1997 NFL Draft

1997 NFL Draft
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General information
Date(s) April 19–20, 1997
Location Paramount Theatre at MSG
in New York City, NY
Network(s) ESPN
240 total selections in 7 rounds
League NFL
First selection Orlando Pace, OT
St. Louis Rams
Mr. Irrelevant Ronnie McAda, QB
Green Bay Packers
Most selections (14) Miami Dolphins
Fewest selections (3) Denver Broncos
San Francisco 49ers
Hall of Famers
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1998 →

The 1997 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 19–20, 1997, at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.[1][2] No teams chose to claim any players in the supplemental draft that year.

This draft was notable for its high-profile offensive linemen. The first overall selection was Orlando Pace, who appeared in seven consecutive Pro Bowls from 2000 to 2006 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2016. Tarik Glenn was selected 19th overall and has been named to three Pro Bowls as well. Arguably the best of the bunch, Walter Jones, who made nine Pro Bowls (including eight consecutive from 2001 to 2008), was a seven time All-Pro, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014, was selected 6th overall. Others include Chris Naeole, Dan Neil, Ryan Tucker, Jeff Mitchell, Mike Flynn, and Joe Andruzzi.

The 1997 Draft is also well known for its running backs. Warrick Dunn, Corey Dillon, and Tiki Barber each rushed for over 10,000 yards in their careers, and Antowain Smith, Priest Holmes, and Duce Staley all enjoyed productive seasons in the NFL.

This draft is also well known for its undrafted Pro Bowl players, including Jake Delhomme, Holmes, and Pat Williams.

Player selections

* = compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[N 1]
= Hall of Famer[3]
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard HB Halfback K Placekicker KR Kick 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 TB Tailback
TE Tight end WR Wide receiver        
First-overall pick Orlando Pace, has helped the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl Championship, has been named to seven Pro Bowls, four All-Pro's, and broke several franchise and NFL records for yards gained.
2006 National Football League Defensive Player of the Year Jason Taylor, led the league in sacks in 2002, during his 10-year tenure with the Miami Dolphins.
Considered by some to be the best tight end in NFL history, Tony Gonzalez was named to 10 Pro Bowl's, 14 All-Pro's, led the league in receptions in 2004, and holds multiple tight-end receiving records
Notable offensive lineman include Trevor Pryce, and Darrell Russell.
Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 St. Louis Rams Orlando Pacedouble-dagger OT Ohio State Big Ten from N.Y. Jets [R1 - 1]
1 2 Oakland Raiders Darrell Russell  DT USC Pac-10 from New Orleans [R1 - 2]
1 3 Seattle Seahawks Shawn Springs  CB Ohio State Big Ten from Atlanta [R1 - 3]
1 4 Baltimore Ravens Peter Boulware  LB Florida State ACC
1 5 Detroit Lions Bryant Westbrook  CB Texas Big 12
1 6 Seattle Seahawks Walter Jonesdouble-dagger OT Florida State ACC from St. Louis via N.Y. Jets and Tampa Bay [R1 - 4]
