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1976 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) April 8–9, 1976
Location
Picks
First selection Lee Roy Selmon
Mr. Irrelevant Kelvin Kirk
Most selections Seattle Seahawks (25)
Fewest selections Washington Redskins (11)
Overall selections 487
NFL Draft
 < 1975 1977 > 

The 1976 National Football League Draft was an annual player selection meeting held on April 8–April 9, 1976. It lasted 17 rounds, with the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks making the first two selections. The expansion teams were also given a pair of extra picks at the end of each of rounds 2-5. Five teams lost picks as a penalty for illegally signing former World Football League players: the New York Giants and Chicago Bears lost sixth-round picks, the Washington Redskins lost their seventh-round pick, and the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets lost their tenth-round selections.[1]

Player selectionsEdit

= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Tampa Bay BuccaneersLee Roy SelmonDefensive endOklahoma
2Seattle SeahawksSteve NiehausDefensive tackleNotre Dame
3New Orleans SaintsChuck MuncieRunning backCalifornia
4San Diego ChargersJoe WashingtonRunning backOklahoma
5New England PatriotsMike HaynesCornerbackArizona State
6New York JetsRichard ToddQuarterbackAlabama
7Cleveland BrownsMike PruittRunning back Purdue
8Chicago BearsDennis LickOffensive tackleWisconsin
9Atlanta FalconsBubba BeanRunning backTexas A&M
10Detroit LionsJames HunterDefensive backGrambling
11Cincinnati Bengals Billy BrooksWide receiverOklahoma
12New England PatriotsPete BrockCenterColorado
13New York GiantsTroy ArcherDefensive endColorado
14Kansas City ChiefsWayne WaltersGuardIowa
15Denver BroncosTom GlassicGuardVirginia
16Detroit LionsLawrence GainesRunning backWyoming
17Miami DolphinsLarry GordonLinebackerArizona State
18Buffalo BillsMario ClarkDefensive backOregon
19Miami DolphinsKim BokamperLinebackerSan José State
20Baltimore ColtsKen NovakDefensive tacklePurdue
21New England PatriotsTim FoxSafetyOhio State
22St. Louis CardinalsMike DawsonDefensive tackleArizona
23Green Bay PackersMark KoncarOffensive tackleColorado
24Cincinnati BengalsArchie Griffin [3] Running backOhio State
25Minnesota VikingsJames WhiteDefensive tackleOklahoma State
26Los Angeles RamsKevin McLainLinebackerColorado State
27Dallas CowboysAaron KyleDefensive backWyoming
28Pittsburgh SteelersBennie CunninghamTight endClemson

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29Seattle SeahawksSammy Green Linebacker Florida
30Tampa Bay BuccaneersJimmy DuBose Running Back Florida
31San Diego ChargersDon Macek Guard Boston College
32New Orleans SaintsTony Galbreath Running BackMissouri
33New York JetsShafer Suggs Defensive BackBall State
34Oakland RaidersCharles Philyaw Defensive TackleTexas Southern
35New England PatriotsIke Forte Running BackArkansas
36Atlanta FalconsSonny Collins Running Back Kentucky
37Pittsburgh SteelersRay Pinney GuardWashington
38Cincinnati BengalsGlenn Bujnoch GuardTexas A&M
39Los Angeles RamsPat Thomas Defensive BackTexas A&M
40Dallas CowboysJim Jensen Running BackIowa
41Kansas City ChiefsCliff Frazier Defensive TackleUCLA
42San Francisco 49ersRandy Cross CenterUCLA
43Denver BroncosKurt Knoff Defensive BackKansas
44Detroit LionsKen Long Guard Purdue
45Buffalo BillsKen Jones Guard Arkansas State
46Detroit LionsDavid Hill Tight End Texas A&I
47Pittsburgh SteelersMike Kruczek Quarterback Boston College
48Houston OilersMike Barber Tight End Louisiana Tech
49Miami DolphinsLoaird McCreary Tight End Tennessee State
50Oakland RaidersJeb Blount QuarterbackTulsa
51Cincinnati BengalsChris Bahr Kicker Penn State
52Buffalo BillsJoe Devlin Tackle Iowa
53Los Angeles RamsRon McCartney Linebacker Tennessee
54Minnesota VikingsSammy White Wide ReceiverGrambling
55Dallas CowboysJim Eidson Guard Mississippi State
56Pittsburgh SteelersJames Files Center McNeese State
57San Francisco 49ersEddie Lewis Defensive Back Kansas
58Seattle SeahawksSherman Smith Running Back Miami (OH)
59Seattle SeahawksSteve Raible Wide Receiver Georgia Tech
60Tampa Bay BuccaneersDewey Selmon Defensive Tackle Oklahoma

