There was a thread in the football forum looking back at this draft, and I thought why not look back at how the Packers did. Here's my opinions:
Pretty poor effort overall. One starter at fullback and our kicker. Usually I can give out at least one A but not to this draft. Haven't got much of anything from our high picks and our low picks didn't net one exciting prospect or even anyone worth starting, except for a fullback that is a decent player but extremely replaceable IMO. Bishop is the one player that still has a future so maybe he can be the bright spot out of this draft. And I like James Jones but he turned out to be no better or no worse than what you'd expect from a 3rd round receiver.
1-16 Justin Harrell DT Tennessee
Everyone hated the pick, everyone still hates the pick. A rare boom/bust effort by Ted Thompson. Everyone said he gets hurt too much, and he's been hurt ever since he got here. Currently he is on the roster on IR but his back is so screwed up I don't think he'll ever be able to play football again.
2-63 Brandon Jackson RB Nebraska
He was supposed to replace Ahman Green as the starting running back or at least be part of a committee. RB was a huge need for us at the time. Too bad he was small, slow, and sucked at pass blocking. He fell flat on his face with a terrible YPC then got hurt. He's doing OK as a backup now but he seriously lacks the tools needed to be a running back in the NFL. He's not good enough to be a starter and he can't run in space, for example on a screen, which you want a 3rd down back to do, so he has little value. Might get cut soon. I hope he gets replaced next year.
3-78 James Jones WR San Jose State
This was a pretty good pick that everyone called a huge reach at the time. He's a good 3rd receiver for us and even though his triangle numbers aren't too impressive he gets separation and catches the ball well. He plays tough and uses his hands well.
3-89 Aaron Rouse SAF Virginia Tech
Cut this year. Had great triangle numbers but never translated them into a football career. Saw some time filling in as a backup and even made some plays but was inconsistent in coverage and never was able to play "low" enough standing at 6'4". I thought he would do well covering big tight ends or moving into the box playing like a 4th linebacker which he has the size to do but he got cut and now he's giving up touchdowns for the Giants I believe.
4-119 Allen Barbre G Missouri Southern State
Small school guy with great potential and terrible technique. Was supposed to be our RT this year but sucked so bad with his footwork and quickness we had to bring Tauscher out of retirement after blowing out his knee.
5-157 David Clowney WR Virginia Tech
Decent player that couldn't make the roster because we had other receivers step up and outplay him. He's doing pretty well as a reserve on the Jets now I believe.
6-191 Korey Hall FB Boise State
Only starter, converted linebacker to fullback who has been very average. Average speed, decent lead blocker, will catch a pass or run a dive once in a blue moon.
6-192 Desmond Bishop LB California
Good pick but hasn't won a starting job yet, although some people think he's outplayed Hawk. Below average speed but a big hitter and playmaker, but not as assignment reliable. Should do well playing inside in a 3-4 when someone gives him a chance.
6-193 Mason Crosby K Colorado
Had a good rookie year. Apparently our ST coach adjusted his fundamentals and since then he's missed way to many field goals. Good leg, able to boom kickoffs as good as anyone, able to get the distance for 60 yard field goals, but rarely has the accuracy to be good from 40+.
7-228 DeShawn Wynn RB Florida
Solid pick, good runner. People questioned his work ethic at the time and that's still pretty much the situation. Runs well, blocks well, has spent significant time on IR though.
7-243 Clark Harris TE Rutgers
Was supposed to be our long snapper but he got cut for some reason.
I was generous grading the later picks. The production we got out of DeShawn Wynn, a 7th round pick, already puts him above most 7th round picks. I used that logic.