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Pack takes Aaron Rodgers -

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ohiopacker, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. ohiopacker

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    Well i wanted defense but oh well -maybe in rd 2 and 3


    GO PACK :shock:
     
  2. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    For sure. I wouldn't be disapointed in this pick. I am still a little shocked we were ABLE to get him. I honestly was hoping for T Davis who was selected by ... Carolina? I'm not sure. Lets see who we get in the later rounds, like ya said.

    I can't wait to fire up madden and create rodgers lol :D
     
  3. Ryan

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    I don't want to say it, but Favre will eventually.........retire. With this pick, Favre is able to teach Rodgers and maybe make him better than he is. But the Pack have to fix his release. It is too high. The Packers will also need to draft defense with the next 3 picks. :D
     
  5. Ryan

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    Coming from "Favreforever721", I love it :)
     
  6. ArizonaPackerFan

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    Mike Golic and John Clayton were saying there were no defensive players left available at 24 to help Favre and the Packers right away this year. If that's true and a defensive player would be sitting on the bench anyway because he wasn't good enough, they were saying it made sense to take the best player available who they thought was Rogers and get him ready to step in for Favre in the coming years.

    Clayton also said a couple of defensive guys the packers might have been interested in at 24 might still be available to them in the 2nd round.

    So maybe it worked out for the best. Nall isn't the answer in my opinion, and 6 of the 8 teams in the playoffs last year had QBs taken somewhere in the 1st 2 rounds, so at some point we needed to bite the bullet and groom a QB. So overall I think we were pretty fortunate to get what we did considering where we were drafting.

    Before the draft I wanted the packers to draft the best player available no matter the position, and I didn't want them to reach for a need. So I can't complain drafting Rogers. I would have loved a great defensive impact player, but I would have felt bad if we would have reached for an unworthy defensive player we needed like we did with Jamal Reynolds and Antwuan Edwards.
     
  7. Zero2Cool

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  8. sixone220

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    they said he changed his mechanics at cal and he used to hold the ball lower at juco.
     
  9. arrowgargantuan

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    damn!!

    somebody should've taken me up on that.

    i heard the pundits say it, but i really couldn't fathom a potential first pick in the draft sliding to #24. so i didn't even consider it...hahaha, i think its a great pick. i'm too cynical to start the heir apparent talk yet, but we might've gotten a great talent gift-wrapped and sent to Green Bay!


    im pumped.
     
  10. HatestheEagles084

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    Aaron Rodgers

    Wow glad my first post on this board could be about a good draft pick (for the other two...wow cant wait to type those picks).

    I think he is a great steal at pick #24, Rodgers was the top QB in the draft until a last minute shakeup. He can learn under Favre, he's a smart QB, completes a lot of passes, so what if he holds the ball high when he drops back. It was a good pick, and the "successor to Favre" debate can finally go bye bye.
     
  11. rabidgopher04

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    At least they don't have to pay him an outrageous salary since he didn't get picked in the top 5. So, good player, for "fair" pay.

    We'll see how this all shakes out when he puts on that green and gold uniform.

    Also - Aaron Rodgers in Madden 2006
     
  12. Zero2Cool

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    I hope he doesn't wear 8, reminds me of Anthony Dilweg.
     
  13. mattresell

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    I couldn't be happier with this pick. I've thought for the past 8 or 9 months that Rodgers was the best QB in the draft, regardless of whether or not Leinart came out. For him to fall all the way to 24 is a dream. The fact is the Pack on paper does not look like a championship team this year. I'd love to gear up for one for shot at it with Favre, but I don't think it's in the stars. So atleast if Rodgers turns out to be a good pro ( I think he will), we don't have to go through a period like Dallas and Miami and San Fran are going through. This couldn't ahve worked out better.
     
  14. BrettFavre4MVP

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    Don't worry, he won't. Longwell wears #8.

    I couldn't be happier with the pick. When I was watching the draft and Aaron had fallen to #24, Mel Kiper, Chris Berman, Torry Holt, and Chris Mortenson (I think) were talking about how they thought the Pack would draft him. As the commissioner stepped onto the podium with the Packers' pick, I was really worried that we would pass on Rodgers and reach for a second round defender. I was SOOOOO happy when he said we picked Rodgers. He seems to be extremely talented and also very humble, and I think he'll fit in really well here.
     
  15. HatestheEagles084

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    As it reached like pick #17 i was like "no someone draft rodgers, i dont want a qb"...but i continued to think about it and i really wanted him, and when the commish steped to the podium i was pretty pumped, glad we got rodgers
     
  16. ArizonaPackerFan

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    If he turns out to be good, we got a steal. If he doesn't, we didn't have to break the bank or give up a ton in draft picks for a QB like the Giants did with Eli Manning last year.

    I have no idea if he'll be any good or not, but I don't think the Packers could have lucked out any better if they were ever going to take a shot at a QB in the draft. Having a highly rated QB fall in your lap sure beats having to trade up for one.
     
