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NFL Draft 2018, Day Three Live Thread — Packers’ picks, trades, and news

Join APC in the comments here as we follow along with the Packers’ picks on day three of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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NFL Supplemental Draft 2018: Packers do not acquire any players

Although two intriguing corners were eligible for Wednesday’s Supplemental Draft, neither one landed in Green Bay.

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Packers attend Pro Day for Supplemental Draft prospect Sam Beal

The Packers sent at least one representative to Western Michigan to watch the talented cornerback work out.

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The 2018 cornerback draft class is a referendum on the Ted Thompson method

One of the biggest flaws of the Thompson era was banking on developmental corners to hit.

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2018 NFL Draft

Jaire Alexander’s 4-year rookie deal worth $12.1 million, per report

The Packers have just two draft picks left to sign after Jaire Alexander agreed to a contract.

Jaire Alexander signs rookie contract with Packers

The Packers locked up their top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to his rookie deal.

History says to temper expectations for Packers’ day-three draft picks

Despite some high-pedigree players and big names, don’t expect major contributions for Green Bay’s mid-round draftees.

Oren Burks has the skill set to become an X-factor in the Packers’ defense

The safety-turned-linebacker could change how the Packers defend the middle of the field, but he has become a bit of a forgotten man in this year’s draft class.

J’Mon Moore lacks polish, but should find the field early for the Packers

The first of three long, athletic receivers selected brings intriguing traits that should factor into the Packers’ offense sooner rather than later.

Why we don’t have to wait to grade the Packers’ 2018 draft

We have no idea if any of these rookies are going to great or terrible, so how can we decide how good this draft was? Easy: grade the process.

2018 NFL Draft: Which undrafted free agents are best positioned to stick with the Packers?

Which UDFAs could end up with a spot on the Packers’ 53-man roster or practice squad in 2018?

The Green Bay Packers’ 2018 Draft class by the numbers

Here are some interesting notes and tidbits surrounding the Packers’ 2018 draft class.

With crowded CB room, could Packers rookie Josh Jackson contribute at safety?

Given the construction of the roster and some subtle hints since the draft, it’s logical to wonder if Jackson’s skills suit him to a rover role.

Wednesday Walkthroughs: APC’s favorite decisions from the Packers’ 2018 Draft

Landing Josh Jackson in round two is one of the moves that draws significant praise from our writers.

The NFL doesn’t know how to punt, or the case against the Packers drafting JK Scott

Paul Noonan discusses what the NFL gets wrong about how and when to punt and why the Packers’ 5th-round pick was a mistake even if JK Scott is good at what he does.

Packers 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Tracker: Reports, rumors, & signings

Keep up with all of the UDFA craziness, which is just getting underway.

Packers assign jersey numbers to players in 2018 draft class

All but one of the incoming Packers players has his jersey number.

Packers draft pass-rusher Kendall Donnerson with 248th pick in 2018 NFL Draft

Green Bay finally found an edge rusher with their last pick in this year’s draft.

Packers draft long snapper Hunter Bradley with 239th pick of 2018 NFL Draft

That’s two specialists in one draft for the Packers.

Packers draft DE James Looney with 232nd pick in 2018 NFL Draft

Green Bay finally went back to defense after a day full of wide receiver picks.

Packers pick Equanimeous St. Brown with 207th pick of 2018 NFL Draft

Three big, fast receivers in one draft. Why not?

Marquez Valdes-Scantling needs development, but could become a mismatch

It’s all about learning to harness physical tools for the newest Packers wideout.

Packers draft WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling with 174th pick in 2018 NFL Draft

This was the third fifth round pick for the Packers.

Packers draft punter J.K. Scott with 172nd pick of 2018 NFL Draft

Green Bay suddenly has a punting competition to hold this summer.

5th-round pick Cole Madison provides instant competition at right guard

Green Bay gets a player who can pass-protect from day one, a critical quality for a player to earn early playing time in front of Aaron Rodgers.

Reaction: J’Mon Moore is another athletic monster in a class of special physical talents

The Missouri prospect only ran 4.6, but has special burst and agility at 6’3 and 207 pounds.

Packers draft OL Cole Madison with 138th pick of 2018 NFL Draft

Green Bay is bolstering its offensive line with the first pick in round five.

Packers draft WR J’Mon Moore with pick #133 of 2018 NFL Draft

Green Bay got its big wide receiver in the fourth round.

Packers Draft Grades: Opinions are mostly positive on Green Bay after day 2

How do analysts and APC readers view the Packers’ picks so far?

Packers Draft Day 3 Preview: Time to address the offense

The Packers still haven’t made any additions to the offensive line, receiving corps, or pass rush.

Packers draft forecast: Best players available on Day 3 of the 2018 NFL draft

The Packers boast a treasure trove of picks on the last day of the draft. Here are players they could tab to fill out their class.

Packers draft reaction: Oren Burks’ arrival could mean fewer linebacker snaps for Josh Jones

The Packers landed über-athletic linebacker Oren Burks, suggesting that 2017 second-rounder Josh Jones could see more time as a traditional safety moving forward.

Packers Draft Results 2018: Green Bay trades into third round to select Vanderbuilt LB Oren Burks

GM Brian Gutekunst makes another move to improve the Packers’ defense

Packers draft reaction: With Josh Jackson, Green Bay doubles down on ball skills

Josh Jackson has the best playmaking skills of any corner in the draft, following the trend the Packers kicked off in the first round with Jaire Alexander’s selection.

Packers Draft Results 2018: Green Bay selects Iowa CB Josh Jackson in second round

GM Brian Gutekunst adds more talent to previously depleted secondary

How can the Packers move back up into round 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft?

The moves for Jaire Alexander left the Packers without a third round pick. Here’s how they can rectify that situation.

Packers buck recent history with Jaire Alexander, unlocking the rest of the draft

Brian Gutekunst did at least two things Ted Thompson likely wouldn’t have done on Thursday night and it made the rest of their draft much easier.

Best players still available for Green Bay heading into Day 2

After getting Louisville CB Jaire Alexander, who will be available to fill additional needs for Green Bay?

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst explains first-round trades & Jaire Alexander pick

Green Bay’s new head football honcho addresses his first draft transactions as GM.

Packers Draft Day 2 Preview: Pass rush, wideout, O-line top remaining needs

The Packers still need to add talent on both sides of the trenches as well as wide receiver.