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1979 NFL Draft Choices
Held May 3-4, 1979

Round 1
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
11Tom CousineauBillsLBOhio State
22Mike BellChiefsDEColorado State
33Jack ThompsonBengalsQBWashington State
44Dan HamptonBearsDTArkansas
55Jerry ButlerBillsWRClemson
66Barry KraussColtsLBAlabama
77Phil SimmsGiantsQBMorehead State
88Ottis AndersonCardinalsRBMiami
99Al HarrisBearsDEArizona State
1010Keith DorneyLionsOTPenn State
1111Russell ErxlebenSaintsKTexas
1212Charles AlexanderBengalsRBLSU
1313Kellen WinslowChargersTEMissouri
1414Marty LyonsJetsDEAlabama
1515Eddie Lee IveryPackersRBGeorgia Tech
1616Ted BrownVikingsRBNorth Carolina State
1717Don SmithFalconsDEMiami
1818Manu TuiasosopoSeahawksDTUCLA
1919George AndrewsRamsLBNebraska
2020Willis AdamsBrownsWRHouston
2121Jerry RobinsonEaglesLBUCLA
2222Kelvin ClarkBroncosOTNebraska
2323Steve FullerChiefsQBClemson
2424Jon GieslerDolphinsOTMichigan
2525Rick SanfordPatriotsDBSouth Carolina
2626Kent HillRamsOTGeorgia Tech
2727Robert ShawCowboysCTennessee
2828Greg HawthorneSteelersRBBaylor
Round 2
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
129James Owens49ersWRUCLA
230Dan RossBengalsTENortheastern
331Mike StensrudOilersDEIowa State
432Fred SmerlasBillsDTBoston College
533Greg RobertsBuccaneersOGOklahoma
634Gordon JonesBuccaneersWRPittsburgh
735Theotis BrownCardinalsRBUCLA
836Ernest GrayGiantsWRMemphis
937Ken FantettiLionsLBWyoming
1038Reggie MathisSaintsLBOklahoma
1139Rickey WattsBearsWRTulsa
1240Lawrence JohnsonBrownsDBWisconsin
1341Mark GastineauJetsDEEast Central Oklahoma
1442Willie JonesRaidersDEFlorida State
1543Dave HuffmanVikingsCNotre Dame
1644Steve AtkinsPackersRBMaryland
1745Joe NormanSeahawksLBIndiana
1846Calvin FavronCardinalsLBSE Louisiana
1947Sam ClaphanBrownsOTOklahoma
2048Petey PerotEaglesOGNW Louisiana
2149Pat HowellFalconsOGUSC
2250Jesse BakerOilersDEJacksonville State
2351Jim HaslettBillsLBIndiana, Pa.
2452Bob GolicPatriotsDTNotre Dame
2553Jeff ToewsDolphinsOTWashington
2654Eddie HillRamsRBMemphis
2755Aaron MitchellCowboysDBNevada-Las Vegas
2856Zack ValentineSteelersLBEast Carolina
Round 3
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
157Michael JacksonSeahawksLBWashington
258Jeff MooreRamsWRTennessee
359Barney CottonBengalsOGNebraska
460Jerry EckwoodBuccaneersRBArkansas
561Tony NathanDolphinsRBAlabama
662Jon BorchardtBillsOTMontana State
763Mel LandDolphinsLBMichigan State
864Joe BosticCardinalsOTClemson
965Ronnie LeeDolphinsTEBaylor
1066Willie McClendonBearsRBGeorgia
1167Bo RobinsonLionsRBWest Texas State
1268Donald DykesJetsDBSE Louisiana
1369Kim AndersonColtsDBArizona State
1470James RameyBrownsDEKentucky
1571Charles JordanPackersDTMaryland
1672Kenny KingOilersRBOklahoma
1773Clifford ThriftChargersLBEast Central Oklahoma
1874Tony FranklinEaglesKTexas A&M
1975James MayberryFalconsRBColorado State
2076Doug CosbieCowboysTESanta Clara
2177Bruce RadfordBroncosDEGrambling
2278Reginald LewisBuccaneersDENorth Texas
2379William AndrewsFalconsRBAuburn
2480Rick BernsBuccaneersRBNebraska
2581Mike WellmanRamsCKansas
2682Joe Montana49ersQBNotre Dame
Round 4
