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1979 NFL Draft
Held May 3-4, 1979
1978 NFL Draft1980 NFL Draft
RoundOverallTeamPlayerPosCollegeNotes
11Buffalo BillsTom CousineauLBOhio State
12Kansas City ChiefsMike BellDEColorado State
13Cincinnati BengalsJack ThompsonQBWashington State
14Chicago BearsDan HamptonDTArkansas
15Buffalo BillsJerry ButlerWRClemson
16Baltimore ColtsBarry KraussLBAlabama
17New York GiantsPhil SimmsQBMorehead State
18St. Louis CardinalsOttis AndersonRBMiami (Florida)
19Chicago BearsAl HarrisDEArizona State
110Detroit LionsKeith DorneyTPenn State
111New Orleans SaintsRussell ErxlebenK-PTexas
112Cincinnati BengalsCharles AlexanderRBLouisiana State
113San Diego ChargersKellen WinslowTEMissouri
114New York JetsMarty LyonsDEAlabama
115Green Bay PackersEddie Lee IveryRBGeorgia Tech
116Minnesota VikingsTed BrownRBNorth Carolina State
117Atlanta FalconsDon SmithDEMiami (Florida)
118Seattle SeahawksManu TuiasosopoDTUCLA
119Los Angeles RamsGeorge AndrewsLBNebraska
120Cleveland BrownsWillis AdamsWRHouston
121Philadelphia EaglesJerry RobinsonLBUCLA
122Denver BroncosKelvin ClarkTNebraska
123Kansas City ChiefsSteve FullerQBClemson
124Miami DolphinsJon GieslerTMichigan
125New England PatriotsRick SanfordDBSouth Carolina
126Los Angeles RamsKent HillTGeorgia Tech
127Dallas CowboysRobert ShawCTennessee
128Pittsburgh SteelersGreg HawthorneRBBaylor
229San Francisco 49ersJames OwensWRUCLA
230Cincinnati BengalsDan RossTENortheastern
231Houston OilersMike StensrudDEIowa State
232Buffalo BillsFred SmerlasDTBoston College
233Tampa Bay BuccaneersGreg RobertsGOklahoma
234Tampa Bay BuccaneersGordon JonesWRPittsburgh
235St. Louis CardinalsTheotis BrownRBUCLA
236New York GiantsEarnest GrayWRMemphis
237Detroit LionsKen FantettiLBWyoming
238New Orleans SaintsReggie MathisLBOklahoma
239Chicago BearsRickey WattsWRTulsa
240Cleveland BrownsLawrence JohnsonDBWisconsin
241New York JetsMark GastineauDEEast Central
242Oakland RaidersWillie JonesDEFlorida State
243Minnesota VikingsDave HuffmanCNotre Dame
244Green Bay PackersSteve AtkinsRBMaryland
245Seattle SeahawksJoe NormanLBIndiana
246St. Louis CardinalsCalvin FavronLBSoutheastern Louisiana
247Cleveland BrownsSam ClaphanTOklahoma
248Philadelphia EaglesPetey PerotGNorthwestern State (Louisiana)
249Atlanta FalconsPat HowellGSouthern California
250Houston OilersJesse BakerDEJacksonville State
251Buffalo BillsJim HaslettLBIndiana (Pennsylvania)
252New England PatriotsBob GolicLBNotre Dame
253Miami DolphinsJeff ToewsTWashington
254Los Angeles RamsEddie HillRBMemphis
255Dallas CowboysAaron MitchellDBNevada-Las Vegas
256Pittsburgh SteelersZack ValentineLBEast Carolina
357Seattle SeahawksMichael JacksonLBWashington
358Los Angeles RamsJeff MooreWRTennessee
359Cincinnati BengalsBarney CottonGNebraska
360Tampa Bay BuccaneersJerry EckwoodRBArkansas
361Miami DolphinsTony NathanRBAlabama
362Buffalo BillsJon BorchardtTMontana State
363Miami DolphinsMel LandLBMichigan State
364St. Louis CardinalsJoe BosticTClemson
365Miami DolphinsRonnie LeeTEBaylor
366Chicago BearsWillie McClendonRBGeorgia
