Hall of Famers by Draft Round

Pro Football Hall of Famers by Draft Round
1936 to 1997*

Those enshrinees who were drafted more than once are listed with the team that signed them. Additional notes immediately follow that draft information. n/a - information on position overall not available · * No player who started his career after 1997 has been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Bonus Round (From 1947 through 1958, the first selection of the draft was a Bonus pick, awarded to the winner of a random draw. That club, in turn, forfeited its last-round draft choice. The winner of the Bonus pick was eliminated from future draws. The system was abolished after 1958, by which time all clubs had received a Bonus pick.)
Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1949 Chuck Bednarik 1 C/LB Philadelphia Eagles (Also drafted in 1st round of 1949 AAFC secret draft by the Brooklyn Dodgers.)
1957 Paul Hornung 1 QB/HB Green Bay Packers

First Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1936 Joe Stydahar 6 T Chicago Bears
1937 Sammy Baugh 6 QB Washington Redskins
1938 Alex Wojciechowicz 6 C Detroit Lions
1939 Sid Luckman 2 QB Chicago Bears
1940 George McAfee 2 HB Philadelphia Eagles (Immediately traded to Chicago Bears, with whom he signed.)
1940 Clyde "Bulldog" Turner 7 C Chicago Bears
1942 Bill Dudley 1 HB Pittsburgh Steelers
1944 Otto Graham 4 QB Detroit Lions (Drafted by Lions but signed with Cleveland Browns of AAFC in 1946.)
1944 Steve Van Buren 5 HB Philadelphia Eagles
1945 Charley Trippi 1 HB Chicago Cardinals (Drafted as a future selection. Also drafted as special selection in 1947 AAFC draft by New York Yankees.)
1945 Elroy Hirsch 5 HB-E Cleveland Rams (Drafted as a future selection. Started career in AAFC but switched to NFL and Rams in 1949.)
1946 George Connor 5 T New York Giants (Drafted as a future selection. Traded to the Boston Yanks who then traded him to the Chicago Bears. Also selected in 15th round - 145th overall - of 1945 draft by Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFL ruled the pick to be ineligible and thus voided the selection.)
1948 Bobby Layne 3 QB Chicago Bears (Also selected in 1st round - 2nd overall - of 1948 AAFC draft by Baltimore Colts.)
1948 Y.A. Tittle 6 QB Detroit Lions (Drafted by Lions, but started career with the Baltimore Colts in AAFC. When Colts disbanded after 1950 season, the players were made eligible for draft along with college seniors. Tittle was the No. 1 choice - 3rd overall - of 49ers in 1951.)
1949 Doak Walker 3 HB Boston Yanks (Walker was drafted as a future selection. His negotiation rights traded to Detroit Lions before 1950 season. Also drafted in 9th round - 69th overall - of 1949 AAFC draft by the Cleveland Browns.)
1950 Leo Nomellini 11 DT San Francisco 49ers
1952 Ollie Matson 3 HB Chicago Cardinals
1952 Hugh McElhenny 9 HB San Francisco 49ers
1952 Les Richter 2 LB New York Yanks
1952 Frank Gifford 11 HB-FL New York Giants
1953 Doug Atkins 11 DE Cleveland Browns
1956 Lenny Moore 9 FL-HB Baltimore Colts
1957 Len Dawson 5 QB Pittsburgh Steelers
1957 Jim Brown 6 FB Cleveland Browns
1957 Jim Parker 8 T-G Baltimore Colts
1960 AFL Ron Mix n/a T Boston Patriots (Traded to Los Angeles Chargers. Also drafted in 1st round of 1960 NFL Draft - 10th overall - by the Baltimore Colts.)
1961 Mike Ditka 5 TE Chicago Bears (Also drafted in 1st round of 1961 AFL draft by the Houston Oilers.)
1961 Jimmy Johnson 6 CB San Francisco 49ers (Also drafted in 4th round of 1961 AFL draft by the Los Angeles Chargers.)
1961 Herb Adderley 12 HB Green Bay Packers (Also drafted in 2nd round of 1961 AFL draft by the New York Titans.)
1961 Bob Lilly 13 DT Dallas Cowboys (Also drafted in 2nd round of 1961 AFL draft by the Dallas Texans.)
1962 Merlin Olsen 3 DT Los Angeles Rams (Also drafted in 1st round - 2nd overall - of 1962 AFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.)
