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History is on Packers' side picking at No. 14

Green Bay's draft position previously netted Darrelle Revis and Earl Thomas


GREEN BAY – Assuming Brian Gutekunst opts to stand pat at No. 14 when the NFL Draft begins on Thursday night, the Packers' first-year general manager will have history on his side.

The Packers have drafted from the 14th position three times over the past 68 years, landing future Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Dave Robinson in 1963 and three-time Pro Bowl tight end Bubba Franks in 2000.

Robinson, who was recognized on the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1960s, played his first 10 NFL seasons with the Packers. Known for his playmaking ability, Robinson intercepted 27 passes over the course of his 12-year NFL career.

Franks was heralded for his durability, blocking and red-zone production during his nine seasons in Green Bay. He played in all 16 regular-season games seven times during that stretch, catching 256 passes for 2,300 yards and 32 touchdowns.

The No. 14 pick also has yielded positive returns throughout the NFL in recent years, with the last 14 players drafted at that spot combining for 23 Pro Bowls, 13 All-Pro teams and five Super Bowl championships.

The most recent pick, Philadelphia defensive end Derek Barnett, had 21 tackles, five sacks and a forced fumble as a rookie, and he made the biggest play of his young career during Super Bowl LII.

With 2 minutes, 16 seconds remaining, Barnett recovered a Tom Brady fumble off one hop to give the ball back to the Eagles, who then closed out a 41-33 win over New England to capture the franchise's Lombardi Trophy.

Other All-Pro players who were selected at No. 14 include Seattle safety Earl Thomas, Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis and seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis, who shined with the New York Jets under current Packers' defensive coordinator Mike Pettine from 2009-12.

Another 14th-overall selection, cornerback Kyle Fuller, signed an offer sheet with the Packers as a restricted free agent this offseason before the Chicago Bears decided to match.

Last 14 at No. 14:

2017: Philadelphia – DE Derek Barnett, Tennessee

A member of the PFWA All-Rookie Team, Barnett had 21 tackles, five sacks and a forced fumble in 15 regular-season games as a rookie.

2016: Oakland – S Karl Joseph, West Virginia

Joseph has 139 tackles, 10 passes defensed and two interceptions in 27 regular-season games (24 starts).

2015: Miami – WR DeVante Parker, Louisville

Parker has caught 139 passes for 1,908 yards and eight touchdowns in 42 regular-season games (24 starts).

2014: Chicago – CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

Fuller missed all of 2016 due to injury, but has played in all 48 regular-season games (46 starts) in his other three NFL seasons. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound cornerback has recorded 188 tackles with 41 passes defensed and eight interceptions.

2013: Carolina – DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

Originally declared ineligible to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine due a heart condition that later cleared up, Lotulelei has 141 tackles with 11 ½ sacks and started 75 of the 76 regular-season games he's played in.

2012: Los Angeles Rams – DT Michael Brockers, LSU

Brockers has started 89 of the 91 regular-season games he's played in, registering 227 tackles with 19 sacks and eight pass deflections.

2011: Los Angeles Rams – DE Robert Quinn, North Carolina

A two-time Pro Bowler and former first-team All-Pro selection, Quinn has made 218 tackles, 62 ½ sacks and 20 forced fumbles in 95 regular-season games (76 starts).

2010: Seattle – S Earl Thomas, Texas

A six-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro, Thomas is widely considered one of the best safeties in the game. Thomas has started all 121 regular-season games he's played for the Seahawks, recording 642 tackles, 63 passes defensed and 25 interceptions.

2009: New Orleans – CB Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State

A two-time Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro in 2010, Jenkins has 695 tackles, 80 passes defensed and 16 interceptions in 135 regular-season games (127 starts). He's played in 64 consecutive games since singing with Philadelphia in 2014.

2008: Chicago – T Chris Williams, Vanderbilt

Williams started 57 of the 72 regular-season games he played in from 2008-14.

2007: New York Jets – DB Darrelle Revis, Pittsburgh

Named first-team All-Pro four times in his career, Revis has 494 tackles, 139 passes defensed and 29 interceptions in 145 career regular-season appearances with 142 starts.

2006: Philadelphia – DT Brodrick Bunkley, Florida State

Bunkley had 241 tackles and 8½ sacks in 130 regular-season games (101 starts) from 2006-14.

2005: Carolina – LB Thomas Davis, Georgia

A three-time Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro in 2015, Davis has 1,015 tackles, 28 sacks, 18 forced fumbles and 13 interceptions in 164 regular-season games (149 starts).

2004: Chicago – DT Tommie Harris, Oklahoma

A three-time Pro Bowler, Harris recorded 226 tackles, 31½ sacks and five forced fumbles in 117 regular-season contests with 91 starts from 2004-11.

Packers at No. 14

2000: TE Bubba Franks, Miami (Fla.)

1963: LB Dave Robinson, Penn State

1962: RB Earl Gros, LSU

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