1968 NFL/AFL Draft

The 1968 National Football League draft was part of the common draft, in the second year in which the NFL and AFL held a joint draft of college players. It took place at the Belmont Plaza Hotel in New York City on January 30–31, 1968.[1][2]

1968 NFL/AFL Draft
General information
Date(s)January 30–31, 1968
LocationBelmont Plaza Hotel
in New York City, NY
462 total selections in 17 rounds
First selectionRon Yary, OT
Minnesota Vikings
Mr. IrrelevantJimmy Smith, TE
Cincinnati Bengals
Most selections (41)Cincinnati Bengals
Fewest selections (11)New York Giants
Hall of Famers8

This was the last draft until 1980 in which the Washington Redskins exercised their first-round pick. Most of them were traded away by coach George Allen between 1971 and 1977 due to Allen's well-known preference for veteran players over rookies.

Player selections

= Pro Bowler[3] = AFL All-Star[4] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
1Minnesota Vikings NFLRon YaryOffensive TackleUSC
2Cincinnati Bengals AFLBob JohnsonCenterTennessee
3Atlanta Falcons NFLClaude HumphreyDefensive EndTennessee State
4San Diego Chargers AFLRuss WashingtonOffensive TackleMissouri
5Green Bay Packers NFLFred CarrLinebackerUTEP
6Boston Patriots AFLDennis ByrdDefensive TackleNorth Carolina State
7New Orleans Saints NFLKevin HardyDefensive EndNotre Dame
8Miami Dolphins AFLLarry CsonkaFullbackSyracuse
9Buffalo Bills AFLHaven MosesWide ReceiverSan Diego St.
10Pittsburgh Steelers NFLMike TaylorOffensive TackleUSC
11Detroit Lions NFLGreg LandryQuarterbackUMass
12Washington Redskins NFLJim SmithDefensive BackOregon
13St. Louis Cardinals NFLMacArthur LaneRunning BackUtah State
14Philadelphia Eagles NFLTim RossovichDefensive EndUSC
15San Francisco 49ers NFLForrest BlueCenterAuburn
16Chicago Bears NFLMike HullRunning BackUSC
17New York Jets AFLLee WhiteRunning BackWeber State
18San Diego Chargers AFLJim HillDefensive BackTexas A&M Kingsville
19Kansas City Chiefs AFLMo MoormanOffensive GuardTexas A&M
20Dallas Cowboys NFLDennis HomanWide ReceiverAlabama
21Cleveland Browns NFLMarvin UpshawDefensive EndTrinity
22Kansas City Chiefs AFLGeorge DaneyOffensive GuardUTEP
23Baltimore Colts NFLJohn WilliamsOffensive TackleMinnesota
24Detroit Lions NFLEarl McCullouchWide ReceiverUSC
25Oakland Raiders AFLEldridge DickeyQuarterbackTennessee State
26Green Bay Packers NFLBill LueckOffensive GuardArizona
27Miami Dolphins AFLDoug CrusanOffensive TackleIndiana

Round two

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
28Cincinnati BengalsBill StaleyDefensive endUtah State
29Atlanta FalconsCarlton DabneyDefensive endMorgan State
30Los Angeles RamsGary Beban[5] QuarterbackUCLA
31Denver BroncosCurley CulpDefensive endArizona State
32Boston PatriotsTom FunchessTackleJackson State
33Minnesota VikingsCharlie WestDefensive backTexas-El Paso
34Buffalo BillsBob TatarekDefensive tackleMiami (FL)
35Miami DolphinsJimmy KeyesLinebackerMississippi
36Pittsburgh SteelersErnie RupleTackleArkansas
37Detroit LionsJerry DePoysterKickerWyoming
38Washington RedskinsTom RousselLinebackerSouthern Mississippi
39Philadelphia EaglesCyril PinderRunning backIllinois
40St. Louis CardinalsFred HyattWide receiverAuburn
41New York GiantsRich BuzinTacklePenn State
42St. Louis CardinalsBob AtkinsDefensive backGrambling
43San Diego ChargersBill LenkaitisCenterPenn State
44New York JetsSteve ThompsonDefensive endWashington
45Dallas CowboysDave McDanielsWide receiverMississippi Valley State
46Chicago BearsBob WallaceWide receiverTexas-El Paso
47Cleveland BrownsJohn GarlingtonLinebackerLSU
48Kansas City ChiefsMike LivingstonQuarterbackSouthern Methodist
49Houston OilersMac HaikWide receiverMississippi
50Baltimore ColtsBob GrantLinebackerWake Forest
51Los Angeles RamsMike LaHoodGuardWyoming
52Oakland RaidersKen StablerQuarterbackAlabama
53Atlanta FalconsJohn WrightWide receiverIllinois
54Miami DolphinsJim CoxWide receiverMiami (FL)
55Cincinnati BengalsTom SmileyRunning backLamar

