1977 NFL draft

National Football League draft

1977 NFL draft
General information
Date(s)May 3–4, 1977
LocationRoosevelt Hotel
in New York City, NY
335 total selections in 12 rounds
First selectionRicky Bell, RB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mr. IrrelevantJim Kelleher, RB
Minnesota Vikings
Most selections (18)Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers
Fewest selections (6)Washington Redskins
Hall of Famers
  • RB Tony Dorsett
  • DT Joe Klecko
  • S Tony Dungy
← 1976
1978 →

The 1977 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 May 3–4, 1977, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, New York.[1][2] The league also held its first supplemental draft, which took place after the regular draft and before the regular season.

This was the first draft in the common draft era (since 1967) to be 12 rounds, five rounds fewer than drafts of 1967–1976. The draft remained at 12 rounds through 1992 before being reduced to seven, where it has remained through 2022.

The draft began with commissioner Pete Rozelle dedicating a moment of silence to California Golden Bears quarterback Joe Roth, one of the most electric passers in college football who was eligible for the 1977 draft. He died in February from skin cancer at the age of 21.

With the first overall pick of the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected running back Ricky Bell.

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer
Jump to round
* = compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[3]
= Hall of Famer[4]
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back EDGE Edge
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard K Kicker[a] KR Kickoff returner LB Linebacker
LS Long snapper OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman NT Nose tackle
P Punter PR Punt returner QB Quarterback RB Running back
S Safety SS Strong safety TE Tight end WR Wide receiver
  1. ^ Also known as placekicker (PK)

