1971 NFL Draft - Round 8

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
8
185
Buffalo Bills
Tyrone Walls, RB
Missouri
8
190
Pittsburgh Steelers
Paul Rogers, K
Nebraska
8
192
Chicago Bears
Karl Weiss, OT
Vanderbilt
8
193
Green Bay Packers
Win Headley, C
Wake Forest
8
194
New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Elder, DB
Southern
8
195
San Diego Chargers
Leon Van Gorkum, DE
San Diego State
8
196
Cleveland Browns
Larry Zelina, RB
Ohio State
8
197
Cincinnati Bengals
Fred Herring, DB
Tennessee State
8
198
Kansas City Chiefs
Rick Telander, DB
Northwestern
8
200
New York Giants
Ted Gregory, DE
Delaware
8
202
Los Angeles Rams
Tony Garay, DE
Hofstra
8
207
Baltimore Colts
Willie Bogan, DB
Dartmouth
8
208
Minnesota Vikings
John Farley, DE
Johnson C. Smith

1971 NFL Draft Results by Team

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