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1977 Draft

1977 NFL Draft & Order

The 1977 NFL Draft consisted of 12 rounds with a total of 335 players drafted. The top pick was Ricky Bell out of USC drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Of the 28 players selected in the first round 14 played offense and 14 played defense. Usc had the most players selected in the first round of the 1977 draft with 3. Some of the top drafted players were Tommy Kramer (drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in Round 1), Tony Dorsett (drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in Round 1), Steve DeBerg (drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in Round 10), Vince Ferragamo (drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in Round 4) and Wilbert Montgomery (drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in Round 6). View all of the players selected in the 1977 NFL Draft round by round.
1977 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Ricky Bell RB USC Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2 Tony Dorsett RB Pittsburgh Dallas Cowboys
3 Eddie Edwards DL Miami (Fla.) Cincinnati Bengals
4 Marvin Powell OL USC New York Jets
5 Gary Jeter DL USC New York Giants
6 Warren Bryant OL Kentucky Atlanta Falcons
7 Joe Campbell DL Maryland New Orleans Saints
8 Wilson Whitley DL Houston Cincinnati Bengals
9 Mike Butler DL Kansas Green Bay Packers
10 Gary Green DB Baylor Kansas City Chiefs
11 Morris Towns OL Missouri Houston Oilers
12 Phil Dokes DL Oklahoma State Buffalo Bills
13 A.J. Duhe DL Louisiana State Miami Dolphins
14 Steve August OL Tulsa Seattle Seahawks
15 Ted Albrecht OL California Chicago Bears
16 Raymond Clayborn DB Texas New England Patriots
17 Robert Jackson LB Texas A&M Cleveland Browns
18 Steve Schindler OL Boston College Denver Broncos
19 Steve Pisarkiewicz QB Missouri St. Louis Cardinals
20 Wilson Faumuina DL San Jose State Atlanta Falcons
21 Robin Cole LB New Mexico Pittsburgh Steelers
22 Mike Cobb TE Michigan State Cincinnati Bengals
23 Bob Brudzinski LB Ohio State Los Angeles Rams
24 Bob Rush OL Memphis San Diego Chargers
25 Stanley Morgan WR Tennessee New England Patriots
26 Randy Burke WR Kentucky Baltimore Colts
27 Tommy Kramer QB Rice Minnesota Vikings
28 Ezra Johnson DL Morris Brown Green Bay Packers
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
29 Dave Lewis LB USC Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30 Tom Lynch OL Boston College Seattle Seahawks
31 Nolan Cromwell DB Kansas Los Angeles Rams
32 Johnny Perkins WR Abilene Christian New York Giants
33 Wesley Walker WR California New York Jets
34 Mike Fultz DL Nebraska New Orleans Saints
35 Mike Davis DB Colorado Oakland Raiders
36 R.C. Thielemann OL Arkansas Atlanta Falcons
37 Tony Reed RB Colorado Kansas City Chiefs
38 George Reihner OL Penn State Houston Oilers
39 Greg Koch OL Arkansas Green Bay Packers
40 Bob Baumhower DL Alabama Miami Dolphins
41 Terry Beeson LB Kansas Seattle Seahawks
42 Walt Williams DB New Mexico State Detroit Lions
43 Mike Spivey DB Colorado Chicago Bears
44 Horace Ivory RB Oklahoma New England Patriots
45 Rob Lytle RB Michigan Denver Broncos
46 Tom Skladany P Ohio State Cleveland Browns
47 George Franklin RB Texas A&M - Kingsville St. Louis Cardinals
48 Sidney Thornton RB Northwestern State-Louisiana Pittsburgh Steelers
49 Pete Johnson RB Ohio State Cincinnati Bengals
50 Billy Waddy WR Colorado Los Angeles Rams
51 Pete Cronan LB Boston College Seattle Seahawks
