AFL Draft Picks
Auburn Football Tradition | All-Time Draft Picks
Updated 02/18/14
 
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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