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1949 NFL Draft
General Information
Date(s) December 21, 1948
Location
Picks
First selection Chuck Bednarik, C
Philadelphia Eagles
Last selection John Schweder, G
Philadelphia Eagles
Most selections Los Angeles Rams (27)
Fewest selections Boston Yanks (1)
Overall selections 251
NFL Draft
 < 1948 1950 > 

The 1949 National Football League Draft was held on December 21, 1948.

Player selectionsEdit

= Hall of Famer

Round oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1Philadelphia Eagles (Lottery bonus pick) Chuck BednarikCenterPennsylvania
2Detroit LionsJohnny RauchQuarterbackGeorgia
3Boston YanksDoak Walker [1]HalfbackSouthern Methodist
4New York GiantsPaul PageHalfbackSouthern Methodist
5Green Bay PackersStan HeathQuarterbackNevada-Reno
6Pittsburgh SteelersBobby GageBackClemson
7Los Angeles RamsBobby ThomasonQuarterbackVirginia Military Institute
8Washington RedskinsRob GoodeBackTexas A&M
9Philadelphia EaglesFrank TripuckaQuarterbackNotre Dame
10Chicago CardinalsBill FischerGuardNotre Dame
11Chicago BearsDick HarrisCenterTexas

Round twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
12Detroit LionsJohn "Pep" PanelliBackNotre Dame
13New York BulldogsBob DeMossBackPurdue
14New York GiantsAl DeRogatisTackleDuke
15Green Bay PackersDan DworskyCenterMichigan
16Pittsburgh SteelersHarper DavisBackMississippi State
17Los Angeles RamsGeorge SimsBackBaylor
18Washington RedskinsLaurie NiemiTackleWashington State
19Philadelphia EaglesFrank BurnsBackRutgers
20Chicago BearsBilly GrimesBackOklahoma State
21Chicago CardinalsDick McKissackBackSouthern Methodist

Round threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
22Detroit LionsLou KusserowBackColumbia
23New York BulldogsPhil ColellaBackSt. Bonaventure
24New York GiantsBill OlsonBackColumbia
25Green Bay PackersLou FerryTackleVillanova
26Pittsburgh SteelersBill WalshCenterNotre Dame
27Los Angeles RamsJim WinklerTackleTexas A&M
28Washington RedskinsLen SzafarynTackleNorth Carolina
29Philadelphia EaglesFrank ZieglerBackGeorgia Tech
30New York BulldogsLynn ChewningBackHampden-Sydney
31Chicago BearsJohnny "Red" O'QuinnEndWake Forest

Round fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
32Detroit LionsJoe SullivanBackDartmouth
33New York BulldogsHuey KeeneyBackRice
34Green Bay PackersBob SummerhaysBackUtah
35New York GiantsBill KayTackleIowa
36Pittsburgh SteelersJoe GeriBackGeorgia
37Los Angeles RamsNorm Van BrocklinQuarterbackOregon
38Washington RedskinsMike DeNoiaBackUniversity of Scranton
39Chicago BearsBen BendrickBackWisconsin
40Chicago CardinalsJohn GoldsberryTackleIndiana
41Philadelphia EaglesDon PancieraBackUniversity of San Francisco

Round fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
42Detroit LionsGeorge BrodnaxEndGeorgia Tech
43Green Bay PackersGlenn LewisBackTexas Tech
44New York BulldogsMike BoydaBackWashington & Lee
45Pittsburgh SteelersBill LongEndOklahoma State
46New York GiantsJ.D. CheekGuardOklahoma State
47Los Angeles RamsEarl "Dixie" HowellBackMississippi
48Washington RedskinsEddie BerrangEndVillanova
49Chicago BearsJohn HoffmanBackArkansas
50Chicago CardinalsTom WhamEndFurman
51Philadelphia EaglesTerry BrennanBackNotre Dame

Round sixEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
52Detroit LionsBob MeinertBackOklahoma State
53New York BulldogsAlbin "Rip" CollinsBackLouisiana State
54Green Bay PackersJoe EthridgeTackleSouthern Methodist
55New York GiantsAbe GibronGuardPurdue
56Pittsburgh SteelersDoug BrightwellCenterTexas Christian
57Los Angeles RamsCharles ReynoldsBackTexas Tech
58Philadelphia EaglesWarren HueyEndMichigan State
59Chicago BearsJerry KrallBackOhio State
60Chicago CardinalsBernie HanulaTackleWake Forest
61New York BulldogsSam TamburoEndPenn State

