1983 NFL 1st round redraft

Baltimore Colts could not pass up John Elway with the 1st overall pick; however, Elway’s public opposition to play for the Colts and his desire to play on the West Coast forced the Colts to trade him to the Denver Broncos. The other Hall of Fame QB (Dan Marino) was the 6th quarterback and fell to the 27th pick after an underwhelming season in his senior year at Pitt.

Redraft picks are based on the same position drafted in 1983.

  1. Baltimore Colts: Dan Marino QB Pittsburgh 27th pick in 1983. Actual pick (John Elway QB)
  2. Los Angeles Rams: Eric Dickerson RB SMU 2nd pick in 1983. Actual pick (Eric Dickerson RB)
  3. Seattle Seahawks: Roger Craig RB Nebraska 49th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Curt Warner RB)
  4. Denver Broncos: Bruce Matthews OL USC 9th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Chris Hinton OL)
  5. San Diego Chargers: Karl Mecklenburg LB Minnesota 310th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Billy Ray Smith LB)
  6. Chicago Bears: Chris Hinton OL Northwestern 4th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Jimbo Covert OL)
  7. Kansas City Chiefs: John Elway QB Stanford 1st pick in 1983. Actual pick (Todd Blackledge QB)
  8. Philadelphia Eagles: Curt Warner RB Penn State 3rd pick in 1983. Actual pick (Michael Haddix RB)
  9. Houston Oilers: Jesse Sapolu OL Hawaii 289th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Bruce Matthews OL)
  10. New York Giants: Darrell Green DB Texas A&M-Kingsville 28th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Terry Kinard DB)
  11. Green Bay Packers: Albert Lewis DB Grambling State 61st pick in 1983. Actual pick (Tim Lewis DB)
  12. Buffalo Bills: Jamie Williams TE Nebraska 63rd pick in 1983. Actual pick (Tony Hunter TE)
  13. Detroit Lions: James Jones FB/RB Florida 13th pick in 1983. Actual pick (James Jones FB/RB)
  14. Buffalo Bills: Jim Kelly QB Miami (Fl) 14th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Jim Kelly QB)
  15. New England Patriots: Ken O’Brien QB California-Davis 24th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Tony Eason QB)
  16. Atlanta Falcons: Richard Dent DE Tennessee State 203rd pick in 1983. Actual pick (Mike Pitts DT)
  17. St Louis Cardinals: Joey Browner DB USC 19th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Leonard Smith DB)
  18. Chicago Bears: Henry Ellard WR Fresno State 32nd pick in 1983. Actual pick (Willie Gault WR)
  19. Minnesota Vikings: Carl Lee DB Marshall 186th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Joey Browner DB)
  20. San Diego Chargers: Gary Anderson RB 20th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Gary Anderson RB)
  21. Pittsburgh Steelers: Charles Mann DE Nevada 84th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Gabe Rivera DT)
  22. San Diego Chargers: Gill Byrd DB San Jose State 22nd pick in 1983. Actual pick (Gill Byrd DB)
  23. Dallas Cowboys: Leonard Marshall DE LSU 37th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Jim Jeffcoat DE)
  24. New York Jets: Tony Eason QB Illinois 15th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Ken O’Brien QB)
  25. Cincinnati Bengals: Dave Lutz OL Georgia Tech 34th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Dave Rimington OL)
  26. Los Angeles Raiders: Jimbo Covert OL Pittsburgh 6th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Don Mosebar OL)
  27. Miami Dolphins: Todd Blackledge QB Penn State 7th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Dan Marino QB)
  28. Washington Redskins: Wes Hopkins DB SMU 35th pick in 1983. Actual pick (Darrell Green DB)

1st round picks in 1983 that didn’t go in the redraft (12): Don Mosebar OL, Dave Rimington OL, Jim Jeffcoat DE, Gabe Rivera DT, Willie Gault WR, Leonard Smith DB, Mike Pitts DT, Tony Hunter TE, Tim Lewis DB, Terry Kinard DB, Michael Haddix RB, Billy Ray Smith LB

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