The Third Round of the Draft Has Been a Struggle for the Packers For More Than a Decade

The NFL Draft is the lifeblood of a successful franchise. If you don’t draft well, the odds are you won’t be a consistent winner in this league.

The Green Bay Packers have enjoyed success in the draft in recent years, adding Pro Bowl players like Jaire Alexander and Kenny Clark in the first round and Davante Adams and Elgton Jenkins in the second round.

The Pack has also found gems on day three of the draft, adding players like Aaron Jones, Micah Hyde and Corey Linsley in the later rounds.

But the third round of the draft hasn’t produced many useful players in recent years. In fact, it’s been more than a decade since the Pack got good value in the third round of the draft. Starting in 2011, almost every third round pick the Packers have made has been a disappointment for one reason or another.

In 2011, the Pack selected running back Alex Green with the 96th overall pick. The former Hawaii star lasted only two seasons in Green Bay, starting a total of four games. He suffered a torn ACL as a rookie and his career was derailed as a result. In two seasons with the Packers, he gained 475 yards on 138 carries, a 3.4-yard average. He did not score a touchdown.

He later played one season with the New York Jets and spent time in Canada.

The Pack didn’t have third-round picks in 2012 and 2013 but had a pair in 2014. First, the team selected defensive lineman Khyri Thornton with the 85th overall pick. Thornton never played a regular-season game for the Packers. He spent his entire rookie year on the injured reserve and was waived in training camp in 2015. The Lions signed Thornton who played three seasons with them, starting six games and recording one career sack.

With their second pick in the third round in 2014, the Pack added tight end Richard Rodgers. The former Cal star lasted four seasons in Green Bay and is their most productive third-round pick since 2011. His best season came in 2015 when he caught 58 passes for 510 yards and eight touchdowns. All those marks were career highs.

Rodgers never had much speed as a receiver but had good hands and was a willing blocker. He added depth to the tight end position and played for the Eagles from 2018 through 2021. In four seasons with the Packers, he caught 120 passes for a 9.7-yard average and 13 touchdowns. His most famous moment came when he caught Aaron Rodgers’ Hail Mary pass on the final play of the game to beat Detroit in Week 13 of 2015.

In 2015, the Packers added wide receiver Ty Montgomery with the 94th overall pick. Montgomery was eventually converted to running back when injuries struck there. He started a total of 14 games in four seasons with the Packers. His most productive season came in 2016 when he ran for 457 yards and caught 34 passes for 348 yards. He has since bounced around the league, playing for the Ravens, Jets and Saints.

In 2016, the Packers drafted outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell in the third round. In four seasons with the team, he started nine games. His most productive season came in 2018 when he led the team with 10.5 sacks. But he never approached those numbers again. In 2020, he played for the Giants, joined the Chargers in 2021 and has now signed a deal with the Raiders for next season.

Defensive lineman Montravius Adams was the third round pick in 2017. Adams showed early promise but never really fulfilled it, starting just three games in four seasons with the Packers. He showed flashes of ability but no consistency and had just 1.5 sacks during his time in Green Bay.

GM Brian Gutekunst traded up to select linebacker Oren Burks in the third round in 2018. Burks had a strong training camp as a rookie but was injured during the preseason and never really recovered. Burks started seven total games in four years with the Pack and recorded half a sack.

He never found a role on defense, although he became a fixture on Green Bay’s struggling special teams. Burks has good speed but had issues with play recognition. He signed this offseason with the 49ers.

Tight end Jace Sternberger was the team’s third-round selection in 2019. The former Texas A&M star lasted just two seasons with the Packers, catching 12 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown. He was supposed to be able to stretch the field from the tight end position, but he never found the consistency needed to establish himself in Matt LaFleur’s offense. He was waived by the Packers after serving a suspension to start the 2021 season. He has since been on the practice squads of the Seahawks, the Washington Football Club and the Steelers.

