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Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« on: April 01, 2019, 06:35:29 PM »
I'm surprised nobody has broached this subject. So I will give this a shot. They desperately need an O-Lineman. And they need a slot receiver. For the slot I want Paris Campbell, of Ohio State. He has 4.31 speed and the position he played is the slot! And Ohio State runs a pro style offence. This is exactly the player they need to open the offence. As for Tackle, there are 3 or 4 players that are about the same talent. They need a Safety as well, but that might wait until the second round.

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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 09:48:46 PM »
Please clarify. Are you suggesting the Packers take a slot receiver at #12 and a OL at #30? Because that would be a travesty. ILBer or DL with #12; TE or OL or BPA at #30. Slot could be found in rounds 4 or above.
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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 07:58:22 AM »
It seems this should be in draft section, but in regards to your question, yes those are positions Green Bay needs to upgrade. Two WRs were rated with first round grade, Metcalf, and Brown. Brown could be a pick at 30...but don't see any OT/WR worthy of the 12the pick.
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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 08:38:25 AM »
It seems this should be in draft section, but in regards to your question, yes those are positions Green Bay needs to upgrade. Two WRs were rated with first round grade, Metcalf, and Brown. Brown could be a pick at 30...but don't see any OT/WR worthy of the 12the pick.

The other Brown (AJ from Mississippi) is also creeping up into late 1st round consideration, although Marquis Brown would be a very intriguing addition to this offense at 30.  Definite playmaker but is he durable?
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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 09:38:18 AM »
It seems this should be in draft section, but in regards to your question, yes those are positions Green Bay needs to upgrade. Two WRs were rated with first round grade, Metcalf, and Brown. Brown could be a pick at 30...but don't see any OT/WR worthy of the 12the pick.

The other Brown (AJ from Mississippi) is also creeping up into late 1st round consideration, although Marquis Brown would be a very intriguing addition to this offense at 30.  Definite playmaker but is he durable?

No thank you, not at 166 pounds, the kid will get destroyed.

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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 10:44:35 AM »
Regarding the original question. My top 12 are, in order:
1) Quinnen Williams DT
2) Nick Bosa - DE/Edge
3) Josh Allen -  Edge
4) Devin White - ILB
5) Ed Oliver - anywhere in the front 5
6) Jawaan Taylor - OT
7) TJ Hockenson - TE
8) Brian Burns - Edge
9) Clelin Ferrell -  Edge
10) Greedy Williams - CB
11) Andre Dillard - OT
12) Christian Wilkins - DT

We know at least one QB will be drafted before our pick. Possibly three. If anyone listed four through eight is there, I'm making the pick. If not, I would look at moving back a bit and picking up an additional second or third. I will say that if Williams were to fall into the five to seven range I would seriously consider moving up. Same thing if Oliver or Hockenson is there at ten.

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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 12:49:03 PM »
Im hoping Oliver, White, or Sweat make it through to 12. I'd look for a trade down if they arent.

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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2019, 02:48:07 PM »
Since more than likely only one of these players will be around at #12, I would say whomever is left of Devin White, Devin Bush, Ed Oliver, Montez Sweat, Clellin Ferral.

At #30 I wouldnt mind DK Metcalf if he slides. Analysts have pointed out that he had a great combine, but he never had a super season in college that wowed you. He can clearly take the top off of a defense and has very high potential, but he isnt an instant star. Because of that, he may fall to the end of the round.
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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2019, 03:41:07 PM »
Since more than likely only one of these players will be around at #12, I would say whomever is left of Devin White, Devin Bush, Ed Oliver, Montez Sweat, Clellin Ferral.

At #30 I wouldnt mind DK Metcalf if he slides. Analysts have pointed out that he had a great combine, but he never had a super season in college that wowed you. He can clearly take the top off of a defense and has very high potential, but he isnt an instant star. Because of that, he may fall to the end of the round.

Now this is something that makes more sense. Though only if the Packers use their third/fourth round picks to go for a couple of OL prospects. And also address TE.
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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2019, 04:16:24 PM »
Since more than likely only one of these players will be around at #12, I would say whomever is left of Devin White, Devin Bush, Ed Oliver, Montez Sweat, Clellin Ferral.

At #30 I wouldnt mind DK Metcalf if he slides. Analysts have pointed out that he had a great combine, but he never had a super season in college that wowed you. He can clearly take the top off of a defense and has very high potential, but he isnt an instant star. Because of that, he may fall to the end of the round.

Now this is something that makes more sense. Though only if the Packers use their third/fourth round picks to go for a couple of OL prospects. And also address TE.

Metcalf wont make it to 30, but a WR at 30 or 44 could happen.

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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2019, 10:36:13 PM »
Metcalf wont make it to 30, but a WR at 30 or 44 could happen.

