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1981 NFL Draft Choices
Held April 28-29, 1981

Round 1
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
11George RogersSaintsRBSouth Carolina
22Lawrence TaylorGiantsLBNorth Carolina
33Freeman McNeilJetsRBUCLA
44Kenny EasleySeahawksDBUCLA
55E.J. JuniorCardinalsLBAlabama
66Rich CampbellPackersQBCalifornia
77Hugh GreenBuccaneersLBPittsburgh
88Ronnie Lott49ersDBUSC
99Mel OwensRamsLBMichigan
1010David VerserBengalsWRKansas
1111Keith Van HorneBearsOTUSC
1212Randy McMillanColtsRBPittsburgh
1313David OverstreetDolphinsRBOklahoma
1414Willie ScottChiefsTESouth Carolina
1515Dennis SmithBroncosDBUSC
1616Mark NicholsLionsWRSan Jose State
1717Keith GarySteelersDEOklahoma
1818Donnell ThompsonColtsDTNorth Carolina
1919Brian HollowayPatriotsOTStanford
2020Mark MayRedskinsOTPittsburgh
2121Ted WattsRaidersDBTexas Tech
2222Hanford DixonBrownsDBSouthern Mississippi
2323Curt MarshRaidersOTWashington
2424James BrooksChargersRBAuburn
2525Bobby ButlerFalconsDBFlorida State
2626Howard RichardsCowboysOTMissouri
2727Leonard MitchellEaglesDEHouston
2828Booker MooreBillsRBPenn State
Round 2
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
129Russell GarySaintsDBNebraska
230Marion BarberJetsRBMinnesota
331David HughesSeahawksRBBoise State
432Dave YoungGiantsTEPurdue
533Neil LomaxCardinalsQBPortland State
634James WilderBuccaneersRBMissouri
735Gary LewisPackersTETexas-Arlington
836John Harty49ersDTIowa
937Cris CollinsworthBengalsWRFlorida
1038Mike SingletaryBearsLBBaylor
1139Mardye McDoleVikingsWRMississippi State
1240Eric Wright49ersDBMissouri
1341Joe DelaneyChiefsRBNW Louisiana
1442Clay BrownBroncosTEBrigham Young
1543Jim CollinsRamsLBSyracuse
1644Anthony WashingtonSteelersDBFresno State
1745Robin SendleinVikingsLBTexas
1846Curtis GreenLionsDEAlabama State
1947Tony CollinsPatriotsRBEast Carolina
2048Howie LongRaidersDTVillanova
2149Chris WilliamsBillsDBLSU
2250Byron FranklinBillsWRAuburn
2351Ricky JacksonSaintsLBPittsburgh
2452Jarvis RedwineVikingsRBNebraska
2553Doug DonleyCowboysWROhio State
2654Lyman WhiteFalconsLBLSU
2755Dean MiraldiEaglesOGUtah
2856Andra FranklinDolphinsRBNebraska
Round 3
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
157Frank WarrenSaintsDEAuburn
258Bill DuganSeahawksOGPenn State
359John MistlerGiantsWRArizona State
460Ben RudolphJetsDTLong Beach State
561Jeff GriffinCardinalsDBUtah
662Ray StachowiczPackersPMichigan State
763Greg MeisnerRamsDTPittsburgh
864John SimmonsBengalsDBSMU
965Carlton Williamson49ersDBPittsburgh
1066Robert CobbRamsDEArizona
1167Ken MargerumBearsWRStanford
1268Randy Van DivierColtsOTWashington
1369Russ GrimmRedskinsCPittsburgh
1470Marvin HarveyChiefsTESouthern Mississippi
1571Hoby BrennerSaintsTEUSC
1672Don GrecoLionsOGWestern Illinois
1773Rick DonnalleySteelersCNorth Carolina
1874Tim IrwinVikingsOTTennessee
1975Roger TaylorChiefsOTOklahoma State
2076Mike MosleyBillsWRTexas A&M
2177Irvin PhillipsChargersDBArkansas Tech
2278Lloyd BurressChiefsDBMaryland
2379Michael HolstonOilersWRMorgan State
2480Scott WoernerFalconsDBGeorgia
2581Glen TitensorCowboysDEBrigham Young
2682Greg LaFleurEaglesTELSU
2783Robert GeathersBillsDTSouth Carolina State
Round 4
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
184Sam GreeneDolphinsWRNevada-Las Vegas
285Clifford ChatmanGiantsRBCentral Oklahoma
386Al WashingtonJetsLBOhio State
487Scott PhillipsSeahawksWRBrigham Young
588Steve RhodesCardinalsWROklahoma
689John HoltBuccaneersDBWest Texas State
790Tom FlickRedskinsQBWashington
891Scott PelluerCowboysLBWashington State
