1959 NFL Draft Pick Transactions

December 1, 1958 (rounds 1-4)
January 21, 1959 (rounds 5-30)

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Packers
  Randy Duncan
2 1-2
Eagles
Rams

 

Traded • Norm Van Brocklin to Eagles for • Buck Lansford • Jimmy Harris • 1959 first round pick (#2-Dick Bass) on 1958-05-26

Dick Bass
3 1-3
Cardinals
  Billy Stacy
4 1-4
Redskins
  Don Allard
5 1-5
49ers
  Dave Baker
6 1-6
Lions
  Nick Pietrosante
7 1-7
Bears
  Don Clark
8 1-8
Steelers
49ers

 

Traded • Earl Morrall • Mike Sandusky to Steelers for • Marv Matuszak • 1958 first round pick (#8-Jim Pace) • 1959 first round pick (#8-Dan James) on 1957-09-16

Dan James
9 1-9
Rams
  Paul Dickson
10 1-10
Giants
  Lee Grosscup
11 1-11
Dolphins
  Rich Kreitling
12 1-12
Colts
  Jackie Burkett
Round 2
13 2-1
Packers
  Alex Hawkins
14 2-2
Cardinals
  Jerry Wilson
15 2-3
Eagles
  J.D. Smith
16 2-4
Redskins
Rams

 

Traded • Rudy Bukich to Redskins for • 1958 first round pick (#4-Lou Michaels) • 1959 second round pick (#16-Buddy Humphrey) on 1957-09-09

Buddy Humphrey
17 2-5
49ers
  Bob Harrison
18 2-6
Lions
  Charley Horton
19 2-7
Steelers
Lions

 

Traded • Bobby Layne to Steelers for • Earl Morrall • 1959 second round pick (#19-Mike Rabold) • 1960 fourth round pick (#42-Roger Brown) on 1958-10-07

Mike Rabold
20 2-8
Rams
  Don Brown
21 2-9
Bears
  Richie Petitbon
22 2-10
Giants
  Buddy Dial
23 2-11
Dolphins
  Dick Schafrath
24 2-12
Colts
  Dave Sherer
Round 3
25 3-1
Packers
  Boyd Dowler
26 3-2
Eagles
  Wray Carlton
27 3-3
Cardinals
  Jimmy Butler
28 3-4
Redskins
  Emil Karas
29 3-5
49ers
  Eddie Dove
30 3-6
Lions
  Ron Koes
31 3-7
Rams

 

Larry Hickman
32 3-8
Bears
  Pete Johnson
33 3-9
Steelers
Rams

 

Unconfirmed.

 

Traded • Billy Ray Smith Sr. • Jimmy Orr to Steelers for • draft pick (possibly 1959 #33-Tom Franckhauser) on 1958-09-24

 

Dean Derby trade?

 

third round pick Tom Franckhauser "choice from Pittsburgh" per AP

 

third round "choice to Los Angeles" per Steelers media guide

 

third round #33 Tom Franckhauser "from Pittsburgh" per Rams web site

Tom Franckhauser
34 3-10
Giants
  Joe Morrison
35 3-11
Dolphins
  Fran O'Brien
36 3-12
Colts
Lions

 

Traded • Ray Krouse to Colts for • 1959 third round pick (#36-Ron Luciano) on 1958-03-18

Ron Luciano
Round 4
37 4-1
Packers
Dolphins

 

Traded • Len Ford to Packers for • 1959 fourth round pick (#37-Gary Prahst) on 1958-05-19

Gary Prahst
38 4-2
Cardinals
  Ken Beck
39 4-3
Eagles
  Jim Grazione
40 4-4
Redskins
  Jim Wood
41 4-5
49ers

This pick was 49ers native pick as per sequence of picks in other rounds.

Monte Clark
Giants
49ers

 

Unknown.

 

fourth round pick Monte Clark "from New York" per AP

42 4-6
Lions
  Art Brandriff
43 4-7
Rams
  Blanche Martin
44 4-8
Bears
Rams

 

Unconfirmed.

