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1981 Drafted Defensive Backs

There were 42 Defensive Backs drafted in the 1981 NFL draft. The highest drafted DB was Kenny Easley drafted in round 1 out of UCLA by the Seattle Seahawks. Some of the 1981 drafted Defensive Backs were Ronnie Lott drafted in round 1 out of USC by the San Francisco 49ers, Dennis Smith drafted in round 1 out of USC by the Denver Broncos, Ted Watts drafted in round 1 out of Texas Tech by the Oakland Raiders, Hanford Dixon drafted in round 1 out of Southern Mississippi by the Cleveland Browns, Bobby Butler drafted in round 1 out of Florida State by the Atlanta Falcons, Russell Gary drafted in round 2 out of Nebraska by the New Orleans Saints, Eric Wright drafted in round 2 out of Missouri by the San Francisco 49ers, Anthony Washington drafted in round 2 out of Fresno State by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chris Williams drafted in round 2 out of Louisiana State by the Buffalo Bills. View all of the Defensive Backs selected in the 1981 Draft.
1981 Drafted Defensive Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 4   Kenny Easley   UCLA   Seattle Seahawks
1 8   Ronnie Lott   USC   San Francisco 49ers
1 15   Dennis Smith   USC   Denver Broncos
1 21   Ted Watts   Texas Tech   Oakland Raiders
1 22   Hanford Dixon   Southern Mississippi   Cleveland Browns
1 25   Bobby Butler   Florida State   Atlanta Falcons
2 29   Russell Gary   Nebraska   New Orleans Saints
2 40   Eric Wright   Missouri   San Francisco 49ers
2 44   Anthony Washington   Fresno State   Pittsburgh Steelers
2 49   Chris Williams   Louisiana State   Buffalo Bills
3 61   Jeff Griffin   Utah   St. Louis Cardinals
3 64   John Simmons   Southern Methodist   Cincinnati Bengals
3 65   Carlton Williamson   Pittsburgh   San Francisco 49ers
3 77   Irvin Phillips   Arkansas Tech   San Diego Chargers
3 78   Lloyd Burruss   Maryland   Kansas City Chiefs
3 80   Scott Woerner   Georgia   Atlanta Falcons
4 89   John Holt   West Texas A&M   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4 95   Todd Bell   Ohio State   Chicago Bears
4 101   John Swain   Miami (Fla.)   Minnesota Vikings
5 118   James Davis   Southern University   Oakland Raiders
5 121   Lynn Thomas   Pittsburgh   San Francisco 49ers
6 144   Johnnie Poe   Missouri   New Orleans Saints
6 150   Reuben Henderson   San Diego State   Chicago Bears
6 154   Fulton Walker   West Virginia   Miami Dolphins
6 159   Bill Kay   Purdue   Houston Oilers
7 171   Kevin Donnalley   North Dakota State   St. Louis Cardinals
7 172   Bill Whitaker   Missouri   Green Bay Packers
7 173   Ron Fellows   Missouri   Dallas Cowboys
7 177   Jeff Fisher   USC   Chicago Bears
8 202   Bobby Kemp   Cal State-Fullerton   Cincinnati Bengals
8 208   William Judson   South Carolina State   Miami Dolphins
8 217   Willie Tullis   Troy State   Houston Oilers
9 240   David Martin   Villanova   Detroit Lions
10 259   Trent Bryant   Arkansas   Baltimore Colts
10 265   Mike Mayock   Boston College   Pittsburgh Steelers
11 283   Johnny Ray Smith   Lamar   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11 285   Robert Jackson   Central Michigan   Cincinnati Bengals
11 292   Rick Trocano   Pittsburgh   Pittsburgh Steelers
11 296   Marcellus Greene   Arizona   Los Angeles Rams
11 298   Larry Friday   Mississippi State   Cleveland Browns
12 323   Cris Crissy   Princeton   New England Patriots
12 331   Ray Ellis   Ohio State   Philadelphia Eagles
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