Round 2: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
Packers pick: Josh Jones, S, NC State
I absolutely loved the Jones pick. He’s definitely a work in progress and has his weaknesses, but he can flat out play. Jones was probably picked to be a replacement for Morgan Burnett in case the Packers weren’t able to resign him this offsesason.
We’ll find out how that will go soon as free agency is right around the corner. Jones played his best football closer to the line of scrimmage almost as a hybrid linebacker. It’s not a bad thing, but he has his deficiencies in coverage. That’s something we didn’t have to worry about much with Burnett.
As much as it pains me to see us pass on Jones in this scenario, we come away with one of the top players in the draft. Everything is dependent on the situation a player gets drafted to. Kamara probably isn’t Offensive Rookie of the Year in Cleveland or Indianapolis, but in Green Bay his presence would be felt.
I tweeted this the same day Kamara did this to Texas A&M. I was ready to take him months before the draft. As much as I liked him his rookie season was still a surprise. I also didn’t think the Packers needed running backs in this draft. I loved Ty Montgomery, and still do. Since Thompson drafted three of them I decided to take note of the need for this re-draft. I cut to the chase and redrafted the best running back in the class right here.