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61Tampa Bay BuccaneersSteve Young Tackle Colorado
62Seattle SeahawksJeff Lloyd Defensive end West Texas State
63Kansas City ChiefsKeith Simons Defensive tackle Minnesota
64San Diego ChargersLarry Dorsey Wide receiver Tennessee State
65Cleveland BrownsDave Logan Wide receiver Colorado
66Chicago BearsBrian Baschnagel Wide receiver Ohio State
67New York JetsGreg Buttle Linebacker Penn State
68Detroit LionsRuss Bolinger Tackle Long Beach State
69Cincinnati BengalsDanny Reece Defensive back USC
70Pittsburgh SteelersRon Coder Defensive tackle Penn State
71Atlanta FalconsDave Scott Tackle Kansas
72Green Bay PackersMike McCoy Defensive back Colorado
73Dallas CowboysDuke Fergerson Wide receiver San Diego State
74Kansas City ChiefsGary Barbaro Defensive back Nicholls State
75Dallas CowboysJohn Smith Running back Boise State
76Detroit LionsJohn Woodcock Defensive tackle Hawaii
77New Orleans SaintsBob Simmons Tackle Texas
78Buffalo BillsBen Williams Defensive end Mississippi
79Kansas City ChiefsHenry Marshall Wide receiver Missouri
80Miami DolphinsDuriel Harris Wide receiver New Mexico State
81Baltimore ColtsEd Simonini LinebackerTexas A&M
82Cincinnati BengalsReggie Williams Linebacker Dartmouth
83St. Louis CardinalsBrad Oates Tackle Brigham Young
84Oakland RaidersRik Bonness Center Nebraska
85Minnesota VikingsWes Hamilton Guard Tulsa
86Los Angeles RamsJackie Slater Tackle Jackson State
87Dallas CowboysButch Johnson Wide receiver California-Riverside
88Pittsburgh SteelersErnie Pough Wide receiver Texas Southern
89Seattle SeahawksRick Engles Punter Tulsa
90Baltimore ColtsRon Lee Running back West Virginia
91Tampa Bay BuccaneersSteve Maughan Linebacker Utah State
92Seattle SeahawksDon Bitterlich Kicker Temple

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
93Seattle SeahawksSteve Myer Quarterback New Mexico
94Los Angeles RamsGerald Taylor Wide receiverTexas A&I
95San Diego ChargersBob Horn Linebacker Oregon State
96New Orleans SaintsTinker Owens Wide receiver Oklahoma
97Cleveland BrownsGene Swick Quarterback Toledo
98Miami DolphinsMelvin Mitchell Guard Tennessee State
99Cleveland BrownsRichard St. Clair Defensive end Grambling
100San Francisco 49ersSteve Rivera Wide receiver California
101Green Bay PackersTom Perko Linebacker Pittsburgh
102Atlanta FalconsWalt Brett Defensive end Montana
103Chicago BearsJohn M. Sciarra Defensive back UCLA
104New York GiantsGordon Bell Running back Michigan
105New York GiantsHarry Carson Linebacker South Carolina State
106Cincinnati BengalsTony Davis Running back Nebraska
107Denver BroncosCraig PenroseQuarterbackSan Diego State
108Chicago BearsWayne Rhodes Defensive back Alabama
109Buffalo BillsDan Jilek Linebacker Michigan
110Oakland RaidersHerb McMath Linebacker Morningside
111Philadelphia EaglesMike Smith Defensive end Florida
112Pittsburgh SteelersWonder Monds Defensive back Nebraska
113San Diego ChargersRon Singleton Tight end Grambling
114St. Louis CardinalsPat Tilley Wide receiver Louisiana Tech
115San Diego ChargersArtie Owens Wide receiver West Virginia
116Cincinnati BengalsGreg Fairchild Guard Tulsa
117Houston OilersSteve LargentWide receiver Tulsa
118Minnesota VikingsLeonard Willis Wide receiver Ohio State
119Dallas CowboysTom Rafferty Guard Penn State
120Pittsburgh SteelersTheo Bell Wide receiver Arizona
121Tampa Bay BuccaneersRichard Appleby Wide receiver Georgia
122Seattle SeahawksRandy Johnson Guard Georgia
123Seattle SeahawksAndrew Bolton Running back Fisk
124Tampa Bay BuccaneersEverett Little Guard Houston

