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1956 NFL Player Draft


1957  1956 1955

Round 1
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (1) PIT Gary Glick QB Colorado State
2 (2) SFO Earl Morrall QB Michigan State
3 (3) DET Howard (Hopalong) Cassady RB Ohio State
4 (4) PHI Bob Pellegrini C Maryland
5 (5) PIT Art Davis B Mississippi State
6 (6) LAM Joe Marconi B West Virginia
7 (7) CHC Joe Childress B Auburn
8 (8) GNB Jack Losch B Miami (FL)
9 (9) BLC Lenny Moore RB Penn State
10 (10) CHI Menan (Tex) Schriewer E Texas
11 (11) LAM Charlie Horton B Vanderbilt
12 (12) WAS Ed Vereb B Maryland
13 (13) CLE Preston Carpenter B Arkansas
Round 2
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (14) LAM Leon Clarke E USC
2 (15) SFO Bruce Bosley T West Virginia
3 (16) PHI Frank D'Agnostino T Auburn
4 (17) PIT Joe Krupa T Purdue
5 (18) CHC Norm Masters T Michigan State
6 (19) NYG Henry Moore B Arkansas
7 (20) GNB Forrest Gregg T Southern Methodist
8 (21) BLC Dick Donlin E Hamline
9 (22) CHI M.L. Brackett T Auburn
10 (23) LAM Hugh Pitts C Texas Christian
11 (24) WAS John Paluck E Pittsburgh
12 (25) CLE Billy Kinard B Mississippi
Round 3
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (26) SFO Bill Herchman T Texas Tech
2 (27) DET Don McIlhenny B Southern Methodist
3 (28) PHI Don Schaffer B Notre Dame
4 (29) PIT Jim Taylor C Baylor
5 (30) NYG Sam Huff LB West Virginia
6 (31) CHC John Roach QB Southern Methodist
7 (32) LAM A.D. Williams DE Pacific
8 (33) BLC Bob Pascal B Duke
9 (34) CLE Larry Ross E Denver
10 (35) LAM John Marshall B Southern Methodist
11 (36) WAS Fred Wyant B West Virginia
12 (37) CLE Billy Quinlan E Michigan State
Round 4
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (38) DET Jerry Reichow QB Iowa
2 (39) PIT Dick Murley G Purdue
3 (40) SFO Frank Pajaczkowski B Richmond
4 (41) WAS Fran Machinsky T Ohio State
5 (42) CHC Sam Salerno T Colorado
6 (43) BLC Ben Inabinet T Clemson
7 (44) GNB Cecil Morris G Oklahoma
8 (45) NYG Jim Katcavage DE Dayton
9 (46) LAM Will Berzinski B Wisconsin-La Crosse
10 (47) CHI John Mellekas T Arizona
11 (48) LAM Jim Carmichael E California
12 (49) CLE Bobby Moss B West Virginia
Round 5
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (50) DET Tom (The Bomb) Tracy B Tennessee
2 (51) LAM Jim Freeman E Iowa
3 (52) PIT Bill Murakowski B Purdue
4 (53) LAM Herb Nakken B Utah
5 (54) PHI Fred (Fuzzy) Thurston G Valparaiso
6 (55) BLC Herb Gray E Texas
7 (56) GNB Bob Skoronski T Indiana
8 (57) NYG Don Chandler B Florida
9 (58) CHI Willie Galimore B Florida A&M
10 (59) WAS Gary Lowe B Michigan State
11 (60) LAM Jesse Whittenton DB Texas-El Paso
12 (61) CLE Frank Clarke E Colorado
Round 6
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (62) DET Bob Lusk C William & Mary
2 (63) PIT Ray Taylor B Texas Christian
3 (64) SFO Tony Sardisco LB Tulane
4 (65) PHI Tirrel Burton B Miami (OH)
5 (66) CHC Charlie Dupre B Baylor
6 (67) BLC Don Schmidt B Texas Tech
7 (68) GNB Bob Burris B Oklahoma
8 (69) NYG Fred Cason B Florida
9 (70) CHC John Dittrich T Wisconsin
