Green Bay Packers 2017 NFL Draft grades
The 2017 NFL Draft is over and of course people are quick to judge how teams did.
Normally, you really need three or five years to grade a class (like we did here and here).
But who is kidding who — we all want to know what others think of the selections made by our favorite team now. And there are plenty people doing just this.
We’ve tried to compile as thorough a list of Green Bay Packers draft analysis as you’ll find anywhere on the Internet. Without further adieu, enjoy.
— Dieter Kurternbach of FOX Sports: A+. “Yes to everything on this board. They added two of the best secondary players in this draft in the second round, a perfect fit for them in the middle of their line in Montravius Adams in the third round, a high-floor outside linebacker in Vince Biegel and three really good running backs — Aaron Jones could be a stud. Don’t sleep on Malachi Dupre, pick No. 247, either.”
Kurtenbach also gave out individual grades of the Day 2 picks. His grades: Kevin King — B; Josh Jones — A+; Montravius Adams — A.
— Chris Burke of SI.com: B+. “The defense was priority No. 1 for GM Ted Thompson, so he delivered CB Kevin King (pick No. 33, after a trade out of Round 1), versatile S Josh Jones (No. 61) and underrated OLB Vince Biegel (No. 108). He also used a third-rounder on DT Montravius Adams (No. 93), which at best is a decent—probably not eye-popping—value and at worst is a throwaway pick. Later, it was the run game on the docket, and the Packers doubled up at the RB spot with Jamaal Williams (No. 134) and Aaron Jones (182). That could be a very good duo alongside Aaron Rodgers. At the bare minimum, they’ll free up Ty Montgomery to roam the scheme more.”
Burke also issued grades for the Day 2 picks. His grades: King — B+; Jones — B; Adams — B.
— Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN Insider: B+. “Overall, Green Bay hit the jackpot with King and got a pass-rusher named after the most famous Packer ever. There’s little not to like.”
— Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com: A. “Some general managers seem to always do it right in the draft, and Green Bay’s Ted Thompson is one of those guys. He had another good draft, trading out of the first round and still landing a lot of good players. He took Washington corner Kevin King in the second round, and he will be a big-time player. Second-round safety Josh Jones is a nice player who helps offset the loss of Micah Hyde. I love third-round defensive tackle Montravius Adams. Fourth-round running back Jamaal Williams will be a 1,200-yard rusher in a season at some point in his career.”
— Spencer Hall of CBSSports.com graded every pick: King — A+; Jones — B; Adams B+; Vince Biegel — B; Jamaal Williams — A; DeAngelo Yancey — D+; Aaron Jones — C; Kofi Amichia — D; Devante Mays — D; Malachi Dupre — D.
— Luke Easterling of Draft Wire: C. “Go ahead and put the Packers’ class in the ‘strange’ column, too. After trading out of the first round, they addressed their needs at corner (Washington’s Kevin King) and linebacker (Wisconsin’s Vince Biegel), but North Carolina State’s Josh Jones felt like a reach they didn’t need in the second round. The Packers took three running backs on Day 3, but didn’t touch the offensive line until the sixth round and reached for their only pass-catcher in fifth round. Auburn’s Montravius Adams was a solid value in the third round to bolster the defensive line, but otherwise, much…