1979 NFL Draft List Held May 3-4, 1979
Round Overall Team Player Pos College Note
1 1 Buffalo Bills Tom Cousineau LB Ohio State from SF
1 2 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Bell DE Colorado State
1 3 Cincinnati Bengals Jack Thompson QB Washington State
1 4 Chicago Bears Dan Hampton DT Arkansas from TB
1 5 Buffalo Bills Jerry Butler WR Clemson
1 6 Baltimore Colts Barry Krauss LB Alabama
1 7 New York Giants Phil Simms QB Morehead State
1 8 St. Louis Cardinals Ottis Anderson RB Miami (Florida)
1 9 Chicago Bears Al Harris DE Arizona State
1 10 Detroit Lions Keith Dorney T Penn State
1 11 New Orleans Saints Russell Erxleben K-P Texas
1 12 Cincinnati Bengals Charles Alexander RB Louisiana State from WAS
1 13 San Diego Chargers Kellen Winslow TE Missouri from CLE
1 14 New York Jets Marty Lyons DE Alabama
1 15 Green Bay Packers Eddie Lee Ivery RB Georgia Tech
1 16 Minnesota Vikings Ted Brown RB North Carolina State
1 17 Atlanta Falcons Don Smith DE Miami (Florida)
1 18 Seattle Seahawks Manu Tuiasosopo DT UCLA
1 19 Los Angeles Rams George Andrews LB Nebraska from OAK
1 20 Cleveland Browns Willis Adams WR Houston from SD
1 21 Philadelphia Eagles Jerry Robinson LB UCLA
1 22 Denver Broncos Kelvin Clark T Nebraska
1 23 Kansas City Chiefs Steve Fuller QB Clemson from HOU
1 24 Miami Dolphins Jon Giesler T Michigan
1 25 New England Patriots Rick Sanford DB South Carolina
1 26 Los Angeles Rams Kent Hill T Georgia Tech
1 27 Dallas Cowboys Robert Shaw C Tennessee
1 28 Pittsburgh Steelers Greg Hawthorne RB Baylor
2 29 San Francisco 49ers James Owens WR UCLA
2 30 Cincinnati Bengals Dan Ross TE Northeastern
2 31 Houston Oilers Mike Stensrud DE Iowa State from KC
2 32 Buffalo Bills Fred Smerlas DT Boston College
2 33 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Greg Roberts G Oklahoma from BAL
2 34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gordon Jones WR Pittsburgh
2 35 St. Louis Cardinals Theotis Brown RB UCLA
2 36 New York Giants Earnest Gray WR Memphis
2 37 Detroit Lions Ken Fantetti LB Wyoming
2 38 New Orleans Saints Reggie Mathis LB Oklahoma
2 39 Chicago Bears Rickey Watts WR Tulsa
2 40 Cleveland Browns Lawrence Johnson DB Wisconsin
2 41 New York Jets Mark Gastineau DE East Central
2 42 Oakland Raiders Willie Jones DE Florida State from WAS/STL
2 43 Minnesota Vikings Dave Huffman C Notre Dame
2 44 Green Bay Packers Steve Atkins RB Maryland
2 45 Seattle Seahawks Joe Norman LB Indiana
2 46 St. Louis Cardinals Calvin Favron LB Southeastern Louisiana from OAK
2 47 Cleveland Browns Sam Claphan T Oklahoma from SD
2 48 Philadelphia Eagles Petey Perot G Northwestern State (Louisiana)
2 49 Atlanta Falcons Pat Howell G Southern California
2 50 Houston Oilers Jesse Baker DE Jacksonville State
2 51 Buffalo Bills Jim Haslett LB Indiana (Pennsylvania) from DEN
2 52 New England Patriots Bob Golic LB Notre Dame
2 53 Miami Dolphins Jeff Toews T Washington
2 54 Los Angeles Rams Eddie Hill RB Memphis
2 55 Dallas Cowboys Aaron Mitchell DB Nevada-Las Vegas
2 56 Pittsburgh Steelers Zack Valentine LB East Carolina
3 57 Seattle Seahawks Michael Jackson LB Washington from SF
3 58 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Moore WR Tennessee from KC
3 59 Cincinnati Bengals Barney Cotton G Nebraska
3 60 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerry Eckwood RB Arkansas from BAL
3 61 Miami Dolphins Tony Nathan RB Alabama from TB
3 62 Buffalo Bills Jon Borchardt T Montana State
3 63 Miami Dolphins Mel Land LB Michigan State from NYG
3 64 St. Louis Cardinals Joe Bostic T Clemson
3 65 Miami Dolphins Ronnie Lee TE Baylor from NO
3 66 Chicago Bears Willie McClendon RB Georgia
3 67 Detroit Lions Bo Robinson RB West Texas A&M
