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1947 Draft

1947 NFL Draft & Order

The 1947 NFL Draft consisted of 28 rounds with a total of 77 players drafted. The top pick was Bob Fenimore out of Oklahoma State drafted by the Chicago Bears. Of the 7 players selected in the first round 5 played offense and 2 played defense. Oklahoma state and Army had the most players selected in the first round of the 1947 draft with 2. Some of the top drafted players were Bob Hoernschemeyer (drafted by the New York Giants in Round 9), Glenn Davis (drafted by the Detroit Lions in Round 1), Dante Lavelli (drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in Round 10), Al Baldwin (drafted by the Boston Yanks in Round 4) and Elbie Nickel (drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 15). View all of the players selected in the 1947 NFL Draft round by round.
1947 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Bob Fenimore DB Oklahoma State Chicago Bears
Tex Coulter OL Army Chicago Cardinals
Neill Armstrong DB Oklahoma State Philadelphia Eagles
Fritz Barzilauskas OL Yale Boston Yanks
Don Kindt RB Wisconsin Chicago Bears
Glenn Davis RB Army Detroit Lions
Vic Schwall RB Northwestern New York Giants
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Cannady LB Indiana New York Giants
Frank Minini RB San Jose State Chicago Bears
Bill Mackrides QB Nevada-Reno Philadelphia Eagles
John Mastrangelo OL Notre Dame Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Buddy Burris OL Oklahoma Green Bay Packers
Frank Wydo DL Cornell Pittsburgh Steelers
George Savitsky OL Pennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles
Johnny Rapacz LB Oklahoma Boston Yanks
Jim Canady RB Texas Chicago Bears
Jim Kekeris OL Missouri Detroit Lions
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Davis OL Georgia Tech New York Giants
Al Baldwin DB Arkansas Boston Yanks
Mike Garzoni OL USC Washington Redskins
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Gray OL Oregon State Washington Redskins
Bryant Meeks LB South Carolina Pittsburgh Steelers
Bill Smyth DL Penn State Los Angeles Rams
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Hank Harris OL Texas Washington Redskins
George Sullivan DL Notre Dame Boston Yanks
Allen Smith DL Mississippi Chicago Bears
Jerry Shipkey RB UCLA Pittsburgh Steelers
Frank Muehlheuser RB Colgate New York Giants
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob McDougal LB Miami (Fla.) Green Bay Packers
Joe Watt DB Syracuse Boston Yanks
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Chipley DB Washington & Lee Boston Yanks
Carl Samuelson OL Nebraska Los Angeles Rams
Ray Ramsey DB Bradley Chicago Cardinals
Ernie Williamson OL North Carolina Washington Redskins
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Hoernschemeyer DB Navy New York Giants
Gene Malinowski DB Detroit Boston Yanks
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Robert Hazelhurst RB Denver Boston Yanks
Hardy Brown RB Tulsa New York Giants
Dante Lavelli DL Ohio State Los Angeles Rams
Charley Sarratt DB Oklahoma Chicago Cardinals
Tony Adamle LB Ohio State Chicago Bears
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Alex Sidorik OL Mississippi State Boston Yanks
Bob Skoglund Notre Dame Green Bay Packers
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Weldon Edwards OL Texas Christian Washington Redskins
John Kissell DL Boston College Los Angeles Rams
Red Moore OL Penn State Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Walt Vezmar OL Michigan State Detroit Lions
Bob Sullivan RB Iowa Boston Yanks
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Charles Smith RB Georgia Chicago Cardinals
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Wally Dreyer DB Wisconsin Chicago Bears
Bob Ravensberg DB Indiana Chicago Cardinals
Elbie Nickel DL Cincinnati Pittsburgh Steelers
Hubert Shurtz OL Louisiana State Philadelphia Eagles
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Cregar OL Holy Cross Pittsburgh Steelers
Ed Champagne DL Louisiana State Los Angeles Rams
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
T.J. Campion OL Southeastern Louisiana Philadelphia Eagles
Tommy James DB Ohio State Detroit Lions
Harry Dowda DB Wake Forest Washington Redskins
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Clarence Esser DL Wisconsin Chicago Cardinals
Tom Landry DB Texas New York Giants
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Leon McLaughlin OL UCLA Los Angeles Rams
Russ Reader DB Michigan State Chicago Bears
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Art Donovan OL Boston College New York Giants
Round 21
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Al Lawler RB Texas Chicago Bears
Lou Levanti OL Illinois Los Angeles Rams
Round 22
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Paul Davis DB Otterbein Pittsburgh Steelers
Carl Schuette OL Marquette Detroit Lions
Bob Smith RB Iowa Washington Redskins
Round 23
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Kalmanir RB Nevada-Reno Pittsburgh Steelers
Otto Schnellbacher DB Kansas Chicago Cardinals
Round 24
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob David LB Villanova Los Angeles Rams
Round 25
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Earl Maves DB Wisconsin Detroit Lions
Round 26
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Hillman RB Tennessee Detroit Lions
Round 27
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Rodgers OL Bucknell Boston Yanks
Round 28
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ralph Olsen DL Utah Green Bay Packers
John Prchlik DL Yale Boston Yanks
Warren Lahr DB Case Western Reserve Pittsburgh Steelers

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