 

Traded • Jesse Whittenton • Bob Carey to Bears for • Kline Gilbert (later changed to 1959 fourth round pick (#44-John Tracey) when Gilbert retired) on 1958-02-10

 

fourth round #44 John Tracey "from Chicago Bears" per Rams web site and AP

 

"Bears fourth choice went to Rams to complete a previous trade" per Chicago Tribune

John Tracey
45 4-9
Steelers
Rams

 

Traded • Paul "Tank" Younger to Steelers for • 1959 fourth round pick (#45-Bob Reifsnyder) on 1958-07-16

Bob Reifsnyder
46 4-10
Giants
Lions

 

Traded • Carl Karilivacz to Giants for • 1959 fourth round pick (#46-Bob Grottkau) on 1958-09-16

Bob Grottkau
47 4-11
Dolphins
  Dave Lloyd
48 4-12
Colts
  Zeke Smith
Round 5
49 5-1
Packers
Redskins

 

Traded • J.D. Kimmel • Steve Meilinger to Packers for • John Petitbon • Doyle Nix • 1959 conditional fifth round pick (if Petitbon retires) (#49-Bob Wetoska) on 1958-03-04

Bob Wetoska
50 5-2
Cardinals
  Maury Schleicher
51 5-3
Eagles
  Nick Mumley
52 5-4
Redskins
Cardinals

 

Traded • John Olszewski to Redskins for • Ben Preston • 1959 draft pick (#52-Ted Bates) on 1958-07-15

Ted Bates
53 5-5
Lions
Dolphins

 

Traded • Jim Gibbons to Lions for • 1959 fifth round pick (#53-John Wooten) on 1958-09-24

John Wooten
54 5-6
49ers
  Frank Geremia
55 5-7
Steelers
Packers

 

Traded • Dick Christy to Steelers for • 1959 fifth round pick (#55-Andy Cverko) on 1958-09-22

Andy Cverko
56 5-8
Rams
  John Lands
57 5-9
Bears
  John Adams
58 5-10
Dolphins
  Dick LeBeau
59 5-11
Giants
  Ellison Kelly
60 5-12
Colts
  Don Churchwell
Round 6
61 6-1
Packers
  Willie Taylor
62 6-2
Eagles
  Al Benecick
63 6-3
Cardinals
  Tom Redmond
64 6-4
Lions
Cardinals

 

Unknown.

 

Lions sixth round pick "to ChiC" per Lions media guide

 

sixth round pick Mac Lewis "choice acquired from Detriot" per AP

Mac Lewis
65 6-5
Redskins
  Jim McFalls
66 6-6
49ers
  Tony Bavaro
67 6-7
Steelers
Lions

 

Traded • Tom Tracy to Steelers for • 1959 sixth round pick (#67-Dick Guesman) on 1958-09-09

Dick Guesman
68 6-8
Bears
  Fred Cole
69 6-9
Rams
  Dave Painter
70 6-10
Giants
Dolphins

 

Traded • Bob Mischak to Giants for • 1959 sixth round pick (#70-Jim Prestel) on 1958-06-11

Jim Prestel
71 6-11
Dolphins
  Bob Denton
72 6-12
Colts
  Palmer Pyle
Round 7
Redskins > Steelers — Traded Fred Bruney to Redskins for 1959 seventh round pick (?-?) on 1958-04-07 (not mentioned in Steelers media guide)
73 7-1
Packers
  Bobby Jackson
74 7-2
Cardinals
49ers

 

Unknown.

 

Traded • Bobby Cross to Cardinals for • undisclosed draft pick (possibly 1959 #74-Don Rogers) on 1958-08-31

 

"Choice from Chicago Cardinals" per 49ers web site

Don Rogers
75 7-3
Eagles
Bears

 

Unconfirmed.

