1978 National Football League Draft


May 2-3, 1978

Round. Last Name, First Name, Position, College, Selected Overall

Atlanta Falcons
1. *Kenn, Mike, T, Michigan, 13
2. *Stewart, Steve, LB, Minnesota, 43
3. *Waldemore, Stan, G, Nebraska, 70
4. *Cabral, Brian, LB, Colorado, 95
5. *Pearson, Dennis, WR, San Diego State, 125
6. *Parker, Rodney, WR, Tennessee State, 152
7. *Jackson, Alfred, WR, Texas [from TB] 167
*Wright, James, TE, TCU, 179
8. Adkins, David, LB, Ohio State, 209
Williams, David, DB, Tenn.-Martin [from Was] 216
9. *Pridemore, Tom, DB, West Virginia, 236
10. *Patton, Ricky, RB, Jackson State [from Phi] 257
*Strong, Ray, RB, Nevada-Las Vegas, 263
11. Reed, Milton, DB, Baylor, 293
12. Butler, Daria, LB, Oklahoma State, 320

Baltimore Colts
1. *McCall, Reese, TE, Auburn, 25
2. *Woods, Mike, LB, Cincinnati, 52
3. Choice to SF
4. Choice to Det
5. *Myers, Frank, T, Texas A&M [from SF] 117
Choice to KC
6. *Garry, Ben, RB, Southern Mississippi, 161
7. Logan, Jeff, RB, Ohio State, 191
8. Anthony, Monte, RB, Nebraska, 218
9. *Studdard, Dave, T, Texas, 245
10. Owens, Dallas, DB, Kentucky, 275
11. Mason, Henry, WR, Central Missouri, 302
12. Allen, Bruce, P, Richmond, 329

Buffalo Bills
1. *Miller, Terry, RB, Oklahoma State, 5
2. *Hardison, Dee, DE, North Carolina, 32
*Hutchinson, Scott, DE, Florida [from SF] 38
3. *Johnson, Dennis, RB, Mississippi State, 59
*Fulton, Danny, WR, Nebraska-Omaha [from SF] 65
4. *Sanford, Lucius, LB, Georgia Tech, 89
5. Spaeth, Ken, TE, Nebraska, 114
6. Choice to NYJ
Smith, Eric, T, Southern Mississippi [from Phi] 145
7. *Celotto, Mario, LB, USC, 171
*Powell, Steve, RB, N’east Missouri St [from Hou] 183
8. Choice to NE through Phi
9. Choice to NYJ 10. *Grant, Will, C, Kentucky, 255
11. *Blanton, Jerry, LB, Kentucky, 282
12. Crump, Richard, RB, Northeastern Oklahoma, 308

Chicago Bears
1. Choice to LARm thru Cle
2. Choice to SF
3. *Shearer, Sterling, DT, Texas, 74
4. Choice to KC
5. Choice to Cin
6. *Skibinski, John, RB, Purdue [from KC] 139
*Leremia, Mekeli, DE, BYU, 158
7. Jones, Herman, WR, Ohio State, 185
8. Freitas, George, TE, California, 212
9. Martin, Mike, LB, Kentucky, 244
10. Zambiasi, Ben, LB, Georgia, 271
11. Underwood, Walt, DE, USC, 298
12. Sibley, Lew, LB, LSU, 325

Cincinnati Bengals
1. *Browner, Ross, DT, Notre Dame [from Phi] 8
*Bush, Blair, C, Washington, 16
2. *Griffin, Ray, DB, Ohio State [from Phi] 35
*Turner, Dave, RB, San Diego State, 45
3. *Vincent, Ted, DT, Wichita State, 72
*Bass, Dan, WR, Houston [from Den] 83
4. *Law, Dennis, WR, East Tennessee State, 99
5. *Dinkel, Tom, LB, Kansas, 126
*Hertel, Bob, QB, USC [from ChiB] 131
6. Geise, Steve, RB, Penn State, 155
7. Branson, Joe, DB, Livingstone, 182
Bass, Dan, G, Elon [from Den] 193
8. Miller, Bill, T, Western Illinois, 211
9. *Shumon, Ron, LB, Wichita State, 238
10. *DePaso, Tom, LB, Penn State, 267
11. Prince, Calvin, RB, Louisville [from StL] 293
*Donahue, Mark, G, Michigan, 294
12. Featsent, Kim, WR, Kent State, 323

