Best of the Packers: Top 10 defensive linemen since 1960

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5. Aaron Kampman (2002-09)

When the Green Bay Packers took Iowa defensive end Aaron Kampman in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft, no one imagined they had a future Pro Bowler on their hands.

But Kampman went on to become a stalwart at defensive end for Green Bay and was selected to two Pro Bowls. He had 15½ sacks to go with 89 tackles—both career highs—in 2006 and followed that up with 12 more sacks in 2007.

Moved to outside linebacker with the arrival of the 3-4 defense in 2009, Kampman struggled with the change, along with injuries, and opted to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in March 2010.

Kampman is fifth in Packer history with 54 sacks and also had nine passes defensed and 11 forced fumbles, a total that ranks sixth in the Packer record book.

Kampman was released by the Jaguars in June 2012 and retired in 2013 after a 10-year career.

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