Reporter Jason Wilde asked Packers fans on Twitter what they thought of Green Bay selecting Michigan edge rusher Rashan Gary with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft on Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Here's what fans had to say about the team's top draft pick:
Have you learned nothing?
I think this is Datone Jones all over again. Gonna play out his rookie contract and be outta the league.— A.J. Indovina ⭐⭐⭐ (@lpfd1805) April 26, 2019
Good luck preaching patience
Maybe, just maybe everyone should wait until we actually see him on the field before offering their expert opinions— Mike TenHaken (@miketenhaken) April 26, 2019
Way too soon to tell
McShay had him as 13th best player in draft. Kiper had him at 18th - Packer fans acting like we just took a 7th rounder or UFA at 12. Shake my head people calling him a bust 3 minutes after taken.— Chris Dorsey (@chrisdorsey) April 26, 2019
Another suspect shoulder
Read he’s got a shoulder problem ... that sounds vaguely familiar— David Wadd (@DavidW2554) April 26, 2019
Well, in that case...
Stats say underachiever too— Jim Rutledge (@JimRutledge) April 26, 2019
'Ownership' has spoken
horrible, horrible pick.— TMaz (@Tmaz44) April 26, 2019
We need to get ready for 1970's style mediocrity. What a waste of a great opportunity to draft well. As a owner, I'm firing everyone before the next shareholder meeting
Reaching too far
Seems like a bit of a flyer. I think taking him at number 12 was too early.— Roger Masarik (@masarirl) April 26, 2019
It is his job
I hope Pettine has a plan to use him in a way that maximizes his abilities— Brant Abts (@abtsman) April 26, 2019
Recasting the role
This is Nick Perry— Scott Michalak (@MichalakScott) April 26, 2019
Where's the fun in that?
If only everyone looked at it this way rather than losing their mind before he’s even put the jersey on— Brendon Fleischhauer (@fleischhauer11) April 26, 2019
No reason for alarm
Not a reach. Great athlete. Great combine. He was misused at Michigan. Consensus is labrum will not affect this season.— Tim Ells (@TimElls1) April 26, 2019
Can't or shouldn't?
Can't pick a project at #12....— Greg (@greggallag) April 26, 2019
Wait, they can't see the future?
First things first
As a guy who has two first names himself, I like it. I like it a lot.— Patrick Barry (@GBPeebs) April 26, 2019
Time to step it up
Don’t like it. He underachieved in college.— Eric Nebbia (@nebs33) April 26, 2019
Bigger needs to fill
Kind of meh feeling since we signed two edge rushers in free agency. With J Williams, Hock, Bush, and Oliver gone I would’ve liked to see them trade down a little and take best OL available and a WR in the first round. Time will tell though— Ryan Gustin (@RyanV_Gustin) April 26, 2019
It's all just talk
Espn said brian brohm was better than Rodgers when Brohm was picked....— Rob Deglow (@lildegs) April 26, 2019
Hold your judgement
I still can’t get over that the Bucks wasted a 15th pick on a freaking UNKNOWN from Greece. Get ready for 10 years of sucking because we all have better intel than the entire front office and we know exactly how these guys will turn out.— Andy Schneider (@MKEAndy) April 26, 2019
Or maybe just relax and judge later.
New boss, same Ted talk
I see Ted is still drafting. Justin Harrell 2.0— ATGravez (@realgravez) April 26, 2019
Still think it was worth it?
Can you repost that Jets game poll again? Devin Bush or Ed Oliver for a meaningless win.— Adam McHenry (@adammchenry) April 26, 2019
Plenty of time to keep wondering
Meh. Most of my favorites were already gone, but wondering if Fant, Wilkens, or Dillard would have been better choices.— Don Dandelske (@DonDandelske) April 26, 2019
Get ready for a fun ride
“I’ve never watched him play a game, but what are the Packers thinking?! I saw that Ian Kenyon didn’t care for him there, so I’m obligated to agree!” Gary is a freak. Should be fun!— Scoots McGoots (@21jbert21) April 26, 2019
You don't say!
Gutenkust and his scouts know more than everyone who responded to this tweet.— Mark Rakowski (@rakowski_shark) April 26, 2019
A poor consolation prize
The “prize “ for last year debacle is this ???? Hope I’m wrong, but.... Swing & miss— Dave Mertens (@dmerty) April 26, 2019