American Football Database
1998 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) April 18–19, 1998
Location Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
Network(s) (US) ESPN
First selection Peyton Manning, QB
Indianapolis Colts
Mr. Irrelevant Cam Quayle, TE
Baltimore Ravens
Most selections
Fewest selections
Overall selections 241
NFL Draft
 < 1997 1999 > 

The 1998 NFL Draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 18-19, 1998. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [1]

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning Quarterback Tennessee
2 San Diego Chargers (from Arizona) Ryan Leaf Quarterback Washington State
3 Arizona Cardinals (from San Diego) Andre Wadsworth Defensive End Florida State
4 Oakland Raiders Charles Woodson [2] Cornerback Michigan
5 Chicago Bears Curtis Enis Running back Penn State
6 St. Louis Rams Grant Wistrom Defensive End Nebraska
7 New Orleans Saints Kyle Turley Offensive Tackle San Diego State
8 Dallas Cowboys Greg Ellis Linebacker North Carolina
9 Jacksonville Jaguars(from Buffalo) Fred Taylor Running back Florida
10 Baltimore Ravens Duane Starks Cornerback Miami (FL)
11 Philadelphia Eagles Tra Thomas Offensive Tackle Florida State
12 Atlanta Falcons Keith Brooking Linebacker Georgia Tech
13 Cincinnati Bengals Takeo Spikes Linebacker Auburn
14 Carolina Panthers Jason Peter Defensive Tackle Nebraska
15 Seattle Seahawks Anthony Simmons Linebacker Clemson
16 Tennessee Oilers Kevin Dyson Wide Receiver Utah
17 Cincinnati Bengals (from Washington Redskins) Brian Simmons Linebacker North Carolina
18 New England Patriots (from New York Jets) Robert Edwards Running back Georgia
19 Green Bay Packers (from Miami Dolphins) Vonnie Holliday Defensive Tackle North Carolina
20 Detroit Lions Terry Fair Cornerback Tennessee
21 Minnesota Vikings Randy Moss Wide Receiver Marshall
22 New England Patriots Tebucky Jones Free Safety Syracuse
23 Oakland Raiders (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Mo Collins Offensive Tackle Florida
24 New York Giants Shaun Williams Free Safety UCLA
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Donovin Darius Strong Safety Syracuse
26 Pittsburgh Steelers Alan Faneca Offensive Guard LSU
27 Kansas City Chiefs Victor Riley Offensive Tackle Auburn
28 San Francisco 49ers R. W. McQuarters Cornerback Oklahoma State
29 Miami Dolphins (from Green Bay Packers) John Avery Running back Ole Miss
30 Denver Broncos Marcus Nash Wide Receiver Tennessee

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
31 Oakland Raiders Leon Bender Defensive Tackle Washington State
32 Indianapolis Colts Jerome Pathon Wide Receiver Washington
33 Arizona Cardinals Corey Chavous Strong Safety Vanderbilt
34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jacquez Green Wide Receiver Florida
35 Chicago Bears Tony Parrish Strong Safety Washington
36 Arizona Cardinals Anthony Clement Offensive Tackle Louisiana-Lafayette
37 St. Louis Rams Robert Holcombe Fullback Illinois
38 Dallas Cowboys Flozell Adams Offensive Tackle Michigan State
39 Buffalo Bills Sam Cowart Middle Linebacker Florida State
40 New Orleans Saints (from Buffalo Bills) Cameron Cleeland Tight End Washington
41 Pittsburgh Steelers Jeremy Staat Defensive Tackle Arizona State
42 Baltimore Ravens Patrick Johnson Wide Receiver Oregon
43 Cincinnati Bengals Artrell Hawkins Strong Safety Cincinnati
44 Miami Dolphins Patrick Surtain Cornerback Southern Mississippi
45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brian Kelly Cornerback Southern California
46 Tennessee Oilers Samari Rolle Cornerback Florida State
47 Seattle Seahawks Todd Weiner Offensive Tackle Kansas State
48 Washington Redskins Stephen Alexander Tight End Oklahoma
49 Miami Dolphins Kenny Mixon Defensive End Louisiana State
50 Detroit Lions Germane Crowell Wide Receiver Virginia
51 Minnesota Vikings Kailee Wong Inside Linebacker Stanford
52 New England Patriots Tony Simmons Wide Receiver Wisconsin
53 Atlanta Falcons Bob Hallen Center Kent State
54 New England Patriots Rod Rutledge Offensive Tackle Alabama
55 New York Giants Joe Jurevicius Wide Receiver Penn State
56 New York Jets Dorian Boose Defensive End Washington State
57 Jacksonville Jaguars Cordell Taylor Defensive Back Hampton
58 San Francisco 49ers Jeremy Newberry Center California
59 San Diego Chargers Mikhael Ricks Tight End Stephen F. Austin
60 Detroit Lions Charlie Batch Quarterback Eastern Michigan
61 Denver Broncos Eric Brown Strong Safety Mississippi State
0 Green Bay PackersSupplemental Draft Mike Wahle Offensive Guard Navy
0 San Diego ChargersSupplemental Draft Jamal Williams Defensive Tackle Oklahoma State

