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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) (US) ESPN
Picks
First selection Orlando Pace, OT, St. Louis Rams
Mr. Irrelevant Ronnie McAda, QB, Green Bay Packers
Most selections Miami Dolphins, 14
Fewest selections Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers (3)
Overall selections 240 total selecions in 7 rounds
NFL Draft
 < 1996 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

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* = 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 Kicker 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        
File:Orlando Pace.jpg

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.

File:Jason Taylor Paul Pasqualoni.jpg

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.

File:Tony Gonzalez at 2005 Pro Bowl 050213-N-3019M-002.jpg

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

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Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 St. Louis Rams Pace, OrlandoOrlando Pace OT Ohio State Big Ten from N.Y. Jets [R1 - 1]
1 2 Oakland Raiders Russell, DarrellDarrell Russell DT USC Pac-10 from New Orleans [R1 - 2]
1 3 Seattle Seahawks Springs, ShawnShawn Springs CB Ohio State Big Ten from Atlanta [R1 - 3]
1 4 Baltimore Ravens Boulware, PeterPeter Boulware LB Florida State ACC
1 5 Detroit Lions Westbrook, BryantBryant Westbrook CB Texas Big 12
1 6 Seattle Seahawks Jones, WalterWalter Jones OT Florida State ACC from St. Louis via N.Y. Jets and Tampa Bay [R1 - 4]
1 7 New York Giants Hilliard, IkeIke Hilliard WR Florida SEC
1 8 New York Jets Farrior, JamesJames Farrior LB Virginia ACC from Tampa Bay [R1 - 5]
1 9 Arizona Cardinals Knight, TomTom Knight CB Iowa Big Ten
1 10 New Orleans Saints Naeole, ChrisChris Naeole G Colorado Big 12 from Oakland [R1 - 6]
1 11 Atlanta Falcons Booker, MichaelMichael Booker CB Nebraska Big 12 from Chicago via Seattle [R1 - 7]
1 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dunn, WarrickWarrick Dunn RB Florida State ACC from Seattle [R1 - 8]
1 13 Kansas City Chiefs Gonzalez, TonyTony Gonzalez TE California Pac-10 from Tennessee [R1 - 9]
1 14 Cincinnati Bengals Wilson, ReinardReinard Wilson LB Florida State ACC
1 15 Miami Dolphins Green, YatilYatil Green WR Miami Big East
1 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony, ReidelReidel Anthony WR Florida SEC from San Diego [R1 - 10]
1 17 Washington Redskins Lang, KenardKenard Lang DE Miami Big East
1 18 Tennessee Oilers Holmes, KennyKenny Holmes DE Miami Big East from Kansas City [R1 - 11]
1 19 Indianapolis Colts Glenn, TarikTarik Glenn OT California Pac-10
1 20 Minnesota Vikings Rudd, DwayneDwayne Rudd LB Alabama SEC
1 21 Jacksonville Jaguars Wynn, RenaldoRenaldo Wynn DT Notre Dame Ind.
1 22 Dallas Cowboys LaFleur, DavidDavid LaFleur TE LSU SEC from Philadelphia [R1 - 12]
1 23 Buffalo Bills Smith, AntowainAntowain Smith RB Houston C-USA
1 24 Pittsburgh Steelers Scott, ChadChad Scott CB Maryland ACC
1 25 Philadelphia Eagles Harris, JonJon Harris DE Virginia ACC from Dallas [R1 - 13]
1 26 San Francisco 49ers Druckenmiller, JimJim Druckenmiller QB Virginia Tech Big East
1 27 Carolina Panthers Carruth, RaeRae Carruth WR Colorado Big 12
1 28 Denver Broncos Pryce, TrevorTrevor Pryce DT Clemson ACC
1 29 New England Patriots Canty, ChrisChris Canty CB Kansas State Big 12
1 30 Green Bay Packers Verba, RossRoss Verba OT Iowa Big Ten
2 31 New York Jets Terry, RickRick Terry DT North Carolina ACC
2 32 Atlanta Falcons Davis, NathanNathan Davis DE Indiana Big Ten
2 33 New Orleans Saints Kelly, RobRob Kelly S Ohio State Big Ten
2 34 Baltimore Ravens Sharper, JamieJamie Sharper LB Virginia ACC
2 35 Detroit Lions Roque, JuanJuan Roque OT Arizona State Pac-10
2 36 New York Giants Barber, TikiTiki Barber RB Virginia ACC
2 37 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wunsch, JerryJerry Wunsch OT Wisconsin Big Ten
