The Green Bay Packers went defense early and often in the 2017 NFL Draft. General Manager Ted Thompson made a statement by going cornerback, safety, defensive tackle and linebacker with the Packers’ first four picks. That statement: “We need help.”
The impact of Ted’s statement moves will have to wait. Despite the Packers’ need to bolster the NFL’s 22nd-ranked defense from last year, the Packers will line up week one at home against the Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, Sept. 10) with a full complement of veteran holdovers on the defensive side of the ball.
What they won’t have are a number of rookie contributors. The Packers’ prize rookies will be mostly watching the proceedings. Read about it below:
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