1981 National Football League Draft


April 28-29, 1981

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

Atlanta Falcons
1. Butler, Bobby, DB, Florida State, 25
2. White, Lyman, LB, LSU, 54
3. Woerner, Scott, DB, Georgia, 80
4. Scully, John, C, Notre Dame, 109
5. Sanders, Eric, T, Nevada-Reno, 136
6. Stanback, Harry, DT, North Carolina, 164
7. Choice exercised in 1980 supplemental draft (Teague, Matthew, DE, Prairie View A&M)
8. Toney, Clifford, DB, Auburn, 219
9. Fance, Calvin, RB, Rice, 245
10. Murphy, Robert, DB, Ohio State, 274
11. Chappelle, Keith, WR, Iowa, 301
12. McCants, Mark, DB, Temple, 330

Baltimore Colts
1. McMillan, Randy, RB, Pittsburgh, 12
Thompson, Donnell, DT, North Carolina [from Min] 18
2. Choice to Min
3. Van Divier, Randy, T, Washington, 68
4. Sherwin, Tim, TE, Boston College, 94
5. Choice to Min
6. Green, Bubba, DT, North Carolina State, 149
7. Ariri, Obed, K, Clemson, 178
8. Sitton, Ken, DB, Oklahoma, 204
Taylor, Hosea, DT, Houston [from Phi] 220
9. Gooch, Tim, DT, Kentucky, 233
10. Gerken, Gregg, LB, Northern Arizona [from SF] 256
Bryant, Trent, DB, Arkansas, 259
11. Smith, Holden, WR, California, 288
12. Scoggins, Eric, LB, USC, 315

Buffalo Bills
1. Choice to Oak
Moore, Booker, RB, Penn State [from Oak] 28
2. Williams, Chris, DB, LSU [from Cle] 49
Franklin, Byron, WR, Auburn, 50
3. Mosley, Mike, WR, Texas A&M, 76
Geathers, Robert, DT, South Carolina State [from Oak] 83
4. Choice to LARm
5. Clark, Calvin, DE, Purdue, 135
6. Holt, Robert, WR, Baylor, 161
7. Doolittle, Steve, LB, Colorado, 188
8. Choice to NO
9. Riddick, Robb, RB, Millersville, 241
10. Cross, Justin, T, Western Colorado, 272
11. Barnett, Buster, TE, Jackson State, 299
12. Clark, Keith, LB, Memphis State, 326

Chicago Bears
1. Van Horne, Keith, T, USC, 11
2. Singletary, Mike, LB, Baylor [from SF] 38
Choice to SF
3. Margerum, Ken, WR, Stanford, 67
4. Bell, Todd, DB, Ohio State, 95
5. Choice to SF
6. Henderson, Reuben, DB, San Diego State, 150
7. Fisher, Jeff, DB, USC, 177
8. Zettek, Scott, DT, Notre Dame, 205
9. Ditta, Frank, G, Baylor, 232
10. Clifford, Tim, QB, Indiana, 260
11. Johnson, Lonnie, RB, Indiana, 287
12. Shupryt, Bob, LB, New Mexico, 316

Cincinnati Bengals
1. Verser, David, WR, Kansas, 10
2. Collinsworth, Cris, WR, Florida, 37
3. Simmons, John, DB, SMU, 64
4. Frazier, Guy, LB, Wyoming, 93
5. Pryor, Benjie, TE, Pittsburgh, 120
6. Robinson, Rex, K, Georgia, 146
7. Schuh, Jeff, LB, Minnesota, 176
8. Kemp, Bobby, DB, Cal State-Fullerton, 202
9. Hannula, Jim, T, Northern Illinois, 229
Samoa, Samoa, RB, Washington State [from SF] 230
10. Simpson, Hubert, RB, Tennessee, 258
11. Jackson, Robert, DB, Central Michigan, 285
12. O'Connell, Mark, QB, Ball State, 312

Cleveland Browns
1. Dixon, Hanford, DB, Southern Mississippi, 22
2. Choice to Buf
3. Choice to KC lhru Den
4. Choice to SD
Robinson, Mike, DE, Arizona [from Was] 92
5. Cox, Steve, K, Arkansas, 134
6. Simmons, Ron, DT, Florida State, 160
7. Johnson, Eddie, LB, Louisville, 187
8. Choice to NYJ
9. Schleusener, Randy, G, Nebraska, 244
10. Prater, Dean, DE, Oklahoma State, 271
11. Friday, Larry, DB, Mississippi State, 298
12. McGill, Kevin, T, Oregon, 325

