1963 American Football League draft

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The 1963 American Football League draft was held in Dallas on Saturday, December 1, 1962.[1]

The Kansas City Chiefs drafted as the Dallas Texans, as their relocation would take place a few months later. With the first overall selection, they took Buck Buchanan, a defensive tackle from Grambling in Louisiana.[2][3] The NFL draft was held two days later in Chicago.

First round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position College
1 Kansas City Chiefs (from Oakland Raiders) Buchanan, BuckBuck Buchanan Defensive Tackle Grambling
2 San Diego Chargers Sweeney, WaltWalt Sweeney Guard Syracuse
3 New York Jets Stovall, JerryJerry Stovall Running Back LSU
4 Buffalo Bills Behrman, DaveDave Behrman Center Michigan State
5 Denver Broncos Alexander, KermitKermit Alexander Defensive Back UCLA
6 Houston Oilers Brabham, DannyDanny Brabham Linebacker Arkansas
7 Boston Patriots Graham, ArtArt Graham Wide Receiver Boston College
8 Kansas City Chiefs Budde, EdEd Budde Guard Michigan State
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Notable undrafted players[edit]

= Pro Bowler
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Buffalo Bills Rutkowski, EdEd Rutkowski  WR/CB Notre Dame Ind.
Denver Broncos Brown, WillieWillie Brown  CB Grambling State SWAC
New York Jets Baird, BillBill Baird  CB San Francisco State N/A
New York Jets Powers, WarrenWarren Powers  S Nebraska MVIAA
Oakland Raiders Herock, KenKen Herock  TE West Virginia SoCon
San Diego Chargers Westmoreland, DickDick Westmoreland  S North Carolina A&T N/A

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AFL drafts Terry Baker in 12th round". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon). AP & UPI reports. December 2, 1962. p. 1B. 
  2. ^ "Texans pick big tackle in AFL draft". The Bulletin (Bend, Oregon). UPI. December 1, 1962. p. 2. 
  3. ^ "Dallas picks tackle in AFL's pro draft, 274-lb. Buchanan". Palm Beach Post (Florida). Associated Press. December 2, 1962. p. 33. 

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