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1940 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) December 9, 1939
Location
Picks
First selection George Cafego, TB
Chicago Cardinals
Last selection Myron Claxton, T
New York Giants
Most selections
Fewest selections
Overall selections 200
NFL Draft
 < 1939 1941 > 

The 1940 National Football League Draft was held on December 9, 1939.

Player selectionsEdit

= Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Chicago CardinalsGeorge CafegoTailbackTennessee
2Philadelphia EaglesGeorge McAfeeQuarterbackDuke
3Pittsburgh SteelersKay EakinHalfbackArkansas
4Brooklyn DodgersBanks McFaddenHalfbackClemson
5Cleveland RamsOlie CordillHalfbackRice
6Detroit LionsDoyle NaveQuarterbackUSC
7Chicago BearsClyde "Bulldog" TurnerCenterHardin-Simmons
8Washington RedskinsEd BoellQuarterbackNYU
9Green Bay PackersHal Van EveryHalfbackMinnesota
10New York GiantsGrenny LansdellQuarterbackUSC

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
11Chicago CardinalsGeorge "Snuffy" StirnweissBackNorth Carolina
12Pittsburgh SteelersRalph WenzelEnd Tulane
13Philadelphia EaglesJohn SchiechlCenter Santa Clara
14Brooklyn DodgersNile KinnickBackIowa
15Cleveland RamsMerl ConditBack Carnegie-Mellon

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
16Chicago CardinalsLloyd MaddenBackColorado Mines
17Philadelphia EaglesDick FavorBackOklahoma
18Pittsburgh SteelersGeorge KiickBackBucknell
19Brooklyn DodgersRhoten ShetleyBackFurman
20Cleveland RamsJohnny HamanCenterNorthwestern
21Detroit LionsBill FiskEndUSC
22Chicago BearsKen KavanaughEndLSU
23Washington RedskinsBurt "Buddy" BankerBackTulane
24Green Bay PackersLou BrockBack Purdue
25New York GiantsJohn McLaughryBackBrown

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26Chicago CardinalsJohn ShirkEndOklahoma
27Pittsburgh SteelersFrank "Pop" IvyEndOklahoma
28Philadelphia EaglesEberle SchultzGuardOregon State
29Brooklyn DodgersEdgar "Bill" BaileyEndDuke
30Cleveland RamsBobby WoodTackleAlabama

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
31Chicago CardinalsMarty ChristiansenBackMinnesota
32Philadelphia EaglesFrank EmmonsBackOregon
33Pittsburgh SteelersClark GoffTackleFlorida
34Brooklyn DodgersWalt MerrillTackleAlabama
35Cleveland RamsPark MyersTackleTexas
36Detroit LionsHarry SmithGuardUSC
37Chicago BearsEd KolmanTackleTemple
38Washington RedskinsBill KirchemTackleTulane
39Green Bay PackersEsco SarkkinenEndOhio State
40New York GiantsCarl TomaselloEndScranton

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
41Chicago CardinalsVic ReginatoEndOregon
42Pittsburgh SteelersFrank BykowskiGuardPurdue
43Philadelphia EaglesSaul SingerTackleArkansas
44Brooklyn DodgersJack MurrayCenterWisconsin
45Cleveland RamsKen HeinemanBackTexas-El Paso
46Detroit LionsJim RikeCenterTennessee
47Chicago BearsJohn WoudenbergTackleDenver
48Washington RedskinsJoe BoydTackleTexas A&M
49Green Bay PackersDick CassianoBackPittsburgh
50New York GiantsLou SmithBackCalifornia

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
51Chicago CardinalsAndy ChisickCenterVillanova
52Philadelphia EaglesHal "Mike" PeggCenterBucknell
53Pittsburgh SteelersPete CignettiBackBoston College
54Brooklyn DodgersEd "Ty" CoonTackleNorth Carolina State
55Cleveland RamsBob NowaskeyEndGeorge Washington
56Detroit LionsBob WinslowEndUSC
57Chicago BearsLen AkinGuardBaylor
58Washington RedskinsRoy ZimmermanBackSan Jose State
59Green Bay PackersMillard WhiteTackleTulane
60New York GiantsRex WilliamsCenterTexas Tech

