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1983 Draft

Here is a complete round by round listing for the 1983 draft. Our main coverage of this draft is here.

Round 1

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 1 John Elway Colts QB Stanford
2 2 Eric Dickerson Rams RB SMU
3 3 Curt Warner Seahawks RB Penn State
4 4 Chris Hinton Broncos OT Northwestern
5 5 Billy Ray Smith Chargers LB Arkansas
6 6 Jimbo Covert Bears OT Pittsburgh
7 7 Todd Blackledge Chiefs QB Penn State
8 8 Michael Haddix Eagles RB Mississippi State
9 9 Bruce Matthews Oilers OG USC
10 10 Terry Kinard Giants DB Clemson
11 11 Tim Lewis Packers DB Pittsburgh
12 12 Tony Hunter Bills TE Notre Dame
13 13 James Jones Lions RB Florida
14 14 Jim Kelly Bills QB Miami (FL)
15 15 Tony Eason Patriots QB Illinois
16 16 Mike Pitts Falcons DE Alabama
17 17 Leonard Smith Cardinals DB McNeese State
18 18 Willie Gualt Bears WR Tennessee
19 19 Joey Browner Vikings DB USC
20 20 Gary Anderson Chargers RB Arkansas
21 21 Gabriel Rivera Steelers DT Texas Tech
22 22 Gill Byrd Chargers DB San Jose State
23 23 Jim Jeffcoat Cowboys DE Arizona State
24 24 Ken O'Brien Jets QB Cal-Davis
25 25 Dave Rimington Bengals C Nebraska
26 26 Don Mosebar Raiders OT USC
27 27 Dan Marino Dolphins QB Pittsburgh
28 28 Darrell Green Redskins C Texas A&I

Round 2

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 29 Vernon Maxwell Colts LB Arizona State
2 30 Harvey Salem Oilers OT California
3 31 Mark Cooper Broncos OT Miami (FL)
4 32 Henry Ellard Rams WR Fresno State
5 33 Mike Richardson Bears DB Arizona State
6 34 Dave Lutz Chiefs OT Georgia Tech
7 35 Wes Hopkins Eagles DB SMU
8 36 Mike Wilcher Rams LB North Carolina
9 37 Leonard Marshall Giants DT LSU
10 38 Steve Korte Saints OG Arkansas
11 39 Darryl Talley Bills LB West Virginia
12 40 Rich Strenger Lions OT Michigan
13 41 Ron Brown Browns WR Arizona State
14 42 Keith Bostic Oilers DB Michigan
15 43 James Britt Falcons DB LSU
16 44 Cedric Mack Cardinals DB Baylor
17 45 Randy Grimes Buccaneers C Baylor
18 46 Jody Schulz Eagles LB East Carolina
19 47 Darryal Wilson Patriots WR Tennessee
20 48 Dave Dreschsler Packers OG North Carolina
21 49 Roger Craig 49ers RB Nebraska
22 50 Mike Walter Cowboys LB Oregon
23 51 Johnny Hector Jets RB Texas A&M
24 52 Wayne Capers Steelers WR Kansas
25 53 Ray Horton Bengals DB Washington
26 54 Bill Pickel Raiders DT Rutgers
27 55 Mike Charles Dolphins DT Syracuse
28 56 Richard Williams Redskins RB Memphis State