2 38 Chicago Bears Allred, JohnJohn Allred TE USC Pac-10 from St. Louis [R2 - 1]
2 39 New Orleans Saints Tomich, JaredJared Tomich DE Nebraska Big 12 from Oakland [R2 - 2]
2 40 St. Louis Rams McCleon, DexterDexter McCleon CB Clemson ACC from Chicago [R2 - 3]
2 41 Atlanta Falcons Hanspard, ByronByron Hanspard RB Texas Tech Big 12 from Seattle [R2 - 4]
2 42 Arizona Cardinals Plummer, JakeJake Plummer QB Arizona State Pac-10
2 43 Cincinnati Bengals Dillon, CoreyCorey Dillon RB Washington Pac-10
2 44 Miami Dolphins Madison, SamSam Madison CB Louisville C-USA
2 45 San Diego Chargers Jones, FreddieFreddie Jones TE North Carolina ACC
2 46 Tennessee Oilers Kent, JoeyJoey Kent WR Tennessee SEC
2 47 Kansas City Chiefs Lockett, KevinKevin Lockett WR Kansas State Big 12
2 48 Indianapolis Colts Meadows, AdamAdam Meadows OT Georgia SEC
2 49 Minnesota Vikings Gray, TorrianTorrian Gray S Virginia Tech Big East
2 50 Jacksonville Jaguars Logan, MikeMike Logan CB West Virginia Big East
2 51 Washington Redskins Jones, GregGreg Jones LB Colorado Big 12
2 52 Buffalo Bills Wiley, MarcellusMarcellus Wiley DE Columbia N/A
2 53 Pittsburgh Steelers Blackwell, WillWill Blackwell WR San Diego State WAC
2 54 Detroit Lions Abrams, KevinKevin Abrams CB Syracuse Big East from Dallas [R2 - 5]
2 55 San Francisco 49ers Edwards, MarcMarc Edwards FB Notre Dame Ind. from Philadelphia [R2 - 6]
2 56 Carolina Panthers Minter, MikeMike Minter S Nebraska Big 12
2 57 Philadelphia Eagles Darling, JamesJames Darling LB Washington State Pac-10 from San Francisco [R2 - 7]
2 58 Baltimore Ravens Herring, KimKim Herring S Penn State Big Ten from Denver [R2 - 8]
2 59 New England Patriots Mitchell, BrandonBrandon Mitchell DE Texas A&M Big 12
2 60 Green Bay Packers Sharper, DarrenDarren Sharper S William & Mary CAA
3 61 New England Patriots Shaw, SedrickSedrick Shaw RB Iowa Big Ten from N.Y. Jets [R3 - 1]
3 62 New Orleans Saints Davis, TroyTroy Davis RB Iowa State Big 12
3 63 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Middleton, FrankFrank Middleton G Arizona Pac-10 from Atlanta via Seattle [R3 - 2]
3 64 Baltimore Ravens Graham, JayJay Graham RB Tennessee SEC
3 65 Dallas Cowboys Coakley, DexterDexter Coakley LB Appalachian State SoCon from Detroit [R3 - 3]
3 66 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Barber, RondeRonde Barber CB Virginia ACC
3 67 Denver Broncos Neil, DanDan Neil G Texas Big 12 from St. Louis via N.Y. Jets [R3 - 4]
3 68 New York Giants Phillips, RyanRyan Phillips LB Idaho Big West
3 69 Chicago Bears Sapp, BobBob Sapp G Washington Pac-10
3 70 Atlanta Falcons Santiago, OJOJ Santiago TE Kent State MAC from Seattle [R3 - 5]
3 71 Philadelphia Eagles Staley, DuceDuce Staley RB South Carolina SEC from Arizona [R3 - 6]
3 72 Oakland Raiders Treu, AdamAdam Treu G Nebraska Big 12
3 73 Miami Dolphins Taylor, JasonJason Taylor DE Akron MAC
3 74 San Diego Chargers Hamilton, MichaelMichael Hamilton LB North Carolina A&T MEAC
3 75 Tennessee Oilers Walker, DenardDenard Walker CB Kent State MAC
3 76 Cincinnati Bengals Payne, RodRod Payne C Michigan Big Ten
3 77 San Francisco 49ers Clark, GregGreg Clark TE Stanford Pac-10 from Indianapolis [R3 - 7]
3 78 Minnesota Vikings Colinet, StalinStalin Colinet DE Boston College Big East
3 79 Jacksonville Jaguars Hamilton, JamesJames Hamilton LB North Carolina ACC
3 80 Washington Redskins Smith, DerekDerek Smith LB Arizona State Pac-10
3 81 Tennessee Oilers Sanderson, ScottScott Sanderson OT Washington State Pac-10 from Kansas City [R3 - 8]
3 82 Pittsburgh Steelers Wiggins, PaulPaul Wiggins OT Oregon Pac-10
3 83 Dallas Cowboys Scifres, SteveSteve Scifres G Wyoming WAC
3 84 Arizona Cardinals Howard, TyTy Howard CB Ohio State Big Ten from Philadelphia [R3 - 9]
3 85 Oakland Raiders Kohn, TimTim Kohn G Iowa State Big 12 from Buffalo [R3 - 10]
3 86 Indianapolis Colts Berry, BertrandBertrand Berry LB Notre Dame Ind. from San Francisco [R3 - 11]
3 87 Carolina Panthers Tatum, KinnonKinnon Tatum LB Notre Dame Ind.
