Inside linebacker remains one of the biggest holes in the Packers’ roster after the position posed some issues during the 2019 season as it was. Here’s what you need to know. With the 45th pick, the Packers took the ball-hawking cornerback. Thompson traded up nine spots in the 2016 draft to select Spriggs, a tackle out of Indiana, in the second round with the 48th overall pick. The selection of the 247-pound between-the-tackles runner in the second-round left some Packers fans scratching their heads given other needs and the presence of Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams in the backfield. Chicago Bears (from Las Vegas Raiders): S Antoine Winfield Jr.: The Bears desperately need help in their secondary and get good value here in Winfield, the son of a former All-Pro cornerback. Getty 57 overall pick in the second round, along with a fourth-rounder (No. Now, the Green Bay Packers general manager must look to the short-term needs of his roster starting with Friday night’s second round. 49. Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is out for this week with a knee injury while tight end Zach Ertz's ankle injury is expected to have him sidelined for a few weeks. For instance, the Green Bay Packers traded their 31st, 117th and 176th overall picks to move up to 25 to draft quarterback Jordan Love. A dream come true, canât wait to get started. Follow along all day for the latest developments as the Green Bay Packers play at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a showdown of NFC powers. Green Bay Packers: WR KJ Hamler, Penn State: There is temptation to take South Carolina’s Bryan Edwards here. LaFleur was the offensive coordinator for the Titans in 2018. Philadelphia Eagles: S Grant Delpit, LSU: With Malcolm Jenkins released earlier this offseason, the Eagles are hunting for a replacement on the back end of their defense. The Green Bay Packers inked one of their high 2020 draft picks, the team announced Wednesday. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. So what happened? Pittsburgh Steelers: DL Justin Madubuike, Missouri: With their only draft pick in the top 100, the Steelers find some interior defensive line help. Dillon gives the Packers a powerful but nimble back in the mold of Eddie Lacy. Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers scores in a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 12, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Dillon (6-0 3/8, 247) rushed for school records of 4,382 yards and 38 touchdowns in three seasons. While Davante Adams remains the undeniable No. ‘Miserable Mentor:’ Ex-Foe Rips Aaron Rodgers After Jordan Love Pick. The Packers began the 2020 draft with 10 total selections, netting a quartet of late-round selections on a variety of trades over the past few seasons, but things changed after they burned two of their top four picks to acquire Love on Thursday night. New York Giants: Edge Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State: The Giants need edge rushers and get a prospect many thought would sneak into the late first round in the early second. Your privacy is safe with us. Packers News. 41. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Green Bay brass, however, defended the move and praised the bulldozing ability Dillon brings to the table. #EAathlete pic.twitter.com/F3JObi0jpl. 61. The Green Bay Packers got Aaron Rodgers a skill position player in the second round of the NFL draft – but a running back, not wide receiver. 60. Thompson traded up nine spots in the 2016 draft to select Spriggs, a tackle out of Indiana, in the second round with the 48th overall pick. 49ers tight end George Kittle has plenty who praise him and that includes Bill Belichick ahead of the Patriots-49ers clash this week. 37. Here's some context on that incredible stat. 40. 64. 52. With their second-round pick, No. Imagine Green Bay’s toothless defense with a linebacker with some real three-down ability. The Packers' draft signaled a clear desire to boost the run-game in 2020. Learning the playbook in #Madden20 this weekend. Green Bay Packers news from FanSided Daily, Five Packers to watch vs. Chiefs in Week 8 matchup, Packers: Fast start could be key vs. Chiefs in Week 8, Packers: Patrick Mahomes ruled out for Week 8 game, Cowboys News: Stephen Jones Says Team Will Figure Out Dak Prescott Contract, Packers fantasy: Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams must-starts in Week 8. Be sure to download our app on iTunes or Google Play. He carried the ball 842 times in three years at Boston College. Not that the 247-pound workhorse can't – and won't – contribute immediately. Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco 49ers): CB Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech: After adding to their embarrassment of riches on offense with a versatile tailback in the first round, the Chiefs address arguably their biggest need here. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. “Once again, that's an opinion. 62 overall, the Packers selected Boston College running back A.J. A quarterback was not considered one of the Packers’ needs this offseason, so the fact that they had burnt their first and fourth picks on bringing in Love doesn’t leave them in a much better position for the 2020 season. The Packers were set in the backfield with the tandem of explosive Aaron Jones and steady Jamaal Williams, but both players will be free agents at the end of the season. In his first two years, Gutekunst has compiled mostly big-bodied wideouts, and the 6-2 1/2, 212-pound Edward fits that mold. He doesn't really play, and when he has, he hasn't been good. On a rainy Monday in upstate New York, the Kansas City Chiefs were able to shut down the Buffalo Bills and emerge with a win to improve to 5-1. Here's other news, injuries and transactions we're tracking on Monday. 57. Both four-year starter Blake Martinez and backup B.J. GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers were stopped a step short of the Super Bowl last season but general manager Brian Gutekunst has spent his first two picks thinking about the future. 48. 