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1981 NFL Draft
Held April 28-29, 1981
1980 NFL Draft1982 NFL Draft
RoundOverallTeamPlayerPosCollegeNotes
11New Orleans SaintsGeorge RogersRBSouth Carolina
12New York GiantsLawrence TaylorLBNorth Carolina
13New York JetsFreeman McNeilRBUCLA
14Seattle SeahawksKenny EasleyDBUCLA
15St. Louis CardinalsE.J. JuniorLBAlabama
16Green Bay PackersRich CampbellQBCalifornia
17Tampa Bay BuccaneersHugh GreenLBPittsburgh
18San Francisco 49ersRonnie LottDBSouthern California
19Los Angeles RamsMel OwensLBMichigan
110Cincinnati BengalsDavid VerserWRKansas
111Chicago BearsKeith Van HorneTSouthern California
112Baltimore ColtsRandy McMillanRBPittsburgh
113Miami DolphinsDavid OverstreetRBOklahoma
114Kansas City ChiefsWillie ScottTESouth Carolina
115Denver BroncosDennis SmithDBSouthern California
116Detroit LionsMark NicholsWRSan Jose State
117Pittsburgh SteelersKeith GaryDEOklahoma
118Baltimore ColtsDonnell ThompsonDTNorth Carolina
119New England PatriotsBrian HollowayTStanford
120Washington RedskinsMark MayTPittsburgh
121Oakland RaidersTed WattsDBTexas Tech
122Cleveland BrownsHanford DixonDBSouthern Mississippi
123Oakland RaidersCurt MarshTWashington
124San Diego ChargersJames BrooksRBAuburn
125Atlanta FalconsBobby ButlerDBFlorida State
126Dallas CowboysHoward RichardsTMissouri
127Philadelphia EaglesLeonard MitchellDEHouston
128Buffalo BillsBooker MooreRBPenn State
229New Orleans SaintsRussell GaryDBNebraska
230New York JetsMarion BarberRBMinnesota
231Seattle SeahawksDavid HughesRBBoise State
232New York GiantsDave YoungTEPurdue
233St. Louis CardinalsNeil LomaxQBPortland State
234Tampa Bay BuccaneersJames WilderRBMissouri
235Green Bay PackersGary LewisTETexas-Arlington
236San Francisco 49ersJohn HartyDTIowa
237Cincinnati BengalsCris CollinsworthWRFlorida
238Chicago BearsMike SingletaryLBBaylor
239Minnesota VikingsMardye McDoleWRMississippi State
240San Francisco 49ersEric WrightDBMissouri
241Kansas City ChiefsJoe DelaneyRBNorthwestern State (Louisiana)
242Denver BroncosClay BrownTEBrigham Young
243Los Angeles RamsJim CollinsLBSyracuse
244Pittsburgh SteelersAnthony WashingtonDBFresno State
245Minnesota VikingsRobin SendleinLBTexas
246Detroit LionsCurtis GreenDEAlabama State
247New England PatriotsTony CollinsRBEast Carolina
248Oakland RaidersHowie LongDTVillanova
249Buffalo BillsChris WilliamsDBLouisiana State
250Buffalo BillsByron FranklinWRAuburn
251New Orleans SaintsRickey JacksonLBPittsburgh
252Minnesota VikingsJarvis RedwineRBNebraska
253Dallas CowboysDoug DonleyWROhio State
254Atlanta FalconsLyman WhiteLBLouisiana State
255Philadelphia EaglesDean MiraldiGUtah
256Miami DolphinsAndra FranklinRBNebraska
357New Orleans SaintsFrank WarrenDEAuburn
358Seattle SeahawksBill DuganGPenn State
359New York GiantsJohn MistlerWRArizona State
360New York JetsBen RudolphDTLong Beach State
361St. Louis CardinalsJeff GriffinDBUtah
362Green Bay PackersRay StachowiczPMichigan State
363Los Angeles RamsGreg MeisnerDTPittsburgh
364Cincinnati BengalsJohn SimmonsDBSouthern Methodist
365San Francisco 49ersCarlton WilliamsonDBPittsburgh
366Los Angeles RamsBob CobbDEArizona
