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1937 Draft

1937 NFL Draft & Order

The 1937 NFL Draft consisted of 10 rounds with a total of 42 players drafted. The top pick was Sam Francis out of Nebraska drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. Of the 10 players selected in the first round 4 played offense and 6 played defense. Nebraska had the most players selected in the first round of the 1937 draft with 3. Some of the top drafted players were Sammy Baugh (drafted by the Washington Redskins in Round 1), Ace Parker (drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in Round 2), Johnny Drake (drafted by the Cleveland Rams in Round 1), Ward Cuff (drafted by the New York Giants in Round 4) and Ray Buivid (drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in Round 1). View all of the players selected in the 1937 NFL Draft round by round.
1937 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Sam Francis DB Nebraska Philadelphia Eagles
Ray Buivid DB Marquette Chicago Cardinals
Ed Goddard DB Washington State Brooklyn Dodgers
Lloyd Cardwell RB Nebraska Detroit Lions
Sammy Baugh QB Texas Christian Washington Redskins
Ed Jankowski LB Wisconsin Green Bay Packers
Ed Widseth OL Minnesota New York Giants
Les McDonald DL Nebraska Chicago Bears
Mike Basrak LB Duquesne Pittsburgh Pirates
Johnny Drake RB Purdue Cleveland Rams
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ave Daniell OL Pittsburgh Green Bay Packers
Julie Alfonse DB Minnesota Cleveland Rams
Tarzan White OL Alabama New York Giants
Gus Tinsley DL Louisiana State Chicago Cardinals
Franny Murray DB Pennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles
Ace Parker QB Duke Brooklyn Dodgers
Nello Falaschi LB Santa Clara Washington Redskins
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Breeden RB Oklahoma Pittsburgh Pirates
Jerry Dennerlein OL St. Mary's (CA) New York Giants
Dick Plasman OL Vanderbilt Chicago Bears
Vern Huffman DB Indiana Detroit Lions
Drew Ellis OL Texas Christian Philadelphia Eagles
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ward Cuff DB Marquette New York Giants
Johnny Wiatrak OL Washington Cleveland Rams
Dick Bassi LB Santa Clara Washington Redskins
Henry Hammond DL Rhodes Chicago Bears
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ham Harmon LB Tulsa Chicago Cardinals
Bert Johnson RB Kentucky Brooklyn Dodgers
Mickey Kobrosky DB Trinity (Conn.) New York Giants
Maury Patt DL Carnegie Mellon Detroit Lions
Bill Conkright OL Oklahoma Chicago Bears
Chuck Bond OL Washington Washington Redskins
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Golemgeske OL Wisconsin Brooklyn Dodgers
Del Bjork OL Oregon Chicago Bears
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
By Haines DB Washington Pittsburgh Pirates
Jim Poole DL Mississippi New York Giants
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Reynolds OL Baylor Chicago Cardinals
Herm Schmarr DL Catholic Cleveland Rams
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ray Johnson DB Denver Cleveland Rams
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Chuck Gelatka DB Mississippi State New York Giants
Kay Bell OL Washington State Detroit Lions
Mac Cara DL North Carolina State Washington Redskins

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