992Mike RobinsonBrownsDEArizona
1093Guy GrazierBengalsLBWyoming
1194Tim SherwinColtsTEBoston College
1295Todd BellBearsDBOhio State
1396Brad WrightDolphinsQBNew Mexico
1497Ron WashingtonChiefsWRArizona State
1598Mark HerrmannBroncosQBPurdue
1699Tracy PorterLionsWRLSU
17100Robbie MartinSteelersWRCal Poly San Luis Obispo
18101John SwainVikingsDBMiami
19102Don BlackmonPatriotsLBTulsa
20103Amos LawrenceChargersRBNorth Carolina
21104George LiljaRamsCMichigan State
22105Richard TurnerPackersDTOklahoma
23106Nick EyreOilersOTBrigham Young
24107Eric SieversChargersTEMaryland
25108Derrie NelsonCowboysLBNebraska
26109John ScullyFalconsCNotre Dame
27110Calvin MurrayEaglesRBOhio State
28111Johnny RobinsonRaidersDTLouisiana Tech
Round 5
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1112Louis OrbreSaintsOTOklahoma
2113Tyrone KeysJetsDEMississippi State
3114Edwin BaileySeahawksOGSouth Carolina State
4115Bill NeillGiantsDTPittsburgh
5116John GillenCardinalsLBIllinois
6117Byron BraggsPackersDTAlabama
7118James DavisRaidersDBSouthern
8119Dexter ManleyRedskinsDEOklahoma State
9120Benjie PryorBengalsTEPittsburgh
10121Lynn Thomas49ersDBPittsburgh
11122Arrington Jones49ersRBWinston-Salem
12123Wendell RayVikingsDEMissouri
13124Todd ThomasChiefsOTNorth Dakota
14125Ken LanierBroncosOTFlorida State
15126Ken PooleDolphinsDENortheast Louisiana
16127Ricky MartinSteelersWRNew Mexico
17128Jerry BoyarskySaintsDTPittsburgh
18129Larry LeeLionsOGUCLA
19130Steve ClarkPatriotsDTKansas State
20131Keith FergusonChargersLBOhio State
21132Gary SayreRedskinsOGCameron, Okla.
22133Delbert FowlerOilersLBWest Virginia
23134Steve CoxBrownsPArkansas
24135Calvin ClarkBillsDEPurdue
25136Eric SandersFalconsOTNevada
26137Danny SpradlinCowboysLBTennessee
27138Tommy VigoritoDolphinsRBVirginia
Round 6
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1139Nat HudsonSaintsOGGeorgia
2140Steve DurhamSeahawksDEClemson
3141Andy GissingerChargersOTSyracuse
4142John WoodringJetsLBBrown
5143Dave AhrensCardinalsLBWisconsin
6144Johnnie PoeSaintsDBMissouri
7145Mel HooverGiantsWRArizona State
8146Rex RobinsonBengalsKGeorgia
9147Pete Kugler49ersDTPenn State
10148Larry KubinRedskinsLBPenn State
11149Bubba GreenColtsDTNorth Carolina State
12150Reuben HendersonBearsDBSan Diego State
13151Alvin LewisBroncosRBColorado State
14152Mack MooreDolphinsDETexas A&M
15153Dock LuckieChiefsDTFlorida
16154Fulton WalkerDolphinsDBWest Virginia
17155Sam JohnsonLionsDBMaryland
18156Bryan HinkleSteelersLBOregon
19157Ron WootenPatriotsOGNorth Carolina
20158William DanielsRamsDTAlabama State
21159Bill KayOilersDBPurdue
22160Ron SimmonsBrownsDTFlorida State
23161Robert HoltBillsWRBaylor
24162Bobby DuckworthChargersWRArkansas
25163Vince SkillingsCowboysDBOhio State
26164Harry StandbackFalconsDTNorth Carolina
27165Edward O'NealGiantsRBTuskegee
28166Glen ReddSaintsLBBrigham Young
Round 7
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1167Kevin WilliamsSaintsWRUSC
2168Louis JacksonGiantsRBCal Poly San Luis Obispo
3169Kenny NeilJetsDEIowa State
4170Ron JohnsonSeahawksWRLong Beach State
5171Kevin DonnalleyCardinalsDBNorth Dakota State
6172Bill WhitakerPackersDBMissouri
7173Ron FellowsCowboysDBMissouri
8174Alan DuncanEaglesKTennessee
9175Ron BattleRamsTENorth Texas
10176Jeff SchuhBengalsLBMinnesota
11177Jeff FisherBearsDBUSC
12178Obed AririColtsKClemson
13179Mike DaumDolphinsOTCal Poly San Luis Obispo
14180Billy JacksonChiefsRBAlabama
15181Steve BusickBroncosLBUSC
16182Lee SpiveyLionsOTSMU
17183David LittleSteelersLBFlorida
18184Don ShaverVikingsRBKutztown, Pa.
