|Date(s) April 24–25, 1988||TV coverage (US) ESPN|
|Location New York Marriott Marquis
in New York City, NY|
First selection Aundray Bruce, LB Atlanta Falcons
Mr. Irrelevant Jeff Beathard, WR Los Angeles Rams
Most selections (14) Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins
The 1988 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 24–25, 1988, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.
Notably, the first player selected at the quarterback position did not come until the third round (76th overall), which is the last draft in which this has occurred. In fact, only one draft since – 1996 – has gone without a quarterback being drafted in the first round.