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1947 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) December 16, 1946
Location
Picks
First selection Bob Fenimore, HB
Chicago Bears
Last selection Don Clayton, B
New York Giants
Most selections Chicago Bears (32)
Fewest selections Chicago Cardinals (29)
Philadelphia Eagles (29)
Overall selections 300
NFL Draft
 < 1946 1948 > 

The 1947 National Football League Draft was held on December 16, 1946.

The National Football League in this draft made the first overall pick a bonus pick determined by lottery. The Chicago Bears won the first lottery. This process was ended in 1958.

Player selectionsEdit

= Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Chicago Bears (Lottery bonus pick) Bob FenimoreBackOklahoma A&M
2Detroit LionsGlenn Davis [1]HalfbackArmy
3Boston YanksFritz BarzilauskasGuardYale
4Washington RedskinsCal Rossi [2]BackUCLA
5Pittsburgh SteelersHub BechtolEndTexas
6Green Bay PackersErnie CaseBackUCLA
7Chicago CardinalsDeWitt "Tex" CoulterTackleArmy
8Philadelphia EaglesNeill ArmstrongEndOklahoma A&M
9Los Angeles RamsHerman WedemeyerHalfbackSt. Mary's
10New York GiantsVic SchwallHalfbackNorthwestern
11Chicago BearsDon KindtBackWisconsin

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
12Detroit LionsRuss ThomasTackleOhio State
13Boston YanksWalt HeapBackTexas

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
14Detroit LionsJim KekerisTackleMissouri
15Boston YanksJohn RapaczCenterOklahoma
16Pittsburgh SteelersJohn MastrangeloGuardNotre Dame
17Washington RedskinsGene "Red" KnightBackLouisiana State
18Chicago CardinalsErmal AllenBackKentucky
19Philadelphia EaglesBill MackridesBackNevada-Reno
20Green Bay PackersBurr BaldwinEndUCLA
21Los Angeles RamsDon PaulCenterUCLA
22New York GiantsJohn CannadyCenterIndiana
23Chicago BearsFrank MininiBackSan Jose State

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
24Detroit LionsCharley HooverCenterVanderbilt
25Boston YanksAlton BaldwinEndArkansas

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26Detroit LionsBob ChappuisBackMichigan
27Boston YanksCarroll VogelaarTackleSan Francisco
28Washington RedskinsHank FoldbergEndArmy
29Pittsburgh SteelersFrank WydoTackleCornell
30Philadelphia EaglesGeorge SavitskyTacklePennsylvania
31Green Bay PackersPaul "Buddy" BurrisGuardOklahoma
32Chicago BearsLloyd MerrimanBackStanford
33Los Angeles RamsGordon GrayBackUSC
34New York GiantsNelson GreeneTackleTulsa
35Chicago BearsJim CanadyBackTexas

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
36Detroit LionsBernie GallagherTacklePennsylvania
37Boston YanksGeorge SullivanTackleNotre Dame
38Pittsburgh SteelersFrank AschenbrennerBackNorthwestern
39Washington RedskinsMike GarzoniGuardUSC
40Green Bay PackersGene WilsonEndSouthern Methodist
41Chicago CardinalsBen RaimondiBackIndiana
42Chicago BearsRoger StephensBackCincinnati
43Los Angeles RamsPaul EvansonTackleOregon State
44New York GiantsBob DavisTackleGeorgia Tech
45Chicago BearsHarlan WetzTackleTexas

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
46Detroit LionsEd GrainGuardPennsylvania
47Boston YanksJoe WattBackSyracuse
48Washington RedskinsBill GrayCenterOregon State
49Pittsburgh SteelersBryant "Meatball" MeeksCenterSouth Carolina
50Chicago CardinalsHoward TurnerBackNorth Carolina State
51Philadelphia EaglesTony YovicsinEndMiami (FL)
52Green Bay PackersDick ConnorsBackNorthwestern
53Los Angeles RamsBill SmythTackleCincinnati
54New York GiantsChris "Duke" IversenBackOregon
55Chicago BearsReid MoseleyEndGeorgia

