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1997 NFL draft

1997 NFL draft
General Information
Date(s) April 19–20, 1997
Location Paramount Theatre at MSG
in New York City, NY
TV coverage (US) ESPN
240 total selections  in 7 rounds
First selection Orlando Pace, OT
St. Louis Rams
Mr. Irrelevant Ronnie McAda, QB
Green Bay Packers
Most selections (14) Miami Dolphins
Fewest selections (3) Denver Broncos,
San Francisco 49ers
Hall of Famers 1

The 1997 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 19–20, 1997, at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.[1][2] No teams chose to claim any players in the supplemental draft that year.

This draft was notable for its high-profile offensive linemen. The first overall selection was Orlando Pace, who has appeared in seven consecutive Pro Bowls from 2000 to 2006. Tarik Glenn was selected 19th overall and has been named to three Pro Bowls as well. Arguably the best of the bunch, Walter Jones, who made nine Pro Bowls (including eight consecutive from 2001–08), was a seven time All-Pro, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014, was selected 6th overall. Others include Chris Naeole, Dan Neil, Ryan Tucker, Jeff Mitchell, Mike Flynn, and Joe Andruzzi.

The '97 Draft is also well known for its running backs. Warrick Dunn was drafted 12th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and rushed for over 10,000 yards in his career. Corey Dillon, Tiki Barber, Antowain Smith, Priest Holmes, and Duce Staley all enjoyed productive seasons in the NFL.

This draft is also well known for its undrafted Pro Bowl players. Jake Delhomme, Holmes, Pat Williams, and four others made Pro-Bowl trips at some point in their careers.


  • Player selections 1
  • Notable undrafted players 2
  • Hall of Famers 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Player selections

* = compensatory selection
^ = supplemental compensatory selection
= Pro Bowler[N 1]
= Hall of Famer[3]
Positions key
C Center CB Cornerback DB Defensive back DE Defensive end
DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety
G Guard HB Halfback K Placekicker KR Kick returner
LB Linebacker LS Long snapper OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman
NT Nose tackle P Punter PR Punt returner QB Quarterback
RB Running back S Safety SS Strong safety TB Tailback
TE Tight end WR Wide receiver        
Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 St. Louis Rams Pace, OrlandoOrlando Pace  OT Ohio State Big Ten from NY Jets
1 2 Oakland Raiders Russell, DarrellDarrell Russell  DT USC Pac-10
1 3 Seattle Seahawks Springs, ShawnShawn Springs  CB Ohio State Big Ten
1 4 Baltimore Ravens Boulware, PeterPeter Boulware  LB Florida State ACC
1 5 Detroit Lions Westbrook, BryantBryant Westbrook  CB Texas Big 12
1 6 Seattle Seahawks Jones, WalterWalter Jones OT Florida State ACC from St. Louis via NY Jets and Tampa Bay
1 7 New York Giants Hilliard, IkeIke Hilliard  WR Florida SEC
1 8 New York Jets Farrior, JamesJames Farrior  LB Virginia ACC from Tampa Bay
1 9 Arizona Cardinals Knight, TommyTommy Knight  CB Iowa Big Ten
1 10 New Orleans Saints Naeole, ChrisChris Naeole  G Colorado Big 12
1 11 Atlanta Falcons Booker, MichaelMichael Booker  CB Nebraska Big 12
1 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dunn, WarrickWarrick Dunn  RB Florida State ACC
1 13 Kansas City Chiefs Gonzalez, TonyTony Gonzalez  TE California Pac-10
1 14 Cincinnati Bengals Wilson, ReinardReinard Wilson  LB Florida State ACC
1 15 Miami Dolphins Green, YatilYatil Green  WR Miami Big East
1 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Anthony, ReidelReidel Anthony  WR Florida SEC
1 17 Washington Redskins Lang, KenardKenard Lang  DE Miami Big East
1 18 Tennessee Oilers Holmes, KennyKenny Holmes  DE Miami Big East
1 19 Indianapolis Colts Glenn, TarikTarik Glenn  OT California Pac-10
1 20 Minnesota Vikings Rudd, DwayneDwayne Rudd  LB Alabama SEC
1 21 Jacksonville Jaguars Wynn, RenaldoRenaldo Wynn  DT Notre Dame Ind.
