The 1983 NFL Draft

April 26-27, 1983

John Elway, QB, Stanford

1983-98 Denver Broncos (16 playing seasons)
Passed for 51,475 yards and 300 TDs during career.
All-Pro: 1 year
All-Conference: 4 years
Pro Bowls: 9
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2004

The 1983 NFL Draft PIcks

View 1983 Draft by Team
Draft# Team Player, Position, College
1 Baltimore Colts John Elway qb, Stanford
2 Los Angeles Rams1 Eric Dickerson rb, SMU
3 Seattle Seahawks2 Curt Warner rb, Penn State
4 Denver Broncos Chris Hinton g, Northwestern
5 San Diego Chargers3 Billy Ray Smith, Jr. LB, Arkansas
6 Chicago Bears Jim Covert T, Pittsburgh
7 Kansas City Chiefs Todd Blackledge qb, Penn State
8 Philadelphia Eagles Michael Haddix rb, Mississippi State
9 Houston Oilers4 Bruce Matthews T, USC
10 New York Giants Terry Kinard db, Clemson
11 Green Bay Packers5 Tim Lewis DB, Pittsburgh
12 Buffalo Bills Tony Hunter te, Notre Dame
13 Detroit Lions James Jones rb, Florida
14 Buffalo Bills6 Jim Kelly qb, Miami
15 New England Patriots Tony Eason qb, Illinois
16 Atlanta Falcons Mike Pitts de, Alabama
17 St. Louis Rams Leonard Smith db, McNeese State
18 Chicago Bears7 Willie Gault wr, Tennessee
19 Minnesota Vikings Joey Browner db, USC
20 San Diego Chargers8 Gary Anderson WR/RB, Arkansas
21 Pittsburgh Steelers Gabriel Rivera dt, Texas Tech
22 San Diego Chargers Gill Byrd db, Southern Mississippi
23 Dallas Cowboys Jim Jeffcoat de, Arizona State
24 New York Jets Ken O'Brien qb, Cal-Davis
25 Cincinnati Bengals Dave Rimington c, Nebraska
26 Los Angeles Raiders Don Mosebar t, USC
27 Miami Dolphins Dan Marino qb, Pittsburgh
28 Washington Redskins Darrell Green db, Texas A&I
  • 1 - Pick acquired from the Houston Oilers
    2 - Pick acquired from the Los Angeles Rams
    3 - Pick acquired from the San Francisco 49ers
    4 - Pick acquired from the Seattle Seahawks
    5 - Pick acquired from the New Orleans Saints
    6 - Pick acquired from the Cleveland Browns
    7 - Pick acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    8 - Pick acquired from the Green Bay Packers