It is still too soon to fairly judge the last two third round picks by the Packers. The jury is still out on Josiah Deguara, who missed most of his rookie injury due to injury and wide receiver Amari Rodgers, who had a disappointing first year in the NFL but is hoping to make a second-year jump in the coming season.

The last player the Packers drafted in the third round to exceed expectations was 2010’s Morgan Burnett. He spent eight seasons with the Packers and became a very good defensive back for the team. The others have either disappointed, suffered injuries that derailed their career or just didn’t work out as well as expected.

The Packers are hoping to end this drought in the third round this season. It’s time for a third round pick to make a major contribution to the Packers success. The team has been waiting for more than a decade.

You can follow Gil Martin on Twitter @GilPackers

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Packer_Fan's picture

March 26, 2022 at 12:26 pm

I have noticed this same trend. So trade this years pick fir Jacksonville WR that is on the out because if their free agent signings. Don't trade first or second rounders.

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KenEllis's picture

March 27, 2022 at 07:45 am

Are you seriously suggesting the Packers trade a round 1-5 pick for an NFL player?

I thought there was a rule prohibiting Green Bay from doing this?

I know every other NFL team other than Green Bay has made such trades this century, including every Super Bowl winner since 2010 (when the Pack last appeared in the big game), but I thought there was a special rule that denied the Packers the ability to make such trades.

Can you think of the last time such a trade was made?

Surely the reason no such trades have been made can't be that the Pack's notoriously risk averse Front Office so overvalues its own draft picks that is it unwilling to trade a 3rd round pick as part of its alleged ALL IN approach to winning Super Bowls, can it?

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greengold's picture

March 27, 2022 at 07:54 am

BOOM! While I’m not for a trade in general, I now want to rush out and make a trade!

Love it. Great points too, KenEllis!

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frankthefork's picture

March 26, 2022 at 12:47 pm

Thx Gil-The trend or pattern that repeats is injuries. It's not just the 3rd round hex. ACL injuries are hard to overcome in a cut block and tackle low game...thus Bak 69, Jenkins71, KHill35 and Bobton85 are iffy at best for this fall. A big ouch if they play at 80% or come back in Nov at best.
Most expect a TE pick with two OL picks; 2 wr's, edge, safety, Lb, Dl, RB, and CB. Holes are everywhere but QB.
With only 15m in cap and 11picks (I hope for a trade back to get 12) GB will need our jags to take the next step up plus BG finding a FA gem or two. It is a rebuild or retool year for 2022 and 2023.

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LambeauPlain's picture

March 26, 2022 at 01:12 pm

Let's hope this is the draft that breaks the 3rd round curse.

The WR class can help Gutey do what Wolf did in '93 and '95...Draft 3rd rounders Brooks and Freeman, respectively.

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 26, 2022 at 07:54 pm

If you want Gutey to break the 3rd round curse, have him draft Danny Gray in the 3rd round.

At least we'll have a blazing fast Punt Returner and KO Returner.

Not to mention that guy who can fill the Irvin role and take anything to the house.

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 27, 2022 at 07:10 am

Velus Jones in the 4th or 5th. Just as fast, 20 lbs heavier and and excellent returner.

https://youtu.be/Vy7tm0eTlxU

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

March 27, 2022 at 07:31 am

I like Velus Jones as well, and I feel he is underrated on big boards. He'd be great 5-7 if available, but I don't think I'd take a guy who is mostly a ST returner/gunner in the first four rounds.

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greengold's picture

March 27, 2022 at 08:04 am

OMG, I freaking love Venus Jones. Yes, yes, yes to the yes.

Here are my notes on him:
WR Velus Jones 5-11.5 203 4.31 Tennessee

Slot/KR/PR/Jet 6th year. 25 y/o.

14.7/att PR #3 in nation. 26.6/att KR #19 2 TDs. Bursts through lanes with speed you can’t teach.

3000+ KR yds with 0 muffs!

162 Tgts with only 9 drops with surest hands in class.

Clocked 2nd fastest time by offensive player at Senior Bowl at 21.75 mph.

