Packers Take Quarterback Jordan Love With The 26th Pick

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Utah State quarterback Jordan Love rolls out against Michigan State on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. Al Goldis, AP

The Green Bay Packers moved up to draft quarterback Jordan Love with the 26th pick. Green Bay acquired the 26th overall pick from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the No.30 and 136 selections. Love will sit behind Aaron Rodgers, who has three years left on his contract and is 36. It will be interesting to see if Green Bay pulls the plug on Rogers a year or two early. Love was the fourth quarterback taken in the first round.

 

Love is coming off a season at Utah State where he threw for 3,402 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, but did throw 17 interceptions. His 17 interceptions led the FBS. Numbers could have dipped due to staff turnover and new starters on offense.

Love accuracy took a step back last season as well. He has the arm talent to make all the throws but needs to get better at making anticipation throws and throwing receivers open. Love’s size, mobility, and arm talent make him a promising quaterback.

The good thing for the former Utah State quarterback is he will sit behind Rodgers for a couple of years to watch in learn. Rodgers had the option when he first started his NFL career when he sat behind Brett Favre. Favre was not receptive to training Rogers, but Rodgers did benefit from watching Favre. Love must do the same soak everything up like a sponge. It will make him better in the long run.

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