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1987 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) April 28–29, 1987
Location New York City
Picks
First selection Vinny Testaverde, QB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mr. Irrelevant Norman Jefferson, DB
Green Bay Packers
Most selections Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20)
Fewest selections Cleveland Browns (8)
Overall selections 335
NFL Draft
 < 1986 1988 > 

The 1987 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 28–29, 1987. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

Player selectionsEdit

= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Tampa Bay BuccaneersVinny Testaverde [2] QuarterbackMiami (FL)
2Indianapolis ColtsCornelius BennettOutside LinebackerAlabama
3Houston OilersAlonzo HighsmithRunning BackMiami (FL)
4Green Bay PackersBrent FullwoodRunning BackAuburn
5Cleveland BrownsMike JunkinInside LinebackerDuke
6St. Louis CardinalsKelly StoufferQuarterbackColorado State
7Detroit LionsReggie RogersDefensive TackleWashington
8Buffalo BillsShane ConlanMiddle LinebackerPenn State
9Philadelphia EaglesJerome BrownDefensive TackleMiami (FL)
10Pittsburgh SteelersRod WoodsonCornerbackPurdue
11New Orleans SaintsShawn KnightNose TackleBYU
12Dallas CowboysDanny NoonanDefensive TackleNebraska
13Atlanta FalconsChris MillerQuarterbackOregon
14Minnesota VikingsD. J. DozierRunning BackPenn State
15Los Angeles RaidersJohn ClayOffensive TackleMissouri
16Miami DolphinsJohn BosaDefensive EndBoston College
17Cincinnati BengalsJason BuckDefensive EndBYU
18Seattle SeahawksTony WoodsDefensive EndPitt
19Kansas City ChiefsPaul PalmerRunning BackTemple
20Houston OilersHaywood JeffiresWide ReceiverNorth Carolina State
21New York JetsRoger VickFullbackTexas A&M
22San Francisco 49ersHarris BartonOffensive TackleNorth Carolina
23New England PatriotsBruce ArmstrongOffensive TackleLouisville
24San Diego ChargersRod BernstineRunning BackTexas A&M
25San Francisco 49ersTerrence FlaglerRunning BackClemson
26Chicago BearsJim HarbaughQuarterbackMichigan
27Denver BroncosRicky NattielWide ReceiverFlorida
28New York GiantsMark IngramWide ReceiverMichigan State
0Seattle Seahawks (Supplemental Draft)Brian BosworthLinebackerOklahoma

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29Buffalo BillsNate OdomesCornerbackWisconsin
30Washington RedskinsBrian DavisCornerbackNebraska
31Atlanta FalconsKenny FlowersRunning BackClemson
32Cleveland BrownsGregg RakoczyCenterMiami (FL)
33Buffalo BillsRoland MitchellCornerbackTexas Tech
34St. Louis CardinalsTim McDonaldSafetyUSC
35Kansas City ChiefsChristian OkoyeRunning BackAzusa Pacific
36Tampa Bay BuccaneersRicky ReynoldsCornerbackWashington State
37San Francisco 49ersJeff BregelGuardUSC
38Pittsburgh SteelersDelton HallCornerbackClemson
39Dallas CowboysRon FrancisCornerbackBaylor
40New Orleans SaintsLonzell HillWide ReceiverWashington
41Green Bay PackersJohnny HollandLinebackerTexas A&M
42New York Jets Alex GordonLinebackerCincinnati
43Miami DolphinsRick GrafLinebackerWisconsin
44Minnesota VikingsRay BerryLinebackerBaylor
45Seattle SeahawksDavid WymanLinebackerStanford
46Houston OilersWalter JohnsonLinebackerLouisiana Tech
47Los Angeles RamsDonald EvansDefensive endWinston-Salem State
48Washington Redskins Wally KleineTackleNotre Dame
49Cincinnati BengalsEric ThomasDefensive backTulane
50Tampa Bay BuccaneersWinston MossLinebackerMiami (FL)
51Tampa Bay BuccaneersDon SmithRunning backMississippi State
52Los Angeles RaidersBruce WilkersonTackleTennessee
53San Diego ChargersLouis BrockDefensive backUSC
54Chicago Bears Ron MorrisWide ReceiverSouthern Methodist
55New York Giants Adrian WhiteDefensive backFlorida
56Miami Dolphins Scott SchwedesWide redeiverSyracuse

