1971 NFL Draft - Round 9

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
9
210
New Orleans Saints
Tom Williams, DB
Willamette
9
211
Philadelphia Eagles
Len Pettigrew, LB
Ashland
9
213
Buffalo Bills
Bob Strickland, LB
Auburn
9
214
New York Jets
John Curtis, TE
Springfield
9
215
Atlanta Falcons
Alvin Griffin, WR
Tuskegee
9
216
Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Anderson, LB
Louisiana State
9
217
Denver Broncos
John Handy, LB
Purdue
9
218
Green Bay Packers
Barry Mayer, RB
Minnesota
9
220
Chicago Bears
Lester McClain, WR
Tennessee
9
222
Cleveland Browns
Wilmur Levels, DB
North Texas
9
223
Cincinnati Bengals
Gary Gustafson, LB
Montana State
9
224
Kansas City Chiefs
Alvin Hawes, OT
Minnesota
9
225
St. Louis Cardinals
Mike Savoy, WR
Black Hills State
9
226
New York Giants
Ed Thomas, LB
Lebanon Valley
9
227
Oakland Raiders
Dave Garnett, RB
Pittsburgh
9
228
Los Angeles Rams
Joe Schmidt, WR
Miami
9
231
San Francisco 49ers
Therman Couch, LB
Iowa State
9
232
Minnesota Vikings
Tim Sullivan, RB
Iowa
9
234
Baltimore Colts
Bill Burnett, RB
Arkansas

1971 NFL Draft Results by Team

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