2016 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers select #27 – here are #27s of past decade

Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the podium on stage before the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the podium on stage before the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 13, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) runs with the ball as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Josh Shaw (26) defends during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 33-20. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) runs with the ball as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Josh Shaw (26) defends during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 33-20. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports /

DeAngelo Williams

As per profootballreference.com:

College: Memphis (school history)/(Williams college stats)
Drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the 1st round (27th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

DeAngelo Williams is probably one of the most durable, reliable and toughest of running backs to be selected in the NFL Draft over the course of the past 10 years and certainly one of the best #27 picks during that time.

He played nine years with the Carolina Panthers, departing this past offseason to join the Pittsburgh Steelers. Though he had a couple of injury-riddled seasons, Williams has carried the ball 1,632 times for 7,753 yards and 57 touchdowns.

He has also caught 218 balls for 1,988 yards from out of the backfield.

Total yards from scrimmage for Williams over the course of his career is 9,741.

In 2006, the Packers selected A.J. Hawk with the fifth overall selection in the draft that season. Hawk played a decade in Green Bay, ending up as the team’s all-time leading tackler before being cut last offseason and ending up in Cincinnati.

DeAngelo Williams’ statistics

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Tm G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2006 CAR 13 2 121 501 1 31 4.1 38.5 9.3 36 33 313 9.5 1 41 2.5 24.1 814 2 1 5
2007 CAR 16 0 144 717 4 75 5.0 44.8 9.0 38 23 175 7.6 1 30 1.4 10.9 892 5 1 6
2008 CAR 16 16 273 1515 18 69 5.5 94.7 17.1 30 22 121 5.5 2 25 1.4 7.6 1636 20 0 13
2009* CAR 13 13 216 1117 7 77 5.2 85.9 16.6 41 29 252 8.7 0 30 2.2 19.4 1369 7 3 10
2010 CAR 6 6 87 361 1 39 4.1 60.2 14.5 13 11 61 5.5 0 14 1.8 10.2 422 1 1 2
2011 CAR 16 14 155 836 7 74 5.4 52.3 9.7 25 16 135 8.4 0 32 1.0 8.4 971 7 0 7
2012 CAR 16 10 173 737 5 65 4.3 46.1 10.8 20 13 187 14.4 2 53 0.8 11.7 924 7 2 6
2013 CAR 15 15 201 843 3 43 4.2 56.2 13.4 36 26 333 12.8 1 72 1.7 22.2 1176 4 3 10
2014 CAR 6 6 62 219 0 17 3.5 36.5 10.3 6 5 44 8.8 0 30 0.8 7.3 263 0 1 2
2015 PIT 16 10 200 907 11 55 4.5 56.7 12.5 47 40 367 9.2 0 34 2.5 22.9 1274 11 4 9
Career 133 92 1632 7753 57 77 4.8 58.3 12.3 292 218 1988 9.1 7 72 1.6 14.9 9741 64 16 70
9 yrs CAR 117 82 1432 6846 46 77 4.8 58.5 12.2 245 178 1621 9.1 7 72 1.5 13.9 8467 53 12 61
1 yr PIT 16 10 200 907 11 55 4.5 56.7 12.5 47 40 367 9.2 0 34 2.5 22.9 1274 11 4 9

Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/27/2016.

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