Confessions of a Polluted Mindset - Offseason 4-15-20

The Weekly Packers Brain Drain from Jersey Al.

The NFL draft is a mere eight days away. In just over a week, we'll know what reinforcements will be coming to this Packers team to help in their quest to get back to the Super Bowl. In eight days, all of the speculation and all the mock draft mania will be over, replaced by reality. Will we rejoice at the Packers' picks or wonder why on earth they did what they did?

One thing is certain, the majority of Packers Nation wants wide receiver help in the worst way. Personally, I don't just want wide receiver help, I want a round-one worthy wide receiver added to this offense. If there's a receiver available at 30 that the Packers have a first round grade on - just do it. Don't hesitate, don't be tempted by some other player that has fallen, just take the receiver. You'll get more year one impact from a 1st round receiver than any other position likely to be available there. And why do the Packers need this? Well, I'l let Ben save me the keystrokes:

Speaking of receivers, CHTV Alumni Andy Herman polled an assortment of writers and bloggers and asked them each to give their best case first-round draft scenario. Out of 21 people who gave specifics, fifteen chose a wide receiver and eleven of them chose Justin Jefferson. It's a love affair, people. 

Pre-Draft Interviews: Saw an interesting tweet today (you'll need to click through twice to get the graph to full screen).

 

The data was pulled from Walter Football, who tracks these visits/interviews. You can see the full list here.

Two interesting notes for the Packers: 1. They've talked to more cornerbacks than any other position.  2. They don't seem too interested in drafting a tight end. The first one I find mildly surprising, the second one not at all based on the TE draft class this year. Also, the Bears were the only team to use a visit/interview on a long snapper.

Roger Goodell will be broadcasting from the basement of his home in Westchester County, NY for the NFL Draft. Something tells me his "basement" does not resemble yours or mine and that he's busily hiding all the expensive artwork and wine as we speak.

 

 

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"Jersey Al" Bracco is the Editor-In-Chief, part owner and wearer of many hats for CheeseheadTV.com and PackersTalk.com. He is also a recovering Mason Crosby truther.  

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RCPackerFan's picture

April 15, 2020 at 06:43 am

Al - Thank you for keep providing this article each and every week. I need this, we all need this.

WRs -
Personally I'm great if they take one in round 1 or round 2. They HAVE to add a upper echelon type of WR to this offense! Last year we had Adams (2nd round pick), MVS (5th round pick), and everyone else were all UDFA's. While you can have success with UDFA's, you cannot build a team around them. I really like Lazard, but in reality he should be a #3 or 4. I like MVS but it still hasn't clicked for him yet. Will it ever? Maybe that is why he was a 5th round pick. I like EQ, but he was out for a year. And now with the offseason going the way it is, how will he be without any type of team work for as long as he has been out? We don't know how he fits into LaFleur's offense yet. Who doesn't love Kumerow? He would be fine on a roster if they had Jordy, Cobb, and Jones. But this group wasn't built that way.
This group while it basically replaced Allison with Funchess (I think it is an upgrade), they essentially look the same as last year. IMO they need to come out of this draft with 2 WR's. 1 in the first 2 rounds and another anywhere between round 3-7. This is supposed to be one of the deepest drafts for WR's ever. So why not get one in the lets say 2nd round and turn around and get another in the 4th/5th round area.

Pre-Draft Interviews:
One thing to remember. Gutekunst has to build the team for the future, not just this year. Kevin King will becoming a free agent. Also to this point Josh Jackson hasn't done much on the field. He definitely could be planning for the future.

Roger Goodell
Last year I finished my basement off. My entire family/rec/bar area is all packer related. Packer green walls. I still have to hang all of my packer gear, but Its my Packer room. I doubt he has a Packers room. But I love mine!

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Jonathan Spader's picture

April 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm

I don't buy the round selected as a good judge for a WR. Look no further than the Vikings as an example in 2019. Diggs 5th round, Thielen UDFA, Treadwell 1st round. I still think the Packers need an infusion of talent at WR and this is a great year for it.

