The Green Bay Packers using both of their two first round draft picks on the defensive side of the ball should be no surprise. Afterall, the organization, which general manager Brian Gutekunst has been a part of for that entire time and beyond, has gone the defensive rout in the first round for the 8th straight year.
The Packers made Michigan edge rusher Rashan Gary the 12th overall pick in Thursday’s opening round. Gutekunst later traded up from 30 with Seattle to select Maryland free safety Darnell Savage at number-21. To make the move, it cost the Packers two fourth-round selections, numbers 114 and 118 on Saturday.
The last time the Packers used a top pick on an offensive player was Mississippi State tackle Derek Sherrod in 2011.
The Packers have had their eye on Gary for years. [Read more…]