1951 NFL Draft Pick Transactions

In addition to college seniors, players from the Baltimore Colts (who had folded following the 1950 season) roster were eligible for this draft.

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Bonus Pick
1 B-1 Giants   Kyle Rote
Round 1
2 1-1
Bears

 

Unknown.

 

"from Balt" per Bears media guide

 

"[the Bears] got the first choice as a payoff of a former deal with the Baltimore Colts." per The New London, Conn. Evening Day

Bob Williams
3 1-2
49ers
Player selected from Baltimore Colts roster. Y.A. Tittle
4 1-3
Redskins
  Leon Heath
5 1-4
Packers
  Bob Gain
6 1-5
Cardinals
  Jerry Groom
7 1-6
Eagles
  Ebert Van Buren
8 1-7
Eagles

 

Unknown.

 

#8 "choice obtained from Detroit" per Eagles media guide

 

Lions first round "choice to Phi" per Lions media guide

 

Player selected from Baltimore Colts roster.

Chet Mutryn
9 1-8
Steelers
  Clarence "Butch" Avinger
10 1-9
Bears

 

Unknown.

 

"from NYY" per Bears media guide

 

"Foxy Halas received two other first draft choice, one of them being from the Yanks in exchange for former player trade." per The New London, Conn. Evening Day

 

Player selected from Baltimore Colts roster.

Billy Stone
11 1-10
Rams
  Bud McFadin
12 1-11
Bears
  Gene Schroeder
13 1-12
Giants
  Jim Spavital
14 1-13
Dolphins
  Kenny Konz
Round 2
15 2-1
Redskins
  Eddie Salem
16 2-2
Packers
  Albin "Rip" Collins
17 2-3
49ers
  Pete Schabarum
18 2-4
Cardinals
  Don Joyce
19 2-5
  Dick Stanfel
20 2-6
Steelers
  Chuck Ortmann
21 2-7
Eagles
Redskins

 

Unknown.

 

second round pick "traded to Washington" per Eagles media guide

 

pic #21 Jim Slaton "from Philadelphia" per Redskins media guide

Jim Staton
22 2-8

 

Ken Jackson
23 2-9
Bears
  Bill George
24 2-10
Rams
  Herb Rich
25 2-11
Giants
  Ray Krouse
26 2-12
Dolphins
  Bucky Curtis
Round 3
27 3-1
Packers
  Fred Cone
28 3-2
49ers
  Bill Mixon
29 3-3
Redskins
  Walt Yowarsky
30 3-4
Cardinals
  Don Stonesifer
31 3-5
Steelers
  George Sulima
32 3-6
Eagles
  Al Bruno
33 3-7
  Dorne Dibble
34 3-8
  Mike McCormack
35 3-9
Rams
  Charley Toogood
36 3-10
Bears
  Wilford "Whizzer" White
37 3-11
Giants
  Sonny Grandelius
38 3-12
Dolphins
  Jerry Helluin
Round 4
39 4-1
49ers
Dolphins

 

Received • 1951 fourth round pick (#39-Bob Oristaglio) from 49ers on ????-??-?? as payment for Gordon Soltau

Bob Oristaglio
40 4-2
Redskins
  Paul Giroski
41 4-3
Packers
Dolphins

 

Traded • Bill Boedecker to Packers for • 1951 fourth round pick (#41-Bob Smith) on 1950-08-30

Bob Smith
42 4-4
Cardinals
  Dick Doyne
43 4-5
Eagles
  Fran Nagle
44 4-6
  Pete D'Alonzo
45 4-7
Steelers
  Barry "Bear" French
46 4-8
  Elmer Wingate
47 4-9
Bears
  Bob Moser
48 4-10
Rams
  George Kinek
49 4-11
Giants
Bears

 

Unknown.

 

"from NYG" per Bears media buide

 

Giants fourth round pick "choice to Chicago Bears" per Giants media guide

Tom Jelley
50 4-12
Dolphins
  Art Donovan
Round 5
51 5-1
Redskins
Cardinals

 

Unknown.

