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Biggest need? A physical CB
« on: April 30, 2015, 12:03:49 PM »
The first round is often about need and TT has Drafted & Developed a rather significant hole at starting CB. To his credit, he made the right decision letting both Williams and House walk, neither were worth starters money at this point in their careers. Unfortunately, House was the closest thing to an outside CB on the roster, as Hayward and Hyde seem best suited to their current roles. What they sorely lack is a more complete player, one who's physical enough to tackle, hit and blitz, but still loose enough to cover.

The consensus top guys, Waynes and Johnson, will likely be gone, but there are half a dozen other prospects who might fit the bill and should still be on the board, namely Jones, Rowe, Peters, Collins, Williams and Rollins.   

Many are goo-goo over Jones, but I don't see it. He's fast and physical, but not overly instinctive. Rowe has fine measurables, is relatively polished in coverage and is a good tackler. Peters looks the part but might not be Packer People. Collins has all the tools and minimal experience. Williams is skilled and aggressive with the measurables to back it up. Rollins has upside but probably won't be ready to play right away.

There are things to like about all these CB's, but one guy best exemplifies the traits you need to thrive in todays NFL, combining the full range of physical tools with years of consistency, both on and off the field.

That guy is CB Eric Rowe.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2015, 12:04:28 PM by PackerYakker »