16. Julius Peppers, Outside Linebacker
One of the most physically-gifted players in NFL history comes in at No. 16. Julius Peppers‘ brief stint with the Packers was just enough to land him on the list. The ageless wonder was acquired during free agency in 2014 when he signed a three-year, $30 million contract.
Despite playing as a base 4-3 defensive end for the majority of his career, the Packers deployed Peppers mainly as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 base defense. He was used as a versatile playmaker, playing snaps at linebacker, defensive end and defensive tackle.
Peppers played three seasons with the Packers, racking up 25 sacks along the way. He also forced eight fumbles, broke up 14 passes, recovered four fumbles, intercepted two passes and scored two defensive touchdowns. Peppers also never missed a game during his three seasons with the team. To say the least, he was a force to be reckoned with.
The Packers let Peppers walk away in 2017, and he signed with the team that drafted him – the Carolina Panthers. At age 38, Peppers intends on returning again next season. He stands at third all-time in sacks with 154.5.