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Mock Draft, first 3 picks in

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  1. MassPackersFan

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    Someone came on here to get a GM for the Packers in a mock draft, so I volunteered. I'm curious to hear who you guys would've taken, as it was a tough choice. I was also considering Sam Baker, Gosder Cherilus, Reggie Smith, even Felix Jones.

    1 Miami Dolphins - Chris Long, DE, Virginia
    2 St. Louis Rams - Jake Long, OT, Michigan
    3 Atlanta Falcons - Glenn Dorsey, DT, Louisiana State
    4 Oakland Raiders - Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    5 Kansas City Chiefs - Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
    6 New York Jets - Vernon Golston, DE/LB, Ohio State
    7 New England Patriots (from 49ers) - Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
    8 Carolina Panthers (from Ravens - Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
    9 Cincinnati Bengals - Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
    10 New Orleans Saints - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State
    11 Buffalo Bills - Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
    12 Atlanta Falcons (from Broncos) - Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
    13 Baltimore Ravens - Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh
    14 Chicago Bears - Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
    15 Detroit Lions - Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
    16 Arizona Cardinals - Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami
    17 Minnesota Vikings - Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
    18 Tennessee Titans (via Dallas) - DeSean Jackson, WR, California
    19 Philadelphia Eagles - Keith Rivers, LB, USC
    20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
    21 Denver Broncos - Dan Connor, LB, Penn State
    22 Oakland Raiders (from Browns via Dallas) - Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson
    23 Pittsburgh Steelers - Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt
    24 Dallas Cowboys (from Tennessee) - Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
    25 Seattle Seahawks - Brandon Albert, OG, Virginia
    26 Jacksonville Jaguars - Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
    27 San Diego Chargers - Jerod Mayo, LB, Tennessee
    28 Dallas Cowboys - Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
    29 San Francisco 49ers (from Ind.) - Quentin Groves, LB, Auburn
    30 Green Bay Packers - Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
    31 New York Giants - Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
     
  2. all about da packers

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    Mock Draft, our first pick is in

    Mass, I'm curious if you thought that Porter was the BPA, or you more so attempted to fill a need for the Pack?
     
  3. KGB94SACKEM

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    Mock Draft, our first pick is in

    DE Tommy Blake, TCU
     
  4. Sangill

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    TE Dustin Keller, Purdue
     
  5. Veretax

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    Re: Mock Draft, our first pick is in

    In the Mock draft I've been participating in I don't have Porter rated as a 1st Round pick. The only two Defensive Backs I have that may be worth it are Brandon Flowers and Reggie Smith. However Given that Cason has been taken I'd consider what Sangill said maybe drafting Dustin Keller the TE from Purdue, while he may not be a first round prospect (I have him rated in the 2nd Round), he is the best Tight End on the market I believe.

    The other positions I'd look at are DE Lawrence Jackson of USC. I'm shocked he's not been picked yet, Sam Baker is another possibility at OT given that Brandon ALbert is off the board. ANother option is RB Jonathan Stewart of Oregon. Yes i know he had an injury, but he's still the second or third best running back in this class, and I think he would fit nicely in the Packers Offense. I wouldn't even look at WR, FB, LB, DT, or Safety at this point none of them on my list are rated all that highly in the first that are not already taken. Although some mocks have James Hardy of Indiana rated in the first round.

    I think I'd go for the Defensive End Lawrence Jackson of USC though. It's not an Uber need pick, but he's definitily worth a first round pick. Barring that I'd have taken Reggie Smith the CB/S Hybrid from Oklahoma over Tracy Porter.

    Felix Jones really is not worth a first round pick, Stewart is better, but Cherilous and Sam Baker are going to be good Oline prospects too.

    I'm of the opinion though that the Packers can get by with a 2nd or 3rd round pick for the Oline if a prospect like Smith or Jackson are there. Jackson wasn't there in our mock so I took Cason.
     
  6. MassPackersFan

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    There may have been some RB's that were BPA, but I don't know how they would fit on the team. Tracy Porter I see as a bit of a sleeper and with his man coverage skills and all around game, expect him to be close to BPA at this point, especially for the Packers, yes.
     
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    Mock Draft, our first pick is in

    Just FYI, some guys I'm looking at for the 2nd round include Martellus Bennet, Fred Davis, Heath Benedict, Dustin Keller, Patrick Lee, and then obviously if anyone intriguing drops.
     