Yet his play speed is quicker. Acceleration from line a sight to behold.

Routinely catches. Excellent body control, feet at sidelines.

Perfect #2 WR. Screens. 8.3 YAC

Needs work on routes. Choppy steps. So fast he rarely saw press coverage. Willing blocker w good contact balance.

Tough. Feisty. Playmaker.
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He’s older because he was stuck behind Pittman, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Drake London at USC, forced to transfer around a number of times to get his shot. That’s why his receiving stats are lesser in volume. Still a very good WR, and one helluva returner.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

March 27, 2022 at 07:39 am

I like Danny Gray a lot, simply because he already "looks like an NFL receiver" on tape. That 4.33 makes him very desirable, and he can make really tough grabs. He's another guy I'd be very happy with in rounds 5-7, and I'd even be okay at the end of round 4. I'm still hoping we get Khalil Shakir in the third, though; he catches even terrible passes.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

March 26, 2022 at 01:12 pm

Wow, Gil, that is a depressing list! On the plus side, I didn't like any of those picks at the time, except Sternberger. He was a big disappointment to me. I noticed that many of those guys were either injured or were selected based on athletic potential--maybe we should target better players, and wait for the "potential" types until 6-7...

The third round this year could have really good players, especially at TE, WR, and OL.

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greengold's picture

March 26, 2022 at 01:14 pm

I think this is the year we really trade assets from the back end of our draft to add to the R2 selections. At least, it might be a good strategy.

Maybe not. I see this draft as being deep where we need it to be, except for TE, ILB and IDL. Hard to say what our best strategies are. Guessing trading pick # 92 up or down wouldn’t be a bad idea.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

March 26, 2022 at 01:36 pm

Huh, I see TE and ILB as both WAY deeper than usual. DL, not so much.

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greengold's picture

March 26, 2022 at 04:03 pm

3 of my top publications/resources don’t have ONE TE as R1 talent, and all list only 3 projected prior to R4.

That is not indicative of a deep TE class. Sorry.

ILB class is equally light up top, but has more talent projected #40-174.

IDL class also, equally light. *** When you’re talking multiple sources, trusted sources, projecting just 5 or 6 players selected prior to R4??? One or two players per round? Those are light talent groups.

S is another position group light up top, but that’s become more the norm.

QB is by far the worst of the bunch. I mean, bereft like I’ve never seen. 6 QBs projected thru R1-4. It’s like WTF..? Also like, “So, you say the next Tom Brady is coming out of Day 3???”

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Conversely, seeing around 16 OTs, 14 EDGE, 16 WR prospects projected in the first 100 picks.

THIS is why I say, get while the gettin’s good. I’d seriously be fine with Gutekunst using #22, 28, and 53 on WR. Whatever he wants. No probs.

My major contribution to this R3 futility discussion is trade that MF-ing #92 pick tout de suite. Don’t care if it’s to trade up in R2 or down for an extra R4, just get it the F out!

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Coldworld's picture

March 26, 2022 at 04:47 pm

I don’t see much in the way of TEs either. I think you are right, the top rounds are WR, Edge and OL heavy. This could lead to reaching. I hope we keep a cool head and maybe trade to best match value to our needs. Three WRs and an Edge seems reasonably likely early. I think DT value is there from the 3rd and not great above that.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 26, 2022 at 05:19 pm

I will accept all mockery and derision as we get ready for April 28. PFN simulator allowing for trades UP/Down. Pushed out a four from 2023 expecting comp picks.

#18 Olave WR O.State
# 37 Winfrey DE OKIE
#53 Watson WR ND state
#54 Skyy Moore WR W Mich.
#62 McBride TE Co. State
#92 Petit-Frere OT O.State
#121 Gunter Edge Coastal Carolina
#140 McFadden LB Indiana
#171 M. Bell S Florida A&M
#220 J. Watson CB Wash State
#228 z.Horvath FB Purdue

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greengold's picture

March 26, 2022 at 06:19 pm

You’ll get no mocking from me on #s18-54, jannes! I’d F-ing love that group.