Dallas Cowboys
1. Richards, Howard, T, Missouri, 26
2. Donley, Doug, WR, Ohio State, 53
3. Titensor, Glen, DE, BYU, 81
4. Pelluer, Scott, LB, Washington State [from SF] 91
Nelson, Derrie, LB, Nebraska, 108
5. Spradlin, Danny, LB, Tennessee, 137
6. Skillings, Vince, DB, Ohio State, 163
7. Fellows, Ron, DB, Missouri [from TB] 173
Miller, Ken, DB, Eastern Michigan, 191
8. Piurowski, Paul, LB, Florida State, 218
9. Wilson, Mike, WR, Washington State, 246
10. Graham, Pat, DT, California, 273
11. Morrison, Tim, G, Georgia, 302
12. Lundy, Nate, WR, Indiana, 329

Denver Broncos
1. Smith, Dennis, DB, USC, 15
2. Brown, Clay, TE, BYU, 42
3. Choice forfeited
4. Herrmann, Mark, QB, Purdue, 98
5. Lanier, Ken, T, Florida State, 125
6. Lewis, Alvin, RB, Colorado State, 151
7. Busick, Steve, LB, USC, 181
8. Choice to NYG
9. Olsen, Rusty, DE, Washington, 234
10. Choice to StL
11. Walker, Pat, WR, Miami, 290
12. Hankerd, John, LB, Notre Dame, 317
Robinson, Mandel, RB, Wyoming [from Det] 321

Detroit Lions
1. Nichols, Mark, WR, San Jose State, 16
2. Green, Curtis, DE, Alabama State, 46
3. Greco, Don, G, Western Illinois, 72
4. Porter, Tracy, WR, LSU, 99
5. Lee, Larry, G, UCLA, 129
6. Johnson, Sam, DB, Maryland, 155
7. Spivey, Lee, T, SMU, 182
8. Niziolek, Bob, TE, Colorado, 211
9. Jernigan, Hugh, DB, Arkansas, 238
Martin, Dave, DB, Villanova [from NE] 240
10. Cannavino, Andy, LB, Michigan, 264
11. Jackson, Willie, DB, Mississippi State, 294
12. Choice to Den

Green Bay Packers
1. Campbell, Rich, QB, California, 6
2. Lewis, Gary, TE, Texas-Arlington, 35
3. Stachowicz, Ray, P, Michigan State, 62
Choice to Was
4. Turner, Richard, DT, Oklahoma [from LARm thru Was] 105
5. Braggs, Byron, DT, Alabama, 117
6. Choice to NYG
7. Whitaker, Bill, DB, Missouri, 172
8. Werts, Larry, LB, Jackson State, 200
9. Huffman, Tim, T, Notre Dame, 227
10. Hall, Nickie, QB, Tulane, 255
11. Valora, Forrest, LB, Oklahoma, 282
12. Lewis, Cliff, LB, Southern Mississippi, 311

Houston Oilers
1. Choice to Oak
2. Choice to Oak
3. Holston, Michael, WR, Morgan State, 79
4. Eyre, Nick, T, BYU, 106
5. Fowler, Delbert, LB, West Virginia, 133
6. Kay, Bill, DB, Purdue, 159
7. Choice to Sea
Washington, Don, DB, Texas A&I [from Oak] 193
8. Tullis, Willie, WR, Troy State, 217
9. Riley, Avon, LB, UCLA, 243
10. Jones, Larry, RB, Colorado State, 270
11. Mathews, Claude, G, Auburn, 297
12. Capece, Bill, K, Florida State, 324

Kansas City Chiefs
1. Scott, Willie, TE, South Carolina, 14
2. Delaney, Joe, RB, Northwestern State (LA), 41
3. Harvey, Marvin, TE, Southern Mississippi, 70
Taylor, Roger, T, Oklahoma State [from Cle thru Den] 75
Burruss, Lloyd, DB, Maryland [from LARm] 78
4. Washington, Ron, WR, Arizona State, 97
5. Thomas, Todd, T, North Dakota, 124
6. Luckie, Dock, DT, Florida, 153
7. Jackson, Billy, RB, Alabama, 180
8. Dorn, David, WR, Rutgers, 206
9. Vereen, Anthony, DB, Southeastern Louisiana, 237
10. Studdard, Les, G, Texas, 262
11. Case, Frank, DE, Penn State, 289
12. Gagliano, Bob, QB, Utah State, 319

