While the 1984 USFL Draft consisted of fewer rounds than the 1983 edition (19 as opposed to 24), the league's 18 teams selected more players than had the charter 12 franchises the year before. 
The league's six expansion teams were awarded additional selections in many odd-numbered rounds.
For the second consecutive year, the Express used their first round draft choice to gain rights to an outstanding college quarterback, this time Steve Young of Brigham Young University.  
Unlike Dan Marino in 1983 however, Young signed with the Express thanks to new owner J. William Oldenburg's offer of the richest contract in pro football history to that time.
In the end the Express would sign every single draft choice the team made in 1984, a feat accomplished by no other USFL team in any of its three seasons of existence. 

The Los Angeles Express selections in the 1984 USFL College Draft:
Round Selection Player, Position College
1 11 Steve Young, QB Brigham Young
2 29 Traded to Pittsburgh -
2* 37* Gary Zimmerman, G Oregon
3 53 Derek Kennard, G Nevada - Reno
4 71 Traded to Tampa Bay -
5*` 91* Tony Zendejas, K Nevada - Reno
5 95 Frank Seurer, QB Kansas
6 113 Kirk Dodge, LB Nevada - Las Vegas
7 137 Bruce Reimers, G Iowa State
8 155 Gordon Hudson, TE Brigham Young
9 179 Tom Norman, WR Jackson State
10 197 Mike Carter, DT Southern Methodist
11* 217* K.C. Brown, G Kansas
11 221 Kerwin Bell, RB Kansas
12 239 Mark Gardner, G Hawaii
13 263 Dennis Monson, DT Nevada - Reno
14 281 Casey Tiumalu, RB Brigham Young
15 305 Dennis Williams, T Tennessee - Chattanooga
16 323 Ivan Lesnik, DT Arizona
17 347 Bruce Green, LB Texas Southern
18 365 Don Brown, LB Defiance
19 389 Rodney Webster, RB Boise State
19* 393* Lance Dodson, T Washington

* - selection received in trade.


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