Round three

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
56Cincinnati BengalsGary DavisQuarterbackVanderbilt
57Chicago BearsMajor HazeltonDefensive backFlorida A&M
58Denver BroncosGarrett FordRunning backWest Virginia
59New Orleans SaintsDave SzymakowskiWide receiverWest Texas State
60Boston PatriotsAaron MarshWide receiverEastern Kentucky
61Pittsburgh SteelersJon HendersonDefensive backColorado State
62Miami DolphinsJim UrbanekTackleMississippi
63Buffalo BillsRichard TrappEndFlorida
64Cleveland BrownsHarry OlszewskiGuardClemson
65San Francisco 49ersLance OlssenTacklePurdue
66Cleveland BrownsReece MorrisonRunning backSouthwest Texas State
67Green Bay PackersBilly StevensQuarterbackTexas-El Paso
68Philadelphia EaglesAdrian YoungLinebackerUSC
69San Francisco 49ersSkip VanderbundtLinebackerOregon State
70New York GiantsBobby DuhonRunning backTulane
71Dallas CowboysEd HarmonLinebackerLouisville
72New York JetsSam WaltonTackleEast Texas State
73Miami DolphinsDick AndersonDefensive backColorado
74Detroit LionsCharlie SandersTight endMinnesota
75Denver BroncosBob VaughnTackleMississippi
76Minnesota VikingsMike McGillLinebackerNotre Dame
77Houston OilersElvin BetheaDefensive endNorth Carolina A&T
78Baltimore ColtsRich O'HaraWide receiverNorthern Arizona
79Pittsburgh SteelersKen HebertWide receiverHouston
80Oakland RaidersArt ShellTackleMaryland-Eastern Shore
81Green Bay PackersDick HimesTackleOhio State
82Cincinnati BengalsPaul RobinsonRunning backArizona
83Cincinnati BengalsDale LivingstonKickerWestern Michigan

Round four

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
84Cincinnati BengalsJess PhillipsDefensive backMichigan State
85New Orleans SaintsWillie CrittendonDefensive tackleTulsa
86Buffalo BillsEdgar ChandlerTackleGeorgia
87St. Louis CardinalsDon FitzgeraldRunning backKent State
88Boston PatriotsR. C. GambleRunning backSouth Carolina State
89Minnesota VikingsMike FreemanDefensive backFresno State
90Kansas City ChiefsMickey McCartyTight endTexas Christian
91Denver BroncosGordon LambertLinebackerTennessee-Martin
92Green Bay PackersBrendan McCarthyRunning backBoston College
93Detroit LionsEd MooneyLinebackerTexas Tech
94Washington RedskinsDennis CraneDefensive tackleUSC
95Philadelphia EaglesLen McNeilGuardFresno State
96St. Louis CardinalsJoe SchmiesingLinebackerNew Mexico State
97Dallas CowboysJohn DouglasLinebackerMissouri
98San Francisco 49ersJohnny FullerWide receiverLamar
99Chicago BearsWayne MassTackleClemson
100San Diego ChargersKen DyerWide receiverArizona State
101New York JetsGary MagnerDefensive tackleUSC
102Denver BroncosDrake GarrettDefensive backMichigan State
103New Orleans SaintsDan SartinTackleMississippi
104Cleveland BrownsWayne MeylanLinebackerNebraska
105Houston OilersJim BeirneWide receiverPurdue
106Chicago BearsAlan BushGuardMississippi
107Baltimore ColtsJim DuncanRunning backMaryland-Eastern Shore
108Green Bay PackersJohn RobinsonWide receiverTennessee State
109Cincinnati BengalsWarren McVeaRunning backHouston
110Oakland RaidersCharlie SmithRunning backUtah
111Denver BroncosGus HollomonDefensive backHouston

