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1956 Draft

1956 NFL Draft & Order

The 1956 NFL Draft consisted of 25 rounds with a total of 100 players drafted. The top pick was Gary Glick out of Colorado State drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Of the 11 players selected in the first round 10 played offense and 1 played defense. Maryland had the most players selected in the first round of the 1956 draft with 2. Some of the top drafted players were Lenny Moore (drafted by the Baltimore Colts in Round 1), Bart Starr (drafted by the Green Bay Packers in Round 17), Willie Galimore (drafted by the Chicago Bears in Round 5), Tom Tracy (drafted by the Detroit Lions in Round 5) and Earl Morrall (drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in Round 1). View all of the players selected in the 1956 NFL Draft round by round.
1956 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Gary Glick RB Colorado State Pittsburgh Steelers
Art Davis RB Mississippi State Pittsburgh Steelers
Hopalong Cassady RB Ohio State Detroit Lions
Joe Childress RB Auburn Chicago Cardinals
Preston Carpenter RB Arkansas Cleveland Browns
Lenny Moore RB Penn State Baltimore Colts
Jack Losch RB Miami (Fla.) Green Bay Packers
Ed Vereb RB Maryland Washington Redskins
Joe Marconi RB West Virginia Los Angeles Rams
Earl Morrall QB Michigan State San Francisco 49ers
Bob Pellegrini LB Maryland Philadelphia Eagles
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bruce Bosley DL West Virginia San Francisco 49ers
Leon Clarke WR USC Los Angeles Rams
Norm Masters OL Michigan State Chicago Cardinals
John Paluck DL Pittsburgh Washington Redskins
Henry Moore DB Arkansas New York Giants
Hugh Pitts LB Texas Christian Los Angeles Rams
Joe Krupa DL Purdue Pittsburgh Steelers
Billy Kinard RB Mississippi Cleveland Browns
Forrest Gregg DL Southern Methodist Green Bay Packers
M.L. Brackett LB Auburn Chicago Bears
Frank D'Agostino OL Auburn Philadelphia Eagles
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Herchman DL Texas Tech San Francisco 49ers
A.D. Williams WR U. of Pacific Los Angeles Rams
Fred Wyant QB West Virginia Washington Redskins
Don Schaefer RB Notre Dame Philadelphia Eagles
Jim Taylor OL Baylor Pittsburgh Steelers
John Roach QB Southern Methodist Chicago Cardinals
Don McIlhenny RB Southern Methodist Detroit Lions
Bill Quinlan DL Michigan State Cleveland Browns
Sam Huff LB West Virginia New York Giants
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Will Berzinski RB Wis.-La Crosse Los Angeles Rams
Dick Murley OL Purdue Pittsburgh Steelers
Jerry Reichow QB Iowa Detroit Lions
John Mellekas OL Arizona Chicago Bears
Jim Katcavage DL Dayton New York Giants
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bobby Freeman DB Auburn Los Angeles Rams
Willie Galimore RB Florida A&M Chicago Bears
Jesse Whittenton DB Texas-El Paso Los Angeles Rams
Bob Skoronski OL Indiana Green Bay Packers
Tom Tracy RB Tennessee Detroit Lions
Fuzzy Thurston OL Valparaiso Philadelphia Eagles
Gary Lowe DB Michigan State Washington Redskins
Frank Clarke DL Colorado Cleveland Browns
Don Chandler K Florida New York Giants
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Charlie Dupre DB Baylor Chicago Cardinals
Paul Wiggin DL Stanford Cleveland Browns
Sherman Plunkett OL Maryland East. Shore Cleveland Browns
Tony Sardisco OL Tulane San Francisco 49ers
Bob Lusk OL William & Mary Detroit Lions
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Gene Cronin OL U. of Pacific Detroit Lions
Larry Barnes RB Colorado State San Francisco 49ers
Hank Gremminger DB Baylor Green Bay Packers
J.C. Caroline RB Illinois Chicago Bears
Bob Konovsky OL Wisconsin Chicago Cardinals
Ron Nery DL Kansas State New York Giants
Jack Morris DB Oregon Los Angeles Rams
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dick Klawitter OL South Dakota State Chicago Bears
Bill Koman LB North Carolina Baltimore Colts
Charlie Smith DL Abilene Christian San Francisco 49ers
Dave Lunceford DL Baylor Chicago Cardinals
Dick James RB Oregon Washington Redskins
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
98 Calvin Jones Iowa Detroit Lions
John Bredice DL Boston U. Philadelphia Eagles
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Dimmick LB Houston Philadelphia Eagles
Dick Lucas DL Boston College Chicago Bears
Johnny Hermann DB UCLA New York Giants
Lou Baldacci RB Michigan Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ken Keller RB North Carolina Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Hudock OL Miami (Fla.) Green Bay Packers
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jerry Planutis RB Michigan State Washington Redskins
R.B. Nunnery OL Louisiana State Detroit Lions
Steve Myhra LB North Dakota Baltimore Colts
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Eddie Crawford DB Mississippi New York Giants
Jim Furey LB Kansas State Cleveland Browns
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tommy Runnels RB North Texas Los Angeles Rams
John McMullan OL Notre Dame New York Giants
R.C. Owens WR Albertson San Francisco 49ers
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Buddy Alliston LB Mississippi Green Bay Packers
Charlie Anderson DL Louisiana Tech Chicago Cardinals
Willie Davis DL Grambling State Cleveland Browns
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Thurlow Cooper DL Maine Cleveland Browns
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Danenhauer DL Emporia State Baltimore Colts
Bart Starr QB Alabama Green Bay Packers
Eagle Day QB Mississippi Washington Redskins
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jack Klotz OL Pennsylvania Military College (PMC) Los Angeles Rams
Bill Yelverton DL Mississippi San Francisco 49ers
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ray Lemek OL Notre Dame Washington Redskins
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Fred Glatz DL Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Falls OL Minnesota New York Giants
Round 21
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Harness DB Mississippi State Baltimore Colts
Don McComb DL Villanova New York Giants
L.C. Joyner DB East Contra Costa College San Francisco 49ers
Round 22
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jesse Castete DB McNeese State Chicago Bears
Sam Williams DL Michigan State Los Angeles Rams
Jerry Huth OL Wake Forest New York Giants
Orville Trask DL Rice Chicago Cardinals
Round 23
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Paul Goad RB Abilene Christian San Francisco 49ers
Round 24
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Rommie Loudd LB UCLA San Francisco 49ers
Round 25
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Morrow DL Michigan Los Angeles Rams

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