1 7 New York Giants Ike Hilliard  WR Florida SEC
1 8 New York Jets James Farrior  LB Virginia ACC from Tampa Bay [R1 - 5]
1 9 Arizona Cardinals Tom Knight  CB Iowa Big Ten
1 10 New Orleans Saints Chris Naeole  OG Colorado Big 12 from Oakland [R1 - 6]
1 11 Atlanta Falcons Michael Booker  CB Nebraska Big 12 from Chicago via Seattle [R1 - 7]
1 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Warrick Dunn  RB Florida State ACC from Seattle [R1 - 8]
1 13 Kansas City Chiefs Tony Gonzalezdouble-dagger TE California Pac-10 from Tennessee [R1 - 9]
1 14 Cincinnati Bengals Reinard Wilson  LB Florida State ACC
1 15 Miami Dolphins Yatil Green  WR Miami Big East
1 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reidel Anthony  WR Florida SEC from San Diego [R1 - 10]
1 17 Washington Redskins Kenard Lang  DE Miami Big East
1 18 Tennessee Oilers Kenny Holmes  DE Miami Big East from Kansas City [R1 - 11]
1 19 Indianapolis Colts Tarik Glenn  OT California Pac-10
1 20 Minnesota Vikings Dwayne Rudd  LB Alabama SEC
1 21 Jacksonville Jaguars Renaldo Wynn  DT Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
1 22 Dallas Cowboys David LaFleur  TE LSU SEC from Philadelphia [R1 - 12]
1 23 Buffalo Bills Antowain Smith  RB Houston C-USA
1 24 Pittsburgh Steelers Chad Scott  CB Maryland ACC
1 25 Philadelphia Eagles Jon Harris  DE Virginia ACC from Dallas [R1 - 13]
1 26 San Francisco 49ers Jim Druckenmiller  QB Virginia Tech Big East
1 27 Carolina Panthers Rae Carruth  WR Colorado Big 12
1 28 Denver Broncos Trevor Pryce  DT Clemson ACC
1 29 New England Patriots Chris Canty  CB Kansas State Big 12
1 30 Green Bay Packers Ross Verba  OT Iowa Big Ten
2 31 New York Jets Rick Terry  DT North Carolina ACC
2 32 Atlanta Falcons Nathan Davis  DE Indiana Big Ten
2 33 New Orleans Saints Rob Kelly  S Ohio State Big Ten
2 34 Baltimore Ravens Jamie Sharper  LB Virginia ACC
2 35 Detroit Lions Juan Roque  OT Arizona State Pac-10
2 36 New York Giants Tiki Barber  RB Virginia ACC
2 37 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerry Wunsch  OT Wisconsin Big Ten
2 38 Chicago Bears John Allred  TE USC Pac-10 from St. Louis [R2 - 1]
2 39 New Orleans Saints Jared Tomich  DE Nebraska Big 12 from Oakland [R2 - 2]
2 40 St. Louis Rams Dexter McCleon  CB Clemson ACC from Chicago [R2 - 3]
2 41 Atlanta Falcons Byron Hanspard  RB Texas Tech Big 12 from Seattle [R2 - 4]
2 42 Arizona Cardinals Jake Plummer  QB Arizona State Pac-10
2 43 Cincinnati Bengals Corey Dillon  RB Washington Pac-10
2 44 Miami Dolphins Sam Madison  CB Louisville C-USA
2 45 San Diego Chargers Freddie Jones  TE North Carolina ACC
2 46 Tennessee Oilers Joey Kent  WR Tennessee SEC
2 47 Kansas City Chiefs Kevin Lockett  WR Kansas State Big 12
2 48 Indianapolis Colts Adam Meadows  OT Georgia SEC
2 49 Minnesota Vikings Torrian Gray  S Virginia Tech Big East
2 50 Jacksonville Jaguars Mike Logan  CB West Virginia Big East
2 51 Washington Redskins Greg Jones  LB Colorado Big 12
2 52 Buffalo Bills Marcellus Wiley  DE Columbia Ivy
2 53 Pittsburgh Steelers Will Blackwell  WR San Diego State WAC
2 54 Detroit Lions Kevin Abrams  CB Syracuse Big East from Dallas [R2 - 5]
2 55 San Francisco 49ers Marc Edwards  FB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A) from Philadelphia [R2 - 6]
