#24  - “2018 Draft Post-Mortem”

The NFL Draft - overall recap of picks:

 

  1. Jaire Alexander; CB; Louisville
  2. Josh Jackson; CB; Iowa
  3. Oren Burks; LB; Vanderbilt
  4. J'Mon Moore; WR; Missouri
  5. Cole Madison; OL; Washington State
  6. JK Scott; P; Alabama
  7. Marquez Valdes-Scantling; WR; South Florida
  8. Equanimeous St. Brown; WR; Notre Dame
  9. James Looney; DE; California
  10. Hunter Bradley; LS; Mississippi State
  11. Kendall Donnerson; OLB; SE Missouri State
  • Packers Organization stuff as it relates to the draft:
    • Andy + Jeremey had quite a back and forth via FB messenger that was basically a Seinfeld-esque “airing of grievances” regarding the packers lol.  (We can go through that thread as needed and maybe find some gems!)
    • Thoughts on how Gutekunst ran the draft (was it more like the same old stuff, ie Ted, or did he sort of break the mold a bit?)
    • Jeremy was NOT pleased when Gute traded out of the 14th pick, and then got a 1st round pick from the Saints for 2019.  While this move does not help right now, it was grand larceny by Gute...hard to not take that deal if I were him.
    • The pick of a punter in Rd 5 and then a Long Snapper in Rd. 7 were head scratchers on the surface.  Can’t remember the last time a punter AND LS were drafted by one team in the same draft(?)
    • The Packers FO brain drain continues
  • NFC North Teams and their overall Draft:
    • Chicago Bears - Drafted LB Roquan Smith from UGA with the No. 9 overall pick in Rd. 1 (Smith looks like a stud LB)...The Bears are quietly building a young, formidable defense.
    • Detroit Lions - The Lions remind me of the Milwaukee Bucks...they always seem to have pre-season hype and expectations and always fall short.  They drafted a Center in round 1(?)
    • Minnesota Vikings - Drafted a CB out of UCF with the 30th overall pick. The Vikings are the team to beat until further notice.
Episode Duration
01:08:36
2018 Green Bay Packers NFL Draft