Detroit Lions: 30 Best Draft Picks in Team History

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18.  Alex Wojciechowicz (offensive lineman/linebacker) – Every best draft picks list can use a versatile, swiss army knife type player, and Alex Wojciechowicz is that man.  Lions fans of today might not be able to recite his career statistics, or even pronounce his last name correctly (on the first try), but Wojciechowicz is much more than a jack-of-all-trades (master of none).

In fact, Wojciechowicz was a master of ALL trades, and he is the first Lion on this list (of those who played the majority of their careers with Detroit) who is also a member of the NFL’s Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Lions selected Wojciechowicz with the sixth overall pick of the 1938 Draft.  He played center in college (Fordham University), but he excelled on both offense and defense with the Lions from 1938-1946.

Wojciechowicz was a starter at center for the Lions, from day one.  On defense he played linebacker full-time, even intercepting 7 passes in 1944. He finished his career with 19 total interceptions, and was a two-time All-Pro selection (both as a member of the Lions).  In 1948 and 1949, Wojciechowicz would become a member of an NFL Championship team (as a Philadelphia Eagle, of course).

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