History of Green Bay Packers First-Round NFL Draft Picks All Time

The Green Bay Packers have never been wholly dependent on first-round NFL Draft picks, but their successes in Round 1 have helped them maintain relevance.

What does the Green Bay Packers‘ full history of first-round picks in the NFL Draft look like? As one of the original NFL teams from the 1936 NFL Draft, the Packers have plenty of selections to browse through. And though their success in Round 1 has fluctuated at times, they’ve always been a mainstay on the playoff stage.

Green Bay Packers First-Round Draft Picks Throughout History

The Packers are a team whose success, more than most, has not been predominantly dependent on first-round production. Some of the team’s most pivotal players, like Bart Starr and Brett Favre, were late-round selections who blossomed into league-beaters.

Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that, across Green Bay’s entire first-round pick history since 1936, the team only has four Hall of Fame selections in Round 1. That said, Sterling Sharpe might’ve been considered for HOF placement had his career been longer. And Aaron Rodgers — a four-time MVP and Super Bowl winner — is a shoo-in once he retires.

In the next Packers era, with Jordan Love leading the charge, a new wave of first-round picks will be relied upon to bring Green Bay back to prominence.

2024

  • Jordan Morgan | Pick 25
    OT, Arizona

2023

  • Lukas Van Ness | Round 1, Pick 13
    EDGE, Iowa

2022

  • Quay Walker | Round 1, Pick 22
    LB, Georgia
  • Devonte Wyatt | Round 1, Pick 28
    DT, Georgia

2021

  • Eric Stokes | Pick 29
    DB, Georgia

2020

  • Jordan Love | Pick 26
    QB, Utah State

2019

  • Rashan Gary | Pick 12
    LB, Michigan
  • Darnell Savage Jr. | Pick 21
    S, Maryland

2018

  • Jaire Alexander | Pick 18
    CB, Louisville

2017

The Packers traded pick 29 to the Cleveland Browns.

2016

  • Kenny Clark | Pick 27
    DT, UCLA

2015

  • Damarious Randall | Pick 30
    S, Arizona State

2014

  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix | Pick 21
    DB, Alabama

2013

  • Datone Jones | Pick 26
    DE, UCLA

2012

  • Nick Perry | Pick 28
    DE, USC

2011

  • Derek Sherrod | Pick 32
    T, Mississippi State

2010

  • Bryan Bulaga | Pick 23
    T, Iowa

2009

  • B.J. Raji | Pick 9
    DT, Boston College
  • Clay Matthews | Pick 26
    LB, USC

2008

The Green Bay Packers traded pick No. 30 to the New York Jets.

2007

  • Justin Harrell | Pick 16
    DT, Tennessee

2006

  • A.J. Hawk | Pick 5
    LB, Ohio State

2005

  • Aaron Rodgers | Pick 24
    QB, California

2004

  • Ahmad Carroll | Pick 25
    DB, Arkansas

2003

  • Nick Barnett | Pick 29
    LB, Oregon State

2002

  • Javon Walker | Pick 20
    WR, Florida State

2001

  • Jamal Reynolds | Pick 10
    DE, Florida State

2000

  • Bubba Franks | Pick 14
    TE, Miami (FL)

1999

  • Antuan Edwards | Pick 25
    DB, Clemson

1998

  • Vonnie Holliday | Pick 19
    DE, North Carolina

1997

  • Ross Verba | Pick 30
    T, Iowa

1996

  • John Michels | Pick 27
    T, USC

1995

  • Craig Newsome | Pick 32
    DB, Arizona State

1994

  • Aaron Taylor | Pick 16
    G, Notre Dame

1993

  • Wayne Simmons | Pick 15
    LB, Clemson
  • George Teague | Pick 29
    DB, Alabama

1992

  • Terrell Buckley | Pick 5
    DB, Florida State

1991

  • Vinnie Clark | Pick 19
    DB, Ohio State

1990

  • Tony Bennett | Pick 18
    DE, Mississippi
  • Darrell Thompson | Pick 19
    RB, Minnesota

1989

  • Tony Mandarich | Pick 2
    T, Michigan State

1988

  • Sterling Sharpe | Pick 7
    WR, South Carolina

1987

  • Brent Fullwood | Pick 4
    RB, Auburn

1986

The Packers traded their first-round pick to the San Diego Chargers.

