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Offline dannobanano

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Danno's Final Mock
« on: April 08, 2019, 02:08:52 PM »
Unless something dramatic happens (like an apocalypse), I'm probably going to stand pat with the following choices.
It's been a fun pre-draft season, with lot's of movement, and still ongoing, on a lot of draft boards.

It's interesting that Tre Boston is still hanging around in free agency. Not sure Gute makes a move on him pre-draft. But if the Packers don't land a Safety in the draft that they feel has year 1 ability to contribute and/or start, it might make sense to bring him in if he's still there.

1a (#12) T J Hockenson/TE/Iowa
He's a cornerstone building block for MLF's new offense and will be a day 1 contributor in the new offense. It's what you hope for with a high draft pick.

1b (#30) Chris Lindstrom/G/Boston College
Plug and play day 1 starter that allows Turner to give BB a run for RT, or Taylor a run for left guard.

2  (#44) Juan Thornhill/Safety/UVA
True single high free safety who helps solidify the center of the field for Mike Pettine

3 (#75) Mecole Hardman/WR/Georgia
Speedy, slippery Slot WR that makes Cobbs look like he's running in mud. Gives MLF a vertical option, underneath option, and can play out of the backfield. Plus he's probably the best PR/KR player in this draft.

4a (#107) Khalen Saunders/DT/Western Illinois
Fire plug at 6-0/324, but with great quicks to penetrate. Could be a great addition to the rotation and insurance if Daniels leaves in 2020.

4b (#111) Germaine Pratt/ILB/NC St.
Safety converted to ILB with excellent coverage skills against TE's and RB's. Offers ability to blitz up the middle as well.

5  (#139) Foster Moreau/TE/LSU
Boy I hope he lasts this long. Might be a long shot, but he would be a great addition as a blocking TE in the run game. He was lightly used as a receiver at LSU but is servicable.

6a (#171) Sean Bunting/CB/Central Michigan
Came out early since his coach was fired. Maybe should have stayed another year to get better, but has undeniable size and abilities.

6b (#180) Justin Hollins/Edge/Oregon
His Combine screams he should go higher than this, but when you dig into what evaluators have to say you begin to think he might still be there at 6b. His weight is a little light for Pettine's prefernce's, but he has the frame to add more and has top flight athleticism. He needs more time to develop.

7  (#202) Alex Bars/G-T/Notre Dame
He might need to be stashed on IR/PUP to start with, but he's a solid interior OL and when healthy gives the Packers better quality in the interior OL inventory.

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Re: Danno's Final Mock
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 02:49:23 PM »
That would be an outstanding haul for the Packers.

But you know that it wouldn't be right if we didn't find something to nitpik at. I think Thornhill is going before Lindstrom. IMHO, Thornhill at 30 and Lindstrom at 44.

Nice draft.

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Re: Danno's Final Mock
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 03:25:41 PM »
I won’t argue with that logic RT. If that happened, who could argue.

I really waffled between Lindstrom and Risner, and now knowing what you posted about Cole Madison, I might have gone differently. But adding either makes sense to me.

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Re: Danno's Final Mock
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 04:15:55 PM »
Re-reading the draftees, is this really what the Packers need at this time? Two offensive players in the first round? IF they both proved to be instant starters, great. But we've seen that strategy fail a lot more than we've seen it succeed. So, how about drafting an edge rusher or impact LBer who, like Martinez, be an immediate starter in the defense. The opposing QB needs to feel uneasy in the pocket, and that means pass rush specialists. Who would I prefer selecting? The best defensive player who can rush the passer, particularly a LBer.

What I did like was the selection of Hardman, with the thought that he could be a replacement for Cobb, playing from multiple positions. Add the ability to be a returner, and that makes this guy potentially something special, and with his ST's ability, could stqrt mqking q difference immediately.   
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Re: Danno's Final Mock
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 06:04:36 PM »
Very compelling draft Danno, you certainly hit a lot of position groups.  Ill be surprised if he stays put in many of these picks.  I think he's going to be a mover and a shaker in this draft.  Good mock!!

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Re: Danno's Final Mock
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 02:32:25 AM »
Really liking your draft. Would fill several areas of need. Do not think I will even do a final mock since my guys never get picked. Hoping yours do. Great draft!

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Re: Danno's Final Mock
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 03:46:50 PM »
I agree that this is a pretty solid mock. Actually I take that back. This would be a GREAT draft. Count me in. :)

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Re: Danno's Final Mock
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 06:13:32 AM »
I love Pratt and Hardman and would say the only question mark is Thornhill's best position the same as Amos? Need a RB pick at some point, but outside of that...GREAT DRAFT!
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Re: Danno's Final Mock
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 12:24:59 PM »
Thornhill can function equally well as a single high or a cover-2 safety. He would actually give Pettine a lot of flexibility in what coverages to use/disguise.

I waffled on drafting a RB for 2 reasons, (1) they already have a couple guys in Kapri Bibbs, Tra Carson, and Lavon Coleman on the roster, and (2) there should be a couple RB's available as udfa's that can fit the bill regarding what MLF wants RB's to be able to do. I mentioned Tony Pollard and Craig Reynolds in another thread.

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Re: Danno's Final Mock
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2019, 10:07:21 AM »
 Nice group, doubtful Thornhill, Pratt and Bunting last that long though, but who knows thumbsup)