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1974 Draft

The World Football League held its first ever draft on March 18, 1974. This draft was for the rights to players already in professional football rather than for collegians.

The order of round one was determined in a random drawing and each team was given one pick per round. Each round, teams picked in inverse order. Thus, the New York Stars had the last pick of the first round, but the first pick of the second round and so on.

The "Washington/Baltimore/Virginia Ambassadors" had the first pick and took Charlie Evans. The team became the Florida Blazers before the season started (the Florida listed below is the team that became the Jacksonville Sharks).

Below is the first round of the 1974 WFL draft. We plan to offer the entire 40 round draft at some point. 

# Team Player Pos School
1 Washington/Baltimore Ambassadors Charlie Evans RB New York Giants
2 Toronto Northmen Larry Czonka RB Miami Dolphins
3 Philadelphia Bell Tim Rossovich LB San Diego Chargers
4 Portland Storm Jim Plunkett QB New England Patriots
5 Florida Virgil Robinson RB New Orleans Saints
6 Detroit Wheels Mike Taylor LB New York Jets
7 Birmingham Americans Johnny Musso RB B.C Lions (CFL)
8 Southern California Sun Tom Mack G Los Angeles Rams
9 Chicago Fire John Brockington RB Green Bay Packers
10 Houston Texans Pete Beathard QB Kansas City Chiefs
11 Honolulu Hawaiians Ted Kwalick TE San Francisco 49ers
12 New York Stars Joe Namath QB New York Jets

 

 

DRAFT

Held: March 18, 1974


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