Acme Packing Company’s Tex Western, Tyler Brooke and Justis Mosqueda broke down the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft in our most recent episode on the APC podcast feed. The Green Bay Packers made the semi-controversial selection of pass-rusher Lukas Van Ness out of Iowa, which some fans didn’t like due to pass-catchers available on the board.
Going into the draft, we tabbed Van Ness and Tennessee tackle Darnell Wright as the most likely picks to be selected by Green Bay after the team went through with their first-round pick swap with the Jets. Tune in to hear our thoughts on the selections, where the Packers might find value on Day 2 of the draft, if Darnell Wright’s availability might have changed the selection and if jumping the New England Patriots (who owned the 14th overall pick at the time) was worth the move up.
For reference, below are the results from the entire first round:
- CAR: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
- HOU: C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
- HOU: Will Anderson, EDGE, Alabama
- IND: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
- SEA: Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
- ARZ: Paris Johnson, OL, Ohio State
- LV: Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech
- ATL: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
- PHI: Jalen Carter, DL, Georgia
- CHI: Darnell Wright, OL, Tennessee (Packers visit)
- TEN: Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern
- DET: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
- GB: Lukas Van Ness: EDGE, Iowa
- PIT: Broderick Jones, OL, Georgia
- NYJ: Will McDonald, EDGE, Iowa State (Packers visit)
- WAS: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State
- NE: Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
- DET: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
- TB: Calijah Kancey, DL, Pittsburgh
- SEA: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
- LAC: Quentin Johnson, WR, TCU
- BAL: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
- MIN: Jordan Addison, WR, USC
- NYG: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
- BUF: Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah (Packers visit)
- DAL: Mazi Smith, DL, Michigan
- JAX: Anton Harrison, OL, Oklahoma
- CIN: Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
- NO: Bryan Bresee, DL, Clemson
- PHI: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia
- KC: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State (Packers visit)
Our crew also live-streamed during the entire first round, which led to this big reaction when the Lions made the surprising selection of Alabama running back Jahmyr Bibbs with the 12th overall pick, just ahead of the Packers’ selection. We also streamed the college film from Van Ness’ matchup against sixth overall pick Paris Johnson from last season, if you want to check that out.
If you want to hang out with our crew tomorrow, we’ll be going live on Twitter Spaces after the Packers make their picks. Find us at the Acme Packing Company Twitter feed.
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