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1998 NFL Draft
1998nfldraft
General Information
Date(s) April 18–19, 1998
Location Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
Network(s) (US) ESPN
Picks
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 selectionsEdit

= Pro Bowler [1]

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Indianapolis ColtsPeyton ManningQuarterbackTennessee
2San Diego Chargers (from Arizona)Ryan LeafQuarterbackWashington State
3Arizona Cardinals (from San Diego)Andre WadsworthDefensive EndFlorida State
4Oakland RaidersCharles Woodson [2]CornerbackMichigan
5Chicago BearsCurtis EnisRunning backPenn State
6St. Louis RamsGrant WistromDefensive EndNebraska
7New Orleans SaintsKyle TurleyOffensive TackleSan Diego State
8Dallas CowboysGreg EllisLinebackerNorth Carolina
9Jacksonville Jaguars(from Buffalo)Fred TaylorRunning backFlorida
10Baltimore RavensDuane StarksCornerbackMiami (FL)
11Philadelphia EaglesTra ThomasOffensive TackleFlorida State
12Atlanta FalconsKeith BrookingLinebackerGeorgia Tech
13Cincinnati BengalsTakeo SpikesLinebackerAuburn
14Carolina PanthersJason PeterDefensive TackleNebraska
15Seattle SeahawksAnthony SimmonsLinebackerClemson
16Tennessee OilersKevin DysonWide ReceiverUtah
17Cincinnati Bengals (from Washington Redskins)Brian SimmonsLinebackerNorth Carolina
18New England Patriots (from New York Jets)Robert EdwardsRunning backGeorgia
19Green Bay Packers (from Miami Dolphins)Vonnie HollidayDefensive TackleNorth Carolina
20Detroit LionsTerry FairCornerbackTennessee
21Minnesota VikingsRandy MossWide ReceiverMarshall
22New England PatriotsTebucky JonesFree SafetySyracuse
23Oakland Raiders (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)Mo CollinsOffensive TackleFlorida
24New York GiantsShaun WilliamsFree SafetyUCLA
25Jacksonville JaguarsDonovin DariusStrong SafetySyracuse
26Pittsburgh SteelersAlan FanecaOffensive GuardLSU
27Kansas City ChiefsVictor RileyOffensive TackleAuburn
28San Francisco 49ersR. W. McQuartersCornerbackOklahoma State
29Miami Dolphins (from Green Bay Packers)John AveryRunning backOle Miss
30Denver BroncosMarcus NashWide ReceiverTennessee

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
31Oakland RaidersLeon BenderDefensive TackleWashington State
32Indianapolis ColtsJerome PathonWide ReceiverWashington
33Arizona CardinalsCorey ChavousStrong SafetyVanderbilt
34Tampa Bay BuccaneersJacquez GreenWide ReceiverFlorida
35Chicago BearsTony ParrishStrong SafetyWashington
36Arizona CardinalsAnthony ClementOffensive TackleLouisiana-Lafayette
37St. Louis RamsRobert HolcombeFullbackIllinois
38Dallas CowboysFlozell AdamsOffensive TackleMichigan State
39Buffalo BillsSam CowartMiddle LinebackerFlorida State
40New Orleans Saints (from Buffalo Bills)Cameron CleelandTight EndWashington
41Pittsburgh SteelersJeremy StaatDefensive TackleArizona State
42Baltimore RavensPatrick JohnsonWide ReceiverOregon
43Cincinnati BengalsArtrell HawkinsStrong SafetyCincinnati
44Miami DolphinsPatrick SurtainCornerbackSouthern Mississippi
45Tampa Bay BuccaneersBrian KellyCornerbackSouthern California
46Tennessee OilersSamari RolleCornerbackFlorida State
47Seattle SeahawksTodd WeinerOffensive TackleKansas State
48Washington RedskinsStephen AlexanderTight EndOklahoma
49Miami DolphinsKenny MixonDefensive EndLouisiana State
50Detroit LionsGermane CrowellWide ReceiverVirginia
51Minnesota VikingsKailee WongInside LinebackerStanford
52New England PatriotsTony SimmonsWide ReceiverWisconsin
53Atlanta FalconsBob HallenCenterKent State
54New England PatriotsRod RutledgeOffensive TackleAlabama
55New York GiantsJoe JureviciusWide ReceiverPenn State
56New York JetsDorian BooseDefensive EndWashington State
57Jacksonville JaguarsCordell TaylorDefensive BackHampton
58San Francisco 49ersJeremy NewberryCenterCalifornia
59San Diego ChargersMikhael RicksTight EndStephen F. Austin
60Detroit LionsCharlie BatchQuarterbackEastern Michigan
61Denver BroncosEric BrownStrong SafetyMississippi State
0Green Bay PackersSupplemental DraftMike WahleOffensive GuardNavy
0San Diego ChargersSupplemental DraftJamal WilliamsDefensive TackleOklahoma State

