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  1. Week 15 GDT: Packers vs Chicago Bears

    These last three games scare me. I can see the Packers losing to the Bears and the Vikings. Hope I am wrong!
  2. Just for fun, still way to early to make any solid picks, which one of the three mocks would you like to see or could live with? MOCK #1 26. Scouting Report: Laviska Shenault Jr. School: Colorado Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220 Projected Draft Round: 1-2 Scouting Report: Powerfully built receiver that has a rare combination of height, strength, speed, and agility. Has superb speed in the open field and acceleration after getting out of cuts. Able to fight for balls and generally will win against smaller, weaker defensive backs. Has had some injury concerns, some of which due to his physical style of play. Catches everything thrown his way and is able to get separation at the point of the catch and by getting away from defenders. #58. Scouting Report: Kenneth Murray School: Oklahoma Position: Outside/Inside Linebacker Class: Junior Height: 6’2″ Weight: 238 Projected Draft Round: 1-3 Scouting Report: Athletic and versatile linebacker prospect that is still working on a final position in college, and how he will be projected to the next level. Excellent at working in the middle of the defense and taking care of the gaps in front of him. More than just a downhill, thumper, however. Has shown excellent read and react skills in coverage and can move quickly from sideline to sideline. A sound tackler, that is patient, and doesn’t take many false moves in moving toward his intended target. Has shown enough speed and power off of the edge, that will also be considered as an edge rusher at the next level. #90. Scouting Report: Marvin Wilson School: Florida State Position: Defensive Tackle Class: Junior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 311 Projected Draft Round: 3-5 Scouting Report: Marvin Wilson is the 2019 version of Brian Burns – a superb bright spot on a team that doesn’t seem to be holding together at all. Wilson plays every snap through the whistle, and has a non-stop motor. He didn’t burst immediately onto the scene after being an elite, blue chip recruit coming out of high school. He has the height, length, and anchor to just sit and control the gaps against him and be stout against the run but is much more than that. He has shown remarkable explosion off of the snap and can shoot the gaps. Wilson has taken his time to develop his craft, and has a nice array of pass rush moves. A very fast riser up draft boards. #132. Scouting Report: Lucas Niang School: TCU Position: Offensive Tackle Class: Senior Height: 6’7″ Weight: 328 Projected Draft Round: 1-3 Scouting Report: Prototypical length, height, and base to play tackle at the next level. Elite pass blocking prospect that has spent the majority of his time at right tackle, and appears to be staying there. Skillset is heavily tilted toward pass protection at this point, and with his huge frame and length, is very difficult to get around, and nearly impossible to beat with power straight on. Has a lot of work to do with run blocking, which will be the major indicator of his draft stock. With improvement in setting up to create lanes for running backs and settling into the mentality of road grading through to the next level, could go in the first round. MOCK #2 #26. Scouting Report: Isaiah Simmons School: Clemson Position: Safety/OLB Class: Junior Height: 6’4 Weight: 225 Projected Draft Round: 1-2 Scouting Report: Hybrid safety and outside linebacker prospect that fits that popular prospect profile at the next level. Most of his experience is at safety, where he operated near the line, able to make plays as the stellar defensive line in front of him attached the backfield. Physical with excellent length and strength. Tackles through the defender and wraps up well, and able to move easily from sideline to sideline. Good coverage skills and doesn’t often over pursue the play. #58. Scouting Report: Trey Smith School: Tennessee Position: Offensive Tackle/Guard Class: Junior Height: 6’6 Weight: 320 Projected Draft Round: 1-2 Scouting Report: Has dominated SEC opponents since coming to Tennessee in 2017. However, questions linger about his health as he is battling blood clots in his lungs. When on the field, Smith smothers defenders with his elite length coupled with superb lateral movement. He is a natural bender that reacts exceptionally well to speed as his balance takes care of power rushers. Has prototypical skills and body type for the tackle position at the next level, but with his ability to decimate defenders, some are intrigued at his potential at guard in the make of Quenton Nelson. #90. Scouting Report: Jacob Breeland School: Oregon Position: Tight End Class: Junior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 241 Projected Draft Round: 2-4 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. #132. Scouting Report: Chase Claypool School: Notre Dame Position: Wide Receiver Class: Senior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 229 Projected Draft Round: 3-5 Scouting Report: Production varied depending on the QB at Notre Dame, and when the offensive was clicking, was a key part of their passing game. Doesn’t possess high end vertical speed, but runs very efficient routes, and has a nice burst out of his cuts. Can post up and win balls with a corner on him, and can often get separation after a short or medium route cut. Reliable hands and a big catch radius. Catches the ball away from his body, and does a good