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NFC North Draft Recap: Bears Become Trendy Pick But Green Bay The Clear Cut Winner.

NFC North
Chicago Bears
The Bears did their job in the draft. While they could have gone with receiver early they gave an already good defense a great pick in Roqan Smith. Then went and took care of protecting Mitchell Trubisky in the second round by pick O lineman James Daniels out of Iowa. With great protection and a good defense paired with a new wide receiving core the Bears should be really fun to watch this year.
Best Pick: Roqan Smith
Worst Pick: None
Favorite pick: Anthony Miller WR Memphis.
Sleeper: Kyle Fitts
Grade: A

 

Green Bay Packers
The Packers had the best draft haul in this division and it is because they scammed the Saints out of a first round pick. The Packers could potentially return to being Giants and have two picks in next years first round that they could leverage into another top 15 pick. Then they went out and got two of the best corners in the draft. Jaire Alexander out of Louisville and Josh Jackson out of Iowa, and then in the late rounds focused on wide receiver depth. It was the perfect draft for the Packers who were in need of one after they were exposed as one of the worst rosters in the NFL after Aaron Rodgers went down.
Best Pick: The Saints first rounder next year.
Worst Pick: None
Favorite pick: Jaire Alexander/ Josh Jackson tandem.
Sleeper: J’mon Moore
Grade: A+

 

Detroit Lions
The Lions draft was, strange. They took center Frank Ragnow from Arkansas in the first round. Not a bad pick for a struggling O line but Ragnow probably would have been obtainable in the second round and Billy Price the consensus best center in the draft was still on the board. Then they took Auburn back Keryon Johnson proving the end of the Ameer Abdullah experiment, in the process however passing on Darius Guice. The Lions then took a depth safety when what they really needed was another pass rusher. It wasn’t an awful draft but a strange one that we won’t really be able to judge for a while.
Best Pick: Keryon Johnson
Worst Pick: None
Favorite pick: None
Sleeper: Tyrell Crosby G Oregon
Grade: B

 

 

Minnesota Vikings
A smart draft by the Vikings. Not many stand out day one starters but they drafted for the future finding another Corner Back in Mike Hughes and a developmental offensive tackle in Brian O’Donnel I love teams that stay ahead of the curve when drafting.
Best Pick: Mike Hughes
Worst Pick: None
Favorite pick: Mike Hughes
Sleeper: Jaylen Holmes
Grade: B+

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