 

Traded • Ed Meadows to Eagles for • draft pick (possibly 1959 #75-Jim Tucker) on 1958-08-02

 

seventh round pick "traded to Chicago Bears" per Eagles media guide

 

"from Phil" per Bears media guide

Jim Tucker
76 7-4
Redskins
  Don Lawrence
77 7-5
Lions
  Ben Donnell
78 7-6
49ers
  Dan Colchico
79 7-7
Steelers
Redskins

 

Traded • Ralph Felton to Steelers for • 1959 seventh round pick (#79-Mitch Ogiego) on 1958-07-10

Mitch Ogiego
80 7-8
Rams
  Eddie Meador
81 7-9
Bears
Redskins

 

Unknown.

 

seventh round pick Jim Kenney "choice from Bears" per AP

 

seventh round #81 Jim Kenney "from Chicago Bears" per Redskins media guide

Jim Kenney
82 7-10
Dolphins
  Gene Miller
83 7-11
Giants
Packers

 

Traded • Al Barry • Joe Skivinski to Giants for • 1959 seventh round pick (#83-Gary Raid) on 1958-09-15

Gary Raid
84 7-12
Colts
  Hal Lewis
Round 8
85 8-1
Packers
  Buddy Mayfield
86 8-2
Eagles
  Wilmer Fowler
87 8-3
Cardinals
Dolphins

 

Traded • Don Gillis to Cardinals for • 1959 conditional eighth round pick (if Gillis makes Cardinals roster) (#87-Bob Ptacek) on 1958-08-29

Bob Ptacek
88 8-4
Lions
  Jim Lenden
89 8-5
Redskins
  Gene O'Pella
90 8-6
49ers
  Lew Aiken
91 8-7
Steelers
  Tom Barnett
92 8-8
Bears
  Dick Clark
93 8-9
Rams
  Bill Conner
94 8-10
Giants
Bears

 

Unconfirmed.

 

Traded • M.L. Brackett to Giants for • draft pick (possibly 1959 #94-Willie Smith) on 1958-09-23

 

"from NYG" per Bears media guide

 

Giants eighth round pick "to Chicago Bears" per Giants media guide

Willie Smith
95 8-11
Dolphins
Packers

 

Traded • Dick Deschaine to Browns for • 1959 eighth round pick (#95-Bob Laraba) on 1958-08-24

