1981 NFL Draft Pick Transactions

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Saints
  George Rogers
2 1-2
Giants
  Lawrence Taylor
3 1-3
Jets
  Freeman McNeil
4 1-4
Seahawks
  Kenny Easley
5 1-5
Cardinals
  E.J. Junior
6 1-6
Packers
  Rich Campbell
7 1-7
Buccaneers
  Hugh Green
8 1-8
49ers
  Ronnie Lott
9 1-9
Redskins
Rams

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#20-Mark May), 1981 second round pick (#52-Jarvis Redwine), 1981 fourth round pick (#105-Richard Turner) to Redskikns for 1981 first round pick (#9-Mel Owens) on 1981-04-28

  Mel Owens
10 1-10
Bengals
  David Verser
11 1-11
Bears
  Keith Van Horne
12 1-12
Colts
  Randy McMillan
13 1-13
Dolphins
  David Overstreet
14 1-14
Chiefs
  Willie Scott
15 1-15
Broncos
  Dennis Smith
16 1-16
Lions
  Mark Nichols
17 1-17
Steelers
  Keith Gary
18 1-18
Vikings
Colts

 

Traded two 1981 second round picks (#39-Mardye McDole) (#52-Jarvis Redwine), 1981 fifth round pick (#123-Wendell Ray) to Vikings for 1981 first round pick (#18-Donnell Thompson) on 1981-04-28

  Donnell Thompson
19 1-19
Patriots
  Brian Holloway
20 1-20
Rams
Redskins

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#9-Mel Owens) to Rams for 1981 first round pick (#20-Mark May), 1981 second round pick (#52-Jarvis Redwine), 1981 fourth round pick (#105-Richard Turner) on 1981-04-28

  Mark May
21 1-21
Seahawks
Raiders

 

Traded Dave Casper to Oilers for 1981 first round pick (#21-Ted Watts), 1981 second round pick (#48-Howie Long), 1982 second round pick (#35-Jack Squirek) on 1980-10-14

  Ted Watts
22 1-22
Browns
  Hanford Dixon
23 1-23
Bills
Raiders

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#28-Booker Moore), 1982 third round pick (#83-Robert Geathers) to Bills for 1981 first round pick (#23-Curt Marsh) on 1981-04-28

  Curt Marsh
24 1-24
Chargers
  James Brooks
25 1-25
Falcons
  Bobby Butler
26 1-26
Cowboys
  Howard Richards
27 1-27
Eagles
  Leonard Mitchell
28 1-28
Raiders
Bills

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#23-Curt Marsh) to Raiders for 1981 first round pick (#28-Booker Moore), 1982 third round pick (#83-Robert Geathers) on 1981-04-28

  Booker Moore
Round 2
29 2-1
Saints
  Russell Gary
30 2-2
Jets
  Marion Barber
31 2-3
Seahawks
  David Hughes
32 2-4
Giants
  Dave Young
33 2-5
Cardinals
  Neil Lomax
34 2-6
Buccaneers
  James Wilder
35 2-7
Packers
  Gary Lewis
36 2-8
Redskins
49ers

 

Traded Wilbur Jackson to Redskins for 1981 draft pick (possibly #36-John Harty), 1982 draft pick (probably #41-Andre Tippett) on 1980-08-23

 

second round pick "choice from Washington" per 49ers media guide

  John Harty
37 2-9
Bengals
  Chris Collinsworth
38 2-10
49ers
Bears

 

Traded 1981 second round pick (#40-Eric Wright), 1981 fifth round pick (#122-Arrington Jones) to 49ers for 1981 second round pick (#38-Mike Singletary) on 1981-04-28

  Mike Singletary
39 2-11
Colts
Vikings

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#18-Donnell Thompson) to Colts for two 1981 second round picks (#39-Mardye McDole) (#52-Jarvis Redwine), 1981 fifth round pick (#123-Wendell Ray) on 1981-04-28

  Mardye McDole
40 2-12
Bears
49ers

 

Traded 1981 second round pick (#38-Mike Singletary) to Bears for 1981 second round pick (#40-Eric Wright), 1981 fifth round pick (#122-Arrington Jones) on 1981-04-28

