1988 NFL Draft

The 1988 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 24–25, 1988, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York.[1][2] The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

Notably, the first player selected at the quarterback position did not come until the third round (76th overall), which is the last draft in which this has occurred.[3] In fact, only one draft since – 1996 – has gone without a quarterback being drafted in the first round.

1988 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 24–25, 1988
LocationNew York Marriott Marquis
in New York City, NY
Network(s)ESPN
Overview
333 total selections in 12 rounds
LeagueNFL
First selectionAundray Bruce, LB
Atlanta Falcons
Mr. IrrelevantJeff Beathard, WR
Los Angeles Rams
Most selections (14)Buffalo Bills
Chicago Bears
Los Angeles Rams
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
Miami Dolphins
Fewest selections (8)Indianapolis Colts
Hall of Famers

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [4] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
1 Atlanta Falcons Aundray Bruce Linebacker Auburn
2 Kansas City Chiefs Neil Smith Defensive end Nebraska
3 Detroit Lions Bennie Blades Safety Miami
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Paul Gruber Offensive tackle Wisconsin
5 Cincinnati Bengals Rickey Dixon Cornerback Oklahoma
6 Los Angeles Raiders Tim Brown[5][6] Wide receiver Notre Dame
7 Green Bay Packers Sterling Sharpe Wide receiver South Carolina
8 New York Jets Dave Cadigan Offensive guard Southern California
9 Los Angeles Raiders Terry McDaniel Cornerback Tennessee
10 New York Giants Eric Moore Offensive guard Indiana
11 Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin Wide receiver Miami
12 Phoenix Cardinals Ken Harvey Outside linebacker California
13 Philadelphia Eagles Keith Jackson Tight end Oklahoma
14 Los Angeles Rams Gaston Green Running back UCLA
15 San Diego Chargers Anthony Miller Wide receiver Tennessee
16 Miami Dolphins Eric Kumerow Outside linebacker Ohio State
17 New England Patriots John Stephens Running back Northwestern State
18 Pittsburgh Steelers Aaron Jones Defensive end Eastern Kentucky
19 Minnesota Vikings Randall McDaniel Offensive guard Arizona State
20 Los Angeles Rams Aaron Cox Wide receiver Arizona State
21 Cleveland Browns Clifford Charlton Outside linebacker Florida
22 Houston Oilers Lorenzo White Running back Michigan State
23 Chicago Bears Brad Muster Fullback Stanford
24 New Orleans Saints Craig Heyward Fullback Pittsburgh
25 Los Angeles Raiders(from San Francisco) Scott Davis Defensive tackle Illinois
26 Denver Broncos Ted Gregory Nose tackle Syracuse
27 Chicago Bears Wendell Davis Wide receiver LSU

Round two

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
28 Atlanta Falcons Marcus Cotton Outside linebacker Southern California
29 Detroit Lions Chris Spielman Inside linebacker Ohio State
30 Philadelphia Eagles Eric Allen Cornerback Arizona State
31 Cincinnati Bengals Ickey Woods Running back UNLV
32 Detroit Lions Pat Carter Tight end Florida State
33 San Francisco 49ers(from L.A. Raiders) Danny Stubbs Outside linebacker Miami
34 Green Bay Packers Shawn Patterson Defensive end Arizona State
35 Los Angeles Rams Anthony Newman Safety Oregon
36 New York Giants John Elliott Tackle Michigan
37 New York Jets Terry Williams Cornerback Bethune-Cookman
38 Phoenix Cardinals Tony Jeffery Running back Texas Christian
39 San Francisco 49ers(from Philadelphia through Tampa Bay) Pierce Holt Defensive tackle Angelo State
40 Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas Running back Oklahoma State
41 Dallas Cowboys Ken Norton Jr. Middle linebacker UCLA
42 Miami Dolphins Jarvis Williams Safety Florida
43 New England Patriots Vincent Brown Inside linebacker Mississippi Valley
44 Pittsburgh Steelers Dermontti Dawson Center Kentucky
45 Denver Broncos Gerald Perry Tackle Southern University
46 Los Angeles Rams Willie "Flipper" Anderson Wide receiver UCLA
47 Los Angeles Rams Fred Strickland Outside linebacker Purdue
48 Houston Oilers Quintin Jones Cornerback Pittsburgh
49 Seattle Seahawks Brian Blades Wide receiver Miami
50 Cleveland Browns Michael Dean Perry Defensive tackle Clemson
51 Chicago Bears Dante Jones Middle linebacker Oklahoma
52 New Orleans Saints Brett Perriman Wide receiver Miami
53 Tampa Bay Buccaneers(from San Francisco) Lars Tate Running back Georgia
54 Minnesota Vikings Brad Edwards Safety South Carolina
55 Washington Redskins Chip Lohmiller Kicker Minnesota

