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Cheese Curds, 4/30: What were the Packers thinking last weekend?

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National writers are taking their shot at figuring out what the Packers were doing during the 2020 NFL Draft.

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The Green Bay Packers sent the draft world into varying degrees of shock last Thursday, drafting Jordan Love 26th overall. How could they do it? What were they thinking? What does it all mean?

Things didn’t get any simpler in the next two rounds, with the Packers adding a running back and a tight end/fullback/H-back in the third. Why did they take those players then? How will they contribute? Will they ever?

A week later, we don’t have any concrete answers to what they were thinking, even with Brian Gutekunst and Matt LaFleur offering their takes in the days after the draft. The plain truth is that we really won’t know how this will all shake out for a while, perhaps multiple years. But that shouldn’t stop us from trying to figure out the answer.

Whether it’s wading through their thought processes or projecting how similar players have done over time, we can get some kind of idea what the Packers were thinking and why they did what they did. The answers may not be concrete, but they’re the best we’ve got right now.

2020 NFL draft surprises: Why did the Packers, Eagles draft quarterbacks Jordan Love, Jalen Hurts? | ESPN

Bill Barnwell sorts through some of the arguments surrounding the Packers’ decision to draft Jordan Love.

New Packers RB A.J. Dillon was a destroyer of stacked boxes | Packers Wire

In one respect, at least, big-bodied running back A.J. Dillon lived up to his billing in college, hammering away at loaded boxes.

The unique strength program that got Jordan Love and Jordyn Brooks into Round 1 | The Athletic

It’s always interesting to get a peek behind the curtain at how NFL prospects prepare for the draft. Here’s a look at how Jordan Love remade his body.

Clay Matthews Files Grievance Against Rams for $2 Million in Unpaid Salary | Sports Illustrated

“The check is in the mail! We promise!” - the Rams, probably.

Man takes 43 wet sponge hits to the face for Guinness record | UPI

Maybe he was trying to re-create the feeling of watching the Packers’ draft?