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1959 Draft

1959 NFL Draft & Order

The 1959 NFL Draft consisted of 28 rounds with a total of 122 players drafted. The top pick was Randy Duncan out of Iowa drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Of the 11 players selected in the first round 8 played offense and 3 played defense. No college had more than a single player drafted in the first round of the 1959 draft. Some of the top drafted players were Johnny Green (drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 20), Joe Kapp (drafted by the Washington Redskins in Round 17), Dick Wood (drafted by the Baltimore Colts in Round 12), Timmy Brown (drafted by the Green Bay Packers in Round 26) and Dick Bass (drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in Round 1). View all of the players selected in the 1959 NFL Draft round by round.
1959 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Randy Duncan QB Iowa Green Bay Packers
Don Allard QB Boston College Washington Redskins
Jackie Burkett OL Auburn Baltimore Colts
Paul Dickson OL Baylor Los Angeles Rams
Dave Baker DB Oklahoma San Francisco 49ers
Nick Pietrosante RB Notre Dame Detroit Lions
Dan James OL Ohio State San Francisco 49ers
Billy Stacy DB Mississippi State Chicago Cardinals
Rich Kreitling DL Illinois Cleveland Browns
Lee Grosscup QB Utah New York Giants
Dick Bass RB U. of Pacific Los Angeles Rams
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Harrison LB Oklahoma San Francisco 49ers
Alex Hawkins WR South Carolina Green Bay Packers
Don Brown RB Houston Los Angeles Rams
Dave Sherer DL Southern Methodist Baltimore Colts
Dick Schafrath DL Ohio State Cleveland Browns
Jerry Wilson DL Auburn Chicago Cardinals
Mike Rabold OL Indiana Detroit Lions
Buddy Humphrey QB Baylor Los Angeles Rams
Richie Petitbon DB Tulane Chicago Bears
Buddy Dial WR Rice New York Giants
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Franckhauser DB Purdue Los Angeles Rams
Joe Morrison RB Cincinnati New York Giants
Fran O'Brien OL Michigan State Cleveland Browns
Pete Johnson DB Virginia Military Inst. Chicago Bears
Wray Carlton RB Duke Philadelphia Eagles
Larry Hickman RB Baylor Los Angeles Rams
Emil Karas DL Dayton Washington Redskins
Eddie Dove DB Colorado San Francisco 49ers
Boyd Dowler DL Colorado Green Bay Packers
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ken Beck DL Texas A&M Chicago Cardinals
John Tracey LB Texas A&M Los Angeles Rams
Bob Reifsnyder DL Navy Los Angeles Rams
Dave Lloyd OL Georgia Cleveland Browns
Monte Clark DL USC San Francisco 49ers
Bob Grottkau OL Oregon Detroit Lions
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Adams RB Los Angeles State Chicago Bears
Nick Mumley OL Purdue Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Wetoska OL Notre Dame Washington Redskins
John Wooten OL Colorado Cleveland Browns
Maury Schleicher LB Penn State Chicago Cardinals
Don Churchwell OL Mississippi Baltimore Colts
Dick LeBeau DB Ohio State Cleveland Browns
Ellison Kelly OL Michigan State New York Giants
Ted Bates LB Oregon State Chicago Cardinals
Andy Cvercko OL Northwestern Green Bay Packers
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Denton OL U. of Pacific Cleveland Browns
Tom Redmond DL Vanderbilt Chicago Cardinals
Mac Lewis OL Iowa Chicago Cardinals
Palmer Pyle OL Michigan State Baltimore Colts
Jim Prestel DL Idaho Cleveland Browns
Fred Cole OL Maryland Chicago Bears
Dick Guesman DL West Virginia Detroit Lions
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ben Donnell DL Vanderbilt Detroit Lions
Ed Meador DB Arkansas Tech Los Angeles Rams
Hal Lewis RB Houston Baltimore Colts
Don Rogers OL South Carolina San Francisco 49ers
Bobby Jackson DB Alabama Green Bay Packers
Don Lawrence DL Notre Dame Washington Redskins
Dan Colchico DL San Jose State San Francisco 49ers
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Willmer Fowler RB Northwestern Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Ptacek QB Michigan Cleveland Browns
Bob Laraba LB Texas-El Paso Green Bay Packers
Willie Smith OL Michigan Chicago Bears
Tom Barnett RB Purdue Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dick Haley DB Pittsburgh Washington Redskins
Carl Smith RB Tennessee Detroit Lions
Maury Youmans DL Syracuse Chicago Bears
Gene Johnson DB Cincinnati Philadelphia Eagles
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Coronado WR U. of Pacific Chicago Bears
Riley Gunnels DL Georgia Pittsburgh Steelers
Jack Laraway LB Purdue Detroit Lions
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Art Powell WR San Jose State Philadelphia Eagles
Harry Jacobs LB Bradley Detroit Lions
Tom Stephens DB Syracuse Baltimore Colts
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Howard Keys OL Oklahoma State Philadelphia Eagles
Justin Rowland DB Texas Christian Chicago Bears
Dick Wood QB Auburn Baltimore Colts
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dewey Bohling RB Hardin-Simmons Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Steffen DB UCLA Detroit Lions
Gene Jones LB Rice Chicago Bears
Pat Lamberti LB Richmond Chicago Cardinals
John Kompara DL South Carolina New York Giants
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Elbert Dubenion RB Bluffton Cleveland Browns
Joe Robb DL Texas Christian Chicago Bears
Roger Ellis OL Maine New York Giants
Mike Dukes LB Clemson San Francisco 49ers
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
J.W. Brodnax RB Louisiana State Pittsburgh Steelers
Bruce Maher DB Detroit Detroit Lions
Roger LeClerc OL Trinity (Conn.) Chicago Bears
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jamie Caleb RB Grambling State Cleveland Browns
Bob Soltis DB Minnesota New York Giants
George McGee OL Southern University Detroit Lions
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Joe Kapp QB California Washington Redskins
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Butler RB Tennessee-Chattanooga Green Bay Packers
Rufus Granderson DL Prairie View A&M Detroit Lions
Tom Osborne WR Hastings San Francisco 49ers
Dave Kocourek TE Wisconsin Pittsburgh Steelers
Carver Shannon DB Southern Illinois Los Angeles Rams
George Scott RB Miami (Ohio) New York Giants
Alan Miller RB Boston College Philadelphia Eagles
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Rudy Hayes LB Clemson Pittsburgh Steelers
Dan McGrew OL Purdue Detroit Lions
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Fraser P Wisconsin Cleveland Browns
Dave Smith RB Ripon Green Bay Packers
Dale Memmelaar OL Wyoming Chicago Cardinals
Johnny Green QB Tennessee-Chattanooga Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 21
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Art Gob DL Pittsburgh Washington Redskins
Round 22
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Fred Glick DB Colorado State Chicago Cardinals
Round 23
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Joe Hergert K Florida Green Bay Packers
Round 24
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dan Chamberlain RB Sacramento State Detroit Lions
Dick Jamieson QB Bradley Philadelphia Eagles
Round 25
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Gene Grabosky DL Syracuse Washington Redskins
Jack Scott DL Ohio State Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 26
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Timmy Brown RB Ball State Green Bay Packers
John Aveni DL Indiana Chicago Bears
Larry Baker OL Bowling Green State Cleveland Browns
Charley Tolar RB Northwestern State-Louisiana Pittsburgh Steelers
Joe Biscaha DL Richmond New York Giants
Round 27
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Don Fleming DB Florida Chicago Cardinals
Ron Hall DB Missouri Valley Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 28
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Colclough WR Boston College Washington Redskins

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