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1942 Draft

1942 NFL Draft & Order

The 1942 NFL Draft consisted of 20 rounds with a total of 84 players drafted. The top pick was Bill Dudley out of Virginia drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Of the 10 players selected in the first round 6 played offense and 4 played defense. Stanford had the most players selected in the first round of the 1942 draft with 2. Some of the top drafted players were Bud Schwenk (drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in Round 3), Frankie Albert (drafted by the Chicago Bears in Round 1), Bill Dudley (drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 1), Mal Kutner (drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 4) and Steve Lach (drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in Round 1). View all of the players selected in the 1942 NFL Draft round by round.
1942 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Bill Dudley DB Virginia Pittsburgh Steelers
Frankie Albert DB Stanford Chicago Bears
Merle Hapes RB Mississippi New York Giants
Spec Sanders DB Texas Washington Redskins
Pete Kmetovic DB Stanford Philadelphia Eagles
Bobby Robertson RB St. Mary's (CA) Brooklyn Dodgers
Jack Wilson RB Baylor Cleveland Rams
Bob Westfall RB Michigan Detroit Lions
Urban Odson OL Minnesota Green Bay Packers
Steve Lach RB Duke Chicago Cardinals
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Rufus Deal LB Auburn Washington Redskins
Lloyd Cheatham DB Auburn Chicago Cardinals
Alf Bauman DL Northwestern Detroit Lions
Curt Mecham DB Oregon Brooklyn Dodgers
Vern Martin LB Texas Pittsburgh Steelers
Vic Lindskog LB Stanford Philadelphia Eagles
Jack Jacobs DB Oklahoma Cleveland Rams
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Roger Eason OL Oklahoma Cleveland Rams
Joe Zeno OL Holy Cross Washington Redskins
Bud Schwenk QB Washington-St. Louis Chicago Cardinals
Al Blozis OL Georgetown New York Giants
Ted Williams LB Boston College Philadelphia Eagles
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Vince Banonis OL Detroit Chicago Cardinals
Mickey Sanzotta DB Case Western Reserve Detroit Lions
Len Levy OL Minnesota Cleveland Rams
Mal Kutner DB Texas Pittsburgh Steelers
Gordon Paschka LB Minnesota Philadelphia Eagles
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ernie Blandin OL Tulane Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Jeffries OL Missouri Chicago Bears
Curt Sandig DB St. Mary's (Tex.) Pittsburgh Steelers
Bob Reinhard DL California Chicago Cardinals
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Murray Evans DB Hardin-Simmons Detroit Lions
Tom Kearns OL Miami (Fla.) New York Giants
Frank Maznicki RB Boston College Chicago Bears
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Gifford LB Denver Brooklyn Dodgers
Johnny Butler RB Tennessee Pittsburgh Steelers
Tom Colella DB Canisius Detroit Lions
John Petty RB Purdue Chicago Bears
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Brumley DB Rice Cleveland Rams
John Goodyear DB Marquette Washington Redskins
Bill Halverson OL Oregon State Philadelphia Eagles
Noah Mullins DB Kentucky Chicago Bears
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Al DeMao OL Duquesne Washington Redskins
Emil Banjavic DB Arizona Detroit Lions
Bill Geyer DB Colgate Chicago Bears
Chet Wetterlund DB Illinois Wesleyan Chicago Cardinals
Tom Farris QB Wisconsin Green Bay Packers
Ray Graves OL Tennessee Philadelphia Eagles
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Daniell OL Ohio State Chicago Bears
Ernie Steele DB Washington Pittsburgh Steelers
Jack Stackpool RB Washington Philadelphia Eagles
Bob deLauer LB USC Cleveland Rams
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Art Deremer OL Niagara Brooklyn Dodgers
Jackie Hunt DB Marshall Chicago Bears
Bruce Smith DB Minnesota Green Bay Packers
John Polanski RB Wake Forest Detroit Lions
Noble Doss DB Texas Philadelphia Eagles
Ben Hightower DB Sam Houston State Cleveland Rams
John Kovatch DL Notre Dame Washington Redskins
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill deCorrevont DB Northwestern Washington Redskins
Henry Gude OL Vanderbilt Chicago Bears
Joe Stringfellow DB Southern Mississippi Detroit Lions
Walt Zirinsky DB Lafayette Cleveland Rams
Fred Meyer DL Stanford Philadelphia Eagles
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tony Arena LB Michigan State Detroit Lions
Marv Whited LB Oklahoma Washington Redskins
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Clure Mosher OL Louisville Pittsburgh Steelers
John Wyhonic OL Alabama Philadelphia Eagles
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Hubbard Law LB Sam Houston State Pittsburgh Steelers
George Watts OL Appalachian State Washington Redskins
Mac Speedie DL Utah Detroit Lions
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Junie Hovious RB Mississippi New York Giants
Bob Ingalls OL Michigan Green Bay Packers
Andy Tomasic DB Temple Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Garth Chamberlain OL Brigham Young Pittsburgh Steelers
Special Delivery Jones DB Pittsburgh Chicago Bears
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tiny Croft OL Ripon Washington Redskins
George Speth OL Murray State Detroit Lions
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Blumenstock DB Fordham New York Giants
Adolph Kissell RB Boston College Chicago Bears
Steve Juzwik DB Notre Dame Washington Redskins
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Al Couppee OL Iowa Washington Redskins
Stu Clarkson OL Texas A&M - Kingsville Chicago Bears
Walt Fedora DB George Washington Brooklyn Dodgers

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