Packers: Ranking the top eight draft picks since 2000

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, David Bakhtiari
Green Bay Packers, David Bakhtiari (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Ranking the Packers’ best draft picks from 2000-2019.

With the 2022 NFL Draft done and dusted and the future of the franchise underway, why don’t we look back on this century’s best picks from the Green Bay Packers?

A chance to reminisce on the good old days and see what talent the Pack has brought into the Frozen Tundra.

This will be a list of 2000s so, unfortunately, we are missing players such as Donald Driver and Antonio Freeman, who just miss out on this list.

But without further ado, let’s start with…

8. David Bakhtiari, 2013

The former Colorado tackle was selected in the year 2013 and has made a huge impact on this Packers offensive line that has given Aaron Rodgers the time to make plays happen when it matters.

He is one of the elite offensive linemen in the league and, with the Packers’ receiving core being one of the worst in the league at the moment, his return could not come soon enough.

Rodgers will need as much time in the pocket as possible and Bakhtiari can certainly give him that.

Since 2018, Bakhtiari has been ranked in the NFL’s top 100, going from #91 in 2018 to number #36 in 2021.

He has also been selected to three Pro Bowls and has been a part of the first-team All-Pro in 2018 and 2019. Since Joe Thomas retired, Bakhtiari has taken the place of being the shining image of what a pass blocker should strive to be.

He was a great pick because his loyalty to the Packers has lasted nine seasons.

Let’s hope he continues being one the best tackles in the league and protect Rodgers from getting blown up and sacked.