Round 3

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 57 George Achica Colts DT USC
2 58 Tim Joiner Oilers LB LSU
3 59 Blanchard Montgomery 49ers LB UCLA
4 60 Clinton Sampson Broncos WR San Diego State
5 61 Albert Lewis Chiefs DB Grambling
6 62 Glen Young Eagles WR Mississippi State
7 63 Jamie Williams Giants TE Nebraska
8 64 Dave Duerson Bears DB Notre Dame
9 65 John Tice Saints TE Maryland
10 66 Cliff Astin Saints RB Clemson
11 67 Mike Cofer Lions DE Tennessee
12 68 Reggie Camp Browns DE California
13 69 Chris Dressel Oilers TE Stanford
14 70 Karl Nelson Giants OT Iowa State
15 71 Ramsey Dardar Cardinals DT LSU
16 72 Jeremiah Castille Buccaneers DB Alabama
17 73 Walker Lee Ashley Vikings LB Penn State
18 74 Stephen Starring Patriots WR McNeese State
19 75 Andrew Provence Falcons DT South Carolina
20 76 Charles Benson Dolphins DE Baylor
21 77 Bryan Caldwell Cowboys DE Arizona State
22 78 JoJo Townsell Jets WR UCLA
23 79 Todd Seabaugh Steelers LB San Diego State
24 80 Steve Moore Patriots OG Tennessee State
25 81 Jim Turner Bengals DB UCLA
26 82 Tony Caldwell Raiders LB Washington
27 83 Steve Brown Oilers DB Oregon
28 84 Charles Mann Redskins DE Nevada

Round 4

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 85 Phil Smith Colts WR San Diego State
2 86 Greg Hill Oilers DB Oklahoma State
3 87 Chuck Nelson Rams K Washington
4 88 Mike McCloskey Oilers TE Penn State
5 89 Mike Williams Eagles RB Mississippi College
6 90 Tom Holmoe 49ers DB BYU
7 91 Tom Thayer Bears C Notre Dame
8 92 Ron Wetzel Chiefs TE Arizona State
9 93 Trey Junkin Bills LB Louisiana Tech
10 94 August Curley Lions LB USC
11 95 Danny Walters Chargers DB Arkansas
12 96 Mark Duda Cardinals DT Maryland
13 97 Vince Newsome Rams DB Washington
14 98 Gary Lewis Saints DT Oklahoma State
15 99 Kelly Thomas Buccaneers OT USC
16 100 Mark Rush Vikings RB Miami (FL)
17 101 Johnny Rembert Patriots LB Clemson
18 102 John Harper Falcons LB Southern Illinois
19 103 Lionel Washington Cardinals DB Tulane
20 104 Mike Miller Packers WR Tennessee
21 105 Wes Howell Jets TE California
22 106 Bo Scott Metcalf Steelers DB Baylor
23 107 Pat Dunsmore Bears TE Drake
24 108 Chris Faulkner Cowboys TE Florida
25 109 Steve Maidlow Bengals LB Michigan State
26 110 Greg Townsend Raiders DE TCU
27 111 Doug Reed Rams DT San Diego State
28 112 Jimmy Payne Bills DE Georgia

Round 5

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 113 Sid Abramowitz Colts OT Tulsa
2 114 Larry Moriarty Oilers RB Notre Dame
3 115 Demetrious Johnson Lions DB Missouri
4 116 Weedy Harris Broncos LB Houston
5 117 Riki Ellison 49ers LB USC
6 118 Smiley Creswell Patriots DE Michigan State
7 119 Jim Arnold Chiefs P Vanderbilt
8 120 Byron Darby Eagles DT USC
9 121 Steve Mott Lions C Alabama
10 122 Bill Contz Browns OT Penn State
11 123 Chris Castor Seahawks WR Duke
12 124 Malcolm Scott Giants TE LSU
13 125 Bruce Baldwin Broncos DB Harding College
14 126 Matt Vandenboom Bills DB Wisconsin
15 127 Mark Stewart Vikings LB Washington
16 128 Darryl Lewis Patriots TE Texas-Arlington
17 129 Brett Miller Falcons OT Iowa
18 130 Steve Bird Cardinals WR Eastern Kentucky
19 131 Tony Chickillo Buccaneers DT Miami (FL)
20 132 Bryan Thomas Packers RB Pittsburgh
21 133 Paul Skansi Steelers WR Washington
22 134 Otis Grant Rams WR Michigan State
23 135 Chuck McSwain Cowboys RB Clemson
24 136 John Walker Jets DT Nebraska-Omaha
25 137 Jeff Christensen Bengals QB Eastern Illinois
26 138 Dokie Williams Raiders WR UCLA
27 139 Jerome Foster Oilers DT Ohio State
28 140 Gregg Garrity Steelers WR Penn State

