History of the 55th Selection

No Pro Football Hall of Famers have come from No. 55, though recent history has been solid with several quality starters being taken from that spot late in the second round. Plus, the Packers' history is good, too.

The Green Bay Packers hold the 26th selection when the draft begins on April 25. They also have picks in the second (No. 55), third (No. 88), fourth (No. 122), fifth (Nos. 159, 167), sixth (No. 193) and seventh rounds (232).

Here is the history of selection No. 55, with statistical data from Pro Football Reference.

The last 10 picks

Year: Player, Position, Team (Career stats or awards)

2012: Peter Konz, C, Atlanta (nine starts; will take over after veteran Todd McClure's retirement this week).

2011: Rodney Hudson, C, Kansas City (four starts).

2010: Sean Lee, LB, Dallas (105 tackles and four interceptions in 2011; missed 10 games with toe injury in 2012).

2009: William Moore, S, Atlanta (11 interceptions in 38 starts).

2008: Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore (5,520 rushing yards, 2,713 receiving yards, 39 total touchdowns and two Pro Bowls).

2007: Josh Wilson, DB, Seattle (13 interceptions in 65 career starts for three teams).

2006: Andrew Whitworth, OT, Cincinnati (102 starts, including all 64 over past four seasons).

2005: Roscoe Parrish, WR, Buffalo (165 receptions and dangerous returner with three touchdowns on punts).

2004: Greg Jones, FB, Jacksonville (67 starts; standout blocker for Maurice Jones-Drew).

2003: Bryan Scott, DB, Atlanta (Six of 11 interceptions have come for Buffalo over past two seasons; 63 career starts).

Packers at No. 55

Paul Costa, TE, 1964 (signed with AFL's Buffalo, instead; two Pro Bowls in four seasons at tight end before moving to offensive tackle for final four seasons); Andy Cvercko, G, 1959 (played for Packers in 1960, Dallas in 1961 and 1962, and Cleveland and Washington in 1963); d, LB, 1953 (four seasons in Green Bay, with three Pro Bowls, and two seasons with Detroit). None are in the Packers Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame

None.

Will be in Hall of Fame

None, though Rice is on his way to that kind of career.

Pro Bowlers

4 — Abe Gibron, G, N.Y. Giants (1949). 3 — Abner Hayes, HB, Pittsburgh (1960); Frank Ryan, QB, L.A. Rams (1958); Roger Zatkoff, LB, Green Bay (1953). 2 — Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore (2008); Paul Costa, TE, Green Bay (1964); Jim Cason, DB, Cardinals (1948); Bob Nowaskey, E, Rams (1940). 1 — Chip Lohmiller, K, Washington (1988); Tim Foley, DB, Miami (1970); Tom Neville, T, Boston (1965); Jim Doran, E, Detroit (1951).


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