367Detroit LionsBo RobinsonRBWest Texas A&M
368New York JetsDonald DykesDBSoutheastern Louisiana
369Baltimore ColtsKim AndersonDBArizona State
370Cleveland BrownsJim RameyDEKentucky
371Green Bay PackersCharles JohnsonDTMaryland
372Houston OilersKenny KingRBOklahoma
373San Diego ChargersCliff ThriftLBEast Central
374Philadelphia EaglesTony FranklinKTexas A&M
375Atlanta FalconsJames MayberryRBColorado
376Dallas CowboysDoug CosbieTESanta Clara
377Denver BroncosBruce RadfordDEGrambling State
378Tampa Bay BuccaneersReggie LewisDENorth Texas
379Atlanta FalconsWilliam AndrewsRBAuburn
380Tampa Bay BuccaneersRick BernsRBNebraska
381Los Angeles RamsMike WellmanCKansas
382San Francisco 49ersJoe MontanaQBNotre Dame
483Buffalo BillsKen JohnsonDEKnoxville
484Cincinnati BengalsMike WhiteDTAlbany State
485Kansas City ChiefsFrank ManumaleugaLBSan Jose State
486Pittsburgh SteelersRussell DavisRBMichigan
487Buffalo BillsJeff NixonDBRichmond
488Detroit LionsUlysses NorrisTEGeorgia
489St. Louis CardinalsRoy GreenDBHenderson State
490New York GiantsPhil TaborDEOklahoma
491Cincinnati BengalsVaughn LusbyDBArkansas
492Detroit LionsJon BrooksLBClemson
493New Orleans SaintsJim KovachLBKentucky
494Philadelphia EaglesBen CowinsRBArkansas
495Cleveland BrownsMatt MillerTColorado
496New York JetsEric CunninghamGPenn State
497Minnesota VikingsSteve DilsQBStanford
498New York JetsJohnny LynnDBUCLA
499Los Angeles RamsDerwin TuckerDBIllinois
4100Atlanta FalconsLynn CainRBSouthern California
4101Atlanta FalconsCharles JohnsonDBGrambling State
4102Seattle SeahawksMark BellTEColorado State
4103Washington RedskinsDon WarrenTESan Diego State
4104San Diego ChargersJohn FloydWRLouisiana-Monroe
4105Denver BroncosCharles JeffersonDBMcNeese State
4106New England PatriotsEddie HarePTulsa
4107Miami DolphinsSteve HowellRBBaylor
4108Los Angeles RamsJerry WilkinsonDTOregon State
4109Dallas CowboysRalph DeLoachDECalifornia
4110Pittsburgh SteelersCalvin SweeneyWRSouthern California
5111San Francisco 49ersTom SeabronLBMichigan
5112Kansas City ChiefsEarl GantRBMissouri
5113Cincinnati BengalsCasey MerrillDECalifornia-Davis
5114Buffalo BillsRod KushDBNebraska-Omaha
5115Baltimore ColtsLarry BrazielDBSouthern California
5116Buffalo BillsDan ManucciQBKansas State
5117New York GiantsCleveland JacksonTENevada-Las Vegas
5118St. Louis CardinalsSteve HenryDBEmporia State
5119San Francisco 49ersJerry AldridgeRBAngelo State
5120New Orleans SaintsHarlan HucklebyTBMichigan
5121Dallas CowboysBob HukillGNorth Carolina
5122Los Angeles RamsVictor HicksTEOklahoma
5123New York JetsKelly KirchbaumLBKentucky
5124Cleveland BrownsRich DimlerDTSouthern California
5125New York JetsStan BlinkaLBSam Houston State
5126Philadelphia EaglesScott FitzkeeWRPenn State
5127Atlanta FalconsMike ZeleDTKent State
5128Dallas CowboysCurtis AndersonDECentral State (Ohio)
5129Minnesota VikingsJerry MeterLBMichigan
5130St. Louis CardinalsMark BellWRColorado State
5131Detroit LionsWalt BrownCPittsburgh
5132Denver BroncosRick LeachQBMichigan
5133Tampa Bay BuccaneersChuck FusinaQBPenn State
