1971 NFL Draft - Round 12

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.

Rnd
Pick
Team / Player
12
287
New England Patriots
John Rodman, OT
Northwestern
12
288
New Orleans Saints
Ron Gathright, DB
Morehead State
12
289
Philadelphia Eagles
Rich Saathoff, DT
Northern Arizona
12
290
Houston Oilers
John Thompson, OG
Minnesota
12
291
Buffalo Bills
Jim Sheffield, K
Texas A&M
12
293
Atlanta Falcons
Ronnie Lowe, WR
Fort Valley State
12
294
Baltimore Colts
Bob Wuensch, OT
Texas
12
295
Denver Broncos
Floyd Franks, WR
Mississippi
12
296
Green Bay Packers
Greg Hendren, OG
California
12
298
Chicago Bears
Steve Booras, DE
Mesa CC (AZ)
12
299
San Diego Chargers
Wesley Garnett, WR
Utah State
12
300
Cleveland Browns
Felix Blanchard, TE
North Carolina
12
301
Cincinnati Bengals
Rod Hayden, DE
Memphis
12
302
Kansas City Chiefs
Tony Esposito, RB
Pittsburgh
12
303
St. Louis Cardinals
Tim Von Dulm, QB
Portland State
12
306
Los Angeles Rams
Kirk Behrendt, OT
Wisconsin-Whitewater
12
307
Miami Dolphins
Leroy Byars, RB
Alcorn State
12
308
Detroit Lions
Bill Pilconis, WR
Pittsburgh
12
309
San Francisco 49ers
Jim Bunch, DT
Wisconsin-Platteville
12
310
Minnesota Vikings
Reggie Holmes, DB
Wisconsin-Stout
12
311
Dallas Cowboys
Steve Goepel, QB
Colgate
12
312
Baltimore Colts
Bill Triplett, WR
Michigan State

1971 NFL Draft Results by Team

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