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We’ll start with Pete Dougherty giving his initial reactions on each of the Packers draft picks from this past weekend.
No grading the Green Bay Packers’ draft here. It’s a waste of time.
The problem is coming up with decent criteria.
If you want to know whether they drafted good NFL players, sorry, but no one can help you there. Not any team, nor the most educated observer. It takes two to three years to find out.
Scouting experts have opinions on the value of where players were drafted. But if you’ve ever talked with multiple scouts about a college player, you know opinions often vary widely even among experts. A value pick in one scout’s eyes is a bad one in another’s.
And any of us can see whether Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst addressed roster holes with his selections. But since we don’t know if the players are going to pan out, we really don’t know if he solved any problems at all. So what good is it to grade on needs drafted?
The best we can do is make observations and guesses.
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein broke down the draft class on the latest Packers podcast:
I looked around the web to see what draft gurus thought of the Packers' draft:
Michael wrote on the release of quarterback Joe Callahan:
Many intriguing storylines came out of the draft:
The epic showdown between this Packers fan and the Bears continues:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live on Monday afternoon:
I also listened and responded to Packers fan's voicemails:
You can bid on Bart Starr's Super Bowl MVP Corvette:
Elsewhere, the NFL began its annual Top 100 player series, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix acknowledged his down year in 2017:
Mike Daniels, David Bakhtiari and Jimmy Graham were also named to the Top 100:
Jack Wepfer has six post-draft takeaways:
Rob Demovsky writes on what he finds to be the most interesting Packers draft picks:
Adam Schein is a big fan of what the Packers did this past weekend:
Jaire Alexander will be on stage to get his degree from Louisville:
Dave Dameshek spoke with Alexander at the draft:
Here’s a look at one of the rookie wide receivers:
Packers fans are excited about the new look-secondary:
Andy Herman looks at one of the Packers' undrafted free agents:
The Power Sweep looks at guys whose roster spots could be in danger:
ACME Packing Company addresses the pass rush:
KDG has a draft recap:
The NFL kickoff is going to change. Soon.