1961 AFL Draft Pick Transactions

[F] = future selection

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Broncos
  Bob Gaiters
2 1-2
Patriots
  Tommy Mason
3 1-3
Bills
  Ken Rice
4 1-4
Raiders
  Joe Rutgens
5 1-5
Jets
  Tom Brown
6 1-6
Chargers
  E.J. Holub
7 1-7
Chargers
  Earl Faison
8 1-8
Seahawks
  Mike Ditka
Round 2
9 2-1
Broncos
  Jerry Hill
10 2-2
Patriots
  Rip Hawkins
11 2-3
Bills
  Billy Shaw
12 2-4
Raiders
  George Fleming
13 2-5
Jets
  Herb Adderley
14 2-6
Chargers
  Bob Lilly
15 2-7
Chargers

Chargers second round pick was #16 overall per Chargers media guide

Keith Lincoln
16 2-8
Seahawks
  Tom Goode
Round 3
17 3-1
Broncos
  Bo Strange
18 3-2
Patriots
  Dan LaRose
19 3-3
Bills
  Art Baker
20 3-4
Raiders
  Myron Pottios
21 3-5
Jets
Bills

 

Unknown.

 

Titans third round choice to Bills per Jets media guide

Tom Gilburg
22 3-6
Chargers
  Jim Tyrer
23 3-7
Chargers
  Marlin McKeever
24 3-8
Seahawks
  Walt Suggs
Round 4
25 4-1
Broncos
  Ron McDole
26 4-2
Patriots
  Mike Zeno
27 4-3
Bills
  Stew Barber
28 4-4
Raiders
  Elbert Kimbrough
29 4-5
Jets
Broncos

 

Unknown.

 

Titans fourth round pick to Broncos per Jets media guide

 

fourth round Sonny Davis "from N.Y." per Broncos media guide

Sonny Davis
30 4-6
Chargers
  Claude Moorman
31 4-7
Chargers

Chargers fourth round pick was #32 overall per Chargers media guide

Jimmy Johnson
32 4-8
Seahawks
  Bobby Walden
Round 5
33 5-1
Broncos
  Charley Cowan
34 5-2
Patriots
  Fran Tarkenton
35 5-3
Bills
  Norm Snead
36 5-4
Raiders
  Dick Norman
37 5-5
Jets
  Tom Matte
38 5-6
Chargers
  Jerry Mays
39 5-7
Chargers
  Billy Kilmer
40 5-8
Seahawks
  Monte Lee
Round 6
41 6-1
Broncos
  Dale Evans
42 6-2
Patriots
  Larry Eisenhauer
43 6-3
Bills
  Fred Brown
44 6-4
Raiders
  Bobby Crespino
45 6-5
Jets
  Bill Brown
46 6-6
Chargers
Chargers

 

Unknown.

 

sixth round #46 Calvin Bird "acquired from Dallas" per Chargers media guide

 

Texans sixth round pick "to Los Angeles" per Chiefs media guide

Calvin Bird
47 6-7
Chargers

Chargers sixth round pick was #48 overall per Chargers media guide

Cliff Roberts
48 6-8
Seahawks
  Jake Gibbs
Round 7

Titans > Patriots — Traded Gerhard Schwedes to Titans for Marshall Harris (a), 1961 seventh round pick (?-?) on 1960-08-31

 

"Gerhard Schwedes (RB) to NY Titans for Marshall Harris (DB) and Titans seventh round choice in 1961" per Patriots web site

49 7-1
Broncos
  Pat Patchen
50 7-2
Patriots
  Paul Terhes
51 7-3
Bills
  Al Bemiller
52 7-4
Raiders
  Ray Purdin
53 7-5
Jets
  Fred Mautino
54 7-6
Chargers
  Fred Arbanas
55 7-7
Chargers
  Claude Gibson
56 7-8
Seahawks
  Dick Reynolds
Round 8
57 8-1
Broncos
Raiders

 

Unknown.

Tom Watkins
58 8-2
Patriots
  Charley Long
59 8-3
Bills
  Chuck Linning
60 8-4
Raiders
  Dick Price
61 8-5
Jets
  Harold Beaty
62 8-6
Chargers
  John O'Day
63 8-7
Chargers

Chargers eighth round pick was #64 overall per Chargers media guide

Charley Johnson
64 8-8
Seahawks
  Houston Antwine
Round 9
65 9-1
Broncos
  Phil Nugent
66 9-2
Patriots
  Roland Lakes
67 9-3
Bills
  Billy Majors
68 9-4
Raiders
  Lowndes Shingler
69 9-5
Jets
  Bernie Casey
70 9-6
Chargers
  Dick Mills
71 9-7
Chargers
  Bob Scarpitto
72 9-8
Seahawks
  Ralph White
Round 10
73 10-1
Broncos
  Charley Sturgeon
74 10-2
Patriots
  Dick Mueller
75 10-3
Bills
  Don Kern
76 10-4
Raiders
  Ken Peterson
77 10-5
Jets
  Joe Scibelli
78 10-6
Chargers
  Jerry Daniels
79 10-7
Chargers

