1961 NFL Draft Pick Transactions

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Vikings
  Tommy Mason
2 1-2
Cowboys
Redskins

 

Traded • Frank Kuchta • rights to Eddie LeBaron to Cowboys for • Ray Krouse • 1961 first round pick (#2-Norm Snead) • 1961 sixth round pick (#72-Joe Krakoski) on 1960-06-23

  Norm Snead
3 1-3
Redskins
  Joe Rutgens
4 1-4
Rams
  Marlin McKeever
5 1-5
Bears
  Mike Ditka
6 1-6
Steelers
49ers

 

Traded Dicky Moegle to Steelers for 1961 first round pick (#6-Jimmy Johnson) on 1960-03-13

  Jimmy Johnson
7 1-7
Colts
  Tom Matte
8 1-8
Cardinals
  Ken Rice
9 1-9
49ers
  Bernie Casey
10 1-10
Lions
Dolphins

 

Traded Jim Ninowski to Lions for Bob Long, 1961 first round pick (#10-Bobby Crespino) on 1960-07-19

  Bobby Crespino
11 1-11
Giants
Colts

 

Traded George Shaw to Giants for 1960 second round pick (#24-Marvin Terrel), 1961 first round pick (probably #11-Billy Kilmer) on 1959-07-30

 

49ers ""Choice from New York via Baltimore" per 49ers web site " per 49ers web site

 

Giants first round pick "to Baltimore" per Giants media guide

49ers

 

Traded Dee Mackey to Colts for 1961 first round pick (#11-Billy Kilmer) on 1960-12-28

Billy Kilmer
12 1-12
Packers
  Herb Adderley
13 1-13
Dolphins
Cowboys

 

Traded Paul Dickson, 1962 first round pick (#4-Gary Collins) to Browns for 1961 first round pick (#13-Bob Lilly) on 1960-12-28

  Bob Lilly
14 1-14
Eagles
  Art Baker
Round 2
15 2-1
Vikings
  Rip Hawkins
16 2-2
Cowboys
  E.J. Holub
17 2-3
Redskins
Giants

 

Traded Fred Hageman to Redskins for 1961 second round pick (#17-Bob Gaiters) on 1960-12-27

  Bob Gaiters
18 2-4
Rams
  Elbert Kimbrough
19 2-5
Steelers
  Myron Pottios
20 2-6
Bears
  Bill Brown
21 2-7
Colts
  Tom Gilburg
22 2-8
Cardinals
  Fred Arbanas
23 2-9
Lions
  Danny LaRose
24 2-10
49ers
  Roland Lakes
25 2-11
Giants
  Bruce Tarbox
26 2-12
Packers
  Ron Kostelnik
27 2-13
Dolphins
  Ed Nutting
28 2-14
Eagles
  Bo Strange
Round 3
29 3-1
Vikings
  Fran Tarkenton
30 3-2
Cowboys
  Stew Barber
31 3-3
Redskins
Cardinals

 

Unknown.

 

Redskins third round "Choice to St. Louis" per Redskins media guide

  Billy Wilson
32 3-4
Rams
  Harold Beaty
33 3-5
Bears
  Claude "Hoot" Gibson
34 3-6
Steelers
Lions

 

Traded John Henry Johnson to Steelers for 1961 draft pick (possibly #34-Dick Mills), 1962 draft pick (possibly #48-John Lomakoski) on 1960-04-11

 

"choice to Detroit" per Steelers media guide

 

Lions third round pick #34 Dick Mills "from Pit" per Lions media guide

  Dick Mills
35 3-7
Colts
  Jerry Hill
36 3-8
Cardinals
Eagles

 

Unknown.

  Jim Wright
37 3-9
49ers
  Bill Cooper
38 3-10
Lions
  Houston Antwine
39 3-11
Giants
Redskins

 

Traded Don Boll to Giants for 1961 third round pick (#39-Jim Cunningham) on ????-??-??

