1963 American Football League draft

1963 AFL draft
General Information
Date(s) December 1, 1962
Location Dallas, TX
232 total selections  in 29 rounds
First selection Buck Buchanan, DT
Kansas City Chiefs
Last selection John Sisk, Jr., DB
Kansas City Chiefs
Hall of Famers 4

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

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

= Pro Bowler
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Buffalo Bills Rutkowski, EdEd Rutkowski  WR/CB Notre Dame Ind. (Univ.)
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


  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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