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
183Ken JohnsonBillsDEKnoxville
284James WhiteBengalsDTAlbany State (GA)
385Frank ManumaleugaChiefsLBSan Jose State
486Russell DavisSteelersRBMichigan
587Jeff NixonBillsDBRichmond
688Ulysses NorrisLionsTEGeorgia
789Roy GreenCardinalsWRHenderson State
890Phil TaborGiantsDEOklahoma
991Vaughn LusbyBengalsDBArkansas
1092Jonathan BrooksLionsLBClemson
1193Jim KovachSaintsLBKentucky
1294Ben CowinsEaglesRBArkansas
1395Matt MillerBrownsOTColorado
1496Eric CunninghamJetsOGPenn State
1597Steve DilsVikingsQBStanford
1698Johnny LynnJetsDBUCLA
1799Derwin TuckerRamsDBIllinois
18100Lynn CainFalconsRBUSC
19101Charles JohnsonFalconsDBGrambling
20102Mark BellSeahawksTEColorado State
21103Don WarrenRedskinsTESan Diego State
22104John FloydChargersWRNortheast Louisiana
23105Charels JeffersonBroncosDBMcNeese State
24106Eddie HarePatriotsPTulsa
25107Steve HowellDolphinsRBBaylor
26108Jerry WilkinsonRamsDTOregon State
27109Ralph DeLoachCowboysDECalifornia
28110Calvin SweeneySteelersWRUSC
Round 5
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1111Tom Seabron49ersLBMichigan
2112Earl GantChiefsRBMissouri
3113Casey MerrillBengalsDECal-Davis
4114Rod KushBillsDBNebraska-Omaha
5115Larry BrazielColtsDBUSC
6116Dan ManucciBillsQBKansas State
7117Cleveland JacksonGiantsTENevada-Las Vegas
8118Steve HenryCardinalsDBEmporia State
9119Jerry Aldridge49ersRBAngelo State
10120Harlan HucklebySaintsRBMichigan
11121Bob HukillCowboysOGNorth Carolina
12122Victor HicksRamsTEOklahoma
13123Kelly KirchbaumJetsLBKentucky
14124Rich DimlerBrownsDTUSC
15125Stan BlinkaJetsLBSam Houston State
16126Scott FitzkeeEaglesWRPenn State
17127Mike ZeleFalconsDTKent State
18128Curtis AndersonCowboysDECentral State, Ohio
19129Jerry MeterVikingsLBMichigan
20130Mark BellCardinalsWRColorado State
21131Walt BrownLionsCPittsburgh
22132Rick LeachBroncosQBMichigan
23133Chuck FusinaBuccaneersQBPenn State
24134Don BessillieuDolphinsDBGeorgia Tech
25135John ZamberlinPatriotsLBPacific Lutheran
26136Ron SpringsCowboysRBOhio State
27137Dwaine BoardSteelersDENorth Carolina A&T
Round 6
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1138Ruben Vaughan49ersDTColorado
2139Steve KreiderBengalsWRLehigh
3140Robert GainesChiefsWRWashington
4141Mike BurrowBillsOGAuburn
5142Ira MatthewsRaidersWRWisconsin
6143Daryl HuntOilersLBOklahoma
7144Thomas LottCardinalsRBOklahoma
8145Bob TorreyGiantsRBPenn State
9146Ricky RaySaintsDBNorfolk State
10147John SullivanBearsLBIllinois
11148Jeff McIntyreBroncosLBArizona State
12149Bill DufekJetsOGMichigan
13150Jim MooreColtsOTOhio State
14151Clinton BurrellBrownsDBLSU
15152Joe SenserVikingsTEWest Chester
16153Dave SimmonsPackersLBNorth Carolina
17154Mike MoroskiFalconsQBCal-Davis
18155Tim LavenderCowboysDBUSC
19156Henry WilliamsRaidersDBSan Diego State
20157Bill MurrellSteelersTEWinston-Salem
21158Eddie HicksGiantsRBEast Carolina
22159Mike MurphyOilersLBSW Missouri State
23160Mike SalzanoCowboysOGNorth Carolina
24161Dwayne WoodruffSteelersDBLouisville
25162Steve LindquistDolphinsOGNebraska
26163Jim RonanBrownsDTMinnesota
27164Chris DeFranceCowboysWRArizona State
28165Matt BahrSteelersKPenn State
Round 7