Wish I could comment on the rest… but, I’m really off my game this draft. Hoping to catch up here soon.

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Coldworld's picture

March 26, 2022 at 07:04 pm

I really dislike the trade up in principle this year, but actually, I don’t hate the result you achieved. In practice I’m not sure about Sky Moore unless we are cutting Cobb or AmRod. I’d possibly look at another more perimeter type. On merit, I don’t argue though. You take Watson and McBride about where I think they should go. After that you have gone further than I have got to. Tips hat for that draft.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2022 at 08:47 am

Skyy Moore has always been a playmaker in the MAC. He ran a 4.38 40 and he is already better than Amari Rodgers. He is the return guy and the fast guy from the slot. I have run around 50 simulations and for some reason the trade requests and proposals worked out. My goal was to secure Olave and add to the second round stash. McBride showed up later than I would expect him to go. I have watched quite a bit of receiver film. While Burks is a big body, he is not Sterling Sharpe. I wanted the post-up guy like Pierce and guys who break fast out of their cuts, Burks doesn't show the footwork as Davante did at Fresno State. Thank you.

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greengold's picture

March 27, 2022 at 09:20 am

Awesome stuff and appreciate the share. I have to do more work on Skyy, but my early look was very positive. You’re so right on Alec Pierce too. So much so I’m full on draft crushed. Thanks, jannes!

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

March 26, 2022 at 07:55 pm

I traded DOWN twice to get the following today:

28 Devonte Wyatt DL
33 George Pickens WR
53 Chad Muma ILB
59 Leo Chenal LB/ED
76 Khalil Shakir WR
100 Kyren Williams RB
106 Greg Dulcich TE
132 Zyon McCollum CB
171 Jelani Woods TE
228 Nick Ford G/RT
249 Jalen Nailor WR
258 Jake Camarda P
Even though I didn't get a safety, this might be my favorite outcome so far.

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 27, 2022 at 06:41 am

Jelani Woods is probably going in the 3rd round. Between the Shrine Bowl, combine and his pro day his trajectory is straight up. Under 7 3-cone at 6'-7" is crazy.

Height: 6'7″
Weight: 252
Vertical: 37.5 inches
Broad: 10'9″
Shuttle: 4.22
Three-cone: 6.91

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

March 27, 2022 at 06:47 am

I agree Chesty, he MIGHT even go late second if someone is in love with him. There are plays where he looks like an unstoppable force like Gronk.

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greengold's picture

March 27, 2022 at 09:23 am

That’s a baller 3-cone. Also, an insanely valuable metric at the position.

Sounds like Jelani Woods is a bit of a late bloomer, but definitely ascending. His size and athleticism that can’t be taught. 34 1/8” arms. Needs hand work in blocking & catching, but that kind of info I take with the proverbial grain of salt.

Jelani is the real deal.

Thanks, LLCHESTY!

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2022 at 08:54 am

The vertical jump and he being 6'-6" is a Bubba Franks type red zone threat.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

March 26, 2022 at 07:02 pm

Oh, I agree there aren't any first-round worthy TEs this year, but that's not how I measure
"depth." Trey McBride is a late 2nd type, but it's the guys that belong in the 3rd and 4th that interest me and are the "depth." Jalen Wydermyer and Isaiah Likely are glorified WRs, not my type, but I like a whole bunch of decent TEs after that: Cade Otton, Greg Dulcich, and Jake Ferguson are all decent receivers and blockers; Jeremy Ruckert, Charlie Kolar, others look okay, and Jelani Woods is very raw but could be special after he develops.

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Coldworld's picture

March 26, 2022 at 07:11 pm

I like Woods for his size and blocking. He looks to have hands, but rather like Dillon, they never used them. If he doesn’t get taken way too early after the combine, I think we could use him now as a blocker and go from there.

