The Green Bay Packers went in a direction many fans had hoped they wouldn’t. After losing Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay used both of their first round picks on defensive players. Like Eric Stokes last season, both players came from the elite defense from Georgia. The Packers selected inside linebacker Quay Walker with the 22nd overall pick. With the 28th pick, they selected defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt.
As one might imagine, reactions on social media were quite mixed. However, there were some enlightening posts from Green Bay Packers players as well.
Some Words from Packers Players
Love it. Defense wins championships.
— David Bakhtiari (@DavidBakhtiari) April 29, 2022
— Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) April 29, 2022
— Eric Stokes Jr (@_jamane_) April 29, 2022
Some Packers Fans Were Stoked
What may be surprising, there were many fans who were very excited by the Packers decision to address defense with both of their picks.
Additions of Jarran Reed, Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt plus the return of Jaire Alexander? Man this defense is looking NICE
— Tim Backes (@timbackes) April 29, 2022
Our Defense is about to be INSANE
— Aaliyan Mohammed (@Aaliyan525) April 29, 2022
Man, let’s goooo! Our defense is going to be deadly
— Jimmy Christensen (@Jimmy_C08) April 29, 2022
Packers may not need any receivers if they only have to put up 13/game
— Jason Perone (@JasonPerone) April 29, 2022
One thing Joe B. has been fantastic at in his career.
Getting ILB to play at an elite level.
Well, he just got an alien athlete to coach.
— Jake Morley (@JacobMorley) April 29, 2022
The Fans Who Hated the Picks
Of course, there were some fans who wanted the Packers to trade up in the first round or to use one of their picks on a wide receiver. They, too, made their opinions known.
I don’t get it at all https://t.co/NperpFnPXj
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) April 29, 2022
LB Quay Walker going to Green Bay. This is an….interesting pick to say the least. Cue the Aaron Rodgers reaction.
— Perfect Spiral (@psppod) April 29, 2022
Even if he’s a stud it’s the wrong pick. I’d rather they draft an ok wr than the best defensive player in the draft
— The_UckerFupper (@ddahlen68) April 29, 2022
Congrats on your new LB to throw to! @AaronRodgers12
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 29, 2022
I don’t even hate the pick, I’m just astonished Gute doesn’t trade up when the blaring hole that needs an immediate starter is WR
— MSH 🧀 (@MSH_Pack) April 29, 2022
Guys I hope we all can understand we ain’t going to the Super bowl.
— Jake (@Jakekellerman) April 29, 2022
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