Los Angeles Rams
1. Owens, Mel, LB, Michigan [from Was] 9
Choice to Was
2. Choice to Min thru Was and Bal
Collins, Jim, LB, Syracuse [from Mia] 43
3. Choice to KC
Meisner, Greg, DT, Pittsburgh [from TB] 63
Cobb, Robert, DE, Arizona [from Was] 66
4. Lilja, George, C, Michigan [from Buf] 104
Choice to GB thru Was
5. Choice to Was
6. Daniels, William, DT, Alabama State, 158
7. Battle, Ron, TE, North Texas State [from Was] 175
Clark, Mike, DE, Florida, 190
8. Plunkett, Art, T, Nevada-Las Vegas, 216
9. Seawell, Ron, LB, Portland State, 242
10. Alexander, Robert, RB, West Virginia, 269
11. Greene, Marcellus, DB, Arizona, 296
12. Penaranda, Jairo, RB, UCLA, 328

Miami Dolphins
1. Overstreet, David, RB, Oklahoma, 13
2. Choice to LARm
Franklin, Andra, RB, Nebraska [from Oak thru LARm] 56
3. Choice to LARm
4. Greene, Sam, WR, Nevada-Las Vegas [from NO] 84
Wright, Brad, QB, New Mexico, 96
5. Poole, Ken, DE, Northeast Louisiana, 126
Vigorito, Tommy, RB, Virginia [from Phi] 138
6. Moore, Mack, DE, Texas A&M, 152
Walker, Fulton, DB, West Virginia [from Min] 154
7. Daum, Mike, T, Cal Poly-SLO, 179
8. Judson, William, DB, South Carolina State, 208
9. Noonan, John, WR, Nebraska, 235
10. Folsom, Steve, TE, Utah, 261
11. Jensen, Jim, QB, Boston U., 291
12. Alford, John, DT, South Carolina State, 318

Minnesota Vikings
1. Choice to Bal
2. McDole, Mardye, WR, Mississippi State [from Bal] 39
Sendlein, Robin, LB, Texas, 45
Redwine, Jarvis, RB, Nebraska [from LARm thru Was and Bal] 52
3. Choice to NO
Irwin, Tim, T, Tennessee [from NE] 74
4. Swain, John, DB, Miami, 101
5. Choice to NO
Ray, Wendell, DE, Missouri [from Bal] 123
6. Choice to Mia
7. Shaver, Don, RB, Kutztown, 184
8. Wilson, Wade, QB-P, East Texas State, 210
9. Choice to Sea
10. Murphy, James, WR, Utah State, 266
11. Stephanos, Bill, T, Boston College, 293
12. Williams, Brian, TE, Southern, 320

New England Patriots
1. Holloway, Brian, T, Stanford, 19
2. Collins, Tony, RB, East Carolina, 47
3. Choice to Min
4. Blackmon, Don, LB, Tulsa, 102
5. Clark, Steve, DT, Kansas State, 130
6. Wooten, Ron, G, North Carolina, 157
7. Toler, Ken, WR, Mississippi, 185
8. Naber, Ken, K-P, Stanford [from NO] 194
Dawson, Lin, TE, North Carolina State, 212
9. Choice to Det
10. Choice to Cle
11. Buckley, Brian, QB, Harvard, 295
12. Crissy, William, DB, Princeton, 323

New Orleans Saints
1. Rogers, George, RB, South Carolina, 1
2. Gary, Russell, DB, Nebraska, 29
Jackson, Rickey, LB, Pittsburgh [from SD] 51
3. Warren, Frank, DE, Auburn, 57
Brenner, Hoby, TE, USC [from Min] 71
4. Choice to Mia
5. Oubre, Louis, T, Oklahoma, 112
Boyarsky, Jerry, DT, Pittsburgh [from Min] 128
6. Hudson, Nat, G, Georgia, 139
Poe, Johnnie, DB, Missouri [from TB] 144
Redd, Glen, LB, BYU [from Oak] 166
7. Williams, Kevin, WR, USC, 167
8. Choice to NE
Gladys, Gene, LB, Penn State [from Buf] 214
Evans, Kevin, DB, Arkansas [from SD] 215
9. Tyler, Toussaint, RB, Washington, 222
10. Gajan, Hokie, RB, LSU, 249
11. Mickens, Lester, WR, Kansas, 277
12. Wilks, Jim, DT, San Diego State, 305