Round three

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
56 Atlanta Falcons Alex Higdon Tight end Ohio State
56* Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dan Sileo Defensive tackle Miami
57 Cincinnati Bengals Kevin Walker Inside linebacker Maryland
58 Detroit Lions Ray Roundtree Wide receiver Penn State
59 Kansas City Chiefs Kevin Porter Safety Auburn
60 San Diego Chargers Quinn Early Wide receiver Iowa
61 Green Bay Packers Keith Woodside Running back Texas A&M
62 New York Giants Sheldon White Cornerback Miami (Ohio)
63 New York Jets Erik McMillan Safety Missouri
64 Philadelphia Eagles Matt Patchan Tackle Miami
65 Buffalo Bills Bernard Ford Wide receiver Central Florida
66 Washington Redskins Mike Oliphant Running back Puget Sound
67 Dallas Cowboys Mark Hutson Guard Oklahoma
68 Phoenix Cardinals Tom Tupa Quarterback/punter Ohio State
69 New England Patriots Tom Rehder Tackle Notre Dame
70 Pittsburgh Steelers Chuck Lanza Center Notre Dame
71 Minnesota Vikings Al Noga Defensive end Hawaii
72 Houston Oilers Greg Montgomery Punter Michigan State
73 Miami Dolphins Ferrell Edmunds Tight end Maryland
74 New York Jets James Hasty Cornerback Washington State
75 Seattle Seahawks Tommy Kane Wide receiver Syracuse
76 Indianapolis Colts Chris Chandler Quarterback Washington
77 Cleveland Browns Van Waiters Outside linebacker Indiana
78 Chicago Bears Ralph Jarvis Defensive end Temple
79 Denver Broncos Kevin Guidry Cornerback Louisiana State
80 San Francisco 49ers Bill Romanowski Outside linebacker Boston College
81 New Orleans Saints Tony Stephens Nose tackle Clemson
82 Los Angeles Rams Mike Piel Defensive end Illinois

Round four

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
83 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Robert Goff Defensive end Auburn
84 Cincinnati Bengals David Grant Defensive end West Virginia
85 Detroit Lions William White Safety Ohio State
86 Tampa Bay Buccaneers John Bruhin Guard Tennessee
87 New England Patriots Tim Goad Nose tackle North Carolina
88 Green Bay Packers Rollin Putzier Nose tackle Oregon
89 Green Bay Packers Chuck Cecil Safety Arizona
90 Los Angeles Raiders Tim Rother Tackle Nebraska
91 San Diego Chargers Joe Campbell Outside linebacker New Mexico State
92 New York Giants Ricky Shaw Outside linebacker Oklahoma State
93 San Diego Chargers Stacy Searels Tackle Auburn
94 Dallas Cowboys Dave Widell Guard Boston College
95 Phoenix Cardinals Michael Brim Cornerback Virginia Union
96 Kansas City J. R. Ambrose Wide receiver Mississippi
97 New England Patriots Sammy Martin Wide receiver Louisiana State
98 San Diego Chargers David Richards Guard UCLA
99 Miami Dolphins Greg Johnson Guard Oklahoma
100 New England Patriots Teddy Garcia Kicker Louisiana–Monroe
101 Seattle Seahawks Kevin Harmon Running back Iowa
102 San Francisco 49ers(from Chicago through L.A. Raiders) Barry Helton Punter Colorado
103 Cleveland Browns Anthony Blaylock Cornerback Winston-Salem
104 Indianapolis Colts Michael Ball Cornerback Southern
105 Chicago Bears Jim Thornton Tight end Cal State-Fullerton
106 New Orleans Saints Lydell Carr Running back Oklahoma
107 Tampa Bay Buccaneers(from San Francisco) Monte Robbins Punter Michigan
108 Minnesota Vikings Todd Kalis Guard Arizona State
109 Washington Redskins Jamie Morris Running back Michigan

