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1979 NFL Draft History - Round 1

MyNFLDraft.com brings you round-by-round NFL Draft History dating back to 1967. NFL draft results for each year can be found in the left side navigation.

Starting in 1976, Mr. Irrelevant was first awarded to the player who was selected last overall. Check out the list of Mr. Irrelvent’s.

Each year leading up to the draft, we will provide you frequently updated NFL Mock Draft, player profiles and videos, traded draft picks, prospect lists, and combine results.

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Draft#:1
Tom Cousineau
Ht/Wt:
Position:LB
Drafted From: Ohio State

Draft#:2
Mike Bell
Ht/Wt:
Position:DE
Drafted From: Colorado State

Draft#:3
Jack Thompson
Ht/Wt:
Position:QB
Drafted From: Washington State

Draft#:4
Dan Hampton
Ht/Wt:
Position:DT
Drafted From: Arkansas

Draft#:5
Jerry Butler
Ht/Wt:
Position:WR
Drafted From: Clemson

Draft#:6
Barry Krauss
Ht/Wt:
Position:LB
Drafted From: Alabama

Draft#:7
Phil Simms
Ht/Wt:
Position:QB
Drafted From: Morehead State

Draft#:8
Ottis Anderson
Ht/Wt:
Position:RB
Drafted From: Miami (Fla.)

Draft#:9
Al Harris
Ht/Wt:
Position:LB
Drafted From: Arizona State

Draft#:10
Keith Dorney
Ht/Wt:
Position:T
Drafted From: Penn State

Draft#:11
Russell Erxleben
Ht/Wt:
Position:P
Drafted From: Texas

Draft#:12
Charles Alexander
Ht/Wt:
Position:RB
Drafted From: Louisiana State

Draft#:13
Kellen Winslow
Ht/Wt:
Position:TE
Drafted From: Missouri

Draft#:14
Marty Lyons
Ht/Wt:
Position:DT
Drafted From: Alabama

Draft#:15
Eddie Lee Ivery
Ht/Wt:
Position:RB
Drafted From: Georgia Tech

Draft#:16
Ted Brown
Ht/Wt:
Position:RB
Drafted From: North Carolina State

Draft#:17
Don Smith
Ht/Wt:
Position:NT
Drafted From: Miami (Fla.)

Draft#:18
Manu Tuiasosopo
Ht/Wt:
Position:DE
Drafted From: UCLA

Draft#:19
George Andrews
Ht/Wt:
Position:LB
Drafted From: Nebraska

Draft#:20
Willis Adams
Ht/Wt:
Position:WR
Drafted From: Houston

Draft#:21
Jerry Robinson
Ht/Wt:
Position:LB
Drafted From: UCLA

Draft#:22
Kelvin Clark
Ht/Wt:
Position:T
Drafted From: Nebraska

Draft#:23
Steve Fuller
Ht/Wt:
Position:QB
Drafted From: Clemson

Draft#:24
Jon Giesler
Ht/Wt:
Position:T
Drafted From: Michigan

Draft#:25
Rick Sanford
Ht/Wt:
Position:DB
Drafted From: South Carolina

Draft#:26
Kent Hill
Ht/Wt:
Position:G
Drafted From: Georgia Tech

Draft#:27
Robert Shaw
Ht/Wt:
Position:C
Drafted From: Tennessee

Draft#:28
Greg Hawthorne
Ht/Wt:
Position:RB
Drafted From: Baylor