
22 214 Carter Hartwig Oilers DB USC
23 215 Glenn Blackwood Dolphins DB Texas
24 216 Randy Love Patriots RB Houston
25 217 Eugene Sanders Buccaneers DT Texas A&M
26 218 Robert Brewer Chiefs OG Temple
27 219 Bruce Thornton Cowboys DT Illinois
28 220 Tom Graves Steelers LB Michigan State

Round 9

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 221 Steve Hamilton 49ers DT Missouri
2 222 James Folston Chiefs TE Cameron
3 223 Scott Burk Bengals DB Oklahoma State
4 224 Russ Henderson Colts P Virginia
5 225 Henry Vereen Buccaneers WR UNLV
6 226 Keven Baker Bills DE William Penn
7 227 Tom Rusk Giants LB Iowa
8 228 Bob Rozier Cardinals DE California
9 229 Joe Robinson Chiefs OT Ohio State
10 230 Jerome Heavens Bears RB Notre Dame
11 231 Jeff Komlo Lions QB Delaware
12 232 Gordy Sprattler Jets RB North Dakota State
13 233 Kris Haines Redskins WR Notre Dame
14 234 Carl McGee Browns LB Duke
15 235 John Thompson Packers TE Utah State
16 236 Billy Diggs Vikings WR Winston-Salem State
17 237 Alvin Garrett Chargers WR Angelo State
18 238 Jim Rourke Raiders OT Boston College
19 239 Dave Parkin Falcons DB Utah State
20 240 Ezra Tate Seahawks RB Mississippi State
21 241 Curtis Weathers Browns TE Mississippi
22 242 Charlie Taylor Broncos WR Rice
23 243 Richard Ellender Oilers WR McNeese State
24 244 Jeff Weston Dolphins DT Notre Dame
25 245 John Spagnola Patriots TE Yale
26 246 Jeff Rutledge Rams QB Alabama
27 247 Garry Cobb Cowboys LB USC
28 248 Rick Kirk Steelers DE Denison

Round 10

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 249 Dwight Clark 49ers WR Clemson
2 250 Nathan Poole Bengals RB Louisville
3 251 Mike DuPree Chiefs LB Florida
4 252 Howard Ballage 49ers DB Colorado
5 253 Dave Marler Bills QB Mississippi State
6 254 Steve Stephens Colts TE Oklahoma State
7 255 Jerry Holloway Cardinals TE Western Illinois
8 256 Dan Fowler Giants OG Kentucky
9 257 Joe Restic Bears DB Notre Dame
10 258 Jerome Stanton Dolphins DB Michigan State
11 259 Ricky Smith Raiders DB Tulane
12 260 Gerald Jackson Chiefs DB Mississippi State
13 261 John Smith Browns WR Tennessee State
14 262 Steve Sybeldon Jets OT North Dakota
15 263 Ed McGlasson Jets C Youngstown State
16 264 Frank Lockett Packers WR Nebraska
17 265 Tony Petruccio Chargers DT Penn State
18 266 Bruce Beekley Falcons LB Oregon
19 267 Robert Hardy Seahawks DT Jackson State
20 268 Larry Willis Chiefs WR Alcorn State
21 269 Al Green Chargers DB LSU
22 270 Martin Cox Patriots WR Vanderbilt
23 271 Allan Clark Patriots RB Northern Arizona
24 272 Mike Mozlowski Dolphins RB Colorado
25 273 Grady Ebensberger Rams DT Houston
26 274 Mike Calhoun Cowboys DT Notre Dame
27 275 Tod Thompson Steelers TE BYU

Round 11

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 276 Billy McBride 49ers DB Tennessee State
2 277 Stan Rome Chiefs WR Clemson
3 278 Ken Bungarda Bengals DE Missouri
4 279 Paul Lawler Bills DB Colgate
5 280 John Priestner Colts LB Western Ontario
6 281 Bob Rippentrop Buccaneers TE Fresno State
7 282 Mike Mince Giants DB Fresno State
8 283 Nate Henderson Cardinals OT Florida State
9 284 Ken Johnson Giants RB Miami (FL)
10 285 David Hall Saints WR Missouri-Rolla
11 286 Bob Wright Bears OT Cincinnati
12 287 Randy Poeschl Browns DE Nebraska
13 288 Danny Sanders Jets QB Carson-Newman
14 289 Monte Coleman Redskins LB Central Arkansas
15 290 Mark Thorson Packers DB Ottawa (KS)
16 291 Brian Nelson Vikings WR Texas Tech
17 292 Bill Leer Falcons C Colorado State
18 293 Jim Hinesly Seahawks OG Michigan State
19 294 Bruce Davis Raiders OT UCLA
20 295 Dave Rader Chargers QB Tulsa
21 296 Al Chesley Eagles LB Pittsburgh
22 297 Zach Dixon Broncos RB Temple
23 298 Mike Taylor Oilers OT Georgia Tech
24 299 Mike Blanton Dolphins DE Georgia Tech
25 300 Tony Hall Redskins WR Knoxville College
26 301 Jesse Deremus Rams DT Tennessee State
27 302 Eddie Cole Lions LB Mississippi
28 303 Charlie Moore Steelers C Wichita State

Round 12

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 304 Jim Browner Bengals DB Notre Dame
2 305 Michael Forrest Chiefs RB Arkansas
3 306 Charlie Green Colts WR Kansas State
4 307 Dave Logan Buccaneers DT Pittsburgh
5 308 Mike Harris Bills RB Arizona State
6 309 Rick McBride Cardinals LB Georgia
7 310 Tim Gillespie Giants OG North Carolina State
8 311 Kelsey Finch Saints RB Tennessee
9 312 Dave Becker Bears DB Iowa
10 313 Bob Forster Lions C Brown
11 314 Paul Darby Jets WR SW Texas State
12 315 Dewitt Methvin Browns C Tulane
13 316 Dirk Abernathy Raiders DB Bowling Green
14 317 David Stephens Vikings LB Kentucky
15 318 Bill Moats Packers P South Dakota
16 319 Jeff Moore Seahawks RB Jackson State
17 320 Reggie Kinlaw Raiders DT Oklahoma State
18 321 Frank Duncan Chargers DB San Francisco State
19 322 Ed Smith Steelers LB Vanderbilt
20 323 Stuard Walker Falcons LB Colorado
21 324 Wayne Wilson Oilers RB Shepherd College
22 325 Dave Jacobs Broncos K Syracuse
23 326 Brian Sweeney Lions WR Texas A&I
24 327 Larry Fortner Dolphins QB Miami (OH)
25 328 Drew Hill Rams WR Georgia Tech
26 329 Quentin Lowry Cowboys LB Youngstown State
27 330 Mike Almond Steelers WR NW Louisiana
 

 

1979 DRAFT

Held: January 27-28, 1970


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