Round 6

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 141 Trumaine Johnson Chargers WR Grambling
2 142 Steve Haworth Oilers DB Oklahoma
3 143 Victor Heflin Broncos DB Delaware State
4 144 Gary Kowalski Rams OT Boston College
5 145 Tim Stracka Browns TE Wisconsin
6 146 Ellis Gardner Chiefs OT Georgia Tech
7 147 Victor Oatis Eagles WR NW Louisiana
8 148 Rheugene Branton Buccaneers WR Texas Southern
9 149 Dave Puzzuoli Browns DT Pittsburgh
10 150 Reginald Gipson Seahawks RB Alabama A&M
11 151 Darrell Patterson Giants LB TCU
12 152 Kiki DeAyala Bengals LB Texas
13 153 Kevin Belcher Giants OG UTEP
14 154 Todd Brown Lions WR Nebraska
15 155 Mike Bass Patriots K Illinois
16 156 Anthony Allen Falcons WR Washington
17 157 George Schmitt Cardinals DB Delaware
18 158 Ken Kaplan Buccaneers OT New Hampshire
19 159 Mike Jones Vikings WR Tennessee State
20 160 Ron Sams Packers OG Pittsburgh
21 161 Grant Feasel Colts C Abilene Christian
22 162 Reggie Collier Cowboys QB Southern Mississippi
23 163 Vincent White Jets RB Stanford
24 164 Eric Williams Steelers DB North Carolina State
25 165 Larry Kinnebrew Bengals RB Tennessee State
26 166 Bob Winckler Redskins OT Wisconsin
27 167 Reggie Roby Dolphins P Iowa
28 168 Babe Laufenberg Redskins QB Indiana

Round 7

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 169 Alvin Moore Colts RB Arizona State
2 170 Herkie Walls Oilers WR Texas
3 171 Jeff Simmons Rams WR USC
4 172 Myron Dupree Broncos DB North Carolina Central
5 173 Ken Thomas Chiefs RB San Jose State
6 174 Anthony Edgar Eagles RB Hawaii
7 175 Gary Moten 49ers LB SMU
8 176 Rocky Belk Browns WR Miami (FL)
9 177 Sam Merriman Seahawks LB Idaho
10 178 Perry Williams Giants DB North Carolina State
11 179 Daryl Posey Chiefs RB Mississippi College
12 180 Gurnest Brown Bills DT Maryland
13 181 Mike Black Lions P Arizona State
14 182 Jon Schultheis Eagles OG Princeton
15 183 Jeff Turk Falcons DB Boise State
16 184 Carlos Scott Cardinals C UTEP
17 185 Weldon Ledbetter Buccaneers RB Oklahoma
18 186 Carl Lee Vikings DB Marshall
19 187 Craig James Patriots RB SMU
20 188 Jessie Clark Packers RB Arkansas
21 189 Chris Schultz Cowboys OT Arizona
22 190 Darrin Newbold Jets LB SW Missouri State
23 191 Mark Kirchner Steelers OG Baylor
24 192 Bill Elko Chargers DT LSU
25 193 James Griffin Bengals DB Middle Tennessee State
26 194 Jeff McCall Raiders RB Clemson
27 195 Keith Woetzel Dolphins LB Rutgers
28 196 Kelvin Bryant Redskins RB North Carolina