52 Don Hasselbeck TE Colorado New England Patriots
53 Mike Ozdowski DL Virginia Baltimore Colts
54 Glenn Carano QB Nevada-Las Vegas Dallas Cowboys
55 Dennis Swilley OL North Texas Minnesota Vikings
56 Ted McKnight RB Minnesota-Duluth Oakland Raiders
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
57 Charley Hannah DL Alabama Tampa Bay Buccaneers
58 Dennis Boyd DL Oregon State Seattle Seahawks
59 Curtis Brown RB Missouri Buffalo Bills
60 Tom Beasley DL Virginia Tech Pittsburgh Steelers
61 Robin Earl RB Washington Chicago Bears
62 Tony Hill WR Stanford Dallas Cowboys
63 Edgar Fields DL Texas A&M Atlanta Falcons
64 Robert Watts LB Boston College New Orleans Saints
65 Elmo Boyd WR Eastern Kentucky San Francisco 49ers
66 Tim Wilson RB Maryland Houston Oilers
67 Tom Howard LB Texas Tech Kansas City Chiefs
68 Ed Fulton OL Maryland Los Angeles Rams
69 Rick Kane RB San Jose State Detroit Lions
70 Jimmie Giles TE Alcorn State Houston Oilers
71 Mike Watson OL Miami (Ohio) Miami Dolphins
72 Tank Marshall DL Texas A&M New York Jets
73 John Kimbrough WR St. Cloud State Buffalo Bills
74 Rick Scribner Idaho State Green Bay Packers
75 Jim Smith WR Michigan Pittsburgh Steelers
76 Mike Voight RB North Carolina Cincinnati Bengals
77 Linden King LB Colorado State San Diego Chargers
78 Kurt Allerman LB Penn State St. Louis Cardinals
79 Wendell Tyler RB UCLA Los Angeles Rams
80 Terdell Middleton RB Memphis St. Louis Cardinals
81 Val Belcher Houston Dallas Cowboys
82 Sidney Brown DB Oklahoma New England Patriots
83 Tom Hannon DB Michigan State Minnesota Vikings
84 Rob Carpenter RB Miami (Ohio) Houston Oilers
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
85 Rick Walker TE UCLA Cincinnati Bengals
86 Jimmy Dean DL Texas A&M Buffalo Bills
87 John Yarno OL Idaho Seattle Seahawks
88 Mike Vaughan Oklahoma New York Giants
89 Allan Leavitt K Georgia Atlanta Falcons
90 Scott Dierking RB Purdue New York Jets
91 Vince Ferragamo QB Nebraska Los Angeles Rams
92 Mark Bailey RB Long Beach State Kansas City Chiefs
93 Ted Petersen OL Eastern Illinois Pittsburgh Steelers
94 Tony Samuels TE Bethune-Cookman Kansas City Chiefs
95 Darius Helton OL North Carolina Central Kansas City Chiefs
96 Luther Blue WR Iowa State Detroit Lions
97 Duncan McColl Stanford Washington Redskins
98 Warren Anderson WR West Virginia State Houston Oilers
99 Laverne Smith RB Kansas Pittsburgh Steelers
100 Stan Black DB Mississippi State San Francisco 49ers
101 Billy Bryan OL Duke Denver Broncos
102 Oliver Davis DB Tennessee State Cleveland Browns
103 Mike Wilson OL Georgia Cincinnati Bengals
104 Eric Harris DB Memphis Kansas City Chiefs
105 Jerry Anderson DB Oklahoma Cincinnati Bengals
106 Dan Audick OL Hawaii Pittsburgh Steelers
107 Eary Jones Memphis Los Angeles Rams
108 Guy Brown LB Houston Dallas Cowboys
109 Gerald Skinner OL Arkansas New England Patriots
110 Mickey Sims South Carolina State Cleveland Browns
111 Larry Seivers Tennessee Seattle Seahawks
112 Mickey Marvin OL Tennessee Oakland Raiders
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
113 Mike Michel K Stanford Miami Dolphins
114 Ron Crosby LB Penn State Detroit Lions
115 Fred Besana QB California Buffalo Bills
116 Perry Griggs WR Troy State New York Jets
117 Randy Dean QB Northwestern New York Giants
118 Dave Lafary OL Purdue New Orleans Saints
119 Skip Sharp Kansas Philadelphia Eagles
120 Shelton Diggs WR USC Atlanta Falcons
121 Cliff Stoudt QB Youngstown State Pittsburgh Steelers
122 Nate Simpson RB Tennessee State Green Bay Packers