1963 AFL Buck Buchanan 1 DE-T Dallas Texans (Also drafted in 19th round - 265th overall - of 1963 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.)
1963 Dave Robinson  14  LB Green Bay Packers (Also drafted in 3rd round - 14th overall - of 1963 AFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.)
1964 Bob Brown 2 T Philadelphia Eagles (Also drafted in 1st round - 1st overall - of 1964 AFL Draft by Denver Broncos.)
1964 Charley Taylor 3 HB-SE Washington Redskins (Also drafted in 2nd round - 9th overall - of 1964 AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.)
1964 Carl Eller 6 DE Minnesota Vikings (Also drafted in 1st round - 5th overall - of 1964 AFL Draft by Buffalo Bills.)
1964 Paul Warfield 11 WR Cleveland Browns(Also drafted in 4th round - 28th overall - of 1964 AFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.)
1965 Dick Butkus 3 LB Chicago Bears(Also drafted in 2nd round of 1965 AFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.)
1965 Gale Sayers 4 HB Chicago Bears (Also drafted in 1st round of 1965 AFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.)
1965 AFL Joe Namath n/a QB New York Jets (Also selected in 1st round - 12th overall - of 1965 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.)
1966 Tom Mack 2 G Los Angeles Rams
1967 Bob Griese 4 QB Miami Dolphins
1967 Floyd Little 6 RB Denver Broncos
1967 Alan Page 15 DT Minnesota Vikings
1967 Gene Upshaw 17 G Oakland Raiders
1968 Ron Yary 1 T Minnesota Vikings
1968 Claude Humphrey 3 DE Atlanta Falcons
1968 Larry Csonka 8 FB Miami Dolphins
1969 O.J. Simpson 1 RB Buffalo Bills
1969 Joe Greene 4 DT Pittsburgh Steelers
1969 Roger Wehrli 19 CB St. Louis Cardinals
1970 Terry Bradshaw 1 QB Pittsburgh Steelers
1971 John Riggins 6 RB New York Jets
1971 Jack Youngblood 20 DE Los Angeles Rams
1972 Franco Harris 13 HB Pittsburgh Steelers
1973 John Hannah 4 G New England Patriots
1973 Ray Guy 23 P Oakland Raiders
1973 Joe DeLamielleure 26 G Buffalo Bills
1974 Lynn Swann 21 WR Pittsburgh Steelers
1975 Randy White 2 DL-LB Dallas Cowboys
1975 Walter Payton 4 RB Chicago Bears
1976 Lee Roy Selmon 1 DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1976 Mike Haynes 5 CB New England Patriots
1977 Tony Dorsett 2 RB Dallas Cowboys
1978 Earl Campbell 1 FB Houston Oilers
1978 James Lofton 6 WR Green Bay Packers
1978 Ozzie Newsome 23 TE Cleveland Browns
1979 Dan Hampton 4 DL Chicago Bears
1979 Kellen Winslow 13 TE San Diego Chargers
1980 Athony Muñoz 3 T Cincinnati Bengals
1980 Art Monk 8 WR Washington Redskins
1981 Lawrence Taylor 2 LB New York Giants
1981 Ronnie Lott 8 DB San Francisco 49ers
1982 Mike Munchak 8 G Houston Oilers
1982 Marcus Allen 10 RB Oakland Raiders (Team relocated to Los Angeles following the draft.)
1983 Darrell Green 28 CB Washington Redskins
1983 John Elway 1 QB Baltimore Colts
1983 Eric Dickerson 2 RB Los Angeles Rams
1983 Bruce Matthews 9 G,T,C Houston Oilers
1983 Jim Kelly 14 QB Buffalo Bills
1983 Dan Marino 27 QB Miami Dolphins
1984 Reggie White 4 DE/DT Philadelphia Eagles
1984 Steve Young 1* QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1984 Gary Zimmerman 3* T Minnesota Vikings
1985 Bruce Smith 1 DE Buffalo Bills
1985 Chris Doleman 4 DE/LB Minnesota Vikings
1985 Jerry Rice 16 WR San Francisco 49ers
1987 Rod Woodson 10 DB Pittsburgh Steelers
1988 Michael Irvin 11 WR Dallas Cowboys
1988 Randall McDaniel 19 G Minnesota Vikings
1989 Troy Aikman 1 QB Dallas Cowboys
1989 Barry Sanders 3 RB Detroit Lions
1989 Derrick Thomas 4 LB Kansas City Chiefs
1989 Deion Sanders 5 CB/KR/PR Atlanta Falcons
1990 Cortez Kennedy 3 DT Seattle Seahawks
1990 Emmitt Smith 17 RB Dallas Cowboys
1993 Willie Roaf 8 T New Orleans Saints
1994 Marshall Faulk 2 RB Indianapolis Colts
1995 Warren Sapp 12 DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1995 Derrick Brooks 28 LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1996 Jonathan Ogden 4 T Baltimore Ravens
1997 Walter Jones 6 T Seattle Seahawks
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*Special Supplemental Draft