3 88 New York Jets Ward, DedricDedric Ward WR Northern Iowa Gateway from Denver [R3 - 12]
3 89 New England Patriots Carter, ChrisChris Carter S Texas Big 12
3 90 Green Bay Packers Conway, BrettBrett Conway K Penn State Big Ten
3* 91 Pittsburgh Steelers Vrabel, MikeMike Vrabel LB Ohio State Big Ten
3* 92 Miami Dolphins Rodgers, DerrickDerrick Rodgers LB Arizona State Pac-10
3* 93 Miami Dolphins Ward, RonnieRonnie Ward LB Kansas Big 12
3* 94 Dallas Cowboys Wheaton, KennyKenny Wheaton LB Oregon Pac-10
3* 95 New York Giants Maynard, BradBrad Maynard P Ball State MAC
3* 96 Miami Dolphins Smith, BrentBrent Smith OT Mississippi State SEC
4 97 New England Patriots Denson, DamonDamon Denson G Michigan Big Ten from N.Y. Jets [R4 - 1]
4 98 Tennessee Oilers Mason, DerrickDerrick Mason WR Michigan State Big Ten from Atlanta [R4 - 2]
4 99 New Orleans Saints Wuerffel, DannyDanny Wuerffel QB Florida SEC
4 100 Atlanta Falcons Crockett, HenriHenri Crockett LB Florida State ACC from Baltimore via Seattle [R4 - 3]
4 101 Dallas Cowboys Anderson, AntonioAntonio 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 Monty, PetePete Monty LB Wisconsin Big Ten
4 104 New York Jets Johnson, LeonLeon Johnson RB North Carolina ACC from Tampa Bay [R4 - 6]
4 105 Chicago Bears Autry, DarnellDarnell Autry RB Northwestern Big Ten from Seattle [R4 - 7]
4 106 Arizona Cardinals Dishman, ChrisChris Dishman G Nebraska Big 12
4 107 Tennessee Oilers Lyons, PrattPratt Lyons DE Troy State Southland from Oakland via New Orleans [R4 - 8]
4 108 Chicago Bears Robinson, MarcusMarcus Robinson WR South Carolina SEC
4 109 San Diego Chargers Roundtree, RaleighRaleigh Roundtree G South Carolina State MEAC
4 110 Kansas City Chiefs Barnes, PatPat Barnes QB California Pac-10 from Kansas City [R4 - 9]
4 111 Cincinnati Bengals Mack, TremainTremain Mack S Miami (FL) Big East
4 112 St. Louis Rams Tucker, RyanRyan Tucker OT TCU WAC from Miami [R4 - 10]
4 113 Minnesota Vikings Banks, AntonioAntonio Banks CB Virginia Tech Big East
4 114 Jacksonville Jaguars Payne, SethSeth Payne DT Cornell Ivy
4 115 Washington Redskins Connell, AlbertAlbert Connell WR Texas A&M Big 12
4 116 New Orleans Saints Poole, KeithKeith Poole WR Arizona State Pac-10 from Kansas City via Tennessee [R4 - 11]
4 117 Indianapolis Colts Montgomery, MontyMonty Montgomery CB Houston C-USA
4 118 Baltimore Ravens McCloud, TyrusTyrus McCloud LB Louisville C-USA from Dallas [R4 - 12]
4 119 Philadelphia Eagles Robinson, DamienDamien Robinson S Iowa Big Ten
4 120 Buffalo Bills Nails, JamieJamie Nails G Florida A&M MEAC
4 121 Miami Dolphins Daniels, JeromeJerome Daniels OT Northeastern N/A from Pittsburgh via St. Louis [R4 - 13]
4 122 Carolina Panthers Saleh, TarekTarek Saleh LB Wisconsin Big Ten
4 123 Oakland Raiders Levitt, ChadChad 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 Ellis, EdEd Ellis OT Buffalo N/A
4 126 Green Bay Packers Smith, JermaineJermaine Smith DT Georgia SEC
4* 127 Dallas Cowboys Brooks, MaceyMacey Brooks WR James Madison CAA
4* 128 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Singleton, AlshermondAlshermond Singleton LB Temple Big East
4* 129 Dallas Cowboys Sualua, NickyNicky Sualua FB Ohio State Big Ten
4* 130 Detroit Lions Russell, MattMatt Russell LB Colorado Big 12
5 131 New York Jets Burns, LamontLamont Burns G East Carolina Ind.
5 132 Washington Redskins Williams, JamelJamel Williams S Nebraska Big 12 from New Orleans [R5 - 1]
5 133 Atlanta Falcons Wimberly, MarcusMarcus Wimberly S Miami Big East
5 134 Baltimore Ravens Mitchell, JeffJeff Mitchell C Florida SEC
5 135 Detroit Lions Chryplewicz, PetePete Chryplewicz TE Notre Dame Ind.
