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  1. Wes Welker is named new WR coach/ Passing game Coordinator. 2020 Cap Space: $22.2m Cuts: Jimmy Graham TE Saves $8.0m Corey Linsley C Saves $8.5m Lane Taylor G Saves $4.5m Extensions: DaVante Adams WR ($16.6m cap) 4yrs $18m 60% new cap $12.6m. (+$4m) David Bakhtiar LT ($14.7m cap) 4yrs $14m 60% new cap $9.8m. (+$4.9m) Kenny Clark NT ($7.6m cap) 4yrs $16m 60% new cap $11.8m. (-4.2m) New Cap Space: $47.9m Trades: (Yes, I said trades.) MVS WR, 2020 6th rd pick #209 and future 2021 5th rd pick in 2021 to Dolphins. (+0.6m) Josh Rosen QB 2020 cap hit $2.1m. (-$2.1m) New Cap Space: $45.8m Montravius Adams DL, 7th rd picks #224, #242 and #243 and future 6th rd pick in 2021, to Browns. (+0.7m) David Njoku TE 2020 cap hit $3.1m. (-$3.1m) New Cap Space: $46.5m Resigns: Mason Crosby K 3yrs $4m 50% new cap $2m Tyler Ervin RB/RS 2yrs $1.0m new cap $1m Jared Veldheer T 1 yr $4m cap $4m ERFA's Tyler Lancaster DL $750,000 Allen Lazard WR $750,000 Robert Tonyan TE $750,000 Chandon Sullivan CB $750,000 Will Redmond S $750,000 New Cap Space: $35.75m Outside FA's: Michael Pierce NT Ravens 4yrs $9m 50% 2020 cap hit $6.3m. (Why, offers back up to Clark, could also be part of a 4 man line with Hargrave, Clark and Lowry.) Javon Hargave DE Steelers 4yrs $14m 50% 2020 cap hit $9.8m. (Why, replaces Lancaster and offers more upside.) Conner McGovern C/G Broncos 4yrs $10m 60% 2020 cap hit $7.0m. (Signed to play LG, Jenkins is moving to RT. OL is now BAk, McGovern, Patrick, Turner and Jenkins.) Nick Kwiatkoski ILB Bears 4yrs $6m 50% 2020 cap hit $4.2m. (Young and fast with cover skills.) Final Cap Space: $8.45m 2020 NFL Draft: #30. Scouting Report: D’Andre Swift School: Georgia Position: Running Back Class: Junior Height: 5’9″ Weight: 215 Scouting Report: Compact, powerful back with a strong base. A smart, patient runner that allows the play to develop, and waits for the offensive line to create running lanes. Very good vision and makes concerted decisions when a running lane appears. Very difficult to bring down due to not only his strong, low base, but also because he runs with excellent balance and leverage. Developing and proficient in the passing game and in pass protection. (Why? Could make the Packers more explosive. Also gives the Packers insurance if Jones decides he wants big bucks next year.) #62. Scouting Report: Lynn Bowden Jr. School: Kentucky Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 6’1″ Weight: 200 Scouting Report: One of the most versatile offensive weapons in college football, Bowden has experience at receiver, quarterback and in the kicking game. Is extremely dangerous in the open field and can be moved all over the field in a creative offense. As a receiver, runs smooth, fluid routes. Gets out of breaks quickly and has an excellent burst after breaks, allowing him to easily get separation. Top end speed is also excellent. Is a natural catcher and thrower of the ball. (Why? Younger version of Randall Cobb. New Slot WR, can also offer PR specialist with Ervin handling kick offs.) #94. Scouting Report: Shane Lemieux School: Oregon Position: Offensive Guard Class: Junior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 316 Scouting Report: Perhaps the best interior lineman in terms of small space, moving forward run blocking. Absolute beast as a road grader with elite upper body strength. Explodes of the snap, locking onto a defender and moving defenders back like a sled drill. Has some decent agility and lateral movement that can be developed over time. Able to lock down defenders in pass pro, but works best when moving forward and with a lesser range to be responsible for. Will be prized by teams looking to develop a power run game which is a popular component of NFL offenses right now. (Why? Will be Turners replacement in 2021 at RG. #133. Scouting Report: Troy Dye School: Oregon Position: Inside Linebacker Class: Senior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 226 Scouting Report: Ideal off the ball linebacker at the next level. Has the ability to play in both man and zone concepts, and can cover ground sideline to sideline quickly. Very good read and react skills, and doesn’t take many false steps. Is extremely reliable in coverage, able to cover both bigger receivers, such as tight ends, and small, shifty running backs. Has shown flashes of blitzing skills, and is not a liability if asked to attack gaps in blitz packages. Doesn’t need to leave the field on third down. (Why? Packers want speed and coverage ability in their ILB, well, Kwiatkoski, Dye, Summers and Burks offer that.) #175. Scouting Report: Darryl Williams School: Mississippi State Position: Offensive Guard/Center Class: Senior Height: 6’2 Weight: 305 Scouting Report: Exceptional interior offensive lineman that works best within smaller spaces. Locks on to defenders and has excellent strength to secure the block. Lower body strength is also very good, and can drive defenders back in the run game to make lanes. A clear interior blocker that won’t be considered as a tackle, but when given fixed zones to work with, is an elite run and pass blocker. (Why? I see him dropping on big boards, offers IOL back up and could even push Patrick back to the IOL back up and be the starter at C.) #192. Scouting Report: AJ Dillon School: Boston College Position: Running Back Class: Senior Height: 6’0″ Weight: 250 Scouting Report: A huge, strong, solidly built