  Jim Cunningham
40 3-12
Packers
  Phil Nugent
41 3-13
Dolphins
Rams

 

Traded Gene Selawski to Browns for 1961 third round pick (#41-Ron Miller) on 1960-09-01

  Ron Miller
42 3-14
Eagles
  Don Oakes
Round 4
43 4-1
Vikings
  Chuck Lamson
44 4-2
Cowboys
  Arnold Davis
45 4-3
Redskins
Rams

 

Traded Roy Wilkins to Redskins for 1961 fourth round pick (#45-Charlie Cowan) on 1960-09-06

  Charlie Cowan
46 4-4
Rams
Giants

 

Unknown.

 

Rams fourth round pick "choice to New York Giants" per Rams web site

 

Giants fourth round pick Ben Davidson "from Los Angeles" per Giants media guide

  Ben Davidson
47 4-5
Steelers
49ers

 

Traded Dan James to Steelers for high draft pick (possibly 1961 #6-Jimmy Johnson or 1961 #47 Aaron Thomas or 1961 #118-Leon Donahue or 1961 #174-Tommy Hackler) on 1960-06-04

 

Traded Fred Williamson to Steelers for draft pick (possibly 1961 #6-Jimmy Johnson or 1961 #47 Aaron Thomas or 1961 #118-Leon Donahue or 1961 #174-Tommy Hackler) on 1960-09-21

 

choice to San Francisco per Steelers media guide

 

"Choice from Pittsburgh" per 49ers web site

  Aaron Thomas
48 4-6
Bears
  Ernie Ladd
49 4-7
Colts
  Ken Gregory
50 4-8
Cardinals
  Ron McDole
51 4-9
Lions
  Ron Hartline
52 4-10
49ers
  Dale Messer
53 4-11
Giants
Packers

 

Unknown.

 

Giants fourth round pick "to Green Bay" per Giants media guide

 

 

Eagles

 

Unknown.

 

fourth round pick " traded to Green Bay; originally obtained from NY Giants" per Eagles media guide

Dan Ficca
54 4-12
Packers
  Paul Dudley
55 4-13
Dolphins
  John Brown
56 4-14
Eagles
Packers

 

Traded Bob Freeman to Eagles for 1961 fourth round pick (#56-Joe LeSage) on 1961-09-23

  Joe LeSage
Round 5
57 5-1
Vikings
  Ed Sharockman
58 5-2
Cowboys
49ers

 

Traded Gene Babb to Cowboys for 1961 fifth round pick (#58-Clark Miller) on ????-??-??

  Clark Miller
59 5-3
Redskins
Steelers

 

Traded Dick Lasse to Redskins for Will Renfro, 1961 fifth round pick (#59-Fred Mautino) on 1960-05-05

  Fred Mautino
60 5-4
Rams
  Willie Hector
61 5-5
Bears
  Keith Lincoln
62 5-6
Steelers
Colts

 

Traded Bert Rechichar to Steelers for 1961 fifth round pick (#62-Ed Dyas) on 1960-07-20

  Ed Dyas
63 5-7
Colts
  Ron Osborne
64 5-8
Cardinals
  Glen Bass
65 5-9
49ers
  Bob McCreary
66 5-10
Lions
  Earl Faison
67 5-11
Giants
  Jerry Daniels
68 5-12
Packers
  Jack Novak
69 5-13
Dolphins
  Mike Lucci
70 5-14
Eagles
Lions

 

Traded Jerry Reichow to Eagles for Walt Kowalczyk, 1961 draft pick (possibly #70-Ron Puckett) on 1960-07-24

 

fifth round pick "traded to Detroit" per Eagles media guide

 

Lions fifth round pick #70 Ron Puckett "from Phi" per Lions media guide

  Ron Puckett
Round 6
71 6-1
Vikings
  Jerry Burch
72 6-2
Cowboys
Redskins

 

Traded • Frank Kuchta • rights to Eddie LeBaron to Cowboys for • Ray Krouse • 1961 first round pick (#2-Norm Snead) • 1961 sixth round pick (#72-Joe Krakoski) on 1960-06-23

  Joe Krakoski
73 6-3
Redskins
  John O'Day
74 6-4
Rams
  Bruce Olderman
75 6-5
Steelers
Rams

 

Unknown.

 

choice to Los Angeles per Steelers media guide

 

sixth round #75 Larry Wood "from Pittsburgh" per Rams web site

  Larry Wood
76 6-6
Bears
  George Fleming
77 6-7
Colts
  Don Kern
78 6-8
Cardinals
  Dale Evans
79 6-9
Lions
Dolphins

 

Traded • William McClung to Lions for • 1961 sixth round pick (#79-Frank Parker) on ????-??-??

