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1949 Draft

1949 NFL Draft & Order

The 1949 NFL Draft consisted of 22 rounds with a total of 73 players drafted. The top pick was Chuck Bednarik out of Pennsylvania drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. Of the 8 players selected in the first round 5 played offense and 3 played defense. Notre dame had the most players selected in the first round of the 1949 draft with 2. Some of the top drafted players were Norm Van Brocklin (drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in Round 4), Doak Walker (drafted by the New York Bulldogs in Round 1), George Blanda (drafted by the Chicago Bears in Round 12), Joe Geri (drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 4) and Frank Tripucka (drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in Round 1). View all of the players selected in the 1949 NFL Draft round by round.
1949 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Chuck Bednarik OL Pennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles
Bill Fischer DL Notre Dame Chicago Cardinals
Bobby Gage DB Clemson Pittsburgh Steelers
Rob Goode LB Texas A&M Washington Redskins
Stan Heath QB Nevada-Reno Green Bay Packers
Frank Tripucka QB Notre Dame Philadelphia Eagles
Doak Walker RB Southern Methodist New York Bulldogs
Bobby Thomason QB Virginia Military Inst. Los Angeles Rams
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Harper Davis DB Mississippi State Pittsburgh Steelers
Bob DeMoss QB Purdue New York Bulldogs
Billy Grimes RB Oklahoma State Chicago Bears
Laurie Niemi DL Washington State Washington Redskins
George Sims DB Baylor Los Angeles Rams
John Panelli RB Notre Dame Detroit Lions
Al DeRogatis DL Duke New York Giants
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Lou Ferry DL Villanova Green Bay Packers
Red O'Quinn DL Wake Forest Chicago Bears
Jim Winkler DL Texas A&M Los Angeles Rams
Bill Walsh OL Notre Dame Pittsburgh Steelers
Frank Ziegler DB Georgia Tech Philadelphia Eagles
Len Szafaryn LB North Carolina Washington Redskins
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Joe Geri RB Georgia Pittsburgh Steelers
Norm Van Brocklin QB Oregon Los Angeles Rams
Bob Summerhays LB Utah Green Bay Packers
John Goldsberry DL Indiana Chicago Cardinals
Don Panciera DB San Francisco Philadelphia Eagles
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Mike Boyda LB Washington & Lee New York Bulldogs
Tom Wham DL Furman Chicago Cardinals
Bill Long DL Oklahoma State Pittsburgh Steelers
John Hoffman RB Arkansas Chicago Bears
Ed Berrang DL Villanova Washington Redskins
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Abe Gibron OL Purdue New York Giants
Sam Tamburo DL Penn State New York Bulldogs
Gerry Krall RB Ohio State Chicago Bears
Joe Ethridge OL Southern Methodist Green Bay Packers
Rip Collins RB Louisiana State New York Bulldogs
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Cain DL Alabama Chicago Cardinals
Pete Wissman LB St. Louis New York Bulldogs
Frank LoVuolo DL St. Bonaventure New York Giants
Jon Baker LB California Los Angeles Rams
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dan Orlich DL Nevada-Reno Green Bay Packers
Jack Salscheider RB St. Thomas New York Giants
Bones Weatherly LB Rice Chicago Bears
Bill Wightkin OL Notre Dame Chicago Bears
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Chuck Drazenovich RB Penn State Detroit Lions
Hal Herring LB Auburn Chicago Cardinals
Joe Soboleski OL Michigan New York Giants
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Vic Vasicek LB Texas Washington Redskins
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dick Hensley DL Kentucky New York Giants
Homer Hobbs OL Georgia Washington Redskins
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Finks DB Tulsa Pittsburgh Steelers
Billy Stone DB Bradley Chicago Cardinals
George Blanda QB Kentucky Chicago Bears
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Austin OL Oregon State New York Giants
Ed Henke LB USC Washington Redskins
Al Russas OL Tennessee Detroit Lions
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tony Klimek DL Illinois Chicago Cardinals
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ken Cooper OL Vanderbilt Green Bay Packers
Hal Faverty DL Wisconsin Chicago Bears
Bob Pifferini OL San Jose State Detroit Lions
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Veto Kissell RB Holy Cross Pittsburgh Steelers
Leo Skladany Pittsburgh Philadelphia Eagles
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Herb Siegert LB Illinois Washington Redskins
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Wally Triplett RB Penn State Detroit Lions
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Frank Gaul OL Notre Dame New York Bulldogs
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ken Kranz DB Wis.-Milwaukee Green Bay Packers
Jack Lininger OL Ohio State Detroit Lions
Round 21
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Clete Fischer DB Nebraska New York Giants
Bill Kelley DL Texas Tech Green Bay Packers
Jim Owens DL Oklahoma Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 22
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Clay Matthews DL Georgia Tech Los Angeles Rams
Nick Sebek QB Indiana Washington Redskins
John Schweder OL Pennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles

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