1981 NFL Draft

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The 1981 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players.wikipedia
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Lawrence Taylor

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After an All-American career at the University of North Carolina (UNC) (1978–1981), Taylor was drafted by the Giants as the second overall selection in the 1981 NFL Draft.

George Rogers (American football)

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He was the first overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins of the NFL.

Kenny Easley

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A first-round pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, Easley played professionally for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks from 1981 to 1987.

Freeman McNeil

Freeman McNeil (born April 22, 1959) is an American former professional football player who was selected by the New York Jets in the first round as the third overall pick of the 1981 NFL Draft.

Ronnie Lott

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A first-round pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, he played for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders, New York Jets, and Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL.

Hugh Green (American football)

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Green was selected in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins.

Mel Owens

He was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the first round (ninth overall pick) of the 1981 NFL Draft.

1981 Cleveland Browns season

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The following were selected in the 1981 NFL Draft.

Mark May

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He was selected in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers, and Phoenix Cardinals.

E. J. Junior

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He was selected in the first round with fifth overall pick of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Cardinals.

1981 San Francisco 49ers season

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The 49ers selection of Lott in the 1981 NFL Draft proved to be a seminal one.

National Football League Draft

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The draft was held April 28–29, 1981, at the New York Sheraton Hotel in New York City.

Brian Holloway

Brian Holloway was selected by the New England Patriots in the first round (19th overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft out of Stanford University.

Keith Van Horne

Van Horne was selected in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the NFL's Chicago Bears.

Mike Singletary

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After playing college football for Baylor University, Singletary was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round of the 1981 NFL Draft and was known as "The Heart of the Defense" for the Chicago Bears' Monsters of the Midway in the mid-1980s.

1981 Philadelphia Eagles season

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The 1981 NFL Draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players.

Randy McMillan

Lewis Lorando "Randy" McMillan, born December 17, 1958 in Havre de Grace, Maryland in northeast Harford County, was a professional American football player who was selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft.

David Verser

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Verser was selected in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1981 NFL Draft.

James Brooks (American football)

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Brooks was drafted with the 24th pick in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft, and played professionally with the San Diego Chargers (1981–1983), the Cincinnati Bengals (1984–1991), the Cleveland Browns (1992), and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1992).

Eric Wright (cornerback, born 1959)

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Eric Cortez Wright (born April 18, 1959) is a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round of the 1981 NFL Draft.

David Overstreet

He was drafted in the 1981 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins in the first round, 13th pick overall.

Neil Lomax

Lomax was drafted as the fifth pick by the then-St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft.

Keith Gary

Gary was selected in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers out of the University of Oklahoma in the 1981 NFL Draft, but didn't sign and went to play two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.

Howard Richards (American football)

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In the 1981 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys where targeting cornerback Bobby Butler with their first round selection, but settled on Richards (26th overall) after Butler was taken by the Atlanta Falcons.

1981 NFL season

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The draft was held April 28–29, 1981, at the New York Sheraton Hotel in New York City.
The 1981 NFL Draft was held from April 28 to 29, 1981 at New York City’s Sheraton Hotel.