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Time to draft another RB worth playing.

Discussion in '2016 Draft Archive' started by GreenBaySlacker, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Curly Calhoun

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    First-round running back flops:

    http://www.thesportster.com/football/top-15-biggest-running-back-busts-of-all-time/
     
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  3. captainWIMM

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    Well, Pro Football Focus takes an unique approach to analyzing football. And just because Henry will be drafted earlier doesn´t mean he should have been. If you take a closer look at their take on Henry I understand their point of view.
     
  4. Pokerbrat2000

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    Better go wake Eli up......he will be ecstatic! :D
     
  5. Vrill

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    Man if we could draft Henry in round 7 I'd be ecstatic, LOL
     
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    The Packers need a change of pace running back, ideally someone capable of catching the ball. There´s no need to bring in a RB similar to Lacy.
     
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    Come on Captain.....in the 7th round, you wouldn't take Henry as Lacy insurance? :cautious:
     
  8. GreenBaySlacker

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    Ok speculation time....

    Gordon in the 1st. Rollins in the second.

    and draft another CB later, or retain one of the starters we lost
    I understand and respect this. Its shocking the RBs sucess at Wis, only to flop in NFL. I thought, and to a certain degree, still think, Gordons speed was a difference from Dayne, Ball, white , and the bigger sort. But he just didnt make it yet...

    i couldve sworn we drafted Green from Neb in the nd round. But Wimm is rarely wrong on his facts. but still he is our franchise season record holder. and he was a 2nd rounder...

    point i was trying to make is that if you want a special RB... they rarely are not noticed. You plan to give this guy the ball 10+ times a game, every game. 20+ if there is an injury to Lacy... And you want a 7th round Wynn, Lumpkin, fill in the 7th round filler that made it 2 years in the NFL, here...
     
  9. captainWIMM

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    I don´t see the need but in the seventh round he would most likely be by far the best player available so I would be fine with it. PFF has him rated as a fourth-round pick though.
     
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    He was drafted by the Seahawks in the 3rd round (76th).

    In 2000, Green was traded along with a fifth round draft pick to the Packers for Fred Vindson and a sixth round pick.
     
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  11. GreenBaySlacker

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    We should have another bruiser to help lacy hitch up the cart, and carry the load...

    We should also have a change of pace, fast guy too... IMO, until we resign Starks... We need more than a rookie scat back...
     
  12. GreenBaySlacker

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    Dang it. I remember now... Seattle. But I'll be damned if i ever remember him being a 3rd rounder... isnt up for debate though...
     
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    I totally agree with you Eli, having a special RB is awesome. I just think we disagree as to when you look for one and where you look.

    Having 2 of these special RB's is only a luxury if you happen to hit on one with a late pick, but not at the expense of using an early pick to gain your second special back.
     
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    I already have him penciled in for 4th round... I will be starting my post assault forcing the issue later this afternoon.... :)
     
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    Ideally the Packers would have three great running backs. But with the team having more pressing needs I would be fine with either re-signing Starks or spend a day 3 pick on the position.
     
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    Look at the Seahawks this year. Their Beast Mode goes down and a relatively unknown UDFA comes in and becomes a very good starter. Lucky pick-up of Rawls? Maybe.....but that is the situation you hope for, instead of investing high picks in 2 or 3 RB's.
     
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    Rawls looked good until he hit ir... Big difference from playing great, and playing great for 20 weeks a year...
     
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    I guess that was my point. I don't follow other players too much, but I thought Gordon was next in that long line of outstanding Wisconsin runners who bombed in the NFL. If we wouldn't need someone to replace Lacy/Starks because Gordon showed the ability to perform well below their output, I stand corrected.
     
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    Only to line him up at OLB.
     
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    I thought i replied to this already???
    Gordon had just tied division 1 all time single season yardage and TD record. But the difference between Gordon and all the rest was that Gordon has speed... I predicted that would be much better suited to NFL success...
     
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    Who went around erasing my posts about "until we sign Starks" we dont have squat behind Lacy" post? and us needing a RB? WTH.......
     
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    Apparently don't know how to get my point across. Bottom line is that Gordon was a great college player who isn't a great NFL RB and therefore wouldn't have done much for the Pack.
     
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    Only you and moderators can edit or delete your posts. Give me post #'s and I'll see who it was.
     
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    At last, something in which to be really interested. Let us know the results.
     

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