Round five

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
112Cincinnati BengalsDave MiddendorfGuardWashington State
113Washington RedskinsKen BarefootTight endVirginia Tech
114Buffalo BillsBen GregoryRunning backNebraska
115New Orleans SaintsRonnie Lee SouthQuarterbackArkansas
116Boston PatriotsJim SmithbergerDefensive backNotre Dame
117Washington RedskinsMike BraggKickerRichmond
118Miami DolphinsJim KiickRunning backWyoming
119Buffalo BillsMike McBathDefensive endPenn State
120Detroit LionsPhil OdleWide receiverBrigham Young
121Green Bay PackersSteve DuichTackleSan Diego State
122Philadelphia EaglesMike DirksTackleWyoming
123St. Louis CardinalsRocky RosemaLinebackerMichigan
124Philadelphia EaglesMark NordquistTacklePacific
125San Francisco 49ersDwight LeeRunning backMichigan State
126Baltimore ColtsPaul ElzeyLinebackerToledo
127Chicago BearsCecil TurnerWide receiverCal Poly-San Luis Obispo
128New York JetsLee JacobsenLinebackerKearney State
129San Diego ChargersBill PerryTight endKent State
130Dallas CowboysBlaine NyeTackleStanford
131Cleveland BrownsMike WempeTackleMissouri
132Buffalo BillsMax AndersonRunning backArizona State
133Houston OilersBob LongoWide receiverPittsburgh
134Cleveland BrownsJackie JacksonRunning backClemson
135Los Angeles RamsDon MartinKickerWashington
136Oakland RaidersJohn NaponicTackleVirginia
137Green Bay PackersFrancis WinklerDefensive endMemphis State
138Cincinnati BengalsAl BeauchampLinebackerSouthern

Round six

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
139Cincinnati BengalsHoward FestTackleTexas
140Atlanta FalconsJim HagleRunning backSouthern Methodist
141San Francisco 49ersLeo JohnsonWide receiverTennessee State
142Miami DolphinsKim HammondQuarterbackFlorida State
143Cincinnati BengalsBilly KendricksTackleAlabama A&M
144Minnesota VikingsBob GoodridgeWide receiverVanderbilt
145Cincinnati BengalsJohn NeidertLinebackerLouisville
146Miami DolphinsJimmy HinesWide receiverTexas Southern
147Atlanta FalconsJoe WynnsDefensive backSouth Carolina State
148Detroit LionsMike SpitzerDefensive endSan Jose State
149Washington RedskinsWillie BanksGuardAlcorn State
150Philadelphia EaglesThurman RandleTackleTexas-El Paso
151St. Louis CardinalsFrank LaneLinebackerStephen F. Austin
152Cleveland BrownsNathaniel JamesDefensive backFlorida A&M
153San Francisco 49ersBill BelkDefensive endMaryland-Eastern Shore
154Chicago BearsJim SchmeddingCenterWeber State
155Cincinnati BengalsDewey WarrenQuarterbackTennessee
156Cincinnati BengalsEssex JohnsonDefensive backGrambling
157Philadelphia EaglesDave MartinDefensive backNotre Dame
158Cincinnati BengalsElmo MalpleWide receiverSouthern
159Dallas CowboysD.D. LewisLinebackerMississippi State
160Cincinnati BengalsSidney EllisDefensive backJackson
161Los Angeles RamsBobby WebbCenterSouthern Mississippi
162Atlanta FalconsRick EberWide receiverTulsa
163Cincinnati BengalsCharles WilliamsRunning backArkansas-Pine Bluff
164Green Bay PackersWalter ChadwickRunning backTennessee
165Cincinnati BengalsJames JohnsonDefensive backSouth Carolina State

