2. Charles Woodson
Charles Woodson is one of the greatest acquisitions in Packers’ history and one of the only difference-makers former general manager Ted Thompson ever acquired.
He was one of the most heralded draft prospects in NFL history and was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the fourth overall pick in the 1998 draft. During his eight seasons there, he had a solid if unspectacular run and was eventually allowed to leave as a free agent.
That’s where Green Bay swooped in and signed him in 2006. Woodson immediately came in and made a huge impact for the Packers, becoming one of the most feared players in the NFL. He finished out the decade by making two Pro Bowls and winning the 2009 Defensive Player of the Year award.
Woodson could do a little bit of everything including cover receivers, defend the run and get after the quarterback. He finished second on the team in interceptions for the decade, second in pass deflections and eighth in tackles.
As he hit his 30’s during his time with Green Bay, he relied heavily on his instincts to take over and allow him to get huge jumps on passes and plays altogether. We are certainly glad Thompson opened up his creaky wallet in order to bring Woodson to the Pack.