5 136 New York Giants Garnes, SamSam Garnes S Cincinnati C-USA
5 137 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hape, PatrickPatrick Hape TE Alabama SEC
5 138 San Diego Chargers Bynum, KennyKenny 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 Thibodeaux, KeithKeith Thibodeaux CB Northwestern State Southland from Oakland via Atlanta [R5 - 3]
5 141 Chicago Bears Hiles, VanVan Hiles CB Kentucky SEC
5 142 Seattle Seahawks Stokes, EricEric Stokes CB Nebraska Big 12
5 143 Tennessee Oilers McCullough, GeorgeGeorge McCullough CB Baylor Big 12
5 144 Cincinnati Bengals Purvis, AndreAndre Purvis DT North Carolina ACC
5 145 New York Jets Austin, RaymondRaymond Austin CB Tennessee SEC from Miami [R5 - 4]
5 146 San Diego Chargers Bradford, PaulPaul Bradford CB Portland State Big Sky from San Diego via Pittsburgh [R5 - 5]
5 147 Jacksonville Jaguars Jones, DamonDamon Jones TE Southern Illinois Gateway
5 148 Washington Redskins Russell, TwanTwan Russell LB Miami Big East
5 149 Miami Dolphins Tanner, BarronBarron Tanner DT Oklahoma Big 12 from Kansas City [R5 - 6]
5 150 Indianapolis Colts Jacquet, NateNate Jacquet WR San Diego State WAC
5 151 Minnesota Vikings Williams, TonyTony Williams DT Memphis C-USA
5 152 Philadelphia Eagles Kalu, N. D.N. D. Kalu DE Rice WAC
5 153 Buffalo Bills Woodson, SeanSean Woodson CB Jackson State SWAC
5 154 Pittsburgh Steelers Jones, GeorgeGeorge Jones RB San Diego State WAC
5 155 Philadelphia Eagles Broughton, LutherLuther Broughton TE Furman SoCon from Dallas [R5 - 7]
5 156 Indianapolis Colts Powell, CarlCarl Powell DE Louisville C-USA from San Francisco [R5 - 8]
5 157 Miami Dolphins Lopez, NickNick Lopez DE Texas Southern N/A from Carolina via Oakland [R5 - 9]
5 158 St. Louis Rams Allen, TajeTaje Allen CB Texas Big 12 from Denver [R5 - 10]
5 159 New England Patriots Crawford, VernonVernon Crawford LB Florida State ACC
5 160 Green Bay Packers Hicks, AnthonyAnthony Hicks LB Middle Tennessee State Ohio Valley
5* 161 Detroit Lions Ashman, DuaneDuane Ashman DE Virginia ACC
5* 162 Washington Redskins Badger, BradBrad Badger G Stanford Pac-10
5* 163 Kansas City Chiefs Henley, JuneJune Henley RB Kansas Big 12
6 164 New York Jets Scharf, TimTim Scharf LB Northwestern Big Ten
6 165 New Orleans Saints Savoie, NickyNicky Savoie TE LSU SEC from Atlanta via Tennessee [R6 - 1]
6 166 Miami Dolphins Fiala, JohnJohn 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 G Northern Colorado NCIAC
6 169 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Harris, AlAl Harris CB Texas A&M–Kingsville N/A
6 170 Miami Dolphins Manning, BrianBrian Manning WR Stanford Pac-10 from St. Louis [R6 - 3]
6 171 New York Giants Cherry, MikeMike Cherry QB Murray State OVC
6 172 Oakland Raiders Branch, CalvinCalvin Branch RB Colorado State WAC
6 173 Miami Dolphins Crawford, MikeMike Crawford LB Nevada Big West from Chicago via St. Louis [R6 - 4]
6 174 Seattle Seahawks Mili, ItulaItula Mili TE BYU WAC
6 175 Arizona Cardinals Brown, RodRod Brown RB NC State ACC
6 176 Cincinnati Bengals Curtis, CanuteCanute Curtis LB West Virginia Big East
6 177 Miami Dolphins Perry, EdEd Perry TE James Madison CAA
6 178 San Diego Chargers Palmer, DanielDaniel Palmer C Air Force WAC
6 179 St. Louis Rams Kazadi, MuadianvitaMuadianvita Kazadi LB Tulsa WAC from Tennessee [R6 - 5]
6 180 Atlanta Falcons Collins, CalvinCalvin Collins C Texas A&M Big 12 from Washington [R6 - 6]
6 181 Tennessee Oilers Stallings, DennisDennis Stallings LB Illinois Big Ten from Kansas City [R4 - 15]
6 182 Indianapolis Colts Von der Ahe, ScottScott Von der Ahe LB Arizona State Pac-10
6 183 Minnesota Vikings Tate, RobertRobert Tate WR Cincinnati C-USA
6 184 Jacksonville Jaguars Shelton, DaimonDaimon Shelton FB Sacramento State Big Sky
6 185 Buffalo Bills Spriggs, MarcusMarcus Spriggs G Houston C-USA
6 186 Pittsburgh Steelers Porter, DarylDaryl Porter S Houston C-USA
6 187 Dallas Cowboys Vaughn, LeeLee Vaughn CB Boston College Big East
6 188 Arizona Cardinals McCombs, TonyTony McCombs LB Eastern Kentucky OVC from Philadelphia [R6 - 7]
6 189 Carolina Panthers Finkes, MattMatt Finkes DE Ohio State Big Ten
6 190 Philadelphia Eagles Wyatt, AntwuanAntwuan Wyatt WR Bethune-Cookman MEAC from San Francisco [R6 - 8]
6 191 New York Jets Clements, ChuckChuck Clements QB Houston C-USA from Denver [R6 - 9]
6 192 New England Patriots Gaiter, TonyTony Gaiter WR Miami (FL) Big East
6 193 Oakland Raiders Jackson, GradyGrady Jackson DT Knoxville N/A from Green Bay [R6 - 10]
