1941 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)December 10, 1940
LocationWillard Hotel
in Washington D.C.
204 total selections in 22 rounds
First selectionTom Harmon, HB
Chicago Bears
Mr. IrrelevantMort Landsberg, B
Pittsburgh Steelers
Most selections (24)Chicago Bears
Fewest selections (20)all 9 other teams
Hall of Famers
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The 1941 National Football League Draft was held on December 10, 1940, at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C.[1][2] With the first overall pick of the draft, the Chicago Bears selected halfback Tom Harmon.

Player selections

Hall of Famer

Round 1

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
1 Chicago Bears (From Philadelphia Eagles) Tom Harmon[3] Halfback Michigan
2 Chicago Cardinals John Kimbrough Fullback Texas A&M
3 Chicago Bears (From Pittsburgh Steelers) Norm Standlee Fullback Stanford
4 Cleveland Rams Rudy Mucha Center Washington
5 Detroit Lions Jim Thomason Halfback Texas A&M
6 New York Giants George Franck Halfback Minnesota
7 Green Bay Packers George Paskvan Fullback Wisconsin
8 Brooklyn Dodgers Dean McAdams Halfback Washington
9 Chicago Bears Don Scott Quarterback Ohio State
10 Washington Redskins Forest Evashevski Quarterback Michigan

Round 2

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
11 Philadelphia Eagles Art Jones Back Richmond
12 Pittsburgh Steelers Chet Gladchuk Center Boston College
13 Chicago Cardinals Paul Christman Quarterback Missouri
14 Cleveland Rams Marshall "Abe" Shires Tackle Tennessee
15 Detroit Lions Gene Goodreault End Boston College

Round 3

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
16 Philadelphia Eagles Marion Pugh Back Texas A&M
17 Chicago Cardinals Bob Foxx Back Tennessee
18 Pittsburgh Steelers Johnny Knolla Back Creighton
19 Cleveland Rams Jay MacDowell End Washington
20 Detroit Lions Harry Hopp Back Nebraska
21 Green Bay Packers Bob Paffrath Back Minnesota
22 New York Giants Frank Reagan Back Penn
23 Chicago Bears Hugh Gallarneau Back Stanford
24 Brooklyn Dodgers Leo Stasica Back Colorado
25 Washington Redskins Fred Davis Tackle Alabama

Round 4

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
26 Philadelphia Eagles Al Ghesquiere Back Detroit
27 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Ringgold Back Wake Forest
28 Chicago Cardinals Johnny Clement Back SMU
29 Cleveland Rams Walt "Butch" Luther Back Nebraska
30 Detroit Lions Augie Lio Guard Georgetown

Round 5

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
31 Philadelphia Eagles Royal Kahler Tackle Nebraska
32 Chicago Cardinals Ray Apolskis Center Marquette
33 Pittsburgh Steelers Vic Sears Tackle Oregon State
34 Cleveland Rams Chet Haliska Back Oregon
35 Detroit Lions Bob Nelson Center Baylor
36 New York Giants Len Eshmont Back Fordham
37 Green Bay Packers Ed Frutig End Michigan
38 Brooklyn Dodgers Ray Frick Center Penn
39 Chicago Bears Charlie O'Rourke Back Boston College
40 Washington Redskins Jim Stuart Tackle Oregon

Round 6

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
41 Philadelphia Eagles Howard "Red" Hickey End Arkansas
42 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Suffridge Guard Tennessee
43 Chicago Cardinals Marshall Robnett Guard Texas A&M
44 Cleveland Rams Jim Kisselburgh Back Oregon State
45 Detroit Lions John Tripson Tackle Mississippi State
46 Green Bay Packers Herm Rohrig Back Nebraska
47 New York Giants Lou DeFilippo Center Fordham
48 Chicago Bears Tommy O'Boyle Guard Tulane
49 Brooklyn Dodgers Eddie Rucinski End Indiana
50 Washington Redskins Ed Cifers End Tennessee

Round 7

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
51 Philadelphia Eagles Julius Battista Guard Florida
52 Chicago Cardinals John Kuzman Tackle Fordham
53 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Roberts Center Marshall
54 Cleveland Rams Ray Prochaska End Nebraska
55 Detroit Lions John Jett End Wake Forest
56 New York Giants Don Vosberg End Marquette
57 Green Bay Packers Bill Telesmanic End San Francisco
58 Brooklyn Dodgers Hal Newman End Alabama
59 Chicago Bears John Federovitch Tackle Davis & Elkins
60 Washington Redskins Al Krueger End USC

