In the 2008 season, the Packers finished 6-10 in the regular season, finishing in third place in the NFC North.
The Packers have used six of their past seven first-round selections on defensive players. The lone exception came in 2005, when they selected Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers 24th overall.
- The Packers acquired the 19th pick of the 3rd round (83rd overall) from the New York Jets in exchange for Brett Favre and a 2010 draft pick on Aug. 6, 2008.
- The Packers acquired the 14th pick of the 6th round (187th overall) from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a 7th round pick in 2008 on April 27, 2008.