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greengold's picture

March 26, 2022 at 09:53 pm

Cool. Thanks for sharing man. Also, I like Wyatt too. Should be interesting how it all will shake out.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2022 at 08:59 am

Wyatt is still mid-first on most Mock boards.

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greengold's picture

March 27, 2022 at 09:27 am

Yeah, they’re going to bounce around a lot over these next 4 weeks. So much talent to be had, and we’ve got the picks to just sit tight and let them fall to us. We should be a much better team overall post draft.

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 27, 2022 at 06:53 am

Ruckert is a good blocker who wasn't used much at all on the passing game but has really good hands. He didn't test at the combine and was in a walking boot at Ohio State's pro day. I'd bet he slips into the 5th and could be a steal there. I'm big on Jelani Woods but if they miss on him and a couple others Ruckert could be a solid day 3 pick.

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stockholder's picture

March 27, 2022 at 07:04 am

Trey McBride is climbing. I've seen him in the 30s now. Need makes him a 1st rd. pick

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2022 at 08:57 am

High second from the trade downs.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2022 at 08:57 am

Ruckert from Ohio State is an Inline guy who will learn the passing game. Under-utilized by Day because of their receiving corps.

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PhantomII's picture

March 26, 2022 at 02:00 pm

Yep, bundle it with a #2 pick and move up for better player.

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greengold's picture

March 26, 2022 at 10:13 pm

I don’t know just yet if that’s necessary. Drafts are so freaking weird. Never really know where the runs will be, who drops etc. etc. There are also a lot of warts that tend to get overlooked, where success in the college game doesn’t necessarily transfer into the Pro game where everybody’s fast, and the competition faced is generally much stronger.

When I see runaway players with a single wart, ie. speed issue, size issue, strength, toughness issue, catch volume limited, route trees limited, I like to then search out individual game stats to better discern reasons for success in résumés.

Pro ready and toughness at WR are huge to me, as are the nuances of understanding where to sit in zones, adjust speed on routes, blah blah. But, you get it.

Again, picks are super, super valuable, and should be very carefully considered before making them parts of trade packages. Not like simulator stuff. Just my perspective, Phantomll… That whole thing of “just because you can doesn’t mean you should,” comes to mind.

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stockholder's picture

March 26, 2022 at 07:04 pm

3rd RD. This isn't that strange. Gute just doesn't do his homework after the second rd. He gives Picks away. Point. Alexander- A first and third. Ok he got his man. Burks was terrible on film, and compared to Thomas. You know the guy that couldn't tackle. Major blunder there. Stern Berger they brought in, before the draft. The blunder here is the TE position. Graham failed. Deguara was a reach. Sternberger cut. And Richard Rodgers, remember him? Still was playing last year. And finally, Amari Rodgers was another trade up. Who got pushed aside for Cobb. Let's just face facts. Gute is no Doctor. His biggest problem is trying to measure the heart of the player. While his goes piddly patter. Nobody is watching the guys taken with the loss of draft capitol, he had. So whats so Vidal about a 3rd pick anyway? Were on top. Right? Well if Gute had made the right picks. The STs might have performed better. So this is how you kill two birds with one stone. This is the year Take a WR. That can return punts. Velus Jones is that guy. And if you think that doesn't stop a revolving door. A safety, just might be the solution.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 26, 2022 at 05:26 pm

No excuses on the whiffs. Third round is critical. O line if they cannot figure out the rest of the Board. You don't want choir boys or the kid from reform school, but a little of both.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 26, 2022 at 05:30 pm

I have Skyy Moore on my wish list. Your guy Burks, at the WR, is a power guy ,but has slow feet, not fast off the breaks and not a defined route runner. Lazard takes some of that game.

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stockholder's picture

March 26, 2022 at 07:07 pm

Depends on which scouting report you read. Moore is a little small. He is dropping. Still I think he's gone by @60.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2022 at 09:03 am

I watch their games and the film. I do my own scouting.