Round seven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
166Cincinnati BengalsSteve SmithTight endMiami (FL)
167Minnesota VikingsOscar ReedWide receiverColorado State
168Oakland RaidersJohn HarperCenterAdams State
169New Orleans SaintsRay PhillipsGuardMichigan
170Boston PatriotsJohn SchneiderQuarterbackToledo
171Minnesota VikingsLenny SnowRunning backGeorgia Tech
172Miami DolphinsJohn BoyntonTackleTennessee
173Buffalo BillsPete RichardsonDefensive backDayton
174Pittsburgh SteelersDoug DaltonRunning backNew Mexico State
175New Orleans SaintsGene HowardWide receiverLangston
176Washington RedskinsBob BrunetRunning backLouisiana Tech
177St. Louis CardinalsKen HenryWide receiverWake Forest
178Philadelphia EaglesJoe PrzybyckiGuardMichigan State
179San Francisco 49ersJerry RichardsonLinebackerMississippi
180New York GiantsDoug ChatmanDefensive endJackson State
181Chicago BearsWillie HolmanDefensive endSouth Carolina State
182New York JetsOscar LubkeTackleBall State
183San Diego ChargersLane FennerWide receiverFlorida State
184Kansas City ChiefsSammy GrezaffiDefensive backLSU
185Dallas CowboysBob TaucherTackleNebraska
186Cleveland BrownsDale BradyRunning backMemphis State
187Houston OilersPaul ToscanoDefensive backWyoming
188Baltimore ColtsAnthony AndrewsRunning backHampton
189Pittsburgh SteelersBill GlennonDefensive tackleWashington
190Oakland RaidersGeorge AtkinsonSafetyMorris Brown
191Green Bay PackersAndy BeathDefensive backDuke
192Cincinnati BengalsWes BeanLinebackerGrambling

Round eight

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
193Cincinnati BengalsHarry GunnerLinebackerOregon State
194Atlanta FalconsRay JeffordsTight endGeorgia
195New Orleans SaintsDick SwatlandGuardNotre Dame
196Denver BroncosSteve HollowayDefensive backWeber State
197Boston PatriotsDaryl JohnsonDefensive backMorgan State
198Minnesota VikingsHank UrbanowiczDefensive tackleMiami (FL)
199Buffalo BillsBob KalsuTackleOklahoma
200New York JetsBob TaylorRunning backMaryland-Eastern Shore
201Pittsburgh SteelersDanny HolmanQuarterbackSan Jose State
202Detroit LionsTerry MillerLinebackerIllinois
203Washington RedskinsBrian MagnusonRunning backMontana
204Philadelphia EaglesAl LavanDefensive backColorado State
205St. Louis CardinalsJerry DaanenWide receiverMiami (FL)
206San Francisco 49ersCharley BrownTackleAugustana (SD)
207San Francisco 49ersTom GrayWide receiverMorehead State
208Chicago BearsWayne BellRunning backLenoir-Rhyne
209San Diego ChargersElliot GammageTight endTennessee
210New York JetsJim RichardsDefensive backVirginia Tech
211Dallas CowboysFrank BrownDefensive tackleAlbany State
212Cleveland BrownsTom SchoenDefensive backNotre Dame
213Kansas City ChiefsLindon EndsleyCenterNorth Texas State
214New York JetsKarl HenkeDefensive tackleTulsa
215Los Angeles RamsJoe WilliamsWide receiverFlorida A&M
216Baltimore ColtsTommy DavisGuardTennessee State
217Miami DolphinsRandy EdmundsLinebackerGeorgia Tech
218Green Bay PackersTom OwensGuardMissouri-Rolla
219Cincinnati BengalsEd BrantleyTackleNorth Texas State

Round nine

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
220Cincinnati BengalsPhil JohnsonDefensive backLong Beach State
221Atlanta FalconsHenry HollandCenterNorth Texas State
222Denver BroncosPaul SmithLinebackerNew Mexico
223New Orleans SaintsJoe BlakeTackleTulsa
224Houston OilersBob RobertsonCenterIllinois
225Minnesota VikingsMike DonohoeTight endSan Francisco
226Miami DolphinsSam McDowellTackleSouthwest Missouri State
227Buffalo BillsGary McDermottRunning backTulsa
228Pittsburgh SteelersJohn KnightDefensive endWeber State
229Detroit LionsGreg BartonQuarterbackTulsa
230Washington RedskinsFrank LiberatoreDefensive backClemson
231St. Louis CardinalsBilly SinkuleDefensive endCentral Michigan
232Philadelphia EaglesMike EvansCenterBoston College
233San Francisco 49ersCase BoyettWide receiverBrigham Young
234New York GiantsJoe KoontzWide receiverCal State-San Francisco
235Chicago BearsSam MooreTackleMississippi Valley State
236New York JetsGary HouserTight endOregon State
237San Diego ChargersGrundy HarrisRunning backSouthern
238Cleveland BrownsDavid PorterDefensive tackleMichigan
239Kansas City ChiefsWayne McClureLinebackerMississippi
240Miami DolphinsTom PaciorekDefensive backHouston
241Dallas CowboysKen KmiecDefensive backIllinois
242Baltimore ColtsTerry ColeRunning backIndiana
243Los Angeles RamsBob RichardsonTackleWashington
244Oakland RaidersJohn EasonTight endFlorida A&M
245Green Bay PackersBob ApisaRunning backMichigan State
246Cincinnati BengalsSteve HanrahanDefensive tackleWeber State