job of bring the ball in, securing it, turning up field and extending the play. MOCK #3 #26. Scouting Report: Jake Fromm School: Georgia Position: Quarterback Class: Junior Height: 6’2 Weight: 220 Projected Draft Round: 1 Scouting Report: Able to make all of the throws and operates smoothly and confidently form the pocket. Doesn’t panic, and goes through his progressions and will make good decisions when nothing is there, and won’t make the high risk pass. Accurate with good arm strength. Operates in an offense that has depended on the run the last few years, so hasn’t had the opportunity to work in a wide open passing game. #58. Scouting Report: Albert Okwuegbunam School: Missouri Position: Tight End Class: Junior Height: 6-5 Weight: 265 Projected Draft Round: 1-2 Scouting Report: Big play tight end that has found the ability to get huge yards after the catch in the open field during his redshirt Sophomore season. Catches the ball away from his body with excellent touch. Big catch radius. Height, weight, speed are all ideal as a pass catching tight end in today’s NFL. Has a knack for getting open, and route running has improved. Not a great blocker, but it is improving, and hasn’t been asked to do much of that. #90. Scouting Report: Khalid Kareem School: Notre Dame Position: Defensive End Class: Senior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 262 Projected Draft Round: 2-3 Scouting Report: A coach’s son that has had to wait his turn at Notre Dame and then made the most of it after winning the starting job. Extremely productive in a number of “flash” stats from tackles, to sacks, to knocking down passes, to forcing fumbles. He is an unselfish player that has had to operate in a scheme that asks for dynamic playmakers, not just one dimensional players. Not a pure pass rusher, but probably better suited to being a balanced defensive end that can pass rush, defend the run, and drop into coverage when needed. #132. Scouting Report: Alaric Jackson School: Iowa Position: Offensive Tackle Class: Junior Height: 6’6″ Weight: 320 Projected Draft Round: 2-3 Scouting Report: Patient, powerful left tackle that has room to grow as a blindside blocker by actually shrinking a bit. Has a little extra girth and by trimming down and removing some bad weight, could flourish into an elite left tackle prospect. Has nice foot control and rarely takes a false step. Very powerful against stronger defenders trying to bull rush him. Has nice balance and bend and isn’t beaten by speed often, but by continuing to improve his build, could gain some lateral quickness.
  3. Again, still to early so this is all for fun and what ifs. Rd #1. Scouting Report: Raekwon Davis School: Alabama Position: Defensive End Class: Senior Height: 6-7 Weight: 306 lbs Projected Draft Round: 1-2 Scouting Report: Ideal end in a 3-4, Raekwon Davis was exceptional off the edge in rotational duty. Can play on the inside, but his length and initial burst make him an ideal outside pass rusher. Can maintain his gaps against the run when needed, but primary skillset is using his long arms and strong lower body to use a variety of pass rush moves to win with power and speed. (Helps the D-line with both the pass and the run.) Rd #2. Scouting Report: Tyler Biadasz School: Wisconsin Position: Center Class: Junior Height: 6-3 Weight: 325 Projected Draft Round: 3-5 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. (Packers want to run more, need some muscle up front.) Rd#3. Scouting Report: Jared Pinkney School: Vanderbilt Position: Tight End Class: Senior Height: 6-5 Weight: 255 Projected Draft Round: 2-5 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. (Future TE starter in year 2, and good rotation guy year 1. Could push for #1 TE in year 1.) Rd#4. Scouting Report: Alaric Jackson School: Iowa Position: Offensive Tackle Class: Junior Height: 6’6″ Weight: 320 Projected Draft Round: 2-3 Scouting Report: Patient, powerful left tackle that has room to grow as a blindside blocker by actually shrinking a bit. Has a little extra girth and by trimming down and removing some bad weight, could flourish into an elite left tackle prospect. Has nice foot control and rarely takes a false step. Very powerful against stronger defenders trying to bull rush him. Has nice balance and bend and isn’t beaten by speed often, but by continuing to improve his build, could gain some lateral quickness. (Seems to be slipping in some rankings, solid 4th rd pick.) Rd#5. Scouting Report: Tommy Kraemer School: Notre Dame Position: Offensive Guard/Center Class: Senior Height: 6’6 Weight: 320 Projected Draft Round: 1-2 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. (Another player that is slipping down ratings, more muscle for the run game.) Rd#6a. Scouting Report: Evan Weaver School: California Position: Inside/Outside Linebacker Class: Senior Height: 6’3″ Weight: 245 Projected Draft Round: 2-5 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 1. (Seems to get no love in the ratings, would be great steal in the 6th rd.) Rd#6b. Scouting Report: Kadarius Toney School: Florida Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 5’11” Weight: 194 Projected Draft Round: 6-7 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. (Our true slot WR, some huge risks, but could be a steal for the Packers.) Rd#7a. Scouting Report: Lavert Hill School: Michigan Position: Cornerback Class: Senior Height: 5’11 Weight: 177 Projected Draft Round: 5-7 Scouting Report: Speedy player with great instincts. Sticks with his receivers well in man coverage. A ball hawk. However, sometimes weak against the run, maybe