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NFL Draft Order 2015: Packers' history and recent picks at #30 and beyond

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Wondering how the names Robert Brooks, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Casey Hayward are connected? Read on to find out.

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With the NFL's announcement of the compensatory picks awarded to teams for the 2015 NFL Draft, we finally have the full draft order officially set. The Packers hold nine picks - the 30th pick in each round, plus the two 6th-round compensatory picks they were given yesterday.

"Do the Packers have a history in any of their current draft slots?" I hear you ask? Well, read on and find out. We'll identify the big names (if any) that the Packers have chosen at each of these slots, as well as the players picked there over each of the past four NFL Drafts.

(NOTE: two of the Packers' picks were adjusted because of an error in the NFL's compensatory pick announcement. Three picks were adjusted across the league, which resulted in the Packers' original 6th round pick dropping from 205 overall to 206 and the second compensatory pick moving from 212 to 213. Thanks to Paul Imig of FOX Sports Wisconsin for reporting this change.)

First round, pick #30 (30 overall)

Packers history

The Packers had the 30th pick most recently in 1997, when they were coming off a win in Super Bowl XXXI. Ron Wolf selected Iowa offensive tackle Ross Verba, who ended up being a four-year starter in Green Bay before moving on to Cleveland.

Green Bay also held the 30th pick in the 2008 draft. However, they traded down with the Jets (who selected tight end Dustin Keller), picking up the 36th pick and a fourth-rounder. That late pick, Dwight Lowery, did little for the Packers, but you should know the name of the player drafted 36th - Jordy Nelson.

Prior to 1997, the last time the Packers picked 30th overall was in 1966, when they selected Maryland tackle Tom Cichowski. He never played in Green Bay.

Recent picks

2014: S Jimmie Ward (49ers)
2013: LB Alec Ogletree (Rams)
2012: WR A.J. Jenkins (49ers)
2011: DT Muhammad Wilkerson (Jets)

Second round, pick #30 (#62 overall)

Packers history

Ted Thompson had the 62nd pick most recently in 2012 - that year, he traded back into the second round to select cornerback Casey Hayward from Vanderbilt. Hayward is now looking to take over for the departed Tramon Williams as a starter on the outside.

The Packers' best pick at 62 overall came in 1992. That third round pick yielded a lanky wide receiver from South Carolina named Robert Brooks, who was one of Brett Favre's favorite weapons in the mid-1990s.

One other notable Packers draft pick at 62 is guard Ken Gray, who made six Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Recent picks

2014: QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Patriots)
2013: RB Christine Michael (Seahawks)
2012: Hayward
2011: RB Daniel Thomas (Dolphins)

Third round, pick #30 (#94 overall)

Packers history

In 1999, the Packers selected defensive tackle Cletidus Hunt with the 94th pick in the draft, a compensatory pick. He recorded 17 sacks in his six years as a Packer.

The only other time the Packers used the 94th pick was in 1965, when they drafted running back Junior Coffey from the University of Washington. Coffey ended up in Atlanta, where he had a couple of decent seasons with the Falcons.

Recent picks

2014: RB Terrance West (Browns)
2013: DT Brandon Williams (Ravens)
2012: CB Jayron Hosley (Giants)
2011: DT Kenrick Ellis (Jets)

Fourth round, pick #30 (129 overall)

Packers history

The Packers have used the 129th pick three times in franchise history, all in days long gone. They drafted tackle Bill Badgett in 1939, end Bill Kerr in 1940, and guard Bill Applegate in 1942.

Recent picks

2014: CB Dontae Johnson (49ers)
2013: DE John Simon (Ravens)
2012: LB Miles Burris (Raiders)
2011: TE Julius Thomas (Broncos)

Fifth round, pick #30 (166 overall)

Packers history

A recent 166th overall pick by the Packers was back in 2003, when they selected linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer from Vanderbilt. He spent a month on the Packers practice squad that season before being signed away by the Chicago Bears, where he played eight seasons, including five as a primary starter at strong-side linebacker.

Recent picks

2014: DE Jonathan Newsome (Colts)
2013: K Caleb Sturgis (Dolphins)
2012: WR Marvin Jones (Bengals)
2011: LB Lawrence Wilson (Panthers)

Sixth round, pick #30 (206 overall)

Packers history

The Packers have used the 206th overall selection five times in team history, most recently on punter Brian Shulman in 1989. The biggest name of the five was quarterback David Whitehurst from Furman, who started 37 games as a Packer between 1977 and 1983. As a second-year player in 1978, Whitehurst helped the Packers to an 8-7-1 record, throwing for 2,093 yards with 10 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

Recent picks

2014: CB Jemea Thomas (Patriots)
2013: LB Vince Williams (Steelers)
2012: WR LaVon Brazill (Colts)
2011: CB Justin Rogers (Bills)

Sixth round, pick #34 (210 overall)

Packers history

Thomas Boyd, a linebacker from Alabama, was the Packers' choice at #210 overall in 1982. His only NFL action came with the Detroit Lions in 1987. Gene Breen was the 210th pick in 1963, and the linebacker played six games for the Packers in 1964 before playing two years each with the Steelers and Rams.

Recent picks

2014: OLB IK Enemkpali (Jets)
2013: CB Demetrius McCray (Jaguars)
2012: LB Audie Cole (Vikings)
2011: OL Andrew Jackson (Falcons)

Sixth round, pick #37 (213 overall)

Packers history

Twice the Packers have drafted 213th overall, and both times they selected a wide receiver. However, one of the two turned out to be a far better investment than the other. In fact, the 213th selection of the 1999 NFL Draft went on to become the Packers' all-time leader in both receptions and receiving yards. That's right, the Packers chose Donald Driver there 16 years ago.

The other guy was Chris Miller from USC, who was drafted in 1997 and never played in the NFL.

Recent picks

2014: QB Tajh Boyd (Jets)
2013: LB Michael Mauti (Vikings)
2012: CB Richard Crawford (Washington)
2011: DB Brandyn Thompson (Washington)

Seventh round, pick #30 (247 overall)

Packers history

The Packers have used the 247th pick twice in history: first in 1944 on guard Pete DeMaria, then in 1953 on back Bob Conway.

Recent picks

2014: S Jonathan Dowling (Raiders)
2013: CB Marc Anthony (Ravens)
2012: TE Brad Smelley (Browns)
2011: DE Jeremy Beal (Broncos)