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greengold's picture

March 27, 2022 at 09:35 am

Yeah. I find that to be best, added to info from multiple scouting sources. Some scouting reports are lazy, others are not…

And, as you mentioned, not just highlights. Game films. Get a way better sense for what the player brings all-around. No such thing as TMI on important issues.

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greengold's picture

March 26, 2022 at 07:36 pm

Um, jannes? Count me ALL-IN on both Alec Pierce & Sky Moore. Thanks for the heads-up on Pierce, Bubs.

What I really appreciate besides the share is your steadfast conviction regarding AP. I’ll do more study on him, but, the film I saw doesn’t lie. Gotta run through numbers, histories, metrics, opposition strengths/weaknesses, but, already saw him v. Top competition, and I’m ALL-IN.

I find those two aspects of today’s NFL DRAFT fandom to be the most significant change over the decades, and it just keeps getting better and better. The sharing of info & the tape availability. Tape does not lie.

Legit. PROPS, jannes..!

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2022 at 09:06 am

That Bearcat team was in the final four playoff for a reason. 6 or more players going in the draft.

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 27, 2022 at 06:56 am

Gore Vidal?

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greengold's picture

March 27, 2022 at 08:29 am

You know that scene at the end of High Plains Drifter where the bad guy is left screaming, “Who are you? Who ARE YOU????!!!”

Yeah. That.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

March 26, 2022 at 06:12 pm

I had a chance to calm down since I read the rest of the article and then the comments above. Richard Rodgers described as a willing blocker. For a TE who was slow as molasses, he couldn't block at all. Terrible pick. Yes, he got better as a blocker. I don't know how he expected to succeed in the NFL if he was utterly incapable as a blocker and slower than Lewis is today. He is lucky he had TT in charge since the Packers were high on the list of most snaps played by guys they drafted, because TT believed in draft and develop to a ridiculous extent. Still in the league, I guess.

I wrote more rants about RR than any other Packer player, coach or GM/FO-guy. Rant on the day he was drafted, first preseason game he played in, after his first year, second year, maybe some other times I don't remember. Yeah, more rants about RR than about Slocum or Zook. My blood pressure goes up just thinking about it if any kind word is written about him. Willing, indeed. I am willing to accept monetary gifts of any size, not that my willingness means squat.

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Coldworld's picture

March 26, 2022 at 06:56 pm

I recall your attempts to save us from RR. In his defense, he did have really good hands. That said, I think you are kind to his blocking even later on. My thing with him though, was that I have never seen a man of his size get less after a catch. He was slow and had no burst at all, but even falling forward ..,

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greengold's picture

March 26, 2022 at 07:42 pm

I found them to be enjoyable, TGR, and entertaining!!! You ROCK!

Breathe.

Btw, on that note, you have any favorites there? While this is not widely regarded as a strong class, it never means there isn’t quality talent at any given position. I know adding a TE would be smart, if they can get the right one.

PS. Where do I send these monies?

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PhantomII's picture

March 26, 2022 at 09:24 pm

I want the TE position to be a hybrid 6'4 220-240 and 4.5-4.6 speed . Big mismatches all over. As our OL gets bigger and stronger the MUST of blocking/ chipping before going out for a pass will go away. Run blocking would be as it should be.

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 26, 2022 at 08:46 pm

I was so pissed about Richard, but I was even more pissed about Khyri...

Don't even get me started on Mike Neal. I know he was a 2nd round pick, but it was also one of the worst picks ever.

My biggest fear is Gutey will have his plan and get too cute. I just don't want us to % ourselves. SMH

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greengold's picture

March 26, 2022 at 10:39 pm

Agree. Khyri was seemingly his worst pick, but, I’ll one up that with Ted taking Damarius Randall over Eric Kendricks.

I literally thought my head would explode clean off my shoulders.

Also agree on the too cute stuff. Never trade your R4s, if you can help it. R4 has always been a reset round, where GMs and their staffs get their bearings, their sea legs, and have time to review, consult, wheel & deal. Also, maybe more importantly, a night to sleep on it, those important decisions for the following day. I hate trading away R4, and love stacking up there, early if possible.

