Kyle O'Brien

Vice President of Player Personnel


Kyle O’Brien enters his 17th season in the National Football League and his third in Detroit. In his first season with the Lions, he worked as the team’s Director of Player Personnel, before being promoted to the team’s Vice President of Player Personnel in 2017. O’Brien continues to play an integral role in the team’s roster construction, working closely with Lions Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Quinn to bolster every aspect of the roster. Helping lead the club’s personnel department, O’Brien was instrumental in Detroit reaching the playoffs in 2016. He assisted in acquiring a draft class that combined for a total of 108 games played and 37 total starts in 2016. Detroit’s 2016 draft class also included first-round selection (16thoverall) Taylor Decker, who started in all 16 games at left tackle as one of only 17 players in the NFL to play 100 percent of the team’s snaps in 2016. The Lions 2017 draft class then featured immediate contributors in every phase of the game, including first-round (20thoverall) selection LB Jarrad Davis and fifth-round (165thoverall) pick CB Jamal Agnew who earned All-Pro honors as a rookie return man.