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
62 Carolina Panthers Chuck Wiley Defensive End Louisiana State
63 Oakland Raiders Jon Ritchie Fullback Stanford
64 Chicago Bears Olin Kreutz Center Washington
65 St. Louis Rams Leonard Little Defensive End Tennessee
66 Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Conrad Offensive Tackle Fresno State
67 New York Jets Scott Frost Defensive Back Nebraska
68 Buffalo Bills Robert Hicks Offensive Tackle Mississippi State
69 Washington Redskins Skip Hicks Running back UCLA
70 New York Giants Brian Alford Wide Receiver Purdue
71 Indianapolis Colts E. G. Green Wide Receiver Florida State
72 Philadelphia Eagles (via Dallas) Jeremiah Trotter Linebacker Stephen F. Austin
73 Carolina Panthers Mitch Marrow Defensive End Pennsylvania
74 Atlanta Falcons Jammi German Wide Receiver Miami
75 Cincinnati Bengals Steve Foley Linebacker N.E. Louisiana
76 Seattle Seahawks Ahman Green Running back Nebraska
77 Tennessee Oilers Dainon Sidney Cornerback Alabama-Birmingham
78 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Goff Offensive Tackle Iowa
79 Miami Dolphins Brad Jackson Linebacker Cincinnati
80 Minnesota Vikings Ramos McDonald Cornerback New Mexico
81 New England Patriots Chris Floyd Fullback Michigan
82 Miami Dolphins Larry Shannon Wide Receiver East Carolina
83 New England Patriots Greg Spires Defensive End Florida State
84 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jamie Duncan Linebacker Vanderbilt
85 Philadelphia Eagles Allen Rossum Cornerback Notre Dame
86 Jacksonville Jaguars Jonathan Quinn Quarterback Middle Tennessee State
87 New York Jets Kevin Williams Defensive Back Oklahoma State
88 Kansas City Chiefs Rashaan Shehee Running back Washington
89 San Francisco 49ers Chris Ruhman Offensive Tackle Texas A&M
90 Green Bay Packers Jonathan Brown Defensive Tackle Tennessee
91 Denver Broncos Brian Griese Quarterback Michigan
92 Pittsburgh Steelers Hines Ward Wide Receiver Georgia

