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1982 Draft

1982 NFL Draft & Order

The 1982 NFL Draft consisted of 12 rounds with a total of 334 players drafted. The top pick was Kenneth Sims out of Texas drafted by the New England Patriots. Of the 27 players selected in the first round 18 played offense and 9 played defense. Usc had the most players selected in the first round of the 1982 draft with 3. Some of the top drafted players were Jim McMahon (drafted by the Chicago Bears in Round 1), Marcus Allen (drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in Round 1), Gerald Riggs (drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in Round 1), Oliver Luck (drafted by the Houston Oilers in Round 2) and Joe Morris (drafted by the New York Giants in Round 2). View all of the players selected in the 1982 NFL Draft round by round.
1982 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Kenneth Sims DL Texas New England Patriots
2 Johnie Cooks LB Mississippi State Baltimore Colts
3 Chip Banks LB USC Cleveland Browns
4 Art Schlichter QB Ohio State Baltimore Colts
5 Jim McMahon QB Brigham Young Chicago Bears
6 Jeff Bryant DL Clemson Seattle Seahawks
7 Darrin Nelson RB Stanford Minnesota Vikings
8 Mike Munchak OL Penn State Houston Oilers
9 Gerald Riggs RB Arizona State Atlanta Falcons
10 Marcus Allen RB USC Los Angeles Raiders
11 Anthony Hancock WR Tennessee Kansas City Chiefs
12 Walter Abercrombie RB Baylor Pittsburgh Steelers
13 Lindsay Scott WR Georgia New Orleans Saints
14 Barry Redden RB Richmond Los Angeles Rams
15 Jimmy Williams LB Nebraska Detroit Lions
16 Luis Sharpe OL UCLA St. Louis Cardinals
17 Sean Farrell OL Penn State Tampa Bay Buccaneers
18 Butch Woolfolk RB Michigan New York Giants
19 Perry Tuttle WR Clemson Buffalo Bills
20 Mike Quick WR North Carolina State Philadelphia Eagles
21 Gerald Willhite RB San Jose State Denver Broncos
22 Ron Hallstrom OL Iowa Green Bay Packers
23 Bob Crable LB Notre Dame New York Jets
24 Roy Foster OL USC Miami Dolphins
25 Rod Hill DB Kentucky State Dallas Cowboys
26 Glen Collins DL Mississippi State Cincinnati Bengals
27 Lester Williams DL Miami (Fla.) New England Patriots
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
28 Leo Wisniewski DL Penn State Baltimore Colts
29 Bubba Paris OL Michigan San Francisco 49ers
30 Brad Edelman OL Missouri New Orleans Saints
31 Keith Baldwin DL Texas A&M Cleveland Browns
32 Booker Reese DL Bethune-Cookman Tampa Bay Buccaneers
33 Bruce Scholtz LB Texas Seattle Seahawks
34 Rohn Stark P Florida State Baltimore Colts
35 Jack Squirek LB Illinois Los Angeles Raiders
36 Doug Rogers DL Stanford Atlanta Falcons
37 Jim Romano OL Penn State Los Angeles Raiders
38 David Galloway DL Florida St. Louis Cardinals
39 Terry Tausch OL Texas Minnesota Vikings
40 Robert Weathers RB Arizona New England Patriots
41 Andre Tippett LB Iowa New England Patriots
42 Bobby Watkins DB Texas State Detroit Lions
43 John Meyer Arizona State Pittsburgh Steelers
44 Oliver Luck QB West Virginia Houston Oilers
45 Joe Morris RB Syracuse New York Giants
46 Calvin Daniels LB North Carolina Kansas City Chiefs
47 Lawrence Sampleton TE Texas Philadelphia Eagles
48 Matt Kofler QB San Diego State Buffalo Bills
49 Vernon Dean DB San Diego State Washington Redskins
50 Orlando McDaniel WR Louisiana State Denver Broncos
51 Reggie McElroy OL West Texas A&M New York Jets
52 Mark Duper WR Northwestern State-Louisiana Miami Dolphins
53 Jeff Rohrer LB Yale Dallas Cowboys
54 Emanuel Weaver DL South Carolina State Cincinnati Bengals
