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1953 NFL Draft Pick Transactions

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Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1 49ers (bonus pick) Harry Babcock
2 1-2 Colts   Billy Vessels
3 1-3 Redskins   Jack Scarbath
4 1-4 Cardinals   Johnny Olszewski
5 1-5 Steelers   Ted Marchibroda
6 1-6 Bears   Billy Anderson
7 1-7 Packers   Al Carmichael
8 1-8 Giants   Bobby Marlow
9 1-9 Eagles

> Rams

Donn Moomaw
10 1-10 49ers   Tom Stolhanske
11 1-11 Browns   Doug Atkins
12 1-12 Rams   Ed Barker
13 1-13 Lions   Harley Sewell
Round 2
14 2-1 Colts   Bernie Flowers
15 2-2 Cardinals   Jim Psaltis
16 2-3 Redskins   Dick Modzelewski
17 2-4 Bears   Zeke Bratkowski
18 2-5 Steelers   John Henry Johnson
19 2-6 Packers   Gil Reich
20 2-7 Eagles   Al Conway
21 2-8 49ers   George Morris
22 2-9 Giants   Eddie Crowder
23 2-10 Browns   Billy Reynolds
24 2-11 Rams   Rudy Bukich
25 2-12 Lions   Gene Gedman
Round 3
26 3-1 Colts   Buck McPhail
27 3-2 Redskins   Paul Dekker
28 3-3 Cardinals   Dale Samuels
29 3-4 Steelers   Marv Matuszak
30 3-5 Bears   Bill Rowekamp
31 3-6 Packers   Bill Forester
32 3-3 49ers   Bob St. Clair
33 3-8 Giants   Cal Roberts
34 3-9 Eagles   Don Johnson
35 3-10 Browns   Fred Bruney
36 3-11 Rams   Bob Fry
37 3-12 Lions > Browns — Traded Robert Smith to Lions for 1953 third round pick (#37-Gene Donaldson) on ??/??/?? Gene Donaldson
Round 4
38 4-1 Colts   Tom Catlin
39 4-2 Cardinals   Gerdes `Buck` Martin
40 4-3 Redskins   Don Boll
41 4-4 Bears   Joe Koch
42 4-5 Steelers   Lloyd Colteryahnn
43 4-6 Packers   Gib Dawson
44 4-7 Giants   Everett Douglas
45 4-8 Eagles   George Mrkonic
46 4-9 49ers   Ed Fullerton
47 4-10 Browns   Dick Tamburo
48 4-11 Rams   Willie Roberts
49 4-12 Lions   Charlie Ane
Round 5
50 5-1 Colts   Jack Little
51 5-2 Redskins   Nick Carras
52 5-3 Cardinals   Bill Shalosky
53 5-4 Steelers   Bob Gaona
54 5-5 Bears   Stan Jones
55 5-6 Packers   Roger Zatkoff
56 5-7 Eagles   Eddie Bell
57 5-8 49ers   Hal Miller
58 5-9 Giants   Buford Long
59 5-10 Browns   Bob Van Doren
60 5-11 Rams   Tom Scott
61 5-12 Lions

> Eagles

Rex Smith
Round 6
62 6-1 Colts   Jim Sears
63 6-2 Cardinals   Tony Curcillo
64 6-3 Redskins

> Rams

Paul Miller
65 6-4 Bears   Art DeCarlo
66 6-5 Steelers   Tom Barton
67 6-6 Packers   Bob Kennedy
68 6-7 49ers

> Bears

Kline Gilbert
69 6-8 Giants   Bob Peviani
70 6-9 Eagles

> Cardinals

Tom Higgins
71 6-10 Browns   Don Steinbrunner
72 6-11 Rams   Howie Waugh
73 6-12 Lions   Ollie Spencer
Round 7
74 7-1 Colts   Bill Athey
75 7-2 Redskins

