1979 - Round 1
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 Buffalo Bills Tom Cousineau LB Ohio State
2 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Bell DE Colorado State
3 Cincinnati Bengals Jack Thompson QB Washington State
4 Chicago Bears Dan Hampton DT Arkansas
5 Buffalo Bills Jerry Butler WR Clemson
6 Baltimore Colts Barry Krauss LB Alabama
7 New York Giants Phil Simms QB Morehead State
8 St. Louis Cardinals Ottis Anderson RB Miami (Fla.)
9 Chicago Bears Al Harris LB Arizona State
10 Detroit Lions Keith Dorney T Penn State
11 New Orleans Saints Russell Erxleben P Texas
12 Cincinnati Bengals Charles Alexander RB Louisiana State
13 San Diego Chargers Kellen Winslow TE Missouri
14 New York Jets Marty Lyons DT Alabama
15 Green Bay Packers Eddie Lee Ivery RB Georgia Tech
16 Minnesota Vikings Ted Brown RB North Carolina State
17 Atlanta Falcons Don Smith NT Miami (Fla.)
18 Seattle Seahawks Manu Tuiasosopo DE UCLA
19 Los Angeles Rams George Andrews LB Nebraska
20 Cleveland Browns Willis Adams WR Houston
21 Philadelphia Eagles Jerry Robinson LB UCLA
22 Denver Broncos Kelvin Clark T Nebraska
23 Kansas City Chiefs Steve Fuller QB Clemson
24 Miami Dolphins Jon Giesler T Michigan
25 New England Patriots Rick Sanford DB South Carolina
26 Los Angeles Rams Kent Hill G Georgia Tech
27 Dallas Cowboys Robert Shaw C Tennessee
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Greg Hawthorne RB Baylor
1979 - Round 2
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
29 San Francisco 49ers James Owens RB UCLA
30 Cincinnati Bengals Dan Ross TE Northeastern
31 Houston Oilers Mike Stensrud NT Iowa State
32 Buffalo Bills Fred Smerlas NT Boston College
33 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Greg Roberts G Oklahoma
34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gordon Jones WR Pittsburgh
35 St. Louis Cardinals Theotis Brown RB UCLA
36 New York Giants Earnest Gray WR Memphis
37 Detroit Lions Ken Fantetti LB Wyoming
38 New Orleans Saints Reggie Mathis LB Oklahoma
39 Chicago Bears Rickey Watts WR Tulsa
40 Cleveland Browns Lawrence Johnson DB Wisconsin
41 New York Jets Mark Gastineau DE East Central (OK)
42 Oakland Raiders Willie Jones DE Florida State
43 Minnesota Vikings Dave Huffman G Notre Dame
44 Green Bay Packers Steve Atkins RB Maryland
45 Seattle Seahawks Joe Norman LB Indiana
46 St. Louis Cardinals Calvin Favron LB Southeastern Louisiana
47 Cleveland Browns Sam Claphan T Oklahoma
48 Philadelphia Eagles Petey Perot G Northwestern State-Louisiana
49 Atlanta Falcons Pat Howell G USC
50 Houston Oilers Jesse Baker DE Jacksonville State
51 Buffalo Bills Jim Haslett LB Indiana (PA)
52 New England Patriots Bob Golic NT Notre Dame
53 Miami Dolphins Jeff Toews G Washington
54 Los Angeles Rams Eddie Hill RB Memphis
55 Dallas Cowboys Aaron Mitchell DB Nevada-Las Vegas
56 Pittsburgh Steelers Zack Valentine LB East Carolina
1979 - Round 3
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
57 Seattle Seahawks Michael Jackson LB Washington
58 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Moore WR Tennessee
59 Cincinnati Bengals Barney Cotton G Nebraska
60 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerry Eckwood RB Arkansas
61 Miami Dolphins Tony Nathan RB Alabama
62 Buffalo Bills Jon Borchardt G Montana State
63 Miami Dolphins Mel Land LB Michigan State
64 St. Louis Cardinals Joe Bostic G Clemson
65 Miami Dolphins Ronnie Lee T Baylor
66 Chicago Bears Willie McClendon RB Georgia
67 Detroit Lions Bo Robinson RB West Texas A&M
68 New York Jets Donald Dykes DB Southeastern Louisiana
69 Baltimore Colts Kim Anderson DB Arizona State
70 Cleveland Browns Jim Ramey DE Kentucky
71 Green Bay Packers Charles Johnson NT Maryland
72 Houston Oilers Kenny King RB Oklahoma
73 San Diego Chargers Cliff Thrift LB East Central (OK)
74 Philadelphia Eagles Tony Franklin K Texas A&M
75 Atlanta Falcons James Mayberry RB Colorado
76 Dallas Cowboys Doug Cosbie TE Santa Clara
77 Denver Broncos Bruce Radford NT Grambling State
78 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reggie Lewis DE North Texas