Cleveland Browns
1. *Matthews, Clay, LB, USC, 12
*Newsome, Ozzie, WR, Alabama [from LARm] 23
2. *Evans, Johnny, P-QB, North Carolina State, 39
3. *Collins, Larry, RB, Texas A&I [from Det] 67
*Miller, Mark, QB, Bowling Green, 68
4. Choice to Mia
Pullara, Pete, G Tennessee-Chattanooga [from Was thru LARm] 103
5. *Wright, William, WR, Memphis State, 122
6. Pitts, Al, C, Michigan State, 149
7. Choice to Mia
8. *Turnbow, Jesse, DT, Tennessee, 205
9. Kramer, Jon, G, Baylor, 234
10. Watson, Brent, T, Tennessee, 261
11. Gillard, Larry, DT, Mississippi State, 290
12. *Biedermann, Leo, T, California, 317

Dallas Cowboys
1. *Bethea, Larry, DE, Michigan State, 28
2. *Christensen, Todd, RB, BYU, 56
3. Hudgens, Dave, DT, Oklahoma, 84
4. *Blackwell, Alois, RB, Houston, 110
5. Rosen, Rich, G, Syracuse, 138
6. Randolph, Harold, LB, East Carolina, 166
7. *Randall, Tom, DT-DE, Iowa State, 194
8. Butler, Homer, WR, UCLA, 222
9. Williams, Russ, DB, Tennessee, 250
10. Tomasetti, Barry, G, Iowa, 278
11. *Thurman, Dennis, DB, USC, 306
12. Washburn, Lee, G, Montana State, 334

Denver Broncos
1. *Latimer, Don, DT, Miami, 27
2. *Gay, William, TE, USC, 55
3. Choice to Cin
4. Choice to Det
5. Choice to NYG
6. Choice to Det
7. Choice to Cin
8. Smith, Frank, T, Alabama A&M, 221
9. Choice to SF
10. *Kinney, Vince, WR, Maryland, 277
11. Brumley, Lacy, T, Clemson, 305
12. Choice to Mia

Detroit Lions
1. *Bradley, Luther, DB, Notre Dame, 11
2. *Baker, Al, DE, Colorado State, 40
3. Choice to Cle
4. *Fifer, William, T, West Texas State, 94
*Elias, Homer, G, Tennessee State [from Bal] 107
5. *Tearry, Larry, C, Wake Forest [from Den] 109
*Fowler, Amos, G, Southern Mississippi, 121
*Gray, Dan, DE, Rutgers [from SD] 123
6. *Hicks, Dwight, DB, Michigan, 150
*Ardizzone, Tony, G, Northwestern [from SD] 153
*Thompson, Jesse, WR, California [from Den] 165
7. Gibson, Bruce, RB, Pacific, 177
8. *Breech, Jim, K, California, 206
9. Choice to SF
10. Arrington, Fred, LB, Purdue, 262
11. Murray, Richard, DT, Oklahoma, 289
12. Patterson, Mark, DB, Washington State, 318

Green Bay Packers
1. *Lofton, James, WR, Stanford, 6
*Anderson, John, LB, Michigan [from Oak] 26
2. *Hunt, Mike, LB, Minnesota, 34
3. *Hood, Estus, DB, Illinois State, 62
4. Choice forfeited
5. *Douglass, Mike, LB, San Diego State, 116
Wilder, Willie, RB, Florida [from Pit] 128
6. *Harris, Leotis, G, Arkansas, 144
7. Plasketes, George, LB, Mississippi, 172
8. *Sproul, Dennis, QB, Arizona State, 200
9. Myers, Keith, QB, Utah State, 228
10. Key, Larry, RB, Florida State, 256
Totten, Mark, C, Florida [from NYG] 259
11. *Jones, Terry, DT, Alabama, 284
12. *Ramson, Eason, TE, Washington State, 31

Houston Oilers
1. *Campbell, Earl, RB, Texas [from TB] 1
Choice to TB
2. Choice to TB
3. *Nielsen, Gifford, QB, BYU, 73
4. *Renfro, Mike, WR, TCU, 98
5. Choice to SF thru KC and ChiB
6. *Rucker, Conrad, TE, Southern, 154
7. Choice to Buf
8. *Wilson, J.C., DB, Pittsburgh, 210
9. Mol, Jim, DE, Morningside, 239
10. Young, Steve, TE, Wake Forest, 266
11. Thicklen, Willie, WR, Alabama State, 295
12. *Schuhmacher, John, G, USC, 322

