In the sixth round, Green Bay took Baylor defensive back Demitri Goodson, an athletic prospect who started for the Gonzaga basketball team before switching his sport of preference to football and transferring to Baylor.
In the seventh round, the Packers stocked up with another wide receiver in Jeff Janis out of Saginaw Valley State. This is another one of those value picks by Ted Thompson. Janis was expected to go in third of fourth round, but fell all the way to the Packers and their final pick.
Here’s an analysis of Goodson by nfl.com:
Excellent size. Good athletic ability, hand-eye coordination and ball production. Can turn and run vertical. Nice plant-and-drive — breaks on throws. Has a 37-inch vertical. Has some upside. Comes from an athletic family and has NFL bloodlines.
Has been unable to stay in one piece and durability is a major concern. Has short arms and small hands. Relatively inexperienced with green instincts. Press technique needs to be coached up. Loses separation at the break point. Limited tackle production — gets stuck on blocks and doesn’t set a hard edge. Will be a 25-year-old rookie.
Priority free agent
Overaged, injury-prone, height-weight-speed prospect with a basketball background. Shows in flashes when he’s able to rely on his reactionary skills and natural athleticism to break up throws, but he is raw and will have to prove he offers developmental value.
With their final selection, #236 overall, the Green Bay Packers selected Janis and here is some information about him:
Exceptional measurables and leaping ability — will test through the roof. Accelerates into routes quickly and can separate vertically and uncover underneath working short-to-intermediate zones. Terrific production — carves up lesser competition and creates chunk plays. Good red-zone target. Exceptional work ethic. Outstanding football character. Very passionate about the game. Has a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump, posted a 3.98-second 20-yard shuttle (fourth-best among receivers) and a 6.64-second 3-cone time.
Has very small, inconsistent hands — will cradle the ball and use his body. Is not a nuanced route runner. Does not attack the ball in the air and will give up some break points. Not strong after the catch and will look for a soft landing spot. Can be fazed by traffic. Regularly faced Division II competition. Not a consistent blocker — does not play to his size.
A Division II standout with rare measurables and production, Janis must prove that he can translate his small-school success to the field against better competition.
And again from nfl.com, here are all of the Green Bay Packers picks with a short analysis:
|Round 1, Pick 21 (21)||Ha Ha Clinton-Dix||FS||6’1″||208||Alabama||5.9|
|Pick Analysis: “That pick made a ton of sense for the Packers. Of all the safeties in draft, this guy had the best range. He plays faster than his NFL Scouting Combine 40-yard dash time (4.58 seconds). He misses surprisingly few tackles, and as a center fielder he’s a natural. For a big guy, his movement skills are very natural.” — Mike Mayock|
|Round 2, Pick 21 (53)||Davante Adams||WR||6’1″||212||Fresno St.||5.7|
|Pick Analysis: “This pick makes a lot of sense. The Packers lost James Jones in free agency to Oakland. They still have Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. He’s a big, physical wide receiver. He’s going to have to learn how to run some different kind of routes in Green Bay. If I’m that young man, I’m going to attach myself at the hip to Aaron Rodgers.” — Mike Mayock|
|Round 3, Pick 21 (85)||Khyri Thornton||DT||6’3″||304||Southern Miss||5.1|
|Pick Analysis: “This guy flies all over the field. He can play inside, but he moves along the line of scrimmage. There’s an energy, there’s a motor.” — Mike Mayock|
|Round 3, Pick 34 (98) (Compensatory selection)||Richard Rodgers||TE||6’4″||257||California||5.2|
|Pick Analysis: “He’s a guy who has talent and made a lot of big plays for Cal, but his fluctuating weight has been a concern.” — Charles Davis|
|Round 4, Pick 21 (121)||Carl Bradford||OLB||6’1″||250||Arizona State||5.3|
|Pick Analysis: “I don’t think he’s long enough to be an edge pass-rush guy in the NFL. There is lots of hustle and he has a great motor. This kid went to the NFL Scouting Combine and showed athleticism. But what’s his best position? I think inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Green Bay just took him and that’s where I see him.” — Mike Mayock|
|Round 5, Pick 21 (161)||Corey Linsley||C||6’3″||296||Ohio St.||5.1|
|Round 5, Pick 36 (176) (Compensatory selection)||Jared Abbrederis||WR||6’1″||195||Wisconsin||5.3|
|Pick Analysis: Abbrederis is the first Wisconsin player selected by the Packers in the NFL draft since 2001, when the team took guard Bill Ferrario in the fourth round.|
|Round 6, Pick 21 (197)||Demetri Goodson||CB||5’11″||194||Baylor||5.0|
|Pick Analysis: “He was the starting point guard on the Gonzaga basketball team. He switched to fotoball and transferred to Baylor. He’s as raw as can be.” — Daniel Jeremiah|
|Round 7, Pick 21 (236)||Jeff Janis||WR||6’3″||219||Saginaw Valley St.||5.3|