55 Darryl Haley OL Utah New England Patriots
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
56 Cedric Jones WR Duke New England Patriots
57 James Burroughs DB Michigan State Baltimore Colts
58 Rodney Lewis DB Nebraska New Orleans Saints
59 Eugene Marve LB Saginaw Valley State Buffalo Bills
60 Clayton Weishuhn LB Angelo State New England Patriots
61 Carl Powell Jackson State Washington Redskins
62 Tim Wrightman TE UCLA Chicago Bears
63 Stacey Bailey WR San Jose State Atlanta Falcons
64 Vann McElroy DB Baylor Los Angeles Raiders
65 Benny Perrin DB Alabama St. Louis Cardinals
66 Eugene Goodlow WR Kansas State New Orleans Saints
67 Bill Bechtold Oklahoma Los Angeles Rams
68 Kenny Duckett WR Wake Forest New Orleans Saints
69 Steve Doig LB New Hampshire Detroit Lions
70 Mike Merriweather LB U. of Pacific Pittsburgh Steelers
71 Del Rodgers RB Utah Green Bay Packers
72 Stan Edwards RB Michigan Houston Oilers
73 Rusty Guilbeau DL McNeese State St. Louis Cardinals
74 Jerry Bell TE Arizona State Tampa Bay Buccaneers
75 Pete Metzelaars TE Wabash Seattle Seahawks
76 John Krimm DB Notre Dame New Orleans Saints
77 Robert Abraham LB North Carolina State Houston Oilers
78 Vyto Kab TE Penn State Philadelphia Eagles
79 Dwayne Crutchfield RB Iowa State New York Jets
80 Paul Lankford DB Penn State Miami Dolphins
81 Jim Eliopulos LB Wyoming Dallas Cowboys
82 Rodney Holman WR Tulane Cincinnati Bengals
83 John Cannon DL William & Mary Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
84 Mike Pagel QB Arizona State Baltimore Colts
85 George Crump DL East Carolina New England Patriots
86 Morten Andersen K Michigan State New Orleans Saints
87 Dwight Walker WR Nicholls State Cleveland Browns
88 Jeff Gaylord Missouri Los Angeles Rams
89 Dennis Gentry RB Baylor Chicago Bears
90 Tootie Robbins OL East Carolina St. Louis Cardinals
91 Ed Muransky OL Michigan Los Angeles Raiders
92 Jim Fahnhorst LB Minnesota Minnesota Vikings
93 Van Williams RB Carson-Newman Buffalo Bills
94 Steve Bryant WR Purdue Houston Oilers
95 Reggie Brown RB Oregon Atlanta Falcons
96 Bruce McNorton DB Georgetown (KY) Detroit Lions
97 Rick Woods DB Boise State Pittsburgh Steelers
98 Robert Brown DL Virginia Tech Green Bay Packers
99 Todd Liebenstein DL Nevada-Las Vegas Washington Redskins
100 Louis Haynes LB North Texas Kansas City Chiefs
101 Brian Carpenter DB Michigan Dallas Cowboys
102 Gerry Raymond OL Boston College New York Giants
103 Dave Barrett RB Houston Tampa Bay Buccaneers
104 Stuart Anderson LB Virginia Kansas City Chiefs
105 Anthony Griggs LB Ohio State Philadelphia Eagles
106 Dan Plater Brigham Young Denver Broncos
107 George Floyd DB Eastern Kentucky New York Jets
108 Charles Bowser LB Duke Miami Dolphins
110 Rodney Tate RB Texas Cincinnati Bengals
111 Brian Ingram LB Tennessee New England Patriots
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
109 Monty Hunter DB Salem (WV) Dallas Cowboys
112 Fred Marion DB Miami (Fla.) New England Patriots
113 Terry Crouch OL Oklahoma Baltimore Colts
114 Tony Elliott DL North Texas New Orleans Saints
115 Mike Baab OL Texas Cleveland Browns
116 Perry Hartnett OL Southern Methodist Chicago Bears
117 Wally Kersten OL Minnesota Los Angeles Rams
118 Doug Barnett DL Azusa Pacific Los Angeles Rams
119 Vance Bedford DB Texas St. Louis Cardinals
120 Bob Nelson DL Miami (Fla.) Miami Dolphins
121 Malcolm Taylor DL Tennessee State Houston Oilers
122 Von Mansfield DB Wisconsin Atlanta Falcons
123 Ed Jackson Louisiana Tech Los Angeles Raiders
