Green Bay Packers 2022 NFL Draft Pick: Analysis for Each Selection – Green Bay Packers Blog
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The 2022 NFL Draft runs Thursday through Saturday, and every Green Bay Packers draft pick will be analyzed here.
The event takes place on the Las Vegas Strip, in the area adjacent to Caesars Forum, two years after its original date. The 2020 draft has been turned into a virtual event due to COVID-19.
Here’s a look at how each player Green Bay has selected will fit.
Round 1, No. 22 overall: dock walkerILB, Georgia
My opinion : Even though the Packers’ defense improved last season, they still had one glaring weakness: They allowed the third-most yards per carry last season (4.7). Walker could help. It also represents a continuous change in philosophy when it comes to the defensive midfield. For years, the Packers have tried to make do with midterm draft picks and moderately priced free agents at inside linebacker. But last year they brought in De’Vondre Campbell (and then gave him a five-year, $50 million deal to keep him this offseason) and now they’ve gone for a first-round inside linebacker for the first time since AJ Hawk. in 2005. For much of last season, the Packers’ second inside linebacker was Krys Barnes, an undrafted former free agent.
Check out some of championship-winning Quay Walker’s best games of the season with Georgia.
Gutey likes D: It was Brian Gutekunst’s sixth first-round pick since becoming general manager in 2018, and fifth on the defensive side of the ball. They’ve all done pretty well — from cornerback Jaire Alexander in 2018 to outside linebacker Rashan Gary and safety Darnell Savage in 2019 and cornerback Eric Stokes last season. If you’re good at evaluating defense, why not play to your strengths?
Walker on Johnson: One of the biggest surprises of the day was that the Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson II was available. Projected by some as a top-10 pick, he was still around when the Packers picked Walker at age 22. way.
Round 1, No. 28 overall: Devonte WyattDT, Georgia
Check out the best college highlights of Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt.
My opinion : Anytime you can get one of the top players in their position so late in the first round, that’s a bonus. Wyatt was ranked second defensive tackle in Mel Kiper Jr.’s positional rankings, behind only his Georgia teammate, Jordan Davis, who went No. 13 to the Eagles. Overall, Kiper ranked Wyatt as his 30th overall prospect. He’s an experienced player, not a one-year-old wonder. He started 24 games over the past two seasons on his way to becoming a second-team All-American selection last season. The only snag might be his age. He is 24 years old and already has a lot of clichés in him. He played four years at Georgia after a stint in junior college. By comparison, when the Packers drafted Kenny Clark in 2016, he didn’t turn 21 until months into his rookie season.
No infringement for a WR: Say as much about Gutekunst, he won’t reach. Aaron Rodgers, during an appearance on The Pat McAfee during the draft, blurted out that the Packers had first-round ratings for just six receivers. All six had left before the Packers picked.
It’s only the second time Gutekunst hasn’t traded in the first round. So does that mean a trade is coming tomorrow? He has three more picks tomorrow – 53 and 59 overall (second round pick) and 92 (third round). Maybe he could try to pass at the start of the second round. The next best receivers are probably unlikely – North Dakota State Christian Watsonwestern michigan Skyy Moore and Georgia George Pickens — will last until the Packers’ next pick.
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