5134Miami DolphinsDon BessillieuDBGeorgia Tech
5135New England PatriotsJohn ZamberlinLBPacific Lutheran
5136Dallas CowboysRon SpringsRBOhio State
5137Pittsburgh SteelersDwaine BoardDENorth Carolina A&T State
6138San Francisco 49ersRuben VaughanDTColorado
6139Cincinnati BengalsSteve KreiderWRLehigh
6140Kansas City ChiefsRobert GainesWRWashington
6141Buffalo BillsMike BurrowGAuburn
6142Oakland RaidersIra MatthewsKRWisconsin
6143Houston OilersDaryl HuntLBOklahoma
6144St. Louis CardinalsThomas LottRBOklahoma
6145New York GiantsBob TorreyRBPenn State
6146New Orleans SaintsRicky RayDBNorfolk State
6147Chicago BearsJohn SullivanLBIllinois
6148Denver BroncosJeff McIntyreLBArizona State
6149New York JetsBill DufekGMichigan
6150Baltimore ColtsJimmy MooreTOhio State
6151Cleveland BrownsClinton BurrellDBLouisiana State
6152Minnesota VikingsJoe SenserTEWest Chester
6153Green Bay PackersDave SimmonsLBNorth Carolina
6154Atlanta FalconsMike MoroskiQBCalifornia-Davis
6155Dallas CowboysTim LavenderDBSouthern California
6156Oakland RaidersHenry WilliamsDBSan Diego State
6157Pittsburgh SteelersBill MurrellTEWinston-Salem State
6158New York GiantsEddie HicksRBEast Carolina
6159Houston OilersMike MurphyLBMissouri State
6160Dallas CowboysMike SalzanoGNorth Carolina
6161Pittsburgh SteelersDwayne WoodruffDBLouisville
6162Miami DolphinsSteve LindquistOGNebraska
6163Cleveland BrownsJim RonanDTMinnesota
6164Dallas CowboysChris DeFanceWRArizona State
6165Pittsburgh SteelersMatt BahrKPenn State
7166San Francisco 49ersPhil FrancisRBStanford
7167Kansas City ChiefsKen KremerDEBall State
7168Cincinnati BengalsMax MontoyaTUCLA
7169Seattle SeahawksLarry PolowskiLBBoise State
7170Buffalo BillsTom MulladyTESouthwestern (Tennessee)
7171Houston OilersTim RiesDBMissouri State
7172New York GiantsSteve AlversTEMiami (Florida)
7173St. Louis CardinalsKirk GibsonWRMichigan State
7174Chicago BearsLee KunzLBNebraska
7175Oakland RaidersJack MatiaTDrake
7176New Orleans SaintsStan SytsmaLBMinnesota
7177New England PatriotsJudson FlintDBMemphis
7178Philadelphia EaglesDon SwaffordTFlorida
7179New York JetsEmmett KingRBHouston
7180Green Bay PackersHenry MonroeDBMississippi State
7181Minnesota VikingsBob WinkelDTKentucky
7182Washington RedskinsRich MilotLBPenn State
7183Cleveland BrownsCody RisienTTexas A&M
7184Green Bay PackersRich WingoLBAlabama
7185Philadelphia EaglesCurtis BuncheDEAlbany State
7186Atlanta FalconsRoger WestlundTWashington
7187New York JetsKeith BrownDBMinnesota
7188Denver BroncosLuke PrestridgePBaylor
7189Miami DolphinsUwe Von SchamannKOklahoma
7190Los Angeles RamsJeff DelaneyDBPittsburgh
7191Dallas CowboysGreg FitzpatrickLBYoungstown State
7192Pittsburgh SteelersBruce KimballGMassachusetts
8193Green Bay PackersRon CassidyWRUtah State
8194Cincinnati BengalsHowie KurnickLBCincinnati
8195Kansas City ChiefsMike WilliamsRBNew Mexico
8196Philadelphia EaglesChuck CorrealCPenn State
8197Baltimore ColtsSteve HeimkreiterLBNotre Dame
8198New York JetsMarshall HarrisDTTexas Christian
8199St. Louis CardinalsLarry MillerLBBrigham Young
8200New York GiantsHarold PerryDBSouthern Methodist