1 22 Dallas Cowboys LaFleur, DavidDavid LaFleur  TE LSU SEC
1 23 Buffalo Bills Smith, AntowainAntowain Smith  RB Houston C-USA
1 24 Pittsburgh Steelers Scott, ChadChad Scott  CB Maryland ACC
1 25 Philadelphia Eagles Harris, JonJon Harris  DE Virginia ACC
1 26 San Francisco 49ers Druckenmiller, JimJim Druckenmiller  QB Virginia Tech Big East
1 27 Carolina Panthers Carruth, RaeRae Carruth  WR Colorado Big 12
1 28 Denver Broncos Pryce, TrevorTrevor Pryce  DT Clemson ACC
1 29 New England Patriots Canty, ChrisChris Canty  CB Kansas State Big 12
1 30 Green Bay Packers Verba, RossRoss Verba  OT Iowa Big Ten
2 31 New York Jets Terry, RickRick Terry  DT North Carolina ACC
2 32 Atlanta Falcons Davis, NathanNathan Davis  DE Indiana Big Ten
2 33 New Orleans Saints Kelly, RobRob Kelly  S Ohio State Big Ten
2 34 Baltimore Ravens Sharper, JamieJamie Sharper  LB Virginia ACC
2 35 Detroit Lions Roque, JuanJuan Roque  OT Arizona State Pac-10
2 36 New York Giants Barber, TikiTiki Barber  RB Virginia ACC
2 37 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wunsch, JerryJerry Wunsch  OT Wisconsin Big Ten
2 38 Chicago Bears Allred, JohnJohn Allred  TE USC Pac-10
2 39 New Orleans Saints Tomich, JaredJared Tomich  DE Nebraska Big 12
2 40 St. Louis Rams McCleon, DexterDexter McCleon  CB Clemson ACC
2 41 Atlanta Falcons Hanspard, ByronByron Hanspard  RB Texas Tech Big 12
2 42 Arizona Cardinals Plummer, JakeJake Plummer  QB Arizona State Pac-10
2 43 Cincinnati Bengals Dillon, CoreyCorey Dillon  RB Washington Pac-10
2 44 Miami Dolphins Madison, SamSam Madison  CB Louisville C-USA
2 45 San Diego Chargers Jones, FreddieFreddie Jones  TE North Carolina ACC
2 46 Tennessee Oilers Kent, JoeyJoey Kent  WR Tennessee SEC
2 47 Kansas City Chiefs Lockett, KevinKevin Lockett  WR Kansas State Big 12
2 48 Indianapolis Colts Meadows, AdamAdam Meadows  OT Georgia SEC
2 49 Minnesota Vikings Gray, TorrianTorrian Gray  S Virginia Tech Big East
2 50 Jacksonville Jaguars Logan, MikeMike Logan  CB West Virginia Big East
2 51 Washington Redskins Jones, GregGreg Jones  LB Colorado Big 12
2 52 Buffalo Bills Wiley, MarcellusMarcellus Wiley  DE Columbia Ivy
2 53 Pittsburgh Steelers Blackwell, WillWill Blackwell  WR San Diego State WAC
2 54 Detroit Lions Abrams, KevinKevin Abrams  CB Syracuse Big East
2 55 San Francisco 49ers Edwards, MarcMarc Edwards  FB Notre Dame Ind.