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RCPackerFan's picture

April 15, 2020 at 11:34 am

Sure you can find some good players in later rounds. But that isn't the norm. How many Thielens and Diggs are there. As a whole not that many. Sometimes you do find better players in the draft. Or guys that were overlooked, or maybe some fell for other reasons.

Just for example the year that Diggs was drafted (2015), these were the other WR's drafted in the 5th round. Rashad Greene, Tony Lippett, JJ Nelson, Kenny Bell, Keith Mumphery.
2016 - Tajae Sharpe, Jordan Payton, Trevor Davis, Tyreek Hill, Rashard Higgins.
2017 - Shelton Gibson, Rodney Adams, Isaiah McKenzie, DeAngelo Yancey, Trent Taylor.
2018 - Justin Watson, Daurice Fountain, Jordan Lasley, MVS
2019 - Hunter Renfrow, EJ Speed, Darius Slayton

Yes there are some good players in there. Some good role players. And every year can be different as far as the players go.
But lets look at the 2nd round picks in those same drafts.

2015 - Devin Smith, Dorial Green-Beckham, Devin Funchess
2016 - Sterling Shepard, Michael Thomas, Tyler Boyd
2017 - Zay Jones, Curtis Samuel, Juju Smitch-Schuster
2018 - Courtland Sutton, Dante Pettis, Christian Kirk, Anthony Miller, James Washington, DJ Chark.
2019 - Deebo Samuel, AJ Brown, Mecole Hardman, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Parris Campbell, Andy Isabella, DK Metcalf.

As a whole the 2nd round picks are much better, as it should be. We need some more of that talent.

I do agree that this is a great year for finding talent. We just need at least 1 higher end talent added.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

April 16, 2020 at 12:52 am

Man 2018 was a good year for 2nd round talent. Looking like 2019 was as well. Here's hoping 2015's Funchess looks good in 2020.

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RCPackerFan's picture

April 16, 2020 at 06:25 am

2019 looks like it has the potential to be amazing! I'm glad we got Jenkins in the 2nd cuz if we missed out on one of the WR's for just a guy... That would have sucked.

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blacke00's picture

April 15, 2020 at 07:19 am

Remember, what the Packers draft room thinks is many times a lot different then what the draftniks think!

I'm all for a 1st round WR if...if the talents is really there. The Pack needs OL, ILB, DL help just as much as they need a WR (IMHO).

A WR's chance of making a big impact the 1st year is small. You have to be lucky if you get one that does. This draft needs to lookout OL big time! A very dynamic ILB would would do wonders!

Don't be surprised if a QB falls to 30 and the Pack doesn't take one. You'll be pissing and moaning now but will be smiling at the Bears in a few years!

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JerseyAl's picture

April 15, 2020 at 07:27 am

"A WR's chance of making a big impact the 1st year is small. "

I disagree. If there is ever a year where that won't hold true it's this year.

OT is another position where they could find an instant starter at pick 30. I think the signing of Wagner will lead them to look for an OT in rounds 3-4 instead.

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dobber's picture

April 15, 2020 at 09:14 am

I think OL, broadly, is the position of greatest need in this draft, but the Wagner band-aid means they don't have to have instant starters. If this were a stronger DL draft, a DT early makes a lot of sense. Must always be strong in the trenches.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 15, 2020 at 01:05 pm

I would move UP for Jefferson if he slides near # 20.

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egbertsouse's picture

April 15, 2020 at 07:21 am

Maybe Rog’s wife can stand on the basement steps and boo every time he goes on-air. You know, to add some realism.

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JerseyAl's picture

April 15, 2020 at 07:22 am

I like this!!!

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Thegravedigger's picture

April 15, 2020 at 09:27 pm

They should let the whole world sign in together on zoom and boo together from our basement to Goodells basement.

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April 15, 2020 at 07:46 am

“You'll get more year one impact from a 1st round receiver than any other position likely to be available there.” While I agree this year will bring more immediate talent at WR similar to last year. The problem is historically WR’s take longer to Excell at their positions more so then others. Since we won’t be getting the Top 4 or 5 at 30, which Iare more likely to give you that first year boost, I’d prefer to take the BPA. My thoughts are there isn’t a lot of difference of the receivers taken from 30 to 62 so why not wait and take another position at 30.