8201New York GiantsRoy SimmonsGGeorgia Tech
8202New Orleans SaintsDoug PanfilGTulsa
8203Chicago BearsRick MossDBPurdue
8204Cleveland BrownsKent PerkovDESan Diego State
8205New York JetsWillie BeamonLBBoise State
8206Miami DolphinsJeff GrothWRBowling Green State
8207Baltimore ColtsNesby GlasgowDBWashington
8208Green Bay PackersRick PartridgePUtah
8209Oakland RaidersRobert HawkinsRBKentucky
8210San Diego ChargersWilbert HaslipRBHawaii
8211Philadelphia EaglesMax RunagerPSouth Carolina
8212Atlanta FalconsKeith MillerLBNortheastern State
8213Detroit LionsJohn MohringLBLong Island-Post
8214Houston OilersCarter HartwigDBSouthern California
8215Miami DolphinsGlenn BlackwoodDBTexas
8216New England PatriotsRandy LoveRBHouston
8217Tampa Bay BuccaneersGene SandersDTTexas A&M
8218Kansas City ChiefsBob BrewerGTemple
8219Dallas CowboysBruce ThorntonDTIllinois
8220Pittsburgh SteelersTom GravesLBMichigan State
9221San Francisco 49ersSteve HamiltonDTMissouri
9222Kansas City ChiefsJames FolstonTECameron
9223Cincinnati BengalsScott BurkDBOklahoma State
9224Baltimore ColtsRuss HendersonPVirginia
9225Tampa Bay BuccaneersHenry VereenWRNevada-Las Vegas
9226Buffalo BillsKevin BakerDEWilliam Penn
9227New York GiantsTom RuskLBIowa
9228St. Louis CardinalsBob RozierDECalifornia
9229Kansas City ChiefsJoe RobinsonTOhio State
9230Chicago BearsJerome HeavensRBNotre Dame
9231Detroit LionsJeff KomloQBDelaware
9232New York JetsGordy SprattlerRBNorth Dakota State
9233Washington RedskinsKris HainesWRNotre Dame
9234Cleveland BrownsCarl McGeeLBDuke
9235Green Bay PackersJohn ThompsonTEUtah State
9236Minnesota VikingsBilly DiggsWRWinston-Salem State
9237San Diego ChargersAlvin GarrettWRAngelo State
9238Oakland RaidersJim RourkeTBoston College
9239Atlanta FalconsDave ParkinDBUtah State
9240Seattle SeahawksEzra TateRBMississippi College
9241Cleveland BrownsCurtis WeathersTEMississippi
9242Denver BroncosCharlie TaylorWRRice
9243Houston OilersRich EllenderWRMcNeese State
9244Miami DolphinsJeff WestonDTNotre Dame
9245New England PatriotsJohn SpagnolaTEYale
9246Los Angeles RamsJeff RutledgeQBAlabama
9247Dallas CowboysGarry CobbLBSouthern California
9248Pittsburgh SteelersRick KirkDEDenison
10249San Francisco 49ersDwight ClarkWRClemson
10250Cincinnati BengalsNathan PooleRBLouisville
10251Kansas City ChiefsMike DuPreeLBFlorida
10252San Francisco 49ersHoward BallageDBColorado
10253Buffalo BillsDave MarlerQBMississippi State
10254Baltimore ColtsSteve StephensTEOklahoma State
10255St. Louis CardinalsJerry HollowayTEWestern Illinois
10256New York GiantsDan FowlerGKentucky
10257Chicago BearsJoe ResticDBNotre Dame
10258Miami DolphinsJerome StantonDBMichigan State
10259Oakland RaidersRicky SmithDBTulane
10260Kansas City ChiefsGerald JacksonDBMississippi State
10261Cleveland BrownsJohn SmithWRTennessee State
10262New York JetsSteve SybeldonTNorth Dakota
10263New York JetsEd McGlassonCYoungstown State
10264Green Bay PackersFrank LockettWRNebraska
10265San Diego ChargersTony PetruccioDTPenn State
10266Atlanta FalconsBruce BeekleyLBOregon
