Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Pundits Say: Packers Draft Rates Highly

Even a few days out from this last weekend's draft, the analysis of the overall draft and those teams which did the best continue to roll they will for a long time.'s national editor, Vic Carucci, ranked the Pack at #4 of the "five teams that did the best in the draft." Here's what he had to say:
"By making A.J. Hawk the fifth overall choice, the Packers got more than a linebacker whose phenomenal playmaking skills will instantly improve their defense. They got one of the great character players to emerge from the college ranks in a long time. Hawk's off-the-charts work ethic no doubt will be contagious. The Packers made two strong additions to their offensive line in second-rounder Daryn Colledge (tackle, Boise State) and third-rounder Jason Spitz (center, Louisville). And they picked up the most polished receiver in the draft in second-rounder Greg Jennings (Western Michigan), who could end up being more productive than any of the wideouts selected before him, including Pittsburgh's first-round choice Santonio Holmes (Ohio State)."

You can read the entire rundown on all five of the "best" here.