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Adrian Hubbard, OLB
Many felt that Hubbard probably should have been drafted, even if it was in the later rounds. His length and athleticism give him an extremely high ceiling as a pass-rushing specialist.
Former teammate Clinton-Dix felt like Hubbard could be a steal, according to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. In that article, Clinton-Dix had this to say about Hubbard:
They definitely got a steal in that guy. He plays fast and he’s a very smart guy. He knows the defense probably already here coming out of the system we came out of. He’s ahead of a lot of people, so I think they got a steal. He’s going to work hard and do whatever it takes.
That's good news for the Packers, who could really use a boost in production at outside linebacker this year. Look for Hubbard to continue to impress right up until the regular season starts.
Colt Lyerla, TE
No rookie on the Packers, and perhaps in the NFL, is as intriguing as Lyerla. While his background plays a part in the intrigue, it's really his potential that sets him apart.
Had Lyerla stayed in school and out of trouble, he would have likely been an early-round pick in this year's draft. That didn't happen, but he's ready to move on from that, as are the Packers.
In fact, Lyerla was one of the crowd favorites, earning huge cheers when he stepped onto the field, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lyerla has a legitimate shot to make some real noise at tight end as long as he can stay healthy.