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1997 College Draft

First and second round selections at the 62nd annual NFL College Draft held April 19-20, 1997, in New York City. 16 underclassmen were among the first 60 players chosen and are listed in capital LETTERS.

First Round

NoTeam Pos
1a-St. LouisORLANDO PACE, Ohio St.OT
2b-OaklandDARRELL RUSSELL, USCDT
3c-SeattleSHAWN SPRINGS, Ohio St.CB
4BaltimorePETER BOULWARE, Florida St.DE
5DetroitBryant Westbrook, TexasCB
6d-SeattleWALTER JONES, Florida St.OT
7NY GiantsIKE HILLIARD, FloridaWR
8e-NY JetsJames Farrior, VirginiaLB
9ArizonaTom Knight, IowaCB
10f-New OrleansChris Naeole, ColoradoOG
11g-AtlantaMichael Booker, NebraskaCB
12h-Tampa BayWarrick Dunn, Florida St.RB
13i-Kansas CityTONY GONZALEZ, CaliforniaTE
14CincinnatiReinard Wilson, Florida St.DE
15MiamiYATIL GREEN, Miami-FLWR
16j-Tampa BayREIDEL ANTHONY, FloridaWR
17WashingtonKENARD LANG, Miami-FLDE
18k-HoustonKenny Holmes, Miami-FLDE
19IndianapolisTarik Glenn, CaliforniaOG
20MinnesotaDWAYNE RUDD, AlabamaLB
21JacksonvilleRenaldo Wynn, Notre DameDE
22l-DallasDavid LaFleur, LSUTE
23BuffaloAntowain Smith, HoustonRB
24PittsburghChad Scott, MarylandCB
25m-PhiladelphiaJohn Harris, VirginiaDE
26San FranciscoJim Druckenmiller, Virginia TechQB
27CarolinaRae Carruth, ColoradoWR
28DenverTREVOR PRYCE, ClemsonDE
29New EnglandCHRIS CANTY, Kansas St.CB
30Green BayRoss Verba, IowaOG
Acquired picks: a—from NY Jets; b— from New Orleans; c—from Atlanta; d—from St. Louis via NY Jets and Tampa Bay; e—from Tampa Bay; f—from Oakland; g—from Chicago via Seattle; h—from Seattle; i—from Houston; j—from San Diego; k—from Kansas City; l—from Philadelphia; m—from Dallas.

Second Round

NoTeam Pos
31NY JetsRick Terry, N. CarolinaDT
32AtlantaNathan Davis, IndianaDT
33New OrleansRob Kelly, Ohio St.S
34BaltimoreJamie Sharper, VirginiaLB
35DetroitJuan Roque, Arizona St.OG
36NY GiantsTiki Barber, VirginiaRB
37Tampa BayJerry Wunsch, WisconsinOT
38n-ChicagoJohn Allred, USCTE
39o-New OrleansJared Tomich, NebraskaDE
40p-St. LouisDexter McCleon, ClemsonCB
41q-AtlantaBYRON HANSPARD, Texas TechRB
42ArizonaJake Plummer, Azizona St.QB
43CincinnatiCOREY DILLON, WashingtonRB
44MiamiSam Madison, LouisvilleCB
45San DiegoFreddie Jones, N. CarolinaTE
46HoustonJoey Kent, TennesseeWR
47Kansas CityKevin Lockett, Kansas St.WR
48IndianapolisAdam Meadows, GeorgiaOT
49MinnesotaTorrian Gray, Virginia TechS
50JacksonvilleMike Logan, W. VirginiaCB
51WashingtonGreg Jones, ColoradoLB
52BuffaloMarcellus Wiley, ColumbiaDE
53PittsburghWILL BLACKWELL, San Diego St.WR
54r-DetroitKevin Abrams, SyracuseCB
55s-San FranciscoMarc Edwards, Notre DameRB
56CarolinaMike Minter, NebraskaS
57t-PhiladelphiaJames Darling, Washington St.LB
58u-BaltimoreKim Herring, Penn St.S
59New EnglandBrandon Mitchell, Texas A&MDE
60Green BayDarren Sharper, William & MaryDB
Acquired picks: n—from St. Louis; o—from Oakland; p—from Chicago; q— from Seattle; r—from Dallas; s—from Philadelphia; t—from San Francisco; u—from Denver.

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