10 (71) CLE Sherman Plunkett E Maryland-Eastern Shore
11 (72) LAM Eddie Vincent B Iowa
12 (73) CLE Paul Wiggin E Stanford
Round 7
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (74) DET Gene Cronin DE Pacific
2 (75) SFO Larry Barnes B Colorado State
3 (76) PIT Dick Gaspari C George Washington
4 (77) CHC Bob Konovsky T Wisconsin
5 (78) PHI John Waedekin T Hardin-Simmons
6 (79) BLC Bill Waters T Austin
7 (80) GNB Hank Gremminger E Baylor
8 (81) NYG Ron Nery T Kansas State
9 (82) CHI J.C. Caroline B Illinois
10 (83) WAS Donnie Caraway B Houston
11 (84) LAM Jack Morris B Oregon
12 (85) CLE Chuck Griffith E USC
Round 8
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (86) DET Jack Powell T Texas A&M
2 (87) PIT Vere Wellman G Wichita State
3 (88) SFO Charley Smith E Abilene Christian
4 (89) PHI Elroy Payne B McMurry
5 (90) CHC Dave Lunceford T Baylor
6 (91) BLC Bill Koman G North Carolina
7 (92) GNB Russ Dennis E Maryland
8 (93) NYG Don Holleder E Army
9 (94) WAS Dick James B Oregon
10 (95) CHI Dick Klawitter C South Dakota State
11 (96) LAM George Boyer LB Florida State
12 (97) CLE Len Hellyer B Marshall
Round 9
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (98) DET Calvin Jones G Iowa
2 (99) SFO Jim Cox E Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
3 (100) PIT Wayne Edmonds G Notre Dame
4 (101) CHC Bob Lovely T Tampa
5 (102) PHI Johnny Bredice E Boston University
6 (103) BLC John Lewis E Michigan State
7 (104) GNB Gordy Duvall B USC
8 (105) NYG Ken Braden C East Texas State
9 (106) CHI Ken Vargo C Ohio State
10 (107) WAS Francis (Whitey) Rouviere B Miami (FL)
11 (108) LAM Maury Woolford T Louisville
12 (109) CLE Jack Hekcer E Bowling Green
Round 10
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (110) DET Joe Silas DE South Carolina
2 (111) PIT Lou Baldacci B Michigan
3 (112) SFO Jerry Zaleski B Colorado State
4 (113) PHI Tom Dimmick C Houston
5 (114) CHC Willis Towne E Wichita State
6 (115) BLC Gene Scott B Centre
7 (116) GNB Bob Laugherty B Maryland
8 (117) NYG Johnny Herman B UCLA
9 (118) PIT Bob Nolan E Miami (FL)
10 (119) CHI Dick Lucas E Boston College
11 (120) LAM Charlie Sticka B Trinity (CT)
12 (121) CLE Eddie Rayburn T Rice
Round 11
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (122) DET Lew Wacker B Richmond
2 (123) SFO Stew Pell T North Carolina
3 (124) DET Tom Selep B Maryland
4 (125) CHC Fob James B Auburn
5 (126) PHI Kenny Keller B North Carolina
6 (127) BLC Denni Shaw E North Texas State
7 (128) GNB Mike Hudock C Miami (FL)
8 (129) NYG Dick Moloney B Kentucky
9 (130) CHI John Jankans E Arizona State
10 (131) WAS Tom Powell G Colgate
11 (132) LAM Jim Decker B UCLA
12 (133) CLE Bill Underdonk T West Virginia
Round 12
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (134) DET Bob Nunnery T Louisiana State
2 (135) PIT Phil Rarasovic E Yale
3 (136) SFO Roger Swedberg T Iowa
4 (137) PHI Tommy Harkins E Vanderbilt
5 (138) CHC Jerry Walker T Texas Tech
6 (139) BLC Steve Myrha G North Dakota
7 (140) GNB Max Burnett B Arizona
8 (141) WAS Gerry Planutis B Michigan State
