2014 NFL Draft Results: Meet the Green Bay Packers' Draft Picks

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers' 2014 NFL Draft is now over. Ted Thompson and co. drafted nine players.

Round 1 (21) - Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix - S - Alabama

"Clinton-Dix bolsters the safety position for the Packers beside Morgan Burnett, and will allow Micah Hyde to be used as more of utility defensive back, likely splitting time at both safety and slot cornerback.

This pick is a perfect example of Ted Thompson drafting the best player available."

Round 2 (53) - Davante Adams - WR - Fresno State

"At 6-1 212 lbs., Adams compares favorably to Michael Crabtree. Like the 49ers' top receiver, Adams doesn't have elite timed speed (4.56 at the combine, 4.51 at his pro day). However, Adams excels in winning jump balls as indicated by his 39.5" vertical.

Despite being one of the youngest players in the draft, Adams caught more passes (131) and touchdowns (24) than any other receiver in the nation last season. Most of that production came off fades and quick hitches, so refining his route running will be crucial to winning playing time in Green Bay."

Round 3 (85) - Khyri Thornton - DT - Southern Miss

"Thornton, who measures in at 6'3" and 304 pounds, played a number of interior positions on the line for the Golden Eagles. Based on his size, one might think that the 3-technique end position might be his ideal spot in the Packers' 3-4 defense, but there is some thought that Thornton could add some bulk to his frame and slide inside to nose tackle."

Round 3 (98) - Richard Rodgers - TE - California

"Rodgers, a former wide receiver, certainly fits the bill of an athletic pass catcher. Few tight ends averaged more yards per catch (15.6) than he did in 2013. At 6-4, 257 pounds, Rodgers can create matchup nightmares for linebackers over the middle. He also projects as a fine red zone target even though he only caught one touchdown last season."

Round 4 (121) - Carl Bradford - OLB - Arizona State

"The knock on Bradford is that he was an undersized defensive end at Arizona State, and much like Nick Perry, will have to make the adjustment to either outside linebacker or inside linebacker at the next level. At 6-foot-1 and 250 pounds, he will have to work on his pass-rush moves and hand use while rushing the quarterback in order to be an effective player at the NFL level.

The positives on Bradford are that he is an explosive tackler who is very quick to the ball. He takes good angles, is a very good blitzer, and is athletic enough to be solid in pass coverage. He recorded a 37.5-inch vertical jump and 122-inch broad jump at the combine which highlighted a dynamic leaping ability. He ran a 4.76 forty-yard dash, which suggests he is fairly fast for his size, and his 20-yard shuttle time (4.3 seconds) is also impressive for his relative size."

Round 5 (161) - Corey Linsley - C - Ohio State

"At 6-3 and 296 lbs., Linsley plays with great leverage. As his tape demonstrates, he is a mauler in the run game. With Eddie Lacy and James Starks in the backfield, adding a powerful center that won't get pushed back at the point of attack is critical for Green Bay.

Linsley may have his work cut out for him, however. 2013 fourth-round pick J.C. Tretter possesses far better athleticism, something coaches Mike McCarthy and James Campen favor. Tretter will get the first shot at securing the starting center job."

Round 5 (176) - Jared Abbrederis - WR - Wisconsin

"In the short term, the Packers again possess one of the league's deepest receiving corps. That's good news for Aaron Rodgers, and bad news for opposing defenses.

Better still, Abbrederis and Adams step into defined roles. Abbrederis can work the slot along with Cobb, creating a security blanket for Rodgers. Adams will do his damage on the boundaries, playing pitch and catch the way James Jones did in past seasons."

Round 6 (197) - Demetri Goodson - CB - Baylor

"Goodson's size (5-11) and speed (4.52 40 time) don't jump off the page, but his 6.80 3-cone time suggest great agility and the ability to quickly correct mistakes. Those measurements mirror Hayward's combine figures almost perfectly. This is the type of corner Dom Capers has been successful with.

That said, there are always huge question marks with players taken this late. Goodson's endured several injuries during his college career and may not be able to stay on the field. This will be Goodson's biggest impediment to establishing a professional career."

Round 7 (236) - Jeff Janis - WR - Saginaw Valley

"You can see all of his combine numbers below, and they're super impressive. Normally I'd wonder why the Green Bay Packers have decided to select three wide receivers, but based on the guys they picked, it's entirely plausible that both Janis and Abbrederis were the best player available on the Packers' board when they were taken.

Janis' DII stats are, unsurprisingly, excellent. He finished his career with 4305 receiving yards and 46 TDs. He hardly played as a freshman, so that's mostly over three years. Crazy."

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