6* 194 Baltimore Ravens Brown, CornellCornell Brown DE Virginia Tech Big East
6* 195 Kansas City Chiefs Byrd, IsaacIsaac Byrd WR Kansas Big 12
6* 196 Chicago Bears Swayda, ShawnShawn Swayda DT Arizona State Pac-10
6* 197 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carter, NigeaNigea Carter WR Michigan State Big Ten
6* 198 Philadelphia Eagles Jasper, EdEd Jasper DT Texas A&M Big 12
6* 199 Pittsburgh Steelers Manuel, RodRod 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 Graziani, TonyTony 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 Detmer, KoyKoy Detmer QB Colorado Big 12 from St. Louis via N.Y. Jets. [R7 - 2]
7 208 New York Giants Keneley, MattMatt Keneley DT USC Pac-10
7 209 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DeGrate, AnthonyAnthony DeGrate DT Stephen F. Austin Southland
7 210 Chicago Bears Miano, MikeMike Miano DT SW Missouri State Gateway
7 211 Seattle Seahawks Jones, CarlosCarlos Jones CB Miami (FL) Big East
7 212 Arizona Cardinals Smith, MarkMark 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 Williams, ArmonArmon Williams LB Arizona Pac-10
7 217 Cincinnati Bengals Carr, WilliamWilliam Carr DT Michigan Big Ten
7 218 San Diego Chargers James, ToranToran James LB North Carolina A&T MEAC from Kansas City via Pittsburgh. [R7 - 6]
7 219 Indianapolis Colts Thompson, ClarenceClarence Thompson CB Knoxville N/A
7 220 Minnesota Vikings Ulmer, ArtieArtie Ulmer LB Valdosta State GSC
7 221 Jacksonville Jaguars Hesse, JonJon Hesse LB Nebraska Big 12
7 222 Atlanta Falcons Bayne, ChrisChris Bayne CB Fresno State WAC from Washington [R6 - 11]
7 223 Pittsburgh Steelers Adams, MikeMike Adams WR Texas Big 12
7 224 Dallas Cowboys Stoutmire, OmarOmar Stoutmire S Fresno State WAC
7 225 Philadelphia Eagles Capers, ByronByron Capers CB Florida State ACC
7 226 Buffalo Bills Fitzgerald, PatPat Fitzgerald TE Texas Big 12
7 227 Philadelphia Eagles Brown, DeAuntaeDeAuntae Brown CB Central State N/A from San Francisco [R7 - 7]
7 228 Carolina Panthers Mangum, KrisKris Mangum TE Ole Miss SEC
7 229 New York Jets Ferguson, JasonJason Ferguson DT Georgia SEC from Denver [R7 - 8]
7 230 New England Patriots Rehberg, ScottScott Rehberg OT Central Michigan MAC
7 231 Green Bay Packers Sowell, JeraldJerald Sowell FB Tulane C-USA
7* 232 Detroit Lions Harris, MarcusMarcus Harris WR Wyoming WAC
7* 233 Chicago Bears Thomas, MarvinMarvin Thomas DE Memphis C-USA
7* 234 Baltimore Ravens Richardson, WallyWally Richardson QB Penn State Big Ten
7* 235 Minnesota Vikings Hatchette, MatthewMatthew Hatchette WR Langston N/A
7* 236 Baltimore Ravens Staten, RalphRalph Staten LB Alabama SEC
7* 237 San Diego Chargers Corbin, TonyTony Corbin QB Sacramento State Big Sky
7* 238 Baltimore Ravens Jackson, DiegoDiego Jackson DT Louisville C-USA
7* 239 Detroit Lions Jordan, RichardRichard Jordan LB Missouri Southern MIAA
7* 240 Green Bay Packers McAda, RonnieRonnie McAda QB Army Ind.
  1. NFL Draft Locations (October 2, 2014).
  2. "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015", Giants.com, New York Giants, October 2, 2014. 
  3. Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[N 1]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Akers, DavidDavid Akers K Louisville C-USA
Baltimore Ravens Holmes, PriestPriest Holmes RB Texas Big 12
Baltimore Ravens Flynn, MikeMike Flynn C Maine CAA
Buffalo Bills Conaty, BillBill Conaty C Virginia Tech Big East
Buffalo Bills Williams, PatPat Williams DT Texas A&M Big 12
Carolina Panthers Jackson, WaverlyWaverly Jackson OT Virginia Tech Big East
Chicago Bears Ayanbadejo, ObafemiObafemi Ayanbadejo FB San Diego State WAC
Chicago Bears Swayne, KevinKevin Swayne WR Wayne State N/A
Chicago Bears Cousin, TerryTerry Cousin CB South Carolina SEC
Cincinnati Bengals Terry, TimTim Terry LB Temple Big East
Dallas Cowboys Gowin, TobyToby Gowin P North Texas Big West
Dallas Cowboys Mathis, KevinKevin Mathis CB Texas A&M–Commerce N/A
Detroit Lions Kirschke, TravisTravis Kirschke DE UCLA Pac-10
Denver Broncos Lepsis, MattMatt Lepsis OT Colorado Big 12
Green Bay Packers Andruzzi, JoeJoe Andruzzi OT Southern Connecticut State Eastern College Athletic Conference
Green Bay Packers Longwell, RyanRyan Longwell K California Pac-10
Jacksonville Jaguars Wallace, AlAl Wallace DE Maryland ACC
Kansas City Chiefs Lyon, BillyBilly Lyon DT Marshall SoCon
Minnesota Vikings Bouman, ToddTodd Bouman QB St. Cloud State N/A
New Orleans Saints Delhomme, JakeJake Delhomme QB Louisiana–Lafayette Ind.