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
125Tampa Bay BuccaneersMichael Kelson Defensive back West Texas State
126Seattle SeahawksDon Dufek Defensive back Michigan
127New Orleans SaintsScott Parrish Tackle Utah State
128Los Angeles RamsCarl Ekern Linebacker San Jose State
129New York JetsSteve King Tackle Michigan
130Cleveland BrownsHenry Sheppard Tackle Southern Methodist
131San Diego ChargersWoodrow Lowe Linebacker Alabama
132Green Bay PackersAundra Thompson Running backEast Texas State
133Minnesota VikingsSteve Wagner Defensive back Wisconsin
134 Baltimore ColtsSanders Shiver Linebacker Carson-Newman
135Philadelphia EaglesGreg Johnson Defensive tackle Florida State
136New York GiantsMelvin Wilson Defensive back Cal State-Northridge
137Kansas City ChiefsWillie Lee Defensive tackle Bethune-Cookman
138Cincinnati BengalsWillie Shelby Running back Alabama
139Denver BroncosLonnie Perrin Running back Illinois
140San Francisco 49ersTony Leonard Defensive back Virginia Union
141St. Louis CardinalsWayne Morris Running backSouthern Methodist
142Buffalo BillsFred Coleman Tight end N.E. Louisiana
143 Baltimore ColtsMike Kirkland Quarterback Arkansas
144Kansas City ChiefsJimbo Elrod Linebacker Oklahoma
145Detroit LionsSteadman Scavella Linebacker Miami (FL)
146Oakland RaidersFred Steinfort Kicker Boston College
147Cincinnati BengalsScott Perry Defensive back Williams
148Washington RedskinsMike Hughes Guard Baylor
149Minnesota VikingsKeith Barnette Running back Boston College
150Los Angeles RamsKen Bordelon Defensive end Louisiana State
151Dallas CowboysWally Pesuit Tackle Kentucky
152Pittsburgh SteelersRodney Norton Linebacker Rice
153Seattle SeahawksErnie Jones Defensive back Miami (FL)
154Tampa Bay BuccaneersSteve Wilson Tackle Georgia
155Los Angeles RamsDwight Scales Wide receiver Grambling
156Seattle SeahawksLarry Bates Running back Miami (FL)

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
157Seattle SeahawksAlvis Darby Tight end Florida
158Tampa Bay BuccaneersCurtis Jordan Defensive back Texas Tech
159Pittsburgh SteelersGary Dunn Defensive tackle Miami (FL)
160New OrleansTerry Stieve Guard Wisconsin
161Chicago BearsDan Jiggetts Tackle Harvard
162New York GiantsDan Lloyd Linebacker Washington
163New York JetsBob Martin Linebacker Nebraska
164Buffalo BillsLeslie Benson Defensive endBaylor
165Philadelphia EaglesKirk Johnson Tackle Howard Payne
166Kansas City ChiefsSteve Taylor Defensive back Kansas
167Kansas City ChiefsBob Gregolunas Linebacker Northern Illinois
168San Francisco 49ersRobert Pennywell Linebacker Grambling
169Atlanta FalconsStan Varner Defensive Tackle Brigham Young
170New EnglandGreg Boyd Defensive end San Diego State
171Buffalo BillsScott Piper Wide receiver Arizona
172Kansas City ChiefsCalvin Harper Tackle Illinois State
173Houston OilersTodd Simonsen Tackle South Dakota State
174Miami DolphinsGary Davis Running backCal Poly-San Luis Obispo
175Buffalo BillsDarnell Powell Running backTennessee-Chattanooga
176Cincinnati BengalsOrlando Nelson Tight endUtah State
177San Francisco 49ersScott Bull Quarterback Arkansas
178San Diego ChargersCalvin Lane Defensive back Fresno State
179Washington RedskinsTom Marvaso Defensive back Cincinnati
180Minnesota VikingsTerry Egerdahl Defensive back Minnesota-Duluth
181Dallas CowboysGreg McGuire Tackle Indiana
182Pittsburgh SteelersJack Deloplaine Running backSalem