79 Atlanta Falcons William Andrews RB Auburn
80 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rick Berns RB Nebraska
81 Los Angeles Rams Mike Wellman C Kansas
82 San Francisco 49ers Joe Montana QB Notre Dame
1979 - Round 4
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
83 Buffalo Bills Ken Johnson DE Knoxville
84 Cincinnati Bengals Mike White DT Albany State (Ga.)
85 Kansas City Chiefs Frank Manumaleuga LB San Jose State
86 Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Davis RB Michigan
87 Buffalo Bills Jeff Nixon DB Richmond
88 Detroit Lions Ulysses Norris TE Georgia
89 St. Louis Cardinals Roy Green WR Henderson State
90 New York Giants Philip Tabor DE Oklahoma
91 Cincinnati Bengals Vaughn Lusby DB Arkansas
92 Detroit Lions Jon Brooks LB Clemson
93 New Orleans Saints Jim Kovach LB Kentucky
94 Philadelphia Eagles Ben Cowins RB Arkansas
95 Cleveland Browns Matt Miller T Colorado
96 New York Jets Eric Cunningham G Penn State
97 Minnesota Vikings Steve Dils QB Stanford
98 New York Jets Johnny Lynn DB UCLA
99 Los Angeles Rams Derwin Tucker -- Illinois
100 Atlanta Falcons Lynn Cain RB USC
101 Atlanta Falcons Charles Johnson DB Grambling State
102 Seattle Seahawks Mark Bell DE Colorado State
103 Washington Redskins Don Warren TE San Diego State
104 San Diego Chargers John Floyd WR Louisiana-Monroe
105 Denver Broncos Charles Jefferson DB McNeese State
106 New England Patriots Eddie Hare P Tulsa
107 Miami Dolphins Steve Howell FB Baylor
108 Los Angeles Rams Jerry Wilkinson DE Oregon State
109 Dallas Cowboys Ralph DeLoach DE California
110 Pittsburgh Steelers Calvin Sweeney WR USC
1979 - Round 5
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
111 San Francisco 49ers Thomas Seabron LB Michigan
112 Kansas City Chiefs Earl Gant RB Missouri
113 Cincinnati Bengals Casey Merrill DE California-Davis
114 Buffalo Bills Rod Kush DB Nebraska-Omaha
115 Baltimore Colts Larry Braziel DB USC
116 Buffalo Bills Dan Manucci QB Kansas State
117 New York Giants Cleveland Jackson TE Nevada-Las Vegas
118 St. Louis Cardinals Steve Henry DB Emporia State
119 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Aldridge RB Angelo State
120 New Orleans Saints Harlan Huckleby RB Michigan
121 Dallas Cowboys Bob Hukill -- North Carolina
122 Los Angeles Rams Victor Hicks TE Oklahoma
123 New York Jets Kelly Kirchbaum LB Kentucky
124 Cleveland Browns Rich Dimler NT USC
125 New York Jets Stan Blinka LB Sam Houston State
126 Philadelphia Eagles Scott Fitzkee WR Penn State
127 Atlanta Falcons Mike Zele NT Kent State
128 Dallas Cowboys Curtis Anderson DE Central State (Ohio)
129 Minnesota Vikings Jerry Meter -- Michigan
130 St. Louis Cardinals Mark Bell WR Colorado State
131 Detroit Lions Walt Brown -- Pittsburgh
132 Denver Broncos Rick Leach -- Michigan
133 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chuck Fusina QB Penn State
134 Miami Dolphins Don Bessillieu DB Georgia Tech
135 New England Patriots John Zamberlin LB Pacific Lutheran
136 Dallas Cowboys Ron Springs RB Ohio State
137 Pittsburgh Steelers Dwaine Board DE North Carolina A&T
1979 - Round 6
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
138 San Francisco 49ers Ruben Vaughan DT Colorado
139 Cincinnati Bengals Steve Kreider WR Lehigh
140 Kansas City Chiefs Robert Gaines -- Washington
141 Buffalo Bills Mike Burrow -- Auburn
142 Oakland Raiders Ira Matthews RB Wisconsin
143 Houston Oilers Daryl Hunt LB Oklahoma
144 St. Louis Cardinals Thomas Lott RB Oklahoma
145 New York Giants Bob Torrey RB Penn State
146 New Orleans Saints Ricky Ray DB Norfolk State
147 Chicago Bears John Sullivan LB Illinois
148 Denver Broncos Jeff McIntyre LB Arizona State
149 New York Jets Bill Dufek -- Michigan
150 Baltimore Colts Jimmy Moore G Ohio State
151 Cleveland Browns Clinton Burrell DB Louisiana State
152 Minnesota Vikings Joe Senser TE West Chester
153 Green Bay Packers Dave Simmons LB North Carolina
154 Atlanta Falcons Mike Moroski QB California-Davis
155 Dallas Cowboys Tim Lavender -- USC
156 Oakland Raiders Henry Williams DB San Diego State
157 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Murrell TE Winston-Salem State