367Chicago BearsKen MargerumWRStanford
368Baltimore ColtsRandy Van DivierTWashington
369Washington RedskinsRuss GrimmCPittsburgh
370Kansas City ChiefsMarvin HarveyTESouthern Mississippi
371New Orleans SaintsHoby BrennerTESouthern California
372Detroit LionsDon GrecoGWestern Illinois
373Pittsburgh SteelersRick DonnalleyC-OGNorth Carolina
374Minnesota VikingsTim IrwinTTennessee
375Kansas City ChiefsRoger TaylorTOklahoma State
376Buffalo BillsMike MosleyWRTexas A&M
377San Diego ChargersIrvin PhillipsDBArkansas Tech
378Kansas City ChiefsLloyd BurrussDBMaryland
379Houston OilersMike HolstonWRMorgan State
380Atlanta FalconsScott WoernerDBGeorgia
381Dallas CowboysGlen TitensorDEBrigham Young
382Philadelphia EaglesGreg LaFleurTELouisiana State
383Buffalo BillsRobert GeathersDTSouth Carolina State
484Miami DolphinsSammy GreeneWRNevada-Las Vegas
485New York GiantsCliff ChatmanRBCentral Oklahoma
486New York JetsAl WashingtonLBOhio State
487Seattle SeahawksScott PhillipsWRBrigham Young
488St. Louis CardinalsSteve RhodesWROklahoma
489Tampa Bay BuccaneersJohn HoltDBWest Texas A&M
490Washington RedskinsTom FlickQBWashington
491Dallas CowboysScott PelluerLBWashington State
492Cleveland BrownsMike RobinsonDEArizona
493Cincinnati BengalsGuy FrazierLBWyoming
494Baltimore ColtsTim SherwinTEBoston College
495Chicago BearsTodd BellDBOhio State
496Miami DolphinsBrad WrightQBNew Mexico
497Kansas City ChiefsRon WashingtonWRArizona State
498Denver BroncosMark HerrmannQBPurdue
499Detroit LionsTracy PorterWRLouisiana State
4100Pittsburgh SteelersRobbie MartinWRCal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
4101Minnesota VikingsJohn SwainDBMiami (Florida)
4102New England PatriotsDon BlackmonLBTulsa
4103San Diego ChargersAmos LawrenceRBNorth Carolina
4104Los Angeles RamsGeorge LiljaCMichigan
4105Green Bay PackersRich TurnerDTOklahoma
4106Houston OilersNick EyreTBrigham Young
4107San Diego ChargersEric SieversTEMaryland
4108Dallas CowboysDerrie NelsonLBNebraska
4109Atlanta FalconsJohn ScullyCNotre Dame
4110Philadelphia EaglesCalvin MurrayRBOhio State
4111Oakland RaidersJohnny RobinsonDTLouisiana Tech
5112New Orleans SaintsLouis OubreTOklahoma
5113New York JetsTyrone KeysDEMississippi State
5114Seattle SeahawksEdwin BaileyGSouth Carolina State
5115New York GiantsBill NeillDTPittsburgh
5116St. Louis CardinalsJohn GillenLBIllinois
5117Green Bay PackersByron BraggsDTAlabama
5118Oakland RaidersJames DavisDBSouthern University
5119Washington RedskinsDexter ManleyDEOklahoma State
5120Cincinnati BengalsBenji PryorTEPittsburgh
5121San Francisco 49ersLynn ThomasDBPittsburgh
5122San Francisco 49ersArrington JonesRBWinston-Salem State
5123Minnesota VikingsWendell RayDEMissouri
5124Kansas City ChiefsTodd ThomasTNorth Dakota
5125Denver BroncosKen LanierTFlorida State
5126Miami DolphinsKen PooleDELouisiana-Monroe
5127Pittsburgh SteelersRicky MartinWRNew Mexico
5128New Orleans SaintsJerry BoyarskyDTPittsburgh
5129Detroit LionsLarry LeeGUCLA
5130New England PatriotsSteve ClarkDTKansas State
5131San Diego ChargersKeith FergusonLBOhio State
5132Washington RedskinsGary SayreGCameron
