1966 NFL Draft Pick Transactions

November 27, 1965

Expansion Falcons received the first and last pick in rounds 1-5, and the first pick in rounds 6-20.

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Falcons
  Tommy Nobis
2 1-2
Rams
  Tom Mack
 
Steelers

Steelers had pick #3 in this round, however they exercised their pick in position #12 for unknown reasons.

 
3 1-3
Eagles
  Randy Beisler
4 1-4
Cowboys
  John Niland
5 1-5
Redskins
  Charlie Gogolak
6 1-6
Vikings
  Jerry Shay
7 1-7
Cardinals
  Carl McAdams
8 1-8
Lions
Packers

 

Received 1966 first round pick (#8-Jim Grabowski) from Lions on 1965-08-?? as compensation for free agent Ron Kramer

  Jim Grabowski
9 1-9
Giants
  Francis Peay
10 1-10
49ers
  Stan Hindman
11 1-11
Bears
  George Rice
12 1-12
Steelers
Steelers had pick #3 in this round, however they exercised their pick in position #12 for unknown reasons.   Dick Leftridge
13 1-13
Packers
  Gale Gillingham
14 1-14
Dolphins
  Milt Morin
15 1-15
Colts
  Sam Ball
16 1-16
Falcons
  Randy Johnson
Round 2
17 2-1
Falcons
  Nick Rassas
18 2-2
Rams
  Mike Garrett
19 2-3
Steelers
  Larry Gagner
20 2-4
Eagles
  Grary Pettigrew
21 2-5
Redskins
  Walter Barnes
22 2-6
Cowboys
  Willie Townes
23 2-7
Cardinals
  Harold Lucas
24 2-8
Lions
  Nick Eddy
25 2-9
Giants
  Don Davis
26 2-10
49ers
  Bob Windsor
27 2-11
Vikings
  Jim Lindsey
28 2-12
Bears
  Charlie Brown
29 2-13
Dolphins
  Rick Norton
30 2-14
Packers
  Tom Cichowski
31 2-15
Colts
  Butch Allison
32 2-16
Falcons
  Jerry Jones
Round 3
33 3-1
Falcons
  Mike Dennis
34 3-2
Rams
  Dick Tyson
35 3-3
Steelers
  Pat Killorin
36 3-4
Eagles
  Ben Hawkins
37 3-5
Cowboys
49ers

 

Traded Leon Donohue to Cowboys for 1966 third round pick (#37-Al Randolph) on 1965-09-06

  Al Randolph
38 3-6
Redskins
  Tom Barrington
39 3-7
Lions
  Bill Malinchak
40 3-8
Giants
  Tom Fisher
41 3-9
49ers
  Dan Bland
42 3-10
Vikings
  Don Hansen
43 3-11
Cardinals
  Dave Long
44 3-12
Bears
  Bob Pickens
45 3-13
Packers
  Fred Heron
46 3-14
Dolphins
Giants

 

Traded Erich Barnes to Browns for Mike Lucci, draft pick (possibly 1966 #46-Tony Jeter) on 1965-08-29

Packers

 

Unknown.

Tony Jeter
Packers

 

Unknown.

 

Packers third round #14 Tony Jeter "choice acquired from Cleveland" per AP

 
47 3-15
Colts
  Rick Kestner
48 3-16
Falcons
  Phil Sheridan
Round 4
49 4-1
Falcons
  Ken Reaves
50 4-2
Rams
  Henry Dyer
51 4-3
Steelers
Bears

 

Traded Chuck Logan to Steelers for 1966 fourth round pick (#51-Randy Jackson) on 1064-09-03

  Randy Jackson
52 4-4
Eagles
  Frank Emanuel
53 4-5
Redskins
  Bill Clay
54 4-6
Cowboys
Colts

 

Traded Ralph Neely to Cowboys for Billy Lothridge, 1966 fourth round pick (#54-Rod Sherman) on 1965-08-29

  Rod Sherman
55 4-7
Giants
Lions

 

