1973 NFL Draft - Round 12

The 1973 NFL Draft was held on January 30-31, 1973. A total of 442 players were chosen over 17 rounds. The Houston Oilers chose Defensive End John Matuszak from Tampa as the first pick in the draft. Future Hall of Famers John Hannah, Ray Guy, Joe DeLamielleure and Dan Fouts were selected in this draft.

The NFL also held the 1973 NFL Supplemental Draft prior to the start of the 1973 NFL season.

Rnd
Pick
Team / Player
12
287
Houston Oilers
Brad Lyman, WR
UCLA
12
289
New Orleans Saints
Paul Orndorff, TE
Tampa
12
291
Chicago Bears
Mike Griffin, OG
Arkansas
12
292
St. Louis Cardinals
Dean Unruh, OT
Oklahoma
12
293
San Diego Chargers
Lynn Ahrens, OT
Eastern Montana
12
295
Baltimore Colts
Bernard Thomas, DE
Western Michigan
12
297
Los Angeles Rams
Robert Storck, DT
Wisconsin
12
298
Atlanta Falcons
Mike Samples, DT
Drake
12
299
Minnesota Vikings
Alan Spencer, WR
Pittsburg State
12
301
Kansas City Chiefs
Tom Ramsey, DT
Northern Arizona
12
304
Detroit Lions
Tom Scott, WR
Washington
12
305
San Francisco 49ers
Larry Pettus, OT
Tennessee State
12
306
Cleveland Browns
Stan Simmons, TE
Lewis & Clark
12
309
Oakland Raiders
Jim Krapf, OG
Alabama
12
310
Pittsburgh Steelers
Willie Lee, RB
Indiana State
12
311
Washington Redskins
Ernie Webster, OG
Pittsburgh
12
312
Miami Dolphins
Mike Mullen, LB
Tulane

1973 NFL Draft Results by Team

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