power back that has rare athleticism for someone of his size. Initial impressions are of a pure bowling ball power back that will be featured in short yardage situations. However, Dillon has freakish agility and speed for a back of his size, and furthermore isn’t obsessed with making contact. A smart runner, he is always looking for yardage and not just to blow up a defender. Has good vision and looks for a hole and has surprising explosion after putting his foot in the dirt and making a cut upfield. An excellent blocker as well in pass protection. (Why? Your looking at the Packers new FB, yes, FB. Imagine a backfield of Jones, Williams or Swift with Dillon in a double set.) 53 Man Roster: QB: Rogers, Rosen and Boyle RB: Jones, Williams, Swift and Dillon WR: Adams, Bowden, Lizard, EQS, Begelton and Sharpe TE: Njoku, Sternberger, Taylor OL: Bak, McGovern, Patrick, Turner, Jenkins, Lemieux, Williams and Veldheer DL: Pierce, Clark, Hargrave, Lowry, Lancaster and Keke OLB: Gary, Smith, Smith and Ramsey ILB: Kwiatkoski, Dye, Burks and Summers CB: King, Alexander, Sullivan, Jackson and Hollman S: Amos, Savage, Redmond K: Crosby P: Scott LS: Bradley RS: Ervin After draft signing: Tajar Sharpe WR Titans 3yrs $6m 30% Cap hit $4.5m New Cap Space: $3.95m with 3 open spot for UDFA's.
  2. 2020 Off-season Discussion Thread

    If your Gute, would you offer some late round picks for Josh Rosen QB and or David Njoku TE? Like say, both 6th round picks for Rosen and all 3 7th round picks for Njoku? If you could get in done with any picks below 4th round, would you?
  3. 2020 Cap Space: $22.2m ($5m already set aside for draft picks.) Cuts: Graham, Linsley, Taylor, M.Adams and MVS. New Cap Space after cuts: $44.6m Resigns: M. Crosby 3yrs/$4m/50%/$3m, M. Lewis 2yrs/$2.5m/50%/$2m, L. Taylor 1yr/$2.5m New Cap Space after resigns: $37.1m Outside FA's: Amari Cooper WR Cowboys 4yrs/$18m/50%/$12.6m Jack Conklin T Titans 4yrs/$14m/50%/$9.8m Nick Kwiatkoski ILB Bears 4yrs/$6m/50%/$4.2m Danny Shelton NT NE 3yrs/$6m/30%/$4.5m Cap Space after FA's signings: $6.2M ERFA Resigns: T. Lancaster DL A. Lazard WR W. Redmond DB C. Sullivan DB R. Tonyan TE 2020 NFL Draft: #30. Packers trade down with Atlanta Falcons, receive picks #47 and #78. #47. Scouting Report: Ross Blacklock School: TCU Position: Defensive Tackle Class: Junior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 305 Scouting Report: Has been asked to primarily anchor the defensive line and to maintain the gaps around him, which he has excelled at. However, he is much more than a 2-gapping DT, and has shown flashes of being an all around defensive tackle that attack the backfield when needed. Anchors extremely well, with exceptional lower body strength. Also has the rare ability to translate that lower body strength into burst off of the snap. An all around DT that can play in any system. Draft stock will improve the more he can show explosiveness during the draft process. #62. Scouting Report: J.K. Dobbins School: Ohio State Position: Running Back Class: Junior Height: 5’10 Weight: 208 Scouting Report: With a background in martial arts, Dobbins has taken that approach to mastering the craft of running back. Has fought through a pattern of trying to make the big play instead of making the correct play, mostly in part due to lack of playing time. Doesn’t panic and bounce outside, and is a more of a put his foot in the dirt, find a hole, and burst through it, with a quickness to make defenders miss. Also a good pass catcher out of the backfield, which ups his NFL potential. Excellent vision and acceleration which acclimates him well for the NFL game. #78. Scouting Report: Marquez Callaway School: Tennessee Position: Wide Receiver Class: Senior Height: 6’2″ Weight: 200 Scouting Report: Caught in a transition, Callaway came to Tennessee and has been a stabilizing force on the offense. Has a nice blend of overall receiving skills. Speed is very good, and is a vertical threat that is able to locate and catch balls while running at top speed. Perhaps best attribute is winning the battle for the ball when a defender is on him. Versatile enough to be moved all around the offense, but will be best utilized if paired with a true slot receiver. Consistent and reliable with nice route running and technique in catching the ball away from his body. #94. Scouting Report: Shane Lemieux School: Oregon Position: Offensive Guard Class: Junior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 316 Scouting Report: Perhaps the best interior lineman in terms of small space, moving forward run blocking. Absolute beast as a road grader with elite upper body strength. Explodes of the snap, locking onto a defender and moving defenders back like a sled drill. Has some decent agility and lateral movement that can be developed over time. Able to lock down defenders in pass pro, but works best when moving forward and with a lesser range to be responsible for. Will be prized by teams looking to develop a power run game which is a popular component of NFL offenses right now. #133. Scouting Report: Darryl Williams School: Mississippi State Position: Offensive Guard/Center Class: Senior Height: 6’2 Weight: 305 Scouting Report: Exceptional interior offensive lineman that works best within smaller spaces. Locks on to defenders and has excellent strength to secure the block. Lower body strength is also very good, and can drive defenders back in the run game to make lanes. A clear