Round One-Nine

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ricky Bell  RB USC Pac-8
1 2 Dallas Cowboys Tony Dorsett RB Pittsburgh Ind.
from Seattle
1 3 Cincinnati Bengals Eddie Edwards  DE Miami (FL) Ind.
from Buffalo
1 4 New York Jets Marvin Powell  OT USC Pac-8
1 5 New York Giants Gary Jeter  DT USC Pac-8
1 6 Atlanta Falcons Warren Bryant  OT Kentucky SEC
1 7 New Orleans Saints Joe Campbell  DE Maryland ACC
1 8 Cincinnati Bengals Wilson Whitley  DT Houston SWC
1 9 Green Bay Packers Mike Butler  DE Kansas Big Eight
1 10 Kansas City Chiefs Gary Green  CB Baylor SWC
1 11 Houston Oilers Morris Towns  OT Missouri Big Eight
1 12 Buffalo Bills Phil Dokes  DT Oklahoma State Big Eight
from Detroit
1 13 Miami Dolphins A. J. Duhe  DE LSU SEC
1 14 Seattle Seahawks Steve August  OT Tulsa MVC
from San Diego through Dallas
1 15 Chicago Bears Ted Albrecht  OT California Pac-8
1 16 New England Patriots Raymond Clayborn  CB Texas SWC
1 17 Cleveland Browns Robert Jackson  LB Texas A&M SWC
1 18 Denver Broncos Steve Schindler  OG Boston College Ind.
1 19 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Pisarkiewicz  QB Missouri Big Eight
1 20 Atlanta Falcons Wilson Faumuina  DT San Jose State PCAA
from St. Louis
1 21 Pittsburgh Steelers Robin Cole  LB New Mexico WAC
1 22 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Cobb  TE Michigan State Big Ten
1 23 Los Angeles Rams Bob Brudzinski  LB Ohio State Big Ten
1 24 San Diego Chargers Bob Rush  C Memphis State Ind.
from Dallas
1 25 New England Patriots Stanley Morgan  WR Tennessee SEC
1 26 Baltimore Colts Randy Burke  WR Kentucky SEC
1 27 Minnesota Vikings Tommy Kramer  QB Rice SWC
1 28 Green Bay Packers Ezra Johnson  DE Morris Brown SIAC
from Oakland
2 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dave Lewis  LB USC Pac-8
2 30 Seattle Seahawks Tom Lynch  OT Boston College Ind.
2 31 Los Angeles Rams Nolan Cromwell  S Kansas Big Eight
from Buffalo through Seattle via Dallas
2 32 New York Giants Johnny Perkins  WR Abilene Christian LSC
2 33 New York Jets Wesley Walker  WR California Pac-8
2 34 New Orleans Saints Mike Fultz  DT Nebraska Big Eight
2 35 Oakland Raiders Mike Davis  S Colorado Big Eight
2 36 Atlanta Falcons R. C. Thielemann  OG Arkansas SWC
2 37 Kansas City Chiefs Tony Reed  RB Colorado Big Eight
2 38 Houston Oilers George Reihner  OG Penn State Ind.
2 39 Green Bay Packers Greg Koch  OT Arkansas SWC
2 40 Miami Dolphins Bob Baumhower  DT Alabama SEC
2 41 Seattle Seahawks Terry Beeson  LB Kansas Big Eight
from San Diego via Dallas
2 42 Detroit Lions Walt Williams  CB New Mexico State MVC
2 43 Chicago Bears Mike Spivey  DB Colorado Big Eight
2 44 New England Patriots Horace Ivory  RB Oklahoma Big Eight
from San Francisco
2 45 Denver Broncos Rob Lytle  RB Michigan Big Ten
2 46 Cleveland Browns Tom Skladany  P Ohio State Big Ten
2 47 St. Louis Cardinals George Franklin  RB Texas A&I LSC
2 48 Pittsburgh Steelers Sidney Thornton  RB Northwestern State Ind.
2 49 Cincinnati Bengals Pete Johnson  RB Ohio State Big Ten
2 50 Los Angeles Rams Billy Waddy  RB Colorado Big Eight
2 51 Seattle Seahawks Peter Cronan  LB Boston College Ind.
from Los Angeles
2 52 New England Patriots Don Hasselbeck  TE Colorado Big Eight
2 53 Baltimore Colts Mike Ozdowski  DE Virginia ACC
2 54 Dallas Cowboys Glenn Carano  QB UNLV Ind. (Coll.)
