The 5 best (and 2 worst) Packers draft picks since 1990

Since 1990, the Packers have drafted Hall-of-Famers, All-Pros, and Super Bowl champions, but they have also missed badly many times.

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Best: LeRoy Butler, 1990

We couldn't possibly not include the inventor of the Lambeau Leap, could we?

LeRoy Butler embodies everything it means to be a Packer. A second-round pick in the 1991 NFL Draft, he spent his entire 12-year career in Green Bay, creating countless memories.

Butler played in 181 regular-season games for the Packers, making 38 interceptions and 20.5 sacks. He helped the Packers win Super Bowl XXXI, was named a first-team All-Pro four times, and went to the Pro Bowl four times. Butler made the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.

Since retiring, Butler was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2007 and finally became a Pro Football Hall of Famer in 2020.

Butler is not only one of the Packers' greatest players, but he started a tradition like no other: the Lambeau Leap. It's a celebration we see after every Packers touchdown in every home game, and it all started with Butler after he scored a defensive touchdown against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1993.

Butler isn't just one of the Packers' best draft picks since 1990, but of all time. And he is now one of the nominees to join the Packers' Board of Directors this year.