Iowa CB Josh Jackson drafted by the Green Bay Packers

30 April, 2018, 03:38 | Author: Patty Aguilar
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In return, the Seahawks received a later first-round pick, No. 27 overall, a third-rounder (76 overall), and a sixth-rounder (186).

With their first pick of the day the Packers picked up Missouri wide receiver J'Mon Moore 133rd overall, but they weren't done there.

Listed at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, Gibson is projected as a tight end in the National Football League after playing wide receiver for the Dragons from 2014-17. He ended the season with 48 total tackles to go along with eight interceptions, two defensive touchdowns, and 18 defended passes. Green Bay made Alabama's JK Scott the second punter taken in the draft after the Seattle Seahawks selected Michael Dickson, also in Round 5.

Jackson said he was hoping to get drafted by the Packers "because I just feel like they need some corners", This was the team I was kind of hoping I went to.

More importantly, like they have done throughout the draft, the Packers got tremendous value.


What Gutekunst wanted was to pick highly rated players who fell to him and beef up the competition at certain positions when he had choices of comparable prospects. Jackson at 45 was not overkill; the Packers were immensely cornerback needy, and Jackson was a legitimate round-one talent. During that 14-year streak, this is the deepest the draft had gone until the first Missouri player came off the board. No, he's not. But I think when you watch the tape, he doesn't play like a little guy.

A scout at heart and by trade, Gutekunst takes that approach seriously, because when third-day draft picks become difference-makers down the road - like fourth-rounders Mike Daniels and David Bakhtiari, and fifth-rounder Corey Linsley on Green Bay's current roster - the team inevitably gets stronger.

"I definitely use speed a lot", Alexander said.

"They have the most picks of any team in the Draft with 12 but they need to find some stout players on defence who they can rely on year in, year out".

Whether you believe in fate, destiny, God, the universe, nothing at all, or another entity, deity, or philosophy altogether, we can all agree: It's amusing how things work out. Many analysts actually considered Jackson to be the best pure corner in the draft this year and the fact that he fell as far as the second round is curious. On the dark side, they waited too long to find an edge rusher, as well as depth for in the trenches on both sides of the ball.

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