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61Chicago CardinalsBen KishBackPittsburgh
62Pittsburgh SteelersCarl NeryGuardDuquesne
63Philadelphia EaglesDon LooneyEndTexas Christian
64Brooklyn DodgersFrank ZadworneyBackOhio State
65Cleveland RamsBob AnahuEndSanta Clara
66Detroit LionsBill TranavitchBackRutgers
67Chicago BearsJim FordhamBackGeorgia
68Washington RedskinsRoland "Bud" OrfEndMissouri
69Green Bay PackersGeorge SeemanEndNebraska
70New York GiantsWin PedersenTackleMinnesota

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71Chicago CardinalsLuke PappasTackleUtah
72Philadelphia EaglesDon JonesBackWashington
73Pittsburgh SteelersDick BoisseauTackleWashington & Lee
74Brooklyn DodgersArt JocherTackleManhattan
75Cleveland RamsWilfred ThorpeGuardArkansas
76Detroit LionsBob HaasTackleMissouri
77Chicago BearsHampton PoolEndStanford
78Washington RedskinsBob HoffmanBackUSC
79Green Bay PackersJ. R. ManleyGuardOklahoma
80New York GiantsDom PrincipeBackFordham

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
81Chicago CardinalsJack RocheBackSanta Clara
82Pittsburgh SteelersPaul ShuBackVirginia Military Inst
83Philadelphia EaglesFrank MaherBackToledo
84Brooklyn DodgersJim TurnerGuardHoly Cross
85Cleveland RamsHerb SmithBackSt. Mary's (CA)
86Detroit LionsLeon DeWitteBackPurdue
87Chicago BearsTom PaceBackUtah
88Washington RedskinsBob SeymourBackOklahoma
89Green Bay PackersJack BrownBackPurdue
90New York GiantsEarl ClarkBackTexas Christian

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
91Chicago CardinalsBill DavisTackleTexas Tech
92Philadelphia EaglesElmer HackneyBackKansas
93Pittsburgh SteelersCary CoxCenterAlabama
94Brooklyn DodgersNick CutlichTackleNorthwestern
95Cleveland RamsBoyd ClayTackleTennessee
96Detroit LionsErwin PrasseEndIowa
97Chicago BearsLee ArtoeTackleCalifornia
98Washington RedskinsHoward StoeckerTackleUSC
99Green Bay PackersDon GuritzGuardNorthwestern
100New York GiantsJohn McKibbenEndTulsa

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
101Chicago CardinalsStan AndersenTackleStanford
102Pittsburgh SteelersRocco PirroBackCatholic University
103Philadelphia EaglesDurward HornerEndTexas Christian
104Brooklyn DodgersGeorge DoughertyBackHoward
105Cleveland RamsJim "Shag" GoolsbyCenterMississippi Stat
106Detroit LionsKen BinderBackCarroll
107Chicago BearsBill McCubbinEndKentucky
108Washington RedskinsAllen JohnsonGuardDuke
109Green Bay PackersPhil GasparTackleUSC
110New York GiantsEd McGeeGuardTemple

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
111Chicago CardinalsAlton CoppageEndOklahoma
112Philadelphia EaglesTed HennisBackPurdue
113Pittsburgh SteelersJohn NoppenbergBackMiami (FL)
114Brooklyn DodgersMike GussieGuardWest Virginia
115Cleveland RamsJack GregoryTackleTennessee-Chattanooga
116Detroit LionsJustin BowersTackleOklahoma
117Chicago BearsHarry ClarkeBackWest Virginia
118Washington RedskinsSam BartholomewBackTennessee
119Green Bay PackersAmbrose SchindlerBackUSC
120New York GiantsJoe PayneGuardClemson

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
121Chicago CardinalsJudson HudsonBackDavis & Elkins
122Pittsburgh SteelersNick StublarTackleSanta Clara
123Philadelphia EaglesBill BunsenBackKansas
124Brooklyn DodgersLen CoffmanBackTennessee
125Cleveland RamsPete BogdenEndUtah
126Detroit LionsJack MorlockBackMarshall
127Chicago BearsFrank CrisciTackleCase Western Reserve
128Washington RedskinsErnie LainBackRice
129Green Bay PackersBill KerrEndNotre Dame
130New York GiantsBob SmithBackOregon

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131Chicago CardinalsJoe ZiembaEndSt. Benedict's
132Philadelphia EaglesDon CrumbakerEndKansas State
133Pittsburgh SteelersRay McCarthyBackSanta Clara
134Brooklyn DodgersJim ConlinCenterNYU
135Cleveland RamsOwen GoodnightBackHardin-Simmons
136Detroit LionsStillman RouseEndMissouri
137Chicago BearsSherm BarnesEndBaylor
138Washington RedskinsHayward "Sandy" SanfordEndAlabama
139Green Bay PackersMel BrewerGuardIllinois
140New York GiantsOthel TurnerTackleTulsa

