Packers’ dissolving 2017 draft class is following a dangerously similar path as 2015 For a lot of NFL draft picks Womens Corey Linsley Jersey , a fourth season with their respective teams is supposed to be a significant one. For most, it’s a “contract season” with a lucrative second contract on the line as they begin surging into the prime of their careers.But for the Green Bay Packers, there are not many fourth-year players to speak of. A shocking two players remain in the organization from the eight-man 2015 draft class, which enters its fourth year: Ty Montgomery (round three), and Jake Ryan (round four). Montgomery, while a jack-of-many-trades, may not be re-signed following the season. Ryan will sit out the year after tearing his ACL early in training camp.New General Manager Brian Gutekunst has also swung two trades in his short time in charge involving two members of the class in Damarious Randall and Brett Hundley. The final two picks of that draft class, Christian Ringo and Kennard Backman, failed to make it past year two. Second-rounder Quinten Rollins and sixth-rounder Aaron Ripkowski were the latest casualties, released in final cuts on Saturday (Rollins being waived with an injury settlement). It has not been a lengthy or very productive stay for the 2015 crew.That trend of disappointment does not bode well for the Packers’ 2017 class, either. Just one year in, five of the 10 players selected have been released. An easier view of both the 2015 and 2017 drafts can be seen in the tweet below.The releases of Vince Biegel Womens Muhammad Wilkerson Jersey , Devante Mays, DeAngelo Yancey, and Kofi Amichia this weekend, coupled with Malachi Dupre’s release after last year’s training camp, has put a damper on the Packers’ draft-and-develop philosophy. The Biegel release in particular cuts deep for the Packers, not just because he is a former Wisconsin Badger but because the Packers desperately need pass rushing depth. Still continuously in search for production, the Packers spent the coveted first pick of Day Three on Biegel instead of the sliding Carl Lawson. As Biegel nursed a foot injury throughout his rookie campaign, Lawson tallied 8.5 sacks for the Cincinnati Bengals.Yes, the third day of the 2017 draft has already been mostly a failure, with running backs Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones acting as the saving graces. Still, the jury is still out on both after just one season in which each took turns stepping up in the other’s absence.And the Packers’ first three picks last season? Well, they are far from certain to have an impact on the team in the long term. Kevin King played in only nine games a year ago Womens Kentrell Brice Jersey , as a nagging shoulder injury was the one that finally ended his rookie season prematurely. Though his size, speed, and athleticism certainly give King a chance at developing into a solid pro, he was raw as a rookie and the Packers’ 2018 draft picks, Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson, already seem more polished in limited preseason action. For the Packers, who have experienced the ups-and-downs of 2015 draft picks Randall and Rollins, the unknowns surrounding King are a bit concerning.Second-round safety Josh Jones had a monster training camp as a rookie, providing enormous optimism for his role as the “Nitro” linebacker. But issues in coverage and poor angles in run support doomed Jones in his first season. A prompt return to safety ensued for Jones after Mike Pettine’s hire in Green Bay and, once again, there were high hopes for him to earn a starting job in 2018. But so far, Jones has not separated himself at all from the likes of Kentrell Brice or Jermaine Whitehead. That is very unsettling at this juncture.Although Montravius Adams flashed some signs of becoming a reliable depth player on the defensive line this preseason Youth Josh Jackson Jersey , the former third-round pick was either injured or unheard from as a rookie. That isn’t a great sign for Packers fans who have seen defensive linemen like Donnell Washington and Jerel Worthy take similar paths after being drafted in rounds two and three.It’s very early, but the Packers’ 2017 draft class is trending dangerously similar to the underwhelming group from 2015. While the 2018 class has impressed as a collective whole thus far, Green Bay needs its remaining 2017 players to take a second-year leap due to the positions and roles they play. History cannot repeat itself.NFC North Rundown: Two shaky defensive penalties loom large over week 2 outcomes For a second consecutive week, the Green Bay Packers are one of the most hotly-discussed teams across the NFL. This time around it’s for not such a great reason.The Packers (1-0-1) were forced to end their contest with the Minnesota Vikings in a draw as both teams missed multiple opportunities to win on Sunday afternoon. Dubious roughing the passer penalty or not, a tie between the top divisional contenders will cast an intriguing shadow over the rest of the season in the NFC North.But the Packers were not the only team to suffer from a debatable defensive penalty that cost the team a critical turnover. The Detroit Lions also were called for a penalty that erased a game-altering interception. Frustrations are mounting as Detroit looked overpowered for a second straight week. Meanwhile in Chicago, the Bears their first win of the season behind another strong defensive showing and more intriguing play calling.More on the reaction from the Vikings’ sideline, as well as where the Lions go from here, in today’s rundown. Minnesota Vikings (1-0-1)Tied at Green Bay, 29-29; Next vs. BuffaloVikings Have Mixed Emotions About Tie with PackersNo one was happy for the game to be settled with a tie on Sunday, including some of the Vikings’ notable playmakers.Vikings’ Cousins comes away with 425 yards, four TDs and no ‘W’In his first game against the rival Packers as a member of the Vikings, Cousins put together an excellent performance Youth Jamaal Williams Jersey , including a game-tying drive in the two-minute drill. A couple of drops, including one that led to an interception, were two of the very few blemishes.Vikings release kicker Daniel Carlson following 0-for-3 dayThe Vikings are without a reliable kicker once again. Minnesota is bringing in former Dallas Cowboy Dan Bailey to replace the rookie fifth round pick, who missed two overtime field goals Sunday.Detroit Lions (0-2)Lost 30-27 at San Francisco; Next vs. New EnglandDetroit Lions Realize New and Painful Way to LoseEquipped with pictures, here is a look at the defensive holding call that wiped out a potentially game-changing interception for the Lions.KEY QUESTIONS: What can Lions do to turn it around?Matt Patricia understands the fans’ frustrations after a lackluster 0-2 start to the season andaddresses those irritations while talking about the Lions’ tendency to give up the big play and players struggling to get on a positive sleep schedule in the early going.Why can’t Lions’ Stafford, Jones connect on the deep ball?One of the game’s best “big play” receivers a year ago, Marvin Jones has struggled to replicate his numbers thus far, due in part to a few Matthew Stafford overthrows.Chicago Bears (1-1)Won 24-17 vs. Seattle; Next at ArizonaBears vs. Seahawks: Notes from a triumphant 24-17 victoryAmong the tidbits from Monday night’s victory, the Bears ran on 3rd-and-1 while tight end Trey Burton was featured in the wildcat.Reaction to Mitch Trubisky’s shaky night for BearsSupremely athletic but struggling with accuracy so far, Trubisky had an up-and-down night with two interceptions. Here’s a look at those two picks and bleacher tweets involving the Bears’ young quarterback.Trey Burton’s touchdown on a shovel pass is a modern marvel for Bears fansBurton was an active part of the game plan against the Seahawks and caught a touchdown on an option shovel pass in the first half. That type of play call continued the offensive creativity showed by Head Coach Matt Nagy last week in Green Bay.