The 1997 NFL Draft

April 19-20, 1997

Orlando Pace, T, Ohio State

1997-2008 St. Louis Rams; 2009 Chicago Bears 
Games played: 169
All-Pro: 4
All-Conference: 5
Pro Bowls: 7

HALL OF FAMERS TAKEN IN THE 1997 DRAFT

The 1997 NFL Draft PIcks

View 1997 Draft by Team
Draft# Team Player, Position, College
1 St. Louis Rams1 Orlando Pace t, Ohio State
2 Oakland Raiders2 Darrell Russell dT, Southern California
3 Seattle Seahawks3 Shawn Springs Db, Ohio State
4 Baltimore Ravens Peter Boulware de, Florida State
5 Detroit Lions Bryant Westbrook dB, Texas
6 Seattle Seahawks4 Walter Jones T, Florida State
7 New York Giants Ike Hilliard wr, Florida
8 New York Jets5 James Farrior lb, Virginia
9 Arizona Cardinals Tom Knight db, Iowa
10 New Orleans Saints6 Chris Naeole g, Colorado
11 Atlanta Falcons7 Michael Booker db, Nebraska
12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers8 Warrick Dunn rb, Florida State
13 Kansas City Chiefs9 Tony Gonzalez te, California
14 Cincinnati Bengals Reinard Wilson lb, Florida State
15 Miami Dolphins Yatil Green wr, Miami (FL)
16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers10 Reidel Anthony wr, Florida
17 Washington Redskins Kenard Lang de, Miami (FL)
18 Houston Oilers11 Kenny Holmes de, Miami (FL)
19 Indianapolis Colts Tarik Glenn t, California
20 Minnesota Vikings Dwayne Rudd dt, Alabama
21 Jacksonville Jaguars Renaldo Wynn dt, Notre Dame
22 Dallas Cowboys12 David LaFleur te, Southern California
23 Buffalo Bills Antowain Smith rb, Houston
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Chad Scott db, Maryland
25 Philadelphia Eagles13 Jon Harris de, Virginia
26 San Francisco 49ers Jim Druckenmiller qb, Virginia Tech
27 Carolina Panthers Rae Carruth wr, Colorado
28 Denver Broncos Trevor Pryce dt, Clemson
29 New England Patriots Chris Canty db, Kansas State
30 Green Bay Packers Ross Verba t, Iowa
  • 1 - Pick acquired from the New York Jets
    2 - Pick acquired from the New Orleans Saints
    3 - Pick acquired from the Atlanta Falcons
    4 - Pick acquired from St. Louis thru NY Jets and Tampa Bay
    5 - Pick acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    6 - Pick acquired from the Oakland Raiders
    7 - Pick acquired from Chicago thru Seattle
    8 - Pick acquired from the Seattle Seahawks
    9 - Pick acquired from the Houston Oilers
    10 - Pick acquired from the San Diego Chargers
    11 - Pick acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs
    12 - Pick acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles
    13 - Pick acquired from the Dallas Cowboys