1979 National Football League Draft

01/01/2005


May 3-4, 1979

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

Atlanta Falcons
1. Smith, Don, DE, Miami, 17
2. Howell, Pat, G, USC, 49
3. Mayberry, James, RB, Colorado, 75
Andrews, William, RB, Auburn [from Mia] 79
4. Cain, Lynn, RB, USC [from Phi] 100
Johnson, Charles, DB, Grambling, 101
5. Zele, Mike, DT, Kent State, 127
6. Moroski, Mike, QB, Cal-Davis, 154
7. Westlund, Roger, T, Washington, 186
8. Miller, Keith, LB, Northeastern Oklahoma, 212
9. Parkins, Dave, DB, Utah State, 239
10. Beekley, Bruce, LB, Oregon, 266
11. Leer, Bill, C, Colorado State, 292
12. Walker, Stuart, LB, Colorado, 323

Baltimore Colts
1. Krauss, Barry, LB, Alabama, 6
2. Choice to Tampa Bay
3. Choice to Tampa Bay
Anderson, Kim, DB, Ariz. St [from Was thru Hou] 69
4. Choice to Det
5. Braziel, Larry, DB, USC, 115
6. Choice to Buf
Moore, Jimmy, T, Ohio State [from Was] 150
7. Choice to Hou
8. Heimkreiter, Steve, LB, Notre Dame, 197
Glasgow, Nesby, DB, Washington [from Min] 207
9. Henderson, Russ, P, Virginia, 224
10. Stephens, Steve, TE, Oklahoma State, 254
11. Priestner, John, LB, Western Ontario, 280
12. Green, Charlie, WR, Kansas State, 306

Buffalo Bills
1. Cousineau, Tom, LB, Ohio State [from SF] 1
Butler, Jerry, WR, Clemson, 5
2. Smerlas, Fred, DT, Boston College, 32
Haslett, Jim, LB, Indiana (PA) [from Den] 51
3. Borchardt, Jon, T, Montana State, 62
4. Johnson, Ken, DE, Knoxville [from SF] 83
Nixon, Jeff, DB, Richmond, 87
5. Kush, Rod, DB, Nebraska-Omaha, 114
Manucci, Dan, QB, Kansas State [from TB thru Sea] 116
6. Choice to Hou
Burrow, Mike, G, Auburn [from Bal] 141
7. Mullady, Tom, TE, Southwestern (Memphis), 170
8. Choice to Phi
9. Baker, Kevin, DE, William Penn, 226
10. Marler, David, QB, Mississippi State, 253
11. Lawler, Paul, DB, Colgate, 279
12. Harris, Mike, RB, Arizona State, 308

Chicago Bears
1. Hampton, Dan, DT, Arkansas [from TB] 4
Harris, Al, DE, Arizona State, 9
2. Watts, Rickey, WR, Tulsa, 39
3. McClendon, Willie, RB, Georgia, 66
4. Choice to Cin
5. Choice to Dal
6. Sullivan, John, LB, Illinois, 147
7. Kunz, Lee, LB, Nebraska, 174
8. Moss, Rick, DB, Purdue, 203
9. Heavens, Jerome, RB, Notre Dame, 230
10. Restic, Joe, DB, Notre Dame, 257
11. Wright, Bob, T, Cincinnati, 286
12. Becker, Dave, DB, Iowa, 312

Cinicnnati Bengals
1. Thompson, Jack, QB, Washington State, 3
Alexander, Charles, RB, LSU [from Was] 12
2. Ross, Dan, TE, Northeastern, 30
3. Cotton, Barney, G, Nebraska, 59
4. White, Mike, DT, Albany State, 84
Lusby, Vaughn, DB, Arkansas [from ChiB] 91
5. Merrill, Casey, DE, Cal-Davis, 113
6. Kreider, Steve, WR, Lehigh, 139
7. Montoya, Max, T, UCLA, 168
8. Kurnick, Howie, LB, Cincinnati, 194
9. Burk, Scott, DB, Oklahoma State, 223
10. Poole, Nathan, RB, Louisville, 250
11. Bungarda, Ken, DT, Missouri, 278
12. Browner, Jim, DB, Notre Dame, 304