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
57Tampa Bay BuccaneersMark CarrierWide receiverNicholls State
58Indianapolis ColtsChris GambolTackleIowa
59San Diego ChargersKarl WilsonDefensive endLouisiana State
60Buffalo BillsDavid BrandonLinebackerMemphis State
61Green Bay PackersDave CrostonTackleIowa
62St. Louis CardinalsRob AwaltTight endSan Diego State
63Detroit LionsJerry BallDefensive tackleSouthern Methodist
64Houston OilersCody CarlsonQuarterbackBaylor
65Philadelphia EaglesBen TamburelloCenterAuburn
66Pittsburgh SteelersCharles LockettWide receiverLong Beach State
67New Orleans SaintsMike AdamsDefensive backArkansas State
68Dallas CowboysJeff ZimmermanGuardFlorida
69Green Bay PackersScott StephenLinebackerArizona State
70St. Louis CardinalsColin ScottsDefensive tackleHawaii
71Green Bay PackersFrankie NealWide receiverFort Hays State
72Minnesota VikingsHenry ThomasDefensive tackleLouisiana State
73Kansas City ChiefsTodd HowardLinebackerTexas A&M
74Los Angeles RamsCliff HicksDefensive backOregon
75New York JetsOnzy ElamLinebackerTennessee State
76Cincinnati BengalsLeonard BellDefensive backIndiana
77Cincinnati BengalsSkip McClendonDefensive endArizona State
78Buffalo BillsJamie MuellerRunning backBenedictine
79New England PatriotsBob PerrymanRunning backMichigan
80Cleveland BrownsTim ManoaRunning backPenn State
81Los Angeles RaidersSteve SmithRunning backPenn State
82Cleveland BrownsJeff JaegerKickerWashington
83New York GiantsStephen BakerWide receiverFresno State
84Denver BroncosMichael BrooksLinebackerLouisiana State
0Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Supplemental Draft)Dan SileoDefensive tackleMiami (FL)

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
85Tampa Bay BuccaneersDon GrahamLinebackerPenn State
86Indianapolis ColtsRandy DixonTacklePittsburgh
87Tampa Bay BuccaneersRon HallTight endHawaii
88San Diego ChargersMark VlasicQuarterbackIowa
89Green Bay PackersLorenzo FreemanDefensive tacklePittsburgh
90St. Louis CardinalsRod SaddlerDefensive tackleTexas A&M
91Los Angeles RamsDoug BartlettDefensive tackleNorthern Illinois
92Detroit LionsGarland RiversDefensive backMichigan
93Philadelphia EaglesByron EvansLinebackerArizona
94Pittsburgh SteelersThomas EverettDefensive backBaylor
95Dallas CowboysKelvin MartinWide receiverBoston College
96New Orleans SaintsSteve TrapiloGuardBoston College
97Atlanta FalconsRalph VanDykeTackleSouthern Illinois
98New England PatriotsRich GannonQuarterbackDelaware
99Miami DolphinsTroy StradfordRunning backBoston College
100Minnesota VikingsReggie RutlandDefensive backGeorgia Tech
101Chicago BearsSean SmithDefensive endGrambling
102New England PatriotsDerrick BeasleyDefensive backWinston-Salem State
103Cincinnati BengalsJim RiggsTight endClemson
104Seattle SeahawksMark MooreDefensive backOklahoma State
105Houston OilersMark DusbabekLinebackerMinnesota
106Tampa Bay BuccaneersBruce HillWide receiverArizona State
107New England PatriotsTim JordanLinebackerWisconsin
108Los Angeles RamsLarry KelmLinebackerTexas A&M
109Buffalo BillsLeon SealsDefensive endJackson State
110Los Angeles RaidersSteve BeuerleinQuarterbackNotre Dame
111Denver BroncosMarc MunfordLinebackerNebraska
112New York GiantsOdessa TurnerWide receiverNorthwest Louisiana
0Philadelphia Eagles (Supplemental Draft)]]Cris CarterWide ReceiverOhio State