2 55 Minnesota Vikings Dennis Swilley  OG Texas A&M SWC
2 56 Oakland Raiders Ted McKnight  RB Minnesota-Duluth NIC
3 57 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Charles Hannah  DE Alabama SEC
3 58 Seattle Seahawks Dennis Boyd  DE Oregon State Pac-8
3 59 Buffalo Bills Curtis Brown  RB Missouri Big Eight
3 60 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Beasley  DT Virginia Tech Ind.
from N. J. Jets
3 61 Chicago Bears Robin Earl  TE Washington Pac-8
from N. Y. Giants
3 62 Dallas Cowboys Tony Hill  WR Stanford Pac-8
from Philadelphia
3 63 St. Louis Cardinals Edgar Fields  DT Texas A&M SWC
3 64 New Orleans Saints Watts, RobertRobert Watts  LB Boston College Ind.
3 65 San Francisco 49ers Elmo Boyd  WR Eastern Kentucky OVC
from Houston
3 66 Houston Oilers Tim Wilson  RB Maryland ACC
3 67 Kansas City Chiefs Thomas Howard  LB Texas Tech SWC
3 68 Los Angeles Rams Ed Fulton  OG Maryland ACC
from San Diego
3 69 Detroit Lions Rick Kane  RB San Jose State PCAA
3 70 Houston Oilers Jimmie Giles  TE Alcorn State SWAC
from Miami
3 71 Miami Dolphins Watson, MikeMike Watson  OT Miami (OH) MAC
from Chicago
3 72 New York Jets Tank Marshall  DE Texas A&M SWC
from San Francisco
3 73 Buffalo Bills John Kimbrough  WR St. Cloud State NIC
from Cleveland
3 74 Green Bay Packers Scribner, RickRick Scribner  OG Idaho State Big Sky
from Denver
3 75 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Smith  WR Michigan Big Ten
3 76 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Voight  RB North Carolina ACC
3 77 San Diego Chargers Keith King  DB Colorado State WAC
from Washington
3 78 St. Louis Cardinals Kurt Allerman  LB Penn State Ind.
3 79 Los Angeles Rams Wendell Tyler  RB UCLA Pac-8
3 80 St. Louis Cardinals Terdell Middleton  RB Memphis State Ind.
from Baltimore
3 81 Dallas Cowboys Val Belcher  OG Houston SWC
3 82 New England Patriots Brown, SidneySidney Brown  DB Oklahoma Big Eight
3 83 Minnesota Vikings Tom Hannon  S Michigan State Big Ten
3 84 Houston Oilers Rob Carpenter  RB Miami (OH) MAC
from Oakland via Buffalo
4 85 Cincinnati Bengals Rick Walker  TE UCLA Pac-8
from Tampa Bay
4 86 Buffalo Bills Dean, JimmyJimmy Dean  DT Texas A&M SWC
4 87 Seattle Seahawks John Yarno  C Idaho Big Sky
4 88 New York Giants Mike Vaughan  OT Oklahoma Big Eight
4 89 New York Jets Scott Dierking  RB Purdue Big Ten
4 90 Atlanta Falcons Allan Leavitt  K Georgia SEC
4 91 Los Angeles Rams Vince Ferragamo  QB Nebraska Big Eight
from New Orleans
4 92 Kansas City Chiefs Bailey, MarkMark Bailey  RB Long Beach State PCAA
from Philadelphia
4 93 Pittsburgh Steelers Ted Petersen  C Eastern Illinois Ind. (Coll.)
from Green Bay
4 94 Kansas City Chiefs Andre Samuels  TE Bethune–Cookman SIAC
4 95 Kansas City Chiefs Darius Helton  OG North Carolina Central MEAC
from Houston
4 96 Detroit Lions Luther Blue  WR Iowa State Big Eight
4 97 Washington Redskins Duncan McColl  DE Stanford Pac-8
from Miami
4 98 Houston Oilers Warren Anderson  WR West Virginia State N/A
from Miami via San Diego
4 99 Pittsburgh Steelers Laverne Smith  RB Kansas Big Eight
4 100 San Francisco 49ers Stan Black  DB Mississippi State SEC
4 101 Denver Broncos Billy Bryan  C Duke ACC
4 102 Cleveland Browns Oliver Davis  CB Tennessee State Ind. (Coll.)
4 103 Cincinnati Bengals Mike Wilson  OT Georgia SEC
4 104 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Harris  CB Memphis State Ind.
