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8. 2005

Aaron Rodgers vs. New Orleans

After the first two rounds, this draft was crap, but Ted Thompson makes the list here anyway because of his first two picks. They were quarterback Aaron Rodgers and safety Nick Collins.

It should go without saying that Rodgers will one day be in the Hall of Fame if he maintains anything close to his current pace. So far, Rodgers has three Pro Bowls, one first-team All Pro, an MVP and a Super Bowl MVP. He also led the league in quarterback rating the past two seasons, including an NFL record 122.5 in 2011.

Collins, unfortunately, had his career cut short by a neck injury after seven seasons. Before the injury, Collins made three consecutive Pro Bowls and had become the Packers defensive backbone and a physical force at safety that the team has yet to replace.

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