Detroit Lions Top 50: #29-25 with VIDEO

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27. Gail Cogdill, WR, 1960-1968

When Gail Cogdill retired from the Lions in 1968, he was the franchise leader in receptions and receiving yards. He now stands at sixth and fourth in those statistics, respectively, and remains one of the best to ever play.

Though the Lions found themselves in a state of quarterback flux after the infamous Bobby Layne trade in 1957, Cogdill came in and simply produced winning rookie of the year in 1960.

Codgill would continue to put together strong seasons until the later years of his career, when his production began to slowly fall off. Nonetheless, Cogdill was a Pro Bowler in three of his first five seasons, catching between 43 and 53 passes every season in that stretch.