1971 NFL Draft
The 1971 NFL Draft
was held on January 28-29, 1971.
A total of 442 players were chosen over 17 rounds.
The New England Patriots chose Quarterback Jim Plunkett from Stanford as the first pick in the draft. Future Hall of Famers John Riggins, Jack Youngblood, Jack Ham and Dan Dierdorf were selected in this draft.
1971 NFL Draft Results by Team