4 105 Cincinnati Bengals Jerry Anderson  S Oklahoma Big Eight
4 106 Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Audick  OG Hawaii Ind.
4 107 Los Angeles Rams Jones, EarlEarl Jones  DE Memphis State Ind.
4 108 Dallas Cowboys Guy Brown  LB Houston SWC
4 109 New England Patriots Gerald Skinner  OT Arkansas SWC
4 110 Cleveland Browns Robert Sims  DT South Carolina State MEAC
from Chicago
4 111 Seattle Seahawks Larry Seivers  WR Tennessee SEC
from Minnesota
4 112 Oakland Raiders Mickey Marvin  OG Tennessee SEC
5 113 Miami Dolphins Mike Michel  K Stanford Pac-8
from Tampa Bay
5 114 Detroit Lions Ron Crosby  LB Penn State Ind.
from Seattle
5 115 Buffalo Bills Fred Besana  QB California Pac-8
5 116 New York Jets Perry Griggs  WR Troy State Gulf South
5 117 New York Giants Randy Dean  QB Northwestern Big Ten
5 118 New Orleans Saints Dave LaFary  OT Purdue Big Ten
5 119 Philadelphia Eagles Sharp, SkipSkip Sharp  DB Kansas Big Eight
5 120 Atlanta Falcons Shelton Diggs  WR USC Pac-8
5 121 Pittsburgh Steelers Cliff Stoudt  QB Youngstown State Ind. (Coll.)
from Kansas City
5 122 Green Bay Packers Nate Simpson  RB Tennessee State Ind. (Coll.)
5 123 Miami Dolphins Leroy Harris  RB Arkansas State Southland
5 124 San Diego Chargers Clarence Williams  RB South Carolina Ind.
5 125 Pittsburgh Steelers Steve Courson  OG South Carolina Ind.
from Detroit
5 126 Oakland Raiders Lester Hayes  CB Texas A&M SWC
from Chicago
5 127 Buffalo Bills Neil O'Donoghue  K Auburn SEC
from San Francisco
5 128 San Diego Chargers Cliff Olander  QB New Mexico State MVC
from Cleveland
5 129 New York Jets Gregory, GaryGary Gregory  OT Baylor SWC
from Denver
5 130 Los Angeles Rams Donnie Hickman  OG USC Pac-8
from Washington
5 131 St. Louis Cardinals Lee, ErnestErnest Lee  DT Texas SWC
5 132 Pittsburgh Steelers Dennis Winston  LB Arkansas SWC
5 133 Cincinnati Bengals Ray Phillips  LB Nebraska Big Eight
5 134 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Williams  OG Rhode Island Yankee
5 135 St. Louis Cardinals Andy Spiva  LB Tennessee SEC
from New England
5 136 New Orleans Saints Dave Hubbard  OT BYU WAC
from Baltimore
5 137 Dallas Cowboys Andy Frederick  OT New Mexico WAC
5 138 Minnesota Vikings Moore, KenKen Moore  TE Northern Illinois MAC
5 139 Oakland Raiders Jeff Barnes  LB California Pac-8
6 140 Chicago Bears Vince Evans  QB USC Pac-8
from Tampa Bay
6 141 San Francisco 49ers Mike Burns  S USC Pac-8
from Buffalo
6 142 Seattle Seahawks Tony Benjamin  RB Duke ACC
6 143 New York Giants Jordan, BobBob Jordan  OT Memphis State Ind.
6 144 New York Jets Joe Klecko DT Temple Ind.
6 145 Philadelphia Eagles Russell, KevinKevin Russell  DB Tennessee State Ind. (Coll.)
6 146 San Diego Chargers Dave Lindstrom  DE Boston University Yankee
6 147 New Orleans Saints Cliff Parsley  P Oklahoma State Big Eight
6 148 Houston Oilers Gary Woolford  CB Florida State Ind.
6 149 Green Bay Packers Tim Moresco  DB Syracuse Ind.
6 150 Kansas City Chiefs Burleson, RickRick Burleson  DE Texas SWC
6 151 San Diego Chargers Larry Barnes  RB Tennessee State Ind. (Coll.)
6 152 San Diego Chargers Pete Shaw  S Northwestern Big Ten
from Detroit
6 153 New York Giants Emery Moorehead  WR Colorado Big Eight
from Miami
6 154 Philadelphia Eagles Wilbert Montgomery  RB Abilene Christian LSC
from Chicago
6 155 San Francisco 49ers Jim Harlan  C Howard Payne LSC
