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1997 NFL Draft

Round 1
1997 NFL Draft
Sel # Player Position School Team
1 Orlando Pace T Ohio State St. Louis Rams
2 Darrell Russell DE USC Oakland Raiders
3 Shawn Springs CB Ohio State Seattle Seahawks
4 Peter Boulware OLB Florida State Baltimore Ravens
5 Bryant Westbrook CB Texas Detroit Lions
6 Walter Jones T Florida State Seattle Seahawks
7 Ike Hilliard WR Florida New York Giants
8 James Farrior OLB Virginia New York Jets
9 Tom Knight CB Iowa Arizona Cardinals
10 Chris Naeole G Colorado New Orleans Saints
11 Michael Booker CB Nebraska Atlanta Falcons
12 Warrick Dunn RB Florida State Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13 Tony Gonzalez TE California Kansas City Chiefs
14 Reinard Wilson OLB Florida State Cincinnati Bengals
15 Yatil Green WR Miami (Fla.) Miami Dolphins
16 Reidel Anthony WR Florida Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17 Kenard Lang DE Miami (Fla.) Washington Redskins
18 Kenny Holmes DE Miami (Fla.) Tennessee Oilers
19 Tarik Glenn G California Indianapolis Colts
20 Dwayne Rudd LB Alabama Minnesota Vikings
21 Renaldo Wynn DT Notre Dame Jacksonville Jaguars
22 David LaFleur TE Louisiana State Dallas Cowboys
23 Antowain Smith RB Houston Buffalo Bills
24 Chad Scott CB Maryland Pittsburgh Steelers
25 Jon Harris DE Virginia Philadelphia Eagles
26 Jim Druckenmiller QB Virginia Tech San Francisco 49ers
27 Rae Carruth WR Colorado Carolina Panthers
28 Trevor Pryce DT Clemson Denver Broncos
29 Chris Canty DB Kansas State New England Patriots
30 Ross Verba T Iowa Green Bay Packers
Round 2        
31 Rick Terry DT North Carolina New York Jets
32 Nathan Davis DE Indiana Atlanta Falcons
33 Rob Kelly DB Ohio State New Orleans Saints
34 Jamie Sharper OLB Virginia Baltimore Ravens
35 Juan Roque T Arizona State Detroit Lions
36 Tiki Barber RB Virginia New York Giants
37 Jerry Wunsch T Wisconsin Tampa Bay Buccaneers
38 John Allred TE USC Chicago Bears
39 Jared Tomich DE Nebraska New Orleans Saints
40 Dexter McCleon DB Clemson St. Louis Rams
41 Byron Hanspard RB Texas Tech Atlanta Falcons
42 Jake Plummer QB Arizona State Arizona Cardinals
43 Corey Dillon HB Washington Cincinnati Bengals
44 Sam Madison CB Louisville Miami Dolphins
45 Freddie Jones TE North Carolina San Diego Chargers
46 Joey Kent WR Tennessee Tennessee Oilers
47 Kevin Lockett WR Kansas State Kansas City Chiefs
48 Adam Meadows T Georgia Indianapolis Colts
49 Torrian Gray FS Virginia Tech Minnesota Vikings
50 Mike Logan CB West Virginia Jacksonville Jaguars
51 Greg Jones LB Colorado Washington Redskins
52 Marcellus Wiley DE Columbia Buffalo Bills
53 Will Blackwell WR San Diego State Pittsburgh Steelers
54 Kevin Abrams CB Syracuse Detroit Lions
55 Marc Edwards RB Notre Dame San Francisco 49ers
56 Mike Minter FS Nebraska Carolina Panthers
57 James Darling OLB Washington State Philadelphia Eagles
58 Kim Herring FS Penn State Baltimore Ravens
59 Brandon Mitchell DE Texas A&M New England Patriots