  17. PWT36

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    Excellent posts on drafting of Aaron Rodgers by all Posters. This could be one of the most important draft choices since the best draft in packer history. The draft of '58. Many Glory Years Packers were drafted that year. If Aaron Rodgers is as good as most think he is and he takes over for #4, the era of non losing Packer football will be uninterupted, since started in'93. The Packers would not suffer the pratfalls of the 49ers, the Cowboys, the Broncos, and the Dolphins who have yet to replace their lengendary Q.B.s. By the way Aaron Rodgers were be wearing number 12 on his Green/Gold uniform. I will end this posting with a quote form Chris Havel long time Green Bay Press-Gazette sports columnist in Sunday's Press-Gazette. Chris said of the drafting of Rodgers: "This is like Manna from heaven." To that I say Amen!!
     
  18. Zero2Cool

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    wow I'm a retard ... good point lol

    I noticed he wore #4 in college so i was hoping he'd add 4 an 8 for 12 ... turns out he will be wearing 12 now im reminded of lynn dickey lol ... i cant win!!
     
  19. HatestheEagles084

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    They have jersey numbers by all the rookies on the packers.com roster, are they accurate?

    If so, Nick Collins is wearing the #36 belonging to Leroy Butler, the anchor of a secondary on two super bowl teams, wow thats a shocker right there... :cry:
     
  20. Zero2Cool

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    I have no idea. I haven't seen that yet. On my way to checking that out now.
     
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    4 Brett Favre QB 6-2 224 35 15 Southern Mississippi T-92 (Atl)
    6 Brooks Barnard P 6-3 194 24 1 Maryland FA-05
    7 J.T. O'Sullivan QB 6-2 220 25 4 UC Davis T-04 (NO)
    8 Ryan Longwell K 6-0 202 30 9 California W-97 (SF)
    12 Aaron Rodgers QB 6-2 223 21 R California D1-05
    16 Craig Nall QB 6-3 228 26 4 Northwestern (La.) St. D5b-02
    21 Earl Little S 6-0 205 32 8 Miami (Fla.) FA-05
    22 Nick Luchey FB 6-2 273 28 7 Miami (Fla.) UFA-03 (Cin)
    23 Mark Roman S 5-11 200 28 6 Louisiana State UFA-04 (Cin)
    24 Joey Thomas CB 6-1 195 24 2 Montana State D3a-04
    26 Jason Horton CB 6-0 193 25 1 North Carolina A&T FA-04
    28 Ahmad Carroll CB 5-10 185 21 2 Arkansas D1-04
    29 Todd Franz S 6-0 202 29 4 Tulsa FA-05
    30 Ahman Green RB 6-0 218 28 8 Nebraska T-00 (Sea)
    31 Al Harris CB 6-1 185 30 8 Texas A&M-Kingsville T-03 (Phil)
    32 Walter Williams RB 6-1 215 27 3 Grambling State FA-04
    33 William Henderson FB 6-1 251 34 11 North Carolina D3b-95
    35 Arturo Freeman S 6-0 198 28 6 South Carolina FA-05
    36 Nick Collins S/CB 5-11 206 21 R Bethune-Cookman D2a-05
    37 Chris Johnson CB 5-11 197 25 3 Louisville D7a-03
    38 Chris Robertson RB 6-1 233 24 1 Houston FA-05
    40 Tony Fisher RB 6-1 222 25 4 Notre Dame FA-02
    41 Julius Curry S 6-0 204 25 1 Michigan FA-05
    44 Najeh Davenport RB 6-1 250 26 4 Miami (Fla.) D4-02
    47 Ike Emodi LB 6-3 234 22 1 East Carolina FA-05
    48 Vonta Leach FB 6-0 246 23 2 East Carolina FA-04
    53 Paris Lenon LB 6-2 245 27 4 Richmond FA-02
    54 Steve Josue LB 6-2 230 25 1 Carson-Newman FA-04
    55 Ray Thompson LB 6-3 233 27 6 Tennessee FA-05
    56 Nick Barnett LB 6-2 233 23 3 Oregon State D1-03
    57 Atlas Herrion G 6-4 302 24 1 Alabama FA-05
    58 Mike Flanagan C 6-5 297 31 10 UCLA D3a-96
    59 Na'il Diggs LB 6-4 237 26 6 Ohio State D4a-00
    60 Rob Davis LS 6-3 283 36 10 Shippensburg FA-97
    63 Scott Wells C 6-2 300 24 2 Tennessee FA-04 (D7-04)
    64 James Lee DT 6-5 325 25 3 Oregon State D5a-03
    65 Mark Tauscher T 6-4 320 27 6 Wisconsin D7a-00
    67 Grey Ruegamer C/G 6-4 305 28 7 Arizona State FA-05
    69 Brennan Curtin T 6-9 334 24 3 Notre Dame D6-03
    70 Adrian Klemm G 6-4 315 27 6 Hawaii UFA-05 (NE)
    71 Kevin Barry T 6-4 335 25 4 Arizona FA-02
    72 Brad Bedell T/G 6-4 306 28 5 Colorado T-04 (Mia)
    73 Matt O'Dwyer G 6-4 315 32 11 Northwestern UFA-05 (TB)
    74 Aaron Kampman DE 6-4 284 25 4 Iowa D5a-02
    75 Grady Jackson DT 6-2 340 32 9 Knoxville W-03 (NO)
    76 Chad Clifton T 6-5 330 28 6 Tennessee D2-00
    77 Cullen Jenkins DT/DE 6-3 292 24 2 Central Michigan FA-04
    80 Donald Driver WR 6-0 192 30 7 Alcorn State D7b-99
    81 Andrae Thurman WR 5-11 192 24 1 Southern Oregon FA-04
    82 Ben Steele TE 6-5 250 26 2 Mesa State FA-04
    83 Antonio Chatman WR/KR 5-9 184 26 3 Cincinnati FA-03
    84 Javon Walker WR 6-3 215 26 4 Florida State D1-02
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    94 Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila DE 6-4 252 27 6 San Diego State FA-00 (D5a-00)
    95 Donnell Washington DT 6-6 323 24 2 Clemson D3b-04
    97 Cletidus Hunt DT 6-4 310 29 7 Kentucky State D3b-99
    98 Kenny Peterson DT/DE 6-3 295 26 3 Ohio State D3-03
    99 Corey Williams DE/DT 6-4 310 24 2 Arkansas State D6-04
    Craig Bragg WR 6-1 196 23 R UCLA D6b-05
    Kurt Campbell LB 6-1 225 22 R Albany D7a-05
    Will Whitticker G 6-5 329 22 R Michigan State D7b-05
    Junius Coston C/G 6-3 310 21 R North Carolina A&T D5a-05
    Michael Hawkins CB 6-1 175 20 R Oklahoma D5b-05
    Brady Poppinga LB 6-3 259 25 R Brigham Young D4b-05
    Mike Montgomery DE 6-5 276 21 R Texas A&M D6a-05
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  22. IPBprez

