Draft Picks Recap
Round 1, Pick 29 Eric Stokes (CB, Georgia)
For the ninth time in ten seasons, the Green Bay Packers opted to go defense with their first pick. At over six feet tall and just under 200lbs, Stokes has phenomenal size to pair with his sub 4.40 speed. Many are wondering why GB didn’t go with an obvious need at WR…that’s not something I currently have the answer to.
Round 2, Pick 62: Josh Myers (C, Ohio State)
Myers brings nice size(6’5 310lbs) and experience (over 1,500 snaps at center for the Buckeyes). His power, combined with his footwork should provide GB with an immediate plug and play athlete along the interior of their line.
Round 3, Pick 85: Amari Rodgers (WR, Clemson)
The first wideout selected by GB in the last two drafts may be a bit too late to appease openly frustrated QB Aaron Rodgers. However, Amari offers versatility in the same vein as Ty Montgomery. A nice sized receiver who can line up in the slot, backfield or as a return man can be a nice addition for whoever lines up behind center moving forward.
Round 4, Pick 142: Royce Newman (OL, Ole Miss)
A nice insurance policy pick in my opinion. A player with years of experience at different positions along the line. Newman’s ability to play everything except left tackle will be key to him keeping a roster spot this year.
Round 5, Pick 173: Tedarrell Slaton (DL, Florida)
A huge, space-eating frame, standing at 6’4 and tipping the scales at 330lbs. Green Bay should hope to develop some of his raw skills in order to get the most out of this selection.
Round 5, Pick 178: Shemar Jean-Charles (CB, Appalachian State)
An undersized DB who may not have the size or strength to match up with the top wideouts in the league; the guy is an absolute ball magnet. 27 pass break ups as a two year starter, including a draft class leading 17 in 2020 should speak to his ball hawking ability.
Round 6, Pick 214: Cole Van Lanen (OL, Wisconsin)
Homegrown guy with 19 starts under his belt with two All-Big Ten selections to top it off. Lanen gave up eight sacks on a little over 800 snaps. Pretty impressive if you ask me.
Round 6,Pick 220: Isaiah McDuffie (LB, Boston College)
McDuffie was a tackling machine during his time at Boston College, amassing 230 tackles over his three seasons as a starter. If he can learn to play with slightly more discipline, the second-team All-ACC LB should be able to contribute.
Round 7, Pick 256 Kylin Hill (RB, Mississippi State)
A tough, tackle breaking, well built back with great hands out of the backfield. Hill is also very sure handed with only one fumble coming in his freshman year and also has potential as a returner.
Overall Grade: B-
Key Departures: (POSSIBLY AARON F***ING RODGERS) OL-Corey Linsley, RB-Jamaal Williams, LB-Christian Kirksey
Key Additions: QB-Blake Bortles, WR-DeAndre Thomkpkins, LB-De’Vondre Campbell
This may be the most interesting off-season in Green Bay since the Favre retirement saga. The whole dark cloud that is the Aaron Rodgers scenario will play a huge factor in the season outlook regardless if he suits up for the team or not. With that being said, I’ll do this with Jordan Love as the projected starter. Facing off against two of the toughest divisions in football in my opinion (AFC North/NFC West) the Pack will have their work cut out for them should the inexperienced Love be the one taking the field. I still have the Packers doing what it takes to take the division crown this season
Predicted record: 10-7