Round five

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
110 Atlanta Falcons Charles Dimry Cornerback Nevada-Las Vegas
111 Detroit Lions Eric Andolsek Guard Louisiana State
112 New Orleans Saints Greg Scales Tight end Wake Forest
113 Tampa Bay Buccaneers William Howard Running back Tennessee
114 Cincinnati Bengals Herb Wester Tackle Iowa
115 New England Patriots Troy Wolkow Guard Minnesota
116 Green Bay Packers Darrell Reed Linebacker Oklahoma
117 Los Angeles Rams Robert Delpino Running back Missouri
118 New York Giants Jon Carter Defensive end Pittsburgh
119 New York Jets(from San Francisco) Mike Withycombe Guard Fresno State
120 Phoenix Cardinals Chris Gaines Linebacker Vanderbilt
121 Pittsburgh Steelers Darin Jordan Inside linebacker Northeastern
122 Philadelphia Eagles Eric Everett Cornerback Texas Tech
123 Buffalo Bills Ezekial Gadson Defensive back Pittsburgh
124 Minnesota Vikings Darrell Fullington Safety Miami
125 Houston Oilers Cris Dishman Cornerback Purdue
126 Miami Dolphins Rodney Thomas Cornerback Brigham Young
127 Washington Redskins Carl Mims Defensive back Sam Houston State
128 Pittsburgh Steelers Jerry Reese Defensive end Kentucky
129 Indianapolis Colts John Baylor Defensive back Southern Mississippi
130 Houston Oilers Chris Verhulst Tight end Cal State-Chico
131 Los Angeles Raiders Dennis Price Cornerback UCLA
132 Phoenix Cardinals Tony Jordan Running back Kansas State
133 Chicago Bears Troy Johnson Outside linebacker Oklahoma
134 New Orleans Saints Keith Taylor Defensive back Illinois
135 Buffalo Bills(from San Francisco) Kirk Roach Kicker Western Carolina
136 Denver Broncos Corris Ervin Defensive back Central Florida
137 Los Angeles Rams James Washington Defensive back UCLA
0 Minnesota Vikings Ryan Bethea Defensive back South Carolina

Round six

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
138 Atlanta Falcons George Thomas Wide receiver Nevada-Las Vegas
139 Kansas City Chiefs James Saxon Running back San Jose State
140 Atlanta Falcons Houston Hoover Guard Jackson State
141 Cincinnati Bengals Paul Jetton Center Texas
142 Detroit Lions Carl Painter Running back Hampton
143 Los Angeles Raiders Erwin Grabisna Linebacker Case Western Reserve
144 Green Bay Packers Nate Hill Defensive end Auburn
145 New York Giants David Houle Guard Michigan State
146 New York Jets Paul Frase Defensive tackle Syracuse
147 Los Angeles Rams Keith Jones Running back Nebraska
148 Phoenix Cardinals Jon Phillips Guard Oklahoma
149 Philadelphia Eagles Don McPherson Quarterback Syracuse
150 Buffalo Bills Dan Murray Outside linebacker E. Stroudsburg, Pa.
151 Dallas Cowboys Scott Secules Quarterback Virginia
152 San Diego Chargers Cedric Figaro Middle linebacker Notre Dame
154 New England Patriots Steve Johnson Tight end Virginia Tech
155 Pittsburgh Steelers Warren Williams Running back Miami
156 Miami Dolphins George Cooper Running back Ohio State
157 Houston Oilers Kurt Crain Linebacker Auburn
158 Seattle Seahawks Roy Hart Nose tackle South Carolina
159 Washington Redskins Stan Humphries Quarterback Louisiana-Monroe
160 Philadelphia Eagles Rob Sterling Defensive back Maine
161 Chicago Bears Lemuel Stinson Cornerback Texas Tech
162 New Orleans Saints Bob Sims Guard Florida
163 Tampa Bay Buccaneers(from San Francisco) Shawn Lee Defensive tackle North Alabama
164 Minnesota Vikings Derrick White Defensive back Oklahoma
165 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Knapton Defensive tackle Wyoming