Round 8

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
61 Chicago Bears Fred Hartman Tackle Rice
62 Chicago Bears Dave Rankin End Purdue
63 Chicago Cardinals George Kracum Back Pittsburgh
64 Cleveland Rams Tony Gallovich Back Wake Forest
65 Detroit Lions Joe Manzo Tackle Boston College
66 Green Bay Packers Bill Kuusisto Guard Minnesota
67 New York Giants Len Younce Guard Oregon State
68 Chicago Bears Al Matuza Center Georgetown
69 Brooklyn Dodgers Glenn Jackson Center Texas
70 Washington Redskins Henry Wilder Back Iowa State

Round 9

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
71 Philadelphia Eagles P. K. Rogers Back East Texas State
72 Chicago Cardinals Tom Vargo End Penn State
73 Pittsburgh Steelers Ervin "Buddy" Elrod End Mississippi State
74 Cleveland Rams Milt Simington Guard Arkansas
75 Detroit Lions Jasper Davis Back Duke
76 New York Giants Ben Sohn Guard USC
77 Green Bay Packers Tony Canadeo Back Gonzaga
78 Brooklyn Dodgers Henry Toczylowski Back Boston College
79 Chicago Bears Hal Lahar Guard Oklahoma
80 Washington Redskins Bill Grimmett End Tulsa

Round 10

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
81 Philadelphia Eagles Don Williams Tackle Texas
82 Pittsburgh Steelers Ralph Fritz Guard Michigan
83 Chicago Cardinals Ray Mallouf Back SMU
84 Cleveland Rams John Pendergast Center Wake Forest
85 Detroit Lions Ted Pavelec Tackle Detroit
86 Green Bay Packers Mike Byelene Back Purdue
87 New York Giants Walt Matuszczak Back Cornell
88 Chicago Bears Jim "Sweet" LaLanne Back North Carolina
89 Brooklyn Dodgers Jim Langhurst Back Ohio State
90 Washington Redskins Ed Hickerson Guard Alabama

Round 11

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
91 Philadelphia Eagles Marshall Stenstrom Back Oregon
92 Chicago Cardinals Jack Sommers Center UCLA
93 Pittsburgh Steelers Emil Uremovich Tackle Indiana
94 Cleveland Rams Nick Drahos Tackle Cornell
95 Detroit Lions Milt Piepul Back Notre Dame
96 New York Giants Bobby Peoples Back USC
97 Green Bay Packers Paul Heimenz Center Northwestern
98 Brooklyn Dodgers Bernie Weiner Tackle Kansas State
99 Chicago Bears Jim Hardin End Kentucky
100 Washington Redskins Joe Aguirre End St. Mary's (CA)

Round 12

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
101 Philadelphia Eagles John Patrick Back Penn State
102 Pittsburgh Steelers Paul Severin End North Carolina
103 Chicago Cardinals Charlie Armstrong Back Mississippi College
104 Cleveland Rams Harold Punches Guard Colorado
105 Detroit Lions Billy Jefferson Back Mississippi State
106 Green Bay Packers Mike Enich Tackle Iowa
107 New York Giants Andy Marefos Back St. Mary's (CA)
108 Chicago Bears Bob Morrow Back Illinois Wesleyan
109 Brooklyn Dodgers Harvey Johnson Back Mississippi State
110 Washington Redskins Herbert "Jack" Banta Back USC

Round 13

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
111 Philadelphia Eagles Joe Hoague Back Colgate
112 Chicago Cardinals Wayne Pitts Back Arizona State
113 Pittsburgh Steelers Russ Cotton Back Texas Western
114 Cleveland Rams Bill McMurray End Murray State
115 Detroit Lions Maurice Britt End Arkansas
116 New York Giants Cass Brovarney Guard Detroit
117 Green Bay Packers Ed Heffernan Back St. Mary's (CA)
118 Brooklyn Dodgers George Kinard Guard Ole Miss
119 Chicago Bears Jim Johnson Back Santa Clara
120 Washington Redskins Roy Conn Tackle Arizona

Round 14

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
121 Philadelphia Eagles Les Dodson Back Ole Miss
122 Pittsburgh Steelers J. W. Goree Guard LSU
123 Chicago Cardinals Joe Lokanc Guard Northwestern
124 Cleveland Rams Bill Elmore Back California
125 Detroit Lions Alex Schibanoff Tackle Franklin & Marshall
126 Green Bay Packers Del Lyman Tackle UCLA
127 New York Giants Arnie Moore End Mississippi State
128 Chicago Bears Johnny Martin Back Oklahoma
129 Brooklyn Dodgers Lloyd Cheatham Back Auburn
130 Washington Redskins Deward Tornell Back San Jose State

Round 15

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
131 Philadelphia Eagles Alex Lukachick End Boston College
132 Chicago Cardinals Claude White Center Ohio State
133 Pittsburgh Steelers John Eibner Tackle Kentucky
134 Cleveland Rams Warren Desmore Center Toledo
135 Detroit Lions Perry Scott End Muhlenberg
136 New York Giants Johnny Black Back Arizona
137 Green Bay Packers Johnny Frieberger End Arkansas
138 Brooklyn Dodgers Mike Jurich Tackle Denver
139 Chicago Bears Jack Mulkey End Fresno State
140 Washington Redskins Morris Buckingham Center San Jose State