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
113New England PatriotsDanny VillaTackleArizona State
114Indianapolis ColtsRoy BanksWide receiverEastern Illinois
115San Diego ChargersNelson JonesDefensive backNorth Carolina State
116New England PatriotsTom GibsonDefensive endNorthern Arizona
117Washington RedskinsTimmy SmithRunning backTexas Tech
118St. Louis CardinalsGeorge SwarnRunning backMiami (OH)
119Seattle SeahawksTommie AgeeRunning backAuburn
120Chicago BearsSteve BryanDefensive endOklahoma
121Philadelphia EaglesDavid AlexanderCenterTulsa
122Pittsburgh SteelersHardy NickersonLinebackerCalifornia
123New Orleans SaintsMilton MackDefensive backAlcorn State
124Dallas CowboysEverett GayWide receiverTexas
125Atlanta FalconsMark MrazDefensive endUtah State
126St. Louis CardinalsJohn BrunoPunterPenn State
127St. Louis CardinalsIlia JarostchukLinebackerNew Hampshire
128Kansas City ChiefsKitrick TaylorWide receiverWashington State
129New York JetsKirby JacksonDefensive backMississippi State
130Cincinnati BengalsMarc LoganRunning backKentucky
131Seattle SeahawksRuben RodriguezPunterArizona
132Miami DolphinsChris ConlinTacklePenn State
133Houston OilersSpencer TillmanRunning backOklahoma
134San Francisco 49ersPaul JokischWide receiverMichigan
135Tampa Bay BuccaneersHenry RollingLinebackerNevada
136Los Angeles RamsScott MersereauDefensive tackleSouthern Connecticut
137Tampa Bay BuccaneersTony MayesDefensive backKentucky
138Chicago BearsWill JohnsonDefensive endN.E. Louisiana
139Cincinnati BengalsGreg HornePunterArkansas
140New York GiantsPaul O'ConnorGuardMiami (FL)

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141Pittsburgh SteelersTim JohnsonDefensive tacklePenn State
142Indianapolis ColtsFreddie RobinsonDefensive backAlabama
143Tampa Bay BuccaneersSteve BartaloRunning backColorado State
144Washington RedskinsSteve GageDefensive backTulsa
145Green Bay PackersWillie MarshallWide receiverTemple
146St. Louis CardinalsMark GaralczykDefensive tackleWestern Michigan
147Houston OilersAl SmithLinebackerUtah State
148Detroit LionsDanny LockettLinebackerArizona
149Philadelphia EaglesRon MotenLinebackerFlorida
150Pittsburgh SteelersGreg LloydLinebackerFort Valley State
151Dallas CowboysJoe OnosaiGuardHawaii
152New Orleans SaintsThomas HenleyWide receiverStanford
153Atlanta FalconsPaul KiserGuardWake Forest
154Chicago BearsJohn AdickesCenterBaylor
155Miami DolphinsLance SellersLinebackerBoise State
156Minnesota VikingsGreg RichardsonWide receiverAlabama
157Cincinnati BengalsSonny GordonDefensive backOhio State
158Philadelphia EaglesChris PikeDefensive tackleTulsa
159Houston OilersToby CastonLinebackerLouisiana State
160New York GiantsTim RichardsonRunning backPacific
161New York JetsTracy MartinWide receiverNorth Dakota
162San Francisco 49ersBob WhiteLinebackerPenn State
163New England PatriotsGene TaylorWide receiverFresno State
164Washington RedskinsEd SimmonsTackleEastern Washington
165Cleveland BrownsStephen BraggsDefensive backTexas
166Los Angeles RamsJon EmbreeTight endColorado
167Denver BroncosWarren MarshallRunning backJames Madison
168New York GiantsDoug RiesenbergTackleCalifornia