3 68 New York Jets Donald Dykes DB Southeastern Louisiana
3 69 Baltimore Colts Kim Anderson DB Arizona State from WAS/HOU
3 70 Cleveland Browns Jim Ramey DE Kentucky
3 71 Green Bay Packers Charles Johnson DT Maryland
3 72 Houston Oilers Kenny King RB Oklahoma from BAL
3 73 San Diego Chargers Cliff Thrift LB East Central
3 74 Philadelphia Eagles Tony Franklin K Texas A&M
3 75 Atlanta Falcons James Mayberry RB Colorado
3 76 Dallas Cowboys Doug Cosbie TE Santa Clara from SEA
3 77 Denver Broncos Bruce Radford DE Grambling State
3 78 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reggie Lewis DE North Texas from HOU
3 79 Atlanta Falcons William Andrews RB Auburn from MIA
3 80 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rick Berns RB Nebraska from LARM/WAS/MIA/OAK
3 81 Los Angeles Rams Mike Wellman C Kansas from NE
3 82 San Francisco 49ers Joe Montana QB Notre Dame from DAL/SEA
4 83 Buffalo Bills Ken Johnson DE Knoxville from SF
4 84 Cincinnati Bengals Mike White DT Albany State
4 85 Kansas City Chiefs Frank Manumaleuga LB San Jose State
4 86 Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Davis RB Michigan from TB/DET
4 87 Buffalo Bills Jeff Nixon DB Richmond
4 88 Detroit Lions Ulysses Norris TE Georgia from BAL
4 89 St. Louis Cardinals Roy Green DB Henderson State
4 90 New York Giants Phil Tabor DE Oklahoma
4 91 Cincinnati Bengals Vaughn Lusby DB Arkansas from CHIB
4 92 Detroit Lions Jon Brooks LB Clemson
4 93 New Orleans Saints Jim Kovach LB Kentucky
4 94 Philadelphia Eagles Ben Cowins RB Arkansas from WAS
4 95 Cleveland Browns Matt Miller T Colorado
4 96 New York Jets Eric Cunningham G Penn State
4 97 Minnesota Vikings Steve Dils QB Stanford
4 98 New York Jets Johnny Lynn DB UCLA from GB
4 99 Los Angeles Rams Derwin Tucker DB Illinois from SD
4 100 Atlanta Falcons Lynn Cain RB Southern California from PHI
4 101 Atlanta Falcons Charles Johnson DB Grambling State
4 102 Seattle Seahawks Mark Bell TE Colorado State
4 103 Washington Redskins Don Warren TE San Diego State from OAK/GB
4 104 San Diego Chargers John Floyd WR Louisiana-Monroe from HOU
4 105 Denver Broncos Charles Jefferson DB McNeese State
4 106 New England Patriots Eddie Hare P Tulsa
4 107 Miami Dolphins Steve Howell RB Baylor
4 108 Los Angeles Rams Jerry Wilkinson DT Oregon State
4 109 Dallas Cowboys Ralph DeLoach DE California
4 110 Pittsburgh Steelers Calvin Sweeney WR Southern California
5 111 San Francisco 49ers Tom Seabron LB Michigan
5 112 Kansas City Chiefs Earl Gant RB Missouri
5 113 Cincinnati Bengals Casey Merrill DE California-Davis
5 114 Buffalo Bills Rod Kush DB Nebraska-Omaha
5 115 Baltimore Colts Larry Braziel DB Southern California
5 116 Buffalo Bills Dan Manucci QB Kansas State from TB/SEA
5 117 New York Giants Cleveland Jackson TE Nevada-Las Vegas
5 118 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Henry DB Emporia State
5 119 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Aldridge RB Angelo State from DET
5 120 New Orleans Saints Harlan Huckleby TB Michigan
5 121 Dallas Cowboys Bob Hukill G North Carolina from CHIB
5 122 Los Angeles Rams Victor Hicks TE Oklahoma from CLE
5 123 New York Jets Kelly Kirchbaum LB Kentucky
5 124 Cleveland Browns Rich Dimler DT Southern California from WAS/LARM
5 125 New York Jets Stan Blinka LB Sam Houston State from GB
5 126 Philadelphia Eagles Scott Fitzkee WR Penn State
5 127 Atlanta Falcons Mike Zele DT Kent State
5 128 Dallas Cowboys Curtis Anderson DE Central State (Ohio) from SEA
5 129 Minnesota Vikings Jerry Meter LB Michigan
5 130 St. Louis Cardinals Mark Bell WR Colorado State from OAK
5 131 Detroit Lions Walt Brown C Pittsburgh from SD/BAL
5 132 Denver Broncos Rick Leach QB Michigan
