Lion First Round Picks Since 1936

1936 Sid Wagner Michigan State G
1937 Lloyd Cardwell Nebraska B
1938 Alex Wojciechowicz Fordham C
1939 John Pingel Michigan State B
1940 Doyle Nave Southern California B
1941 Jim Thomason Texas A&M B
1942 Bob Westfall Michigan B
1943 Frank Sinkwich Georgia B
1944 Otto Graham Northwestern B
1945 Frank Szymanski Notre Dame C
1946 Bill Dellastatious Missouri B
1947 Glen Davis Army B
1948 Y.A. Tittle Louisiana State B
1949 John Rauch Georgia B
1950 Leon Hart Notre Dame E
1950 Joe Watson Rice C
1951 Dick Stanfel (second round) San Francisco G
1952 Yale Lary Texam A&M B
1953 Harley Sewell Texas G
1954 Dick Chapman Rice T
1955 Dave Middleton Auburn B
1956 Hopalong Cassady Ohio State B
1957 Bill Glass Baylor G
1958 Alex Karras Iowa T
1959 Nick Pietrosante Notre Dame B
1960 John Robinson Louisiana State S
1961 Danny Larose Missouri T
1962 John Hadl Kansas QB
1963 Daryl Sanders Ohio State T
1964 Pete Beathard So. California QB
1965 Tom Nowatzke Indiana RB
1966 Nick Eddy (second round) Notre Dame RB
1967 Mel Farr UCLA RB
1968 Greg Landry Massachusetts QB
1968 Earl McCullouch So. California WR
1969 Altie Taylor (second round) Utah State RB
1970 Steve Owens Oklahoma RB
1971 Bob Bell Cincinnati DT
1972 Herb Orvis Colorado DE
1973 Ernie Price Texas A&M DE
1974 Ed O’Neil Penn State LB
1975 Lynn Boden South Dakota State G
1976 Lawrence Gaines Wyoming RB
1976 James Hunter Grambling DB
1977 Walt Williams (second round) New Mexico State DB
1978 Luther Bradley Notre Dame DB
1979 Keith Dorney Penn State T
1980 Billy Sims Oklahoma RB
1981 Mark Nichols San Jose State WR
1982 Jimmy Williams Nebraska LB
1983 James Jones Florida RB
1984 David Lewis California TE
1985 Lomas Brown Florida T
1986 Chuck Long Iowa QB
1987 Reggie Rogers Washington DE
1988 Bennie Blades Miami DB
1989 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State RB
1990 Andre Ware Houston QB
1991 Herman Moore Virginia WR
1992 Robert Porcher South Carolina St DE
1993 Ryan McNeil (second round) Miami DB
1994 Johnnie Morton Southern California WR
1995 Luther Elliss Utah DT
1996 Reggie Brown Texas A&M LB
1996 Jeff Hartings Penn State G
1997 Bryant Westbrook Texas DB
1998 Terry Fair Tennessee DB
1999 Chris Claiborne Southern California LB
1999 Aaron Gibson Wisconsin T
2000 Stockar McDougle Oklahoma T
2001 Jeff Backus Michigan T
2002 Joey Harrington Oregon QB
2003 Charles Rogers Michigan State WR
2004 Roy Williams Texas WR
2004 Kevin Jones Virginia Tech RB
2005 Mike Williams Souther California WR
2006 Ernie Sims Florida State LB
2007 Calvin Johnson Georgia Tech WR
2008 Gosder Cherilus Boston College OT
2009 Matthew Stafford Georgia QB
2009 Brandon Pettigrew Oklahoma St. TE