Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has made some great moves over the past five years and he deserves a lot of credit. However, even the best GMs make decisions they regret.
We can look back over Gutekunst's home runs, like drafting Jaire Alexander, Rashan Gary, and Elgton Jenkins, but there have also been a fair share of mistakes.
Along with Aaron Rodgers' contract extension, which we'll come to shortly, Gutekunst may regret making these moves as Packers GM.
10. Packers 2018 draft class after Jaire Alexander
Gutekunst stepped up to the plate for the first time as Packers general manager in 2018, and he hit the first round out of the park. In two trades, Green Bay ended up with future All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander and a 2019 first-round pick from the New Orleans Saints.
However, Gutekunst's flying start didn't continue into the next rounds. The Packers made 10 more selections in the 2018 draft, but none of them earned a second contract in Green Bay.
The Packers missed badly on cornerback Josh Jackson, inside linebacker Oren Burks, and wide receiver J'Mon Moore, the three picks made after Alexander.
Fifth-rounder Marquez Valdes-Scantling became a key contributor on offense, but the Packers didn't re-sign him after his rookie deal.
Alexander made this draft class a success, but Gutekunst made some bad decisions after the first round.