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1979 Drafted Defensive Linemen

There were 38 Defensive Linemen drafted in the 1979 NFL draft. The highest drafted DL was Mike Bell drafted in round 1 out of Colorado State by the Kansas City Chiefs. Some of the 1979 drafted Defensive Linemen were Dan Hampton drafted in round 1 out of Arkansas by the Chicago Bears, Marty Lyons drafted in round 1 out of Alabama by the New York Jets, Don Smith drafted in round 1 out of Miami (Fla.) by the Atlanta Falcons, Manu Tuiasosopo drafted in round 1 out of UCLA by the Seattle Seahawks, Mike Stensrud drafted in round 2 out of Iowa State by the Houston Oilers, Fred Smerlas drafted in round 2 out of Boston College by the Buffalo Bills, Mark Gastineau drafted in round 2 out of East Central (OK) by the New York Jets, Willie Jones drafted in round 2 out of Florida State by the Oakland Raiders and Jesse Baker drafted in round 2 out of Jacksonville State by the Houston Oilers. View all of the Defensive Linemen selected in the 1979 Draft.
1979 Drafted Defensive Linemen
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 2   Mike Bell   Colorado State   Kansas City Chiefs
1 4   Dan Hampton   Arkansas   Chicago Bears
1 14   Marty Lyons   Alabama   New York Jets
1 17   Don Smith   Miami (Fla.)   Atlanta Falcons
1 18   Manu Tuiasosopo   UCLA   Seattle Seahawks
2 31   Mike Stensrud   Iowa State   Houston Oilers
2 32   Fred Smerlas   Boston College   Buffalo Bills
2 41   Mark Gastineau   East Central (OK)   New York Jets
2 42   Willie Jones   Florida State   Oakland Raiders
2 50   Jesse Baker   Jacksonville State   Houston Oilers
2 52   Bob Golic   Notre Dame   New England Patriots
3 70   Jim Ramey   Kentucky   Cleveland Browns
3 71   Charles Johnson   Maryland   Green Bay Packers
3 77   Bruce Radford   Grambling State   Denver Broncos
3 78   Reggie Lewis   North Texas   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4 83   Ken Johnson   Knoxville   Buffalo Bills
4 84   Mike White   Albany State (Ga.)   Cincinnati Bengals
4 90   Philip Tabor   Oklahoma   New York Giants
4 102   Mark Bell   Colorado State   Seattle Seahawks
4 108   Jerry Wilkinson   Oregon State   Los Angeles Rams
4 109   Ralph DeLoach   California   Dallas Cowboys
5 113   Casey Merrill   California-Davis   Cincinnati Bengals
5 124   Rich Dimler   USC   Cleveland Browns
5 127   Mike Zele   Kent State   Atlanta Falcons
5 128   Curtis Anderson   Central State (Ohio)   Dallas Cowboys
5 137   Dwaine Board   North Carolina A&T   Pittsburgh Steelers
6 138   Ruben Vaughan   Colorado   San Francisco 49ers
7 167   Ken Kremer   Ball State   Kansas City Chiefs
7 181   Bob Winkel   Kentucky   Minnesota Vikings
8 198   Marshall Harris   Texas Christian   New York Jets
8 217   Gene Sanders   Texas A&M   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8 219   Bruce Thornton   Illinois   Dallas Cowboys
9 228   Bob Rozier   California   St. Louis Cardinals
9 244   Jeff Weston   Notre Dame   Miami Dolphins
10 267   Robert Hardy   Jackson State   Seattle Seahawks
10 274   Mike Calhoun   Notre Dame   Dallas Cowboys
12 307   David Logan   Pittsburgh   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12 320   Reggie Kinlaw   Oklahoma   Oakland Raiders
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