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1945 Draft

1945 NFL Draft & Order

The 1945 NFL Draft consisted of 26 rounds with a total of 72 players drafted. The top pick was Charlie Trippi out of Georgia drafted by the Chicago Cardinals. Of the 7 players selected in the first round 4 played offense and 3 played defense. No college had more than a single player drafted in the first round of the 1945 draft. Some of the top drafted players were Charlie Conerly (drafted by the Washington Redskins in Round 10), Clyde LeForce (drafted by the Detroit Lions in Round 15), Charlie Trippi (drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in Round 1), Dick Hoerner (drafted by the Cleveland Rams in Round 15) and Jim Hardy (drafted by the Washington Redskins in Round 1). View all of the players selected in the 1945 NFL Draft round by round.
1945 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Charlie Trippi RB Georgia Chicago Cardinals
10 Elmer Barbour LB Wake Forest New York Giants
Paul Duhart DB Florida Pittsburgh Steelers
Crazy Legs Hirsch DL Michigan Cleveland Rams
Frank Szymanski OL Notre Dame Detroit Lions
Jim Hardy QB USC Washington Redskins
Walt Schlinkman RB Texas Tech Green Bay Packers
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Adams OL Notre Dame Washington Redskins
Tom Dean OL Southern Methodist Boston Yanks
Clyde Goodnight DB Tulsa Green Bay Packers
Paul Collins QB Missouri Chicago Cardinals
Mike Lazetich OL Michigan Cleveland Rams
Jack Dugger OL Ohio State Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Forrest Masterson OL Iowa Chicago Bears
Walt Watt RB Miami (Fla.) Chicago Cardinals
Bob Wiese LB Michigan Detroit Lions
Damon Tassos OL Texas A&M Boston Yanks
Pete Pihos DL Indiana Philadelphia Eagles
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Don Deeks OL Washington Boston Yanks
Steve Enich OL Marquette
John North DB Vanderbilt Washington Redskins
Don Wells DL Georgia Green Bay Packers
Jack Zilly DL Notre Dame Cleveland Rams
Bob Dobelstein OL Tennessee Chicago Cardinals
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Glen Burgeis OL Tulsa Chicago Bears
John Steber OL Vanderbilt Washington Redskins
Mike Jarmoluk OL Temple Detroit Lions
Charley Mehelich DL Duquesne Pittsburgh Steelers
Jack Mead DB Wisconsin New York Giants
Roger Harding LB California Cleveland Rams
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Gerry Cowhig DB Notre Dame Cleveland Rams
Gregg Browning DL Denver Pittsburgh Steelers
Corwin Clatt LB Notre Dame Chicago Cardinals
Jackie Lowther DB Detroit Detroit Lions
Jim Mello DB Notre Dame Boston Yanks
Dick Barwegan OL Purdue
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ellis Jones LB Tulsa Boston Yanks
Paul Walker DB Yale Detroit Lions
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Leon Pense DB Arkansas Pittsburgh Steelers
Dick Huffman OL Tennessee Cleveland Rams
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Art Brandau LB Tennessee Pittsburgh Steelers
Paul McKee DL Syracuse Washington Redskins
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Fears TE UCLA Cleveland Rams
Charlie Conerly QB Mississippi Washington Redskins
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Frank Mattioli OL Pittsburgh Chicago Bears
Joe Winkler OL Purdue Cleveland Rams
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Eddie Saenz RB USC Washington Redskins
Bill Montgomery RB Louisiana State Philadelphia Eagles
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Nick Sacrinty QB Wake Forest Chicago Bears
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Keane DL Northwestern Chicago Bears
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dick Hoerner RB Iowa Cleveland Rams
Jack Itzel RB Georgetown Pittsburgh Steelers
Clyde LeForce QB Tulsa Detroit Lions
Arnie Weinmeister DL Washington
Joe Spencer OL Oklahoma State Philadelphia Eagles
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Virgil Eikenberg QB Rice
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Walt Stickel OL Pennsylvania Chicago Bears
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Mario Gianelli OL Boston College Boston Yanks
Bob Livingstone DB Notre Dame Chicago Bears
John Magee OL Rice Philadelphia Eagles
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Norman Mosley DB Alabama Philadelphia Eagles
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Lloyd Baxter OL Southern Methodist Green Bay Packers
Ray Evans OL Texas-El Paso Cleveland Rams
Round 21
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Nolan Luhn DL Tulsa Green Bay Packers
Cecil Souders OL Ohio State Washington Redskins
Round 22
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Ivory OL Detroit Detroit Lions
Don Talcott OL Nevada-Reno Philadelphia Eagles
Round 23
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Glen Stough OL Duke Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 24
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Morelli LB Georgetown Boston Yanks
Pat West RB USC Cleveland Rams
Round 25
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ken Reese RB Alabama Philadelphia Eagles
Round 26
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Kondrla OL St. Vincent Pittsburgh Steelers

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