GREEN BAY – Many expected the Packers to take a pass rusher in the first round of the draft, but not many expected it to be with the 22nd overall pick.

And many others didn’t expect it to be former Georgia Bulldog Quay Walker.

Regardless, the pick makes sense and it adds another player to OLBs coach Jason Rebrovich’s preferred four-man rotation. Walker will join the rotation of Preston Smith, Rashan Gary, Tipa Galeai, Jonathan Garvin, and others.

Walker is projected to be “an average starter” by’s Lance Zierlein. While it only matters what the Packers think of their draft pick, it’s awfully surprising considering players like Logan Hall, George Karlaftis, Boye Mafe, and Arnold Ebiketie still on the board.

The good news is the Packers won’t need Walker to come in and make an immediate impact, but at the same time, wouldn’t a franchise want a 22nd overall pick to do so?

While the Packers addressed a need, the player they picked makes the entire situation questionable, at best. Only time will tell if this works out in the short- and long-term.

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