By Nick Freimuth It was the first NFL draft in a lifetime in which the Green Bay Packers selected two special teams players. By selecting punter JK Scott in the fifth round and long snapper Hunter Bradley in the seventh round the 2018 draft has a unique look to it. Overall, the draft had balance.
Green Bay selected five defensive players, four on the offense including three wide receivers and two specialists. The lone player added to bolster the pass rush came with Green bay’s final selection of Kendall Donnerson. The linebacker out of Mississippi State is a project player but has potential.
The three wide receiver draft class adds height and speed to a receiver group lacking both attributes. J’Mon Moore out of Missouri was the team’s third round selection. He boasts the slowest 40-yard dash time of the three but showed great burst on the field, according to Packers scouts. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is likely to the most consistent of the three out of USF. Equanimeous St. Brown has the most upside maybe of them all and was the teams sixth round selection out of Notre Dame.
Approximately 60% of NFL teams are made up of players selected in the third round or later. Saturday was the most important day of the draft for filling out rosters. No one truly knows what the 2018 draft class will be for Green Bay. There are reasons for excitement but now we must all wait and see.