2 56 Carolina Panthers Minter, MikeMike Minter  S Nebraska Big 12
2 57 Philadelphia Eagles Darling, JamesJames Darling  LB Washington State Pac-10
2 58 Baltimore Ravens Herring, KimKim Herring  S Penn State Big Ten
2 59 New England Patriots Mitchell, BrandonBrandon Mitchell  DE Texas A&M Big 12
2 60 Green Bay Packers Sharper, DarrenDarren Sharper  S William & Mary Yankee
3 61 New England Patriots Shaw, SedrickSedrick Shaw  RB Iowa Big Ten
3 62 New Orleans Saints Davis, TroyTroy Davis  RB Iowa State Big 12
3 63 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Middleton, FrankFrank Middleton  G Arizona Pac-10
3 64 Baltimore Ravens Graham, JayJay Graham  RB Tennessee SEC
3 65 Dallas Cowboys Coakley, DexterDexter Coakley  LB Appalachian State SoCon
3 66 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Barber, RondeRonde Barber  CB Virginia ACC
3 67 Denver Broncos Neil, DanDan Neil  G Texas Big 12
3 68 New York Giants Phillips, RyanRyan Phillips  LB Idaho Big West
3 69 Chicago Bears Sapp, BobBob Sapp  G Washington Pac-10
3 70 Atlanta Falcons Santiago, OJOJ Santiago  TE Kent State MAC
3 71 Philadelphia Eagles Staley, DuceDuce Staley  RB South Carolina SEC
3 72 Oakland Raiders Treu, AdamAdam Treu  G Nebraska Big 12
3 73 Miami Dolphins Taylor, JasonJason Taylor  DE Akron MAC
3 74 San Diego Chargers Hamilton, MichaelMichael Hamilton  LB North Carolina A&T MEAC
3 75 Tennessee Oilers Walker, DenardDenard Walker  CB Kent State MAC
3 76 Cincinnati Bengals Payne, RodRod Payne  C Michigan Big Ten
3 77 San Francisco 49ers Clark, GregGreg Clark  TE Stanford Pac-10
3 78 Minnesota Vikings Colinet, StalinStalin Colinet  DE Boston College Big East
3 79 Jacksonville Jaguars Hamilton, JamesJames Hamilton  LB North Carolina ACC
3 80 Washington Redskins Smith, DerekDerek Smith  LB Arizona State Pac-10
3 81 Tennessee Oilers Sanderson, ScottScott Sanderson  OT Washington State Pac-10
3 82 Pittsburgh Steelers Wiggins, PaulPaul Wiggins  OT Oregon Pac-10
3 83 Dallas Cowboys Scifres, SteveSteve Scifres  G Wyoming WAC
3 84 Arizona Cardinals Howard, TyTy Howard  CB Ohio State Big Ten
3 85 Oakland Raiders Kohn, TimTim Kohn  G Iowa State Big 12
3 86 Indianapolis Colts Berry, BertrandBertrand Berry  LB Notre Dame Ind.
3 87 Carolina Panthers Tatum, KinnonKinnon Tatum  LB Notre Dame Ind.
3 88 New York Jets Ward, DedricDedric Ward  WR Northern Iowa Gateway
3 89 New England Patriots Carter, ChrisChris Carter  S Texas Big 12
3 90 Green Bay Packers Conway, BrettBrett Conway  K Penn State Big Ten
3* 91 Pittsburgh Steelers Vrabel, MikeMike Vrabel  LB Ohio State Big Ten
3* 92 Miami Dolphins Rodgers, DerrickDerrick Rodgers  LB Arizona State Pac-10
3* 93 Miami Dolphins Ward, RonnieRonnie Ward  LB Kansas Big 12
3* 94 Dallas Cowboys Wheaton, KennyKenny Wheaton  LB Oregon Pac-10
3* 95 New York Giants Maynard, BradBrad Maynard  P Ball State MAC
