The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 95 days until the kickoff of the 2023 Packers season. As our official countdown here on Let’s Go Wisconsin, we will go over the best players ever to wear the jersey number for the Packers equal to the number of days remaining. Follow along to keep track of how many days until the Packers’ season begins, and share who YOU think the best player to ever wear the Packers’ number is!
With 95 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 95. The official ranking of these players is based on the Approximate Value (AV) from Pro Football Reference. The AV is based on performance and accolades during the time they wore this number in Green Bay.
Without further ado, here are the all-time best players to wear Green Bay Packers number 95.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 95
1) Bryce Paup, LB (1990-94)
NFL Draft: 1990, Round 6, Pick 159 to the Green Bay Packers
Drafted in the sixth round out of Northern Iowa, Bryce Paup became a fantastic NFL linebacker. Unfortunately for Green Bay, his best years weren’t as a Packer.
Paup spent his first five NFL seasons in Green Bay, and he made the Pro Bowl in his final year. In the following season, he was the Defensive Player of the Year with the Buffalo Bills. In his five Packer seasons, Paup totaled 225 tackles, 32.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and four interceptions.
Following his NFL career, Bryce Paup was the linebackers coach at De Pere High School for a few years, then head coach at Green Bay Southwest High School for several years. He is now the defensive line coach for his alma mater.
2) Tyler Lancaster, DL (2018-22)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 2018
No offense to Tyler Lancaster, but this list of best players to wear the Packers’ number 95 jersey gets underwhelming in a hurry. Lancaster played four seasons for the Packers, starting 21 games during this span. In these four seasons, Lancaster totaled 110 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
3) Datone Jones, DE (2013-16)
NFL Draft: 2013, Round 1, Pick 26 to the Green Bay Packers
Drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Datone Jones didn’t live up to expectations in Green Bay. In four seasons with the team, Jones started seven games. He totaled 72 tackles and nine sacks with the Packers.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 95 in 2023?
Currently, defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt wears Green Bay Packers’ number 95 jersey. Green Bay drafted Wyatt out of Georgia in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Now, with snaps opening up on the defensive line, there are big expectations for Wyatt this season.
If he has a good year, he could quickly make the list above as one of the best Packers players to ever wear #95.