Traded Earl Morrall to Giants for Mike Lucci, Darrell Dess, draft pick (probably 1966 #55-Doug Van Horn) on 1965-08-29

 

Giants fourth round pick "to Detroit" per Giants media guide

 

fourth round #55 Doug Van Horn "from NYG" per Lions media guide

 

Lions fourth round #7 Doug Van Horn "choice acquired from New York" per AP

  Doug Van Horn
56 4-8
49ers
  Don Parker
57 4-9
Vikings
  Ron Acks
58 4-10
Cardinals
  Gary Snook
59 4-11
Lions
  Willie Walker
60 4-12
Bears
  Doug Buffone
61 4-13
Dolphins
  Pete Duranko
62 4-14
Packers
  John Roderick
63 4-15
Colts
  Hoyle Granger
64 4-16
Falcons
  Willie Asbury
Round 5
65 5-1
Falcons
  Bill Wolski
66 5-2
Rams
  Diron Talbert
67 5-3
Steelers
Lions

 

Traded John Hilton, Pat Batten to Steelers for draft pick (possibly 1966 #67-Bill Cody) on 1965-08-23

 

"choice to Detroit" per Steelers media guide

 

fifth round pick #67 Bill Cody "from Pit" per Lions media guide

 

Lions fifth round #3 Bill Cody "choice acquired from Pittsburgh" per AP

  Bill Cody
68 5-4
Eagles
  Dan Berry
69 5-5
Cowboys
49ers

 

Traded J.D. Smith to Cowboys for 1966 fifth round pick (#69-Mel Phillips) on 1965-09-06

  Mel Phillips
70 5-6
Redskins
  Dick Lemay
71 5-7
49ers
  Steve Smith
72 5-8
Vikings
  Doug Davis
73 5-9
Cardinals
  Jack Clancy
74 5-10
Lions
Dolphins

 

Traded Roger Shoals to Lions for 1966 fifth round pick (#74-Randy Schultz) on 1965-09-08

  Randy Schultz
75 5-11
Giants
  Bill Briggs
76 5-12
Bears
Vikings

 

Traded Palmer Pyle to Bears for 1966 fifth round pick (#76-Bob Hall) on 1965-05-22

  Bob Hall
77 5-13
Packers
Rams

 

Unknown.

 

Rams fifth round #13 Dick Arndt "choice acquired from Green Bay" per AP

  Dick Arndt
78 5-14
Dolphins
  Dan Fulford
79 5-15
Colts
Lions

 

Unknown.

 

fifth round Walt Garrison "choice from Baltimore through Detroit for Amos Marsh" per Cowboys media guide

Cowboys

 

Traded Amos Marsh to Lions for 1966 fifth round pick (#79-Walt Garrison) on 1965-09-09

Walt Garrison
80 5-16
Falcons
  Martin Kahn
Round 6
81 6-1
Falcons
  Charley Casey
82 6-2
Rams
  Bruce Anderson
83 6-3
Steelers
Vikings

 

Unknown.

 

"choice to Minnesota" per Steelers media guide (may have gone through Giants as indicated below)

  Wilbur Aylor
Giants

 

Unknown.

Vikings

 

Traded Bill Swain to Giants for 1966 sixth round pick (#83-Wilbur Aylor) on 1965-09-09

 

fourth round #83 Wiber Aylor "from N.Y. Giants for Bill Swain" per Vikings media guide

84 6-4
Eagles
  Bob Sherlag
85 6-5
Redskins
Bears

 

Traded Steve Barnett to Redskins for 1966 sixth round pick (#85-Dennis Brewster) on 1964-09-11

  Dennis Brewster
86 6-6
Cowboys
  Bob Dunlevy
87 6-7
Vikings
Lions

 

Traded Mike Bundra, Larry Vargo to Vikings for 1965 seventh round pick (#92-Gregg Kent), 1966 sixth round pick (#87-Wayne De Sutter) on 1964-09-04

  Wayne De Sutter
88 6-8
Cardinals
  Tim Van Galder
89 6-9
Lions
Eagles

 

Traded John Henderson to Lions for draft pick (possibly #89-Mel Tom) on 1965-07-09

 

pick #89 "obtained from Detroit" per Eagles media guide

 

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

  Mel Tom
90 6-10
Giants
Dolphins

 

Unknown.