123 Leroy Harris RB Arkansas State Miami Dolphins
124 Clarence Williams RB South Carolina San Diego Chargers
125 Steve Courson OL South Carolina Pittsburgh Steelers
126 Lester Hayes DB Texas A&M Oakland Raiders
127 Neil O'Donoghue K Auburn Buffalo Bills
128 Cliff Olander QB New Mexico State San Diego Chargers
129 Gary Gregory Baylor New York Jets
130 Donnie Hickman OL USC Los Angeles Rams
131 Ernest Lee Texas St. Louis Cardinals
132 Dennis Winston LB Arkansas Pittsburgh Steelers
133 Ray Phillips LB Nebraska Cincinnati Bengals
134 Jeff Williams OL Rhode Island Los Angeles Rams
135 Andy Spiva LB Tennessee St. Louis Cardinals
136 Dave Hubbard OL Brigham Young New Orleans Saints
137 Andy Frederick OL New Mexico Dallas Cowboys
138 Ken Moore TE Northern Illinois Minnesota Vikings
139 Jeff Barnes LB California Oakland Raiders
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
140 Vince Evans QB USC Chicago Bears
141 Mike Burns DB USC San Francisco 49ers
142 Tony Benjamin RB Duke Seattle Seahawks
143 Bob Jordan Memphis New York Giants
144 Joe Klecko DL Temple New York Jets
145 Kevin Russell Tennessee State Philadelphia Eagles
146 Dave Lindstrom DL Boston U. San Diego Chargers
147 Cliff Parsley P Oklahoma State New Orleans Saints
148 Gary Woolford DB Florida State Houston Oilers
149 Tim Moresco DB Syracuse Green Bay Packers
150 Rick Burleson Texas Kansas City Chiefs
151 Larry Barnes RB Tennessee State San Diego Chargers
152 Pete Shaw DB Northwestern San Diego Chargers
153 Emery Moorehead RB Colorado New York Giants
154 Wilbert Montgomery RB Abilene Christian Philadelphia Eagles
155 Jim Harlan OL Howard Payne San Francisco 49ers
156 Art Best RB Kent State Los Angeles Rams
157 Ron Pruitt Nebraska Buffalo Bills
158 Mark Mitchell DB Tulane Philadelphia Eagles
159 Paul Harris LB Alabama Pittsburgh Steelers
160 Tom Duniven QB Texas Tech Cincinnati Bengals
161 Keith Jenkins Cincinnati Atlanta Falcons
162 Tom Schick Maryland New Orleans Saints
163 Calvin O'Neal LB Michigan Baltimore Colts
164 Jim Cooper OL Temple Dallas Cowboys
165 David Carter OL Western Kentucky Houston Oilers
166 Reggie Pinkney DB East Carolina Detroit Lions
167 Andre Herrera Southern Illinois Kansas City Chiefs
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
168 Charlie White RB Bethune-Cookman New York Jets
169 David Sims RB Georgia Tech Seattle Seahawks
170 Mike Nelms DB Baylor Buffalo Bills
171 Bob Grupp P Duke New York Jets
172 Derrel Gofourth OL Oklahoma State Green Bay Packers
173 Ken Randle USC Cleveland Browns
174 Greg Boykin RB Northwestern New Orleans Saints
175 Charlie Johnson DL Colorado Philadelphia Eagles
176 Rell Tipton Baylor Green Bay Packers
177 Chris Golub DB Kansas Kansas City Chiefs
178 Al Dixon TE Iowa State New York Giants
179 Tim Black LB Baylor Detroit Lions
180 Bruce Herron LB New Mexico Miami Dolphins
181 Ron Bush USC San Diego Chargers
182 Gerald Butler WR Nicholls State Chicago Bears
183 James Van Wagner RB Michigan Tech San Francisco 49ers
184 Blane Smith LB Purdue Cleveland Browns
185 Larry Swider P Pittsburgh Denver Broncos
186 Randy Frisch Missouri Pittsburgh Steelers
187 Louis Breeden DB North Carolina Central Cincinnati Bengals
188 Bob Lingenfelter OL Nebraska Cleveland Browns
189 Reggie Haynes TE Nevada-Las Vegas Washington Redskins
190 Rich Martini WR California-Davis Oakland Raiders
191 Dave Stalls DL Northern Colorado Dallas Cowboys
192 Ken Smith Arkansas-Pine Bluff New England Patriots
193 Blanchard Carter OL Nevada-Las Vegas Baltimore Colts
194 James Corbett TE Pittsburgh Cincinnati Bengals