6 156 Los Angeles Rams Art Best  RB Kent State MAC
from Denver
6 157 Buffalo Bills Pruitt, RonRon Pruitt  DE Nebraska Big Eight
from Cleveland
6 158 Philadelphia Eagles Mitchell, MarkMark Mitchell  DB Tulane Ind.
from St. Louis via Washington
6 159 Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Harris  LB Alabama SEC
6 160 Cincinnati Bengals Tommy Duniven  QB Texas Tech SWC
6 161 Atlanta Falcons Jenkins, KeithKeith Jenkins  DB Cincinnati Ind.
from Washington
6 162 New Orleans Saints Schick, TomTom Schick  OG Maryland ACC
from Los Angeles
6 163 Baltimore Colts Calvin O'Neal  LB Michigan Big Ten
6 164 Dallas Cowboys Jim Cooper  OT Temple Ind.
6 165 Houston Oilers David Carter  C Western Kentucky OVC
from New England
6 166 Detroit Lions Reggie Pinkney  DB East Carolina SoCon
from Minnesota via New England
6 167 Kansas City Chiefs Herrera, AndreAndre Herrera  RB Southern Illinois Ind.
from Oakland via Tampa Bay thorough Chicago
7 168 New York Jets Charles White  RB Bethune-Cookman SIAC
from Tampa Bay
7 169 Seattle Seahawks David Sims  RB Georgia Tech Ind.
7 170 Buffalo Bills Mike Nelms  DB Baylor SWC
7 171 New York Jets Bob Grupp  DB Duke ACC
7 172 Green Bay Packers Derrel Gofourth  C Oklahoma State Big Eight
from N. Y. Giants
7 173 Cleveland Browns Randle, KenKen Randle  WR USC Pac-8
from Atlanta
7 174 New Orleans Saints Greg Boykin  RB Northwestern Big Ten
7 175 Philadelphia Eagles Charlie Johnson  DT Colorado Big Eight
7 176 Green Bay Packers Tipton, RellRell Tipton  OG Baylor SWC
7 177 Kansas City Chiefs Chris Golub  DB Kansas Big Eight
7 178 New York Giants Al Dixon  TE Iowa State Big Eight
from Houston
7 179 Detroit Lions Black, TimTim Black  LB Baylor SWC
7 180 Miami Dolphins Bruce Herron  LB New Mexico WAC
7 181 San Diego Chargers Bush, RonRon Bush  DB USC Pac-8
7 182 Chicago Bears Gerald Butler  WR Nicholls State Gulf South
7 183 San Francisco 49ers Jim Van Wagner  RB Michigan Tech NIC
7 184 Cleveland Browns Blane Smith  TE Purdue Big Ten
7 185 Denver Broncos Larry Swider  P Pittsburgh Ind.
7 186 Pittsburgh Steelers Frisch, RandyRandy Frisch  DT Missouri Big Eight
7 187 Cincinnati Bengals Louis Breeden  CB North Carolina Central MEAC
7 188 Cleveland Browns Bob Lingenfelter  OT Nebraska Big Eight
from St. Louis
7 189 Washington Redskins Reggie Haynes  TE UNLV Ind. (Coll.)
7 190 Oakland Raiders Rich Martini  WR UC Davis FWC
from Washington via Houston thorough N. Y. Giants
7 191 Dallas Cowboys Dave Stalls  DT Northern Colorado Ind. (Div. II)
7 192 New England Patriots Smith, KenKen Smith  WR Arkansas–Pine Bluff Ind. (Div. II)
7 193 Baltimore Colts Blanchard Carter  OT UNLV Ind. (Coll.)
7 194 Cincinnati Bengals Jim Corbett  TE Pittsburgh Ind.
from Minnesota
7 195 New York Jets Kevin Long  RB South Carolina Ind.
from Oakland
8 196 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Randy Hedberg  QB Minot State N/A
8 197 Buffalo Bills Greg Morton  DT Michigan Big Ten
8 198 Houston Oilers Davis, SteveSteve Davis  WR Georgia SEC
from Seattle
8 199 New York Giants Rice, BillBill Rice  DT BYU WAC
8 200 New York Jets Dan Alexander  DT LSU SEC
8 201 New Orleans Saints Jimmy Stewart  DB Tulsa MVC
8 202 Philadelphia Eagles Cleveland Franklin  RB Baylor SWC
8 203 Atlanta Falcons Walter Packer  WR Mississippi State SEC
8 204 Kansas City Chiefs Olsonoski, RonRon Olsonoski  LB St. Thomas (Minnesota) MIAC