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
169Tampa Bay BuccaneersCurt JarvisDefensive tackleAlabama
170Indianapolis ColtsMark BelliniWide receiverBrigham Young
171Buffalo BillsKerry PorterRunning backWashington State
172Green Bay PackersTony LeikerDefensive tackleStanford
173San Diego ChargersJamie HollandWide receiverOhio State
174St. Louis CardinalsTim PeoplesDefensive backWashington
175Detroit LionsDan SaleaumuaDefensive tackleArizona State
176Houston OilersRobert BanksDefensive tackleNotre Dame
177Philadelphia EaglesBrian WilliamsTackleCentral Michigan
178Pittsburgh SteelersChris KelleyTight endAkron
179New Orleans SaintsGene AtkinsDefensive backFlorida A&M
180Dallas CowboysKevin SweeneyQuarterbackFresno State
181Atlanta FalconsMichael ReidLinebackerWisconsin
182Miami DolphinsTom BrownRunning backPittsburgh
183Los Angeles RaidersBo JacksonRunning backAuburn
184Seattle SeahawksRoland BarbayDefensive tackleLouisiana State
185Seattle SeahawksDerek TennellTight endUCLA
186Kansas City ChiefsDoug HudsonQuarterbackNicholls State
187New York JetsGerald NicholsDefensive tackleFlorida State
188Cincinnati BengalsChris ThatcherGuardLafayette
189San Francisco 49ersSteve DeLineKickerColorado State
190Tampa Bay BuccaneersHarry SwayneTackleRutgers
191Green Bay PackersBill SmithPunterMississippi
192Washington RedskinsJohnny ThomasDefensive backBaylor
193Chicago BearsArchie HarrisTackleWilliam & Mary
194Denver BroncosWilbur StrozierTight endGeorgia
195St. Louis CardinalsWilliam HarrisTight endBishop

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196New York JetsEddie HunterRunning backVirginia Tech
197Tampa Bay BuccaneersStan MataeleDefensive tackleArizona
198Green Bay PackersJeff DrostDefensive tackleIowa
199San Diego ChargersJoe MacEskerTackleTexas-El Paso
200Indianapolis ColtsChuckie MillerDefensive backUCLA
201St. Louis CardinalsSteve AlvordDefensive tackleWashington
202Houston OilersMichael JamesWide receiverWashington State
203Detroit LionsDennis GibsonLinebackerIowa State
204San Diego ChargersRon BrownLinebackerUSC
205Pittsburgh SteelersCharles BuchananDefensive endTennessee State
206Dallas CowboysKevin GoganGuardWashington
207New Orleans SaintsToi CookDefensive backStanford
208Atlanta FalconsCurtis TaliaferroLinebackerVirginia Tech
209Buffalo BillsBruce MesnerDefensive tackleMaryland
210Miami DolphinsJoel WilliamsTight endNotre Dame
211Minnesota VikingsRick FenneyRunning backWashington
212Miami DolphinsMark DennisTackleIllinois
213Los Angeles RamsMichael StewartDefensive backFresno State
214New York JetsMike RicePunterMontana
215Cincinnati BengalsSolomon WilcotsDefensive backColorado
216Seattle SeahawksSammy GarzaQuarterbackTexas-El Paso
217San Francisco 49ersDavid GraysonLinebackerFresno State
218Kansas City ChiefsMichael ClemonsRunning backWilliam & Mary
219Washington RedskinsClarence VaughnDefensive backNorthern Illinois
220Cleveland BrownsSteve BullittLinebackerTexas A&M
221Chicago BearsPaul MigliazzoLinebackerOklahoma
222Denver BroncosDan MorganGuardPenn State
223New York GiantsRod JonesTight endWashington

