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Brian Leonard (North squad)

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by pack_in_black, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

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    I like this guy. I think he'll probably go sooner than the Pack would like to pick him up, and there are probably greater needs than a receiving FB/HB, but if they made him into a Chris Cooley-esque H Back type, that would kinda solve our TE dilemma.

    From what I've read and seen in the Senior Bowl practices, he's got NFL hands, and would fit great in the Pack's Offense.

    Another guy that I think could be great to bring in and develop is Joe Staley from Central Michigan (South squad). I wouldn't mind spending a 2nd on him, cause I think he'd be great in the ZBS.

    Thoughts?

    Edit # 2: yeah, I meant Brian, not Justin.
     
  2. porky88

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    I agree as well. He can play FB or RB. He dropped about 15 pounds because he thinks he's a RB but the versatility to play FB is also very helpful. I think he's a 3rd round pick right now and could continue to improve his stock to mid to late round 2.
     
  3. kmac

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    I LOVE this guy, however, I feel that we have bigger needs in 2 if his stock rises that high.
     
  4. P@ck66

    P@ck66 Banned Banned

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    Go RU baby!

    National Championship in '07...
     
  5. kmac

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    What the hell? When did you get unbanned? :rotflmao:
     
  6. P@ck66

    P@ck66 Banned Banned

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    I've been posting here for months..where the hell have you been?

    Why does everyone seem to have Tromnesia all of a sudden?
     
  7. Tiger

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    I have a feeling a team is gonna reach for him in the draft, it would be very unlikely that he would fall to us to in the 3rd round, cos the way i see it first round we're going for Lynch then 2nd round Zach Miller or Greg Olsen.
     
  8. porky88

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    That's what I'm hoping for as well. Though Thompson could end up moving down and getting a bunch of extra picks so it's hard to project the Packers.
     
  9. pack_in_black

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    My take is that I'd almost rather land Leonard as our 2nd rounder, rather than a pure TE. If we keep Martin, sign Daniel Graham from NE, Leonard puts back the 15 lbs. he lost, it'd be sweet. I just love the idea of forming this kid into a Cris Cooley-type threat.
     
  10. kmac

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    Psst: Rumor has it that the Pats aren't going to be as cheap this year as they have in year's past. I wouldn't count on DG becoming a free agent.

    Also, as much as I like Leonard, I don't know if he's big enough to play that Chris Cooley-type role. I also don't think that kind of role exists in our offense.
     
  11. Tiger

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    yah Leonard isnt 6'5" hes not really a jump ball threat, he's good on swing routes and stuff but hes not gonna catch balls in the redzone. I'd love for the Packers to get versatile "footballers" like Leonard, Eric Weddle etc but i think these guys are luxuries, only the likes of the Bears, Pats and Chargers could afford.
     
  12. HatestheEagles084

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    if brian leonard or greg olsen is available when we pick in the mid 40's either would be a great pick

    who's gonna be our fullback next year? exactly
     
  13. kmac

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    Actually, if you didn't notice, Brandon Miree isn't too bad.

    How many teams have FBs that were drafted in the 2nd round or higher? Exactly.
     
  14. GakkofNorway

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    drafting a FB is ridiculous lol, unless he's Reggie Bush at FB or somthing.
     
  15. pack_in_black

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    Thanks for the valuable input.
     
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    He would be a nice pick for the Packers in the 3rd or 4th round, hwoeevr I think he'll be going at the end of the 2nd or at the beginning of the 3rd round. Which means the Packers would have to reach for him in the middle of the second round, which is a dumb idea. They don't need a FB that bad. They have Miree.
     
  17. Tiger

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    yup Miree is a ZBS specialist and should be kept, perhaps a backup FB/H Back with a different skillset could be accomodated though, depends on roster spots i guess.
     

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