> Bears

Bucky McElroy
76 7-3 Cardinals

> Eagles

Jack Erickson
77 7-4 Steelers   John Alderton
78 7-5 Bears   Don Bingham
79 7-6 Packers   Jim Ringo
80 7-7 Giants   Don Branby
81 7-8 Eagles   Ray Malavasi
82 7-9 49ers   Paul Carr
83 7-10 Browns   Gene Filipski
84 7-11 Rams   Bobby Reynolds
85 7-12 Lions   Joe Schmidt
Round 8
86 8-1 Colts   Jim Prewett
87 8-2 Cardinals   Jerry Watford
88 8-3 Redskins   Lew Weidensaul
89 8-4 Bears   John Kreamcheck
90 8-5 Steelers   Lowell Perry
91 8-6 Packers   Lauren Hargrove
92 8-7 Eagles   Jess Richardson
93 8-8 49ers   Doug Hogland
94 8-9 Giants   Don Beck
95 8-10 Browns   Carlton Massey
96 8-11 Rams   Bob Morgan
97 8-12 Lions   Lew Carpenter
Round 9
98 9-1 Colts   Bob Blair
99 9-2 Redskins

> Cardinals

Ed Husmann
100 9-3 Cardinals   Avatus Stone
101 9-4 Steelers   Pat Sarnese
102 9-5 Bears   Bruno Ashley
103 9-6 Packers   Floyd Harrawood
104 9-7 49ers   Hal Ledyard
105 9-8 Giants   Jim Gray
106 9-9 Eagles   Roger French
107 9-10 Browns   Bob McNamara
108 9-11 Rams   Brad Myers
109 9-12 Lions   Carlton McCormick
Round 10
110 10-1 Colts   John Cole
111 10-2 Cardinals   Charley Berndt
112 10-3 Redskins

> Giants

Darrow Cooper
113 10-4 Bears   Jimmy Moore
114 10-5 Steelers   Frank Holohan
115 10-6 Packers   Vic Rimkus
116 10-7 Giants   Charlie Maloy
117 10-8 Eagles   Tom Brookshier
118 10-9 49ers   Pete Brown
119 10-10 Browns   Elmo Natali
120 10-11 Rams   Mick Lakos
121 10-12 Lions   Dreher Gaskin
Round 11
122 11-1 Colts   Gene Rossi
123 11-2 Redskins   Alex Webster
124 11-3 Cardinals   Ed Woodsum
125 11-4 Bears   Ralph Charney
126 11-5 Bears   Jim Slowey
127 11-6 Packers   Joe Johnson
128 11-7 Eagles   Bob Pollard
129 11-8 49ers   Al Charlton
130 11-9 Giants   Jim Ruehl
131 11-10 Browns   Dick Hilinski
132 11-11 Rams   Jim Bailey
133 11-12 Lions   Elmer Messenger
Round 12
134 12-1 Colts   Kaye Vaughn
135 12-2 Cardinals   Chuck Spaulding
136 12-3 Redskins   Madison `Buzz` Nutter
137 12-4 Bears   Jim Lawrence
138 12-5 Steelers   Jerry Robertson
139 12-6 Packers   Dick Curran
140 12-7 49ers   Carson `Red` Leach
141 12-8 Giants   Joe Matesic
142 12-9 Eagles   George Porter
143 12-10 Browns   Elmer Willhoite
144 12-11 Rams   Chuck Doud
145 12-12 Lions   Larry Spencer
Round 13
146 13-1 Colts   Bobby Morehead
147 13-2 Redskins

