1956 NFL Draft Pick Transactions

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

 

Unknown.

 

Traded • Harland Svare to Giants for • draft pick (possibly 1956 #6-Joe Marconi) on 1955-08-27

 

Rams first round pick "from New York Giants" per Rams media guide

Joe Marconi
Most modern accounts of this draft, including the Rams web site and Giants media guide, indicate that this pick was exercised by the Rams. However most historical accounts indicate the pick was actually exercised by the Giants, and Marconi's rights were then "turned over to the Rams as part of a previous trade".
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

 

Unknown.

 

Lions second round pick "to LA" per Lions media guide

 

second round #19 (error?) Leon Clarke "from Detroit" per Rams web site

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 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

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.

 

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

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 ????-??-??

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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