1968 American Football League draft

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The 1968 American Football League draft was part of the common draft, in the second year in which the NFL and AFL held a joint draft of college players. The two-day draft began on Tuesday, January 30, and the first overall pick belonged to the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. They chose Ron Yary, an offensive tackle from USC at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 261 lb (118 kg);[1] he played 15 seasons and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

AFL Player selections[edit]

= AFL All-Star

Round one[edit]

Pick # AFL Team Player Position College
2 Cincinnati Bengals Bob Johnson Center Tennessee
4 San Diego Chargers Russ Washington Offensive Tackle Missouri
6 New England Patriots Dennis Byrd Defensive Tackle North Carolina State
8 Miami Dolphins Larry Csonka Running Back Syracuse
9 Buffalo Bills Haven Moses Offensive End San Diego St.
17 New York Jets Lee White Running Back Weber State
18 San Diego Chargers Jim Hill Defensive Back Texas
19 Kansas City Chiefs Mo Moorman Offensive Guard Texas A&M
22 Kansas City Chiefs George Daney Offensive Guard UTEP
25 Oakland Raiders Eldridge Dickey Quarterback Tennessee State
27 Miami Dolphins Doug Crusan Offensive Tackle Indiana

Future Hall of Famers selected by AFL teams[edit]

Other notable players selected by AFL teams[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Early pro selectors skip Beban; Trojans' Ron Yary drafted first". Spokesman-Review. January 31, 1968. p. 13. 

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