2021 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Green Bay Packers draft analysis, all the picks, best value selection and biggest reach.
Green Bay Packers 2021 NFL Draft Analysis
– Ehhhhhhh, no. Georgia CB Eric Stokes was a reach – elite speed and all – with the 29th pick overall in a corner-deep draft, taking center Josh Myers out of Ohio State with the 62 was a tad strange, and getting Clemson’s Amari Rodgers in the third round isn’t exactly fixing the glitch if super-elite receiver talent is what the other A-Rodgers is whining about.
– Obviously everything about the Green Bay draft – and the hijacked 2021 NFL Draft – was about Aaron Rodgers and his messy impending breakup with the Packers. Not drafting a quarterback basically means Green Bay is fine with Jordan Love, and it also means it didn’t want to make things worse. Kyle Trask was there in the second and went two picks after the Packers took Myers.
– The Packers threw random prospects out there on Day Three with some decent options for the O line and RB Kylin Hill from Mississippi State in the seventh might work. Overall, though, this was to beef up the depth. It wasn’t a draft to get the franchise over the top if No. 12 is staying.
Best Value Pick: OT Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin, 6th round, 214th overall
Biggest Reach: CB Eric Stokes, Georgia, 1st round, 29th overall
Late Flier That Could Work: RB Kylin Hill, Mississippi State, 7th round, 256th overall
Green Bay Packers 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2021 NFL Draft Picks
1 (29) CB Eric Stokes, Georgia
2 (62) C Josh Myers, Ohio State
3 (85) WR Amari Rodgers, Clemson
4 (142) OG Royce Newman, Ole Miss
5 (173) DT Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
5 (178) CB Shemar Jean-Charles, Appalachian State
6 (214) OT Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin
6 (220) LB Isaiah McDuffie, Boston College
7 (256) RB Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
Houston Texans 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2021 NFL Draft Picks
It’s sort of amazing that Green Bay was just that close to playing for the Super Bowl with a draft class that provided next to nothing. Out of the nine picks, RB AJ Dillon had his moments, LB Kamal Martin will bring some depth, but if Jordan Love isn’t eventually great, uh oh. The Packers have ten picks this time around, but …
Five of the ten picks are in the fifth round and beyond. They could package a deal and get something worthwhile to move up if needed, but they might not have to. There will be cornerback options at the 29, and Aaron Rodgers can get another receiver at the 62 or 92.
The Packers are in a decent spot overall. They don’t desperately need anything for right now – other than, maybe, cornerback – but they can find a few upgrades to at least help out the rotation. Again, depending on Love, this can’t be a second straight meh draft.
Green Bay Packers 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2020 NFL Draft Picks
1 QB Jordan Love, Utah State
2 RB AJ Dillon, Boston College
3 TE Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati
5 LB Kamal Martin, Minnesota
6 OG Jon Runyan, Michigan
6 C Jake Hanson, Oregon
6 OT Simon Stepaniak, Indiana
7 S Vernon Scott, TCU
7 DE Jonathan Garvin, Miami
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