9 (142) WAS Gil Moreno T UCLA
10 (143) CHI Buddy Cruze E Tennessee
11 (144) LAM Em Lindbeck QB Illinois
12 (145) CLE Harry Javernick T Colorado
Round 13
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (146) DET O.K. Ferguson B Louisiana State
2 (147) SFO Ralph Moody B Kansas
3 (148) PIT Weldon Holley B Baylor
4 (149) CHC Bo Bolinger G Oklahoma
5 (150) PHI James Sides B Texas Tech
6 (151) BLC Jack Hill B Utah State
7 (152) GNB Jim Mense C Notre Dame
8 (153) NYG Eddie Crawford B Mississippi
9 (154) CHI Dick Grogg G Minnesota
10 (155) WAS Jerry Ward G Dayton
11 (156) LAM Mike Norcia B Kent State
12 (157) CLE Jim Furey C Kansas State
Round 14
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (158) DET Ronnie Falls LB Duke
2 (159) PIT Jim Emmons T Alabama
3 (160) SFO R.C. Owens E College of Idaho
4 (161) PHI Frank Relch C Penn State
5 (162) CHC Carnell Neuman B Illinois
6 (163) BLC Ted Schwanger B Tennessee Tech
7 (164) GNB Charlie Thomas B Wisconsin
8 (165) NYG John McMullen G Notre Dame
9 (166) WAS Pat Uebel B Army
10 (167) CHI Milt Graham E Colgate
11 (168) LAM Tom Runnels B North Texas State
12 (169) CLE Charlie Sidwell B William & Mary
Round 15
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (170) DET Horace (Buzzy) Allert DE Southwest Texas State
2 (171) SFO Reed Henderson T Utah State
3 (172) SFO Gene Boyd B Abilene Christian
4 (173) CHC Charley Anderson E Louisiana Tech
5 (174) PHI Don Brant B Montana
6 (175) BLC John Polzer QB Virginia
7 (176) GNB Warren (Buddy) Alliston G Mississippi
8 (177) NYG Ron Melnik T Army
9 (178) CHI Dick Fitzgerald B Notre Dame
10 (179) CHC Tom Spiers QB Arkansas State
11 (180) LAM Dick Shatto B Kentucky
12 (181) CLE Willie Davis DE Grambling
Round 16
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (182) DET Len Zyzda DE Purdue
2 (183) PIT Lionel Reed B Central State (OK)
3 (184) SFO George Herring QB Southern Mississippi
4 (185) PHI Billy Hix T Middle Tennessee State
5 (186) CHC George Welsh QB Navy
6 (187) BLC Gene (Moose) Hendrik B Drake
7 (188) GNB Curtis Lynch T Alabama
8 (189) NYG Al Portney T Missouri
9 (190) WAS Wells Gray G Wisconsin
10 (191) CHI Ray Brown B Florida
11 (192) LAM Arnie Pelluer E Washington State
12 (193) CLE Thurlow Cooper E Maine
Round 17
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (194) DET Ken Wind E Houston
2 (195) SFO Dick Weiss T Mississippi
3 (196) PIT Bill Schmidt G Pittsburgh
4 (197) CHC Ron Beagle E Navy
5 (198) PHI Joe Mastrogiovanni B Wyoming
6 (199) BLC Bill Danenhauer E Emporia State
7 (200) GNB Bart Starr QB Alabama
8 (201) NYG Tom Mooney T Miami (OH)
9 (202) CHI Tom Adams E UCLA
10 (203) WAS Eagle Day QB Mississippi
11 (204) LAM Jack Butler T Kentucky
12 (205) CLE Eddie West QB North Carolina State
Round 18
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (206) DET Emidio Petranca B Boston College
2 (207) PIT John Stephens QB Holy Cross
3 (208) SFO Billy Yelverton T Mississippi
4 (209) PHI Nick Consoles DB Wake Forest
5 (210) CHC Jim Brown G UCLA
6 (211) BLC Earl Looman G Stetson
7 (212) GNB Stan Intihar E Cornell
