The Green Bay Packers used the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to select…no one, because they traded back and eventually drafted Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander, rendering this post basically useless. But since I wrote it before the draft, I'm gonna go ahead and publish it anyway. So here's the three players Green Bay has drafted with the No. 14 overall pick, an article that is currently as relevant as if I had written it in 2000.
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The Packers first had the 14th overall pick in 1962 (it was the final pick in the first round), and used it on LSU fullback Earl Gros. He played 108 games for the Packers, carrying the ball 821 times for 3,157 yards and 28 touchdowns, catching 142 career passes for 1,255 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He also completed one of four career pass attempts for a 63-yard touchdown pass.
Green Bay held the 14th pick in the draft one year later after winning the 1962 NFL Championship, and this time drafted a future Hall of Famer in Penn State linebacker Dave Robinson.
Robinson played in 155 career games for the Packers and built a fearsome linebacker unit with the legendary Ray Nitschke and Lee Roy Caffey. Most defensive statistics weren't kept, but he did total 27 career interceptions on his way to a Hall of Fame career.
Robinson helped the Packers win three NFL Championships, including Super Bowls I and II.
The Packers' most recent 14th overall draft pick was used on Miami tight end Bubba Franks in the 2000 NFL Draft. Franks made his name as a short-yardage and red-zone threat for the Packers, catching 256 passes for 2,300 career yards and 32 touchdowns. He finished his career as a three-time Pro Bowler.
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