Green Bay Packers: Evaluating the Team’s 2008 Draft


Published: March 17, 2009


... through the draft. Since he values the draft so much, let's review how he drafted last year.

Round 2 (No. 36 overall): Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas State

The Packers traded down to pick up an extra fourth-round pick, and they pick a wide receiver again?  Green Bay already had Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, and James Jones, and they had more pressing needs at other spots.

There were also more popular names on the board, such as James Hardy, Eddie Royal, DeSean Jackson, and Malcolm Kelly. Nelson had 33 receptions for 336 yards, and is still No. 4 on the roster. Bad pick considering the other needs.

Grade: C-

Round 2 (No. 56 overall): Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville

On draft day, this pick got great press as Brohm was the first pick overall on mock drafts a year ago and it was great value for Green Bay, which needed a backup to Aaron Rodgers as well.

The fairytale ended though.

When Rodgers went down...

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