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1950
Round Player Position University Notes
1 Carpenter, Ken HB Oregon State  
2a Sandusky, John OT/DT Villanova choice acquired from Detroit for rights to HB Doak Walker, drafted by Browns in 1949
2b Martin, Jim OE/OT Notre Dame  
3 Robinson, Jimmy Joe HB Pittsburgh  
4 Wilson, Bob "Red" C/OE Wisconsin  
5 Phelps, Don "Dopey" HB Kentucky  
6 Gorgal, Ken QB Purdue  
7 Carter, Win FB Missouri  
8 Frizzell, Russ T Tulsa  
9 Duncan, Jim OE Wake Forest and Duke  
10 O'Pella, Frank HB/LB William & Mary  
11 Plotz, Bob G Pittsburgh  
12 Cole, Emerson FB Toledo  
13 Wright, Rupe G Gaylor  
14 Harrington, Packard C St. Mary's  
15 Meland, Ted G Oregon  
16 King, William "Art" G Ball State  
17 McKinney, Hal G Missouri Valley  
18 Travue, Joe HB Louisville  
19 Songin, Ed "Butch" QB Boston College  
20 Hackeny, John G Murray State  
21 Vogts, Leroy OG Washington U. St. Louis
22 Dowling, Jim G Santa Clara  
23 Moselle, Don HB Superior State  
24 Woodland, Jack HB Bowling Green  
25 Brasher, Jim C Maryland  
26 Toogood, Charley T Nebraska  
27 Gray, Dick HB Oregon State  
28 Pyle, Billy HB Texas  
29 Schnelker, Bob E Bowling Green  
30 Massey, Jim HB Detroit  

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1951
Round Player Position University Notes
1

Konz, Kenny

(HB/S) LSU  
2 Curtis, Ernest “Bucky” (OE) Vanderbilt  
3 Helluin, Jerome (T) Tulane  
4a Oristaglio, Bob (FL) Pennsylvania

(choice acquired from San Francisco as payment for E Gordon Soltau)

4b Smith, Bob (FB)  Texas A&M choice acquired from Green Bay for HB/DB Bill Boedeker)
4c Donovan, Artie (T)

Boston College

 
5 Loomis, Ace (B) LaCrosse State  
6 Rogas, Dan (G) Tulane  
7a Holdash, Irving (C) North Carolina (choice acquired from New York Yankees for John Yonakor)
7b Michaels, Walt

(HB)

Washington & Lee  
8a Clark, Max (HB) Houston

(choice acquired from Green Bay for QB Tom O’Malley)

8b Spinney, Art (E)

Boston College

 
9a Toler, Burrel (G) San Francisco

(choice acquired from Detroit for E Jim Ducan)

9b Shula, Don (DB) John Carroll  
10 Gierula, Chet (G) Maryland  
11 Custis, Bernie (B) Syracuse  
12a Seillers, Milan (HB) Florida State (choice acquired from Detroit Lions for FB Chuck Schroll)
12b Kirtley, Stew

(E)

Morehead State

 
13 Voskuhl, Bob (C)

Georgetown College (Ky.)

 
14 Cernoch, Rudy (T) Northwestern  
15 Skibinski, Joe (G) Purdue  
16 Pasky, Ed (QB) South Carolina St. Louis
17

Kane Leroy

(HB)

Dayton  
18 De Roin, Rube (C)

Oklahoma A&M

 
19 Solari, Ray (G) California  
20 Crocher, Jack (B) Tulsa  
21

Stone, Ray

(E) Texas  
22

Taseff, Carl

(FB)

John Carroll

 
23 Champion, Johnny (HB) SMU  
24 Benner, Wayne  (HB)

Florida State

 
25 Knispel, John (T) LaCrosse State  
26 Williams, Fred (T) Arkansas  
27 Jones, Jack (HB) Livingston State  
28 Thrift, Roger (HB) East Carolina  
29 Driver, Bill

(QB)

