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Packers pick CB Josh Jackson, LB Oren Burks on day two of NFL Draft

Posted: 3:06 PM, Apr 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-27 23:02:59-04
Second Screen - Day 2: Packers Draft Central
Second Screen - Day 2: Packers Draft Central
Second Screen - Day 2: Packers Draft Central

The Packers came into Day 2 of the draft with one selection and took cornerback Josh Jackson from Iowa in the second round. They leave Day 2 with another pick, LB Oren Burks from Vanderbilt in the third round.

When it comes to Burks, NFL.com's Lance Zierlein says...

In today's game filled with hybrid players and sub-packages, Burks' background could make him more valuable. He needs to play with more consistency in diagnosing and tackling, but his athleticism, cover talent, and ability on special teams make him a developmental prospect with decent upside.

As for Jackson...

"I want to thank them so much for believing in me," Jackson told the NFL Network audience. "They're getting a baller, a playmaker."

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Pro Football Focus agrees. They say Jackson had the best "passer rating allowed" among any cornerbacks in the 2018 draft. That means that quarterbacks had the worst rate of success against him in comparison to all other CB's. He also only allowed 22.9 percent completion rate.

"He played a lot of zone defense at Iowa...he basically started for one year...this is a guy who looks the part, and boy, last year, he certainly played the part," said WTMJ Packers Radio Network voice Wayne Larrivee.

"This is a great value pick if nothing else."

"Is he physical enough? Only 14 starts...he probably needs some development there," added WTMJ Packers draft expert Jeff Falconio, who still gave positive reviews to the pick.