 

fifth round pick "to Chicago Cardinals" per Redskins media guide

Lynn Lynch
52 5-2
Packers
  Wade Stinson
53 5-3
49ers
  Dick Steere
54 5-4
Cardinals
49ers

 

Unknown.

 

"Choice from Chicago Cardinals" per 49ers web site

Al Carapella
55 5-5
  Jim Doran
56 5-6
Steelers
  Floyd Sampson
57 5-7
Eagles
  Jack Dwyer
58 5-8

 

Unknown.

 

fifth round #58 LaVern Torgeson "from NYY" per Lions media guide

LaVern Torgeson
59 5-9
Rams
  Tony Momsen
60 5-10
Bears
  Brad Rowland
61 5-11
Giants
  Jack Stroud
62 5-12
Dolphins
  Ace Loomis
Round 6
63 6-1
Packers
  Sig Holowenko
64 6-2
49ers
  Bishop Strickland
65 6-3
Redskins
  Jonn Martinkovic
66 6-4
Cardinals
  Ed Jasonek
67 6-5
Steelers
  Dale Dodrill
68 6-6
Eagles
  Ken Farragut
69 6-7
  Jack Christiansen
70 6-8
  George Musacco
71 6-9
Bears
  Herb Falkenberg
72 6-10
Rams
  Norb Hecker
73 6-11
Giants
  Herb Hannah
74 6-12
Dolphins
  Dan Rogas
Round 7
75 7-1
49ers
  Dick Forbes
76 7-2
Redskins
  Johnny Papit
77 7-3
Packers
  Bill Sutherland
78 7-4
Cardinals
  Dick Punches
79 7-5
Eagles
  Frank Boydston
80 7-6
  Bob Momsen
81 7-7
Steelers
  Ray Mathews
82 7-8
Dolphins

 

Traded • John Yonakor to Yanks for • 1951 seventh round pick (#82-Irv Holdash) on ????-??-??

Irv Holdash
83 7-9
Rams
  Alan Egler
84 7-10
Bears
  Paul Lea
85 7-11
Giants
  Joel Williams
86 7-12
Dolphins
  Walt Michaels
Round 8
87 8-1
Redskins
  Billy Cox
88 8-2
Packers
Dolphins

 

Traded • Tom O'Malley to Packers for • 1951 eighth round pick (#88-Art Spinney) on 1950-08-29

Art Spinney
89 8-3
49ers
  Joe Arenas
90 8-4
Cardinals
  Leo Sanford
91 8-5
  Dick Raklovits
92 8-6
Steelers
  Hank Minarik
93 8-7
Eagles
  Jack Richards
94 8-8
  Larry Lauer
95 8-9
Bears
  Clair Mayes
96 8-10
Rams
  Hugo Primiani
97 8-11
Giants
  Fred Benners
98 8-12
Dolphins
  Max Clark
Round 9
99 9-1
Packers
  Dick McWilliams
100 9-2
49ers
  Bruce Van Alstyne
101 9-3
Redskins
  Jake Rowden
102 9-4
Cardinals
  Neil Schmidt
103 9-5
Steelers
  John "Bull" Schweder
104 9-6
Eagles
  Denny Doyle
105 9-7
Dolphins

 

Traded • Jim Ducan to Lions for • 1951 ninth round pick (#105-Burl Toler) on ????-??-??

Burl Toler
106 9-8
  Don Colo
107 9-9
Rams
  Nolan Lang
108 9-10
Bears
  Bill Gregus
109 9-11
Giants
  Holland Donan
110 9-12
Dolphins
  Don Shula
Round 10
111 10-1
Redskins
  James Janosek
112 10-2
49ers
  Nick Feher
113 10-3
Redskins

Player selected from Baltimore Colts roster.