Round ten

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
247Cincinnati BengalsWayne PatrickRunning backLouisville
248Atlanta FalconsMike TomasiniDefensive tackleColorado State
249Boston PatriotsJohn OutlawDefensive backJackson State
250Minnesota VikingsTom SakalDefensive backMinnesota
251Buffalo BillsJerome LawsonDefensive backUtah
252Denver BroncosBob LangfordTackleMiddle Tennessee State
253Miami DolphinsJoe MirtoTackleMiami (FL)
254New Orleans SaintsDoug RobinsonDefensive backIowa State
255Cleveland BrownsJames GreerDefensive endStephen F. Austin
256Detroit LionsGranville LigginsLinebackerOklahoma
257Baltimore ColtsOcie AustinDefensive backUtah State
258Philadelphia EaglesJohn MalloryDefensive backWest Virginia
259St. Louis CardinalsTom BuschWide receiverIowa State
260Green Bay PackersRick CashTackleNortheast Missouri State
261San Francisco 49ersTommy HartLinebackerMorris Brown
262Chicago BearsFred DavisGuardDoane
263Houston OilersJoe Raymond PeaceLinebackerLouisiana Tech
264New York JetsMike D'AmatoDefensive backHofstra
265Kansas City ChiefsJack GehrkeWide receiverUtah
266Dallas CowboysBen OlisonWide receiverKansas
267Cleveland BrownsAlvin MitchellWide receiverMorgan State
268Houston OilersTom DomresDefensive endWisconsin
269Los Angeles RamsAllen MarcelinWide receiverParsons
270Baltimore ColtsEd TomlinRunning backHampton
271Oakland RaidersRick OwensDefensive backPennsylvania
272Green Bay PackersRon WorthenCenterArkansas State
273Cincinnati BengalsJames RussellEndNorth Texas State

Round eleven

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
274Cincinnati BengalsWally ScottDefensive backArizona
275Atlanta FalconsGreg BrezinaLinebackerHouston
276New Orleans SaintsBennie BlockerRunning backSouth Carolina State
277Oakland RaidersMarvin HubbardTight endColgate
278Boston PatriotsPaul FeldhausenTackleNorthland
279Minnesota VikingsBill HaasWide receiverNebraska-Omaha
280Miami DolphinsCornelius CooperTacklePrairie View A&M
281Buffalo BillsDick PlaggeRunning backAuburn
282Pittsburgh SteelersKim KingQuarterbackGeorgia Tech
283Detroit LionsDwight LittleGuardKentucky
284Washington RedskinsTom GarretsonDefensive backNorthwestern
285St. Louis CardinalsLarry SlagleGuardUCLA
286Philadelphia EaglesLen PersinDefensive endBoston College
287San Francisco 49ersDennis FitzgibbonsGuardSyracuse
288New York GiantsHenry DavisDefensive endGrambling
289Chicago BearsRich CoadyTight endMemphis State
290New York JetsHenry OwensWide receiverWeber State
291San Diego ChargersDennis ParteeKickerSouthern Methodist
292Dallas CowboysRon ShottsRunning backOklahoma
293Cleveland BrownsJim AlcornQuarterbackClarion
294Kansas City ChiefsTom NosewiczDefensive endTulane
295Houston OilersBill HalleyWide receiverLa Verne
296Baltimore ColtsBill PickensGuardHouston
297Los Angeles RamsJohn PergineLinebackerNotre Dame
298Oakland RaidersRalph (Chip) OliverLinebackerUSC
299Green Bay PackersGordon RuleDefensive backDartmouth
300Cincinnati BengalsJeff BanksLinebackerPacific