  8. Veretax

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    Mock Draft, our first pick is in

    Isn't PAtrick Lee a Corner? If you've already bit the bullet on porter, I don't see the point in picking a corner again in the 2nd Round we are pretty solid at corner even with the apparent age there.
     
  9. MassPackersFan

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    Mock Draft, our first pick is in

    Yeah he is, and it'd be a pretty far reach to pick him.
     
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    I did try to trade down, as annoyed as I would be if TT did the same. :lol: I'd rather have a 2nd and 3rd than this 1st, considering how the mock went.
     
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    Mock Draft, our first pick is in

    Round 1 - DE Tommy Blake, TCU - KGB meets Reggie White. Awesome atheltic ability. Would fit in great with the speed of our LB's. He was a top 20 pick until personal issues which caused him to go MIA. Guy has a HUGE RED FLAG attached to him. He is a very religious person. If the guy could get it all straightened out he could be a true force, and at pick #30, WITH 2 in the 2nd, I say roll the dice.

    Round 2 - TE Martellus Bennett, Texas A&M - Big Guy, very athletic. He has great hands as well.

    Round 2 - OT Oneil Cousins, UTEP - Fits our blocking scheme. Very versatile. Could easily move to G.

    Round 3 - FB Owen Scmitt, WV - Great Blocker and Great Hands. Perfect fit for GB.

    Round 4 - S Quentin Demps, UTEP - We need a big play guy, Demps could be that guy. The guy is a playmaker. Paired with Bigby could be a versatile secondary.

    Round 5 - CB Tyvon Branch, Connecticut - Tough at the line, great run support. Could also be used at S.

    Round 7 - QB Ricky Santos, New Hampshire - I love the guy. He plays unconventional and has a fire for the game. Odds are against him but hey, who knows?
     
  12. Veretax

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    You really like those Texas players eh? :D
     
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    Tommy Blake suffers from social anxiety, he wont handle the NFL and hes overweight now.
     
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    Mock Draft, our first pick is in

    Why pass on Reggie Smith for Tracey Porter? Smith is more versatile and just better. He could probably start at safety in the NFL if a team needs him or even CB. That's who I would of went if I were making the pick. Just my opinion though.
     
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    Mock Draft, our first pick is in

    Porter has better corner skills, imo. Smith is a tweener and could get burned in the man coverage that we play and that I would LOVE to see continue in Green Bay. I think Porter could absolutely thrive under Woodson/Harris for a year or two, and fill in at nickel while he does so.
    Saying that, Talib would've been my pick if he were there.

    Update: 2nd round is done. Here it is. NOTE: Wheeler and Davis went 54 and 55, which really pissed me off. The round could've looked a lot different for GB.

    32 DOLPHINS - Sam Baker, OT, USC
    33 RAMS - Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC
    34 TITANS (from Houston) - Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
    35 CHIEFS - Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas
    36 JETS - Curtis Lofton, LB, Oklahoma
    37 BRONCOS (from Falcons) - Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue
    38 RAVENS - Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
    39 49ERS - Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State
    40 SAINTS - Reggie Smith, FS/CB, Oklahoma
    41 BILLS - Justin King, CB, Penn State
    42 SAINTS (from Broncos) - Pat Sims, DT, Auburn
    43 VIKINGS (from Panthers) - Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame
    44 BEARS - Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
    45 LIONS - Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
    46 BENGALS Ali Highsmith, LB, LSU
    47 PANTHERS (from Vikings) - Marcus Harrison, DT, Arkansas
    48 FALCONS - Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
    49 EAGLES - Early Doucet, WR, LSU
    50 CARDINALS - Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
    51 REDSKINS - James Hardy, WR, Indiana
    52 BUCCANEERS - Donnie Avery, WR, Houston
    53 STEELERS - Carl Nicks, OT, Nebraska
    54 TEXANS - Phillip Wheeler, LB, Georgia Tech
    55 SEAHAWKS - Fred Davis, TE, USC
    56 PACKERS - Martellus Bennett, TE, Texas A&M
    57 DOLPHINS - Terrell Thomas, CB, USC
    58 JAGUARS - Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M
    59 COLTS - Chilo Rachal, OG, USC
    60 PACKERS - Chris Ellis, DE, Virginia Tech
    61 COWBOYS - Jason Jones, DE, Eastern Mich
    62 PATRIOTS - Xavier Adibi, LB, Virginia Tech
    63 GIANTS - Gosder Cherilus, OT, BC

    Bennett is self explanatory. The idea behind Ellis is that... well.. I'm just not completely happy with KGB. And he's been productive, so I don't have a great argument for my reasoning. I just think in a year or two we are going to want to trade him. In comes Ellis, a more complete DE who could be a steal after he bulks up some in our free weight program.
     
