NFC North 2018: Draft Picks to Watch

The NFC North has the potential to be the best division in the NFC in 2018. The Vikings defense is going to be dominant once again, and the Bears seem to have the pieces in place to be able to compete if Mitchell Trubisky develops the way the organization hopes he will. Aaron Rodgers will be healthy once again so the Packers will be competitive once again.
Rookies in the division will have to step up like Dalvin Cook did for the Vikings before tearing his ACL. Who has the potential to have a similar impact in 2018?

Chicago Bears

Anthony Miller

The second round receiver out of Memphis was super productive in college. He went for at least 1400 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his last two seasons. The Bears went all in on their receiving corps in free agency, signing wide receivers Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel, along with tight end Trey Burton.
The Bears are still hoping 2014 first round pick Kevin White can stay healthy and live up to the hype, but if not, Miller might see a lot of playing time this season. He has great hands, and the Bears have high hopes for him. Hopefully, he can develop some chemistry with Trubisky, and be a reliable receiver for the Bears for years to come.

Detroit Lions

Kerryon Johnson

The Lions traded up in the second round to take the running back out of Auburn, and rookie head coach Matt Patricia needs a bell cow back. Patricia isn’t the only one who needs it, quarterback Matthew Stafford does too. The Lions are going to shorten Stafford’s career if he keeps taking hits and doesn’t have a reliable back he can hand the ball off to.
The team’s first-round pick, center Frank Ragnow, shows that the Lions want to commit to being a hard-nosed team that can run the football. If the big, powerful Johnson could even be a 700-yard back, that would be huge for the Lions.

Green Bay Packers

J’Mon Moore

The Packers took a risk, taking the 6’3 receiver out of Missouri in the fourth round. Moore is a very talented guy, whose motivation was questioned off the field. Working with Aaron Rodgers might change that. Rodgers is going to need someone to step up, after losing his favorite target Jordy Nelson to the Raiders. Moore has the potential to develop into that kind of guy, and Green Bay’s system is perfect for him to do that. Only time will tell how he’ll develop, but if he can get on Rodgers’ good side, he should see a lot of balls thrown his way this year.

Minnesota Vikings

Mike Hughes

The Vikings have one of the deepest rosters in the NFL, and some scouts consider Hughes to be the best corner in the class. Getting him with the 30thpick was a steal for Mike Zimmer. Hughes is a physical corner who will fit very well in Zimmer’s defense. He and Xavier Rhodes have a chance to be one of the best corner duos in the NFL.
Trae Waynes has never truly lived up to the hype so he might be out by the middle of the season. Hughes will get a lot of looks early on from opposing quarterbacks, and he’ll have a chance to make a name for himself.

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