Predictive 2022 For Draft Class

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Before OTAs and pre-season get started lets' predict the 2022 seasons we all foresee for the 11 draft picks of this draft.

My predictions, assume roster health non-influencer:

#22 - Quay Walker ILB - Makes 53 - By week 8 he is receiving more snaps per game than Barnes on average - Finishes year with 80 Tackles minimum - chipping in 2 sacks and either a FF or an INT at least.

#28 - Devonte Wyatt DL - Makes 53 - By mid-season he/Reed/Lowry will all be receiving similar snap counts (if all are healthy of course) - Finishes with 20+ total tackles, 3 sacks and down stretch of final eight weeks will be mounting pressures routinely in games from the inside.

#34 - Christian Watson WR - Makes 53 - Takes sometime of course, but by seasons end I see at minimum an MVS type role in the offense if not more. - Finishes season with 50 receptions 770 yards and 7 TDs

#92 - Sean Rhyan OL - Makes 53 - Becomes the starting RG in place of Newman before Week 6 if not out the gate. 12 starts along the OL.

#132 - Romeo Doubs WR - Makes 53 - Looks more comfortable and fluid than Watson at times, but just won't get a ton of looks due to weapons ahead...but when bell is rung for him he answers it fairly consistently. Finishes season with 30 receptions with 475 yards and 4 TDs

#140 - Zach Tom OL - Makes 53 - Battles for RT and some argue should have been given it. In the end he is a reserve Lucas Patrick, ready to plug in at ANY of the spots including center if need be.

#179 - Kingsley Enagbare - Makes 53 - Battles and makes it where neither he or Garvin are the clear #3 or #4 if we bring in a veteran as I still think...but as our roster sits now of the 90 I predict he finishes the season with about 33 Tackles - 5 sacks and two FFs

#228 - Tariq Carpenter S/LB - Makes 53 - is one of our top 3 in Special Team snaps taken by end of the season and shines in that role. Plays some sub packaged roles for Barry and the defense and finishes on that side of the ball with 30 Tackles - 1 Sack - and tosses in a few PDs as well.

#234 - Jonathan Ford DL - Does not make 53 - I predict Heflin gets the PS nod over him even and he doesn't even earn a Packers PS spot.

#249 - Rasheed Walker OT - Does not make 53 - Does get a PS spot, comes up depending on injury and may accrue some active roster days but won't take any in game snaps rookie year.

#258 - Samori Toure WR - Does not make initial 53 - Excels in the pre-season and becomes a darkhorse fan favorite for a roster spot, but simply not the space. He gets a PS and GB even protects/spends some capital to keep him in house after a strong training camp and pre-season. 2023 is his chance after the likes of Watkins and Cobb are no longer here.
 

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Hmmmm....... you've got a lot more confidence in rookies than I do.
 
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Hmmmm....... you've got a lot more confidence in rookies than I do.

Honestly none besides Quay I predict a massive contributors except Rhyan eventually beating out Newman...I just don't think Newman holds his spot.

Wyatt's numbers are supportive but solid. Enagbare is no more than Gary's first year really but ONLY because right now he has a line at being 3rd possibly on depth where Gary was fourth clearly.

Watson's figures are not much better than MVS numbers were besides his TDs (his rookie year 38 recepts, 581 yards and 2 TDs)...Doubs is not anything amazing either, but I foresee him getting some time with Watkins and Cobb most likely at least one getting injury bug a game or two.

Tariq's I had just twenty tackles which if you think of it 20-30 is essentially what Summers and/or Burks were last year for us....again DEPTH type numbers.
 

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#258 - Samori Toure WR - Does not make initial 53 - Excels in the pre-season and becomes a darkhorse fan favorite for a roster spot, but simply not the space. He gets a PS and GB even protects/spends some capital to keep him in house after a strong training camp and pre-season. 2023 is his chance after the likes of Watkins and Cobb are no longer here.
i think he'll be enough of a surprise in tc and pre-season that they won't be able to stash him on the ps. not sure how much action he'll see tho. he needs to bulk up a bit - especially if they plan to use him from the slot.
 
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I think we get 900+ yards of production from our Rookies WR group (unless someone at the top goes to IR early on).

We will see at least 1 of Quay Walker or Devonte Wyatt show up substantially year 1. Substantially meaning that they are a sure, noticeable and marked upgrade over their 2021 counterpart.

I think we will see at least 1 of the OL selections as a starter and substantially improved player over their 2021 Counterpart. Particularly at either Run grade or Pass protect grade.

As far as the other players in that Rookie or UDFA group? I think we see at least 1 Rookie who’s a noticeable standout on ST. Either at Returner, Coverage unit, blocking etc.., Someone Will rise and so much so that they will get their own thread about how much they improved that phase by the playoffs timeframe.
 

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Way too negative according to exactly who?

All I said was that Tyni had much more confidence in rookie ascendancy and production than I do.

You never expect a rookie to have an impact immediately yet every single season there's at least one, in most years even several, who contribute right from the get-go.
 

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Correct. I don't expect rookies to start at the beginning of their first season in the NFL. I do expect lesser contributions. Guess it's how you define "impact".

That's not negative. That's deference to a very good team and excellent roster. I expect both 2nd and 3rd year players as well as veterans to be considerably ahead of the rookies.
 

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Correct. I don't expect rookies to start at the beginning of their first season in the NFL. I do expect lesser contributions. Guess it's how you define "impact".

Yet the Packers feature at least one rookie starting early during their first season nearly every single year.

2021: Stokes, Newman
2019: Savage, Jenkins
2018: Alexander, MVS

 
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As I have mentioned repeatedly I consider it to be utter BS that the Packers drafting Love had anything to do with Rodgers having performed at an MVP level over the past two seasons.
Well you’re at fundamental difference with MLF himself. He stated his position on the obvious. He’s stated that he feels that competition at a position is a key to getting the best out of everyone. I don’t think thats a big secret either in life in general. I call a spade a spade and say you already knew that, but you defend your position right or wrong.;)
Cmon. If you can’t see that chip on Rodgers shoulder after all these years? Really?. Seriously?? ?
If there was ever a guy in this planet that was threatened by someone being better than him… it’s Aaron Rodgers! By a mile
The front office should have known better that he was capable of bouncing back from it.

Ahhh. Caught you using hindsight! The old Monday Morning QBing (really more like Thursday Morning!):whistling:
I’ll admit it was a partial setup as I felt the ghost of Captain looking over my shoulder when I typed it. Lol
 
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Well you’re at fundamental difference with MLF himself. He stated his position on the obvious. He’s stated that he feels that competition at a position is a key to getting the best out of everyone. I don’t think thats a big secret either in life in general. I call a spade a spade and say you already knew that, but you defend your position right or wrong.;)
Cmon. If you can’t see that chip on Rodgers shoulder after all these years? Really?. Seriously?? ?
If there was ever a guy in this planet that was threatened by someone being better than him… it’s Aaron Rodgers! By a mile

Love doesn't present any competition for Rodgers though. Never has, never will.

Ahhh. Caught you using hindsight! The old Monday Morning QBing (really more like Thursday Morning!):whistling:
I’ll admit it was a partial setup as I felt the ghost of Captain looking over my shoulder when I typed it. Lol

You might want to go back to the threads about the 2020 draft. I guarantee I didn't like the selection of Love from the time it happened.
 

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