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
224Tampa Bay BuccaneersJoe ArmentroutRunning backWisconsin
225New York GiantsStan ParkerGuardNebraska
226San Diego ChargersThomas WilcherRunning backMichigan
227Buffalo BillsKeith McKellerTight endJacksonville State
228Green Bay PackersGreg HarrisGuardWake Forest
229St. Louis CardinalsWayne DavisLinebackerAlabama
230Detroit LionsRick CalhounRunning backFullerton State
231Houston OilersWes NeighborsCenterAlabama
232Philadelphia EaglesKen LambiotteQuarterbackWilliam & Mary
233Pittsburgh SteelersJoey ClinkscalesWide receiverTennessee
234New Orleans SaintsScott LeachLinebackerOhio State
235Dallas CowboysAlvin BlountRunning backMaryland
236Atlanta FalconsTerrence AnthonyDefensive backIowa State
237Miami DolphinsTim PidgeonLinebackerSyracuse
238Los Angeles RaidersScott EcclesTight endEastern New Mexico
239Minnesota VikingsLeonard JonesDefensive backTexas Tech
240Los Angeles RamsTracy HamRunning backGeorgia Southern
241New York JetsRon McLeanDefensive endFullerton State
242Cincinnati BengalsCraig RaddatzLinebackerWisconsin
243Seattle SeahawksM. L. JohnsonLinebackerHawaii
244Kansas City ChiefsRandy WattsDefensive endCatawba
245San Francisco 49ersJonathan ShelleyDefensive backMississippi
246Tampa Bay BuccaneersGreg DavisKickerCitadel
247Indianapolis ColtsBob OntkoLinebackerPenn State
248Washington RedskinsAlfred JenkinsRunning backArizona
249Chicago BearsLakei HeimuliRunning backBrigham Young
250Denver BroncosBruce PlummerCenterMississippi State
251New York GiantsDana WrightRunning backFindlay

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
252Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike SimmondsGuardIndiana State
253Indianapolis ColtsChris GoodeDefensive backAlabama
254Los Angeles RaidersRob HarrisonDefensive backSacramento State
255Green Bay PackersDon MajkowskiQuarterbackVirginia
256San Diego ChargersAnthony AndersonDefensive backGrambling
257St. Louis CardinalsCharles WrightDefensive backTulsa
258Houston OilersCurtis DuncanWide receiverNorthwestern
259Detroit LionsRaynard BrownWide receiverSouth Carolina
260Philadelphia EaglesPaul CarberryDefensive tackleOregon State
261Pittsburgh SteelersMerril HogeRunning backIdaho State
262Dallas CowboysDale JonesLinebackerTennessee
263New Orleans SaintsRobert ClarkWide receiverNorth Carolina Central
264Atlanta FalconsJerry ReeseTight endIllinois
265Los Angeles RaidersJohn GesekGuardSacramento State
266Miami DolphinsBobby TaylorDefensive backWisconsin
267Minnesota VikingsBob RileyTackleIndiana State
268New York JetsSid LewisDefensive backPenn State
269Cincinnati BengalsDavid McCluskeyRunning backGeorgia
270Seattle SeahawksLouis ClarkWide receiverMississippi State
271Kansas City ChiefsJames EvansRunning backSouthern
272Los Angeles RamsDavid SmithLinebackerNorthern Arizona
273Los Angeles RaidersJim EllisLinebackerBoise State
274Washington RedskinsTed WilsonWide receiverCentral Florida
275San Francisco 49ersJohn PayeQuarterbackStanford
276Cleveland BrownsFrank WintersCenterWestern Illinois
277Chicago BearsDick ChapuraDefensive tackleMissouri
278Denver BroncosRafe WilkinsonLinebackerRichmond
279New York GiantsChuck FaucetteLinebackerMaryland

