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1971 Drafted Defensive Linemen

There were 29 Defensive Linemen drafted in the 1971 NFL draft. The highest drafted DL was Richard Harris drafted in round 1 out of Grambling State by the Philadelphia Eagles. Some of the 1971 drafted Defensive Linemen were Jack Youngblood drafted in round 1 out of Florida by the Los Angeles Rams, Bob Bell drafted in round 1 out of Cincinnati by the Detroit Lions, Tody Smith drafted in round 1 out of USC by the Dallas Cowboys, Julius Adams drafted in round 2 out of Texas Southern by the New England Patriots, Wilbur Young drafted in round 2 out of William Penn by the Kansas City Chiefs, Bill Atessis drafted in round 2 out of Texas by the Baltimore Colts, Tony McGee drafted in round 3 out of Bishop by the Chicago Bears, Bill Gregory drafted in round 3 out of Wisconsin by the Dallas Cowboys and Lyle Alzado drafted in round 4 out of Yankton by the Denver Broncos. View all of the Defensive Linemen selected in the 1971 Draft.
1971 Drafted Defensive Linemen
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 5   Richard Harris   Grambling State   Philadelphia Eagles
1 20   Jack Youngblood   Florida   Los Angeles Rams
1 21   Bob Bell   Cincinnati   Detroit Lions
1 25   Tody Smith   USC   Dallas Cowboys
2 27   Julius Adams   Texas Southern   New England Patriots
2 39   Wilbur Young   William Penn   Kansas City Chiefs
2 52   Bill Atessis   Texas   Baltimore Colts
3 64   Tony McGee   Bishop   Chicago Bears
3 77   Bill Gregory   Wisconsin   Dallas Cowboys
4 79   Lyle Alzado   Yankton   Denver Broncos
4 96   Dave Tipton   Stanford   New York Giants
4 100   Larry Woods   Tennessee State   Detroit Lions
4 104   Dwight White   Texas A&M-Commerce   Pittsburgh Steelers
5 110   Art May   Tuskegee   Cincinnati Bengals
5 116   Donnell Smith   Southern University   Green Bay Packers
6 138   Craig Hanneman   Oregon State   Pittsburgh Steelers
7 162   Scott Palmer   Texas   New York Jets
8 183   Louis Ross   South Carolina State   Buffalo Bills
8 199   Ron Yankowski   Kansas State   St. Louis Cardinals
8 203   Ernie Holmes   Texas Southern   Pittsburgh Steelers
9 219   Mike Fanucci   Arizona State   Washington Redskins
9 230   Vern Den Herder   Central Coll. (Iowa)   Miami Dolphins
10 241   Faddie Tillman   Boise State   Atlanta Falcons
11 262   Bob Pollard   Weber State   New Orleans Saints
12 305   Horace Jones   Louisville   Oakland Raiders
13 330   Dave Roller   Kentucky   New York Giants
14 354   Bruce Bergey   UCLA   Kansas City Chiefs
14 357   Tom Gipson   North Texas   Oakland Raiders
14 361   Bill Dunstan   Utah State   San Francisco 49ers
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