8 205 Houston Oilers Eddie Foster  WR Houston SWC
8 206 Green Bay Packers David Whitehurst  QB Furman SoCon
8 207 Miami Dolphins Horace Perkins  DB Colorado Big Eight
8 208 Dallas Cowboys Cleveland, AlAl Cleveland  DE Pacific PCAA
from San Diego
8 209 Detroit Lions Griffin, MarkMark Griffin  OT North Carolina ACC
8 210 New York Jets Thompson, EdEd Thompson  LB Ohio State Big Ten
from Chicago
8 211 New York Giants Rodgers, OtisOtis Rodgers  LB Iowa State Big Eight
from San Francisco
8 212 Denver Broncos Culliver, CalvinCalvin Culliver  RB Alabama SEC
8 213 Cleveland Browns Armstrong, BillBill Armstrong  DB Wake Forest ACC
8 214 Cincinnati Bengals St. Victor, JoseJose St. Victor  OG Syracuse Ind.
8 215 Kansas City Chiefs Waddell Smith  WR Kansas Big Eight
from Washington
8 216 St. Louis Cardinals Eric Williams  LB USC Pac-8
8 217 Pittsburgh Steelers August, PhilPhil August  WR Miami (FL) Ind.
8 218 Los Angeles Rams Bockwoldt, RodRod Bockwoldt  DB Weber State Big Sky
8 219 New England Patriots Brad Benson  OG Penn State Ind.
8 220 Baltimore Colts Helms, KenKen Helms  OT Georgia SEC
8 221 Dallas Cowboys Fred Williams  RB Arizona State WAC
8 222 Minnesota Vikings Strozier, ClintClint Strozier  DB USC Pac-8
8 223 Oakland Raiders Terry Robiskie  RB LSU SEC
9 224 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hemingway, BryonBryon Hemingway  LB Boston College Ind.
9 225 Seattle Seahawks Adzick, GeorgeGeorge Adzick  DB Minnesota Big Ten
9 226 Kansas City Chiefs Glanton, DerrickDerrick Glanton  DE Bishop Ind. (Div. III)
from Buffalo
9 227 New York Jets Matt Robinson  QB Georgia SEC
9 228 New York Giants Mullins, KenKen Mullins  DE Florida A&M SIAC
9 229 Philadelphia Eagles Humphreys, T. J.T. J. Humphreys  OG Arkansas State Southland
9 230 Atlanta Falcons Maxwell, JohnJohn Maxwell  OT Boston College Ind.
9 231 New Orleans Saints Knowles, DaveDave Knowles  OT Indiana Big Ten
9 232 Houston Oilers Bill Currier  S South Carolina Ind.
9 233 Green Bay Packers Mullins, JoelJoel Mullins  OT Arkansas State Southland
9 234 Kansas City Chiefs Green, DaveDave Green  OT New Mexico WAC
9 235 San Diego Chargers Gene Washington  WR Georgia SEC
9 236 Detroit Lions Mathieson, SteveSteve Mathieson  QB Florida State Ind.
9 237 Miami Dolphins Robert Turner  RB Oklahoma State Big Eight
9 238 Chicago Bears Buonamici, NickNick Buonamici  DT Ohio State Big Ten
9 239 San Francisco 49ers David Posey  K Florida SEC
9 240 Cleveland Browns Brown, DarylDaryl Brown  DB Tufts N/A
9 241 Denver Broncos Charles Jackson  DT Washington Pac-8
9 242 Atlanta Falcons Speer, RobertRobert Speer  DE Arkansas State Southland
from Washington
9 243 St. Louis Cardinals Johnny Jackson  DT Southern SWAC
9 244 Pittsburgh Steelers Kelly, RooseveltRoosevelt Kelly  TE Eastern Kentucky OVC
9 245 Cincinnati Bengals Zachary, WillieWillie Zachary  WR Central State (OH) Ind. (NAIA)
9 246 Washington Redskins Northington, MikeMike Northington  RB Purdue Big Ten
from Los Angeles
9 247 Baltimore Colts Capriola, GlenGlen Capriola  RB Boston College Ind.
9 248 Dallas Cowboys Cantrell, MarkMark Cantrell  C North Carolina ACC
9 249 New England Patriots Vogele, JerryJerry Vogele  LB Michigan Big Ten
9 250 Minnesota Vikings Scott Studwell  LB Illinois Big Ten
9 251 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Larry Mucker  WR Arizona State WAC
from Oakland

