1961 NFL Draft
The 1961 NFL Draft
was held on December 27-28, 1960.
A total of 280 players were chosen over 20 rounds.
The Minnesota Vikings chose Running Back Tommy Mason from Tulane as the first pick in the draft. Future Hall of Famers Mike Ditka, Jimmy Johnson, Herb Adderley, Bob Lilly, Fran Tarkenton, Billy Shaw and Deacon Jones were selected in this draft.
1961 NFL Draft Results by Team