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Detroit Lions Drafted Tight Ends

The Detroit Lions have selected 22 Tight Ends in their team history (81 drafts). The Lions have drafted 4 Tight Ends in the first round. The highest drafted TE was Eric Ebron drafted in round 1 (#10 Overall) in 2014 out of North Carolina. Some of the top drafted Lions Tight Ends were James Jones drafted in round 1 in 1983 out of Florida, Charlie Sanders drafted in round 3 in 1968 out of Minnesota, David Hill drafted in round 2 in 1976 out of Texas A&M - Kingsville, Brandon Pettigrew drafted in round 1 in 2009 out of Oklahoma State and David Sloan drafted in round 3 in 1995 out of New Mexico. View all of the Detroit Lions drafted Tight Ends throughout their history.
Detroit Lions Drafted Tight Ends
Year Round Selection Player College
2014 1 10   Eric Ebron   North Carolina
2013 7 211   Michael Williams   Alabama
2009 1 20   Brandon Pettigrew   Oklahoma State
2009 7 255   Dan Gronkowski   Maryland
2002 5 138   John Owens   Notre Dame
2002 7 252   Matt Murphy   Maryland
1997 5 135   Pete Chryplewicz   Notre Dame
1995 3 70   David Sloan   New Mexico
1995 6 186   Kevin Hickman   Navy
1988 2 32   Pat Carter   Florida State
1984 1 20   David Lewis   California
1983 1 13   James Jones   Florida
1982 12 326   Rob Rubick   Grand Valley State
1981 8 211   Bob Niziolek   Colorado
1979 4 88   Ulysses Norris   Georgia
1976 2 46   David Hill   Texas A&M - Kingsville
1974 11 273   T.C. Blair   Tulsa
1968 3 74   Charlie Sanders   Minnesota
1967 16 401   Jerry Zawadzkas   Columbia
1964 6   John Hilton   Richmond
1953 22   Pete Retzlaff   South Dakota State
1943 6   Jim Jones   Union (Tenn.)
 
 
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