Round seven

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
166 Atlanta Falcons Michael Haynes Wide receiver Northern Arizona
167 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kerry Goode Running back Alabama
168 Cincinnati Bengals Rich Romer Outside linebacker Union, New York
169 Detroit Lions Jeff James Wide receiver Stanford
170 Kansas City Chiefs Troy Stedman Linebacker Washburn
171 Los Angeles Raiders Derrick Crudup Safety Oklahoma
172 New York Jets Gary Patton Running back Eastern Michigan
173 Green Bay Packers Gary Richard Defensive back Pittsburgh
174 Denver Broncos Pat Kelly Tight end Syracuse
175 New York Giants Mike Perez Quarterback San Jose State
176 Philadelphia Eagles Todd White Wide receiver Cal State-Fullerton
177 Buffalo Bills Tim Borcky Tackle Memphis
178 Dallas Cowboys Owen Hooven Tackle Oregon State
179 Phoenix Cardinals Ernie Jones Wide receiver Indiana
180 Miami Dolphins Kerwin Bell Quarterback Florida
181 New England Patriots Darryl Usher Wide receiver Illinois
182 Pittsburgh Steelers Marc Zeno Wide receiver Tulane
183 Minnesota Vikings Brad Beckman Tight end Nebraska-Omaha
184 Buffalo Bills Bo Wright Running back Alabama
185 Seattle Seahawks Ray Jackson Defensive back Ohio State
186 New York Giants Danta Whitaker Tight end Mississippi Valley
187 Houston Oilers Tracey Eaton Safety Portland State
188 Cleveland Browns Thane Gash Defensive back East Tennessee State
189 Chicago Bears Caesar Rentie Tackle Oklahoma
190 New Orleans Saints Brian Forde Outside linebacker Washington State
191 San Francisco 49ers Kevin Bryant Linebacker Delaware State
192 Denver Broncos Garry Frank Guard Mississippi State
193 Washington Redskins Harold Hicks Defensive back San Diego State

Round eight

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
194 Atlanta Falcons Phillip Brown Linebacker Alabama
195 Cincinnati Bengals Curtis Maxey Defensive tackle Grambling
196 Detroit Lions Gary Hadd Defensive tackle Minnesota
197 Kansas City Chiefs Alfredo Roberts Tight end Miami
198 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony Simpson Running back East Carolina
199 Los Angeles Raiders Mike Alexander Wide receiver Penn State
200 Green Bay Packers Patrick Collins Running back Oklahoma
201 Los Angeles Rams Darryl Franklin Wide receiver Washington
202 New York Giants Sammy Lilly Cornerback Georgia Tech
203 New York Jets Keith Neubert Tight end Nebraska
204 Buffalo Bills John Hagy Safety Texas
205 Dallas Cowboys Mark Higgs Running back Kentucky
206 Phoenix Cardinals Tim Moore Linebacker Michigan State
207 Philadelphia Eagles David Smith Running back Western Kentucky
208 Chicago Bears David Tate Defensive back Colorado
209 Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Nichols Nose tackle Michigan State
210 Minnesota Vikings Joe Cain Outside linebacker Oregon Tech
211 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Hinnant Tight end Temple
212 Miami Dolphins Harry Galbreath Guard Tennessee
213 Buffalo Bills Jeff Wright Nose tackle Central Missouri
214 Houston Oilers David Viaene Tackle Minnesota-Duluth
215 Seattle Seahawks Robert Tyler Tight end South Carolina State
216 Cleveland Browns J. J. Birden Wide receiver Oregon
217 Chicago Bears Harvey Reed Running back Howard
218 New Orleans Saints Glenn Derby Guard Wisconsin
219 San Francisco 49ers Larry Clarkson Tackle Montana
220 Miami Dolphins Louis Cheek Tackle Texas A&M
221 Washington Redskins Darryl McGill Running back Wake Forest

Round nine

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
222 Atlanta Falcons James Primus Running back UCLA
223 Detroit Lions Kip Corrington Safety Texas A&M
224 Kansas City Chiefs Azizuddin Abdur-Ra'Oof Wide receiver Maryland
225 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reuben Davis Defensive end North Carolina
226 Cincinnati Bengals Brandy Wells Defensive back Notre Dame
227 Los Angeles Raiders Reggie Ware Running back Auburn
228 Green Bay Packers Neal Wilkinson Tight end James Madison
229 Los Angeles Raiders Scott Tabor Punter California
230 New York Jets Ralph Tamm Guard West Chester
231 Los Angeles Rams Pat Foster Defensive tackle Montana
232 Dallas Cowboys Brian Bedford Wide receiver California
233 Phoenix Cardinals Scott Dill Tackle Memphis
234 Detroit Lions Todd Irvin Tackle Mississippi
235 Buffalo Bills Carlton Bailey Inside linebacker North Carolina
236 Pittsburgh Steelers Gordon Lockbaum Running back Holy Cross
237 Minnesota Vikings Paul McGowan Linebacker Florida State
238 San Diego Chargers Joey Howard Tackle Tennessee
239 Miami Dolphins Jeff Cross Defensive end Missouri
240 New England Patriots Neil Galbraith Defensive back Central Oklahoma
241 Houston Oilers David Spradlin Linebacker Texas Christian
242 Seattle Seahawks Deatrich Wise Nose tackle Jackson State
243 Indianapolis Colts Jeff Herrod Outside linebacker Mississippi
244 Cleveland Browns Danny Copeland Defensive back Eastern Kentucky
245 Chicago Bears Rogie Magee Wide receiver Louisiana State
246 New Orleans Saints Clarence Nunn Defensive back San Diego State
247 San Francisco 49ers Brian Bonner Linebacker Minnesota
248 Denver Broncos Mel Farr Jr. Running back UCLA
249 Washington Redskins Blake Peterson Linebacker Mesa State

