NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas provided his blunt assessments on the Packers' draft on Wednesday night.…
Are Packers Contenders Again Following Draft?
Are the Green Bay Packers closer to a Super Bowl championship team today than on the eve of the draft? The obvious answer is yes. The true answer is an overwhelming yes. The always-entertaining, never-relevant draft grades at least provide some sort of guide. NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang gave the Packers an "A" — one of just five he handed out. Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke and Doug Farrar gave the Packers an "A" — one of three teams to receive such a high mark. ESPN.com's Todd McShay called the Packers the "most improved" team in the NFC North. His colleague, Mel Kiper, gave the Packers a "B" — questioning only the failure to get an inside linebacker. Green Bay's draft was so good that it was the lead story on NFL.com's draft page, with Bucky Brooks giving it a B-plus. It was enlightened thinking from the national punditry, considering Green Bay's draft lacked big-name, big-school sizzle beyond first-round pick HaHa Clinton-Dix. The second-round pick was Fresno State...
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