Ranking the Chicago Bears’ draft against each NFC North team

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NFC North Draft Rank No. 2: Green Bay Packers

Though some could argue the Green Bay Packers had the best draft of the NFC North teams, there’s wiggle room for me to be convinced otherwise.

However, there were just a couple of picks where the value and fit didn’t make as much sense.

Green Bay Packers selections (11 picks)

  • Round 1, No. 22 overall: Quay Walker, ILB, Georgia
  • Round 1, No. 28 overall: Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
  • Round 2, No. 34 overall: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
  • Round 3, No. 92 overall: Sean Rhyan, OL, UCLA
  • Round 4, No. 132 overall: Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada
  • Round 4, No. 140 overall: Zach Tom, OL, Wake Forest
  • Round 5, No. 179 overall: Kingsley Enagbare, OLB, South Carolina
  • Round 7, No. 228 overall: Tariq Carpenter, S/ILB, Georgia Tech
  • Round 7, No. 234 overall: Jonathan Ford, DT, Miami
  • Round 7, No. 249 overall: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
  • Round 7, No. 258 overall: Samori Toure, WR, Nebraska

Now, to be fair, the Packers did have a great draft. They filled most of the needs they had, and they got players at a good value. Considering the fact that this team was a deep-runner in the NFL playoffs last season, it’s clear there wasn’t much to upgrade.

And while the Green Bay Packers lost some key contributors, like Davante Adams and Za’Darius Smith, there were clear and immediate upgrades made to a playoff-caliber team in the Packers.

Christian Watson could be seen as one of the best picks for the Green Bay Packers, if not the draft as a whole. Christian Watson could be seen as one of those receivers where people scratch their heads and wonder how he dropped as far as he did.

Pairing Watson up with the reigning MVP in Aaron Rodgers, as well as the No. 1 wide receiver spot up for grabs, there’s not much separating Christian Watson from being one of the best receiver selections in the draft. His lower floor makes for a gamble, but a lot of Christian Watson’s traits point to him having a fantastic NFL career.

Outside of Watson, there’s debate on whether the Packers should’ve taken Jermaine Johnson III over Quay Walker, but in all reality, there’s a world in which both draft picks can be home runs. There’s evidence to show that Quay Walker is a dog — or Dawg to some — and the Packers getting him at the tail end of the first round is a great value.

Along with that, some notable names include Zach Tom and Romeo Doubs. Zach Tom carries a fair portion of the weight of this draft ranking, as he’s an offensive line prospect that could immediately step in and be an upgrade over the current talent.

Besides that, the Packers got good depth pieces in good places, and overall, their draft was a lot more impressive than they’ve been in drafts preceding this one.

Now, that leaves one team. Whoever could they be?