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New England Patriots 1978 Drafted Players

The New England Patriots drafted 13 players in the 1978 NFL draft. Of the 13 players selected 7 played offense and 2 played defense. The players drafted were Bob Cryder a OL drafted in round 1 out of Alabama, Matt Cavanaugh a QB drafted in round 2 out of Pittsburgh, Carlos Pennywell a WR drafted in round 3 out of Grambling State, Dwight Wheeler a OL drafted in round 4 out of Tennessee State, Bill Matthews a LB drafted in round 5 out of South Dakota State, Ken Coleman drafted in round 6 out of Mississippi, Mike Hawkins a LB drafted in round 7 out of Texas A&M - Kingsville, Terry Falcon a OL drafted in round 8 out of Montana, Mosi Tatupu a RB drafted in round 8 out of USC, Tim Petersen drafted in round 9 out of Arizona State, Bryan Ferguson drafted in round 10 out of Miami (Fla.), Charlie Williams drafted in round 11 out of Florida and John Gibney a OL drafted in round 12 out of Colgate. View all of the players selected in the 1978 Patriots NFL Draft.
1978 New England Patriots Draft Picks
Round Selection Player Position College
1 18   Bob Cryder OL   Alabama
2 50   Matt Cavanaugh QB   Pittsburgh
3 77   Carlos Pennywell WR   Grambling State
4 102   Dwight Wheeler OL   Tennessee State
5 129   Bill Matthews LB   South Dakota State
6 156   Ken Coleman   Mississippi
7 188   Mike Hawkins LB   Texas A&M - Kingsville
8 198   Terry Falcon OL   Montana
8 215   Mosi Tatupu RB   USC
9 242   Tim Petersen   Arizona State
10 269   Bryan Ferguson   Miami (Fla.)
11 296   Charlie Williams   Florida
12 328   John Gibney OL   Colgate
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