Ranking the Green Bay Packers’ Draft Picks Worst to First

Ranking the Green Bay Packers' Draft Picks from Worst to First

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The Green Bay Packers had another solid draft in 2014. They added a number of players who should contribute right away and others with potential down the road. Here is a ranking of each pick from worst to first.

9. Jeff Janis

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9. Jeff Janis

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Janis is a classic Ted Thompson pick. He didn't fill a need but was too talented to pass up in the seventh round of the draft. Yet, even though Janis is a solid prospect, he will have his work cut out for him if he wants to make the 53-man roster.

8. Demetri Goodson

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8. Demetri Goodson

Demetri Goodson
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Goodson was a solid pick for the Packers in the sixth round. He has all the physical tools needed to play corner in the NFL and at the very least should compete for playing time on special teams right away.

7. Corey Linsley

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7. Corey Linsley

Corey Linsley
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The Packers needed to get a center in this draft, and even though Linsley was a bit of a reach, it was still a solid pick. He will be the only true center on the Packers' roster and should at least push J.C. Tretter for the starting job in training camp.

6. Khyri Thorton

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6. Khyri Thornton

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Mike McCarthy has been talking all offseason about getting more athletic on the defensive line, and Thornton is a pick who definitely fits the bill. He is a disruptive interior defender who projects to end in the Packers' 3-4 defense. He is stout against the run and should be a rotational player right away.

5. Richard Rodgers

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5. Richard Rodgers

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Rodgers might not be the tight end Packer fans wanted before the draft, but he is a solid prospect. He played both receiver and tight end at Cal and has very good hands. He is not the greatest athlete, but he is a guy who could contribute early on as a pass catcher.

4. Carl Bradford

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4. Carl Bradford

Carl Bradford
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Bradford is an intriguing prospect. He has a great motor and is a solid pass rusher. Yet, at 6-foot-1, 251-pounds, he is too small to play defensive line in the NFL. He will play either outside or inside linebacker for the Packers and should contribute right away on special teams.

3. Jared Abbrederis

Jared Abbrederis
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3. Jared Abbrederis

Jared Abbrederis
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Getting Abbrederis in the fifth round was a real coup for the Packers. He is a great route runner, was very productive in college and after dominating first-round corner Bradley Roby earlier this season, there are no questions about his NFL ability. He will make the 53-man roster with ease and could contribute as a receiver and returner in 2014.

2. Davante Adams

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2. Davante Adams

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After losing James Jones in free agency, Green Bay needed a wide receiver, and Adams was the perfect fit in round two. He does not have exceptional size or speed, but he has great hands and knows how to use his body. He also is also very effective in terms of yards after the catch. He was extremely productive in college, catching 38 touchdowns in two seasons, and should contribute right away.

1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton Dix
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Safety was by far the Packers' biggest need, and they were very fortunate when Clinton-Dix fell to them at No. 21. He is a complete safety who can do it all. He can cover, play the deep middle and help in run support. He is a good athlete not an exceptional one. Yet, he has great instincts and might be the key piece in reviving the Packers' once proud defense.






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