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
93 Indianapolis Colts Steve McKinney Center Texas A&M
94 Chicago Bears Alonzo Mayes Tight End Oklahoma State
95 Arizona Cardinals Michael Pittman Running back Fresno State
96 St. Louis Rams (from San Diego) Az-Zahir Hakim Wide Receiver San Diego State
97 New Orleans Saints (from Oakland) Fred Weary Cornerback Florida
98 St. Louis Rams Roland Williams Tight End Syracuse
99 New Orleans Saints Julian Pittman Wide Receiver Florida State
100 Dallas Cowboys Michael Myers Defensive Tackle Alabama
101 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Buffalo) Tavian Banks Running back Iowa
102 Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia) Lorenzo Bromell Defensive End Clemson
103 Atlanta Falcons Omar Brown Defensive Back North Carolina
104 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Atlanta) Todd Washington Center Virginia Tech
105 Cincinnati Bengals Glen Steele Defensive Tackle Michigan
106 Carolina Panthers Donald Hayes Wide Receiver Wisconsin
107 Tennessee Oilers Joe Salave'a Defensive Tackle Arizona
108 Seattle Seahawks DeShone Myles Linebacker Nevada-Reno
109 Oakland Raiders (from Washington) Gennaro DiNapoli Offensive Guard Virginia Tech
110 Minnesota Vikings Kivuusama Mays Linebacker North Carolina
111 New York Jets Jason Fabini Offensive Tackle Cincinnati
112 Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami) Brandon Whiting Defensive Tackle California
113 Washington Redskins (from Detroit through Oakland) Shawn Barber Linebacker Richmond
114 Atlanta Falcons (from Tampa Bay) Tim Dwight Wide Receiver Iowa
115 New England Patriots Leonta Rheams Defensive Tackle Houston
116 Philadelphia Eagles Clarence Love Defensive Back Toledo
117 Pittsburgh Steelers Deshea Townsend Defensive Back Alabama
118 Jacksonville Jaguars Harry Deligianis Defensive Tackle Youngstown State
119 San Francisco 49ers Lance Schulters Safety Hofstra
120 Kansas City Chiefs Greg Favors Linebacker Mississippi State
121 Green Bay Packers Roosevelt Blackmon Cornerback Morris Brown
122 Denver Broncos Curtis Alexander Running back Alabama
123 Pittsburgh Steelers Carlos King Running back North Carolina State

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
124 Baltimore Ravens (from Indianapolis) Martin Chase Defensive Tackle Oklahoma
125 Arizona Cardinals Terry Hardy Tight End Southern Mississippi
126 San Diego Chargers Cedric Harden Defensive End Florida A&M
127 Oakland Raiders Jeremy Brigham Tight End Washington
128 Kansas City Chiefs (from Chicago) Robert Williams Cornerback North Carolina
129 St. Louis Rams Raymond Priester Fullback Clemson
130 Dallas Cowboys Darren Hambrick Linebacker South Carolina
131 Buffalo Bills Jonathan Linton Fullback North Carolina
132 New Orleans Saints Wilmont Perry Running back Livingstone
133 Baltimore Ravens Ryan Sutter Safety Colorado
134 New York Jets (from Philadelphia) Casey Dailey Linebacker Northwestern
135 Indianapolis Colts (from Cincinnati) Antony Jordan Linebacker Vanderbilt
136 Carolina Panthers Jerry Jensen Linebacker Washington
137 Pittsburgh Steelers (from Atlanta) Jason Simmons Defensive Back Arizona State
138 Dallas Cowboys (from Seattle) Oliver Ross Offensive Tackle Iowa State
139 Tennessee Titans Benji Olson Offensive Guard Washington
140 Washington Redskins Mark Fischer Offensive Guard Purdue
141 New York Jets Doug Karczewski Offensive Tackle Virginia
142 Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami) Ike Reese Linebacker Michigan State
143 Miami Dolphins (from Detroit) Scott Shaw Offensive Guard Michigan State
144 Minnesota Vikings Kerry Cooks Safety Iowa
145 New England Patriots Ron Merkerson Linebacker Colorado
146 New York Jets (from Tampa Bay) Blake Spence Tight End Oregon
147 New York Giants Toby Myles Offensive Tackle Jackson State
148 Jacksonville Jaguars John Wade Center Marshall
149 New York Jets (from Pittsburgh) Eric Bateman Offensive Tackle Brigham Young
150 Green Bay Packers (from Kansas City) Corey Bradford Wide Receiver Jackson State
151 San Francisco 49ers Phil Ostrowski Offensive Guard Penn State
152 Oakland Raiders (from Green Bay) Travian Smith Linebacker Oklahoma
153 Denver Broncos Chris Howard Running back Michigan