Bob Laraba
96 8-12
Colts
  Tommy Joe Coffey
Round 9
97 9-1
Packers
  George Dixon
98 9-2
Cardinals
  Gary Ferguson
99 9-3
Eagles
  Gene Johnson
100 9-4
Redskins
  Dick Haley
101 9-5
Lions
  Carl Smith
102 9-6
49ers
  Bobby Joe Green
103 9-7
Steelers
  Hal Davis
104 9-8
Rams
  Larry Cundiff
105 9-9
Bears
  Maury Youmans
106 9-10
Dolphins
  Kirk Wilson
107 9-11
Giants
  Jack Delveaux
108 9-12
Colts
  Tom Brown
Round 10
109 10-1
Packers
  Sam Tuccio
110 10-2
Eagles
  Rollie West
111 10-3
Cardinals
  Emil DeCantis
112 10-4
Lions
  Jack Laraway
113 10-5
Redskins
  Ron Toth
114 10-6
49ers
  Bronko Nagurski Jr.
115 10-7
Steelers
  Riley Gunnels
116 10-8
Bears
  Bobby Coronado
117 10-9
Rams
  Alan Goldstein
118 10-10
Giants
  Bob Pepe
119 10-11
Dolphins
  Bob Zeman
120 10-12
Colts
  Don Stewart
Round 11
121 11-1
Packers
  Bob Webb
122 11-2
Cardinals
  Floyd Faucette
123 11-3
Eagles
  Art Powell
124 11-4
Redskins
  Gerry Marciniak
125 11-5
Lions
  Harry Jacobs
126 11-6
49ers
  Jack Hayes
127 11-7
Steelers
  Overton Curtis
128 11-8
Rams
  Joe Kelly
129 11-9
Bears
  Ed Gray
130 11-10
Dolphins
  Jerry King
131 11-11
Giants
  Bob Sawyer
132 11-12
Colts
  Tom Stephens
Round 12
133 12-1
Packers
  Larry Hall
134 12-2
Eagles
  Howard Keys
135 12-3
Cardinals
  Ted Edmondson
136 12-4
Lions
  Ron Stehouwer
137 12-5
Redskins
  Roger Wypyszynski
138 12-6
49ers
  Bill Korutz
139 12-7
Steelers
  Bill Pavliska
140 12-8
Bears
  Justin Rowland
141 12-9
Rams
  Mike Connelly
142 12-10
Giants
  Charlie Flowers
143 12-11
Dolphins
  Frank Palandrani
144 12-12
Colts
  Dick Wood
Round 13
145 13-1
Packers
  Jim Hurd
146 13-2
Cardinals
  Pat Lamberti
147 13-3
Eagles
  Dick Stillwagon
148 13-4
Redskins
  Billy Shoemake
149 13-5
Lions
  Jim Steffen
150 13-6
49ers
  Bill Lopasky
151 13-7
Steelers
  Dewey Bohling
152 13-8
Rams
  Al Witcher
153 13-9
Bears
  Gene Jones
154 13-10
Dolphins
  Ray Reese
155 13-11
Giants
  John Kompara
156 13-12
Colts
  Rudi Smith
Round 14
157 14-1
Packers
  Ken Kerr
158 14-2
Eagles
  Jack Smith
159 14-3
Cardinals
  Bob Bobo
160 14-4
Lions
  Jim Baldwin
161 14-5
Redskins
  Kurt Schwarz
162 14-6
49ers
  Mike Dukes
163 14-7
Steelers
  John Peppercorn
164 14-8
Bears
  Joe Robb
165 14-9
Rams
  Pete Davidson
166 14-10
Giants
  Roger Ellis
167 14-11
Dolphins
  Elbert Dubenion
168 14-12
Colts
  Ferdie Burket
Round 15
169 15-1
Packers
  Dick Teteak
170 15-2
Cardinals
  John Schroeder
171 15-3
Eagles
  Jim Poteete
172 15-4
Redskins
  Fred Hood
173 15-5
Lions
  Bruce Maher
174 15-6
49ers
  Joe Belland
175 15-7
Steelers
  J.W. "Red" Brodnax
176 15-8
Rams
  Walt Kelly
177 15-9
Bears
  Roger LeClerc
178 15-10
Dolphins
  Tom Salwocki
179 15-11
Giants
  Bob Bercich
180 15-12
Colts
  Ted Foret
Round 16
181 16-1
Packers
  Dan Edgington
182 16-2
Eagles
  Ken Paduch
183 16-3
Cardinals
  John Dingens
184 16-4
Lions