  Eric Wright
41 2-13
Chiefs
  Joe Delaney
42 2-14
Broncos
  Clay Brown
43 2-15
Dolphins
Rams

 

Traded Bob Brudzinski, 1981 second round pick (#56-Andra Franklin) to Dolphins for 1981 second round pick (#43-Jim Collins), 1981 third round pick (#69-Russ Grimm), 1982 second round pick (#44-Oliver Luck) on 1981-04-28

  Jim Collins
44 2-16
Steelers
  Anthony Washington
45 2-17
Vikings
  Robin Sendlein
46 2-18
Lions
  Curtis Green
47 2-19
Patriots
  Tony Collins
48 2-20
Seahawks
Raiders

 

Traded Dave Casper to Oilers for 1981 first round pick (#21-Ted Watts), 1981 second round pick (#48-Howie Long), 1982 second round pick (#35-Jack Squirek) on 1980-10-14

  Howie Long
49 2-21
Browns
Bills

 

Traded Joe DeLamielleure to Browns for 1981 second round pick (#49-Chris Williams), 1982 third round pick (#59-Eugene Marve) on 1980-09-01

 

 

  Chris Williams
50 2-22
Bills

 

Byron Franklin
51 2-23
Chargers
Saints

 

Traded Chuck Muncie to Chargers for 1981 second round pick (#51-Ricky Jackson) on 1980-09-29

  Ricky (Rickey?) Jackson
52 2-24
Rams
Redskins

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#9-Mel Owens) to Rams for 1981 first round pick (#20-Mark May), 1981 second round pick (#52-Jarvis Redwine), 1981 fourth round pick (#105-Richard Turner) on 1981-04-28

Colts

 

Traded Joe Washington to Redskins for 1981 second round pick (#52-Jarvis Redwine) on 1981-04-28

Vikings

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#18-Donnell Thompson) to Colts for two 1981 second round picks (#39-Mardye McDole) (#52-Jarvis Redwine), 1981 fifth round pick (#123-Wendell Ray) on 1981-04-28

Jarvis Redwine
53 2-25
Cowboys
  Doug Donley
54 2-26
Falcons
  Lyman White
55 2-27
Eagles
  Dean Miraldi
56 2-28
Raiders
Rams

 

Traded Monte Jackson to Raiders for 1979 first round pick (#19-George Andrews), 1980 third round pick (#70-LeRoy Irvin), 1981 second round pick (#56-Andra Franklin) on 1978-08-21

Dolphins

 

Traded 1981 second round pick (#43-Jim Collins), 1981 third round pick (#69-Russ Grimm), 1982 second round pick (#44-Oliver Luck) to Rams for Bob Brudzinski, 1981 second round pick (#56-Andra Franklin) on 1981-04-28

  Andra Franklin
Round 3
57 3-1
Saints
  Frank Warren
58 3-2
Seahawks
  Bill Dugan
59 3-3
Giants
  John Mistler
60 3-4
Jets
  Ben Rudolph
61 3-5
Cardinals
  Jeff Griffin
62 3-6
Packers
  Ray Stachowicz
63 3-7
Buccaneers
Rams

 

Traded Greg Horton to Buccaneers for 1981 third round pick (#63-Greg Meisner) on 1978-09-11

  Greg Meisner
64 3-8
Bengals
  John Simmons
65 3-9
49ers
  Carlton Williamson
66 3-10
Redskins
Rams

 

Traded 1977 seventh round pick (#190-Reggie Haynes), 1977 ninth round pick (#246-Mike Northington), 1978 eighth round pick (probably #219-Don Hover) to Redskins for 1981 third round pick (probably #66-Robert Cobb) on 1977-05-03

 

third round #66 Robert Cobb "from Washington" per Rams web site

 

third round #10 Robert Cobb "Los Angeles from Washington" per AP

  Robert Cobb
67 3-11
Bears
  Ken Margerum
68 3-12
Colts
  Randy Van Divier
 
Broncos

Pick forfeited.

 

Unknown.

