The 1971 NFL Draft

Held January 28-29, 1971

Jim Plunkett, QB, Stanford

1971-75 New England Patriots
1976-77 San Francisco 49ers
979-86 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (15 playing seasons)
Passing: 25,882 yards and 164 TDs

The 1971 NFL Draft PIcks

View 1971 Draft by Team
Draft# Team Player, Position, College
1 Boston Patriots Jim Plunkett qb, Stanford
2 New Orleans Saints Archie Manning qb, Mississippi
3 Houston Oilers Dan Pastorini qb, Santa Clara
4 Buffalo Bills J.D. Hill wr, Arizona State
5 Philadelphia Eagles Richard Harris de, Grambling
6 New York Jets John Riggins rb, Kansas
7 Atlanta Falcons Joe Profit rb, N.E. Louisiana
8 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Lewis wr, Grambling
9 Green Bay Packers1 John Brockington rb, Ohio State
10 Los Angeles Rams2 Isiah Robertson lb, Southern
11 Chicago Bears Joe Moore rb, Missouri
12 Denver Broncos3 Marv Montgomery t, USC
13 San Diego Chargers Leon Burns rb, Long Beach State
14 Cleveland Browns Clarence Scott db, Kansas State
15 Cincinnati Bengals Vernon Holland t, Tennessee St.
16 Kansas City Chiefs Elmo Wright wr, Houston
17 St. Louis Cardinals Norm Thompson db, Utah
18 New York Giants Rocky Thompson wr, W. Texas State
19 Oakland Raiders Jack Tatum db, Ohio State
20 Los Angeles Rams Jack Youngblood de, Florida
21 Detroit Lions Bob Bell dt, Cincinnati
22 Baltimore Colts4 Don McCauley rb, North Carolina
23 San Francisco 49ers William Tim Anderson db, Ohio State
24 Minnesota Vikings Leo Hayden rb, Ohio State
25 Dallas Cowboys Tody Smith de, USC
26 Baltimore Colts Leonard Dunlap db, N. Texas State
  • 1 - Acquired from Denver Broncos
    2 - Acquired from Washington Redskins
    3 - Acquired from Green Bay Packers
    4 - Acquired from Miami Dolphins