Round 16

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
141 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Conatser Back Texas A&M
142 Pittsburgh Steelers Wes McAfee Back Duke
143 Chicago Cardinals Gates Kimball Tackle North Carolina
144 Cleveland Rams Gordon Wilson Guard Texas Western
145 Detroit Lions George Sarres Center Providence
146 Green Bay Packers Ernie Pannell Tackle Texas A&M
147 New York Giants Wilson Lucas End Baylor
148 Chicago Bears Bob Osterman Center Notre Dame
149 Brooklyn Dodgers Warren Alfson Guard Nebraska
150 Washington Redskins Ken Dow Back Oregon State

Round 17

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
151 Philadelphia Eagles John Yauckoes Tackle Boston College
152 Chicago Cardinals Ray Schultz Guard Missouri
153 Pittsburgh Steelers Terry Fox Back Miami (FL)
154 Cleveland Rams Kirk Hershey End Cornell
155 Detroit Lions Fred Gage Back Wisconsin
156 New York Giants Jack Anderson Tackle Baylor
157 Green Bay Packers Bob Saggau Back Notre Dame
158 Brooklyn Dodgers Dick McGowen Back Auburn
159 Chicago Bears Bill Glenn Back Eastern Illinois State
160 Washington Redskins Stan McRae End Michigan State

Round 18

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
161 Philadelphia Eagles Joe McFadden Back Georgetown
162 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Cornwall Tackle Furman
163 Chicago Cardinals Fred Harris Tackle SMU
164 Cleveland Rams Cobbie Lee Back Murray State
165 Detroit Lions Charlie Ishmael Back Kentucky
166 Green Bay Packers Helge Pukema Guard Minnesota
167 New York Giants Dave Allerdice Back Princeton
168 Chicago Bears Ollie Hahnenstein Back Northwestern
169 Brooklyn Dodgers Lonnie McCurry Guard Texas Tech
170 Washington Redskins Joe Osmanski Back Holy Cross

Round 19

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
171 Philadelphia Eagles John Shonk End West Virginia
172 Chicago Cardinals Mel Aussieker Back St. Louis
173 Pittsburgh Steelers George Kerr Guard Boston College
174 Cleveland Rams Harold Hursh Back Indiana
175 Detroit Lions Len Isberg Back Oregon
176 New York Giants Chuck Peters Back Penn State
177 Green Bay Packers Bob Hayes End Toledo
178 Brooklyn Dodgers Dave Parker End Hardin–Simmons
179 Chicago Bears Alex Winterson Tackle Duke
180 Washington Redskins Earl Fullilove Tackle Georgetown

Round 20

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
181 Philadelphia Eagles L. B. Russell Back Hardin–Simmons
182 Pittsburgh Steelers Bob Bjorklund End Minnesota
183 Chicago Cardinals Frank Platt Tackle Penn State
184 Cleveland Rams Leo Barnes Tackle LSU
185 Detroit Lions Paul Friedlander Back Carnegie Tech
186 Green Bay Packers Jim Strasbaugh Back Ohio State
187 New York Giants Earl Stone Center Washington State
188 Chicago Bears Jack Odle Quarterback TCU
189 Brooklyn Dodgers Joe Ungerer Tackle Fordham
190 Washington Redskins Ed Hiestand End Vanderbilt

Round 21

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
191 New York Giants Jack Dungan Tackle Arizona
192 Green Bay Packers Joe Bailey Center Kentucky
193 Brooklyn Dodgers Jules Koshlap Back Georgetown
194 Chicago Bears Hunter Corbern Guard Mississippi State
195 Washington Redskins Tom Riggs Tackle Illinois
201 Philadelphia Eagles Charley Henke Guard Texas A&M
202 Pittsburgh Steelers Jim Castiglia Back Georgetown

Round 22

Pick # NFL team Player Position College
196 Green Bay Packers Bruno Malinowski Back Holy Cross
197 New York Giants Ted Fisher End Carnegie Tech
198 Chicago Bears Dave Buck Tackle Colgate
199 Brooklyn Dodgers Ken Whitlow Center Rice
200 Washington Redskins Lee Gentry Back Tulsa
203 Philadelphia Eagles Mike Fernella Tackle Akron
204 [4] Pittsburgh Steelers Mort Landsberg Back Cornell
Hall of Famer

Hall of Famers

Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1974.[5]

Notable undrafted players

Pro Bowler [6]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Cleveland Rams Charley Seabright  RB/QB West Virginia Ind.


  1. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". www.footballgeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Tom Harmon, 1940 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  4. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  5. ^ Tony Canadeo profile at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2008.
  6. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.