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1940 Draft

1940 NFL Draft & Order

The 1940 NFL Draft consisted of 20 rounds with a total of 88 players drafted. The top pick was George Cafego out of Tennessee drafted by the Chicago Cardinals. Of the 8 players selected in the first round 3 played offense, 4 played defense and 1 played special teams. No college had more than a single player drafted in the first round of the 1940 draft. Some of the top drafted players were Roy Zimmerman (drafted by the Washington Redskins in Round 5), Banks McFadden (drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in Round 1), Harry Clarke (drafted by the Chicago Bears in Round 11), George McAfee (drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in Round 1) and Merl Condit (drafted by the Cleveland Rams in Round 2). View all of the players selected in the 1940 NFL Draft round by round.
1940 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 George Cafego DB Tennessee Chicago Cardinals
Olie Cordill P Rice Cleveland Rams
Kay Eakin QB Arkansas Pittsburgh Pirates
George McAfee RB Duke Philadelphia Eagles
Grenny Lansdell DB USC New York Giants
Hal Van Every DB Minnesota Green Bay Packers
Bulldog Turner OL Hardin-Simmons Chicago Bears
Banks McFadden DB Clemson Brooklyn Dodgers
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Fisk DL USC Detroit Lions
Lou Brock RB Purdue Green Bay Packers
John McLaughry LB Brown New York Giants
Ralph Wenzel DL Tulane Pittsburgh Pirates
John Schiechl LB Santa Clara Philadelphia Eagles
Ken Kavanaugh DL Louisiana State Chicago Bears
Merl Condit RB Carnegie Mellon Cleveland Rams
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jack Haman LB Northwestern Cleveland Rams
George Kiick RB Bucknell Pittsburgh Pirates
Lloyd Madden DB Colorado Mines Chicago Cardinals
Rhoten Shetley RB Furman Brooklyn Dodgers
Ed Kolman OL Temple Chicago Bears
Harry Smith OL USC Detroit Lions
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Bailey DL Duke Brooklyn Dodgers
Elbie Schultz OL Oregon State Philadelphia Eagles
Bobby Wood OL Alabama Cleveland Rams
John Shirk Oklahoma Chicago Cardinals
John Woudenberg OL St. Mary's (CA) Chicago Bears
Frank Ivy K Oklahoma Pittsburgh Pirates
Dick Cassiano DB Pittsburgh Green Bay Packers
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Len Akin LB Baylor Chicago Bears
Roy Zimmerman QB San Jose State Washington Redskins
Bob Winslow DL USC Detroit Lions
Rex Williams LB Texas Tech New York Giants
Walt Merrill OL Alabama Brooklyn Dodgers
Frank Emmons LB Oregon Philadelphia Eagles
Clark Goff OL Florida Pittsburgh Pirates
Marty Christiansen RB Minnesota Chicago Cardinals
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Fordham RB Georgia Chicago Bears
Win Pedersen OL Minnesota New York Giants
Ken Heineman DB Texas-El Paso Cleveland Rams
Frank Bykowski OL Purdue Pittsburgh Pirates
George Seeman Nebraska Green Bay Packers
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ty Coon OL North Carolina State Brooklyn Dodgers
Bob Hoffman LB USC Washington Redskins
Hamp Pool DL Stanford Chicago Bears
Dom Principe RB Fordham New York Giants
Bob Nowaskey DL George Washington Cleveland Rams
Andy Chisick LB Villanova Chicago Cardinals
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ben Kish LB Pittsburgh Chicago Cardinals
Bob Seymour DB Oklahoma Washington Redskins
Frank Zadworney RB Ohio State Brooklyn Dodgers
Carl Nery OL Duquesne Pittsburgh Pirates
Don Looney DL Texas Christian Philadelphia Eagles
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Lee Artoe OL California Chicago Bears
Wilfred Thorpe LB Arkansas Cleveland Rams
Art Jocher OL Manhattan Brooklyn Dodgers
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ed McGee OL Temple New York Giants
Frank Maher DB Toledo Philadelphia Eagles
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Davis OL Texas Tech Chicago Cardinals
Sam Bartholomew LB Tennessee Washington Redskins
Boyd Clay OL Tennessee Cleveland Rams
Harry Clarke DB West Virginia Chicago Bears
Elmer Hackney LB Kansas State Philadelphia Eagles
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Stan Andersen DL Stanford Chicago Cardinals
Jack Morlock DB Marshall Detroit Lions
Rocco Pirro LB Catholic Pittsburgh Pirates
Shag Goolsby OL Mississippi State Cleveland Rams
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Al Coppage DB Oklahoma Chicago Cardinals
Sandy Sanford DL Alabama Washington Redskins
Stillman Rouse DL Missouri Detroit Lions
John Noppenberg RB Miami (Fla.) Pittsburgh Pirates
Mike Gussie LB West Virginia Brooklyn Dodgers
Jack Gregory OL Tennessee-Chattanooga Cleveland Rams
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bolo Perdue DL Duke Washington Redskins
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Steve Andrako OL Ohio State Washington Redskins
John Rogalla LB Scranton New York Giants
Owen Goodnight DB Hardin-Simmons Cleveland Rams
Johnny Hackenbruck OL Oregon State Detroit Lions
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Gillette DB Virginia Green Bay Packers
Monk Edwards LB Baylor New York Giants
Beryl Clark DB Oklahoma Chicago Cardinals
Frank Ribar LB Duke Detroit Lions
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ralph Foster OL Oklahoma State Chicago Cardinals
Jack Nix DB Mississippi State Cleveland Rams
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Young Bussey DB Louisiana State Chicago Bears
Ralph Stevenson LB Oklahoma Cleveland Rams
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dante Magnani RB St. Mary's (CA) Cleveland Rams
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Walt Kichefski DL Miami (Fla.) Chicago Bears
Rupert Pate OL Wake Forest Chicago Cardinals

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