Packers Deep Dive - First Round Draft Pick Quay Walker

The Green Bay Packers shocked the football world once again Thursday night by passing over the wide receiver position to select Georgia linebacker Quay Walker with the 22nd overall pick in the first round. While this move garnered plenty of media headlines, Brian Gutenkunst and company stuck to their process and picked the highest rated player available on their board instead of reaching for need at wide receiver.

It's hard to argue with the Packers GM's track record in the first round. It was not too long ago a similar enraged-fused and baffled reaction rippled through the Packers fan base when Green Bay selected Rashan Gary 12th overall in 2019. Or, in 2018 when the Packers traded down in the first round with safety Derwin James still on the board to then later move up and select Jaire Alexander, who was coming off an ACL injury.

Despite the unpopularity of some of these selections, its easy to see now what the Packers front office had in mind when they trusted their process.

While I'm just about the last person that expected the Packers to prioritize the inside linebacker position enough to select one in the first round, I can say I am excited with the prospect of Quay Walker lining up in the middle of the Packers defense alongside All-Pro De'Vondre Campbell.

The middle of Green Bay's defense has been gashed for years by run-heavy offenses, especially in crucial playoff losses. They also haven't had athleticism and playmaking ability on the second level of their defense prior to Campbell's arrival last year. With Walker and Campbell anchoring the middle of the field, the Packers have an exciting linebacker duo that could bring a new dynamic to Joe Barry's defense.

College Production

Walker started a handful of games his junior season before becoming a full-time starter in 2021 as a senior. Despite starting all 15 games for the Bulldogs last year, Walker still split playing time with Channing Tindall. While Nakobe Dean rarely left the field, Walker and Tindall alternated series on defense, and on occasion, when the game was out of hand, Walker would replace Dean as Georgia's MIKE linebacker. However, Walker primarily found a home as the Bulldogs' WILL inside linebacker.

Like Green Bay, Georgia liked to play a lot of base nickel with two inside linebackers anchoring the middle of their defense. While Dean was the true MIKE and leader of the squad, Walker played a more complementary role, taking on blocks and cleaning up as a backside defender. Walker's role and limited snaps may be a reason why his college production is nothing that stands out on paper.

His 67 tackles as a senior were less than Dean and Tindall. He was also only eighth on the team in tackles for loss with 5.5. Walker also only recorded 5 sacks in his four-year career at Georgia and was only involved in one turnover play in college, which was a fumble recovery last season.

Athletic Testing

While Walker's college production is nothing that excites you, the Georgia product was taken in the first round ahead of his teammates at his position because Walker is an elite athlete. His ceiling as a pro is higher than Tindall and Dean. The Packers, once again, are banking on athletic potential and rare physical traits over college production, and it is hard to fault them for this. It worked with Gary and Eric Stokes. They certainly know what they like.

Walker's relative athletic score is an eye-popping 9.63. At 6-foot-4 and 241 pounds, the explosive linebacker ran a blazing 4.52 forty-yard dash, finished with an impressive 6.89 three-cone, and recorded a 122-inch broad jump, which put him in the 79th percentile at the position.

Traits to Love and What Walker Brings to the Packers Defense

1. Speed and Athleticism -- Walker's speed and ability to quickly change direction jump out on film, and this trait alone really separates him from the rest of the pack at inside linebacker. Walker has great recovery speed. He can chase down ball carriers from the backside of a play, or he can scrape over the top of the trash and make stops out on the perimeter. Having another off-ball linebacker with elite speed and ability to move smoothly in space will give the Packers defense a whole new dynamic they haven't had for some time. Walker can run sideline-to-sideline, but he can also drop in coverage without showing any stiffness or limitations to cover ground as a midfield zone defender.

2. De'Vondre Campbell Clone -- It is almost ironic how frequently the Packers front office or coaches have made this comparison in their post-draft press conferences. Walker and Campbell have nearly identical measurables. Walker is coming out of college a few pounds heavier and a quarter inch taller than Campbell, and Campbell's arms are one inch longer than Walker's. However, the two players are both tall, long, and rangy linebackers who use their length to stay off blocks. They both run in the 4.5s, which allows them to cover ground quickly. Walker's three-cone is a bit faster than Campbell's, and his overall change of direction is a bit smoother than Campbell's. However, they both flew under the radar coming out of college. Both seeing only moderate production at the collegiate level, teams banked on their size and athletic traits at the next level. Even then, it took Campbell a few years and finding the right fit in Green Bay before he started playing at an elite level. The hope in Walker's case is that the Packers know what they are working with and uncover his untapped potential by putting him in the right role to be successful on the field. Now, having two players in Campbell's mold allows the Packers to be versatile on defense and keep the same eleven on the field regardless if they are in base, nickel, or penny.