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
183Tampa Bay BuccaneersParnell Dickinson Quarterback Mississippi Valley State
184Seattle SeahawksDick Dixon Defensive tackle Arkansas State
185Miami DolphinsJoe Ingersoll GuardUNLV
186Dallas CowboysGreg Schaum Defensive Tackle Michigan State
187Cincinnati BengalsBob Bateman Quarterback Brown
188New York JetsAbdul Salaam Defensive end Kent State
189Cleveland Browns Steve Cassidy Defensive tackle Louisiana State
190Chicago BearsJerry Muckensturm Linebacker Arkansas State
191Philadelphia EaglesCarl Hairston Defensive end Maryland-Eastern Shore
192Cincinnati BengalsCarmen Rome Defensive back Miami (OH)
193Atlanta FalconsKarl Farmer Wide receiver Pittsburgh
194San Francisco 49ersJay Chesley Defensive back Vanderbilt
195Buffalo BillsJackie Williams Defensive back Texas A&M
196Kansas City ChiefsRod Wellington Running back Iowa
197Houston OilersLarry Harris Defensive tackle Oklahoma State
198Detroit LionsGarth Ten Napel Linebacker Texas A&M
199New York JetsJames Richards Running backFlorida
200Miami DolphinsJohn Owens Defensive endTennessee State
201New Orleans SaintsEd Bauer Guard Notre Dame
202New England PatriotsPerry Brooks Defensive tackle Southern
203St. Louis CardinalsPhil Rogers Running back Virginia Tech
204Oakland RaidersClarence Chapman Wide Receiver Eastern Michigan
205Cincinnati BengalsKen Kuhn Linebacker Ohio State
206Minnesota VikingsLarry Brune Defensive back Rice
207Los Angeles RamsLarry Buie Defensive back Mississippi State
208Dallas CowboysDavid Williams Running back Colorado
209Pittsburgh SteelersBarry Burton Tight end Vanderbilt

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
210Seattle SeahawksLarry Shipp Wide receiver Louisiana State
211New York JetsJoe Davis Guard USC
212San Diego ChargersTony DiRienzo Kicker Oklahoma
213New OrleansCraig Cassady Defensive back Ohio State
214New York JetsLouie Giammona Running back Utah State
215Buffalo BillsScott Gardner Quarterback Virginia
216Philadelphia EaglesRichard LaFargue Center Arkansas
217Detroit LionsRich Sorenson Kicker Chico State
218Green BayJim Burrow Defensive back Nebraska
219Atlanta FalconsFrank Reed Defensive back Washington
220Oakland RaidersJerome Dove Defensive back Colorado State
221New York GiantsJohn Jordan Defensive tackle Indiana
222Kansas City ChiefsOrrin Olsen Center Brigham Young
223San Francisco 49ersJohn Ayers Tackle West Texas State
224Denver BroncosJames Betterson Running back North Carolina
225Detroit LionsCharles Braswell Defensive back West Virginia
226Buffalo BillsBobby Joe Easter Running backMiddle Tennessee State
227Buffalo BillsArt Meadowcroft Guard Minnesota
228 Baltimore ColtsRicky Thompson Wide receiver Baylor
229Houston OilersBobby Simon Tackle Grambling
230Miami DolphinsBob Simpson Tackle Colorado
231Oakland RaidersTerry Kunz Running back Colorado
232Cincinnati BengalsRon Hunt Tackle Oregon
233St. Louis CardinalsRandall Burks Wide receiver SE Oklahoma State
234Washington RedskinsBryan Fryer Wide receiver Alberta
235New EnglandStu Betts Running backNorthern Michigan
236Dallas CowboysHenry Laws Defensive back South Carolina
237Pittsburgh SteelersEd McAleney Defensive tackle Massachusetts

