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Predicting the '08 draft [merged with other draft threads]

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Zombieslayer, Dec 27, 2007.

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    Predicting the '08 draft

    Yes I like Aqib Talib he could be a good pick however I also like this Leodis McKelvin from Troy he could be a nice pickup at corner too.
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    Re: Predicting the '08 draft

    Something about the way everyone's buzzing on this kid tells me he'll be one of the first two CB's taken by the time draft day rolls around.
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    Re: Predicting the '08 draft

    3 options

    1) we draft cb or another pos Sean Lee, OLB, Penn State could be a choice

    2) we trade our pick for say maybe 2 2end round picks or even trading up for a better pick?

    3) there is another option we pick a Cb in F.a hes a list of a few
    Asante Samuel
    Domonique Foxworth
    and my person fav Randall Gay this guy inderstands the bump and run and is a great nickel CB
    Or a OLB
    Demorrio Williams
    Lance briggs
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    Jack Ikegwuono

    Think Jack Ikegwuono would be worth taking with our 2nd, if hes there?
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    YES!
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    Hopefully we'll trade out of the first round, this draft is so deep in CBs and OL.
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    Personally I think there will be better CB's available at the end of round 1, but if he were there when we picked late in round 2 I'd say yes.
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    With the way the Badger D played this year, I don't want to touch him. I know it wasn't all his fault, but every game I watched burned my eyes defensively.
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    Re: Jack Ikegwuono

    That's good to know (about the draft being deep in CBs and OL). I know nothing about college, but I'd say our top 2 needs are CBs and OL. After that, we could use a TE, and someone to challenge Poppinga for his spot.

    We're deep in WR. I don't want to see a WR drafted. I think we're fine in RB too. Jackson will be a very good 2nd. Wynn if he stays healthy is talented too.
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    Jack Ikegwuono

    I think we need a DE as well, to take some of the load off Kampman.
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    Hello, first post.

    Unfortunately, Jack Ikegwuono had a bad knee injury today, and won't be able to play in 2008. That is the risk of coming out early. I hope he can go back to college and finish up his degree.
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    Re: Jack Ikegwuono

    Welcome to the forum. :beer:
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    Nope.

    If he's convicted I wouldn't draft him with my 7th. He might not even be ready for training camp.

    That's what I read at least.
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    Re: Predicting the '08 draft

    Here is what it says:

    REGGIE SMITH
    DB | Oklahoma

    Al Harris and Charles Woodson are one of the better starting cornerback combos in the league but to say the Packers have little or no depth behind them would be an understatement. Enter Reggie Smith, who played safety earlier in his college career before recently moving to corner in '07 and he could project to either position at the next level. A physical cover guy with great range and playmaking ability, Smith would provide a major upgrade in the nickel while being groomed for an eventual starting gig. In fact with things still unsettled at safety he could also contribute there as well.
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    Re: Predicting the '08 draft

    We could use someone who can play either position. I'd prefer to have DB depth, and a solid 3rd CB is absolutely necessary for playing top tier teams nowadays.
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    Predicting the '08 draft

    I think Talib is a little raw and won't be ready for the NFL next year. If we do draft him, he'll mostly be a return man, but he could blossom into a al harris type Cb.
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    Predicting the '08 draft

    Bump.

    I'd love to see more people's ideas on what our needs are.
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    Predicting the '08 draft

    I know we prolly do not need a wide receiver, but man It would be awesome if we could get Anthony Aldridge from the houston cougars. He is just as fast if not faster than reggie bush was in college and Aldridge could be our devin hester on special teams!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG7fOH8T3GM
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    Re: Predicting the '08 draft

    Round 1 - CB - Aqib Talib? Leodis McKelvin? Reggie Smith?
    Round 2 - OG - Eric Young? Robert Felton?
    Round 3 - RB - Mike Hart? Allen Patrick? Justin Forsett?
    Round 4 - OT - Chris Williams? Chad Rhinehart? King Dunlap?
    Round 5 - TE - Brad Cottam?
    Round 6 - Traded for Grant (Right?)
    Round 7 - Best Available
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    Predicting the '08 draft

    Chris Williams in round 4? I think he'll go mid to late round 2. Real nice player in my opinion.

    McKelvin, Talib or Cason would be my top 3 choices at CB after Jenkins. I think McKelvin and Talib are probably taken by then so hopefully Cason falls down to the Pack. If not then you have to look at offensive line depth. Gosder Cherlius from Boston College is a little inconsistent but his upside is high in my opinion. Fred Davis the TE from USC might be a good replacement if the Packers want to part with Bubba Franks. Davis could cause match up problem for a lot of defenses. 6'4" 252 and runs about a 4.50 in the 40 yard dash. Can be split outside and a nice red zone target. Him and Lee could make a nice combo.
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    Re: Predicting the '08 draft

    Some mock drafts ...

    Green Bay Packers: Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona

    Green Bay Packers: Reggie Smith, DB Oklahoma

    Green Bay Packers - Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona

    Green Bay Packers - Leodis McKelvin, CB Troy

    Green Bay - Reggie Smith DB Oklahoma

    The Pick: Sam Baker, OT, Southern Cal

    CB Tracey Porter, Indiana

    Packers: Aqib Talib, (JR), CB, Kansas

    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State

    Rashard Mendenhall RB, IL
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    Re: Predicting the '08 draft

    Yes, I thought of that to, but you never know when someone is going to slip (cough cough "Brady Quinn" cough cough) or possibly take a tackle in the 2nd and a guard in the fourth.

    I like Chad Rhinehart from Northern Iowa he is a pretty good blocker, and Dunlap has great size (6"8, 312 lbs)
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    I think we need a dominant O-lineman. Regardless of the position. One dominant O-lineman changes the personality of the whole line. LT or a guard. A guy who never needs help, a guy you can run behind and get that 3rd & 1 every time. An Orlando Pace, a Jonathan Ogden, Tony Boselli, Larry Allen, etc. A guy like that. I think it would mean more to our offense than any receiver or running back would.

    I havent kept up on the college players much but if there a guy like that available in the draft, i'd like to see us try and trade our picks to jump up and scoop him.
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    Hell yes! My thoughts exactly. My vote goes for a dominant beast of a guard to replace Colledge. After rewatching the NFC Championship, I've come to the realization that he phoned it in... and you just can't do that in games that big.
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    Strongly agreed! Imagine Grant and Jackson running behind someone like Larry Allen. We'd be exactly what MM wants to be. I think MM has stated before he wants more a 50/50 run/pass team, a truly balanced them that can hit Ds with one or the other, so they can't prepare to stop one because the other will crush them if they do.

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