Green Bay Packers: 15 best first-round draft picks of all-time

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Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
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Best first-round draft picks in Green Bay Packers history: 1. Aaron Rodgers

Of course, it’s Aaron Rodgers at No.1! Who else could it have been honestly? Rodgers is not only the best pure quarterbacking talent in the league today, but he’s also arguably the greatest first-round steal of all-time in NFL history. How did Rodgers fall to the Packers at No. 24 in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Cal? Does it really matter? He’s on the Packers, and that’s all that matters.

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To date, Rodgers has completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 38,502 yards, 313 touchdowns and 78 interceptions. Rodgers has a quarterback rating of 103.8 and has averaged 7.9 yards per attempt in his career.

In 142 career starts, Rodgers boasts a 94-48 record. So far, Rodgers has made 16 playoff starts, going 9-7 and winning Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010.

Rodgers is entering Year 14 as an NFL quarterback and year 11 as the Packers’ starter under center. He has made six trips to the Pro Bowl, earned two All-Pro honors and was twice named NFL MVP, winning it in 2011 and 2014.

As he will be 34 this season, maybe there are a few more years of elite play left in the tank for Rodgers?

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Regardless, Rodgers has cemented his legacy as a lock for Canton enshrinement. He has led The Pack to a Super Bowl victory and won two MVP awards. Rodgers may not have the numbers of Brett Favre, but he is the best first-round pick Green Bay has ever made by a wide margin. He still has half a decade or so to climb up many all-time quarterbacking lists throughout the league.