Ted Thompson appears to have addressed every position that needed addressing. He even added wide receiver depth by acquiring 6'3 wide receiver Jordy Nelson out of Kansas State.
More importantly though, the Packers got some quarterback depth by selecting Louisville's Brian Brohm with a second round pick and then added to that depth with the 7th round selection of Matt Flynn.
Pay no attention to the so called experts, like Steve Young, who insisted that the Packers made a mistake by taking a quarterback so early and how that would affect new starter Aaron Rodgers. What does young want Ted Thompson to do, keep garbage on the roster as Rodgers' backups, just so Aaron won't feel threatened.
First of all, any pressure Rodgers feels going into the upcoming season will be for the obvious reason, he's replacing a legend in Brett Favre and anything he does won't be good enough. He's not worried about some rookie behind him. Add to that, Ted Thompson owes nothing to Aaron Rodgers. But he does have an obligation to the Green Bay Packers to stack up the best talent behind Rodgers that he can, just in case Rodgers would go down with an injury.
The Packers needed tight end help and selected one in the 3rd round, Jermichael Finley out of Texas. Finley is young (21 years old) and still has room to grow, but the Packers like his fluid style.
They may or may not have found the tackle of the future to eventually replace Chad Clifton or Mark Tauscher, but the Packers did select a pair of offensive lineman, Josh Sitton and Breno Giacomini in the 4th and 5th rounds respectively. They should add some depth to the offensive line group.
In the fourth round, the Packers selected Wake Forest defensive end Jeremy Thompson, which should help their pass rush.
In all, they went in with 8 picks and came out with 9 players. Coming off a 13-3 season, one would think it wouldn't be real easy for a large percentage of this draft class to make the team. I would say the Packers would probably be happy if 6 of these draft picks made the opening day roster.
They appeared to have filled the areas of need, now we'll see if the players can play. Given where the Packers were picking, (30th before trading down) the Packers look like they've done alright.
As for a grade, this appears to be the first draft in awhile where none of the draft picks look like they could start in their first year. This will truely be a draft that's graded 2 and 3 years down the road.