quay walker draft grades

Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Quay Walker (7) celebrates after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2022 CFP college football national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 2022 NFL draft is over and of course people are quick to judge how teams did with their selections.

Normally, you really need three or five years to grade a class (like we did here and here).

But who is kidding who — we all want to know what others think of the picks made by our favorite team now. And there are plenty people doing just this.

There were definitely differing opinions on the Green Bay Packers’ draft class. We’ve included all the grades we could find – and added in appropriate comments – and tabulated the grade-point averages.

With that said, here’s this year’s draft grades for both individual players and the overall haul for the Packers.


Chad Reuter of NFL.com: A. “My grade reflects the value of the players selected, who will both be outstanding additions to the defense. If the team had traded up into the top 12 to pick one of the top receivers, it would have cost a significant price -- as evidenced by the Lions' swap with the Vikings on Thursday night. So, it was smart of Green Bay to hang tight and get the best value possible. If they don't land one of the top receivers in the draft on Day 2, though, it's going to be tough for Packers fans to swallow.”

Tim Bielik of cleveland.com: B-.


Kevin Hanson of SI.com: C. “Although he can be over-aggressive at times, he’s a reliable tackler with the traits to be disruptive in coverage or as a blitzer. The first linebacker off the board, Walker was the fourth linebacker in my rankings.”

Danny Kelly of The Ringer: B. “The Packers continue the increasingly funny troll job of Aaron Rodgers by using the pick they got in the Davante Adams trade to select a defensive player. With the top-tier receivers all off the board, though, I do like this fit: Walker combines great size, range, and physicality and is an outstanding blitzer. This is a slight reach and Walker is relatively inexperienced as a one-year starter, but he fills a need for Green Bay and should contribute right away alongside De’Vondre Campbell.”

Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports: B-. “Packers fans will be angered by a linebacker here, but Walker is a giant, stalking, athletically blessed future green-dot player whose instincts remain underdeveloped. In time, he could be a monster, and the Packers have had a long-term vision with almost all their first-round picks under GM Brian Gutekunst.”

Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic ($): B. “On the surface, this might feel like a bit of a reach, but Walker is an impressive prospect, and it’s not a stretch to think his best football could be ahead of him.”

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com: A. “This is a heck of a pick. He is a playmaking, speed linebacker who will give their defenses a nice complement to De'Vondre Campbell. I know they could have gone receiver here, but they can wait. Walker will be big time.”

Pro Football Focus: Poor (we’ll quantify this as a D). “This was a reach in the eyes of PFF, who had Walker as the 45th-ranked player overall on the Big Board and LB4. The Georgia off-ball linebacker isn’t a downhill player in the run game, and he was still more of a reactor than a playmaker. On the bright side, he does have an elite physical profile. Walker is so good at wrapping defenders up with his near 80-inch wingspan. Throughout his collegiate career, Walker missed just seven tackles on 138 attempts”

Bryan Fisher of Athlon Sports: A-. “It's been a while since the Pack have had a linebacker in the top tier for athleticism but that will change after the addition of Walker. He's a nice fit alongside De'Vondre Campbell and, while still a bit raw, provides an immediate pass rusher who is capable of developing into an All-Pro.”

Cam Mellor of Pro Football Network: C. “It was a long shot ahead of the draft, but the Green Bay Packers made it a reality by selecting Quay Walker as the top linebacker off the board. Walker is a dynamic athlete, tipping the scales at nearly 6’4” and 241 pounds and hitting just above 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. His style of play is that of a versatile athlete, as he can drop in space and stuff run fits all the same. His sideline-to-sideline ability isn’t quite the top of the class, but Walker does present an explosive pass rusher when given the opportunity. Walker is a sound tackler, but his lack of elite skills at the most important aspects of the position make this a bit of a reach.”

WalterFootball.com: B+. “I had Quay Walker going to the Packers in my mock draft, but I'm shocked they selected him on Jermaine Johnson. Still, Walker is a solid pick. He's a very athletic linebacker who will fit extremely well right next to De'Vondre Campbell. The Packers value linebacker very highly in their scheme, so I like this selection.”

Brett Sobleski of Bleacher Report: D. “Walker played in a similar system at Georgia, which will help with his insertion into the Packers lineup. However, the Packers had their choice of linebackers. Walker is physically talented with significant growth potential. But he was far from the best linebacker in this class. He wasn’t even the best linebacker on the Bulldogs defense.”