Round 8

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 197 Gary Kubiak Broncos QB Texas A&M
2 198 Robert Thompson Oilers LB Michigan
3 199 Henry Odom Steelers RB South Carolina State
4 200 Troy West Rams DB USC
5 201 Rich Kraynak Eagles LB Pittsburgh
6 202 Earnest Jackson Chargers RB Texas A&M
7 203 Richard Dent Bears DE Tennessee State
8 204 Irv Eatman Chiefs OT UCLA
9 205 Andy Headen Giants LB Clemson
10 206 David Greenwood Saints DB Wisconsin
11 207 James Durham Bills DB Houston
12 208 Bill Stapleton Lions DB Washington
13 209 Mike McClearn Browns OG Temple
14 210 Matt Hernandez Seahawks OT Purdue
15 211 Bob Harris Cardinals DB Auburn
16 212 John Samuelson Buccaneers LB Azusa Pacific
17 213 Norris Brown Vikings TE Georgia
18 214 Ronnie Lippett Patriots DB Miami (FL)
19 215 John Rade Falcons LB Boise State
20 216 Carlton Briscoe Packers DB McNeese State
21 217 Davlin Mullen Jets DB Western Kentucky
22 218 Craig Dunaway Steelers TE Michigan
23 219 Mark Bortz Bears OG Iowa
24 220 Lawrence Ricks Cowboys RB Michigan
25 221 Mike Martin Bengals WR Illinois
26 222 Mike Dotterer Raiders RB Stanford
27 223 Mark Clayton Dolphins WR Louisville
28 224 Todd Hallstrom Redskins OT Minnesota

Round 9

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 225 Jim Mills Colts OT Hawaii
2 226 Kevin Potter Oilers DB Missouri
3 227 Jack Belcher Rams C Boston College
4 228 Brian Hawkins Broncos DB San Jose State
5 229 Mike Mularkey 49ers TE Florida
6 230 Rob Fada Bears OG Pittsburgh
7 231 Adam Lingner Chiefs C Illinois
8 232 Rich Pelzer Eagles OT Rhode Island
9 233 Ricky Williams Patriots RB Langston
10 234 George Parker Bills RB Norfolk State
11 235 Mark Zavagnin Bears LB Notre Dame
12 236 Bob Clasby Seahawks DT Notre Dame
13 237 Ali Haji-Sheikh Giants K Michigan
14 238 Hasson Arbubakrr Buccaneers DT Texas Tech
15 239 Rod Achter Vikings WR Toledo
16 240 Mark Keel Patriots TE Arizona
17 241 Chris Rose Colts OT Stanford
18 242 Otis Brown Cardinals RB Jackson State
19 243 Robin Ham Packers C West Texas State
20 244 Blake Wingle Steelers OG UCLA
21 245 Mike Green Chargers LB Oklahoma State
22 246 Al Gross Cowboys DB Arizona
23 247 Bobby Humphrey Jets WR New Mexico State
24 248 Stanley Wilson Bengals RB Oklahoma
25 249 Kent Jordan Raiders TE St. Mary's (CA)
26 250 Mark Brown Dolphins LB Purdue
27 251 Marcus Gilbert Redskins RB TCU

Round 10

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 252 Ronald Hopkins Colts DB Murray State
2 253 Byron Williams Packers WR Texas-Arlington
3 254 Walt Bowyer Broncos DE Arizona State
4 255 Melvin Brown Vikings DB Mississippi
5 256 Anthony Hutchison Bears RB Texas Tech
6 257 Mark Shumate Chiefs DT Wisconsin
7 258 Thomas Strauthers Eagles DT Jackson State
8 259 Jeff Merrill 49ers DT Nebraska
9 260 Richard Tharpe Bills DT Louisville
10 261 Dave Laube Lions OG Penn State
11 262 Thomas Hopkins Browns OT Alabama State
12 263 Pete Speros Seahawks OG Penn State
13 264 James Williams Patriots TE Wyoming
14 265 Toby Williams Patriots DE Nebraska
15 266 Walter Tate Vikings C Tennessee State
16 267 Tom Ramsey Patriots QB UCLA
17 268 Ralph Giacomarro Falcons P Penn State
18 269 Tim Lucas Cardinals LB California
19 270 Darius Durham Buccaneers WR San Diego State
20 271 Jimmy Thomas Packers DB Indiana
21 272 Bruce Mathison Chargers QB Nebraska
22 273 Eric Moran Cowboys OT Washington
23 274 Danny Fike Jets OT Florida
24 275 Roosevelt Straughter Steelers DB N.E. Louisiana
25 276 Tim Krumrie Bengals DT Wisconsin
26 277 Mervyn Fernandez Raiders WR San Jose State
27 278 Anthony Reed Dolphins RB South Carolina State
28 279 Geff Gandy Redskins LB Baylor

