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1955 Draft

1955 NFL Draft & Order

The 1955 NFL Draft consisted of 27 rounds with a total of 101 players drafted. The top pick was George Shaw out of Oregon drafted by the Baltimore Colts. Of the 12 players selected in the first round 8 played offense and 4 played defense. Notre dame had the most players selected in the first round of the 1955 draft with 3. Some of the top drafted players were Johnny Unitas (drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 9), Alan Ameche (drafted by the Baltimore Colts in Round 1), George Shaw (drafted by the Baltimore Colts in Round 1), J.D. Smith (drafted by the Chicago Bears in Round 15) and Ron Waller (drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in Round 2). View all of the players selected in the 1955 NFL Draft round by round.
1955 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 George Shaw QB Oregon Baltimore Colts
Max Boydston DL Oklahoma Chicago Cardinals
Joe Heap RB Notre Dame New York Giants
Ron Drzewiecki DB Marquette Chicago Bears
Alan Ameche RB Wisconsin Baltimore Colts
Ralph Guglielmi QB Notre Dame Washington Redskins
Dick Bielski RB Maryland Philadelphia Eagles
Thomas Bettis LB Purdue Green Bay Packers
Dicky Moegle DB Rice San Francisco 49ers
Larry Morris RB Georgia Tech Los Angeles Rams
Frank Varrichione OL Notre Dame Pittsburgh Steelers
Dave Middleton RB Auburn Detroit Lions
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Lindon Crow DB USC Chicago Cardinals
Sid Fournet OL Louisiana State Los Angeles Rams
Buck Lansford OL Texas Philadelphia Eagles
Dick Szymanski LB Notre Dame Baltimore Colts
Ron Waller RB Maryland Los Angeles Rams
Bobby Watkins RB Ohio State Chicago Bears
Jim Temp DL Wisconsin Green Bay Packers
Corky Taylor RB Kansas State Los Angeles Rams
Frank Morze OL Boston College San Francisco 49ers
Bob Long LB UCLA Los Angeles Rams
Jim Salsbury OL UCLA Detroit Lions
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
L.G. Dupre RB Baylor Baltimore Colts
Rosey Grier DL Penn State New York Giants
Tony Pasquesi LB Notre Dame Chicago Cardinals
Darris McCord DL Tennessee Detroit Lions
Carroll Hardy RB Colorado San Francisco 49ers
Mal Hammack TE Florida Chicago Cardinals
John Hall DL Iowa Cleveland Browns
Ed Bernet DL Southern Methodist Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Matt Hazeltine LB California San Francisco 49ers
Fred Broussard OL Northwestern State-Louisiana Pittsburgh Steelers
Tom Feamster DL Florida State Los Angeles Rams
Frank Bernardi DB Colorado Chicago Cardinals
Lee Riley DB Detroit Detroit Lions
Jack Patera LB Oregon Baltimore Colts
Sam Palumbo OL Notre Dame Cleveland Browns
Joe O'Malley DL Georgia Chicago Bears
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bud Brooks OL Arkansas Detroit Lions
Mel Triplett RB Toledo New York Giants
George Preas OL Virginia Tech Baltimore Colts
Ed Kelley DB Texas Los Angeles Rams
Eldred Kraemer OL Pittsburgh San Francisco 49ers
Hank Bullough OL Michigan State Green Bay Packers
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Norm Amundsen OL Wisconsin Green Bay Packers
Corky Tharp DB Alabama Los Angeles Rams
Bobby Luna DB Alabama San Francisco 49ers
Henry Mosley RB Morris Brown Chicago Bears
Lem Harkey RB Coll. of Emporia Pittsburgh Steelers
Leroy Bolden RB Michigan State Cleveland Browns
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Erik Christensen DL Richmond Washington Redskins
Bob Clemens RB Georgia Green Bay Packers
Bert Zagers DB Michigan State Detroit Lions
Ron Marciniak OL Kansas State Washington Redskins
Dave Leggett DB Ohio State Chicago Cardinals
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Leon Cunningham OL South Carolina Detroit Lions
Johnny Allen LB Purdue Washington Redskins
Dale Meinert LB Oklahoma State Baltimore Colts
Jimmy Patton DB Mississippi New York Giants
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ed Culpepper DL Alabama Green Bay Packers
Johnny Unitas QB Louisville Pittsburgh Steelers
Walt Jenkins DL Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit Lions
Johnny Miller OL Boston College Washington Redskins
Walter Bryan DB Texas Tech Baltimore Colts
Henry Ford DB Pittsburgh Cleveland Browns
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Louderback LB San Jose State Washington Redskins
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Vic Eaton DB Missouri Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Hank Burnine DL Missouri New York Giants
Lou Palatella LB Pittsburgh San Francisco 49ers
Dick Chorovich DL Miami (Ohio) Baltimore Colts
Andy Nacrelli DL Fordham Philadelphia Eagles
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Borton QB Ohio State Cleveland Browns
John Damore OL Northwestern New York Giants
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Braatz LB Marquette Washington Redskins
Ed Nickla OL Maryland Chicago Bears
Fred Robinson OL Washington Cleveland Browns
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dick Brubaker DL Ohio State Chicago Cardinals
Bob Smith RB Nebraska Cleveland Browns
J.D. Smith RB North Carolina A&T Chicago Bears
George Atkins OL Auburn Detroit Lions
Jerry Peterson DL Texas Baltimore Colts
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Charlie Brackins QB Prairie View A&M Green Bay Packers
Hal Norris LB California Washington Redskins
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Gene Mitcham DL Arizona State Los Angeles Rams
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Doyle Nix DB Southern Methodist Green Bay Packers
Charlie Shepard RB North Texas Baltimore Colts
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Dee DL Holy Cross Washington Redskins
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
George Maderos DB Cal State-Chico San Francisco 49ers
Round 21
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Richie McCabe DB Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 22
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Greer DL Elizabeth City State Cleveland Browns
Gordy Holz OL Minnesota Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 23
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Joe Young DL Arizona Chicago Bears
Round 24
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Nate Borden DL Indiana Green Bay Packers
Round 25
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Abe Cohen OL Tennessee-Chattanooga New York Giants
Walt Houston OL Purdue Washington Redskins
Perry Jeter RB Cal Poly-S.L.O. Chicago Bears
Jim Jennings DL Missouri Green Bay Packers
Round 26
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Al Crow DL William & Mary New York Giants
Bob Myers DL Ohio State Baltimore Colts
Round 27
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dick Klein OL Iowa Chicago Bears

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