James Dator of SB Nation: D. “This has been a disaster for the Packers who missed out on not just the WRs, but impact defensive players too. Walker is a curious player, a reach and I’m really not sure what the Packers see here. I don’t think he’ll be a top-level player, and will instead be a decent starter at best. I’d almost just suggest they should have reached for a WR here, rather than take a linebacker.”

Rob Rang of FOXSports.com: B-. “The third of five Georgia Bulldog defenders to get selected in the first round, the Packers added speed, power and still-untapped potential with Walker, boosting an already fearsome defense.”

Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News: D. “This is another questionable first-rounder for the Packers, who were a bit handcuffed by the major wide receiver run in the top 18 picks. They did need some inside linebacker pop next to De’Vondre Campbell, but they reached big-time for Walker when more dynamic college teammate Nakobe Dean and better overall prospect Devin Lloyd were still available. They also could have “won” by pivoting to the strength at edge rusher, led by Florida State’s Jermaine Johnson. Walker can turn out to be a pretty good player, but he could have been had deep into Day 2. Brian Gutekunst nearly matches the Jordan Love pick with this one.”

Doug Farrar of Touchdown Wire: B. “There’s no doubt the Packers were looking at a receiver here after trading Davante Adams to the Raiders, but the value wasn’t there after an early run at the position, so Green Bay wisely chooses to upgrade their linebacker corps. Walker, who can blitz, cover, and play off-ball, should be an excellent complement to De’Vondre Campbell, who really defined that defense in 2021.”

Tim Capurso of Clutch Points: C-.

Logan Ulrich of NFL Trade Rumors: B-.

C.J. Doon of the Baltimore Sun: B-. “Walker will be a nice fit next to All-Pro De’Vondre Campbell, but there’s no question the Packers reached here; he’s the No. 52 overall player on the consensus board.”

Barry Werner of List Wire: B+.

Vincent Frank of Sportsnaut: B. “After years of seemingly ignoring linebacker, the Green Bay Packers have turned it into a valued position. Quay Walker, at 6-foot-4, is one of the most violent players in this draft class. He’s bigger than Nakobe Dean and more athletic than Devin Lloyd. He is the prototypical build for an inside linebacker and will pair nicely with De’Vondre Campbell.”

Nick Gray of the Tennessean: B+. “Walker is a helluva athlete who showed flashes of really promising play alongside Nakobe Dean at Georgia. He'll need to trust his athleticism in space against tight ends and running backs, because he can get too handsy. But I like this for Green Bay.”

Ryan Gosling of Pro Football Network: C.

Christian D’Andrea and Robert Zeglinski of For The Win: C. “There’s only a handful of modern linebackers who can play all three downs and excel in coverage. Walker has athletic limitations, and will never take over a game, but he won’t miss snaps. Plus, he’s an instinctive and dependable player who joins First-Team All-Pro De’Vondre Campbell in what could soon comprise the league’s top linebacker duo. I just don’t know how pressing of a need linebacker was for a team with Allen Lazard as WR1 in the middle of a title window.”

GPA: 2.48 (2.55 with the combined grade)


Kevin Hanson of SI.com: B. “Instead of forcing a wide receiver here, the Packers get a disruptive interior defensive lineman. Georgia had lots of 'freaks' on defense and Wyatt was the team’s 'biggest freak,' according to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman’s 2021 preseason list. He showed off his elite quickness and athleticism by running a 4.77 40-yard dash at 304 pounds at the combine. Wyatt is a well-rounded prospect who is stout against the run and more developed as a pass rusher than teammate Jordan Davis. He is my 22nd-ranked prospect.”

Danny Kelly of The Ringer: B+. “With the second of two first-round picks, Green Bay grabs my second-ranked defensive tackle in Wyatt, a highly athletic disruptor who bolsters the team’s interior line. Adding Wyatt to a group that already includes Kenny Clark, Jarran Reed, Dean Lowry, Preston Smith, and Rashan Gary gives the Packers a chance to field one of the deepest and most talented defensive fronts in the league. I would have preferred the Packers address their paper-thin receiver corps, but this front office simply takes too much pleasure in antagonizing its back-to-back MVP-winning QB.”

Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports: C+. “In our mock, we had Wyatt going to Green Bay with their first first-rounder, so it just took a bit longer at this spot. Wyatt is a quick-off-the-snap defensive lineman who put it all together in his final season, projecting as a valuable energy piece and disruptor up front. In Green Bay, he’ll play multiple techniques and work into a starting role, likely as a 5-technique. No receiver. Again. What is Aaron Rodgers drinking Thursday night?”

Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic ($): C-. “Maybe Wyatt will work out great for them, but taking him here feels like an unnecessary gamble.”

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com: B+. “This has a chance to be a special player. He had some character concerns, but he was productive on a good defense. I know Packers fans wanted a receiver here, but this is as player who can really help a defensive inside. I like it.”

Pro Football Focus: Good (we’ll quantify this as a B). “No Power Five interior defensive lineman earned a higher PFF grade in 2021. Wyatt also earned a grade above 80.0 both against the run and as a pass-rusher — something no other player at the position in the Power Five accomplished. The former Georgia Bulldog was the most impactful interior defender in the Power Five. That carried through the Senior Bowl, where he led all at the position in win rate during the one-on-ones.”

Bryan Fisher of Athlon Sports: A. “Safe to say the Packers' front office watched a lot of the national champions. Wyatt might be better suited to playing a ton of snaps early on than his teammate selected a few picks earlier and could be a real disruptor in the middle of the field. His upside is such that it wouldn't be a surprise if he emerged as the top interior guy out of this draft.”

Cam Mellor of Pro Football Network: C+. “The Packers went back to the Georgia defense with their second first-round pick, grabbing Devonte Wyatt. The defensive tackle has an incredible get-off at the line of scrimmage and wins quickly. He disrupts rushing lanes with ease and can get after the passer. His hand usage is terrific, but Wyatt is considered an older prospect at 24 years old. Hailing from the Georgia defense, he’s NFL-ready right now – and he better be. He’ll have to compete for snaps with Kenny Clark or kick outside and play more 3- and 5-tech for significant snaps during his rookie season.”

WalterFootball.com: C. “If you want to talk character concerns, DeVonte Wyatt certainly has a worse problem with it than Jermaine Johnson. Wyatt has been removed from numerous boards for repeated domestic violence. I don't know how the Packers could spend a first-round pick on someone who could easily be suspended repeatedly throughout his career. The talent is obviously there, but this is so risky."

Brett Sobleski of Bleacher Report: C+. “Wyatt is a solid addition with extensive experience playing in a three-man front. Clearly, the Packers chose to prioritize the middle of the defense after already selecting another former Bulldog in Quay Walker. This particular selection also has an eye toward the future since Jarran Reed is operating under a one-year deal and Dean Lowry is a free agent after this season. A wide receiver can still be had later.”

James Dator of SB Nation: D. “I hope Aaron Rodgers likes throwing the ball to a running back. I don’t get it. Wyatt good player who will be a staple at DT, but he’s not a penetrator, he’s not a game changer — he’s simply really reliable. I cannot fathom not taking someone like George Pickens at WR. It feels like this team is trolling Rodgers.”

Rob Rang of FOXSports.com: A. “It is interesting that Wyatt ended up in Green Bay — or perhaps frightening for opponents — as when watching him at Georgia and the Senior Bowl, I had flashbacks to Jarran Reed, who signed with the Packers in free agency, and longtime Green Bay standout Kenny Clark. Stout at the point of attack and a developing pass rusher with quick hands and some slipperiness to him, Wyatt gives the Packers a terrific rotation inside.”

Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News: A. “That’s more like it for the Packers in making a defensive-minded pick and grabbing Quay Walker’s college teammate. Wyatt slipped a little with the Cardinals not picking, but Green Bay had a need to upgrade around Kenny Clark in its three-man front. Wyatt is a versatile and explosive disruptor who can give them a needed extra pass-rush element.”

Doug Farrar of Touchdown Wire: B. “Wyatt is an amazing interior defensive lineman who brings Kenny Clark to mind, and when dealing with the Packers’ interior defensive line over the last few seasons, it’s been all about doubling Clark and singling everybody else. That changes now. Green Bay’s defense got a lot better with Wyatt and linebacker Quay Walker, and Aaron Rodgers has months to complain about no first-round receivers on Pat McAfee’s show.”

