3. Aaron Ripkowski, Fullback
It’s only fitting that a fullback would be underappreciated. Aaron Ripkowski is one of the best at what he does and still doesn’t receive much recognition. I mean, this is a guy who was asked to fill in as a part-time running back in 2016 and still performed at a desirable level.
Ripkowski was drafted in the sixth round in 2015 and was always a part of the Packers’ plans. When former pro bowler John Kuhn wasn’t re-signed in 2016, it was Ripkowski’s time to shine. Before becoming the starting fullback in 2016, he played significant time on special teams.
He may not have a catchy last name that fans love to chant after a 4th and 1 conversion, but Ripkowski is still one of the best fullbacks in the league. He can run block effectively, is competent at pass protection, runs the ball efficiently, and can even catch it out of the backfield. At one of the NFL’s dying positions, Ripkowski remains one of the best.