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1966 Draft

1966 NFL Draft & Order

The 1966 NFL Draft consisted of 20 rounds with a total of 124 players drafted. The top pick was Tommy Nobis out of Texas drafted by the Atlanta Falcons. Of the 14 players selected in the first round 9 played offense, 3 played defense and 2 played special teams. No college had more than a single player drafted in the first round of the 1966 draft. Some of the top drafted players were Randy Johnson (drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in Round 1), David Ray (drafted by the Cleveland Browns in Round 16), Walt Garrison (drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in Round 5), Willie Asbury (drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in Round 4) and Jerry Allen (drafted by the Baltimore Colts in Round 8). View all of the players selected in the 1966 NFL Draft round by round.
1966 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Tommy Nobis LB Texas Atlanta Falcons
16 Randy Johnson QB Texas A&M - Kingsville Atlanta Falcons
Gale Gillingham DL Minnesota Green Bay Packers
Charlie Gogolak K Princeton Washington Redskins
Jim Grabowski RB Illinois Green Bay Packers
Francis Peay OL Missouri New York Giants
Dick Leftridge RB West Virginia Pittsburgh Steelers
Jerry Shay Purdue Minnesota Vikings
John Niland OL Iowa Dallas Cowboys
Tom Mack OL Michigan Los Angeles Rams
Milt Morin TE Massachusetts Cleveland Browns
Stan Hindman DL Mississippi San Francisco 49ers
Randy Beisler OL Indiana Philadelphia Eagles
Sam Ball OL Kentucky Baltimore Colts
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
17 Nick Rassas DB Notre Dame Atlanta Falcons
32 Jerry Jones DL Bowling Green State Atlanta Falcons
Charlie Brown RB Syracuse Chicago Bears
Nick Eddy RB Notre Dame Detroit Lions
Walt Barnes DL Nebraska Washington Redskins
Don Davis DL Los Angeles State New York Giants
Willie Townes DL Tulsa Dallas Cowboys
Bob Windsor TE Kentucky San Francisco 49ers
Jim Lindsey RB Arkansas Minnesota Vikings
Gary Pettigrew DL Stanford Philadelphia Eagles
Larry Gagner OL Florida Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ben Hawkins WR Arizona State Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Dennis RB Mississippi Atlanta Falcons
Bill Malinchak WR Indiana Detroit Lions
Tony Jeter TE Nebraska Green Bay Packers
Dave Long DL Iowa St. Louis Cardinals
Al Randolph DB Iowa San Francisco 49ers
Bob Pickens OL Nebraska Chicago Bears
Pat Killorin OL Syracuse Pittsburgh Steelers
Fred Heron DL San Jose State Green Bay Packers
Don Hansen LB Illinois Minnesota Vikings
Tom Barrington RB Ohio State Washington Redskins
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
49 Ken Reaves DB Norfolk State Atlanta Falcons
64 Willie Asbury RB Kent State Atlanta Falcons
Ron Acks LB Illinois Minnesota Vikings
Doug Buffone LB Louisville Chicago Bears
Henry Dyer RB Grambling State Los Angeles Rams
Doug Van Horn OL Ohio State Detroit Lions
Randy Jackson OL Florida Chicago Bears
Don Parker OL Virginia San Francisco 49ers
Billy Clay DB Mississippi Washington Redskins
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
65 Bill Wolski RB Notre Dame Atlanta Falcons
Bill Briggs DL Iowa New York Giants
Walt Garrison RB Oklahoma State Dallas Cowboys
Steve Smith OL Michigan San Francisco 49ers
Randy Schultz RB Northern Iowa Cleveland Browns
Diron Talbert DL Texas Los Angeles Rams
Mel Phillips DB North Carolina A&T San Francisco 49ers
Bill Cody LB Auburn Detroit Lions
Dick Arndt DL Idaho Los Angeles Rams
Doug Davis OL Kentucky Minnesota Vikings
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bruce Anderson DL Willamette Los Angeles Rams
Tim Van Galder QB Iowa State St. Louis Cardinals
Mel Tom DL San Jose State Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Sherlag WR Memphis Philadelphia Eagles