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
56Detroit LionsHarvey JamesCenterMiami (FL)
57Boston YanksBill ChipleyEndWashington & Lee
58Pittsburgh SteelersJerry ShipkeyBackUCLA
59Washington RedskinsHank HarrisTackleTexas
60Chicago CardinalsGeorge MaddockTackleNorthwestern
61Philadelphia EaglesAl SatterfieldTackleVanderbilt
62Green Bay PackersMonte MoncriefTackleTexas A&M
63Los Angeles RamsBill McGovernCenterWashington
64New York GiantsFrank MuelheuserBackColgate
65Chicago BearsHouston Allen SmithEndMississippi

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
66Detroit LionsKale AlexanderTackleSouth Carolina
67Boston YanksGene MalinowskiCenterDetroit
68Washington RedskinsRoy KurraschEndUCLA
69Pittsburgh SteelersBert Vander CluteGuardWesleyan
70Chicago CardinalsArt DufelmeierBackIllinois
71Philadelphia EaglesBob LeonettiGuardWake Forest
72Green Bay PackersBob McDougalBackMiami (FL)
73Los Angeles RamsMax PartinBackTennessee
74New York GiantsJohn NovitskyTackleOklahoma City
75Chicago BearsDwight "Dike" EddlemanBackIllinois

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
76Detroit LionsChalmers (Bump) ElliottBackMichigan
77Boston YanksBob HazelhurstBackDenver
78Pittsburgh SteelersPaul GibsonEndNorth Carolina State
79Washington RedskinsErnie WilliamsonTackleNorth Carolina
80Philadelphia EaglesUlysses CornoggTackleWake Forest
81Green Bay PackersBob KellyBackNotre Dame
82Chicago CardinalsRay RamseyBackBradley
83Los Angeles RamsCarl SamuelsonTackleNebraska
84New York GiantsFred MullisBackTennessee-Chattanooga
85Chicago BearsArnold TuckerBackArmy

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
86Detroit LionsPete SullivanTackleDetroit
87Boston YanksAl SidorikTackleMississippi State
88Washington RedskinsL.G. CarmodyBackCentral Washington
89Pittsburgh SteelersJack MeddCenterWesleyan
90Chicago CardinalsDave WallaceBackOklahoma
91Philadelphia EaglesAlex SarkisianCenterNorthwestern
92Green Bay PackersTom MoultonCenterOklahoma State
93Los Angeles RamsRuss StegerBackIllinois
94New York GiantsBob "Hunchy" HoernschemeyerBackIndiana
95Chicago BearsLarry HatchBackWashington

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
96Detroit LionsLaVerne CamarattaBackIowa State
97Boston YanksWally RobertsEndHoly Cross
98Pittsburgh SteelersJack FitchBackNorth Carolina
99Washington RedskinsU.S. SavageEndRichmond
100Green Bay PackersGeorge HillsGuardGeorgia Tech
101Chicago CardinalsCharley SarrattBackOklahoma
102Philadelphia EaglesJerry D'ArcyCenterTulsa
103Los Angeles RamsDante LavelliEndOhio State
104New York GiantsHardy "Thumper" BrownBackTulsa
105Chicago BearsTony AdamleCenterOhio State

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
106Detroit LionsWalt VezmarGuardMichigan State
107Boston YanksBob SullivanBackIowa
108Washington RedskinsBob SteckrothEndWilliam & Mary
109Pittsburgh SteelersAra ParseghianBackMiami (OH)
110Philadelphia EaglesJohn HambergerTackleSouthern Methodist
111Green Bay PackersBob SkoglundEndNotre Dame
112Chicago CardinalsHarden CooperTackleTulsa
113Los Angeles RamsMike DimitroGuardUCLA
114New York GiantsBill HachtenGuardStanford
115Chicago BearsEmile FritzGuardMaryland