Bob Jensen
114 10-4
Packers
  Bob Noppinger
115 10-5
Cardinals
  Ken Cooper
116 10-6
Eagles
  Louis Schaufele
117 10-7
  Jim Shoaf
118 10-8
Steelers
  Paul Salata
119 10-9
  Jesse Thomas
120 10-10
Bears
  J.W. Sherrill
121 10-11
Rams
  Roland Kirkby
122 10-12
Giants
  Earl Murray
123 10-13
Dolphins
  Chet Gierula
Round 11
124 11-1
Redskins
  Bill DeChard
125 11-2
Packers
  George Rooks
126 11-3
49ers
  Bill Jessup
127 11-4
Cardinals
  Tom Bienemann
128 11-5
  Frankie Anderson
129 11-6
Steelers
  Joe McCutcheon
130 11-7
Eagles
  Bob Pope
131 11-8
  Steve Wyndham
132 11-9
Rams
  John Natyshak
133 11-10
Bears
  Tom Hardiman
134 11-11
Giants
  Reds Bagnell
135 11-12
Dolphins
  Bernie Custis
Round 12
136 12-1
Packers
  Carl Kreager
137 12-2
49ers
  Jim Monachino
138 12-3
Redskins
  Al Applegate
139 12-4
Cardinals
  Jack Landry
140 12-5
Steelers
  Jim "Popcorn" Brandt
141 12-6
Eagles
  Henry Rich
142 12-7
Dolphins

 

Traded • Chuck Schroll to Lions for • 1951 twelfth round pick (#142-Milan Seillers) on ????-??-??

Milan Seillers
143 12-8
  Al Lary
144 12-9
Bears
  Lawrence "Punjab" Hairston
145 12-10
Rams
  Don Hardey
146 12-11
Giants
  Bob Hudson
147 12-12
Dolphins
  Stew Kirtley
Round 13
148 13-1
49ers
  Dick Harvin
149 13-2
Redskins
  Dick Campbell
150 13-3
Packers
  Ed Stephens
151 13-4
Cardinals
  Volney Peters
152 13-5
Eagles
  Pete Mastellone
153 13-6
  Wayne Siegert
154 13-7
Steelers
  Bill Szabo
155 13-8
  John Thomas
156 13-9
Rams
  Joe Reid
157 13-10
Bears
  Charley Wright
158 13-11
Giants
  Paul Douglass
159 13-12
Dolphins
  Bob Voskuhl
Round 14
160 14-1
Redskins

Player selected from Baltimore Colts roster.

