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1979 Drafted Defensive Backs

There were 31 Defensive Backs drafted in the 1979 NFL draft. The highest drafted DB was Rick Sanford drafted in round 1 out of South Carolina by the New England Patriots. Some of the 1979 drafted Defensive Backs were Lawrence Johnson drafted in round 2 out of Wisconsin by the Cleveland Browns, Aaron Mitchell drafted in round 2 out of Nevada-Las Vegas by the Dallas Cowboys, Donald Dykes drafted in round 3 out of Southeastern Louisiana by the New York Jets, Kim Anderson drafted in round 3 out of Arizona State by the Baltimore Colts, Jeff Nixon drafted in round 4 out of Richmond by the Buffalo Bills, Vaughn Lusby drafted in round 4 out of Arkansas by the Cincinnati Bengals, Johnny Lynn drafted in round 4 out of UCLA by the New York Jets, Charles Johnson drafted in round 4 out of Grambling State by the Atlanta Falcons and Charles Jefferson drafted in round 4 out of McNeese State by the Denver Broncos. View all of the Defensive Backs selected in the 1979 Draft.
1979 Drafted Defensive Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 25   Rick Sanford   South Carolina   New England Patriots
2 40   Lawrence Johnson   Wisconsin   Cleveland Browns
2 55   Aaron Mitchell   Nevada-Las Vegas   Dallas Cowboys
3 68   Donald Dykes   Southeastern Louisiana   New York Jets
3 69   Kim Anderson   Arizona State   Baltimore Colts
4 87   Jeff Nixon   Richmond   Buffalo Bills
4 91   Vaughn Lusby   Arkansas   Cincinnati Bengals
4 98   Johnny Lynn   UCLA   New York Jets
4 101   Charles Johnson   Grambling State   Atlanta Falcons
4 105   Charles Jefferson   McNeese State   Denver Broncos
5 114   Rod Kush   Nebraska-Omaha   Buffalo Bills
5 115   Larry Braziel   USC   Baltimore Colts
5 118   Steve Henry   Emporia State   St. Louis Cardinals
5 134   Don Bessillieu   Georgia Tech   Miami Dolphins
6 146   Ricky Ray   Norfolk State   New Orleans Saints
6 151   Clinton Burrell   Louisiana State   Cleveland Browns
6 156   Henry Williams   San Diego State   Oakland Raiders
6 161   Dwayne Woodruff   Louisville   Pittsburgh Steelers
7 177   Judson Flint   California (PA)   New England Patriots
7 180   Henry Monroe   Mississippi State   Green Bay Packers
7 190   Jeff Delaney   Pittsburgh   Los Angeles Rams
8 207   Nesby Glasgow   Washington   Baltimore Colts
8 214   Carter Hartwig   USC   Houston Oilers
8 215   Glenn Blackwood   Texas   Miami Dolphins
9 223   Scott Burk   Oklahoma State   Cincinnati Bengals
9 239   Dave Parkin   Utah State   Atlanta Falcons
10 260   Gerald Jackson   Mississippi State   Kansas City Chiefs
10 272   Mike Kozlowski   Colorado   Miami Dolphins
12 304   Jim Browner   Notre Dame   Cincinnati Bengals
12 312   Dave Becker   Iowa   Chicago Bears
12 321   Frank Duncan   San Francisco State   San Diego Chargers
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