Cleveland Browns
1. Choice to SD
Adams, Willis, WR, Houston [from SD] 20
2. Johnson, Lawrence, DB, Wisconsin, 40
Claphan, Sam, T, Oklahoma [from SD] 47
3. Ramey, Jim, DE, Kentucky, 70
4. Miller, Matt, T, Colorado, 95
5. Choice to LARm
Dimler, Rich, DT, USC [from Was thru LARm] 124
6. Burrell, Clinton, DB, LSU, 151
Ronan, Jim, DT, Minnesota [from LARm] 163
7. Choice to Phi
Risien, Cody, T, Texas A&M [from Oak] 183
8. Perkov, Kent, DE, San Diego State, 204
9. McGee, Carl, LB, Duke, 234
Weathers, Curtis, TE, Mississippi [from Oak] 241
10. Smith, John, WR, Tennessee State, 261
11. Poeschl, Randy, DE, Nebraska, 287
12. Choice to Oak
Methvin, Dewitt, C, Tulane [from Was] 315

Dallas Cowboys
1. Shaw, Robert, C, Tennessee, 27
2. Mitchell, Aaron, DB, Nevada-Las Vegas, 55
3. Cosbie, Doug, TE, Santa Clara [from Sea] 76
Choice to SF thru Sea
4. DeLoach, Ralph, DE, California, 109
5. Hukill, Bob, G, North Carolina [from ChiB] 121
Anderson, Curtis, DE, Central State (OH) [from Sea] 128
Springs, Ron, RB, Ohio State, 136
6. Lavender, Tim, DB, USC [from Sea] 155
Salzano, Mike, G, North Carolina [from Den] 160
De France, Chris, WR, Arizona State, 164
7. Fitzpatrick, Greg, LB, Youngstown State, 191
8. Thornton, Bruce, DT, Illinois, 219
9. Cobb, Garry, LB, USC, 247
10. Calhoun, Mike, DT, Notre Dame, 274
11. Choice to Det
12. Lowry, Quentin, LB, Youngstown State, 329

Denver Broncos
1. Clark, Kelvin, T, Nebraska, 22
2. Choice to Buf
3. Radford, Bruce, DE, Grambling, 77
4. Jefferson, Charles, DB, McNeese State, 105
5. Leach, Rick, QB, Michigan, 132
6. McIntyre, Jeff, LB, Arizona State [from Det] 148
Choice to Dal
7. Prestridge, Luke, P, Baylor, 188
8. Choice to Mia
9. Taylor, Charlie, WR, Rice, 242
10. Choice to NE
11. Dixon, Zachary, RB, Temple, 297
12. Jacobs, Dave, K, Syracuse, 325

Detroit Lions
1. Dorney, Keith, T, Penn State, 10
2. Fantetti, Ken, LB, Wyoming, 37
3. Robinson, Bo, RB, West Texas State, 67
4. Norris, Ulysses, TE, Georgia [from Bal] 88
Brooks, Jon, LB, Clemson, 92
5. Choice to SF
Brown, Walt, C, Pittsburgh [from SD thru Bal] 131
6. Choice to Den
7. Choice to Oak thru Cle
8. Choice to NYG
Mohring, John, LB, C.W. Post [from Sea] 213
9. Komlo, Jeff, QB, Delaware, 231
10. Choice to Mia
11. Choice to NYG
Cole, Eddie, LB, Mississippi [from Dal] 302
12. Forster, Bob, C-G, Brown, 313
Sweeney, Bryan, WR, Texas A&I [from NE] 326