Second Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1936 "Tuffy" Leemans 18 FB-HB New York Giants
1937 Clarence "Ace" Parker 13 QB Brooklyn Dodgers
1950 Ernie Stautner 22 DT Pittsburgh Steelers (Also selected in 1st round of 1949 secret two-round AAFC draft by the San Francisco 49ers.)
1951 Bill George 23 LB Chicago Bears(Drafted as future selection.)
1952 Gino Marchetti 14 DE New York Yanks (Two days after the draft, the Yanks franchise was sold back to the NFL. All assets and players were granted to the new Dallas Texans.)
1953 John Henry Johnson 18 FB Pittsburgh Steelers (Played in the Canadian Football League in 1953. Negotiating rights were traded to San Francisco 49ers before the 1954 season.)
1956 Forrest Gregg 20 T Green Bay Packers
1958 Jim Taylor 15 FB Green Bay Packers
1961 AFL Billy Shaw n/a G Buffalo Bills (Also selected in the 14th round - 184th overall - of 1961 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.)
1962 AFL Lance Alworth 9 FL Oakland Raiders (Also drafted in 1st round - 8th overall - of 1962 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.)
1963 John Mackey 19 TE Baltimore Colts (Also drafted in 5th round - 35th overall -of 1963 AFL Draft by the New York Titans.)
1964 Mel Renfro 17 DB Dallas Cowboys (Also drafted in 10th round -79th overall- of 1964 AFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.)
1964 Paul Krause 18 S Washington Redskins (Also drafted in 12th round -89th overall- of 1964 AFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.)
1965 AFL Fred Biletnikoff n/a WR Oakland Raiders (Also drafted in 3rd round -39th overall- of 1965 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.)
1967 Lem Barney 34 CB Detroit Lions
1967 Willie Lanier 50 LB Kansas City Chiefs
1968 Curley Culp 31 DT Denver Broncos
1969 Ted Hendricks 33 LB Baltimore Colts
1971 Jack Ham 34 LB Pittsburgh Steelers
1971 Dan Dierdorf 43 T St. Louis Cardinals
1974 Dave Casper 45 TE Oakland Raiders
1974 Jack Lambert 46 LB Pittsburgh Steelers
1975 Fred Dean 33 DE San Diego Chargers
1980 Dwight Stephenson 48 C Miami Dolphins
1981 Mike Singletary 38 LB Chicago Bears
1981 Howie Long 48 DE Oakland Raiders
1981 Rickey Jackson 51 LB New Orleans Saints
1982 Andre Tippett 41 LB New England Patriots
1988
Thurman Thomas
40
RB
Buffalo Bills
1988
Dermontti Dawson
44
C
Pittsburgh Steelers
1993
Michael Strahan
40
DE
New York Giants
1994
Larry Allen
46
G/T
Dallas Cowboys
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Third Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1938