 
69 3-13
Dolphins
Rams

 

Traded Bob Brudzinski, 1981 second round pick (#56-Andra Franklin) to Dolphins for 1981 second round pick (#43-Jim Collins), 1981 third round pick (#69-Russ Grimm), 1982 second round pick (#44-Oliver Luck) on 1981-04-28

Redskins

 

Traded 1982 first round pick (#14-Barry Redden) to Rams for 1981 third round pick (#69-Russ Grimm), two 1981 fifth round picks (#117-Byron Braggs) (#132-Gary Sayre), 1982 second round pick (#49-Vernon Dean) on 1981-04-28

  Russ Grimm
70 3-14
Chiefs
  Marvin Harvey
71 3-15
Vikings
Saints

 

Traded Steve Riley to Vikings for 1981 third round pick (#71-Hoby Brenner), 1981 fifth round pick (#128-Jerry Boyarsky) on 1980-??-??

  Hoby Brenner
72 3-16
Lions
  Don Greco
73 3-17
Steelers
  Rick Donnalley
74 3-18
Patriots
Vikings

 

Traded • Chuck Foreman to Patriots for • 1981 conditional third round pick (#74-Tim Irwin) on 1980-04-17

  Tim Irwin
75 3-19
Browns
Broncos

 

Traded Lyle Alzado to Browns for 1980 second round pick (#42-Rulon Jones), 1980 fifth round pick (#136-Laval Short), 1981 third round pick (#75-Roger Taylor) on 1979-08-12

Chiefs

 

Traded Tony Reed to Broncos for 1981 third round pick (#75-Roger Taylor), 1982 fourth round pick (#104-Stuart Anderson) on 1981-??-??

  Roger Taylor
76 3-20
Bills
  Mike Mosley / Mike Bosley (AP)
77 3-21
Chargers
  Irvin Phillips
78 3-22
Rams
Chiefs

 

Traded Walter White, 1980 seventh round pick (#177-Kirk Collins) to Rams for 1980 sixth round pick (#165-Larry Heater), 1981 third round pick (#78-Lloyd Burress) on 1980-04-29

  Lloyd Burress
79 3-23
Seahawks
  Michael Holston
80 3-24
Falcons
  Scott Woerner
81 3-25
Cowboys
  Glen Titensor
82 3-26
Eagles
  Greg LaFleur
83 3-27
Raiders
Bills

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#23-Curt Marsh) to Raiders for 1981 first round pick (#28-Booker Moore), 1982 third round pick (#83-Robert Geathers) on 1981-04-28

  Robert Geathers
Round 4
84 4-1
Saints
Dolphins

 

Traded Guy Benjamin to Saints for 1981 fourth round pick (#84-Sam Greene), 1982 seventh round pick (#170-Dan Johnson) on 1980-08-28

  Sam Greene
85 4-2
Giants
  Clifford Chatman
86 4-3
Jets
  Al Washington
87 4-4
Seahawks
  Scott Phillips
88 4-5
Cardinals
  Steve Rhodes
89 4-6
Buccaneers
  John Holt
90 4-7
Packers
Redskins

 

Traded 1981 fourth round pick (#105-Richard Turner), 1981 fifth round pick (#117-Byron Braggs) to Packers for 1981 fourth round pick (#90-Tom Flick) on 1981-04-28

  Tom Flick
91 4-8
49ers
Cowboys

 

Traded Thomas Henderson to 49ers for 1981 fourth round pick (#91-Scott Pelluer) on 1980-05-15

  Scott Pelluer
92 4-9
Redskins
Browns

 

Traded Tony Peters to Redskins for 1980 fifth round pick (#136-Laval Short), 1981 fourth round pick (#92-Mike Robinson), Redskins 1981 tenth round pick (probably #257-Phil Kessel) on ????-??-??

  Mike Robinson
93 4-10
Bengals
  Guy Frazier
94 4-11
Colts
  Tim Sherwin
95 4-12
Bears
  Todd Bell
96 4-13
Dolphins
  Brad Wright
97 4-14
Chiefs
  Ron Washington
98 4-15
Broncos
  Mark Herrmann
99 4-16
Lions
  Tracy Porter
100 4-17
Steelers
  Robbie Martin
101 4-18
Vikings
  John Swain
102 4-19
Patriots
  Don Blackmon
103 4-20
Bills
Rams

 

Traded Isiah Robertson to Bills for 1981 fourth round pick (#103-George Lilja) on 1979-07-11

