The 2014 Green Bay Packers draft class was one of the most successful in recent memory.
An 8-7-1 season followed by an exit in the wild-card round left the Green Bay Packers with the 21st overall draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Aaron Rodgers and his collarbone break was the reason for the almost sub .500 record. Despite that, Packers backup QB Matt Flynn was able to lead the team to a couple of wins and a tie before Rodgers came back Week 17 and stunned the Chicago Bears once more.
The 21st overall pick was the highest for the Packers since the 2009 draft. The front office had a good chance of taking a player who would improve the team instantly.
The defense was the mindset going into the draft. Lucky enough, the 2014 draft class was loaded with defensive talent all over the draft board. They had many options and roads to take for improving a defense that was clearly nothing like what the 2010 Super Bowl championship defense was.
In a surprising twist, the Packers would only take four defensive players in the draft. Despite the defense having the biggest needs going into the draft, not many defensive studs were taken. This draft has become known for the offensive talent the Packers drafted.