Chargers tenth round pick was #80 overall per Chargers media guide

Willie Hector
80 10-8
Seahawks
  Charley Lee
Round 11
81 11-1
Broncos
  John Simko
82 11-2
Patriots
  Mel West
83 11-3
Bills
  Roy (Milam) Wall
84 11-4
Raiders
  Doug Mayberry
85 11-5
Jets
  Art Gilmore
86 11-6
Chargers
  Marvin Tibbets
87 11-7
Chargers
  Greg Larson
88 11-8
Seahawks
  Bob Bird
Round 12
89 12-1
Broncos
  Jerry Miller
90 12-2
Patriots
  Wayne Harris
91 12-3
Bills
  Floyd Powers
92 12-4
Raiders
  Bob Schmitz
93 12-5
Jets
  Norris Stevenson
94 12-6
Chargers
  Paul Hynes
95 12-7
Chargers

Chargers twelfth round pick was #96 overall per Chargers media guide

Hezekiah Braxton
96 12-8
Seahawks
  Bob McLeod
Round 13
97 13-1
Broncos
  Ron Greene
98 13-2
Patriots
  Dan Underwood
99 13-3
Bills
  Tom Causey
100 13-4
Raiders
  Jerry Burch
101 13-5
Jets
  Joe Wendryhoski
102 13-6
Chargers
  Glynn Gregory
103 13-7
Chargers
  Dale Messer
104 13-8
Seahawks
  Gerald Hinton
Round 14
105 14-1
Broncos
  Bill Cooper
106 14-2
Patriots
  Jim Wright
107 14-3
Bills
  Ron Kostelnik
108 14-4
Raiders
  Clark Miller
109 14-5
Jets
  Jim Cunningham
110 14-6
Chargers
  Curtis McClinton
111 14-7
Chargers

Chargers 14th round pick was #112 overall per Chargers media guide

Billy Wilson [F]
112 14-8
Seahawks
  Jimmy King
Round 15
113 15-1
Broncos
  Willie Crafts
114 15-2
Patriots
Chargers

 

Unknown.

 

Texans "obtained Boston's 15th round pick (Nutting)" per Chiefs media guide.

Ed Nutting
115 15-3
Bills
  Jerry Frye
116 15-4
Raiders
  Bob Coolbaugh
117 15-5
Jets
  Irv Cross
118 15-6
Chargers
  Roy Lee Rambo
119 15-7
Chargers
  Ernie Ladd
120 15-8
Seahawks
  Dennis Ferriter
Round 16
121 16-1
Broncos
  Jim Larkin
122 16-2
Patriots
  George Balthazar
123 16-3
Bills
  Vince Scott
124 16-4
Raiders
  Chuck Lamson
125 16-5
Jets
  Jerry Steffen
126 16-6
Chargers
  Aaron Thomas
127 16-7
Chargers

Chargers 16th round pick was #128 overall per Chargers media guide

Bud Whitehead
128 16-8
Seahawks
  Larry Wood
Round 17
129 17-1
Broncos
  Chuck Weiss
130 17-2
Patriots
  Ray Ratkowski
131 17-3
Bills
  Wayne Wolff
132 17-4
Raiders
  Joe Novsek
133 17-5
Jets
  Mike Pyle
134 17-6
Chargers
  Jarrell Williams
135 17-7
Chargers
  Reggie "Reg" Carolan [F]
136 17-8
Seahawks
  Sam Fewell
Round 18
137 18-1
Broncos
  Chick Graning
138 18-2
Patriots
  Tom Rodgers
139 18-3
Bills
  John Bodkin
140 18-4
Raiders
  Joe Krakoski
141 18-5
Jets
  Alfred Bentley
142 18-6
Chargers
  Ron Hartline
143 18-7
Chargers

Chargers 18th round pick was #144 overall per Chargers media guide

Ed Dyas
144 18-8
Seahawks
  Ike Grimsley
Round 19
145 19-1
Broncos
  John Hobbs
146 19-2
Patriots
  Joe Bellino
147 19-3
Bills
  Charlie Barnes
148 19-4
Raiders
  Charley Fuller
149 19-5
Jets
  Jim Kerr
150 19-6
Chargers
  Frank Jackson
151 19-7
Chargers
  Jack Espenship
152 19-8
Seahawks
  Myron Pearson
Round 20
153 20-1
Broncos
  Buck McLeod
154 20-2
Patriots
  Clarence Childs
155 20-3
Bills
  Everett Cloud
156 20-4
Raiders
  Preston Powell
157 20-5
Jets
  Neil Plumley
158 20-6
Chargers
  Bobby Lane
159 20-7
Chargers