Tim Capurso of Clutch Points: B-.

Logan Ulrich of NFL Trade Rumors: C.

C.J. Doon of the Baltimore Sun: B. “Wyatt was overshadowed by his Georgia teammates, but the 6-3, 304-pound lineman might be a better pass rusher than top-15 pick Jordan Davis.”

Barry Werner of Yahoo Sports: B-.

Vincent Frank of Sportsnaut: B. “In Wyatt, they get an explosive defensive tackle who some have compared to Warren Sapp. While that’s far-fetched, the upside here is unlimited. However, there’s some questions about the Packers passing up on wide receiver with their two first-round picks.”

Nick Gray of the Tennessean: B+. “Wyatt was the workhorse of the Georgia defensive line, getting the benefit of the attention given to Jordan Davis. His quick hands and footwork gives a chance to be a Pro Bowl level player.”

Ryan Gosling of Pro Football Network: C+.

Christian D’Andrea and Robert Zeglinski of For The Win: D+. “Wyatt is an interesting choice. I don’t hate what he brings to the table — a high motor, a high level of activity, a great two-gap run defender — it’s just that I don’t think there’s going to be any more. Wyatt doesn’t do anything special and isn’t particularly gifted as an athlete in any manner. He’s a rotational defensive lineman, which is fine? While a good player, you can find these guys anywhere in the draft. I don’t get it.”

GPA: 2.72 (2.77 with combined grades)


Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic ($): C+. “There are obvious tools to work with, but Watson will be a 23-year-old rookie and will likely need some time to develop into a quality vertical threat in the NFL. The Packers might have been better off holding on to the two picks and throwing a couple darts at wide receiver. Watson is far from a sure thing.”

Pro Football Focus: Below average (we’ll quantify this as a C-). “Watson has all the physical tools of a No. 1 wide receiver at 6-foot-4 with 4.36-second speed in the 40-yard dash. However, there are concerns about Watson’s play strength and lack of polish translating to the NFL on a team that needs an immediate contributor, especially with George Pickens and Skyy Moore both still on the board.”

Chet Gresham of Draft Kings: A. “Watson had plenty of first round grades, so this feels like a great pick for the Packers, who needed a receiver badly after going defense with two first rounders on Day 1.”

Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports: C+. “Big move up from Green Bay, who wasn't slated to pick until No. 53 and sent both of their second-rounders to Minnesota to land Watson, a prototypical Packers receiver. He's big, long, springy and has high character. The bad part: Drops. He has a lot in college, and Aaron Rodgers doesn't like drops.”

Barry Werner of List Wire: A.

Kevin Hanson of SI.com: B.

Chris Trapasso of CBSSports.com: C+. “Aced the pre-draft process. Tall, fast, bendy. Raw routes, not a major YAC threat. Will need to be utilized correctly out of the gate to accentuate his talents. Freaky speed and explosiveness. Very useful in the jet sweep/end-around game. Big-time upside. Costly trade but, finally, a receiver for Green Bay.”

WalterFootball.com: A. “Christian Watson is a nice bargain at No. 34, as I expected him to go in the first round, potentially as high as No. 22. Aaron Rodgers has to be thrilled with his new, extremely talented wideout.”

Nick Gray of the Tennessean: A-.

GPA: 3.03


Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic ($): B.

Pro Football Focus: Good (we’ll quantify this as a B). “Rhyan showed steady growth throughout his collegiate career, going from a 57.6 PFF grade in 2019 to 73.9 in 2020 to 83.9 in 2021. Still, Rhyan is going to be a project at the next level. He is far from refined technically, but his natural athleticism, build and progression at UCLA makes him a good bet late in Round 3.”

Chet Gresham of Draft Kings: A.

Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports: B. “The Packers have drafted college tackles and made them pro guards quite often, and Rhyan might be able to discover his upside on the inside, where he has troubles recovering vs. athletic edge rushers. The only issue is that he's played only left tackle for the Bruins and might require time adjusting inside if that's the plan.”

Barry Werner of List Wire: B.

Kevin Hanson of SI.com: B-.

Chris Trapasso of CBSSports.com: B. “Mobile, torque-based blocker with OT/OG versatility. Probably best inside at the next level. Pass pro needs to be fine-tuned but will enter the NFL as a sound run-blocker.”