Green Bay Packers
1. Ivery, Eddie Lee, RB, Georgia Tech, 15
2. Atkins, Steve, RB, Maryland, 44
3. Johnson, Charles, DT, Maryland, 71
4. Choice to NYJ
5. Choice to NYJ
6. Simmons, Dave, LB, North Carolina, 153
7. Monroe, Henry, DB, Mississippi State, 180
Wingo, Rich, LB, Alabama [from SD] 184
8. Cassidy, Ron, WR, Utah State [from SF] 193
Partridge, Rick, P, Utah, 208
9. Thompson, John, TE, Utah State, 235
10. Lockett, Frank, WR, Nebraska, 264
11. Thorson, Mark, DB, Ottawa, 290
12. Moats, Bill, P, South Dakota, 318

Houston Oilers
1. Choice to KC
2. Stensrud, Mike, DE Iowa State [from KC] 31
Baker, Jesse, DE, Jacksonville State, 50
3. King, Kenny, RB, Oklahoma [from Oak thru Bal] 72
Choice to TB
4. Choice to SD
5. Choice to TB
6. Hunt, Darryl, LB, Oklahoma [from Buf] 143
Murphy, Mike, LB, Southwest Missouri State, 159
7. Ries, Tim, DB, Southwest Missouri St [from Bal] 171
Choice to NYJ
8. Hartwig Carter, DB, USC, 214
9. Ellender, Richard, WR, McNeese State, 243
10. Choice exercised in 1978 supplemental draft (Dirden, Johnnie, WR, Sam Houston State)
11. Taylor, Mike, T, Georgia Tech, 298
12. Wilson, Wayne, RB, Shepherd, 324

Kansas City Chiefs
1. Bell, Mike, DE, Colorado State, 2
Fuller, Steve, QB, Clemson [from Hou] 23
2. Choice to Hou
3. Choice to LARm
4. Manumaleuga, Frank, LB, San Jose State, 85
5. Gant, Earl, RB, Missouri, 112
6. Gaines, Robert, WR, Washington, 140
7. Kremer, Ken, DE, Ball State, 167
8. Williams, Mike, RB, New Mexico, 195
Brewer, Robert, G, Temple [from LARm thru StL] 218
9. Folston, James, TE, Cameron, 222
Robinson, Joe, T, Ohio State [from NO] 229
10. DuPree, Mike, LB, Florida, 251
Jackson, Gerald, DB, Miss.St. [from Was]260
11. Rome, Stan, WR, Clemson, 277
12. Forrest, Michael, RB, Arkansas, 305

Los Angeles Rams
1. Andrews, Geo., LB, Nebraska [from Oak] 19
Hill, Kent, T, Georgia Tech, 26
2. Hill, Eddie, RB, Memphis State, 54
3. Moore, Jeff, WR, Tennessee [from KC] 58
Wellman, Mike, C, Kansas [from NE] 81
Choice to TB thru Was, Mia, and Oak
4. Tucker, Derwin, DB, Illinois [from SD] 99
Wilkinson, Jerry, DT, Oregon State, 108
5. Choice forfeited
Hicks, Victor, TE, Oklahoma [from Cle] 122
6. Choice to Cle
7. Delaney, Jeff, DB, Pittsburgh, 190
8. Choice to KC
9. Rutledge, Jeff QB, Alabama, 246
10. Willis, Larry, WR, Alcorn State [from KC] 268
Ebensberger, Grady, DT, Houston, 273
11. Deramus, Jesse, DT, Tennessee State, 301
12. Hill, Drew, WR, Georgia Tech, 328