5133Houston OilersDelbert FowlerLBWest Virginia
5134Cleveland BrownsSteve CoxKArkansas
5135Buffalo BillsCalvin ClarkDEPurdue
5136Atlanta FalconsEric SandersTNevada-Reno
5137Dallas CowboysDanny SpradlinLBTennessee
5138Miami DolphinsTommy VigoritoRBVirginia
6139New Orleans SaintsNat HudsonGGeorgia
6140Seattle SeahawksSteve DurhamDEClemson
6141San Diego ChargersAndy GissingerTSyracuse
6142New York JetsJohn WoodringLBBrown
6143St. Louis CardinalsDave AhrensLBWisconsin
6144New Orleans SaintsJohnnie PoeDBMissouri
6145New York GiantsMel HooverWRArizona State
6146Cincinnati BengalsRex RobinsonKGeorgia
6147San Francisco 49ersPete KuglerDTPenn State
6148Washington RedskinsLarry KubinLBPenn State
6149Baltimore ColtsBubba GreenDTNorth Carolina State
6150Chicago BearsReuben HendersonDBSan Diego State
6151Denver BroncosAlvin LewisRBColorado State
6152Miami DolphinsMack MooreDETexas A&M
6153Kansas City ChiefsDock LuckieDTFlorida
6154Miami DolphinsFulton WalkerDBWest Virginia
6155Detroit LionsSam JohnsonDBMaryland
6156Pittsburgh SteelersBryan HinkleLBOregon
6157New England PatriotsRon WootenGNorth Carolina
6158Los Angeles RamsWilliam DanielsDTAlabama State
6159Houston OilersBill KayDBPurdue
6160Cleveland BrownsRon SimmonsDTFlorida State
6161Buffalo BillsRobert HoltWRBaylor
6162San Diego ChargersBobby DuckworthWRArkansas
6163Dallas CowboysVince SkillingsDBOhio State
6164Atlanta FalconsHarry StanbackDTNorth Carolina
6165New York GiantsEdward O'NealRBTuskegee
6166New Orleans SaintsGlen ReddLBBrigham Young
7167New Orleans SaintsKevin WilliamsWRSouthern California
7168New York GiantsLouis JacksonRBCal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
7169New York JetsKenny NeilDEIowa State
7170Seattle SeahawksRon JohnsonWRLong Beach State
7171St. Louis CardinalsKevin DonnalleyDBNorth Dakota State
7172Green Bay PackersBill WhitakerDBMissouri
7173Dallas CowboysRon FellowsDBMissouri
7174Philadelphia EaglesAlan DuncanKTennessee
7175Los Angeles RamsRon BattleTENorth Texas
7176Cincinnati BengalsJeff SchuhLBMinnesota
7177Chicago BearsJeff FisherDBSouthern California
7178Baltimore ColtsObed AririKClemson
7179Miami DolphinsMike DaumTCal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
7180Kansas City ChiefsBilly JacksonRBAlabama
7181Denver BroncosSteve BusickLBSouthern California
7182Detroit LionsLee SpiveyTSouthern Methodist
7183Pittsburgh SteelersDavid LittleLBFlorida
7184Minnesota VikingsDon ShaverRBKutztown
7185New England PatriotsKen TolerWRMississippi
7186Seattle SeahawksBrad ScovillTEPenn State
7187Cleveland BrownsEddie JohnsonLBLouisville
7188Buffalo BillsSteve DoolittleLBColorado
7189San Diego ChargersPete HolohanTENotre Dame
7190Los Angeles RamsMike ClarkDEFlorida
7191Dallas CowboysKen MillerDBEastern Michigan
7192Philadelphia EaglesDoak FieldLBBaylor
7193Houston OilersDon WashingtonDBTexas A&M-Kingsville
8194New England PatriotsKen NaberK-PStanford
8195New York JetsLloyd JonesWRBrigham Young
8196Seattle SeahawksEric LaneRBBrigham Young
8197New York GiantsJohn PowersGMichigan
8198St. Louis CardinalsMike FisherWRBaylor
8199Tampa Bay BuccaneersDenver JohnsonTTulsa
8200Green Bay PackersLarry WertsLBJackson State
