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Courtney Upshaw?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by A. Rodgers, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. A. Rodgers

    A. Rodgers Cheesehead

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    A few of the post free agency mock drafts have us taking him in the first. How would you guys feel about that?
     
  2. EvAn

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    Trust in TT. I would like to see us trade back to the top of the 2nd and get a third round pick or two as well and draft Bruce Irvin atop the 2nd and have a bunch of third round picks to bolster our defense and oline. Unless Poe or someone drops.
     
  3. Southpaw

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    I was initially really high on him. But after watching him at the combine, being a tad slow, lacking explosion off the ball, and being around 6'2". I think he's a tad undersized to be effective where we'd use him (OLB).

    I like Mercilus and Perry more.

    Alas, he can't possibly be any worse than Eric Walden. So if we get him it's still an improvement
     
  4. 7thFloorRA

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    Bruce Irvin does look like a beast and a trade to get another pick and then him early in the 2nd would be awesome.....but I think other teams know he is awesome too.
     
  5. AmishMafia

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    I doubt Upshaw is available at our pick. His best traits are those that aren't measured at the combine. Heart, football smarts, dedication, leadership, meanness, and tenacity are tough to put a number on. He will not be an uber stud like Matthews, he won't get lots of sacks - but he will be very solid and opponents will hate playing against him.

    Poe is the direct opposite. Amazing measurables, but had little production. Played without much enthusiasm for long stretches. So who would you want? Risk a pick on the potential superstar in Poe hoping you can somehow motivate him; or the guy who is very likely to be very good?

    I'm going with Upshaw, hands down.
     
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  6. GBPack2010

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    Upshaw is a probably gonna be selected in the teens.
     
  7. ExpatPacker

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    Upshaw probably wont' be there. The DEs/DTs/OLBs that will almost certainly be gone by #28 are:

    Quinton Coples
    Dontari Poe
    Courtney Upshaw
    Fletcher Cox
    Melvin Ingram

    These might still be there:

    Nick Perry, DE
    Michael Brockers, DT
    Whitney Mercilus, OLB

    These will most probably or certainly be there and many will be there in the 2nd round:

    Vinny Curry, DE
    Jared Crick, DE
    Devon Still, DT
    Kendall Reyes, DT
    Jerel Worthy, DT
    Andre Branch, OLB
    Bruce Irvin, OLB
    Ronnell Lewis, OLB

    Who is the best among them? Which of them fits better into a 3-4? Are Perry, Brockers, Mercilus or any of the others worth a 1st round pick or should be trade back?
     
  8. Bagadeez04

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    Gotta be in the top 15 or so I think to land one of the top guys. I think Ted will go at another position.
     
  9. AmishMafia

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    There is my order: Brockers, then Curry, then Reyes.

    I think our biggest need is DE. With better DEs, our OLBs will be better. Everyone wants a pass rusher at DE - I don't think TT or MM are looking for that. They want guys who can take up blockers and push the pocket. Brockers is all that. Curry will be a very good OLB. Reyes is more of a pass rush guy, but he will still be very good.
     
  10. Southpaw

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    I agree 100% about DE's being more important. But I'd like to have a franchise edge rusher. I really like Mercilus a lot.
     
  11. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    This thread should be in draft talk. I think any pass rusher whether its a defensive lineman or linebacker who can get pressure off Matthews will be great.
     

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