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1939 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) December 9, 1938
Location
Picks
First selection Ki Aldrich, C
Chicago Cardinals
Last selection Jack Rhodes, Guard
New York Giants
Most selections Brooklyn Dodgers (23)
Fewest selections Pittsburgh Pirates (18)
Overall selections 200
NFL Draft
 < 1938 1940 > 

The 1939 National Football League Draft was held on December 9, 1938.

Player selectionsEdit

= Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Chicago CardinalsCharles "Ki" AldrichCenterTexas Christian
2Chicago Bears (From Pittsburgh)Sidney "Sid" LuckmanQuarterbackColumbia
3Cleveland RamsLinus Parker "Bullet" HallBackOle Miss
4Philadelphia EaglesDavey O'Brien [1] BackTexas Christian
5Brooklyn Dodgers Bob MacLeodBackDartmouth
6Chicago BearsBill "Bullet Bill" OsmanskiBackHoly Cross
7Detroit LionsJohn PingelBackMichigan State
8Washington RedskinsI. B. HaleTackleTexas Christian
9Green Bay PackersLarry BuhlerBackMinnesota
10New York Giants Walt NeilsonBackArizona

Round TwoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
11 Brooklyn Dodgers (from Pittsburgh) Clarence "Pug" Manders Fullback Drake
12 Chicago Cardinals Marshall Goldberg Tailback Pittsburgh
13 Cleveland Rams Gaylon Smith Fullback Southwestern
14 Philadelphia Eagles Charlie Newton Defensive Back Washington
15 Brooklyn Dodgers Bob Haak Tackle Indiana

Round ThreeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
16 Chicago Cardinals Alvord Wolff Tackle Santa Clara
17 Pittsburgh Pirates Billy Patterson Tailback Baylor
18 Cleveland Rams Elmer Tarbox Back Texas Tech
19 Philadelphia Eagles Joe Mihal Tackle Purdue
20 Brooklyn Dodgers Walter "Waddy" Young Offensive End Oklahoma
21 Chicago Bears John Wysocki End Villanova
22 Detroit Lions Howie Weiss Fullback Wisconsin
23 Washington Redskins Charley Holm Back Alabama
24 Green Bay Packers Charley Brock Center Nebraska
25 New York Giants John Chickerneo Blocking Back Pittsburgh

Round FourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26 Pittsburgh Pirates Hugh McCullough Defensive Back Oklahoma
27 Chicago Cardinals Hal Stebbins Back Pittsburgh
28 Cleveland Rams Wally Garard Tackle St. Mary's (CA)
29 Philadelphia Eagles Billy Dewell Offensive End Southern Methodist
30 Brooklyn Dodgers Vic Bottari Back California

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
31Chicago CardinalsBill DaddioEndPittsburgh
32Pittsburgh PiratesErnie WheelerBackNorth Dakota State
33Cleveland RamsEddie GalloTackleLouisiana State
34Philadelphia EaglesFred CostenGuardTexas A&M
35Brooklyn DodgersJack KinnisonCenterMissouri
36Chicago BearsJoe DelaneyTackleHoly Cross
37Detroit LionsSteve MaronicTackleNorth Carolina
38Washington RedskinsDick ToddBackTexas A&M
39Green Bay PackersLynn HovlandGuardWisconsin
40New York GiantsDon WillisBackClemson

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
41Pittsburgh PiratesSam BoydEndBaylor
42Chicago CardinalsGeorge FaustBackMinnesota
43Cleveland RamsBernie McGarryTackleUtah
44Philadelphia EaglesJake SchuehleBackRice
45Brooklyn DodgersLen JaniakBackOhio
46Brooklyn DodgersEd BeinorTackleNotre Dame
47Detroit LionsJoe WendlickEndOregon State
48Washington RedskinsDave AndersonBackCalifornia
49Green Bay PackersLarry CraigEndSouth Carolina
50New York GiantsJerry GinneyGuardSanta Clara

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
51Chicago CardinalsBill DwyerBackNew Mexico
52Pittsburgh PiratesEddie PalumboBackDetroit
53Cleveland RamsGerry DowdCenterSt. Mary's (CA)
54Philadelphia EaglesTony IppolitoBackPurdue
55Brooklyn DodgersAlex SchoenbaumTackleOhio State
56Chicago BearsCharlie HeilemanEndIowa State
57Detroit LionsDarrell TullyBackEast Texas State
58Washington RedskinsQuinton LumpkinCenterGeorgia
59Green Bay PackersFrank TwedellTackleMinnesota
60New York GiantsLloyd WoodellCenterArkansas

