George Washington University halfback
Yes. In my case I was drafted by the Washington Redskins—which suited me.
However, the draft definitely ruins a college star's bargaining potential. He's
left only the Canadian league to deal with. I might have considered going
University of Iowa end
The college player should be given some choice. Many of us have favorite teams.
A sensible compromise, fair to both sides, should be possible. I got a great
break being drafted by the team of my choice, the Cleveland Browns.
University of Idaho center
The draft is ideal for the league, but not fair to the player. We do get
telegrams asking if we'd be willing to play with a certain team if drafted.
That's when you have a chance to discourage them if you want to play
University of Tennessee halfback
The draft is more than unfair, it's unconstitutional, the totalitarian way.
Abolishing the draft wouldn't hurt pro football. For instance, no good college
halfback is going to pick a team jammed with halfbacks. He'll go where he'll
make the team.
Los Angeles Rams
The draft isn't fair to the player, but that's the only way pro football can
survive. However, if a player is dissatisfied, he won't be much good to a club.
I am sure the coaches in the pro league realize this.
San Francisco 49ers
Although I am content, I think that the college graduate should be allowed a
preference. Some clubs pay more money than others. The draft may be necessary
to balance the pro league, but it destroys a player's bargaining potential.
Maryland State halfback
No. The draft is fair and it is good for professional football. It is mainly
responsible for leveling off and keeping the clubs reasonably on a par. Suppose
we did have our choice, where would we all want to go? To the rich clubs, of
West Virginia guard
Some persons, including the three coaches who questioned the ethics of the
draft before the Senate antimonopoly subcommittee, think we should, but I think
the draft is fair. Without it "football Yankees" would dominate the