Miami Dolphins
1. Giesler, Jon, T, Michigan, 24
2. Toews, Jeff, T, Washington, 53
3. Nathan, Tony, RB, Alabama [from TB] 61
Land, Mel, LB, Michigan State [from NYG] 63
Lee, Ron, TE, Baylor [from NO] 65
Choice to Atl
4. Howell, Steve, RB, Baylor, 107
5. Bessillieu, Don, DB, Georgia Tech, 134
6. Lindquist, Steve, G, Nebraska, 162
7. von Schamann, Uwe, K, Oklahoma, 189
8. Groth, Jeff, WR, Bowling Green [from Was] 206
Choice to TB
Blackwood, Glenn, DB, Texas [from Den] 215
9. Weston, Jeff, DT, Notre Dame, 244
10. Stanton, Jerome, DB, Michigan State [from Det] 258
Kozlowski, Mike, RB, Colorado, 272
11. Blanton, Mike, DE, Georgia Tech, 299
12. Fortner, Larry, QB, Miami (OH), 327

Minnesota Vikings
1. Brown, Ted, RB, North Carolina State, 16
2. Huffman, Dave, C, Notre Dame, 43
3. Choice forfeited
4. Dils, Steve, QB, Stanford, 97
5. Meter, Jerry, LB, Michigan, 129
6. Senser, Joe, TE, West Chester, 152
7. Winkel, Bob, DT, Kentucky, 181
8. Choice to Bal
9. Diggs, Billy, WR, Winston-Salem State, 236
10. Choice to NYJ
11. Nelson, Brian, WR, Texas Tech, 291
12. Stephens, David, LB, Kentucky, 317

New England Patriots
1. Sanford, Rick, DB, South Carolina, 25
2. Golic, Bob, LB, Notre Dame, 52
3. Choice to LARm
4. Hare, Eddie, P, Tulsa, 106
5. Zamberlin, John, LB, Pacific Lutheran, 135
6. Choice to Pit
7. Flint, Judson, DB, Memphis State [from Was] 177
Choice forfeited
8. Love, Randy, RB, Houston, 216
9. Spagnola, John, TE, Yale, 245
10. Cox, Martin, WR, Vanderbilt [from Den] 270
Clark, Allan, RB, Northern Arizona, 271
11. Choice to Was
12. Choice to Det

New Orleans Saints
1. Erxleben, Russell, K-P, Texas, 11
2. Mathis, Reggie, LB, Oklahoma, 38
3. Choice to Mia
4. Kovach, Jim, LB, Kentucky, 93
5. Huckleby, Harlan, RB, Michigan, 120
6. Ray, Ricky, DB, Norfolk State, 146
7. Sytsma, Stan, LB, Minnesota, 176
8. Panfil, Doug, G, Tulsa, 202
9. Choice to KC
10. Choice to Oak
11. Hall, David, WR, Missouri-Rolla, 285
12. Finch, Kelsey, RB, Tennessee, 311

New York Giants
1. Simms, Phil, QB, Morehead State, 7
2. Gray, Earnest, WR, Memphis State, 36
3. Choice to Mia
4. Tabor, Phil, DE, Oklahoma, 90
5. Jackson, Cleveland, TE, Nevada-Las Vegas, 117
6. Torrey, Bob, RB, Penn State, 145
Hicks, Eddie, RB, East Carolina [from Phi] 158
7. Alvers, Steve, TE, Miami, 172
8. Perry, D.K., DB, SMU, 200
Simmons, Roy, G, Georgia Tech [from Det] 201
9. Rusk, Tom, LB, Iowa, 227
10. Fowler, Dan, G, Kentucky, 256
11. Mince, Mike, DB, Fresno State, 282
Johnson, Ken, RB, Miami [from Det] 284
12. Gillespie, Tim, G, North Carolina State, 310