  Jim Battle
91 6-11
49ers
  Charlie Johnson
92 6-12
Bears
  Franklin McRae
93 6-13
Dolphins
  Fred Hoaglin
94 6-14
Packers
Redskins

 

Traded • Bill Anderson to Packers for • 1966 sixth round pick (#94-Earl Yates) on 1965-08-18

  Earl Yates
95 6-15
Colts
  Stas Maliszewski
Round 7
96 7-1
Falcons
  Bill Johnson
97 7-2
Rams
  George Youngblood
98 7-3
Steelers
  Emerson Boozer
99 7-4
Eagles
  David Lince
100 7-5
Cowboys
  Arthur Robinson
101 7-6
Redskins
  George Patton
102 7-7
Cardinals
  Charley Arkwright
103 7-8
Lions
  Johnnie Robinson
104 7-9
Giants
  Phil Harris
105 7-10
49ers
Colts

 

Traded • Dan LaRose to 49ers for • 1966 seventh round pick (#105-Dave Ellis) on 1965-01-28

  Dave Ellis
106 7-11
Vikings
  Bob Meers
107 7-12
Bears
  Ron Meyer
108 7-13
Packers
  Ray Miller
109 7-14
Dolphins
  Leroy Carter
110 7-15
Colts
  Ray Perkins
Round 8
111 8-1
Falcons
  Bill Goss
112 8-2
Rams
  Vilnis Ezerins
113 8-3
Steelers
Giants

 

Unknown.

 

"choice to New York" per Steelers media guide

 

Giants eighth round pick Charlie Harper "from Pittsburgh" per Giants media guide

  Charlie Harper
114 8-4
Eagles
  John Mason
115 8-5
Redskins
  Stan Mitchell
116 8-6
Cowboys
  Don Kunit
117 8-7
Lions
  John Pincavage
118 8-8
Giants
  Bill Matan
119 8-9
49ers
  Dick Witcher
120 8-10
Vikings
Colts

 

Traded • rights to Larry Kramer to Vikings for • John Campbell • 1966 eighth round pick (#120-Jerry Allen) on 1965-01-28

  Jerry Allen
121 8-11
Cardinals
  Dan Goich
122 8-12
Bears
  Doug McFalls
123 8-13
Dolphins
  Tom Talaga
124 8-14
Packers
  Ken McLean
125 8-15
Colts
  Jack White
Round 9
126 9-1
Falcons
  Bob Sanders
127 9-2
Rams
  Burton Matthies
128 9-3
Steelers
  Dale Stewart
129 9-4
Eagles
  Jim Todd
130 9-5
Cowboys
  Darrell Elam
131 9-6
Redskins
  Jack Shinholser
132 9-7
Giants
  Freeman White
133 9-8
49ers
  Kent Kramer
134 9-9
Vikings
  Ron Green
135 9-10
Cardinals
  Charlie Bryant
136 9-11
Lions
  Dick Cunningham
137 9-12
Bears
  Fritz Greenlee
138 9-13
Packers
  Ron Rector
139 9-14
Dolphins
  Jack Gergory
140 9-15
Colts
  Jerry Gross
Round 10
141 10-1
Falcons
  Mike Bender
142 10-2
Rams
  Mike Capshaw
143 10-3
Steelers
  Jerry Marion
144 10-4
Eagles
  John Osmond
145 10-5
Redskins
  Ceasar Belser
146 10-6
Cowboys
  Mason Mitchell
147 10-7
49ers
  Ron Sbranti
148 10-8
Vikings
Lions

 

Traded • Gary Lowe to Vikings for • 1966 tenth round pick (#148-Bruce Yates) on 1965-06-08

