1956 NFL Draft Pick Transactions

November 28, 1955 (rounds 1-3)
January 17, 1956 (rounds 4-20)
January 18, 1956 (rounds 21-30)

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Bonus Pick
1 B-1
Steelers
  Gary Glick
Round 1
2 1-1
49ers
  Earl Morrall
3 1-2
Lions
  Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
4 1-3
Eagles
  Bob Pellegrini
5 1-4
Steelers
  Art Davis
6 1-5
Giants
Rams

 

Traded • Harland Svare • Stan West to Giants for • 1956 first round pick (#6-Joe Marconi) on 1955-08-27

Joe Marconi
7 1-6
Cardinals
  Joe Childress
8 1-7
Packers
  Jack Losch
9 1-8
Colts
  Lenny Moore
10 1-9
Bears
  Menan "Tex" Schriewer
11 1-10
Rams
  Charlie Horton
12 1-11
Redskins
  Ed Vereb
13 1-12
Dolphins
  Preston Carpenter
Round 2
14 2-1
Lions
Rams

 

Traded • Bob Long to Lions for • 1956 second round pick (#14-Leon Clarke) on 1955-10-02

Leon Clarke
15 2-2
49ers
  Bruce Bosley
16 2-3
Eagles
  Frank D'Agnostino
17 2-4
Steelers
  Joe Krupa
18 2-5
Cardinals
  Norm Masters
19 2-6
Giants
  Henry Moore
20 2-7
Packers
  Forrest Gregg
21 2-8
Colts
  Dick Donlin
22 2-9
Bears
  M.L. Brackett
23 2-10
Rams
  Hugh Pitts
24 2-11
Redskins
  John Paluck
25 2-12
Dolphins
  Billy Kinard
Round 3
26 3-1
49ers
  Bill Herchman
27 3-2
Lions
  Don McIlhenny
28 3-3
Eagles
  Don Schaffer
29 3-4
Steelers
  Jim Taylor
30 3-5
Giants
  Sam Huff
31 3-6
Cardinals
  John Roach
32 3-7
Packers
Rams

 

Traded • Tom Dahms to Packers for • Carlton "Stretch" Elliott • 1956 third round pick (#32-A.D. Williams) on 1955-08-03

A.D. Williams
33 3-8
Colts
  Bob Pascal
34 3-9
Bears
Dolphins

 

Traded • Doug Atkins • Ken Gorgal to Bears for • 1956 third round pick (#34-Larry Ross) • 1956 sixth round pick (#71-Sherman Plunkett) on 1955-07-11

Larry Ross
35 3-10
Rams
  John Marshall
36 3-11
Redskins
  Fred Wyant
37 3-12
Dolphins
  Billy Quinlan
Round 4
38 4-1
Lions
  Jerry Reichow
39 4-2
Steelers
  Dick Murley
40 4-3
49ers
  Frank Pajaczkowski
41 4-4
Eagles
Redskins

 

Unknown.

 

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

 

Redskins fourth round #41 Fran Machinsky "from Philadelphia" per Redskins media guide

Fran Machinsky
42 4-5
Cardinals
  Sam Salerno
43 4-6
Colts
  Ben Inabinet
44 4-7
Packers
  Cecil Morris
45 4-8
Giants
  Jim Katcavage
46 4-9
Redskins
Rams

 

Unknown.

 

Redskins fourth round "Choice to Los Angeles Rams" per Redskins media guide

 

fourth round #45 Willie Berzinski "from Washington" per Rams web site

 

"The Los Angeles Rams by trade with Washington got the next selection and took... Willis Berzinski" per AP

Willie Berzinski
47 4-10
Bears
  John Mellekas
48 4-11
Rams
  Jim Carmichael
49 4-12
Dolphins
  Bobby Moss
Round 5
50 5-1
Lions
  Tom Tracy
51 5-2
49ers
Rams

 

Traded • Ed Beatty to 49ers for • Jim Cason • Nick Feher • 1956 fifth round pick (#51-Jim Freeman) on 1955-09-11

Jim Freeman
52 5-3
Steelers
  Bill Murakowski
53 5-4
Cardinals
Rams

 

Unknown.