New York Giants
1. Taylor, Lawrence, LB, North Carolina, 2
2. Young, Dave, TE, Purdue, 32
3. Mistler, John, WR, Arizona State, 59
4. Chatman, Clifford, RB, Central State (OK), 85
5. Neill, Bill, DT, Pittsburgh, 115
6. Choice to SD
Hoover, Mel, WR, Arizona State [from GB] 145
O'Neal, Edward, RB, Tuskegee, 165
7. Jackson, Louis, RB, Cal Poly-SLO, 168
8. Powers, John, G, Michigan, 197
Reed, Mark, QB, Moorhead State [from Den] 207
Ard, Billy, G, Wake Forest [from Oak] 221
9. Hunt, Byron, LB, SMU, 224
10. Barker, Mike, DT, Grambling, 250
11. Choice to SD
12. Maher, Mike, TE, Western Illinois, 307

New York Jets
1. McNeil, Freeman, RB, UCLA, 3
2. Barber, Marion, RB, Minnesota, 30
3. Rudolph, Ben, DT, Long Beach State, 60
4. Washington, Al, LB, Ohio State, 86
5. Keys, Tyrone, DE, Mississippi State, 113
6. Woodring, John, LB, Brown, 142
7. Neil, Kenny, DE, Iowa State, 169
8. Jones, Lloyd, WR, BYU, 195
Watts, J.C., DB, Oklahoma [from Cle] 213
9. Larry, Admiral Dewey, DB, Nevada-Las Vegas, 225
10. Wetzel, Marty, LB, Tulane, 251
11. Gall, Ed, DT, Maryland, 278
12. Moeller, Mike, T, Drake, 308

Oakland Raiders
1. Watts, Ted, DB, Texas Tech [from Hou] 21
Marsh, Curt, T, Washington [from Buf] 23
Choice to Buf
2. Long, Howie, DT, Villanova [from Hou] 48
Choice to Mia thru LARm
3. Choice to Buf
4. Robinson, Johnny, DT, Louisiana Tech, 111
5. Davis, James, DB, Southern [from TB] 118
Choice forfeited
6. Choice to NO
7. Choice to Hou
8. Choice to NYG
9. Mohl, Curt, T, UCLA, 248
10. Hawkins, Frank, RB, Nevada-Reno, 276
11. Willis, Chester, RB, Auburn, 304
12. Nelson, Phil, TE, Delaware, 332

Philadelphia Eagles
1. Mitchell, Leonard, DE, Houston, 27
2. Miraldi, Dean, G, Utah, 55
3. LaFleur, Greg, TE, LSU, 82
4. Murray, Calvin, RB, Ohio State, 110
5. Choice to Mia
6. Choice to NYG
7. Duncan, Alan, K, Tennessee [from SF] 174
Field, Doak, LB, Baylor, 192
8. Choice to Bal
9. Commiskey, Chuck, C, Mississippi, 247
10. Oliver, Hubie, RB, Arizona, 275
11. Davis, Gail, OT, Virginia Union, 303
12. Ellis, Ray, DB, Ohio State, 331

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. Gary, Keith, DE, Oklahoma, 17
2. Washington, Anthony, DB, Fresno State, 44
3. Donnalley, Rick, C-G, North Carolina, 73
4. Martin, Robbie, WR, Cal Poly-SLO, 100
5. Martin, Ricky, WR, New Mexico, 127
6. Hinkle, Bryan, LB, Oregon, 156
7. Little, David, LB, Florida, 183
8. Wilson, Frank, RB, Rice, 209
9. Hunter, James, T, USC, 239
10. Mayock, Mike, DB, Boston College, 265
11. Trocano, Rick, QB, Pittsburgh, 292
12. Choice to SF