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April 15, 2020 at 08:01 am

That's a good point but I think this class will have some real producers. In GB WR have always taken a while...In McCarthy's offense. Truth is we don't know that about MLF offense. One thing is certain. Both Cooper Kupp in Los Angeles and Debo Samuel in SF had awesome rookie seasons . My thinking is since MLF's offense is a bit of both, a guy like Jefferson and others could excel year one.

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dobber's picture

April 15, 2020 at 08:06 am

Love me some Antonio Gibson in round 3. The kind of player who can allow an offense to be really creative.

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CheesyTex's picture

April 15, 2020 at 12:44 pm

A bottle of Goodell's finest Irish whiskey to you.

Gibson is near the top of my draft crushes for this year. LaFleur would be ecstatic, IMO.

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Samson's picture

April 15, 2020 at 01:39 pm

Antonio Gibson - 6'2" - 220# or so... 4.39 at the combine.
Best part .... hybrid WR/RB.--- He's moving up the boards.. Pack may have to look at him in the 2nd round or move up somehow in the 3rd... He'll be gone by #94.

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April 15, 2020 at 01:07 pm

These are premier guys. They won't sit the bench.

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April 15, 2020 at 08:10 pm

Just like Lofton and Sharpe. Jennings was picking it up by the second half of 2006. James Jones was the ringer for the NFC his rookie season. Don't confuse low round sp teams guys with high picks. One and two picks usually deliver some plays, because they are better players. There are kids in high school now, that go to 7 on 7 camps and learn more about route running and quick to the spot technique than Pro players did 20 years ago. It is a passing game now in the football universe.

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April 15, 2020 at 08:48 pm

I have sympathy for this position. This year looks like an aberration to me. I suspect that the top 8 or 9 WR would correlate with the top 4 in most years. I am not sure there is a Calvin Johnson or Julio Jones type of talent this year, however. Just a lot of very good WRs.

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April 15, 2020 at 07:53 am

I want the Packers to take BPA from the WR, OT, and IDL positions. I also think they need to double dip at both the WR and OL positions. The good news is the Packer needs and the strength of the draft line up well this year. Hopefully Gute hits a couple of home runs.

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April 15, 2020 at 01:09 pm

CB is also a guy that may show rds 1-3. They have to get a slot guy.

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April 15, 2020 at 07:55 am

"Out of 21 people who gave specifics, fifteen chose a wide receiver and eleven of them chose Justin Jefferson. It's a love affair, people."

Count me in as one who has a love affair with Jefferson as well. I think of all the WR who could be available to GB at 30, Jefferson is the one I'm really hoping is there. He fast enough to pull away from CB's and Safeties on those deep patterns like Jordy used to. He's big yet fast, great in traffic, played in big games, and has played in a Pro Style offense. I know Mims has been a popular choice but something about him scares me. I think it's mostly because he played at Baylor and most WR from Baylor just don't do well in the NFL. Also players who improve their stock that much because of the combine REALLY scare me.

If Jefferson is gone maybe Aiyuk or Raegor. I just don't want to wait till the end of the 2nd round for the Packers to take a WR. If JJ isn't there or the WR they really wanted is gone, then trade back a few spots into the 2nd and grab him there. I KNOW this won't be popular but Michael Pittman is a interesting WR. YES, I KNOW the Packers have PLENTY of 6'4" WR but this guy is something.

Chase Claypool is a interesting player as is Laviska Shenault and Tee Higgins. I have my favorites, my guys who are interesting, and even one I want NO part of. Please DO NOT take KJ Hambler usless you get him in the 4th round which won't happen. 5'9 and 178 just doesn't scream reliability in the NFL to me.