Adrian Burk
161 14-2
Packers
  Ray Bauer
162 14-3
49ers
  Rex Berry
163 14-4
Cardinals
  Bill Leskovar
164 14-5
  Lee Wittmer
165 14-6
Steelers
  Mike Mizerany
166 14-7
Eagles
  Bobby Walston
167 14-8
  Charley Rapp
168 14-9
Bears
  Bailey Woods
169 14-10
Rams
  Rob McCoy
170 14-11
Giants
  Pat Flanagan
171 14-12
Dolphins
  Rudy Cernoch
Round 15
172 15-1
Packers
  Joe Ernst
173 15-2
49ers
  Dave Sparks
174 15-3
Redskins
  Vic Thomas
175 15-4
Cardinals
  John Simcic
176 15-5
Steelers
  Clay Webb
177 15-6
Eagles
  Bobby North
178 15-7
  Jimmie Hill
179 15-8
  Bill Wanamaker
180 15-9
Rams
  Obie Posey
181 15-10
Bears
  Sid Hall
182 15-11
Giants
  Gene Vykukal
183 15-12
Dolphins
  Joe Skibinski
Round 16
184 16-1
49ers
  Bob White
185 16-2
Redskins
  Bob Bates
186 16-3
Packers
  Dick Afflis
187 16-4
Cardinals
  Gene Miller
188 16-5
Eagles
  Hal Hatfield
189 16-6
  Ted Geremsky
190 16-7
Steelers
  Lambert Oberg
191 16-8
  Bill Fray
192 16-9
Bears
  Frank Volm
193 16-10
Rams
  Bill Robertson
194 16-11
Giants
  Alan Pfeifer
195 16-12
Dolphins
  Ed Pasky
Round 17
196 17-1
Redskins
  Gene Brito
197 17-2
Packers
  Ray Pelfrey
198 17-3
49ers
  Art Michalik
199 17-4
Cardinals
  Henry May
200 17-5
  Darrell Meisenheimer
201 17-6
Steelers
  Ted Gehlmann
202 17-7
Eagles
  Hal Waggoner
203 17-8
  Dick Rowan
204 17-9
Rams
  Hal Riley
205 17-10
Bears
  Don Dufek
206 17-11
Giants
  Bud Sherrod
207 17-12
Dolphins
  Leroy Ka-Ne
Round 18
208 18-1
Packers
  Ed Petela
209 18-2
49ers
  Jim Murphy
210 18-3
Redskins
  Dom Fucci
211 18-4
Cardinals
  Russ Pomeroy
212 18-5
Steelers
  Pat Field
213 18-6
Eagles
  Bill Weeks
214 18-7
  Eddie Wolgast
215 18-8
  Bob Watson
216 18-9
Bears
  Chuck Brown
217 18-10
Rams
  Dick Daugherty
218 18-11
Giants
  Frank Smith
219 18-12
Dolphins
  Rube DeRoin
Round 19
220 19-1
49ers
  John Phillips
221 19-2
Redskins
  Buddy Brown
222 19-3
Packers
  Jim Liber
223 19-4
Cardinals
  Gene Ackerman
224 19-5
Eagles
  Jack Bove
225 19-6
  Gordy Hanson
226 19-7
Steelers
  Bill Pavlikowski
227 19-8
  Ralph Longmore
228 19-9
Rams
  Andy Robustelli
229 19-10
Bears
  Ed Lisak
230 19-11
Giants
  Billy Conn
231 19-12
Dolphins
  Ray Solari
Round 20
232 20-1
Redskins
  John Kerestes
233 20-2
Packers
  Dick Johnson
234 20-3
49ers
  Al Tate
235 20-4
Cardinals
  Fred Wallner
236 20-5
  Harry Gibbons
237 20-6
Steelers
  Tom "Tex" Donnelly
238 20-7
Eagles
  John Glorioso
239 20-8
  Jerrell Price
240 20-9
Bears
  Larry Smith
241 20-10
Rams
  Jim Nutter
242 20-11
Giants
  Bill Albright
243 20-12
Dolphins
  Jack Crocher
Round 21
244 21-1
Packers
  Art Edling
245 21-2
49ers
  Hardy Brown
246 21-3
Redskins
  Clarence Marable
247 21-4
Cardinals
  Dick Bunting
248 21-5
Steelers
  Ernie Cheatam
249 21-6
Eagles
  Neal Franklin
250 21-7
  King Block
251 21-8
  Al Pollard
252 21-9
Rams
  Earl Stelle
253 21-10
Bears
  Larry Higgins
254 21-11
Giants
  Bernie Lemonick
255 21-12
Dolphins
  Ray Stone
Round 22
256 22-1
49ers
  Dwight Winslow
257 22-2
Redskins
  Elliot Speed
258 22-3
Packers
  Art Felker
259 22-4
Cardinals
  S.J. Whitman
260 22-5
Eagles
  Jack Rucker
261 22-6
  Dan Foldberg
262 22-7
Steelers
  Dick Hendley
263 22-8
  Eddie King
264 22-9
Bears
  Bob Hanson
265 22-10
Rams
  Billy Baggett
266 22-11
Giants
  Waldo Binkley
267 22-12
Dolphins
  Carl Taseff
Round 23
268 23-1
Redskins
  Cecil Martin
269 23-2
Packers
  Tubba Chamberlain
270 23-3
49ers
  Wally Brunswald
271 23-4
Cardinals
  Jim Owens
272 23-5
  Dick Gabriel
273 23-6
Steelers
  Joe Minor
274 23-7
Eagles
  Jack Bighead
275 23-8
  Dave Cunningham
276 23-9
Rams
  Dean Thomas
277 23-10
Bears
  Rene Hlavac
278 23-11
Giants
  Dick Yelvington
279 23-12
Dolphins
  Johnny Champion
Round 24
280 24-1
Packers
  Dick Christie
281 24-2
49ers
  Tom Kingsford
282 24-3
Redskins
  Tom Powers
283 24-4
Cardinals
  Billy Cross
284 24-5
Steelers
  Art Alois
285 24-6
Eagles
  Tony Kotowski
286 24-7

Player selected from Baltimore Colts roster.

