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Packers select richard Rodgers

Discussion in '2014 Draft Archive' started by ivo610, May 9, 2014.

  1. ivo610

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    A need. Don't know much bout him
     
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    I personally know nothing about him but his dad is infamous.


     
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  3. FrankRizzo

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    I wanted Crockett Gilmore, who went the next pick... perfect.
     
  4. brandon2348

    brandon2348 GO PACK GO!

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    He has upside. Most likely going to need some work. Some compare him to Antonio Gates type TE. Has basketball background. Overall good athlete and coming out early as a junior. I like him and had him in my mock in 6th round. Not sure how he jumped to 3rd.
     
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  5. thequick12

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    TT is a joke with his best player available line
     
  6. brandon2348

    brandon2348 GO PACK GO!

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    Yeah. This appears to be a reach if ever.
     
  7. brandon2348

    brandon2348 GO PACK GO!

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    Total reach. If TT wanted a tight end so bad then why didn't he trade up 2 spots to get Niklas. This is a total "head scracher"
     
  8. HardRightEdge

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    Kinda slow in college playing at 245. Very slow at the combine and 257. Maybe they like him for an in-line blocking TE?

    I don't get this pick.
     
  9. brandon2348

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    Total reach. If TT wanted a tight end so bad then why didn't he trade up 2 spots to get Niklas. This is a total "head scratcher"
     
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  10. PackerFlatLander

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    Typically, when two players on the team have the same last name, they both have their first name initial on the jersey nameplate. However, I can't see Aaron Rodgers out there with A. Rodgers on his nameplate. I hope Richard doesn't mind R. Rodgers on his, because that's probably what will happen. Seems like somewhat of a project pick, but was no doubt a need. Pretty happy so far after four picks. Was kinda hoping for a franchise center, but maybe Ted find one tomorrow.
     
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    Is that a Packers thing?

    Because I thought the initial thing was eliminated league-wide. At least it was in the case of the 49ers when they had Alex Smith, Aldon Smith and Justin Smith.


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    I can get behind the other picks we made, but this one was a head scratcher to me. I know we needed a TE, but I think TT reached here for this player.

    We'll see though. Time will tell.
     
  13. rodell330

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    Just special teams guys at this point with no real immediate impact. TT is losing with these picks..only one of these guys will probably contribute.
     
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    Thornton was stupefying. This one is infuriating.
     
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    Watched all the highlights and I see a guy who went way earlier then he should have. There's absolutely nothing he does that gets me excited and he's slow. He basically wasted 3rd rd pick for a special teams guy.
     
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    A lot of run blocking against Standford in a blowout, some of it not so bad. A lot in the slot against Washington. Seems like a more "versatile" guy than the first three TEs taken, but not the blocker than Niklas or CJF from Iowa. We'll have to see. It sounds like he didn't really have much of a chance to thrive in college. TT must think he has a high ceiling or something.
     
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    Looks a lot like reaching for need to me. ****.
     
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  18. PackerFlatLander

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    Good point. I guess it's the team's call. Smith is far more common than Rodgers, but you're right - they'll probably just put the last name on both. The number is the difference.
     
  19. PackerFlatLander

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    Eh, I wouldn't go that far, man. Ted Thompson rarely ever bombs on offensive skill position players. His track record with receivers and tight ends and the offense they play in ... it speaks for itself. No way can I hate this pick. As I said before, he's probably a project player going in, but regardless - with the Finley situation being what it is, he pretty much had to get another TE. Ordinarily, on others teams, I'd call this a reach. But on the Packers, probably not. Time will tell.
     
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    Should probably wait to see him actually play for the Packers before declaring this pick a failure or reach.
     
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    I suppose so ... We can revisit this thread In the future.
     
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    Ted has a pretty good track record with guys named "Rodgers" who played for Cal.
     
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    And give up an extra pick to move those two spots? No thanks.
     
  24. brandon2348

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    I thought this guy would of been a possible steal in
     
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  25. ExpatPacker

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    This pick really does seem like a waste. Antonio Richardson at OT, Pierre Desir at CB are two I could have seen. Rogers is nothing more than a developmental pick, and developmental picks are destined for the Practice Squad.

    Ha-Ha was a fine pick in round 1. I'm ok with Davante Adams in round 2, but in round 3 Packers sure did pass on some good players.
     
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