Since his ascension to general manager in January of 2018, Brian Gutekunst has made 49 draft picks.
By my judgment, 4 of them are sure-fire hits:
Jaire Alexander, Rashan Gary, Darnell Savage Jr., and Elgton Jenkins.
Alexander is the only player from the 2018 draft class still left on the roster.
Those other 3 players are from 2019.
The jury is still very much out on everyone else including the likes of Jordan Love, AJ Dillon, Eric Stokes, and Christian Watson.
These aren’t low-round, take-a-chance guys here.
These are first and second round picks that you’re expecting to make an impact.
4 for 49.
What is this, a Christian Yelich slump?
Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams were a good deodorant for a roster that, quite frankly, stinks.
Now, Davante is gone, Rodgers is commanding a huge percentage of the salary cap, and the rest of the kiddie pool roster isn’t producing.
3 and 4 has been brewing for 5 years, and it falls on the shoulders of the general manager, himself.