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141Chicago CardinalsBeryl ClarkBackOklahoma
142Pittsburgh SteelersLeon GajeckiCenterPenn State
143Philadelphia EaglesJ. R. GreenTackleRice
144Brooklyn DodgersDennis DonovanBackOregon
145Cleveland RamsMorris KohlerBackOregon State
146Detroit LionsJack PadleyBackDayton
147Chicago BearsAl ChristiansonBackKnox
148Washington RedskinsWillard "Bolo" PerdueEndDuke
149Green Bay PackersRay AndrusBackVanderbilt
150New York GiantsNed SwanCenterDrake

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
151Chicago CardinalsRalph FosterTackleOklahoma A&M
152Philadelphia EaglesJim MolnarBackBradley
153Pittsburgh SteelersMike SullivanEndNorth Carolina State
154Brooklyn DodgersFrank FunairBackBucknell
155Cleveland RamsJack NixBackMississippi State
156Detroit LionsJohn HackenbruckTackleOregon State
157Chicago BearsWilbur WhiteTackleBradley
158Washington RedskinsSteve AndrakoCenterOhio State
159Green Bay PackersArchie KodrosCenterMichigan
160New York GiantsJohn RogaliaBackScranton

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
161Chicago CardinalsLowell BryantBackClemson
162Pittsburgh SteelersSeaton DalyTackleGonzaga
163Philadelphia EaglesErnie SchwartzerGuardBoston College
164Brooklyn DodgersWalt StrosserBackSt. Vincent
165Cleveland RamsRalph StevensonGuardOklahoma
166Detroit LionsFrank RibarGuardDuke
167Chicago BearsRalph SchlosserCenterGonzaga
168Washington RedskinsJay GraybealBackOregon
169Green Bay PackersJim GilletteBackVirginia
170New York GiantsBill "Monk" EdwardsTackleBaylor

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
171Chicago CardinalsRuss BuckleyBackGustavus Adolphus
172Philadelphia EaglesBill SchnellerBackMississippi
173Pittsburgh SteelersThad HarveyTackleNotre Dame
174Brooklyn DodgersSteve HydockEndAlbright
175Cleveland RamsDante MagnaniBackSt. Mary's (CA)
176Detroit LionsHerb McCarthyBackDenver
177Chicago BearsJohn PopovBackCincinnati
178Washington RedskinsCharley SlagleBackNorth Carolina
179Green Bay PackersAl MatuzaCenterGeorgetown
180New York GiantsCecil WaldenGuardOregon

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
181Chicago CardinalsRupert PateTackleWake Forest
182Pittsburgh SteelersMarvin KatzensteinTackleColorado Mines
183Philadelphia EaglesBill DebordTackleKansas State
184Brooklyn DodgersMilt HowellGuardAuburn
185Cleveland RamsLuke LindonTackleKentucky
186Detroit LionsDub PartenTackleCentenary
187Chicago BearsYoung BusseyBackLouisiana State
188Washington RedskinsF. W. "Buck" MurphyBackGeorgia Tech
189Green Bay PackersJim ReederTackleIllinois
190New York GiantsJohn SullivanEndSan Francisco

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
191Detroit LionsMalvern MorganCenterAuburn
192Chicago BearsRay "Scooter" McLeanBackSt. Anselm's
193Washington RedskinsMel WetzelTackleMissouri
194Green Bay PackersVince EichlerBackCornell
195New York GiantsWeenie BynumBackCentenary

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196Detroit LionsBob OrfEndMissouri
197Chicago BearsWalt KichefskiEndMiami (FL)
198Washington RedskinsSteve SitkoBackNotre Dame
199Green Bay PackersHenry LuebckeTackleIowa
200 [1]New York GiantsMyron ClaxtonTackleWhittier

Hall of famersEdit

  • George McAfee, Quarterback from Duke taken 1st round 2nd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1966.[2]
  • Bulldog Turner, Center from Hardin-Simmons taken 1st round 7th overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1966.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  2. 2.0 2.1 List of Hall of Fame Inductees at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20080731024937/http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#1960s. Retrieved 2008-10-05.

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