3. Reliable Run Defender -- While it would be nice to see more explosive plays behind the line of scrimmage, Walker's role in Georgia's defense was a run-first, gap player, allowing teammates like Dean or Tindall to fire in the backfield to make stops. Walker's game is simply consistent, reliable, and selfless. The young linebacker rarely finds himself out of position against the run. He reads and diagnoses plays very well, and while he doesn't quite play with his hair on fire like teammates Dean and Tindall, he is also highly dependable and rarely puts himself out of position by being overly aggressive. It is clear Walker is a smart, patient, and tough player. He stacks and sheds blocks very well, using his long arms and size to keep linemen off of his body. He also has a strong punch, and his quick lateral movement allows him to smoothly move along the line of scrimmage without wasting steps. Walker will certainly bring an added element to the Packers run defense. His range also allows him to be an effective outside run defender.

4. Positional Versatility -- It's easy to love the athleticism and reliability with Walker's game. However, his versatility might be his most valuable asset. Walker can play either inside linebacker spot. He can line up off the edge and blitz the passer, and he can also line up wide over the slot and cover tight ends split out wide or drop in zone and shadow slot receivers crossing the middle of the field. His ability in coverage should allow him to see the field immediately. And while he didn't see a lot of production as a pass rusher, he can still help collapse the pocket as an interior blitzer or be an effective quarterback spy near the line of scrimmage.

Areas of Improvement at the Next Level

1. Making More Impact Plays -- Walker's game is very solid, but one area the young linebacker could still improve going into the NFL is making more impact plays on the field. Granted, there aren't a lot of glaring weaknesses to Walker's game when you watch him on film. However, at times he can disappear. His playmaking ability doesn't quite standout like his teammates Nakobe Dean, Lewis Cine, or Devonte Wyatt. While it is also almost entirely unfair to compare him to his collegiate teammates who were also drafted very high, Walker is still a first-round pick, and there are certain expectations that come with being selected 22nd overall. The Packers must feel very strong about Walker's ability to be an impact player in the league if they were willing to take him in the first round, especially as an off-ball linebacker. However, this ability to impact a game didn't quite come to fruition on the field in college. As mentioned earlier, Walker was only involved in one turnover play in college, and he only recorded 5.5 tackles for loss as a senior. For being such an explosive athlete, Walker needs to show more dynamic playmaking ability, especially for a guy drafted so early. However, having said all of this, it is likely Walker's limited impact in games was more due to his role in Georgia's defense and less to do with his abilities. It will be exciting to see how he plays alongside Campbell, where he can have more freedom to run and chase the ball, instead of having to take on blocks and be a force player for his teammates.

2. Being More Physical and Finishing -- This might be splitting hairs, but one more critique of Walker's game coming out of college is that he could be a bit more physical as a tackler and work on finishing plays. While he is a tremendous athlete and a smart defender who puts himself in the right position to make plays, he was often beaten to the punch by his teammates. Dean, Tindall, and Cine all play with their hair on fire and pack a punch when they deliver a hit. However, this is not always the case for Walker. The physicality his teammates played with often outshone the young linebacker on the field. That is not to say Walker is not capable of playing relentless as well, but when watching his film, there is just that little bit of edge missing. It's great to have a linebacker that plays with a little bit of nasty and punishes ball carriers. Dean routinely displayed this. Tindall did as well. However, this seemed to be missing from Walker's game--at least on a consistent basis.