Round twelve

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
301Cincinnati BengalsBob TrumpyTight endUtah
302Atlanta FalconsA.J. VaughnRunning backWayne State
303New Orleans SaintsJohn BeckDefensive backSan Diego State
304Denver BroncosBobby HendrixTackleMississippi
305Boston PatriotsJim CheyunskiLinebackerSyracuse
306Buffalo BillsGreg PipesLinebackerBaylor
307Miami DolphinsPaul PaxtonTackleAkron
308Minnesota VikingsHowie SmallCenterRhode Island
309Pittsburgh SteelersSam WheelerLinebackerWisconsin
310Detroit LionsEd CaruthersDefensive backArizona
311Washington RedskinsDave WeedmanDefensive tackleWestern Washington
312Philadelphia EaglesThurston TaylorTight endFlorida State
313St. Louis CardinalsVernon EmersonTackleMinnesota-Duluth
314New York GiantsJim HolifieldDefensive backJackson State
315San Francisco 49ersHenry JohnsonQuarterbackFisk
316Chicago BearsEmilio VallezLinebackerNew Mexico
317San Diego ChargersJeff QueenLinebackerMorgan State
318New York JetsRay HayesDefensive tackleToledo
319Cleveland BrownsTom BeutlerLinebackerToledo
320Kansas City ChiefsBobby JohnsDefensive backAlabama
321Dallas CowboysWilson WhittyLinebackerBoston University
322Houston OilersBarry LischnerRunning backMissouri
323Los Angeles RamsHarold JacksonWide receiverJackson State
324Baltimore ColtsJames JacksonTackleJackson State
325Green Bay PackersDennis PorterTackleNorthern Michigan
326Oakland RaidersLarry PlantzWide receiverColorado
327Cincinnati BengalsHarold JonesTackleGrambling

Round thirteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
328Cincinnati BengalsJames BivinsLinebackerTexas Southern
329Atlanta FalconsBill HarrisRunning backColorado
330Denver BroncosCharlie GreerDefensive backColorado
331New Orleans SaintsK.O. TrepanierDefensive endMontana State
332Boston PatriotsMax HuberTackleBrigham Young
333Minnesota VikingsRich WherryWide receiverNorthern State (SD)
334Miami DolphinsBob JoswickDefensive tackleTulsa
335Pittsburgh SteelersJoe RoundyGuardPuget Sound
336Buffalo BillsDan DarraghQuarterbackWilliam & Mary
337Detroit LionsChuck BaileyTackleCal State-Humboldt
338Washington RedskinsMike St. LouisTackleCentral Missouri State
339St. Louis CardinalsMack SaulsDefensive backSouthwest Texas State
340Philadelphia EaglesGeorge BarronTackleMississippi State
341San Francisco 49ersTom MitrakosCenterPittsburgh
342New York GiantsJohn GallagherDefensive endBoston University
343Chicago BearsWillie DearionWide receiverPrairie View A&M
344New York JetsTom MyslinskiGuardMaryland
345San Diego ChargersFred CombsDefensive backNorth Carolina State
346Kansas City ChiefsJim KavanaghWide receiverBoston College
347Dallas CowboysCarter LordWide receiverHarvard
348Cleveland BrownsTerry SellersDefensive backGeorgia
349Houston OilersJames DousayRunning backLSU
350Baltimore ColtsHoward TennebarTackleKent State
351Los Angeles RamsDean HalversonLinebackerWashington
352Oakland RaidersLarry BlackstoneRunning backFairmont State
353Green Bay PackersFrank GeiselmanWide receiverRhode Island
354Cincinnati BengalsTeddy WashingtonRunning backSan Diego State

Round fourteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
355Cincinnati BengalsLes WebsterRunning backIowa State
356Atlanta FalconsJoe PolkRunning backLivingstone
357Denver BroncosMarlin BriscoeQuarterbackNebraska-Omaha
358Boston PatriotsHenry McKayDefensive endGuilford
359New Orleans SaintsHerb CovingtonRunning backMemphis State
360Minnesota VikingsDon EvansTackleArkansas-Pine Bluff
361Buffalo BillsChuck DeVliegherDefensive tackleMemphis State
362Miami DolphinsRay BlunkTight endXavier
363Pittsburgh SteelersLou HarrisDefensive endKent State
364Detroit LionsRichie DavisWide receiverUpsala
365Washington RedskinsDave ZivichTackleCalifornia-Santa Barbara
366Philadelphia EaglesDan WilliamsonLinebackerWest Virginia
367St. Louis CardinalsVic BenderCenterNortheast Louisiana
368New York GiantsBill MoremanRunning backFlorida State
369San Francisco 49ersAlex MooreRunning backNorfolk State
370Chicago BearsHarold GargusDefensive tackleNew Mexico State
371San Diego ChargersJim CampbellLinebackerWest Texas State
372New York JetsHarvey NairnRunning backSouthern
373Dallas CowboysRon WilliamsDefensive backWest Virginia
374Cleveland BrownsEdgar WhippsRunning backJackson State
375Kansas City ChiefsRobert HolmesRunning backSouthern
376Houston OilersRichard StotterGuardHouston
377Los Angeles RamsCephus JacksonDefensive backJackson State
378Baltimore ColtsCharles MitchellTight endAlabama State
379Oakland RaidersRay CarlsonLinebackerHamline
380Green Bay PackersJohn FarlerWide receiverColorado
381Cincinnati BengalsSteve LewickeWide receiverTexas-El Paso