59. Miami Dolphins (from New Orleans Saints): S Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois: It’s been a busy draft for the Dolphins, who have crossed off a lot of needs and address another one here at safety. The Packers activated receiver Equanimeous St. Brown off injured reserve, their one and only transaction made on Saturday. They took a sizable downgrade when they replaced veteran starter Bryan Bulaga with Ricky Wagner in free agency, while four-time All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari is also set to become a free agent next season. The Dillon pick could be insurance if the team is unable to lock down Jones, who enters the final year of his contract, long-term. Certainly, we’d like to play one more game than we did last season, and we’re going to need not only those two guys but I do think we’re going to need a third guy to put into that mix moving forward.". 125) and seventh-rounder (248), to the Indianapolis Colts. Dillon signed his rookie contract Wednesday morning, officially joining workhorse Aaron Jones in the backfield. His final year at BC, Dillon toted the rock 318 times for 1,685 yards and 14 scores. 39. With their second-round pick, No. “Underrated is a phrase,” he said at the Scouting Combine. Aaron Rodgers' red-hot start was put on ice by just the third pick-six he's thrown in his career. The Green Bay Packers hold 10 total draft picks in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft–seven of their own, a sixth-round pick acquired in an August trade of Reggie Gilbert and two seventh-round picks acquired in separate trades of Ty Montgomery and Trevor Davis. But the Packers need a slot receiver after going all of 2019 without one, and Hamler is a speed burner who could provide a big-play jolt to Matt LaFleur’s offense. Atlanta Falcons: RB J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State: Todd Gurley is on a one-year deal and not the long-term answer in the backfield Dobbins would represent. 26 overall pick, but will be able to make a similar splash on Day 2 with two picks to make on Friday night? Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. He’s undersized at 5-9, 178 pounds, and he has some of the most inconsistent hands in the draft. Boston College running back A.J. The optimism for this pair was high. Dallas Cowboys: C Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU: Heartbroken Jaylon Johnson went one pick ahead of them, the Cowboys settle on their replacement for the retired Travis Frederick. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. Kick-started by safety Jamel Dean’s stunning interception of Aaron Rodgers, the Buccaneers blasted the Packers 38-10. Follow the Heavy on Packers Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content! After a few first-round trades, there is a new order to the second and third rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. Spriggs spent the entire 2019 season on the Packers' injured reserve list with back and elbow issues. Many things are unknown and this time of year brings the inner-GM out of us. Our subscribers make this coverage possible. Now, the Green Bay Packers general manager must look to the short-term needs of his roster starting with Friday night’s second round. Goodson signed with other teams in free agency, which led the Packers to invest in former Browns veteran Christian Kirksey. Cincinnati Bengals: OT Ezra Cleveland, Boise State: After taking Joe Burrow in the first round, the Bengals give him a potential franchise left tackle in the second. d Russ Letlow was the first draft pick in the history of the Packers, and the first guard … But I know that I’m definitely the full package and a team would get a hard worker out of me, a leader and obviously a running back who is capable of doing everything.”, “I don't feel like they're underrated,” he said of his hands. 2 option. 36. The Titans look primed to make another deep playoff run. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images). Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Thompson traded the Packers’ original No. But they're going to have to do it without one of their better players. ... With the No. READ NEXT: ‘Miserable Mentor:’ Ex-Foe Rips Aaron Rodgers After Jordan Love Pick, Packers Round 2 & 3 Picks: When Green Bay Selects Friday in NFL Draft, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. However, when Savage went down with an injury against Dallas, it was Will Redmond playing in that spot, not Jackson. 42. ESPN reported Friday that Spriggs will follow in the free-agency footsteps of former Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and tight end Jimmy Graham in joining the Bears. 35. The Green Bay Packers stole headlines on Day 1 of the 2020 NFL draft when they traded up to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with the No. Spriggs, 25, appeared in 36 games in three years with nine starts for the Packers and did not solidify himself as a potential replacement for Bryan Bulaga, who also departed Green Bay as a free agent this offseason. Los Angeles Rams (from Houston Texans): RB Cam Akers, Florida State: He might never be able to replace Gurley, but Akers gives the Rams a spark they need out of their backfield. The official inactive players for tonight's games between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills, followed by the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys. 38. The Green Bay Packers got Aaron Rodgers a skill position player in the second round of the NFL draft – but a running back, not wide receiver. 50. © 2020 NFL Enterprises LLC. 51. Jones noted on NFL Total Access last week that Dillon's selection is going to "raise my game." Jacksonville Jaguars: TE Cole Kmet, Notre Dame: If he can stay healthy, Tyler Eiffert should afford the Jaguars with the patience for Kmet to develop at his own pace. 53. Carolina Panthers: CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama: The Panthers still need defensive playmakers after drafting Auburn defensive lineman Derrick Brown in the first round, and Diggs has some of the best ball skills of any defensive back in the draft. 125) and … “They will get a starting WR in the second round,” a scout predicted to PackersNews on Friday.