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  1. 2019 Draft Discussion

    I'm so old I played with real dragons, but we called them dinosaurs back then. The Flintstones were my neighbors.
  2. 2019 Draft Discussion

    My gut says Gute will trade down from 12. If he can't find a trade partner, he'll take Dillard. Dillard is a safe choice and replaces Bulaga after this season. A safe choice at 12 allows Gute to gamble at 30. Probably takes someone who slides because of injury concerns. Simmons? Sweat? #44 will be a skill position, either S, CB, or slot receiver. I'm sure I'm wrong!
  3. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Waiting for the draft is like waiting for Santa to come at Christmas time. You know what you need and what you'd like, but you don't know what he'll bring. Some of the packages are going to have that "ugly tie" and some will have a really cool gift we never thought about. And of course there's that rare gift that is just what we wanted.
  4. 2019 Draft Discussion

    What I learned from reading this thread: 1) Never draft a C or G in round 1. Also never draft a WR, ILB, TE, or RB in round 1. That leaves only QB, T, DL, Edge and DB as options for 1-12. 2) There are no round 1 worthy DBs this year. 3) There is an abundance of DL that will be available in rounds 2-4, so don't draft one in round 1. 4) The Edge prospects who will be available at 1-12 have some warts, mainly they don't fit Pettine's scheme. Best to pass on them than risk a bust. That leaves only T and QB for options at 1-12. 5) Rodgers will play into his 40's, so not a good time to draft a QB. That means Dilliard has to be the number 1 pick. But what if he's gone by 1-12? Trade down! And pray we never have this horrible, high draft position again!
  5. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Yes, I started this, heh heh, guilty as charged. I was looking at the Packers' TE position and was wondering about moving up if Hock or Fant slid. My original post had us staying at 12 and grabbing the BPA, and then moving up to grab Hock or Fant if one slid. I also was interested in a second possibility too, that is picking up a TE later in rounds 3-5, IIRC. I was wondering who might be available there to develop for 2020. The Packers' TE position is very shaky right now with two end of career players and two developmental players. I don't want to be in the position of having to over pay a TE in FA going into the 2020 season.
  6. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Thanks for your help. Now would offer: 1-12 as BPA (Oliver, Burns, or Dillard) with a trade up using 1-30 and 3rd rounder to get into 18-23 range and pick Fant or Hoch, if one falls. What do you all think?
  7. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Looking at the TE position, the Packers have two developmental prospects and two guys who are near their expiration dates. Not saying they should take Fant or Hoch in round one, but if they come out of this draft without at least one good prospect who could start in 2020, they should be sued for malpractice. (If they don't acquire someone in this draft, they will again have to overpay for a FA TE before the 2020 season.) Draftniks out there, what would it cost to trade up from 1-30 to get in the Fast/Hoch range in round 1? Would one of them still be available in the 20-25 range of round one? Who are your favorite prospects in the rounds 3-5 range? How should this position be managed going forward so it's not a salary cap problem, or a performance liability on the field? Thanks.
  8. Packfanfb's "4 weeks from the Draft" Mock

    Two thumbs up.
  9. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Again, thanks for the info, PR. Bad luck for us not to have a 1-12 value CB available this year. King's health has been an issue since day 1, and Jackson is unproven and may be better at S, where there is also a need. Today's NFL is a passing game and we look awfully thin in the secondary. If 2-44 is used for a CB, and 1-30 is used for a S, maybe Oliver or Dillard are the best 1-12 choices. I've been reading here that DL may also be good value in rounds 2-3, I think. Rounds 4 or 5 will be needed to find a replacement for Taylor. Maybe 1-12 Oliver or Dillard 1-30 CGJ or Savage or Adderly 2 CB 3 DL 4 TE and G 5 RB Just trying to match value to need. The cupboard looks really bare!
  10. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Thanks for your insight, PR. Do you think we could get a starter caliber free S at 1-30? Then Jackson stays at corner. Who do you like at 1-12? I was a Burns person, but now I'm not. I don't think he fits a starter role in Pettine's defense.
  11. 2019 Draft Discussion

    Looking at the roster, I still think Gute is going DB fairly high. He needs another starter. The key is Josh Jackson. If he stays at CB, then a FS is needed. Maybe one of Savage, Adderly, or CGJ falls to 1-30. If Jackson is moved to S, like some on here suggest--it's his best position, then a CB is needed. That might put 1-12 in play. Is there a CB out there worth 1-12? If not, then maybe Gute trades down from 1-12 to where the sweet spot is for the top corners. Just wondering where do ya'll think the sweet spot is in round one for this year's crop of corners? And what corners do you see going in round 1?
  12. 2019 Free Agent Discussion

    I'd rather start T-Will next to Amos.
  13. 2019 Draft Discussion

    The Packer's TE moves over the past week or so might provide some clues to TE draft strategy. Jimmy G wasn't cut. Kendrick's wasn't resigned; Mercedes was. From what I've read on this site by people who know football, MLF's offense needs blocking TEs. Resigning Mercedes makes sense given the needs of MLF's offense. Perhaps Graham was kept as more of a WR and goal-line, gadget TE. Given all of that, I would expect the draft will be used to pick up a blocking TE or two, one early who can play right away, and one developmental pick to replace Mercedes after this season. By early I don't mean the first round, but maybe round three. The developmental pick maybe 5/6. I'm not a draftnik, so I'll wait and see who you all think might be draft-able in those rounds.
  14. Worst Case Scenario at 12:

    With Kevin King's injury history and Breeland unsigned, I'd go with Greedy.