Pack-A-Day Podcast - Episode 278 - Packers Draft Recap

Andy Herman gives his initial impressions of the entire 2019 Packers' draft class.

Andy Herman gives his initial impressions of the entire 2019 Packers' draft class. Andy reviews each pick, player by player by reviewing their athletic profile, scheme fit, and some of the things that jumped out to him on tape. Plus a look at his favorite pick, biggest surprise, and which current Packer could be losing sleep after the draft. All that and much more on this extended 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 is an Editor for Packer Report. You can find him on WFRV's Green Bay Nation and every Friday on the Friday Film Room on WDUZ . Andy grew up in Green Bay and is a lifelong season ticket holder - follow him on Twitter @AndyHermanNFL!

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Alberta_Packer's picture

April 29, 2019 at 12:38 pm

Excellent post-draft summary. If it makes anyone feel better, former Packer Mark Tauscher picked Rashan Gary for the #12 pick - citing that he would be a very good schematic fit. Also amused by how the media perpetuation of misinformation and superficial research adversely impacts draft prospects.

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zeroluv's picture

April 30, 2019 at 06:41 am

I heard the media and some teams spread rumors about his shoulder to get him to slide. It’s worked because he slid right to us and we got a steal! Not sure if I like him wearing #52 but if he is the next Clay Mathews..I’ll take it!!

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

May 01, 2019 at 10:58 am

Both R. Gary and B. Chubb have about the same physical traits. In watching game film of Gary. I have to say it is very hard to rank him. Physically, yes a top 10 pick. But, as football player low 1st round - High Second Round.
I understand that he is a valuable movable piece of the defense that can help defensive schemes and confuse offenses. I do not see Gary getting many QB sacks. He is however great at tackling from behind running QB and RB. In most of all Gary's tackles I see 1 or 2 other defensive players ready to make the tackle. Rarely, did I see Gary make the individual tackle at a good distance from other oncoming defenders. The true test of Gary will not be so much his numbers, but his disruptiveness that he can bring to make our defense numbers better. I will give the Packers a B+ on this pick although I think he was more of number 20 - 32 pick.

Some Player Comparison:

Rashan Gary (6-foot-4, 277 lbs) LB opened eyes at the NFL Combine with his elite testing numbers. He ran a 4.58 second 40-yard dash in addition to posting 26 repetitions at 225 pounds on the bench press and 38 inches on the vertical jump
Combine/pro day results
277 pounds
34 1/8 inches
9 5/8 inches
40-yard dash:
Bench press:
Vertical jump:
Broad jump:
3-cone drill:
20 Yd Shuttle

BEST TRAIT – Hand Technique
BEST FILM – Ohio State (2017)
WORST FILM – Notre Dame (2018)
RED FLAGS – 2018 Shoulder Injury
Rashan Gary is a versatile defender with the needed abilities to be a disruptive force working from 3T. Gary has the ability to set the edge vs. the run and can be worked on the outside sparingly, although his pass rush skills are best utilized in scenarios that allow him to play with linear angles and with his hips aligned behind his pads to optimize his power and quickness.

As Ryan Wilson:  Gary has an explosive first step for a big man and he's an insane athlete who played out of position at Michigan. He's best suited as a defensive end in the NFL where his rip move can be hard to counter for offensive tackles. But he also has the strength to overpower offensive linemen on his way to the quarterback: run defender, Gary was at his best when taking on tight ends in a six-technique (head-up alignment).

Whether the running back was trying to bounce outside, or cut back inside, Gary was usually able to knock the tight end back enough to help force the running back where he didn’t want to go
Round Grade - Early Second Round
My Comment - But, let's see who wins TE- Hockenson v. R.Gary !!!!! I hope I wont laugh when T.J. Hockenson knocks him on his $$$. Hopefully, that will not happen.
Bradley Chubb - DE (Top 10 pick)
6' 4"
269 lbs
9 7/8”

Combine Result
40 Yard Dash
Bench Press.
Vertical Jump

Broad Jump

3 Cone Drill

20 Yd Shuttle

With impressive instincts and feel, Chubb sets up tackles with his variety of moves to keep them on their heels. Chubb also is wise to go for the strip, producing nine forced fumbles over the past three years. He comes up with sacks in crunch time and rises to the occasion. Chubb is a consistent source of splash plays with a passionate style of play that feeds the players around him. On the field, Chubb contributes a big-time presence and consistently wrecks offensive game plans. 

In terms of defensive scheme, Chubb's best fit comes in a 4-3 defense. He is a natural base end who should be a three-down difference-maker. If he is drafted into a 3-4, Chubb doesn't have a natural fit.

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sam1's picture

May 01, 2019 at 11:28 am

If you are really observant of this guy, yup makes tackles late but is always doubled or triple teamed. So doing so is damn good even if running done from behind, which also shows good speed for a big man!

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