Last Thursday the NFL draft started. Green Bay had quite a few holes to fill heading into the draft. The biggest glaring hole was at wide receiver, since Adams and MVS both are gone. Everyone wanted and expected Green Bay to take a wide receiver with one or both of their first round picks. People were projecting three to four receivers getting picked before the Packers. As like past drafts, no one knows how the draft is going to play out.
The first receiver to go was Garret Wilson to the Jets, then came the run. New Orleans picked Chris Olave after that Detroit traded up to take Jameson Williams, next Washington took Jahan Dotson, finally Tennessee took Treylon Burks. The Packers were on the clock at pick twenty-two and took inside linebacker Quay Walker from Georgia. Everybody was stunned when they announced the pick. Then Green Bay took defensive linemen Devonte Wyatt from Georgia. After the first round ended, every Packer fan could not believe what just happened.
DAY TWO started and Green Bay owned the fifty third and fifty ninth pick. Brian Gutekunst has been known to trade up when he wants someone a lot and so it happened this year. Tampa Bay choose Logan Hall with the thirty third pick which, brought up Minnesota next until they traded the pick to Green Bay. Gutekunst traded up like everybody thought he would. He traded the fifty third and fifty ninth for the thirty fourth and drafted Christian Watson. Christian is a wide receiver from North Dakota State a FCS school. The Packers only had their third round pick left on day two. They drafted an offensive linemen Sean Rhyan from UCLA, who projects to be a guard in the NFL
DAY THREE the Packers had seven draft picks. Green Bay chose in the fourth round wide receiver Romeo Doubs from Nevada. He is a tall, fast receiver, who can take the top off of a defense. They then chose an offensive linemen, Zach Tom, from Wake Forrest. He projects to be a guard, but also played tackle in college.
In the fifth round, they took an edge rusher from South Carolina, Kingsley Enagbare, who will be a rotational piece. Green Bay did not have a sixth round pick, so they didn’t pick until the seventh round.
They had four seventh round picks. The first pick was Tariq Carpenter a safety from Georgia Tech, who will primarily be playing special teams. With their second pick, they took Jonathon Ford defensive tackle from Miami, another special teams player. The third player they took was Rasheed Walker offensive linemen from Penn State. The last player they took was receiver Samori Toure from Nebraska.
Overall, I feel they filled all their holes and even added more depth. This is another great draft from Green Bay.
Draft Grade: A-
Go Pack Go