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1940 Drafted Defensive Backs

There were 17 Defensive Backs drafted in the 1940 NFL draft. The highest drafted DB was Grenny Lansdell drafted in round 1 out of USC by the New York Giants. Some of the 1940 drafted Defensive Backs were Banks McFadden drafted in round 1 out of Clemson by the Brooklyn Dodgers, Hal Van Every drafted in round 1 out of Minnesota by the Green Bay Packers, George Cafego drafted in round 1 out of Tennessee by the Chicago Cardinals, Lloyd Madden drafted in round 3 out of Colorado Mines by the Chicago Cardinals, Dick Cassiano drafted in round 4 out of Pittsburgh by the Green Bay Packers, Ken Heineman drafted in round 6 out of Texas-El Paso by the Cleveland Rams, Bob Seymour drafted in round 8 out of Oklahoma by the Washington Redskins, Frank Maher drafted in round 10 out of Toledo by the Philadelphia Eagles and Harry Clarke drafted in round 11 out of West Virginia by the Chicago Bears. View all of the Defensive Backs selected in the 1940 Draft.
1940 Drafted Defensive Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 1   George Cafego   Tennessee   Chicago Cardinals
1   Grenny Lansdell   USC   New York Giants
1   Hal Van Every   Minnesota   Green Bay Packers
1   Banks McFadden   Clemson   Brooklyn Dodgers
3   Lloyd Madden   Colorado Mines   Chicago Cardinals
4   Dick Cassiano   Pittsburgh   Green Bay Packers
6   Ken Heineman   Texas-El Paso   Cleveland Rams
8   Bob Seymour   Oklahoma   Washington Redskins
10   Frank Maher   Toledo   Philadelphia Eagles
11   Harry Clarke   West Virginia   Chicago Bears
12   Jack Morlock   Marshall   Detroit Lions
13   Al Coppage   Oklahoma   Chicago Cardinals
15   Owen Goodnight   Hardin-Simmons   Cleveland Rams
16   Jim Gillette   Virginia   Green Bay Packers
16   Beryl Clark   Oklahoma   Chicago Cardinals
17   Jack Nix   Mississippi State   Cleveland Rams
18   Young Bussey   Louisiana State   Chicago Bears
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