124 Ken Dallafior OL Minnesota Pittsburgh Steelers
125 Earl Ferrell RB East Tennessee State St. Louis Cardinals
126 Mike Meade RB Penn State Green Bay Packers
127 William Graham DB Texas Detroit Lions
128 Jeff Davis LB Clemson Tampa Bay Buccaneers
129 Rich Umphrey OL Colorado New York Giants
130 Del Thompson RB Texas-El Paso Kansas City Chiefs
131 Sammy Winder RB Southern Mississippi Denver Broncos
132 Dennis DeVaughn DB Bishop Philadelphia Eagles
133 Mike Williams TE Alabama A&M Washington Redskins
134 Dennis Tabron Duke Chicago Bears
135 Mark Jerue LB Washington New York Jets
136 Rich Diana RB Yale Miami Dolphins
137 Phil Pozderac OL Notre Dame Dallas Cowboys
138 Paul Sorensen Washington State Cincinnati Bengals
139 Newton Williams RB Arizona State San Francisco 49ers
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
140 Pat Beach TE Washington State Baltimore Colts
141 Ricky Smith DB Alabama State New England Patriots
142 Marvin Lewis RB Tulane New Orleans Saints
143 Ken Hammond Vanderbilt Dallas Cowboys
144 Jack Campbell OL Utah Seattle Seahawks
145 Kerry Locklin TE New Mexico State Los Angeles Rams
146 Kurt Becker OL Michigan Chicago Bears
147 Greg Storr LB Boston College Minnesota Vikings
148 Gary Allen RB Hawaii Houston Oilers
149 Mike Kelley QB Georgia Tech Atlanta Falcons
150 Craig Shaffer LB Indiana State St. Louis Cardinals
151 Vince Williams RB Oregon San Francisco 49ers
152 Chet Parlavecchio LB Penn State Green Bay Packers
153 Lemont Jeffers LB Tennessee Washington Redskins
154 Mike Machurek QB Idaho State Detroit Lions
155 Mike Perko DL Utah State Pittsburgh Steelers
156 Darrell Nicholson North Carolina New York Giants
157 Durwood Roquemore DB Texas A&M - Kingsville Kansas City Chiefs
158 Andre Tyler WR Stanford Tampa Bay Buccaneers
159 Curt Grieve Yale Philadelphia Eagles
160 DeWayne Chivers South Carolina Buffalo Bills
161 Tom Tutson DB South Carolina State Miami Dolphins
162 Mike Whitwell DB Texas A&M Cleveland Browns
163 Lonell Phea Houston New York Jets
164 Ron Hester LB Florida State Miami Dolphins
165 Charles Daum Cal Poly-S.L.O. Dallas Cowboys
166 Arthur King Grambling State Cincinnati Bengals
167 Craig Bingham LB Syracuse Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
168 Jeff Roberts Tulane New England Patriots
169 Fletcher Jenkins DL Washington Baltimore Colts
170 Dan Johnson TE Iowa State Miami Dolphins
171 Gary Anderson K Syracuse Buffalo Bills
172 Ed Nelson DL Auburn Pittsburgh Steelers
173 Henry Waechter DL Nebraska Chicago Bears
174 Eugene Williams DB Tulsa Seattle Seahawks
175 Phil Bates Nebraska Detroit Lions
176 David Toloumu RB Hawaii Atlanta Falcons
177 Jeff Jackson Toledo Los Angeles Raiders
178 Bob Sebro OL Colorado St. Louis Cardinals
179 Steve Jordan TE Brown Minnesota Vikings
180 John Schachtner Northern Arizona Washington Redskins
181 Joe Shearin OL Texas Los Angeles Rams
182 Emil Boures OL Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Steelers
183 Joey Whitley Texas-El Paso Green Bay Packers
184 Greg Smith DL Kansas Kansas City Chiefs
185 Tom Morris DB Michigan State Tampa Bay Buccaneers
186 Jeff Wiska OL Michigan State New York Giants
187 Victor Simmons Oregon State Detroit Lions
188 Hollis Hall Clemson San Diego Chargers
189 Alvin Ruben Houston Denver Broncos
190 Harvey Armstrong DL Southern Methodist Philadelphia Eagles
191 Tom Coombs TE Idaho New York Jets
192 Larry Cowan RB Jackson State Miami Dolphins
193 Bill Purifoy Tulsa Dallas Cowboys
194 Ben Needham Michigan Cincinnati Bengals