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61Pittsburgh PiratesOle NelsonEndMichigan State
62Chicago CardinalsSherm HinkebeinCenterKentucky
63Cleveland RamsWarren "Bronco" BrunnerBack Tulane
64Philadelphia EaglesGeorge SomersTackleLa Salle
65Brooklyn DodgersDan "Tiger" HillCenterDuke
66Chicago BearsBob DanniesCenterPittsburgh
67Detroit LionsDick TrzuskowskiTackleIdaho
68Washington RedskinsTorrance "Bo" RussellTackleAuburn
69Green Bay PackersPaul KellTackleNotre Dame
70New York GiantsPete ZagarTackleStanford

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71Chicago CardinalsEarl BrownEndNotre Dame
72Pittsburgh PiratesSteve PetroGuardPittsburgh
73Cleveland RamsLew BostickGuardAlabama
74Philadelphia EaglesRankin BrittEndTexas A&M
75Brooklyn DodgersForrest KlineGuardTexas Christian
76Chicago BearsRay BrayGuardWestern Michigan
77Detroit LionsBill CallihanBackNebraska
78Washington RedskinsWilbur MooreBackMinnesota
79Green Bay PackersJohn HallBackTexas Christian
80New York GiantsBob MillsTackleNebraska

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
81Pittsburgh PiratesJack LeeBackCarnegie-Mellon
82Chicago CardinalsEarl CrowderQuarterbackOklahoma
83Cleveland RamsFrank PetrickEndIndiana
84Philadelphia EaglesBill McKeeverTackleCornell
85Brooklyn DodgersKimble BradleyBackMississippi
86Chicago BearsWalt WoodBackTennessee
87Detroit LionsRay GeorgeTackleUSC
88Washington RedskinsJimmy JohnstonBackWashington
89Green Bay PackersVince GavreBackWisconsin
90New York GiantsTom RobertsTackleDePaul

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
91Chicago CardinalsBowden WyattEndTennessee
92Pittsburgh PiratesLou TomasettiBackBucknell
93Cleveland RamsSid RothGuardCornell
94Philadelphia EaglesPaul HumphreyCenterPurdue
95Brooklyn DodgersGeorge LencEndAugustana (IL)
96Chicago BearsAl BragaBackSan Francisco
97Detroit LionsTony CalvelliCenterStanford
98Washington RedskinsJim GermanBackCentre
99Green Bay PackersCharley SpragueEndSouthern Methodist
100New York GiantsMerl MillerBackWashington

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
101Pittsburgh PiratesDenny CochranBackSt. Louis
102Chicago CardinalsJim ThomasGuardOklahoma
103Cleveland RamsChet AdamsTackleOhio
104Philadelphia EaglesJack KraynickBackNorth Carolina
105Brooklyn DodgersRalph HeikkinenGuardMichigan
106Chicago BearsHal RoiseBackIdaho
107Detroit LionsJim CoughlanEndSanta Clara
108Washington RedskinsBob O'MaraBackDuke
109Brooklyn DodgersCarl KaplanoffTackleOhio State
110New York GiantsBruno SchroederEndTexas A&M

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
111Chicago CardinalsAndy SabadosGuardCitadel
112Pittsburgh PiratesFabian HoffmanEndPittsburgh
113Cleveland RamsJoel HittEndMississippi College
114Philadelphia EaglesThomas "Allie" WhiteTackleTexas Christian
115Brooklyn DodgersGeorge GambisBackWayne State
116Chicago BearsEd BockGuardIowa State
117Detroit LionsPrescott HutchinsGuardOregon State
118Washington RedskinsSteve SlivinskiGuardWashington
119Green Bay PackersDan ElmerCenterMinnesota
120New York GiantsSam AllisBackCentenary

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
121Pittsburgh PiratesEd ClaryBackSouth Carolina
122Chicago CardinalsBlase MiatovichTackleSan Francisco
123Cleveland RamsJohn RylandCenterUCLA
124Philadelphia EaglesJoe AleskusTackleOhio State
125Brooklyn DodgersRay CarnellyBackCarnegie-Mellon
126Chicago BearsAnton StolfaBackLuther
127Detroit LionsArt MeansGuardWashington
128Washington RedskinsBob HoffmanBackUSC
129Green Bay PackersBill BadgettTackleGeorgia
130New York GiantsGeorge WatsonBackNorth Carolina