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Bure9620's picture

April 15, 2020 at 09:43 pm

They will not draft Hamler, too short, he may not even be on their board, I less he were to fall to day 3

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April 15, 2020 at 08:00 am

If there's a true first-round talent at WR available at #30, they should go for it. That player may or may not be a true #2 in 2020, but Adams ain't getting any younger, his contract comes up after 2021 (he eats up a lot of cap at $16M), and he takes a significant number of hits. How the Packers went 4-0 without him in 2019 is a tribute to the coaching staff's ability to adjust and a fair bit of luck. Having that next WR in the pipeline will pay dividends down the line even if the payback isn't big now.

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Lare's picture

April 15, 2020 at 08:29 am

In seeing the high number of CB interviews I'm guessing that Williams & King's days may be numbered.

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April 15, 2020 at 11:02 am

I was really hoping they could wring one more season out of T. Williams, but it doesn't look like they're willing to do so. You always have to cross your fingers every time the Packers select a CB because they don't have the greatest history in the world of doing so. Alexander was a good pick, though, so maybe this is a start of a promising trend.

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JerseyAl's picture

April 15, 2020 at 11:53 am

My feeling with Tramon is that they are waiting to see how the draft unfolds for them. If they're not comfortable with the CB room after the draft, they know they have the possibility of bringing him back. I'd like to see him back, for sure.

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April 15, 2020 at 08:01 pm

I love Tramon, but I believe he's seen his future in retirement.

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JQ's picture

April 15, 2020 at 01:45 pm

A case be made for adding Josh Jackson to your list. If he continues to flatline Gute could cut him loose as well. Not sure, even as a 2nd rounder, if he has much/any trade value.

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April 15, 2020 at 08:41 am

CBs- Doing homework for a later pick? Or just seeing how the draft board Falls? Same with QB? If Gutey wants to win he'll stick to Lbs and Wrs. @30 the pick should be a Wr. How can we doubt the experts? I'll take Higgins over Jefferson any day. Even Reagor. The Top Wrs have that explosiveness. Reagor is worthy. @30 Reagor for me. And I wouldn't stop there. What made the Alabama Offense so explosive was their Wrs. Gutey needs to copy it. Turning Wrs into blockers doesn't work for me. Yea, I get the running after SF. But that was against a defense that couldn't stop the run all year. This offense needs weapons. As defense' get stronger, they'll stop any running. And the packers will run into that if they don't KEEP THIS OFFENSE OPENED UP. Picking game changers is the only way to go this draft. If that Wr is there at the time the pick comes up. Take the Wr!!

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April 15, 2020 at 08:57 am

I love Tee Higgins and think he has been underrated in the draft process. Definitely worth the #30 pick in my opinion.

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April 15, 2020 at 09:01 am

If there can be such a thing as an "under-the-radar" first-round pick, it's Tee Higgins. He hasn't gotten much pre-draft love, especially from Packers fans, but he is at the top of my list of WR that could be around at pick 30.

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PeteK's picture

April 15, 2020 at 10:42 am

A bit leery of players that skip the combine, just my personal pet peeve.

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PeteK's picture

April 15, 2020 at 10:47 am

There will certainly be some interesting WR prospects available to us . However, Reagor is my favorite because we don't have that explosive and quick ( vertical & broad jump were excellent) on the roster.My dilemma, do we trade out of the first to get him in the middle of the second and pick up an extra 2nd round pick?

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Green 19's picture

April 15, 2020 at 02:59 pm

Love Higgins catch radius, size, hands, etc....but he is so limited athletically. He is outstanding with contested balls but doesn't create much separation when you watch the tape. Pro day numbers for Higgins are pretty poor:

40: 4.54 seconds
10yd split : 1.66 !!!
Vertical Jump: 31 inches
Broad Jump: 123 inches
Short Shuttle: 4.53 seconds

Maybe a Round 2 pick.

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April 15, 2020 at 08:54 am

Bucky Brooks has only 3 wrs going before our pick while another mock has 8. Nobody knows what will happen on draft day but getting a top 5 wr in this class would be ideal. However if we see a run on wr then I would be ok with a top defender such as Blacklock, Murray, or Diggs. Every year a top talent who is projected to go high unexpectedly falls and becomes a great value. DK Metcalf is an example from last year. With the deepest wr class in years we can find starters after the 1st if a great prospect falls to #30. BPA is a long term winning strategy.