 

fifth round #52 Herb Nakken "from Chicago Cardinals"per Rams web site

 

Cardinals fifth round "choice to L.A. Rams" per Cardinals media guide

 

"Los Angeles, on... a draft choice obtained from the Cardinals, took Ir Nakken" per AP

Herb Nakken
54 5-5
Eagles
  Fred "Fuzzy" Thurston
55 5-6
Colts
  Herb Gray
56 5-7
Packers
  Bob Skoronski
57 5-8
Giants
  Don Chandler
58 5-9
Bears
  Willie Galimore
59 5-10
Redskins
  Gary Lowe
60 5-11
Rams
  Jesse Whittenton
61 5-12
Dolphins
  Frank Clarke
Round 6
62 6-1
Lions
  Bob Lusk
63 6-2
Steelers
  Ray Taylor
64 6-3
49ers
  Tony Sardisco
65 6-4
Eagles
  Tirrel Burton
66 6-5
Cardinals
  Charlie Dupre
67 6-6
Colts
  Don Schmidt
68 6-7
Packers
  Bob Burris
69 6-8
Giants
  Fred Cason
70 6-9
Redskins
Cardinals

 

Unknown.

 

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

John Dittrich
71 6-10
Bears
Dolphins

 

Traded • Doug Atkins • Ken Gorgal to Bears for • 1956 third round pick (#34-Larry Ross) • 1956 sixth round pick (#71-Sherman Plunkett) on 1955-07-11

Sherman Plunkett
72 6-11
Rams
  Eddie Vincent
73 6-12
Dolphins
  Paul Wiggin
Round 7
74 7-1
Lions
  Gene Cronin
75 7-2
49ers
  Larry Barnes
76 7-3
Steelers
  Dick Gaspari
77 7-4
Cardinals
  Bob Konovsky
78 7-5
Eagles
  John Waedekin
79 7-6
Colts
  Bill Waters
80 7-7
Packers
  Hank Gremminger
81 7-8
Giants
  Ron Nery
82 7-9
Bears
  J.C. Caroline
83 7-10
Redskins
  Donnie Caraway
84 7-11
Rams
  Jack Morris
85 7-12
Dolphins
  Chuck Griffith
Round 8
86 8-1
Lions
  Jack Powell
87 8-2
Steelers
  Vere Wellman
88 8-3
49ers
  Charley Smith
89 8-4
Eagles
  Elroy Payne
90 8-5
Cardinals
  Dave Lunceford
91 8-6
Colts
  Bill Koman
92 8-7
Packers
  Russ Dennis
93 8-8
Giants
  Don Holleder
94 8-9
Redskins
  Dick James
95 8-10
Bears
  Dick Klawitter
96 8-11
Rams
  George Boyer
97 8-12
Dolphins
  Len Hellyer
Round 9
98 9-1
Lions
  Calvin Jones
99 9-2
49ers
  Jim Cox
100 9-3
Steelers
  Wayne Edmonds
101 9-4
Cardinals
  Bob Lovely
102 9-5
Eagles
  Johnny Bredice
103 9-6
Colts
  John Lewis
104 9-7
Packers
  Gordy Duvall
105 9-8
Giants
  Ken Braden
106 9-9
Bears
  Ken Vargo
107 9-10
Redskins
  Francis "Whitey" Rouviere
108 9-11
Rams
  Maury Woolford
109 9-12
Dolphins
  Jack Hekcer
Round 10
110 10-1
Lions
  Joe Silas
111 10-2
Steelers
  Lou Baldacci
112 10-3
49ers
  Jerry Zaleski
113 10-4
Eagles
  Tom Dimmick
114 10-5
Cardinals
  Willis Towne
115 10-6
Colts
  Gene Scott
116 10-7
Packers
  Bob Laugherty
117 10-8
Giants
  Johnny Herman
118 10-9
Redskins
Steelers

 

Unknown.

 

Redskins tenth round "Choice to Pittsburgh" per Redskins media guide

Bob Nolan
119 10-10
Bears
  Dick Lucas
120 10-11
Rams
  Charlie Sticka
121 10-12
Dolphins
  Eddie Rayburn
Round 11
122 11-1
Lions
  Lew Wacker
123 11-2
49ers
  Stew Pell
124 11-3
Steelers
Lions

 

Unknown.

