List of Green Bay Packers first-round draft picks

The Green Bay Packers joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1921, two years after their original founding by Curly Lambeau.[1] They participated in the first ever NFL draft in 1936 and selected Russ Letlow, a guard from the University of San Francisco. The team's most recent first round selection was Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Packers have selected the number one overall pick in the draft twice, choosing future Hall of Fame halfback Paul Hornung in 1957 and quarterback Randy Duncan in 1959. They have also selected the second overall pick three times and the third overall pick once. The team's eight selections from the University of Minnesota are the most chosen by the Packers from one university.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft officially known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting" but more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Playoff teams will not pick before a non playoff team when determining the initial draft order. So a division winner with a losing record would have a lower pick after a 10-6 team that didn't make the playoffs. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.[2]

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2006 first round pick A. J. Hawk

Key

^ Denotes player who has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Denotes player who has been elected as the NFL Most Valuable Player
! Denotes player who has been elected as the NFL Rookie of the year
# Denotes player who has been elected to a Pro Bowl/NFL or AFL All-Star Game[3]
Bold Denotes player who is currently active in the NFL

Player selections

Bubba Franks88-Edit
2000 first round pick Bubba Franks
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2003 first round pick Nick Barnett
Aaron Rodgers 2008 (cropped)
2005 first round pick Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1936 7 Russ Letlow * # G San Francisco [d]
1937 9 Eddie Jankowski * # Back Wisconsin
1938 7 Cecil Isbell * # Back Purdue
1939 9 Larry Buhler Back Minnesota
1940 9 Hal Van Every Back Minnesota
1941 7 George Paskvan Back Wisconsin
1942 9 Urban Odson OT Minnesota
1943 8 Dick Wildung * # OT Minnesota
1944 7 Merv Pregulman G Michigan
1945 11 Walt Schlinkman Back Texas Tech
1946 6 Johnny Strzykalski # Back Marquette
1947 6 Ernie Case Back UCLA
1948 7 Earl Girard Back Wisconsin
1949 5 Stan Heath Back Nevada-Reno
1950 4 Clayton Tonnemaker # C Minnesota
1951 5 Bob Gain # OT Minnesota
1952 4 Vito Parilli # QB Kentucky
1953 7 Al Carmichael HB Southern California
1954 3 Art Hunter # OT Notre Dame
1954 4 Veryl Switzer Back Kansas State [e]
1955 5 Tom Bettis LB Purdue
1956 8 Jack Losch HB Miami
1957 1 Paul Hornung ^ * # HB Notre Dame [f]
1957 4 Ron Kramer * # End Michigan
1958 3 Dan Currie * # LB Michigan State
1959 1 Randy Duncan QB Iowa
1960 5 Tom Moore # RB Vanderbilt
1961 12 Herb Adderley ^ * # CB Michigan State [c]
1962 14 Earl Gros Back LSU
1963 14 Dave Robinson ^ * # LB Penn State [c]
1964 13 Lloyd Voss DE Nebraska
1965 7 Donny Anderson * # RB Texas Tech [g]
1965 10 Larry Elkins WR Baylor
1966 9 Jim Grabowski RB Illinois [h]
1966 13 Gale Gillingham * # G Minnesota
1967 9 Bob Hyland G Boston College [i]
1967 25 Don Horn QB San Diego State
1968 5 Fred Carr * # LB UTEP [j]
1968 26 Bill Lueck G Arizona
1969 12 Rich Moore DT Villanova
1970 2 Mike McCoy DT Notre Dame [k]
1970 16 Rich McGeorge TE Elon
1971 9 John Brockington * ! # RB Ohio State [l]
1972 7 Willie Buchanon * ! # CB San Diego State [m]
1972 11 Jerry Tagge QB Nebraska [n]
1973 21 Barry Smith WR Florida State
1974 12 Barty Smith RB Richmond
1975 No pick [o]
1976 23 Mark Koncar OT Colorado [p]
1977 9 Mike Butler DE Kansas
1977 28 Ezra Johnson * # DE Morris Brown [q]
1978 6 James Lofton ^ * # WR Stanford [c]
1978 26 John Anderson * LB Michigan [r]
1979 15 Eddie Lee Ivery RB Georgia Tech
1980 4 Bruce Clark # DT Penn State [s]
1980 26 George Cumby LB Oklahoma
1981 6 Rich Campbell QB California
1982 22 Ron Hallstrom G Iowa [t]
1983 11 Tim Lewis CB Pittsburgh [u]
1984 12 Alphonso Carreker DE Florida State
1985 7 Ken Ruettgers OT Southern California [v]
1986 No pick [w]
1987 4 Brent Fullwood # RB Auburn
1988 7 Sterling Sharpe * # WR South Carolina
1989 2 Tony Mandarich OT Michigan State
1990 18 Tony Bennett LB Mississippi [x]
1990 19 Darrell Thompson RB Minnesota
1991 19 Vinnie Clark CB Ohio State [y]
1992 5 Terrell Buckley CB Florida State [z]
1993 15 Wayne Simmons LB Clemson
1993 29 George Teague S Alabama [aa]
1994 16 Aaron Taylor G Notre Dame [bb]
1995 32 Craig Newsome CB Arizona State [cc]
1996 27 John Michels OT Southern California
1997 30 Ross Verba G Iowa
1998 19 Vonnie Holliday DE North Carolina [dd]
1999 25 Antuan Edwards S Clemson
2000 14 Bubba Franks # TE Miami
2001 10 Jamal Reynolds DE Florida State [ee]
2002 20 Javon Walker # WR Florida State [ff]
2003 29 Nick Barnett LB Oregon State
2004 25 Ahmad Carroll CB Arkansas
2005 24 Aaron Rodgers # QB California
2006 5 A. J. Hawk # LB Ohio State
2007 16 Justin Harrell DT Tennessee
2008 No pick [gg]
2009 9 B. J. Raji # DT Boston College
2009 26 Clay Matthews III # LB Southern California [hh]
2010 23 Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa
2011 32 Derek Sherrod OT Mississippi State
2012 28 Nick Perry DE Southern California
2013 26 Datone Jones DE UCLA
2014 21 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix # S Alabama
2015 30 Damarious Randall S Arizona State
2016 27 Kenny Clark NT UCLA
2017 No pick [tj]
2018 18 Jaire Alexander CB Louisville

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