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
154 Baltimore Ravens (from Indianapolis) Ron Rogers Linebacker Georgia Tech
155 San Diego Chargers Clifford Ivory Cornerback Troy State
156 Green Bay Packers (from Oakland) Scott McGarrahan Safety New Mexico
157 Chicago Bears Chris Draft Linebacker Stanford
158 Arizona Cardinals Zach Walz Linebacker Dartmouth
159 St. Louis Rams Glenn Roundtree Offensive Guard Clemson
160 Buffalo Bills Fred Coleman Wide Receiver Washington
161 New Orleans Saints Chris Bordano Linebacker Southern Methodist
162 Seattle Seahawks (from Dallas) Carl Hansen Defensive Tackle Stanford
163 New York Jets (from Philadelphia) Eric Ogbogu Defensive End Maryland
164 Baltimore Ravens Sammy Williams Offensive Tackle Oklahoma
165 Carolina Panthers Damien Richardson Defensive Back Arizona State
166 Atlanta Falcons Elijah Williams Cornerback Florida
167 Cincinnati Bengals Jason Tucker Wide Receiver Texas Christian
168 Tennessee Titans Lee Wiggins Defensive Back South Carolina
169 Seattle Seahawks Bobby Shaw Wide Receiver California
170 Washington Redskins Pat Palmer Wide Receiver NE Louisiana
171 Miami Dolphins Nate Strikwerda Center Northwestern
172 Miami Dolphins (from Detroit) John Dutton Quarterback Nevada
173 Minnesota Vikings Matt Birk Center Harvard
174 New York Jets Chris Brazzell Wide Receiver Angelo State
175 Tampa Bay Buccanneers James Cannida Defensive Tackle Nevada
176 New England Patriots Harold Shaw Running back Southern Mississippi
177 New York Giants Todd Pollack Tight End Boston College
178 Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala Fullback Utah
179 Jacksonville Jaguars LeManzer Williams Defensive End Minnesota
180 San Francisco 49ers Fred Beasley Fullback Auburn
181 Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Ransom Defensive Tackle Cincinnati
182 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Green Bay) Kevin McLeod Running back Auburn
183 New York Jets (from Denver Broncos) Dustin Johnson Fullback Brigham Young
184 Tampa Bay Buccanneers (Compensatory Pick) Shevin Smith Defensive Back Florida State
185 Detroit Lions (Compensatory Pick) Jamaal Alexander Defensive Back Detroit
186 Pittsburgh Steelers (Compensatory Pick) Ryan Olson Defensive Tackle Colorado
187 Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Pick) Matt Hasselbeck Quarterback Boston College
188 Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Pick) Izell Reese Safety Alabama Birmingham
189 Chicago Bears (Compensatory Pick) Patrick Mannelly Offensive Guard Duke

