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What Green Bay Packers Would Have Had If they Didn’t Select Tony Mandarich

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

We've all heard how bad the Green Bay Packers screwed up the 1989 NFL Draft by taking steroid-inflated offensive tackle Tony Mandarich with the second overall pick.  

Productive NFL players like Derrick Thomas, Deion Sanders, and Steve Atwater were drafted after him, all of whom would have improved the Packers defense at the time.

Perhaps the player that would've impacted Green Bay the most had they drafted him instead of Mandarich is Barry Sanders, who went third to the Detroit Lions.

This is a guy who went to the Pro Bowl in every year of his career.  He amassed 15,269 yards in only ten years, meaning he averaged over 1,500 yards per season. He infamously retired from the Lions in 1998 because...

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