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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2019, 10:13:07 AM »
My hope for day 2 is Mack Wilson at #44 and we trade #75 and Kizer to AZ and take Rosen. 

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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2019, 10:43:16 AM »
On Savage....Gute was on phone looking to trade  up for Savage after he picked Gary...called him a "difference maker"...speed speed speed...chance to become 2nd coming of Collins..was switched from CB as a Freshman because coaches felt he was smart enough to handle a bigger role...he played in the slot and also as a covering ISLB...versatility is a strong suite...also a good tackler

Day 2 pick...maybe a shocker...David Montegomery RB Iowa State...tops in  broken tackles after contact,,,,pass drop % of 0 71 passes caught...tough runner....the kind of RB BL likes in his Offense...

and as Gute said...BL is sitting right to my left..

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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2019, 11:48:05 AM »
Interesting comments on Rashan Gary and Pettine defense....

Go to 18:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhFmPap0WwM

That was really good, it was refreshing to hear somebody who really understands Pettine's scheme and not someone completely lost in the weeds. Good stuff.

Also on that youtube clip, check out his commentary starting at about 50:05 - he likes Savage a lot

Great stuff, that guy is really good.

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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2019, 12:10:02 PM »
I've been a Packer fan forever. I haven't followed the draft as much as I have during the last 10 years. I want to make an observation about Gary...I don't think Green Bay has drafted an athlete like him since Fred Carr. This guy is naturally big, not like Neal who did it with weights and maybe a little extra. Perry wasn't thick like Gary, nor was he as athletic. Gary is an athletic marvel. Now can they get that turned into production? I suspect they can or they wouldn't have drafted him.
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Rashan Gary at #12
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2019, 12:28:05 PM »
A lot to talk about with this pick. Could be a boom or bust, but Gute is betting on the boom.

I don't think he was an impulsive pick. All indications are than the scouting/personnel depts. did their due diligence on him and had no qualms whatsoever.

I know there has been concerns from some regarding his production, or lack there of, during his time at Michigan.

But I found this article which made me feel much much better about the decision to draft Gary at #12. It's a good read.................

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2018/11/27/michigan-football-rashan-gary/2116685002/

I hope this helps anyone who has/had doubts about his value/potential.


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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2019, 01:38:44 PM »
Gary is reminiscent of Mike neal. Maybe someday well trade Savage to the browns for a backup qb

I was highly doubtful of this pick, then heard that Gary doesn't need surgery for his shoulder issue (as he noted, if his shoulder was so bad, how could he do 23 reps on the bar?). Then I saw the video that ChicagoPackFan found (thanks a lot, btw), and now this pick makes a lot more sense. Suddenly, Pettine gets two more pieces he needs to run his system, and he is indeed a happy man.

As for today, a WR would be nice, but a TE would be better, and some OL help. There are a lot of really highly rated guys left at this point, so they should be able to add some guys who could be starters next year, while adding much needed depth this year. Suddenly, the "hangsrs on" like Spriggs are going to either produce or be gone. A tough situation, but this is a tough, "What have you done for me lately" business.
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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2019, 01:50:46 PM »
Gary is reminiscent of Mike neal. Maybe someday well trade Savage to the browns for a backup qb

My greatest fear is that Gary will become another Nick Perry. Note that when Perry was cut, there were tryouts, but he is still a FA. Perry was of course a very good player when healthy. He just couldn't stay healthy. We'll see if Gary has recurring
 with his shoulder.


https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2019/04/26/packers-rashan-gary-denies-need-for-surgery-my-shoulder-is-110-percent/

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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2019, 01:54:24 PM »
https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2019/04/26/packers-rashan-gary-denies-need-for-surgery-my-shoulder-is-110-percent/

I deleted that particular post and put up a much more positive one in its place after researching the subject further. Couldl the defense become an area of strength for the Packers?
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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2019, 02:08:27 PM »
https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2019/04/26/packers-rashan-gary-denies-need-for-surgery-my-shoulder-is-110-percent/

I deleted that particular post and put up a much more positive one in its place after researching the subject further. Couldl the defense become an area of strength for the Packers?

No worries, I think that's the plan to take some pressure off Rodgers, and go to a running game, where Rodgers can pick his spots. A good defense will help that in many ways.
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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2019, 02:30:17 PM »
Not only is Savage going to be a good football player in Green Bay, but how cool will it be for kids to wear a Packer jersey with SAVAGE across the back.  Im telling ya, its going to be a cultural phenomenon in Green Bay.  A marketing bonanza.  Lol

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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2019, 05:53:36 PM »
No worries, I think that's the plan to take some pressure off Rodgers, and go to a running game, where Rodgers can pick his spots. A good defense will help that in many ways.

This makes sense. It's what the Packers did for Favre with the trade for Ahman Green, and having an outstanding OL. Unfortunately, that line fell apart all at once (Wahle and another starter lost in FA the same year). The team tried to find patches, since they were tight against the cap, and the result was Favre running for his life most of the season.
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Re: Day 1 recap and hopes for day 2
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2019, 06:57:05 AM »
Ricky, you got your TE, and a good one in Sternberger. He is one of the smoothest moving TEs you will see. I have mentioned elsewhere I'd like to see TE Foster Moreau drafted in round 5 as well. He is faster than Sternberger (but not so smooth moving and cutting), running a 4.66 40. He has good hands too, but his forte will be pass blocking.
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