  Bruce Yates
149 10-9
Cardinals
  Mike Ringer
150 10-10
Lions
  Tom Brigham
151 10-11
Giants
  Jeff Smith
152 10-12
Bears
  Bobby Burnett
153 10-13
Dolphins
  Monty Ledbetter
154 10-14
Packers
  Sam Montgomery
155 10-15
Colts
  Claude Brownlee
Round 11
156 11-1
Falcons
  Steve Sloan
157 11-2
Rams
  Darrell Hoover
158 11-3
Steelers
  Charley Washington
159 11-4
Eagles
  Welford Walton
160 11-5
Cowboys
  Austin Denney
161 11-6
Redskins
  Dick Reding
162 11-7
Vikings
  Stan Quintana
163 11-8
Cardinals
  Bobby Williams
164 11-9
Lions
  Jack O'Billovich
165 11-10
Giants
  Cliff Wilder
166 11-11
49ers
  Preston Ridlehuber
167 11-12
Bears
  Terry Owens
168 11-13
Packers
  Ralph Wenzel
169 11-14
Dolphins
  Tony Fire
170 11-15
Colts
  Eric Crabtree
Round 12
171 12-1
Falcons
  Ken Hollister
172 12-2
Rams
  George Clayton
173 12-3
Steelers
Cowboys

 

Traded • Lee Folkins to Steelers for • 1966 twelfth round pick (#173-Les Shy) on 1965-09-06

