NFL Draft: The Good, The Bad And The Packers

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code The NFL’s first virtual draft went off looking pretty effortless (unless you happen to be Roger Goodell’s armchair) and with some interesting surprises. We start our breakdown of the draft by talking about the Green Bay Packers’ selection of Utah State QB Jordan Love. On the surface, it makes sense to grab a backup for Aaron Rodgers, who certainly isn’t getting any younger. But it’s not at all clear that Love was worth trading up for, or if Green Bay is missing the trees for the forest here. It might have made more sense for the Packers — who went to the NFC title game just last season — to have adopted a draft strategy that would help them win right now. Still, we think this might have been the most fun draft in years — the heartwarming interactions between players and their families were better than any number of bow ties.

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