Question Marks Going Into the NFL

1. True Three-Down Player? -- These aren't quite deficiencies in Walker's game, but more uncertainties. Areas of his game that need more clarity going forward. It is unclear at this point in Walker's progression if he is entering his rookie season as a true three-down player. Granted, he does not need to step in immediately and be a full-time starter in the Packers defense. They already have De'Vondre Campbell and Krys Barnes at the position. Walker certainly shows the traits to be a complete linebacker in the NFL. However, he never emerged as one in college, so this can be filed under lets "wait-and-see". Having only played roughly 60% of the snaps on defense at Georgia, alternating series with Channing Tindall, and then leaving the field in Georgia's dime defense as Dean was the lone linebacker, Walker still needs to undergo significant development before he is a consistent starting linebacker in the NFL.

2. Defensive Leadership? -- The good thing here is Walker does not need to come in and call plays on defensive immediately. The Packers already have their veteran leaders in Campbell, Preston Smith, Kenny Clark, and Adrian Amos. Walker can just use his athleticism to roam the second level of the defense and make plays. However, if Campbell were to go down with an injury this upcoming season, could Walker take over the MIKE role and call plays on defense? Or, would Green Bay go with Krys Barnes in this scenario? It is unclear at this point if Walker would ever be a player that could emerge as a true MIKE in Joe Barry's scheme. In college, Walker never needed to playing alongside Nakobe Dean, and maybe he never will need to if he continues to line up alongside Campbell.

Film Highlights: Quay Walker vs. Arkansas Offense (2021)

 

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

May 01, 2022 at 06:43 pm

It's going to be a while before I question Gute's early picks. Still remember the Dillon pick and I went and looked at his film and thought, well I get it now. Same with Quay, he sheds blocks so effortlessly.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

May 01, 2022 at 08:50 pm

Never questioned the Dillon selection and in fact was excited about it. I acknowledge Quay was a surprise but I believe a very good pick, which I don't question. Was he truly the top rated player at 22? I don't believe he was as I'm convinced Wyatt is the more impactful player as one example and he was 28. I believe they were determined to select an ILB and he was the guy. He is going to help our defense and ST's.

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MarkinMadison's picture

May 01, 2022 at 10:18 pm

Putting more emphasis on ST may have led to them favoring Walker over Wyatt. It also may be the case that they see Walker's ceiling as being higher. It would be interesting to know.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:30 pm

I highly doubt Walker ever sees a special teams snap unless its to block a kick.

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croatpackfan's picture

May 02, 2022 at 03:42 am

Well jeremy I believe you gave us the reason why there is doubt of Walker capability to play on fire. If you are doing your job routinely and w/o visible efforts, others might think that you are not giving all you have in the job. But what if what you give is more than enough for job to be done? If you'll add anything more, you might start to make mistakes - very often called overkill. That happens in many sports when you want to add something more than what is enough to do the job.

NFL is another level, higher one and it may produce to see efforts from Walker to reach his potential and that he will need to improve his level of play to the level the rest of 3 mentioned defenders were showing at Georgia. For job to be done.

Of course, that is just one of the possible explanation, but joy from Packers FO smells on something similar to my explanation...

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PatrickGB's picture

May 02, 2022 at 08:42 am

“ If you are doing your job routinely and w/o visible efforts, others might think that you are not giving all you have in the job. But what if what you give is more than enough for job to be done?”
Well said!

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murf7777's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:12 pm

I liked the Dillon pick. I will say I didn't like the Quay pick. Not that I don't think he will be a good player more that I wanted an EDGE and there were some top players left, like JJ and Karlaftis.

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BirdDogUni's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:20 pm

I have a feeling if the Packers would've taken JJ he would've been pissed, because there was really no clear path for him to start. Quay can start day one and "may" transform our defense
from a 17th ranked defense to a top 10 ranked defense.

Yes, we could've rotated JJ into the lineup for meaningful reps, but taking a guy that high to ride the pine when we could draft a starter was probably in the thought process.

PS: As the self-appointed Dillon Fan Club President I approve your message. "I liked the Dillon pick."

; )

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murf7777's picture

May 02, 2022 at 04:59 pm

Bird, good point....Although, what about Karlaftis. Anyways, I'll trump your top 10 to a top 5 Defense. The last half of the year they already were top 10.

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ImaPayne's picture

May 02, 2022 at 06:03 pm

Lets hope so. I still think he was a two pick and they could have spend a two and moved up for Olave. Dump they took Watson who is unproven in big time football. ND State isnt exactly a bastion of talent

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greengold's picture

May 01, 2022 at 07:24 pm

Nice piece, Dan!