Round sevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
62Chicago CardinalsMyrl GreathouseBackOklahoma
63Los Angeles RamsJerry WilliamsBackWashington State
64New York BulldogsPete WissmanCenterSt. Louis
65Pittsburgh SteelersBill TalaricoBackPennsylvania
66New York GiantsFrank LoVuoloEndSt. Bonaventure
67Los Angeles RamsJon BakerGuardCalifornia
68Washington RedskinsChet FritzGuardMissouri
69Chicago BearsWally "Wah-Wah" JonesEndKentucky
70Chicago CardinalsJim CainEndAlabama
71Philadelphia EaglesFrank GillespieGuardClemson

Round eightEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
72Chicago BearsGerry "Bones" WeatherlyCenterRice
73New York BulldogsMike RubishEndNorth Carolina
74Green Bay PackersDan OrlichEndNevada-Reno
75New York GiantsJohn SalscheiderBackSt. Thomas (MN)
76Pittsburgh SteelersGeorge BrownGuardTexas Christian
77Los Angeles RamsJohn WaldrumGuardSul Ross
78Washington RedskinsBob KennedyBackNorth Carolina
79Chicago BearsBill WightkinEndNotre Dame
80Chicago CardinalsJoe E. BrownBackGeorgia Tech
81Philadelphia EaglesBob DeanBackCornell

Round nineEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
82Detroit LionsChuck DrazenovichBackPenn State
83Green Bay PackersEverett FaunceBackMinnesota
84New York BulldogsBernie CraigTackleDenver
85Pittsburgh SteelersTom BrennanTackleBoston College
86New York GiantsJoe SoboleskiGuardMichigan
87Los Angeles RamsJohnny SmithEndArizona
88Washington RedskinsEd McNeilEndMichigan
89Chicago BearsDolph TokarczykGuardPennsylvania
90Chicago CardinalsHal HerringCenterAuburn
91Philadelphia EaglesJonathan JenkinsTackleDartmouth

Round tenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
92Detroit LionsBill DavisGuardDuke
93New York BulldogsJohn GearyTackleWesleyan
94Los Angeles RamsGeorge BuksarBackPurdue
95New York GiantsGene RossidesBackColumbia
96Pittsburgh SteelersBob HoodEndAlabama
97Los Angeles RamsMax MinnichBackBowling Green
98Washington RedskinsVic VasicekGuardTexas
99Chicago BearsLee MalleyBackVanderbilt
100Chicago CardinalsBob HeckerBackBaldwin-Wallace
101Philadelphia EaglesRoy LesterEndWest Virginia

Round elevenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
102Detroit LionsErnie SettembreTackleMiami (FL)
103Green Bay PackersHarry LarcheTackleArkansas State
104New York BulldogsEdo MencottiBackDetroit
105Pittsburgh SteelersAl SandersCenterSouthern Mississippi
106New York GiantsDick HensleyEndKentucky
107Los Angeles RamsJim CozadTackleIowa
108Washington RedskinsHomer HobbsGuardGeorgia
109Chicago BearsJerry TiblierBackMississippi
110Chicago CardinalsStan FlowersEndRedlands
111Philadelphia EaglesBobby WilsonBackMississippi

Round twelveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
112Detroit LionsVirgil BotelerCenterNew Mexico
113New York BulldogsMornane MaenhoutEndSt. John's (MN)
114Green Bay PackersRebel Roy SteinerEndAlabama
115New York GiantsGeorge SundheimBackNorthwestern
116Pittsburgh SteelersJim FinksQuarterbackTulsa
117Los Angeles RamsBill RennaCenterSanta Clara
118Washington RedskinsHarry VarnerTackleArizona
119Chicago BearsGeorge BlandaQuarterbackKentucky
120Chicago CardinalsBilly StoneBackBradley
121Philadelphia EaglesDale ArmstrongEndDartmouth