195 Kevin Long RB South Carolina New York Jets
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
196 Randy Hedberg QB Minot State Tampa Bay Buccaneers
197 Greg Morton DL Michigan Buffalo Bills
198 Steve Davis Georgia Houston Oilers
199 Bill Rice Brigham Young New York Giants
200 Dan Alexander OL Louisiana State New York Jets
201 Jimmy Stewart DB Tulsa New Orleans Saints
202 Cleveland Franklin RB Baylor Philadelphia Eagles
203 Walter Packer DB Mississippi State Atlanta Falcons
204 Ron Olsonoski St. Thomas Kansas City Chiefs
205 Eddie Foster WR Houston Houston Oilers
206 David Whitehurst QB Furman Green Bay Packers
207 Horace Perkins DB Colorado Miami Dolphins
208 Al Cleveland U. of Pacific Dallas Cowboys
209 Mark Griffin North Carolina Detroit Lions
210 Ed Thompson Ohio State New York Jets
211 Otis Rodgers LB Iowa State New York Giants
212 Calvin Culliver Alabama Denver Broncos
213 Bill Armstrong Wake Forest Cleveland Browns
214 Jose St. Victor Syracuse Cincinnati Bengals
215 Waddell Smith WR Kansas Kansas City Chiefs
216 Eric Williams LB USC St. Louis Cardinals
217 Phil August Miami (Fla.) Pittsburgh Steelers
218 Rod Bockwoldt Weber State Los Angeles Rams
219 Brad Benson OL Penn State New England Patriots
220 Ken Helms Georgia Baltimore Colts
221 Fred Williams Arizona State Dallas Cowboys
222 Clint Strozier USC Minnesota Vikings
223 Terry Robiskie RB Louisiana State Oakland Raiders
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
224 Byron Hemingway Boston College Tampa Bay Buccaneers
225 George Adzick Minnesota Seattle Seahawks
226 Derrick Glanton Bishop Kansas City Chiefs
227 Matt Robinson QB Georgia New York Jets
228 Ken Mullins Florida A&M New York Giants
229 T.J. Humphreys Arkansas State Philadelphia Eagles
230 John Maxwell Boston College Atlanta Falcons
231 Dave Knowles Indiana New Orleans Saints
232 Bill Currier DB South Carolina Houston Oilers
233 Joel Mullins Arkansas State Green Bay Packers
234 Dave Green New Mexico Kansas City Chiefs
235 Gene Washington WR Georgia San Diego Chargers
236 Steve Mathieson Florida State Detroit Lions
237 Robert Turner RB Oklahoma State Miami Dolphins
238 Nick Buonamici Ohio State Chicago Bears
239 David Posey K Florida San Francisco 49ers
240 Daryl Brown Tufts Cleveland Browns
241 Charles Jackson LB Washington Denver Broncos
242 Robert Speer Arkansas State Atlanta Falcons
243 Johnny Jackson DL Southern University St. Louis Cardinals
244 Roosevelt Kelly Eastern Kentucky Pittsburgh Steelers
245 Willie Zachary Central State (Ohio) Cincinnati Bengals
246 Mike Northington Purdue Washington Redskins
247 Glenn Capriola RB Boston College Baltimore Colts
248 Mark Cantrell North Carolina Dallas Cowboys
249 Jerry Vogele Michigan New England Patriots
250 Scott Studwell LB Illinois Minnesota Vikings
251 Larry Mucker WR Arizona State Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
252 Robert Morgan Florida Tampa Bay Buccaneers
253 Alvin Cowans Florida Pittsburgh Steelers
254 Sam Adkins QB Wichita State Seattle Seahawks
255 Mike Jones Minnesota New York Giants
256 John Hennessy DL Michigan New York Jets
257 Billy Ryckman WR Louisiana Tech Atlanta Falcons
258 Rafael Septien K Louisiana-Lafayette New Orleans Saints
259 John Mastronardo Villanova Philadelphia Eagles
260 Jim Culbreath RB Oklahoma Green Bay Packers
261 Mark Vitali Purdue Kansas City Chiefs
262 Harvey Hull Mississippi State Houston Oilers
263 Gary Anderson OL Stanford Detroit Lions
264 Mark Carter Eastern Michigan Miami Dolphins
