The Green Bay Packers NFL Draft day two picks came to a total of three players. They held two second-round picks and a third round selection.
They kicked off the first round by selecting edge rusher Lukas Van Ness with their 13th overall pick. They then proceeded to help out Jordan Love with three pass catchers on day two.
TE Luke Musgrave, Round 2 Pick 42
The tight end position was a glaring need for the Packers and they took care of that with their first pick in the second round. Many people may have been anticipating Michael Mayer or Darnell Washington but Green Bay went with their guy.
Musgrave is 6’5, 253 lbs with a 4.61 40-yard dash which displays his size and athletic ability he brings. He may be in line to be the team’s starter on day one and provides athleticism that may be comparable to Travis Kelce. Obviously he’s no Kelce, but it’s a pick that fills a need and should contribute immediately.
WR Jayden Reed, Round 2 Pick 50
Reed isn’t the typical big body and tall receiver that the Packers typically seek after. He’s a 5’11, 187 lb receiver that runs a 4.45 40-yard dash. He provides immediate depth at receiver behind Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs and may start in three-receiver sets.
He should be a guy that can fill in at slot and occasionally return punts, something Reed has experience with. Fans may have been wondering why Jaylin Hyatt or Josh Downs would be the pick if the Packers were going to go the receiver route. The Packers are known for drafting receiving gems in round two so it’s best to trust this pick.
TE Tucker Kraft, Round 3 Pick 78
The Packers decided to double down and draft another tight end in the third round. They have gotten decent value for Kraft at this pick but the grade is more about the Packers failing to address the safety position.
They had a chance to select S Brian Branch earlier in round two but traded down. I don’t dislike this pick though as Green Bay does need to fill an empty tight end room. Kraft is 6’4, 254 lbs and ran a 4.69 40-yard dash. He has great size and is another athletic tight end that should compete with Musgrave and Josiah Deguara.
It is exciting to see that the Packers surrounded Jordan Love with some new weapons full of potential and what the offense will look like in the future. It may not be what the offense had once looked like, but it’s definitely something to build off of and be excited about.——————
Javier Delgado is a lifelong Packers fan who is currently majoring in sports journalism at Arizona State University. He writes for PackersTalk.com and you can follow him on twitter at @javierrdelgadoo.
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