The rich seemed to get richer in the NFL Draft, as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense added three players in the first three rounds: tackle Derek Sherrod, wide receiver Randall Cobb, and running back Alex Green.
“I was surprised. I was definitely surprised we went offense, offense, offense with the first three picks,” said Rodgers, via Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “I was actually in Kentucky and I probably heard from 50 people what kind of player Randall Cobb was. Very nice young man. Hopefully he can help us out. But I was surprised.”
It was a little surprising when you consider the team’s needs, but less so when you consider G.M. Ted Thompson has made a career of targeting value and a certain type of player. Sherrod, Cobb, and Green appear to fit what the Packers do. (And there was plenty of need at tackle.)
While Green Bay could still use help at outside linebacker and the defensive line, the offense hardly led the way in 2010. The Packers defense allowed the second fewest points in the league; the offense scored the ten most.
Rodgers spoke Tuesday at a charity event for the MACC Fund, which raises money for childhood cancer research. The event drew 670 people, roughly four times the number of the people there last year.