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
238Tampa Bay BuccaneersBruce Welch Guard Texas A&M
239Seattle SeahawksBob Bos Tackle Iowa State
240New OrleansWarren Peiffer Defensive tackle Iowa
241Buffalo BillsJeff Turner Linebacker Kansas
242ClevelandJames Reed Running back Mississippi
243New EnglandDoug Beaudoin Defensive back Minnesota
244New York JetsRonnie Moore Wide receiver Virginia Military Inst.
245Green BayJim Gueno Linebacker Tulane
246Atlanta FalconsPhil McKinnely Tackle UCLA
247Philadelphia EaglesMike Hogan Running backTennessee-Chattanooga
248Philadelphia EaglesRichard Osborne Tight endTexas A&M
249Kansas City ChiefsTim Collier Defensive back East Texas State
250San Francisco 49ersKen Harrison Wide receiver Southern Methodist
251San Diego ChargersGlynn Harrison Running back Georgia
252Denver BroncosJim Czirr Center Michigan
253Detroit LionsLeanell Jones Tight endLong Beach State
254Washington RedskinsCurtis Akins Guard Hawaii
255Buffalo BillsBob Kotzur Defensive tackle Southwest Texas State
256Houston OilersArt Stringer Linebacker Ball State
257Miami DolphinsNorris Thomas Defensive back Southern Mississippi
258 Baltimore ColtsStu Levenick Tackle Illinois
259Cincinnati BengalsLonnie AllgoodWide ReceiverSyracuse
260Denver BroncosJim Lisko Linebacker Arkansas State
261Cleveland BrownsCraig Nagel Quarterback Purdue
262Minnesota VikingsIsaac Hagins Wide Receiver Southern
263Los Angeles RamsJeb Church Defensive back Stanford
264Dallas CowboysBeasley Reece Defensive back North Texas State
265Pittsburgh SteelersWentford Gaines Defensive back Cincinnati

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
266Seattle SeahawksRandy Coffield Linebacker Florida State
267Tampa Bay BuccaneersSid Smith Linebacker Brigham Young
268San Diego ChargersJeff Perlinger Defensive endMichigan
269New Orleans SaintsJunior Hardin Linebacker Eastern Kentucky
270New EnglandRicky Feacher Wide receiver Mississippi Valley State
271Cleveland BrownsDoug Kleber Tackle Illinois
272Washington RedskinsPaul Strohmeier Linebacker Washington
273Philadelphia EaglesHerb Lusk Running back Long Beach State
274Green Bay PackersJessie Green Wide receiverTulsa
275San Francisco 49ersRobin Ross Tackle Washington State
276New York GiantsJohn Thomas Running back Valley City (ND)
277Kansas City ChiefsWhitney Paul Defensive end Colorado
278Denver BroncosArt Gilliam Defensive end Grambling
279Detroit LionsBill Bowerman Defensive back New Mexico State
280Buffalo BillsKeith Moody Defensive back Syracuse
281Miami DolphinsGary Fencik Defensive back Yale
282Miami DolphinsDon Testerman Running back Clemson
283 Baltimore ColtsTim Baylor Defensive back Morgan State
284Houston OilersSteve Kincannon Quarterback Humboldt State
285St. Louis CardinalsRandy Walker Running back Bethune-Cookman
286Oakland RaidersDwight Lewis Defensive back Purdue
287Cincinnati BengalsTom Klaban Kicker Ohio State
288Los Angeles RamsFreeman Johns Wide receiver Southern Methodist
289Minnesota VikingsBill Salmon Quarterback Northern Iowa
290Dallas CowboysLeroy Cook Defensive end Alabama
291Pittsburgh SteelersGary Campbell Linebacker Colorado

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
292Tampa Bay BuccaneersMelvin Washington Defensive back Colorado State
293Seattle SeahawksKeith Muehr Punter Southwestern Louisiana
294New Orleans SaintsGreg Kokal Quarterback Kent State
295San Diego ChargersRay Preston Linebacker Syracuse
296New York JetsLawrence Pillers Defensive end Alcorn State
297Cleveland BrownsChuck Celek Defensive end Kent State
298New England PatriotsDonnie Thomas Linebacker Indiana
299Chicago BearsNorman Andersen Wide receiver UCLA
300Philadelphia EaglesMike Gilbert Defensive tackle San Diego State
301Green Bay PackersCurtis Leak Wide receiver Johnson C. Smith
302Atlanta FalconsChuck Brislin Tackle Mississippi State
303New York GiantsCraig Brantley Wide receiver Clemson
304Kansas City ChiefsBob Squires TightendHastings
305San Francisco 49ersPaul Hofer Running backMississippi
306Denver BroncosGreg Pittman LinebackerIowa State
307Detroit LionsGary Shugrue Defensive end Villanova
308Washington RedskinsDean Gissler Defensive end Nebraska
309Buffalo BillsForry Smith Wide receiver Iowa State
310 Baltimore ColtsRick Gibney Defensive tackle Georgia Tech
311Houston OilersSkip Walker Running backTexas A&M
312Miami DolphinsDexter Pride Running back Minnesota
313Oakland RaidersRich Jennings Running back Maryland
314Cincinnati BengalsMelvin Morgan Defensive backMississippi Valley State
315St. Louis CardinalsMarty Akins Defensive back Texas
316Minnesota VikingsSteve Kracher Running backMontana State
317Los Angeles RamsBrian Nemeth Tight end South Carolina
318Dallas CowboysCornelius Greene Quarterback Ohio State
319Pittsburgh SteelersRolland Fuchs Running backArkansas