Kansas City Chiefs
1. *Still, Art, DE, Kentucky, 2
2. *Hicks, Sylvester, DE, Tennessee State, 29
3. *Spani, Gary, LB, Kansas State, 58
4. *Johnson, Danny, LB, Tennessee State, 85
Woods, Pete, QB, Missouri [from ChiB] 104
5. *McRae, Jerrold, WR, Tennessee State, 112
Carey, Dwight, DT, Texas-Arlington [from Phi] 118
*Woods, Robert, WR-KR, Grambling [from Bal] 134
6. Choice to ChiB
7. *Odom, Ricky, DB, USC, 168
*Kellar, Bill, WR, Stanford [from Was] 184
8. White, John Henry, RB, Louisiana Tech, 195
9. *Brown, Larry, T, Miami, 224
10. Bryant, Eart, DE, Jackson State, 251
11. *Milo, Ray, DB, New Mexico State, 280
12. *Brock, Willie, C, Colorado, 310

Los Angeles Rams
1. *Peacock, Elvis, RB, Oklahoma [from ChiB thru Cle] 20
Choice to Cle
2. *Johnson, Stan, DT, Tennessee State [from Was] 46
*Smith, Ronnie, WR, San Diego State, 53
3. *Corral, Frank, P, UCLA [from Was] 78
White, Leon, C, Colorado, 80
4. *Manges Mark, QB, Maryland, 105
5. Choice to SD
6. Choice to TB
7. *Doss, Reggie, DE, Hampton, 189
8. Choice to Was
9. Anderson, Andre, DE, New Mexico State, 246
10. Peal, Charles, T, Indiana, 273
11. Hostetler, Ron, LB, Penn State, 303
12. *Coppens, Gus, T, UCLA, 330

Miami Dolphins
1. Choice to SF
2. *Benjamin, Guy, QB, Stanford, 51
3. *Smith, Lyman, DT, Duke [from NYG] 64
*Cefalo, Jimmy, WR, Penn State, 81
4. *Small, Gerald, DB, San Jose State [from Cle] 93
*Laasko, Eric, T, Tulane, 106
5. *Burgmeier, Ted, DB, Notre Dame [from TB] 111
Choice to SF
6. *Betters, Doug, DE, Nevada-Reno, 163
7. *Baldischwiler, Karl, T, Oklahoma [from Cle] 178
Henry, Lloyd, WR, Northeast Missouri State, 190
8. *Clancy, Sean, LB, Amherst, 217
9. *Hardy, Bruce, TE, Arizona State, 247
10. *Dennard, Mark, C, Texas A&M, 274
11. Choice to Sea
12. Moore, Mike, RB, Middle Tennessee, 331
*Kenney, Bill, QB, Northern Colorado [from Den] 333

Minnesota Vikings
1. *Holloway, Randy, DE, Pittsburgh, 21
2. *Turner, John Jr., DB, Miami, 48
3. *Walton, Whip, LB, San Diego State, 75
4. *Hough, Jim, C, Utah State, 100
5. Choice to NYG
6. Choice to Was thru SF
7. Choice to Phi
8. *Wood, Mike, K, S’east Missouri St [from Sea] 204
Choice to NYJ
9. Deutsch, Mike, P, Colorado State, 240
10. Shaw, Hughie, RB, Texas A&I, 272
11. Harris, Ron, RB, Colorado State, 299
12. Morrow, Jeff, T, Minnesota, 326

New England Patriots
1. *Cryder, Bob, G, Alabama, 18
2. *Cavanaugh, Matt, QB, Pittsburgh, 50
3. *Pennywell, Carlos, WR, Grambling, 77
4. *Wheeler, Dwight, T, Tennessee State, 102
5. *Matthews, Bill, LB, South Dakota State, 129
6. Coleman, Kem, LB, Mississippi, 156
7. *Hawkins, Mike, LB, Texas A&I, 188
8. *Falcon, Terry, G, Montana [from Buf thru Phi] 198
*Tatupu, Mosi, RB, USC, 215
9. Petersen, Tim, LB, Arizona State, 242
10. Ferguson, Bryan, DB, Miami, 269
11. Williams, Charlie, LB, Florida, 296
12. Gibney, John, C, Colgate, 328

New Orleans Saints
1. *Chandler, Wes, WR, Florida, 3
2. *Taylor, James, T, Missouri, 33
3. *Bennett, Barry, DT, Concordia (MN), 60
4. *Schwartz, Don, DB, Washington State, 87
5. *Felton, Eric, DB, Texas Tech, 115
6. Rieker, Mike, QB, Lehigh, 141
*Chesley, Francis, LB, Wyoming [from Was thru Hou] 157
7. Choice to NYJ
8. *Williams, Brooks, TE, North Carolina, 199
9. Carter, Richard, DB, North Carolina State, 226
10. Choice to NYG
11. Besaint, Nathan, DT, Southern, 283
Riley, Dave, RB, West Virginia [from Sea] 285
12. *Hardy, Larry, TE, Jackson State, 309

