Pack crafts a good draft


The Mirror reporter

The long-awaited NFL Draft took place on April 26 to 29 in Arlington, Texas. In the draft, each team selects who they believe to be the best player to fit their needs to help them compete. Let’s just say, if the draft was a game, the Packers would’ve won.

The Packers, in order of rounds, picked up Jaire Alexander (CB), Josh Jackson (CB), Oren Burks (OLB), J’mon Moore (WR), Cole Madison (T), JK Scott (P), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (WR), Equanimeous St. Brown (WR), James Looney (DE), Hunter Bradley (LS), Kendall Donnerson (LB).

This year the Packers had most draft picks, with twelve, including the 14th overall. However, the New Orleans Saints, who at the time had the 27th overall pick, wanted a higher draft pick, and thus, the Packers and Saints made a trade. The Packers traded the 14th overall, a fifth-round pick, flip-flopped first round picks with the Saints, and gained the Saints’ first-round pick for 2019. Many Packer fans were upset with this choice.

Eventually, the Packers were able to trade with Seattle, receiving the 18th overall, as well as a seventh-round pick in exchange for Seattle’s third and sixth round pick. With the 18th overall pick, the Packers selected cornerback Alexander from Louisville. At this time, Packer fans began to realize that the front office did a great job, getting the guy they apparently wanted at 14th overall, while also receiving a first round pick for next year.

Alexander and Jackson, both CBs, are predicted to do very well for the Packers. Alexander has the lowest QB rating among all corners and Jackson had the most interceptions among all college corners.

Pro Football Focus, a popular grading site, gave the Packers an 82.2 out of 100 saying that their draft was elite.