Charlie Johnson DL Louisville San Francisco 49ers
Frank McRae DL Tennessee State Chicago Bears
Fred Hoaglin OL Pittsburgh Cleveland Browns
Jim Battle OL Southern University Cleveland Browns
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Phil Harris DB Texas New York Giants
Johnnie Robinson DB Tennessee State Detroit Lions
Dave Lince TE North Dakota Philadelphia Eagles
Ray Perkins WR Alabama Baltimore Colts
George Youngblood DB Los Angeles State Los Angeles Rams
Ron Meyer QB South Dakota State Chicago Bears
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Charlie Harper DL Oklahoma State New York Giants
Stan Mitchell RB Tennessee Washington Redskins
Dick Witcher TE UCLA San Francisco 49ers
Jerry Allen RB Nebraska-Omaha Baltimore Colts
Bill Matan DL Kansas State New York Giants
Vilnis Ezerins RB Wis.-Whitewater Los Angeles Rams
Dan Goich DL California St. Louis Cardinals
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
140 Bob Sanders LB North Texas Atlanta Falcons
Charlie Bryant RB Allen St. Louis Cardinals
Jack Gregory DL Delta State Cleveland Browns
Ron Green WR North Dakota Minnesota Vikings
Freeman White TE Nebraska New York Giants
Jim Todd RB Ball State Philadelphia Eagles
Ron Rector RB Northwestern Green Bay Packers
Kent Kramer TE Minnesota San Francisco 49ers
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ceasar Belser DB Arkansas-Pine Bluff Washington Redskins
Jeff Smith LB USC New York Giants
Jerry Marion WR Wyoming Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
170 Steve Sloan QB Alabama Atlanta Falcons
Austin Denney TE Tennessee Dallas Cowboys
Ralph Wenzel OL San Diego State Green Bay Packers
Bobby Williams DB Central Oklahoma St. Louis Cardinals
Preston Ridlehuber RB Georgia San Francisco 49ers
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ken Avery LB Southern Mississippi New York Giants
Craig Baynham RB Georgia Tech Dallas Cowboys
Bruce Van Dyke OL Missouri Philadelphia Eagles
Les Shy RB Long Beach State Dallas Cowboys
Randy Winkler OL Tarleton State Detroit Lions
Jim Mankins RB Florida State Green Bay Packers
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Benjy Dial QB Eastern New Mexico Pittsburgh Steelers
Ron Lamb RB South Carolina Dallas Cowboys
Jim Jackson RB Western Illinois San Francisco 49ers
Heath Wingate OL Bowling Green State Washington Redskins
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Elmer Collett OL San Francisco State San Francisco 49ers
Ron Medved DB Washington Philadelphia Eagles
Howard Twilley WR Tulsa Minnesota Vikings
Jim Ward QB Gettysburg Baltimore Colts
Denis Moore DL USC Detroit Lions
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
230 Tommy Tolleson WR Alabama Atlanta Falcons
Steve Bowman RB Alabama New York Giants
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dick Kasperek OL Iowa State St. Louis Cardinals
Jim LeClair QB C.W. Post San Francisco 49ers
David Ray K Alabama Cleveland Browns
Hal Wantland DB Tennessee Washington Redskins
Arunas Vasys LB Notre Dame Philadelphia Eagles
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dave Hathcock DB Memphis Green Bay Packers
Curt Gentry DB Maryland East. Shore Chicago Bears
Ike Kelley LB Ohio State Philadelphia Eagles
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Charlie Harraway RB San Jose State Cleveland Browns
Willie Jones DL Kansas State St. Louis Cardinals
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Taft Reed DB Jackson State Philadelphia Eagles
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
305 Bob Riggle DB Penn State Atlanta Falcons
John Kelly OL Florida A&M Washington Redskins
Randy Minnear RB Purdue New York Giants
Willie Walker WR Tennessee State San Francisco 49ers

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