September 22, 2019, 09:08:34 AM

Author Topic: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...  (Read 13054 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline The GM

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2816
  • Karma: +53/-4
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2018, 03:23:16 PM »
As much as I hate to say it, if Jackson from Iowa is there at 14, you have to take him. Not big on CB that early for us, but he is good, and if we use FA properly, it's doable.

Jackson would be a solid pick on paper, but his combine and Pro Day numbers will tell a lot.   If he runs well, he's certainly a very strong contender for the Packers pick.     

Online Uncle Josh

  • Rookie
  • *
  • Posts: 22
  • Karma: +5/-0
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2018, 05:38:00 PM »
Jackson reminds me of another player I lobbied for a few years back. J Jack is a bigger Casey Hayward. He won't tear up the combine and he won't be the best athlete-- but he's instinctive and a route jumper. A bit of a risky pick, but one I'd make if the top pass rushers are all off the board. I'd have a hard time taking him over Christian Kirk, though..

Offline OneTwoSixFive

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2393
  • Karma: +16/-10
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2018, 03:23:52 AM »
I'm pass rusher all the way with the first pick. I'm not sure what talent will be there when round two rolls around, maybe nothing of note now that Ferrell and Bryant are going back to college. Even guys like Armstrong may be gone, and I wouldn't like to have to rely on an injury risk like Josh Sweat.
(ricky) "Personally, I'm putting this in a box, driving a stake through its heart, firing a silver bullet into its (empty) head, nailing it shut, loading it into a rocket and firing it into the sun. "

(Pink Floyd) "Set the controls for the heart of the sun"

Offline MO.Pack

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 720
  • Karma: +5/-2
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #63 on: January 20, 2018, 07:14:35 PM »
Courtland Sutton.  Surprisingly shifty and runs precise, smooth routes. He has 22 touchdowns and averaged over 16 yards per catch over the past two seasons. We have invested so much in the last decade on defensive players in the first round I would like to see that change this year with a big talented wideout that can stretch the field.  Rodgers needs more weapons at the WR group as it is not as strong as it has been in the recent past. Hopefully we can find a CB and OLB in the next two rounds as they will be picking high also in those rounds.

Online Hands

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1560
  • Karma: +8/-0
    • Uncover
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #64 on: January 20, 2018, 09:42:52 PM »
Courtland Sutton.  Surprisingly shifty and runs precise, smooth routes. He has 22 touchdowns and averaged over 16 yards per catch over the past two seasons. We have invested so much in the last decade on defensive players in the first round I would like to see that change this year with a big talented wideout that can stretch the field.  Rodgers needs more weapons at the WR group as it is not as strong as it has been in the recent past. Hopefully we can find a CB and OLB in the next two rounds as they will be picking high also in those rounds.
I'm not a big fan of his. I see a WR/TE in the second or third round this year.
In the land of the blind.....the one eye man is king!

Offline OneTwoSixFive

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2393
  • Karma: +16/-10
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #65 on: January 21, 2018, 05:28:25 AM »
I'm a bit locked into pass rusher in round one, whether it is Davenport, Key, Landry, Okoronkwo.

Still, one of Ridley, Washington, Ateman, Sutton would really add to the passing game. It's tempting.

Jackson or Ward at CB are at least worth thinking about.

A 'thinking out of the box' pick might be OT Connor Williams.

Such a crucial decision, and a new GM to make it...........who knows where they will go.

Question. With new offensive and defensive coordinators (an old/new one, in Philbin's case), I  wonder if they have any draft recommendations and how much weight they have. It might be (for example) that Pettine was promised help early in the draft, as an incentive to come to Green Bay.
(ricky) "Personally, I'm putting this in a box, driving a stake through its heart, firing a silver bullet into its (empty) head, nailing it shut, loading it into a rocket and firing it into the sun. "

(Pink Floyd) "Set the controls for the heart of the sun"

Offline dannobanano

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5290
  • Karma: +43/-2
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #66 on: January 21, 2018, 11:07:36 AM »
Color me crazy, but I could see the Bills wanting to trade up to the #14 pick to draft a QB, and GB could end up with both of BUF's 1st round picks #21 & #22.

The way I see it there are 6 teams, prior to GB's #14 pick, that have prioritized getting a QB (#1 Browns, #2 Giants, #5 Broncos, #6 Jets, #12 Bengals, #13 Redskins).
Of those teams, I think the Giants will not need to draft a QB since their new HC (Pat Shurmur) will bring along one from MN (I'm guessing the G-men will throw big money at Keenum and he will go with his OC, Shurmur, to the NYG's).
I also think at least one of the other teams wanting a QB before GB will sign one, or more, of the possibly available UFA QB's (Kirk Cousins, Sam Bradford, Jay Cutler, Drew Stanton, Teddy Bridgewater..........one of either Bridgewater/Bradford will likely stay in MN).
If this occurs, it would mean 2 or 3 of those 6 teams will have a QB prior to the draft, and will pursue their next highest priority.
Sitting at #15 is AZ, another QB needy team, and #17 is LAC's, looking for Rivers eventual replacement.