  George Lilja
104 4-21
Chargers
  Amos Lawrence
105 4-22
Rams
Redskins

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#9-Mel Owens) to Rams for 1981 first round pick (#20-Mark May), 1981 second round pick (#52-Jarvis Redwine), 1981 fourth round pick (#105-Richard Turner) on 1981-04-28

Packers

 

Traded 1981 fourth round pick (#90-Tom Flick) to Redskins for 1981 fourth round pick (#105-Richard Turner), 1981 fifth round pick (#117-Byron Braggs) on 1981-04-28

  Richard Turner
106 4-23
Seahawks
  Nick Eyre
107 4-24
Browns
Chargers

 

Traded Don Goode to Browns for 1981 fourth round pick (#107-Eric Sievers), 1983 fourth round pick (#95-Danny Walters) on 1980-08-27

  Eric Sievers
108 4-25
Cowboys
  Derrie Nelson
109 4-26
Falcons
  John Scully
110 4-27
Eagles
  Calvin Murray
111 4-28
Raiders
  Johnny Robinson
Round 5
112 5-1
Saints
  Louis Orbre
113 5-2
Jets
  Tyrone Keys
114 5-3
Seahawks
  Edwin Bailey
115 5-4
Giants
  Bill Neill
116 5-5
Cardinals
  John Gillen
117 5-6
Packers
Rams

 

Traded • Mike Wellman to Packers for • 1981 fifth round pick (#117-Byron Braggs) on 1979-08-14

Redskins

 

Traded • 1982 first round pick (#14-Barry Redden) to Rams for • 1981 third round pick (#69-Russ Grimm) • 1981 fifth round pick (#117-Byron Braggs), 1981 fifth round pick (#132-Gary Sayre) • 1982 second round pick (#49-Vernon Dean) on 1981-04-28

Packers

 

Traded • 1981 fourth round pick (#90-Tom Flick) to Redskins for • 1981 fourth round pick (#105-Richard Turner) • 1981 fifth round pick (#117-Byron Braggs) on 1981-04-28

Byron Braggs
118 5-7
Buccaneers
Raiders

 

Traded • Mike Rae to Buccaneers for • 1980 fifth round pick (#128-William Bowens) • 1981 fifth round pick (#118-James Davis) on 1978-09-12

  James Davis
119 5-8
Redskins
  Dexter Manley
120 5-9
Bengals
  Benjie Pryor
121 5-10
49ers
  Lynn Thomas
122 5-11
Bears
49ers

 

Traded • 1981 second round pick (#38-Mike Singletary) to Bears for • 1981 second round pick (#40-Eric Wright) • 1981 fifth round pick (#122-Arrington Jones) on 1981-04-28

  Arrington Jones
123 5-12
Colts
Vikings

 

Traded • 1981 first round pick (#18-Donnell Thompson) to Colts for • 1981 second round pick (#39-Mardye McDole) • 1981 second round pick (#52-Jarvis Redwine) • 1981 fifth round pick (#123-Wendell Ray) on 1981-04-28

  Wendell Ray
124 5-13
Chiefs
  Todd Thomas
125 5-14
Broncos
  Ken Lanier
126 5-15
Dolphins
  Ken Poole
127 5-16
Steelers
  Ricky Martin
128 5-17
Vikings
Saints

 

Traded • Steve Riley to Vikings for • 1981 third round pick (#71-Hoby Brenner) • 1981 fifth round pick (#128-Jerry Boyarsky) on 1980-??-??

  Jerry Boyarsky
129 5-18
Lions
  Larry Lee
130 5-19
Patriots
  Steve Clark
131 5-20
Chargers
  Keith Ferguson
132 5-21
Rams
Redskins

 

Traded • 1982 first round pick (#14-Barry Redden) to Rams for • 1981 third round pick (#69-Russ Grimm) • 1981 fifth round pick (#117-Byron Braggs), 1981 fifth round pick (#132-Gary Sayre) • 1982 second round pick (#49-Vernon Dean) on 1981-04-28

 

Gary Sayre
133 5-22
Seahawks
  Delbert Fowler
134 5-23
Browns
  Steve Cox
135 5-24
Bills
  Calvin Clark
136 5-25
Falcons
  Eric Sanders
137 5-26
Cowboys
  Danny Spradlin
138 5-27
Eagles
Dolphins

 

Traded • Leroy Harris to Eagles for • 1981 fifth round pick (#138-Tommy Vigorito) on 1979-08-27

  Tommy Vigorito
 
Raiders

Pick forfeited.

