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: David Bakhtiari, 2013

The Packers are masters of drafting offensive linemen in the mid-to-late rounds, from Josh Sitton to T.J. Lang to Corey Linsley to Scott Wells. Even in recent years with Jon Runyan Jr. and Zach Tom, the Packers know how to find quality starters on Day 3.

They were all excellent draft picks. Selecting David Bakhtiari in the fourth round proved to be genius.

Few left tackles have dominated in pass protection like Bakhtiari over the past six or seven seasons. He was an All-Pro five years straight from 2016-20 and would've likely continued that streak had it not been for a significant knee injury that limited him to one quarter of football in 2021.

Bakhtiari was in and out of the lineup last season due to the knee injury, but every time he played it was like he had never been away.

To play at such a high level so consistently is what makes Bakhtiari a truly generational talent, and could be enough for a Hall of Fame selection one day.

Whether Bakhtiari finishes his career in Green Bay or elsewhere remains to be seen, but even if he never played another snap for the Packers, he will forever be an all-time great draft pick.