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: Justin Harrell, 2007

Ted Thompson made some excellent picks in the 2007 NFL Draft, including selecting wide receiver James Jones in the third round and kicker Mason Crosby in the sixth. However, he missed badly with the Packers' top pick of the draft.

With the 16th overall selection, the Packers chose Tennessee defensive tackle Justin Harrell.

Unfortunately, Harrell battled injuries throughout his Packers career, playing in only 14 games with two starts across four years. Those two starts came in his rookie season. He missed the entire 2009 season due to injury and then tore his ACL in his first game back in 2010.

Harrell made 27 tackles and no sacks in his time with the Packers. After the 2010 season, Green Bay moved on from its former first-round pick. He didn't sign for another team after the Packers released him in July 2011.

Thompson didn't miss often in the opening couple of rounds. He had drafted Aaron Rodgers and A.J. Hawk with the top pick the previous two years, then Jordy Nelson, B.J. Raji, and Clay Matthews the following two offseasons.

But picking Harrell in 2007 proved to be a mistake and was one of the team's worst draft decisions since 1990.

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