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GB 2009 Draft Revisted

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by gbpack12_2_89, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. gbpack12_2_89

    gbpack12_2_89 Bleeding Green and Gold

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    I saw this on a thread at CBS and thought that it would be cool to post it here since it is a BYE week.

    "The players may have the week off, but, we don't. Time to revisit TT's draft of 2009 and remember the grades the experts gave the Packers.

    1st Rd. B. J. Raji DT
    1st Rd. Clay Matthews OLB
    4th Rd. T. J. Lang OG/OT
    5th Rd. Quinn Johnson FB
    5th Rd. Jamon Meredith OT
    6th Rd. Jarius Wynn DE
    6th Rd. Brandon Underwood CB
    7th Rd. Brad Jones LB

    Bleacher Report -Chris Maier Grade B

    Green Bay Packers - Getting NT BJ Raji at No. 9 was a gift for a Packers team making a transition to a 3-4 defense. OLB Clay Matthews is more solid than spectacular outside but his effort and coverage skills will earn him a starting job. TJ Lang and Jamon Meredith are good day two prospects for a team in need of replacing its tackles in the near future.

    ESPN - Mel Kiper Grade A

    I love what this team did to solidify its shaky defense in the first two picks alone, with the selection of two excellent players in defensive tackle B.J. Raji and outside linebacker Clay Matthews. Tackle T.J. Lang was a good pickup for the offensive line, while Quinn Johnson could be a bruising lead fullback in the league. Sixth-round pick Brandon Underwood could make this team and give the Packers depth as a backup.

    USA Today-Larry Weisman Grade B+


    Green Bay Packers: Shift to 3-4 dictated first two picks and they should be good ones. DT B.J. Raji will be the interior space-eater. He's 6-1, 323 pounds and uses leverage well. Acquired another No. 1 pick to get OLB Clay Matthews. He could start on the weak side. Other crying need was at OT, where Mark Tauscher and Chad Clifton both come off surgeries and are heading into sunset years. T.J. Lang brings size and a mauler's attitude.
    Pete Prisco - CBS Sports Grade B


    Best pick: They had to get a power player inside and took B.J. Raji in the first round. He is a load.
    Questionable move: Trading back into the first round to get USC linebacker Clay Matthews. I didn't like that move at all. He's good. Not that good.
    Second-day gem: Landing tackle Jamon Meredith in the fifth round could prove to be a steal for a team in need of a tackle.

    Rob Rang - CBS Sports Grade B+
    To make the transition to a 3-4 defense the Packers needed significant help, and they got in the form of nose guard B.J. Raji and outside linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. Each should be immediate starters for the Packers. Green Bay also improved the overall athleticism and versatility of its offensive line with the selections of T.J. Lang and Jamon Meredith in the middle rounds. Outside linebacker Brad Jones could surprise as a seventh-round pick if given time"


    Now the part that I have to laugh at the most is prisco's questionable move. "Trading back into the first round to get USC LB Clay Matthews I didnt like that move at all.He's good but hes not that good." All I have to say is hahahahaha Prisco eat your words!!!
     
  2. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    just shows u why kiper is a draft king
     
  3. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    Yeah, someone needs to take Pete Prisco to the wood shed and beat him down.

    Kiper was right on the money.

    I still think TJ Lang can be our long term RT if Bulaga can man the LT spot after Clifton.
    Brad Jones really regressed and softened up.
    Jury is still out on Brandon Underwood, also a guy who can't stay healthy.
    Quinn Johnson has been decent, but his future is not certain here.
    Jarius Wynn has been okay, just a body though.

    But Matthews & Raji alone COULD be as good as the dynamic duo 2 guys the Bucs drafted in the same first round about 16 years ago in Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks.
    Many Pro Bowls between them, and some Super Bowl glory.
     
  4. aaronqb

    aaronqb Cheesehead

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    really good draft in 2009
     
  5. Aaron rodgers is god

    Aaron rodgers is god Cheesehead

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    Kiper is the ultimate drafter. Todd McShay has nothing on him
     
  6. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

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    You guys read that **** in SI about Kiper getting paid to talk guys up right?
     
  7. armand34

    armand34 Cheesehead

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    supposedly he tried to play the season with a shoulder injury, an injury he had prior to the season...I'd still say Brad has outdone himself based on the amount of games he has played
     
  8. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    Wow we made the correct move in trading up for Matthews haha :D
     
  9. NelsonsLongCatch

    NelsonsLongCatch Cheesehead

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    Draft grades are ridiculously STUPID. A good college player does not make a good pro and vice versa. A draft should be given a grade after three (3) full seasons.

    Anybody remember the Lions getting an A+ for the Roy Williams/Kevin Jones draft?
     
  10. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    anyone remember the chargers trading their first 3 round picks just to move up one spot in the draft to pick up ryan leaf?
     
  11. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    He was amazing, He won the Chargers 6 superbowls and retired he is now in the hall of fame? Thats the guy right?
     
  12. NelsonsLongCatch

    NelsonsLongCatch Cheesehead

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    Ryan Leaf was highly regarded coming out of college. There was talk about him being taken #1 instead of Peyton Manning. Some times you win, sometimes you lose.

    Look at the Alex Smith/Aaron Rodgers draft... JaMarcus Russell... anybody the Bears have drafted

    First round QB's are a crap shoot.
     
  13. DevilDon

    DevilDon Inclement Weather Fan

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    Whether Brad Jones contributes ever again, you have to look at that pick as solid as heck. He did a great job on his side for a 7th round pick. He's as good of a 7th rounder as CJ this year.
    Kudos to the scouting staff, they sure do find them deep or UDFA.
     
  14. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    some guy on another forum blasted Te for the Clay pick...Just recently dug that thread up and had fun with him..Needless to say he hasnt replied yet?
     

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