8 (213) NYG Matt Boone B North Carolina Central
9 (214) WAS Jim Pyburn E Auburn
10 (215) CHI Earl Payton B Prairie View A&M
11 (216) LAM Jack Klotz T Widener
12 (217) CLE Hal (Candy) Carroll B Case Western Reserve
Round 19
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (218) DET Dale Vaughn B Virginia Military Inst
2 (219) SFO Pete Arrigoni B Arizona
3 (220) PIT Jerry Jacobs G Florida State
4 (221) CHC Ray Zagar B Marquette
5 (222) PHI Delano Womack B Texas
6 (223) BLC Bob Fyvie T Lafayette
7 (224) GNB Ken Vakey E Texas Tech
8 (225) NYG Ray Dettring B Missouri
9 (226) CHI John Smith B UCLA
10 (227) WAS Ray Lemek G Notre Dame
11 (228) LAM Charlie Dees T McNeese State
12 (229) CLE John Sebest E Eastern Kentucky
Round 20
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (230) DET Joe Stephenson E Vanderbilt
2 (231) PIT Fred Glatz E Pittsburgh
3 (232) SFO Bob Scarbrough C Auburn
4 (233) PHI Darrell Glover T Maryland-Eastern Shore
5 (234) CHC Dickie Mattison B Georgia Tech
6 (235) BLC Bob Hill B Jackson State
7 (236) GNB Clyde Letbetter T Baylor
8 (237) NYG Mike Falls G Minnesota
9 (238) WAS Vince Gonzales B Louisiana State
10 (239) CHI Charley Maxime G Auburn
11 (240) LAM John Coyne T West Chester
12 (241) CLE Joe Mobra E Oklahoma
Round 21
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (242) DET Bob Blechen C Whittier
2 (243) SFO L.C. Joyner E Contra Costa J.C.
3 (244) PIT Gene Martell T Notre Dame
4 (245) CHC Ronnie Herr B Texas Tech
5 (246) PHI Jack Adams T San Jose State
6 (247) BLC Jim Harness B Mississippi State
7 (248) GNB Hal O'Brien B Southern Methodist
8 (249) NYG Don McComb E Villanova
9 (250) CHI Jimmy Waddell B Compton J.C.
10 (251) WAS Howard Schnellenberger E Kentucky
11 (252) LAM Milt Robichaux E Trinity (TX)
12 (253) CLE Gene Kapish E Notre Dame
Round 22
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (254) DET Dick Marazza T Clemson
2 (255) PIT Ray DiPasquale B Pittsburgh
3 (256) SFO Clarence Wessman E San Jose State
4 (257) PHI Joe Miller B Cincinnati
5 (258) CHC Jim Murphy T Stephen F. Austin
6 (259) BLC Pat Del Vicaro G Southern Mississippi
7 (260) GNB Johnny Popson B Furman
8 (261) NYG Jerry Harkrader B Ohio State
9 (262) WAS George Nicula T Notre Dame
10 (263) CHI Joe Billings T Memphis State
11 (264) LAM Dick Fouts E Missouri
12 (265) CLE Sam (First Down) Brown B UCLA
Round 23
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (266) DET Bob Garrard B Georgia
2 (267) SFO Mike Monroe B Washington
3 (268) PIT Pete Neft QB Pittsburgh
4 (269) CHC Tony Branoff B Michigan
5 (270) PHI Chet Sepncer E Oklahoma State
6 (271) BLC Al (Bear) Stephenson T Idaho State
7 (272) GNB Jesse Birchfield G Duke
8 (273) NYG Bob (Slick) McCool B Mississippi
9 (274) CHI Lou Holt E Howard Payne
10 (275) WAS Don St. John B Xavier
11 (276) LAM Al Paulson B Washington State
12 (277) CLE Don Althouse E Syracuse
Round 24
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (278) DET Jarv Walz E Central Michigan
2 (279) PIT Bryan Engram E Texas Christian
3 (280) SFO Ed Wallace T San Diego J.C.
