Ten Years of NFL Draft Pick No. 21

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The Green Bay Packers will select at No. 21 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday. They’ve been selecting in that range (early 20s or later) for a while now.

The No. 21 slot is their highest first-round pick since 2009, when the Packers got to pick at No. 9. The Packers have only had three higher selections than this year’s in the past 10 — 2006 (5), 2007 (16) and 2009.

Those picks netted A.J. Hawk, Justin Harrell and B.J. Raji, respectively. So, that pretty much illustrates that the Packers aren’t necessarily better off with a higher pick.

We’re talking about No. 21 though and we’re going to look at what other teams got out of that slot over the past 10 years. So maybe we can figure out if the Packers should expect anything.

Oddly, only five franchises have owned the No. 21 pick in the past 10 years — New England (3), Cincinnati (2), Cleveland (2), Jacksonville (2) and Atlanta (1). If you want even more useless statistical data, the Packers are only the second NFC team in 10 years to pick at No. 21.

Amazing! Bet Mel Kiper won’t give you that one!

We’re here to look at the players and their production though, so let’s get down to that.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

7 Comments on "Ten Years of NFL Draft Pick No. 21"

  1. Iltarion

    Agreed. I saw this list over the weekend, and it immediately struck me that basically every pick was a good player, with only Matt Jones being the obvious bust.

  2. Deepsky

    Here’s more useless info. The 21st position has produced a Pro Bowler 30% of the time in the last 20 years. That’s better than the 22nd position, which produced zero Pro Bowlers for 17 years straight. Vince Wolfork and Randy Moss are the two names that standout who were taken at the 21st position.

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