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Landon Collins seems to be sliding on some mocks

Discussion in '2015 Draft Archive' started by Vrill, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Vrill

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    Ive seen him in the mid/late 1st round in a few recent mocks. In one mock, I seen him in the early second round. I wonder why?

    What if hes sitting there when we pick? I know Safety isn't a need for us, but damn, not long ago this guy was being touted as a top 10 pick.......

    He'd be the definition of BPA at #30 (assuming he DOES slide that far) - We already have his old Tide teammate in Dix.

    I wonder why a lot of mocks have him sliding for......? His coverage skills maybe? Nobody questions his in-the-box help with run support skills.
     
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  2. captainWIMM

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    ThereĀ“s absolutely no need for the Packers to draft Landon Collins in the first round. Burnett had a great season in 2014 and will be our starter at SS for the foreseeable future.
     
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  3. adambr2

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    I wouldn't draft him, but I'd shop the spot for the right offer at #30 if he or any other player slipped and TT was getting calls from teams looking to get back into the first. Assuming need wasn't fitting that spot.
     
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  4. HardRightEdge

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    I don't believe in BPA. Maybe if you're 1-15 and housecleaning is in order. Of course in that case you'll take the best QB available in the first round and then BPA thereafter.
     
  5. Eli Haugen

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    I would draft him... Add a Safety that can literally earn a starting job over a great young safety we already have. Stack our secondary with the best safety trio in the league. And potentially trade the one we dont want away for another high pick.

    Collins is a stud...
     
  6. captainWIMM

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    Burnett had a breakout season last year and is a proven player in the Packers system. There's absolutely no need to use our first round pick on a strong safety.
     
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  7. Ace

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    You just want the Packers to draft someone at a position of no need really badly apparently.
     
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  8. HardRightEdge

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    I guess the obvious is just too boring for some folks.
     
  9. thisisnate

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    Really we need to just trade our firsts for the next 3 years to draft Jameis in case Rodgers gets hurt.
     
  10. Eli Haugen

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    someone mentioned the idea of Richardson, moving to ILB in Nickel packages.... Being a reason to give a back up the tender we did. He is a tallented guy, and special teams stud. But potentially more? This move is basicly 4 safeties , if you consider Hyde is a hybrid himself...

    I like it because both Hyde, and Richardson can tackle.....
    Its strange you all dont jump down their throat???

    Right away Collins came to mind. 6' 228 pound safety that excels in run support... Richardson is 6'2" 216....
     
  11. Ace

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    Because this is a logical, realistic idea. Not wasting a 1st Rd pick on someone we absolutely don't need.
     
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  12. HardRightEdge

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    Why not draft Landon Collins and play him at cornerback?
     
  13. Ace

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    or punter?
     
  14. HardRightEdge

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    That would not make any sense.
     
  15. Ace

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    Quarterback?
     
  16. jetfixer

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    Now, most safties can't play CB, but a CB could play Safty.
     
  17. Eli Haugen

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    These guys are just being sarcastic jerks.

    I think if Capers likes Richardson at ILB in any way, then he would love Collins at that position... A safety thats legitimately big enough to play ILB respectably......

    These guys are NFL players that been playing football since before they needed a jock. You act like SS and ILB is soooooooooo different. Give me a break. Its all football!
     
  18. Eli Haugen

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    Last I checked we need a ILB.
     
  19. Eli Haugen

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    I mean we are talking about a guy that should have been a ILB, but had such rare athletic ability at his size. And a coach with the go ahead to bend the rules to make big impacts. That he played SS.................. At 228..............coming into the league trying to play safety. Give the guy a few polish sausages and get him to 240!
     
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    I'm fully aware of what we need, it's you who I think needs the education.
     
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  21. Eli Haugen

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    educate me. why couldnt collins play ILB well enough to start?
     
  22. thisisnate

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    Sometimes I just don't even know what to say...
     
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    I doubt it happens but I wouldn't go nuts hating it if it did. You never know what the future holds for any player (Collins for example). They could find some packages to get him on the field. Didn't MM say last year that Hyde was one of the best 11 guys on defense and he was getting him on the field one way or another?
     
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    Lets go back to punter.

    It stands to reason if the Packers already have 2 pretty decent starting safeties, another decent nickel/safety swing man and a 4th. safety who can play in the box, while one of the presumptive cover corner starters is a natural nickel, the safety/nickel positions are well manned.

    So, if the best available player on the board is a strong safety and you want to pick him, then you need to have a place for him to play. The only place that seems remotely likely is cover corner. Put him there and find out how good a player he really is. Or have him punt and at least open a roster spot. Or trade Burnett.
     
  25. captainWIMM

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    The Packers didn't invent any packages to get Hyde on the field though. He played 64.6% of the snaps because he started the first six games at safety and was the primary nickel corner afterwards.

    The Packers are set at safety and Landon Collins would be a wasted pick. There's no reason to think about moving him to ILB either as there are other guys available way better suited for the position who have actually played there for most of their careers.
     
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