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Pack-A-Day Podcast - Episode 245 - Draft Strategy & Building Strengths

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Pack-A-Day Podcast - Episode 245 - Draft Strategy & Building Strengths

Jacob Westendorf welcomes Owen Riese to the team to talk some NFL Draft philosophy. Should the Packers look to build strengths through this draft class? Should they be looking to trade up, and if so who are some of the targets they could be looking for? Find out all that and more on another edition of the Pack-A-Day Podcast!

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Andy is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and owns & operates the Pack-A-Day Podcast. Andy has taken multiple courses in NFL scouting and appears weekly on 107.5 The Fan in Green Bay to breakdown film. This past season he was an analyst on Green Bay Nation on WFRV TV in Green Bay. Andy grew up in Green Bay and is a lifelong season ticket holder; follow him on Twitter at @sconniesports.

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Dragon5's picture

Sounds like someone needs to brush up on 3rd grade up #12 #30 #75 (2035pts) relative to JAX's #7 (1500pts)?

Dragon5's picture

The premier athletes in this draft 11 & 1 life path: all but 3 (Hooker, Moreau, Smith) are 1st or 2nd rd grade. This list is not absolute, meaning I don't have the entire draft's DOBs. My strategy is to nail the stud #12 or thereabouts while acquiring as many 2nd and 3rd round picks as possible to target Butler, Allen, WInovich, Hooker, Moreau. If teams don't pony up at the top of the draft for a QB, our #12 and #30 present excellent spots to trade back for PREMIUM draft capital in rounds 2 & 3 where we can really do wonders for our depth.
11 MONTEZ SWEAT 09-04-1996 EDGE
11 DEANDRE BAKER 09-04-1996 CB
11 MILES BOYKIN 10-12-1996 WR
11 AMANI HOOKER 06-14-1998 S
1 JOSH ALLEN 07-13-1997 EDGE
1 DEVIN WHITE 02-17-1998 LB
1 BRIAN BURNS 04-23-1998 EDGE
1 BYRON MURPHY 01-18-1998 CB
1 HAKEEM BUTLER 05-16-1996 WR
1 NKEAL HARRY 12-17-1997 WR
1 ZACH ALLEN 08-20-1997 DL
1 GERALD WILLIS 08-23-1995 DT
1 FOSTER MOREAU 05-06-1997 TE
1 CAMERON SMITH 03-26-1997 LB

Old School's picture

We don't have a starter at safety yet unless you think it's Josh Jones.

We don't have a starter at ILB next to Martinez.

Those should be the two top priorities. We also need a starting ready OT and some more help at RB. And if you're going to run double TE sets, we should draft a TE with one of our premium picks.

stockholder's picture

Amos! Williams is your FS. Sweat is coming in for an interview. Priorities just became BPA.

Dragon5's picture

I've been saying in previous posts...
1 Devin White LB #12
11 Amani Hooker S #77
1 Foster Moreau TE #114

I'd look to the players below for RB...
11 DEVN SINGLETARY 09-03-1997 RB
11 BENNY SNELL JR 02-27-1998 RB
1 DAMIEN HARRIS 02-11-1997 RB
1 SQUALLY CANADA 05-07-1996 RB
1 DEVINE OZIGBO 10-02-1996 RB
1 MARQUIS YOUNG 02-11-1995 RB

BoCallahan's picture

Old School, you must not have been listening - strengthen your strengths and not your weaknesses. I guess that means we should select a QB with our 1st pick. Picking a QB would certainly go against the cesspool of collective thought.

ILPackerBacker's picture

pretty disappointing following the outstanding podcast earlier this week

not worth listening to, TJ at 30 is not and has not been a thing in ages

this how you talk yourself into Hawk or into believing R Bush and Mario Williams and Vince Young were all time greats waiting to happen

steal polite at 30

2010 pass rush CM3 and 'dudes'
Jenkins was top NFL inside rush 3 years in a row

Wake up

OnWisconsinGoPack's picture

Im not trading up in this draft for anyone! There's a ? on a lot of players but there are a lot of quality players. Too much talent with too many holes.

I'd rather take Jeffrey Simmons at 30, a top 10 talent, rather than move up from 12. I'd rather RS him or wait til midnight season for his availability and then take Hockenson or Burns at 12 or Winovich or Irv at 44.

We need more swings at the plate and more capital. If we are moving to get a player, use your 3-7rd picks to move a couple spots, not sure fire starters with 1st and 2nd Rd picks

BoCallahan's picture

Jacob, what was that horrible sound at the 17:55ish mark? It sounded like you regurgitated at the mention of Rashan Gary. Did I interpret that sound correctly?

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