2 56 Carolina Panthers Mike Minter  S Nebraska Big 12
2 57 Philadelphia Eagles James Darling  LB Washington State Pac-10 from San Francisco [R2 - 7]
2 58 Baltimore Ravens Kim Herring  S Penn State Big Ten from Denver [R2 - 8]
2 59 New England Patriots Brandon Mitchell  DE Texas A&M Big 12
2 60 Green Bay Packers Darren Sharper  S William & Mary Yankee
3 61 New England Patriots Sedrick Shaw  RB Iowa Big Ten from N.Y. Jets [R3 - 1]
3 62 New Orleans Saints Troy Davis  RB Iowa State Big 12
3 63 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Frank Middleton  OG Arizona Pac-10 from Atlanta via Seattle [R3 - 2]
3 64 Baltimore Ravens Jay Graham  RB Tennessee SEC
3 65 Dallas Cowboys Dexter Coakley  LB Appalachian State SoCon from Detroit [R3 - 3]
3 66 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronde Barber  CB Virginia ACC
3 67 Denver Broncos Dan Neil  OG Texas Big 12 from St. Louis via N.Y. Jets [R3 - 4]
3 68 New York Giants Ryan Phillips  LB Idaho Big West
3 69 Chicago Bears Bob Sapp  OG Washington Pac-10
3 70 Atlanta Falcons OJ Santiago  TE Kent State MAC from Seattle [R3 - 5]
3 71 Philadelphia Eagles Duce Staley  RB South Carolina SEC from Arizona [R3 - 6]
3 72 Oakland Raiders Adam Treu  OG Nebraska Big 12
3 73 Miami Dolphins Jason Taylordouble-dagger DE Akron MAC
3 74 San Diego Chargers Michael Hamilton  LB North Carolina A&T MEAC
3 75 Tennessee Oilers Denard Walker  CB Kent State MAC
3 76 Cincinnati Bengals Rod Payne  C Michigan Big Ten
3 77 San Francisco 49ers Greg Clark  TE Stanford Pac-10 from Indianapolis [R3 - 7]
3 78 Minnesota Vikings Stalin Colinet  DE Boston College Big East
3 79 Jacksonville Jaguars James Hamilton  LB North Carolina ACC
3 80 Washington Redskins Derek Smith  LB Arizona State Pac-10
3 81 Tennessee Oilers Scott Sanderson  OT Washington State Pac-10 from Kansas City [R3 - 8]
3 82 Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Wiggins  OT Oregon Pac-10
3 83 Dallas Cowboys Steve Scifres  OG Wyoming WAC
3 84 Arizona Cardinals Ty Howard  CB Ohio State Big Ten from Philadelphia [R3 - 9]
3 85 Oakland Raiders Kohn, TimTim Kohn  OG Iowa State Big 12 from Buffalo [R3 - 10]
3 86 Indianapolis Colts Bertrand Berry  LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A) from San Francisco [R3 - 11]
3 87 Carolina Panthers Kinnon Tatum  LB Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
3 88 New York Jets Dedric Ward  WR Northern Iowa Gateway from Denver [R3 - 12]
3 89 New England Patriots Chris Carter  S Texas Big 12
3 90 Green Bay Packers Brett Conway  K Penn State Big Ten
3* 91 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Vrabel  LB Ohio State Big Ten
3* 92 Miami Dolphins Derrick Rodgers  LB Arizona State Pac-10
3* 93 Miami Dolphins Ronnie Ward  LB Kansas Big 12
3* 94 Dallas Cowboys Kenny Wheaton  LB Oregon Pac-10
3* 95 New York Giants Brad Maynard  P Ball State MAC
3* 96 Miami Dolphins Brent Smith  OT Mississippi State SEC
4 97 New England Patriots Damon Denson  OG Michigan Big Ten from N.Y. Jets [R4 - 1]
4 98 Tennessee Oilers Derrick Mason  WR Michigan State Big Ten from Atlanta [R4 - 2]
4 99 New Orleans Saints Danny Wuerffel  QB Florida SEC
