Pro Football Draft History: 1972
The 1972 NFL Draft - Held February 1-2, 1972
Walt Patulski First Pick: Walt Patulski, DE, Notre Dame
1972-75 Buffalo Bills
1976 St. Louis Cardinals (five playing seasons)
Played in 70 career games
1972 Banner
  Draft# Team Player Pos College
  1 Buffalo Bills Walt Patulski DE Notre Dame
  2 Cincinnati Bengals Sherman White DE California
  3 Chicago Bears1 Lionel Antoine T Santa Clara
  4 St. Louis Cardinals Bobby Moore
(Ahmad Rashad)
WR-RB Oregon
  5 Denver Broncos Riley Odoms TE Houston
  6 Houston Oilers Greg Sampson DE Stanford
  7 Green Bay Packers Willie Buchanon DB San Diego St.
  8 New Orleans Saints Royce Smith G Georgia
  9 New York Jets Jerome Barkum WR Jackson State
  10 Minnesota Vikings2 Jeff Siemon LB Stanford
  11 Green Bay Packers3 Jerry Tagge QB Nebraska
  12 Chicago Bears Craig Clemons DB Iowa
13 Pittsburgh Steelers Franco Harris RB Penn State
  14 Philadelphia Eagles John Reaves QB Florida
  15 Atlanta Falcons Clarence Ellis DB Notre Dame
  16 Detroit Lions Herb Orvis DE Colorado
  17 New York Giants4 Eldridge Small DB Texas A&I
  18 Cleveland Browns Thom Darden DB Michigan
  19 San Francisco 49ers Terry Beasley WR Auburn
  20 New York Jets5 Mike Taylor LB Michigan
  21 Oakland Raiders Mike Siani WR Villanova
  22 Baltimore Colts Tom Drougas T Oregon
  23 Kansas City Chiefs Jeff Kinney RB Nebraska
  24 New York Giants6 Larry Jacobsen DE Nebraska
  25 Miami Dolphins Mike Kadish DT Notre Dame
  26 Dallas Cowboys Bill Thomas RB Boston College
Franco Harris

Franco Harris

Bust

Hall of Famers Taken in 1972 NFL Draft
Franco Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - 1st round (13th overall)

1 - Acquired from New York Giants
2 - Acquired from New England Patriots
3 - Acquired from San Diego Chargers
4 - Acquired from L.A. Rams thru New England
5 - Acquired from Washington Redskins
6 - Acquired from Minnesota Vikings

 1972 NFL Draft by Team