Packers select Quay Walker, Devonte Wyatt: Three things to know, scouting report for 2022 first-round picks

Despite trading Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers’ leading target, this offseason, the Packers did not leave Day One of the 2022 NFL Draft with a brand-new pass receiver (here’s how Rodgers reacted). They did, nevertheless, include a set of extremely ranked Georgia potential customers to their defense in linebacker Quay Walker, selected 22nd total, and defensive take on Devonte Wyatt, who went 28th.

Here are 3 things to learn about the Packers’ 2022 first-round draft choices (have a look at our tracker of all the choices, with grades, here), plus a hunting report for Walker:

Two of 5 Bulldogs

Five various Georgia items came off the board on the opening night of the 2022 draft, so something is for sure: the Packers’ latest gamers come from a victorious protective program — the exact same one that produced Travon Walker (No. 1), Jordan Davis (No. 13) and Lewis Cine (No. 32). Quay Walker was perhaps less of an anticipated Day One target rather than Wyatt, who had actually drawn comparable marks as Travon Walker, his fellow beginning D-linemen, early in the pre-draft procedure. But CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco recognized Walker as a best enhance to De’Vondre Campbell in Green Bay’s linebacker corps.

Walker brings big-game experience

The Packers wish to win now, and there’s factor to think Walker will be an instant factor together with Campbell. He leaves Georgia having actually begun 52 video games over 4 seasons, serving several functions at linebacker. He’s likewise played in huge areas, significantly logging career-best numbers for the Bulldogs’ nationwide title group, consisting of 25 quarterback hits. Expect to see him on the field for Green Bay’s “D,” with a popular function, in Week 1.

Wyatt was an integrate star

Despite his colleague, Travon Walker, going 27 areas ahead of him to start the draft, Wyatt was perhaps simply as remarkable at this year’s searching integrate, publishing the fastest 40-yard dash for any protective lineman (4.77) in spite of his huge frame. Wyatt “ate up a lot of blocks” for his ex-Georgia and brand-new Packers colleague Quay Walker in college, the latter informed press reporters Thursday night, and he figures to see an early function as a run-stuffing professional at the heart of Green Bay’s trenches.

Quay Walker searching report

Rating:  80.10 (Long-term starter)

Pro Comparison:  Jamie Collins

Strengths: Tall, decently athletic run-stopping professional. Impressive linearly for somebody his size. Occasionally actions through contact. Has the size/speed to keep up tight ends.

Weaknesses: Range is strong, not magnificent. Movements are clunky/awkward since of his long legs. Doesn’t stack-and-shed in addition to his stature would show. Should be a rocket as a blitzer however not excessively efficient because location. Wasn’t a big-time manufacturer as a blitzer, and his short-area quicks offer him a lower ceiling as a protection linebacker.

Accolades:

  • 2021: Eight takes on vs. Alabama in CFP title video game (connected game-high)
  • 2021: Started all 15 video games at pound for CFP nationwide champ Georgia



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