1979 NFL Draft - Round 9

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
9
221
San Francisco 49ers
Steve Hamilton, DE
Missouri
9
222
Kansas City Chiefs
James Folston, TE
Cameron
9
224
Baltimore Colts
Russ Henderson, P
Virginia
9
225
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Henry Vereen, WR
Nevada-Las Vegas
9
226
Buffalo Bills
Kevin Baker, DE
William Penn
9
227
New York Giants
Tom Rusk, LB
Iowa
9
229
Kansas City Chiefs
Joe Robinson, OT
Ohio State
9
230
Chicago Bears
Jerome Heavens, RB
Notre Dame
9
232
New York Jets
Gordy Sprattler, RB
North Dakota State
9
236
Minnesota Vikings
Billy Diggs, WR
Winston-Salem State
9
240
Seattle Seahawks
Ezra Tate, RB
Mississippi College
9
242
Denver Broncos
Charlie Taylor, WR
Rice
9
248
Pittsburgh Steelers
Rick Kirk, DE
Denison

1979 NFL Draft Results by Team

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