March 28, 2012; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Alshon Jeffery participates in receiving drills during the South Carolina pro day at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE
All three of the Green Bay Packers' NFC North rivals took big risks with their picks on Day 2, but they're risks that could pay off. All of them picked guys who are great athletes with great production, but who either suffered with injury problems or played against substandard competition. And then there's the "character concerns" guy.
No. 66 - Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida
Robinson is a crazy quick player with great ball skills and coverage skills, but he played against average talent in C-USA, he's not a great tackler and he's a big undersized. He certainly has starter-quality talent, but he has plenty to work on as well. Solid value for the Vikings in the 3rd.
No. 45 - Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
Jeffery supposedly has "character issues". He looked like he didn't care for a lot of last season and he was a bit out of shape. Honestly, if I had to deal with Stephen Garcia and the Ol Ballcoach's rotation QB nonsense, I'd be indifferent as well. Between that, Lattimore's injury and the lack of other passing targets, teams could single in on Jeffrey. I still think he's a beast.
No. 79 - Brandon Hardin, FS, Oregon State
I think this is a solid calculated gamble by the Bears. He missed the entire season in 2011, but his measurables are great and he hits like a truck for a DB. If he can stay healthy, he can be a quality NFL safety.
No. 54 - Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
I was honestly pretty stunned to see people bashing this pick because the Lions need defensive help. This dude is a stud who would have been a 1st round lock if he didn't hurt his knee this year. He was sick value at 54. This is what good, well-run teams do. They pick good football players and worry about everything else second.
No. 85 - Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
I can't pretend to be terribly familiar with the Sun Belt, but he supposedly has great change of direction skills and was impressive at the Senior Bowl. Possibly a minor reach here, though.