1974 NFL Draft


1974 NFL Draft

The 1974 National Football League Draft was held on January 29–30, 1974.During this draft, it is considered by experts that the Pittsburgh Steelers had the best draft in NFL history. It was during this draft that they selected 4 Hall of Famers. The closest any other team has come to taking 4 Hall of Famers in a draft was several teams that drafted 2 Hall of Famers (Including the Pittsburgh Steelers themselves in 1970).

Player selections

Round three

Round six

Round nine

Round twelve

Round fifteen

Hall of Famers

* Jack Lambert, Linebacker from Kent State University taken 2nd round 46th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. :Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1990. List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com cite web |title=Pro Football Hall of Fame |url=http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#1990s |accessdate=2008-10-11]
* Mike Webster, Center from University of Wisconsin-Madison taken 5th round 125th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. :Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1997. List of 1990s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com cite web |title=Pro Football Hall of Fame |url=http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#1990s |accessdate=2008-10-11]
* Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver from USC taken 1st round 21st overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. :Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2001. List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com cite web |title=Pro Football Hall of Fame |url=http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#2000s |accessdate=2008-10-11]
* Dave Casper, Tight End from University of Notre Dame taken 2nd round 45th overall by the Oakland Raiders. :Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2002. List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com cite web |title=Pro Football Hall of Fame |url=http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#2000s |accessdate=2008-10-11]
* John Stallworth, Wide Receiver from Alabama A&M taken 3rd round 82nd overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. :Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2002. List of 2000s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com cite web |title=Pro Football Hall of Fame |url=http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#2000s |accessdate=2008-10-11]


=Notable undrafted free agents=

* Donnie Shell, strong safety, South Carolina State University, Pittsburgh Steelers

References

External links

* [http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=1974 NFL.com - 1974 Draft]
* [http://www.databasefootball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?lg=NFL&yr=1974 databaseFootball.com - 1974 Draft]
* [http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/draft/1974.jsp Pro Football Hall of Fame]


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