The Green Bay Packers' 2022 draft class could be Brian Gutekunst's best as general manager.
One year on, it's clear this draft class is loaded with potential. We'll need to see more in the coming couple of seasons, but so far, so good.
With the benefit of one full season to review, let's grade each pick the Packers made in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Round 1: LB Quay Walker
The Packers never draft wide receivers or inside linebackers in the first round. Oh, maybe they do, actually. Green Bay's first-round choice of Georgia linebacker Quay Walker was a surprising one, but it may prove to be a fine decision.
There were ups and downs in Walker's rookie season, but the overall takeaway is positive. If we forget about Walker's two ejections, he showed a lot of promise in year one.
Walker started 16 games, making a team-best 121 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback hits, and seven pass defenses, securing his place on the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
The biggest concern was Walker's lack of consistency. While not overly surprising for a rookie, it's an area Walker needs to improve to prove the Packers right for drafting him in the first round.
Walker showed potential, but there is work to be done.