Ted Thompson’s final draft for the Green Bay Packers is already starting to look like a dud just one year later. The epitome of that class might be defensive lineman Montravius Adams.
After being plagued by injuries as a rookie, Adams was supposed to come on and become a regular part of the team’s defensive line rotation in 2018. To say that hasn’t happened would be an understatement.
Yes, Adams is still on the team, but he can’t get on the field. The 2017 third-round pick has earned just 21 snaps through six games. In three games, he’s had two snaps or fewer.
There appears to be good reason for that. Adams has a 30.4 grade from Pro Football Focus through six games. It doesn’t get much lower than that. Adams has been credited with a single tackle. He had just two tackles in seven games as a rookie.
Adams isn’t the only miss in the Packers’ 2017 draft class, however.
The only contributors are cornerback Kevin King and running backs Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones.
Here’s the rundown of the rest.
- Safety Josh Jones (second round): Has played just four snaps through six games in 2018. Couldn’t beat out former undrafted player Kentrell Brice for a job, although, at least he has the early-season injury excuse.
- Linebacker Vince Biegel (fourth): Was released after training camp this year.
- Receiver DeAngelo Yancey (fifth): Was released after training camp last year and again this year.
- Center Kofi Amichia (sixth): Was released after training camp last year and again this year.
- Running back Devante Mays (seventh): Was released after training camp this year.
- Receiver Malachi Dupre (seventh): Was released after training camp last year.
If you’re keeping track, five of Thompson’s 10 draft picks are no longer on the team. Three of them didn’t even make the team as rookies. Two more of them are non-contributors.
Essentially, Thompson went three-for-10 on his last draft class. A .300 average is swell if you’re a baseball player, not if you’re an NFL general manager.