Frank "Bruiser" Kinard 18 T Brooklyn Dodgers
1948 AAFC Len Ford 14 E Los Angeles Dons
1951 Mike McCormack 34 T New York Yanks
1952 Yale Lary 34 DB Detroit Lions
1953 Bob St. Clair 32 T San Francisco 49ers
1956 Sam Huff 30 LB New York Giants

1957

Tommy McDonald 31 WR Philadelphia Eagles
1958 Ray Nitschke 36 LB Green Bay Packers
1961 Fran Tarkenton 29 QB Minnesota Vikings (Also drafted in 5th round of 1961 AFL Draft by the Boston Patriots.)
1964 Dave Wilcox 29 LB San Francisco 49ers(Also drafted in 6th round -46th overall- of 1964 AFL Draft by Houston Oilers.)
1966 AFL Jan Stenerud n/a K Kansas City Chiefs (AFL "Red Shirt" draft.)
1968 Charlie Sanders 74 TE Detroit Lions
1968 Elvin Bethea 77 DE Houston Oilers
1968 Art Shell 80 T Oakland Raiders
1970 Mel Blount 53 CB Pittsburgh Steelers
1973 Dan Fouts 84 QB San Diego Chargers
1976 Jackie Slater 86 T Los Angeles Rams
1979 Joe Montana 82 QB San Francisco 49ers
1981 Russ Grimm 69 G Washington Redskins
1991 Aeneas Williams 59 CB Phoenix Cardinals
1995 Curtis Martin 74 RB New England Patriots
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Fourth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1949

Norm Van Brocklin 37 QB Los Angeles Rams (Also drafted in 11th round -78th overall- in 1949 AAFC draft by the Chicago Hornets.)
1957 Sonny Jurgensen 43 QB Philadelphia Eagles
1969 Charlie Joiner 93 WR Houston Oilers
1974 John Stallworth 82 WR Pittsburgh Steelers
1976 Harry Carson 105 LB New York Giants
1976 Steve Largent 117 WR Houston Oilers
1985 Andre Reed 86 WR Buffalo Bills
1987 Cris Carter *n/a WR Philadelphia Eagles
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*Supplemental Draft

Fifth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1944

Bob Waterfield 42 QB Cleveland Rams (Drafted as a future selection.)
1945 Pete Pihos 41 E Philadelphia Eagles (Drafted as a future selection.)
1953 Stan Jones 54 G-DT Chicago Bears (Drafted as a future selection.)
1957 Henry Jordan 52 DT Cleveland Browns
1959 Dick LeBeau 58 CB Cleveland Browns
1974 Mike Webster 125 C Pittsburgh Steelers
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Sixth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1951 Jack Christiansen 69 DB Detroit Lions
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Seventh Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1953

Jim Ringo 79 C Green Bay Packers
1953 Joe Schmidt 85 LB Detroit Lions
1957 Gene Hickerson 78 G Cleveland Browns (Drafted as a future selection.)
1958 Bobby Mitchell 84 HB Cleveland Browns
1960 Larry Wilson 74 DB St. Louis Cardinals (Also drafted in 1960 AFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.)
1963 AFL Bobby Bell 56 LB Dallas Texans (Also drafted in 2nd round -16th overall- of 1963 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.)
1964 Bob Hayes 88 WR Dallas Cowboys (Drafted as future selection) (Also drafted in 14th round - 105th overall - as future choice of 1964 AFL Draft by Denver Broncos.)
1967
Rayfield Wright
182 T Dallas Cowboys
1990
Shannon Sharpe
192 TE Denver Broncos
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Eighth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1936 Wayne Millner 65 E Boston Redskins
1964 Leroy Kelly 110 RB Cleveland Browns
1983 Richard Dent 203 DE Chicago Bears
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Ninth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1936