3* 96 Miami Dolphins Smith, BrentBrent Smith  OT Mississippi State SEC
4 97 New England Patriots Denson, DamonDamon Denson  G Michigan Big Ten
4 98 Tennessee Oilers Mason, DerrickDerrick Mason  WR Michigan State Big Ten
4 99 New Orleans Saints Wuerffel, DannyDanny Wuerffel  QB Florida SEC
4 100 Atlanta Falcons Crockett, HenriHenri Crockett  LB Florida State ACC
4 101 Dallas Cowboys Anderson, AntonioAntonio Anderson  DT Syracuse Big East
4 102 New York Jets Day, TerryTerry Day  DE Mississippi State SEC
4 103 New York Giants Monty, PetePete Monty  LB Wisconsin Big Ten
4 104 New York Jets Johnson, LeonLeon Johnson  RB North Carolina ACC
4 105 Chicago Bears Autry, DarnellDarnell Autry  RB Northwestern Big Ten
4 106 Arizona Cardinals Dishman, ChrisChris Dishman  G Nebraska Big 12
4 107 Tennessee Oilers Lyons, PrattPratt Lyons  DE Troy State Southland
4 108 Chicago Bears Robinson, MarcusMarcus Robinson  WR South Carolina SEC
4 109 San Diego Chargers Roundtree, RaleighRaleigh Roundtree  G South Carolina State MEAC
4 110 Kansas City Chiefs Barnes, PatPat Barnes  QB California Pac-10
4 111 Cincinnati Bengals Mack, TremainTremain Mack  S Miami Big East
4 112 St. Louis Rams Tucker, RyanRyan Tucker  OT TCU WAC
4 113 Minnesota Vikings Banks, AntonioAntonio Banks  CB Virginia Tech Big East
4 114 Jacksonville Jaguars Payne, SethSeth Payne  DT Cornell Ivy
4 115 Washington Redskins Connell, AlbertAlbert Connell  WR Texas A&M Big 12
4 116 New Orleans Saints Poole, KeithKeith Poole  WR Arizona State Pac-10
4 117 Indianapolis Colts Montgomery, MontyMonty Montgomery  CB Houston C-USA
4 118 Baltimore Ravens McCloud, TyrusTyrus McCloud  LB Louisville C-USA
4 119 Philadelphia Eagles Robinson, DamienDamien Robinson  S Iowa Big Ten
4 120 Buffalo Bills Nails, JamieJamie Nails  G Florida A&M MEAC
4 121 Miami Dolphins Daniels, JeromeJerome Daniels  OT Northeastern Yankee
4 122 Carolina Panthers Saleh, TarekTarek Saleh  LB Wisconsin Big Ten
4 123 Oakland Raiders Levitt, ChadChad Levitt  RB Cornell Ivy
4 124 Denver Broncos Gilliard, CoryCory Gilliard  CB Ball State MAC
4 125 New England Patriots Ellis, EdEd Ellis  OT Buffalo Ind.
4 126 Green Bay Packers Smith, JermaineJermaine Smith  DT Georgia SEC
4* 127 Dallas Cowboys Brooks, MaceyMacey Brooks  WR James Madison Yankee
4* 128 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Singleton, AlshermondAlshermond Singleton  LB Temple Big East
4* 129 Dallas Cowboys Sualua, NickyNicky Sualua  FB Ohio State Big Ten
4* 130 Detroit Lions Russell, MattMatt Russell  LB Colorado Big 12
5 131 New York Jets Burns, LamontLamont Burns  G East Carolina Ind.
5 132 Washington Redskins Williams, JamelJamel Williams  S Nebraska Big 12
5 133 Atlanta Falcons Wimberly, MarcusMarcus Wimberly  S Miami Big East
5 134 Baltimore Ravens Mitchell, JeffJeff Mitchell  C Florida SEC
5 135 Detroit Lions Chryplewicz, PetePete Chryplewicz  TE Notre Dame Ind.
