Photos on this post courtesy of packershistory.net.
This year’s draft, for the first time in half a century, will be held this year in Chicago, Ill., beginning Thursday, April 30, and continuing through Saturday, May 2.
Here is our countdown of first round draft choices already published:
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We’ve decided to provide you with a full list of the draft picks from each year continuing right up until 2014 … which we will consider just as the draft is kicking off at the end of April and beginning of May.
Sounds like fun, right?
If nothing else it will give us a chance to look at how the draft process has changed over the years and remember the top draft selections made by the Packers and how they impacted the team and the league.
So, let’s keep the ball rolling today with the full list of Packers’ picks of the college players that were brought to Green Bay during the 20 rounds (Yes! 20 rounds!) of the draft in 1942:
|4||1942||6||49||Joe Krivonak||G||GNB||1946||1946||0||4||0||South Carolina|
|12||1942||14||129||Bill Applegate||G||GNB||0||South Carolina|
|14||1942||16||149||Tom Kinkade||B||GNB||0||Ohio St.|
|18||1942||20||189||Horace (Deacon) Young||B||GNB||0||SMU|
|19||1942||21||194||Henry Woronicz||E||GNB||0||Boston Col.|
If there’s a more uninteresting draft of the Green Bay Packers, this had to be it. The franchise’s two top draft choices, Urban Odson and Ray Frankowski, both linemen, did spend several years with the team, they certainly wouldn’t be spotted in a lineup by Packers fans of today.
It may have even been difficult for Packers fans of the era to recognize them.
But they did contribute to some successful season.s
Green Bay finished 8-2-1 in 1942.