4 (281) PHI John Parham B Wake Forest
5 (282) CHC Orville Trask T Rice
6 (283) BLC Bobby Fox QB East Texas State
7 (284) GNB Don Wilson C Rice
8 (285) NYG Gerry Huth G Wake Forest
9 (286) WAS Johnny Tatum C Texas
10 (287) CHI Jess Castete B McNeese State
11 (288) LAM Sam Williams DE Michigan State
12 (289) CLE Jim Hughes G San Jose State
Round 25
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (290) DET Jerry Hall B Rice
2 (291) SFO Paul Goad B Abilene Christian
3 (292) PIT Bill O'Dell B Clemson
4 (293) CHC Bill Wheeler T Kentucky
5 (294) PHI Johnny Grogan T Dayton
6 (295) BLC Brad Mills B Kentucky
7 (296) GNB Franz Koeneke E Minnesota
8 (297) NYG Harry Speers B Florida
9 (298) CHI Jerry Hentschel T Sam Houston State
10 (299) WAS Franklin Brooks G Georgia Tech
11 (300) LAM Glen Tunning G Pittsburgh
12 (301) CLE Bob Davenport B UCLA
Round 26
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (302) DET Joe Walden B West Texas State
2 (303) PIT Frank Sweeney G Xavier
3 (304) SFO Rommie Loudd E UCLA
4 (305) PHI Earl Lunsford B Oklahoma State
5 (306) CHC Chuck Zickefoose E Kansas State
6 (307) BLC Jim Lohr T Southwest Missouri State
7 (308) GNB Dick Goehe T Mississippi
8 (309) NYG Bev Buller B Kansas
9 (310) WAS Dave Burnham B Wheaton
10 (311) CHI Don Orr B Vanderbilt
11 (312) LAM Hardman Cureton T UCLA
12 (313) CLE Jack Kammerman E Utah
Round 27
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (314) DET Bryan Bunthorne G Tulane
2 (315) SFO Jerry Gustafson QB Stanford
3 (316) PIT Buddy Benson B Arkansas
4 (317) CHC Jack Hutchinson T Oklahoma State
5 (318) PHI Al Ellett T Alabama
6 (319) BLC Herb Hartwell B Virginia
7 (320) GNB Dick Kolian E Wisconsin
8 (321) NYG Gerry Nesbitt B Arkansas
9 (322) CHI Waylon Buchanan E East Texas State
10 (323) WAS Royce Flippin B Princeton
11 (324) LAM Roger Siesel T Miami (OH)
12 (325) CLE Ed Dwyer E Purdue
Round 28
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (326) DET John Smith G Northwestern
2 (327) PIT Bill DeGraaf B Cornell
3 (328) SFO Jerry Drew B California
4 (329) PHI Bill Strawn LB Western Kentucky
5 (330) CHC Jim Miller QB Wisconsin
6 (331) BLC John Shearer QB Shepherd
7 (332) GNB Bobby Lance QB Florida
8 (333) NYG Bill Fuller T Arkansas
9 (334) WAS Billy Hicks B North Alabama
10 (335) CHI Bob Alexander B Trinity (CT)
11 (336) LAM John Morrow T Michigan
12 (337) CLE Ollie Sparks G Iowa State
Round 29
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (338) DET Doug Peters B UCLA
2 (339) SFO Dean Benson G Willamette
3 (340) PIT Wes Thompson T Alabama
4 (341) CHC Jim Troglio B Northwestern
5 (342) PHI Bob Hughes B Southern Mississippi
6 (343) BLC Jim Rusher E Kansas State
7 (344) GNB Vester Newcomb C Southwest J.C. (MS)
8 (345) NYG Jim Nelson G Duke
9 (346) CHI Billy Krietemeyer B Vanderbilt
10 (347) WAS Pat Bisceglia G Notre Dame
11 (348) LAM Mickey Bates B Illinois
12 (349) CLE John Battos E Vanderbilt
Round 30
Rd (OV) Team Name Pos College
1 (350) DET John Gibbens T Southwest Texas State
2 (351) SFO Bob Mitchell T Puget Sound
3 (352) PHI Joe Ulm B San Jose State
4 (353) CHC Bill Kucera T Colorado
5 (354) BLC Terry Sweeney B Middle Tennessee State
6 (355) GNB Rod Hermes QB Beloit
7 (356) NYG Wayne Williams E Southern Illinois
8 (357) WAS Buck Nystrom G Michigan State
9 (358) CHI Jim Buckler G Alabama
10 (359) LAM Dick Kackmeister C Central Michigan
11 (360) CLE Bob Bartholomew T Wake Forest

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