New Orleans Saints Knight, SammySammy Knight S USC Pac-10
New Orleans Saints Mitchell, KeithKeith Mitchell LB Texas A&M Big 12
New York Giants Patten, DavidDavid Patten WR Western Carolina N/A
Philadelphia Eagles Lewis, ChadChad Lewis TE BYU WAC
Pittsburgh Steelers Quinn, MikeMike Quinn QB Stephen F. Austin Southland
San Diego Chargers Maslowski, MikeMike Maslowski LB Wisconsin–La Crosse N/A
San Francisco 49ers Noble, BrandonBrandon Noble DT Penn State Big Ten
San Francisco 49ers Posey, JeffJeff Posey LB Southern Miss C-USA
St. Louis Rams Clemons, CharlieCharlie Clemons LB Georgia SEC
St. Louis Rams Robinson, BryanBryan Robinson DE Fresno State WAC
Seattle Seahawks Wilson, RobertRobert Wilson WR Florida A&M MEAC
Tennessee Oilers McElmurry, BlaineBlaine McElmurry S Montana Big Sky
Washington Redskins Truluck, R-KalR-Kal Truluck DT Cortland N/A

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.

Trades

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

Round one
  1. No. 1: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis (PD). N.Y. Jets traded its first-round selection (1st) to St. Louis in exchange for St. Louis' first-, third-, fourth- and seventh-round selections (6th, 67th, 102nd and 207th).
  2. No. 2: New Orleans → Oakland (PD). New Orleans traded its first- and sixth-round selections (2nd and 166th) to Oakland in exchange for Oakland's first-, second- and fourth-round selections (10th, 39th and 107th) and WR Daryl Hobbs.
  3. No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle (PD). Atlanta traded its first- and third-round selections (3rd and 63rd) to Seattle in exchange for Seattle's first-, second-, third- and fourth-round selections (11th, 41st, 70th and 100th).
  4. No. 6: multiple trades:
           No. 6: St. Louis → N.Y. Jets (PD). see No. 1: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis.
           No. 6: N.Y. Jets → Tampa Bay (PD). N.Y. Jets traded this first-round selection (6th) to Tampa Bay in exchange for Tampa Bay's first- and fourth-round selections (8th and 104th).
           No. 6: Tampa Bay → Seattle (D). Tampa Bay traded this first-round selection (6th) to Seattle in exchange for Seattle's first- and third-round selections (12th and 63rd).
  5. No. 8: Tampa Bay → N.Y. Jets (D). see No. 8: N.Y. Jets → Tampa Bay.
  6. No. 10: Oakland → New Orleans (PD). see No. 2: New Orleans → Oakland.
  7. No. 11: multiple trades:
           No. 11: Chicago → Seattle (PD). Chicago traded its first-round selection (11th) to Seattle in exchange for Seattle's fourth-round selection (105th) and QB Rick Mirer.
           No. 11: Seattle → Atlanta (PD). see No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle.
  8. No. 12: Seattle → Tampa Bay (D). see No. 8: Tampa Bay → Seattle.
  9. No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City (D). Tennessee traded its first- and fourth-round selections (13th and 110th) to Kansas City in exchange for Kansas City's first-, third-, fourth- and sixth-round selections (18th, 81st, 116th and 181st).
  10. No. 16: San Diego → Tampa Bay (PD). San Diego traded its first-round selection (16th) to Tampa Bay in exchange for Tampa Bay's second-round selection (41st) in 1996.
  11. No. 18: Kansas City → Tennessee (D). see No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City.
  12. No. 22: Philadelphia → Dallas (D). Philadelphia traded its first-round selection (22nd) to Dallas in exchange for Dallas' first- and fifth-round selections (25th and 155th) and third-round selection in 1998.
  13. No. 25: Philadelphia → Dallas (D). see No. 22: Philadelphia → Dallas.
Round two
  1. No. 38: St. Louis → Chicago (D). St. Louis traded its second-round selection (38th) to Chicago in exchange for Chicago's second- and sixth-round selections (40th and 173rd).
  2. No. 39: Oakland → New Orleans (PD). see No. 2: New Orleans → Oakland.
  3. No. 40: Chicago → St. Louis (D). see No. 38: St. Louis → Chicago.
  4. No. 41: Seattle → New Atlanta (PD). see No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle.
  5. No. 54: Dallas → Detroit (D). Dallas traded its second-round selection (54th) to Detroit in exchange for Detroit's third- and fourth-round selections (65th and 101st).
  6. No. 55: Philadelphia → San Francisco (D). Philadelphia traded its second-round selection (55th) to San Francisco in exchange for San Francisco's second, sixth- and seventh-round selections (57th, 190th and 227nd).