Josh Sitton. TJ Lang. Micah Hyde. JC Tretter. Mike Daniels. Jamaal Williams. Royce Newman. All R4.

This particular draft, there’s massive R4 talent at nearly every position = value.

#92 & 135 was a lot. The wait… from #85 to #142 was horrific, seeing that amount of talent go by. 3 players in that range are now wearing Super Bowl rings. Also missed WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, who got insanely hot his last 8 games as a rookie, along with WR Jalen Darden who went to TB.

Hoping Amari proves Gutekunst’s gamble worthy.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2022 at 09:14 am

Toss in the basketball player with the two pick. That was the time to pull the plug on Ted and the red phone.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

March 28, 2022 at 02:54 am

Yeah, I remember (the gist anyway) of your rants on Mike Neal.

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Gee's picture

March 28, 2022 at 01:20 pm

One sure way to have BDU go from calm to nuclear, was to put Neal and Thornton in the same piece. You could almost feel the rage through the screen.

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

March 27, 2022 at 11:07 am

With the NFL draft coming up next month and all us Packer fans excited, your story is a shocking bit of history.

My wife is a Packers fan and about as enthusiastic and loyal as I am and I read your column to her. She said the only reasonable solution is to trade the 3 round pick. Made me laugh, but I didn't do it out loud.

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greengold's picture

March 27, 2022 at 08:40 am

From the mouths of BABES…!

Funny. My wife is just a total rocker, and she knows her football, plus lifelong Packer fan. She knows her shit and often will pop with a simple, but beautiful comment that says it all…!

I’m many times left speechless, shaking my head with a laugh, thinking how fortunate I am. There is literally no one I’d rather watch a game with. She’s fun as hell.

Let’s put it this way, setting the scene. Every Sunday my wife, her sister & I are watching the Packer game together. Her sister same kind of fan… superfun.

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 27, 2022 at 07:05 am

The answer is simple, stop trading 4ths and trade 3rds. 4th round players have been as good as 3rd rounders have been bad.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2022 at 09:15 am

Move into the second round for this year's values.

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 27, 2022 at 10:21 am

I like this draft. Missed out on the DTs and 2nd WRs I like but I think Tolbert is one of the guys ready to come in and play. The 2023 2nd from the Giants should be below 45.

28.
Treylon Burks
WR Arkansas
GB
36.
Boye Mafe
EDGE Minnesota
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GB
53.
Travis Jones
DT Connecticut
GB
59.
Jalen Pitre
S Baylor
GB
67.
Jalen Tolbert
WR South Alabama
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GB
132.
Leo Chenal
LB Wisconsin
GB
140.
Daniel Bellinger
TE San Diego State
GB
171.
Kellen Diesch
OT Arizona State
GB
173.
Josh Paschal
EDGE Kentucky
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228.
Bo Melton
WR Rutgers
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249.
Peyton Hendershot
TE Indiana
GB
258.
Noah Elliss
DT Idaho

2023 NYG 2nd

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salsilv209's picture

March 27, 2022 at 12:09 pm

I like what you selected but i dont think they need to draft a DT with 53rd pick.
Travis Jones DT Connecticut. They got Reed from KC.
The pick they got from oakland at 22 i believe? They need to use that on treylon or chris olave. those two will be gone by 28 pick. But a tight end like trey mcbride will be there at 28. they could get the complete package in this kid as a tight end. He is a threat in receiving and a bad ass blocker. If they can come away with one of Olave/Burks and get mcbride with either the 28 0r 53 pick. its gonna be bad for defenses. Especially if they sign a vet Free agent wr like Julio or trade for another Devonte named Parker from miami. ijust said this team cant afford to have jordan love making all that money without contributing. rodgers extention has erased the need to keep him and they should throw that stone toward seattle and take DK Metcalf straight across. love has 2years remaining and Dk is on his final year. I think its a fair deal.

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