Chargers 20th round pick was #160 overall per Chargers media guide

Mike Lucci [F]
160 20-8
Seahawks
  Lewis Johnson
Round 21
161 21-1
Broncos
  Jim Morgan
162 21-2
Patriots
  Don Oakes
163 21-3
Bills
  Larry Vargo
164 21-4
Raiders
  Mike Jones
165 21-5
Jets
  Bob Brooks
166 21-6
Chargers
  Dick Thornton
167 21-7
Chargers
  Gene Gaines
168 21-8
Seahawks
  Ron Miller
Round 22
169 22-1
Broncos
  Tom Hackler
170 22-2
Patriots
  Bob Johnson
171 22-3
Bills
  Charlie Baker
172 22-4
Raiders
  Blayne Jones
173 22-5
Jets
  Wayne Fontes
174 22-6
Chargers
  Ed Sharockman
175 22-7
Chargers

Chargers 22nd round pick was #176 overall per Chargers media guide

John Brown [F]
176 22-8
Seahawks
  Bob Kelly
Round 23
177 23-1
Broncos
  Tom Jewell
178 23-2
Patriots
  Darrel DeDecker
179 23-3
Bills
  Red Mack
180 23-4
Raiders
  Roger Fisher
181 23-5
Jets
  Mickey Walker
182 23-6
Chargers
  Lou Zivkovich
183 23-7
Chargers
  Glenn Bass
184 23-8
Seahawks
  Jim Anderson
Round 24
185 24-1
Broncos
  E.A. Simms
186 24-2
Patriots
  Don Webb
187 24-3
Bills
  Frank Jackunas
188 24-4
Raiders
  Jack Novak
189 24-5
Jets
  Howard Dyer
190 24-6
Chargers
  Pat Dye
191 24-7
Chargers

Chargers 24th round pick was #192 overall per Chargers media guide

Ben Balme
192 24-8
Seahawks
  Ken Gregory
Round 25
193 25-1
Broncos
  Pete Samms
194 25-2
Patriots
  Bob Minihane
195 25-3
Bills
  Jack Harbaugh
196 25-4
Raiders
  Paul Yanke
197 25-5
Jets
  Andy Griffith
198 25-6
Chargers
  Ray Ramsey
199 25-7
Chargers
  Don Coffey [F]
200 25-8
Seahawks
  Jack Kreider
Round 26
201 26-1
Broncos
  Sam Smith
202 26-2
Patriots
  Charley Granger
203 26-3
Bills
  Lorenzo Stanford
204 26-4
Raiders
  Dean Hinshaw
205 26-5
Jets
  Bobby Smith
206 26-6
Chargers
  Danny House
207 26-7
Chargers

Chargers 26th round pick was #208 overall per Chargers media guide

Bill Kinnune
208 26-8
Seahawks
  Don Fuell
Round 27
209 27-1
Broncos
  Donald Olson
210 27-2
Patriots
  Terry Huxhold
211 27-3
Bills
  Bob Allen
212 27-4
Raiders
  Clair Appledoorn
213 27-5
Jets
  Moses Gray
214 27-6
Chargers
  Bob Schloredt
215 27-7
Chargers
  Luther Hayes
216 27-8
Seahawks
  Boyd King
Round 28
217 28-1
Broncos
  Wayne Lee
218 28-2
Patriots
  Bryant Harvard
219 28-3
Bills
  Jason Harness
220 28-4
Raiders
  Dave Grosz
221 28-5
Jets
  Fred Cox
222 28-6
Chargers
  Bill Stine
223 28-7
Chargers

Chargers 28th round pick was #224 overall per Chargers media guide

Chuck Allen
224 28-8
Seahawks
  John Frongillo
Round 29
225 29-1
Broncos
  Archie Cobb
226 29-2
Patriots
  Ernie McMillan
227 29-3
Bills
  Mike Stock
228 29-4
Raiders
  Ed Morris
229 29-5
Jets
Seahawks

 

Unknown.

 

pick acquired from Titans per Titans (Oilers) media guide

 

Titans 29th round choice to Houston per Jets media guide

Tom Lewis
230 29-6
Chargers
  Lonnie Caddell
231 29-7
Chargers
 Dan Ficca
232 29-8
Seahawks
  Errol Linden
Round 30
233 30-1
Broncos
  Dave Mills
234 30-2
Patriots
  George Hultz
235 30-3
Bills
  Billy Martin
236 30-4
Raiders
  Bill Face
237 30-5
Jets
  Bill Minnerly
238 30-6
Chargers
  Cedric Price
239 30-7
Chargers

Chargers 30th round pick was #240 overall per Chargers media guide

Mike McKeever
240 30-8
Seahawks
  Jim Stroud