1966 American Football League Draft was held on Saturday, November 27, 1965. [1 ] The [2 ] AFL added the Miami Dolphins as an expansion team in 1966 to bring its total to nine franchises for its seventh season.
This was the last
competitive draft of the American Football League before the AFL–NFL merger agreement, which was announced in June 1966. [3 ] [4 ] The next draft of college players in [5 ] 1967 was a common draft, held in mid-March.
1966 NFL Draft was held the same day, November 27, 1965. [1 ]
Player selections (AFL) [ edit ]
Round One [ edit ]
*Oakland deferred its selections in the first six rounds. Its first round pick was made after the 7th round, 63rd overall.
Round five [ edit ]
*Oakland deferred its selections in the first six rounds. The 2nd, 3rd, and 5th round picks were made in the middle of the 7th round as the 57, 58, and 59th overall selections.
Round six [ edit ]
Round seven [ edit ]
Round twelve [ edit ]
Round fourteen [ edit ]
Round seventeen [ edit ]
Round twenty [ edit ]
Notable undrafted players [ edit ]
Original NFL team Player
Inman, Jerry Jerry Inman
Kaminski, Larry Larry Kaminski †
Matson, Pat Pat Matson
Kansas City Chiefs
Rice, Andy Andy Rice
Kansas City Chiefs
Thomas, Emmitt Emmitt Thomas †
Bruggers, Bob Bob Bruggers
Noonan, Karl Karl Noonan †
New York Jets
Crane, Paul Paul Crane
Eischeid, Mike Mike Eischeid
Upper Iowa N/A
Jackson, Rich Rich Jackson †
San Diego Chargers
Beauchamp, Joe Joe Beauchamp †
Wright, Lonnie Lonnie Wright
Played college basketball, not football [6 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Texas grid star 1st duplication". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. November 27, 1965. p. 8.
^ "Nobis, Grabowski top picks as pros tap college talent". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. November 28, 1965. p. E3.
^ "How merger will operate". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. June 9, 1966. p. 4, part 2.
^ "How NFL, AFL will run from single wing". Miami News. Associated Press. June 9, 1966. p. 16A.
^ Schramm, Tex (June 20, 1966). "Here's how it happened". Sports Illustrated: 14.
^ Mihoces, Gary (April 20, 2005). "NFL seeks best players on the court or mat". . USA Today Archived from the original on October 28, 2013 . Retrieved October 28, 2013.
External links [ edit ]