4 100 Atlanta Falcons Henri Crockett  LB Florida State ACC from Baltimore via Seattle [R4 - 3]
4 101 Dallas Cowboys Antonio Anderson  DT Syracuse Big East from Detroit [R4 - 4]
4 102 New York Jets Day, TerryTerry Day  DE Mississippi State SEC from St. Louis [R4 - 5]
4 103 New York Giants Pete Monty  LB Wisconsin Big Ten
4 104 New York Jets Leon Johnson  RB North Carolina ACC from Tampa Bay [R4 - 6]
4 105 Chicago Bears Darnell Autry  RB Northwestern Big Ten from Seattle [R4 - 7]
4 106 Arizona Cardinals Chris Dishman  OG Nebraska Big 12
4 107 Tennessee Oilers Pratt Lyons  DE Troy State Southland from Oakland via New Orleans [R4 - 8]
4 108 Chicago Bears Marcus Robinson  WR South Carolina SEC
4 109 San Diego Chargers Raleigh Roundtree  OG South Carolina State MEAC
4 110 Kansas City Chiefs Pat Barnes  QB California Pac-10 from Kansas City [R4 - 9]
4 111 Cincinnati Bengals Tremain Mack  S Miami (FL) Big East
4 112 St. Louis Rams Ryan Tucker  OT TCU WAC from Miami [R4 - 10]
4 113 Minnesota Vikings Antonio Banks  CB Virginia Tech Big East
4 114 Jacksonville Jaguars Seth Payne  DT Cornell Ivy
4 115 Washington Redskins Albert Connell  WR Texas A&M Big 12
4 116 New Orleans Saints Keith Poole  WR Arizona State Pac-10 from Kansas City via Tennessee [R4 - 11]
4 117 Indianapolis Colts Monty Montgomery  CB Houston C-USA
4 118 Baltimore Ravens Tyrus McCloud  LB Louisville C-USA from Dallas [R4 - 12]
4 119 Philadelphia Eagles Damien Robinson  S Iowa Big Ten
4 120 Buffalo Bills Jamie Nails  OG Florida A&M MEAC
4 121 Miami Dolphins Jerome Daniels  OT Northeastern Yankee from Pittsburgh via St. Louis [R4 - 13]
4 122 Carolina Panthers Tarek Saleh  LB Wisconsin Big Ten
4 123 Oakland Raiders Chad Levitt  RB Cornell Ivy from San Francisco via Miami [R4 - 14]
4 124 Denver Broncos Gilliard, CoryCory Gilliard  CB Ball State MAC
4 125 New England Patriots Ed Ellis  OT Buffalo Ind. (I-AA)
4 126 Green Bay Packers Jermaine Smith  DT Georgia SEC
4* 127 Dallas Cowboys Macey Brooks  WR James Madison Yankee
4* 128 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Alshermond Singleton  LB Temple Big East
4* 129 Dallas Cowboys Nicky Sualua  FB Ohio State Big Ten
4* 130 Detroit Lions Matt Russell  LB Colorado Big 12
5 131 New York Jets Lamont Burns  OG East Carolina Ind. (I-A)
5 132 Washington Redskins Jamel Williams  S Nebraska Big 12 from New Orleans [R5 - 1]
5 133 Atlanta Falcons Marcus Wimberly  S Miami Big East
5 134 Baltimore Ravens Jeff Mitchell  C Florida SEC
5 135 Detroit Lions Pete Chryplewicz  TE Notre Dame Ind. (I-A)
5 136 New York Giants Sam Garnes  S Cincinnati C-USA
5 137 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Patrick Hape  TE Alabama SEC
5 138 San Diego Chargers Kenny Bynum  RB South Carolina State MEAC from St. Louis [R5 - 2]
5 139 Arizona Cardinals Carpenter, ChadChad Carpenter  WR Washington State Pac-10
5 140 Washington Redskins Keith Thibodeaux  CB Northwestern State Southland from Oakland via Atlanta [R5 - 3]
5 141 Chicago Bears Van Hiles  CB Kentucky SEC
5 142 Seattle Seahawks Eric Stokes  CB Nebraska Big 12
5 143 Tennessee Oilers George McCullough  CB Baylor Big 12
5 144 Cincinnati Bengals Andre Purvis  DT North Carolina ACC
5 145 New York Jets Raymond Austin  CB Tennessee SEC from Miami [R5 - 4]
