The NFL Draft is now a few weeks in the rear view mirror, rookie camp is complete and the evaluations of the Packers newest players have begun in earnest. The Packers did both the expected and the surprising this year with their draft selections.

When Wisconsin favorite TJ Watt was presented to Packers’ GM Ted Thompson on a silver platter, he passed the plate to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for some additional dessert the next day. Thompson obtained the first pick in both Round two and Round four from the Browns and used the first of those picks to grab cornerback Kevin King, addressing perhaps the team’s biggest need.

Thompson continued to bolster the defense with the next three selections, addressing the safety, linebacker and defensive line positions.

The rest of the draft was offense all the way with a very surprising three running back selections (who drafts three running backs in the same year?) and also adding two more wide receivers to an already crowded position group.

There is little doubt The Green Bay Packers added some fine new players in the draft, and are definitely strong contenders for the next Superbowl.