1971 NFL Draft - Round 16

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
16
391
New England Patriots
Jim Zikmund, DB
Nebraska-Kearney
16
393
Houston Oilers
Moses Denson, RB
Maryland Eastern Shore
16
394
Buffalo Bills
Billy Hunter, DB
Utah
16
395
Philadelphia Eagles
Bruce James, LB
Arkansas
16
397
Atlanta Falcons
Lindsey James, RB
San Diego State
16
398
Pittsburgh Steelers
Walter Huntley, DB
Trinity (TX)
16
399
Denver Broncos
Steve Thompson, DT
Minnesota
16
400
Washington Redskins
Glenn Tucker, LB
North Texas
16
401
Chicago Bears
Sid Bailey, DE
Texas-Arlington
16
402
Green Bay Packers
Jack O'Donnell, OG
Central Oklahoma
16
403
San Diego Chargers
Ed Foote, C
Hawaii
16
404
Cleveland Browns
Dave Smith, WR
Mississippi State
16
405
Cincinnati Bengals
Mark Debevc, LB
Ohio State
16
406
Kansas City Chiefs
Darrell Jansonius, OG
Iowa State
16
407
St. Louis Cardinals
Lawrence Brame, LB
Western Kentucky
16
408
New York Giants
Dick Gibbs, TE
Texas-El Paso
16
409
Los Angeles Rams
Ross Boice, LB
Pacific Lutheran
16
410
Miami Dolphins
Chris Myers, WR
Kenyon
16
411
Detroit Lions
Tom Kutchinski, DB
Michigan State
16
412
Oakland Raiders
Tony Stawarz, DB
Miami
16
413
Minnesota Vikings
Greg Edmonds, WR
Penn State
16
414
San Francisco 49ers
Dave Pursell, DT
Kentucky
16
415
Dallas Cowboys
John Brennan, OT
Boston College
16
416
Baltimore Colts
Rich Harrington, DB
Houston

1971 NFL Draft Results by Team