5 146 San Diego Chargers Paul Bradford  CB Portland State Big Sky from San Diego via Pittsburgh [R5 - 5]
5 147 Jacksonville Jaguars Damon Jones  TE Southern Illinois Gateway
5 148 Washington Redskins Twan Russell  LB Miami Big East
5 149 Miami Dolphins Barron Tanner  DT Oklahoma Big 12 from Kansas City [R5 - 6]
5 150 Indianapolis Colts Nate Jacquet  WR San Diego State WAC
5 151 Minnesota Vikings Tony Williams  DT Memphis C-USA
5 152 Philadelphia Eagles N. D. Kalu  DE Rice WAC
5 153 Buffalo Bills Woodson, SeanSean Woodson  CB Jackson State SWAC
5 154 Pittsburgh Steelers George Jones  RB San Diego State WAC
5 155 Philadelphia Eagles Luther Broughton  TE Furman SoCon from Dallas [R5 - 7]
5 156 Indianapolis Colts Carl Powell  DE Louisville C-USA from San Francisco [R5 - 8]
5 157 Miami Dolphins Lopez, NickNick Lopez  DE Texas Southern SWAC from Carolina via Oakland [R5 - 9]
5 158 St. Louis Rams Taje Allen  CB Texas Big 12 from Denver [R5 - 10]
5 159 New England Patriots Vernon Crawford  LB Florida State ACC
5 160 Green Bay Packers Hicks, AnthonyAnthony Hicks  LB Middle Tennessee State OVC
5* 161 Detroit Lions Ashman, DuaneDuane Ashman  DE Virginia ACC
5* 162 Washington Redskins Brad Badger  OG Stanford Pac-10
5* 163 Kansas City Chiefs June Henley  RB Kansas Big 12
6 164 New York Jets Scharf, TimTim Scharf  LB Northwestern Big Ten
6 165 New Orleans Saints Nicky Savoie  TE LSU SEC from Atlanta via Tennessee [R6 - 1]
6 166 Miami Dolphins John Fiala  LB Washington Pac-10 from New Orleans via Oakland [R6 - 2]
6 167 Baltimore Ravens Lee, SteveSteve Lee  RB Indiana Big Ten
6 168 Detroit Lions Ramirez, TroyTroy Ramirez  OG Northern Colorado NCC
6 169 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Al Harris  CB Texas A&M–Kingsville LSC
6 170 Miami Dolphins Brian Manning  WR Stanford Pac-10 from St. Louis [R6 - 3]
6 171 New York Giants Mike Cherry  QB Murray State OVC
6 172 Oakland Raiders Calvin Branch  RB Colorado State WAC
6 173 Miami Dolphins Mike Crawford  LB Nevada Big West from Chicago via St. Louis [R6 - 4]
6 174 Seattle Seahawks Itula Mili  TE BYU WAC
6 175 Arizona Cardinals Brown, RodRod Brown  RB NC State ACC
6 176 Cincinnati Bengals Canute Curtis  LB West Virginia Big East
6 177 Miami Dolphins Ed Perry  TE James Madison Yankee
6 178 San Diego Chargers Palmer, DanielDaniel Palmer  C Air Force WAC
6 179 St. Louis Rams Muadianvita Kazadi  LB Tulsa WAC from Tennessee [R6 - 5]
6 180 Atlanta Falcons Calvin Collins  C Texas A&M Big 12 from Washington [R6 - 6]
6 181 Tennessee Oilers Dennis Stallings  LB Illinois Big Ten from Kansas City [R4 - 15]
6 182 Indianapolis Colts Scott Von der Ahe  LB Arizona State Pac-10
6 183 Minnesota Vikings Robert Tate  WR Cincinnati C-USA
6 184 Jacksonville Jaguars Daimon Shelton  FB Sacramento State Big Sky
6 185 Buffalo Bills Marcus Spriggs  OG Houston C-USA
6 186 Pittsburgh Steelers Daryl Porter  S Houston C-USA
6 187 Dallas Cowboys Lee Vaughn  CB Boston College Big East
6 188 Arizona Cardinals Tony McCombs  LB Eastern Kentucky OVC from Philadelphia [R6 - 7]
6 189 Carolina Panthers Matt Finkes  DE Ohio State Big Ten
6 190 Philadelphia Eagles Antwuan Wyatt  WR Bethune-Cookman MEAC from San Francisco [R6 - 8]