Round Ten

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
252 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Robert Morgan Running back Florida
253 Pittsburgh Steelers Alvin Cowans Defensive back Florida
254 Seattle Seahawks Sam Adkins Quarterback Wichita State
255 New York Giants Mike Jones Wide receiver Minnesota
256 New York Jets John Hennessy Defensive end Michigan
257 Atlanta Falcons Billy Ryckman Wide receiver Louisiana Tech
258 New Orleans Saints Rafael Septién Kicker Southwestern Louisiana
259 Philadelphia Eagles John Mastronardo Wide receiver Villanova
260 Green Bay Packers Jim Culbreath Running back Oklahoma
261 Kansas City Chiefs Mark Vitali Quarterback Purdue
262 Houston Oilers Harvey Hull Linebacker Mississippi State
263 Detroit Lions Gary Anderson Guard Stanford
264 Miami Dolphins Mark Carter Tight end Eastern Michigan
265 San Diego Chargers Curtis Townsend Linebacker Arkansas
266 Chicago Bears Dennis Breckner Defensive end Miami (FL)
267 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aaron Ball Linebacker Fullerton State
268 Denver Broncos Oren Middlebrook Wide receiver Arkansas State
269 Cleveland Browns Tom Burkett Tackle North Carolina
270 St. Louis Cardinals Jim LeJay Wide receiver San Jose State
271 Pittsburgh Steelers Dave LaCrosse Linebacker Wake Forest
272 Cincinnati Bengals Bob Bialik Punter Hillsdale
273 Washington Redskins James Sykes Running back Rice
274 Los Angeles Rams Don Petersen Tight end Boston College
275 Dallas Cowboys Steve DeBerg Quarterback San Jose State
276 New England Patriots John Rasmussen Tackle Wisconsin
277 Baltimore Colts Ron Baker Guard Oklahoma State
278 Minnesota Vikings Dan Beaver Kicker Illinois
279 New England Patriots Giles Alexander Defensive end Tulsa

Round Eleven

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
280 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chuck Rodgers Defensive back North Dakota State
281 Seattle Seahawks Bill Westbeld Tackle Dayton
282 Buffalo Bills Nate Jackson Running back Tennessee State
283 Philadelphia Eagles Rocco Moore Tackle Western Michigan
284 New York Giants Bill Helms Tight end San Diego State
285 New Orleans Saints John Blain Tackle San Jose State
286 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Cordova Quarterback Stanford
287 Atlanta Falcons Dave Farmer Running back USC
288 Kansas City Chiefs Maurice Mitchell Wide receiver Northern Michigan
289 Houston Oilers Al Romano Linebacker Pittsburgh
290 Green Bay Packers Terry Randolph Defensive back American International
291 Miami Dolphins John Alexander Defensive end Rutgers
292 Cincinnati Bengals Joel Parrish Guard Georgia
293 Detroit Lions Tony Daykin Linebacker Georgia Tech
294 Chicago Bears Connie Zelencik Center Purdue
295 San Francisco 49ers Brian Billick Tight end Brigham Young
296 Cleveland Browns Charles Nash Wide receiver Arizona
297 Denver Broncos Phil Heck Linebacker California
298 Pittsburgh Steelers Lou West Defensive back Cincinnati
299 Cincinnati Bengals Carl Allen Defensive back Southern Mississippi
300 Washington Redskins Don Harris Defensive back Rutgers
301 St. Louis Cardinals Greg Lee Defensive back Western Illinois
302 Los Angeles Rams Carson Long Kicker Pittsburgh
303 New England Patriots Ray Costict Linebacker Mississippi State
304 Baltimore Colts Brian Ruff Linebacker The Citadel
305 Dallas Cowboys Don Wardlow Tight end Washington
306 Minnesota Vikings Keith Hartwig Wide receiver Arizona
307 New York Jets Dave Butterfield Defensive back Nebraska

