1953 NFL Draft Pick Transactions

January 22, 1953

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

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

 

Traded • Bobby Thomason • player to be named later (Jack Zilly on 03-17) to Eagles for • Jack Myers • 1953 first round pick (#9-Donn Moomaw) on 1952-01-17

Donn Moomaw
10 1-9
49ers
  Tom Stolhanske
11 1-10
Dolphins
  Doug Atkins
12 1-11
Rams
  Ed Barker
13 1-12
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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  Fred Bruney
36 3-11
Rams
  Bob Fry
37 3-12
Lions
Dolphins

 

Traded • Bob Smith to Lions for • 1953 third round pick (#37-Gene Donaldson) on 1952-06-27

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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  Bob Van Doren
60 5-11
Rams
  Tom Scott
61 5-12
Lions
Eagles

 

Unknown.

 

pick #61 "obtained from Detroit" per Eagles media guide

 

Lions third round pick "to Phi" per Lions media guide

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

 

Traded • Joe Moss to Redskins for • rights to Nick Bolkovac • 1953 sixth round pick (#64-Paul Miller) on 1952-07-11

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

 

Traded • J.R. Boone to 49ers for • 1953 conditional sixth round pick (if Boone makes 49ers roster) (#68-Kline Gilbert) on 1952-07-28

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

 

Unknown.

 

sixth round pick "traded to Chicago Cardinals" per Eagles media guide

 

"6. Tom Higgins (from Phila.)" per Cardinals media guide

Tom Higgins
71 6-10
Dolphins
  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

 

Unknown.

 

seventh round "Choice to Chicago Bears" per Redskins media guide

 

"from Wash" per Bears media guide

Bucky McElroy
76 7-3
Cardinals
Eagles

 

Unknown.

 

Cardinals seventh round "Choice to Philadelphia" per Cardinals media guide

 

pick #76 "obtained from Chicago Cardinals" per Eagles media guide

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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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

 

Unknown.

 

ninth round "Choice to Chicago Cardinals" per Redskins media guide

 

"Ed Husmann, G, Nebraska (from Wash.)" per Cardinals media guide

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
Dolphins
  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

 

Unknown.

 

tenth round "Choice to New York Giants" per Redskins media guide

 

tenth round pick Darrow Cooper "choice from Washington" per Giants media guide

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
Dolphins
  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
Steelers
Bears

 

Unknown.

 

choice to Chicago Bears per Steelers media guide

 

"from Pit" per Bears media guide

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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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

 

Unknown.

 

13th round "Choice to Chicago Cardinals" per Redskins media guide

 

"Frank McPhee (from Wash.)" per Cardinals media guide

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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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
Dolphins
  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 before Round 1.

 
356 30-7
Giants
  Stavros Canakes
357 30-8
Eagles
  Chuck Hren
358 30-9
Dolphins
  Andy Myers
359 30-10
Rams
  Fritz Phren
360 30-11
Lions
  Hal Maus