5 133 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chuck Fusina QB Penn State from HOU
5 134 Miami Dolphins Don Bessillieu DB Georgia Tech
5 135 New England Patriots John Zamberlin LB Pacific Lutheran
5 136 Dallas Cowboys Ron Springs RB Ohio State
5 137 Pittsburgh Steelers Dwaine Board DE North Carolina A&T State
6 138 San Francisco 49ers Ruben Vaughan DT Colorado
6 139 Cincinnati Bengals Steve Kreider WR Lehigh
6 140 Kansas City Chiefs Robert Gaines WR Washington
6 141 Buffalo Bills Mike Burrow G Auburn from BAL
6 142 Oakland Raiders Ira Matthews KR Wisconsin from TB
6 143 Houston Oilers Daryl Hunt LB Oklahoma from BUF
6 144 St. Louis Cardinals Thomas Lott RB Oklahoma
6 145 New York Giants Bob Torrey RB Penn State
6 146 New Orleans Saints Ricky Ray DB Norfolk State
6 147 Chicago Bears John Sullivan LB Illinois
6 148 Denver Broncos Jeff McIntyre LB Arizona State from DET
6 149 New York Jets Bill Dufek G Michigan
6 150 Baltimore Colts Jimmy Moore T Ohio State from WAS
6 151 Cleveland Browns Clinton Burrell DB Louisiana State
6 152 Minnesota Vikings Joe Senser TE West Chester
6 153 Green Bay Packers Dave Simmons LB North Carolina
6 154 Atlanta Falcons Mike Moroski QB California-Davis
6 155 Dallas Cowboys Tim Lavender DB Southern California from SEA
6 156 Oakland Raiders Henry Williams DB San Diego State
6 157 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Murrell TE Winston-Salem State from SD
6 158 New York Giants Eddie Hicks RB East Carolina from PHI
6 159 Houston Oilers Mike Murphy LB Missouri State
6 160 Dallas Cowboys Mike Salzano G North Carolina from DEN
6 161 Pittsburgh Steelers Dwayne Woodruff DB Louisville from NE
6 162 Miami Dolphins Steve Lindquist OG Nebraska
6 163 Cleveland Browns Jim Ronan DT Minnesota from LARM
6 164 Dallas Cowboys Chris DeFance WR Arizona State
6 165 Pittsburgh Steelers Matt Bahr K Penn State
7 166 San Francisco 49ers Phil Francis RB Stanford
7 167 Kansas City Chiefs Ken Kremer DE Ball State
7 168 Cincinnati Bengals Max Montoya T UCLA
7 169 Seattle Seahawks Larry Polowski LB Boise State from TB/WAS
7 170 Buffalo Bills Tom Mullady TE Southwestern (Tennessee)
7 171 Houston Oilers Tim Ries DB Missouri State from BAL
7 172 New York Giants Steve Alvers TE Miami (Florida)
7 173 St. Louis Cardinals Kirk Gibson WR Michigan State
7 174 Chicago Bears Lee Kunz LB Nebraska
7 175 Oakland Raiders Jack Matia T Drake from DET/CLE
7 176 New Orleans Saints Stan Sytsma LB Minnesota
7 177 New England Patriots Judson Flint DB Memphis from WAS
7 178 Philadelphia Eagles Don Swafford T Florida from CLE
7 179 New York Jets Emmett King RB Houston
7 180 Green Bay Packers Henry Monroe DB Mississippi State
7 181 Minnesota Vikings Bob Winkel DT Kentucky
7 182 Washington Redskins Rich Milot LB Penn State from SEA
7 183 Cleveland Browns Cody Risien T Texas A&M from OAK
7 184 Green Bay Packers Rich Wingo LB Alabama from SD
7 185 Philadelphia Eagles Curtis Bunche DE Albany State
7 186 Atlanta Falcons Roger Westlund T Washington
7 187 New York Jets Keith Brown DB Minnesota from HOU
7 188 Denver Broncos Luke Prestridge P Baylor
7 189 Miami Dolphins Uwe Von Schamann K Oklahoma
7 190 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Delaney DB Pittsburgh
7 191 Dallas Cowboys Greg Fitzpatrick LB Youngstown State
7 192 Pittsburgh Steelers Bruce Kimball G Massachusetts
8 193 Green Bay Packers Ron Cassidy WR Utah State from SF
8 194 Cincinnati Bengals Howie Kurnick LB Cincinnati
8 195 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Williams RB New Mexico
8 196 Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Correal C Penn State from BUF
8 197 Baltimore Colts Steve Heimkreiter LB Notre Dame
8 198 New York Jets Marshall Harris DT Texas Christian from TB