 

choice to Detroit per Steelers media guide

 

eleventh round #124 Tom Selep "from Pit" per Lions media guide

Tom Selep
125 11-4
Cardinals
  Fob James
126 11-5
Eagles
  Kenny Keller
127 11-6
Colts
  Denni Shaw
128 11-7
Packers
  Mike Hudock
129 11-8
Giants
  Dick Moloney
130 11-9
Bears
  John Jankans
131 11-10
Redskins
  Tom Powell
132 11-11
Rams
  Jim Decker
133 11-12
Dolphins
  Bill Underdonk
Round 12
134 12-1
Lions
  Bob Nunnery
135 12-2
Steelers
  Phil Rarasovic
136 12-3
49ers
  Roger Swedberg
137 12-4
Eagles
  Tommy Harkins
138 12-5
Cardinals
  Jerry Walker
139 12-6
Colts
  Steve Myrha
140 12-7
Packers
  Max Burnett
141 12-8
Giants
Redskins

 

Unknown.

 

Giants twelfth round pick "choice to Washington" per Giants media guide

 

twelfth round #141 Gerry Planutis "from New York Giants" per Redskins media guide

Gerry Planutis
142 12-9
Redskins
  Gil Moreno
143 12-10
Bears
  Buddy Cruze
144 12-11
Rams
  Em Lindbeck
145 12-12
Dolphins
  Harry Javernick
Round 13
146 13-1
Lions
  O.K. Ferguson
147 13-2
49ers
  Ralph Moody
148 13-3
Steelers
  Weldon Holley
149 13-4
Cardinals
  Bo Bolinger
150 13-5
Eagles
  James Sides
151 13-6
Colts
  Jack Hill
152 13-7
Packers
  Jim Mense
153 13-8
Giants
  Eddie Crawford
154 13-9
Bears
  Dick Grogg
155 13-10
Redskins
  Jerry Ward
156 13-11
Rams
  Mike Norcia
157 13-12
Dolphins
  Jim Furey
Round 14
158 14-1
Lions
  Ronnie Falls
159 14-2
Steelers
  Jim Emmons
160 14-3
49ers
  R.C. Owens
161 14-4
Eagles
  Frank Relch
162 14-5
Cardinals
  Carnell Neuman
163 14-6
Colts
  Ted Schwanger
164 14-7
Packers
  Charlie Thomas
165 14-8
Giants
  John McMullen
166 14-9
Redskins
  Pat Uebel
167 14-10
Bears
  Milt Graham
168 14-11
Rams
  Tom Runnels
169 14-12
Dolphins
  Charlie Sidwell
Round 15
170 15-1
Lions
  Horace "Buzzy" Allert
171 15-2
49ers
  Reed Henderson
172 15-3
Steelers
49ers

 

Unknown.

 

choice to San Francisco per Steelers media guide

 

"Choice from Pittsburgh" per 49ers web site

Gene Boyd
173 15-4
Cardinals
  Charley Anderson
174 15-5
Eagles
  Don Brant
175 15-6
Colts
  John Polzer
176 15-7
Packers
  Warren "Buddy" Alliston
177 15-8
Giants
  Ron Melnik
178 15-9
Bears
  Dick Fitzgerald
179 15-10
Redskins
Cardinals

 

Unknown.

 

