Packers: Re-grading the 2014 draft class four years on

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ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 30: Jeff Janis
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 30: Jeff Janis /

Round 5: Jared Abbrederis, WR

The selection of former Wisconsin Badger Jared Abbrederis went down well in Green Bay, but things never worked out with the Packers.

Abbrederis miss his entire rookie season with a torn ACL, and struggled to see the field when he returned. He caught just nine passes for 111 yards in 2015, and was limited to just one catch for eight yards in 2016.

After a year with the Lions in 2017, Abbrederis announced his retirement from the NFL. 

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Grade: F

Round 6: Demetri Goodson, CB

Demetri Goodson was already 25-years-old during his rookie season, which placed him immediately behind the eight ball. Goodson needed to progress quickly, but it didn’t happen. He was suspended for four games in 2016, and has also missed significant time due to a knee injury.

Grade: D

Round 7: Jeff Janis, WR

It’s not often you find a future Hall-of-Famer in the seventh round.

Joking aside, Jeff Janis has been a special teams ace during his four years with the Packers. He’s been used primarily as a gunner, but also spent some time as a returner.

Janis rarely sees the field on offense, but his most memorable game came in the divisional round loss to Arizona in 2015. With Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams all sidelined, the Packers turned to Janis, Abbrederis and James Jones.

Janis’ grab on fourth-and-20, followed up by the Hail Mary grab will always be remembered.

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The seventh-rounder hasn’t developed enough as a receiver, but he’s been a valuable member on special teams for the Packers.

Grade: C+