Green Bay Packers: B-

Green Bay is another team that knew its needs in the draft, and attacked them. On the defensive line Clark can can play on the nose or end. Fackrell and Martinez were the linebackers the Packers needed in this draft. Fackrell is a solid pass rusher with size and Martinez is a smart middle who can make plays against the run. Second round pick Jason Spriggs is a highly athletic pass blocker who could eventually become the team's starting left tackle.

—Dan Kadar, SB Nation


Kenny Clark


He does fit the Packers' typical mold of athletic defensive linemen. His testing numbers were excellent at the Combine and he shows excellent burst as a pass-rusher. Clark joins a bit of a pipeline from UCLA to Green Bay, as he will play with former Bruins Datone Jones and Brett Hundley.


Jason Spriggs

OT, Indiana

Spriggs joins an offensive line unit that has three starters set to hit free agency next offseason as well as top backup JC Tretter. If the Packers lose one or more of those players, Spriggs appears likely to step into their spot.


Kyler Fackrell

LB, Utah State

Fackrell will turn 25 on November 25, making him one of the older Packers' draft picks in recent memory. He is almost four years older than the team's first-round pick, Kenny Clark, who is currently 20 years old. This pick bolsters the team's group of pass-rushers, which needs some an infusion of talent in the long term. Most of the team's outside linebackers' contracts expire after this season; all of Julius Peppers, Nick Perry, Jayrone Elliott, and Lerentee McCray will be free agents next spring, with only Clay Matthews remaining under contract.


Blake Martinez

LB, Stanford

Martinez is not an elite athlete, being knocked down a few pegs by less-than-impressive showings in the vertical and broad jumps, but he certainly appears to have enough speed (4.71 40 at the Scouting Combine) and short-area quickness (6.98-second 3-cone) to be an effective player in the middle of the Packers' defense. What makes the Martinez pick so intriguing is specifically his ability in coverage. In fact, he was Pro Football Focus' highest-graded inside linebacker in the entire draft class last season in terms of pass coverage.


Dean Lowry

DE, Northwestern

Lowry could be a steal at pick No. 131, as ProFootball Focus had him as the No. 97 overall prospect in this year's class. They factor in advanced analytics when ranking players and Lowry was efficient as an edge rusher in the Big Ten.


Trevor Davis

WR, California

Davis is a 6'1, 188-pound receiver from Cal.


Kyle Murphy

OT, Stanford

Murphy is a 6'6, 305-pound Stanford tackle, so he's certainly got impressive size.