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Packers pick #4A Blake Martinez Stanford LB

Discussion in '2016 Draft Archive' started by captainWIMM, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. captainWIMM

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    According to PFF Martinez had hoghest coverage grade among all linebackers in 2015.
     
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    I can now exhale. Really like the pick.
     
  3. GreenBaySlacker

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    so that sounds good.... hopefully he competes to start...
     
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    so that sounds good.... hopefully he competes to start...
     
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    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/blake-martinez?id=2555161

     
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    Feels more like a depth insurance pick than a high upside guy. Even so we are now better at ILB than we were yesterday and we now have three guys who can atleast hold down the fort there. Maybe grab a tweener in the sixth, someone like Joe Thomas but someone who doesn't suck.
     
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    I like Martinez. He plays fast and isn't afraid to attack the line of scrimmage. I think he will start at ILB very soon. I love this pick.
     
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    Good pick. Was the leader of that Stanford defense. I see him and Ryan being our starting ILB's at some point.
     
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    Will give us depth. Maybe he can beat out Barrington in a year or two. Maybe he.can play in certain packages if his coverage skills are as advertised.
     
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    Martinez reminds me of Kyle Borland from the Badgers. Good tackler and he doesn't let the game come towards him he seeks out the football. Either Barrington or Ryan will be a bench warmer IMO.
     
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    Looks like a good pick. Stanford LB coaches say that he likes attacking the line and has really heavy hands that can grab and throw people and sheds blocks well. One thing is for sure, there will be a lot of competition for playtime at the LB position.
     
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    I'm liking what I am hearing with this guy hopefully he can turn out to be another great 4th round guy
     
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    That's Chris Borland not Kyle too many names in my head on draft days.
     
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    I considered putting him on the list because the Packers interviewed him, but I just couldn't get very enthused with the tape. Runs a 4.71. Not exactly the solution many were looking for. Decent value at bottom of the 4th. for needed depth.
     
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    I haven't watched Martinez at all, but it's getting graded well too.

    We love the PAC 12 this year.
     
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    I'm excited about this pick. This dude is a leader.

     
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    He has tape? Can't find anything on youtube save for a horribly grainy and unstable camera recording of a play.
     
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    I saw it somewhere. Evidently not on youtube. "Not very instinctive" was my takeaway.
     
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    Well this pick totally debunks my theory that the Packers' inside linebacker scout takes unusually long vacations from March 1st through the end of April.
     
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    Now i'm hoping we take Eric Striker with our 6th rounder........pulease TT, thanks! lol
     
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    Hmmm Id like to see some interior OL depth, someone to fight for a backup spot. That part of the roster needs to be a dogfight every offseason.
     
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    The last time we had a guy wearing #4 in GB.....he played pretty decent. :coffee:
     
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    He brought the Pack up and gave us honor for generations....Until the last few seasons.
     
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    Blake is also a film freak on other teams. Hes always jotting down notes in this thick notebook hes compiled over the course of his college career. Its like 12+ pages on every single team hes played and all of their tendencies. This guy has it where it counts, up stairs.
     
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    Seems like a TT kind of guy too. Brains over Brawn. I'm not saying everyone TT picks is a Harvard Grad.....but you kind of get the feeling that it is something TT values.
     
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