2017 NFL Power Rankings: Green Bay Packers Post-Draft Power Rankings Roundup

With the 2017 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for NFL teams to turn their full attention to getting ready for the upcoming season.

In previous seasons, we have published our own version of NFL Power Rankings.

Starting in 2017, we’ve decided to post a weekly consensus NFL Power Rankings throughout the season. Even though the media is far from perfect in ranking teams, the goal of aggregating power rankings from various sites is to arrive at a consensus outlook for teams.

Considering most sites have published a post-draft update to their power rankings, we figured now would be a great time to begin posting the consensus rankings.

In addition to gathering data on a league-wide basis, we will post individual team roundups so fans of teams can see where their team stacks up and what the national media is writing about them.

With that said, here is where the Green Bay Packers rank in the post-draft edition of our Consensus 2017 NFL Power Rankings:

  • Rank: 3rd
  • Average score: 4.4
  • Best rank/site: 3rd (ESPN/CBS)
  • Lowest rank/site: 7th (Fox)

Based on where the Green Bay Packers stand in this update, here is a roundup from the sources that are included in our consensus power rankings (sorted by best ranking to worst ranking):

ESPN: 3rd

They handed Aaron Rodgers a Martellus Bennett signing in March before spending their first four draft picks on the defense. Rodgers seems like a big-picture guy, so he probably understands that helping the defense helps him indirectly. And if he complains, Ted Thompson will just say, "Martellus Bennett though."

CBS Sports: 3rd

They added some much-needed help on defense in the draft at positions of need. If that side of the ball takes a big step forward, they will be back in the Super Bowl.

SI.com: 4th

​​​​As Aaron Rodgers torched the league down the stretch, the thought was impossible to ignore: How ridiculous would this offense be with a fully functional running back on the active roster? Versatile speedster Ty Montgomery will still have a big role to play, but fourth-round pick Jamaal Williams is built like a tank and ran like one at BYU. He looks the part of a potential bellcow.​

NFL.com: 5th

Tough to decide precisely which team should sit here in the Power Rankings. For now, we're going with the Packers, who are better at the quarterback position than the Cowboys and were able to contribute to a lineup that plays NOW, beginning with cornerback Kevin King, an outstanding pick at 33rd overall (he could've gone 10 spots earlier) who could end up starting over Davon House, or at least playing in nickel packages. Expect fellow second-round pick Josh Jones to be getting in on dime packages, as well. Third-round defensive tackle Montravius Adams should play right away, too.

Fox Sports: 7th

The Packers moved out of the first round to No. 33 in a trade with the Browns, landing Kevin King – a tall, rangy cornerback who fills a need perfectly. They continued to go defense with safety Josh Jones, a physical specimen, as well as defensive tackle Montravius Adams and outside linebacker Vince Biegel. All four players will contribute right away as Green Bay vastly improved its pass defense — good news for GM Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy.

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