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CBS's View of Packers Needs
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:09:05 PM »
GB Team needs

The CBS Sports NFL writing staff recently compiled positional rankings to identify needs for each team heading into the draft. A helpful guide: any position group that had an average ranking worse than 16.0 (on a scale of 1 to 32) was considered a "need," while any that ranked worse than 23.0 (bottom-third of the league) was considered a "pressing need."

QB    RB     WR/TE   OL     EDGE   INT DL   LB   DB
6.4   19.8    11.2   7.6      10.6      6.2      22.5   14.5

I understand the 22.5 at LB, we have no talent there. (we need a MLB and outside MLB who attack and spend their time in the backfield, haven't had this in ten years   I don't understand the high rating of 7.6 on the OL.  We're ok there and I think we need to add another starter and some depth here.  RB is pretty high and I could see adding another.  We have enough DB'S for three teams!  Need to stay healthy!  I wouldn't mind seeing one or two more edge rushers.  We can trade them out and keep them fresh, two are good, four would be elite!!!  Not saying their staff is accurate, but it is nice to see outsiders view of our strengths and weaknesses. 

They think we are moving up in the draft since we sat down with Williams from Alabama twice.  Lot of noise about WR, ain't gonna happen folks!  At least not til rd 3 or they trade back.

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Re: CBS's View of Packers Needs
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 03:50:35 PM »
To help keep as accurate of a list as possible of players the Packers have meet with, could you help me out with a link to the Packers sit downs with Williams. I'm just not coming up with anything, I'm sure I'm just not looking in the right places. Thanks in advance. 

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Re: CBS's View of Packers Needs
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 06:05:44 PM »
Well looky there, Tom delivers right on cue.


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Draft visits don't necessarily equate to heavy interest, but the #Packers are having OL Jonah Williams of Alabama and Andre Dillard of Washington St. in for top 30 visits. Two of the highest-rated OL in this year's draft. They are among just a few of the OL who interest GB.

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Re: CBS's View of Packers Needs
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 01:29:09 PM »
RT, I'm off on Friday, I'll get you the two links.

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Re: CBS's View of Packers Needs
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 01:32:15 PM »
Walter Football

Green Bay Team interviews:


Green Bay Packers
Jesse Aniebonam, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Maryland (PRI)
Andrew Beck, FB/TE, Texas (PRI)
Nick Brossette^, RB, LSU (EW, WOR)
Blace Brown, CB, Troy (EW)
Lukas Denis, S, Boston College (EW)
Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State (PRI)
Kaden Elliss, ILB, Idaho (PRI)
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa (COM)
Tim Harris, CB, Virginia (PRO)
Penny Hart, WR, Georgia State (SR)
Trysten Hill, DT/NT, Central Florida (PRI)
Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State (PRI)
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke (PRI)
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri (PRI)
Daylon Mack, DT/NT, Texas A&M (EW)
Kaleb McGary^, OT, Washington (PRO, PRI)
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston (COM)
Jachai Polite, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Florida (COM)
Randy Ramsey, OLB, Arkansas (PRI)
Jeff Smith, WR, Boston College (PRI)
Jace Sternberger^, TE, Texas A&M (COM, PRI)
Montez Sweat, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Mississippi State (PRI)
Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida (COM)
DeAndre Thompkins, WR, Penn State (PRI)
Cody Thompson, WR, Toledo (EW)
Olisaemeka Udoh, OT, Elon (EW)
Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama (PRI)
Quinnen Williams, DT/3-4DE, Alabama (COM)


Read more: http://walterfootball.com/prospectmeetings/byteam#ixzz5lIBu9cfR

I'll find the other one shortly.

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Re: CBS's View of Packers Needs
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 09:15:24 AM »
Walter Football

Green Bay Team interviews:


Green Bay Packers
Jesse Aniebonam, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Maryland (PRI)
Andrew Beck, FB/TE, Texas (PRI)
Nick Brossette^, RB, LSU (EW, WOR)
Blace Brown, CB, Troy (EW)
Lukas Denis, S, Boston College (EW)
Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State (PRI)
Kaden Elliss, ILB, Idaho (PRI)
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa (COM)
Tim Harris, CB, Virginia (PRO)
Penny Hart, WR, Georgia State (SR)
Trysten Hill, DT/NT, Central Florida (PRI)
Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State (PRI)
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke (PRI)
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri (PRI)
Daylon Mack, DT/NT, Texas A&M (EW)
Kaleb McGary^, OT, Washington (PRO, PRI)
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston (COM)
Jachai Polite, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Florida (COM)
Randy Ramsey, OLB, Arkansas (PRI)
Jeff Smith, WR, Boston College (PRI)
Jace Sternberger^, TE, Texas A&M (COM, PRI)
Montez Sweat, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Mississippi State (PRI)
Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida (COM)
DeAndre Thompkins, WR, Penn State (PRI)
Cody Thompson, WR, Toledo (EW)
Olisaemeka Udoh, OT, Elon (EW)
Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama (PRI)
Quinnen Williams, DT/3-4DE, Alabama (COM)


Read more: http://walterfootball.com/prospectmeetings/byteam#ixzz5lIBu9cfR

I'll find the other one shortly.

Sorry Joe, but that was updated after Tom Silverstein tweeted about the upcoming visit. Their will be thousands of links now dated from the 15th and after. Do you have anything predating the tweet by Silverstein on April 15th? But it doesn't really matter now that Silverstein confirmed an upcoming visit. 
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Re: CBS's View of Packers Needs
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 03:24:39 PM »
I would say that Green Bay met with every decent OT that could go in the top 3 rounds, that being the case...look for OT early, maybe at 12.
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Re: CBS's View of Packers Needs
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 09:04:10 AM »
I would say that Green Bay met with every decent OT that could go in the top 3 rounds, that being the case...look for OT early, maybe at 12.

If Andre Dillard is there at 12 I think their will be a good chance he is the pick.

2019 swing tackle insurance.
2020 replace Bulaga at right tackle after his contract expires.
2021 replace Bakhtiari at left tackle after his contract expires.

Have the second most important position on a football team covered for the next 10 years by a player with an elite skillset.

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Re: CBS's View of Packers Needs
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2019, 12:26:37 PM »
Bakhtiari will be 29 (going on 30) when he hits FA in 2021. I get the feeling that he will get a contract extension if he can stay relatively healthy between now and then.

With Turner under contract until 2022, I'd rather draft a Guard (or maybe Cole steps up) and kick Turner out to RT after Bulaga leaves. Also have to take into consideration that Alex Light may fit into this conversation somewhere as well.

Dillard has elite pass pro skillset, but is a liability in the run game because of Leach's Air Raid pass happy system. I get the feeling that MLF would desire a player with a more balanced skillset to play in his system........................but, that's just me.

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Re: CBS's View of Packers Needs
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 08:49:25 AM »
My initial thought going into this draft was going OT.  That hasnt changed.  Lots of logical avenues they could take, but you have to keep Rodgers upright, and need someone who can slow down Khalil Mack in the coming years.  I think #12 comes down to OTs ( Provided the talent is there), Jonah Williams, Taylor or Dillard.  Maybe a Cody Ford slips in there, but the OT spot is too critical long term not to address it early, again the talent has to be there.  JMO
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