> Cardinals

Frank McPhee
148 13-3 Cardinals   Ronnie Morris
149 13-4 Steelers   Leo Davis
150 13-5 Bears   Larry Strickland
151 13-6 Packers   Bob Orders
152 13-7 Giants   Jack McShulski
153 13-8 Eagles   Ray Westort
154 13-9 49ers   Bill Earley
155 13-10 Browns   Galen Fiss
156 13-11 Rams   Andy Matto
157 13-12 Lions   Bob Thomas
Round 14
158 14-1 Colts   Frank Continetti
159 14-2 Cardinals   Dick Sprague
160 14-3 Redskins   Ed Timmerman
161 14-4 Bears   Harland Carl
162 14-5 Steelers   Charley Montgomery
163 14-6 Packers   Charley Wrenn
164 14-7 Eagles   Roy Bailey
165 14-8 49ers   Tom Fletcher
166 14-9 Giants   J.L. Hall
167 14-10 Browns   Gern Nagler
168 14-11 Rams   Frank James
169 14-12 Lions   Jack Barger
Round 15
170 15-1 Colts   Buddy Sutton
171 15-2 Redskins   Dave Suminski
172 15-3 Cardinals   Nick Chickillo
173 15-4 Steelers   Bob O'Neil
174 15-5 Bears   Ralph Jecha
175 15-6 Packers   Gene Helwig
176 15-7 49ers   Charley Genthner
177 15-8 Giants   Dick Bowman
178 15-9 Eagles   Willie Irvin
179 15-10 Browns   Johnny Carson
180 15-11 Rams   Tom Carroll
181 15-12 Lions   Ted Topor
Round 16
182 16-1 Colts   Jim Currin
183 16-2 Cardinals   Jimmy Lear
184 16-3 Redskins   Jim Slay
185 16-4 Bears   John Hatley
186 16-5 Steelers   John Zachary
187 16-6 Packers   John Hlay
188 16-7 Giants   Bill Skyinskus
189 16-8 Eagles   Bud Wallace
190 16-9 49ers   Fred Durig
191 16-10 Browns   Eric Kuykendall
192 16-11 Rams   Ben DeLoe
193 16-12 Lions   Bob Volonnino
Round 17
194 17-1 Colts   George Rambour
195 17-2 Redskins   Bob Haner
196 17-3 Cardinals   Earl Heninger
197 17-4 Steelers   Reed Quinn
198 17-5 Bears   Bob Beal
199 17-6 Packers   Bill Georges
200 17-7 Eagles   Tony Rados
201 17-8 49ers   Hugh Latham
202 17-9 Giants   Don Rhoden
203 17-10 Browns   George Bean
204 17-11 Rams   Harland Svare
205 17-12 Lions   Ray Green
Round 18
206 18-1 Colts   LeRoy Labat
207 18-2 Cardinals   Joe Yukica
208 18-3 Redskins   Jim Turner
209 18-4 Bears   Jim Shirley
210 18-5 Steelers   Carl Holben
211 18-6 Packers   Jim Philee
212 18-7 49ers   Stan Wacholz
213 18-8 Giants   Phil Suwall
214 18-9 Eagles   Marv Trauth
215 18-10 Browns   Dick Betten
216 18-11 Rams   Lew Jones
217 18-12 Lions   Ed Mioduszewski
Round 19
218 19-1 Colts   Bill Powell
219 19-2 Redskins   Tom Flyzik
220 19-3 Cardinals   Tom Donahue
221 19-4 Steelers   Jim Williams
222 19-5 Bears   Bill Byrus
223 19-6 Packers   Bill Lucky
224 19-7 Giants   Hal Lehman
225 19-8 Eagles   Pete Bachouros
226 19-9 49ers   King DuClos
227 19-10 Browns   Tom Cain
228 19-11 Rams   Jack Ellena
229 19-12 Lions   Paul Held
Round 20
230 20-1 Colts   Pete Russo
231 20-2 Cardinals   Len D'Errico
232 20-3 Redskins   Bill Link
233 20-4 Bears   Tom Mahin
234 20-5 Steelers   Will Lee Hayley
235 20-6 Packers   John Harville
236 20-7 Eagles   Rollie Arns
237 20-8 49ers   Ray Huizinga
238 20-9 Giants   Dick Christiansen
239 20-10 Browns   Chuck Noll
240 20-11 Rams   Bob Morford
241 20-12 Lions   Gerry Hart
Round 21
242 21-1 Colts   Frank Kirby
243 21-2 Redskins   Jim Dublinski
244 21-3 Cardinals   Joe Curtis
245 21-4 Steelers   Don Earley
246 21-5 Bears   Wayne Martin
247 21-6 Packers   Bob Conway
248 21-7 49ers   Ken Bahnsen
249 21-8 Giants   Gene Bullard
250 21-9 Eagles   Hal Brooks
251 21-10 Browns   Bill Crockett
252 21-11 Rams   Dick Gordon
253 21-12 Lions   Bob Tata
Round 22
254 22-1 Colts   Merlin Gish
255 22-2 Cardinals   Hal Lokovsek
