Whew! Three days, nine picks, and over a dozen undrafted free agent signings. The 2014 Packers are finally taking shape. The NFL Draft is always an exciting time, especially for followers of the Green Bay Packers. Ted Thompson remains one of the league's premier general managers primarily due to his handling of the draft, and now we can start to dissect his latest class.
Anonymous scout reaction time! Honestly, these pieces are some of the best things Bob McGinn writes at the Journal Sentinel. No one else on the Packers beat is as connected as McGinn, making these quotes very interesting and valuable.
Rob Demovsky hands out superlatives for the Packers' 2014 draft class. He nails it with his picks for "riskiest move" (Khyri Thornton in the third round) and "most surprising move" (not trading once).
The Clarion-Ledger provides a little more insight into Southern Miss DT Khyri Thornton. Apparently, his career nearly ended late last season when he emerged from a scrum writhing in pain. Fortunately, Thornton incurred "only" a bone bruise and was able to make an appearance at the NFLPA Bowl.
Friend of the site Justis Mosqueda breaks down the Packers' decision to draft Saginaw Valley State wideout Jeff Janis in the seventh round. The pick certainly drew some attention last night due to Janis' incredible combine workout scores. Justis compares the receiver to Martavis Bryant and a former Packers receiver taking in the first round.
Scout's Washington State blog, Cougfan, compiles some neat information about one of the Packers' UDFA signings. If anyone still doubts that Green Bay is targeting bigger offensive lineman, take a look at Fullington's girth.