The Packers opted yesterday to give a future boost to their secondary with their first round pick of UGA CB Eric Stokes. Stokes was named to the CBS Sports/247Sports All-America First Team and has a quickness that would make him useful both inside and outside. With current CBs Kevin King and Chandler Sullivan on one-year contracts, the future of the secondary is currently uncertain and this pick will help that situation with a fast player that ran a 4.25 40 during pro day at Georgia. This pick will be the third time drafting a defensive back in the first round during the last four years.
Packers fans not hyped about Eric Stokes need to read this: pic.twitter.com/NNO47rZNlE
— Scary Alvarez (@barryisthedon) April 30, 2021
Eric Stokes was the best CB left on the Packers hot list.
Big. Physical. Ran 4.2’s and jumped over 40. Guy is an absolute physical marvel.
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) April 30, 2021
Round 1: No. 29 – Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
Round 2: No. 62
Round 3: No. 92
Round 4: No. 135
Round 4: No. 142 (Compensatory)
Round 5: No. 173
Round 5: No. 178 (Compensatory)
Round 6: No. 214
Round 6: No. 220 (Compensatory)
Round 7: No. 256
Round 1, pick 11 (from NYG) – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
Round 2, pick 52
Round 3, pick 83
Round 6, pick 204
Round 6, pick 208
Round 6, pick 221
Round 6, pick 228
Round 1: No. 23 (from Jets) – Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Round 3: No. 66
Round 3: No. 78
Round 3: No. 86
Round 3: No. 90 (from Ravens)
Round 4: No. 119
Round 4: No. 125 (from Bears)
Round 4: No. 134 (from Bills)
Round 5: No. 157
Round 5: No. 168 (from Steelers)
Round 6: No. 199
Round 1: No. 7 – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
Round 2: No. 41
Round 3: No. 72
Round 3: No. 101 (from Rams)
Round 4: No. 112
Round 5: No. 153
Nothing generates some attention like some Aaron Rodgers drama. Yesterday, there was some buzz around idea that the Packers would possibly trade QB Aaron Rodgers — some reports even indicated that Rodgers himself expressed his unwillingness to continue playing for the team. As usual, as far as we know, this is a bunch of bullshit.
I’m not going to speak for Aaron, but I think obviously we have a really good team and I do think he’ll play for us again. And like I said, we’re going to work towards that and we’ve been working towards that on a number of different fronts. The value that he adds to our football is really immeasurable, you know what I mean? He brings so much to the table not only as a player but as a leader. He’s so important to his teammates, to his coaches, so yeah, that’s the goal.
I think we obviously have a very good football team here, we have a great organization, we’re very committed to him and I think as the lines of communication have been open, I’m just optimistic that that’s what’s best for the Green Bay Packers and I truly believe that’s what’s best for Aaron Rodgers, as well.
I give credit to the Packers for not drafting a player they intend to switch positions. They didn’t draft a safety with the intent of making him a corner. They didn’t draft a linemen with the intent of making him an end. Hurray!!
I agree. Maybe the days of mad scientist experimentalists; Capers and Pettine” are over.
Packers draft history (First Pick)
2011 – Defense
2012 – Defense
2013 – Defense
2014 – Defense
2015 – Defense
2016 – Defense
2017 – Defense
2018 – Defense
2019 – Defense
2020 – Trade up for Rodgers replacement.
2021 – Defense
I know..i know…delete 2011.
Rodgers isn’t perfect, nor am i !
Next time i’ll double check beforehand, get off my ass!!
Boy, if that isn’t proof that they rely too much on #12, I don’t know what to say!!!! OOOOHHH; and they’re still trying to get it right. I’ll rent one of your sayings, PF4L—— BROKEN!
This post of the past ten years’ first round draft picks is a real eye opener. Not that we didn’t all know this already, but to see it put on paper (in text) makes you say holy shit.
Not only that, five of those ten years the second pick also went to the defense.
I don’t really care about the draft anymore. I just hope to see “mark murphy resigns” on the news ticker. I would give up a 2nd round pick to see that happen.
That reminds me of a thought i had earlier Stigg.
Everyone that works at 1265, everyone on the Exec Comm. Everyone on the BOD’s.
Imagine…all those people…..then imagine their friends and family and anyone who knows them.
Asking them everyday….So what’s going on with Rodgers?…EVERYDAY…..all Day.
Maybe the stress of it all brings this to some conclusion…idk.
I just don’t think Rodgers takes it this far, and doesn’t see it through.
Rodgers has never been a liar, bullshitter, someone who bluffs.
Rodgers isn’t a man who says things, just to say them.
He thinks things through carefully, then speaks his mind.
I’m with some people who don’t think the Committee or the BOD’s has a spine.
Matter of fact, i think of them more as a social club.
Where some of them (of course) have business interest..
Murphy can pretend, and he may very well be in charge.
But maybe…that’s the problem.
They have no true leader, like an owner would provide.
I’ve said 2 or 3 years ago….
In a way our team public ownership is a blessing.
But it could also be a curse.
I see the same arrogance, sans LaFluer as before
I’ve said countless times, you can’t just get rid of 60% of the disease.
The disease is still in the building.
Most of the problems originated from Murphy, from his hands off, no accountability approach…to his…i’m in charge now, it stops with me.
Well, if he wants to proclaim the power, that he is the ultimate decision maker on everything Packers (it’s on record)
Then any Packer problems, are his problem.
Frankly….i don’t give a F anymore, because i’m tired of years and years of “waiting” and i think maybe Rodgers is also.
It could have been better, but as Packer fans, we had a good run.
Bart Starr – 16 years
Brett Favre – 16 years
Aaron Rodgers – 16 years
As a Packers and Georgia fan, as well as an original Kevin King hater, this pick makes me happy. Anytime we can get King off the field longer is a plus. Now to focus on those lines.
I love to laugh!!
“April 30, 2021 at 09:52 am
ALL Rodgers does is bitch and complain that why his teams don’t win!!
Brady works with what he has.” – anonymous
I agree, he works with a front 7 that destroys, and multiple weapons and a GM who isn’t afraid to draft starters to win now.