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New York Giants 1979 Drafted Players

The New York Giants drafted 14 players in the 1979 NFL draft. Of the 14 players selected 9 played offense and 1 played defense. The players drafted were Phil Simms a QB drafted in round 1 out of Morehead State, Earnest Gray a WR drafted in round 2 out of Memphis, Philip Tabor a DL drafted in round 4 out of Oklahoma, Cleveland Jackson a TE drafted in round 5 out of Nevada-Las Vegas, Bob Torrey a RB drafted in round 6 out of Penn State, Eddie Hicks a RB drafted in round 6 out of East Carolina, Steve Alvers a OL drafted in round 7 out of Miami (Fla.), D.K. Perry drafted in round 8 out of Southern Methodist, Roy Simmons a OL drafted in round 8 out of Georgia Tech, Tom Rusk drafted in round 9 out of Iowa, Dan Fowler a OL drafted in round 10 out of Kentucky, Mike Mince drafted in round 11 out of Fresno State, Ken Johnson a RB drafted in round 11 out of Miami (Fla.) and Tim Gillespie drafted in round 12 out of North Carolina State. View all of the players selected in the 1979 Giants NFL Draft.
1979 New York Giants Draft Picks
Round Selection Player Position College
1 7   Phil Simms QB   Morehead State
2 36   Earnest Gray WR   Memphis
4 90   Philip Tabor DL   Oklahoma
5 117   Cleveland Jackson TE   Nevada-Las Vegas
6 145   Bob Torrey RB   Penn State
6 158   Eddie Hicks RB   East Carolina
7 172   Steve Alvers OL   Miami (Fla.)
8 200   D.K. Perry   Southern Methodist
8 201   Roy Simmons OL   Georgia Tech
9 227   Tom Rusk   Iowa
10 256   Dan Fowler OL   Kentucky
11 282   Mike Mince   Fresno State
11 284   Ken Johnson RB   Miami (Fla.)
12 310   Tim Gillespie   North Carolina State
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