History of the 88th Selection

Lee Roy Caffey (Getty Images)

There hasn't been a Pro Bowler drafted at No. 88 since the Steelers selected Jason Gilden in 1994. One Pro Bowler who was selected at No. 88 was former Packers linebacker Lee Roy Caffey.

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. 88, with statistical data from Pro Football Reference.

The last 10 picks

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

2012: Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia (Started six games, with six touchdowns, five interceptions and 1-5 record.)

2011: Johnny Patrick, CB, New Orleans (Made only career start in 2012.)

2010: Andre Roberts, WR, Arizona (Started 33 games, with 139 receptions, 1,652 yards and nine touchdowns.)

2009: Lardarius Webb, CB, Baltimore (Intercepted five passes in 2011 and handed six-year, $50 million contract. Started six games this season before tearing ACL.)

2008: Bruce Davis, LB, Pittsburgh (No starts or sacks in career spanning five teams; last played in 2011.)

2007: Andy Alleman, G, New Orleans (Started seven games in three seasons; last played in 2009).

2006: James Anderson, LB, Carolina (Started 10 games in first four seasons and 42 over the past three with all three career interceptions.)

2005: Sione Pouha, DT, N.Y. Jets (Started one game in first three seasons and 54 over past three. Played in every game from 2007 through 2011).

2004: Darrion Scott, DE, Minnesota (Started 28 games for Vikings in 2005 and 2006 with all 9.5 career sacks. Had legal issues, didn't play in 2008 and 2009, and was out of league after failing to make Redskins' roster in 2012).

2003: Dave Ragone, QB, Houston (Started two games as rookie, with 47.4 rating. Was MVP of NFL Europe in 2005, failed to make a roster in 2006 and entered sports radio.)

Packers at No. 88

Solon Barnett, G, 1943 (Played in five games in 1945 and 1946); Steve Luke, S, 1975 (Started 75 games and intercepted 10 passes, including a pick-six in 1978); Rollin Putzier, DT, 1988 (Never played for Packers; played in 16 games for Pittsburgh and San Francisco over two seasons). Lee Roy Caffey was drafted by Philadelphia in 1963 and wound up starting 83 games, intercepting nine passes, winning three championships and earning one Pro Bowl nod in six years with the Packers.

Hall of Fame

Bob Hayes, WR, Dallas (1964). Hayes was inducted into Canton in 2009. In nine seasons, he caught 371 passes for 7,414 yards (20.0 average) and 71 touchdowns. He led the NFL in touchdown catches in 1965 and 1966, and in yards per catch in 1970 and 1971.

Will be in Hall of Fame

None.

Pro Bowlers

4 — Jim Bakken, K, Rams (1962). 3 — Jason Gildon, LB, Pittsburgh (1994); Tom Jackson, LB, Denver (1973); Bob Hayes, WR, Dallas (1964); Jerrel Wilson, RB, Kansas City (1963); Dale Meinert, LB, Baltimore (1958). 2 — Dick Gordon, WR, Chicago (1965); Bill Mathis, FB, San Francisco (1960). 1 — Lee Roy Caffey, LB, Philadelphia (1963); G Sonny Bishop, G, San Diego (1962); Bob Seymour, HB, Washington (1940).


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