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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by DakotaT, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. DakotaT

    DakotaT Cheesehead

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    I've been reading a lot of mock drafts (for what they are worth) and the consensus is that Bush, Leinert, and Young will be going in the top three positions. I've also read that the JETS want Cutler, and may role the dice with a trade down. If someone leapfrogs the Packers and takes Mario at #4, how would all of you feel about drafting D'Brick at #5.

    If that were done, where would you play him? Right now I believe the Packers would go with:

    LT - Clifton
    LG - Coston or Klemm
    C - Wells, White, or Flanagan
    RG - Whittaker, Reugy
    RT - Taush, Barry

    If D'Brick were drafted, I would hope he took over LT for the amount of money being paid. I would then move Clifton to RT and Tauscher to RG. Wells and White can battle for the Center position and Coston was drafted to play LG, lets hope he is ready. Whittaker, Reugy and Klemm can back up the O-line positions and Flanagan can go rest. Sports hernias are hard to come back from and Flanny has been a great warrior for us, hats off.

    I believe Hutchinson and Bentley are going to warrant big bucks and I don't expect to see them in Green and Gold.

    Whatever is done on the O-line next year, I would expect to see an extreme makeover. I think if Ferguson is there at number 5, TT will either draft him as BPA or entertain a plethera of trade offers.

    I am very excited to read about the plans to return to a power running game. One of my favorite Packer games ever was the game in Tampa 3 years ago when we ran the ball down their throats. A 90+ yard drive with limited passing.
     
  2. DePack

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    You are probably right on. I saw D'Brick play in the Senior Bowl, I believe. It is the only chance I got to see him and I came away unimpressed. Of course, I don't know what to really look for in an OLinemen during an allstar game.
     
  3. cheesey

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    It's hard to be very good in a all star game. They don't KNOW the other guys, or how they block. You need to have guys together for more then one game to get continuity.
     
  4. Buckeyepackfan

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    Everytime we think about drafting a lineman #1 all I can think of is Tony Mandarich!!!

    I haven't seen him play, he is probably very good, but drafting a lineman that high just seems to be to much of a risk.

    I am hoping we go defense if we stay at #5, I still think AJ Hawk will be our man.

    Hopefully there is someone who wants D'brick bad and is willing to swap #1's and give up a#2 also, but again I don't know who that would be.
     
  5. warhawk

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    Unless Clifton would really work out well at guard I would think this would be too great of a risk. Brick might turn out to be a great player but he will probably not set the NFL on fire his rookie year.

    This would put us with a rookie at LT(not often a good thing) and Clifton out of position. It could work out great but IMO we would want a more
    sure method of fixing our "O" line problems after grasping for straws like we did last year.
     
  6. tromadz

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    LT - Clifton
    LG - ANYONE but Klemm, Reugy maybe
    C - Wells or Flanagan
    RG - Whittaker, Reugy
    RT - Tausher, Barry

    LG is our weakest spot.

    Whitticker had his moments, and reugemayemgeyer probably could take snaps at RG himself. let those 2 fight it out.

    RT we are good, C we are good, and LT we are good

    LG scares me the most
    RG scares me second most.


    but thats me.


    lets draft some guards, and at least cure 1 of the spots with a good FA pickup.
     
  7. CaliforniaCheez

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    LT Clifton Klemm
    OG TBD, Klemm
    C Wells, Coston, White
    OG Whitticker, Wells
    OT Tauscher, Klemm

    OT needs depth. Klemm is in the final year of contract and there is no other OT signed.

    OG is a need. Klemm isn't a good fit and Wells is a better Center.

    Center is okay.

    Looks like 2 roster spots are needed and any additional signings should be upgrades. Ruegamer is not siggned.

    If Ferguson is on the board he is worth a 1st round and two other draft picks and the pick can be traded down for a lot.

    Picking him adds a lot of value. Perhaps not in the right place. He could be an OG until he beats out one of the OT's. Most likely Clifton.

    Whitticker should be an improved and improving player.
     
  8. tromadz

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    stop saying klemms name! argh! Hes so bad! TT dropped the ball with that one.
     
  9. PackerTraxx

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    I hope that doesn't happen(D'Brick) and I don't see any way it will. He is a good player but that is one position we're set at and paying big money already. If Williams and Hawk were gone and he was left look for a trade down. Tauscher does not want to play guard. JMHO
     

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