1971 NFL Draft - Round 17

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
17
417
New England Patriots
Ronald Leigh, DE
Elizabeth City State
17
419
Buffalo Bills
Pat Morrison, TE
Arkansas
17
420
Philadelphia Eagles
John Sage, LB
Louisiana State
17
421
Houston Oilers
Calvin Fox, LB
Michigan State
17
422
New York Jets
Greg Flaska, DE
Western Michigan
17
423
Atlanta Falcons
Willie Martin, RB
Johnson C. Smith
17
424
Pittsburgh Steelers
Danny Ehle, RB
Howard Payne
17
425
Denver Broncos
Jack Simcsak, P
Virginia Tech
17
426
Chicago Bears
Ray Garganes, LB
Millersville
17
427
Green Bay Packers
Monty Johnson, DB
Oklahoma
17
428
New Orleans Saints
Herman Eben, WR
Oklahoma State
17
429
San Diego Chargers
Chip Kell, C
Tennessee
17
430
Cleveland Browns
Leo Dillon, C
Dayton
17
431
Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Hill, DB
Prairie View A&M
17
432
Cincinnati Bengals
Sam Pearson, DB
Western Kentucky
17
433
St. Louis Cardinals
Preston Watkins, WR
Bluefield State
17
437
Miami Dolphins
Curt Mark, LB
Mayville State
17
438
San Francisco 49ers
Leroy Charlton, DB
Florida A&M
17
440
Dallas Cowboys
John Bomer, C
Memphis
17
442
Oakland Raiders
Charles Hill, WR
Sam Houston State

1971 NFL Draft Results by Team

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