This prototype Quay Walker fits is in the lineage of Barry’s own Cory Littleton, whom he vaulted into fame and later parlayed that into a $13M contract in FA after their time together on the Rams. It was a big number at the time… De’Vondre Campbell is of the same prototype fit. A castoff with Arizona, Barry knew how to use Campbell and help him succeed.

Barry is an innovator, and he’s been at the forefront of this kind of movement for years.

I love seeing this dedication to players who can both cover & run stop here in GB. Big enough v. run, long enough v. pass, fast enough for both, with instincts, assignment sure, and the top athleticism to pull it off.

Quay Walker was a perfect choice for him to take to another level here in Green Bay. They turned away Devin Lloyd, because Barry, LaFleur & Gutekunst felt Quay is better. I can’t wait to see him play, and to see the D he’s envisioned since becoming DC for the Packers.

Good to see Barry get the players necessary to run his scheme.

Stoked.

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jannes bjornson's picture

May 02, 2022 at 09:59 am

Not @ #22. One-year guy at Georgia.

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MooPack's picture

May 01, 2022 at 07:47 pm

RAS is the theme for the Packers FO. Athleticism is a high determination factor when selecting a prospect, even if he doesn't come from a power school with lot's of stats. That may be a plus, but you can't teach athleticism. You can teach technique and scheme. Also, more than a few have high IQ. They'll be able to pick up said technique and scheme fairly quickly. For Packers drafts, might want to check the RAS lists first and intelligence.

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ImaPayne's picture

May 02, 2022 at 06:05 pm

You cant judge a N D State player playing in a much tougher Div I against top talent to see if the guy is really any good. He may be fast but they are fast in DIvI, he wouldnt have been running wide open in the SEC.

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MooPack's picture

May 03, 2022 at 05:47 pm

And yet the Packers see otherwise. They don't spend that kind of draft capitol for someone they believe is going to be a 2-3 year project.

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Coldworld's picture

May 01, 2022 at 08:21 pm

I appreciate the detailed assessment. Thank you.

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splitpea1's picture

May 01, 2022 at 08:38 pm

All of the scouting reports are pretty glowing: high floor and high ceiling. If this guy is as good as advertised and develops the way we want him to, it'll allow the safeties to play further back....and shut down that much more of the field for opposing offenses.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 01, 2022 at 09:42 pm

With his size, speed, tackling, and coverage skills, the only comp that makes sense to be is Brian Urlacher. Yup, I said it. With Joe Barry being the league's premier linebacker guru, this kid has a chance to become an absolute superstar.

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splitpea1's picture

May 01, 2022 at 10:02 pm

That's a pretty hefty comparison. We won't have to wait long to see if it holds true, as Urlacher was Defensive Rookie of the Year, and finished second in DPOY in year 2.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:38 pm

I fully expect Walker to make an impact day 1. His speed is guaranteed to stand out as soon as he takes the field.

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greengold's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:54 pm

Yeah, coupled with instincts for the position. Huge. I kept getting Oren Burks flashbacks with Andersen, and, no thanks…Andersen simply has no instincts for run stop. None.

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Bitternotsour's picture

May 01, 2022 at 10:10 pm

yeah. well, he doesn't look steroid-y like urlacher.

urlacher went from a 195lb safety to a 260 lb freak linebacker.

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MooPack's picture

May 01, 2022 at 10:24 pm

I had Troy Andersen as an Urlacher comp. Play style very similar with less experience at position. Check their RAS compare. Scary similar. Troy had experience at RB and QB. Awards for both. I would think that translates to better understanding of offensive concepts.

Walker was my 2nd LB after Troy. Falcons got a good one. Be interesting career comparison.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:35 pm

I like Anderson too but hes an extremely raw player. Hes not even close to being ready to play. Walker is.

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greengold's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:47 pm

Yeah. I came to that harsh realization the more I studied Andersen. Coveted him to GB early, then took him off the list entirely.

