No. 27: Packers' best draft class

ESPN Stats and Information has ranked all NFL players drafted in the modern draft (1967-2008) based on their performance during their NFL careers -- regardless of how they fared with the team that drafted them. Insider will count down each team's best draft class (seeded 1-32), then conduct a tournament to determine the best class of all time.

For a short explanation of the ranking system, click here, or, for a more detailed rundown of how the system was developed, click here.

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The Green Bay Packers have been one of the most successful franchises in NFL history. However, since the common draft began in 1967, the team has been average with their selections, with few superstars and no true standout draft classes. Arguably, the Packers' most significant player acquisitions in the past 40-plus years have been QB Brett Favre and DE Reggie White, but neither was drafted by the team.