The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it’s time for some reflection. While some teams traded around to get who they want, others stood pat to see who would slide to them — and if there’s one thing to remember about this draft it’s players that slid around the rounds. But now that the draft is behind us, the all important grading phase has begun, so lets take a look at how the Green Bay Packers did in this year’s NFL Draft.
- (26) Datone Jones, de, UCLA
- (61) Eddie Lacy, rb, Alabama
- (109) David Bakhtiari, ot, Colorado
- (122) J.C. Tretter, ot, Cornell
- (125) Johnathan Franklin, rb, UCLA
- (159) Micah Hyde, db, Iowa
- (167) Josh Boyd, de, Mississippi State
- (193) Nate Palmer, lb, Illinois State
- (216) C.J. Johnson, wr, Grand Valley State
- (224) Kevin Dorsey, wr, Maryland
- (232) Sam Barrington, lb, South Florida.
Best Pick: Johnathan Franklin, RB/UCLA
Worst Pick: Josh Boyd, DT/Mississippi State
Analysis: The Packers put together a pretty fine draft when you look at the whole thing. They grabbed two really solid running back in Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin who can provide the Packers with the running game they’ve alway s been lacking under Aaron Rodgers rule. Even guys like Kevin Dorsey, who is a raw route-runner, can flourish in this offensive system.
2013 Draft Grade: B-