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Wide Receiver

1979 Drafted Wide Receivers

There were 25 Wide Receivers drafted in the 1979 NFL draft. The highest drafted WR was Jerry Butler drafted in round 1 out of Clemson by the Buffalo Bills. Some of the 1979 drafted Wide Receivers were Willis Adams drafted in round 1 out of Houston by the Cleveland Browns, James Owens drafted in round 2 out of UCLA by the San Francisco 49ers, Gordon Jones drafted in round 2 out of Pittsburgh by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Earnest Gray drafted in round 2 out of Memphis by the New York Giants, Rickey Watts drafted in round 2 out of Tulsa by the Chicago Bears, Jeff Moore drafted in round 3 out of Tennessee by the Los Angeles Rams, Roy Green drafted in round 4 out of Henderson State by the St. Louis Cardinals, John Floyd drafted in round 4 out of Louisiana-Monroe by the San Diego Chargers and Calvin Sweeney drafted in round 4 out of USC by the Pittsburgh Steelers. View all of the Wide Receivers selected in the 1979 Draft.
1979 Drafted Wide Receivers
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 5   Jerry Butler   Clemson   Buffalo Bills
1 20   Willis Adams   Houston   Cleveland Browns
2 29   James Owens   UCLA   San Francisco 49ers
2 34   Gordon Jones   Pittsburgh   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2 36   Earnest Gray   Memphis   New York Giants
2 39   Rickey Watts   Tulsa   Chicago Bears
3 58   Jeff Moore   Tennessee   Los Angeles Rams
4 89   Roy Green   Henderson State   St. Louis Cardinals
4 104   John Floyd   Louisiana-Monroe   San Diego Chargers
4 110   Calvin Sweeney   USC   Pittsburgh Steelers
5 126   Scott Fitzkee   Penn State   Philadelphia Eagles
5 130   Mark Bell   Colorado State   St. Louis Cardinals
6 139   Steve Kreider   Lehigh   Cincinnati Bengals
6 142   Ira Matthews   Wisconsin   Oakland Raiders
6 164   Chris DeFrance   Arizona State   Dallas Cowboys
7 170   Tom Mullady   Rhodes   Buffalo Bills
8 193   Ron Cassidy   Utah State   Green Bay Packers
8 206   Jeff Groth   Bowling Green State   Miami Dolphins
9 233   Kris Haines   Notre Dame   Washington Redskins
10 249   Dwight Clark   Clemson   San Francisco 49ers
10 261   John Smith   Tennessee State   Cleveland Browns
10 264   Frank Lockett   Nebraska   Green Bay Packers
11 277   Stan Rome   Clemson   Kansas City Chiefs
12 314   Paul Darby   Texas State   New York Jets
12 328   Drew Hill   Georgia Tech   Los Angeles Rams
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