interior blocker that won’t be considered as a tackle, but when given fixed zones to work with, is an elite run and pass blocker. #175. Scouting Report: Noah Igbinoghene School: Auburn Position: Cornerback Class: Junior Height: 5’11” Weight: 200 Scouting Report: Lightning fast corner that has excelled in the return game as well. A converted wide receiver that has a natural instinct for finding the ball when it is in there, but hasn’t quite converted that into interceptions. Known as an exceptionally hard worker, that was able to make the position transition easily due to discipline and the right football mentality. A willing tackler, with a good size frame. Can cover on the outside and is shifty enough to handle receivers in the slot. #192. Scouting Report: Shaquille Quarterman School: Miami Position: Inside Linebacker Class: Senior Height: 6-1 Weight: 240 Scouting Report: Durable leader who plays with aggression. Has been effective in zone coverage but can struggle dropping into coverage. Lacks sideline to sideline speed. Needs work keeping his eyes up to make a play and using his hands and arms. #209. Scouting Report: Khaleke Hudson School: Michigan Position: Safety Class: Senior Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Scouting Report: Speedster who plays with relentless pursuit. Effective as a free rusher in nickle coverage. Has also showed skill coming off the edge in the blitz, but hasn’t really had to fight through blocks. Strong tackler. Needs to work on his ball tracking abilities. Hybrid role could actually be a distraction as not sure where he will fit in an NFL defense. Need to see more of his skill set in deep coverage. #224. Scouting Report: Quincy Roche School: Temple Position: Outside Linebacker / Defensive End Class: Junior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 235 Scouting Report: A defensive end at Temple, Roche looks much more the part of an outside linebacker at the next level. Has excellent bend around the edge, and uses his speed to beat blockers with a combination of pure athleticism and technique. Is a playmaker both on defense and on special teams, where he is extremely disruptive. Has the short area speed and change of direction abilities to succeed in coverage, but not a ton of experience there. Roche has a good height and length to add more bulk to his frame to possibly stay on as a defensive end, but will probably be most valued by 3-4 teams looking for a pass rushing OLB. #242. Scouting Report: Chauncy Haney School: North Greenville Position: Defensive End Class: Junior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 250 Scouting Report: Small school defensive prospect with a long frame, but slight in build. Gifted pass rusher that has strength and speed off of the edge. Gets leverage quickly, and has been able to beat tackles with speed and power. At the next level would need to continue to add to his core strength to deal with stronger offensive linemen and to hold up against the run. Has shown remarkable pass rush skills at the college level, and teams that prize constant pressure off of the edge could be interested in the middle rounds. A very high ceiling, but still developmental prospect. #243. Scouting Report: Kadarius Toney School: Florida Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 5’11” Weight: 194 Scouting Report: Incredibly gifted playmaker that is extremely dangerous with the ball in his hands. A perplexing prospect, Toney has elite talent as a receiver, and can break a big play at any time. However, there are a long list of negatives from ball security, off the field issues and injuries that will have scouts worried. Has excellent speed and elusiveness. Very good hands and is a natural at making the catch away from his body, turning up field and making a play. A natural at shifting his weight to avoid tackles. Needs to have an uneventful year off the field, and show more discipline on, and can make his way into a very desirable position in the draft. Is deservedly compared to Percy Harvin, both in the positive and in the negative. .
  4. 2020 Off-season Discussion Thread

    People are talking about trading for Odell Beckum, what about looking into Corey Davis of the Titans?
  5. 2020 Off-season Discussion Thread

    I would like to see the Packers sign a few of these free agents and why. #1. Javon Hargrave DL, Steelers are low on $, Hargrave would take over for Lancaster as the starter. 83.4 PFF (4yrs/$14m/50% guan, cap hit $9,8m) #2. Beau Allen NT, run stopper to spell Clark or Lowry when needed. 72.6 PFF (3yrs/$6m/30% guan, cap hit $4.5m) #3. Nick Kwiatkoski ILB, young promising ILB, 72.6 PFF (4yrs/$6m/50% guan, cap hit $4.2m) #4. Jack Conklin RT, would hold down the RT spot of the next 4-6 years. 78 PFF (4yrs/$13m/40% guan, cap hit $9.1m) #5. Jimmie Ward DB, Packers need a 3rd CB. With King getting hurt, need a solid #3. 84.2 PFF (4yrs/$8m/40% guan, cap hit $5.6m) #6. Austin Hooper TE, would solve the TE problem, but the other problem is getting Rodgers to throw to him. 78.3 PFF (4yrs/$10m/45%guan, cap hit $7m) #7. Robby Anderson WR, young solid WR, would come in and be the true #2 WR, slide Lazard down to #3 or #4. 68.6 PFF (4yrs/$9m/40% guan, cap hit $6.3m) #8. Danny Amendola WR, veteran WR that is still good and knows how to get open. 71.5 PFF (2yrs/$8m/40% guan. cap hit $6.4m) I would be fricken happy with Hargrave, Conklin and Kwiatoski in green and gold. Any rumors on WR coach?
