Sweet 16: The last 25 No. 16 picks

From Luis Sharpe to Jerry Rice to Jason Allen, here is the history of No. 16 picks as the Packers wait to choose 16th in next weekend's NFL draft.

The Green Bay Packers own the 16th pick in the April 28-29 NFL draft. Here are the No. 16 picks from the last 25 NFL drafts.

1982: St. Louis took Luis Sharpe, a tackle from UCLA: A three-time Pro Bowler.

1983: Atlanta took Mike Pitts, a defensive end from Alabama: An unsung player on a dominate Eagles defensive line that included Reggie White.

1984: Cincinnati took Pete Koch, a defensive end from Maryland: Injuries derailed his career.

1985: San Francisco took Jerry Rice, a wide receiver from Mississippi Valley State: Owns every meaningful receiving record by a mile and is a sure-thing first-ballot Hall of Famer.

1986: Buffalo took Ronnie Harmon, a running back from Iowa: Never a great every-down back but a big-time player on third downs. Caught 581 passes in 12 seasons.

1987: Miami took John Bosa, a defensive end from Boston College: A big-time bust who played just three seasons. Never started a game.

1988: Miami took Eric Kumerow, a linebacker from Ohio State: A big-time bust who played just three seasons. Never started a game. Yes, I copied and pasted this, but the facts are the same.

1989: New England took Hart Lee Dykes, a receiver from Oklahoma State: His claim to fame was being a teammate with fellow 1989 first-rounder Barry Sanders. As for his promising pro career, it lasted just two seasons because of a fractured knee cap.

1990: Buffalo took James Williams, a cornerback from Fresno State: Played six seasons and intercepted 11 passes.

1991: Seattle took Dan McGwire, a quarterback from San Diego State: The brother of Mark McGwire probably should have stuck with baseball. He threw two touchdown passes in five NFL seasons, and lost his job to, ahem, Rick Mirer.

1992: The Los Angeles Raiders took Chester McGlockton, a defensive tackle from Clemson: Recorded 51 sacks in 12 NFL seasons and was a four-time Pro Bowler.

1993: Indianapolis took Sean Dawkins, a wide receiver from California: Caught 445 passes in nine seasons, with a career-best 68 catches for the Colts in 1997.

1994: Green Bay took Aaron Taylor, a tackle from Notre Dame: Started 46 games in four seasons with the Packers, and was part of the Super Bowl championship team.

1995: The New York Jets took Hugh Douglas, a defensive end from Central State in Ohio: In 10 seasons, Douglas tallied 80 sacks, reaching double figures four times, including a career 15 in 2000 with the Eagles.

1996: Minnesota took Duane Clemons, a defensive end from California: In 10 years with three teams, he tallied 49.5 sacks but was never the force the Vikings hoped for.

1997: Tampa Bay took Reidel Anthony, a wide receiver from Florida: A bust who caught 144 passes in five seasons, including only 28 his final two years.

1998: Tennessee took Kevin Dyson, a wide receiver from Utah: Had two 54-catch seasons during his six-year career. Best known for being stopped just short of the goal line during the final play of Super Bowl XXXIV.

1999: Tennessee took Jevon Kearse, a defensive end from Florida: The Freak has 66 sacks in eight seasons, including a career-high 14.5 to win rookie-of-the-year honors. A three-time Pro Bowler.

2000: San Francisco took Julian Peterson, a linebacker from Michigan State: One of the NFLs most versatile linebackers. Recorded a career-high 10 sacks last season, his first with Seattle.

2001: The New York Jets took Santana Moss, a wide receiver from Miami: One of the leagues top big-play threats, Moss has two 1,000-yard-plus seasons and has averaged 8.5 touchdowns the last four years.

2002: Cleveland took William Green, a running back from Boston College: Trouble on and off the field. Didn't play last year, and scored only nine touchdowns his first four seasons.

2003: Pittsburgh took Troy Polamalu, a safety from USC: One of the leagues most-feared defenders, known for his hitting and versatility. Hes played in the last three Pro Bowls.

2004: Philadelphia took Shawn Andrews, a guard from Arkansas: A Pro Bowl player who just signed a seven-year contract extension to keep him in Philly through 2013.

2005: Houston took Travis Johnson, a defensive tackle from Florida State: On his way to becoming a bust. Just one sack in 24 career games.

2006: Miami took Jason Allen, a safety from Tennessee: Didn't start as a rookie, and there is some concern he might not pan out.

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