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
62Carolina PanthersChuck WileyDefensive EndLouisiana State
63Oakland RaidersJon RitchieFullbackStanford
64Chicago BearsOlin KreutzCenterWashington
65St. Louis RamsLeonard LittleDefensive EndTennessee
66Pittsburgh SteelersChris ConradOffensive TackleFresno State
67New York JetsScott FrostDefensive BackNebraska
68Buffalo BillsRobert HicksOffensive TackleMississippi State
69Washington RedskinsSkip HicksRunning backUCLA
70New York GiantsBrian AlfordWide ReceiverPurdue
71Indianapolis ColtsE. G. GreenWide ReceiverFlorida State
72Philadelphia Eagles (via Dallas)Jeremiah TrotterLinebackerStephen F. Austin
73Carolina PanthersMitch MarrowDefensive EndPennsylvania
74Atlanta FalconsJammi GermanWide ReceiverMiami
75Cincinnati BengalsSteve FoleyLinebackerN.E. Louisiana
76Seattle SeahawksAhman GreenRunning backNebraska
77Tennessee OilersDainon SidneyCornerbackAlabama-Birmingham
78Cincinnati BengalsMike GoffOffensive TackleIowa
79Miami DolphinsBrad JacksonLinebackerCincinnati
80Minnesota VikingsRamos McDonaldCornerbackNew Mexico
81New England PatriotsChris FloydFullbackMichigan
82Miami DolphinsLarry ShannonWide ReceiverEast Carolina
83New England PatriotsGreg SpiresDefensive EndFlorida State
84Tampa Bay BuccaneersJamie DuncanLinebackerVanderbilt
85Philadelphia EaglesAllen RossumCornerbackNotre Dame
86Jacksonville JaguarsJonathan QuinnQuarterbackMiddle Tennessee State
87New York JetsKevin WilliamsDefensive BackOklahoma State
88Kansas City ChiefsRashaan SheheeRunning backWashington
89San Francisco 49ersChris RuhmanOffensive TackleTexas A&M
90Green Bay PackersJonathan BrownDefensive TackleTennessee
91Denver BroncosBrian GrieseQuarterbackMichigan
92Pittsburgh SteelersHines WardWide ReceiverGeorgia

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
93Indianapolis ColtsSteve McKinneyCenterTexas A&M
94Chicago BearsAlonzo MayesTight EndOklahoma State
95Arizona CardinalsMichael PittmanRunning backFresno State
96St. Louis Rams (from San Diego)Az-Zahir HakimWide ReceiverSan Diego State
97New Orleans Saints (from Oakland)Fred WearyCornerbackFlorida
98St. Louis RamsRoland WilliamsTight EndSyracuse
99New Orleans SaintsJulian PittmanWide ReceiverFlorida State
100Dallas CowboysMichael MyersDefensive TackleAlabama
101Jacksonville Jaguars (from Buffalo)Tavian BanksRunning backIowa
102Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia)Lorenzo BromellDefensive EndClemson
103Atlanta FalconsOmar BrownDefensive BackNorth Carolina
104Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Atlanta)Todd WashingtonCenterVirginia Tech
105Cincinnati BengalsGlen SteeleDefensive TackleMichigan
106Carolina PanthersDonald HayesWide ReceiverWisconsin
107Tennessee OilersJoe Salave'aDefensive TackleArizona
108Seattle SeahawksDeShone MylesLinebackerNevada-Reno
109Oakland Raiders (from Washington)Gennaro DiNapoliOffensive GuardVirginia Tech
110Minnesota VikingsKivuusama MaysLinebackerNorth Carolina
111New York JetsJason FabiniOffensive TackleCincinnati
112Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami)Brandon WhitingDefensive TackleCalifornia
113Washington Redskins (from Detroit through Oakland)Shawn BarberLinebackerRichmond
114Atlanta Falcons (from Tampa Bay)Tim DwightWide ReceiverIowa
115New England PatriotsLeonta RheamsDefensive TackleHouston
116Philadelphia EaglesClarence LoveDefensive BackToledo
117Pittsburgh SteelersDeshea TownsendDefensive BackAlabama
118Jacksonville JaguarsHarry DeligianisDefensive TackleYoungstown State
119San Francisco 49ersLance SchultersSafetyHofstra
120Kansas City ChiefsGreg FavorsLinebackerMississippi State
121Green Bay PackersRoosevelt BlackmonCornerbackMorris Brown
122Denver BroncosCurtis AlexanderRunning backAlabama
123Pittsburgh SteelersCarlos KingRunning backNorth Carolina State