8201Washington RedskinsCharlie BrownWRSouth Carolina State
8202Cincinnati BengalsBobby KempDBFullerton State
8203San Francisco 49ersGarry WhiteRBMinnesota
8204Baltimore ColtsKen SittonDBOklahoma
8205Chicago BearsScott ZettekDTNotre Dame
8206Kansas City ChiefsDavid DornWRRutgers
8207New York GiantsMark ReedQBMinnesota State-Moorhead
8208Miami DolphinsWilliam JudsonDBSouth Carolina State
8209Pittsburgh SteelersFrank WilsonRBRice
8210Minnesota VikingsWade WilsonQB-PTexas A&M-Commerce
8211Detroit LionsBob NiziolekTEColorado
8212New England PatriotsLin DawsonTENorth Carolina State
8213New York JetsJ.C. WattsDBOklahoma
8214New Orleans SaintsGene GladysLBPenn State
8215New Orleans SaintsKevin EvansDBArkansas
8216Los Angeles RamsArt PlunkettTNevada-Las Vegas
8217Houston OilersWillie TullisWRTroy
8218Dallas CowboysPaul PiurowskiLBFlorida State
8219Atlanta FalconsCliff ToneyDBAuburn
8220Baltimore ColtsHosea TaylorDTHouston
8221New York GiantsBilly ArdGWake Forest
9222New Orleans SaintsToussaint TylerRBWashington
9223Seattle SeahawksJim StoneRBNotre Dame
9224New York GiantsByron HuntLBSouthern Methodist
9225New York JetsAdmiral Dewey LarryDBNevada-Las Vegas
9226St. Louis CardinalsStump MitchellRBThe Citadel
9227Green Bay PackersTim HuffmanTNotre Dame
9228Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike FordQBSouthern Methodist
9229Cincinnati BengalsJim HannulaTNorthern Illinois
9230Cincinnati BengalsSamoa SamoaRBWashington State
9231Washington RedskinsDarryl GrantGRice
9232Chicago BearsFrank DittaGBaylor
9233Baltimore ColtsTim GoochDTKentucky
9234Denver BroncosRusty OlsenDEWashington
9235Miami DolphinsJohn NoonanWRNebraska
9236Seattle SeahawksJimbo WhatleyWRWashington State
9237Kansas City ChiefsTony VereenDBSoutheastern Louisiana
9238Detroit LionsHugh JerniganDBArkansas
9239Pittsburgh SteelersJames HunterTSouthern California
9240Detroit LionsDavid MartinDBVillanova
9241Buffalo BillsRobb RiddickRBMillersville
9242Los Angeles RamsRon SeawellLBPortland State
9243Houston OilersAvon RileyLBUCLA
9244Cleveland BrownsRandy SchleusenerGNebraska
9245Atlanta FalconsCalvin FanceRBRice
9246Dallas CowboysMike WilsonWRWashington State
9247Philadelphia EaglesChuck CommiskeyCMississippi
9248Oakland RaidersCurt MohlTUCLA
10249New Orleans SaintsHokie GajanRBLouisiana State
10250New York GiantsMike BarkerDTGrambling State
10251New York JetsMarty WetzelLBTulane
10252Seattle SeahawksKen DawsonRBSavannah State
10253St. Louis CardinalsJames MallardWRAlabama
10254Tampa Bay BuccaneersKen McCuneDETexas
10255Green Bay PackersNickie HallQBTulane
10256Baltimore ColtsGreg GerkenLBNorthern Arizona
10257Washington RedskinsPhil KesselQBNorthern Michigan
10258Cincinnati BengalsHubert SimpsonRBTennessee
10259Baltimore ColtsTrent BryantDBArkansas
10260Chicago BearsTim CliffordQBIndiana
10261Miami DolphinsSteve FolsomTEUtah
10262Kansas City ChiefsLes StuddardGTexas
10263St. Louis CardinalsJim JoinerWRMiami (Florida)
10264Detroit LionsAndy CannavinoLBMichigan
10265Pittsburgh SteelersMike MayockDBBoston College
10266Minnesota VikingsJames MurphyWRUtah State
10267Washington RedskinsAllan KennedyTWashington State
