2013 NFL Draft Recap: Green Bay Packers
Round 1, Pick 26 (26): Datone Jones/DE/UCLA. Star Impact: ✪✪✪✪
Highly productive. Blends power/quickness with massive frame making him hard to handle. Bullied every offensive lineman he took on during Senior Bowl drills. Basketball background shows up on tape with impressive athleticism. Factors as key building block on defensive line.
Round 2, Pick 29 (61) (From SF): Eddie Lacy/RB/Alabama. Star Impact: ✪✪✪½
Bruising, straight-line runner who wastes little time barreling into line. Speed and work ethic have been questioned. Just 355 career carries but has struggled with array of leg/foot injuries.
Round 4,Pick 12 (109) (From NO via MIA): David Bakhtiari/OT/Colorado. Star Impact: ✪✪✪
Surprise early-entrant, received 2nd/3rd round grade from advisory board. Feisty. Long-armed, makes good use of hands. Slow-footed, gets beat by faster speed-rushers. Better suited at guard.
Round 4, Pick 25 (122): J.C. Tretter/OT/Cornell. Star Impact: ✪✪✪
Athletic knee-bender with good understanding of read and recognition prior to the snap of the ball. Morphed from 230-pound high school quarterback into 300-plus starting left tackle in the Ivy League. Played first two seasons at tight end. May start off at guard until he develops.
Round 4, Pick 28 (125) (From DEN): Johnathan Franklin/RB/UCLA. Star Impact: ✪✪✪✪
Explosive burst, shows patience and vision, hits the hole hard. Keeps it between the tackles, prototypical one cut and up runner. Improved fumble woes under new coach Jim Mora Jr.
Round 5, Pick 26 (159): Micah Hyde/CB/Iowa. Star Impact: ✪✪
Zone corner who plays aggressive and physical. Tackling ability will make him asset on special teams. Three-year starter who also has experience playing some safety and returning kicks.
Round 5, Pick 34 (167) (Compensatory): Josh Boyd/DE/Mississippi St. Star Impact: ✪✪½
Utilizes swim and spin moves effectively. Short arms and lack of agility are main concerns. Able to play all three lines in Packers defense but expects to backup at both defensive spots.
Round 6, Pick 25 (193): Nate Palmer/LB/Illinois St. Star Impact: ✪
Disruptive force who blows up the backfield. Transferred from Illinois after not playing first two years, started all 24 games last two seasons in FCS. Student of game. Projects as pass-rusher.
Round 7, Pick 10 (216) (From TEN via SF): Charles Johnson/WR/GVSU. Star Impact: ✪✪
Workout warrior, had one of the most impressive measureables of any receiver in the draft. Displayed great hands at pro day. Despite blazing speed, was more of a possession wide out.
Round 7, Pick 18 (224) (From DAL via MIA): Kevin Dorsey/WR/Maryland. Star Impact: ✪
Tall and fast wide out with dynamic leaping abilities. Poor route runner, saw drop in production as a senior—had just 18 receptions but averaged 17 yards per catch. Project.
Round 7, Pick 26 (232): Sam Barrington/LB/South Florida. Star Impact: ✪½
Superb athlete, three-year starter, played all three backer spots. Lacks elite speed, needs development in weight room. Arrested four times for driving with revoked/suspended license.
UDFA Watch (O): Lane Taylor/OT/Oklahoma State. Did not allow sack in 850 snaps this year.
UDFA Watch (D): Gilbert Pena/NT/Mississippi. Clogger who took four years off, 26 years old.
Overall Impact Factor: 3★