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1983 Detroit Lions Draft

Round Overall Player Position Birthdate College
1 13 James Jones RB 03/21/1961 Florida
2 40 Rich Strenger OT 03/10/1960 Michigan
3 67 Mike Cofer LB 04/07/1960 Tennessee
4 94 August Curley LB 01/24/1960 Southern California
5 115 Demetrious Johnson DB 07/21/1961 Missouri
5 121 Steve Mott C 03/24/1961 Alabama
6 154 Todd Brown WR 07/16/1960 Nebraska
7 181 Mike Black P 01/18/1961 Arizona State
8 208 William Stapleton DB 01/26/1961 Washington
10 261 Dave Laube OG 03/03/1961 Penn State
11 287 Ben Tate DB 08/29/1961 North Carolina Central
12 321 Jim Lane C 09/13/1960 Idaho State

Complete 1983 NFL Draft by Round:  1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12

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