I could see BUF wanting to leapfrog those two teams to take the 4th or 5th best QB on the board.

What should GB do with these two picks?

#21 - Arden Key/Edge-OLB
#22 - Isaiah Oliver/CB

#45 - Either Royce Freeman or Sony Michel (if either is still available)...............we need a difference maker at RB. See what it did for the Saints this year, and JAX. Royce and Michel could be this next years Kamara. J-Williams and A-Jones are nice stories, but GB needs a bonifide home run threat at RB.

WR can be addressed in the 3rd round with someone like Jaleel Scott (New Mexico St.)........might have to trade up a little to get him......, or Christian Kirk (Texas A&M), or wait until the 4th round and take Equanimeous St. Brown (Notre Dame).

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/jaleel-scott-is-a-major-2018-nfl-draft-sleeper-with-no-1-wideout-potential/

https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/equanimeous-st-brown-declares-for-2018-nfl-draft/

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2745460-christian-kirk-officially-declares-for-2018-nfl-draft-after-3-years-at-texas-am

Online Hands

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1560
  • Karma: +8/-0
    • Uncover
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #67 on: January 21, 2018, 07:55:51 PM »
I still don't think any pass rushers outside Chubb are worth that 14 pick. Best guy up probably that OT from Notre Dame. A needed position meets BPA.
In the land of the blind.....the one eye man is king!

Offline claymaker

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3056
  • Karma: +14/-1
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #68 on: January 22, 2018, 01:56:55 PM »
I still don't think any pass rushers outside Chubb are worth that 14 pick. Best guy up probably that OT from Notre Dame. A needed position meets BPA.

Key is the better pass rusher. Chubb is the more complete player. Unlikely they have a shot at either imo.

Offline SSG

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3433
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2018, 10:03:08 AM »
I still don't think any pass rushers outside Chubb are worth that 14 pick. Best guy up probably that OT from Notre Dame. A needed position meets BPA.

Unless you believe that Buluga is getting cut, I don't see how an OT is a need.  We aren't far removed from making a significant investment into Spriggs. 
Act your age, not your shoe size.

Offline OneTwoSixFive

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2393
  • Karma: +16/-10
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2018, 10:54:37 AM »
I still don't think any pass rushers outside Chubb are worth that 14 pick. Best guy up probably that OT from Notre Dame. A needed position meets BPA.

Unless you believe that Buluga is getting cut, I don't see how an OT is a need.  We aren't far removed from making a significant investment into Spriggs.

I'll second that. Now when the 2019 draft rolls around we will pretty much KNOW what we have with Spriggs. It just might be OL early time then, if he has failed.
(ricky) "Personally, I'm putting this in a box, driving a stake through its heart, firing a silver bullet into its (empty) head, nailing it shut, loading it into a rocket and firing it into the sun. "

(Pink Floyd) "Set the controls for the heart of the sun"

Offline dannobanano

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5290
  • Karma: +43/-2
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2018, 01:47:17 PM »
I still don't think any pass rushers outside Chubb are worth that 14 pick. Best guy up probably that OT from Notre Dame. A needed position meets BPA.

Unless you believe that Buluga is getting cut, I don't see how an OT is a need.  We aren't far removed from making a significant investment into Spriggs.

I'll second that. Now when the 2019 draft rolls around we will pretty much KNOW what we have with Spriggs. It just might be OL early time then, if he has failed.

With a new GM at the helm, a FA to fill that spot wouldn't be out of the question either.

Offline mancl

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 776
  • Karma: +8/-1
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2018, 06:58:49 AM »
I have a man crush on Davenport but I think he will be gone by this time.  Key is boom or bust.  Not a Landry fan. How about Edmunds the LB from VA Tec? Very athletic- will be a side line to sideline player.  can play inside or out which gives the Pack the versatility they want on D.  Not that big at 235 which is a concern.  Just a thought

Offline Gregg

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2648
  • Karma: +19/-6
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2018, 02:51:44 PM »
Davenport looked pretty good to me yesterday.

But clearly the guy who slammed it was the QB from Richmond.

Looks like the new Carson Wentz

Offline dannobanano

  • HOF Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5290
  • Karma: +43/-2
Re: With the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft...
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2018, 06:23:45 PM »
Davenport looked pretty good to me yesterday.

But clearly the guy who slammed it was the QB from Richmond.

Looks like the new Carson Wentz

Totally agree!

Lauletta's draft stock went up 3-4 rounds after yesterday!

Benkert didn't hurt himself either! I'd like to see the Packers try and pick him.