due to his lack of size. If he puts 20 or so pounds on, would move up draft boards. Rd#7b. Scouting Report: Robert Windsor School: Penn State Position: Defensive Tackle Class: Senior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 290 Projected Draft Round: 5-7 Scouting Report: Technician on the defensive line, Windsor is a long, agile defensive tackle that uses his hands and feet in harmony to get penetration. Productive when asked to one gap, he has the height and wing span that teams with varying schemes will be intrigued by. Has actually slimmed down to be more of a pass rusher in a 4-3, but 3-4 teams will also covet him as an end. A smart, experienced player that has lots of experience and production against top competition. Rd#7c. Scouting Report: Tarik Black School: Michigan Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 6’3″ Weight: 215 Projected Draft Round: 2-3 Scouting Report: With a career perpetually interrupted by injuries, Black is out to prove that he hasn’t lost any of his elite acceleration and open field speed that made him a coveted recruit. Has a smooth and fluid route running style and slips and slides through defenses to get open, rarely losing any speed while catching balls in stride. A natural pass catcher that gets separation at the point of the catch. Once he is in the open field is hard to catch and can turn small catches into big plays. (A player that again is sinking down the ratings, just like all three picks in the 7th rd, all could be long gone by rd 5.)
  4. Yeah, I know it's way to early. In this mock, I have the Packers drafting in the #25 spot. #25. Scouting Report: CeeDee Lamb School: Oklahoma Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 6’2″ Weight: 190 Projected Draft Round: 1-2 Scouting Report: Excellent route runner that has a natural affinity for catching the ball away from his body, in a controlled, efficient manner. Ideally gifted to be a slot receiver at the next level, he will need to continue to add some muscle to his lanky frame. Doesn’t have elite top end speed in the open field, but is fast, and does a good job of accelerating out of his routes. Has been productive even with other elite WR’s on the field. A natural pass catcher, he has a feel for the passing game that can’t be taught. #57. Scouting Report: Tyler Biadasz School: Wisconsin Position: Center Class: Junior Height: 6-3 Weight: 325 Projected Draft Round: 3-5 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. #89. Scouting Report: Carlos Basham Jr. School: Wake Forest Position: Defensive End Class: Junior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 275 Projected Draft Round: 2-4 Scouting Report: A versatile, three down lineman that has developed into an all around pass rusher and overall disrupting force. Has excellent height, length, and frame that will allow him to play in any defensive scheme. Very good explosion off of the snap, and has shown a variety of pass rush moves. Can get into the backfield using speed or power. Gets leverage quickly and can get low and around blockers. Able to drop into coverage and doesn’t look uncomfortable when doing so. Has developed into a technique sound pass rushers. #131. Scouting Report: Mitchell Wilcox School: South Florida Position: Tight End Class: Senior Height: 6’5″ Weight: 245 Projected Draft Round: 2-4 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. #168. Scouting Report: Evan Weaver School: California Position: Inside/Outside Linebacker Class: Senior Height: 6’3″ Weight: 245 Projected Draft Round: 2-5 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 #189. Scouting Report: Liam Eichenberg School: Notre Dame Position: Offensive Tackle Class: Senior Height: 6’6″ Weight: 305 Projected Draft Round: 3-5 Scouting Report: Nasty left tackle that plays through the echo of the whistle, and is a leader on the offensive line. Has ideal length and frame for the position at the next level. Has displayed a fierce playing style, but has taken some time to get comfortable at the position. Still working on technique, and, even though there is not much bad tape on him making false moves, apprehension has been his biggest problem. That alleviated as he settled into a starting role, and has learned to react better, with his anchor and upper body working much more fluidly. #204. Scouting Report: AJ Dillon School: Boston College Position: Running Back Class: Senior Height: 6’0″ Weight: 250 Projected Draft Round: 2-4 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. #219. Scouting Report: Quincy Roche School: Temple Position: Outside Linebacker / Defensive End Class: Junior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 235 Projected Draft Round: 4-6 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. #231. Scouting Report: Kadarius Toney School: Florida Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 5’11” Weight: 194 Projected Draft Round: 6-7 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. #238. Scouting Report: Robert Windsor School: Penn State Position: Defensive Tackle Class: Senior Height: 6’4″ Weight: 290 Projected Draft Round: 5-7 Scouting Report: Technician on the defensive line, Windsor is a long, agile defensive tackle that uses his hands and feet in harmony to get penetration. Productive when asked to one gap, he has the height and wing span that teams with varying schemes will be intrigued by. Has actually slimmed down to be more of a pass rusher in a 4-3, but 3-4 teams will also covet him as an end. A smart, experienced player that has lots of experience and production against top competition.
  5. Week 6 Games