1985

  • Ken Ruettgers | Pick 7
    T, USC

1984

  • Alphonso Carreker | Pick 12
    DE, Florida State

1983

  • Tim Lewis | Pick 11
    DB, Pittsburgh

1982

  • Ron Hallstrom | Pick 22
    G, Iowa

1981

  • Rich Campbell | Pick 6
    QB, California

1980

  • Bruce Clark | Pick 4
    DE, Penn State
  • George Cumby | Pick 26
    LB, Oklahoma

1979

  • Eddie Lee Ivery | Pick 15
    RB, Georgia Tech

1978

  • James Lofton* | Pick 6
    WR, Stanford
  • John Anderson | Pick 26
    LB, Michigan

1977

  • Mike Butler | Pick 9
    DE, Kansas
  • Ezra Johnson | Pick 28
    DE, Morris Brown

1976

  • Mark Koncar | Pick 23
    T, Colorado

1975

The Packers traded the ninth pick to the Los Angeles Rams.

1974

  • Barty Smith | Pick 12
    RB, Richmond

1973

  • Barry Smith | Pick 21
    WR, Florida State

1972

  • Willie Buchanon | Pick 7
    DB, San Diego State
  • Jerry Tagge | Pick 11
    QB, Nebraska

1971

  • John Brockington | Pick 9
    RB, Ohio State

1970

  • Mike McCoy | Pick 2
    DT, Notre Dame
  • Rich McGeorge | Pick 16
    TE, Elon

1969

  • Rich Moore | Pick 12
    DT, Villanova

1968

  • Fred Carr | Pick 5
    LB, Texas-El Paso
  • Bill Lueck | Pick 26
    G, Arizona

1967

  • Bob Hyland | Pick 9
    C, Boston College
  • Don Horn | Pick 25
    QB, San Diego State

1966

  • Jim Grabowski | Pick 9
    RB, Illinois
  • Gale Gillingham | Pick 13
    G, Minnesota

1965

  • Donny Anderson | Pick 7
    RB, Texas Tech
  • Larry Elkins | Pick 10
    WR, Baylor

1964

  • Lloyd Voss | Pick 13
    DE, Nebraska

1963

  • Dave Robinson* | Pick 14
    LB, Penn State

1962

  • Earl Gros | Pick 14
    FB, LSU

1961

  • Herb Adderley* | Pick 12
    DB, Michigan State

1960

  • Tom Moore | Pick 5
    HB, Vanderbilt

1959

  • Randy Duncan | Pick 1
    QB, Iowa

1958

  • Dan Currie | Pick 3
    LB, Michigan State

1957

  • Paul Hornung* | Pick 1
    HB, Notre Dame
  • Ron Kramer | Pick 4
    DE, Michigan

1956

  • Jack Losch | Pick 8
    HB, Miami (FL)

1955

  • Tom Bettis | Pick 5
    LB, Purdue

1954

  • Art Hunter | Pick 3
    C, Notre Dame
  • Veryl Switzer | Pick 4
    HB, Kansas State

1953

  • Al Carmichael | Pick 7
    HB, USC

1952

  • Babe Parilli | Pick 4
    QB, Kentucky

1951

  • Bob Gain | Pick 5
    DT, Kentucky

1950

  • Clayton Tonnemaker | Pick 4
    LB, Minnesota

1949

  • Stan Heath | Pick 5
    QB, Nevada

1948

  • Jug Girard | Pick 7
    DE, Wisconsin

1947

  • Ernie Case | Pick 6
    QB, UCLA

1946

  • Johnny Strzykalski | Pick 6
    HB, Marquette

1945

  • Walt Schlinkman | Pick 11
    FB, Texas Tech

1944

  • Merv Pregulman | Pick 7
    C, Michigan

1943

  • Dick Wildung | Pick 8
    T, Minnesota

1942

  • Urban Odson | Pick 9
    T, Minnesota

1941

  • George Paskvan | Pick 7
    FB, Wisconsin

1940

  • Hal Van Every | Pick 9
    RB, Minnesota

1939

  • Larry Buhler | Pick 9
    FB/HB, Minnesota

1938

  • Cecil Isbell | Pick 7
    RB, Purdue

1937

  • Ed Jankowski | Pick 9
    FB, Wisconsin

1936

  • Russ Letlow | Pick 7
    G, San Francisco

*Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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