1955 NFL Draft Pick Transactions

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Bonus Pick
1 B-1
Colts
  George Shaw
Round 1
2 1-1
Cardinals
  Max Boydston
3 1-2
Colts

Most modern accounts of this draft show the Colts exercising the #2 pick in the fist round.

Alan "The Horse" Ameche

Redskins

Several historical accounts of this draft show the Redskins exercising the #2 pick in the fist round.

 

"... the Chicaco Cardinals ... started the regular draft by picking Max Boydston. ... The Washington Redskins, whose 1954 won-lost record matched that of the Colts, then won the toss of a coin for next and selected Guglielmi ... . Then, making the third selection in the regular draft, ... Baltimore chose fullback Alan (The Horse) Ameche ..." per UP (Lodi News-Sentinel).

 

"The Chicago Cardinals, who finished with the poorest record during the 1954 season, had the first pick in the regular league draft and selected Max Boydston. ... The Washington Redskins, with the second pick, drafted Ralph Guglielmi. Because the Redskins and the Colts finished the 1954 season with identical records, they had to flip a coin to decide which would have second pick. Baltimore, taking its regular turn, then chose Alan (The Horse) Ameche..." per Oxnard Press-Courier.

Ralph Guglielmi

4 1-3
Redskins

Most modern accounts of this draft show the Redskins exercising the #3 pick in the fist round.

Ralph Guglielmi

Colts

Several historical accounts of this draft show the Colts exercising the #3 pick in the fist round.

 

"... the Chicaco Cardinals ... started the regular draft by picking Max Boydston. ... The Washington Redskins, whose 1954 won-lost record matched that of the Colts, then won the toss of a coin for next and selected Guglielmi ... . Then, making the third selection in the regular draft, ... Baltimore chose fullback Alan (The Horse) Ameche ..." per UP (Lodi News-Sentinel).

 

"The Chicago Cardinals, who finished with the poorest record during the 1954 season, had the first pick in the regular league draft and selected Max Boydston. ... The Washington Redskins, with the second pick, drafted Ralph Guglielmi. Because the Redskins and the Colts finished the 1954 season with identical records, they had to flip a coin to decide which would have second pick. Baltimore, taking its regular turn, then chose Alan (The Horse) Ameche..." per Oxnard Press-Courier.

Alan "The Horse" Ameche

5 1-4
Packers
  Tom Bettis
6 1-5
Steelers
  Frank Varrichione
7 1-6
Rams
  Larry Morris
8 1-7
Giants
  Joe Heap
9 1-8
Eagles
  Dick Bielski
10 1-9
49ers
  Dickie Moegle
11 1-10
Bears
  Ron Drzewiecki
12 1-11
Lions
  Dave Middleton
13 1-12
Dolphins
  Kurt Burris
Round 2
14 2-1
Cardinals
  Lindon Crow
15 2-2
Redskins
Rams

 

Unknown.

 

second round #14 Ron Waller "from Washington" per Rams web site

Ron Waller
16 2-3
Colts
  Dick Szymanski
17 2-4
Packers
  Jim Temp
18 2-5
Steelers
Rams

 

Unknown.

 

choice to Los Angeles per Steelers media guide

 

second round #17 Bob Long "from Pittsburgh" per Rams web site

Bob Long
19 2-6
Rams
  Corky Taylor
20 2-7
Giants
Rams

 

Unknown.

 

second round #19 Sid Fournet "from New York Giants" per Rams web site

 

second round "choice to Los Angeles" per Giants media guide

Sid Fournet
21 2-8
49ers
  Frank Morze
22 2-9
Eagles
  Alex "Buck" Lansford
23 2-10
Bears
  Bobby Watkins
24 2-11
Lions
  Jim Salsbury
25 2-12
Dolphins
  Dean Renfro
Round 3
26 3-1
Cardinals
  Mal Hammack
27 3-2
Colts
  L.G. "Long Gone" Dupre
28 3-3
Redskins
  Ray Perkins
29 3-4
Packers
  Buddy Leake
30 3-5
Steelers
  Ed Bernet
31 3-6
Rams
Giants

 

Unknown.

 

Rams third round pick "to New York Giants" per Rams web site

 

third round pick Rosey Grier "choice from Los Angeles" per Giants media guide

Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier
32 3-7
Giants
Cardinals

 

Unknown.