  George McGee
185 16-5
Redskins
  Dick Splain
186 16-6
49ers
  Bob Cook
187 16-7
Steelers
  Bill Carrico
188 16-8
Bears
  Don Redding
189 16-9
Rams
  Ted Royal
190 16-10
Giants
  Bob Soltis
191 16-11
Dolphins
  Jamie Caleb
192 16-12
Colts
  Morris Keller
Round 17
193 17-1
Packers
  Tom Secules
194 17-2
Cardinals
  Pete Hart
195 17-3
Eagles
  Bill Craig
196 17-4
Redskins
  Jim Healy
197 17-5
Lions
  Jack Rudolph
198 17-6
49ers
  Jerome Jurczak
199 17-7
Steelers
  Bill Leeka
200 17-8
Rams
  Dave Wilemon
201 17-9
Bears
  Willie Neal
202 17-10
Dolphins
  Homer Schmittan
203 17-11
Giants
  Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin
204 17-12
Colts
  Leroy Bergan
Round 18
205 18-1
Packers
  Dick Nearents
206 18-2
Eagles
  Jim Benson
207 18-3
Cardinals
  Darrell DeDecker
208 18-4
Lions
  Dave Holden
209 18-5
Redskins
  Joe Kapp
210 18-6
49ers
  Jack Cowley
211 18-7
Steelers
  John Seinturier
212 18-8
Bears
  Ken Asbury
213 18-9
Rams
  Dave Van Metre
214 18-10
Giants
  Al Ecuyer
215 18-11
Dolphins
  Ed Hill
216 18-12
Colts
  Opie Bandy
Round 19
217 19-1
Packers
  Bill Butler
218 19-2
Cardinals
  Billy Dunn
219 19-3
Eagles
  Alan Miller
220 19-4
Redskins
  Bobby Lauder
221 19-5
Lions
  Rufus Granderson
222 19-6
49ers
  Tom Osborne
223 19-7
Steelers
  Dave Kocourek
224 19-8
Rams
  Carver Shannon
225 19-9
Bears
  Chris Plain
226 19-10
Dolphins
  Joe Schroeder
227 19-11
Giants
  George Scott
228 19-12
Colts
  Milt Crain
Round 20
229 20-1
Packers
  Charley Sample
230 20-2
Eagles
  Jim Payne
231 20-3
Cardinals
  Jerry Lee Murphy
232 20-4
Lions
  Dan McGrew
233 20-5
Redskins
  Homer "Billy" Brewer
234 20-6
49ers
  Toby Deese
235 20-7
Steelers
  Rudy Hayes
236 20-8
Bears
  Tony Carcaterra
237 20-9
Rams
  Ross Coyle
238 20-10
Giants
  Jerry Shetler
239 20-11
Dolphins
  Al McClain
240 20-12
Colts
  Paul Balonick
Round 21
241 21-1
Packers
  Dave Smith
242 21-2
Cardinals
  Dale Memmelaar
243 21-3
Eagles
  Bob Salerno
244 21-4
Redskins
  Mel Reight
245 21-5
Lions
  Buddy Davis
246 21-6
49ers
  Luther Carr
247 21-7
Steelers
  Johnny Green
248 21-8
Rams
  Marv Bergmann
249 21-9
Bears
  Donnie Stone
250 21-10
Dolphins
  Jim Fraser
251 21-11
Giants
  Fred Swearingen
252 21-12
Colts
  John Hernstein
Round 22
253 22-1
Packers
  Charlie Anderson
254 22-2
Eagles
  Jim Bowie
255 22-3
Cardinals
  Glenn Shamblin
256 22-4
Lions
  Lebron Shields
257 22-5
Redskins
  Art Gob
258 22-6
49ers
  Burnio McQueen
259 22-7
Steelers
  Burley Polk
260 22-8
Bears
  Lennie Rubal
261 22-9
Rams
  Bill Meglen
262 22-10
Giants
  Gale Gibson
263 22-11
Dolphins
  Joe Wenzel
264 22-12
Colts
  Lonny Leatherman
Round 23
265 23-1
Packers
  Ben Lawver
266 23-2
Cardinals
  Freddie Glick
267 23-3
Eagles
  Dick Williams
268 23-4
Redskins
  Clarence Alexander
269 23-5
Lions
  Sal Cesario
270 23-6
49ers
  Bruce Dollahan
271 23-7
Steelers
