Order the new book, The United States Football League, 1982–1986.
1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players
In an attempt to head off a bidding war in its own ranks for USFL players, the National Football League held a draft of USFL and Canadian Football League players on June 5, 1984. NFL teams chose 84 players during the three-round selection meeting, 75 of them from the USFL and just eight from the CFL. The other player, Duan Hanks, was a free agent who had last participated in the Philadelphia Stars camp before being cut. The first 27 players selected all played in the USFL. NFL clubs tabbed 20 members of the Los Angeles Express including top pick Steve Young by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The only USFL team without a player selected was the San Antonio Gunslingers. Many of the other big name USFL players were ineligible for the draft because their rights were already owned by NFL clubs. NFL teams refused to pick USFL players from the same city; odd when you consider that neither the L. A. Rams or Raiders selected a member of the Express.
1. Tampa Bay Steve Young QB Los Angeles Express 2. Houston Mike Rozier RB Pittsburgh Maulers 3. N. Y. Giants Gary Zimmerman G Los Angeles Express 4. Philadelphia Reggie White DE Memphis Showboats 5. Kansas City Mark Adickes OT Los Angeles Express 6. San Diego Lee Williams DE Los Angeles Express 7. Cincinnati Wayne Peace QB Tampa Bay Bandits 8. Indianapolis Paul Bergmann TE Jacksonville Bulls 9. Atlanta Joey Jones WR Birmingham Stallions 10. N. Y. Jets Ken Hobart QB Denver Gold 11. Cleveland (from Chi) Kevin Mack RB Los Angeles Express 12. Green Bay Buford Jordan RB New Orleans Breakers 13. Minnesota Allanda Smith CB Los Angeles Express 14. Buffalo Dwight Drane DB Los Angeles Express 15. New Orleans Vaughan Johnson LB Jacksonville Bulls 16. New England Ricky Sanders WR Houston Gamblers 17. St. Louis Mike Ruether C Los Angeles Express 18. Cleveland Mike Johnson LB Philadelphia Stars 19. Denver Freddie Gilbert DE New Jersey Generals 20. Detroit Alphonso Williams WR Oklahoma Outlaws 21. L. A. Rams William Fuller DE Philadelphia Stars 22. Seattle Gordon Hudson TE Los Angeles Express 23. Pittsburgh Duane Gunn WR Los Angeles Express 24. San Francisco Derrick Crawford WR Memphis Showboats 25. Dallas Todd Fowler TE-RB Houston Gamblers 26. Miami Danny Knight WR New Jersey Generals 27. Washington Tony Zendejas PK Los Angeles Express 28. L. A. Raiders Christopher Woods WR Edmonton- CFL 29. Houston Don Maggs OT Pittsburgh Maulers 30. Tampa Bay Kevin Nelson RB Los Angeles Express 31. N. Y. Giants James Robinson DT Los Angeles Express 32. Philadelphia Daryl Goodlow LB Oklahoma Outlaws 33. Kansas City Lupe Sanchez QB Arizona Wranglers 34. San Diego Steve Smith QB Montreal- CFL 35. Cincinnati Bill Johnson RB Denver Gold 36. Indianapolis Albert Bentley RB Michigan Panthers 37. Atlanta Michael McInnis DT Philadelphia Stars 38. N. Y. Jets Jim Sandusky WR British Columbia- CFL 39. Green Bay Chuck Clanton DB Birmingham Stallions 40. Minnesota Robert Smith DE Arizona Wranglers 41. Buffalo Daryl Hart DB Oakland Invaders 42. New Orleans Mel Gray RB Los Angeles Express 43. New England Eric Jordan RB Oakland Invaders 44. Cleveland (from Chi) Gerald McNeil WR Houston Gamblers 45. St. Louis Derek Kennard G Los Angeles Express 46. Denver Rick Massie WR Calgary- CFL 47. Detroit George Jamison LB Philadelphia Stars 48. L. A. Rams Rick Johnson QB Oklahoma Outlaws 49. Seattle Alvin Powell G Oklahoma Outlaws 50. Cleveland Tommy Robison OT Houston Gamblers 51. San Francisco Joe Conwell OT Philadelphia Stars 52. Pittsburgh Tom Dixon C Michigan Panthers 53. Miami Dewey Forte DE Los Angeles Express 54. Dallas Malcolm Moore WR Los Angeles Express 55. Washington Gary Clark WR Jacksonville Bulls 56. L. A. Raiders Stewart Hill LB Edmonton- CFL 57. Tampa Bay Alex Clark DB New Orleans Breakers 58. Houston Lynn Madsen DT New Jersey Generals 59. N. Y. Giants Kirby Warren RB Los Angeles Express 60. Philadelphia Thomas Carter LB Oakland Invaders 61. Kansas City Garcia Lane CB Philadelphia Stars 62. San Diego Clarence Collins WR New Jersey Generals 63. Atlanta Dennis Woodberry DB Birmingham Stallions 64. N. Y. Jets Turner Gill QB Montreal- CFL 65. Cincinnati Tom Kilkenny LB Chicago Blitz 66. Indianapolis Byron Smith DT Saskatchewan- CFL 67. Minnesota David Howard LB Los Angeles Express 68. Buffalo Don Corbin OT Pittsburgh Maulers 69. New Orleans Steve Dearden LB Memphis Showboats 70. New England Walter Lewis QB Memphis Showboats 71. Cleveland (from Chi) Doug West LB Jacksonville Bulls 72. Green Bay John Sullivan DB Oakland Invaders 73. St. Louis Tim Riordan QB Philadelphia Stars 74. Detroit Doug Hollie DE Pittsburgh Maulers 75. L. A. Rams Jim Byrne NT Philadelphia Stars 76. Seattle Frank Seurer QB Los Angeles Express 77. Cleveland John Bond QB Saskatchewan- CFL 78. Denver Reggie Smith OT Tampa Bay Bandits 79. Pittsburgh Phil Boren OT Birmingham Stallions 80. San Francisco Mark Schellen RB New Orleans Breakers 81. Dallas Jeff Spek TE New Jersey Generals 82. Miami Duan Hanks WR none (Philadelphia Stars camp) 83. Washington Clarence Verdin WR Houston Gamblers 84. L. A. Raiders James Farr G Washington Federals