Redskins 15th round "Choice to Chicago Cardinals" per Redskins media guide

Tom Spiers
180 15-11
Rams
  Dick Shatto
181 15-12
Dolphins
  Willie Davis
Round 16
182 16-1
Lions
  Len Zyzda
183 16-2
Steelers
  Lionel Reed
184 16-3
49ers
  George Herring
185 16-4
Eagles
  Billy Hix
186 16-5
Cardinals
  George Welsh
187 16-6
Colts
  Gene "Moose" Hendrik
188 16-7
Packers
  Curtis Lynch
189 16-8
Giants
  Al Portney
190 16-9
Redskins
  Wells Gray
191 16-10
Bears
  Ray Brown
192 16-11
Rams
  Arnie Pelluer
193 16-12
Dolphins
  Thurlow Cooper
Round 17
194 17-1
Lions
  Ken Wind
195 17-2
49ers
  Dick Weiss
196 17-3
Steelers
  Bill Schmidt
197 17-4
Cardinals
  Ron Beagle
198 17-5
Eagles
  Joe Mastrogiovanni
199 17-6
Colts
  Bill Danenhauer
200 17-7
Packers
  Bart Starr
201 17-8
Giants
  Tom Mooney
202 17-9
Bears
  Tom Adams
203 17-10
Redskins
  Eagle Day
204 17-11
Rams
  Jack Butler
205 17-12
Dolphins
  Eddie West
Round 18
206 18-1
Lions
  Emidio Petranca
207 18-2
Steelers
  John Stephens
208 18-3
49ers
  Billy Yelverton
209 18-4
Eagles
  Nick Consoles
210 18-5
Cardinals
  Jim Brown
211 18-6
Colts
  Earl Looman
212 18-7
Packers
  Stan Intihar
213 18-8
Giants
  Matt Boone
214 18-9
Redskins
  Jim Pyburn
215 18-10
Bears
  Earl Payton
216 18-11
Rams
  Jack Klotz
217 18-12
Dolphins
  Hal "Candy" Carroll
Round 19
218 19-1
Lions
  Dale Vaughn
219 19-2
49ers
  Pete Arrigoni
220 19-3
Steelers
  Jerry Jacobs
221 19-4
Cardinals
  Ray Zagar
222 19-5
Eagles
  Delano Womack
223 19-6
Colts
  Bob Fyvie
224 19-7
Packers
  Ken Vakey
225 19-8
Giants
  Ray Dettring
226 19-9
Bears
  John Smith
227 19-10
Redskins
  Ray Lemek
228 19-11
Rams
  Charlie Dees
229 19-12
Dolphins
  John Sebest
Round 20
230 20-1
Lions
  Joe Stephenson
231 20-2
Steelers
  Fred Glatz
232 20-3
49ers
  Bob Scarbrough
233 20-4
Eagles
  Darrell Glover
234 20-5
Cardinals
  Dickie Mattison
235 20-6
Colts
  Bob Hill
236 20-7
Packers
  Clyde Letbetter
237 20-8
Giants
  Mike Falls
238 20-9
Redskins
  Vince Gonzales
239 20-10
Bears
  Charley Maxime
240 20-11
Rams
  John Coyne
241 20-12
Dolphins
  Joe Mobra
Round 21
242 21-1
Lions
  Bob Blechen
243 21-2
49ers
  L.C. Joyner
244 21-3
Steelers
  Gene Martell
245 21-4
Cardinals
  Ronnie Herr
246 21-5
Eagles
  Jack Adams
247 21-6
Colts
  Jim Harness
248 21-7
Packers
  Hal O'Brien
249 21-8
Giants
  Don McComb
250 21-9
Bears
  Jimmy Waddell
251 21-10
Redskins
  Howard Schnellenberger
252 21-11
Rams
  Milt Robichaux
253 21-12
Dolphins
  Gene Kapish
Round 22
254 22-1
Lions
  Dick Marazza
255 22-2
Steelers
  Ray DiPasquale
256 22-3
49ers
  Clarence Wessman
257 22-4
Eagles
  Joe Miller
258 22-5
Cardinals
  Jim Murphy
259 22-6
Colts
  Pat Del Vicaro
260 22-7
Packers
  Johnny Popson
261 22-8
Giants
  Jerry Harkrader
262 22-9
Redskins
  George Nicula
263 22-10
Bears
  Joe Billings
264 22-11
Rams
  Dick Fouts
265 22-12
Dolphins
  Sam Brown
Round 23
266 23-1
Lions
  Bob Garrard
267 23-2
49ers
  Mike Monroe
268 23-3
Steelers
  Pete Neft
