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Detroit Lions Drafted Linebackers

The Detroit Lions have selected 78 Linebackers in their team history (81 drafts). The Lions have drafted 5 Linebackers in the first round. The highest drafted LB was Ed O'Neil drafted in round 1 (#8 Overall) in 1974 out of Penn State. Some of the top drafted Lions Linebackers were Howie Weiss drafted in round 2 in 1939 out of Wisconsin, Wayne Walker drafted in round 4 in 1958 out of Idaho, Bill Callihan drafted in round 7 in 1939 out of Nebraska, Ty Hallock drafted in round 7 in 1993 out of Michigan State and Bob Wiese drafted in round 3 in 1945 out of Michigan. View all of the Detroit Lions drafted Linebackers throughout their history.
Detroit Lions Drafted Linebackers
Year Round Selection Player College
2014 2 40   Kyle Van Noy   BYU
2013 7 245   Brandon Hepburn   Florida A&M
2012 5 138   Tahir Whitehead   Temple
2012 7 223   Travis Lewis   Oklahoma
2011 5 157   Doug Hogue   Syracuse
2009 3 76   Deandre Levy   Wisconsin
2009 7 235   Zack Follett   California
2008 2 45   Jordon Dizon   Colorado
2007 5 158   Johnny Baldwin   Alabama A&M
2006 1 9   Ernie Sims   Florida State
2006 7 247   Anthony Cannon   Tulane
2005 6 206   Johnathan Goddard   Marshall
2004 2 37   Teddy Lehman   Oklahoma
2004 5 140   Alex Lewis   Wisconsin
2003 2 34   Boss Bailey   Georgia
2003 5 144   James Davis   West Virginia
2001 6 173   Jason Glenn   Texas A&M
2000 2 50   Barrett Green   West Virginia
1999 1 9   Chris Claiborne   USC
1999 6 177   Clint Kriewaldt   Wis.-Stevens Point
1997 4 130   Matt Russell   Colorado
1997 7 239   Richard Jordan   Missouri Southern State
1996 1 17   Reggie Brown   Texas A&M
1995 5 141   Stephen Boyd   Boston College
1993 3 62   Antonio London   Alabama
1993 7 174   Ty Hallock   Michigan State
1992 2 53   Tracy Scroggins   Tulsa
1990 6 147   Maurice Henry   Kansas State
1990 7 174   Tracy Hayworth   Tennessee
1989 11 282   Keith Karpinski   Penn State
1988 2 29   Chris Spielman   Ohio State
1987 6 148   Danny Lockett   Arizona
1987 8 203   Dennis Gibson   Iowa State
1985 3 62   James Johnson   San Diego State
1985 4 90   Kevin Hancock   Baylor
1985 9 230   June James   Texas
1984 7 178   Jimmie Carter   New Mexico
1983 3 67   Mike Cofer   Tennessee
1983 4 94   August Curley   USC
1982 1 15   Jimmy Williams   Nebraska
1982 3 69   Steve Doig   New Hampshire
1982 10 266   Roosevelt Barnes   Purdue
1979 2 37   Ken Fantetti   Wyoming
1979 4 92   Jon Brooks   Clemson
1979 8 213   John Mohring   C.W. Post
1979 11 302   Eddie Cole   Mississippi
1977 5 114   Ron Crosby   Penn State
1977 7 179   Tim Black   Baylor
1977 11 293   Tony Daykin   Georgia Tech
1976 7 198   Garth Ten Napel   Texas A&M
1974 1 8   Ed O'Neil   Penn State
1973 3 71   Jim Laslavic   Penn State
1973 4 81   Mike Hennigan   Tennessee Tech
1972 10 249   Jim Teal   Purdue
1971 2 48   Charlie Weaver   USC
1971 8 204   Ken Lee   Washington
1970 7 175   Ken Geddes   Nebraska
1968 4 93   Ed Mooney   Texas Tech
1968 8 202   Terry Miller   Illinois
1967 3 60   Paul Naumoff   Tennessee
1966 5   Bill Cody   Auburn
1963 8   Dennis Gaubatz   Louisiana State
1963 13   Ernie Clark   Michigan State
1960 9   Max Messner   Cincinnati
1959 10   Jack Laraway   Purdue
1959 11   Harry Jacobs   Bradley
1958 4   Wayne Walker   Idaho
1953 7   Joe Schmidt   Pittsburgh
1953 15   Ted Topor   Michigan
1952 11   Keith Flowers   Texas Christian
1945 3   Bob Wiese   Michigan
1942 13   Tony Arena   Michigan State
1941 4   Augie Lio   Georgetown
1941 5   Robert Nelson   Baylor
1940 16   Frank Ribar   Duke
1939 2   Howie Weiss   Wisconsin
1939 7   Bill Callihan   Nebraska
1939 9   Tony Calvelli   Stanford
 
 
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