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Starter Pack: Re-grading the 2014 draft

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Try to remember what you thought of the Packers' 2014 draft class last on May 10, when the nine-player class was completed.

If you were like ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., you probably thought it was pretty good. A day after the draft was over, Kiper graded the Packers' draft with a solid B.

With a full season to judge it, Kiper likes the Packers' class even better. In his re-grading of the 2014 draft, he gave the Packers a higher mark. Click here for this ESPN Insider pieceInsider to see just how high.

Last May, Kiper wrote it was "an easy call" to take safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at No. 21. He thought Clinton-Dix would be long gone by then.

Of Clinton-Dix now, he Kiper wrote "while he certainly had his ups and downs, I think even cynical Packers fans -- or those who watched Seattle's miraculous two-point conversion too many times -- have to think he's got the upside of a Pro Bowler."

Back in May, he also had high praise for linebacker Carl Bradford, a fourth-round pick from Arizona State. That one didn't work out quite how he thought. Bradford made the team but was inactive for every game this season.

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