Dan Fortmann 78 G Chicago Bears
1941 Tony Canadeo 77 HB Green Bay Packers
1955 Johnny Unitas 102 QB Pittsburgh Steelers (Cut before start of 1955 and then signed as free agent with Baltimore Colts in 1956.)
1957 Don Maynard 109 WR-HB New York Giants
1967 Ken Houston 214 S Houston Oilers
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Tenth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1963

Jackie Smith 129 TE St. Louis Cardinals
1964 Roger Staubach 129 QB Dallas Cowboys (Drafted as a future selection. Also drafted as a future selection in 16th round -122nd overall- of 1964 AFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.)
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Eleventh Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1945

Tom Fears 103 E Cleveland Rams (Drafted as a future selection.)
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Twelfth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1947

Dante Lavelli 103 E Los Angeles Rams
1949 George Blanda 119 QB Chicago Bears (Also drafted in 2nd round - 9th overall- of 1949 AAFC Draft by the Chicago Hornets.)
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Thirteenth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1962 AFL

Nick Buoniconti 102 LB Boston Patriots
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Fourteenth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1961 David "Deacon" Jones 186 DE Los Angeles Rams
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Fifteenth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1956

Willie Davis 181 DE Cleveland Browns
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Seventeeth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1945 Arnie Weinmeister 166 E Brooklyn Tigers
1956 Bart Starr 200 QB Green Bay Packers
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Eighteenth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1965 Chris Hanburger 245 LB Washington Redskins
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Nineteeth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team

1951

Andy Robustelli 228 DE Los Angeles Rams
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Twentieth Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1954 Raymond Berry 232 E Baltimore Colts (Drafted as a future selection.)
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Twenty-First Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1958 John Madden 244 T Philadelphia Eagles
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Twenty-Seventh Round

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1953 Roosevelt Brown 321 T New York Giants
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Special NFL Selections, 1950

Year Player Pos. Team
1950 Lou Creekmur T Detroit Lions (Selected by the Lions in the second round of a special draft in 1950. Originally drafted in 1948 by the Philadelphia Eagles in 26th round - 243rd overall - and the AAFC's Los Angeles Dons in 28th round - 197th overall. He opted to complete his college eligibility.
1950 Art Donovan DT Baltimore Colts (Selected by Baltimore Colts in 3rd round of special selection draft in 1950. A year later, after Colts disbanded, he was selected by Cleveland Browns in 4th round - 50th overall - but was traded to New York Yanks before the 1951 season began. Also selected in 22nd round - 204th overall- of 1947 NFL Draft by the New York Giants and in the 17th round - 131st overall - in the 1949 AAFC Draft by the Buffalo Bills.)
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Special AFL Selections, 1960

Year Player Overall Pos. Team
1960 AFL Jim Otto n/a C Oakland Raiders (Drafted among 33 players selected by the Raiders in the first round of the player pool selection process before the AFL's first season.)
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Free Agents

Year Player Pos. Team
1946 Frank Gatski G Cleveland Browns (AAFC)
1946 Lou Groza T-K Cleveland Browns (AAFC)
1946 Marion Motley

FB

Cleveland Browns (AAFC)
1946 Bill Willis MG Cleveland Browns (AAFC)
1948 Joe Perry FB San Francisco 49ers (AAFC)
1948 Emlen Tunnell DB New York Giants
1951 Jack Butler CB Pittsburgh Steelers
1952 Dick "Night Train" Lane DB Los Angeles Rams
1960 Willie Wood DB Green Bay Packers
1963 Willie Brown DB Houston Oilers (Cut during training camp by Oilers and then signed by Denver Broncos.)
1966 Emmitt Thomas DB Kansas City Chiefs
1967 Larry Little G San Diego Chargers
1970 Jim Langer C Cleveland Browns (Cut by Browns during training camp and then signed by Miami Dolphins.)
1984 Warren Moon QB Houston Oilers
1990 John Randle DT Minnesota Vikings
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