Pro Football Draft History: 1983
The 1983 NFL Draft - April 26-27, 1983
John Elway First Pick: John Elway, QB, Stanford
1983-98 Denver Broncos (16 playing seasons)
 Passed for 51,475 yards and 300 TDs during career.
 All-Pro: 1 year
 All-Conference: 4 years
 Pro Bowls: 9
 Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2004
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  Draft# Team Player Pos College

1 Baltimore Colts John Elway QB Stanford

 

2 Los Angeles Rams1 Eric Dickerson RB SMU
  3 Seattle Seahawks2 Curt Warner RB Penn State
  4 Denver Broncos Chris Hinton G Northwestern
  5 San Diego Chargers3 Billy Ray Smith, Jr. LB Arkansas
  6 Chicago Bears Jim Covert T Pittsburgh
  7 Kansas City Chiefs Todd Blackledge QB Penn State
  8 Philadelphia Eagles Michael Haddix RB Mississippi State
9 Houston Oilers4 Bruce Matthews T USC
  10 New York Giants Terry Kinard DB Clemson
  11 Green Bay Packers5 Tim Lewis DB Pittsburgh
  12 Buffalo Bills Tony Hunter TE Notre Dame
  13 Detroit Lions James Jones RB Florida
14 Buffalo Bills6 Jim Kelly QB Miami
  15 New England Patriots Tony Eason QB Illinois
  16 Atlanta Falcons Mike Pitts DE Alabama
  17 St. Louis Rams Leonard Smith DB McNeese State
  18 Chicago Bears7 Willie Gault WR Tennessee
  19 Minnesota Vikings Joey Browner DB USC
  20 San Diego Chargers8 Gary Anderson WR/RB Arkansas
  21 Pittsburgh Steelers Gabriel Rivera DT Texas Tech
  22 San Diego Chargers Gill Byrd DB Southern Mississippi
  23 Dallas Cowboys Jim Jeffcoat DE Arizona State
  24 New York Jets Ken O'Brien QB Cal-Davis
  25 Cincinnati Bengals Dave Rimington C Nebraska
  26 Los Angeles Raiders Don Mosebar T USC
27 Miami Dolphins Dan Marino QB Pittsburgh
28 Washington Redskins Darrell Green DB Texas A&I

Eric Dickerson

Eric Dickerson

Hall of Famers Taken in 1983 NFL Draft

John Elway, QB, Baltimore Colts - 1st Round (1st overall)
Eric Dickerson, RB, Los Angeles Rams - 1st round (2nd overall)
Bruce Matthews, OL, Houston Oilers - 1st Round (9th overall)
Jim Kelly, QB, Buffalo Bills - 1st round (14th overall)
Dan Marino, QB, Miami Dolphins - 1st Round (27th overall)
Darrell Green, CB, Washington Redskins - 1st Round (28th overall)
Richard Dent, DE, Chicago Bears - 8th round (203rd overall)

1 - Pick acquired from the Houston Oilers
2 - Pick acquired from the Los Angeles Rams
3 - Pick acquired from the San Francisco 49ers
4 - Pick acquired from the Seattle Seahawks
5 - Pick acquired from the New Orleans Saints
6 - Pick acquired from the Cleveland Browns
7 - Pick acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8 - Pick acquired from the Green Bay Packers

 1983 NFL Draft by Team