Round Twelve

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
308 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chip Sheffield Wide receiver Lenoir-Rhyne
309 Buffalo Bills Charles Romes Defensive back North Carolina Central
310 Pittsburgh Steelers Jimmy Stephens Tight end Florida
311 New York Giants Elmo Simmons Running back Texas-Arlington
312 New York Jets Phil Gargis Running back Auburn
313 New York Jets Dave Conrad Tackle Maryland
314 St. Louis Cardinals Don Parrish Defensive end Pittsburgh
315 New Orleans Saints Oakley Dalton Defensive tackle Jackson State
316 Houston Oilers Ove Johansson Kicker Abilene Christian
317 Oakland Raiders Rod Martin Linebacker USC
318 Kansas City Chiefs Ray Burks Linebacker UCLA
319 San Diego Chargers Jim Stansik Tight end Eastern Michigan
320 Detroit Lions Dave Greenwood Guard Iowa State
321 Miami Dolphins Terry Anderson Wide receiver Bethune-Cookman
322 Chicago Bears Terry Irvin Defensive back Jackson State
323 San Francisco 49ers Scott Martin Guard North Dakota
324 Denver Broncos Scott Levenhagen Tight end Western Illinois
325 Cleveland Browns Leo Tierney Center Georgia Tech
326 Cincinnati Bengals Alex Percival Wide receiver Morehouse (GA)
327 Washington Redskins Curtis Kirkland Defensive end Missouri
328 St. Louis Cardinals Rick Fenlaw Linebacker Texas
329 Seattle Seahawks I. V. Wilson Defensive tackle Tulsa
330 Los Angeles Rams Barry Caudill Center Southern Mississippi
331 Baltimore Colts Bill Deutsch Running back North Dakota
332 Dallas Cowboys Greg Peters Guard California
333 New England Patriots Dave Preston Running back Bowling Green
334 Oakland Raiders Rolf Benirschke Kicker California-Davis
335 [5] Minnesota Vikings Jim Kelleher Running back Colorado
= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer

Supplemental draft

Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
3 Seattle Seahawks Al Hunter  RB Notre Dame Ind.

Hall of Famers

  • Tony Dorsett, running back from Pittsburgh, taken 1st round 2nd overall by Dallas Cowboys
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1994.[6]
  • Tony Dungy, safety from Minnesota, undrafted and signed by Pittsburgh Steelers
Inducted: For his Head Coaching achievements Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2016.
  • Joe Klecko, defensive tackle from Temple, taken 6th round 144th overall by New York Jets
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023.

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[3] = Hall of Famer[4]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons June Jones  QB Portland State Ind. (Coll.)
Atlanta Falcons Secdrick McIntyre  RB Auburn SEC
Baltimore Colts Wade Griffin  OT Mississippi SEC
Buffalo Bills Shane Nelson  LB Baylor SWC
Chicago Bears Fred Dean  OG Texas Southern SWAC
Chicago Bears Len Walterscheid  S Southern Utah RMAC
Cleveland Browns Ricky Jones  LB Tuskegee SIAC
Dallas Cowboys Larry Brinson  RB Florida SEC
Dallas Cowboys Bruce Huther  LB New Hampshire Yankee
Dallas Cowboys Fred Rayhle  TE Chattanooga Ind. (Div. II)
Denver Broncos Ron Egloff  TE Wisconsin Big Ten
Denver Broncos Rob Nairne  LB Oregon State Pac-8
Houston Oilers Ken Kennard  DT Angelo State LSC
Houston Oilers Guido Merkens  QB Sam Houston State LSC
Kansas City Chiefs Ed Beckman  TE Florida State Ind.
Kansas City Chiefs Ricky Wesson  DB SMU SWC
Los Angeles Rams Glen Walker  P USC Pac-8
Miami Dolphins Charles Cornelius  DB Bethune–Cookman SIAC
Miami Dolphins Nick Giaquinto  RB UConn Yankee
New England Patriots Tim Mazzetti  K Penn Ivy
New Orleans Saints Rich Mauti  WR Penn State Ind.
New York Giants Frank Marion  LB Florida A&M SIAC
New York Giants J. T. Turner  OG Duke ACC
New York Jets Bruce Harper  RB Kutztown PSAC
Philadelphia Eagles Herm Edwards  CB San Diego State Ind.
Philadelphia Eagles Wally Henry  WR UCLA Pac-8
Pittsburgh Steelers Tony Dungy S Minnesota Big Ten
San Francisco 49ers Mike Baldassin  LB Washington Pac-8
Seattle Seahawks Doug Long  DB Whitworth NWC
Seattle Seahawks Cornell Webster  CB Tulsa MVC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cecil Johnson  LB Pittsburgh Ind.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dana Nafziger  LB Cal Poly CCAA
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jack Wender  RB Fresno State PCAA
Washington Redskins Mark Murphy  S Colgate Ind.


  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". FootballGeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. 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 September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. ^ a b Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  5. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  6. ^ List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on July 31, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2008.

External links

  • NFL.com – 1977 Draft
  • databaseFootball.com – 1977 Draft
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
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