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Detroit Lions Draft Results & Order

The Detroit Lions have participated in 81 drafts in their history selecting a total of 776 players. Of the 776 players drafted 313 played offense, 294 played defense and 10 played special teams. Broken down by position there have been 26 quarterbacks, 82 running backs, 45 wide receivers, 22 tight ends, 138 offensive linemen, 103 defensive linemen, 78 linebackers, 113 defensive backs, 6 kickers and 4 punters drafted by the Lions. Some of the top drafted Lions players were Matthew Stafford drafted in round 1 in 2009 out of Georgia, Barry Sanders drafted in round 1 in 1989 out of Oklahoma State, Frankie Sinkwich drafted in round 1 in 1943 out of Georgia, Billy Sims drafted in round 1 in 1980 out of Oklahoma and Rodney Peete drafted in round 6 in 1989 out of USC. View all of the Detroit Lions drafts round by round for every year.
Detroit Lions Top Pick of NFL Draft by Year
Year Round Selection Player Position College
2015 1 28   Laken Tomlinson OL   Duke
2014 1 10   Eric Ebron TE   North Carolina
2013 1 5   Ezekiel Ansah DL   Brigham Young
2012 1 23   Riley Reiff OL   Iowa
2011 1 13   Nick Fairley DL   Auburn
2010 1 2   Ndamukong Suh DL   Nebraska
2009 1 1   Matthew Stafford QB   Georgia
2008 1 17   Gosder Cherilus OL   Boston College
2007 1 2   Calvin Johnson WR   Georgia Tech
2006 1 9   Ernie Sims LB   Florida State
2005 1 10   Mike Williams WR   USC
2004 1 7   Roy Williams WR   Texas
2003 1 2   Charles Rogers WR   Michigan State
2002 1 3   Joey Harrington QB   Oregon
2001 1 18   Jeff Backus OL   Michigan
2000 1 20   Stockar McDougle OL   Oklahoma
1999 1 9   Chris Claiborne LB   USC
1998 1 20   Terry Fair DB   Tennessee
1997 1 5   Bryant Westbrook DB   Texas
1996 1 17   Reggie Brown LB   Texas A&M
1995 1 20   Luther Elliss DL   Utah
1994 1 21   Johnnie Morton WR   USC
1993 2 33   Ryan McNeil DB   Miami (Fla.)
1992 1 26   Robert Porcher DL   South Carolina State
1991 1 10   Herman Moore WR   Virginia
1990 1 7   Andre Ware QB   Houston
1989 1 3   Barry Sanders RB   Oklahoma State
1988 1 3   Bennie Blades DB   Miami (Fla.)
1987 1 7   Reggie Rogers DL   Washington
1986 1 12   Chuck Long QB   Iowa
1985 1 6   Lomas Brown OL   Florida
1984 1 20   David Lewis TE   California
1983 1 13   James Jones TE   Florida
1982 1 15   Jimmy Williams LB   Nebraska
1981 1 16   Mark Nichols WR   San Jose State
1980 1 1   Billy Sims RB   Oklahoma
1979 1 10   Keith Dorney OL   Penn State
1978 1 11   Luther Bradley DB   Notre Dame
1977 2 42   Walt Williams DB   New Mexico State
1976 1 10   James Hunter DB   Grambling State
1975 1 13   Lynn Boden OL   South Dakota State
1974 1 8   Ed O'Neil LB   Penn State
1973 1 17   Ernie Price DL   Texas A&M - Kingsville
1972 1 16   Herb Orvis DL   Colorado
1971 1 21   Bob Bell DL   Cincinnati
1970 1 19   Steve Owens RB   Oklahoma
1969 2 34   Altie Taylor RB   Utah State
1968 1 11   Greg Landry QB   Massachusetts
1967 1 7   Mel Farr RB   UCLA
1966 2   Nick Eddy RB   Notre Dame
1965 1   Tom Nowatzke RB   Indiana
1964 1   Pete Beathard QB   USC
1963 1   Daryl Sanders OL   Ohio State
1962 3   Bobby Thompson DB   Arizona
1961 2   Dan LaRose OL   Missouri
1960 2   Warren Rabb QB   Louisiana State
1959 1   Nick Pietrosante RB   Notre Dame
1958 1   Alex Karras DL   Iowa
1957 1   Bill Glass DL   Baylor
1956 1   Hopalong Cassady RB   Ohio State
1955 1   Dave Middleton RB   Auburn
1954 3   Bill Bowman RB   William & Mary
1953 1   Harley Sewell OL   Texas
1952 3   Yale Lary DB   Texas A&M
1951 2   Dick Stanfel OL   San Francisco
1950 1   Joe Watson OL   Rice
1949 2   John Panelli RB   Notre Dame
1948 1   Y.A. Tittle QB   Louisiana State
1947 1   Glenn Davis RB   Army
1946 2   Russ Thomas OL   Ohio State
1945 1   Frank Szymanski OL   Notre Dame
1944 1 4   Otto Graham DB   Northwestern
1943 5   Lloyd Wickett OL   Oregon State
1942 1   Bob Westfall RB   Michigan
1941 1   Jim Thomason DB   Texas A&M
1940 2   Bill Fisk DL   USC
1939 1   Johnny Pingel DB   Michigan State
1938 1   Alex Wojciechowicz OL   Fordham
1937 1   Lloyd Cardwell RB   Nebraska
1936 1   Sid Wagner OL   Michigan State
 
 
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