Pro Football Draft History: 1962
The 1962 NFL Draft - December 4, 1961
Ernie Davis
First Pick: Ernie Davis, B, Syracuse
Never played pro football
Died of Leukemia on May 18, 1963
1962 Banner
  Draft# Team Player Pos College
  1 Washington Redskins Ernie Davis B Syracuse
  2 Los Angeles Rams1 Roman Gabriel QB North Carolina State
3 Los Angeles Rams Merlin Olsen T Utah State
  4 Cleveland Browns2 Gary Collins E Maryland
  5 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Ferguson B Ohio State
  6 St. Louis Cardinals Fate Echols T Northwestern
  7 Chicago Bears Ronnie Bull B Baylor
8 San Francisco 49ers Lance Alworth B Arkansas
  9 Baltimore Colts Wendell Harris B LSU
  10 Detroit Lions John Hadl B Kansas
  11 Cleveland Browns Leroy Jackson B Western Illinois
  12 St. Louis Cardinals3 Irv Goode C Kentucky
  13 New York Giants Jerry Hillebrand E Colorado
  14 Green Bay Packers Earl Gros B LSU
The 1962 AFL Draft - December 2, 1961
Roman Gabriel First Pick: Roman Gabriel, QB, North Carolina State
1962-72 Los Angeles Rams
1973-77 Philadelphia Eagles (16 total playing seasons)
Passing: 29,444 yards, 201 TDs
All-Pro: 1 year
All Conference: 1 year
Pro Bowls: 4
  Draft# Team Player Pos College
  1 Oakland Raiders Roman Gabriel QB North Carolina State
2 Denver Broncos Merlin Olsen T Utah State
  3 Dallas Texans Ronnie Bull HB Baylor
  4 Buffalo Bills Ernie Davis HB Syracuse
  5 New York Titans Sandy Stephens QB Minnesota
  6 Boston Patriots Gary Collins E Maryland
  7 Houston Oilers Ray Jacobs T Howard Payne
  8 San Diego Chargers Bob Ferguson FB Ohio State
Merlon Olsen

Merlin Olsen

Hall of Famers Taken in 1962 NFL Draft
Merlon Olsen, T, Los Angeles Rams- 1st round (3rd overall)

Hall of Famers Taken in 1962 AFL Draft
Lance Alworth, B, Oakland Raiders - 2nd round (9th overall)
Nick Buoniconti, LB, Boston Patriots - 13th round (102nd overall)

1 - Pick acquired from the Minnesota Vikings
2 - Pick acquired from the Dallas Cowboys
3 - Pick acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles

 

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