A lot of proving to do. Gutekunst put it on the line with both Quay Walker and Christian Watson selections. Passing over Devin Lloyd, and trading away an R2…

Yet, I don’t see him fretting about it.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

May 02, 2022 at 09:38 am

RTS,
If Quay even came close to Urlacher's talent that is a huge win for the Packers. Urlacher wasnt just good he was dominant! The Bears have had so many good LB's over the years and it will be nice to finally see the Packers with talent at the LB position.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:34 pm

Urlacher was also a safety in college. Came into the pros having never even played linebacker. Quay Walker has a leg up on him in that regard having actually played linebacker in college.

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MooPack's picture

May 03, 2022 at 05:54 pm

So Troy Andersen has a leg up on Urlacher as well? He actually played LB at least a year. I still think Andersen ends up the best ILB in this draft.

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ImaPayne's picture

May 02, 2022 at 06:06 pm

If Stokes plays any furthur off the line he may as well serve beer in the stands. Someone should have told him his role is to stop the guy from catching the pass not coming up to make a tackle

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BirdDogUni's picture

May 01, 2022 at 09:09 pm

While I love looking at the individual players under a microscope, it is easier to see how he fits into the Packers scheme of things for this defense as a whole. I love imagining Campbell and Walker behind the line of Clark, Slayton, & Wyatt. Add in Smith, Gary, JA, Stokes, RD, Amos, and Savage, and that sounds like one heck of starting defense plus 1.

I can't wait to see how Barry deploys everyone.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

May 02, 2022 at 09:38 am

Agreed!

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Packers0808's picture

May 01, 2022 at 09:09 pm

It appears to be a typical Packer MO move since Gute came aboard as head man in these moves!

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murf7777's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:16 pm

A page out of Wolf's and TT's book. An athlete with size has always been something the Packers coveted since Wolf. I would say, Gutey really looks for speed a bit more than the prior two thou.

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GregC's picture

May 01, 2022 at 09:30 pm

Surprising to read that he only played about 60% of snaps on defense. I suppose that says something about how well-stocked Georgia is with talent. It makes me a little nervous, though. I would expect a great player to be out there more like 80 or 90 percent of snaps, if not 100.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 01, 2022 at 09:45 pm

I wouldnt read too much into his snap count. He played next to Nakobe Dean and split reps with Channing Tindall who was a 3rd round pick as well. So its not like he was losing reps to some nobody.

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Bitternotsour's picture

May 01, 2022 at 10:16 pm

low snap count = less toll on his body. he's young and fresh and fast. 6-4" 4.5 forty, those guys don't grow on trees. subtle changes to the D because he can drop quickly. may allow flexibility in the way they line up, gives tremendous options to coverage. i'm really excited.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

May 02, 2022 at 09:40 am

I hear you GregC but think of Jameson and his playing time at Ohio behind Garrett and Olave before transferring.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

May 01, 2022 at 09:42 pm

I thought of Walker as a 2nd round guy. Lloyd versus Walker aside, if Walker gets Khrys Barnes off the field, probably worth it.

I love Lewis Cine. Looking at the need on the defensive line, Wyatt being there was a thing of beauty to behold. GB did not have as much need in the secondary, though finding Henry Black's replacement would have been great, and Walker perhaps can help there as well to a degree. The thing is, I have a sneaking suspicion that Cine was the best bulldog and will be the best pro. I think it is hard to go wrong between those two.

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MarkinMadison's picture

May 01, 2022 at 10:16 pm

Well, if they can stay in base more then Black is reduced, if not replaced. The lack of a safety until R7 may tell us something about what they plan to do with Amos, or maybe they just ran out of options.

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LLCHESTY's picture

May 01, 2022 at 11:09 pm

You're stealing my stuff! I totally agree on Cine and not happy he ended up with the Vikings. Not really happy about Velus trying to be the 2nd coming of Hester too, but Cine is a much bigger worry.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

May 02, 2022 at 09:43 am

You unfairly got down votes but I have heard similar thoughts about Cine likely being the best of the Bulldogs on D. How one can determine that though no idea.

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Leatherhead's picture

May 01, 2022 at 10:55 pm

The selection of Walker was a blow to the people who argue that we’ve capitulated to Rodgers, and the Wyatt selection was extra salt in that wound. I would hope that we’d stop hearing this stupid narrative.

In my view, it did not make sense to bring Rodgers back unless we planned on loading up the offense. 3 receivers and 3 blockers are good steps in that direction.