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1166Phil Francis49ersRBStanford
2167Ken KremerChiefsDEBall State
3168Max MontoyaBengalsOTUCLA
4169Larry PolowskiSeahawksLBBoise State
5170Tom MulladyBillsTESW Tennessee
6171Tim RiesOilersDBSW Missouri State
7172Steve AlversGiantsTEMiami
8173Kirk GibsonCardinalsWRMichigan State
9174Lee KunzBearsLBNebraska
10175Jack MatiaRaidersOTDrake
11176Stan SytsmaSaintsLBMinnesota
12177Judson FlintPatriotsDBMemphis
13178Don SwaffordEaglesOTFlorida
14179Emmett KingJetsRBHouston
15180Henry MonroePackersDBMississippi State
16181Bob WinkelVikingsDTKentucky
17182Rich MilotRedskinsLBPenn State
18183Cody RisienBrownsOTTexas A&M
19184Rich WingoPackersLBAlabama
20185Curtis BuncheEaglesDEAlbany State (GA)
21186Roger WestlundFalconsOTWashington
22187Keith BrownJetsDBMinnesota
23188Luke PrestridgeBroncosPBaylor
24189Uwe VonSchamannDolphinsKOklahoma
25190Jeff DelaneyRamsDBPittsburgh
26191Greg FitzpatrickCowboysLBYoungstown State
27192Bruce KimballSteelersOGMassachusetts
Round 8
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1193Ron CassidyPackersWRUtah State
2194Howie KurnickBengalsLBCincinnati
3195Mike WilliamsChiefsRBNew Mexico
4196Chuck CorrealEaglesCPenn State
5197Steve HeimkreiterColtsLBNotre Dame
6198Marshall HarrisJetsDTTCU
7199Larry MillerCardinalsLBBrigham Young
8200D.K. PerryGiantsDBSMU
9201Roy SimmonsGiantsOGGeorgia Tech
10202Doug PanfilSaintsOGTulsa
11203Rick MossBearsDBPurdue
12204Kent PerkovBrownsDESan Diego State
13205Willie BeamonJetsLBBoise State
14206Jeff GrothDolphinsWRBowling Green
15207Nesby GlasgowColtsDBWashington
16208Rick PartridgePackersPUtah
17209Robert HawkinsRaidersRBKentucky
18210Wilbert HaslipChargersRBHawaii
19211Max RunagerEaglesPSouth Carolina
20212Keith MillerFalconsLBN.E. Oklahoma
21213John MohringLionsLBC.W. Post
22214Carter HartwigOilersDBUSC
23215Glenn BlackwoodDolphinsDBTexas
24216Randy LovePatriotsRBHouston
25217Eugene SandersBuccaneersDTTexas A&M
26218Robert BrewerChiefsOGTemple
27219Bruce ThorntonCowboysDTIllinois
28220Tom GravesSteelersLBMichigan State
Round 9
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1221Steve Hamilton49ersDTMissouri
2222James FolstonChiefsTECameron, Okla.
3223Scott BurkBengalsDBOklahoma State
4224Russ HendersonColtsPVirginia
5225Henry VereenBuccaneersWRNevada-Las Vegas
6226Keven BakerBillsDEWilliam Penn
7227Tom RuskGiantsLBIowa
8228Bob RozierCardinalsDECalifornia
9229Joe RobinsonChiefsOTOhio State
10230Jerome HeavensBearsRBNotre Dame
11231Jeff KomloLionsQBDelaware
12232Gordy SprattlerJetsRBNorth Dakota State
13233Kris HainesRedskinsWRNotre Dame
14234Carl McGeeBrownsLBDuke
15235John ThompsonPackersTEUtah State
16236Billy DiggsVikingsWRWinston-Salem
17237Alvin GarrettChargersWRAngelo State
18238Jim RourkeRaidersOTBoston College
19239Dave ParkinFalconsDBUtah State
20240Ezra TateSeahawksRBMississippi State
21241Curtis WeathersBrownsTEMississippi
22242Charlie TaylorBroncosWRRice
23243Richard EllenderOilersWRMcNeese State
24244Jeff WestonDolphinsDTNotre Dame
25245John SpagnolaPatriotsTEYale
26246Jeff RutledgeRamsQBAlabama
27247Garry CobbCowboysLBUSC
28248Rick KirkSteelersDEDenison
Round 10