60 Darren Sharper DB William & Mary Green Bay Packers
Round 3        
61 Sedrick Shaw RB Iowa New England Patriots
62 Troy Davis RB Iowa State New Orleans Saints
63 Frank Middleton G Arizona Tampa Bay Buccaneers
64 Jay Graham RB Tennessee Baltimore Ravens
65 Dexter Coakley OLB Appalachian State Dallas Cowboys
66 Ronde Barber CB Virginia Tampa Bay Buccaneers
67 Dan Neil G Texas Denver Broncos
68 Ryan Phillips LB Idaho New York Giants
69 Bob Sapp G Washington Chicago Bears
70 O.J. Santiago TE Kent State Atlanta Falcons
71 Duce Staley RB South Carolina Philadelphia Eagles
72 Adam Treu G Nebraska Oakland Raiders
73 Jason Taylor DE Akron Miami Dolphins
74 Michael Hamilton LB North Carolina A&T San Diego Chargers
75 Denard Walker CB Louisiana State Tennessee Oilers
76 Rod Payne C Michigan Cincinnati Bengals
77 Greg Clark TE Stanford San Francisco 49ers
78 Stalin Colinet DE Boston College Minnesota Vikings
79 James Hamilton LB North Carolina Jacksonville Jaguars
80 Derek M. Smith OLB Arizona State Washington Redskins
81 Scott Sanderson T Washington State Tennessee Oilers
82 Paul Wiggins T Oregon Pittsburgh Steelers
83 Steve Scifres G Wyoming Dallas Cowboys
84 Ty Howard CB Ohio State Arizona Cardinals
85 Tim Kohn G Iowa State Oakland Raiders
86 Bertrand Berry LB Notre Dame Indianapolis Colts
87 Kinnon Tatum LB Notre Dame Carolina Panthers
88 Dedric Ward WR Northern Iowa New York Jets
89 Chris Carter DB Texas New England Patriots
90 Brett Conway K Penn State Green Bay Packers
91 Mike Vrabel DE Ohio State Pittsburgh Steelers
92 Derrick Rodgers OLB Arizona State Miami Dolphins
93 Ronnie Ward LB Kansas Miami Dolphins
94 Kenny Wheaton DB Oregon Dallas Cowboys
95 Brad Maynard P Ball State New York Giants
96 Brent Smith T Mississippi State Miami Dolphins
Round 4        
97 Damon Denson G Michigan New England Patriots
98 Derrick Mason WR Michigan State Tennessee Oilers
99 Danny Wuerffel QB Florida New Orleans Saints
100 Henri Crockett OLB Florida State Atlanta Falcons
101 Antonio Anderson DT Syracuse Dallas Cowboys
102 Terry Day DE Mississippi State New York Jets
103 Pete Monty LB Wisconsin New York Giants
104 Leon Johnson RB North Carolina New York Jets
105 Darnell Autry RB Northwestern Chicago Bears
106 Chris Dishman G Nebraska Arizona Cardinals
107 Pratt Lyons DE Troy State Tennessee Oilers
108 Marcus Robinson WR South Carolina Chicago Bears
109 Raleigh Roundtree T South Carolina State San Diego Chargers
110 Pat Barnes QB California Kansas City Chiefs
111 Tremain Mack SS Miami (Fla.) Cincinnati Bengals
112 Ryan Tucker C Texas Christian St. Louis Rams
113 Antonio Banks DB Virginia Tech Minnesota Vikings
114 Seth Payne DT Cornell Jacksonville Jaguars
115 Albert Connell WR Texas A&M Washington Redskins
116 Keith Poole WR Arizona State New Orleans Saints
117 Monty Montgomery DB Houston Indianapolis Colts
118 Tyrus McCloud LB Louisville Baltimore Ravens
119 Damien Robinson DB Iowa Philadelphia Eagles
120 Jamie Nails T Florida A&M Buffalo Bills
121 Jerome Daniels T Northeastern Miami Dolphins