5 136 New York Giants Garnes, SamSam Garnes  S Cincinnati C-USA
5 137 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hape, PatrickPatrick Hape  TE Alabama SEC
5 138 San Diego Chargers Bynum, KennyKenny Bynum  RB South Carolina State MEAC
5 139 Arizona Cardinals Carpenter, ChadChad Carpenter  WR Washington State Pac-10
5 140 Washington Redskins Thibodeaux, KeithKeith Thibodeaux  CB Northwestern State Southland
5 141 Chicago Bears Hiles, VanVan Hiles  CB Kentucky SEC
5 142 Seattle Seahawks Stokes, EricEric Stokes  CB Nebraska Big 12
5 143 Tennessee Oilers McCullough, GeorgeGeorge McCullough  CB Baylor Big 12
5 144 Cincinnati Bengals Purvis, AndreAndre Purvis  DT North Carolina ACC
5 145 New York Jets Austin, RaymondRaymond Austin  CB Tennessee SEC
5 146 San Diego Chargers Bradford, PaulPaul Bradford  CB Portland State Big Sky
5 147 Jacksonville Jaguars Jones, DamonDamon Jones  TE Southern Illinois Gateway
5 148 Washington Redskins Russell, TwanTwan Russell  LB Miami Big East
5 149 Miami Dolphins Tanner, BarronBarron Tanner  DT Oklahoma Big 12
5 150 Indianapolis Colts Jacquet, NateNate Jacquet  WR San Diego State WAC
5 151 Minnesota Vikings Williams, TonyTony Williams  DT Memphis C-USA
5 152 Philadelphia Eagles Kalu, N. D.N. D. Kalu  DE Rice WAC
5 153 Buffalo Bills Woodson, SeanSean Woodson  CB Jackson State SWAC
5 154 Pittsburgh Steelers Jones, GeorgeGeorge Jones  RB San Diego State WAC
5 155 Philadelphia Eagles Broughton, LutherLuther Broughton  TE Furman SoCon
5 156 Indianapolis Colts Powell, CarlCarl Powell  DE Louisville C-USA
5 157 Miami Dolphins Lopez, NickNick Lopez  DE Texas Southern SWAC
5 158 St. Louis Rams Allen, TajeTaje Allen  CB Texas Big 12
5 159 New England Patriots Crawford, VernonVernon Crawford  LB Florida State ACC
5 160 Green Bay Packers Hicks, AnthonyAnthony Hicks  LB Middle Tennessee State Ohio Valley
5* 161 Detroit Lions Ashman, DuaneDuane Ashman  DE Virginia ACC
5* 162 Washington Redskins Badger, BradBrad Badger  G Stanford Pac-10
5* 163 Kansas City Chiefs Henley, JuneJune Henley  RB Kansas Big 12
6 164 New York Jets Scharf, TimTim Scharf  LB Northwestern Big Ten
6 165 New Orleans Saints Savoie, NickyNicky Savoie  TE LSU SEC
6 166 Miami Dolphins Fiala, JohnJohn Fiala  LB Washington Pac-10
6 167 Baltimore Ravens Lee, SteveSteve Lee  RB Indiana Big Ten
6 168 Detroit Lions Ramirez, TroyTroy Ramirez  G Northern Colorado NCIAC
6 169 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Harris, AlAl Harris  CB Texas A&M–Kingsville LSC
6 170 Miami Dolphins Manning, BrianBrian Manning  WR Stanford Pac-10
6 171 New York Giants Cherry, MikeMike Cherry  QB Murray State OVC
6 172 Oakland Raiders Branch, CalvinCalvin Branch    Colorado State WAC
6 173 Miami Dolphins Crawford, MikeMike Crawford  LB Nevada Big West
6 174 Seattle Seahawks Mili, ItulaItula Mili  TE BYU WAC
6 175 Arizona Cardinals Brown, RodRod Brown  RB NC State ACC
6 176 Cincinnati Bengals Curtis, CanuteCanute Curtis  LB West Virginia Big East
6 177 Miami Dolphins Perry, EdEd Perry  TE James Madison Yankee
6 178 San Diego Chargers Palmer, DanielDaniel Palmer  C Air Force WAC
