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2021 NFL Draft – Day Three

After drafting Georgia CB Eric Stokes in round two, the Packers have used their second and third picks for the positions of center and wide receiver.

Pick #62 in round 2 by the Packers was Ohio State C Josh Myers. This guy is an absolute beast at 6’5″ and 312lbs. In the same vein as Corey Linsley, Myers hails from Ohio State and was team captain in 2020. Linsley recently left the Pack in free agency and will be playing with the Chargers — this is where Myers comes in.

In round 3, the Packers used pick #85 to select Amari Rodgers, a wide receiver for Clemson. Packers obtained the #85 pick by trading both #92 and #135 to the Tennessee Titans. This pick could also be interpreted as an extension of an olive branch to Aaron Rodgers as tension between him and the team has been high lately, per reports.

Gutekunst spoke with ESPN on the Rodgers pick:

“I hope everybody on our team and within our building is excited about adding Amari. I think it was something we wanted to add — we’ve wanted to add for a few years — that guy that can play inside and do some returning. So yeah, I hope everybody’s pleased with it.”

ESPN also shared an interesting tidbit on Rodgers’ slot performance:

In his last season at Clemson, 86% of Amari Rodgers’ targets came in the slot, while just 31% of Aaron Rodgers’ attempts in 2020 were targeting the slot, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Dec 19, 2020; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Amari Rodgers (3) with the ball as Notre Dame Fighting Irish cornerback Nick McCloud (4) defends in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Packer Picks

Round 1: No. 29 – Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
Round 2: No. 62 – Josh Myers, C, Ohio State
Round 3: No. 85 – Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson
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

NFC North Picks

Bears

Round 1, pick 11 (from NYG) – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
Round 2, pick 39 (from CAR) – Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
Round 6, pick 204
Round 6, pick 208
Round 6, pick 221
Round 6, pick 228

Vikings

Round 1: No. 23 (from Jets) – Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Round 3: No. 66 – Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
Round 3: No. 78 – Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
Round 3: No. 86 – Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State
Round 3: No. 90 (from Ravens) – Patrick Jones II, DE, Pittsburgh
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

Lions

Round 1: No. 7 – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
Round 2: No. 41 – Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington
Round 3: No. 72 – Alim McNeill, DT, NC State
Round 3: No. 101 (from Rams) – Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse
Round 4: No. 112
Round 5: No. 153

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  1. Mick May 1, 2021

    So far, I don’t have much to complain about the 1st 3 picks. They are needs, and at least they are trying to address those needs; which is a hell of a lot better than the crap they pulled last year. As far as the Rodgers – management saga; Might be too late to save face…….