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
320Seattle SeahawksRon Barnett Wide receiverTexas-Arlington
321Tampa Bay Buccaneers George Ragsdale Running back North Carolina A&T
322San Diego ChargersRon Lee Defensive backOregon
323New Orleans SaintsMilton Butts Tackle North Carolina
324Houston OilersLarry Bell Tackle East Texas State
325New England PatriotsNathaniel Bell Defensive tackle Tulane
326New York JetsDon Buckey Wide receiverNorth Carolina State
327New York JetsDave Buckey Quarterback North Carolina State
328Green Bay PackersMelvin Jackson Guard USC
329Atlanta FalconsPat Bolton Kicker Montana State
330Chicago BearsJohn O'Leary Running backNebraska
331Kansas City ChiefsHarold Porter Wide receiver Southwestern Louisiana
332San Francisco 49ersGerald Loper Guard Florida
333New York GiantsJerry Golsteyn Quarterback Northern Illinois
334Denver BroncosRandy Moore Defensive tackleArizona State
335Detroit LionsMike McCabe Center South Carolina
336Buffalo BillsJoe Lowery Running backJackson State
337Washington RedskinsWalter Tullis Defensive backDelaware State
338San Diego ChargersHerman Harris Defensive back Mississippi Valley State
339Miami DolphinsRandy Young Tackle Iowa State
340Baltimore ColtsFrank Stavroff Kicker Indiana
341Cincinnati BengalsJoe Dale Harris Wide receiver Alabama
342Miami DolphinsDarryl Brandford Defensive tackle Northwestern
343Oakland RaidersCedric Brown Defensive back Kent State
344Los Angeles RamsJim Jodat Running backCarthage
345Minnesota VikingsRobert Sparks Defensive back San Francisco State
346Dallas CowboysCharles McShane Linebacker California-Lutheran
347Pittsburgh SteelersBill Carroll Wide receiverEast Texas State

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
348Tampa Bay BuccaneersBrad Jenkins Tight endNebraska
349Seattle SeahawksAndy Reid Running backGeorgia
350New Orleans SaintsKenny Downing Defensive back Missouri
351San Diego ChargersJohn Lee Defensive tackleNebraska
352New England PatriotsJames Jones Defensive backCentral Michigan
353Philadelphia EaglesTerry Tautolo Linebacker UCLA
354Cleveland BrownsBrian Murray Tackle Arizona
355Green Bay PackersBradley Bowman Defensive back Southern Mississippi
356Atlanta FalconsMike Williams Tackle Florida
357Chicago BearsDale Kasowski Running back North Dakota
358Philadelphia EaglesSteve Ebbecke Defensive back Villanova
359San Francisco 49ersLarry Brumfield Defensive back Indiana State
360New York GiantsRick Caswell Wide receiver Western Kentucky
361Kansas City ChiefsJoe Bruner Quarterback N.E. Louisiana
362Denver BroncosDonnie McGraw Defensive backHouston
363Detroit LionsMel Jacobs Wide receiver San Diego State
364Washington RedskinsWaymon Britt Defensive back Michigan
365Buffalo BillsWill Wilcox Guard Texas
366Miami DolphinsBernie Head Center Tulsa
367Oakland RaidersCraig Crnick Defensive end Idaho
368Houston OilersDan O'Rourke Wide receiver Colorado State
369St. Louis CardinalsGreg Brewton Defensive tackle Michigan State
370Oakland RaidersMark Young Tackle Washington State
371Cincinnati Bengals Randy Walker Defensive backMiami (OH)
372Minnesota Vikings Gary Paulson Defensive endColorado State
373Los Angeles Rams Steve Hamilton Quarterback Emporia State
374Dallas Cowboys Mark Driscoll Quarterback Colorado State
375Pittsburgh SteelersLarry Kain Tight end Ohio State