 

Unknown.

 
Round 6
139 6-1
Saints
  Nat Hudson
140 6-2
Seahawks
  Steve Durham
141 6-3
Giants
Chargers

 

Traded • Bo Matthews to Giants for • 1981 sixth round pick (#141-Andy Gissinger) on 1980-08-14

  Andy Gissinger
142 6-4
Jets
  John Woodring
143 6-5
Cardinals
  Dave Ahrens
144 6-6
Buccaneers
Saints

 

Traded • Tom Blanchard to Buccaneers for • 1981 sixth round pick (#144-Johnnie Poe) on 1979-08-16

  Johnnie Poe
145 6-7
Packers
Giants

 

Traded • Randy Dean to Packers for • 1981 sixth round pick (#145-Mel Hoover) on 1980-08-04

  Mel Hoover
146 6-8
Bengals
  Rex Robinson
147 6-9
49ers
  Pete Kugler
148 6-10
Redskins
  Larry Kubin
149 6-11
Colts
  Bubba Green
150 6-12
Bears
  Reuben Henderson
151 6-13
Broncos
  Alvin Lewis
152 6-14
Dolphins
  Mack Moore
153 6-15
Chiefs
  Dock Luckie
154 6-16
Vikings
Dolphins

 

Traded • Jim Langer to Vikings for • 1981 sixth round pick (#154-Fulton Walker) • 1982 fifth round pick (#120-Bob Nelson) on 1980-09-24

  Fulton Walker
155 6-17
Lions
  Sam Johnson
156 6-18
Steelers
  Bryan Hinkle
157 6-19
Patriots
  Ron Wooten
158 6-20
Rams
  William Daniels
159 6-21
Seahawks
  Bill Kay
160 6-22
Browns
  Ron Simmons
161 6-23
Bills
  Robert Holt
162 6-24
Chargers
  Bobby Duckworth
163 6-25
Cowboys
  Vince Skillings
164 6-26
Falcons
  Harry Standback
165 6-27
Eagles
Giants

 

Traded • Joe Pisarcik to Eagles for • 1981 sixth round pick (#165-Edward O'Neal) on 1980-04-23

  Edward O'Neal
166 6-28
Raiders
Saints

 

Traded • Joe Campbell to Raiders for • draft pick (possibly 1981 #166-Glen Redd) on 1980-10-14

 

sixth round #28 Glen Redd "New Orleans from Oakland" per AP

  Glen Redd
Round 7
167 7-1
Saints
  Kevin Williams
168 7-2
Giants
  Louis Jackson
169 7-3
Jets
  Kenny Neil
170 7-4
Seahawks
  Ron Johnson
171 7-5
Cardinals
  Kevin Donnalley
172 7-6
Packers
  Bill Whitaker
173 7-7
Buccaneers
Cowboys

 

Traded • Dave Stalls to Buccaneers for • 1981 seventh round pick (#173-Ron Fellows) • 1982 fourth round pick (#101-Brian Carpenter) on 1980-08-06

  Ron Fellows
174 7-8
49ers
Eagles

 

Traded • Mike Hogan to 49ers for • 1981 seventh round pick (#174-Alan Duncan) on 1979-??-??

  Alan Duncan
175 7-9
Redskins
Rams

 

Traded • Donnie Hickman • Jeff Williams • 1979 third round pick (#80-Rick Berns) • 1980 second round pick (#55-Mat Mendenhall) • 1980 fifth round pick (#137-Kenny Johnson) to Redskins for • Eddie Brown • 1981 seventh round pick (#175-Ron Battle) on 1978-07-24

  Ron Battle
176 7-10
Bengals
  Jeff Schuh
177 7-11
Bears
  Jeff Fisher
178 7-12
Colts
  Obed Ariri
179 7-13
Dolphins
  Mike Daum
180 7-14
Chiefs
  Billy Jackson
181 7-15
Broncos
  Steve Busick
182 7-16
Lions
  Lee Spivey
183 7-17
Steelers
  David Little
184 7-18
Vikings
  Don Shaver
185 7-19
Patriots
  Ken Toler
186 7-20
Seahawks
Seahawks

