Packers: Top five wide receivers in franchise history

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Green Bay Packers, Donald Driver
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2. Donald Driver

When you sit atop of the Packers all-time list with 743 receptions for 10,137 yards and 61 touchdowns, you definitely have a spot on this list. The fact that you’re not number one, says a lot about that team.

Regardless of being number one or number two, there is absolutely no denying Donald Driver‘s place on the list of Packers greats.

Driver’s longevity, production, and place in the community ensures he will always be one of the most loved Packers. The story of a seventh-round pick who lived on the streets is something everyone can get behind and root for.

While on the field, Driver just found ways to get it done. In the slot or out wide, Driver was a great route runner but could just as easily beat players with his speed.

He wasn’t always the flashiest player; Javon Walker and Greg Jennings usually got more publicity than Driver. But he was Mr. Reliable always available to his quarterback toughing it out through bumps and bruises and did so with a trademark smile.

Despite his slim frame, Driver was tough as nails over the middle and wasn’t afraid to take a hit or make a tough block.

Driver was also the ultimate professional, never complaining when he was being phased out of the lineup for younger players. Instead, he took up the mantle of mentor and made sure to pay it forward to guys like Jennings, Nelson, and Randall Cobb.