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
116Detroit LionsDick HagenEndWashington
117Boston YanksLeo LongBackDuke
118Pittsburgh SteelersBill "Red" MooreTacklePenn State
119Washington RedskinsWeldon EdwardsTackleTexas Christian
120Chicago CardinalsCarl RussBackRice
121Philadelphia EaglesAlvin JohnsonBackHardin-Simmons
122Green Bay PackersJack MitchellBackOklahoma
123Los Angeles RamsJohn KissellTackleBoston College
124New York GiantsHerschel "Ug" FusonBackArmy
125Chicago BearsJim TurnerTackleCalifornia

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
126Detroit LionsJ.W. MeeksBackEast Texas State
127Boston YanksFrank ParkerTackleHoly Cross
128Washington RedskinsEarl WheelerCenterArkansas
129Pittsburgh SteelersLarry BrunoBackGeneva
130Green Bay PackersDenver CrawfordTackleTennessee
131Chicago CardinalsBuddy MulliganBackDuke
132Philadelphia EaglesJoe CookBackHardin-Simmons
133Los Angeles RamsGeorge FuchsBackWisconsin
134New York GiantsJohn FallonTackleNotre Dame
135Chicago BearsWayne GoodallEndOklahoma City

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
136Detroit LionsReed NilsenCenterBrigham Young
137Boston YanksHugo MarcoliniBackSt. Bonaventure
138Pittsburgh SteelersRalph JenkinsCenterClemson
139Washington RedskinsBilly GoldBackTennessee
140Philadelphia EaglesJeff DurkotaBackPenn State
141Green Bay PackersJim CallananEndUSC
142Chicago CardinalsCharlie SmithBackGeorgia
143Los Angeles RamsRalph ChubbBackMichigan
144New York GiantsBob OrlandoGuardColgate
145Chicago BearsVerne GagneEndMinnesota

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
146Detroit LionsTommy JamesBackOhio State
147Boston YanksMarion ShirleyTackleOklahoma City
148Washington RedskinsJack HartTackleDetroit
149Pittsburgh SteelersElbie NickelEndCincinnati
150Chicago CardinalsBob RavensburgEndIndiana
151Green Bay PackersTed ScalissiBackRipon
152Philadelphia EaglesHubert ShurtzTackleLouisiana State
153Los Angeles RamsDon HardyEndUSC
154New York GiantsFrank PulattieBackSouthern Methodist
155Chicago BearsWally DreyerBackWisconsin

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
156Detroit LionsRalph MaughamEndUtah State
157Boston YanksRoland NaborsCenterTexas Tech
158Pittsburgh SteelersBill CregarCenterHoly Cross
159Washington RedskinsTom NicholsBackRichmond
160Green Bay PackersJim GoodmanTackleIndiana
161Philadelphia EaglesHal BellBackMuhlenberg
162Chicago CardinalsBarney BarnettEndNortheastern Oklahoma
163Los Angeles RamsEd ChampagneTackleLouisiana State
164New York GiantsDick BrinkleyBackWake Forest
165Chicago BearsWalt PupaBackNorth Carolina

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
166Detroit LionsBuryl BatyBackTexas A&M
167Boston YanksPat KennellyEndSoutheastern Louisiana
168Washington RedskinsHarry DowdaBackWake Forest
169Pittsburgh SteelersJerry MulreadyBackNorth Dakota State
170Philadelphia EaglesTom CampionTackleSoutheastern Louisiana
171Chicago CardinalsScotty DeedsBackBrigham Young
172Green Bay PackersDick MillerGuardLawrence
173Los Angeles RamsJimmy DewarBackIndiana
174New York GiantsFrank GuessBackTexas
175Chicago BearsJohn McLellanTackleMontana State

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
176Detroit LionsElmer MadarEndMichigan
177Boston YanksDarrell WallerBackWashington State
178Pittsburgh SteelersWarren SmithTackleKansas Wesleyan
179Washington RedskinsCharlie WebbEndLouisiana State
180Chicago CardinalsClarence EsserTackleWisconsin
181Green Bay PackersBrad "Whitey" EcklundCenterOregon
182Philadelphia EaglesFred HallGuardLouisiana State
183Los Angeles RamsBernie ReigesBackUCLA
184New York GiantsTom LandryDefensive backTexas
185Chicago BearsBill CromerBackTexas