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    36 Nick Collins S/CB 5-11 206 21 R Bethune-Cookman D2a-05
    (Look who's got LeRoy Butler's number....)

    64 James Lee DT 6-5 325 25 3 Oregon State D5a-03
    (I would luv to see this guy finally gel on Defense - give Gravy a break...)

    97 Cletidus Hunt DT 6-4 310 29 7 Kentucky State D3b-99
    (This guy's gone - Washington's even bigger.....)

    Craig Bragg WR 6-1 196 23 R UCLA D6b-05
    Kurt Campbell LB 6-1 225 22 R Albany D7a-05
    Will Whitticker G 6-5 329 22 R Michigan State D7b-05
    Junius Coston C/G 6-3 310 21 R North Carolina A&T D5a-05
    Michael Hawkins CB 6-1 175 20 R Oklahoma D5b-05
    Brady Poppinga LB 6-3 259 25 R Brigham Young D4b-05
    Mike Montgomery DE 6-5 276 21 R Texas A&M D6a-05
    Marviel Underwood S 5-10 205 23 R San Diego State D4a-05

    The above group are all projects for the 2005 Season....
    I do like the Mike Montgomery pick, tho'.....
     
  23. ArizonaPackerFan

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    I was listening to a local Sports radio show down here in Arizona, and the radio host is blasting the Cardinals for not selecting Aaron Rodgers.

    He said he wanted the Cardinals to take Byron Leftwich 2 years ago, Ben Roethlisberger last year, and that in 5 years all the Cardinal fans will be complaining why didn't the Cardinals take Rodgers after seeing him toss TD passes all over Lambeau Field. He said he's sick of these over the hill stop gap QBs for the Cardinals like Warner, Jeff Blake, Dave Kreig, Boomer Esiason, etc.....

    He went on to complain that the Cardinals passed on another good QB and still haven't replaced Neil Lomax in the last 20 years.

    I hope he's right. :D
     
  24. IPBprez

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    Hey AZ - I heard that , too - they're just on the Commentator's bandwagon with repeat propaganda -- that was Mel Kiper saying that nonsense - Gawd, I wish he'd fall of the planet - talk about a guy who's "full of himself"....

    and ESPN stretches the hype envelope yet again....

    Those guys on that Radio station ever have an independent thought?

    Kiper wasn't any where near being the top banana on this draft at all.
    All of us could have done better had we made a listing...
    Kiper also thought Williams going to Detroit was a HUGE mistake...

    Personally, I think it was all meant to happen this way for a reason... Otherwise, it wouldn't have happened.
    We got Aaron Rodgers, and the Cards didn't - oh well :roll: :mrgreen:
     
  25. arrowgargantuan

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    yeah Kiper is gassed up bigtime...

    he hated the Williams pick because he's never really been a backer of his, even though he toyed with CB's his entire stay there while breaking most of the recieving records in 2(?) years there.

    he actually did "approve of" the Pack taking Rodgers though. to which i say...who actually listens to you anymore anyway?
     

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