 

Traded • Sammy Green to Oilers for • 1980 tenth round pick (#274-Billy Rivers) • 1981 seventh round pick (#186-Brad Scoville) on 1980-04-30

  Brad Scovill
187 7-21
Browns
  Eddie Johnson
188 7-22
Bills
  Steve Doolittle
189 7-23
Chargers
  Pete Holohan
190 7-24
Rams
  Mike Clark
 
Falcons
Pick used in 1980 supplemental draft to select Matthew Teague.  
191 7-25
Cowboys
  Ken Miller
192 7-26
Eagles
  Doak Field
193 7-27
Raiders
Seahawks

 

Traded • Kenny King to Raiders for • Jack Tatum • 1980 seventh round pick (#183-Craig Bradshaw) • 1981 seventh round pick (#193-Don Washington) on 1980-04-30

  Don Washington
Round 8
194 8-1
Saints
Patriots

 

Traded • Sam Adams to Saints for • 1981 eighth round pick (#194-Ken Naber) on 1981-04-23

  Ken Naber
195 8-2
Jets
  Lloyd Jones
196 8-3
Seahawks
  Eric Lane
197 8-4
Giants
  John Powers
198 8-5
Cardinals
  Mike Fisher
199 8-6
Buccaneers
  Denver Johnson
200 8-7
Packers
  Larry Werts
201 8-8
Redskins
  Charlie Brown / Charley Brown (AP)
202 8-9
Bengals
  Bobby Kemp
203 8-10
49ers
  Garry White
204 8-11
Colts
  Ken Sitton
205 8-12
Bears
  Scott Zettek
206 8-13
Chiefs
  David Dorn
207 8-14
Broncos
Giants

 

Traded • Emery Moorehead to Broncos for • 1981 eighth round pick (#207-Mark Reed) on 1980-05-23

  Mark Reed
208 8-15
Dolphins
  William Judson
209 8-16
Steelers
  Frank Wilson
210 8-17
Vikings
  Wade Wilson
211 8-18
Lions
  Bob Niziolek
212 8-19
Patriots
  Lin Dawson
213 8-20
Browns
Jets

 

Traded • Marshall Harris to Browns for • 1981 conditional eighth round pick (if Harris makes Browns roster) (#213-J.C. Watts) on 1980-01-28

  J.C. Watts
214 8-21
Bills
Saints

 

Traded • Conrad Dobler to Bills for • 1981 draft pick (possibly #214-Gene Gladys) on 1980-07-03

 

eighth round #21 Gene Gladys "New Orleans from Buffalo" per AP

 

eighth round "choice to New Orleans" per Bills media guide

  Gene Gladys
215 8-22
Chargers
Saints

 

Traded • Rich Partridge / Rick Partridge to Chargers for • 1981 eighth round pick (#215-Kevin Evans) on 1980-08-31

  Kevin Evans
216 8-23
Rams
  Art Plunkett
217 8-24
Seahawks
  Willie Tullis
218 8-25
Cowboys
  Paul Piurowski
219 8-26
Falcons
  Cliff Toney
220 8-27
Eagles
Colts

 

Traded • Ron Baker to Eagles for • 1981 eighth round pick (#220-Hosea Taylor) on 1980-08-26

  Hosea Taylor
221 8-28
Raiders
Giants

 

Traded • Odis McKinney to Raiders for • 1981 eighth round pick (#221-Bill Ard) on ????-??-??

