Packers fans unanimously agree the winner of the NFL draft's second and third rounds is LeRoy Butler
Almost immediately following Friday's second and third rounds of the 2023 NFL draft "experts" will provide grades to the Packers and other teams.
It's an annual exercise but we won't truly know how players will pan out for a few years. But one person involved in the draft for the Packers tonight that almost everyone gave an "A" to was LeRoy Butler.
Butler, the Packers legend and 2022 Pro Football Hall of Famer, announced two of the team's picks Friday: the 50th overall pick in the second round and the 78th overall pick in the third round. The picks generated wide receiver Jayden Reed and tight end Tucker Kraft. Earlier in the night, the Packers selected tight end Luke Musgrave.
While some former players or celebrities who announce picks may struggle with the job of being on stage and delivering their lines, Butler was a natural.
"Jordan Love we got some help for you," Butler said before making the pick of Reed.
And before actually reading the pick, Butler proudly proclaimed about the Packers: "The best franchise, by the way, in my opinion." That line, not surprisingly, brought out some boos from the Kansas City crowd.
After announcing Reed as the pick, Butler then correctly reminded everyone: "We always get good receivers in the second round."
Butler, of course, is referring to the Packers' tradition of selecting star receivers in the second round since 2006 (Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Christian Watson).
Butler wasn't done as he came back and announced Kraft later in the night, again expressing the same joy in the pick. He also gave teachers a shoutout. It was all so perfect.
Social media wants more of Butler at the draft.
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