First, never say never. Remember, no one thought Raji would last to #9. He did. But also, thre are a lot of sites that have the Packers taking a WR at #12. I personally have a hard time believing that would happen, especially since they spent three spots on that position last year. But then again, never say never.
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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2019, 01:50:15 AM »
Since more than likely only one of these players will be around at #12, I would say whomever is left of Devin White, Devin Bush, Ed Oliver, Montez Sweat, Clellin Ferral.

At #30 I wouldnt mind DK Metcalf if he slides. Analysts have pointed out that he had a great combine, but he never had a super season in college that wowed you. He can clearly take the top off of a defense and has very high potential, but he isnt an instant star. Because of that, he may fall to the end of the round.

Now this is something that makes more sense. Though only if the Packers use their third/fourth round picks to go for a couple of OL prospects. And also address TE.

Metcalf wont make it to 30, but a WR at 30 or 44 could happen.

If Metcalf isnt there, its Nkeal Harris if they go offensive skill and a safety if they stay defense. I would say that only one if last years crop of WR is likely to last over the next couple of seasons. They may want to restock.
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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2019, 03:58:32 AM »
If they were to draft a receiver it should not be in the first round. I like Whiteside or AJ Brown if they were to draft one in the 2nd or 3rd round.

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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2019, 04:51:17 AM »
The value at #12 seems to me likely to be a DL (Wilkins, Oliver, Gary) or Edge (Ferrell, Burns, Sweat), or an OT (Jawaan Taylor, Jonah Williams, Andre Dillard) Multiple prospects at each of those positions make one of them likely.

There are alternatives to these groups, but they down to two or less prospects at the other positions and generally the prospects rank a little lower than those positions I have already mentioned. CB has two possibilities (G.Williams and B.Murphy). ILB has two prospects (White and Bush), WR has two prospects (Metcalf and Brown). TE has two prospects (Fant and Hockenson). RB might have one prospect (Jacobs).

Looking purely at need, then Safety and TE are the biggest ones, but in determining who will be drafted there are other factors. OT and Edge are so sought after, that the best prospects will be off the draft board very rapidly. Also you must look at relative talent and I acknowledge that the overall level of talent at Edge and DL are unusually high this year high. What this means is that despite the two Edge additions in FA, DL and Edge are very much on the table as viable, high-value early picks.

DL doesn't seem like that crucial a need right now, but if the Packers are looking to move on from Mike Daniels (his contract also ends this year) then DL is in play.............and even if he is retained a, good DL is far from a wasted pick. Edge can easily accommodate another quality addition too, and benefit significantly from investment there. Additionally, there is a very good chance that this is Bryan Bulaga's last year with Green Bay (his contract expires after 2019), so OT becomes a very real choice at #12.

If you wish to know my personal favourites, the are, at #12 (in order of preference) Oliver, Ferrell, Burns, Wilkins, Sweat, Taylor, Dillard.
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Re: Who should the Packers draft in the First Round?
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2019, 08:48:52 AM »
GM and others, I like your thought process.  We have to be in a position to build a defense that can win without Rodgers on the field.  I like your choices of Oliver, White or Sweat and I am hoping one of those three drop to us.  Pick #2 in the 1st rd, if a stud OL is there I'm good.  Not opposed to a TE, but you can get one in Rds 3-5.  One that can block to help the run game, and one who can go in the middle and attack it!  Not opposed to drafting another edge guy like Jeff Simmons. 

If the raiders, bucs or giants want to trade and Allen is dropping or Bosa, I'm moving up for the right price (4 and a 6 this year and next years 2).  I'm not giving up anything more.  If those three are gone, I would consider moving down for the right offer.  Might be a team wanting a QB that hasn't drafted yet.  Contrary to popular belief on this board, neither of the two iowa TE's are worth a #12 pick!!!  They are not Jason Witten, Jermicheal Finley, etc.  They played against small weak DB's in the Big ten this year!!!!!

I would also consider an offer to the Cardinals for Josh Rosen, give them Kizer and next years 2nd rd pick, that is if we don't trade it to move up in this years draft!  Some might think I'm nuts.  13 pins and two metal plates give you an 80% QB from what you used to have.  How many more balls can you tolerate being thrown out of bounds? He got a banged up knee last year.  What's next? How can you pass all the time when you have an rb averaging 6 yds a carry?  We need a above average backup and perhaps we can pull off another QB steal and Rosen becomes our starter in a few years.  I'm saying there are no guarantees Aaron survives the season!  Would you rather have Kizer as your backup and lose every game or have Rosen and have a chance at winning every game with a new defense?  Watch his game against Seattle last year in which AZ won.  They had no weapons and no OL and he was getting killed.  That would be a splash!!!!

Other picks would be LBS (we have zero talent at that position).  TE's (kid from A&M or Kentucky, both are very similar!!) and better than the Iowa TE's!!  Need a couple of OL, I like Big ten OL (jordan from OSU or McGovern from Penn State.  Plenty of WR's in rds. 3-5!