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1249Dwight Clark49ersWRClemson
2250Nathan PooleBengalsRBLouisville
3251Mike DuPreeChiefsLBFlorida
4252Howard Ballage49ersDBColorado
5253Dave MarlerBillsQBMississippi State
6254Steve StephensColtsTEOklahoma State
7255Jerry HollowayCardinalsTEWestern Illinois
8256Dan FowlerGiantsOGKentucky
9257Joe ResticBearsDBNotre Dame
10258Jerome StantonDolphinsDBMichigan State
11259Ricky SmithRaidersDBTulane
12260Gerald JacksonChiefsDBMississippi State
13261John SmithBrownsWRTennessee State
14262Steve SybeldonJetsOTNorth Dakota
15263Ed McGlassonJetsCYoungstown State
16264Frank LockettPackersWRNebraska
17265Tony PetruccioChargersDTPenn State
18266Bruce BeekleyFalconsLBOregon
19267Robert HardySeahawksDTJackson State
20268Larry WillisChiefsWRAlcorn State
21269Al GreenChargersDBLSU
22270Martin CoxPatriotsWRVanderbilt
23271Allan ClarkPatriotsRBNorthern Arizona
24272Mike MozlowskiDolphinsRBColorado
25273Grady EbensbergerRamsDTHouston
26274Mike CalhounCowboysDTNotre Dame
27275Tod ThompsonSteelersTEBrigham Young
Round 11
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1276Billy McBride49ersDBTennessee State
2277Stan RomeChiefsWRClemson
3278Ken BungardaBengalsDEMissouri
4279Paul LawlerBillsDBColgate
5280John PriestnerColtsLBWestern Ontario
6281Bob RippentropBuccaneersTEFresno State
7282Mike MinceGiantsDBFresno State
8283Nate HendersonCardinalsOTFlorida State
9284Ken JohnsonGiantsRBMiami
10285David HallSaintsWRMissouri-Rolla
11286Bob WrightBearsOTCincinnati
12287Randy PoeschlBrownsDENebraska
13288Danny SandersJetsQBCarson-Newman
14289Monte ColemanRedskinsLBCentral Arkansas
15290Mark ThorsonPackersDBOttawa (KS)
16291Brian NelsonVikingsWRTexas Tech
17292Bill LeerFalconsCColorado State
18293Jim HineslySeahawksOGMichigan State
19294Bruce DavisRaidersOTUCLA
20295Dave RaderChargersQBTulsa
21296Al ChesleyEaglesLBPittsburgh
22297Zach DixonBroncosRBTemple
23298Mike TaylorOilersOTGeorgia Tech
24299Mike BlantonDolphinsDEGeorgia Tech
25300Tony HallRedskinsWRKnoxville
26301Jesse DeremusRamsDTTennessee State
27302Eddie ColeLionsLBMississippi
28303Charlie MooreSteelersCWichita State
Round 12
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1304Jim BrownerBengalsDBNotre Dame
2305Michael ForrestChiefsRBArkansas
3306Charlie GreenColtsWRKansas State
4307Dave LoganBuccaneersDTPittsburgh
5308Mike HarrisBillsRBArizona State
6309Rick McBrideCardinalsLBGeorgia
7310Tim GillespieGiantsOGNorth Carolina State
8311Kelsey FinchSaintsRBTennessee
9312Dave BeckerBearsDBIowa
10313Bob ForsterLionsCBrown
11314Paul DarbyJetsWRSouthwest Texas State
12315Dewitt MethvinBrownsCTulane
13316Dirk AbernathyRaidersDBBowling Green
14317David StephensVikingsLBKentucky
15318Bill MoatsPackersPSouth Dakota
16319Jeff MooreSeahawksRBJackson State
17320Reggie KinlawRaidersDTOklahoma State
18321Frank DuncanChargersDBSan Francisco State
19322Ed SmithSteelersLBVanderbilt
20323Stuard WalkerFalconsLBColorado
21324Wayne WilsonOilersRBShepherd College
22325Dave JacobsBroncosKSyracuse
23326Brian SweeneyLionsWRTexas A&I
24327Larry FortnerDolphinsQBMiami Ohio
25328Drew HillRamsWRGeorgia Tech
26329Quentin LowryCowboysLBYoungstown State
27330Mike AlmondSteelersWRNW Louisiana