  6. 2020 Off-season Discussion Thread

    Would we be interested in two Viking players that might be cap causalities, Everson Griffen and Xavier Rhodes?
  7. 2020 Off-season Discussion Thread

    Another option could be drafting Tyler Biadasz-C, Shane Lemieux-G and or Darryl Williams-C/G. Any two out those 3, kick Turner out to RT or keep him there and resign Jared Veldheer for RT.
  8. Random Packer News & Notes

    Danny Amendola wouldn't be a bad pick up either. Doubt Cobb leaves Dallas with MM there now.
  9. Packers Part way with WR coach Alvis Whitted

    Any thoughts on bring his brother over from the 49ers with the added title of Asst. HC?
  10. For this mock, I used Matt Miller, Bleacher Reports big board with Fanspeak simulator. 2020 Cap Space: $24.8m Cap cuts: Graham $8m cap saved Linsley $8.5m cap saved Taylor $4.5m cap saved 2020 Cap Space: $45.9m Resigns: Crosby 4yrs $4m per 40% guan. #2.8m Lewis 1yr $3m. $3m 2020 Cap Space: $40.1m FA's: Nick Kwiatkoski ILB Bears 4yrs $8m per 40% guan. $5.6m Javon Hargrave DL Steelers 5yrs $14m per 50% guan. $8.4m Beau Allen NT Bucs 4yrs $8m per 50% guan. $5.6m Eli Apple CB Saints 3yrs $8m per 40% guan. $4.6m Breshad Perriman WR Bucs 4yrs $8m per 50% guan. $5.6m 2020 Cap Space: $8.9m plus $5m rookie cap Jared Veldheer T Packers 1yr $5m 2020 Cap space: $3.9m plus $5m rookie cap 2020 NFL Draft: #30. Packer trade down with Falcons. Packers get picks #47 and #78 for #30. #47. Scouting Report: Ashtyn Davis School: Cal Position: Safety Class: Senior Height: 6’1″ Weight: 200 Scouting Report: Versatile defensive back that has moved all over the secondary. Is a gifted athlete with excellent speed, allowing him to cover the fastest of wide receivers. Will play a significant role on special teams, as his speed and fiery competitiveness and good tackling skills should place him in all phases of kick coverage. Works best in coverage, particularly zone. Understands the game and would thrive in a system that puts a lot of read and react on the shoulders of their defensive backs. Has shown some promise in the box, both in the run game and with blitzes, but that is not where he will make his living. #62. Scouting Report: Lynn Bowden Jr. School: Kentucky Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 6’1″ Weight: 200 Scouting Report: One of the most versatile offensive weapons in college football, Bowden has experience at receiver, quarterback and in the kicking game. Is extremely dangerous in the open field and can be moved all over the field in a creative offense. As a receiver, runs smooth, fluid routes. Gets out of breaks quickly and has an excellent burst after breaks, allowing him to easily get separation. Top end speed is also excellent. Is a natural catcher and thrower of the ball. #78. Scouting Report: Tyler Biadasz School: Wisconsin Position: Center Class: Junior Height: 6-3 Weight: 325 Scouting Report: Extremely powerful, smash-mouth type center that doesn’t need the extra help from other offensive linemen to block top tier defensive linemen. Excels with a combination of power and balance. Works best in close quarters where his lack of arm length could get him into problems, but shouldn’t hinder him at center in most blocking schemes. Able to road grade in the run game, and has the footwork to hold up to recover, even when caught off balance in pass protection. #94. Scouting Report: Jacob Phillips School: LSU Position: Inside Linebacker Class: Junior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 230 Scouting Report: Smart, well coached inside linebacker that can quarterback a defense and make plays all over the field. Very much in the mold of today’s NFL linebackers that need to be able to be quick and rangy, but also still hold up against the run as well as cover. Plays in a complex defense that expects their inside linebackers to cover, blitz, and play the run. With limited experience, looks very natural as the leader out on the field, and is patient and doesn’t over-react to plays. Stock could sky-rocket with more playing time. #133. Scouting Report: Shane Lemieux School: Oregon Position: Offensive Guard Class: Junior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 316 Scouting Report: Perhaps the best interior lineman in terms of small space, moving forward run blocking. Absolute beast as a road grader with elite upper body strength. Explodes of the snap, locking onto a defender and moving defenders back like a sled drill. Has some decent agility and lateral movement that can be developed over time. Able to lock down defenders in pass pro, but works best when moving forward and with a lesser range to be responsible for. Will be prized by teams looking to develop a power run game which is a popular component of NFL offenses right now. #175. Scouting Report: Jacob Breeland School: Oregon Position: Tight End Class: Junior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 241 Scouting Report: A unique tight end prospect that projects almost as a take the top off of the defense vertical receiver. Could be drafted as a wide receiver, as there is not much in his game that applies to the tight end position. Best when used downfield and to keep defenses honest. A natural catcher of the long ball. Not effective as a run blocker or as a blocker in the passing game. Short to mid routes don’t show much separation. An interesting prospect that will need to find the right system to thrive. #192. Jared Hilbers RT Washington Walter's Football scouting report. Solid RT that is better at run blocking then pass. Potential to develop into solid NFL player. #209. Scouting Report: Nate Stanley School: Iowa Position: Quarterback Class: Senior Height: 6-4 Weight: 240 lbs Scouting Report: A prototypical pro-style QB with size and arm strength that get NFL scouts attention. Has nice ball velocity and has shown the ability to throw all of the “NFL Throws”. Has nice pocket presence, and has a nice shuffle move to avoid pressure. Doesn’t panic and bailout when the pocket breaks down, which is difficult to teach. #224. Scouting Report: Mitchell Wilcox School: South Florida Position: Tight End Class: Senior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 245 Scouting Report: Thrives in the slot and able to find openings in the defense. A smooth route runner that gets separation from defenders easily in the open field. A pure receiving tight end at this point, that doesn’t have the mid and lower body strength to be an