19185Ken TolerPatriotsWRMississippi
20186Brad ScovillSeahawksTEPenn State
21187Eddie JohnsonBrownsLBLouisiana Tech
22188Steve DoolittleBillsLBColorado State
23189Pete HolohanChargersTENotre Dame
24190Mike ClarkRamsDEFlorida
25191Ken MillerCowboysDBEastern Michigan
26192Doak FieldEaglesLBBaylor
27193Don WashingtonOilersDBTexas A&I
Round 8
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1194Ken NaberPatriotsKStanford
2195Lloyd JonesJetsWRBrigham Young
3196Eric LaneSeahawksRBBrigham Young
4197John PowersGiantsOGMichigan
5198Mike FisherCardinalsWRBaylor
6199Denver JohnsonBuccaneersOTTulsa
7200Larry WertsPackersLBJackson State
8201Charlie BrownRedskinsWRSouth Carolina State
9202Bobby KempBengalsDBCal State-Fullerton
10203Garry White49ersRBMinnesota
11204Ken SittonColtsDBOklahoma
12205Scott ZettekBearsDTNotre Dame
13206David DornChiefsWRRutgers
14207Mark ReedGiantsQBMorehead State
15208William JudsonDolphinsDBSouth Carolina State
16209Frank WilsonSteelersRBRice
17210Wade WilsonVikingsQBEast Texas State
18211Bob NiziolekLionsTEColorado
19212Lin DawsonPatriotsTENorth Carolina State
20213J.C. WattsJetsDBOklahoma
21214Gene GladysSaintsLBPenn State
22215Kevin EavnsSaintsDBArkansas
23216Art PlunkettRamsOTNevada-Las Vegas
24217Willie TullisOilersWRTroy State
25218Paul PiurowskiCowboysLBFlorida State
26219Cliff ToneyFalconsDBAuburn
27220Hosea TaylorColtsDTHouston
28221Bill ArdGiantsOGWake Forest
Round 9
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1222Toussaint TylerSaintsRBWashington
2223Jim StoneSeahawksRBNotre Dame
3224Byron HuntGiantsLBSMU
4225Admiral Dewey LarryJetsDBNevada-Las Vegas
5226Stump MitchellCardinalsRBThe Citadel
6227Tim HuffmanPackersOTNotre Dame
7228Mike FordBuccaneersQBSMU
8229Jim HannulaBengalsOTNorthern Illinois
9230Samoa SamoaBengalsRBWashington State
10231Darryl GrantRedskinsOGRice
11232Frank DittaBearsOGBaylor
12233Tim GoochColtsDTKentucky
13234Rusty OlsenBroncosDEWashington
14235John NoonanDolphinsWRNebraska
15236Jim WhatleySeahawksWRWashington State
16237Tony VereenChiefsDBSE Louisiana
17238Hugh JerniganLionsDBArkansas
18239James HunterSteelersOTUSC
19240Dave MartinLionsDBVillanova
20241Rob RiddickBillsRBMillersville, PA
21242Ron SeawellRamsLBPortland State
22243Avon RileyOilersLBUCLA
23244Randy SchleusenerBrownsOGNebraska
24245Calvin FanceFalconsRBRice
25246Mike WilsonCowboysWRWashington State
26247Chuck CommiskeyEaglesDBMississippi
27248Curt MohlRaidersOTUCLA
Round 10
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1249Hokie GajanSaintsRBLSU
2250Mike BarkerGiantsDTGrambling
3251Marty WetzelJetsLBTulane
4252Ken DawsonSeahawksRBSavannah State
5253James MallardCardinalsWRAlabama
6254Ken McCuneBuccaneersDETexas
7255Nickie HallPackersQBTulane
8256Gregg GerkenColtsLBNorthern Arizona
9257Phil KesselRedskinsQBNorthern Michigan
