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If you draft this guy??

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by rodell330, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. HyponGrey
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    Hyde is moving to SS, so I'm drafting Pryor as a potential FS to keep Burnett from playing deep in single high. I'd hope better guys are on the board at our pick if Pryor is gone.
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    He was also playing with a knee brace on.
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    I'm pretty high on two guys. One because of his size, and the other because I saw him play for 4 years.

    Jace Amaro: This could looks like a big-bodied Finley type TE. Maybe J-Mic is faster, but I like this kid's skill set.

    Louis Nix: Watched him for 4 years. His junior year by far was his best year. Kept OL off of Te'O and helped him because a Heisman finalist. Stout against the run. Wreaked havoc in the passing game. Senior year he had a knee injury which limited him, if Junior year is the real him, to me he's better than Clowney.
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    After the workout had Amaro at the combine I don't want to have anything to do with him.

    Nix is a two down player who doesn't warrant a first round pick.
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    Rather get Justin Ellis later.
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    Do you think you could get Justin Blackmon from the jags for a 3rd rounder? So many reasons to say don't bother with him but the talent is ridic
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    I don't think he will be reinstated for next season.
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    Yeah, I would not rule out Nix. Raji is on a short leash and we can't say we have 2 solid, proven 5 tech base DEs either, a position where Nix could step right in on the strong side in the interim.
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    I don´t think Nix would be a great fit playing 5 tech, especially with the Packers wanting to get more athletic at the DE position.
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    I would be extremely disappointed if we took Nix so early as a 1st rounder. He has weight concerns. We would be much better off taking Ellis DT(more athletic) and ColemanDE(more athletic) later.
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    I´d rather draft McCullers, he doesn´t offer anything rushing the passer, but he´s extremly tough against the run.
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    A Nix pick is really a 2015 pick for once Raji is shown the door...in the mean time we could use him at base 5-tech particularly against run-heavy teams. Much depends on whether he has a clean bill of health.

    The "athletic, rangy DE" thing as applied to the base D strikes me as on a par with the "interchangeable safety" concept...great if you have that personnel.

    Peppers would be that guy if we could wind back the clock a few years. It does not sound like McCarthy plans to throw him out there for 800 snaps this season. If we did not bring him to primarily rush the passer in nickel then I don't know what he's doing here.

    One supposes Datone Jones might show up. He's kinda that rangy, athletic weak side guy...if he can prove he's actually a football player. We'd have to play Daniels then on the strong side...that adds up to smaller and more athletic than in the past, I suppose, but Daniels may be a little undersized for the strong side spot.

    Given that Raji was never a great run stopper, backing Daniels-Raji-Boyd with Hawk-Jones makes for a physicality deficit between the tackles that I doubt could hold together against the run.

    We'd have to draft a physical ILB who can step in right away to make Daniels-Raji-Boyd plausible. Either that or we draft Hagemann or Tuitt, neither of whom I have much enthusiasm for...I doubt this will happen if for no other reason than fingers will be crossed that Boyd can be that guy.

    Nix would be the man-in-waiting for NT and a guy who could work in a reversion to Plan A (the big man front) if Boyd doesn't muscle up and/or the draft does not fall our way for the physical ILB.
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    Nix played injur
    The interviews and medical exams need to tell the story. If some team concludes correctly that Nix' fall off and weight gain was injury related and he now has a clean bill of health, he could be the steal of this draft. He'd also provide the added benefit of some off field entertainment...he's quite an amusing interviewee. ;)
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    I agree that it is debatable if we have the more athletic guys on the roster who can play against the run in the base defense. I just have a hard time thinking Nix is able to play at the 5-tech, even if it is only for one season.
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    He would for sure be fun to follow.
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    I don't see why not. Pickett did it with regularity through 2011 and occasionally since. Boyd is not exactly the second coming of J. J. Watt. ;)
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    Coleman couldn't shed blocks. Pass. Ellis I will take, though not sure he makes it to our 3rd round pick.
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    Nix is always gonna be big, so the weight issues don't concern me. The knee was injured last year and I believe he tried to play through it for about a game and a half before finally having surgery. It's also a Patella, not an ACL.
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    He had surgery for a torn meniscus.
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    All of Thompson's picks are 2015 picks. That's the way he addresses the draft.
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    Just because you repeat it from time to time doesn´t make it true.
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    Only problem with Nix is he has 0 3rd down value. Considering the percentage of snaps we actually play Base 34, I'm not sure I like spending a 1st on that kind of player
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    Every 3-4 defense needs a good NT regardless of the number of snaps. The presumption here is that Raji is one-and-done.
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    And you can get them later on. Nobody intends to draft a Dime CB in the 1st, you draft him in the 2nd :roflmao:
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