  Les Shy
174 12-4
Eagles
  Bruce Van Dyke
175 12-5
Redskins
  John Stipech
176 12-6
Cowboys
  Craig Baynham
177 12-7
Cardinals
  Rickey Johnson
178 12-8
Lions
  Randy Winkler
179 12-9
Giants
  Ken Avery
180 12-10
49ers
  Lyle Loebach
181 12-11
Vikings
  Bob Petrella
182 12-12
Bears
  Wayne Page
183 12-13
Dolphins
  Rich Czap
184 12-14
Packers
  Jim Mankins
185 12-15
Colts
  Jim Carer
Round 13
186 13-1
Falcons
  Bob Collins
187 13-2
Rams
  Jake David
188 13-3
Steelers
  Benjy Dial
189 13-4
Eagles
  Jim Bohl
190 13-5
Cowboys
  Ron Lamb
191 13-6
Redskins
  Heath Wingate
192 13-7
Lions
  Bill Masselter
193 13-8
Giants
  Jim Fulgham
194 13-9
49ers
  Jim Jackson
195 13-10
Vikings
  Larry Martin
196 13-11
Cardinals
  Jim Brown
197 13-12
Bears
  Wayne Becker
198 13-13
Packers
  Ed King
199 13-14
Dolphins
  Jim Boudreaux
200 13-15
Colts
  Bob Hadrick
Round 14
201 14-1
Falcons
  Steve Ecker
202 14-2
Rams
  Terry Parks
203 14-3
Steelers
  Joe Novogratz
204 14-4
Eagles
  Ron Medved
205 14-5
Redskins
  Jerry Lovelace
206 14-6
Cowboys
  Lewis Turner
207 14-7
Giants
  Howard McCard
208 14-8
49ers
  Elmer Collett
209 14-9
Vikings
  Howard Twilley
210 14-10
Cardinals
  LaVerle Pratt
211 14-11
Lions
  Denis Moore
212 14-12
Bears
  Mike Buckner
213 14-13
Dolphins
  Pete Lammons
214 14-14
Packers
  Ron Hanson
215 14-15
Colts
  Jim Ward
Round 15
216 15-1
Falcons
  Tom Tolleson
217 15-2
Rams
  Mike Sullivan
218 15-3
Steelers
  Joe Dobson
219 15-4
Eagles
  Harry Day
220 15-5
Cowboys
  Mark Gartung
221 15-6
Redskins
  Hal Seymour
222 15-7
49ers
  Saint Saffold
223 15-8
Vikings
  Hugh Wright
224 15-9
Cardinals
  Darryl Alleman
225 15-10
Lions
  Bill Sullivan
226 15-11
Giants
  Steve Bowman
227 15-12
Bears
  Jim Kollman
228 15-13
Packers
  Grady Bolton
229 15-14
Dolphins
  Bob Ellis
230 15-15
Colts
  Lee Garner
Round 16
231 16-1
Falcons
  Jim Vining
232 16-2
Rams
  Joe O'Brien
233 16-3
Steelers
  Jim Long
234 16-4
Eagles
  Arunas Vasys
235 16-5
Redskins
  Hal Wantland
236 16-6
Cowboys
  Tom Piggee
237 16-7
Vikings
  Jim Williams
238 16-8
Cardinals
  Dick Kasperek
239 16-9
Lions
  Jerry Gendron
240 16-10
Giants
  Sam Price
241 16-11
49ers
  Jim LeClair
242 16-12
Bears
  Lynn Senkbeil
243 16-13
Dolphins
  David Ray
244 16-14
Packers
  Bob Schultz
245 16-15
Colts
  Rod Stewart
Round 17
246 17-1
Falcons
  Lurley Archambeau
247 17-2
Rams
  Dan Gilbert
248 17-3
Steelers
  Mike Brundage
249 17-4
Eagles
  Ike Kelley
250 17-5
Cowboys
  George Allen
251 17-6
Redskins
  Mitch Zalnasky
252 17-7
Cardinals
  Benny Russell
253 17-8
Lions
  Ralph Dunlap
254 17-9
Giants
  Gary Eickman
255 17-10
49ers
  Jim Breeland
256 17-11
Vikings
  Monroe Beard
257 17-12
Bears
  Curtis Gentry
258 17-13
Packers
  David Hathcock
259 17-14
Dolphins
  Gene Modzelewski
260 17-15
Colts
  Randy Matson
Round 18
261 18-1
Falcons
  Doug Korver
262 18-2
Rams
  Ray Johnson
263 18-3
Steelers
  Ken Lucas
264 18-4
Eagles
  Bill Moorer
265 18-5
Redskins
  Joe Burson
266 18-6
Cowboys
  Steve Orr
267 18-7
Lions
  Bill Johnson
268 18-8
Giants
  Kai Anderson
269 18-9
49ers
  Ron Parson
270 18-10
Vikings
  Dale Greco
271 18-11
Cardinals
  Willie Jones
272 18-12
Bears
  Charley Kines
273 18-13
Dolphins
  Charley Harraway
274 18-14
Packers
  Jim Jones
275 18-15
Colts
  Ed Toner
Round 19
276 19-1
Falcons
  Walt Mainer
277 19-2
Rams
  Homer Williams
278 19-3
Steelers
  Dave Neilson
279 19-4
Eagles
  Taft Reed
280 19-5
Cowboys
  Byron Johnson
281 19-6
Redskins
  Andre White
282 19-7
Giants
  Bobby Crockett
283 19-8
49ers
  Dick Fitzgerald
284 19-9
Vikings
  Jessie Stokes / Jesse Stokes
285 19-10
Cardinals
  Tony Golmont
286 19-11
Lions
  Bob Baier
287 19-12
Bears
  Roger Haberer
288 19-13
Packers
  Dave Moton
289 19-14
Dolphins
  Karl Singer
290 19-15
Colts
  Ken Duke
Round 20
291 20-1
Falcons
  Bob Riggle
292 20-2
Rams
  Bud Harrington
293 20-3
Steelers
  Ron Springer
294 20-4
Eagles
  Bill Risio
295 20-5
Redskins
  John Kelly
296 20-6
Cowboys
  Lou Hudson
297 20-7
49ers
  Willie Walker
298 20-8
Vikings
Eagles

 

Traded • Billy Ray Barnes to Vikings for • 1966 20th round pick (#298-Gerald Circo) on 1965-08-30

  Gerald Circo
299 20-9
Cardinals
  Tom Gallagher
300 20-10
Lions
  Allen Smith
301 20-11
Giants
  Randy Minniear
302 20-12
Bears
  Goldie Sellers
303 20-13
Dolphins
  Joe Petro
304 20-14
Packers
  Ed Maras
305 20-15
Colts
  Tom Carr