10258Hubert SimpsonBengalsRBTennessee
11259Trent BryantColtsDBArkansas
12260Tim CliffordBearsQBIndiana
13261Steve FolsomDolphinsTEUtah
14262Les StuddardChiefsOGTexas
15263Jim JoinerCardinalsWRMiami
16264Andy CannavinoLionsLBMichigan
17265Mike MayockSteelersDBBoston College
18266James MurphyVikingsWRUtah State
19267Allan KennedyRedskinsOTWashington State
20268Robert ParhamChargersRBGrambling
21269Robert AlexanderRamsRBWest Virginia
22270Larry JonesOilersRBColorado State
23271Dean PraterBrownsDEOklahoma State
24272Justin CrossBillsOTWestern Colorado
25273Pat GrahamCowboysDTCalifornia
26274Robert MurphyFalconsDBOhio State
27275Hubert OliverEaglesRBArizona
28276Frank HawkinsRaidersRBNevada
Round 11
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1277Lester MickensSaintsWRKansas
2278Ed GallJetsDTMaryland
3279Lance OlanderSeahawksRBColorado
4280Matt PetrzelkaChargersOTIowa
5281Mike SherrodCardinalsTEIllinois
6282Forrest ValoraPackersLBOklahoma
7283Johnny Ray SmithBuccaneersDBLamar
8284Jerry HillRedskinsWRNorth Alabama
9285Robert JacksonBengalsDBCentral Michigan
10286Rob DeBose49ersTEUCLA
11287Lonnie JohnsonBearsRBIndiana
12288Holden SmithColtsWRCalifornia
13289Frank CaseChiefsDEPenn State
14290Pat WalkerBroncosWRMiami
15291Jim JensenDolphinsQBBoston University
16292Rick TrocanoSteelersQBPittsburgh
17293Bill StephanosVikingsOTBoston College
18294Willie JacksonLionsDBMississippi State
19295Brian BuckleyPatriotsQBHarvard
20296Marcellus GreeneRamsDBArizona
21297Claude MatthewsOilersOGAuburn
22298Larry FridayBrownsDBMississippi State
23299Buster BarnettBillsTEJackson State
24300Carlos BradleyChargersLBWake Forest
25301Keith CahppelleFalconsWRIowa
26302Tim MorrisonCowboysOGGeorgia
27303Gail DavisEaglesDTVirginia Union
28304Chester WillisRaidersRBAuburn
Round 12
PickOverallNameTeamPositionSchool
1305Jim WilksSaintsDTSan Diego State
2306Jeff BednarekSeahawksDTPacific
3307Mike MaherGiantsTEWestern Illinois
4308Mike MoellerJetsOTDrake
5309Joe AdamsCardinalsOGNebraska
6310Brad WhiteBuccaneersDTTennessee
7311Cliff LewisPackersLBSouthern Mississippi
8312Mark O'ConnellBengalsQBBall State
9313Major Ogilvie49ersRBAlabama
10314Clint DidierRedskinsTEPortland State
11315Eric ScogginsColtsLBUSC
12316Bob ShuprytBearsLBNew Mexico
13317John HankerdBroncosLBNotre Dame
14318John AlfordDolphinsDTSouth Carolina State
15319Bob GaglianoChiefsQBUtah State
16320Brian WilliamsVikingsTESouthern
17321Mandel RobinsonBroncosRBWyoming
18322Joe Adams49ersQBTennessee State
19323Cris CrissyPatriotsDBPrinceton
20324Bill CapeceOilersKFlorida State
21325Kevin McGillBrownsOTOregon
22326Keith ClarkBillsLBMemphis
23327Stacy CharlesChargersWRBethune-Cookman
24328Jairo PenarandaRamsRBUCLA
25329Nate LundyCowboysWRIndiana
26330Mark McCantsFalconsDBTemple
27331Ray EllisEaglesDBOhio State
28332Phil NelsonRaidersTEDelaware