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
376Seattle SeahawksJarvis Blinks Defensive back Northwest Louisiana
377Tampa Bay BuccaneersCarl Roaches Wide receiver Texas A&M
378San Diego ChargersEd Jones Guard Cincinnati
379New Orleans SaintsRich Hucke Defensive end Western Montana
380New York JetsAl Gluchoski Center West Virginia
381Cleveland BrownsJoe Smalzer Tight end Illinois
382New England PatriotsDavid Quehl Wide receiver Holy Cross
383Atlanta FalconsMark Husfloen Defensive end Washington State
384Chicago BearsRon Cuie Running back Oregon State
385Philadelphia EaglesMelvin Shy Defensive back Tennessee State
386Green Bay PackersJohn Henson Running backCal Poly-San Luis Obispo
387New York GiantsJerry Mullane Linebacker Lehigh
388Kansas City ChiefsRick Thurman Tackle Texas
389San Francisco 49ersJohnny Miller Linebacker Livingstone College
390Denver BroncosLarry Evans Linebacker Mississippi College
391Detroit LionsLeonard Elston Wide receiver Kentucky State
392Buffalo BillsTony Williams Wide receiver Middle Tennessee State
393Washington RedskinsQuinn Buckner Defensive backIndiana
394Baltimore ColtsJeremiah Cummings Defensive end Albany State
395Houston OilersJohn Reimer Tackle Wisconsin
396Miami DolphinsBob Gissler Linebacker South Dakota State
397Oakland RaidersCalvin Young Running back Fresno State
398Cincinnati BengalsGreg Coleman Punter Florida A&M
399St. Louis CardinalsRaymond Crosier Defensive end Abilene Christian
400Los Angeles RamsAl Burleson Defensive tackle Washington
401Minnesota VikingsJeff Stapleton Tackle Purdue
402Dallas CowboysLarry Mushinskie Tight endNebraska
403Pittsburgh SteelersWayne Field Defensive backFlorida

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
404Tampa Bay BuccaneersBob Dzierzak Defensive tackle Utah State
405Seattle SeahawksDan Smith Tackle Washington State
406New Orleans SaintsSteve Seminoff Defensive tackle Wichita State
407San Diego ChargersJack Hoffman Defensive tackle Indiana
408Cleveland BrownsLuther Philyaw Defensive back Loyola (CA)
409New England PatriotsBernard Coleman Wide receiver Bethune-Cookman
410New York JetsRick Faulk Punter San Francisco State
411Chicago BearsJerry Meyers Defensive tackle Northern Illinois
412Philadelphia EaglesBrett White PunterUCLA
413Green Bay PackersJerry Dandridge Linebacker Memphis State
414Atlanta FalconsRon Olson Defensive backWashington
415Kansas City ChiefsDave Rozumek Linebacker New Hampshire
416San Francisco 49ersHoward Stidham Linebacker Tennessee Tech
417New York GiantsEddie Morgan Defensive tackle Arkansas State
418Denver BroncosWilbur Summers Punter Louisville
419Detroit LionsTrent Smock Wide receiver Indiana
420St. Louis CardinalsLee Nelson Defensive backFlorida State
421Buffalo BillsArnold Robinson Linebacker Bethune-Cookman
422Houston OilersBobby Byars Defensive back Cheyney (PA)
423Miami DolphinsRon Holmes Running back Utah State
424Baltimore ColtsGary Alexander Tackle Clemson
425Cincinnati BengalsLynn Hieber Quarterback Indiana (PA)
426Washington RedskinsJohn Monroe Running back Bluefield State
427Oakland RaidersCarl Hargrave Defensive back Upper Iowa
428Minnesota VikingsRon Groce Running backMacalester
429Los Angeles RamsMalcolm Campbell Wide receiverCal State-Los Angeles
430Dallas CowboysDale Curry Linebacker UCLA
431Pittsburgh SteelersMel Davis Defensive end North Texas State

