The Measure of a Draft…

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rodgersDraft classes will always be measured and graded just days after the selections are made and before the players even take the field. This may not be fair but it is a reality. This is a “What have you done for me lately” league and it is becoming a “What will you do for me” league. This year’s draft class is exciting and there are several guys I am excited about seeing take the field in training camp and the pre-season.

But the offseason before the 2015 season is also the perfect time to take a look at some of the contributors from the 2014 draft class. Of course, the obvious choice here would be Ha Ha Clinton-Dix who was a difference-maker on an improved Packers defense. But I want to show some highlights of Davante Adams and Richard Rodgers. These guys broke into a deep receiver corps and a tight end group that already had veterans and made an impact. There is a LOT to be said for that.

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With guys like Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis coming back, guys like Ty Montgomery and Kennarddavante adams Backman will face fierce competition. I have already predicted that Ty Montgomery will be a starter and difference-maker on special teams in 2015. And I think he will give every young receiver on the roster a run for their money. This seems to be holding true if reports out of the rookie orientation are accurate. He’s raising eyebrows already.

But here…here are some highlights from Adams and Rodgers from the 2014 season. These guys did a great job and will be coming back to compete in 2015, locked and loaded and ready for action! Here is the best 4 minutes of your Friday so far:

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Jeffery Hayes

Jeffery Hayes is a contributor to www.greenbaypackernation.com. Jeff was born and raised in Kenosha Wisconsin Currently resides in Brooklyn Wisconsin. Been a Packer fan since the 70's

10 Comments

  1.   January 18, 2016, 12:32 pm

    Tough year but it did on a great season ending game despite the loss. My one question that will haunt me all off season is what happened to the team after the first loss to Denver? After that game they were not a team anymore . Arguments on the sidelines, throwing I-pads, and total confusion. Then at Washington it all changed. Why?
    Anyway I’m Green and Gold forever! Next year we will return to greatness

  2.   January 18, 2016, 11:33 am

    I agree that they did better than they probably should have with the receiving core they had and that they needed the speed of Janes but his hands and routes will cost us too many interceptions in key moments. Even in his biggest play of his career in Arizona (yes I was there in person so did not get to see all the replays) he managed to drop it and get lucky to have a second chance before it hit the ground. Nelson and Montgomery should be ahead of him on the depth chart as should Abredaris (sp?)….my concerns were why Cobb can’t get open without Nelson and Janis in general!! If we could trade Janes and get something for him I would do it in a heartbeat….by the time you look at a WR depth chart where is Janes in your mind?
    Nelson
    Cobb
    Jones
    Adams
    Montgomery
    Abredaris
    Janis
    ???

    •   January 18, 2016, 12:11 pm

      Jones probably won’t be re-signed so you go with your list, in that order, minus Jones.

  3.   January 18, 2016, 11:32 am

    If Sam Shields catches that ball for an INT, we win the game…..

    •   January 18, 2016, 7:51 pm

      Yes, for me that was the biggest frustration of this game. His two drops cost us 10 points. To take that a step further, on the AZ tipped pass for a touchdown, Randall and Heyward were blanketing their receivers. Shields was so far off Michael Floyd that he wasn’t even in the TV shot when Floyd caught it. Had he been covering like the rest of his defensive backfield, there wouldn’t be a catch off the tip. My biggest rant: Big contract money and failure in the big moment from our veteran defensive back.

    •   January 18, 2016, 12:09 pm

      He dropped two that resulted in 10 points for the Cards.

  4.   January 18, 2016, 10:55 am

    Couple of things. I think Mathews might have a valid point. In golf s “sudden death” playoff goes until someone actually wins, in basketball they play until someone wins, hockey the same. Why only in football does a team not get a chance to play? Nest, I think the Coach is maybe a little conservative in his decisions. OK that is it. Have a great off year.

    •   January 18, 2016, 6:29 pm

      Ya agree they should have to play the whole over time so each team gets a chance to win the rule suck and they need to change that rule at least it would be fair to all teams.

  5.   January 18, 2016, 10:36 am

    So, yes, we had many injuries – Jordy, Sam B., Andrew Q., Morgan B, Sam Shields, Ty M., DaVante A., each O-Lineman, Eddie’s rib, and likely a few that don’t come immediately to mind.
    Yes, big names. But, every team has injuries, and those we relied on (when they were healthy) didn’t deliver at a level we needed.
    I think when we talk injuries as a driver of our shorter-than-desired playoff run, or in regard to the season in total, we have to talk about execution, or lack thereof, by those that did play when healthy. Drops, sacks, missed tackles, dropped INT’s, fumbles, missed blocks and many a penalty. Keep these in mind for next year too, please – as we may have been “hurt” more by poor execution than by injuries. That said, we played better than expected vs. AZ, so yes, there is a lot of optimism for next year, provided we execute. That’s on both the players and the coaches, so all involved have something to work on and build on.

  6.   January 18, 2016, 9:55 am

    Well said on all points. The Pack will be back on top next season of that I have NO DOUBT!!!

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