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
186Detroit LionsJ. T. WhiteEndMichigan
187Boston YanksPaul HartBackDelaware
188Washington RedskinsElmo BondTackleWashington State
189Pittsburgh SteelersFred HamiltonTackleVanderbilt
190Green Bay PackersBob WestBackColorado
191Philadelphia EaglesJim ClaytonTackleWyoming
192Chicago CardinalsShelton BallardCenterLouisiana State
193Los Angeles RamsLeon McLaughlinCenterUCLA
194New York GiantsJoe PonsettoBackMichigan
195Chicago BearsRuss ReaderBackMichigan State

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196Detroit LionsCarl SchuetteBackMarquette
197Boston YanksGene LamoureGuardFresno State
198Pittsburgh SteelersFred TaylorEndTexas Christian
199Washington RedskinsJim HeftiBackSt. Lawrence
200Philadelphia EaglesGeorge BlomquistEndNorth Carolina State
201Chicago CardinalsWade WalkerTackleOklahoma
202Green Bay PackersMaurice "Tex" ReillyBackColorado
203Los Angeles RamsChuck ElliottTackleOregon
204New York GiantsArt DonovanDefensive tackleBoston College
205Chicago BearsJim BatchelorBackEast Texas State

Round twenty threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
206Detroit LionsSteve CipotTackleSt. Bonaventure
207Boston YanksHank KolaskinskiBackWyoming
208Washington RedskinsTom DudleyEndVirginia
209Pittsburgh SteelersBinks BushmiaerBackVanderbilt
210Chicago CardinalsTom CarrollTackleMinnesota
211Green Bay PackersRon SockolovTackleCalifornia
212Philadelphia EaglesJoe HaynesGuardTulsa
213Los Angeles RamsLou LevantiCenterIllinois
214New York GiantsHal ShoenerEndIowa
215Chicago BearsAllen LawlerBackTexas

Round twenty fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
216Detroit LionsBill CadenheadBackAlabama
217Boston YanksEd HeapTackleTexas
218Pittsburgh SteelersPaul DavisBackOtterbein
219Washington RedskinsBob SmithBackIowa
220Green Bay PackersHerb St. JohnGuardGeorgia
221Philadelphia EaglesStanton HenseEndXavier
222Chicago CardinalsTom DorseyBackBrown
223Los Angeles RamsJ. D. CheekTackleOklahoma State
224New York GiantsBill MollBackConnecticut
225Chicago BearsGordon BerlinCenterWashington

Round twenty fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
226Detroit LionsJim CodyTackleEast Texas State
227Boston YanksJohn PolzinGuardTexas Christian
228Washington RedskinsHal MullinsTackleDuke
229Pittsburgh SteelersTommy KalmanirBackNevada-Reno
230Philadelphia EaglesJohnny KellyBackRice
231Chicago CardinalsOtto SchnellbacherEndKansas
232Green Bay PackersFred RedekerBackCincinnati
233Los Angeles RamsBob Dal PortoBackCalifornia
234New York GiantsDick ThomasGuardSouthern Mississippi
235Chicago BearsJohn CunninghamEndCalifornia

Round twenty sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
236Detroit LionsEarl MavesBackWisconsin
237Boston YanksDave BloxomBackTexas Christian
238Pittsburgh SteelersDon MohrEndBaldwin-Wallace
239Washington RedskinsFrancis BocokaEndWashington State
240Chicago CardinalsLarry JoeBackPenn State
241Green Bay PackersHerm LubkerEndArkansas
242Philadelphia EaglesH. J. RobertsGuardRice
243Los Angeles RamsGene StandeferBackTexas Tech
244New York GiantsRalph StewartCenterNotre Dame
245Chicago BearsMax MorrisBackNorthwestern