Round ten

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
250 Atlanta Falcons Stan Clayton Guard Penn State
251 Kansas City Chiefs Kenny Gamble Running back Colgate
252 Pittsburgh Steelers John Jackson Tackle Eastern Kentucky
253 Cincinnati Bengals Ellis Dillahunt Defensive back East Carolina
254 Detroit Lions Paco Craig Wide receiver UCLA
255 Los Angeles Raiders Newt Harrell Tackle West Texas A&M
256 Green Bay Packers Bud Keyes Quarterback Wisconsin
257 New York Jets John Booty Defensive back Texas Christian
258 Los Angeles Rams R. C. Mullin Tackle Louisiana-Lafayette
259 New York Giants Eric Hickerson Defensive back Indiana
260 Phoenix Cardinals Andy Schillinger Wide receiver Miami (Ohio)
261 Philadelphia Eagles Joe Schuster Defensive tackle Iowa
262 Buffalo Bills Martin Mayhew Cornerback Florida State
263 Dallas Cowboys Billy Owens Defensive back Pittsburgh
264 Minnesota Vikings Brian Habib Guard Washington
265 New York Giants Steve Wilkes Tight end Appalachian State
266 Miami Dolphins Artis Jackson Nose tackle Texas Tech
267 New England Patriots Rodney Lossow Center Wisconsin
268 Denver Broncos Channing Williams Running back Arizona State
269 Seattle Seahawks Derwin Jones Defensive end Miami
270 Indianapolis Colts O'Brien Alston Outside linebacker Maryland
271 Houston Oilers Marco Johnson Wide receiver Hawaii
272 Cleveland Browns Brian Washington Defensive back Nebraska
273 Chicago Bears Joel Porter Guard Baylor
274 New Orleans Saints Todd Santos Quarterback San Diego State
275 San Francisco 49ers Tim Foley Kicker Georgia Southern
276 New Orleans Saints Vincent Fizer Linebacker Southern U.
277 Washington Redskins Henry Brown Defensive end Ohio State

Round eleven

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
278 Atlanta Falcons James Milling Wide receiver Maryland
279 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Frank Pillow Wide receiver Tennessee State
280 Cincinnati Bengals Paul Hickert Kicker Murray State
281 Detroit Lions Danny McCoin Quarterback Cincinnati
282 Kansas City Chiefs Danny McManus Quarterback Florida State
283 Los Angeles Raiders David Weber Quarterback Carroll, Wis.
284 Seattle Seahawks Rick McLeod Tackle Washington
285 San Diego Chargers Ed Miller Center Pittsburgh
286 New York Giants Greg Harris Wide receiver Troy State
287 New York Jets John Galvin Middle linebacker Boston College
288 Philadelphia Eagles Izel Jenkins Cornerback North Carolina State
289 Buffalo Bills Pete Curkendall Nose tackle Penn State
290 Dallas Cowboys Chad Hennings Defensive tackle Air Force
291 Phoenix Cardinals Keith McCoy Defensive back Fresno State
292 Miami Dolphins Tom Kelleher Running back Holy Cross
293 San Diego Chargers George Hinkle Defensive end Arizona
294 New England Patriots Marvin Allen Running back Tulane
295 Pittsburgh Steelers Bobby Dawson Defensive back Illinois
296 Minnesota Vikings Norman Floyd Defensive back South Carolina
297 Indianapolis Colts Donnie Dee Tight end Tulsa
298 Houston Oilers Jethro Franklin Defensive end Fresno State
299 Seattle Seahawks Dwayne Harper Cornerback South Carolina State
300 Cleveland Browns Hendley Hawkins Wide receiver Nebraska
301 Chicago Bears Steve Forch Linebacker Nebraska
302 New Orleans Saints Gary Couch Wide receiver Minnesota
303 San Francisco 49ers Chet Brooks Safety Texas A&M
304 Denver Broncos Shaun Grady Running back Duke
305 Washington Redskins Curt Koch Defensive end Colorado