158 New York Giants Eddie Hicks RB East Carolina
159 Houston Oilers Mike Murphy LB Missouri State
160 Dallas Cowboys Mike Salzano -- North Carolina
161 Pittsburgh Steelers Dwayne Woodruff DB Louisville
162 Miami Dolphins Steve Lindquist -- Nebraska
163 Cleveland Browns Jim Ronan -- Minnesota
164 Dallas Cowboys Chris DeFrance WR Arizona State
165 Pittsburgh Steelers Matt Bahr K Penn State
1979 - Round 7
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
166 San Francisco 49ers Phil Francis RB Stanford
167 Kansas City Chiefs Ken Kremer NT Ball State
168 Cincinnati Bengals Max Montoya G UCLA
169 Seattle Seahawks Larry Polowski LB Boise State
170 Buffalo Bills Tom Mullady WR Rhodes
171 Houston Oilers Tim Ries -- Missouri State
172 New York Giants Steve Alvers TE Miami (Fla.)
173 St. Louis Cardinals Kirk Gibson -- Michigan State
174 Chicago Bears Lee Kunz LB Nebraska
175 Oakland Raiders Jack Matia -- Drake
176 New Orleans Saints Stan Sytsma LB Minnesota
177 New England Patriots Judson Flint DB California (PA)
178 Philadelphia Eagles Don Swafford -- Florida
179 New York Jets Emmett King -- Houston
180 Green Bay Packers Henry Monroe DB Mississippi State
181 Minnesota Vikings Bob Winkel DT Kentucky
182 Washington Redskins Rich Milot LB Penn State
183 Cleveland Browns Cody Risien T Texas A&M
184 Green Bay Packers Rich Wingo LB Alabama
185 Philadelphia Eagles Curtis Bunche -- Albany State (Ga.)
186 Atlanta Falcons Roger Westlund -- Washington
187 New York Jets Keith Brown -- Minnesota
188 Denver Broncos Luke Prestridge P Baylor
189 Miami Dolphins Uwe von Schamann K Oklahoma
190 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Delaney DB Pittsburgh
191 Dallas Cowboys Greg Fitzpatrick -- Youngstown State
192 Pittsburgh Steelers Bruce Kimball G Massachusetts
1979 - Round 8
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
193 Green Bay Packers Ron Cassidy WR Utah State
194 Cincinnati Bengals Howie Kurnick LB Cincinnati
195 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Williams FB New Mexico
196 Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Correal C Penn State
197 Baltimore Colts Steve Heimkreiter LB Notre Dame
198 New York Jets Marshall Harris DE Texas Christian
199 St. Louis Cardinals Larry Miller -- Brigham Young
200 New York Giants D.K. Perry -- Southern Methodist
201 New York Giants Roy Simmons G Georgia Tech
202 New Orleans Saints Doug Panfil -- Tulsa
203 Chicago Bears Rick Moss -- Purdue
204 Cleveland Browns Kent Perkov -- San Diego State
205 New York Jets Willie Beamon -- Boise State
206 Miami Dolphins Jeff Groth WR Bowling Green State
207 Baltimore Colts Nesby Glasgow DB Washington
208 Green Bay Packers Rick Partridge P Utah
209 Oakland Raiders Robert Hawkins RB Kentucky
210 San Diego Chargers Wilbert Haslip RB Hawaii
211 Philadelphia Eagles Max Runager P South Carolina
212 Atlanta Falcons Keith Miller -- Northeastern State (Okla.)
213 Detroit Lions John Mohring LB C.W. Post
214 Houston Oilers Carter Hartwig DB USC
215 Miami Dolphins Glenn Blackwood DB Texas
216 New England Patriots Randy Love RB Houston
217 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gene Sanders T Texas A&M
218 Kansas City Chiefs Robert Brewer -- Temple
219 Dallas Cowboys Bruce Thornton DE Illinois
220 Pittsburgh Steelers Tom Graves LB Michigan State
