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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Worst: Jamal Reynolds, 2001

In the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, the Packers made a trade with the Seattle Seahawks to move up to 10th overall. With that pick, they selected Florida State defensive end Jamal Reynolds. Seattle landed Hall of Fame guard Steve Hutchinson with Green Bay's original pick at 17th overall.

The Packers regretted their decision. If you trade into the top 10 of the first round, that player needs to become a star. Reynolds didn't even last beyond his third season.

Reynolds played in only 18 games over three years without a start. In that time, he made 18 tackles, three sacks, and forced two fumbles. Not exactly what the Packers were expecting when they traded up to get him.

The Packers released Reynolds after three seasons. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns, but then cut before playing a game. He didn't sign with another team after that.

It just goes to show that the draft isn't easy. You can find legendary players in the seventh round, like Donald Driver, but you can also swing and miss in the first round. The Packers were confident enough to trade up for Reynolds, but it didn't work out, and they moved on after only a few seasons.