8 199 St. Louis Cardinals Larry Miller LB Brigham Young
8 200 New York Giants Harold Perry DB Southern Methodist
8 201 New York Giants Roy Simmons G Georgia Tech from DET
8 202 New Orleans Saints Doug Panfil G Tulsa
8 203 Chicago Bears Rick Moss DB Purdue
8 204 Cleveland Browns Kent Perkov DE San Diego State
8 205 New York Jets Willie Beamon LB Boise State
8 206 Miami Dolphins Jeff Groth WR Bowling Green State from WAS
8 207 Baltimore Colts Nesby Glasgow DB Washington from MIN
8 208 Green Bay Packers Rick Partridge P Utah
8 209 Oakland Raiders Robert Hawkins RB Kentucky
8 210 San Diego Chargers Wilbert Haslip 5B Hawaii
8 211 Philadelphia Eagles Max Runager P South Carolina
8 212 Atlanta Falcons Keith Miller LB Northeastern State
8 213 Detroit Lions John Mohring LB Long Island-Post from SEA
8 214 Houston Oilers Carter Hartwig DB Southern California
8 215 Miami Dolphins Glenn Blackwood DB Texas from DEN
8 216 New England Patriots Randy Love RB Houston
8 217 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gene Sanders DT Texas A&M from MIA
8 218 Kansas City Chiefs Bob Brewer G Temple from LARM/STL
8 219 Dallas Cowboys Bruce Thornton DT Illinois
8 220 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Graves LB Michigan State
9 221 San Francisco 49ers Steve Hamilton DT Missouri
9 222 Kansas City Chiefs James Folston TE Cameron
9 223 Cincinnati Bengals Scott Burk DB Oklahoma State
9 224 Baltimore Colts Russ Henderson P Virginia
9 225 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Henry Vereen WR Nevada-Las Vegas
9 226 Buffalo Bills Kevin Baker DE William Penn
9 227 New York Giants Tom Rusk LB Iowa
9 228 St. Louis Cardinals Bob Rozier DE California
9 229 Kansas City Chiefs Joe Robinson T Ohio State from NO
9 230 Chicago Bears Jerome Heavens RB Notre Dame
9 231 Detroit Lions Jeff Komlo QB Delaware
9 232 New York Jets Gordy Sprattler RB North Dakota State
9 233 Washington Redskins Kris Haines WR Notre Dame
9 234 Cleveland Browns Carl McGee LB Duke
9 235 Green Bay Packers John Thompson TE Utah State
9 236 Minnesota Vikings Billy Diggs WR Winston-Salem State
9 237 San Diego Chargers Alvin Garrett WR Angelo State
9 238 Oakland Raiders Jim Rourke T Boston College from PHI
9 239 Atlanta Falcons Dave Parkin DB Utah State
9 240 Seattle Seahawks Ezra Tate RB Mississippi College
9 241 Cleveland Browns Curtis Weathers TE Mississippi from OAK
9 242 Denver Broncos Charlie Taylor WR Rice
9 243 Houston Oilers Rich Ellender WR McNeese State
9 244 Miami Dolphins Jeff Weston DT Notre Dame
9 245 New England Patriots John Spagnola TE Yale
9 246 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Rutledge QB Alabama
9 247 Dallas Cowboys Garry Cobb LB Southern California
9 248 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Kirk DE Denison
10 249 San Francisco 49ers Dwight Clark WR Clemson
10 250 Cincinnati Bengals Nathan Poole RB Louisville
10 251 Kansas City Chiefs Mike DuPree LB Florida
10 252 San Francisco 49ers Howard Ballage DB Colorado from TB
10 253 Buffalo Bills Dave Marler QB Mississippi State
10 254 Baltimore Colts Steve Stephens TE Oklahoma State
10 255 St. Louis Cardinals Jerry Holloway TE Western Illinois
10 256 New York Giants Dan Fowler G Kentucky
10 257 Chicago Bears Joe Restic DB Notre Dame
10 258 Miami Dolphins Jerome Stanton DB Michigan State from DET
10 259 Oakland Raiders Ricky Smith DB Tulane from NO
10 260 Kansas City Chiefs Gerald Jackson DB Mississippi State from WAS
10 261 Cleveland Browns John Smith WR Tennessee State
10 262 New York Jets Steve Sybeldon T North Dakota
10 263 New York Jets Ed McGlasson C Youngstown State from MIN
10 264 Green Bay Packers Frank Lockett WR Nebraska
10 265 San Diego Chargers Tony Petruccio DT Penn State from PHI
