Ranking the Green Bay Packers' last 10 first-round draft picks

The Packers have drafted some stars in recent years.
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The Green Bay Packers have had a ton of success in the NFL Draft through the years, and a big reason why they have the look of one of the best rosters in the NFC right now is thanks to their hits in the first round.

Nobody hits on 100 percent of their first-round picks, the Packers included, but this team has a pretty good track record.

Let's rank the Packers' last 10 first-round picks (dating back to 2015) from worst to best.

10. Lukas Van Ness, EDGE (2023)

The jury is still very much out on 2023 first-round pick Lukas Van Ness, who has a ton of talent and will be expected to take a huge leap forward in his game for the 2024 season.

Van Ness made a lot of plays at Iowa, but wasn't quite the sum of all his parts just yet. The Packers saw a defensive lineman who is 6-foot-5, 272 pounds, with 11-inch hands, 34-inch arms, and ridiculous athletic traits. That's the kind of guy they want in the building these days, and they're willing to live with the growing pains.

Van Ness is only 10th on this particular list because he hasn't gotten the chance to really prove himself yet, but he should be a lot higher on next year's version.

9. Eric Stokes, CB (2021)

The only reason Eric Stokes is so low on this list is because he hasn't been able to play much over the last two years. Now, the former first-rounder out of Georgia is about to enter into his fourth NFL season -- a contract year -- with more questions than anything else.

And we'll see after the 2024 NFL Draft how much the Packers are really banking on him having a long-term future with the franchise. He had a really strong rookie year with 14 passes broken up, but he's only appeared in 12 games over the last two seasons.