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1968 Drafted Defensive Linemen

There were 32 Defensive Linemen drafted in the 1968 NFL draft. The highest drafted DL was Claude Humphrey drafted in round 1 out of Tennessee State by the Atlanta Falcons. Some of the 1968 drafted Defensive Linemen were Dennis Byrd drafted in round 1 out of North Carolina State by the Boston Patriots, Kevin Hardy drafted in round 1 out of Notre Dame by the New Orleans Saints, Marv Upshaw drafted in round 1 out of Trinity (Tex.) by the Cleveland Browns, John Williams drafted in round 1 out of Minnesota by the Baltimore Colts, Bill Staley drafted in round 2 out of Utah State by the Cincinnati Bengals, Carlton Dabney drafted in round 2 out of Morgan State by the Atlanta Falcons, Bob Tatarek drafted in round 2 out of Miami (Fla.) by the Buffalo Bills, Ernie Ruple drafted in round 2 out of Arkansas by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Steve Thompson drafted in round 2 out of Washington by the New York Jets. View all of the Defensive Linemen selected in the 1968 Draft.
1968 Drafted Defensive Linemen
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 3   Claude Humphrey   Tennessee State   Atlanta Falcons
1 6   Dennis Byrd   North Carolina State   Boston Patriots
1 7   Kevin Hardy   Notre Dame   New Orleans Saints
1 21   Marv Upshaw   Trinity (Tex.)   Cleveland Browns
1 23   John Williams   Minnesota   Baltimore Colts
2 28   Bill Staley   Utah State   Cincinnati Bengals
2 29   Carlton Dabney   Morgan State   Atlanta Falcons
2 34   Bob Tatarek   Miami (Fla.)   Buffalo Bills
2 36   Ernie Ruple   Arkansas   Pittsburgh Steelers
2 44   Steve Thompson   Washington   New York Jets
3 62   Jim Urbanek   Mississippi   Miami Dolphins
3 77   Elvin Bethea   North Carolina A&T   Houston Oilers
4 96   Joe Schmiesing   New Mexico State   St. Louis Cardinals
4 103   Dan Sartin   Mississippi   New Orleans Saints
5 119   Mike McBath   Penn State   Buffalo Bills
5 137   Francis Winkler   Memphis   Green Bay Packers
6 143   Bill Kindricks   Alabama A&M   Cincinnati Bengals
6 153   Bill Belk   Maryland East. Shore   San Francisco 49ers
7 181   Willie Holman   South Carolina State   Chicago Bears
8 193   Harry Gunner   Oregon State   Cincinnati Bengals
8 200   Bob Taylor   Maryland East. Shore   New York Jets
8 214   Karl Henke   Tulsa   New York Jets
9 222   Paul Smith   New Mexico   Denver Broncos
10 260   Rick Cash   Truman State   Green Bay Packers
10 261   Tommy Hart   Morris Brown   San Francisco 49ers
10 268   Tom Domres   Wisconsin   Houston Oilers
12 318   Ray Hayes   Toledo   New York Jets
13 334   Bob Joswick   Tulsa   Miami Dolphins
14 361   Chuck DeVliegher   Memphis   Buffalo Bills
15 396   McKinley Boston   Minnesota   New York Giants
16 428   Larry Cole   Hawaii   Dallas Cowboys
17 446   Frank Bosch   Colorado   Washington Redskins
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