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My Mock Draft 1-5 (First Time be gentle)

Discussion in 'Draft Talk' started by Southpaw, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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    Rd 1- Whitney Mercilus - OLB - Illinois
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    Rd 2- Jared Crick - DE/DT - Nebraska
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    Billy Winn - DE/DT - Boise State
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    Rd 3- Trumaine Johnson - CB/FS - Montana
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    Rd 4- Ryan Broyles - WR - Oklahoma
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    Rd 4- David Molk - C - Michigan
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    Rd 4- Ladarius Green - TE - Louisiana-Lafayette
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    Rd 5- Robert Turbin - RB - Utah State
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    Thoughts? Criticism?
     
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  2. NelsonsLongCatch

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    I like the draft board. You could argue Branch over Mercilus, but either player would be a good pick. Trumaine Johnson might not last until the third round though.

    McShay has the Packers taking Branch in the first round and Trumaine Johnson in the second round. Also, keep an eye on Brandon Taylor, SS, LSU. He's getting a lot of love right now.
     
  3. ivo610

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    christ.. the guns on turbin...

    Man Crick has really dropped on draft boards from a year ago. Could be a 2nd day gem
     
  4. NelsonsLongCatch

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    McShay has him falling out of the second round... I guess people are scared off by his injuries.
     
  5. ExpatPacker

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    Agree about Crick. His stock has been really dropping and he could end up being a real steal. Shea McClellan is an OLB who's been getting a lot of love lately and could be a good 2nd round or early 3rd round pick. But overall, a good draft you have there.
     
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    Nice draft, I especially like the Mercilus pick. Like him way more than Branch, good kid and superior physical specimen to Branch-IMO. I don't think he'll drop to #28 though.

    I do think alot of the players you have the Packers picking will be gone before you have them being selected, unfortunately.

    Its funny how people have been saying how much Broyles reminds them of Greg Jennings because I thought the same thing when he became OU's best reciever a few years back. He'd be a great value pick if his knee checks out.

    I don't really like Molk's height limitations, rather go for Brewster.

    I really like Shea McLellin and Tyrone Crawford of Boise State.
     
  7. HyponGrey

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    I've seen quite a few people predict a late round TE, but I can't quite understand why. Could you explain your reasoning? I tend to think TT will try to trade back if we get stuck with a sixth TE as our best option.
     
  8. Southpaw

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    I have feeling he might not. His draft stock has been really climbing recently and he's projected to be picked in the top 20. I hope he falls, but he'd be worth trading up for and we have the ammo to do it.,


    I average the projected rounds each player would go in and made my list according to that. But there are a couple who definitely might not end up being around when we pick. Trumaine Johnson is probably the most likely one that won't be around.



    This is what I'm hoping as well. He has the potential to be another Greg Jennings or Victor Cruz type receiver who runs good routes and gets YAC. Those are the type of receivers that make up our offense.



    A few reasons. First the way offenses are evolving the tight end is the new thing. I think everyone has seen what the Patriots have been able to do with their two TE's. I think getting a big receiving TE like Green would be good for us especially if we can pick one up this late. Plus if Finley doesn't return to form it would be nice to have a big TE target to replace him because the rest of our TE's aren't big receiving threats. Plus Quarless and his nasty injury it would be worth a look.

    With Green's size as well he could be groomed to be a deep threat receiver.
     
  9. yallniggascheesewiz

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    I don't like Whitney honestly. Other than Upshaw, none of the top 3-4 pass rushers would fit Green Bay's scheme. I like Perry a lot more than Whitney, and I also like Irvin from a pure pass rush standpoint. McClellin is getting a lot of love, but I'm not sold on the guy yet; he's got decent straight-line speed but his athleticism is questionable.

    They definitely need to look at TE this year. James Hanna has a lot of upside and late round value.
     
  10. Southpaw

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    Upshaw is too slow and heavy to be an edge rusher in the 3-4 scheme.
     
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    Something similar is also said of Nick Perry. He's a tweener and not ready to play OLB in a 3-4. He's better as a DE in a 4-3 they say.

    I like Kendall Reyes myself in round 1, and then Bruce Irvin or Shea McClellin in round 2. Other than Fletcher Cox and Quentin Coples, Reyes is looking like the best 3-4 DE out there, and Coples has some question marks. Trumaine is looking good and would be a very good pick if he lasts that long.
     
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    McClellin will never be there for our 3rd round pick.

    Check out the latest.

    A glance at recent mock drafts on the Web, with comments on the Packers' pick:
    Russ Lande, Sporting News
    Packers' pick: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
    Comment: "Green Bay's defense wasn't the same unit in 2011 that is was when it won the Super Bowl. Still is a powerful, athletic defensive lineman who would fit as a defensive end."
    ESPN Blog Network
    Packers' pick: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
    Comment: "In my absence, ESPN.com colleagues chose Konz, the draft's top center, knowing that veteran Jeff Saturday is likely a one-year bridge from departed starter Scott Wells. General manager Ted Thompson will almost certainly draft a center, but he might wait until a later round knowing he has 2012 insurance in Saturday." (Kevin Seifert)
    Bucky Brooks, NFL.com
    Packers' pick: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
    Comment: "The Packers desperately need a legitimate threat opposite Clay Matthews to prevent opponents from sliding pass protection exclusively in the Pro Bowler's direction. Upshaw is not an elite athlete, but he is a high-motor rusher capable of wreaking havoc off the edges with his relentless approach."
    Chad Reuter, NFL Network
    Packers' pick: Shea McClellin, DE, Boise St.
    Comment: "The Packers passed on Brooks Reed late in the first round last year, and McClellin put up similar numbers to the Texans' young starter at this year's combine. Adding another high-motor linebacker across from Clay Matthews could improve the team's pass rush."
     
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    Maybe, but hard to know for sure. I do know he is a solid football player and good playmaker.
     
  14. Southpaw

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    He's being labeled right now as a 4-3 Defensive End by scouts and draft analysts. I just don't see him being effective if he's asked to play in our 3-4 as an OLB, especially if he's asked to drop into coverage.
     

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