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1951 Draft

1951 NFL Draft & Order

The 1951 NFL Draft consisted of 29 rounds with a total of 109 players drafted. The top pick was Kyle Rote out of Southern Methodist drafted by the New York Giants. Of the 10 players selected in the first round 4 played offense and 6 played defense. Louisiana state and Notre dame had the most players selected in the first round of the 1951 draft with 2. Some of the top drafted players were Bobby Walston (drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in Round 14), Fred Cone (drafted by the Green Bay Packers in Round 3), Chuck Ortmann (drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 2), Kyle Rote (drafted by the New York Giants in Round 1) and Billie Cross (drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in Round 24). View all of the players selected in the 1951 NFL Draft round by round.
1951 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Kyle Rote DL Southern Methodist New York Giants
Bob Gain DL Kentucky Green Bay Packers
Butch Avinger RB Alabama Pittsburgh Steelers
Leon Heath RB Oklahoma Washington Redskins
Bud McFadin OL Texas Los Angeles Rams
Jerry Groom LB Notre Dame Chicago Cardinals
Ken Konz DB Louisiana State Cleveland Browns
Bob Williams QB Notre Dame Chicago Bears
Gene Schroeder DB Virginia Chicago Bears
Ebert Van Buren LB Louisiana State Philadelphia Eagles
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill George OL Wake Forest Chicago Bears
Ed Salem DB Alabama Washington Redskins
Don Joyce DL Tulane Chicago Cardinals
Dick Stanfel OL San Francisco Detroit Lions
Jim Staton DL Wake Forest Washington Redskins
Ken Jackson OL Texas New York Yanks
Pete Schabarum RB California San Francisco 49ers
Ray Krouse DL Maryland New York Giants
Chuck Ortmann DB Michigan Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dorne Dibble DB Michigan State Detroit Lions
Don Stonesifer DL Northwestern Chicago Cardinals
Whizzer White RB Arizona State Chicago Bears
Walt Yowarsky DL Kentucky Washington Redskins
Charlie Toogood DL Nebraska Los Angeles Rams
Billy Mixon DB Georgia San Francisco 49ers
Fred Cone K Clemson Green Bay Packers
Sonny Grandelius RB Michigan State New York Giants
Jerry Helluin DL Tulane Cleveland Browns
Mike McCormack OL Kansas New York Yanks
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Pete D'Alonzo RB Villanova Detroit Lions
George Kinek DB Tulane Los Angeles Rams
Bob Moser OL U. of Pacific Chicago Bears
Elmer Wingate DL Maryland New York Yanks
Bob Smith RB Texas A&M Cleveland Browns
Tom Jelley DL Miami (Fla.) Chicago Bears
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Doran DL Iowa State Detroit Lions
Jack Dwyer DB Loyola Marymount Philadelphia Eagles
Jack Stroud OL Tennessee New York Giants
Dick Steere OL Drake San Francisco 49ers
Lavern Torgeson OL Washington State Detroit Lions
Brad Rowland RB McMurry Chicago Bears
Lynn Lynch OL Illinois Chicago Cardinals
Tony Momsen OL Michigan Los Angeles Rams
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dale Dodrill LB Colorado State Pittsburgh Steelers
Jack Christiansen RB Colorado State Detroit Lions
Herb Hannah OL Alabama New York Giants
Norb Hecker DB Baldwin-Wallace Los Angeles Rams
Dan Rogas OL Tulane Cleveland Browns
Bishop Strickland RB South Carolina San Francisco 49ers
John Martinkovic DL Xavier (Ohio) Washington Redskins
Ken Farragut LB Mississippi Philadelphia Eagles
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ray Mathews RB Clemson Pittsburgh Steelers
Walt Michaels LB Washington & Lee Cleveland Browns
Bob Momsen OL Ohio State Detroit Lions
Paul Lea DL Tulane Chicago Bears
Johnny Papit RB Virginia Washington Redskins
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Billy Cox DB Duke Washington Redskins
Henry Minarik DL Michigan State Pittsburgh Steelers
Larry Lauer OL Alabama New York Yanks
Leo Sanford LB Louisiana Tech Chicago Cardinals
Fred Benners QB Southern Methodist New York Giants
Joe Arenas DB Nebraska-Omaha San Francisco 49ers
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Don Shula RB John Carroll Cleveland Browns
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Nick Feher OL Georgia San Francisco 49ers
Jesse Thomas DB Michigan State New York Yanks
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Bienemann DL Drake Chicago Cardinals
Bill Jessup WR USC San Francisco 49ers
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Brandt RB St. Thomas Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Monachino DB California San Francisco 49ers
Bob Hudson DB Clemson New York Giants
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Volney Peters DL USC Chicago Cardinals
Wayne Siegert OL Illinois Detroit Lions
Joe Reid OL Louisiana State Los Angeles Rams
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Rex Berry RB Brigham Young San Francisco 49ers
Bobby Walston DL Georgia Philadelphia Eagles
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Hill DB Tennessee Detroit Lions
Joe Skibinski OL Purdue Cleveland Browns
Dave Sparks OL South Carolina San Francisco 49ers
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dick Afflis OL Nevada-Reno Green Bay Packers
Bob White RB Stanford San Francisco 49ers
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Gene Brito DL Loyola Marymount Washington Redskins
Ray Pelfrey RB Eastern Kentucky Green Bay Packers
Art Michalik LB St. Ambrose San Francisco 49ers
Darrel Meisenheimer DB Oklahoma State Detroit Lions
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dom Fucci DB Kentucky Washington Redskins
Dick Daugherty LB Oregon Los Angeles Rams
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Buddy Brown OL Arkansas Washington Redskins
Andy Robustelli DL Arnold Los Angeles Rams
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Albright DL Wisconsin New York Giants
Fred Wallner OL Notre Dame Chicago Cardinals
Round 21
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ernie Cheatham DL Loyola Marymount Pittsburgh Steelers
Al Pollard DB Army New York Yanks
Round 22
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Billy Baggett RB Louisiana State Los Angeles Rams
S.J. Whitman DB Tulsa Chicago Cardinals
Carl Taseff DB John Carroll Cleveland Browns
Dick Hendley RB Clemson Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 23
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dick Yelvington OL Georgia New York Giants
Round 24
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Billie Cross RB West Texas A&M Chicago Cardinals
James Stroschein DL UCLA New York Yanks
Round 25
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Calvin RB Alabama Pittsburgh Steelers
Chet Lagod OL Tennessee-Chattanooga New York Giants
Round 26
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Howie Ruetz DL Loras Los Angeles Rams
Will Sherman DB St. Mary's (CA) New York Yanks
Johnny Williams RB USC Washington Redskins
Round 27
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Al Brosky DB Illinois Los Angeles Rams
Ken Huxhold OL Wisconsin Chicago Cardinals
Round 28
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Roscoe Hansen OL North Carolina Philadelphia Eagles
Bruce Womack OL West Texas A&M Detroit Lions
Round 29
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Nick Bolkovac OL Pittsburgh Washington Redskins

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