Detroit Lions: 5 best NFL Draft picks of all time

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27 Nov 1997: Wide receiver Herman Moore
27 Nov 1997: Wide receiver Herman Moore /

50. . WR. 1991-2001. Herman Moore. 5. player

Herman Moore led the Detroit Lions in just about every career receiving mark until just recently when Calvin Johnson overtook him. However, he can be considered the second-best receiver in franchise history for just how good he was when he did suit up even in the dark era — which seems to be a long period of time — of Lions football.

Picked No. 10 overall in the 1991 NFL Draft by Detroit, Herman Moore had a solid career at Virginia, finishing his final season with the Cavaliers sixth in Heisman voting and named a consensus All-American. He caught 54 passes for 1,190 yards and 13 touchdowns that year.

Moore didn’t play much in his rookie year, getting just one start and playing limited time in 13 contests. He ended the year with 11 catches for 135 yards.

The former Virginia star broke out in his second season, though, catching 51 passes for 966 yards and four touchdowns and then his career really took off. By 1994, he registered his first career 1,000-yard season and even earned a trip to the Pro Bowl, plus was named a second-team All-Pro.

Moore went on to make three more Pro Bowls in a row and was named a first-team All-Pro member from 1995-97.

Over his Lions career, he finished with 670 catches for 9,174 yards and 62 touchdowns — all of those rank second on the franchise’s all-time list.

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