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
124Baltimore Ravens (from Indianapolis)Martin ChaseDefensive TackleOklahoma
125Arizona CardinalsTerry HardyTight EndSouthern Mississippi
126San Diego ChargersCedric HardenDefensive EndFlorida A&M
127Oakland RaidersJeremy BrighamTight EndWashington
128Kansas City Chiefs (from Chicago)Robert WilliamsCornerbackNorth Carolina
129St. Louis RamsRaymond PriesterFullbackClemson
130Dallas CowboysDarren HambrickLinebackerSouth Carolina
131Buffalo BillsJonathan LintonFullbackNorth Carolina
132New Orleans SaintsWilmont PerryRunning backLivingstone
133Baltimore RavensRyan SutterSafetyColorado
134New York Jets (from Philadelphia)Casey DaileyLinebackerNorthwestern
135Indianapolis Colts (from Cincinnati)Antony JordanLinebackerVanderbilt
136Carolina PanthersJerry JensenLinebackerWashington
137Pittsburgh Steelers (from Atlanta)Jason SimmonsDefensive BackArizona State
138Dallas Cowboys (from Seattle)Oliver RossOffensive TackleIowa State
139Tennessee TitansBenji OlsonOffensive GuardWashington
140Washington RedskinsMark FischerOffensive GuardPurdue
141New York JetsDoug KarczewskiOffensive TackleVirginia
142Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami)Ike ReeseLinebackerMichigan State
143Miami Dolphins (from Detroit)Scott ShawOffensive GuardMichigan State
144Minnesota VikingsKerry CooksSafetyIowa
145New England PatriotsRon MerkersonLinebackerColorado
146New York Jets (from Tampa Bay)Blake SpenceTight EndOregon
147New York GiantsToby MylesOffensive TackleJackson State
148Jacksonville JaguarsJohn WadeCenterMarshall
149New York Jets (from Pittsburgh)Eric BatemanOffensive TackleBrigham Young
150Green Bay Packers (from Kansas City)Corey BradfordWide ReceiverJackson State
151San Francisco 49ersPhil OstrowskiOffensive GuardPenn State
152Oakland Raiders (from Green Bay)Travian SmithLinebackerOklahoma
153Denver BroncosChris HowardRunning backMichigan

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
154Baltimore Ravens (from Indianapolis)Ron RogersLinebackerGeorgia Tech
155San Diego ChargersClifford IvoryCornerbackTroy State
156Green Bay Packers (from Oakland)Scott McGarrahanSafetyNew Mexico
157Chicago BearsChris DraftLinebackerStanford
158Arizona CardinalsZach WalzLinebackerDartmouth
159St. Louis RamsGlenn RoundtreeOffensive GuardClemson
160Buffalo BillsFred ColemanWide ReceiverWashington
161New Orleans SaintsChris BordanoLinebackerSouthern Methodist
162Seattle Seahawks (from Dallas)Carl HansenDefensive TackleStanford
163New York Jets (from Philadelphia)Eric OgboguDefensive EndMaryland
164Baltimore RavensSammy WilliamsOffensive TackleOklahoma
165Carolina PanthersDamien RichardsonDefensive BackArizona State
166Atlanta FalconsElijah WilliamsCornerbackFlorida
167Cincinnati BengalsJason TuckerWide ReceiverTexas Christian
168Tennessee TitansLee WigginsDefensive BackSouth Carolina
169Seattle SeahawksBobby ShawWide ReceiverCalifornia
170Washington RedskinsPat PalmerWide ReceiverNE Louisiana
171Miami DolphinsNate StrikwerdaCenterNorthwestern
172Miami Dolphins (from Detroit)John DuttonQuarterbackNevada
173Minnesota VikingsMatt BirkCenterHarvard
174New York JetsChris BrazzellWide ReceiverAngelo State
175Tampa Bay BuccanneersJames CannidaDefensive TackleNevada
176New England PatriotsHarold ShawRunning backSouthern Mississippi
177New York GiantsTodd PollackTight EndBoston College
178Pittsburgh SteelersChris Fuamatu-Ma'afalaFullbackUtah
179Jacksonville JaguarsLeManzer WilliamsDefensive EndMinnesota
180San Francisco 49ersFred BeasleyFullbackAuburn
181Kansas City ChiefsDerrick RansomDefensive TackleCincinnati
182Jacksonville Jaguars (from Green Bay)Kevin McLeodRunning backAuburn
183New York Jets (from Denver Broncos)Dustin JohnsonFullbackBrigham Young
184Tampa Bay Buccanneers (Compensatory Pick)Shevin SmithDefensive BackFlorida State
185Detroit Lions (Compensatory Pick)Jamaal AlexanderDefensive BackDetroit
186Pittsburgh Steelers (Compensatory Pick)Ryan OlsonDefensive TackleColorado
187Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Pick)Matt HasselbeckQuarterbackBoston College
188Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Pick)Izell ReeseSafetyAlabama Birmingham
189Chicago Bears (Compensatory Pick)Patrick MannellyOffensive GuardDuke