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
122Detroit LionsAl RussasEndTennessee
123Green Bay PackersAl MastrangeliCenterIllinois
124New York BulldogsJim DieckelmanEndHoly Cross
125Pittsburgh SteelersR. R. WalstonGuardNorth Texas State
126New York GiantsBill AustinTackleOregon State
127Los Angeles RamsPaul BarryBackTulsa
128Washington RedskinsEd HenkeTackleUSC
129Chicago BearsGeorge TaliaferroBackIndiana
130Chicago CardinalsBob ToddTackleLouisville
131Philadelphia EaglesLyle ButtonTackleIllinois

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
132Detroit LionsDale PanterTackleUtah State
133New York BulldogsEd ToscaniBackDayton
134Green Bay PackersBobby WilliamsCenterTexas Tech
135New York GiantsNorb AdamsBackPurdue
136Pittsburgh SteelersDave MoonBackSouthern Methodist
137Los Angeles RamsEd CarmichaelTackleOregon State
138Washington RedskinsPat HaggertyEndWilliam & Mary
139Chicago BearsErnie KellyGuardTexas-El Paso
140Chicago CardinalsTony KlimekEndIllinois
141Philadelphia EaglesBobby LundBackTennessee

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
142Detroit LionsBob PifferiniCenterSan Jose State
143Green Bay PackersKen CooperGuardVanderbilt
144New York BulldogsGeorge RamacortiGuardBoston University
145Pittsburgh SteelersEd SobczakEndMichigan
146New York GiantsRalph PickelsimerCenterOtterbein
147Los Angeles RamsJ. C. DoddBackSul Ross
148Washington RedskinsGene FrassettoTackleCalifornia
149Chicago BearsHal FavertyGuardWisconsin
150Chicago CardinalsBob McQuadeBackXavier
151Philadelphia EaglesCarl CoppTackleVanderbilt

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
152Detroit LionsKimball MerrillTackleBrigham Young
153New York BulldogsJack BruceBackWilliam & Mary
154Green Bay PackersGene RemenarTackleWest Virginia
155New York GiantsJerry MorricalTackleIndiana
156Pittsburgh SteelersDenvard SnellTackleAuburn
157Los Angeles RamsJoe MorganGuardSouthern Mississippi
158Washington RedskinsDick FlowersTackleAlabama
159Chicago BearsAl WahlTackleMichigan
160Chicago CardinalsTom MurdockBackAppalachian State
161Philadelphia EaglesFrank RenoEndWest Virginia

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
162Detroit LionsZealand ThigpenBackVanderbilt
163Green Bay PackersPaul DevineBackHeidelberg
164New York BulldogsWarren BesonCenterMinnesota
165Pittsburgh SteelersVeto KissellBackHoly Cross
166New York GiantsWally TeningaBackMichigan
167Los Angeles RamsDick SheffieldEndTulane
168Washington RedskinsRoss PritchardBackArkansas
169Chicago BearsJohn CorbisieroBackMiddlebury
170Chicago CardinalsEddie RuppBackDenison
171Philadelphia EaglesLeo SkladanyEndPittsburgh

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
172Detroit LionsBill WehrCenterDenison
173New York BulldogsAlbie GouldEndBoston College
174Green Bay PackersFloyd LewisGuardSouthern Methodist
175New York GiantsDick NuttBackNorth Texas State
176Pittsburgh SteelersClint ShipmanTackleEast Texas State
177Los Angeles RamsHillary CholletBackCornell
178Washington RedskinsHerb SiegertGuardIllinois
179Chicago BearsJim MoranBackJohn Carroll
180Chicago CardinalsWebb HalbertBackIowa
181Philadelphia EaglesRuss StraitBackMuhlenberg

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
182Detroit LionsWally TriplettBackPenn State
183Green Bay PackersBobby FolsomEndSouthern Methodist
184New York BulldogsBob ReichTackleColgate
185Pittsburgh SteelersJack McBrideEndRice
186New York GiantsKen McCallBackGeorgia
187Los Angeles RamsJoe LeonardTackleVirginia
188Washington RedskinsBob HainlenBackColorado State
189Chicago BearsBob MittenGuardNorth Carolina
190Chicago CardinalsDean LaunEndIowa State
191Philadelphia EaglesPaul OdomGuardRollins

Round twentyEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
192Detroit LionsJoe RomanoTackleNorth Carolina
193New York BulldogsFrank GaulTackleNotre Dame
194Green Bay PackersLarry CooneyBackPenn State
195New York GiantsPat O'SullivanCenterAlabama
196Pittsburgh SteelersBen MannGuardMississippi
197Los Angeles RamsLloyd EisenbergTackleDuke
198Washington RedskinsOllie FletcherEndUSC
199Chicago BearsBob HeckBackPacific
200Chicago CardinalsEarl RowanTackleHardin-Simmons
201Philadelphia EaglesLloyd BrinkmanBackMissouri