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albert999's picture

April 15, 2020 at 09:14 am

Poor Commisioner had to spend $10k on WiFi upgrades for his house
Seeing he makes 40million salary which is so unbelievable to me I think he’ll be ok and should quit crying
WR and run stuffer I think are the 2 top priorities
Go Pack

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Johnblood27's picture

April 15, 2020 at 09:44 am

Im all in on Logan Wilson in round 4.

That opens up the 1st round for a WR unless a Josh Jones falls.

With ILB in 4 and WR in 1, I see a sweet spot for an OL in round 2, Austin Jackson, Ezra Cleveland, Matt Hennessey.

Round 3 is the IDL spot with Raekwon Davis or Davon Hamilton my favorites.

5 through 7 is for clean-up and double dipping.

I like Stephen Sullivan TE
Benito Jones DL
Tanner Muse S
AJ Dillon RB
John Hightower WR
Loki Fotu DL
Shane Lemieux OL

I think the CB interviews are a smoke screen, I just do not see that much mid level talent and there is NO WAY GB can go CB early this draft.

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albert999's picture

April 15, 2020 at 10:36 am

Rd 2 Cleveland would be great
Rd 3 Davis
5-7 love LOKI Fotu
Love your thinking amigo

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 15, 2020 at 07:59 pm

The lowest spot for Fotu is a high four pick. This is a big, bad ass guy. The type of guy the Packers usually gloss over for a 295-305 # finesse, rush DT that will be crushed by any competent OT or Guard. Benito Jones, I would move up for in the fourth if he's there or snag him in the third. Stop the run or get out of Dodge, Mr Pettine.

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dobber's picture

April 15, 2020 at 10:57 am

"Im all in on Logan Wilson in round 4.
That opens up the 1st round for a WR unless a Josh Jones falls."

I want a ride in your time machine, friend!

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Demon's picture

April 15, 2020 at 10:14 am

I personally dont care what position GB targets in round 1 as long as that player is a starter by game 4. I just dont get all of the be patient and constantly building for the future. Particularly when QB1 career is winding down.

Last years #1 pick was a total disaster! Of all the hundreds of draft eligible players, we couldnt find one in a position of need at pick 12? Really? That same player, barring injury will not start this year either.
In the ultimate "what have you done for me lately game" how is it that we are always told to be patient?

Trading down is NOT the answer this year!
I personally would like to see Gute move up 10 spots in the draft. If it takes a 1 and 3 this year and a 2 next year, so be it.

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PeteK's picture

April 15, 2020 at 11:06 am

I do share some of your urgency especially when you consider the escalating money which will eventually be do to Rogers. However, I have faith that we can find help in this years draft because we have very good players at all key positions. If this draft produces some solid contributors at WR and ILB, and backups at OT, DL,CB, and RB , we should be fine.Too early to give up on Gary, could be that DE that has been missing since Jenkins.

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April 15, 2020 at 11:34 am

I think you are being too optimistic about what you can really get out of a draft. Rom Wolfe used to say that a good draft would get you 2 starters and 2 or 3 role players. Believing that we are going to plug our holes with a bunch of late round picks is living in a fantasy.

If losing out on a chance to draft the next Josh Jones, Quentin Rollins, Jason Spriggs Josh Jackson or Oren Burks is is the cost of moving up 10 spots I think I could live with that.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 15, 2020 at 08:04 pm

Remember Robert Ferguson, Ron?

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April 15, 2020 at 01:45 pm

I agree with everything you have said except possibly trading down is not the answer this year. First off, there will be lots of good players available through R5. So giving up a pick or two vs gaining a pick could be a difference of 3 good players. OTOH, I'd love to see the Pack trade up for Henry Ruggs WR - fastest WR in this class and never dropped a ball in his college career!