effective inline blocker, or a blocker in space. In the right offense, can be moved around all over the offense as a receiver. Not afraid of contact, but will need to work on his concentration when catching the ball in stride and continuing the play. #241. Scouting Report: Calvin Throckmorton School: Oregon Position: Offensive Guard/Tackle Class: Senior Height: 6-5 Weight: 318 Scouting Report: Projects as a guard at the next level; a raw but talented prospect. When able to get set early off of the snap and in good position, is a dominant run blocker. Has a long way to go in terms of fundamentals and technique, but has considerable upside if given the right coaching and time to develop. A classic college offensive lineman that needs work at the next level, but that could be a bargain late in the draft if given a year or two to develop. #242. Scouting Report: Cohl Cabral School: Arizona State Position: Center/Tackle Class: Senior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 291 Projected Draft Round: 3-5 Scouting Report: Still growing into his big frame, and made a move from left tackle to center a year ago. While he adds strength to his frame has learned to use his feet and base to create excellent leverage advantages over opponents. Has long arms and can lock on to defenders and ease them out of the way to create run lanes. Best attribute is his footwork and has adapted well from kickstepping to smaller steps in the phone booth as a center. Extremely high football intelligence and is the signal caller for the offensive line. ERFA's resign: Lancaster Lazard SullivaTonyan
  11. Just my thoughts on the offseason, draft needs and free agency. This can also explain the logic behind some of my mocks. Yeah, I also just do what the hell type of mocks to shake up the thinking in the forum. Sometimes we get locked into what we want to see, so I shake it up to give different looks. Coaching: Yeah, I would have liked to see Pettine let go. Was looking at Wade Phillips as his replacement, but read he was going to Cleveland. So, thought a good, young, smart college DC would be a good start to stop the new offenses in the NFL. Some seem to think the NFL and college offenses are similar, what better why to stop that but to bring in a college DC. Leonhard is one of my favorites. Marvin Lewis is another thought, has that old Ravens defensive mind set. Needs, Draft and Free Agency: OL: Bulaga Yes, Bulaga had a solid season and played pretty much injury free. What are the odds that he repeats that? IMO, slim. With it probably going to cost them about $12-$14m per year to resign him, and that might be to much for a player with his injury history. So, unless he comes back at a very team friendly deal, then I wouldn't be upset with the Packers moving on. Linsley Solid center, no question about that. However, with Patrick being resigned for much less, means that Linsley could be a Cap cut, saves $8.5m. Packers want to be more physical up front, Patrick offers that as well. I would have no problem moving on from Linsley for cap space. Taylor Save $4.1m in cap space by cutting him, or pay him that $ as a G backup. IMO, move on. Veldheer Low cost back up RT, that played well when called upon. Resigning him and moving on from Bulaga would only make sense if the Packers draft a T high in the draft. 2020 OL could be BAK (LT), Jenkins (LG), Patrick (C), Turner (RG), Veldheer (RT) WR: Lazard, came out of nowhere to be the #2 WR, but his he a true #2? No! IMO, #3 or #4 at best. ERFA, Packers will resign him. Allison, had a down year. He also is a UFA. Packers should move on from Allison. Grant, for whatever reason the Packers kept him around all year, but was never active for the games. He's an UFA, I say move on, but Packers must see something, so don't be surprised he's back at a low cost deal. Kumerow, was very disappointed in his lack of performance. ERFA that I could go either way on, but I vote we move on. 2020 WR could be Adams, MVS, ESB and Lazard. I don't know much about the WR signed from the CFL. Need to sign a solid #2 and draft a WR that is #3 with #2 possibilities. TE: Graham, time Packers move on and save $8m in cap space. Lewis, UFA. I would have no problem with a 1yr low cost contract.Tonyan, I has a lot of high hopes for him this past season. Injuries slowed him down. ERFA I would bring back for 1 year. Whether it's the talent or lack there of, but Rodgers seems to value WR more the TE's. Does it pay to go out and sign a big $ FA? No, IMO. I think drafting a TE is a better deal. 2020 TE's could be Sternberger, Tonyan and Lewis with a possible draft pick or low cost veteran. ILB: Martinez, you either love him or hate him at ILB for the Packers. I thought the same with Martinez coming our as I do with Evan Weaver this year. I like him, but not at $14m plus a year. Sadly I say, move on. Goodson, average player that had some good moments and then had his bad ones. IMO, let him go as an UFA. Many are saying bring Martinez back, he knows Pettine's scheme. Well, not sure Pettine is around after 2020, so why hold back any type of improvement? I would like to see the Packers bring in 2 top ILB though FA's. 2020 ILB could be Burks and Summers. Look for 2 ILB signed by FA. DE: Lancaster is the only DL free agent, he's a ERFA. This man beat out Adams and Keke to start at DE. He's more of a NT back up IMO. Packers should bring his back. DL, Clark is the only sure thing. If I was in charge, I would hold off until next year to resign Clark. I want to see a whole season of solid production. This year started and end well, but fell off the production in the middle. Here again, I would sign a #1 DL in free agency and 1 mid level DL, someone like Beau Allen to help against the run. 2020 DL could be Lowry, Clark, Lancaster, needs improvement. Packers other free agents: Crosby, UFA. Resign 2yrs max. Ervin, UFA. Resign 2yrs max. Fackrell, UFA. Could go either way on him, not at big $. Leglue, ERFA. Couldn't care a less. Redmond, ERFA. Resign. Sullivan, ERFA. Resign. TWill, UFA. Thanks for your time and service, but we move on. Johnson, ERFA. Again, couldn't care a less. Spriggs, UFA. Pass Campbell, UFA. Low cost only. Free Agent needs, #1) ILB, #2) DE, #3) WR, #4) TE, #5) OL Draft needs, #1) OL, #2) WR, #3) TE, #4) DE, #5) ILB
  12. Pettine's Back Mock

    Well done! Weaver is a favorite of mine as well. Lynch could be used more on DL, with Weaver, he can play inside or Edge. Thanks for the mock.