265 Curtis Townsend LB Arkansas San Diego Chargers
266 Dennis Breckner Miami (Fla.) Chicago Bears
267 Aaron Ball Cal State-Fullerton Tampa Bay Buccaneers
268 Oren Middlebrook WR Arkansas State Denver Broncos
269 Tom Burkett North Carolina Cleveland Browns
270 Jim LeJay San Jose State St. Louis Cardinals
271 Dave LaCrosse LB Wake Forest Pittsburgh Steelers
272 Bob Bialik Hillsdale Cincinnati Bengals
273 James Sykes Rice Washington Redskins
274 Don Petersen Boston College Los Angeles Rams
275 Steve DeBerg QB San Jose State Dallas Cowboys
276 John Rasmussen Wisconsin New England Patriots
277 Ron Baker OL Oklahoma State Baltimore Colts
278 Dan Beaver Illinois Minnesota Vikings
279 Giles Alexander Tulsa New England Patriots
280 Chuck Rodgers North Dakota State Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
281 Bill Westbeld Dayton Seattle Seahawks
282 Nate Jackson Tennessee State Buffalo Bills
283 Rocco Moore OL Western Michigan Philadelphia Eagles
284 Bill Helms San Diego State New York Giants
285 John Blain San Jose State New Orleans Saints
286 Mike Cordova Stanford Philadelphia Eagles
287 Dave Farmer RB USC Atlanta Falcons
288 Maurice Mitchell Northern Michigan Kansas City Chiefs
289 Al Romano Pittsburgh Houston Oilers
290 Terry Randolph DB American International Green Bay Packers
291 John Alexander DL Rutgers Miami Dolphins
292 Joel Parrish Georgia Cincinnati Bengals
293 Tony Daykin LB Georgia Tech Detroit Lions
294 Connie Zelencik OL Purdue Chicago Bears
295 Brian Billick Brigham Young San Francisco 49ers
296 Charles Nash Arizona Cleveland Browns
297 Phil Heck California Denver Broncos
298 Lou West Cincinnati Pittsburgh Steelers
299 Carl Allen DB Southern Mississippi Cincinnati Bengals
300 Don Harris DB Rutgers Washington Redskins
301 Greg Lee Western Illinois St. Louis Cardinals
302 Carson Long K Pittsburgh Los Angeles Rams
303 Ray Costict LB Mississippi State New England Patriots
304 Brian Ruff The Citadel Baltimore Colts
305 Don Wardlow Washington Dallas Cowboys
306 Keith Hartwig WR Arizona Minnesota Vikings
307 Dave Butterfield Nebraska New York Jets
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
308 Chip Sheffield Lenoir-Rhyne Tampa Bay Buccaneers
309 Charles Romes DB North Carolina Central Buffalo Bills
310 Jimmy Stephens Florida Pittsburgh Steelers
311 Elmo Simmons Texas-Arlington New York Giants
312 Phil Gargis Auburn New York Jets
313 Dave Conrad Maryland New York Jets
314 Don Parrish DL Pittsburgh Atlanta Falcons
315 Oakley Dalton DL Jackson State New Orleans Saints
316 Ove Johansson K Abilene Christian Houston Oilers
317 Rod Martin LB USC Oakland Raiders
318 Ray Burks LB UCLA Kansas City Chiefs
319 Jim Stansik Eastern Michigan San Diego Chargers
320 Dave Greenwood Iowa State Detroit Lions
321 Terry Anderson WR Bethune-Cookman Miami Dolphins
322 Terry Irvin Jackson State Chicago Bears
323 Scott Martin North Dakota San Francisco 49ers
324 Scott Levenhagen Western Illinois Denver Broncos
325 Leo Tierney OL Georgia Tech Cleveland Browns
326 Alex Percival Morehouse Cincinnati Bengals
327 Curtis Kirkland Missouri Washington Redskins
328 Rick Fenlaw Texas St. Louis Cardinals
329 I.V. Wilson Tulsa Seattle Seahawks
330 Barry Caudill Southern Mississippi Los Angeles Rams
331 Bill Deutsch North Dakota Baltimore Colts
332 Greg Peters California Dallas Cowboys
333 Dave Preston RB Bowling Green State New England Patriots
334 Rolf Benirschke K California-Davis Oakland Raiders
335 Jim Kelleher Colorado Minnesota Vikings

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