 

Giants third round "choice to Chicago Cards" per Giants media guide

Tony Pasquesi
33 3-8
Eagles
  Frank Eidom
34 3-9
49ers
  Carroll Hardy
35 3-10
Bears
Dolphins

 

Traded Harry Jagade to Bears for Fred "Curly" Morrison, 1955 third round pick (#35-John Hall) on 1954-07-05

John Hall
36 3-11
Lions
  Darris McCord
37 3-12
Dolphins
  Bobby Freeman
Round 4
38 4-1
Cardinals
  Frank Bernardi
39 4-2
Redskins
Lions

 

Unknown.

 

Traded Don Doll to Redskins for 1954 undisclosed pick (possibly #44-Bill Stits), 1955 undisclosed pick (possibly #39-Gordon Malloy) on 1953-09-14

 

third round pick #39 Gordon Malloy "from Was" per Lions media guide

 

"Washington picked Gordon Malloy ... and traded him to Detroit in the fourth round" per Miami News

Gordon Malloy
40 4-3
Colts
Rams

 

Unknown.

 

fourth round #39 Tom Feamster "from Baltimore" per Rams web site

Tom Feamster

"Tommy Feamster ... was picked by Baltimore and traded to Los Angeles" per Miami News

41 4-4
Packers
Dolphins

 

Traded Jerry Helluin to Packers for 1955 fourth round pick (#41-Paul Reynolds) on 1954-06-23

Paul Reynolds
42 4-5
Steelers
  Fred Broussard
43 4-6
Rams
  Ed Fouch
44 4-7
Giants
Colts

 

Traded undisclosed terms (?) to Giants for 1955 fourth round pick (#44-Jack Patera) on 1954-??-??

Jack Patera
45 4-8
49ers
  Matt Hazeltine
46 4-9
Eagles
  Dean Dugger
47 4-10
Bears
  Joe O'Malley
48 4-11
Lions
  Lee Riley
49 4-12
Dolphins
  Sam Palumbo
Round 5
50 5-1
Cardinals
  Mario De Ra
51 5-2
Colts
  George Preas
52 5-3
Redskins
  Don Glantz
53 5-4
Packers
  Hank Bullough
54 5-5
Steelers
  George Mason
55 5-6
Rams
  Ed Kelley
56 5-7
Giants
  Mel Triplett
57 5-8
Eagles
  Gene Lamone
58 5-9
49ers
  Eldred Kraemer
59 5-10
Bears
  Leland Kendall
60 5-11
Lions
  Bill "Bud" Brooks
61 5-12
Dolphins
  Aramis Dandoy
Round 6
62 6-1
Cardinals
  Jack Bowersox
63 6-2
Redskins
Bears

 

Unknown.

 

"from Wash" per Bears media guide

Dan Shannon
64 6-3
Colts
  Leo Lewis
65 6-4
Packers
  Norm Amundsen
66 6-5
Steelers
  Lem Harkey
67 6-6
Rams
  Tom "Corky" Tharp
68 6-7
Giants
  Ron Locklin
69 6-8
49ers
  Bobby Luna
70 6-9
Eagles
  Billy Quinn
71 6-10
Bears
  Henry Mosely
72 6-11
Lions
  Elijah Childers
73 6-12
Dolphins
  Leroy Bolden
Round 7
74 7-1
Cardinals
  Dave Leggett
75 7-2
Colts
  Frank McDonald
76 7-3
Redskins
  Erik Christensen
77 7-4
Packers
  Bob Clemens
78 7-5
Steelers
  Hal Reeve
79 7-6
Rams
  Frank Clayton
80 7-7
Giants
Redskins

 

Unknown.

 

Giants seventh round "choice to Washington" per Giants media guide

Ron Marciniak
81 7-8
Eagles
  Bill McKenna
82 7-9
49ers
  Johnny Dean
83 7-10
Bears
  Bruce Sturgess
84 7-11
Lions
  Bert Zagers
85 7-12
Dolphins
  Jack Locklear
Round 8
86 8-1
Cardinals
  Sam Irvine
87 8-2
Redskins
  Johhny Allen
88 8-3
Colts
  Dale Meinert
89 8-4
Packers
  Johnny Crouch
90 8-5
Steelers
Lions

 

Unknown.