  13. This mock is for entertainment purposes only, don't freak out if you don't like it. Green Bay Packers new DC, Jim Leonhard DC UW Badgers DC. Young, up and coming coach. Players released: Jimmy Graham TE Corey Linsley C Lane Taylor G 2020 Cap Space: $50.5m (minus $5m rookie cap space) $45.9m Resigns: Mason Crosby K 3yrs/$4m per 40% guan, cap hit $3m Jared Veldheer T 2yrs/$5m per, 0% guan, cap hit $5m (Bulaga is to expensive, Veldheer steps in and starts, or Turner can move to RT if a starting G is drafted.) Marcedes Lewis TE 1yr/$3m, 0% guan, cap hit $3m Tyler Ervin RB/RS 3yrs/$1m per, 0% guan, cap hit $1m Cap Space after resigns: $33.9m Outside FA's: Michaels Brockers DE 4yrs/$15m per, 50% guan, cap hit $10.5 Corey Littleton ILB 4yrs/$12m per, 40% guan, cap hit $8.4mPatrick Onwuasor ILB 4yrs/$7m per, 30% guan, cap hit $4.9m Beau Allen DL 3yrs/$6m per, 40% guan, cap hit $4.5m 2020 Cap Space after FA's: $5.6m plus $5m rookie space, total $10.6m 2020 Draft: Trade: Packers send pick #30 (620pts) to Falcons for picks #47 and #78 (630pts) +10 Packers #47. Scouting Report: Mekhi Becton School: Louisville Position: Offensive Tackle Class: Junior Height: 6’7 Weight: 355 Scouting Report: Highly recruited, massive tackle that moves very well for someone of his physical stature. Moves well laterally and impossible to get around due to his width and wingspan. Devastating blocker when he gets his hands on you. A natural athlete, he isn’t just a leaner that uses his size advantage to beat defenders, but has worked to develop a good bend and overall technique. (Learns behind Veldheer for a year or two.) #62. Scouting Report: Tyler Biadasz School: Wisconsin Position: Center Class: Junior Height: 6-3 Weight: 325 Scouting Report: Extremely powerful, smash-mouth type center that doesn’t need the extra help from other offensive linemen to block top tier defensive linemen. Excels with a combination of power and balance. Works best in close quarters where his lack of arm length could get him into problems, but shouldn’t hinder him at center in most blocking schemes. Able to road grade in the run game, and has the footwork to hold up to recover, even when caught off balance in pass protection. (Patrick starts at C, but Biadasz pushes him hard. Very possible that he starts at C, with Patrick being the IOL backup.) #78. Scouting Report: Gabriel Davis School: UCF Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 6’3″ Weight: 212 Scouting Report: Excellent hands and long arms- one of the best “catchers of the ball” in college football. Tall, with a slight build. Listed weight is probably much higher than reality. Can fly in the open field, and deep vertical speed is elite. Takes the top off of defenses, and is the type of deep speed threat that opens up the field for other playmakers. Will thrive in a system that prizes go routes. (Don't be surprised if Packers add a veteran WR to the group.) #94. Scouting Report: Darryl Williams School: Mississippi State Position: Offensive Guard/Center Class: Senior Height: 6’2 Weight: 305 Scouting Report: Exceptional interior offensive lineman that works best within smaller spaces. Locks on to defenders and has excellent strength to secure the block. Lower body strength is also very good, and can drive defenders back in the run game to make lanes. A clear interior blocker that won’t be considered as a tackle, but when given fixed zones to work with, is an elite run and pass blocker. (Could be starter at RG, OL could be Bak, Jenkins, Biadasz, Williams and either Turner or Veldheer.) #133. Scouting Report: Jared Pinkney School: Vanderbilt Position: Tight End Class: Senior Height: 6-5 Weight: 255 Scouting Report: Big bodied tight end that is a true combination of pass catcher and blocker. Excels at exploding out of cuts extremely well for a player his size and has an excellent knack for getting open. Runs crisp, well executed routes. Catches the ball away from his body well, and can post up defenders when coming back to the ball. #192. Scouting Report: Zack Moss School: Utah Position: Running Back Class: Senior Height: 5’10” Weight: 222 Scouting Report: Powerful runner between the tackles. Seems to prefer to work in close quarters and enjoys contact. Not a back that is always looking for daylight, is one that yearns for and works for the hard, short yards. Extremely difficult to bring down by the first tackler. Excellent footwork in a phone booth, and is more comfortable in crowds than in spaces. Good catcher of the football with natural hands. Willing and able to pass pro. Not a big play threat with a 5th gear, but is reliable to get valuable short yards. #209. Scouting Report: Adam Trautman School: Dayton Position: Tight End Class: Senior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 250 Scouting Report: Converted quarterback but has quickly picked up the nuances of the game at tight end. Gets off of the line of scrimmage quickly, and runs crisp, fluid routes. Has shown equal proficiency on the outside and in the slot, will be able to be moved all around at the next level. Top level pass catching ability with soft hands. Tape shows not only an excellent post-up tight end that can stop his route, face the quarterback and block out defenders, but also catches the ball