The Packers continued what’s become a long-running roster-building tendency this spring, taking Iowa EDGE Lukas Van Ness in the first round. Another year, another first-round pick on defense.
The results, of course, have been mixed. Ups and downs, big swings and big misses as well as a couple of pretty big hits in Jaire Alexander and Rashan Gary.
Hit or miss, Van Ness fits the mold: a high-traits prospect who will have to grow his game to succeed. There’s a high-ceiling, low-floor quality to players like that at times, and it remains to be seen where on that spectrum Van Ness lands.
But if nothing else, it’s a familiar story.
Lukas Van Ness is an incredible prospect based on his traits alone, but concerting that athleticism to NFL success may take some time.
The Packers’ play-action game could use some work, but installing a new starting QB is as good a time as any to revamp this part of the offense.
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Training camp is only about a month away, so you might as well take a crack at predicting the Packers’ 53-man roster.
I don’t know what’s going to happen with the Packers this year, but ESPN, I can just about guarantee that they’re not going to sign Jarvis Landry.
The snake was just channeling Jean-Claude Van Damme, okay?