New York Jets
1. Lyons, Marty, DE, Alabama, 14
2. Gastineau, Mark, DE, East Central (OK), 41
3. Dykes, Donald, DB, Southeastern Louisiana, 68
4. Cunningham, Eric, G, Penn State, 96
Lynn, Johnny, DB, UCLA [from GB] 98
5. Kirchbaum, Kelly, LB, Kentucky, 123
Blinka, Stan, LB, Sam Houston State [from GB] 125
6. Dufek, Bill, G, Michigan, 149
7. King, Emmett, RB, Houston, 179
Brown, Keith, Minnesota [from Hou] 187
8. Harris, Marshall, DT, TCU [from TB] 198
Beamon, Willie, LB, Boise State, 205
9. Sprattler, Gordy, RB, North Dakota State, 232
10. Sybeldon, Steve, T, North Dakota, 262
McGlasson, Ed, C, Youngstown St [from Min] 263
11. Sanders, Dan, QB, Carson-Newman, 288
12. Darby, Paul, WR, Southwest Texas State, 314

Oakland Raiders
1. Choice to LARm
2. Jones, Willie, DE, Florida St [from Was thru StL] 42
Choice to StL
3. Choice to Hou thru Bal
4. Choice to Was
5. Choice to StL
6. Matthews, Ira, KR, Wisconsin [from TB] 142
Williams, Henry, DB, San Diego State, 156
7. Matia, Jack, T, Drake [from Det thru Cle] 175
Choice to Cle
8. Hawkins, Robert, RB, Kentucky, 209
9. Choice to Cle
Rourke, Jim, T, Boston College [from Phi] 238
10. Choice to KC
Smith, Ricky, DB, Tulane [from NO] 259
11. Davis, Bruce, T, UCLA, 294
12. Abernathy, Dirk, DB, Bowl.Gr. [from Cle] 316
Kinlaw, Reggie, DT, Oklahoma, 320

Philadelphia Eagles
1. Robinson, Jerry, LB, UCLA, 21
2. Perot, Petey, G, Northwestern State (LA), 48
3. Franklin, Tony, K, Texas A&M, 74
4. Cowins, Ben, RB, Arkansas [from Was] 94
Choice to Atl
5. Fitzkee, Scott, WR, Penn State, 126
6. Choice to NYG
7. Swafford, Don, T, Florida [from Cle] 178
Bunche, Curtis, DE, Albany State, 185
8. Correal, Chuck, C, Penn State [from Buf] 196
Runager, Max, P, South Carolina, 211
9. Choice to Oak
10. Choice to SD
11. Chesley, Al, LB, Pittsburgh, 296
12. Choice to Pit

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. Hawthorne, Greg, RB, Baylor, 28
2. Valentine, Zack, LB, East Carolina, 56
3. Choice forfeited
4. Davis, Russell, RB, Michigan [from TB thru Det] 86
Sweeney, Calvin, WR, USC, 110
5. Board, Dwaine, DE, North Carolina A&T, 137
6. Murrell, Bill, TE, Winston-Salem St [from SD] 157
Woodruff, Dwayne, DB, Louisville [from NE] 161
Bahr, Matt, K, Penn State, 165
7. Kimball, Bruce, G, Massachusetts, 192
8. Graves, Tom, LB, Michigan State, 220
9. Kirk, Richard, DE, Denison, 248
10. Thompson, Tod, TE, BYU, 275
11. Moore, Charlie, C, Wichita State, 303
12. Smith, Ed, LB, Vanderbilt [from Phi] 322
Almond, Mike, WR, Northwestern State (LA), 330

St. Louis Cardinals
1. Anderson, Ottis, RB, Miami, 8
2. Brown, Theotis, RB, UCLA, 35
Favron, Calvin, LB, S’eastern LA [from Oak] 46
3. Bostic, Joe, T, Clemson, 64
4. Green, Roy, DB, Henderson State, 89
5. Henry, Steve, DB, Emporia State, 118
Bell, Mark, R., WR, Colorado State [from Oak] 130
6. Lott, Thomas, RB, Oklahoma, 144
7. Gibson, Kirk, WR, Michigan State, 173
8. Miller, Larry, LB, BYU, 199
9. Rozier, Bob, DE, California, 228
10. Holloway, Jerry, TE, Western Illinois, 255
11. Henderson, Nate, T, Florida State, 283
12. McBride, Ricky, LB, Georgia, 309