269 23-4
Cardinals
  Tony Branoff
270 23-5
Eagles
  Chet Spencer
271 23-6
Colts
  Al Stephenson
272 23-7
Packers
  Jesse Birchfield
273 23-8
Giants
  Bob McCool
274 23-9
Bears
  Lou Holt
275 23-10
Redskins
  Don St. John
276 23-11
Rams
  Al Paulson
277 23-12
Dolphins
  Don Althouse
Round 24
278 24-1
Lions
  Jarv Walz
279 24-2
Steelers
  Bryan Engram
280 24-3
49ers
  Ed Wallace
281 24-4
Eagles
  John Parham
282 24-5
Cardinals
  Orville Trask
283 24-6
Colts
  Bobby Fox
284 24-7
Packers
  Don Wilson
285 24-8
Giants
  Gerry Huth
286 24-9
Redskins
  Johnny Tatum
287 24-10
Bears
  Jess Castete
288 24-11
Rams
  Sam Williams
289 24-12
Dolphins
  Jim Hughes
Round 25
290 25-1
Lions
  Jerry Hall
291 25-2
49ers
  Paul Goad
292 25-3
Steelers
  Bill O'Dell
293 25-4
Cardinals
  Bill Wheeler
294 25-5
Eagles
  Johnny Grogan
295 25-6
Colts
  Brad Mills
296 25-7
Packers
  Franz Koeneke
297 25-8
Giants
  Harry Speers
298 25-9
Bears
  Jerry Hentschel
299 25-10
Redskins
  Franklin Brooks
300 25-11
Rams
  Glen Tunning
301 25-12
Dolphins
  Bob Davenport
Round 26
302 26-1
Lions
  Joe Walden
303 26-2
Steelers
  Frank Sweeney
304 26-3
49ers
  Rommie Loudd
305 26-4
Eagles
  Earl Lunsford
306 26-5
Cardinals
  Chuck Zickefoose
307 26-6
Colts
  Jim Lohr
308 26-7
Packers
  Dick Goehe
309 26-8
Giants
  Bev Buller
310 26-9
Redskins
  Dave Burnham
311 26-10
Bears
  Don Orr
312 26-11
Rams
  Hardman Cureton
313 26-12
Dolphins
  Jack Kammerman
Round 27
314 27-1
Lions
  Bryan Bunthorne
315 27-2
49ers
  Jerry Gustafson
316 27-3
Steelers
  Buddy Benson
317 27-4
Cardinals
  Jack Hutchinson
318 27-5
Eagles
  Al Ellett
319 27-6
Colts
  Herb Hartwell
320 27-7
Packers
  Dick Kolian
321 27-8
Giants
  Gerry Nesbitt
322 27-9
Bears
  Waylon Buchanan
323 27-10
Redskins
  Royce Flippin
324 27-11
Rams
  Roger Siesel
325 27-12
Dolphins
  Ed Dwyer
Round 28
326 28-1
Lions
  John Smith
327 28-2
Steelers
  Bill DeGraaf
328 28-3
49ers
  Jerry Drew
329 28-4
Eagles
  Bill Strawn
330 28-5
Cardinals
  Jim Miller
331 28-6
Colts
  John Shearer
332 28-7
Packers
  Bobby Lance
333 28-8
Giants
  Bill Fuller
334 28-9
Redskins
  Billy Hicks
335 28-10
Bears
  Bob Alexander
336 28-11
Rams
  John Morrow
337 28-12
Dolphins
  Ollie Sparks
Round 29
338 29-1
Lions
  Doug Peters
339 29-2
49ers
  Dean Benson
340 29-3
Steelers
  Wes Thompson
341 29-4
Cardinals
  Jim Troglio
342 29-5
Eagles
  Bob Hughes
343 29-6
Colts
  Jim Rusher
344 29-7
Packers
  Vester Newcomb
345 29-8
Giants
  Jim Nelson
346 29-9
Bears
  Billy Krietemeyer
347 29-10
Redskins
  Pat Bisceglia
348 29-11
Rams
  Mickey Bates
349 29-12
Dolphins
  John Battos
Round 30
350 30-1
Lions
  John Gibbens
351 30-2
49ers
  Bob Mitchell
352 30-3
Eagles
  Joe Ulm
353 30-4
Cardinals
  Bill Kucera
354 30-5
Colts
  Terry Sweeney
355 30-6
Packers
  Rod Hermes
356 30-7
Giants
  Wayne Williams
357 30-8
Redskins
  Buck Nystrom
358 30-9
Bears
  Jim Buckler
359 30-10
Rams
  Dick Kackmeister
360 30-11
Dolphins
  Bob Bartholomew