6 191 New York Jets Chuck Clements  QB Houston C-USA from Denver [R6 - 9]
6 192 New England Patriots Tony Gaiter  WR Miami (FL) Big East
6 193 Oakland Raiders Grady Jackson  DT Knoxville Ind. (Div. II) from Green Bay [R6 - 10]
6* 194 Baltimore Ravens Cornell Brown  DE Virginia Tech Big East
6* 195 Kansas City Chiefs Isaac Byrd  WR Kansas Big 12
6* 196 Chicago Bears Shawn Swayda  DT Arizona State Pac-10
6* 197 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nigea Carter  WR Michigan State Big Ten
6* 198 Philadelphia Eagles Ed Jasper  DT Texas A&M Big 12
6* 199 Pittsburgh Steelers Rod Manuel  DE Oklahoma Big 12
6* 200 Chicago Bears Hogans, RichardRichard Hogans  LB Memphis C-USA
6* 201 Chicago Bears Parker, RickyRicky Parker  CB San Diego State WAC
7 202 New York Jets Rosga, SteveSteve Rosga  CB Colorado Big 12
7 203 Miami Dolphins Ismaeli, HudhaifaHudhaifa Ismaeli  S Northwestern Big Ten from New Orleans via Oakland [R7 - 1]
7 204 Atlanta Falcons Tony Graziani  QB Oregon Pac-10
7 205 Baltimore Ravens Ward, ChrisChris Ward  DE Kentucky SEC
7 206 Detroit Lions Battle, TerryTerry Battle  RB Arizona State Pac-10
7 207 Philadelphia Eagles Koy Detmer  QB Colorado Big 12 from St. Louis via N.Y. Jets. [R7 - 2]
7 208 New York Giants Matt Keneley  DT USC Pac-10
7 209 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony DeGrate  DT Stephen F. Austin Southland
7 210 Chicago Bears Mike Miano  DT SW Missouri State Gateway
7 211 Seattle Seahawks Jones, CarlosCarlos Jones  CB Miami (FL) Big East
7 212 Arizona Cardinals Mark Smith  DE Auburn SEC
7 213 Green Bay Packers Miller, ChrisChris Miller  WR USC Pac-10 from Oakland [R7 - 3]
7 214 Kansas City Chiefs Parks, NathanNathan Parks  OT Stanford Pac-10 from Miami [R7 - 4]
7 215 St. Louis Rams White, CedricCedric White  DE North Carolina A&T MEAC from San Diego [R7 - 5]
7 216 Tennessee Oilers Armon Williams  LB Arizona Pac-10
7 217 Cincinnati Bengals William Carr  DT Michigan Big Ten
7 218 San Diego Chargers Toran James  LB North Carolina A&T MEAC from Kansas City via Pittsburgh. [R7 - 6]
7 219 Indianapolis Colts Thompson, ClarenceClarence Thompson  CB Knoxville Ind. (Div. II)
7 220 Minnesota Vikings Artie Ulmer  LB Valdosta State Gulf South
7 221 Jacksonville Jaguars Jon Hesse  LB Nebraska Big 12
7 222 Atlanta Falcons Chris Bayne  CB Fresno State WAC from Washington [R6 - 11]
7 223 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Adams  WR Texas Big 12
7 224 Dallas Cowboys Omar Stoutmire  S Fresno State WAC
7 225 Philadelphia Eagles Byron Capers  CB Florida State ACC
7 226 Buffalo Bills Fitzgerald, PatPat Fitzgerald  TE Texas Big 12
7 227 Philadelphia Eagles DeAuntae Brown  CB Central State Ind. (NAIA) from San Francisco [R7 - 7]
7 228 Carolina Panthers Kris Mangum  TE Ole Miss SEC
7 229 New York Jets Jason Ferguson  DT Georgia SEC from Denver [R7 - 8]
7 230 New England Patriots Scott Rehberg  OT Central Michigan MAC
7 231 Green Bay Packers Jerald Sowell  FB Tulane C-USA
7* 232 Detroit Lions Marcus Harris  WR Wyoming WAC
7* 233 Chicago Bears Thomas, MarvinMarvin Thomas  DE Memphis C-USA
7* 234 Baltimore Ravens Wally Richardson  QB Penn State Big Ten
7* 235 Minnesota Vikings Matthew Hatchette  WR Langston Ind. (NAIA)
7* 236 Baltimore Ravens Ralph Staten  LB Alabama SEC