  Bill Ard
Round 9
222 9-1
Saints
  Toussaint Tyler
223 9-2
Seahawks
  Jim Stone
224 9-3
Giants
  Byron Hunt
225 9-4
Jets
  Admiral Dewey Larry
226 9-5
Cardinals
  Stump Mitchell
227 9-6
Packers
  Tim Huffman
228 9-7
Buccaneers
  Mike Ford
229 9-8
Bengals
  Jim Hannula
230 9-9
49ers
Bengals

 

Traded • Scott Perry to 49ers for • 1981 ninth round pick (#230-Samoa Samoa) on 1980-03-20

  Samoa Samoa
231 9-10
Redskins
  Darryl Grant
232 9-11
Bears
  Frank Ditta
233 9-12
Colts
  Tim Gooch
234 9-13
Broncos
  Rusty Olsen
235 9-14
Dolphins
  John Noonan
236 9-15
Chiefs
  Tony Vereen
237 9-16
Vikings
Seahawks

 

Traded • Nick Bebout to Vikings for • 1981 ninth round pick (#237-Jim Whatley) on 1980-09-06

  Jim Whatley
238 9-17
Lions
  Hugh Jernigan
239 9-18
Steelers
  James Hunter
240 9-19
Patriots
Lions

 

Traded • Ed O'Neil to Patriots for • 1981 ninth round pick (#240-Dave Martin) on 1980-07-26

  Dave Martin
241 9-20
Bills
  Rob Riddick
 
Chargers
Pick exercied in 1980 supplemental draft to select Billy Mullins.  
242 9-21
Rams
  Ron Seawell
243 9-22
Seahawks
  Avon Riley
244 9-23
Browns
  Randy Schleusener
245 9-24
Falcons
  Calvin Fance
246 9-25
Cowboys
  Mike Wilson
247 9-26
Eagles
  Chuck Commiskey
248 9-27
Raiders
  Curt Mohl
Round 10
249 10-1
Saints
  Hokie Gajan
250 10-2
Giants
  Mike Barker
251 10-3
Jets
  Marty Wetzel
252 10-4
Seahawks
  Ken Dawson
253 10-5
Cardinals
  James Mallard
254 10-6
Buccaneers
  Ken McCune
255 10-7
Packers
  Nickie Hall
256 10-8
49ers
Colts

 

Traded • Jim Krahl to 49ers for • 1981 tenth round pick (#256-Gregg Gerken) on 1980-09-23

  Gregg Gerken
257 10-9
Redskins
Browns

 

Traded • Tony Peters to Redskins for • 1980 fifth round pick (#136-Laval Short) • 1981 fourth round pick (#92-Mike Robinson (b)) • Redskins 1981 tenth round pick (probably #257-Phil Kessel) on ????-??-??

Redskins

 

Traded • 1982 eighth round pick (#211-Bill Jackson) to Browns for • 1981 tenth round pick (probably #257-Phil Kessel) • 1981 tenth round pick (#267-Allan Kennedy) on ????-??-??

  Phil Kessel
258 10-10
Bengals
  Hubert Simpson
259 10-11
Colts
  Trent Bryant
260 10-12
Bears
  Tim Clifford
261 10-13
Dolphins
  Steve Folsom
262 10-14
Chiefs
  Les Studdard
263 10-15
Broncos
Cardinals

 

Traded • Perry Smith to Broncos for • 1980 eighth round pick (#211-Grant Hudson) • 1981 tenth round pick (#263-Jim Joiner) on 1980-04-24

  Jim Joiner
264 10-16
Lions
  Andy Cannavino
265 10-17
Steelers
  Mike Mayock
266 10-18
Vikings
  James Murphy
267 10-19
Patriots
Browns

 

Traded • Earnest Price to Patriots for • 1981 tenth round pick (#267-Allan Kennedy) on 1980-02-07

 

Patriots tenth round "Pick to Cleveland for DE Ernest Pirce" per Patriots media guide

Redskins

 

Traded • 1982 eighth round pick (#211-Bill Jackson) to Browns for • 1981 tenth round pick (probably #257-Phil Kessel) • 1981 tenth round pick (#267-Allan Kennedy) on ????-??-??

  Allan Kennedy
Redskins

 

Unknown.

 

tenth round #19 Allan Kennedy "Cleveland from New England through Washington" per AP

Browns

 

Unknown.

