Round 4: Carl Bradford, LB
Carl Bradford was a major disappointment. He didn’t see the field for the first two years, and suited up just four times in 2016.
Since departing, Bradford has been at four different teams. He was added to the Bengals practice squad in December.
Round 5: Corey Linsley, C
Corey Linsley, on the other hand, was a home run hit in the fifth round.
Linsley was initially expected to provide depth at the center position behind JC Tretter. But when Tretter went down in preseason, Linsley was faced with the daunting task of making his first career start on the road at Seattle.
Not only that, Linsley had little time to establish chemistry with Aaron Rodgers, as Tretter had been preparing as the starter. But by the time Tretter had returned from injury, Linsley had secured the job for himself.
After an impressive 2014 season, he was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team, and has been the starting center when healthy ever since.
Linsley was set to hit free agency this spring, but the Packers re-signed him to a three-year, $25.5 million deal shortly after the end of the regular season. Linsley’s contract is worth $8.5 million a year, eighth most in the NFL for centers, according to Over The Cap.