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murf7777's picture

May 02, 2022 at 05:00 pm

LH, so is a Top 5 D!

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stockholder's picture

May 02, 2022 at 12:58 am

The shock of this pick was ILB. Barry should be praised for this pick. Not Gutey. Remember Love; over a ILB.? And Really; Walker was in the Top 50!! ( On the guys who updated they're boards before the draft.) So it was Devin-"Mr. Stiff" Loyd- (Who Bird wanted) .
Dean-( who Mcshay later confirmed had a back problem) . And Walker. He was considered a ILB and the first one off the board.
Finally! A ILB. Kiper dropped Watson from #22 to #28 just before the draft. And when KC traded up. Watson was going to drop. Then came the screw-up. A DL! Yes, A DL. A Daniels replacement after all these years. Help for Clark. Who else fit? They brought him in. They took him away from others. Gutey then knew had to trade for Watson. Simple- thanks to Barry. And we already had Watkins.

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Straya's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:09 am

To be fair to Gutey re 2019, Patrick Queen hasn't exactly turned out to be a home run for the Ravens at this point.

And in the previous draft the two standout first round LB talents were gone by the time the Packers picked at 12

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 02, 2022 at 02:06 pm

Seriously, can you make a single comment without bringing up Jordan Love? You're obsessed and its not healthy.

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stockholder's picture

May 02, 2022 at 05:43 pm

Then you agree it was a bad pick.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

May 02, 2022 at 11:32 pm

No, I dont agree. But thats not even the point. You literally make every topic about Love. What are you gonna do if he turns the corner and becomes the starter? You gonna continue your blind hatred or cheer for him?

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stockholder's picture

May 03, 2022 at 06:48 am

No I don't!! Has nothing to do with hatred. It has everything to with the packers staying on top. It has a lot to do with using your draft selections wisely. I received over 1500 down votes. Because you and others wanted Rodgers gone. As Long as Love was selected to replace Rodgers. He better earn it. So far he is a loser. And before we spend more money to prove a point. My belief is we need to get Love out of GB. For the sake of the franchise. And the reputation of many. So far it's been short passes and 2 loses. Will I cheer for him. Yes, when he leaves the team, before he wrecks it.

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PatrickGB's picture

May 02, 2022 at 08:49 am

I expect to see less of the extra DB look in the packers defense. And I expect to see less yards from RB’s against our defense. Let the DB’s cover receivers and the defensive line and LB’s tackle the RB’s. The defense lost Alexander for much of the year tackling a RB.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

May 02, 2022 at 09:45 am

Such a good point Patrick!

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golfpacker1's picture

May 02, 2022 at 12:30 pm

I was shocked we took the LB after so many years of ignoring it. I thought we reached at the time but walker is so much better than anyone we tried to patch in there in the last 10 years. He is also a direct replacement for Devondre in 2 years. No way we are paying him $20 million in 2023. He has been a great find but got too expensive. In the end we can't get everyone we wanted but we did pretty damn good.

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Gregorytb9's picture

May 03, 2022 at 12:26 am

I think the Patriots really wanted Walker. Since he was projected by many as a second rounder, they tried to get cute and traded down, thinking they could get him at 27. Gute wisely scooped him at 22 as I don’t think he would be there at 28. If the Pats had stayed at 21 and took Walker, I believe Gute would have taken Wyatt at 22 and Watson at 28.

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PackfanNY's picture

May 03, 2022 at 06:25 pm

Thank you for the detailed write up! I am really looking forward to watching this kid play. I can’t remember when we had two speedy linebackers patrolling the middle of the field. Love the athleticism. Him and Campbell, wow.

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greengold's picture

May 03, 2022 at 06:48 pm

Right, PackFanNY??? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that. Nick Barnett was fast, but he didn’t really know what the hell he was doing. He just sorely lacked the instincts to be great.

Wayne Simmons played pretty fast, with reckless abandon, and Brian Williams? Maybe?

Nothing close to what we will witness this season with Campbell/Walker.

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ShawnO's picture

May 05, 2022 at 08:40 pm

I have yet to read anything that makes this guy seem like he should have been taken 22nd overall and the first LB off the board. The sharing time thing just bothers me. It makes it seem like he was not good enough at some aspect of ILB that Georgia felt the need to play Tindall.

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