  Frank Parker
80 6-10
49ers
  Mike McClellan
81 6-11
Giants
  Greg Larson
82 6-12
Packers
  Lee Folkins
83 6-13
Dolphins
Cardinals

 

Traded • Don Fleming to Browns for • 1961 sixth round pick (#83-Dick Thornton) on ????-??-??

  Dick Thornton
84 6-14
Eagles
  Ben Balme
Round 7
85 7-1
Vikings
  Allan Ferrie
86 7-2
Cowboys
  Art Gilmore
87 7-3
Redskins
  Jim Kerr
88 7-4
Rams
  Bobby Smith
89 7-5
Bears
  Mike Pyle
90 7-6
Steelers
  Dick Hoak
91 7-7
Colts
  Ike Grimsley
92 7-8
Cardinals
  George Hultz
93 7-9
49ers
  Ray Purdin
94 7-10
Lions
Cardinals

 

Unknown.

 

Lions seventh round "choice to St. Louis" per Lions media guide

 

Cardinals seventh round #94 Al Bemiller per Cardinals media guide

  Al Bemiller
95 7-11
Giants
  Jimmy Collier
96 7-12
Packers
  Lewis Johnson
97 7-13
Dolphins
  Preston Powell
98 7-14
Eagles
  Irv Cross
Round 8
99 8-1
Vikings
  Paul Lidquist / Paul Lindquist
100 8-2
Cowboys
  Don Talbert
101 8-3
Redskins
  Charley Barnes
102 8-4
Rams
  Reg Carolan
103 8-5
Steelers
  George Balthazar
104 8-6
Bears
  Ed Ryan
105 8-7
Colts
  Paul Terhes
106 8-8
Cardinals
  Marshall Starks
107 8-9
Lions
  Larry Muff
108 8-10
49ers
  Neill Plumley
109 8-11
Giants
  Allen Green
110 8-12
Packers
Dolphins

 

Traded • Bob Jarus to Packers for • 1961 eighth round pick (#110-Fred Cox) on 1960-08-22

  Fred Cox
111 8-13
Dolphins
  John Frongillo
112 8-14
Eagles
  Jim Beaver
Round 9
113 9-1
Vikings
  Dan Sheehan
114 9-2
Cowboys
  Glynn Gregory
115 9-3
Redskins
  Joel Arrington
116 9-4
Rams
  Duane Allen
117 9-5
Bears
  Bob Bethune
118 9-6
Steelers
49ers

 

Traded • Dicky Moegle to Steelers for • high draft pick (possibly 1961 #6-Jimmy Johnson or 1961 #47 Aaron Thomas or 1961 #118-Leon Donahue or 1961 #174-Tommy Hackler) on 1960-03-13

 

Traded • Dan James to Steelers for • high draft pick (possibly 1961 #6-Jimmy Johnson or 1961 #47 Aaron Thomas or 1961 #118-Leon Donahue or 1961 #174-Tommy Hackler) on 1960-06-04

 

Traded • Fred Williamson to Steelers for • draft pick (possibly 1961 #6-Jimmy Johnson or 1961 #47 Aaron Thomas or 1961 #118-Leon Donahue or 1961 #174-Tommy Hackler) on 1960-09-21

 

choice to San Francisco per Steelers media guide

 

"Choice from Pittsburgh" per 49ers web site

  Leon Donahue
119 9-7
Colts
  Pete Nicklas
120 9-8
Cardinals
  Chick Granning
121 9-9
49ers
  Everisto Nino
122 9-10
Lions
  Bob Brooks
123 9-11
Giants
  Moses Gray
124 9-12
Packers
  Vester Flanagan
125 9-13
Dolphins
  Jake Gibbs
126 9-14
Eagles
  Wayne Fontes
Round 10
127 10-1
Vikings
  Doug Mayberry
128 10-2
Cowboys
Packers

 

Traded • Fred Cone to Cowboys for • 1961 tenth round pick (#128-Roger Hagberg) on 1960-05-13

  Roger Hagberg
129 10-3
Redskins
Dolphins

 

Traded • Jim Wulff to Redskins for • 1961 tenth round pick (#129-Wayne Wolff) on ????-??-??

