NFL Draft 2022: Green Bay Packers Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Green Bay Packers Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Green Bay Packers Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Green Bay Packers draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach


NFL Draft 2022: Green Bay Packers Draft Analysis

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2022 NFL Draft Analysis
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Green Bay Packers Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022

1 (22) LB Quay Walker, Georgia
1 (28) DT Devonte Wyatt, Georgia
2 (34) WR Christian Watson, North Dakota State
3 (92) OT/OG Sean Rhyan, UCLA
4 (132) WR Romeo Doubs, Nevada
4 (140) C/OG Zach Tom, Wake Forest
5 (179) EDGE Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina
7 (228) LB Tariq Carpenter, Georgia Tech
7 (234) DT Jonathan Ford, Miami
7 (249) OT Rasheed Walker, Penn State
7 (258) WR Samori Toure, Nebraska

Green Bay Packers Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

– Before the draft, who was our comp for WR Christian Watson? Marques Valdez-Scandling. He might not have been taken in the first round, but the Packers got Aaron Rodgers a receiver in the second round, and got a possible better option in the fourth in Romeo Doubs.

– Consdierng the Packers have four seventh round picks – basically throwaways or practice squad types – they did a nice job with two interesting prospect in OT Rasheed Walker and DT Jonathan Ford. At the very least, they’ll be tough cuts.

– Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt were hardly reaches in the first round, but Walker was a HUGE call with Utah’s Devin Lloyd (Jacksonville) still there. Wyatt was a tad overrated, but this was a thin class of tackles and the Packers were able to get Watson six picks later.

Green Bay Packers Best Value Pick, Biggest Reach, Late Flier: 2022 NFL Draft

Best Value Pick: 4 (140) C/OG Zach Tom, Wake Forest

Biggest Reach: 1 (22) LB Quay Walker, Georgia

Late Flier That Might Work: 7 (249) OT Rasheed Walker, Penn State

Green Bay Packers Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

There’s NO WAY Green Bay go without a wide receiver with one of its two first round picks, and … yeah. It’s Green Bay.

Outside of getting some parts for the offensive line and at running back, the drafting has been just okay. It does its own thing – (cough) Jordan Love (cough) – when it comes to drafting.

– Allen Lazard and Sammy Watkins aren’t enough through free agency to help the wide receiver situation after losing Davante Adams and Marquez Valdez-Scantling. Green Bay hasn’t taken a wide receiver in the top 50 since Jordy Nelson in 2008, and it hasn’t selected one in the first round since Javon Walker in 2002.

However, with the 22 and 28 overall picks – and with four of the top 59 – there’s some good work to do. Some more offensive line help would be nice – especially at tackle – and …

So who’ll be there in the first round for Green Bay? Alabama WR Jameson Williams. The problem is the torn ACL he’s recovering from – he won’t be the instant help the offense needs – but he’s a top ten overall talent that should slide.

Penn State’s Jahan Dotson should be there at the 28 and should definitely be there at the 22, and Treylon Burks from Arkansas might be around for either one of the spots. Offensive tackle-wise, Northern Iowa’s Trevor Penning and Central Michigan’s Bernhard Raimann could be in the mix.

Green Bay Packers 2021 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

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