  7. No. 57: San Francisco → Philadelphia (D). see No. 55: Philadelphia → San Francisco.
  8. No. 58: Denver → Baltimore (PD). Denver traded its second-round selection (58th) to Baltimore in exchange for OT Tony Jones.
Round three
  1. No. 61: N.Y. Jets → New England (PD). N.Y. Jets traded its second- and third-round selections (61st and 97th), second-round selection in 1998 and first-round selection in 1999 to New England in exchange for the Patriots releasing head coach Bill Parcells from his contract.
  2. No. 63: multiple trades:
           No. 63: Atlanta → Seattle (PD). see No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle.
           No. 63: Seattle → Tampa Bay (D). see No. 6: Seattle → Tampa Bay.
  3. No. 65: Detroit → Dallas (D). see No. 54: Dallas → Detroit.
  4. No. 67: multiple trades:
           No. 67: St. Louis → N.Y. Jets (PD). see No. 1: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis.
           No. 67: N.Y. Jets → Denver (D). the N.Y. Jets traded this third-round selection (67th) to Denver in exchange for Denver's third, sixth- and seventh-round selections (88th, 191st and 229th) and sixth-round selection in 1998.
  5. No. 70: Seattle → Atlanta (PD). see No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle.
  6. No. 71: Arizona → Philadelphia (D). Arizona traded its third-round selection (71st) to Philadelphia in exchange for Philadelphia's third- and sixth-round selections (84th and 188th).
  7. No. 77: Indianapolis → San Francisco (D). Indianapolis traded its third-round selection (77th) to San Francisco in exchange for San Francisco's third- and fifth-round selections (86th and 156th).
  8. No. 81: Kansas City → Tennessee (D). see No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City.
  9. No. 84: Philadelphia → Arizona (D). see No. 71: Arizona → Philadelphia.
  10. No. 85: Buffalo → Oakland (PD). Buffalo traded its third-round selection (85th) to Oakland in exchange for QB Billy Joe Hobert.
  11. No. 86: Indianapolis → San Francisco (D). see No. 77: Indianapolis → San Francisco.
  12. No. 88: N.Y. Jets → Denver (D). see No. 67: N.Y. Jets → Denver.
Round four
  1. No. 97: N.Y. Jets → New England (PD). see No. 61: N.Y. Jets → New England.
  2. No. 98: Atlanta → Tennessee (PD). Atlanta traded its fourth-round selection (98th) to Tennessee in exchange for QB Chris Chandler.
  3. No. 100: multiple trades:
           No. 100: Baltimore → Seattle (PD). Baltimore traded its fourth-round selection (100th) to Seattle in exchange for G Jeff Blackshear.
           No. 100: Seattle → Atlanta (PD). see No. 3: Atlanta → Seattle.
  4. No. 101: Detroit → Dallas (D). see No. 54: Dallas → Detroit.
  5. No. 102: St. Louis → N.Y. Jets (PD). see No. 1: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis.
  6. No. 104: Tampa Bay → N.Y. Jets (D). see No. 8: N.Y. Jets → Tampa Bay.
  7. No. 11: Seattle → Chicago (PD). see No. 11: Chicago → Seattle.
  8. No. 107: multiple trades:
           No. 107: Oakland → New Orleans (PD). see No. 2: New Orleans → Oakland.
           No. 107: New Orleans → Tennessee (D). New Orleans traded this fourth-round selection (107th) to Tennessee in exchange for Tennessee's fourth- and sixth-round selections (116th and 165th).
  9. No. 110: Tennessee → Kansas City (D). see No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City.
  10. No. 112: Miami → St. Louis (D). Miami traded its fourth-round selection (112th) to St. Louis in exchange for St. Louis' fourth- and two sixth-round selections (121st, 170th and 173rd).
  11. No. 116: multiple trades:
           No. 116: Kansas City → Tennessee (D). see No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City.
           No. 107: Tennessee → New Orleans (D). see No. 107: New Orleans → Tennessee.
  12. No. 118: Dallas → Baltimore (D). Dallas traded its fourth-round selection (118th) to Baltimore in exchange for Baltimore's fifth-round selection (157th) in 1996.
  13. No. 121: multiple trades:
           No. 121: Pittsburgh → St. Louis (PD). Pittsburgh traded its fourth-round selection (121st) and second-round (59th) selection in 1996 to St. Louis in exchange for RB Jerome Bettis and St. Louis' third-round selection (72nd) in 1996.
           No. 121: St. Louis → Miami (D). see No. 112: Miami → St. Louis.
  14. No. 123: multiple trades:
           No. 123: San Francisco → Miami (PD). San Francisco traded its fourth-round selection (123rd) to Miami in exchange for RB Terry Kirby.
           No. 123: Miami → Oakland (D). Miami traded this fourth-round selection (123rd) to Oakland in exchange for Oakland's fifth-, sixth- and seventh-round selections (157th, 166th and 203rd).
  15. No. 181: Kansas City → Tennessee (D). see No. 13: Tennessee → Kansas City.
Round five
  1. No. 132: New Orleans → Washington (PD). New Orleans traded its fifth-round selection (132nd) to Washington in exchange for QB Heath Shuler.