 

choice to Detroit per Steelers media guide

 

eighth round #90 Leon Cunningham "from Pit" per Lions media guide

Leon Cunningham
91 8-6
Rams
  Billy Teas
92 8-7
Giants
  Jimmy Patton
93 8-8
49ers
  Fred Meyers
94 8-9
Eagles
  Herman Watson
95 8-10
Bears
  Gene Verkerk
96 8-11
Lions
  Bill Walker
97 8-12
Dolphins
Lions

 

Traded Dreher Gaskin to Browns for 1955 eighth round pick (#97-Lamoine Holland) on 1954-09-11

Lamoine Holland
Round 9
98 9-1
Cardinals
  Charlie McGinty
99 9-2
Colts
  Bryan Walter
100 9-3
Redskins
  John Miller
101 9-4
Packers
  Ed Culpepper
102 9-5
Steelers
  Johnny Unitas
103 9-6
Rams
  John Witte
104 9-7
Giants
Colts

 

Traded undisclosed terms (?) to Giants for 1955 ninth round pick (#104-Bill Evans) on 1954-??-??

Bill Evans
105 9-8
Eagles
  Von Morgan
106 9-9
49ers
  Fred Preziosio
107 9-10
Bears
  Jim Lavery
108 9-11
Lions
  Walt Jenkins
109 9-12
Dolphins
  Henry Ford
Round 10
110 10-1
Cardinals
  Frank Scafidi
111 10-2
Redskins
  Tom Louderback
112 10-3
Colts
Rams

 

Unknown.

 

tenth round #111 Jesse Arnelle "from Baltimore" per Rams web site

Jesse Arnelle
113 10-4
Packers
  George Rogers
114 10-5
Steelers
  Terry Boyle
115 10-6
Rams
  Claude Harland
116 10-7
Giants
  Lea Paslay
117 10-8
49ers
  Ron Aschbacker
118 10-9
Eagles
  Talmadge "Duke" Washington
119 10-10
Bears
  John Allen
120 10-11
Lions
  Tom Gastall
121 10-12
Dolphins
  Glen Dillon
Round 11
122 11-1
Cardinals
  Tom Pepsin
123 11-2
Colts
  Emil Radik
124 11-3
Redskins
  Larry Parker
125 11-4
Packers
  Ron Clark
126 11-5
Steelers
  Vic Eaton
127 11-6
Rams
  Joe Ray
128 11-7
Giants
  Bill Hillen
129 11-8
Eagles
  Bob Hardy
130 11-9
49ers
  Rudy Rotella
131 11-10
Bears
  Tom Redfield
132 11-11
Lions
  Herb McDermott
133 11-12
Dolphins
  Eric Knebel
Round 12
134 12-1
Cardinals
  Dale Sandstrom
135 12-2
Redskins
  John Barish
136 12-3
Colts
  Dick Chorovich
137 12-4
Packers
  Art Walker
138 12-5
Steelers
  Jim Cooke
139 12-6
Rams
  Jim Hanifan
140 12-7
Giants
  Hank Burnine
141 12-8
49ers
  Lou Palatella
142 12-9
Eagles
  Andy Nacrelli
143 12-10
Bears
  Clarence Bratt
144 12-11
Lions
  Dick Goist
145 12-12
Dolphins
  Jack Eaton
Round 13
146 13-1
Cardinals
  Tom McLuckie
147 13-2
Colts
  Pat Abbruzzi
148 13-3
Redskins
  Len Oniskey
149 13-4
Packers
  Ed Adams
150 13-5
Steelers
  Jim Whitmer
151 13-6
Rams
  Dave Parkinson
152 13-7
Giants
  John Damore
153 13-8
Eagles
  Jerry Krisher
154 13-9
49ers
  Richie Gaskell
155 13-10
Bears
  Norm Cash
156 13-11
Lions
  Don Henderson
157 13-12
Dolphins
  Johnny Borton
Round 14
158 14-1
Cardinals
  Gordy Brown
159 14-2
Redskins
  Tom Braatz
160 14-3
Colts
  John Lee
161 14-4
Packers
  Fred Baer
162 14-5
Steelers
  John "Buck" Byrne
163 14-6
Rams
  George Elliot
164 14-7
Giants
  Elwood Kettler
165 14-8
49ers
  Nick McKeithan
166 14-9
Eagles
  Tommy Bell
167 14-10
Bears
  Ed Nickla
168 14-11
Lions
  Jerry Gajda
169 14-12
Dolphins
  Fred Robinson
Round 15
170 15-1
Cardinals
  Dick Brubaker
171 15-2
Colts
  Gerry Peterson
172 15-3
Redskins
  Charley Horton
173 15-4
Packers
  George Machoukas
174 15-5
Steelers
  Ellis Duckett
175 15-6
Rams
  Bob Hoerning
176 15-7
Giants
  Ed Stowers
177 15-8
Eagles
  Don Brougher
178 15-9
49ers
  Burdette Hess
179 15-10
Bears
  J.D. Smith
180 15-11
Lions
  George Atkins
181 15-12
Dolphins
  Bob Smith
Round 16
182 16-1
Cardinals
  Bob Herndon
183 16-2
Redskins
  Hal Norris
184 16-3
Colts
  Dick Laswell
185 16-4
Packers
  Charley Brackins
186 16-5
Steelers
  Frank Vincent
187 16-6
Rams
  Charley Coates
188 16-7
Giants
  Dave Kragthorpe
189 16-8
49ers
  Jim Hall
190 16-9
Eagles
  Clyde White
191 16-10
Bears
Cardinals

 

Unknown.