Florida State  
30 Averno, Sisto (G) Muhlenberg  

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1952
Round Player Position University Notes
1a Rechichar, BertDB Tennessee choice acquired from Detroit for E/T Jim Martin
1b Agganis, Harry QB Boston U
2Hughes, BillLB Michigan State
3aKlosterman, Don QB Loyola (Calif.) choice acquired from New York Yankees
3b Campanella, JoeDT Ohio State
4a Renfro, Ray HB North Texas State
4b Costa, ElmerT North Carolina State
5Jankovich, Keever E College of Pacific
6Shields, Burrell DB John Carroll
7Pace, John T Mississippi State
8aWilliams, Stan E Baylorchoice acquired from New York Yankees
8b Forester, HerschelG SMU
9Finnell, Bob B Xavier
10Ribiero, Pat TCollege of Pacific
11Logan, Dick T Ohio State
12Thompson, RoyBFlorida State
13Cosgrove, Tom CMaryland
14Ruzich, Steve G Ohio State
15Alpin, Holland E Tampa U.
16a Neathery, Herb HBIllinoischoice acquired from Detroit
16b Rowland, EdTOklahoma
17Schatz, Stewart T Penn State
18Mirchi, KenGSanta Clara
19a Talarico, SamT/G Indiana choice acquired from San Francisco
19b Maccioli, MikeBPurdue
20Brandenberry, Bob B Kansas
21Calhoun, DickDT Baylor
22Johnson, Howard “Corky” T Santa Barbara State
23aGreene, DonTMiami (Ohio)
23b Robertson, Bobby HB/P Indiana
24Wren, Lowe “Junior”BMissouri
25Reddell, Billy B Florida
26Vernasco, Joe EIllinois
27Maletzky, Bill G Maryland
28Pietro, JohnGBrown
29Klevay, WaltBOhio State
30Saban, John FB Xavier

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1953
Round Player Position University Notes
1Atkins, Doug DTTennessee
2Reynolds, Billy HBPittsburgh
3aBruney, Fred HBOhio State
3bDonaldson, Gene G Kentucky choice acquired from Detroit Lions for B Robert Smith
4a Hietikko, Jim T Ohio State choice acquired from Dallas Texans for QB Don Klosterman
4bTamburo, Dick C/LB Michigan State
5Van Doren, BobE Southern California
6Steinbrunner, Don C/LB Washington State
7Filipski, Gene B Army and Villanova
8Massey, CarltonETexas
9McNamara, BobE Minnesota
10Natali, Elmo FB California State (Pa)
11Hilinski, Dick T Ohio State
12Willhoite, Elmer GSouthern California
13Fiss, Galen LB Kansas
14Nagler, Gern ESanta Clara
15Carson, Johnny E Georgia
16Kuykendall, Eric FB Illinois
17Bean, GeorgeBUtah
18Batten, Dick TCollege of Pacific
19Cain, Tom G Colorado
20Noll, Chuck T Dayton
21Crockett, Bill GRice
22Looper, ByrdB Duke
23Kent, Ronnie BTulane
24Labenda, John T Wittenberg
25Ellis, Jim BMichigan State
26 Hoag Charley B Kansas
27Sisco, Jack CBaylor
28Verkirk, Ray T North Texas State
29Hobson, Clell BAlabama
30Myers, Andy G Tennessee

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1954
Round Player Position University Notes
Bonus Selection:Garret, Robert QB Stanford
1Bauer, John G Illinois
2Hanulak, Chester “Chet” (HB) Maryland
3Bassett, MauriceFB Langston U
4Hilgenberg, JerryC Iowa
5Lucky, William T Baylor
6aSmith, James TBaylorchoice acquired from Baltimore for C Tom Cosgrove
6b Jenkins, Asa FBToledo
7 Miller, Donald HB SMU
8aBarbish, William (HB) Tennessee choice acquired from San Francisco for DB Fred Bruney
8bHarris, Charles HB Georgia
9Jones, ThomasHBMiami (Ohio)
10a Goss DonaldGSMU choice acquired from San Francisco for T/E Bob Van Doren
10bPagna, Thomas HB Miami (Ohio)
11Schuebel, Max TRice
12Bruenich, ThomasTMaryland
13Cummins, George LB Tulane
14Head, JamesFBIowa
15Lyssy, Chester B Hardin-Simmons
16Raidel, Richard GKent State
17Chapman, Howard T Florida
18Wohrman, William BSouth Carolina
19Taylor, John CAustin
20Pierce, Hugh C North Carolina State
21Baughman, James G Illinois
22Caudle, Lloyd BDuke
23Mischak, Robert E Army
24Grambling, John QB South Carolina
25Hughes, Thomas T VPI
26Lundy, JosephG Kansas
27Mapp, John BVMI
28Vergara, Vincent B Syracuse
29Carter, Troy B VMI