Round 11

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 280 Jim Bob Taylor Colts QB Georgia Tech
2 281 Lee Jenkins Giants DB Tennessee
3 282 Danny Triplett Rams LB Clemson
4 283 Don Bailey Broncos C Miami (FL)
5 284 Dwayne Jackson Chiefs DE South Carolina State
6 285 Steve Sebahar Eagles C Washington State
7 286 Gary Worthy Bears RB Wilmington (OH)
8 287 Ben Tate Lions RB North Carolina Central
9 288 Boyce Green Browns RB Carson-Newman
10 289 Jesse Sapolu 49ers C Hawaii
11 290 Bob Mayberry Seahawks OG Clemson
12 291 Clenzie Pierson Giants DT Rice
13 292 Steve Parker Patriots WR Abilene Christian
14 293 Larry White Bills DE Jackson State
15 294 Calvin Eason Patriots DB Houston
16 295 John Salley Falcons DB Wyoming
17 296 Aaron Williams Cardinals WR Washington
18 297 Mark Witte Buccaneers TE North Texas State
19 298 Brian Butcher Vikings OG Clemson
20 299 Bucky Scribner Packers P Kansas
21 300 Dan Taylor Cowboys OT Idaho State
22 301 Mike Harmon Jets WR Mississippi
23 302 Mark Raugh Steelers TE West Virginia
24 303 Tim Kearse Chargers WR San Jose State
25 304 Gary Williams Bengals WR Ohio State
26 305 Howard McAdoo Browns LB Michigan State
27 306 Joe Lukens Dolphins OG Ohio State
28 307 Tim Spencer Chargers RB Ohio State

Round 12

Pick Overall Name Team Position School
1 308 Carl Williams Colts WR Texas Southern
2 309 Robbie Jones Giants LB Alabama State
3 310 Karl Mecklenburg Broncos LB Minnesota
4 311 Clete Castper Rams QB Washington State
5 312 David Mangrum Eagles QB Baylor
6 313 Oliver Williams Bears WR Illinois
7 314 Billy Blaylock Chargers DB Tennessee Tech
8 315 Ken Jones Chiefs OT Tennessee
9 316 Paul Farren Browns OT Boston University
10 317 Don Dow Seahawks OT Washington
11 318 Frank Magwood Giants WR Clemson
12 319 Waddell Kelly Patriots RB Arkansas State
13 320 Julius Dawkins Bills WR Pittsburgh
14 321 Jim Lane Lions C Idaho State
15 322 Allama Matthews Falcons TE Vanderbilt
16 323 James Lane Cardinals LB Alabama State
17 324 John Higginbotham Buccaneers DT N.E. Oklahoma
18 325 Maurice Turner Vikings RB Utah State
19 326 Andy Ekern Patriots OT Missouri
20 327 John Harvey Packers LB USC
21 328 Stu Crum Jets K Tulsa
22 329 Chuck Ehin Chargers DT BYU
23 330 Roger Wiley Steelers RB Sam Houston State
24 331 Lorenzo Bouier Cowboys RB Maine
25 332 Andre Young Bengals LB Bowling Green
26 333 Scott Lindquist Raiders QB Northern Arizona
27 334 Anthony Carter Dolphins WR Michigan
28 335 John Tuggle Giants RB California
 

 

1983 DRAFT

Photo by Michael Ponzini, 2006 Super70s.com

12 Round: Not many late round picks make the Pro Bowl, but 12th rounder Karl Mecklenburg (pictured) was one of the few defensive stars Denver had after the breakup of the late Super70s 'Orange Crush.'

Held: April 26-27, 1983


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