The Tigers went heavy on college athletes in their first 10 picks in the 2017 Major League Draft. They also, apparently, went heavy on high-character kids. The Detroit News' Tony Paul talked with each of the top picks for a series of in-depth profiles, not just their life on the field, but away from it, as well.

Nine of the top 10 picks have signed and begun their professional careers, with first-rounder Alex Faedo in Detroit on Monday to start negotiations on his contract.

Below, you'll find each of the draft profiles.

* First round: Humble Alex Faedo keeps focus on World Series-champion Gators

* Second round:JUCO slugger Reynaldo Rivera's 'impact' too much to pass up

* Third round:Tigers see Joey Morgan as a 'can't-miss' major-league catcher

* Fourth round: JUCO pitcher Gio Arriera emerges seemingly out of nowhere

* Fifth round: High-school catcher Sam McMillan knows late Dad would be proud

* Sixth round: Single mother's many sacrifices led Dane Myers to the Tigers

* Seventh round:Brad Bass wants to start, after successful relief career at ND

* Eighth round: After being booted off college team, Max Green gets new lease on life

* Ninth round:Outfielder Luke Burch makes big leap, from Division II to MLB Draft

* 10th round:Tigers get a good read on Garrett McCain, a studious outfielder