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1978 Drafted Linebackers

There were 33 Linebackers drafted in the 1978 NFL draft. The highest drafted LB was Dan Bunz drafted in round 1 out of Long Beach State by the San Francisco 49ers. Some of the 1978 drafted Linebackers were John Anderson drafted in round 1 out of Michigan by the Green Bay Packers, Mark Merrill drafted in round 2 out of Minnesota by the New York Jets, Mike Hunt drafted in round 2 out of Minnesota by the Green Bay Packers, Keith Butler drafted in round 2 out of Memphis by the Seattle Seahawks, John Barefield drafted in round 2 out of Texas A&M - Kingsville by the St. Louis Cardinals, Steve Stewart drafted in round 2 out of Minnesota by the Atlanta Falcons, Mike Woods drafted in round 2 out of Cincinnati by the Baltimore Colts, Gary Spani drafted in round 3 out of Kansas State by the Kansas City Chiefs and Reggie Wilkes drafted in round 3 out of Georgia Tech by the Philadelphia Eagles. View all of the Linebackers selected in the 1978 Draft.
1978 Drafted Linebackers
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 24   Dan Bunz   Long Beach State   San Francisco 49ers
1 26   John Anderson   Michigan   Green Bay Packers
2 31   Mark Merrill   Minnesota   New York Jets
2 34   Mike Hunt   Minnesota   Green Bay Packers
2 36   Keith Butler   Memphis   Seattle Seahawks
2 42   John Barefield   Texas A&M - Kingsville   St. Louis Cardinals
2 43   Steve Stewart   Minnesota   Atlanta Falcons
2 52   Mike Woods   Cincinnati   Baltimore Colts
3 58   Gary Spani   Kansas State   Kansas City Chiefs
3 66   Reggie Wilkes   Georgia Tech   Philadelphia Eagles
3 75   Whip Walton   San Diego State   Minnesota Vikings
4 85   Danny Johnson   Tennessee State   Kansas City Chiefs
4 89   Lucius Sanford   Georgia Tech   Buffalo Bills
4 95   Brian Cabral   Colorado   Atlanta Falcons
5 116   Mike Douglass   San Diego State   Green Bay Packers
5 126   Tom Dinkel   Kansas   Cincinnati Bengals
5 129   Bill Matthews   South Dakota State   New England Patriots
6 157   Frank Chesley   Wyoming   New Orleans Saints
7 171   Mario Celotto   USC   Buffalo Bills
7 188   Mike Hawkins   Texas A&M - Kingsville   New England Patriots
7 192   Earl Inmon   Bethune-Cookman   Oakland Raiders
8 203   Mike Mock   Texas Tech   New York Jets
8 207   Mark Nichols   Colorado State   Oakland Raiders
8 217   Sean Clancy   Amherst   Miami Dolphins
8 219   Don Hover   Washington State   Washington Redskins
9 233   Dean Moore   Iowa   San Francisco 49ers
9 238   Ron Shumon   Wichita State   Cincinnati Bengals
9 248   Blake Whitlatch   Louisiana State   San Diego Chargers
10 252   Aaron Brown   Ohio State   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10 265   Randy Gill   San Jose State   St. Louis Cardinals
10 267   Tom DePaso   Penn State   Cincinnati Bengals
10 268   Doug Becker   Notre Dame   Pittsburgh Steelers
11 282   Jerry Blanton   Kentucky   Buffalo Bills
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