Al Dennis
192 16-11
Lions
  Al Marr
193 16-12
Dolphins
  Don Suchy
Round 17
194 17-1
Cardinals
  Larry White
195 17-2
Colts
  Wes Clark
196 17-3
Redskins
  Don Shea
197 17-4
Packers
  Lynn Beightol
198 17-5
Steelers
  Ed Merchant
199 17-6
Rams
  Gene Mitcham
200 17-7
Giants
  Bob Bills
201 17-8
Eagles
  Nick Maravic
202 17-9
49ers
  Bob Newton
203 17-10
Bears
  Mel Harrison
204 17-11
Lions
  Don Daly
205 17-12
Dolphins
  Bob Leonard
Round 18
206 18-1
Cardinals
  Fred Campbell
207 18-2
Redskins
  Don Bailey
208 18-3
Colts
  Charley Shephard
209 18-4
Packers
  Doyle Nix
210 18-5
Steelers
  Albie Maier
211 18-6
Rams
  Clyde Sweeney
212 18-7
Giants
  Joe Stout
213 18-8
49ers
  Ron Pheister
214 18-9
Eagles
  Duane Nutt
215 18-10
Bears
  Claude Roach
216 18-11
Lions
  Pat Oleksiak
217 18-12
Dolphins
  Steve Champlin
Round 19
218 19-1
Cardinals
  Dick Coy
219 19-2
Colts
  Jim Cobb
220 19-3
Redskins
  Bob Dee
221 19-4
Packers
  Bob Carter
222 19-5
Steelers
  Ed Smith
223 19-6
Rams
  John Davis
224 19-7
Giants
  John Jacobs
225 19-8
Eagles
  Terry Fails
226 19-9
49ers
  John Garzoli
227 19-10
Bears
  Allen Jones
228 19-11
Lions
  Bob Muller
229 19-12
Dolphins
  Tom Ebert
Round 20
230 20-1
Cardinals
  Jim Burst
231 20-2
Redskins
  Ron Geyer
232 20-3
Colts
  Charley Cianciola
233 20-4
Packers
  Carl Bolt
234 20-5
Steelers
  Lou Matykiewicz
235 20-6
Rams
  Jack Muldowney
236 20-7
Giants
Packers

 

Traded John Bauer to Giants for 1955 20th round pick (#236-Bob Anowiak / Bob Antkowiak) on 1954-09-20

