2020 NFL Draft Picks
- 1. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
- 2. AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College
- 3. Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati
- 4. Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota
- 5. Jon Runyan, OL, Michigan
- 6. Jake Hanson, OL, Oregon
- 7. Simon Stepaniak, OL, Indiana
- 8. Vernon Scott, S, TCU
- 9. Jonathan Garvin, DE, Miami
Top pick: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
This pick ruffled some very important feathers in Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers has spoken openly about how this selection could mean that his dream of finishing his career playing for just the Packers may not come to fruition.
Considering the Packers had other needs and are otherwise in a championship window with an elite QB and a great defense, this selection made absolutely no sense to me.
With that said, Jordan Love is a boom or bust type of guy with big-time physical skills and a great arm. He is not a bad prospect, by any means, but this timing and the fit for the Packers were just way off.
Steal: OL Jake Hanson, Oregon – 6th round
Jake Hanson has the ability to become a starter along the interior line for the Packers sooner rather than later.
He’s a smart football nut who has plenty of experience at the center position, and he should eventually develop the functional strength to play there full time for the Packers.
Overall Grade: D
The Packers made a grave mistake by not taking a wide receiver with any of their nine picks. They used a second-round pick on AJ Dillon of Boston College, who has the look of a solid featured back at the NFL level, but the Packers also have Aaron Jones who broke out in a big way last year.
Josiah Deguara is a fullback/H-back type of tight end who can play all over the offensive formation and provide a nice outlet in the passing game.
Kamal Martin will give the Packers a strong special teams option right away, and the Packers followed up that selection with three straight offensive line depth picks.
Vernon Scott and Jonathan Garvin could factor into the rotation as rookies but might be more likely destined for practice squad work before they make an impact on the roster.