Green Bay Packers biggest draft busts
1. OL Tony Mandarich (1989)
Round 1, Pick 2
Mandarich was a massive disappointment after being drafted second overall. The hulking lineman only managed to play three seasons in Green Bay, but the other players selected in that draft class make the Mandarich pick sting even more; Hall of Famers Troy Aikman, Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas, and Deion Sanders filled out the rest of the top five.
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Green Bay Packers biggest draft busts
2. DE Jamal Reynolds (2001)
Round 1, Pick 10
Reynolds only played 18 games in three seasons for Green Bay, despite being the 10th pick overall. The Packers released Reynolds before the 2004 season, and he never played another NFL game again.
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Green Bay Packers biggest draft busts
3. DT Justin Harrell (2007)
Round 1, Pick 16
Harrell showed up to his rookie camp overweight, and it was all downhill from there. Harrell played in just 14 games over four seasons, and was then released in 2011. He never played for another team.
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Green Bay Packers biggest draft busts
4. QB Brian Brohm (2008)
Round 2, Pick 16
The Packers took Brohm in the second round, but he immediately fell to third on the depth chart behind Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn. Brohm moved to the Packers' practice squad in 2009. He later played in three games for Buffalo, and threw five interceptions and zero touchdowns.
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Green Bay Packers biggest draft busts
5. OL Derek Sherrod (2011)
Round 1, Pick 32
After winning the Super Bowl in 2010, the Packers did not get off to a great start in 2011 when they selected Sherrod in the first round. Sherrod struggled with injuries and started just one game in his career for Green Bay.
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Green Bay Packers biggest draft busts
6. DB Fred Vinson (1999)
Round 2, Pick 47
Vinson played one year for the Packers before Green Bay flipped him to Seattle. Vinson tore his ACL before the 2000 season and never played in the NFL again.
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Green Bay Packers biggest draft busts
7. DB Ahmad Carroll (2004)
Round 1, Pick 25
Carroll was a first-rounder out of Arkansas, but his propensity for holding calls and touchdowns allowed were his undoing in Green Bay. Carroll was released during the 2006 season.
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Green Bay Packers biggest draft busts
8. OT John Michels (1996)
Round 1, Pick 27
Michels started nine games as a rookie on the Packers Super Bowl XXXI Champion team, but injuries afterward limited him to just five more games and one more season in his career.
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Green Bay Packers biggest draft busts
9. DB Craig Newsome (1995)
Round 1, Pick 32
Newsome snagged an interception and forced a fumble in the Packers Super Bowl XXXI victory, but his lack of playmaking skills led to his trade to San Francisco in 1999.
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Green Bay Packers biggest draft busts
10. RB Eddie Lacy (2013)
Round 2, Pick 61
Lacy was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013, and he put up a solid sophomore season to back it up. However, his inability to lose weight or stay healthy earns him a spot on the list. Lacy signed a one-year deal with Seattle in the offseason.
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