Pro Football Draft History: 1977
The 1977 NFL Draft - Held May 3-4, 1977
Ricky Bell First Pick: Ricky Bell, RB, USC
1977-81 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1982 San Diego Chargers (six total playing seasons)
Rushing: 3,063 yards, 16 TDs
Receiving: 842 yards, 97 receptions, 3 TDs
1977 Banner
  Draft# Team Player Pos College
  1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ricky Bell RB USC
2 Dallas Cowboys1 Tony Dorsett RB Pittsburgh
  3 Cincinnati Bengals2 Eddie Edwards DT Miami
  4 New York Jets Marvin Powell T USC
  5 New York Giants Gary Jeter DT USC
  6 Atlanta Falcons Warren Bryant T Kentucky
  7 New Orleans Saints Joe Campbell DE Maryland
  8 Cincinnati Bengals3 Wilson Whitley DT Houston
  9 Green Bay Packers Mike Butler DE Kansas
  10 Kansas City Chiefs Gary Green DB Baylor
  11 Houston Oilers Morris Towns T Missouri
  12 Buffalo Bills Phil Dokes DT Oklahoma State
  13 Miami Dolphins A.J. Duhe DT LSU
  14 Seattle Seahawks4 Steve August G Tulsa
  15 Chicago Bears Ted Albrecht T California
  16 New England Patriots5 Raymond Clayborn DB Texas
  17 Cleveland Browns Robert Jackson LB Texas A&M
  18 Denver Broncos Steve Schindler G Boston College
  19 St. Louis Cardinals6 Steve Pisarkiewiscz QB Missouri
  20 Atlanta Falcons7 Wilson Faumina DT San Jose State
  21 Pittsburgh Steelers Robin Cole LB New Mexico
  22 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Cobb TE Michigan State
  23 Los Angeles Rams Bob Brudzinski LB Ohio State
  24 San Diego Chargers8 Bob Rush C Memphis State
  25 New England Patriots Stanley Morgan WR Tennessee
  26 Baltimore Colts Randy Burke WR Kentucky
  27 Minnesota Vikings Tommy Kramer QB Rice
  28 Green Bay Packers9 Ezra Johnson DE Morris Brown
Tony Dorsett

Tony Dorsett


Hall of Famers Taken in 1977 NFL Draft
Tony Dorsett, RB, Dallas Cowboys - 1st round (2nd overall)

1 - Acquired from Seattle Seahawks
2 - Acquired from Buffalo Bills
3 - Acquired from Philadelphia Eagles
4 - Acquired from San Diego thru Dallas
5 - Acquired from San Francisco 49ers
6 - Acquired from Washington Redskins
7 - Acquired from St. Louis Cardinals
8 - Acquired from Dallas Cowboys
9 - Acquired from Oakland Raiders

 1977 NFL Draft by Team