New York Giants
1. *King, Gordon, T, Stanford, 10
2. *McKinney, Odis, DB, Colorado, 37
3. Choice to Mia
4. *Taylor, Billy, RB, Texas Tech, 90
5. *Jackson, Terry, DB, San Diego State, 120
*Krahl, Jim, DT, Texas Tech [from Min] 132
*DeRoo, Brian, WR, Redlands [from Den] 137
6. Pass, Randy, G-C, Georgia Tech, 147
7. *Doornink, Dan, RB, Washington State, 174
8. Grady, Jeff, LB, Florida A&M, 201
9. Swiacki, Bill, TE, Amherst, 232
10. Jorgensen, Greg, G, Nebraska [from NO] 253
Choice to GB
11. Heim, Dennis, DT, Southwest Missouri State, 286
12. Lawson, Greg, RB, Western Illinois, 313

New York Jets
1. *Ward, Chris, T, Ohio State, 4
2. *Merrill, Mark, LB, Minnesota, 31
3. *Shuler, Mickey, TE, Penn State, 61
4. Donnell, Dodie, RB, Nebraska, 88
5. Sidler, Randy, LB, Penn State, 113
6. *Jackson, Bobby, DB, Florida State [from Buf] 140
*Robinson, Gregg, DT, Dartmouth, 142
7. Armstrong, Levi, DB, UCLA [from NO] 169
*Earley, James, RB, Michigan State, 170
8. *Gaffney, Derrick, WR, Florida, 197
*Mock, Mike, P-LB, Texas Tech [from Phi] 203
Eppes, Roy, DB, Clemson [from Min] 213
9. *Grant, Reggie, DB, Oregon [from Buf] 225
Hutton, Neil, DB, Penn State, 227
10. Richardson, Louis, DE, Florida State, 254
11. *Ryan, Pat, QB, Tennessee, 281
12. Williams, Alan, P, Florida, 311

Oakland Raiders
1. Choice to GB
2. *Browning, Dave, DE, Washington, 54
3. *Jensen, Derrick, RB, Texas-Arlington [from TB] 57
*Mason, Lindsey, T, Kansas, 82
4. *Harvey, Maurice, DB, Ball State [from TB] 86
*Stewart, Joe, WR, Missouri, 108
5. *Ramsey, Derrick, TE, Kentucky, 136
6. Davis, Tom, C, Nebraska [from TB] 143
*Levenseller, Mike, WR, Washington State, 164
7. *Whittington, Arthur, RB, SMU [from Phi] 176
*Inmon, Earl, LB, Bethune-Cookman, 192
8. *Nichols, Mark, DE, Colorado State [from SD] 207
Choice to SD
9. Choice to SD
10. Choice to Pit thru TB
11. Jones, Dean, DB, Fresno State [from SD] 291
*Glazebrook, Bob, DB, Fresno State, 304
12. Conron, Joe, WR, Pacific, 332

Philadelphia Eagles
1. Choice to Cin
2. Choice to Cin
3. *Wilkes, Reggie, LB, Georgia Tech, 66
4. *Harrison, Dennis, DT, Vanderbilt, 92
5. Choice to KC
Banks, Norris, RB, Kansas [from Was] 130
6. Choice to Buf
7. Choice to Oak
*Marshall, Greg, DT, Oregon State [from Min] 186
8. Choice to NYJ
9. *Williams, Charles, DB, Jackson State, 230
10. Choice to Atl
11. *Campfield, Bill, RB, Kansas, 288
12. *Slater, Mark, C, Minnesota, 315

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. *Johnson, Ron, DB, Eastern Michigan, 22
2. Fry, Willie, DE, Notre Dame, 49
3. *Colquitt, Craig, P, Tennessee, 76
4. *Anderson, Larry, DB, Louisiana Tech, 101
5. Choice to GB
6. *Reutershan, Randy, WR, Pittsburgh, 160
7. Dufresne, Mark, TE, Nebraska, 187
8. *Moser, Rich, RB, Rhode Island [from StL] 208
Keys, Andre, WR, Cal Poly-SLO, 214
9. Reynolds, Lance, T, BYU, 241
10. *Becker, Doug, LB, Notre Dame, 268
*Jurich, Tom, K, N’ern Ariz. [from Oak thru TB] 276
11. *Terry, Nat, DB, Florida State [from TB] 279
Brzoza, Tom, C, Pittsburgh, 300
12. Carr, Brad, LB, Maryland, 327