Bob Anowiak / Bob Antkowiak
237 20-8
49ers
  Glen Dyer
238 20-9
Eagles
  Jimmy Wade
239 20-10
Bears
  Joe James
240 20-11
Lions
  Fred Mahaffey
241 20-12
Dolphins
  Bill Proctor
Round 21
242 21-1
Cardinals
  Howie Wright
243 21-2
Colts
  Nick Manych
244 21-3
Redskins
  Buck George
245 21-4
Packers
  Lavell Isbell
246 21-5
Steelers
  Rees Phenix
247 21-6
Rams
  Jerry Cvengros
248 21-7
Giants
  Gary Dilby
249 21-8
Eagles
  John Anderson
250 21-9
49ers
  George Maderos
251 21-10
Bears
  Choyce Hall
252 21-11
Lions
  Jim Walters
253 21-12
Dolphins
  Rick Spinks
Round 22
254 22-1
Cardinals
  Vic Berra
255 22-2
Redskins
  Joe Boland
256 22-3
Colts
  Jerry Welch
257 22-4
Packers
  Bill Brunner
258 22-5
Steelers
  Richie McCabe
259 22-6
Rams
  Ken Elmore
260 22-7
Giants
  Al Doggett
261 22-8
49ers
  Pete Vann
262 22-9
Eagles
  Ernie Lewis
263 22-10
Bears
  Carl Allison
264 22-11
Lions
  George Albrecht
265 22-12
Dolphins
  Jerry Stone
Round 23
266 23-1
Cardinals
  Karl Bays
267 23-2
Colts
  Dick McNamara
268 23-3
Redskins
  Chick Donaldson
269 23-4
Packers
  Elton Shaw
270 23-5
Steelers
  Gordy Holz
271 23-6
Rams
  George Medved
272 23-7
Giants
  Jerry Callahan
273 23-8
Eagles
  Cecil Ingram
274 23-9
49ers
  Tom Gunnari
275 23-10
Bears
  Jerry Barger
276 23-11
Lions
  George Galuska
277 23-12
Dolphins
  Jim Greer
Round 24
278 24-1
Cardinals
  Max Pierce
279 24-2
Redskins
  Bob Ready
280 24-3
Colts
  Alex Esquivel
281 24-4
Packers
  Charley Bryant
282 24-5
Steelers
  Mike Mayock
283 24-6
Rams
  Bill Andrews
284 24-7
Giants
  Matt Vujevich
285 24-8
49ers
  Bob Heaston
286 24-9
Eagles
  Vic "Hootie" Postula
287 24-10
Bears
  Joe Young
288 24-11
Lions
  Bob Flacke
289 24-12
Dolphins
  John Matsock
Round 25
290 25-1
Cardinals
  Bob Scott
291 25-2
Colts
  Dick Grann
292 25-3
Redskins
  Frank Radella
293 25-4
Packers
  Nate Borden
294 25-5
Steelers
  Charlie Bull
295 25-6
Rams
  Ralph Cook
296 25-7
Giants
  Ken Dement
297 25-8
Eagles
  Frank Pavich
298 25-9
49ers
  Dewey Wade
299 25-10
Bears
  Charley Dees
300 25-11
Lions
  Dick Miller
301 25-12
Dolphins
  Ernie Lindo
Round 26
302 26-1
Cardinals
  Billy Hooper
303 26-2
Redskins
  Walt Houston
304 26-3
Colts
  Marion Minker
305 26-4
Packers
  Jim Jennings
306 26-5
Steelers
  Jim Soltau
307 26-6
Rams
  Lou Hallow
308 26-7
Giants
  Abe Cohen
309 26-8
49ers
  Johnny Kerr
310 26-9
Eagles
  George Palachunik
311 26-10
Bears
  Perry Jeter
312 26-11
Lions
  Duncan McDonald
313 26-12
Dolphins
  Don Fife
Round 27
314 27-1
Cardinals
  Bruce Schwager
315 27-2
Colts
  Jim Locke
316 27-3
Redskins
  A.J. Baker
317 27-4
Packers
  Bob Peringer
318 27-5
Steelers
  Bill Sanford
319 27-6
Rams
  Bruce Nevitt
320 27-7
Giants
  Paul Blanda
321 27-8
Eagles
  Bob Gringrass
322 27-9
49ers
  Dick Shockey
323 27-10
Bears
  Joel Kinley
324 27-11
Lions
  Mike Troka
325 27-12
Dolphins
  Bobby Baldwin
Round 28
326 28-1
Cardinals
  Bob Ems
327 28-2
Redskins
  Arch Cassidy
328 28-3
Colts
  Bob Meyer
329 28-4
Packers
  Jack Spears
330 28-5
Steelers
  Dave Williams
331 28-6
Rams
  Jim Hoffman
332 28-7
Giants
  Al Crow
333 28-8
49ers
  Don Sanders
334 28-9
Eagles
  Wingo Avery
335 28-10
Bears
  Charley Wright
336 28-11
Lions
  Harry Lovell
337 28-12
Dolphins
  Ed Tokus
Round 29
338 29-1
Cardinals
  Gene Renzi
339 29-2
Colts
  Bill Waters
340 29-3
Redskins
  Bing Bordier
341 29-4
Packers
  Sam Pino
342 29-5
Steelers
  Bernie Sinclair
343 29-6
Rams
  Bob Howe
344 29-7
Giants
  Harold Jackson
345 29-8
Eagles
  Ron Lloyd
346 29-9
49ers
  Otto Kniedinger
347 29-10
Bears
  Dick Klein
348 29-11
Lions
  Bill Dearing
349 29-12
Dolphins
  Ted "Tex" Robinson
Round 30
350 30-1
Cardinals
  Bob Sweet
351 30-2
Redskins
  Tom Petty
352 30-3
Packers
  Bob Saia
353 30-4
Steelers
  Jim Caruzzi
354 30-5
Rams
  K.C. Jones
355 30-6
Giants
  Bill Toole
356 30-7
49ers
  Bob Gongola
357 30-8
Eagles
  Dave Finney
358 30-9
Bears
  Jerry Fouts
359 30-10
Lions
  Charley Hatch
360 30-11
Dolphins
  Lamar Leachman