ORG XMIT: 1115111 Jermichael Finley of the Green Bay Packers celebrates his first-quarter touchdown against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday, December 4, 2011. (Jim McIsaac/Newsday/MCT)

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Longhorns drafted in the NFL: Green Bay Packers

Posted April 23rd, 2016

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Editor’s note: Leading up to the 2016 Draft, we took a look at each NFL team’s Longhorn draft history.

Over the next week leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we’re taking a look at the best Texas Longhorns players drafted by each team.

ORG XMIT: DNB108 Texas tight end Jermichael Finley (16) pulls in a 22-yard pass in front of Oklahoma linebacker Ryan Reynolds (8) in the second quarter of their NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Dallas. Finley ran the ball in for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
Texas tight end Jermichael Finley (16) pulls in a 22-yard pass in front of Oklahoma linebacker Ryan Reynolds (8) in the second quarter of their NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Dallas. Finley ran the ball in for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Green Bay Packers (1919-present)

Best pick: Bobby Dillon, defensive back, 1952

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Dillon was the third pick of the third round, but 28th overall. He played eight seasons, making four Pro Bowls, four first-team All-Pro selections and had 52 interceptions in his career. He was the second NFL player ever to reach 50 interceptions and had three nine-interception seasons.

Dillon only had one working eye, but that didn’t stop the Temple High School product from becoming a Packers Hall of Famer and an All-American at Texas.

Most recent pick: Jermichael Finley, 2008

Finley was the 91st player taken in 2008, a third-round pick, and eventually became a key weapon in the early Aaron Rodgers years in Green Bay. He caught eight touchdowns in 2011 and a career-high 61 catches in 2012. Injuries forced him out of the game in 2013. As a Longhorn, Finley was the last great tight end to come out of Texas. He broke a school record for freshman tight end receiving yards in 2006 when he hauled in 31 passes for 371 yards. He then broke and set the single-game tight end record for receiving yards in 2007 when he caught four passes for 149 yards. He left Texas after his redshirt sophomore season.

First pick: Roy McKay, running back, 1943

McKay played four seasons in Green Bay.

Of note: The Packers were one of the best teams in football during the pre-Super Bowl era. And they drafted a lot of Longhorns. From the 1940s-mid 60s, the Packers drafted eight Longhorns.

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