very well in stride. #224. Scouting Report: Shaq Smith School: Maryland Position: Inside Linebacker Class: Graduate Transfer Height: 6’2″ Weight: 250 Scouting Report: An excellent leader one the best teams in college football the last few years, Smith came out of high school as a 5 star prospect, but never found a full time starting position for Clemson. After graduating early, he transferred to Maryland, and should instantly be a starter on a far less talented defensive core. A very solidly built inside linebacker, he is best suited to working on containing the gaps and rushing the passer in certain situations. Well coached, smart, and patient with his assignments, Smith is an extremely reliable presence in the middle of the field, allowing players around him to roam the field and work sideline to sideline. As Maryland switches to a 3-4, Smith should shine in a role where he can be utilize his best attributes – moving forward and dominating on the interior. #242. Scouting Report: Kadarius Toney School: Florida Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 5’11” Weight: 194 Scouting Report: Incredibly gifted playmaker that is extremely dangerous with the ball in his hands. A perplexing prospect, Toney has elite talent as a receiver, and can break a big play at any time. However, there are a long list of negatives from ball security, off the field issues and injuries that will have scouts worried. Has excellent speed and elusiveness. Very good hands and is a natural at making the catch away from his body, turning up field and making a play. A natural at shifting his weight to avoid tackles. Needs to have an uneventful year off the field, and show more discipline on, and can make his way into a very desirable position in the draft. Is deservedly compared to Percy Harvin, both in the positive and in the negative. (High risk, high reward player at slot and or ST.) #243. Scouting Report: Chauncy Haney School: North Greenville Position: Defensive End Class: Junior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 250 Scouting Report: Small school defensive prospect with a long frame, but slight in build. Gifted pass rusher that has strength and speed off of the edge. Gets leverage quickly, and has been able to beat tackles with speed and power. At the next level would need to continue to add to his core strength to deal with stronger offensive linemen and to hold up against the run. Has shown remarkable pass rush skills at the college level, and teams that prize constant pressure off of the edge could be interested in the middle rounds. A very high ceiling, but still developmental prospect. My logic for this mock was to fix the Defense with veterans. The draft was used to get younger, stronger and faster on the OL and at TE. Sure, I thought about adding a veteran player like Danny Amendola at WR, still enough cap space to do so. URFA's, couldn't care about any of them except for Lazard and Lancaster.
  14. Going to try to go a little more in depth. My salary cap numbers might be a little off, but you can get my main idea. Again, it's way to early for anything to be rock solid, so look at this mock as a what if. 2020 Cap Space: $31.5m Cuts: Jimmy Graham TE (Time to move on, not worth the $11m owed. Cap saved $8m) Lane Taylor G (Lost his job, Packers can find a cheaper back up. Cap saved $4.1m) Corey Linsley C (Resigning Patrick to start at C, saves Packers $. Cap saved $8.5m) New 2020 Cap space: $52.1m Resigns: Bryan Bulaga T 2yrs/ $24m $8m guan (2020 cap hit $8m) Mason Crosby K 2yrs/ $8m $2m guan (2020 cap hit $3m) Blake Martinez ILB 4yrs/ $44m $8m guan (2020 cap hit $9m) Jared Valdheer T 1yr/ $5m $2m guan (2020 cap hit $3m) Veteran backup at both RT and LT. 2020 Cap Space: $29.1m Outside Free Agents: Javon Hargrave DE Steelers 4yrs/$64m $12m guan (2020 cap hit $14m) 60 Tackles, 4 Sacks, 6 QB hits and 1 FF. Front 3 is now Lowry-Clark-Hargrave. Breshad Perriman WR Bucs 3yrs/$21m $6m guan (2020 cap hit $5m) Comes in as the #2 WR. Stefen Wisniewski C/G Chiefs 2yrs/$4m (2020 cap hit $2m) Teams with Valdheer to give the Packers some veteran OL back ups at a lower cost. Nick Vannett TE Steelers 2yrs/$4m (2020 cap hit $2m) Younger and cheaper blocking TE 2020 Cap space $6.1m 2020 Draft (Packers draft at #30) #30. Trade pick along with pick #192 and 2021 5th rd pick to Colts for picks #44 and #75. #44. Scouting Report: Brandon Aiyuk School: Arizona State Position: Wide Receiver Class: Senior Height: 6’1″ Weight: 206 Scouting Report: Has emerged as a star after being overshadowed by superstar N’Keal Harry. At first glance, appears to be more of a vertical, outside receiver whose job it is to take the top off of defenses. However, with more tape evaluation, it is clear that Aiyuk is a polished and versatile receiver. He is a smooth route runner, that gets nice acceleration out of cuts, and has a knack for finding openings in defenses. He is a natural catcher of the ball, and in particular, tracks the deep ball extremely well. Aiyuk has shown that he is very comfortable in the slot, and his yards after catch is impressive. An excellent all around wide receiver prospect. (Adams, Perriman, Lazard, ESB, MVS and Aiyuk at WR.) #62. Scouting Report: Brycen Hopkins School: Purdue Position: Tight End