Packers Draft: Now What to Expect
No Grades, Just Production
I can't stand draft grades for teams when you haven't even seen the rookies suit up, they haven't learned a lick of the new system, and they usually take a couple years to develop in the weight room
But it's not out of the realm of possibilities to say what to expect out of the Packers 8 draft picks.
Nick Perry: Start from day one, and while he may not have a bunch of sacks from the start, he needs to be that disruption that gets Clay Matthews more QB pressures. And Perry won't wow anyone with his cover skills in year one, so just being respectable there would be enough.
Jerel Worthy: Mike Neal, you've been put on notice. He could be the second starter from this draft class, and maybe the replacement for Cullen Jenkins as the inside push the pocket to Clay guy.
Casey Hayward: Push Sam Shields to be better than last year, and possibly be the #3 corner behind Tramon Williams and Shields, if Charles Woodson gets moved to safety. If not, he should get on the field at least in the dime.
Mike Daniels: Another inside pass rusher. Make the roster, make the rotation, bounce between being active and inactive and just get some experience.
Jerron McMillian: I'll say he could be one of the sleepers of this draft. Realistically or at best, he's the #3 safety if Woodson doesn't make the switch, and plays special teams.
Terrell Manning: See Daniels. He'll likely be behind Bishop and D.J. Smith, and sit for a year.
Andrew Datko: A year on the practice squad and in the Packers strength program would do him well.
B.J. Coleman: Compete for the #3 QB role. And since the Packers usually only keep two on the active roster to add depth at other positions these days, a year or even two on the practice squad would be good.
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