It’s easy to become enamored by the first-round talent in the upcoming NFL Draft. But it’s important to look beyond that when building a Super Bowl caliber team.
The Green Bay Packers are notorious for finding hidden gems in later rounds of the draft and developing them into key contributors.
Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley, Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang, Morgan Burnett, Davon House, Mike Daniels, Micah Hyde and David Bakhtiari are just a few in recent years.
Green Bay has 12 total picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, after being awarded four compensatory picks. Nine of their 12 picks are between rounds 4-7. This will be the Packers’ most selections since 2006.
"“We’ve always kind of operated with the more the better,” new general manager Brian Gutekunst explained to the media at the scouting combine. “Especially now that you can trade compensatory picks, it gives you a lot of ammunition to move around the draft and maybe be a little more aggressive where you think the board is strong. You can’t have enough.”"
Since becoming the general manger, Gutekunst has preached aggressiveness, both in free agency and the draft.
Don’t be surprised if Green Bay packages some of their late picks to move up in the second or third round.
With that being said, here are some day two prospects that the Packers should have their eye on.