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1943 Draft

1943 NFL Draft & Order

The 1943 NFL Draft consisted of 29 rounds with a total of 88 players drafted. The top pick was Frankie Sinkwich out of Georgia drafted by the Detroit Lions. Of the 8 players selected in the first round 3 played offense and 5 played defense. No college had more than a single player drafted in the first round of the 1943 draft. Some of the top drafted players were Frankie Sinkwich (drafted by the Detroit Lions in Round 1), Paul Governali (drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in Round 1), John Grigas (drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in Round 2), Frank Akins (drafted by the Washington Redskins in Round 27) and Irv Comp (drafted by the Green Bay Packers in Round 2). View all of the players selected in the 1943 NFL Draft round by round.
1943 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Frankie Sinkwich DB Georgia Detroit Lions
Steve Filipowicz RB Fordham New York Giants
Paul Governali QB Columbia Brooklyn Dodgers
Mike Holovak LB Boston College
Jack Jenkins LB Vanderbilt Washington Redskins
Joe Muha LB Virginia Military Inst.
Bob Steuber RB DePauw Chicago Bears
Dick Wildung DL Minnesota Green Bay Packers
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Dutton RB Pittsburgh Washington Redskins
John Grigas RB Holy Cross Chicago Cardinals
Fred Evans DB Notre Dame Chicago Bears
Irv Comp DB Benedictine Green Bay Packers
Tom Farmer DB Iowa
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Don Currivan DB Boston College Chicago Cardinals
Bob Dove DL Notre Dame Washington Redskins
Roy McKay DB Texas Green Bay Packers
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Derrell Palmer DL Texas Christian Chicago Bears
Al Hust DL Tennessee Chicago Cardinals
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Lou Rymkus DL Notre Dame Washington Redskins
Ken Snelling LB UCLA Green Bay Packers
Lloyd Wickett OL Oregon State Detroit Lions
Milt Vucinich OL Stanford Chicago Bears
Lou Palazzi OL Penn State New York Giants
Clyde Johnson OL Kentucky
Al Wistert OL Michigan
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Les Gatewood OL Tulane Green Bay Packers
Bruno Banducci OL Stanford
Larry Visnic LB Benedictine New York Giants
Jim Jones TE Union (Tenn.) Detroit Lions
Harvey Johnson LB William & Mary Brooklyn Dodgers
Tony Leon OL Alabama Washington Redskins
Les Horvath RB Ohio State
Alyn Beals DL Santa Clara Chicago Bears
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Matisi OL Duquesne Brooklyn Dodgers
Stan Mauldin OL Texas Chicago Cardinals
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Godwin OL Georgia Chicago Cardinals
Solon Barnett OL Baylor Green Bay Packers
Bill Piccolo LB Canisius New York Giants
Walt Lamb DL Oklahoma Chicago Bears
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Forte LB Arkansas Green Bay Packers
Rocco Canale OL Boston College
Al Wukits LB Duquesne
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Zuehl Conoly OL Texas
Joe Repko OL Boston College
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Joe Sabasteanski LB Fordham Brooklyn Dodgers
Don McCafferty DL Ohio State New York Giants
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Oscar Britt OL Mississippi Washington Redskins
Loyd Arms OL Oklahoma State Chicago Bears
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Milt Crain LB Baylor
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Max Kielbasa DB Duquesne
Buster Ramsey OL William & Mary Chicago Cardinals
George Weeks DL Alabama
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Russ Craft DB Alabama
Nick Skorich LB Cincinnati
Pat Preston OL Wake Forest Chicago Bears
Floyd Rhea OL Oregon Brooklyn Dodgers
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Hank Norberg DL Stanford Chicago Bears
Cullen Rogers DB Texas A&M
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ray Bucek LB Texas A&M
Walt Gorinski RB Louisiana State
Hal Prescott DB Hardin-Simmons Green Bay Packers
Bill Campbell OL Oklahoma Chicago Cardinals
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Friedman OL Washington
Clarence Booth OL Southern Methodist Chicago Cardinals
Chet Maeda RB Colorado State Detroit Lions
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tony Compagno RB St. Mary's (CA)
Bert Kuczynski DL Pennsylvania Detroit Lions
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Chet Mutryn DB Xavier (Ohio)
Round 21
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bap Manzini LB St. Vincent
George Smith RB Villanova Chicago Cardinals
Round 22
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Keith Beebe DB Occidental New York Giants
George Sutch DB Temple Chicago Cardinals
Harry Wynne DL Arkansas
Round 23
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dave Brown RB Alabama New York Giants
Joe Cibulas OL Duquesne
Round 24
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Weldon Humble OL Rice Chicago Cardinals
Round 25
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Vince Pacewic RB San Francisco Washington Redskins
Gene Lee LB Florida Brooklyn Dodgers
Cal Purdin RB Tulsa Chicago Cardinals
Ed McNamara OL Holy Cross New York Giants
Round 26
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Al Drulis RB Temple Chicago Cardinals
Johnny Jaffurs OL Penn State Washington Redskins
Art Macioszczyk RB Western Michigan
Round 27
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Frank Akins RB Washington State Washington Redskins
Steve Pritko DL Villanova
Round 28
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Verlin Adams OL Charleston (WV) New York Giants
Floyd Konetsky DL Florida
Round 29
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ken Roskie RB South Carolina Green Bay Packers

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