Pro Football Draft History: 1978
The 1978 NFL Draft - Held May 2-3, 1978
Earl Campbell First Pick: Earl Campbell, RB, Texas
1978-84 Houston Oilers
1984-85 New Orleans Saints (eight total playing seasons)
Rushing: 9,407 yards, 74 TDs
Receiving: 806 yards, 121 receptions
All-Pro: 3 years
All-Conference: 3 years
Pro Bowls: 5
Elected to Hall of Fame in 1991
1978 Banner
  Draft# Team Player Pos College
1 Houston Oilers1 Earl Campbell RB Texas
  2 Kansas City Chiefs Art Still DE Kentucky
  3 New Orleans Saints Wes Chandler WR Florida
  4 New York Jets Chris Ward T Ohio State
  5 Buffalo Bills Terry Miller RB Oklahoma St.
6 Green Bay Packers James Lofton WR Stanford
  7 San Francisco 49ers Ken MacAfee, Jr. TE Notre Dame
  8 Cincinnati Bengals2 Ross Browner DT Notre Dame
  9 Seattle Seahawks Keith Simpson DB Memphis St.
  10 New York Giants Gordon King T Stanford
  11 Detroit Lions Luther Bradley DB Notre Dame
  12 Cleveland Browns Clay Matthews LB USC
  13 Atlanta Falcons Mike Kenn T Michigan
  14 San Diego Chargers John Jefferson WR Arizona St.
  15 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Little K Arkansas
  16 Cincinnati Bengals Blair Bush C Washington
  17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers3 Doug Williams QB Grambling
  18 New England Patriots Bob Cryder G Alabama
  19 St. Louis Cardinals4 Ken Greene DB Washington St.
  20 Los Angeles Rams5 Elvis Peacock RB Oklahoma
  21 Minnesota Vikings Randy Holloway DE Pittsburgh
  22 Pittsburgh Steelers Ron Johnson DB Eastern Michigan
23 Cleveland Browns6 Ozzie Newsome WR Alabama
  24 San Francisco 49ers7 Dan Bunz LB Long Beach State
  25 Baltimore Colts Reese McCall TE Auburn
  26 Green Bay Packers8 John Anderson LB Michigan
  27 Denver Broncos Don Latimer DT Miami
  28 Dallas Cowboys Larry Bethea DE Michigan St.
Ozzie Newsome

Ozzie Newsome

Bust

Hall of Famers Taken in 1978 NFL Draft
Earl Campbell, RB, Houston Oilers - 1st round (1st overall)
James Lofton, RB, Green Bay Packers - 1st round (6th overall)
Ozzie Newsome, WR, Cleveland Browns - 1st round (23rd overall)


1 - Acquired from Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2 - Acquired from Philadelphia Eagles
3 - Acquired from Houston Oilers
4 - Acquired from Washington Redskins
5 - Acquired from Chicago thru Cleveland
6 - Acquired from Los Angeles Rams
7 - Acquired from Miami Dolphins
8 - Acquired from Oakland Raiders

 1978 NFL Draft by Team