Round fifteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
382Cincinnati BengalsHarvey PalmoreGuardMorgan State
383Atlanta FalconsDon BeanWide receiverHouston
384New Orleans SaintsWilmer CooksRunning backColorado
385Boston PatriotsArt McMahonDefensive backNorth Carolina State
386Denver BroncosJeff KuhmanLinebackerVermont
387Minnesota VikingsJim HaynieQuarterbackWest Chester
388Miami DolphinsKen CorbinLinebackerMiami (FL)
389Buffalo BillsJohn GilmoreDefensive tacklePeru State
390Pittsburgh SteelersBob LanningDefensive endNorthern Montana
391Detroit LionsJim OliverRunning backColorado State
392Washington RedskinsCoger CoversonGuardTexas Southern
393St. Louis CardinalsDave LovichDefensive endNorthwestern State (LA)
394Philadelphia EaglesJoe GrahamGuardTennessee
395San Francisco 49ersClarence SpencerWide receiverLouisville
396New York GiantsMcKinley BostonGuardMinnesota
397Chicago BearsRich JaegerCenterGustavus Adolphus
398New York JetsRonnie EhrigDefensive backTexas
399San Diego ChargersDan KramarczykTackleDayton
400Cleveland BrownsBob BaxterWide receiverMemphis State
401Kansas City ChiefsBill ChamblessGuardMiami (FL)
402Dallas CowboysTony LuncefordKickerAuburn
403San Diego ChargersRobert WellsTackleJohnson C. Smith
404Baltimore ColtsJeff BeaverQuarterbackNorth Carolina
405Los Angeles RamsDennis YellTackleMoorhead State
406Oakland RaidersMike LeinertRunning backTexas Tech
407Green Bay PackersRidley GibsonDefensive backBaylor
408Cincinnati BengalsJoe MiraWide receiverMiami (FL)

Round sixteen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
409Cincinnati BengalsMonk WilliamsDefensive backAlcorn State
410Atlanta FalconsRoy HallTackleSan Jose State
411New Orleans SaintsElie GhattasGuardBall State
412Denver BroncosAdin BrownLinebackerWilliam & Mary
413Boston PatriotsCharley FultonRunning backTennessee
414Minnesota VikingsLary KuharichDefensive backBoston College
415Buffalo BillsJohn FrantzCenterCalifornia
416Miami DolphinsHenry StillDefensive tackleBethune-Cookman
417Pittsburgh SteelersRocky BleierRunning backNotre Dame
418Detroit LionsBob RokitaDefensive endArizona State
419Washington RedskinsWillie TurnerRunning backJackson State
420Philadelphia EaglesPhil CreelTackleNorthwestern State (LA)
421St. Louis CardinalsDan LankasLinebackerKansas State
422New York GiantsKen ParkerDefensive backFordham
423San Francisco 49ersTom RosenowDefensive tackleNorthern Illinois
424Chicago BearsJim MurphyKickerUtah State
425San Diego ChargersDick FarleyDefensive backBoston University
426New York JetsTom BilottaGuardAdams State
427Kansas City ChiefsPat TalbertTackleSouthwest Missouri State
428Dallas CowboysLarry ColeDefensive tackleHawaii
429Cleveland BrownsDick SievertDefensive endWisconsin–River Falls
430Houston OilersBob SmithDefensive backMiami (OH)
431Los Angeles RamsJimmy RayeQuarterbackMichigan State
432Baltimore ColtsWalt BlackledgeWide receiverSan Jose State
433Oakland RaidersDavid MorrisonDefensive backSouthwest Texas State
434Green Bay PackersAl GrovesTackleSt. Norbert
435Cincinnati BengalsBrown MarksLinebackerIndiana