195 Ron Ferrari LB Illinois San Francisco 49ers
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
196 Tony Loia Arizona State Baltimore Colts
197 Ken Collins Washington State New England Patriots
198 Chuck Slaughter OL South Carolina New Orleans Saints
199 Mark Kafentzis DB Hawaii Cleveland Browns
200 Jerry Doerger OL Wisconsin Chicago Bears
201 Chester Cooper Minnesota Seattle Seahawks
202 A.J. Jones RB Texas Los Angeles Rams
203 Ricky Eberhart Morris Brown Atlanta Falcons
204 Van Heflin Vanderbilt Cleveland Browns
205 Chris Lindstrom DL Boston U. St. Louis Cardinals
206 Kirk Harmon U. of Pacific Minnesota Vikings
207 Mike Reilly LB Oklahoma Los Angeles Rams
208 Martin Moss DL UCLA Detroit Lions
209 John Goodson P Texas Pittsburgh Steelers
210 Tom Boyd LB Alabama Green Bay Packers
211 Bill Jackson DB North Carolina Cleveland Browns
212 Kelvin Atkins LB Illinois Tampa Bay Buccaneers
213 Robert Hubble Rice New York Giants
214 Case deBruijn P Idaho State Kansas City Chiefs
215 Maury Buford P Texas Tech San Diego Chargers
216 George Peoples RB Auburn Dallas Cowboys
217 Jim Fritzsche OL Purdue Philadelphia Eagles
218 Luc Tousignant Fairmont State Buffalo Bills
219 Lawrence Texada Henderson State New York Jets
220 Tate Randle DB Texas Tech Miami Dolphins
221 Dwight Sullivan North Carolina State Dallas Cowboys
222 Kari Yli-Renko Cincinnati Cincinnati Bengals
223 Ralph Warthen Gardner-Webb Washington Redskins
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
224 Kelvin Murdock Troy New England Patriots
225 Tony Berryhill Clemson Baltimore Colts
226 Ken Coffey DB Texas State Washington Redskins
227 Milton Baker West Texas A&M Cleveland Browns
228 David Jefferson Miami (Fla.) Seattle Seahawks
229 Bob Speight Boston U. Los Angeles Rams
230 Mike Hatchett Texas Chicago Bears
231 Dan Wagoner DB Kansas Detroit Lions
232 Darnell Dailey Maryland St. Louis Cardinals
233 Bryan Howard DB Tennessee State Minnesota Vikings
234 Matt Bradley Penn State Houston Oilers
235 Mike Horan P Long Beach State Atlanta Falcons
236 Mike Hirn Central Michigan Pittsburgh Steelers
237 Charles Riggins DL Bethune-Cookman Green Bay Packers
238 Randy Trautman Boise State Washington Redskins
239 Steve Clark OL Utah Miami Dolphins
240 John Higgins Nevada-Las Vegas New York Giants
241 Lyndle Byford Oklahoma Kansas City Chiefs
242 Bob Lane Louisiana-Monroe Tampa Bay Buccaneers
243 Keith Uecker OL Auburn Denver Broncos
244 Tony Woodruff WR Fresno State Philadelphia Eagles
245 Dennis Edwards DL USC Buffalo Bills
246 Warren Lyles Alabama San Diego Chargers
247 Rocky Klever RB Montana New York Jets
248 Mack Boatner RB Southeastern Louisiana Miami Dolphins
249 Joe Gary UCLA Dallas Cowboys
250 James Bennett Northwestern State-Louisiana Cincinnati Bengals
251 Bryan Clark QB Michigan State San Francisco 49ers
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
252 Tom Deery Widener Baltimore Colts
253 Brian Clark K Florida New England Patriots
254 Harold Smith Kentucky State Washington Redskins
255 Ricky Floyd Southern Mississippi Cleveland Browns
256 Miles McPherson DB New Haven Los Angeles Rams
257 Joe Turner USC Chicago Bears
258 Craig Austin South Dakota Seattle Seahawks
259 Eddie McGill TE Western Carolina St. Louis Cardinals
260 Gerald Lucear Temple Minnesota Vikings
261 Ron Reeves Texas Tech Houston Oilers
262 Curtis Stowers Mississippi State Atlanta Falcons
263 Rich D'Amico Penn State Los Angeles Raiders
264 Eddie Garcia K Southern Methodist Green Bay Packers