7* 237 San Diego Chargers Tony Corbin  QB Sacramento State Big Sky
7* 238 Baltimore Ravens Jackson, DiegoDiego Jackson  DT Louisville C-USA
7* 239 Detroit Lions Richard Jordan  LB Missouri Southern MIAA
7* 240 Green Bay Packers Ronnie McAda  QB Army Ind. (I-A)
  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[N 1]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons David Akers  K Louisville C-USA
Baltimore Ravens Priest Holmes  RB Texas Big 12
Baltimore Ravens Mike Flynn  C Maine Yankee
Buffalo Bills Bill Conaty  C Virginia Tech Big East
Buffalo Bills Pat Williams  DT Texas A&M Big 12
Carolina Panthers Waverly Jackson  OT Virginia Tech Big East
Chicago Bears Obafemi Ayanbadejo  FB San Diego State WAC
Chicago Bears Kevin Swayne  WR Wayne State Ind. (Div. II)
Chicago Bears Terry Cousin  CB South Carolina SEC
Cincinnati Bengals Tim Terry  LB Temple Big East
Dallas Cowboys Toby Gowin  P North Texas Big West
Dallas Cowboys Kevin Mathis  CB Texas A&M–Commerce LSC
Detroit Lions Travis Kirschke  DE UCLA Pac-10
Denver Broncos Matt Lepsis  OT Colorado Big 12
Green Bay Packers Joe Andruzzi  OT Southern Connecticut State Ind. (Div. II)
Green Bay Packers Ryan Longwell  K California Pac-10
Jacksonville Jaguars Al Wallace  DE Maryland ACC
Kansas City Chiefs Billy Lyon  DT Marshall SoCon
Minnesota Vikings Todd Bouman  QB St. Cloud State NCC
New Orleans Saints Jake Delhomme  QB Louisiana–Lafayette Ind. (I-A)
New Orleans Saints Sammy Knight  S USC Pac-10
New Orleans Saints Keith Mitchell  LB Texas A&M Big 12
New York Giants David Patten  WR Western Carolina SoCon
Philadelphia Eagles Chad Lewis  TE BYU WAC
Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Quinn  QB Stephen F. Austin Southland
San Diego Chargers Mike Maslowski  LB Wisconsin–La Crosse WSUC
San Francisco 49ers Brandon Noble  DT Penn State Big Ten
San Francisco 49ers Jeff Posey  LB Southern Miss C-USA
St. Louis Rams Charlie Clemons  LB Georgia SEC
St. Louis Rams Bryan Robinson  DE Fresno State WAC
Seattle Seahawks Robert Wilson  WR Florida A&M MEAC
Tennessee Oilers Blaine McElmurry  S Montana Big Sky
Washington Redskins R-Kal Truluck  DT Cortland Ind. (Div. III)
  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.

Hall of Famers

  • Walter Jones, offensive tackle from Florida State University taken 1st round 6th overall by the Seattle Seahawks.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2014.
  • Orlando Pace, offensive tackle from Ohio State University taken 1st round 1st overall by the St. Louis Rams.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016.
  • Jason Taylor, defensive end from University of Akron taken 3rd round 73rd overall by the Miami Dolphins.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017.
  • Tony Gonzalez, tight end from University of California taken 1st round 13th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs.
inducted: Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019.


In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the 1994 Draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.

Round one
Round two
Round three
Round four
Round five
Round six
Round seven


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