Nick Gray of the Tennessean: B. “Rhyan has good balance and footwork, which means he could play as a rookie.”

GPA: 3.11


Chad Reuter of NFL.com: Day 2 grade -- A. “Dealing a mid-second-round pick to move up 19 spots was a steep price to pay, but that's what the market demanded given the heavy focus on receivers. As the first of seven wideouts selected in the second round, the North Dakota State product will be compared with guys like Skyy Moore and George Pickens for years to come. Rhyan played tackle in college but could slide inside because of his powerful base and mobility. He's a perfect value in the third round.”


Chad Reuter of NFL.com: A.

Chris Trapasso of CBSSports.com: Romeo Doubs – B-; Zach Tom A; Kingsley Enagbare – A-; Tariq Carpenter – C-; Jonathan Ford – C-; Rasheed Walker – A-; Samori Toure – A-.

Pro Football Focus: Doubs – Very good; Tom – Elite; Enagbare – Elite; Carpenter – Below average; Ford – Good; Walker – Elite; Toure – Good.

WalterFootball.com: Doubs – A-; Tom – A+; Enagbare A-; Carpenter – B+; Ford – B; Walker – A+; Toure – A-.

Nick Gray of the Tennessean: Doubs – B; Tom – B+; Carpenter – B; Ford – C; Walker – B+; Toure – C+.


Chad Reuter of NFL.com: A.

Connor Orr of SI.com: A. “It befuddles me that we depict Aaron Rodgers as this Wizard of Oz-ian character sitting behind the curtain bellowing about the team’s lack of wide receiver talent. Rodgers has been incredibly blessed throughout his career to work with a bevy of talented wideouts supplied to him by the Packers’ front office. Their process has expertly identified high-upside players in the second round and beyond. So when Green Bay took their Davante Adams haul and used it toward patching up the defense, why would he be upset? Wyatt is going to add a fascinating upfield interior pressure component to the Packers defense. A true run disruptor, he’ll help Green Bay become less reliant on their exceptional linebacker play. And, lo and behold, they still end up with Watson, who, in the FCS, looked a little like the 6' 5" kid on the 9-year-old AAU team, completely dominant in an effortless sort of way. The Packers have succeeded with this big-bodied receiver profile before.”

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com: B+. “They hit big with their first two picks in Walker and defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt. Most wanted at least one receiver there, but they held true to their board. They traded up to get Watson, but I think there were better options. I love fourth-round tackle Zach Tom.”

Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports: B-. “The picks of Walker and Wyatt might not have been received warmly locally, but there’s sound thought behind both. Walker could become an absolute monster in time, just as Rashan Gary has. That’s a snapshot of Green Bay’s draft-and-develop process, and you can’t say it hasn’t borne fruit. Their WR approach this year was similar to the 2018 draft when they also tripled down (J'Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown), albeit a bit later in that class, which yielded a predictable hit rate of one out of three. If Watson hits, it’s a net win, but it’s a risk. The Day 3 picks were mostly strong, adding major OL depth and plucking a free-falling Enagbare, who could be another fun piece in time. Some disliked the class, but we can appreciate it.”

Dennis Kelly of The Ringer: B+. “The Packers’ commitment to the “Antagonize Our MVP Quarterback At Any Cost” bit reached its apex in Round 1 when the team took back-to-back defenders (linebacker Quay Walker and defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt), and while it was an extremely funny turn of events, both Walker and Wyatt should be impact players for the Green Bay defense. Besides, the Packers finally did the right thing on day two and traded up for North Dakota State pass-catcher Christian Watson, securing Aaron Rodgers a new hyper-athletic playmaker to throw to. Watson is raw and has to clean up some drops, but he’s got a rare combination of size, speed, and movement skills. I liked the team’s third-round selection of offensive lineman Sean Rhyan, a burly, wide-bodied blocker who can line up at guard or right tackle. And on day three, Green Bay grabbed the duo of Wake Forest offensive lineman Zach Tom and Penn State offensive tackle Rasheed Walker, giving the team more excellent depth on the line.”

