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Another solid draft. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was an easy call at No. 21. I thought he'd be off the board by then, potentially to Dallas or Baltimore, so Green Bay got a good value there, and he addresses a need at free safety, where the Packers didn't have much. Davante Adams isn't explosive, but he catches everything and will flourish with Aaron Rodgers (This tends to happen with good receivers catching passes in Green Bay lately). I really thought they needed a WR or two in this draft, and I loved the additions of Jeff Janis and Jared Abbrederis. If you saw Abbrederis simply steal Bradley Roby's lunch money in Columbus, you know he can battle NFL-level athletes, and Janis is a major physical talent for a seventh-rounder. He dropped on hand size and competition level coming out of D-II. Carl Bradford is a player I really like, and I'll be interested to see if they move him around a little bit. I thought inside linebacker was a big need even though that's typically something you can address later, but they didn't touch it. (Does Bradford fit?) There's not a point where you feel like the Packers flat out got a steal, but aside from the question at ILB, there's not much not to like.
Like the rest of the analysts around, Mel Kiper Jr was quite surprised when Clinton-Dix fell to the Packers at the No. 21 pick. In fact, had the Packers not drafted Clinton-Dix, there was definitely a possibility of mutiny amongst their fans.
Kiper also loved the three receivers that will be joining Green Bay in the 2014 season. While he liked the pick of Adams in the second round, he really loved the addition of Abbrederis. He points to Abbrederis dominating first-round pick Bradley Roby in college as to why Abbrederis will be so successful in the league.
Finally, Kiper was a big fan of adding a linebacker like Bradford. He thinks that Bradford is a player who can play a handful of positions for the Packers.
His biggest concern was that the Packers didn't add an inside linebacker, although he does believe that Bradford could potentially be a fit there. All in all, Kiper realized that there's not too much to not like from what Green Bay did in this year's draft.