122 Tarek Saleh LB Wisconsin Carolina Panthers
123 Chad Levitt RB Cornell Oakland Raiders
124 Cory Gilliard DB Ball State Denver Broncos
125 Ed Ellis T Buffalo New England Patriots
126 Jermaine Smith DT Georgia Green Bay Packers
127 Macey Brooks WR James Madison Dallas Cowboys
128 Alshermond Singleton LB Temple Tampa Bay Buccaneers
129 Nicky Sualua RB Ohio State Dallas Cowboys
130 Matt Russell LB Colorado Detroit Lions
Round 5        
131 Lamont Burns G East Carolina New York Jets
132 Jamel Williams DB Nebraska Washington Redskins
133 Marcus Wimberly DB Miami (Fla.) Atlanta Falcons
134 Jeff Mitchell C Florida Baltimore Ravens
135 Pete Chryplewicz TE Notre Dame Detroit Lions
136 Sam Garnes SS Cincinnati New York Giants
137 Patrick Hape TE Alabama Tampa Bay Buccaneers
138 Kenny Bynum RB South Carolina State San Diego Chargers
139 Chad Carpenter WR Washington State Arizona Cardinals
140 Keith Thibodeaux DB Northwestern State-Louisiana Washington Redskins
141 Van Hiles DB Kentucky Chicago Bears
142 Eric Stokes DB Nebraska Seattle Seahawks
143 George McCullough DB Baylor Tennessee Oilers
144 Andre Purvis DT North Carolina Cincinnati Bengals
145 Ray Austin DB Tennessee New York Jets
146 Paul Bradford CB Portland State San Diego Chargers
147 Damon Jones TE Southern Illinois Jacksonville Jaguars
148 Twan Russell LB Miami (Fla.) Washington Redskins
149 Barron Tanner DT Oklahoma Miami Dolphins
150 Nate Jacquet WR San Diego State Indianapolis Colts
151 Tony Williams DT Memphis Minnesota Vikings
152 N. D. Kalu DE Rice Philadelphia Eagles
153 Sean Woodson DB Jackson State Buffalo Bills
154 George Jones RB San Diego State Pittsburgh Steelers
155 Luther Broughton TE Furman Philadelphia Eagles
156 Carl Powell DE Louisville Indianapolis Colts
157 Nicholas Lopez DE Texas Southern Miami Dolphins
158 Taje Allen DB Texas St. Louis Rams
159 Vernon Crawford LB Florida State New England Patriots
160 Anthony Hicks LB Arkansas Green Bay Packers
161 Duane Ashman G Virginia Detroit Lions
162 Brad Badger G Stanford Washington Redskins
Round 6        
163 June Henley RB Kansas Kansas City Chiefs
164 Tim Scharf LB Northwestern New York Jets
165 Nicky Savoie TE Louisiana State New Orleans Saints
166 John Fiala LB Washington Miami Dolphins
167 Steve Lee FB Indiana Baltimore Ravens
168 Tony Ramirez T Northern Colorado Detroit Lions
169 Al Harris CB Texas A&M - Kingsville Tampa Bay Buccaneers
170 Brian Manning WR Stanford Miami Dolphins
171 Mike Cherry QB Murray State New York Giants
172 Calvin Branch CB Colorado State Oakland Raiders
173 Mike Crawford LB Nevada-Las Vegas Miami Dolphins
174 Itula Mili TE Brigham Young Seattle Seahawks
175 Rod Brown FB North Carolina State Arizona Cardinals
176 Canute Curtis LB West Virginia Cincinnati Bengals
177 Ed Perry TE James Madison Miami Dolphins
178 Dan Palmer C Air Force San Diego Chargers
179 Muadianvita Kazadi LB Tulsa St. Louis Rams
180 Calvin Collins C Texas A&M Atlanta Falcons
181 Dennis Stallings LB Illinois Tennessee Oilers
