7 draft picks the Packers gave up on too soon

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Vonnie Holliday, DL (Round 1, 1998)

All things considered, Vonnie Holliday ended up being one of the most underrated players in the NFL over the course of his career. After finishing second in the NFL in defensive rookie of the year voting in the 1998 season, Holliday went on to have five total seasons in Green Bay, all of which were very productive. He racked up 32 total sacks during that timeframe and 41 total tackles for loss.

Although he spent more time with the Packers than any other NFL team, Holliday played 10 more years in the NFL after he left Green Bay, and he was a valuable piece of a number of other solid teams.

He wasn't named to any Pro Bowl rosters or anything like that, and perhaps the Packers got the very best out of him in those first five years, but to play 15 years in the league and only five with the team that drafted you? Well, the team that drafted you may just have given up a little too early.

Adam Timmerman, OG (Round 7, 1995)

It's safe to say that Adam Timmerman was an incredible pick by the Green Bay Packers, they just didn't keep him around long enough to get the best years out of him.

Timmerman was a seventh-round pick in 1995 out of South Dakota State, and while he started at guard for the Super Bowl champion Packers in the 1996 season, he played the best and most dominant football of his NFL career as a member of the St. Louis Rams.

Timmerman was in Green Bay for four seasons before leaving for St. Louis, where he made the Pro Bowl and helped them win a Super Bowl as a member of the "Greatest Show on Turf" in 1999. He ended up playing eight total seasons in St. Louis with the Rams and was one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL during his 12 seasons.

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