Green Bay Packers: Top 30 moments in franchise history

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8. 1958 NFL Draft

Rated as the greatest draft in Packers history, the 1958 draft class set the stage for the magical run through the 1960s.

The 1958 draft class for the Packers included the names, , Jim Taylor, and .

All of whom are in the Packers hall of fame, and were a huge part in establishing the championship culture that is the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers first round pick, Currie, served as a seven-year starter at the linebacker position. Jim Taylor scored 81 touchdowns, a Packers record for a running back by a considerable amount, and ran for 8,207 career yards, which is good enough for second in the Packers history. Taylor is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Jerry Kramer, #64, during a visit to Lambeau Field.

Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Nitschke served as the anchor of the Packers defense for 190 games and 15 years. He is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and some consider him the greatest player in the history of the Green Bay Packers.

Jerry Kramer did it all for the Green Bay Packers as an offensive guard and a kicker. He started at the offensive guard position for all 11 seasons, and was one of the major influences on the field and in the locker room. He will be remembered as a Packers legend, and is still being considered as a Pro Football Hall of Fame candidate.

The 1958 draft set the stage for what was to come in the 1960s and will be remembered as one of the greatest drafts by any team in NFL history.

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