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
190Indianapolis ColtsAaron TaylorCenterNebraska
191Washington RedskinsDavid TerrellDefensive BackUTEP
192Jacksonville Jaguars (from Chicago Bears)Alvis WhittedWide ReceiverNC State
193Arizona CardinalsPhil SavoyWide ReceiverColorado
194San Diego ChargersJon HaskinsLinebackerStanford
195New York Jets (from St. Louis)Lawrence HartTight EndSouthern
196Carolina Panthers (from New Orleans)Vili MaumauDefensive TackleColorado
197Seattle SeahawksJason McEndooOffensive GuardWashington State
198Buffalo BillsVictor AlloteyOffensive GuardIndiana
199Atlanta Falcons (from Carolina via Pittsburgh)Ephraim SalaamOffensive TackleSan Diego State
200Denver BroncosTrey TeagueCenterTennessee
201Atlanta FalconsKen OxendineRunning backVirginia Tech
202Cincinnati BengalsMarcus ParkerFullbackVirginia Tech
203Atlanta Falcons (from Pittsburgh)Henry SlayDefensive TackleWest Virginia
204New Orleans SaintsAndy McCulloughWide ReceiverTennessee
205Tennessee TitansJimmy SprotteLinebackerArizona
206Washington RedskinsAntwaune PondsLinebackerSyracuse
207Detroit LionsChris LiwienskiOffensive GuardIndiana
208Minnesota VikingsChester BurnettLinebackerArizona
209Arizona Cardinals (from NY Jets)George "Jomo" CousinsDefensive EndFlorida A&M
210Miami DolphinsJim BundrenOffensive LinemanClemson
211New England PatriotsJason AndersenCenterBrigham Young
212Tampa Bay BuccanneersChance McCartyDefensive EndTexas Christian
213New York GiantsBen FrickeCenterHouston
214Jacksonville JaguarsBrandon TolbertLinebackerGeorgia
215San Francisco 49ers (from Pittsburgh)Ryan ThelwellWide ReceiverMinnesota
216Kansas City ChiefsEric WarfieldDefensive BackNebraska
217Chicago Bears (from San Francisco)Chad OverhauserOffensive GuardUCLA
218Green Bay PackersEdwin WatsonFullbackPurdue
219Denver BroncosNate WayneLinebackerMississippi
220Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory pick)Chris AkinsDefensive TackleTexas
221Pittsburgh Steelers (Compensatory pick)Angel RubioDefensive TackleSE Missouri State
222Cincinnati Bengals (Compensatory pick)Damian VaughnTight EndMiami (OH)
223Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory pick)Tarik SmithRunning backCalifornia
224Kansas City Chiefs (Compensatory pick)Ernest BlackwellRunning backMissouri
225Minnesota Vikings (Compensatory pick)Tony DardenCornerbackTexas Tech
226Arizona Cardinals (Compensatory pick)Pat TillmanSafetyArizona State
227Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory pick)Antonio FlemingOffensive GuardGeorgia
228Carolina Panthers (Compensatory pick)Jim TurnerWide ReceiverSyracuse
229Tennessee Titans (Compensatory pick)Kevin LongCenterFlorida State
230Oakland Raiders (Compensatory pick)Vince AmeyDefensive TackleArizona State
231Indianapolis Colts(Compensatory pick)Corey GainesSafetyTennessee
232Chicago Bears (Compensatory pick)Moses MorenoQuarterbackColorado State
233Arizona Cardinals (Compensatory pick)Ron JanesFullbackMissouri
234San Diego Chargers (Compensatory pick)Kio SanfordWide ReceiverKentucky
235Oakland Raiders (Compensatory pick)David SandersDefensive EndArkansas
236St. Louis Rams (Compensatory pick)Jason ChorakLinebackerWashington
237Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory pick)Rodrick MonroeTight EndCincinnati
238Buffalo Bills (Compensatory pick)Kamil LoudWide ReceiverCal-Poly SLO
239New Orleans Saints (Compensatory pick)Ron WarnerLinebackerKansas
240Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory pick)Melvin ThomasOffensive GuardColorado
241 [3]Balitmore Ravens (Compensatory pick)Cam QuayleTight EndWeber State
= Pro Bowler [1]

Notable undrafted playersEdit

Original NFL Team Player Position College
Baltimore RavensJeff Saturday Center North Carolina
Cincinnati BengalsKevin Kaesviharn Safety Augustana College
Oakland RaidersPhil Dawson Placekicker Texas
Seattle SeahawksBrian Finneran Wide receiver Villanova
St. Louis RamsLondon Fletcher Linebacker John Carroll University
Atlanta FalconsDavid Akers Placekicker Louisville

Hall of famersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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". http://www.heisman.com/winners/c-woodson97.html. Retrieved 2008-10-11.[dead link]
  3. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.

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