Green Bay's recent draft record impressive

Updated: February 7, 2011, 3:10 PM ET
By Kevin Weidl

The Green Bay Packers dealt with all kinds of adversity on their way to a Super Bowl win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, including key contributors Ryan Grant, Justin Harrell, Nick Barnett, Brady Poppinga, Brandon Chillar, Mark Tauscher and Jermichael Finley all landing on injured reserve.

All those man games lost to injury only reinforces that building depth at the back end of the roster is just as important to a team's success as hitting on early-round draft picks, and the Packers' championship run is a testament to their success in that area. Depth is built with late-round picks, rookie free agents and even castoffs from other teams, and the Packers' front office has done an excellent job of finding players from those groups who fit their system.