The 1981 NFL Draft

April 28-29, 1981

George Rogers, RB, South Carolina

1981-84 New Orleans Saints
1985-87 Washington Redskins (seven playing seasons)
Rushed for 7,176 yards and 54 TDs, caught 55 passes for 368 yards during his career.
All-Pro: 1 year
All-Conference: 1 year
Pro Bowls: 2

The 1981 NFL Draft PIcks

View 1981 Draft by Team
Draft# Team Player, Position, College
1 New Orleans Saints George Rogers rb, South Carolina
2 New York Giants Lawrence Taylor lb, North Carolina
3 New York Jets Freeman McNeil rb, UCLA
4 Seattle Seahawks Kenny Easley dc, UCLA
5 St. Louis Cardinals E.J. Junior LB, Alabama
6 Green Bay Packers Rich Campbell qb, California
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hugh Green lb, Pittsburgh
8 San Francisco 49ers Ronnie Lott Db, USC
9 Los Angeles Rams1 Mel Owens lb, Michigan
10 Cincinnati Bengals David Verser WR, Kansas
11 Chicago Bears Keith Van Horne t, USC
12 Baltimore Colts Randy McMillan rb, Pittsburgh
13 Miami Dolphins David Overstreet rb, Oklahoma
14 Kansas City Chiefs Willie Scott te, South Carolina
15 Denver Broncos Dennis Smith db, USC
16 Detroit Lions Mark Nichols WR, San Jose State
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Gary Keith de, Oklahoma
18 Baltimore Colts2 Donnell Thompson dt, North Carolina
19 New England Patriots Brian Holloway t, Stanford
20 Washington Redskins3 Mark May t, Pittsburgh
21 Oakland Raiders4 Ted Watts db, Texas Tech
22 Cleveland Browns Hanford Dixon db, Southern Mississippi
23 Oakland Raiders5 Curt Marsh t, Washington
24 San Diego Chargers James Brooks rb, Auburn
25 Atlanta Falcons Bobby Butler db, Florida State
26 Dallas Cowboys Howard Richards t, Missouri
27 Philadelphia Eagles Leonard Mitchell de, Houston
28 Buffalo Bills6 Booker Moore rb, Penn State
  • 1 - Pick acquired from the Washington Redskins
    2 - Pick acquired from the Minnesota Vikings
    3 - Pick acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers
    4 - Pick acquired from the Houston Oilers
    5 - Pick acquired from the Buffalo Bills
    6 - Pick acquired from the Oakland Raiders