6 179 St. Louis Rams Kazadi, MuadianvitaMuadianvita Kazadi  LB Tulsa WAC
6 180 Atlanta Falcons Collins, CalvinCalvin Collins  C Texas A&M Big 12
6 181 Tennessee Oilers Stallings, DennisDennis Stallings  LB Illinois Big Ten
6 182 Indianapolis Colts Von der Ahe, ScottScott Von der Ahe  LB Arizona State Pac-10
6 183 Minnesota Vikings Tate, RobertRobert Tate  WR Cincinnati C-USA
6 184 Jacksonville Jaguars Shelton, DaimonDaimon Shelton  FB Sacramento State Big Sky
6 185 Buffalo Bills Spriggs, MarcusMarcus Spriggs  G Houston C-USA
6 186 Pittsburgh Steelers Porter, DarylDaryl Porter  S Houston C-USA
6 187 Dallas Cowboys Vaughn, LeeLee Vaughn  CB Boston College Big East
6 188 Arizona Cardinals McCombs, TonyTony McCombs  LB Eastern Kentucky OVC
6 189 Carolina Panthers Finkes, MattMatt Finkes  DE Ohio State Big Ten
6 190 Philadelphia Eagles Wyatt, AntwuanAntwuan Wyatt  WR Bethune-Cookman MEAC
6 191 New York Jets Clements, ChuckChuck Clements  QB Houston C-USA
6 192 New England Patriots Gaiter, TonyTony Gaiter  WR Miami Big East
6 193 Oakland Raiders Jackson, GradyGrady Jackson  DT Knoxville DII Ind. from Green Bay
6* 194 Baltimore Ravens Brown, CornellCornell Brown  DE Virginia Tech Big East
6* 195 Kansas City Chiefs Byrd, IsaacIsaac Byrd  WR Kansas Big 12
6* 196 Chicago Bears Swayda, ShawnShawn Swayda  DT Arizona State Pac-10
6* 197 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carter, NigeaNigea Carter  WR Michigan State Big Ten
6* 198 Philadelphia Eagles Jasper, EdEd Jasper  DT Texas A&M Big 12
6* 199 Pittsburgh Steelers Manuel, RodRod Manuel  DE Oklahoma Big 12
6* 200 Chicago Bears Hogans, RichardRichard Hogans  LB Memphis C-USA
6* 201 Chicago Bears Parker, RickyRicky Parker  CB San Diego State WAC
7 202 New York Jets Rosga, SteveSteve Rosga  CB Colorado Big 12
7 203 Miami Dolphins Ismaeli, HudhaifaHudhaifa Ismaeli  S Northwestern Big Ten
7 204 Atlanta Falcons Graziani, TonyTony Graziani  QB Oregon Pac-10
7 205 Baltimore Ravens Ward, ChrisChris Ward  DE Kentucky SEC
7 206 Detroit Lions Battle, TerryTerry Battle  RB Arizona State Pac-10
7 207 Philadelphia Eagles Detmer, KoyKoy Detmer  QB Colorado Big 12
7 208 New York Giants Keneley, MattMatt Keneley  DT USC Pac-10
7 209 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DeGrate, AnthonyAnthony DeGrate  DT Stephen F. Austin Southland
7 210 Chicago Bears Miano, MikeMike Miano  DT SW Missouri State Gateway
7 211 Seattle Seahawks Jones, CarlosCarlos Jones  CB Miami Big East
7 212 Arizona Cardinals Smith, MarkMark Smith  DE Auburn SEC
7 213 Green Bay Packers Miller, ChrisChris Miller  WR USC Pac-10
7 214 Kansas City Chiefs Parks, NathanNathan Parks  OT Stanford Pac-10
7 215 St. Louis Rams White, CedricCedric White  DE North Carolina A&T MEAC
7 216 Tennessee Oilers Williams, ArmonArmon Williams  LB Arizona Pac-10
7 217 Cincinnati Bengals Carr, WilliamWilliam Carr  DT Michigan Big Ten
7 218 San Diego Chargers James, ToranToran James  LB North Carolina A&T MEAC
7 219 Indianapolis Colts Thompson, ClarenceClarence Thompson  CB Knoxville DII Ind.