Round seventeen

Pick #NFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
436Cincinnati BengalsDon ManningLinebackerUCLA
437Atlanta FalconsJim SchmidtDefensive backCal State-San Francisco
438Denver BroncosSteve GradyRunning backUSC
439New Orleans SaintsJim FergusonLinebackerUSC
440Boston PatriotsEd KoontzLinebackerCatawba
441Minnesota VikingsBob LeeQuarterbackPacific
442Miami DolphinsBill NemethCenterArizona
443Buffalo BillsDick HinesDefensive tackleKentucky State
444Pittsburgh SteelersBob ColeLinebackerSouth Carolina
445Minnesota VikingsBill HullGuardTennessee Tech
446Washington RedskinsFrank BoschDefensive tackleColorado
447St. Louis CardinalsBob LeeWide receiverMinnesota
448Philadelphia EaglesJoe ForzaniLinebackerUtah State
449San Francisco 49ersDennis PateraKickerBrigham Young
450New York GiantsLarry KohnTight endGeorgia
451Chicago BearsGene LaytonDefensive tackleColorado State
452New York JetsMyles StrasserRunning backWisconsin–Oshkosh
453San Diego ChargersDan AndrewsTight endWest Texas State
454Dallas CowboysGeorge NordgrenRunning backHouston
455Cleveland BrownsWayne McDuffieCenterFlorida State
456Kansas City ChiefsWesley WilliamsLinebackerTexas Southern
457Houston OilersBilly AlsbrooksDefensive backNorth Carolina Central
458Baltimore ColtsRoy PedersonLinebackerNorthern Iowa
459Philadelphia EaglesFrank AntoniniRunning backParsons
460Oakland RaidersSteve BerryWide receiverCatawba
461Green Bay PackersKen RotaRunning backNorth Dakota State
462[6]Cincinnati BengalsJimmy SmithTight endJackson State
= Pro Bowler[3] = AFL All-Star[4] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

  • Larry Csonka, running back from Syracuse taken in the 1st Round 8th overall by the AFL's Miami Dolphins.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1987.[7]
  • Art Shell, offensive tackle From the University of Maryland Eastern Shore taken in the 3rd Round 80th overall by the AFL's Oakland Raiders.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1989.[7]
  • Ron Yary, offensive tackle from USC taken in the 1st round 1st overall by the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2001.[8]
  • Elvin Bethea, offensive tackle from North Carolina A&T taken in the 3rd Round 77th overall by the AFL's Houston Oilers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2003.[8]
  • Charlie Sanders, tight end from Minnesota taken in the 3rd Round 74th overall by the Detroit Lions.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2007.[8]
  • Curley Culp, defensive tackle from Arizona State taken in the 2nd Round 31st overall by the AFL's Denver Broncos. Traded in training camp to AFL's Kansas City Chiefs.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2013.
  • Claude Humphrey, defensive end from Tennessee State taken in the 1st round 3rd overall by the Atlanta Falcons.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2014.
  • Ken Stabler, quarterback from Alabama taken in the 2nd round 52nd overall by the Oakland Raiders.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2016.[9]

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[3]
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Atlanta Falcons Grady Allen  LB Texas A&M SWC
Atlanta Falcons Harmon Wages  RB Florida SEC
Cincinnati Bengals Bill Peterson  LB San Jose State Ind.
Cincinnati Bengals Tom Sherman  QB Penn State Ind.
Cincinnati Bengals Sam Wyche  QB Furman SoCon
Denver Broncos Joe DiVito  P/QB Boston College Ind.
Denver Broncos Terry Erwin  RB Boston College Ind.
Denver Broncos Billy Van Heusen  P/WR Maryland ACC
Green Bay Packers Errol Mann  K North Dakota NCIAC
Houston Oilers Steve Quinn  C Notre Dame Ind. (Univ.)
Miami Dolphins Manny Fernandez  DE Utah WAC
New Orleans Saints Tony Baker  RB Iowa State University Big Eight
New York Jets John Dockery  S Harvard Ivy
Philadelphia Eagles Wayne Colman  LB Temple MASCAC
St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) Cid Edwards  RB Tennessee State Ind. (Coll.)
San Diego Chargers Jim Fetherston  LB California AAWU
San Francisco 49ers Woody Peoples  G Grambling State SWAC


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  3. Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. Players are identified as a All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their career.
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  6. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
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  9. List of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees
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