  2. No. 138: St. Louis → San Diego (D). St. Louis traded its fifth-round selection (138th) to 1997 San Diego Chargers season in exchange for San Diego's seventh-round selection (215th) and fourth-round selection in 1998.
  3. No. 140: multiple trades:
           No. 140: Oakland → Atlanta (PD). Oakland traded its fifth-round selection (140th) to Atlanta in exchange for OT Lincoln Kennedy.
           No. 140: Atlanta → Washington (D). Atlanta traded this fifth-round selection (140th) to Washington in exchange for Washington's sixth- and seventh-round selections (180th and 222nd).
  4. No. 145: Miami → N.Y. Jets (PD). Miami traded its fifth-round selection (145th) to N.Y. Jets in exchange for OT James Brown.
  5. No. 146: multiple trades:
           No. 146: San Diego → Pittsburgh (PD). San Diego traded its fifth-round selection (146th) to Pittsburgh in exchange for Pittsburgh's seventh-round selection (218th) and sixth-round selection in 1996.
           No. 146: Pittsburgh → San Diego (D). Pittsburgh traded this fifth-round selection (146th) back to San Diego in exchange for San Diego's third-round selection in 1998.
  6. No. 149: Kansas City → Miami (PD). Kansas City traded its fifth-round selection (149th) to Miami in exchange for K Pete Stoyanovich.
  7. No. 155: Philadelphia → Dallas (D). see No. 22: Philadelphia → Dallas.
  8. No. 156: Indianapolis → San Francisco (D). see No. 77: Indianapolis → San Francisco.
  9. No. 157: multiple trades:
           No. 157: Carolina → Oakland (PD). Carolina traded its fifth-round selection (157th) to Oakland in exchange for WR Raghib Ismail.
           No. 157: Oakland → Miami (D). see No. 123: Miami → Oakland.
  10. No. 158: Denver → St. Louis (PD). Denver traded its fifth-round selection (158th) to St. Louis in exchange for WR Todd Kinchen.
Round six
  1. No. 165: multiple trades:
           No. 165: Atlanta → Tennessee (PD). see No. 98: Atlanta → Tennessee.
           No. 165: Tennessee → New Orleans (D). see No. 107: New Orleans → Tennessee.
  2. No. 166: multiple trades:
           No. 166: New Orleans → Oakland (PD). see No. 2: New Orleans → Oakland.
           No. 166: Oakland → Miami (D). see No. 123: Miami → Oakland.
  3. No. 121: St. Louis → Miami (D). see No. 112: Miami → St. Louis.
  4. No. 173: multiple trades:
           No. 173: Chicago → St. Louis (D). see No. 38: St. Louis → Chicago.
           No. 173: St. Louis → Miami (D). see No. 112: Miami → St. Louis.
  5. No. 179: Tennessee → St. Louis (PD). Tennessee traded its sixth-round selection (179th) to St. Louis in exchange for DE Robert Young.
  6. No. 180: Washington → Atlanta (D). see No. 140: Atlanta → Washington.
  7. No. 188: Philadelphia → Arizona (D). see No. 71: Arizona → Philadelphia.
  8. No. 190: San Francisco → Philadelphia (D). see No. 55: Philadelphia → San Francisco.
  9. No. 191: N.Y. Jets → Denver (D). see No. 67: N.Y. Jets → Denver.
  10. No. 193: Green Bay → Oakland (D). Green Bay traded its sixth-round selection (193rd) to Oakland in exchange for Oakland's seventh-round selection (213rd).
  11. No. 222: Washington → Atlanta (D). see No. 140: Atlanta → Washington.
Round seven
  1. No. 203: multiple trades:
           No. 203: New Orleans → Oakland (PD). New Orleans traded its seventh-round selection (203rd) to Oakland in exchange for DT Austin Robbins.
           No. 166: Oakland → Miami (D). see No. 123: Miami → Oakland.
  2. No. 207: multiple trades:
           No. 207: St. Louis → N.Y. Jets (PD). see No. 1: N.Y. Jets → St. Louis.
           No. 207: N.Y. Jets → Philadelphia (PD). N.Y. Jets traded this seventh-round selection (207th) to Philadelphia in exchange for DT Ronnie Dixon.
  3. No. 213: Oakland → Green Bay (D). see No. 193: Green Bay → Oakland.
  4. No. 214: Miami → Kansas City (PD). Miami traded its seventh-round selection (214th) and fourth-round selection in 1996 (98th) to Kansas City in exchange for Kansas City's two fourth-selections in 1996 (113th and 125th).
  5. No. 215: San Diego → St. Louis (D). see No. 138: St. Louis → San Diego.
  6. No. 218: multiple trades:
           No. 218: Kansas City → Pittsburgh (PD). Kansas City traded its seventh-round selection (218th) to Pittsburgh in exchange for DE Brentson Buckner.
           No. 218: Pittsburgh → San Diego (PD). see No. 146: San Diego → Pittsburgh.
  7. No. 227: San Francisco → Philadelphia (D). see No. 55: Philadelphia → San Francisco.
  8. No. 229: N.Y. Jets → Denver (D). see No. 67: N.Y. Jets → Denver.

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