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    Detroit didn't draft a WR in the first round?!
     
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    I guess at 60 there if you arent going Linebacker, I would have taken Cherilus
     
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    I was going to go with Wheeler, but he went at 54. I don't know man, I didn't see any other linebacker worth taking. Henderson's injury history scares me.

    I'm hoping to grab Heath Benedict in the 3rd. I have a bad feeling about Cherilus, and I'm a BC alum/fan.

    I do agree with you about LB and OT. Just didn't see any good options at that spot.
     
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    Yeah, Im big on Henderson, which sucks because I dont like his injury history... Why do you have a bad feeling about Cherilus?
     
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    Musta hurt seeing Fred Davis go the pick RIGHT before Martellus, I like Bennett though. Also too bad about the Wheeler situation, coulda taken him and then Bennett, that woulda been sweet!
     
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    Man so 31 teams in the second and Cherilus falls to the Giants. That's just... Wow Andre Woodson in the second, must be a homer.

    I think I would have taken the other OG CHil Rachal rather then Bennet. I don't think we needed a potent Tight End so much, but I do like the Chris Ellis pick.
     
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    You talk like being a tweener is a bad thing. It can be but not when you play both positions as well as Smith has. Smith would be rock solid in man to man. He's strong and has the size. A little bit of a Charles Woodson clone in my opinion by the way he plays.

    Porter is a good corner but in the man coverage I wonder if he can take the pounding that a guy like Woodson and Harris do. He's not that strong and is more of a finesse player. This would be an easy place for him to fit in but he strikes me more of a project but I see him more as a 2nd round project. Maybe trade down for a guy like him where as Smith I'd take at 31. Again just offering my perspective. No matter who the Packers pick I'm sure I'll find positives and negatives about him.
     
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    did you say there wasnt a Linebacker worth drafting... then take Chris Ellis instead of Xavier Adibi?

    Xavier Adibi is what offensive linemen worried about that made Chris Ellis look good.

    he is a ball hawk that is straight up disruptive. i would definetly have taken Xavier as a DE/LB combo and backed up Brady Popp with the Xman.
     
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    3rd round is in up to GB's pick. I went with the glaringly obvious and unbelievable value pick.

    64 DOLPHINS - Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida
    65 COLTS (from Rams) - Cliff Avril, OLB/DE, Purdue
    66 CHIEFS - Chevis Jackson, CB, LSU
    67 BRONCOS (from Ravens via Panthers) - Dre Moore, DT, Maryland
    68 RAIDERS (from Redskins) - Shawn Crable, LB, Michigan
    69 PATRIOTS - Dajuan Morgan, safety, NC State
    70 49ERS - Heath Benedict, OT, Newberry
    71 BILLS - Jeremy Thompson, DE, Wake Forest
    72 BILLS - Tavares Gooden, LB, Miami
    73 CARDINALS (from Vikings) - Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
    74 PANTHERS - Thomas DeCoud, S, California
    75 BEARS - Tony Hills, OT, Texas
    76 LIONS - Geno Hayes, LB, FSU
    77 BENGALS - Vince Hall, LB, Virginia Tech
    78 SAINTS - Matt Forte, RB, Tulane
    79 BRONCOS (from Texans) - Dexter Jackson, WR App. St
    80 EAGLES - Erin Henderson, LB, Maryland
    81 VIKINGS - Josh Barrett, SS, ASU
    82 SAINTS (from Redskins) - Eddie Royal, WR/KR, Virginia Tech
    83 BUCCANEERS - Kevin Smith, RB, Central Florida
    84 BENGALS (from Redskins) - Frank Okam, DT, Texas
    85 COWBOYS (from Titans) - Tashard Choice, RB, Georgia Tech
    86 SEAHAWKS Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
    87 LIONS Johnathan Goff, LB Vanderbilt
    88 STEELERS Jordan Dixon, LB Colorado
    89 JAGUARS - Beau Bell, LB, UNLV
    90 BEARS - Roy Schuening, OG, Oregon State
    91 PACKERS - Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
     
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    Charles would be a fine pick up. What are you targeting for the 4th pick?
     

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