182 Scott Von der Ahe LB Arizona State Indianapolis Colts
183 Robert Tate WR Cincinnati Minnesota Vikings
184 Daimon Shelton RB Sacramento State Jacksonville Jaguars
185 T. Marcus Spriggs T Houston Buffalo Bills
186 Daryl Porter DB Boston College Pittsburgh Steelers
187 Lee Vaughn DB Wyoming Dallas Cowboys
188 Tony McCombs LB Eastern Kentucky Arizona Cardinals
189 Matt Finkes LB Ohio State Carolina Panthers
190 Antwuan Wyatt WR Bethune-Cookman Philadelphia Eagles
191 Chuck Clements QB Houston New York Jets
192 Tony Gaiter WR Miami (Fla.) New England Patriots
193 Grady Jackson DE Knoxville Oakland Raiders
194 Cornell Brown LB Virginia Tech Baltimore Ravens
195 Isaac Byrd WR Kansas Kansas City Chiefs
196 Shawn Swayda DE Arizona State Chicago Bears
197 Nigea Carter WR Michigan State Tampa Bay Buccaneers
198 Ed Jasper DT Texas A&M Philadelphia Eagles
199 Rod Manuel DE Oklahoma Pittsburgh Steelers
200 Richard Hogans LB Memphis Chicago Bears
201 Ricky Parker DB San Diego State Chicago Bears
Round 7        
202 Steve Rosga DB Colorado New York Jets
203 Hudhaifa Ismaeli CB Northwestern Miami Dolphins
204 Tony Graziani QB Oregon Atlanta Falcons
205 Chris Ward DE Kentucky Baltimore Ravens
206 Terry Battle RB Arizona State Detroit Lions
207 Koy Detmer QB Colorado Philadelphia Eagles
208 Matt Keneley DT USC New York Giants
209 Anthony DeGrate DT Stephen F. Austin St. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
210 Mike Miano DT Southwest Missouri State Chicago Bears
211 Carlos Jones CB Miami (Fla.) Seattle Seahawks
212 Mark Smith DT Auburn Arizona Cardinals
213 Chris Miller WR USC Green Bay Packers
214 Nathan Parks T Stanford Kansas City Chiefs
215 Cedric White DT North Carolina A&T St. Louis Rams
216 Armon Williams DB Arizona Tennessee Oilers
217 William Carr DT Michigan Cincinnati Bengals
218 Toran James LB North Carolina A&T San Diego Chargers
219 Clarence Thompson S Knoxville Indianapolis Colts
220 Artie Ulmer LB Valdosta State Minnesota Vikings
221 Jon Hesse LB Nebraska Jacksonville Jaguars
222 Chris Bayne DB Fresno State Atlanta Falcons
223 Mike Adams WR Texas Pittsburgh Steelers
224 Omar Stoutmire DB Fresno State Dallas Cowboys
225 Byron Capers CB Florida State Philadelphia Eagles
226 Pat Fitzgerald TE Texas Buffalo Bills
227 DeAuntae Brown DB Central State (Ohio) Philadelphia Eagles
228 Kris Mangum TE Mississippi Carolina Panthers
229 Jason Ferguson DT Georgia New York Jets
230 Scott Rehberg T Central Michigan New England Patriots
231 Jerald Sowell RB Tulane Green Bay Packers
232 Marcus Harris WR Wyoming Detroit Lions
233 Marvin Thomas DE Memphis Chicago Bears
234 Wally Richardson QB Penn State Baltimore Ravens
235 Matt Hatchette WR Langston Minnesota Vikings
236 Ralph Staten DB Alabama Baltimore Ravens
237 Tony Corbin QB Sacramento State San Diego Chargers
238 Leland Taylor DT Louisville Baltimore Ravens
239 Richard Jordan LB Missouri Southern State Detroit Lions
240 Ronnie McAda QB Army Green Bay Packers


* = Junior; ** = Sophomore; *** = Freshman