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Detroit Lions Drafted Defensive Backs

The Detroit Lions have selected 113 Defensive Backs in their team history (81 drafts). The Lions have drafted 9 Defensive Backs in the first round. The highest drafted DB was Johnny Pingel drafted in round 1 in 1939 out of Michigan State. Some of the top drafted Lions Defensive Backs were Frankie Sinkwich drafted in round 1 in 1943 out of Georgia, Vern Huffman drafted in round 3 in 1937 out of Indiana, Dorne Dibble drafted in round 3 in 1951 out of Michigan State, Bob Cifers drafted in round 2 in 1944 out of Tennessee and Billy Jefferson drafted in round 12 in 1941 out of Mississippi State. View all of the Detroit Lions drafted Defensive Backs throughout their history.
Detroit Lions Drafted Defensive Backs
Year Round Selection Player College
2016 3 80   Alex Carter   Stanford
2016 6 200   Quandre Diggs   Texas
2015 3 80   Alex Carter   Stanford
2015 6 200   Quandre Diggs   Texas
2014 4 133   Nevin Lawson   Utah State
2013 2 36   Darius Slay   Mississippi State
2012 3 85   Bill Bentley   Louisiana-Lafayette
2012 5 148   Chris Greenwood   Albion
2012 6 196   Jonte Green   New Mexico State
2010 3 66   Amari Spievey   Iowa
2009 2 33   Louis Delmas   Western Michigan
2008 7 218   Caleb Campbell   Army
2007 2 61   Gerald Alexander   Boise State
2007 4 105   A.J. Davis   North Carolina State
2007 7 255   Ramzee Robinson   Alabama
2006 2 40   Daniel Bullocks   Nebraska
2006 6 179   Dee McCann   West Virginia
2005 3 72   Stanley Wilson   Stanford
2004 3 73   Keith Smith   McNeese State
2003 5 137   Terrence Holt   North Carolina State
2003 7 220   Blue Adams   Cincinnati
2002 3 68   Andre' Goodman   South Carolina
2002 6 175   Chris Cash   USC
2000 5 145   Todd Franz   Tulsa
1999 5 137   Tyree Talton   Northern Iowa
1998 1 20   Terry Fair   Tennessee
1997 1 5   Bryant Westbrook   Texas
1997 2 54   Kevin Abrams   Syracuse
1996 3 76   Ryan Stewart   Georgia Tech
1996 4 129   Brad Ford   Alabama
1994 2 57   Van Malone   Texas
1994 6 183   Jocelyn Borgella   Cincinnati
1993 2 33   Ryan McNeil   Miami (Fla.)
1993 6 147   Greg Jeffries   Virginia
1993 8 201   Kevin Miniefield   Arizona State
1992 8 221   Willie Clay   Georgia Tech
1991 4 91   Kevin Scott   Stanford
1990 4 105   Chris Oldham   Oregon
1989 4 86   Ray Crockett   Baylor
1989 7 170   Jerry Woods   Northern Michigan
1988 1 3   Bennie Blades   Miami (Fla.)
1988 4 85   William White   Ohio State
1988 9 223   Kip Corrington   Texas A&M
1987 4 92   Garland Rivers   Michigan
1986 4 92   Devon Mitchell   Iowa
1986 9 231   Lyle Pickens   Colorado
1984 10 259   William Frizzell   North Carolina Central
1983 5 115   Demetrious Johnson   Missouri
1982 2 42   Bobby Watkins   Texas State
1982 4 96   Bruce McNorton   Georgetown (KY)
1982 5 127   William Graham   Texas
1982 9 231   Dan Wagoner   Kansas
1981 9 240   David Martin   Villanova
1980 11 278   Wayne Smith   Purdue
1978 1 11   Luther Bradley   Notre Dame
1978 6 150   Dwight Hicks   Michigan
1977 2 42   Walt Williams   New Mexico State
1977 6 166   Reggie Pinkney   East Carolina
1976 1 10   James Hunter   Grambling State
1974 5 117   Carl Capria   Purdue
1973 3 75   Levi Johnson   Texas A&M - Kingsville
1973 4 91   Dick Jauron   Yale
1973 8 200   Prentice McCray   Arizona State
1972 6 145   Charlie Potts   Purdue
1972 8 197   Henry Stuckey   Missouri
1972 16 405   Leon Jenkins   West Virginia
1971 3 72   Al Clark   Eastern Michigan
1969 14 346   George Hoey   Michigan
1967 2 34   Lem Barney   Jackson State
1967 9 218   Mike Weger   Bowling Green State
1966 7   Johnnie Robinson   Tennessee State
1965 5   Tom Vaughn   Iowa State
1965 11   Jim Kearney   Prairie View A&M
1965 13   Jack Jacobson   Oklahoma State
1964 9   Wayne Rasmussen   South Dakota State
1963 11   Karl Kassulke   Drake
1962 3   Bobby Thompson   Arizona
1961 11   Larry Vargo   Detroit
1959 13   Jim Steffen   UCLA
1959 15   Bruce Maher   Detroit
1958 21   Jim Wagstaff   Idaho State
1958 23   Dave Whitsell   Indiana
1955 4   Lee Riley   Detroit
1955 7   Bert Zagers   Michigan State
1954 8   Milt Davis   UCLA
1954 22   Richie Woit   Arkansas State
1953 23   Carl Karilivacz   Syracuse
1952 3   Yale Lary   Texas A&M
1952 22   Jim David   Colorado State
1951 3   Dorne Dibble   Michigan State
1951 15   Jim Hill   Tennessee
1951 17   Darrel Meisenheimer   Oklahoma State
1948 9   Don Doll   USC
1948 23   Rebel Steiner   Alabama
1947 17   Tommy James   Ohio State
1947 25   Earl Maves   Wisconsin
1946 11   Kelley Mote   Duke
1945 6   Jackie Lowther   Detroit
1945 7   Paul Walker   Yale
1944 1 4   Otto Graham   Northwestern
1944 2 14   Bob Cifers   Tennessee
1944 11 101   Paul White   Michigan
1943 1 1   Frankie Sinkwich   Georgia
1942 4   Mickey Sanzotta   Case Western Reserve
1942 6   Murray Evans   Hardin-Simmons
1942 7   Tom Colella   Canisius
1942 9   Emil Banjavic   Arizona
1942 12   Joe Stringfellow   Southern Mississippi
1941 1   Jim Thomason   Texas A&M
1941 12   Billy Jefferson   Mississippi State
1940 12   Jack Morlock   Marshall
1939 1   Johnny Pingel   Michigan State
1939 14   Bill Lazetich   Montana
1938 6   Dick Nardi   Ohio State
1937 3   Vern Huffman   Indiana
 
 
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