256 22-3 Redskins   Ed Pucci
257 22-4 Bears   Wayne Wood
258 22-5 Steelers   Ed O'Connor
259 22-6 Packers   Bill Turnbeaugh
260 22-7 Giants   Mike Kelley
261 22-8 Eagles   Laurie LeClaire
262 22-9 49ers   Laverne Robbins
263 22-10 Browns   Byrd Looper
264 22-11 Rams   George Porter
265 22-12 Lions   Pete Retzlaff
Round 23
266 23-1 Colts   Mike Houseplan
267 23-2 Redskins   Ed Bierne
268 23-3 Cardinals   Jim Root
269 23-4 Steelers   Ray Correll
270 23-5 Bears   Jim Mask
271 23-6 Packers   Bill Murray
272 23-7 Eagles   Jeff Knox
273 23-8 49ers   Travis Hunt
274 23-9 Giants   Ted Kukowski
275 23-10 Browns   Ronnie Kent
276 23-11 Rams   Larry Willoughby
277 23-12 Lions   Carl Karilivacz
Round 24
278 24-1 Colts   Monte Brethauer
279 24-2 Cardinals   Brad Glass
280 24-3 Redskins   Stan Butterworth
281 24-4 Bears   Paul Hatcher
282 24-5 Steelers   Bob Schneidenbach
283 24-6 Packers   Jim Haslam
284 24-7 49ers   Ed Morgan
285 24-8 Giants   Charley Kubes
286 24-9 Eagles   Eli Romero
287 24-10 Browns   John Labends
288 24-11 Rams   Marlow Gudmundson
289 24-12 Lions   Truett Grant
Round 25
290 25-1 Colts   Joe Szombathy
291 25-2 Redskins   Art Hurd
292 25-3 Cardinals   Haywood Sullivan
293 25-4 Steelers   Vic Hampel
294 25-5 Bears   Clyde Pickard
295 25-6 Packers   Ike Jones
296 25-7 Giants   Dan Drake
297 25-8 Eagles   Johnny Michels
298 25-9 49ers   Ernie Stockert
299 25-10 Browns   Jim Ellis
300 25-11 Rams   Ed Clemens
301 25-12 Lions   Marv Brown
Round 26
302 26-1 Colts   Scott Prescott
303 26-2 Cardinals   Don Ringe
304 26-3 Redskins   Walt Ashcratt
305 26-4 Bears   Bob Evans
306 26-5 Steelers   Jack `Goose` McClairen
307 26-6 Packers   George Bozanic
308 26-7 Eagles   Harvey Achziger
309 26-8 49ers   Harley Coper
310 26-9 Giants   Bill Wetzel
311 26-10 Browns   Charley Hoag
312 26-11 Rams   Louie Yourkowski
313 26-12 Lions   Jim Dooley
Round 27
314 27-1 Colts   Ray Graves
315 27-2 Redskins   John Zanetti
316 27-3 Cardinals   C.O. Brocato
317 27-4 Steelers   Jack Delaney
318 27-5 Bears   Marvin Wahlin
319 27-6 Packers   Jim McConaughey
320 27-7 49ers   Ralph McCleod
321 27-8 Giants   Roosevelt `Rosey` Brown
322 27-9 Eagles   Earl Hersh
323 27-10 Browns   Jack Sisco
324 27-11 Rams   Lou Welsh
325 27-12 Lions   Jackie Parker
Round 28
326 28-1 Colts   Joe Sabol
327 28-2 Cardinals   Mike Prokopiak
328 28-3 Redskins   Bob Buckley
329 28-4 Bears   Jim Caldwell
330 28-5 Steelers   Joe Cimini
331 28-6 Packers   Zack Jordan
332 28-7 Giants   Joe Ramona
333 28-8 Eagles   Joe Gratson
334 28-9 49ers   Tom Novikoff
335 28-10 Browns   Ray Verkirk
336 28-11 Rams   Jim Murray
337 28-12 Lions   Laurin Pepper
Round 29
338 29-1 Colts   Jack Alessandrini
339 29-2 Redskins   Pat Shires
340 29-3 Cardinals   Earl Wrightenberry
341 29-4 Steelers   Art Massaro
342 29-5 Bears   Jack Lewis
343 29-6 Packers   Henry O'Brien
344 29-7 Eagles   Ralph Paolone
345 29-8 49ers   Don Stillwell
346 29-9 Giants   Bob Griffis
347 29-10 Browns   Clell Hobson
348 29-11 Rams   Ray Lewis
349 29-12 Lions   Harley Rector
Round 30
350 30-1 Colts   Tom Roche
351 30-2 Cardinals   Bill Gaudreau
352 30-3 Redskins   Bob Mathias
353 30-4 Bears   Bill Brehany
354 30-5 Steelers   Lou Tepe
355 30-6 Packers   Al Barry
    49ers   No pick due to bonus pick in Round 1
356 30-7 Giants   Stavros Canakes
357 30-8 Eagles   Chuck Hren
358 30-9 Browns   Andy Myers
359 30-10 Rams   Fritz Phren
360 30-11 Lions   Hal Maus