265 Terry Daniels Tennessee Washington Redskins
266 Roosevelt Barnes LB Purdue Detroit Lions
267 Sal Sunseri Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Steelers
268 Larry Brodsky Miami (Fla.) Kansas City Chiefs
269 Dana McLemore DB Hawaii San Francisco 49ers
270 Rich Baldinger OL Wake Forest New York Giants
271 Robin Fisher Florida Miami Dolphins
272 Vic James Colorado Buffalo Bills
273 Andre Young DB Louisiana Tech San Diego Chargers
274 Ken Woodard LB Tuskegee Denver Broncos
275 Darryl Hemphill DB West Texas A&M New York Jets
276 Wayne Jones OL Utah Miami Dolphins
277 Todd Eckerson North Carolina State Dallas Cowboys
278 Larry Hogue Utah State Cincinnati Bengals
279 Tim Barbian Western Illinois San Francisco 49ers
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
280 Lamont Meacham DB Western Kentucky Baltimore Colts
281 Danny Miller K Miami (Fla.) Washington Redskins
282 Steve Michuta Grand Valley State Cleveland Browns
283 Guy Boliaux Wisconsin Chicago Bears
284 Sam Clancy DL Pittsburgh Seattle Seahawks
285 Ricky Coffman UCLA Los Angeles Rams
286 Curtis Rouse OL Tennessee-Chattanooga Minnesota Vikings
287 Jim Campbell Kentucky Houston Oilers
288 Jeff Keller Washington State Atlanta Falcons
289 Willie Turner Louisiana State Los Angeles Raiders
290 James Williams North Carolina A&T St. Louis Cardinals
291 Bob Holly QB Princeton Washington Redskins
292 Edward Lee WR South Carolina State Detroit Lions
293 Mikal Abdul-Saboor Morgan State Pittsburgh Steelers
294 John Macaulay OL Stanford Green Bay Packers
295 George Thompson Albany State (Ga.) Dallas Cowboys
296 Steve Sandon Northern Iowa New England Patriots
297 Bob Carter Arizona Kansas City Chiefs
298 Frank Kalil Arizona Buffalo Bills
299 Anthony Watson New Mexico State San Diego Chargers
300 Stu Yatsko Oregon Denver Broncos
301 Ron Ingram Oklahoma State Philadelphia Eagles
302 Perry Parmelee Santa Clara New York Jets
303 Gary Crum Wyoming Miami Dolphins
304 Mike Whiting Florida State Dallas Cowboys
305 Russell Davis Idaho Cincinnati Bengals
306 Gary Gibson Arizona San Francisco 49ers
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
307 Johnnie Wright RB South Carolina Baltimore Colts
308 Greg Taylor RB Virginia New England Patriots
309 Don Laster OL Tennessee State Washington Redskins
310 Scott Nicolas LB Miami (Fla.) Cleveland Browns
311 Frank Naylor Rutgers Seattle Seahawks
312 Ray Coley Alabama A&M Los Angeles Rams
313 Ricky Young Oklahoma State Chicago Bears
314 Donnie Craft RB Louisville Houston Oilers
315 Dave Levenick LB Wisconsin Atlanta Falcons
316 Randy Smith East Texas Baptist Los Angeles Raiders
317 Bob Atha Ohio State St. Louis Cardinals
318 Hobson Milner Cincinnati Minnesota Vikings
319 Ricky Porter RB Slippery Rock Detroit Lions
320 Al Hughes Western Michigan Pittsburgh Steelers
321 Phil Epps WR Texas Christian Green Bay Packers
322 Jeff Goff Arkansas Washington Redskins
323 Mark Seale Richmond New York Giants
324 Mike Miller Texas State Kansas City Chiefs
325 Michael Morton RB Nevada-Las Vegas Tampa Bay Buccaneers
326 Rob Rubick TE Grand Valley State Detroit Lions
327 Brian E. Clark OL Clemson Denver Broncos
328 Rob Taylor OL Northwestern Philadelphia Eagles
329 Tony Suber Gardner-Webb Buffalo Bills
330 Tom Carlstrom Nebraska New York Jets
331 Mike Rodrigue Miami (Fla.) Miami Dolphins
332 Rich Burtness Montana Dallas Cowboys
333 Dan Feraday Toronto (Canada) Cincinnati Bengals
334 Tim Washington DB Fresno State San Francisco 49ers

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