September 1, 2014

WRN Sports Daily (Packer first rounders have had tough luck) (Video)

Green Bay Packers first round draft pick Datone Jones left the practice field this

Datone Jones

Datone Jones

afternoon with a left ankle injury.  He left the first preseason game against Arizona with the same injury, just one play into his first game.

There’s certainly no indication that Jones will miss any regular season time, but just think about the bad luck the Packers have had with their first round picks.

You have to go back to 2009 when they picked both B.J. Raji and Clay Matthews.  2012 top pick Nick Perry missed most of his rookie season with an injury.  Derek Sherrod (2011) broke his leg in his rookie season and is still fighting to return nearly two years later.  And 2010 top pick Bryan Bulaga has made significant contributions to the team, yet missed the second half of last season (HIP) and is out all of this year (ACL).

My thoughts on this topic and the latest on the Packers follow in today’s WRN Sports Daily.