The Green Bay Packers added 13 players to their team and yes, even I have to say they are rebuilding now. But in the NFL teams can win it all in a rebuilding year, just ask the Kansas City Chiefs. Now Jordan Love is not Patrick Mahomes, so I’m not expecting the Packers to win it all in 2023, but damn, the kid is going to have all the tools to do so in the coming years.
By adding three receivers and two tight ends, the Packers will be extremely young in the pass catching department. It will be very interesting to see how this shakes out. Here’s a quick take on the draft.
Lukas Van Ness – Love this guy. Looks like a high motor guy and coming from Iowa he has been well coached. I think he will be on the field right away and can help out until Rashon Gary gets back. Then the Packers will have all kinds of options to rush the passer.
Luke Musgrave – A huge medical with the guy but huge upside as well. If he stays healthy he’s a steal, if not he’s a bust. The upside is worth the risk to me.
Jayden Reed – The more I see of this dude’s highlights the more impressed I get. This guy could add a real spark to the offense from the slot and ease the load on Keisean Nixon as a punt returner.
Tucker Kraft – This dude was a man against boys in college but he looks the part for an NFL tight end. I think he will translate well the league. If Alabama wanted him to transfer he must have been doing something right.
On day three the Packers certainly continued their draft for need approach. Grabbing a couple of defensive lineman, a cornerback, a safety, a kicker, QB and another WR. The only area the Packers didn’t address was offensive line.
I think the pick of QB Sean Clifford was kind of high, but I think he might be able to be the backup in his rookie year. And the kicker pick is clearly a favor for assistant head coach Rich Bisaccia. The Packers are moving on from Mason Crosby and trust Bisaccia to pass the torch to Anders Carlson.
Karl Brooks looks like a good pick for the defensive line and several reviews I’ve seen have safety Anthony Johnson Jr. a steal for the Packers.
We won’t know anything until the games start and not all of these guys may make the team. But the team’s direction is clear. This is going to be a very young football team. No more signing over the hill slot receivers or clinging to 38-year old tight ends. This is the beginning of a new era of Green Bay Packers’ football. And it might be the best one yet.