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1972 Drafted Defensive Backs

There were 33 Defensive Backs drafted in the 1972 NFL draft. The highest drafted DB was Willie Buchanon drafted in round 1 out of San Diego State by the Green Bay Packers. Some of the 1972 drafted Defensive Backs were Craig Clemons drafted in round 1 out of Iowa by the Chicago Bears, Clarence Ellis drafted in round 1 out of Notre Dame by the Atlanta Falcons, Eldridge Small drafted in round 1 out of Texas A&M - Kingsville by the New York Giants, Thom Darden drafted in round 1 out of Michigan by the Cleveland Browns, Ralph McGill drafted in round 2 out of Tulsa by the San Francisco 49ers, Tommy Casanova drafted in round 2 out of Louisiana State by the Cincinnati Bengals, Cliff Brooks drafted in round 2 out of Tennessee State by the Cleveland Browns, Jack Mildren drafted in round 2 out of Oklahoma by the Baltimore Colts and Tom Myers drafted in round 3 out of Syracuse by the New Orleans Saints. View all of the Defensive Backs selected in the 1972 Draft.
1972 Drafted Defensive Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 7   Willie Buchanon   San Diego State   Green Bay Packers
1 12   Craig Clemons   Iowa   Chicago Bears
1 15   Clarence Ellis   Notre Dame   Atlanta Falcons
1 17   Eldridge Small   Texas A&M - Kingsville   New York Giants
1 18   Thom Darden   Michigan   Cleveland Browns
2 28   Ralph McGill   Tulsa   San Francisco 49ers
2 29   Tommy Casanova   Louisiana State   Cincinnati Bengals
2 45   Cliff Brooks   Tennessee State   Cleveland Browns
2 46   Jack Mildren   Oklahoma   Baltimore Colts
3 74   Tom Myers   Syracuse   New Orleans Saints
3 76   Bobby Majors   Tennessee   Philadelphia Eagles
4 81   Bernard Jackson   Washington State   Cincinnati Bengals
4 87   John Saunders   Toledo   Los Angeles Rams
4 96   Windlan Hall   Arizona State   San Francisco 49ers
5 105   Leon Garror   Alcorn State   Buffalo Bills
5 124   Ron Bolton   Norfolk State   New England Patriots
5 129   Charlie Babb   Memphis   Miami Dolphins
6 143   Dennis Meyer   Arkansas State   Pittsburgh Steelers
6 145   Charlie Potts   Purdue   Detroit Lions
6 152   Bruce Laird   American International   Baltimore Colts
7 164   Ernie Jackson   Duke   New Orleans Saints
7 176   Skip Thomas   USC   Oakland Raiders
7 178   Dennis Pete   San Francisco State   Oakland Raiders
8 197   Henry Stuckey   Missouri   Detroit Lions
9 222   Pat Gibbs   Lamar   Philadelphia Eagles
9 223   Ray Easterling   Richmond   Atlanta Falcons
9 225   Harry Howard   Ohio State   Los Angeles Rams
10 235   Maurice Tyler   Morgan State   Buffalo Bills
10 238   Eric Washington   Texas-El Paso   St. Louis Cardinals
10 244   Rocky Turner   Tennessee-Chattanooga   New York Jets
10 251   Jim Massey   Linfield   Los Angeles Rams
13 318   Willie Roberts   Houston   Houston Oilers
16 405   Leon Jenkins   West Virginia   Detroit Lions
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