1983 NFL Draft

The 1983 National Football League Draft was held on April 26–27, 1983. It is also frequently known as the Quarterback class of 1983, because of the six quarterbacks taken in the first round. Of these quarterbacks, four have played in the Super Bowl, and three were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The next highest number of quarterbacks taken in the first round was five, in the 1999 NFL Draft. All six quarterbacks were drafted by AFC teams. In eleven of the sixteen years following the draft, the AFC was represented in the Super Bowl by a team led by a quarterback taken in the first round: the Denver Broncos by Elway, the Miami Dolphins by Marino, the Buffalo Bills by Kelly, or the New England Patriots by Tony Eason.

Player selections

Round three

Round six

Round nine

Round twelve

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Hall of Famers

* Eric Dickerson, Running Back from Southern Methodist University taken 1st round 2nd overall by the Los Angeles Rams. :Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1999. 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]
* Jim Kelly, Quarterback from the University of Miami taken 1st round 14th overall by the Buffalo Bills. :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 Elway, Quarterback from Stanford University taken 1st round 1st overall by the Baltimore Colts. :Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2004. 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]
* Dan Marino, Quarterback from Pittsburgh taken 1st round 27th overall by the Miami Dolphins. :Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2005. 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]
* Bruce Matthews, Offensive Lineman from University of Southern California taken 1st round 9th overall by the Houston Oilers. :Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2007. 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]
* Darrell Green, Cornerback from Texas A&I University taken 1st round 28th overall by the Washington Redskins. :Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 2008. 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]

References

External links

* [http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=1983 NFL.com - 1983 Draft]
* [http://www.databasefootball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?lg=NFL&yr=1983 databaseFootball.com - 1983 Draft]
* [http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/draft/1983.jsp Pro Football Hall of Fame]


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