1979 NFL Draft - Round 5

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
5
121
Dallas Cowboys
Bob Hukill, OL
North Carolina
5
129
Minnesota Vikings
Jerry Meter, LB
Michigan
5
131
Detroit Lions
Walt Brown, C
Pittsburgh
5
132
Denver Broncos
Rick Leach, QB
Michigan

1979 NFL Draft Results by Team

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