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Auburn Football Tradition | All-Time Draft Picks

The American Football League (AFL) was a major professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when it was merged with the established National Football League (NFL). The upstart AFL operated in direct competition with the more established NFL throughout its existence. Initially viewed as inferior, the AFL began attracting top talent from colleges and the NFL by the mid-1960s, well before the Common Draft which began in 1967. Auburn contributed 25 selections in AFL drafts.

Draft Round No. Player Team Pos
1966 11 96 Bob Walton New York Jets DT
15 132 Bill Cody New York Jets LB
1965 9 68 Jimmy Sidle New York Jets RB
12 91 Chuck Hurston Buffalo Bills DE
19 149 Mike Alford Kansas City Chiefs C
1964 3 21 George Rose Buffalo Bills DB
10 76 Howard Simpson Buffalo Bills DE
1963 6 43 Jim Price New York Jets LB
8 63 Jimmy Burson Houston Oilers DB
24 192 Dave Hill Kansas City Chiefs T
25 195 Joe Baughan New York Jets T
1962 7 50 John McGeever Denver Broncos DB
11 82 Bobby Hunt Dallas Texans DB
16 128 George Gross San Diego Chargers DT
25 194 Dave Edwards Denver Broncos LB
32 256 Wayne Frazier San Diego Chargers C
1961 1 3 Ken Rice Buffalo Bills T
14 111 Billy Wilson San Diego Chargers T
18 143 Ed Dyas San Diego Chargers FB
28 218 Bryant Harvard Boston Patriots QB
The 1960 American Football League Draft was held on November 22, 1959, shortly after the organization of the league, and lasted 33 rounds. An additional draft of 20 rounds was held by the AFL on December 2. Each AFL team had "territorial rights" to players from its general region for a first draft selection, so that teams could sign players who were known to their fans. These were not "picked" as such, but agreed on by consensus. After the first "territorial picks" the 1960 AFL draft proceeded with teams selecting by lot and player position, e.g., each team selected backs from the available list, then linemen, etc.
1960 Draft (listed alphabetically) Team Pos
Jackie Burkett New York Titans C
Teddy Foret Denver Broncos T/G
Lamar Rawson Los Angeles Chargers HB
Roger Smith New York Titans G
Bob Wasden Houston Oilers E
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