Detroit Lions: 30 Best Draft Picks in Team History

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4.  Herman Moore (wide receiver) – It’s one thing to put up big numbers as a receiver in an offense in which you’re the main focal-point.  It’s another thing entirely to post gaudy individual numbers while being just one of several weapons on offense.

If you’re familiar with the career of Herman Moore, then you know just what I’m talking about.  Moore posted some jaw-dropping numbers as a receiver, throughout much of his career as a Detroit Lion.  And he did it all while sharing catches and opportunities with other standouts Brett Perriman, Johnnie Morton and Barry Sanders.

The Lions selected Moore with the 10th overall pick of the 1991 NFL draft.  He went on to play all but one of his 146 career games in a Lions uniform.  By the time he retired, Moore had compiled an impressive resume of statistics, and many of his numbers still maintain a high-standing in team history.

Moore finished his career with 670 receptions, 9,174 yards receiving, and 62 career receiving touchdowns.  He was a four-time pro-bowler.

In Lions history, Moore has the 2nd most receiving touchdowns, 2nd most career receiving yards, and 2nd most career receptions (placing first in all of those categories, at the time of his retirement).

While records are made to be broken, few players are special enough to set so many distinguished records.  Herman Moore was one such player, and he was a very special Detroit Lion.

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