1979 - Round 9
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
221 San Francisco 49ers Steve Hamilton -- Missouri
222 Kansas City Chiefs James Folston -- Cameron
223 Cincinnati Bengals Scott Burk DB Oklahoma State
224 Baltimore Colts Russ Henderson -- Virginia
225 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Henry Vereen -- Nevada-Las Vegas
226 Buffalo Bills Kevin Baker -- William Penn
227 New York Giants Tom Rusk -- Iowa
228 St. Louis Cardinals Bob Rozier DE California
229 Kansas City Chiefs Joe Robinson -- Ohio State
230 Chicago Bears Jerome Heavens -- Notre Dame
231 Detroit Lions Jeff Komlo QB Delaware
232 New York Jets Gordy Sprattler -- North Dakota State
233 Washington Redskins Kris Haines WR Notre Dame
234 Cleveland Browns Carl McGee LB Duke
235 Green Bay Packers John Thompson TE Utah State
236 Minnesota Vikings Billy Diggs -- Winston-Salem State
237 San Diego Chargers Alvin Garrett WR Angelo State
238 Oakland Raiders Jim Rourke T Boston College
239 Atlanta Falcons Dave Parkin DB Utah State
240 Seattle Seahawks Ezra Tate -- Mississippi State
241 Cleveland Browns Curtis Weathers LB Mississippi
242 Denver Broncos Charlie Taylor -- Rice
243 Houston Oilers Rich Ellender RB McNeese State
244 Miami Dolphins Jeff Weston T Notre Dame
245 New England Patriots John Spagnola TE Yale
246 Los Angeles Rams Jeff Rutledge QB Alabama
247 Dallas Cowboys Garry Cobb LB USC
248 Pittsburgh Steelers Rick Kirk -- Denison
1979 - Round 10
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
249 San Francisco 49ers Dwight Clark WR Clemson
250 Cincinnati Bengals Nathan Poole RB Louisville
251 Kansas City Chiefs Mike DuPree -- Florida
252 San Francisco 49ers Howard Ballage -- Colorado
253 Buffalo Bills Dave Marler -- Mississippi State
254 Baltimore Colts Steve Stephens TE Oklahoma State
255 St. Louis Cardinals Jerry Holloway -- Western Illinois
256 New York Giants Dan Fowler G Kentucky
257 Chicago Bears Joe Restic -- Notre Dame
258 Miami Dolphins Jerome Stanton -- Michigan State
259 Oakland Raiders Ricky Smith -- Tulane
260 Kansas City Chiefs Gerald Jackson DB Mississippi State
261 Cleveland Browns John Smith WR Tennessee State
262 New York Jets Steve Sybeldon -- North Dakota
263 New York Jets Ed McGlasson C Youngstown State
264 Green Bay Packers Frank Lockett WR Nebraska
265 San Diego Chargers Tony Petruccio -- Penn State
266 Atlanta Falcons Bruce Beekley LB Oregon
267 Seattle Seahawks Robert Hardy DT Jackson State
268 Kansas City Chiefs Larry Willis -- Alcorn State
269 San Diego Chargers Al Green -- Louisiana State
270 New England Patriots Martin Cox -- Vanderbilt
271 New England Patriots Allan Clark RB Northern Arizona
272 Miami Dolphins Mike Kozlowski DB Colorado
273 Los Angeles Rams Grady Ebensberger -- Houston
274 Dallas Cowboys Mike Calhoun DT Notre Dame
275 Pittsburgh Steelers Tod Thompson -- Brigham Young
1979 - Round 11
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
276 San Francisco 49ers Billy McBride -- Tennessee State
277 Kansas City Chiefs Stan Rome WR Clemson
278 Cincinnati Bengals Ken Bungarda T Missouri
279 Buffalo Bills Paul Lawler -- Colgate
280 Baltimore Colts John Priestner -- Western Ontario (Canada)
281 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bob Rippentrop -- Fresno State