Nate Davis of USA Today: C+. “This is an eye of the beholder situation. Hard to spin the loss of Adams as any sort of positive, especially when the Pack weren't in position in Round 1 to get an approximate replacement from a talent perspective. GM Brian Gutekunst got aggressive in Round 2, dealing up for North Dakota State WR Christian Watson – though it remains to be seen how quickly he'll earn QB Aaron Rodgers' trust. Yet it's also fair to posit the Packers had gone as far as they could with the Rodgers-Adams connection, and their Super Bowl aspirations are better served by loading up the defense with stars from Georgia's defense like first-rounders Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt. Third-round OL Sean Rhyan could also fortify the protection of Rodgers. So maybe Green Bay got better ... but probably not.”

Mark Maske of the Washington Post: C-. “The Packers, even after trading WR Davante Adams, maintained their tradition of not using a first-round pick on a wideout. They did take WR Christian Watson early in the second round. But was that enough help for QB Aaron Rodgers, under the circumstances? It actually might have been appropriate to use two early picks on receivers. Green Bay focused on defense in Round 1 by taking LB Quay Walker and DT Devonte Wyatt, Georgia teammates.”

Alex Ballentine of Bleacher Report: C+.

Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic ($): B-. “Overall, this draft was fine. But the Packers have a different window than most teams, given that Aaron Rodgers turns 39 in December. They’ve won in recent years with offensive efficiency. We’re in May, and their wide receiving corps still feels underwhelming. Maybe Rodgers’ greatness will lift everyone, or maybe there’s another shoe to drop. But even if you liked this draft as a Packers fan, you can’t be thrilled with how the offseason has played out.”

Ryan Dunleavy of the NY Post: C-. “Have not picked a first-round offensive weapon during QB Aaron Rodgers’ 17-season career. Bold trade up to get Watson early in the second round, after taking the pair from college football’s best defense. Walker was a one-year starter. Wyatt is a character concern.”

Eddie Brown of the San Diego Union Tribune: A.

Ian Wharton of The Complex: B+.

Marcus Mosher of The Game Day: C-.

Evan Silva of Establish the Run: C-. “After doubling down on products of Georgia’s all-time defense in Round 1, the Packers aggressively dealt up for Marquez Valdes-Scantling clone Watson near the top of Round 2, in exchange sending the division-rival Vikings pick Nos. 53 and 59. As a firm believer that Day 2 represented the strength of this draft, I despised that move by the Packers. The Rhyan and Tom picks addressed an unsung need along Green Bay’s offensive front, which lost Lucas Patrick, Billy Turner, and Dennis Kelly this offseason and lacks certainty regarding LT David Bakhtiari’s (knee) return. Keep in mind the Packers surrendered star WR Davante Adams to upgrade their draft capital and risk entering the 2022 season with Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and FCS rookie Watson occupying their primary three-receiver set. I did like Green Bay’s fourth-round stab on Doubs, who was hyper productive at Nevada.”

DraftKings: B+.

Luke Easterling of Draft Wire: B+.

Doug Farrar and Mark Schofield of Touchdown Wire: A.

TheScore: B-. “The idea, as always, is to draft good players. And the Packers certainly did that in the first round, adding a pair of Georgia standouts to make an already strong defense that much better. But what's the plan on offense? Watson is a home run swing that could just as easily result in a strikeout, and the Packers gave up two second-round picks to go up and get him early on Day 2. A talented group overall, to be sure, but Green Bay has to lose some points for the missed opportunities at receiver.”

Tim Bielik of cleveland.com: A-. “Aaron Rodgers needed more receivers. It took until the second round to get him one, but the Packers got a lot of potential in Christian Watson. Romeo Doubs in the fourth was a nice value pick. Even outside of those two, Green Bay did a good job continuing to add quality pieces, particularly on the front seven on defense. Devonte Wyatt has a chance to be a real difference maker.”

Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News: A. “Brian Gutekunst and the Packers reached a little to start with Walker, but he did fill a key defensive need and backing him up with fellow Georgia product Wyatt up front made it better. Then came the great trade up to get Watson, a potential outside replacement No. 1 for Davante Adams. Doubs added more big-play upside for Aaron Rodgers later. Rhyan and Tom satisfied another need for interior upgrades between David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins. Enagbare was a late steal as a complementary pass rusher.”

Robert Gregson of SI.com/NFL Draft Bible: A-.

Ryan Gosling of Pro Football Network: B. “It might not have been the draft many anticipated, but there’s some great talent on the back end, and the receiver need was filled as well.”

GPA: 3.03