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Green Bay Packers NFL Draft Recap/Grade – 2018

Green Bay Packers NFL Draft Recap/Grade – 2018
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Green Bay Packers NFL Draft Recap/Grade – 2018

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Green Bay Packers Draft Picks (2018)

Round # Name Position College
1 18 Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
2 45 Joshua Jackson CB Iowa
3 88 Oren Burks LB Vanderbilt
4 133 J'Mon Moore WR Kansas
5 138 Cole Madison OL Washington State
5 172 Jk Scott P Alabama
6 174 Marquez Valdez-Scantling WR South Florida
6 207 Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame
7 233 James Looney DL California
7 239 Hunter Bradley TE/LS Mississippi State
7 248 Kendall Dickerson EDGE SE Missouri

 

Key Positional Needs Entering Draft

  • Edge Rusher
  • Cornerback
  • Offensive Line
  • Wide Receiver
  • Line Backer

Recap

After finishing dead last in the NFL in passing touchdowns allowed, it was apparent that the Green Bay Packers needed to improve their leaky pass defense. I thought getting a premiere pass rusher in the 1st round would’ve been the logical move but what the Packers did in the first two rounds was down right masterful. Not only did the Packers draft my top 2 corners Jaire Alexander and Joshua Jackson, but they also acquired the Saints first round draft pick in 2019. New general manager Brian Gutekunst worked the draft board by trading back from 14 to 27 acquiring the aforementioned 2019 first round pick, but then made an aggressive move to trade back up to 18 to get their guy Alexander. The former Louisville corner brings a confident swag to the Packers secondary and has A+ instincts and ball skills reminiscent of Asante Samuels. They doubled down with more ball skills in the secondary with Joshua Jackson who led the nation in interceptions (8) and passes defended (26) last season. Oren Burks gives the Packers an athletic line backer that can play in the middle of the field on passing downs. After releasing Jordy Nelson, the Packers weren’t shy by tripling down and drafting three talented but raw receivers on Day 3.

Favorite Pick

I have to go with my CB1 from Day 1 Jaire Alexander. From the first time I saw Alexander’s tape he stood out to me due to his anticipation and ability to break on the football. If you’ve followed CPGM then you know I am big fan of ball skills for defensive backs. You can have all the technique, speed and size you want but if you shrink at the moment of truth when the ball is in the air, then you will not be able to hold up on the outside in this passing league. Alexander is a rare talent, who is not the biggest of guys but has the playmaker gene that can make him special at the next level.

Fantasy Football Implications

With the Green Bay Packers focusing on defense in the first 3 rounds, the pass defense is likely to be improved in 2018. The free agent signing of Muhammad Wilkerson to plug alongside Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels forms one of the best interior fronts in football but the Packers fantasy implications on defense will come down to edge rushing. If Clay Matthews can regain his old form and Nick Perry can continue to improve then the Packers defense will be a sneaky defense to add in your fantasy league. IDP players shouldn’t shy away from Alexander and Jackson because they know how to get their hands on the football. From an offensive perspective, it would be wise to take a flier in a dynasty/keeper league on one of the Packers new rookie receivers. Playing with Rodgers buoys your output. I’ll side with Moore as he has big play potential.

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