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
202Detroit LionsJack LiningerCenterOhio State
203Green Bay PackersKen KranzBackWisconsin–Milwaukee
204New York BulldogsSammy PierceBackBaylor
205Pittsburgh SteelersJoe JackuraCenterGeorgia
206New York GiantsA. D. CateGuardNorth Texas State
207Los Angeles RamsGeorge TeufelBackLock Haven
208Washington RedskinsTommy HughesBackDuke
209Chicago BearsJim DuncanEndDuke
210Chicago CardinalsLeon JoslinBackTexas Christian
211Philadelphia EaglesLou FutrellBackUSC

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
212Detroit LionsGil ToblerBackUtah
213New York BulldogsJim LailBackWake Forest
214Green Bay PackersJohn KordickBackUSC
215New York GiantsTom FetzerBackWake Forest
216Pittsburgh SteelersLloyd JohnsonBackWest Texas State
217Los Angeles RamsEd HamiltonEndArkansas
218Washington RedskinsBill ClementsEndUCLA
219Chicago BearsDick BertuzziBackKansas
220Chicago CardinalsBill SprangCenterPurdue
221Philadelphia EaglesHarvey KingryBackColorado Mines

Round twenty threeEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
222Detroit LionsR.B. PattersonGuardMississippi State
223Green Bay PackersBill KelleyEndTexas Tech
224New York BulldogsNick LanzaBackRice
225Pittsburgh SteelersJim OwensEndOklahoma
226New York GiantsCletus FischerBackNebraska
227Los Angeles RamsWalt KersulisEndIllinois
228Washington RedskinsFrank PatteeBackKansas
229Chicago BearsHarry KaneCenterPacific
230Chicago CardinalsBob CoxEndNorth Carolina
231Philadelphia EaglesHank KalverTackleOklahoma City

Round twenty fourEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
232Detroit LionsOswald ClarkEndMichigan
233New York BulldogsJoe PonsalleTackleTrinity (CT)
234Green Bay PackersJimmy FordBackTulsa
235New York GiantsDon McAuliffeBackNotre Dame
236Pittsburgh SteelersIvan SnowdenTackleTexas A&I
237Los Angeles RamsFred KlemenokBackSan Francisco
238Washington RedskinsJim CullomGuardCalifornia
239Chicago BearsBernie SmithTackleTexas-El Paso
240Chicago CardinalsStan SzymakowskiBackLehigh
241Philadelphia EaglesFred LeonTackleNevada-Reno

Round twenty fiveEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
242Detroit LionsLes CowanEndMcMurry
243Green Bay PackersFrank LambrightGuardArkansas
244New York BulldogsPaul GirolamoBackCornell
245Pittsburgh SteelersBobby GaffBackTexas A&M
246New York GiantsGene DegyanskiEndBaldwin-Wallace
247Los Angeles RamsClay MatthewsTackleGeorgia Tech
248Washington RedskinsNick SebekBackIndiana
249Chicago BearsStan MarczykTackleNorth Carolina
250New York GiantsRalph DoranBackIowa
251 [2]Philadelphia EaglesJohn "Bull" SchwederGuardPennsylvania
= Hall of Famer

Hall of famersEdit

  • Chuck Bednarik, center from the University of Pennsylvania taken 1st round 1st overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1967.[3]
  • Norm Van Brocklin, quarterback from the University of Oregon taken 4th round 37th overall by the Los Angeles Rams.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1971.[4]
  • George Blanda, quarterback from the University of Kentucky taken 12th round 119th overall by the Chicago Bears.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1981.[5]
  • Doak Walker, halfback from Southern Methodist University taken 1st round 3rd overall by the Boston Yanks.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1986.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Doak Walker, 1948 Heisman Trophy winner as a junior."Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/d-walker48.php. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  3. List of 1960s Hall of Fame Inductee's 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 2008-10-07.
  4. List of 1970s Hall of Fame Inductee's 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#1970s. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  5. 5.0 5.1 List of 1980s Hall of Fame Inductee's 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#1980s. Retrieved 2008-10-07.

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