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
190 Indianapolis Colts Aaron Taylor Center Nebraska
191 Washington Redskins David Terrell Defensive Back UTEP
192 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Chicago Bears) Alvis Whitted Wide Receiver NC State
193 Arizona Cardinals Phil Savoy Wide Receiver Colorado
194 San Diego Chargers Jon Haskins Linebacker Stanford
195 New York Jets (from St. Louis) Lawrence Hart Tight End Southern
196 Carolina Panthers (from New Orleans) Vili Maumau Defensive Tackle Colorado
197 Seattle Seahawks Jason McEndoo Offensive Guard Washington State
198 Buffalo Bills Victor Allotey Offensive Guard Indiana
199 Atlanta Falcons (from Carolina via Pittsburgh) Ephraim Salaam Offensive Tackle San Diego State
200 Denver Broncos Trey Teague Center Tennessee
201 Atlanta Falcons Ken Oxendine Running back Virginia Tech
202 Cincinnati Bengals Marcus Parker Fullback Virginia Tech
203 Atlanta Falcons (from Pittsburgh) Henry Slay Defensive Tackle West Virginia
204 New Orleans Saints Andy McCullough Wide Receiver Tennessee
205 Tennessee Titans Jimmy Sprotte Linebacker Arizona
206 Washington Redskins Antwaune Ponds Linebacker Syracuse
207 Detroit Lions Chris Liwienski Offensive Guard Indiana
208 Minnesota Vikings Chester Burnett Linebacker Arizona
209 Arizona Cardinals (from NY Jets) George "Jomo" Cousins Defensive End Florida A&M
210 Miami Dolphins Jim Bundren Offensive Lineman Clemson
211 New England Patriots Jason Andersen Center Brigham Young
212 Tampa Bay Buccanneers Chance McCarty Defensive End Texas Christian
213 New York Giants Ben Fricke Center Houston
214 Jacksonville Jaguars Brandon Tolbert Linebacker Georgia
215 San Francisco 49ers (from Pittsburgh) Ryan Thelwell Wide Receiver Minnesota
216 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Warfield Defensive Back Nebraska
217 Chicago Bears (from San Francisco) Chad Overhauser Offensive Guard UCLA
218 Green Bay Packers Edwin Watson Fullback Purdue
219 Denver Broncos Nate Wayne Linebacker Mississippi
220 Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory pick) Chris Akins Defensive Tackle Texas
221 Pittsburgh Steelers (Compensatory pick) Angel Rubio Defensive Tackle SE Missouri State
222 Cincinnati Bengals (Compensatory pick) Damian Vaughn Tight End Miami (OH)
223 Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory pick) Tarik Smith Running back California
224 Kansas City Chiefs (Compensatory pick) Ernest Blackwell Running back Missouri
225 Minnesota Vikings (Compensatory pick) Tony Darden Cornerback Texas Tech
226 Arizona Cardinals (Compensatory pick) Pat Tillman Safety Arizona State
227 Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory pick) Antonio Fleming Offensive Guard Georgia
228 Carolina Panthers (Compensatory pick) Jim Turner Wide Receiver Syracuse
229 Tennessee Titans (Compensatory pick) Kevin Long Center Florida State
230 Oakland Raiders (Compensatory pick) Vince Amey Defensive Tackle Arizona State
231 Indianapolis Colts(Compensatory pick) Corey Gaines Safety Tennessee
232 Chicago Bears (Compensatory pick) Moses Moreno Quarterback Colorado State
233 Arizona Cardinals (Compensatory pick) Ron Janes Fullback Missouri
234 San Diego Chargers (Compensatory pick) Kio Sanford Wide Receiver Kentucky
235 Oakland Raiders (Compensatory pick) David Sanders Defensive End Arkansas
236 St. Louis Rams (Compensatory pick) Jason Chorak Linebacker Washington
237 Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory pick) Rodrick Monroe Tight End Cincinnati
238 Buffalo Bills (Compensatory pick) Kamil Loud Wide Receiver Cal-Poly SLO
239 New Orleans Saints (Compensatory pick) Ron Warner Linebacker Kansas
240 Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory pick) Melvin Thomas Offensive Guard Colorado
241 [3] Balitmore Ravens (Compensatory pick) Cam Quayle Tight End Weber State
= Pro Bowler [1]

Notable undrafted players

Original NFL Team Player Position College
Baltimore Ravens Jeff Saturday Center North Carolina
Cincinnati Bengals Kevin Kaesviharn Safety Augustana College
Oakland Raiders Phil Dawson Placekicker Texas
Seattle Seahawks Brian Finneran Wide receiver Villanova
St. Louis Rams London Fletcher Linebacker John Carroll University
Atlanta Falcons David Akers Placekicker Louisville

Hall of famers

None of the drafted players from the 1998 NFL Draft have been inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  2. Charles Woodson, 1997 Heisman Trophy winner "1997 Heisman Trophy winner". Retrieved 2008-10-11.[dead link]
  3. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.

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