San Diego Chargers
1. Winslow, Kellen, TE, Missouri [from Cle] 13
Choice to Cle
2. Choice to Cle
3. Thrift, Cliff, LB, East Central (OK), 73
4. Choice to LARm
Floyd, John, WR, N’east Louisiana [from Hou] 104
5. Choice to Det
6. Choice to Pit
7. Choice to GB
8. Haslip, Wilbert, RB, Hawaii, 210
9. Garrett, Alvin, WR, Angelo State, 237
10. Petruccio, Tony, DT, Penn State [from Phi] 265
Green, Al, DB, LSU, 269
11. Rader, Dave, QB, Tulsa, 295
12. Duncan, Frank, DB, Cal State-San Francisco, 321

San Francisco 49ers
1. Choice to Buf
2. Owens, James, WR, UCLA, 29
3. Choice to Seattle
Montana, Joe, QB, Notre D. [from Dal thru Sea] 82
4. Choice to Buf
5. Seabron, Tom, LB, Michigan, 111
Aldridge, Jerry, RB, Angelo State [from Det] 119
6. Vaughan, Ruben, DT, Colorado, 138
7. Francis, Phil, RB, Stanford, 166
8. Choice tc Green Bay
9. Hamilton, Steve, DT, Missouri, 221
10. Clark, Dwight, WR, Clemson, 249
Ballage, Howard, DB, Colorado [from TB] 252
11. McBride, Billy, DB, Tennessee State, 276
12. Choice exercised in 1978 supplemental draft (Connors, Rod, RB, USC)

Seattle Seahawks
1. Tuiasosopo, Manu, DT, UCLA, 18
2. Norman, Joe, LB, Indiana, 45
3. Jackson, Michael, LB, Washington [from SF] 57
Choice to Dal
4. Bell, Mark E., TE, Colorado State, 102
5. Choice to Dal
6. Choice to Dal
7. Polowski, Larry, LB, Boise St [from TB thru Was] 169
Choice to Was
8. Choice to Det
9. Tate, Ezra, RB, Mississippi College, 240
10. Hardy, Robert, DT, Jackson State, 267
11. Hinesly, Jim, G, Michigan State, 293
12. Moore, Jeff, RB, Jackson State, 319

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1. Choice to Chicago
2. Roberts, Greg, G, Oklahoma [from Bal] 33
Jones, Gordon, WR, Pittsburgh, 34
3. Eckwood, Jerry, RB, Arkansas [from Bal] 60
Choice to Mia
Lewis, Reggie, DE, North Texas St [from Hou] 78
Berns, Rick, RB, Nebraska [from LARm thru Was, Mia, and Oak] 80
4. Choice to Pit thru Det
5. Choice to Buf
Fusina, Chuck, QB, Penn State [from Hou] 133
6. Choice to Oak
7. Choice to Sea thru Was
8. Sanders, Eugene, DT, Texas A&M [from Mia] 217
Choice to NYJ
9. Vereen, Henry, WR, Nevada-Las Vegas, 225
10. Choice to SF
11. Rippentrop, Bob, TE, Fresno State, 281
12. Logan, David, DT, Pittsburgh, 307

Washington Redskins
1. Choice to Cin
2. Choice to Oak thru StL
3. Choice to Bal thru Hou
4. Choice to Phi
Warren, Don, TE, S.Diego St [from Oak thru GB] 103
5. Choice to Cle
6. Choice to Bal
7. Choice to NE
Milot, Rich, LB, Penn State [from Sea] 182
8. Choice to Mia
9. Haines, Kris, WR, Notre Dame, 233
10. Coleman, Monte, LB, Central Arkansas, 289
11. Hall, Tony, WR, Knoxville [from NE] 300
12. Choice to Cle


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