Round twenty sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
246Detroit LionsBill HillmanBackTennessee
247Boston YanksOdell StautzenbergerGuardTexas A&M
248Washington RedskinsOtis SacrintyBackWake Forest
249Pittsburgh SteelersArt YoungGuardDartmouth
250Green Bay PackersBob PalladinoBackNotre Dame
251Philadelphia EaglesPhil CutchinBackKentucky
252Chicago CardinalsDick AbramsBackWashington State
253Los Angeles RamsBob DavidBackVillanova
254New York GiantsGeorge BibighausEndMuhlenberg
255Chicago BearsBill MorrisEndOklahoma

Round twenty eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
256Detroit LionsArch KellyEndDetroit
257Boston YanksDick ChattertonBackBrigham Young
258Pittsburgh SteelersRalph SazioTackleWilliam & Mary
259Washington RedskinsMilt DropoCenterConnecticut
260Chicago CardinalsJoe SmithEndTexas Tech
261Philadelphia EaglesCharley WakefieldTackleStanford
262Green Bay PackersJerrell BaxterTackleNorth Carolina
263Los Angeles RamsJim HunnicuttBackSouth Carolina
264New York GiantsJim CarringtonGuardNavy
265Chicago BearsJoe Bill BaumgardnerBackTexas

Round twenty nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
266Detroit LionsBob TulisTackleTexas A&M
267Boston YanksTom RodgersTackleBucknell
268Washington RedskinsLynn BrownsonBackStanford
269Pittsburgh SteelersDick PitzerEndArmy
270Chicago CardinalsTony RotunnoBackSt. Ambrose
271Green Bay PackersRay SellersEndGeorgia
272Philadelphia EaglesDick LangenbeckTackleCincinnati
273Los Angeles RamsJohn ComerBackHoly Cross
274New York GiantsClaude HarrisonBackSouth Carolina
275Chicago BearsJerry McCarthyEndPennsylvania

Round thirtyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
276Detroit LionsHoward McAfeeTackleTulane
277Boston YanksJohn PrchlikGuardYale
278Pittsburgh SteelersTom StalloniTackleDelaware
279Washington RedskinsJoe ColoneBackPenn State
280Green Bay PackersJerry CarleBackNorthwestern
281Philadelphia EaglesBernie WinklerTackleTexas Tech
282Chicago CardinalsClyde LindseyEndLouisiana State
283Los Angeles RamsHal DeanGuardOhio State
284New York GiantsJohn WrightBackMaryland
285Chicago BearsJack PierceBackIllinois

Round thirty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
286Washington RedskinsHerb ShoenerEndIowa
287Pittsburgh SteelersVince DiFrancescaGuardNorthwestern
288Philadelphia EaglesBill StephensTackleBaylor
289Chicago CardinalsBob CallahanCenterMichigan
290Green Bay PackersBill HoganBackKansas
291Los Angeles RamsJames AtwellBackSouth Carolina
292New York GiantsBill SchulerEndYale
293Chicago BearsEd EhlersBackPurdue

Round thirty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
294Pittsburgh SteelersWarren LahrBackCase Western Reserve
295Washington RedskinsBob PlevoTacklePurdue
296Chicago CardinalsJohn KaramigiosBackDenver
297Green Bay PackersRalph OlsenEndUtah
298Philadelphia EaglesMike KaloshEndWisconsin–La Crosse
299Los Angeles RamsBob PrymuskiGuardIllinois
300 [3]New York GiantsDon ClaytonBackNorth Carolina
= Hall of Famer

Hall of famersEdit

  • Dante Lavelli, End from Ohio State University taken 12th round 103rd overall by the Los Angeles Rams.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1975.[4]
  • Art Donovan, Defensive Tackle from Boston College taken 22nd Round 304th overall Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class of 1968

ReferencesEdit

  1. Glenn Davis, 1946 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/g-davis46.html. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. Cal Rossi was also picked in the first round of the 1946 Draft by the Redskins as a junior and not eligible, drafted twice he never played professionally.
  3. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  4. List of 1970s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.html#1970s. Retrieved 2008-10-06.

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