The final day of the 2022 NFL Draft has come and gone, meaning the 2022 Green Bay Packers draft class is fully set! As we have done with the previous two days, we will go through all of the picks in Rounds 4-7 and hand out our Packers draft grades. Today, the Packers selected Romeo Doubs, Zach Tom, Kingsley Enagbare, Tariq Carpenter, Jonathan Ford, Rasheed Walker and Samori Toure.
Romeo Doubs is a wide receiver out of Nevada with a bunch of upside. Speaking of upside, that’s all offensive lineman Zach Tom is. While he may not contribute this year, it’s easy to see how he could grow into a future starter. Kingsley Enagbare will add some power and versatility to the Packers’ edge rusher group.
Let’s break down more picks and hand out more Packers draft grades by taking a closer look at their Day 3 picks.
Green Bay Packers Draft Grades
Round 4, Pick 132 – Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada
The Packers go wide receiver to open the day once again. If you have been following me during draft season, you will have heard me talk about Romeo Doubs on numerous occasions already.
Doubs has the speed to get behind defenses, which he pairs with the footwork and route-running to get open. However, he has really struggled with tight coverage in college, and that was in the Mountain West. The learning curve in the NFL will be a steep one in this regard, though he has potential to be a strong WR3 some day.
Where he could contribute is as a punt returner. He averaged 12.5 yards per punt return in college, bringing one pack to the house. Doubs is faster than Amari Rodgers, so if he can secure the catch, he should be the Packers’ weapon on punt return.
Green Bay Packers Draft Grades: B+
This is a draft pick I like, and it was actually one I projected prior to the draft beginning. However, you also need to adjust to the draft. There were better wide receivers on the board that had just as much upside, but they’re more NFL-ready.
However, as we have stated many times already, the Packers aren’t looking to win a Super Bowl this season, and this draft class will show that. So, with another project, as like this pick as long as you have the right mindset for this football team.
Round 4, Pick 140 – Zach Tom, OL, Wake Forest
Again, massive project, but it’s another Packers draft pick I projected, so I clearly like Zach Tom.
Zach Tom may be the most athletic offensive lineman in the 2022 NFL Draft. He is not ready to start Day 1, but he is a player the Packers could develop into a future starter on this offensive line. Tom started the past two seasons at left tackle for the Demon Deacons, but he played center before that, so he has the versatility the Packers often look for.
Zach Tom clearly has the speed and quickness to deal with speed rushers at tackle. However, he doesn’t have the length of a typical NFL tackle. For this reason, I see him as a guard at the next level. Regardless, he has the tools to be a freak and an absolute problem in the outside zone game.
Green Bay Packers Draft Grades: A-
He’s a depth guy for now, but he has the potential for more. That’s exactly what you’re looking for in a fourth-round offensive line pick.
Round 5, Pick 179 – Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina
Day 3 is treating me and the Packers very well. Kingsley Enagbare is another player I have been talking about, and I didn’t think we’d be seeing him on the board here. While he has a lot to learn, he should be able to contribute to the Packers in his rookie year.
He brings a bunch of power for the Packers on the edge. Enagbare should be an intimidating force that is also capable of playing the run. There are legitimate questions about how effective he will actually be as an edge rusher in the NFL, since he won’t be able to brute force everyone. However, as a rotational piece, especially on early downs, I love it.
Green Bay Packers Draft Grades: A
As with other Packers draft grades I have given out, I take the entire pick process into account. This includes the trade. The Packers drafted Kingsley Enagbare after trading back, so it doesn’t get much better than that.
Round 7, Pick 228 – Tariq Carpenter, LB/DB, Georgia Tech
Tariq Carpenter played safety in college, but he expects to convert to linebacker at the pro level. In college, he lined up all over the field, including in the slot. He’s a good tackler and overall physical player. His lateral movement needs a lot of work, which could limit him in coverage.
Where Carpenter should be able to contribute is on special teams. He is more than willing to fly down the field and make a hit. With the right coaching, it wouldn’t’ be surprising to see him turn into a special teams MVP for the Packers, not that he has much competition.
Green Bay Packers Draft Grades: B+
There were better players on the board and Carpenter shouldn’t be expected to be much of a contributor on defense, which is what Gutekunst drafted him for. Gute has said he would rather draft someone to contribute five snaps on defense, then shove them onto special teams, which is why it has been so bad. In the case of Carpenter, as long as he gets the reps and coaching, it should work. There’s nothing wrong with a special teams pick.
Round 7, Pick 234 – Jonathan Ford, DT, Miami
I like the thought of adding depth on the defensive line, but Jonathan Ford isn’t the guy.
Ford has a quick step off the ball and he shows good hustle. However, he lacks explosiveness and burst. He also gets way too high and he just hugs offensive linemen. There were defensive linemen still available who could fill the role of a run stopper, but it doesn’t seem like Ford can do that.
Green Bay Packers Draft Grades: D
Good idea, poor execution.
Round 7, Pick 249 – Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
It was a bit surprising to see Rasheed Walker fall all the way to No. 249, but I also understand it.
Walker is a big offensive tackle that is a smooth athlete who also has quick feet. He’s good with his hands and mirror defenders well. Walker isn’t a player that’s going to move anybody. Simply, he will try to put himself in a position to seal off a player instead of actually moving them, much like Royce Newman was at guard last season.
Walker also gets off-balance, and he plays passive overall. As an offensive line coach, this is not the type of player I personally like, but I am doing my best to keep bias out as much as possible.
Green Bay Packers Draft Grades: B-
It’s certainly not a flashy pick. Walker also doesn’t seem to have much upside. He can be a depth piece at tackle, which is useful since the Packers have zero depth at offensive tackle. So, fine pick. It could have been much worse, but it feels like an “enemy you know is better than the enemy you don’t” pick. They’ve seen Walker play. There were better tackles available that they didn’t do as much research into.
Round 7, Pick 258 – Samori Toure, WR, Nebraska
Samori Toure was a great player for Montana before playing his final year in Nebraska. At 6-3, he possesses a good size and he has the versatility to be moved around the formation. However, he is mostly characterized as a “big slot receiver.”
While he’s a smooth athlete, he’s not very explosive. He also mostly played in the slot in order to help him get natural separation, since he struggles with tight coverage, so he’s an obvious project and practice squad guy in the NFL. He is a willing blocker, so it’s easy to imagine this pick is the Packers hoping he develops and can replace Allen Lazard.
Green Bay Packers Draft Grades: B
In all, he’s a high-IQ player that has good hands and could possibly improve. However, as an older prospect with not much explosion, he likely is what he is. Could he develop enough to replace Lazard? Probably not, but it’s at least another receiver in camp.
2022 Packers Draft Picks
|1||22||Quay Walker, LB|
|1||28||Devonte Wyatt, DL|
|2||34||Christian Watson, WR|
|3||92||Sean Rhyan, OL|
|4||132||Romeo Doubs, WR|
|4||140||Zach Tom, OL|
|5||179||Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE|
|7||228||Tariq Carpenter, LB/DB|
|7||234||Jonathan Ford, DT|
|7||249||Rasheed Walker, OT|
|7||258||Samori Toure, WR|