10268San Diego ChargersRobert ParhamRBGrambling State
10269Los Angeles RamsRobert AlexanderRBWest Virginia
10270Houston OilersLarry JonesRBColorado State
10271Cleveland BrownsDean PraterDEOklahoma State
10272Buffalo BillsJustin CrossTWestern State (Colorado)
10273Dallas CowboysPat GrahamDTCalifornia
10274Atlanta FalconsBob MurphyDBOhio State
10275Philadelphia EaglesHubie OliverRBArizona
10276Oakland RaidersFrank HawkinsRBNevada-Reno
11277New Orleans SaintsLester MickensWRKansas
11278New York JetsEd GallDTMaryland
11279Seattle SeahawksLance OlanderRBColorado
11280San Diego ChargersMatt PetrzelkaTIowa
11281St. Louis CardinalsMike SherrodTEIllinois
11282Green Bay PackersForrest ValoraLBOklahoma
11283Tampa Bay BuccaneersJohnny Ray SmithDBLamar
11284Washington RedskinsJerry HillWRNorth Alabama
11285Cincinnati BengalsRobert JacksonDBCentral Michigan
11286San Francisco 49ersRonnie DeBoseTEUCLA
11287Chicago BearsLonnie JohnsonRBIndiana
11288Baltimore ColtsHolden SmithWRCalifornia
11289Kansas City ChiefsFrank CaseDEPenn State
11290Denver BroncosPat WalkerWRMiami (Florida)
11291Miami DolphinsJim JensenQBBoston University
11292Pittsburgh SteelersRick TrocanoQBPittsburgh
11293Minnesota VikingsBill StephanosTBoston College
11294Detroit LionsWillie JacksonDBMississippi State
11295New England PatriotsBrian BuckleyQBHarvard
11296Los Angeles RamsMarcellus GreeneDBArizona
11297Houston OilersClaude MathewsGAuburn
11298Cleveland BrownsLarry FridayDBMississippi State
11299Buffalo BillsBuster BarnettTEJackson State
11300San Diego ChargersCarlos BradleyLBWake Forest
11301Atlanta FalconsKeith ChappelleWRIowa
11302Dallas CowboysTim MorrisonGGeorgia
11303Philadelphia EaglesGail DavisDTVirginia Union
11304Oakland RaidersChester WillisRBAuburn
12305New Orleans SaintsJim WilksDTSan Diego State
12306Seattle SeahawksJeff BednarekDTPacific
12307New York GiantsMike MaherTEWestern Illinois
12308New York JetsMike MoellerTDrake
12309St. Louis CardinalsJoe AdamsGNebraska
12310Tampa Bay BuccaneersBrad WhiteDTTennessee
12311Green Bay PackersCliff LewisLBSouthern Mississippi
12312Cincinnati BengalsMark O'ConnellQBBall State
12313San Francisco 49ersMajor OgilvieRBAlabama
12314Washington RedskinsClint DidierWRPortland State
12315Baltimore ColtsEric ScogginsLBSouthern California
12316Chicago BearsBob ShuprytLBNew Mexico
12317Denver BroncosJohn HankerdLBNotre Dame
12318Miami DolphinsJohn AlfordDTSouth Carolina State
12319Kansas City ChiefsBob GaglianoQBUtah State
12320Minnesota VikingsBrian WilliamsTESouthern University
12321Denver BroncosMandel RobinsonRBWyoming
12322San Francisco 49ersJoe AdamsQBTennessee State
12323New England PatriotsCris CrissyDBPrinceton
12324Houston OilersBill CapeceKFlorida State
12325Cleveland BrownsKevin McGillTOregon
12326Buffalo BillsKeith ClarkLBMemphis
12327San Diego ChargersStacy CharlesWRBethune-Cookman
12328Los Angeles RamsJairo PenarandaRBUCLA
12329Dallas CowboysNate LundyWRIndiana
12330Atlanta FalconsMark McCantsDBTemple
12331Philadelphia EaglesRay EllisDBOhio State
12332Oakland RaidersPhil NelsonTEDelaware
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