Pro Football Draft History: 1937

The 1937 NFL Draft - Held December 12, 1936

Sam Francis

First Pick: Sam Francis, FB, Nebraska
Chicago Bears, 1937-38
Pittsburgh Pirates, 1939
Brooklyn Dodgers, 1939-40
Rushed for 873 yards during his 4-year career

1937 draft banner
  Draft# Team Player Pos College
  1 Philadelphia Eagles Sam Francis B Nebraska
  2 Brooklyn Dodgers Ed Goddard B Washington State
  3 Chicago Cardinals Ray "Buzz" Buivid B Marquette
  4 New York Giants Ed Widseth T Minnesota
  5 Pittsburgh Pirates Mike Basrak C Duquesne
6 Boston Redskins Sammy Baugh B TCU
  7 Detroit Lions Lloyd Cardwell B Nebraska
  8 Chicago Bears Les McDonald E Nebraska
  9 Green Bay Packers Eddie Jankowski B Wisconsin
  10 Cleveland Rams* Johnny Drake B Purdue
Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh

= Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers Taken in 1937 NFL Draft
Sammy Baugh, Quarterback, TCU - 1st (6th overall)
Clarence "Ace" Parker, Quarterback, -2nd (13th overall)

* The league made draft selections for a planned expansion team. The Rams were later admitted into the league before the 1937 season.

 1937 NFL Draft by Team