Green Bay Packers' 2018 draft: Analysis for every selection

GETTYAaron Rodgers has the ability to win the Super Bowl with Green Bay Packers

GETTYAaron Rodgers has the ability to win the Super Bowl with Green Bay Packers

A three-star prospect from Charlotte, N.C., Rocky River High School, Alexander had been committed to SC but flipped to the Cardinals after an official visit in early December.

As a kick returner, Alexander had 20 returns for 210 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore. Brown (sixth round, No. 207) to a position led by Davante Adams and Randall Cobb but lacking another proven commodity following the offseason release of veteran Jordy Nelson. The Packers drafted two more receivers in later rounds: South Florida's Marquez Valdez-Scantling and Notre Dame's Equanimeous St. Perhaps a tight end or offensive lineman would have been a better selection. "You can see everything".

Gesicki put on a show at the Scouting Combine and his athleticism and proficiency for making hard catches gives him an extremely high ceiling that could lead to a team deciding he should not be allowed out of the top 32.

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Carter is the flawless candidate for such a rise.

At the National Football League combine, Moore ran the 40-yard dash in a disappointing 4.6 seconds - good for 32nd out of 37 receivers. He improved on the drill at Missouri's pro day, when he completed it in 4.48 seconds.

Green Bay wants to get better on defense, but its special teams could also stand to improve. Carter would fit the bill for both.

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Freeman, a 6-foot, 229-pound senior finished his collegiate career with 5,621 rushing yards and 64 total touchdowns (60 rushing). In Eugene, Freeman became one of the most accomplished running backs in Pac-12 history.

The Packers entered this draft with a variety of needs.

Sweat is something of a similar prospect to Carter. "But it was just too good to pass up quite frankly". He turned into a ball hawk in his only year as starter in college. The Packers didn't make the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Green Bay held the 14th pick in the draft one year later after winning the 1962 NFL Championship, and this time drafted a future Hall of Famer in Penn State linebacker Dave Robinson.

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In the end, Green Bay decided he would be worth the risk given his size, speed and talent. "The 6-2, 250-pound edge rusher ran 4.48 in the 40-yard dash, hit 40" on the vertical and finished the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds at his pro day in March. They also lost a versatile defender in free agency when safety Morgan Burnett left for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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