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
432Seattle SeahawksJeff Urczyk Guard Georgia Tech
433Tampa Bay BuccaneersTommy West Linebacker Tennessee
434San Diego ChargersJack Harrison Guard California
435New Orleans SaintsGene Jones Tackle Bowling Green
436New England PatriotsClifford Brown Defensive tackle Tuskegee
437New York JetsJames Godwin Running back Fayetteville
438Cleveland BrownsChris Lorenzen Defensive tackle Arizona State
439Philadelphia EaglesSteve Campassi Running backKentucky
440Green Bay PackersMike Timmermans Guard Northern Iowa
441Atlanta FalconsPat Curto Linebacker Ohio State
442Chicago BearsRonald Parker Tight end Texas Christian
443San Francisco 49ersReggie Lewis Defensive end San Diego State
444New York GiantsDavid Lawson Kicker Air Force
445Kansas City ChiefsDennis Anderson Punter Arizona
446Denver BroncosJohn Huddleston Linebacker Utah
447Detroit LionsCraig McCurdy Linebacker William & Mary
448Buffalo BillsGary Gorrell Linebacker Boise State
449 Baltimore ColtsMike Fuhrman Tight end Memphis State
450Miami DolphinsMike Green Punter Ohio
451 Baltimore ColtsSteve Ludwig Center Miami (FL)
452Houston OilersClaude Johnson Linebacker Florida A&M
453St. Louis CardinalsCecil Beaird Wide receiver Fisk
454Oakland RaidersDoug Hogan Defensive back USC
455Cincinnati BengalsGeorge Demopoulis Tackle Miami (FL)
456Los Angeles RamsRick Gage Wide receiver Arkansas Tech
457Minnesota VikingsRandy Hickel Defensive backMontana State
458Dallas CowboysRick Costanzo Tackle Nebraska
459Pittsburgh SteelersRandy Butts Running backKearney State

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
460Tampa Bay BuccaneersJack Berry Quarterback Washington & Lee
461Seattle SeahawksChris Rowland Quarterback Washington
462New Orleans SaintsScott MacDonald Tight end West Virginia
463San Diego ChargersClarence Sanders LinebackerCincinnati
464New York JetsDarwin Willie Tight endTulane
465Cleveland Browns Tom Fleming Wide receiverDartmouth
466New England PatriotsTodd Anderson CenterStanford
467Green Bay PackersRay Hall Tight end Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
468Atlanta FalconsTony Green Defensive backTexas Tech
469Chicago BearsMike Malham Linebacker Arkansas State
470Philadelphia EaglesAnthony Terry Defensive backCalifornia-Davis
471New York GiantsSteve Curnutte Defensive backVanderbilt
472Kansas City Chiefs Pat McNeil Running back Baylor
473San Francisco 49ersDarryl Jenkins Running backSan Jose State
474Denver BroncosRandy Cozens Defensive end Pittsburgh
475Detroit LionsJim Meeks Defensive backBoise State
476Washington RedskinsChuck Wills Defensive backOregon
477Buffalo BillsBob Berg Kicker New Mexico
478Oakland RaidersBuddy Tate Defensive backTulsa
479Houston OilersAllen Misher Wide receiverLouisiana State
480Miami DolphinsJeff Grantz Quarterback South Carolina
481Oakland RaidersNate Beasley Running backDelaware
482Cincinnati BengalsScott Dannelley Guard Ohio State
483St. Louis CardinalsDan Myers Defensive backGeorgia Tech
484Minnesota VikingsDick Lukowski Defensive tackle West Virginia
485Los Angeles RamsGary Shaw Defensive backBrigham Young
486Dallas CowboysStan Woodfill Kicker Oregon
487 [4] Pittsburgh SteelersKelvin Kirk Wide receiver Dayton
= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer

Hall of famersEdit

  • Steve Largent, Wide Receiver from Tulsa taken 4th round 117th overall by the Houston Oilers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1995.[5]
  • Lee Roy Selmon, Defensive End from Oklahoma taken 1st round 1st overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1995.[5]
  • Mike Haynes, Cornerback from Arizona State taken 1st round 5th overall by the New England Patriots.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1997.[5]
  • Jackie Slater, Offensive Tackle from Jackson State taken 3rd round 86th overall by the Los Angeles Rams.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2001.[6]
  • Harry Carson, Linebacker from South Carolina State taken 4th round 105th overall by the New York Giants.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2006.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wire Services. "Bucs Open Draft By Taking Leroy Selmon". The Sarasota Journal. 8 Apr 1976
  2. 2.0 2.1 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  3. Archie Griffin, 1974 and 1975 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. http://www.webcitation.org/5hNOkkJXY. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  4. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20080731024937/http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#1990s. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  6. 6.0 6.1 List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20080731024937/http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#2000s. Retrieved 2008-10-11.

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