1963 American Football League draft
|Date(s)||December 1, 1962|
|232 total selections in 29 rounds|
Buck Buchanan, DT|
Kansas City Chiefs
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.
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. The NFL draft was held two days later in Chicago.
|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|
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|
- List of American Football League players
- History of American Football League draft
- List of professional American football drafts
- "AFL drafts Terry Baker in 12th round". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. AP & UPI reports. December 2, 1962. p. 1B.
- "Texans pick big tackle in AFL draft". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. UPI. December 1, 1962. p. 2.
- "Dallas picks tackle in AFL's pro draft, 274-lb. Buchanan". Palm Beach Post. Florida. Associated Press. December 2, 1962. p. 33.