George Buksar
287 24-8
  Breck Stroschein
288 24-9
Bears
  Pete Dokas
289 24-10
Rams
  Harry Abeltin
290 24-11
Giants
  Dick Kuh
291 24-12
Dolphins
  Wayne Benner
Round 25
292 25-1
49ers
  Mike Peterson
293 25-2
Redskins
  Bob Chubb
294 25-3
Packers
  Monte Charles
295 25-4
Cardinals
  Vernon Quick
296 25-5
Eagles
  Glenn Drahn
297 25-6

Player selected from Baltimore Colts roster.

Dick Harris
298 25-7
Steelers
  Tommy Calvin
299 25-8
  Roy Boudreaux
300 25-9
Rams
  Jackie Calvert
301 25-10
Bears
  Johnny Miller
302 25-11
Giants
  Chet Lagod
303 25-12
Dolphins
  John Knispel
Round 26
304 26-1
Redskins
  Johnny Williams
305 26-2
Packers
  Bill Miller
306 26-3
49ers
  Keith Carpenter
307 26-4
Cardinals
  Jeff Fleischmann
308 26-5
  Frank Kazmierski
309 26-6
Steelers
  Bill "Pug" Pearman
310 26-7
Eagles
  Billy Stewart
311 26-8
  Will Sherman
312 26-9
Bears
  Buddy Rogers
313 26-10
Rams
  Howie Ruetz
314 26-11
Giants
  Quincy Armstrong
315 26-12
Dolphins
  Fred Williams
Round 27
316 27-1
Packers
  Bob Bossons
317 27-2
49ers
  Ray Lung
318 27-3
Redskins
  Bill Johnson
319 27-4
Cardinals
  Ken Huxhold
320 27-5
Steelers
  Bob Radcliffe
321 27-6
Eagles
  Bob Winship
322 27-7
  Harry Allis
323 27-8
  Ed Price
324 27-9
Rams
  Al Brosky
325 27-10
Bears
  Jerry Taylor
326 27-11
Giants
  Charley Hubbard
327 27-12
Dolphins
  Jack Jones
Round 28
328 28-1
49ers
  Jack Rohan
329 28-2
Redskins
  John Kadlec
330 28-3
Packers
  Bill Ayre
331 28-4
Cardinals
  Dick Martin
332 28-5
Eagles
  Marv Stendel
333 28-6
  Dick Peot
334 28-7
Steelers
  Howie Hansen
335 28-8
  Jim Chadband
336 28-9
Bears
  Leon Campbell
337 28-10
Rams
  Sterling Wingo
338 28-11
Giants
  Hal Quinn
339 28-12
Dolphins
  Roger Thrift
Round 29
340 29-1
Redskins
  Art Stewart
341 29-2
Packers
  Ralph Fieler
342 29-3
49ers
  S.P. Garnett
343 29-4
Cardinals
  Bob Livingston
344 29-5
  Bruce Womack
345 29-6
Steelers
  Fred Smith
346 29-7
Eagles
  Roscoe Hansen
347 29-8
  Veto Kissell
348 29-9
Rams
  Earl Jackson
349 29-10
Bears
  John Justice
350 29-11
Giants
  John Considine
351 29-12
Dolphins
  Bill Driver
Round 30
352 30-1
Packers
  Ed Withers
353 30-2
49ers
  Jerry Faske
354 30-3
Redskins
  Nick Bolkovac
355 30-4
Cardinals
  Leon Root
356 30-5
Steelers
  John Gruble
357 30-6
Eagles
  John Ford
358 30-7
  Ron Horwath
359 30-8
  Joe Shinn
360 30-9
Bears
  Charley Butler
361 30-10
Rams
  Alvin Hanley
362 30-11
Dolphins
  Sisto Averno