  Wayne Wolff
130 10-4
Rams
  Joe Scibelli
131 10-5
Steelers
  Bill "Red" Mack
132 10-6
Bears
  Jason Harness
133 10-7
Colts
  Bob Clemens
134 10-8
Cardinals
  Jimmy King
135 10-9
Lions
  Errol Linden
136 10-10
49ers
  Paul Hynes
137 10-11
Giants
  Glen Knight
138 10-12
Packers
  Buck McLeod
139 10-13
Dolphins
  Ken Ericson
140 10-14
Eagles
  Luther Hayes
Round 11
141 11-1
Vikings
  Jerry Mays
142 11-2
Cowboys
  Norris Stevenson
143 11-3
Redskins
  Riley Mattson
144 11-4
Rams
  Bob Lane
145 11-5
Bears
  Sam Fewell
146 11-6
Steelers
  Henry Clement
147 11-7
Colts
  Ralph White
148 11-8
Cardinals
  Bill Kinnune
149 11-9
49ers
  Tony Parrilli
150 11-10
Lions
  Larry Vargo
151 11-11
Giants
  Bob Benton
152 11-12
Packers
  Val Keckin
153 11-13
Dolphins
  Billy Gault
154 11-14
Eagles
  L.E. Hicks
Round 12
155 12-1
Vikings
  Steve Stonebreaker
156 12-2
Cowboys
  Lowndes Shingler
157 12-3
Redskins
  Bob Coolbaugh
158 12-4
Rams
  Walt Mince
159 12-5
Steelers
  Frank Jackunas
160 12-6
Bears
  Howard Dyer
161 12-7
Colts
  Dick Reynolds
162 12-8
Cardinals
  Mike Stock
163 12-9
Lions
  Tom Rodgers
164 12-10
49ers
  Don Coffey
165 12-11
Giants
  Jack Moynihan
166 12-12
Packers
  John Denvir
167 12-13
Dolphins
  Dick Lage
168 12-14
Eagles
  Billy Majors
Round 13
169 13-1
Vikings
  Ray Hayes
170 13-2
Cowboys
  Don Goodman
171 13-3
Redskins
  Doug Elmore
172 13-4
Rams
  Mike McKeever
173 13-5
Bears
  Bob McLeod
174 13-6
Steelers
49ers

 

Traded • Dan James to Steelers for • high draft pick (possibly 1961 #6-Jimmy Johnson or 1961 #47 Aaron Thomas or 1961 #118-Leon Donahue or 1961 #174-Tommy Hackler) on 1960-06-04

 

Traded • Fred Williamson to Steelers for • draft pick (possibly 1961 #6-Jimmy Johnson or 1961 #47 Aaron Thomas or 1961 #118-Leon Donahue or 1961 #174-Tommy Hackler) on 1960-09-21

 

choice to San Francisco per Steelers media guide

 