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1955
Round Player Position University Notes
1Burris, Kurt C/LBOklahoma
2Renfro, Weldon “Dean”HB North Texas State
3aHall, John DT/LB Iowa choice acquired from Chicago Bears with B Fred Morrison for B Harry Jagade
3bFreeman, Bob QB Auburn
4aReynolds, Paul HB Notre Dame choice acquired from Green Bay for T Jerome Helluin
4bPalumbo, Sam DT/LBNotre Dame
5Dandoy, AramisHB USC
6Bolden, Leroy HB Michigan State
7Locklear, JackC/LB Auburn
8choice traded to Detroit for E Marion Gaskin
9Ford, Henry HB Pittsburgh
10 Dillon, Glen OEPittsburgh
11Knebel, Eric TSMU
12Eaton, JackT New Mexico
13Borton, JohnQB Ohio State
14Robinson, FredG Washington
15Smith, Bob HBNebraska
16Suchy, Don C Iowa
17Leonard, Bob FBPurdue
18Champlin, Steve T Oklahoma
19Ebert, Tom E Kansas State
20Proctor, WilliamTFlorida State
21Spinks, Richard HB Texas Tech
22Stone, GeraldTSoutheast Louisiana
23Greer, James EElizabeth City
24Matsock, John HBMichigan State
25Lindo, Ernie HB College of Pacific
26Fife, DonC Purdue
27Baldwin, BobbyB Sam Houston State
28Tokus, Ed EGeorgia
29Robinson, TexHBTemple
30Leachman, Lamar C Tennessee

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1956
Round Player Position University Notes
1Carpenter, Preston HB Arkansas
2Kinard, BillyDBMississippi
3aRoss, LarryEDenver choice acquired from Chicago with Bears’ 6th choice for DT Doug Atkins and QB Ken Gorgal
3bQuinlan, WilliamE Michigan State
4Moss, BobHBWest Virginia
5Clarke, FrankEColorado
6aPlunkett, ShermanEMaryland State choice acquired from Chicago with Bears’ 3rd choice for DT Doug Atkins and QB Ken Gorgal
6bWiggin, PaulT Stanford
7Griffith, CharlesEUSC
8Hellyer, LenHBMarshall
9Hecker, Jack OEBowling Green
10Rayburn, EdT Rice
11Underdunk, William T West Virginia
12Javernick, Harry T Colorado
13Furey, Jim C Kansas State
14Sidwell, Charles B William & Mary
15Davis, WillieG Grambling
16Cooper, Thurlow E Maine
17West, Ed QB North Carolina
18Carroll, Harold FBWestern Reserve
19Sebest, John BE. Kentucky and Pittsburgh
20Mobra, JoeEOklahoma
21Kapish, EugeneENotre Dame
22Brown, SamuelHBUCLA
23Althouse, Don E Syracuse
24Hughes, JimG San Jose State
25Davenport, Bob FBUCLA
26Kammerman, Jack E Utah
27Dwyer, Ed E Purdue
28Sparks, Oliver G Iowa State
29Bajtos, JohnE Northwestern and Vanderbilt
30Bartholomew, RobertT Wake Forest