 

tenth round #19 Allan Kennedy "Cleveland from New England through Washington" per AP

 
268 10-20
Chargers
  Robert Parham
269 10-21
Rams
  Robert Alexander
270 10-22
Seahawks
  Larry Jones
271 10-23
Browns
  Dean Prater
272 10-24
Bills
  Justin Cross
273 10-25
Cowboys
  Pat Graham
274 10-26
Falcons
  Robert Murphy
275 10-27
Eagles
  Hubert Oliver
276 10-28
Raiders
  Frank Hawkins
Round 11
277 11-1
Saints
  Lester Mickens
278 11-2
Jets
  Ed Gall
279 11-3
Seahawks
  Lance Olander
280 11-4
Giants
Chargers

 

Traded • Cliff Olander to Giants for • 1981 eleventh round pick (#280-Matt Petrzelka) on 1980-09-01

  Matt Petrzelka
281 11-5
Cardinals
  Mike Sherrod
282 11-6
Packers
  Forrest Valora
283 11-7
Buccaneers
  Johnny Ray Smith
284 11-8
Redskins
  Jerry Hill
285 11-9
Bengals
  Robert Jackson
286 11-10
49ers
  Rob DeBose
287 11-11
Bears
  Lonnie Johnson
288 11-12
Colts
  Holden Smith
289 11-13
Chiefs
  Frank Case
290 11-14
Broncos
  Pat Walker
291 11-15
Dolphins
  Jim Jensen
292 11-16
Steelers
  Rick Trocano
293 11-17
Vikings
  Bill Stephanos
294 11-18
Lions
  Willie Jackson
295 11-19
Patriots
  Brian Buckley
296 11-20
Rams
  Marcellus Greene
297 11-21
Seahawks
  Claude Matthews
298 11-22
Browns
  Larry Friday
299 11-23
Bills
  Buster Barnett
300 11-24
Chargers
  Carlos Bradley
301 11-25
Falcons
  Keith Cahppelle
302 11-26
Cowboys
  Tim Morrison
303 11-27
Eagles
  Gail Davis
304 11-28
Raiders
  Chester Willis
Round 12
305 12-1
Saints
  Jim Wilks
306 12-2
Seahawks
  Jeff Bednarek
307 12-3
Giants
  Mike Maher
308 12-4
Jets
  Mike Moeller
309 12-5
Cardinals
  Joe Adams
Steelers
Steelers
49ers
49ers

 

Unknown.

 

sent to San Francisco as compensation in Willie Fry trade per Steelers media guide (believed to be in error-- was actually 1981 pick #322 or 1980 twelfth round pick or ?)

 
310 12-6
Buccaneers
  Brad White
311 12-7
Packers
  Cliff Lewis
312 12-8
Bengals
  Mark O'Connell
313 12-9
49ers
  Major Ogilvie
314 12-10
Redskins
  Clint Didier
315 12-11
Colts
  Eric Scoggins
316 12-12
Bears
  Bob Shupryt
317 12-13
Broncos

Broncos native pick per AP

 

This would be Broncos native pick per sequence of other rounds.

  John Hankerd
Lions
Broncos

 

Unknown.

 

twelfth round #317 John Hankerd "from Detroit" per Broncos media guide (believed to be in error-- was actually round 12 pick #17?)

 
318 12-14
Dolphins
  John Alford
319 12-15
Chiefs
  Bob Gagliano
320 12-16
Vikings
  Brian Williams
321 12-17
Lions
Broncos

 

Traded • 1980 eighth round pick (#196-Ken Walter) to Lions for • 1981 twelfth round pick (probably #321-Mandel Robinson) • past considerations from earlier Mike Montler trade on 1980-04-08

 

twelfth round #17 Mandel Robinson "Denver from Detriot" per AP

 

Lions twelfth round pick "choice to Den" per Lions media guide

  Mandel Robinson
322 12-18
Steelers
49ers

 

Unknown.

 

sent to San Francisco as compensation in Willie Fry trade per Steelers media guide

 

twelfth round #18 Joe Adams "San Francisco from Pittsburgh" per AP

  Joe Adams
323 12-19
Patriots
  Cris Crissy
324 12-20
Seahawks
  Bill Capece
325 12-21
Browns
  Kevin McGill
326 12-22
Bills
  Keith Clark
327 12-23
Chargers
  Stacy Charles
328 12-24
Rams
  Jairo Penaranda
329 12-25
Cowboys
  Nate Lundy
330 12-26
Falcons
  Mark McCants
331 12-27
Eagles
  Ray Ellis
332 12-28
Raiders
  Phil Nelson