"Choice from Pittsburgh" per 49ers web site

  Tommy Hackler
175 13-7
Colts
  Dallas Garber
176 13-8
Cardinals
  Ernie McMillan
177 13-9
49ers
  Julius Fincke
178 13-10
Lions
  Paul Hodge
179 13-11
Giants
  Jerry Fields
180 13-12
Packers
  Elijah Pitts
181 13-13
Dolphins
  Jack Wilson
182 13-14
Eagles
  Don Jonas
Round 14
183 14-1
Vikings
  Ken Peterson
184 14-2
Cowboys
  Billy Shaw
185 14-3
Redskins
  Doyle Schick
186 14-4
Rams
  David "Deacon" Jones
187 14-5
Steelers
  Bob Schmitz
188 14-6
Bears
  Jim Tyrer
189 14-7
Colts
  Bob Hunt
190 14-8
Cardinals
  Bob Elliot
191 14-9
Lions
  Charley Bowers
192 14-10
49ers
  Bill Worrell
193 14-11
Giants
  Eugene White
194 14-12
Packers
  Nelson Toburen
195 14-13
Dolphins
  Phil Lohman
196 14-14
Eagles
  Willie Fleming
Round 15
197 15-1
Vikings
  Mike Mercer
198 15-2
Cowboys
  Julius Varnado
199 15-3
Redskins
  Bob Johnson
200 15-4
Rams
  Ernie Wright
201 15-5
Bears
  Chuck Linning
202 15-6
Steelers
  Ray McCown
203 15-7
Colts
  E.A. Sims
204 15-8
Cardinals
  Mel West
205 15-9
49ers
  Bob Sams
206 15-10
Lions
  Mike Lauber
207 15-11
Giants
  Cody Binkley
208 15-12
Packers
  Ray Lardani
209 15-13
Dolphins
  Charley Taylor
210 15-14
Eagles
  Bobby Richards
Round 16
211 16-1
Vikings
  Ted Karpowicz
212 16-2
Cowboys
  Jerry Steffen
213 16-3
Redskins
  Ron Petty
214 16-4
Rams
  Mike Zeno
215 16-5
Steelers
  Wilbert Scott
216 16-6
Bears
  Wayne Frazier
217 16-7
Colts
  Tom Weisner
218 16-8
Cardinals
  Jake Bradley
219 16-9
Lions
  Gus Krantz
220 16-10
49ers
  Charlie Fuller
221 16-11
Giants
  Bernie Vishneski
222 16-12
Packers
  Clarence Mason
223 16-13
Dolphins
  Roger Shoals
224 16-14
Eagles
  G.W. Clapp
Round 17
225 17-1
Vikings
  Willie Jones
226 17-2
Cowboys
  Everett Cloud
227 17-3
Redskins
  Joe Bellino
228 17-4
Rams
  Chuck Allen
229 17-5
Bears
  Rossie Barfield
230 17-6
Steelers
  Terry Nofsinger
231 17-7
Colts
  Steve Jastrzembski
232 17-8
Cardinals
  Pat Fischer
233 17-9
49ers
  Tom Jewell
234 17-10
Lions
  Tom Goode
235 17-11
Giants
  Sylvester Cooper
236 17-12
Packers
  Jim Brewington
237 17-13
Dolphins
  Calvin Bird
238 17-14
Eagles
  Larry Lavery
Round 18
239 18-1
Vikings
  Bob Voight
240 18-2
Cowboys
  Randy Williams
241 18-3
Redskins
  George Tolford
242 18-4
Rams
  Bill Williamson
243 18-5
Steelers
  John Simko
244 18-6
Bears
  John Finn
245 18-7
Colts
  Willson Allison
246 18-8
Cardinals
  Art Browning
247 18-9
Lions
  John Gregor
248 18-10
49ers
  Kay McFarland
249 18-11
Giants
  Ken DesMarais
250 18-12
Packers
  Arthur Sims
251 18-13
Dolphins
  Ed Morris
252 18-14
Eagles
  Nick Maravich
Round 19
253 19-1
Vikings
  Bill Hill
254 19-2
Cowboys
  Lynn Hoyem
255 19-3
Redskins
  Tony Romoe
256 19-4
Rams
  Lou Zivkovich
257 19-5
Bears
  Ben Charles
258 19-6
Steelers
  Bernard Wyatt
259 19-7
Colts
  Joe Novseek
260 19-8
Cardinals
  Dick Schnell
261 19-9
49ers
  Tom Simpson
262 19-10
Lions
  Gene Valesano
263 19-11
Giants
  Bob Reublin
264 19-12
Packers
  Leland Bondhus
265 19-13
Dolphins
  Bob Minihane
266 19-14
Eagles
  Dick Wilson
Round 20
267 20-1
Vikings
  Mike McFarland
268 20-2
Cowboys
  Jerry Morgan
269 20-3
Redskins
  Mike Ingram
270 20-4
Rams
  Al Lederle
271 20-5
Steelers
  Mike Jones
272 20-6
Bears
  Gordon Mason
273 20-7
Colts
  Albert Kimbrough
274 20-8
Cardinals
  Leo Reed
275 20-9
Lions
  Tom Lewis
276 20-10
49ers
  Jerry Perry
277 20-11
Giants
  Don McKeta
278 20-12
Packers
  R Ratkowski
279 20-13
Dolphins
  Charlie Baker
280 20-14
Eagles
  Jacque MacKinnon