The 1978 NFL Draft

Held May 2-3, 1978

Earl Campbell, RB, Texas

1978-84 Houston Oilers
1984-85 New Orleans Saints (eight total playing seasons)
Rushing: 9,407 yards, 74 TDs
Receiving: 806 yards, 121 receptions
All-Pro: 3 years
All-Conference: 3 years
Pro Bowls: 5
Elected to Hall of Fame in 1991

The 1978 NFL Draft PIcks

View 1978 Draft by Team
Draft# Team Player, Position, College
1 Houston Oilers1 Earl Campbell rb, Texas
2 Kansas City Chiefs Art Still de, Kentucky
3 New Orleans Saints Wes Chandler WR, Florida
4 New York Jets Chris Ward t, Ohio State
5 Buffalo Bills Terry Miller rB, Oklahoma St.
6 Green Bay Packers James Lofton wr, Stanford
7 San Francisco 49ers Ken MacAfee, Jr. Te, Notre Dame
8 Cincinnati Bengals2 Ross Browner Dt, Notre Dame
9 Seattle Seahawks Keith Simpson db, Memphis St.
10 New York Giants Gordon King t, Stanford
11 Detroit Lions Luther Bradley db, Notre Dame
12 Cleveland Browns Clay Matthews lb, USC
13 Atlanta Falcons Mike Kenn t, Michigan
14 San Diego Chargers John Jefferson wr, Arizona St.
15 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Little k, Arkansas
16 Cincinnati Bengals Blair Bush c, Washington
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers3 Doug Williams qb, Grambling
18 New England Patriots Bob Cryder g, Alabama
19 St. Louis Cardinals4 Ken Greene db, Washington St.
20 Los Angeles Rams5 Elvis Peacock rb, Oklahoma
21 Minnesota Vikings Randy Holloway de, Pittsburgh
22 Pittsburgh Steelers Ron Johnson db, Eastern Michigan
23 Cleveland Browns6 Ozzie Newsome wr, Alabama
24 San Francisco 49ers7 Dan Bunz lb, Long Beach State
25 Baltimore Colts Reese McCall te, Auburn
26 Green Bay Packers8 John Anderson lb, Michigan
27 Denver Broncos Don Latimer dt, Miami
28 Dallas Cowboys Larry Bethea de, Michigan St.
  • 1 - Acquired from Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    2 - Acquired from Philadelphia Eagles
    3 - Acquired from Houston Oilers
    4 - Acquired from Washington Redskins
    5 - Acquired from Chicago thru Cleveland
    6 - Acquired from Los Angeles Rams
    7 - Acquired from Miami Dolphins
    8 - Acquired from Oakland Raiders