Found May 01, 2012 on Sports-Glory:

The NFL Draft was not always a three-day television overrated event, it was much simpler in 1981.  The NFL Commissioner was Pete Rozelle and the draft was held at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City.

Check out the 1981 draft broadcast:

 

Top 5 draft picks of 1981:

1. New Orleans Saints - RB George Rogers

2. New York Giants - LB Lawrence Taylor

3. New York Jets - RB Freeman McNeil

4. Seattle Seahawks - DB Kenny Easley

5. St. Louis Cardinals - LB E.J. Junior  

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