10267Seattle SeahawksRobert HardyDTJackson State
10268Kansas City ChiefsLarry WillisWRAlcorn State
10269San Diego ChargersAl GreenDBLouisiana State
10270New England PatriotsMartin CoxWRVanderbilt
10271New England PatriotsAllan ClarkRBNorthern Arizona
10272Miami DolphinsMike KozlowskiRBColorado
10273Los Angeles RamsGrady EbensbergerDTHouston
10274Dallas CowboysMike CalhounDTNotre Dame
10275Pittsburgh SteelersTod ThompsonTEBrigham Young
11276San Francisco 49ersBilly McBrideDBTennessee State
11277Kansas City ChiefsStan RomeWRClemson
11278Cincinnati BengalsKen BungardaDTMissouri
11279Buffalo BillsPaul LawlerDBColgate
11280Baltimore ColtsJohn PriestnerLBWestern Ontario
11281Tampa Bay BuccaneersBob RippentropTEFresno State
11282New York GiantsMike MinceDBFresno State
11283St. Louis CardinalsNate HendersonTFlorida State
11284New York GiantsKenny JohnsonRBMiami (Florida)
11285New Orleans SaintsDavid HallWRMissouri-Rolla
11286Chicago BearsBob WrightTCincinnati
11287Cleveland BrownsRandy PoeschlDENebraska
11288New York JetsDanny SandersQBCarson-Newman
10289Washington RedskinsMonte ColemanLBCentral Arkansas
11290Green Bay PackersMark ThorsonDBOttawa (Kansas)
11291Minnesota VikingsBrian NelsonWRTexas Tech
11292Atlanta FalconsBill LeerCColorado State
11293Seattle SeahawksJim HineslyGMichigan State
11294Oakland RaidersBruce DavisTUCLA
11295San Diego ChargersDave RaderQBTulsa
11296Philadelphia EaglesAl ChesleyLBPittsburgh
11297Denver BroncosZachary DixonRBTemple
11298Houston OilersMike TaylorTGeorgia Tech
11299Miami DolphinsMike BlantonDEGeorgia Tech
11300Washington RedskinsTony HallWRKnoxville
11301Los Angeles RamsJessie DeramusDTTennessee State
11302Detroit LionsEddie ColeLBMississippi
11303Pittsburgh SteelersCharlie MooreCWichita State
12304Cincinnati BengalsJim BrownerDBNotre Dame
12305Kansas City ChiefsMike ForrestRBArkansas
12306Baltimore ColtsCharlie GreenWRKansas State
12307Tampa Bay BuccaneersDave LoganDTPittsburgh
12308Buffalo BillsMike HarrisRBArizona State
12309St. Louis CardinalsRicky McBrideLBGeorgia
12310New York GiantsTim GillespieGNorth Carolina State
12311New Orleans SaintsKelsey FinchRBTennessee
12312Chicago BearsDave BeckerDBIowa
12313Detroit LionsBob ForsterC-OGBrown
12314New York JetsPaul DarbyWRTexas State
12315Cleveland BrownsDee MethvinCTulane
12316Oakland RaidersDirk AbernathyDBBowling Green State
12317Minnesota VikingsDavid StephensLBKentucky
12318Green Bay PackersBill MoatsPSouth Dakota
12319Seattle SeahawksJeff MooreRBJackson State
12320Oakland RaidersReggie KinlawDTOklahoma
12321San Diego ChargersFrank DuncanDBSan Francisco State
12322Pittsburgh SteelersEd SmithLBVanderbilt
12323Atlanta FalconsStuart WalkerLBColorado
12324Houston OilersWayne WilsonRBShepherd
12325Denver BroncosDave JacobsKSyracuse
12326Detroit LionsBryan SweeneyWRTexas A&M-Kingsville
12327Miami DolphinsLarry FortnerQBMiami (Ohio)
12328Los Angeles RamsDrew HillWRGeorgia Tech
12329Dallas CowboysQuentin LowryLBYoungstown State
12330Pittsburgh SteelersMike AlmondWRNorthwestern State (Louisiana)
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