Green Bay Packers: Top 10 defensive players of all-time

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4. Willie Davis

Drafted in the 15th round of the 1956 NFL Draft, Willie Davis was another one of the brilliant moves made by Vince Lombardi. Originally selected by the Cleveland Browns, Lombardi made the move to trade for Davis in 1960.

Though it was a bit of an unknown as to what type of player Davis would turn into, Lombardi knew exactly what he was doing, as he usually did.

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“You look for speed, agility and size. You may get two of these qualities in one man and when you have three, you have a great player. In Willie Davis, we have a great one. For a big man, 6-3 and 240 pounds, he has excellent agility and he has great sincerity and determination.”

In Green Bay, Davis was a star at the defensive end position, being yet another piece of the championship puzzle. His 10-year NFL career as a member of the Green Bay Packers lasted from 1960-69. He was a part of five NFL championships for the Packers, while also being apart of the teams’ first two Super Bowl Championships.

Davis was a member of the NFL’s All-Pro team five times, while also being elected to five Pro Bowls. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame in 1981.

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