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22. Lomas Brown, OT, 1985-1995

Offensive tackle, Lomas Brown was a rock on the Lions offensive line for the better part of a decade. Brown was a six-time Pro Bowler while paving the way for Barry Sanders over seven seasons and was a fine pass-protector in his own right.

Brown played college football for the University of Florida, and received consensus All-American honors. He was a first-round pick in the 1985 NFL Draft by the Lions.

While most of the Lions offensive lineman of the 1990’s are generally known for their run blocking abilities, one stat that I cannot let go unnoticed is the fact Brown helped facilitate Scott Mitchell’s 4,338-yard passing season in 1995, especially since Mitchell was a statue in the pocket.

After leaving the Lions following the 95′ season, Brown would go on to play for four other NFL teams. Since his retirement from on-the-field action, he now a sports broadcaster and analyst for ESPN.