Round twelve

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
306 Atlanta Falcons Carter Wiley Defensive back Virginia Tech
307 Cincinnati Bengals Carl Parker Wide receiver Vanderbilt
308 Indianapolis Colts Aatron Kenney Wide receiver Wis. Stevens Point
309 Buffalo Bills John Driscoll Tackle New Hampshire
310 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Victor Jones Inside linebacker Virginia Tech
311 Los Angeles Raiders Greg Kunkel Guard Kentucky
312 Green Bay Packers Scott Bolton Wide receiver Auburn
313 New York Giants David Futrell Nose tackle Brigham Young
314 New York Jets Albert Goss Nose tackle Jackson State
315 Washington Redskins Wayne Ross Punter San Diego State
316 Buffalo Bills Tom Erlandson Linebacker Washington
317 Dallas Cowboys Ben Hummel Linebacker UCLA
318 Phoenix Cardinals Chris Carrier Defensive back Louisiana State
319 Philadelphia Eagles Steve Kaufusi Defensive end Brigham Young
320 Miami Dolphins Brian Kinchen Tight end Louisiana State
321 New England Patriots Dave Nugent Nose tackle Boston College
322 Pittsburgh Steelers James Earle Linebacker Clemson
323 New York Giants Brendan McCormack Defensive tackle South Carolina
324 San Diego Chargers Wendell Phillips Defensive back North Alabama
325 Houston Oilers John Brantley Inside linebacker Georgia
326 Seattle Seahawks Dave DesRochers Tackle San Diego State
327 Indianapolis Colts Tim Vesling Kicker Syracuse
328 Cleveland Browns Steve Slayden Quarterback Duke
329 Chicago Bears Greg Clark Inside linebacker Arizona State
330 New Orleans Saints Paul Jurgensen Defensive end Georgia Tech
331 San Francisco 49ers George Mira Linebacker Miami
332 Denver Broncos Michael Rhyan Quarterback Cal State Fullerton
333 [7] Los Angeles Rams Jeff Beathard Wide receiver Southern Oregon
= Pro Bowler [4] = Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

  • Michael Irvin, wide receiver from Miami taken 1st round 11th overall by the Dallas Cowboys
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2007[8][9]
  • Randall McDaniel, offensive guard from Arizona State University taken 1st round 19th overall by the Minnesota Vikings
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2009[8]
  • Thurman Thomas, running back from Oklahoma State University taken 2nd round 40th overall by the Buffalo Bills
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2007[8]
  • Dermontti Dawson, center from Kentucky, taken 2nd round, 44th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2012[8]
  • Tim Brown, wide receiver from University of Notre Dame taken 1st round 6th overall by the Los Angeles Raiders
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2015

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[4]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Vinson Smith  LB East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
Chicago Bears Brent Novoselsky  TE Penn Ivy
Chicago Bears Mickey Pruitt  LB Colorado Big Eight
Cleveland Browns Tony Jones  OT Western Carolina SoCon
Dallas Cowboys Zefross Moss  G Alabama State SWAC
Denver Broncos Jason Johnson  WR Illinois State Gateway
Los Angeles Raiders Rory Graves  OT Ohio State Big Ten
Los Angeles Rams Brett Faryniarz  LB San Diego State WAC
New England Patriots Jeff Feagles  P Miami Ind.
New York Giants Robb White  DE South Dakota NCC
San Diego Chargers Darren Flutie  WR Boston College Ind.
Seattle Seahawks Rufus Porter  LB Southern SWAC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odie Harris  CB Sam Houston State Southland
Washington Redskins Greg Manusky  LB Colgate Colonial League

References

  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". FootballGeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on 2015-09-30. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ As of 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  5. ^ Tim Brown, 1987 Heisman Trophy.
  6. ^ "1987 Heisman Trophy winner". Archived from the original on 2011-11-08. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  7. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  8. ^ a b c d List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductees at profootballhof.com
  9. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2011.

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