St. Louis Cardinals
1. *Little, Steve, K, Arkansas, 15
*Greene, Ken, DB, Washington State [from Was] 19
2. *Barefield, John, LB, Texas A&I, 42
3. *Greene, Doug, DB, Texas A&I, 69
4. Collins, George, G, Georgia [from SD] 96
*Childs, Jim, WR, Cal Poly-SLO, 97
5. *Carr, Earl, RB, Florida, 124
6. Williams, Jack, DE, Bowling Green, 151
7. *Stief, Dave, WR, Portland State, 181
8. Choice to Pit
9. Mosley, Joe, TE, Central State (OH), 235
10. *Gill, Randy, LB, San Jose State, 265
11. Choice to Cin
12. Clay, Anthony, LB, South Carolina State, 319

San Diego Chargers
1. *Jefferson, John, WR, Arizona State, 14
2. *Hardaway, Buddy, T, Oklahoma State, 41
3. *Anderson, Rickey, RB, South Carolina State, 71
4. Choice to StL
5. Choice to Det
*Choma, John, G, Virginia [from LARm] 135
6. Choice to Det
7. Featherstone, Cliff, DB, Colorado State, 180
8. Choice to Oak
Hedrick, Gavin, P, Washington State [from Oak] 220
9. *Bradley, Henry, DT, Alcorn State, 237
*Whitlatch, Blake, LB, LSU [from Oak] 248
10. Price, Charles, TE, Cincinnati, 264
11. Choice to Oak
12. *Bell, Kevin, WR, Lamar, 321

San Francisco 49ers
1. *MacAfee, Ken Jr., TE, Notre Dame, 7
*Bunz, Dan, LB, Long Beach State [from Mia] 24
2. Choice to Buf
*Downing, Walt, G, Michigan [from ChiB] 47
3. Choice to Buf
*Hughes, Ernie, G, Notre Dame [from Bal] 79
4. *LeCount, Terry, WR, Florida, 91
5. Choice to Bal
*Reese, Archie, DT, Clemson [from Hou thru KC and ChiB] 127
*Threadgill, Bruce, DB, Mississippi St [from Mia] 133
6. *Walker, Elliott, RB, Pittsburgh, 148
7. *Quillan, Fred, C, Oregon, 175
8. Choice to Was
9. Redden, Herman, DB, Howard, 229
*Moore, Dean, LB, Iowa [from Det] 233
McDaniels, Steve, T, Notre Dame [from Den] 249
10. *Connell, Mike, P, Cincinnati, 260
11. *McCray, Willie, DE, Troy State, 287
12. Irons, Dan, T, Texas Tech, 314

Seattle Seahawks
1. *Simpson, Keith, DB, Memphis State, 9
2. *Butler, Keith, LB, Memphis State, 36
3. *Jury, Bob, DB, Pittsburgh, 63
4. Choice exercised in 1977 supplemental draft (Hunter, Al, RB, Notre Dame)
5. *Bullard, Louis, T, Jackson State, 119
6. Starks, Glenn, WR, Texas A&I, 146
7. *Harris, John, DB, Arizona State, 173
8. Choice to Min
9. Grimmett, Rich, T, Illinois, 231
10. Stewart, Rob, WR, Lafayette, 258
11. Choice to NO
Halas, George, LB, Miami [from Mia] 301
12. Bergeron, Jeff, RB, Lamar, 316

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1. Choice to Hou
*Williams, Doug, QB, Grambling [from Hou] 17
2. *Davis, Johnny, RB, Alabama, 30
*Moritz, Brett, G, Nebraska [from Hou] 44
3. Choice to Oak
4. Choice to Oak
5. Choice to Mia
6. Choice to Oak
Marshall, Elijah, WR, N.Carolina St [from LARm] 162
7. Choice to Atl
8. McGriff, John, LB, Miami, 196
9. *Taylor, Willie, WR, Pittsburgh, 223
10. *Brown, Aaron, LB, Ohio State, 252
11. Choice to Pit
12. McLee, Kevin, RB, Georgia, 307

Washington Redskins
1. Choice to StL
2. Choice to LARm
3. Choice to LARm
4. Choice to Cle thru LARm
5. Choice to Phi
6. Choice to NO thru Hou
*Green, Tony, RB, Florida [from Min thru SF] 159
7. Choice to KC
8. Lee, Walker, WR, North Carolina [from SF] 202
Choice to Atl
*Hover, Don, LB, Washington St [from LARm] 219
9. Hurley, John, QB, Santa Clara, 243
10. Hertenstein, Scott, DE, Azusa Pacific, 270
11. Williams, Mike, DB, Texas A&M, 297
12. McCabe, Steve, G, Bowdoin, 324



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