The 81st meeting of the NFL Draft took place a few weeks ago and it was sure a great draft for the Green Bay Packers. This year the draft returned the to the Windy City at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. With Rookie Camp getting underway for the Packers we take a look at three notable draft picks that will open up some eyes in the next few months.
After the Green Bay Packers Pro-Bowl defensive tackle B.J Raji decided to retire from football, everyone believed the Packers would look to fill this position in the first round. Clark is an incredible talent that will immediately make an impact right out of the gate. With the Packers also losing defensive tackle Mike Pennel to suspension for the first four games, you can be sure this Clark will get his chance to prove to everyone why he was a first round pick. I can’t wait to see him on the gridiron!
Unlike Clark, Springs may have to wait until next season to make an impact for the Packers. However, you can never go wrong with adding Offensive tackles to solidify your offensive line at any moment during the draft. At this point, the Packers look to be fine at that position but next season they will be losing three starting tackles to free agency, so in my opinion this is a very smart move for the Packers. For all of you football fans out there, you know any given Sunday a player can go down with an injury, so it is possible that Springs may not have to wait until the 2017 season to show everyone what he can do.
Another position the Packers looked to address his off-season was the Linebacker position and I think they got a great player in the third round. Kyler Fackrell is one top linebackers in this years draft class because he is versatile defender. He also has played in a 3-4 defense before, which makes his transition to the NFL a little easier. In 2014, he missed the entire season due to a torn ACL, but last season he was able to come back strong and start in all 13 games for the Aggies.