There are some teams in the NFL so well stacked that it seems utterly ridiculous to believe the NFL draft can help them in any way. Such is the case for the Green Bay Packers who were a miracle away from having a spot in the Super Bowl last year. The miracle went against them of course. In one of the most infamous games in NFL history, the Packers were able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and blow a huge lead in the NFC Championship game.
Going into the 2015 season, the Packers haven’t changed a thing. Still led by MVP QB Aaron Rodgers, the Packers will look to bounce back with a little fire under them. The wide receiver core stayed intact with Randall Cobb resigning to play alongside Jordy Nelson. Running back Eddie Lacy changed his game completely down the stretch and proved he can absolutely be the running back the Packers need to go all the way.
The defensive side, though they lost Tramon Williams, is still pretty much the same. Led by Clay Matthews, the defense will also get NT B.J. Raji back. HaHa Clinton Dix gains more experience and Sam Shields seems to understand the game better the more he plays. With Julius Peppers’s leadership and Morgan Burnett’s increased level of play, the Packers will have no problem getting deep in the playoffs like last year.
The new rookies weren’t a bust however. Safety Damarius Randall will have great teachers to learn from and CB Quinten Rollins will learn from Sam Shields, an undrafted free agent turned pro bowler. QB Brett Hundley could actually amount to something learning from Aaron Rodgers, it is certainly a great move by the packers.
Sometimes teams must change systems or personnel in order to get better results. And sometimes you just need another shot at it with the same superb players. The packers are still a top Super Bowl contender with surely no need to search far to find motivation to prove to everyone they are the best in the NFL.