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Offline PackerYakker

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The trade down Mock
« on: April 25, 2013, 08:03:11 AM »
I don't see that player who'll be available at 26 who justifies passing on the the extra player(s) we could nab in a trade down. We have a bunch of issues on both sides of the ball that need immediate attention. We need extra picks. With the availability of QBs and other tantalizing players, we're in a prime position to add multiple mid-round picks, where some very good players will be found this year. I'm trading 26 to BUF for 41 and 71, then moving 41 to HOU for 57 and 87.

Armed with 10 picks, and with Packer Nation in a furious uproar, we're finally on the clock late in the 2nd round.

With the 55th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select……


2. (55)    OG      Larry Warford          Kentucky

Lacks a bit of foot speed but has everything else. Routinely sells out in run blocking
and pass protection. Willingly goes to the ground to finish blocks. That type of guy
wears down defenders. We need that.

2. (57)    CB      Darius Slay             Mississippi State       

Not a glaring need, but too good to pass up. Quick, fast, long, aggressive, good
ball skills and run skills. A dangerous defender, a la Woodson.

3. (71)   OC      Travis Frederick        Wisconsin

Schwenke moves much better, but Frederick is a better shock absorber. We need that.

3. (87)   OLB     Chase Thomas          Stanford

Creative and skilled pass rusher, comfortable in space, smart, everything you look for
in a 3-4 OLB except great speed. If he had run better, he'd likely be a 2nd round pick.

3. (88)   WR       Ryan Swope             Texas A&M

A converted RB who gets open with great explosion, speed, quicks and smarts. Physical
after the catch, best blocker in the class, could play as a 3rd down RB. Lots of possibilities.

4. (122)   DE     Lavar Edwards            LSU

Athletic, long, stout, good raw material for a rush specialist. Could also play some base end.
If you like Datone Jones you have to like Edwards.

5. (159)   TE      Nick Kasa                  Colorado

Has the size and mentality to develop into a blocker that can handle DE's. I like that type
of player in my TE mix.

5. (167)   OLB    Larentee  McCray       Florida

Good power, heavy hands, can bend. Played well against Joeckel.   

6.(193)    OT      LaAdrian Waddle       Texas Tech

Great size and build, long arms, seems to understand the position. Not sure why he's
rated so low.

7. (232)   RB      Mike  James              Miami

James has a nice tool set. Good vision, runs low, decent power, a good receiver. A good
fit for what we do.



 



Offline ramrod

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Re: The trade down Mock
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 11:34:36 AM »
Like the idea, but it doesn't address our defensive front where I think we really need to upgrade. Love Warfield though.

Offline morango

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Re: The trade down Mock
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 11:37:45 AM »
I like the draft except for one thing - no beef on the D-line.

All it would take is an injury to Raji or Pickett (or heaven forbid, both) and the packers are done. Toast.

Imagine trotting this out for a d-line for 75 snaps a game:

DE Mike Daniels / NT Jordan Miller / DE CJ Wilson

Youch

I actually like trading down and I like ALL the picks, but something has to give. TT absolutely WILL PICK a big body for the d-line in this draft. He may even take two.

Offline Draft Hobbyist

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Re: The trade down Mock
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 10:21:11 PM »
I like the draft except for one thing - no beef on the D-line.

All it would take is an injury to Raji or Pickett (or heaven forbid, both) and the packers are done. Toast.

Imagine trotting this out for a d-line for 75 snaps a game:

DE Mike Daniels / NT Jordan Miller / DE CJ Wilson

Youch

I actually like trading down and I like ALL the picks, but something has to give. TT absolutely WILL PICK a big body for the d-line in this draft. He may even take two.

Nice call. He took 2 and picked a 3rd up in UDFA.