    Let's not sleep on the Lions.
  6. The "Kick the Tires" Thread (Other Teams Cuts)

    I would offer a 4th to 7th round pick for Hurst.
  7. Per Rob Demonsky of ESPN, Packers resigned TE Baylis to the practice squad and released LB B.J. Bello to make room for Williams. I also believe Williams could be looked at ILB as well, that's per me, not Rob Demonsky.
  8. NFL News & Notes

    What's he got to lose? He's on the down side of his career, he gets nailed, he retires. Just saying if he is, no proof.
  9. The "Kick the Tires" Thread (Other Teams Cuts)

    Sure, why not. Let's get the Bears involved and get them a Kicker or something. LOL!!!
  10. The "Kick the Tires" Thread (Other Teams Cuts)

    I could live with this also. I had the thought of Packers #1 and #4 in 2020, Jackson, Redmond and Lazard for Dolphins #2 and Fitzpatrick. They get two draft picks and 3 young players for their rebuild.
  11. The "Kick the Tires" Thread (Other Teams Cuts)

    We need Tony Brown to make some calls for the Packers.
  12. The "Kick the Tires" Thread (Other Teams Cuts)

    Minkah, King, Savage and Amos sounds like one hell of a backfield. Gute, get it done.
  13. If true, and players on the Dolphins are requesting trades, who would you like the Packers to look at?
  14. Let's all just step back and enjoy the win. Don't get over sold on the defense and don't sell the offense short. This is just one game, hopefully one of many more victories.
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