The Worst 1st-Round Picks by the Green Bay Packers Since 1980

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The Worst 1st-Round Picks by the Green Bay Packers Since 1980
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The Packers have missed badly with some first round picks.

The Green Bay Packers have won more championships than any other team in NFL history. Since 1992, the Pack have been consistent winners and part of the reason for the team's success has been their shrewd use of the NFL draft.

But no team hits on all of its picks. Even a winning organization like the Packers makes its share of mistakes. Sometimes, a player just isn't as good as advertised. On other occasions, the draftee doesn't fit in well with the team's system and sometimes, injuries spoil a potentially promising career.

Here is a look back at the Packers' worst first-round draft picks since 1980. Players are ranked according to a combination of expectations, how high the player was drafted and how poorly they actually performed on the football field once they got to Green Bay.

Bruce Clark, who refused to play for the Packers after they drafted him in 1980, is not included on this list. He signed in Canada and his rights were later dealt to the New Orleans Saints. But because he never played for the Pack, it's impossible to compare his value against any other drafted player.

Feel free to comment on any player on this list or to mention a player you feel deserved to be here but did not appear. As always, indicate why you feel the way you do.

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