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Late round and free agent talent

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by hoos, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. hoos

    hoos Cheesehead

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    Jun 6, 2005
    Is it just me or do the packers seem to a lot of their damage in the late rounds of the draft? Tauscher, Driver, KGB, Rivera, Barry, Diggs, Davenport, Longwell, Kampman, Jenkins, and Corey Williams were all 4th round picks or lower. This draft already looks promising, and the late round guys look like they have talent (Hawkins, Montgomery, Poppinga, Coston, and Whitacker). Maybe we should just trade away our first rounder every year and stockpile picks. I would definately rather have 2 or 3 promising projects over Carrol right now.
  2. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Dec 11, 2004
    Green Bay, WI
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    For some reason the Packers jus don't have all that great of luck with their earlier picks, I'm not sure why, but I've noticed that too.
  3. rabidgopher04

    rabidgopher04 Cheesehead

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    Mar 23, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Well, unfortunately that causes us to have some expensive mistakes while getting some really good values in return!
  4. PackerTraxx

    PackerTraxx Cheesehead

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    Mar 7, 2005
    I'll take good players where ever we can get them. But yes, it is nice to think of what could be to get some blue chippers early to go along with the late round finds. Let's hope TT can put it all together in future drafts.
  5. CaliforniaCheez

    CaliforniaCheez Cheesehead

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    Apr 13, 2005
    Citrus Heights CA
    The draft is a gamble. The more picks you have the better odds that a few of them will be successful. The "holes" that keep being mentioned by the national media are directly attributable to the 2003 draft.

    Take a look at the number of picks Sherman began with and the players they wound up with. The 2003 draft is a classic case of missed opportunities.

    1. No. 29
    Nick Barnett
    LB, Oregon St.
    2. No. 62: To Eagles in Al Harris trade
    3. No. 79
    Kenny Peterson
    DL, Ohio State
    3. No. 94: To Bills in draft-day trade for Kenny Peterson
    4. No. 127: To Bills in draft-day trade for Kenny Peterson
    4. No. 128: To Patriots in Terry Glenn trade
    5. No. 147
    James Lee
    DT, Oregon St.
    5. No. 165: To Seahawks in draft-day trade for James Lee
    6. No. 166
    Hunter Hillenmeyer
    LB, Vanderbilt
    6. No. 185: To Eagles in draft-day trade for H. Hillenmeyer
    6. No. 203: To Seahawks in draft-day trade for James Lee
    6. No. 212: (Comp.)
    Brennan Curtin
    OT, Notre Dame
    7. No. 244: To Eagles in draft-day trade for H. Hillenmeyer
    7. No. 245
    Chris Johnson
    DB, Louisville
    7. No. 253: (Comp.)
    Deandrew Rubin
    WR, S. Florida
    7. No. 256: (Comp.)
    Carl Ford
    WR, Toledo
    7. No. 257: (Comp.)
    Steve Josue
    LB, Carson- Newman

    Note teams cannot trade away compensatory picks.

    The 05 draft will look good next year.

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