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THESE PICKS WON'T BE AROUND FOR THE PICKING
Paul Zimmerman
March 07, 1983
How badly did the USFL hurt the National Football League draft? Substantially in the first round, according to a cross-section of NFL scouts. Much less so after that. Here are the 15 top rookies signed by the USFL and their projected draft status in the NFL (Herschel Walker, ineligible for this year's draft, would have been a sure No. 1 in '84):
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March 07, 1983

These Picks Won't Be Around For The Picking

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How badly did the USFL hurt the National Football League draft? Substantially in the first round, according to a cross-section of NFL scouts. Much less so after that. Here are the 15 top rookies signed by the USFL and their projected draft status in the NFL ( Herschel Walker, ineligible for this year's draft, would have been a sure No. 1 in '84):

FIRST ROUND:

Kelvin Bryant, RB, North Carolina (Philadelphia Stars)
Trumaine Johnson, WR, Grambling ( Chicago Blitz)
Reggie Collier, QB, Southern Mississippi (Birmingham Stallions)
Tim Spencer, RB, Ohio State ( Chicago Blitz)
Anthony Carter, WR, Michigan ( Michigan Panthers)
Craig James, RB, SMU (Washington Federals)

SECOND ROUND:

David Greenwood, DB, Wisconsin ( Michigan Panthers)
Irv Eatman, T, UCLA (Philadelphia Stars)
Mark Keel, TE, Arizona (Arizona Wranglers)
Frank Minnifield, DB, Louisville ( Chicago Blitz)

THIRD ROUND:

Tom Ramsey, QB, UCLA ( Los Angeles Express)
Bart Oates, C, Brigham Young (Philadelphia Stars)

FOURTH ROUND:
Bobby Hebert, QB, Northwest Louisiana ( Michigan Panthers)

FIFTH ROUND:
Roger Jackson, DB, Penn State (Philadelphia Stars)

SIXTH ROUND:
Ken Lacy, RB, Tulsa ( Michigan Panthers)

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