St. Louis Cardinals
1. Junior, E.J., LB, Alabama, 5
2. Lomax, Neil, QB, Portland State, 33
3. Griffin, Jeff, DB, Utah, 61
4. Rhodes, Steve, WR, Oklahoma, 88
5. Gillen, John, LB, Illinois, 116
6. Ahrens, Dave, LB, Wisconsin, 143
7. Donnalley, Kevin, DB, North Dakota State, 171
8. Fisher, Mike, WR, Baylor, 198
9. Mitchell, Stump, RB, Citadel, 226
10. Mallard, James, WR, Alabama, 253
Joiner, Jim, WR, Miami [from Den] 263
11. Sherrod, Mike, TE, Illinois, 281
12. Adams, Joe, G, Nebraska, 309

San Diego Chargers
1. Brooks, James, RB, Auburn, 24
2. Choice to NO
3. Phillips, Irvin, DB, Arkansas Tech, 77
4. Lawrence, Amos, RB, North Carolina, 103
Sievers, Eric, TE, Maryland [from Cle] 107
5. Ferguson, Keith, LB, Ohio State, 131
6. Gissinger, Andrew, T, Syracuse [from NYG] 141
Duckworth, Bobby, WR, Arkansas, 162
7. Holohan, Pete, TE, Notre Dame, 189
8. Choice to NO
9. Choice exercised in 1980 supplemental draft (Mullins, Billy, WR, USC)
10. Parham, Robert, RB, Grambling, 268
11. Petrzelka, Matt, T, Iowa [from NYG] 280
Bradley, Carlos, LB, Wake Forest, 300
12. Charles, Stacy, WR, Bethune-Cookman, 327

San Francisco 49ers
1. Lott, Ronnie, DB, USC, 8
2. Harty, John, DT, Iowa [from Was] 36
Choice to ChiB
Wright, Eric, DB, Missouri [from ChiB] 40
3. Williamson, Carlton, DB, Pittsburgh, 65
4. Choice to Dal
5. Thomas, Lynn, DB, Pittsburgh, 121
Jones, Arrington, RB, Winston-Salem State [from ChiB] 122
6. Kugler, Pete, DT, Penn State, 147
7. Choice to Phi
8. White, Garry, RB, Minnesota, 203
9. Choice to Cin
10. Choice to Bal
11. DeBose, Ronnie, TE, UCLA, 286
12. Ogilvie, Major, RB, Alabama, 313
Adams, Joe, QB, Tennessee State [from Pit] 322

Seattle Seahawks
1. Easley, Kenny, DB, UCLA, 4
2. Hughes, David, RB, Boise State, 31
3. Dugan, Bill, G, Penn State, 58
4. Phillips, Scott, WR, BYU, 87
5. Bailey, Edwin, G, South Carolina State, 114
6. Durham, Steve, DE, Clemson, 140
7. Johnson, Ron, WR, Long Beach State, 170
Scovill, Brad, TE, Penn State [from Hou] 186
8. Lane, Eric, RB, BYU, 196
9. Stone, Jim, RB, Notre Dame, 223
Whatley, Jim, WR, Washington State [from Min] 236
10. Dawson, Ken, RB, Savannah State, 252
11. Olander, Lance, RB, Colorado, 279
12. Bednarek, Jeff, DT, Pacific, 306

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1. Green, Hugh, LB, Pittsburgh, 7
2. Wilder, James, RB, Missouri, 34
3. Choice to LARm
4. Holt, John, DB, West Texas State, 89
5. Choice to Oak
6. Choice to NO
7. Choice to Dal
8. Johnson, Denver, T, Tulsa, 199
9. Ford, Mike, QB, SMU, 228
10. McCune, Ken, DE, Texas, 254
11. Smith, Johnny Ray, DB, Lamar, 283
12. White, Brad, DT, Tennessee, 310

Washington Redskins
1. Choice to LARm
May, Mark, T, Pittsburgh [from LARm] 20
2. Choice to SF
3. Choice to LARm
Grimm, Russ, C, Pittsburgh [from Mia thru LARm] 69
4. Flick, Tom, QB, Washington [from GB] 90
Choice to Cle
5. Manley, Dexter, DE, Oklahoma State, 119
Sayre, Gary, G, Cameron [from LARm] 132
6. Kubin, Larry, LB, Penn State, 148
7. Choice to LARm
8. Brown, Charlie, WR, South Carolina State, 201
9. Grant, Darryl, G, Rice, 231
10. Kessel, Phil, QB, Northern Michigan, 257
Kennedy, Allan, T, Washington State [from NE thru Cle] 267
11. Hill, Jerry, WR, North Alabama, 284
12. Didier, Clint, WR, Portland State, 314



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