282 New York Giants Mike Mince -- Fresno State
283 St. Louis Cardinals Nate Henderson -- Florida State
284 New York Giants Ken Johnson RB Miami (Fla.)
285 New Orleans Saints David Hall -- Missouri-Rolla
286 Chicago Bears Bob Wright -- Cincinnati
287 Cleveland Browns Randy Poeschl -- Nebraska
288 New York Jets Danny Sanders -- Carson-Newman
289 Washington Redskins Monte Coleman LB Central Arkansas
290 Green Bay Packers Mark Thorson -- Ottawa (Kans.)
291 Minnesota Vikings Brian Nelson -- Texas Tech
292 Atlanta Falcons Bill Leer -- Colorado State
293 Seattle Seahawks Jim Hinesly -- Michigan State
294 Oakland Raiders Bruce Davis T UCLA
295 San Diego Chargers Dave Rader QB Tulsa
296 Philadelphia Eagles Al Chesley LB Pittsburgh
297 Denver Broncos Zachary Dixon RB Temple
298 Houston Oilers Mike Taylor -- Georgia Tech
299 Miami Dolphins Mike Blanton -- Georgia Tech
300 Washington Redskins Tony Hall -- Knoxville
301 Los Angeles Rams Jesse Deramus -- Tennessee State
302 Detroit Lions Eddie Cole LB Mississippi
303 Pittsburgh Steelers Charlie Moore -- Wichita State
1979 - Round 12
SEL # TEAM PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
304 Cincinnati Bengals Jim Browner DB Notre Dame
305 Kansas City Chiefs Michael Forrest -- Arkansas
306 Baltimore Colts Charlie Green -- Kansas State
307 Tampa Bay Buccaneers David Logan NT Pittsburgh
308 Buffalo Bills Mike Harris -- Arizona State
309 St. Louis Cardinals Ricky McBride -- Georgia
310 New York Giants Tim Gillespie -- North Carolina State
311 New Orleans Saints Kelsey Finch -- Tennessee
312 Chicago Bears Dave Becker DB Iowa
313 Detroit Lions Bob Forster -- Brown
314 New York Jets Paul Darby WR Texas State
315 Cleveland Browns Dewitt Methvin -- Tulane
316 Oakland Raiders Dirk Abernathy -- Bowling Green State
317 Minnesota Vikings David Stephens -- Kentucky
318 Green Bay Packers Bill Moats -- South Dakota
319 Seattle Seahawks Jeff Moore RB Jackson State
320 Oakland Raiders Reggie Kinlaw NT Oklahoma
321 San Diego Chargers Frank Duncan DB San Francisco State
322 Pittsburgh Steelers Ed Smith LB Vanderbilt
323 Atlanta Falcons Stuart Walker -- Colorado
324 Houston Oilers Wayne Wilson RB Shepherd
325 Denver Broncos Dave Jacobs K Syracuse
326 Detroit Lions Bryan Sweeney -- Texas A&M - Kingsville
327 Miami Dolphins Larry Fortner QB Miami (Fla.)
328 Los Angeles Rams Drew Hill WR Georgia Tech
329 Dallas Cowboys Quentin Lowry LB Youngstown State
330 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Almond -- Northwestern State-Louisiana
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