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Pack-A-Day Podcast - Episode 270 - Draft Preview Part 20 - Cornerback

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Pack-A-Day Podcast - Episode 270 - Draft Preview Part 20 - Cornerback

Jacob Westendorf is joined by Paul Bretl to discuss the cornerback class in this year's NFL Draft.

The show begins with a mailbag. Jacob and Paul answer listener questions about the Packers, NFL Draft, and life in general.

Once that concludes they move into the corner class and what they think about the guys already on the current roster. All that and much more on another addition 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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sonomaca's picture

Jalen Ramsey in sign and trade? What would it cost?

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

There was very little discussion of the various CBs. I do not believe that Baker, Oruwariye, Layne, Trayvon Mullen, Love, Ya-Sin, or Lonnie Johnson got mentioned by name.

Turophile's picture

The Packers needed more than one safety. They have acquired Adrian Amos, which helps a lot, but they need another, and for me that means a FS that ideally can play single high when needed.

That limits the prospects in this draft quite sharply, down to 5 prospects, imo. they are Deionte Thompson, Nasir Adderley, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Juan Thornhill, and Darnell Savage. when a mock draft was done by fans on another site, I was surprised just how fast those safety prospects disappeared. By pick #30 only Savage and Thornhill were left.

Since I believe we need another starter-level safety, ideally at #44, that got me thinking. I came up with the idea of finding a different way to get a FS. My solution was CB Amani Oruwariye. Over 6'1", over 200lb, with good agility, especially for his size, and good at reading defenses.

He could be a solid insurance at CB while learning to play safety. An invaluable movable chesspiece, depending on the Packers needs. Biggest need for him (as a FS) ? Better tackling.

You wondered who first suggested that Josh Jackson could be moved to safety. I put that up a a possibility many months ago, when no-one was talking about that anywhere. It was based on how he did in his rookie year, his physical traits, and his draft evaluation, which extolled his ability, when facing the QB, to read and anticipate the flow of the game.

He could (I thought) be a high quality ballhawking FS if he struggled at CB. He has enough size for FS, and though he just might struggle at single high, he could do everything else and had traits to excel there.

In his rookie year, the lack of experience at CB showed. He needs time to get comfortable with the complexity of the NFL. He has the mental makeup and the desire to get better, so I'd like to see him get a proper shot at CB this year. If that fails, THEN you look at him at safety.

sonomaca's picture

If Jackson dies go to safety, then CB becomes a higher priority, which means Pack need to hold onto #30 and #44, which means they won’t be trading up for a Quinnen, Oliver or Burns. Trade offs.

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