  Emye Davis
272 23-8
Rams
  George Deiderich
273 23-9
Bears
  Bob Haller
274 23-10
Dolphins
  Jim Gardner
275 23-11
Giants
  Frank Kremblas
276 23-12
Colts
  Bob Davis
Round 24
277 24-1
Packers
  Joe Hergert
278 24-2
Eagles
  Gerry Benn
279 24-3
Cardinals
  Jim Reed
280 24-4
Lions
  Fred Riddle
281 24-5
Redskins
  George Darrah
282 24-6
49ers
  Craig Chudy
283 24-7
Steelers
  Wayne Farmer
284 24-8
Bears
  Bob Spain
285 24-9
Rams
  Tom Campbell
286 24-10
Giants
  Charley James
287 24-11
Dolphins
  Russ Goings
288 24-12
Colts
  Bob Novagratz
Round 25
289 25-1
Packers
  Leroy Hardee
290 25-2
Cardinals
  Jim Jeffery
291 25-3
Eagles
  Dick Jamieson
292 25-4
Redskins
  Bob Sargent
293 25-5
Lions
  Dan Chamberlain
294 25-6
49ers
  Roy Gee
295 25-7
Steelers
  Ron Miller
296 25-8
Rams
  Bob Borah
297 25-9
Bears
  Tom Huhn
298 25-10
Dolphins
  Ernie Spycholski
299 25-11
Giants
  Lou Reale
300 25-12
Colts
  Ed Kieffer
Round 26
301 26-1
Packers
  Ken Higginbotham
302 26-2
Eagles
  Jim Burks
303 26-3
Cardinals
  Joe Chuha
304 26-4
Lions
  Jim Bradley
305 26-5
Redskins
  Gene Grabosky
306 26-6
49ers
  Ed Young
307 26-7
Steelers
  John Scott
308 26-8
Bears
  Bob Kunde
309 26-9
Rams
  Bill Strumke
310 26-10
Giants
  Frank Doretti
311 26-11
Dolphins
  Homer Floyd
312 26-12
Colts
  Rene Lorio
Round 27
313 27-1
Packers
  Timmy Brown
314 27-2
Cardinals
  Bob Corrigan
315 27-3
Eagles
  Lowell Jenkins
316 27-4
Redskins
  Norm Odyniec
317 27-5
Lions
  Bill Jerry
318 27-6
49ers
  Mel Semenko
319 27-7
Steelers
  Charley Tolar
320 27-8
Rams
  Alex Kroll
321 27-9
Bears
  John Aveni
322 27-10
Dolphins
  Larry Baker
323 27-11
Giants
  Joe Biscaha
324 27-12
Colts
  Terry Thurman
Round 28
325 28-1
Packers
  Jerry Epps
326 28-2
Eagles
  Leo Sexton
327 28-3
Cardinals
  Don Fleming
328 28-4
Lions
  Vince Matthews
329 28-5
Redskins
  Billy Austin
330 28-6
49ers
  Mike McCluskey
331 28-7
Steelers
  Ronnie Hall
332 28-8
Bears
  Bob Williams
333 28-9
Rams
  Rafer Johnson
334 28-10
Giants
  Dolphus Williams
335 28-11
Dolphins
  Pete Abadie
336 28-12
Colts
  Fred Long
Round 29
337 29-1
Packers
  Jack Flara
338 29-2
Cardinals
  Jim O'Connor
339 29-3
Eagles
  John Stolte
340 29-4
Redskins
  Don Lockwood
341 29-5
Lions
  Dave Sime
342 29-6
49ers
  Jack Bolton
343 29-7
Steelers
  Dick Loncar
344 29-8
Rams
  Ernie Moore
345 29-9
Bears
  Eddie Southern
346 29-10
Dolphins
  Ron Nietupski
347 29-11
Giants
  Henry Christopher
348 29-12
Colts
  Perry McGriff
Round 30
349 30-1
Packers
  Dick Emerich
350 30-2
Eagles
  Angelo Mosca
351 30-3
Cardinals
  Rabe Walton
352 30-4
Lions
  Ron Stover
353 30-5
Redskins
  Jim Coclough
354 30-6
49ers
  Bob Carter
355 30-7
Steelers
  Willus Fjerstad
356 30-8
Bears
  Cliff Jackson
357 30-9
Rams
  Don Millich
358 30-10
Giants
  Dave Sington
359 30-11
Dolphins
  Carl Ketchie
360 30-12
Colts
  Blair Weese