GREEN BAY PACKERS POST-DRAFT BREAKDOWN
After recording a 13-3 record and a disappointing 31-26 loss in the NFC Championship Game for the second consecutive season, the Packers once again returned to the drawing board where the franchise was set to add more talent to a roster that lost some key players. With clear holes along the offensive line, cornerback, and needing to add another perimeter weapon, the team came out of the 2021 draft satisfying many of their most pressing needs on the roster.
Let’s take a look back at their 2021 NFL Draft class:
Round 1: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
Many were surprised to see cornerback Kevin King return after entering free agency. With a rough finish to the season during the team's defeat to the eventual Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team began its search for an eventual replacement. Finding that on the first day of the draft, Stokes is a lengthy corner that has the speed to match. Playing a mixture of press and off-man coverage during his time at Georgia, he’s a playmaker that the franchise has been in search of opposite of Jaire Alexander. Last season alone, the former Bulldog recorded four interceptions and returned two for touchdowns.