1981 NFL Draft - Round 5

The 1981 NFL Draft was held on April 28-29, 1981. A total of 332 players were chosen over 12 rounds. The New Orleans Saints chose Running Back George Rogers from South Carolina as the first pick in the draft. Future Hall of Famers Lawrence Taylor, Kenny Easley, Ronnie Lott, Mike Singletary, Howie Long, Rickey Jackson and Russ Grimm were selected in this draft.

The NFL also held the 1981 NFL Supplemental Draft prior to the start of the 1981 NFL season.

Rnd
Pick
Team / Player
5
120
Cincinnati Bengals
Benjie Pryor, TE
Pittsburgh
5
123
Minnesota Vikings
Wendell Ray, DE
Missouri
5
127
Pittsburgh Steelers
Ricky Martin, WR
New Mexico
5
132
Washington Redskins
Gary Sayre, OG
Cameron
5
133
Houston Oilers
Delbert Fowler, LB
West Virginia
5
135
Buffalo Bills
Calvin Clark, DE
Purdue

1981 NFL Draft Results by Team

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