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
280Tampa Bay BuccaneersReggie TaylorRunning backCincinnati
281Indianapolis ColtsJim ReynosaDefensive endArizona State
282Green Bay PackersPatrick ScottWide receiverGrambling
283Buffalo BillsHoward BallardTackleAlabama A&M
284San Diego ChargersJoe GoebelCenterUCLA
285St. Louis CardinalsTodd PeatGuardNorthern Illinois
286Detroit LionsBrian SiverlingTight endPenn State
287Houston OilersJohn DavisGuardGeorgia Tech
288Los Angeles RaidersChris McLemoreRunning backArizona
289Pittsburgh SteelersPaul OswaldCenterKansas
290New Orleans SaintsArthur WellsTight endGrambling
291Dallas CowboysJeff WardKickerTexas
292Atlanta FalconsElbert ShelleyDefensive backArkansas State
293Miami DolphinsTerence MannDefensive tackleSouthern Methodist
294Los Angeles RaidersMario PerryTight endMississippi
295Minnesota VikingsBrent PeaseQuarterbackMontana
296Cincinnati BengalsJim WarneTackleArizona State
297Seattle SeahawksDarryl OliverRunning backMiami (FL)
298Kansas City ChiefsCraig RichardsonWide receiverEastern Washington
299Denver BroncosSteve RobertsDefensive endWashington
300New York JetsKirk TimmerLinebackerMontana State
301San Francisco 49ersCalvin NicholasWide receiverGrambling
302New England PatriotsCarlos ReveizKickerTennessee
303Cleveland BrownsLarry BrewtonDefensive backTemple
304Washington RedskinsLaron BrownWide receiverTexas
305Chicago BearsTim JessieRunning backAuburn
306Denver BroncosTommy NealRunning backMaryland
307New York GiantsDave WalterQuarterbackMichigan Tech

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
308Tampa Bay BuccaneersScott CooperDefensive tackleKearney State
309Indianapolis ColtsDavid AdamsRunning backArizona
310San Diego ChargersMarcus GreenwoodRunning backUCLA
311Buffalo BillsJoe McGrailDefensive tackleDelaware
312Seattle SeahawksWes DoveDefensive endSyracuse
313Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike ShulaQuarterbackAlabama
314Houston OilersIra ValentineRunning backTexas A&M
315Detroit LionsGary LeeWide receiverGeorgia Tech
316Philadelphia EaglesBobby MorseRunning backMichigan State
317Pittsburgh SteelersTheo YoungTight endArkansas
318Dallas CowboysScott ArmstrongLinebackerFlorida
319New Orleans SaintsTyrone SorrellsGuardGeorgia Tech
320Atlanta FalconsLarry EmeryRunning backWisconsin
321New York GiantsBill BerthusenDefensive tackleIowa State
322Miami DolphinsJim KarsatosQuarterbackOhio State
323Minnesota VikingsKeith WilliamsDefensive tackleFlorida
324Seattle SeahawksTony BurseRunning backMiddle Tennessee State
325Kansas City ChiefsBruce HolmesLinebackerMinnesota
326Los Angeles RamsAlonzo WilliamsRunning backMesa State
327New York JetsBill RansdellQuarterbackKentucky
328Cincinnati BengalsJohn HolifieldRunning backWest Virginia
329New York GiantsChad StarkRunning backNorth Dakota State
330New England PatriotsElgin DavisRunning backCentral Florida
331Washington RedskinsRay HitchcockCenterMinnesota
332Los Angeles RamsFred StokesDefensive endGeorgia Southern
333Chicago BearsEric JeffriesDefensive backTexas
334Denver BroncosTyrone BraxtonDefensive backNorth Dakota State
335 [3]Green Bay PackersNorman JeffersonDefensive backLouisiana State
= Pro Bowler [1]

Notable undrafted free agents: John Settle, RB, Appalachian State, Atlanta Falcons (1987–1990); first undrafted running back in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season (1988) Jessie Tuggle, ILB, Valdosta State; Atlanta Falcons (1987–2000); according to atlantafalcons.com, he's credited with 2,065 total tackles in his career.

Hall of FamersEdit

Rod Woodson was one of six men elected to the Professional Football Hall of Fame on 31 January 2009 and to date, is the only player drafted in the 1987 NFL Draft to be elected to the hall.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  2. Vinny Testaverde, 1986 Heisman Trophy winner "1986 Heisman Trophy winner". http://www.heisman.com/winners/v-testaverde86.html. Retrieved 2008-10-11.[dead link]
  3. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.

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