7 220 Minnesota Vikings Ulmer, ArtieArtie Ulmer  LB Valdosta State GSC
7 221 Jacksonville Jaguars Hesse, JonJon Hesse  LB Nebraska Big 12
7 222 Atlanta Falcons Bayne, ChrisChris Bayne  CB Fresno State WAC
7 223 Pittsburgh Steelers Adams, MikeMike Adams  WR Texas Big 12
7 224 Dallas Cowboys Stoutmire, OmarOmar Stoutmire  S Fresno State WAC
7 225 Philadelphia Eagles Capers, ByronByron Capers  CB Florida State ACC
7 226 Buffalo Bills Fitzgerald, PatPat Fitzgerald  TE Texas Big 12
7 227 Philadelphia Eagles Brown, DeaunteDeaunte Brown  CB Central State NAIA Ind.
7 228 Carolina Panthers Mangum, KrisKris Mangum  TE Ole Miss SEC
7 229 New York Jets Ferguson, JasonJason Ferguson  DT Georgia SEC
7 230 New England Patriots Rehberg, ScottScott Rehberg  OT Central Michigan MAC
7 231 Green Bay Packers Sowell, JeraldJerald Sowell  FB Tulane C-USA
7* 232 Detroit Lions Harris, MarcusMarcus Harris  WR Wyoming WAC
7* 233 Chicago Bears Thomas, MarvinMarvin Thomas  DE Memphis C-USA
7* 234 Baltimore Ravens Richardson, WallyWally Richardson  QB Penn State Big Ten
7* 235 Minnesota Vikings Hatchette, MatthewMatthew Hatchette  WR Langston Ind.
7* 236 Baltimore Ravens Staten, RalphRalph Staten  LB Alabama SEC
7* 237 San Diego Chargers Corbin, TonyTony Corbin  QB Sacramento State Big Sky
7* 238 Baltimore Ravens Taylor, LelandLeland Taylor  DT Louisville C-USA
7* 239 Detroit Lions Jordan, RichardRichard Jordan  LB Missouri Southern MIAA
7* 240 Green Bay Packers McAda, RonnieRonnie McAda  QB Army Ind.
  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[N 1]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Atlanta Falcons Akers, DavidDavid Akers  K Louisville C-USA
Baltimore Ravens Holmes, PriestPriest Holmes  RB Texas Big 12 2nd All-time leading rusher in Kansas City Chiefs history
Baltimore Ravens Flynn, MikeMike Flynn  C Maine Yankee
Buffalo Bills Williams, PatPat Williams  DT Texas A&M Big 12
Chicago Bears Ayanbadejo, ObafemiObafemi Ayanbadejo  FB San Diego State WAC
Chicago Bears Cousin, TerryTerry Cousin  CB South Carolina SEC
Dallas Cowboys Mathis, KevinKevin Mathis  CB Texas A&M–Commerce LSC
Detroit Lions Kirschke, TravisTravis Kirschke  DE UCLA Pac-10
Denver Broncos Lepsis, MattMatt Lepsis  OT Colorado Big 12
Green Bay Packers Andruzzi, JoeJoe Andruzzi  OT Southern Connecticut State ECAC
Green Bay Packers Longwell, RyanRyan Longwell  K University of California, Berkeley Pac-10
New Orleans Saints Delhomme, JakeJake Delhomme  QB University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ind.
New Orleans Saints Knight, SammySammy Knight  S USC Pac-10
New Orleans Saints Mitchell, KeithKeith Mitchell  LB Texas A&M Big 12
New York Giants Patten, DavidDavid Patten  WR Western Carolina SoCon
Philadelphia Eagles Lewis, ChadChad Lewis  TE Brigham Young WAC
San Francisco 49ers Noble, BrandonBrandon Noble  DT Penn State Big Ten
Seattle Seahawks Kitna, JonJon Kitna  QB Central Washington CFA
  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.

Hall of Famers

  • Walter Jones, offensive tackle from Florida State University taken 1st round 6th overall by the Seattle Seahawks.
inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 2014.


  1. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". ( 
  3. ^ Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

External links

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  • – 1997 Draft
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
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