So, assuming we don't trade up, I'm all for a trade down. I'd really like it if Gutey could find a way to wind up with 3 picks in R2. One near the top, another in the middle and one at the bottom. That could net us three quality starters. As far as defense goes, we could get 2 down run-stopers at DT and ILB in rounds 4/5. So with 3 picks on offense we could get OT (Reggie Cleveland), WR Bradon Aiyuk and hybrid WR/TE Chase Claypool. If Claypool is gone, grab the best RB on the board, like Akers or Evans.

This draft would plug the holes on defense and provide a massive upgrade to teh firepower of the offense. It is also very realistic.

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April 17, 2020 at 09:49 am

Three! picks in round two! I would like that this year. But I doubt it would happen. Nice thought tho.

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April 15, 2020 at 10:17 am

The WR pick comes from that Gute said he was going after a offensive playmaker but didn't with free agency. They still need ILB, OT and IDL help. I think they should trade down and get another pick within the first three rounds. Here's what I am hoping for. Like last year, two starters from the rookie class, then one or two step ups from last years class and one more contributor from this class. We will need this level of success to make a run for the Super bowl

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April 15, 2020 at 10:57 am

Personally, I’m fine with starting Adams and Funchess and backing them up with Lazard and the winner of MSV/ESB/Kumerow taking a few snaps when Adams needs a breather.

A premium CB would be an instant starter in our nickel package, which we play a lot. A Day 2 guy would probably be an upgrade on Burks or Greene.

You want a weapon on offense? Get a better runner to pair with Jones. I really like Zack Moss at around 80.

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April 15, 2020 at 11:14 am

A key to your offensive scenario is the emergence of Sternberger who could be another chain mover, which we lacked last year. I liked Williams ,but thought he was exposed with his sub par tackling.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 15, 2020 at 11:26 am

Here’s the Tramon story.

As a rookie in 2007, he was usually the fastest guy on the field. And he’s a pretty savvy guy in coverage. But teams look at Alexander, King, and Williams and they look to go at Tramon. That’s the NFL.

When you add in the fact that he’s never been a real physical run defender, plus his age, and it looks to me like this is a spot we should try to improve. I like him on the team, but not as our nickel.

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April 15, 2020 at 11:32 am

There are 4 WRs that have 1st round grades. There also seems to be 21-22 players with 1st round grades. This is according to real scouts and not internet experts. The 4 wideouts are 2 from Alabama, 1 from Oklahoma, and Jefferson from LSU.
I have been 98% wrong on guessing who the Packers will select in the first round. All of that said...because this is from polluted minds (which fits me to a T) I'll tell you what I think.
The draft is very fluid and we have no idea which players will fall to position 30. I have heard that a 1st round talent DT/DE will fall and be available for the Packer's pick. There will several WRs and a few OTs that have upper 2nd round grades that could fall to the Packers as well.
All of that said...if a player falls to the Packers that has a 1st round grade they would probably be the choice or a trade down for another team to take the selection.
My opinion, which I have already said is only 2% accurate, is that either Swift or Taylor (whichever one they have a higher grade on) would be the first pick for the Packers either at 30 or if they trade back early second. I'll explain later below. The alternate is a CB, most likely Terrell from Clemson.
OMG, how could I pick a RB over a WR? Well, MLF wants, needs, likes his running game. Jones is very good, but he's not Taylor/Swift good. When you have a RB that will get the ball 20-30% of the time the yards/TD/1st downs you get from him are much greater than with a new WR that may get the ball 5%. You can get a WR that makes the team and starts as late as the 4th round. I think of it as the BPA, the top RB verses the 7-8th best WR...I'll take a RB who can be a difference maker. Let me say.... I'm not from WI nor a big UW fan. I just have a hard time passing on a RB that runs the 40 below 4.4 in the forty, breaks tackles in his runs and is used to running the outside zone and can catch the ball.

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April 15, 2020 at 01:58 pm

I wonder how many future needs are being pushed forward by the Convid-19 in this draft. Both RB and CB are pretty thin, even with contracts ending after this season? As a aside, I curious about MLF's relationship with Gute. There seems to have been some tension during the season. I put that to the 'Murphy factor' as he was finally pushed out of personal decisions.

