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The 1967 Draft wasn't so Dyn-O-Mite for the Pistons when they drafted Jalen Rose's dad with the first pick, passing on Earl Monroe and Walt FrazierDraft
Apparently the 1972 Pistons had enough scoring, because they passed on this future HOF Nets and Sixers superstar and drafted Bob Nash instead Draft
In 1974, the Red Wings drafted Bill Lochead 9th overall, instead of this 500 goal scorer who won 4 straight Cups with the Islanders Draft
With the 4th pick in the 1976 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons select, not this future HOF Celtics center, but Alabama center Leon DouglasDraft
In 1977, the Wings drafted Dale McCourt 1st overall, instead of this player, another 500 goal scorer and 4 time Cup winner with the IslandersDraft
In 1979, the Wings drafted Mike Foligno, passing on 700 goal scorer Mike Gartner and this Bruins defenseman, called 'the second coming of Bobby Orr'Draft
In 1983, the Pistons drafted Antoine Carr 8th, and 6 picks later the Trialblazers 'glide'd in and selected this Houston SGDraft
In 1983, the Lions picked FB James Jones 13th overall. The Bills took this QB, who led them to 4 straight Super Bowls, with the next pickDraft
In 1984, the Wings drafted 3 players (Shawn Burr, Doug Houda, Milan Chalupa) ahead of this player has won 4 Cups and currently sits 2nd in all-time wins for a goalie Draft
In 1986, the Wings took Joe Murphy 1st overall. Eight selections later, the Rangers took this future HOF defenseman who won the Conn Smythe in 1994Draft
One year later, the Wings selected Yves Racine instead of this center, a 500 goal scorer and winner of the 1996 Conn Smythe and 2001 Hart Trophies Draft
In 1987, DT Reggie Rogers got the call from the Lions, instead of this HOF CB who played for the Steelers, Niners, Ravens, and RaidersDraft
When the Lions drafted LB Reggie Brown in 1996, I think they meant to pick this 11 time Pro Bowl Ravens LBDraft
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In 2003, the Lions drafted this MSU receiver over Pro Bowlers Andre Johnson, Terence Newman, and Troy Polamalu. In 15 games with the Lions, he caught 36 passes for 440 yardsDraft
Drafted 2nd overall by the Pistons in the 2003 NBA Draft, the 'Human Victory Cigar' was taken ahead of Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris BoshDraft
In 2005, the Lions drafted this USC receiver over Pro-Bowlers DeMarcus Ware, Shawn Merriman, and Jamaal Brown. In 22 games with the Lions, he caught 37 passes for 449 yardsDraft
After averaging almost 11 sacks a season in New Orleans, this LB amassed a whopping 10 sacks total for the Lions in 1993 and 1994. He then left for Oakland, where he got 13 sacks iFree Agent Signing
The Lions broke the bank in 1994 for this Dolphins backup QB, and got 1 decent season out of a 5 year contractFree Agent Signing
The Red Wings signed this defenseman to a 4-year deal in 1998, and got only 30 games out of him in those 4 seasons. He was on the 2002 squad that won the Stanley Cup, but his name Free Agent Signing
The Celtics received the 1st and 13th picks in 1980, which they then traded to Golden State for the 3rd pick, which was Kevin McHale. The Pistons received this playerTrade
This pitcher got 213 wins, 154 saves, and 3,084 SOs for the Braves, Red Sox and Cardinals after being traded by the Tigers in 1987 for Doyle AlexanderTrade
The Red Wings got a total of 60 points out of him and Tony McKegney in 89-90...their only season with the team. In the same season, St. Louis got 169 points from Adam Oates and PauTrade
The Tigers traded 6 prospects for this 2-time AL MVP, who hit just 22 HRs and 67 RBI in 2000, his only season in DetroitTrade
The Pistons gave Denver Chauncey Billups, who averaged 18 points and 6.5 assists in 77 games and led the Nuggets to the Western Conference Finals in 2009, Antonio McDyess, and CheiTrade
Michigan recruited this Yankees 3B prospect to play QB for their football team. They forced Tom Brady to platoon with him for 2 seasons, after which Brady went on to win 3 Super BoRecruiting

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