Packers: Ranking every second-round pick since 2010

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) /

Since 2010, the second round of the draft has been a mixed bag for the Green Bay Packers.

In this round, they’ve found some superstars. Unfortunately, they’ve also drafted players who would be gone in only a couple of seasons.

Let’s look back at every draft class since 2010 and rank each of the Packers’ second-rounders.

To be determined: AJ Dillon

Similarly to picking Jordan Love in the first round, it’s too soon to give this pick a grade. AJ Dillon looked good when given a chance but he was the third-string running back without much playing time. That should change next season.

12. Jerel Worthy

Jerel Worthy started only four games for the Packers, making 2.5 sacks before being traded to the New England Patriots after just two seasons.

11. Josh Jones

It’s never ideal when a second-round pick wants to be traded after only two years. He didn’t get traded but was waived later that offseason. Josh Jones played in 29 games for the Packers.

10. Quinten Rollins

Quinten Rollins had a solid rookie year with six pass defenses and a couple of interceptions, but struggled after that. Rollins suffered a torn Achilles in 2017 and was released the following year.

9. Jason Spriggs

The Packers hoped they’d found a long-term starter at tackle when they traded up for Jason Spriggs in 2016. It didn’t work out that way as Spriggs only made nine starts in his three seasons with the Packers.

8. Josh Jackson

Hopefully, a change of defensive coordinator will suit Josh Jackson. He saw significant playing time in his rookie year but his snap counts have dropped a lot since then. Jackson was a healthy scratch for multiple games in 2020.

7. Mike Neal

Mike Neal spent six seasons in Green Bay and was a solid part of the defense, making 29 starts in 68 games. He finished with 19 sacks, 37 QB hits, and three forced fumbles.

6. Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy was dominant in his first two seasons, going over 1,000 yards in each and scoring a total of 24 touchdowns in that time. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was also a Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro. But from 2015, he struggled to maintain that level of play and wasn’t re-signed after his rookie deal ended.

5. Kevin King

Despite battling injuries over the past four years, Kevin King has been a solid starter at cornerback for the Packers. He led the team with five interceptions in 2019 and has 27 pass defenses in four seasons. King signed a one-year deal earlier this offseason.

4. Casey Hayward

Casey Hayward impressed as a rookie with six interceptions and 20 pass defenses, being named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. Unfortunately, Hayward missed most of the 2013 season due to injury. He returned to play all 32 games between 2014 and ’15 but wasn’t re-signed after his rookie deal. That proved to be a mistake as Hayward made two Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro twice after leaving Green Bay.

3. Elgton Jenkins

Only two years in, Elgton Jenkins is a superstar. A Pro Bowler in 2020, Jenkins has proved he can play guard, center, or even tackle. Already one of the best offensive linemen in football, Jenkins will be a Pro Bowler many more times in the coming seasons.

2. Randall Cobb

One of the Packers’ all-time great wide receivers, Randall Cobb caught 470 passes for 5,524 yards and 41 touchdowns during his eight-year stay in Green Bay. Always a fan-favorite and responsible for many of the team’s greatest moments over the past decade, the former Pro Bowler will forever be loved by Packers fans.

1. Davante Adams

The best wide receiver currently in the NFL and the greatest for the Packers in the Aaron Rodgers era, Davante Adams is simply unstoppable. In seven seasons, Adams has caught 546 passes for 6,568 yards, and his 62 receiving touchdowns is already good for fourth-most in franchise history and he’s far from done.

Adams has caught double-digit touchdowns in four of the past five years including a league-best 18 in 2020. A four-time Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro last season, Adams could retire today and go down as one of the Packers’ all-time best receivers.