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April 15, 2020 at 02:04 pm

Also, lets not forget that Green Bay trusts it scouts when it comes to unsigned and street free agents. We know Gute has a list of preferred FA that they are ready to sign after the draft.

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April 15, 2020 at 01:21 pm

I'd be shocked if Green Bay drafts a running back in the 1st. I like Jonathan Taylor, but he has ball security issues, and they seem to come in bunches. I haven't crunched any numbers, like fumbles/number of carries. But that brings up another matter; he's had A LOT of touches with the Badgers, and has some mileage coming out of college.

Hopefully there will be players on the Packer Big Board who also fill a need at #30, because that will give them that 5th year option. If not, as others have posted, it could give Gutekunst a golden opportunity to exact a premium of 2nd day picks from a team who covets a player and wants to trade up.

In any case, the rampant speculation is fun!

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April 15, 2020 at 01:17 pm

CB talks not a smokescreen folks! Just not in first round unless we trade up or there's a precipitous fall by one of the top four. OT, Jackson USC, Cleveland Boise State, Johnson Houston, all worthy if there. Prefer WR at one,, DL at two, then OT Driscoll Auburn at three. 4&5th round is Logan ILB and Bryant TE. Use 6&7th rounds to double dip each of those five positions. But Gutey will probably take a high RAS guy at cornerback on day three!

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April 15, 2020 at 01:54 pm

I wonder if Gutey is high on Marlon Davidson DE/DT. If so, he's a possibility at pick 30. Is R Gary being converted from DE/DT to OLB?

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April 15, 2020 at 05:25 pm

Al I’m hoping for a WR in the 1st round. DL or ILB in the second, same with Round 3. After that CB, OL and RB. Depth with the remaining picks. Gute will do his thing and I’m sure we’ll have at least a few surprises. Some good, some WTF?

Sadly, We lost Willie Davis today. He was one of Lombardi’s best players and the anchor of the left side of the defense. He was one those players who made big plays when they needed to made. Probably our best DL until the Packers signed Reggie White in 1993. He had a great spirit and he was a fine man. He will be missed. RIP Willie and thanks for all the great plays and great memories.
Stay well everyone. Thanks,Since ‘61

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April 15, 2020 at 07:43 pm

Amen, '61. As memory serves, Pack got both Willie and Henry Jordan from the Browns for an OT named Don Colo, and they anchored the DL for better part of a decade. Maybe Gute should give the Browns a call...

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April 15, 2020 at 08:25 pm

Cheesy - they came in separate trades. Jordan in 1959 and Willie in 1960. Both were traded from the Browns. Both became great Packers and HOFers. Amazing. Stay well. Thanks, Since ‘61

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April 15, 2020 at 10:00 pm

I like the potential of adams funchess lazard eq kumerow begelton mvs and tyler ervin. One would have to imagine that lazard will step up, and at least one of the others. With that being said, its tempting to not draft a wr with the first pick and go defense AGAIN. With rodgers on the backend of his career, i hope they finally get him the first packer wr drafted in the first rnd since javon walker. 2004. Aiyuk or reagor would be awesome. A little quick slot gadget yac wr screen dude. Imagine reagor or aiyuk with aaron jones davante lazard and sternberger? Who knows tho? If a stud ot is there you almost gotta take him tho. Dt is a need for the run only. So is ilb. They will be taken in later rounds i believe. You dont draft a 2 down player in rnd one. I could even see them taking a dime lb slash safety in later rnds.

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April 16, 2020 at 07:27 pm

 "Something tells me his "basement" does not resemble yours or mine and that he's busily hiding all the expensive artwork and wine as we speak."

Lmao. Thanks! Together with material such as that and Trailer Park Boys, I'm laughing quite a bit these days.

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April 16, 2020 at 09:06 am

Goodell's basement is adorned in patriots gear. Including one bust of brady, one of belichik, one of kraft and a photo of kraft's enslaved "girlfriend". Somehow that's another NE scandal that gets buried.

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April 16, 2020 at 01:17 pm

Also pictures of the AMP in Florida. Thanks, Since ‘61

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