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Detroit Lions Drafted Defensive Linemen

The Detroit Lions have selected 103 Defensive Linemen in their team history (81 drafts). The Lions have drafted 12 Defensive Linemen in the first round. The highest drafted DL was Bill Glass drafted in round 1 in 1957 out of Baylor. Some of the top drafted Lions Defensive Linemen were Leon Hart drafted in round 1 in 1950 out of Notre Dame, John Greene drafted in round 5 in 1944 out of Michigan, Jim Doran drafted in round 5 in 1951 out of Iowa State, Ralph Heywood drafted in round 3 in 1944 out of USC and Steve Junker drafted in round 4 in 1957 out of Xavier (Ohio). View all of the Detroit Lions drafted Defensive Linemen throughout their history.
Detroit Lions Drafted Defensive Linemen
Year Round Selection Player College
2016 4 113   Gabe Wright   Auburn
2015 4 113   Gabe Wright   Auburn
2014 4 136   Larry Webster   Bloomsburg
2014 5 158   Caraun Reid   Princeton
2013 1 5   Ezekiel Ansah   Brigham Young
2013 4 132   Devin Taylor   South Carolina
2012 4 125   Ronnell Lewis   Oklahoma
2011 1 13   Nick Fairley   Auburn
2010 1 2   Ndamukong Suh   Nebraska
2010 7 213   Willie Young   North Carolina State
2009 4 115   Sammie Lee Hill   Stillman
2008 3 87   Andre Fluellen   Florida State
2008 3 92   Cliff Avril   Purdue
2008 7 216   Landon Cohen   Ohio U.
2007 2 58   Ikaika Alama-Francis   Hawaii
2005 2 37   Shaun Cody   USC
2005 6 184   Bill Swancutt   Oregon State
2003 3 66   Cory Redding   Texas
2002 2 35   Kalimba Edwards   South Carolina
2002 4 134   John Taylor   Montana State
2001 2 61   Shaun Rogers   Texas
2000 7 253   Alfonso Boone   Central State (Ohio)
1999 3 70   Jared DeVries   Iowa
1999 7 215   Mike Pringley   North Carolina
1996 5 158   Kerwin Waldroup   Central State (Ohio)
1995 1 20   Luther Elliss   Utah
1994 3 93   Shane Bonham   Tennessee
1992 1 26   Robert Porcher   South Carolina State
1992 3 81   Thomas McLemore   Southern University
1991 9 231   Darryl Milburn   Grambling State
1990 2 35   Dan Owens   USC
1990 3 62   Marc Spindler   Pittsburgh
1989 5 115   Lawrence Pete   Nebraska
1989 12 309   James Cribbs   Memphis
1988 8 196   Gary Hadd   Minnesota
1987 1 7   Reggie Rogers   Washington
1987 3 63   Jerry Ball   Southern Methodist
1987 7 175   Dan Saleaumua   Arizona State
1984 3 62   Eric Williams   Washington State
1982 8 208   Martin Moss   UCLA
1981 2 46   Curtis Green   Alabama State
1980 9 223   Tom Tuinei   Hawaii
1978 2 40   Al Baker   Colorado State
1978 5 123   Dan Gray   Rutgers
1976 3 76   John Woodcock   Hawaii
1975 2 38   Doug English   Texas
1974 2 39   Billy Howard   Alcorn State
1973 1 17   Ernie Price   Texas A&M - Kingsville
1973 7 175   John Andrews   Morgan State
1972 1 16   Herb Orvis   Colorado
1972 3 65   Ken Sanders   Howard Payne
1971 1 21   Bob Bell   Cincinnati
1971 4 100   Larry Woods   Tennessee State
1970 3 71   Jim Mitchell   Virginia State
1970 13 331   Dave Haverdick   Morehead State
1969 10 242   Robert Bergum   Wis.-Platteville
1967 4 88   Lew Kamanu   Weber State
1967 6 144   John McCambridge   Northwestern
1966 14   Denis Moore   USC
1965 2   Jerry Rush   Michigan State
1964 10   Larry Hand   Appalachian State
1964 15   Roger LaLonde   Muskingum
1963 2   Roy Williams   U. of Pacific
1963 18   Al Greer   Jackson State
1962 6   Mike Bundra   USC
1960 4   Roger Brown   Maryland East. Shore
1959 6   Dick Guesman   West Virginia
1959 7   Ben Donnell   Vanderbilt
1959 18   Rufus Granderson   Prairie View A&M
1958 1   Alex Karras   Iowa
1958 9   Ben Paolucci   Wayne State (Mich.)
1957 1   Bill Glass   Baylor
1957 4   Steve Junker   Xavier (Ohio)
1957 8   Dave Liddick   George Washington
1957 10   Tom Rychlec   American International
1957 18   Bob Gunderman   Virginia
1957 20   Dudley Meredith   Lamar
1955 3   Darris McCord   Tennessee
1955 9   Walt Jenkins   Wayne State (Mich.)
1954 19   Dewey Brundage   Brigham Young
1952 4   Pat Summerall   Arkansas
1952 9   Sonny Gandee   Ohio State
1952 19   Blaine Earon   Duke
1952 20   Gil Mains   Murray State
1952 28   Hal Turner   Tennessee State
1951 5   Jim Doran   Iowa State
1950 1 1   Leon Hart   Notre Dame
1950 2   Thurman McGraw   Colorado State
1950 18   Don Stansauk   Denver
1948 19   Barney Hafen   Utah
1944 3 19   Ralph Heywood   USC
1944 5 35   John Greene   Michigan
1944 16 167   Jack Helms   Georgia Tech
1943 19   Bert Kuczynski   Pennsylvania
1942 2   Alf Bauman   Northwestern
1942 15   Mac Speedie   Utah
1941 7   John Jett   Wake Forest
1941 13   Maurice Britt   Arkansas
1941 15   Perry Scott   Muhlenberg
1940 2   Bill Fisk   USC
1940 5   Bob Winslow   USC
1940 13   Stillman Rouse   Missouri
1939 4   Joe Wendlick   Oregon State
1937 5   Maury Patt   Carnegie Mellon
 
 
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