1972 NFL Draft - Round 17

The 1972 NFL Draft was held on February 1-2, 1972. A total of 442 players were chosen over 17 rounds. The Buffalo Bills chose Defensive End Walt Patulski from Notre Dame as the first pick in the draft. Future Hall of Famer Franco Harris was selected in this draft.

Rnd
Pick
Team / Player
17
417
Buffalo Bills
John Shelley, DB
Oklahoma
17
419
New York Giants
Fritz Seyferth, RB
Michigan
17
420
Denver Broncos
Lou Harris, RB
Southern California
17
421
Houston Oilers
Kelly Cochrane, QB
Miami
17
424
New Orleans Saints
Dick Graham, WR
Oklahoma State
17
425
New England Patriots
Miki Ah You, DE
Arizona State
17
426
San Diego Chargers
Bob Tackett, OT
Texas-El Paso
17
427
Chicago Bears
LaVerne Dickinson, DB
Southern
17
428
Pittsburgh Steelers
Ron Linehan, LB
Idaho
17
429
New York Jets
Ken Gamble, P
Fayetteville State
17
430
Philadelphia Eagles
Tom Nash, RB
Georgia
17
431
Atlanta Falcons
Bill Holland, RB
Southern California
17
432
Detroit Lions
Mike Tyler, DB
Rice
17
433
Los Angeles Rams
Luther Palmer, TE
Virginia Union
17
434
Cleveland Browns
Bill Portz, DB
Sterling
17
435
San Francisco 49ers
Ted Alexander, RB
Langston
17
436
Los Angeles Rams
John McKean, C
Oregon
17
437
Washington Redskins
Kevin Clemente, LB
Boston College
17
440
Minnesota Vikings
Dick Schmalz, WR
Auburn
17
441
Miami Dolphins
Vern Brown, DB
Western Michigan
17
442
Dallas Cowboys
Alfonso Cain, DT
Bethune-Cookman

1972 NFL Draft Results by Team