Jordan Love was moving up draft boards and many believed he would be selected by the end of the first round. Who would take him would be the surprise and it turns out it was the Green Bay Packers who would select him at 26 overall.
Love is not a finished product though as his decision making is questionable, but he is athletic and is raw in talent. Luckily he has Aaron Rodgers to learn from but it is interesting that the Packers chose to draft his successor instead of getting Rodgers another weapon. That said, regardless of what happens in New Orleans, the Packers probably don’t want to be caught off guard like the Patriots. This is a pick for the future, no doubt about it.
Love had a breakout 2018 season with 32 touchdowns and just six picks, but last year he regressed with 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He’ll need to work on his decision making and taking care of the ball if he is to earn a spot as Rodgers’ backup.
It’s interesting to see the Packers select Love as it feels eerily similar to how they picked Rodgers back in 2005. However, many felt that Love could have gone to New England. Still, it seems like it will be at least a few years before we see Love in action as a regular starter and fantasy impact. Even in dynasty, Love is a few years out unless he flips the switch or is forced into action due to an injury to Rodgers.