Morning Buzz: It's Gutekunst's team now
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a cup of coffee (or brew some tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know as the Packers after the NFL draft.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s latest column looking over Brian Gutekunst’s first draft.
In the end, what matters in any draft class is whether it produces a few good players, or maybe one great one, regardless of position. Maybe the two cornerbacks will help the Packers’ defense immediately and a lot.
But it’s hard not to wonder whether come November and December, Gutekunst will be ruing his decision to wait until a final-pick flier to take an outside rusher (Kendall Donnerson of Southeast Missouri), and to not add a possible starter at right tackle, assuming Bryan Bulaga won’t be back from his ACL reconstruction until late October or November.
“It would be nice to come out of every draft and feel like you filled all the holes you think you have,” Gutekunst said Saturday evening, “but that’s never the case. So you try to take really good football players, because you really don’t know what your needs are going to be come September. I think we stayed disciplined to the process and not try to get out of that. We feel really, really good right now.”
The Packers will be looking for Alexander and Jackson to upgrade their pass defense early. One and maybe both figure to be starters in the Packers’ nickel defense this season.
Tom Silverstein sorted through the undrafted free agents:
Our guys wrote on the picks:
I chatted with readers post-draft via Facebook Live:
Elsewhere, the Packers grabbed a Senior Bowl standout:
Cole Madison is an interesting dude:
Matt Harmon loves St. Brown:
DeShone Kizer was excited about the St. Brown pick:
Jason Wilde wrote on some roster holes being filled and some left open:
Packers fans have things to say:
Power Sweep was puzzled by the punter selection:
No detail is too small when covering the Green Bay Packers: