Donald Driver is one of the most beloved players in Packers’ history. He was such a relatable, try-hard guy who had to work his tail off for every snap of playing time he received.
After being drafted in the seventh round of the 1999 draft out of Alcorn State, Driver was undersized and not expected to make the team. And it was rough for the first few years.
After surprisingly making the roster his first season, he only recorded three receptions for 31 yards. He never topped 323 yards the next two seasons but had a breakout campaign in 2002. That year, he hauled in 70 passes for 1064 yards and made the first of three Pro Bowls.
He would go on to play in the second-most games of any Packers’ player, behind the ironman Favre. He also finished second in most yards from scrimmage throughout his career as well as fourth in most reception touchdowns at 61.
This underdog from Milby, Texas proved anything is truly possible and made sure Green Bay valued all of their draft picks, no matter how low the selection may be.