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1981 Drafted Defensive Linemen

There were 37 Defensive Linemen drafted in the 1981 NFL draft. The highest drafted DL was Keith Gary drafted in round 1 out of Oklahoma by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Some of the 1981 drafted Defensive Linemen were Donnell Thompson drafted in round 1 out of North Carolina by the Baltimore Colts, Leonard Mitchell drafted in round 1 out of Houston by the Philadelphia Eagles, John Harty drafted in round 2 out of Iowa by the San Francisco 49ers, Curtis Green drafted in round 2 out of Alabama State by the Detroit Lions, Howie Long drafted in round 2 out of Villanova by the Oakland Raiders, Rickey Jackson drafted in round 2 out of Pittsburgh by the New Orleans Saints, Frank Warren drafted in round 3 out of Auburn by the New Orleans Saints, Ben Rudolph drafted in round 3 out of Long Beach State by the New York Jets and Greg Meisner drafted in round 3 out of Pittsburgh by the Los Angeles Rams. View all of the Defensive Linemen selected in the 1981 Draft.
1981 Drafted Defensive Linemen
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 17   Keith Gary   Oklahoma   Pittsburgh Steelers
1 18   Donnell Thompson   North Carolina   Baltimore Colts
1 27   Leonard Mitchell   Houston   Philadelphia Eagles
2 36   John Harty   Iowa   San Francisco 49ers
2 46   Curtis Green   Alabama State   Detroit Lions
2 48   Howie Long   Villanova   Oakland Raiders
2 51   Rickey Jackson   Pittsburgh   New Orleans Saints
3 57   Frank Warren   Auburn   New Orleans Saints
3 60   Ben Rudolph   Long Beach State   New York Jets
3 63   Greg Meisner   Pittsburgh   Los Angeles Rams
3 66   Bob Cobb   Arizona   Los Angeles Rams
4 92   Mike Robinson   Arizona   Cleveland Browns
4 105   Richard Turner   Oklahoma   Green Bay Packers
4 111   Johnny Robinson   Louisiana Tech   Oakland Raiders
5 113   Tyrone Keys   Mississippi State   New York Jets
5 115   Bill Neill   Pittsburgh   New York Giants
5 117   Byron Braggs   Alabama   Green Bay Packers
5 119   Dexter Manley   Oklahoma State   Washington Redskins
5 126   Ken Poole   Louisiana-Monroe   Miami Dolphins
5 128   Jerry Boyarsky   Pittsburgh   New Orleans Saints
5 130   Steven Clark   Kansas State   New England Patriots
5 131   Keith Ferguson   Ohio State   San Diego Chargers
5 135   Calvin Clark   Purdue   Buffalo Bills
6 140   Steve Durham   Clemson   Seattle Seahawks
6 147   Pete Kugler   Penn State   San Francisco 49ers
6 149   Bubba Green   North Carolina State   Baltimore Colts
6 152   Mack Moore   Texas A&M   Miami Dolphins
6 164   Harry Stanback   North Carolina   Atlanta Falcons
7 169   Kenny Neil   Iowa State   New York Jets
7 190   Mike Clark   Florida   Los Angeles Rams
8 220   Hosea Taylor   Houston   Baltimore Colts
9 231   Darryl Grant   Rice   Washington Redskins
9 239   James Hunter   USC   Pittsburgh Steelers
10 271   Dean Prater   Oklahoma State   Cleveland Browns
11 289   Frank Case   Penn State   Kansas City Chiefs
12 305   Jim Wilks   San Diego State   New Orleans Saints
12 310   Brad White   Tennessee   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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