Class: Senior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 245 Scouting Report: Primarily a receiver as a tight end, but has more power and blocking abilities than most “move” tight ends coming out of college. In the passing game, has very quick feet and runs crisp and disciplined routes. Very soft hands and catches the ball away from his body, tucks it into his body quickly and is able to get up field and get YAC. Able to work in the slot and on the outside equally. Effective as a pass blocker, but would not be a big asset with run blocking at this time. (TE group of Tonyan, Hopkins, Vannett and Sternberger.) #75. Scouting Report: Darryl Williams School: Mississippi State Position: Offensive Guard/Center Class: Senior Height: 6’2 Weight: 305 Scouting Report: Exceptional interior offensive lineman that works best within smaller spaces. Locks on to defenders and has excellent strength to secure the block. Lower body strength is also very good, and can drive defenders back in the run game to make lanes. A clear interior blocker that won’t be considered as a tackle, but when given fixed zones to work with, is an elite run and pass blocker. (Joins an OL group with Bulaga, Turner, Patrick, Jenkins, Bak, Veldheer and Wisniewski.) #136. Scouting Report: Shyheim Carter School: Alabama Position: Safety Class: Senior Height: 6’1″ Weight: 200 Scouting Report: Excelled in coverage against opposing offenses’ quickest players in the slot, and rarely gives up any room in coverage to these receivers. So far has shown excellent coverage skills in the slot, and hasn’t been required to move around the secondary. However, that will change as he will probably see more work deeper in the secondary. Can be moved around all over the defense, and is particularly efficient with blitzes and defending the run. A willing and able tackler that doesn’t take many bad angles. Has some injury concerns, in that the injury he sustained has a history of coming back. Extremely well coached and will be an out of the box, ready to play prospect after being drafted. #176. Scouting Report: Tommy Kraemer School: Notre Dame Position: Offensive Guard/Center Class: Senior Height: 6’6 Weight: 320 Scouting Report: Blockish frame that carries his weight well and has very good strength, even for his massive size. Works best in constrained areas when he can quickly lock on to a defender and drive him back. Gifted run blocker with a bulldozer mentality. Has played multiple positions, but will probably be viewed best as a guard at the next level. Good footwork with small lateral moves, and when getting to the next level, but probably doesn’t have the athleticism to work the kickstep vs speed in the NFL. Will instantly improve a team’s run game, and has the game experience and football smarts to play right away. (Teams with Williams as the new younger OL, can also play T.) #209 Scouting Report: Evan Weaver School: California Position: Inside/Outside Linebacker Class: Senior Height: 6’3″ Weight: 245 Scouting Report: Coming to Cal as a defensive end, Weaver has been worked as an outside linebacker and has found a spot currently as an inside linebacker. Thriving in coverage and with read and reactions, has a knack for getting to the play quickly, and is relentless in his pursuit of the ball carrier. Not a true thumper in the middle, more of playmaker that is best used when is allowed to free range in the defense. Could be used inside or outside at the next level depending on scheme. A smart, experienced player that is ready to start in the NFL from day one. (Offers flexibility and helps the ILB depth. See in some big boards he's very low. Could be steal in round 6.) #219. Scouting Report: Shaq Smith School: Maryland Position: Inside Linebacker Class: Graduate Transfer Height: 6’2″ Weight: 250 Scouting Report: An excellent leader one the best teams in college football the last few years, Smith came out of high school as a 5 star prospect, but never found a full time starting position for Clemson. After graduating early, he transferred to Maryland, and should instantly be a starter on a far less talented defensive core. A very solidly built inside linebacker, he is best suited to working on containing the gaps and rushing the passer in certain situations. Well coached, smart, and patient with his assignments, Smith is an extremely reliable presence in the middle of the field, allowing players around him to roam the field and work sideline to sideline. As Maryland switches to a 3-4, Smith should shine in a role where he can be utilize his best attributes – moving forward and dominating on the interior. (Double dip in a position of need. Weaverand Smith can replace Fackrell and Goodson.) #240 and #247 traded for 2021 6th round pick. .
  15. An Early Look at 2020 Free Agency

    What about a veteran WR like Amendola or yes, even Randall Cobb? I would like to see Brandon Scherff brought in as well, add to the power run game. I look for Gute to do the opposite this year, spends on two key offensive players and one veteran DL. Resigning Patrick might be the sign that the Packers might be ready to release Linsley, IMO. What about the following ILBs, Darron Lee, Reggie Ragland or Deone Bucannon?
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