George Taliaferro. In 1949 he was drafted by the Chicago Bears.
Fritz Pollard was the first African American quarterback in the NFL. He was also the first African American coach in the NFL.
the first African American quarterback drafted was Fritz Pollard
Art Shell became the first African American NFL head coach of the modern era when he was hired by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1989.
Ernie Davis was the number-one pick in the 1962 NFL Draft, becoming the first African American football player to be taken first overall. Selected by the Washington Redskins, his rights were then traded to the Cleveland Browns for Bobby Mitchell and a first-round draft choice. He was also drafted by the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League
Marlon Briscoe 1960
OJ Simpson was drafted with the First selection in the 1969 common AFL/NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.
Jonathan Vilma was first drafted by the New York Jets in 2004.