10 266 Atlanta Falcons Bruce Beekley LB Oregon
10 267 Seattle Seahawks Robert Hardy DT Jackson State
10 268 Kansas City Chiefs Larry Willis WR Alcorn State from KC
10 269 San Diego Chargers Al Green DB Louisiana State
10 270 New England Patriots Martin Cox WR Vanderbilt from DEN
10 271 New England Patriots Allan Clark RB Northern Arizona
10 272 Miami Dolphins Mike Kozlowski RB Colorado
10 273 Los Angeles Rams Grady Ebensberger DT Houston
10 274 Dallas Cowboys Mike Calhoun DT Notre Dame
10 275 Pittsburgh Steelers Tod Thompson TE Brigham Young
11 276 San Francisco 49ers Billy McBride DB Tennessee State
11 277 Kansas City Chiefs Stan Rome WR Clemson
11 278 Cincinnati Bengals Ken Bungarda DT Missouri
11 279 Buffalo Bills Paul Lawler DB Colgate
11 280 Baltimore Colts John Priestner LB Western Ontario
11 281 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bob Rippentrop TE Fresno State
11 282 New York Giants Mike Mince DB Fresno State
11 283 St. Louis Cardinals Nate Henderson T Florida State
11 284 New York Giants Kenny Johnson RB Miami (Florida) from DET
11 285 New Orleans Saints David Hall WR Missouri-Rolla
11 286 Chicago Bears Bob Wright T Cincinnati
11 287 Cleveland Browns Randy Poeschl DE Nebraska
11 288 New York Jets Danny Sanders QB Carson-Newman
10 289 Washington Redskins Monte Coleman LB Central Arkansas
11 290 Green Bay Packers Mark Thorson DB Ottawa (Kansas)
11 291 Minnesota Vikings Brian Nelson WR Texas Tech
11 292 Atlanta Falcons Bill Leer C Colorado State
11 293 Seattle Seahawks Jim Hinesly G Michigan State
11 294 Oakland Raiders Bruce Davis T UCLA
11 295 San Diego Chargers Dave Rader QB Tulsa
11 296 Philadelphia Eagles Al Chesley LB Pittsburgh
11 297 Denver Broncos Zachary Dixon RB Temple
11 298 Houston Oilers Mike Taylor T Georgia Tech
11 299 Miami Dolphins Mike Blanton DE Georgia Tech
11 300 Washington Redskins Tony Hall WR Knoxville from NE
11 301 Los Angeles Rams Jessie Deramus DT Tennessee State
11 302 Detroit Lions Eddie Cole LB Mississippi from DAL
11 303 Pittsburgh Steelers Charlie Moore C Wichita State
12 304 Cincinnati Bengals Jim Browner DB Notre Dame
12 305 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Forrest RB Arkansas
12 306 Baltimore Colts Charlie Green WR Kansas State
12 307 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dave Logan DT Pittsburgh
12 308 Buffalo Bills Mike Harris RB Arizona State
12 309 St. Louis Cardinals Ricky McBride LB Georgia
12 310 New York Giants Tim Gillespie G North Carolina State
12 311 New Orleans Saints Kelsey Finch RB Tennessee
12 312 Chicago Bears Dave Becker DB Iowa
12 313 Detroit Lions Bob Forster C-OG Brown
12 314 New York Jets Paul Darby WR Texas State
12 315 Cleveland Browns Dee Methvin C Tulane from WAS
12 316 Oakland Raiders Dirk Abernathy DB Bowling Green State from CLE
12 317 Minnesota Vikings David Stephens LB Kentucky
12 318 Green Bay Packers Bill Moats P South Dakota
12 319 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Moore RB Jackson State
12 320 Oakland Raiders Reggie Kinlaw DT Oklahoma
12 321 San Diego Chargers Frank Duncan DB San Francisco State
12 322 Pittsburgh Steelers Ed Smith LB Vanderbilt from PHI
12 323 Atlanta Falcons Stuart Walker LB Colorado
12 324 Houston Oilers Wayne Wilson RB Shepherd
12 325 Denver Broncos Dave Jacobs K Syracuse
12 326 Detroit Lions Bryan Sweeney WR Texas A&M-Kingsville from NE
12 327 Miami Dolphins Larry Fortner QB Miami (Ohio)
12 328 Los Angeles Rams Drew Hill WR Georgia Tech
12 329 Dallas Cowboys Quentin Lowry LB Youngstown State
12 330 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Almond WR Northwestern State (Louisiana)
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