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131Chicago CardinalsRuss ClarkeGuardSanta Clara
132Pittsburgh PiratesJohn TosiCenterNiagara
133Cleveland RamsBen FriendTackleLouisiana State
134Philadelphia EaglesFoster WatkinsBackWest Texas State Teachers
135Brooklyn DodgersLou TrunzoGuardWake Forest
136Chicago BearsBob VoigtsTackleNorthwestern
137Detroit LionsGene HodgeEndEast Texas State
138Washington RedskinsEric TiptonBackDuke
139Green Bay PackersTom GreenfieldCenterArizona
140New York GiantsGil DugganTackleOklahoma

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141Pittsburgh PiratesAl LezouskiGuardPittsburgh
142Chicago CardinalsGus GoinsEndClemson
143Cleveland RamsGordon ReupkeBackIowa State
144Philadelphia EaglesIrv HallBackBrown
145Brooklyn DodgersCharley GrossGuardBradley
146Chicago BearsKen ArmstrongTackleTarkio
147Detroit LionsBill LazetichBackMontana
148Washington RedskinsDick FarmanTackleWashington State
149Green Bay PackersRoy BellinBackWisconsin
150New York GiantsTed PanishBackBradley

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
151Chicago CardinalsEverett ElkinsBackMarshall
152Pittsburgh PiratesEd LonghiCenterNotre Dame
153Cleveland RamsMike PerrieBackSt. Mary's (CA)
154Philadelphia EaglesBob RiddellEndSouth Dakota State
155Brooklyn DodgersJohn SiegalEndColumbia
156Chicago BearsRaphael MastersEndNewberry
157Detroit LionsRalph NeihausTackleDayton
158Washington RedskinsClyde ShugartTackleIowa State
159Green Bay PackersJohn YerbyEndOregon
160New York GiantsJack SandersTackleSouthern Methodist

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
161Pittsburgh PiratesDave ShirkEndKansas
162Chicago CardinalsFrank HuffmanEndMarshall
163Cleveland RamsAlex AttyGuardWest Virginia
164Philadelphia EaglesCharley GainorEndNorth Dakota
165Brooklyn DodgersPaul MorinTackleIowa State
166Chicago BearsSolly ShermanBackChicago
167Detroit LionsDutch NiemantBackNew Mexico
168Washington RedskinsBoyd MorganBackUSC
169Green Bay PackersFrank BalaszBackIowa
170New York GiantsWill DolmanEndCalifornia

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
171Chicago CardinalsMike KochelGuardFordham
172Pittsburgh PiratesFrank PetersEndWashington
173Cleveland RamsBill LaneBackBucknell
174Philadelphia EaglesMorris WhiteBackTulsa
175Brooklyn DodgersFerrell AndersonGuardKansas
176Chicago BearsEd SimonichBackNotre Dame
177Detroit LionsAmerigo "Tony" TonelliGuardUSC
178Washington RedskinsPhil SmithTackleSt. Benedict's
179Green Bay PackersJack BrennanGuardMichigan
180New York GiantsBill PaulmanBackStanford

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
181Pittsburgh PiratesTom SheldrakeEndWashington
182Chicago CardinalsTom RiceTackleSan Francisco
183Cleveland RamsPaul GrahamBackIndiana
184Philadelphia EaglesDick GormleyCenterLouisiana State
185Brooklyn DodgersTony PoppEndToledo
186Chicago BearsGeorge VogelerCenterOklahoma State
187Detroit LionsJim McDonaldCenterIllinois
188Washington RedskinsPaul CoopTackleCentre
189Green Bay PackersCharley SchultzTackleMinnesota
190New York GiantsLyle SmithGuardTulane

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
191Chicago BearsAldo ForteTackleMontana
192Detroit LionsMerrill WatersEndBrigham Young
193Washington RedskinsMatt KuberGuardVillanova
194Green Bay PackersWillard HoferBackNotre Dame
195New York GiantsMario TonelliBackNotre Dame

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196Chicago BearsEverett KircherBackIowa State
197Detroit LionsAl HoweTackleXavier
198Washington RedskinsAl CruverBackWashington State
199Green Bay PackersBill GuntherBackSanta Clara
200 [2]New York GiantsJack RhodesGuardTexas

Hall of famersEdit

  • Sid Luckman, Quarterback from Columbia taken 1st round 2nd overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1965.[3]

ReferencesEdit

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