1979 NFL Draft - Round 12

The 1979 NFL Draft was held on May 3-4, 1979. A total of 330 players were chosen over 12 rounds. The Buffalo Bills chose Linebacker Tom Cousineau from Ohio State as the first pick in the draft. Future Hall of Famers Dan Hampton, Kellen Winslow and Joe Montana were selected in this draft.

The NFL also held the 1979 NFL Supplemental Draft prior to the start of the 1979 NFL season.

Rnd
Pick
Team / Player
12
305
Kansas City Chiefs
Michael Forrest, RB
Arkansas
12
306
Baltimore Colts
Charles Green, WR
Kansas State
12
308
Buffalo Bills
Mike Harris, RB
Arizona State
12
309
St. Louis Cardinals
Ricky McBride, LB
Georgia
12
310
New York Giants
Tim Gillespie, OG
North Carolina State
12
311
New Orleans Saints
Kelsey Finch, RB
Tennessee
12
313
Detroit Lions
Bob Forster, C
Brown
12
315
Cleveland Browns
Dewitt Methvin, C
Tulane
12
316
Oakland Raiders
Dirk Abernathy, DB
Bowling Green
12
317
Minnesota Vikings
David Stephens, LB
Kentucky
12
318
Green Bay Packers
Bill Moats, P
South Dakota
12
323
Atlanta Falcons
Stuart Walker, LB
Colorado
12
326
Detroit Lions
Bryan Sweeney, WR
Texas A&M-Kingsville
12
327
Miami Dolphins
Larry Fortner, QB
Miami (OH)
12
330
Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Almond, WR
Northwestern State

1979 NFL Draft Results by Team