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1957
Round Player Position University Notes
1Brown, JimFBSyracuse
2Plum, Milt QB Penn State
3Walker, GeorgeQB Arkansas
4Camera, PaulOEStanford
5aJordan, Henry OT Virginia choice acquired from Green Bay for HB Chester Lyssy
5bCampbell, Milt HBIndiana
6aAmstutz, JoeCIndiana choice acquired from Green Bay for T George Cummins
6bMartin, HarleyT California
7aHickerson, GeneOT Mississippi
7bRotunno, Mike CMichiganChicago Cardinals’ choice acquired from N.Y. Giants for B Gene Filipski
8Gillis, Dan C Rice
9Comstock, Don BAlabama
10Reinhart, RobertQB San Jose State
11Cummings, WilliamTOhio State
12Spitzenberger, Rudy G Houston
13Sansom, JerryEAuburn
14Feller, DonBKansas
15Kaiser, DaveEMichigan State
16Bayuk, JohnBColorado
17Tamburello, Frank QB Maryland
18Torczon, LaverneGNebraska
19Ploen, Kenneth QB Iowa
20Stillwell, Jack ENorth Carolina
21Juneau, Curry EMississippi Southern
22Winters, BobBUtah State
23Frazer, Jim THampden-Sydney
24Napoleon, AllenB Stanford
25Dimitroff, TomQBMiami (Ohio)
26Bliss, Allen E Miami (Ohio)
27Okulovich, Andy QB Ohio State
28Cockrell, GeneT Hardin-Simmons
29Trozzo, William TWest Vriginia
30McKiever, Bob B Northwestern

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1958
Round Player Position University Notes
1Shofner, Jim DBTCU
2Mitchell, CharlesG Florida
3a Browns’ choice traded to Chicago Bears for QB James Haluska
3bGuy, MelvinT Duke choice acquired from Detroit for C Frank Gatski
4Ninowski, Jim QBMichigan State
5aFunston, FarrellOECollege of Pacific
5bGibbons, JimOE Iowa choice acquired from Detroit with RB Lew Carpenter for LB Roger Zatkoff
6Wulff, James HBMichigan State
7Mitchell, Bob HB Illinois
8Lattimore, Bert E Duke
9Parrish, Bernie(DB) Florida
10Russavage, LeoT North Carolina
11Bowermaster, Russ OE Ohio State
12Brodhead, Robert QB Duke
13Williams, Hal BMiami (Ohio)
14Miller, Ken TTCU
15Hoelscher, Howard FBRice
16Cornelison, Jerry T SMU
17Osborn, Roddy HB Texas A&M
18Johnson, Alvin Peter TIdaho
19Brown, Ed GArizona
20Serieka, EdwardB Xavier
21Martin, William E Iowa State
22Renn, Robert HB Florida State
23Verkey, DanTWashington State
24O’Connor, JimT Marshall College
25Peters, RobertHBBaylor
26Thompson, Frank T Wake Forest
27Thelan, DaveHB Miami (O.)
28Boykin, WilliamTMichigan State
29Czapla, Frank T Missouri
30 Svendsen, Bernard C Minnesota

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1959
Round Player Position University Notes
1Kreitling, Rich OEIllinois
2Schafrath, DickOTOhio State
3O’Brien, FrancisOTMichigan State
4a Prahst, GaryOE Michigan choice acquired from Green Bay for E Len Ford
4bLloyd, Dave CGeorgia
5aWooten, John GColoradochoice acquired from Detroit for E Jim Gibbons
5b LeBeau, Dick DBOhio State
6aPrestel, JamesT Idaho choice acquired from New York for G Bob Mischak
6bDenton, BobDECollege of Pacific
7Miller, GeneTRice
8a Ptacek, RobertQB Michigan choice acquired from Chicago Cardinals for C Don Gillis
8b choice traded to Green Bay for E Dick Deschaine
9Wilson, Kirk P/KUCLA
10Zeman, Robert BWisconsin
11King, Gerald G Kent State
12Palandrani, Francis T North Carolina State
13Reese, Ray LB Bowling Green
14Dubenion, ElbertHB Bluffton
15Salwocki, TomC Pittsburgh
16Caleb, JamieB Grambling
17Schmittan, HomerE Tennessee Tech
18Hill, Ed G Miami (Ohio)
19Schroeder, Joe TXavier
20McClain, Albert T Shaw
21Fraser, JamesG Wisconsin
22Wenzel, Joe E Lehigh
23Gardner, Jim TDuke
24Goings, RussGXavier
25Spycholski, Ernie T Ohio State
26Floyd, HomerB Kansas
27Baker, LarryTBowling Green
28Abodie, PeteE Tulane
29Nietupolski, Ronald TIllinois
30Ketchie, CarlB Washington State

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