GM: @Got_Next — 1 CB, 2 OL, 1 WR, 1 QB, 1 DL, 1 RB — > 7 Picks
…………………. + Miami Dolphins 7th Round Pick (2012)
2.32 Green Bay* (10-6) @Got_Next – Ras-I Dowling – CB, Virginia
2.02 Green Bay* (10-6)(From Buf) @Got_Next – Derrick Sherrod, OT
3.07 Packers (From Cin Via Dal) – @Got_Next – Ryan Williams, RB – VT
4.34 (131) Green Bay (comp): Dwayne Harris, WR – ECU
6.14 – 179. Green Bay Packers (From Mia): Jerrod Johnson, QB – Texas A&M
6.32 – 197. Green Bay Packers: Ugo Chinasa, DE, Ok St
7.01 – 204. Green Bay Packers(f/CAR): Jarriel King, OT – South Carolina
7.30 – 233. Green Bay Packers: Dwight Dasher, RB – Mid Tenn St.
Buffalo Bills have traded pick 2.04 & 4.25 for the Green Bay Packers 1.32 pick.
Green Bay Packers have traded picks 3.32, 4.32, 4.34 to Cincinnati Bengals for 3.07.
Miami Dolphins have traded picks 6.14 and 7th (’12) to the Green Bay Packers for 5.32
Many expect the Packers to take a pass rusher with their first pick, but the Thompsonesque GM of the Packers stuck to his board, instead trading down a few picks before selection Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod. Sherrod was an excellent value in the early second round and could end up being a better overall pro than a few of the tackles taken ahead of him.
The team got similarly good value by taking Virginia defensive back Ras-I Dowling in the late second round. With an uber-impressive pro day, Dowling convinced teams that he has the athleticism to stay at corner, but the Virginia product also could move back to safety if Dom Capers deems it necessary. There are some durability concerns with Dowling but most likely not of the Justin Harrell-variety.
The Pack packaged their late third and two fourths (one from the Sherrod deal) to move up an get Ryan Williams. A very good value in the early third, Williams was a great addition to a Packers squad still trying to figure out what it has at running back. If both Ryan Williams and James Starks play up to their potential, the Packers will have a devastating one-two punch backfield punch.
The team made one glaring reach by picking receiver/returner Dwayne Harris in the fourth round, but it also got a nice developmental 3-4 OLB late in the sixth frame in Ugo Chinasa. Overall, the team has to be very happy with its draft haul.
Graded by Aaron Aloysius – @AaronAloysius