'Just Gotta Have Some Faith In The Organization': Aaron Rodgers On Packers Surprising Draft Picks

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When everybody thought the Green Bay Packers will address their big need for wide receivers in the NFL Draft, they once again failed to do so.

Instead, they used their two first-round picks on defensive stars from Georgia, taking Quay Walker and De’Vondre Campbell, two of the most promising linebackers in this class.

Packers Fans Need To Trust The Organization

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And, even though most people thought Aaron Rodgers would have an issue with their decision, the veteran QB thinks the front office made the right decision:

“I’m sure Packer nation will be wondering why we didn’t take a receiver or trade up or whatnot, but at this point, you just gotta have some faith in the organization,” Rodgers said on The Pat McAfee Show.

There's Still Offensive Talent Available

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Rodgers thinks there's no rush or need to just jump on board with the best WR prospects in the nation, as the Packers have had plenty of success with late-round wideouts in the past:

“We’ve had a lot of success with second- and third-round receivers in Green Bay. Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones in the third round. Davante Adams in the second round. Those guys turned out pretty good,” Rodgers said.

Packers Are Excited About Their New Duo

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Packers' GM Brian Gutekunst couldn't be more excited about the team's new star duo, as it allows them to be more flexible and dynamic in terms of defensive personnel:

“It’s been a while since we’ve been able to stay in certain packages with two inside ‘backers and handle everything in run defense and the passing game. This really gives our defense a ton of flexibility,” Gutekunst said.

Durability Was Key For The Packers

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The Packers had struggled with a shortage of talent at the LB position for quite some time, often using DBs and DEs in different formations to make up for it. Now, that'll no longer be the case.

“Having two interchangeable pieces there just gives our defense so much flexibility to stay in a certain personnel grouping. That was certainly attractive,” Gutekunst added. “You see in the league sometimes, there are certain defenses that don’t have to get out of certain personnel packages and it makes it really tough on offenses. His range and speed and explosiveness as a tackler just wasn’t something we thought we could pass up.”

While there's no denying that they got a couple of defensive studs in the first round, one can only wonder whether they'll regret passing on so many WRs as well.