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  1. Iny my opinion we have descent depth on the line, so even if a key guy goes down, we can survive. Same at inside linebacker. Corner was a week spot, but we've got lots of guys who could step up, so I'm going with... Outside Linebacker. A week spot with no proven depth and no one drafted or free agent to swoop in and help. So either Clay or Perry will be the second most important guy on the defense.
  2. Running Backs rated 27th in league

    I'm a big Aaron Jones fan. Hope he stays healthy. Here's an article about off the field activities: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/30/packers-aaron-jones-commits-a-random-act-of-kindness/
  3. Ha! http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2777059-ranking-every-nfl-backfield-heading-into-the-2018-season#slide29
  4. Here some things I think about: 1) Generally I like Mini/Training camp to see if the second year players are showing any spark. I've got my eye on a bunch of guys: Hopefully Kevin King is healthy enough to grow that potential he showed. I suspect the new defense to be taylor made for his athletic abilities. Josh Jones is a great athlete but didn't strike me as a instinctively smart player, but hey, he was a rookie and being aggressive in the new defense should be good for him. I like him blitzing a lot. Montravious Adams is a big question mark. He will be part of a position group the is already quite strong, so I don't expect too much impact from him. Vince Biegle - hope he develops into something more than just a guy - hard to say All the running backs looked good to me - they could be the best thing for a young defense. A long, slow, grinding offense is a defens' best friend, but with the golden arm of Aaron Rodgers, you probably will not get to enjoy that. If you're on the defense, you better condition yourself for a long, hard year of running up and down the field. 2) Another thought I have is that picking quality CBs is a crap shoot. You really never know with them. Fuller of the Bears sucked and was in danger of being cut, now he's so great we tried to steal him. I remember when the Viking took Trae Waynes in the first round. He was the clear best corner in the draft and most NFL ready -- but then he wasn't and took several season of seasoning to progress into a descent CB.
  5. Lynn Dickey

    duh bomb.
  6. Will new WRs be better than last years rookies?

    Of these guys, Yancey, Moore, Valdes-Scantling, St. Brown, Davis, Allison, Clark, which four do you want to send to the practice squad? And of those 4, which ones do you expect to get scooped up by another team?
  7. play action pass

    Thanks for the thoughts and help
  8. play action pass

    I meant staple as in anything that is considered to be necessary, central, or key. Did I use the word wrongly?
  9. play action pass

    I'm expecting a huge dose of play action pass this season. I like our running game with our staple of running backs. That combined with our big bodied receivers should make for a lot of quick passes that rely on yac.
  10. Here are my thoughts: Jaire Alexander (CB-Louisville) - not Ward, but his doppelgänger, might be just as good. He seems to have a lot of flare, but then so do a lot of great players, and so did Randall who we traded away, despite descent production and athletic ability. Anyways, hoping he and King make a dynamic duo for years to come. Josh Jackson - obviously he was a play making machine in college, but that doesn't always translate to the NFL. All the top corners I can think of have had quite good speed except for Richard Sherman, but even he had a 4.56 40 yard time (which is identical I think, but he's 3 inches shorter) So, hoping Josh Jackson plays more like Sherman, but he could be a one year wonder. We'll see. Oren Burks - love his speed and potential, but I don't hear a lot of stats to back up that athletic ability. Yes, I know he switched positions a lot. I was actually hoping they'd play Josh Jones at LB more, I feel like he made a lot of plays from that position. But I guess after letting Burnett go, they need him to be a typical safety. I think Oren will be a good cover guy. A good blitzing guy. I was hoping they would find a great edge rusher and let Matthews play more in the middle, but I guess that aint gonna happen. J'Mon Moore - I like his measurables, but that's all I know. His 40 time sucked at the combine, but he said he lined up at the wrong spot. If he lined up wrong for the 40 yard dash, how can we expect him to line up at the right spot in the game. Rodgers is going to chew him up and spit him out. Cole Madison - like this pick. Hope he becomes the next Sitton or better yet TJ Lang. JK Scott - looks like a great punter that can kick off and hold, but Vogel set the single-season franchise record for net punting average with 41.6 yards per punt and was selected to be an pro bowl alternate. This feels like a luxury pick in round 5 that we could have used else where. Marquez Valdes-Scantling - yet another tall receiver to go with the other two we drafted and Clark and Davis and Yancey and Allison... Equanimeous St. Brown - yet another tall receiver to go with the other two we picked and clark and Davis and Yancey... James Looney - ok Hunter Bradley - no offense, but drafting a long snapper is not my favorite move and drafting one with a medical history seems even stupider, unless he is the Power Ranger, then I'm down with it. Kendall Donnerson - I've been waiting for a kick *** edge rusher for several years now. Hope this guy turns out to be the Donald Driver of edge rushers.
  11. AG20's Prospect Breakdown (Alexander and Bradley Done)

    Here are my thoughts Jaire Alexander (CB-Louisville) - not Ward, but his doppelgänger, might be just as good. He seems to have a lot of flare, but then so do a lot of great players, and so did Randall who we traded away, despite descent production and athletic ability. Anyways, hoping he and King make a dynamic duo for years to come. Josh Jackson - obviously he was a play making machine in college, but that doesn't always translate to the NFL. All the top corners I can think of have had quite good speed except for Richard Sherman, but even he had a 4.56 40 yard time (which is identical I think, but he's 3 inches shorter) So, hoping Josh Jackson plays more like Sherman, but he could be a one year wonder. We'll see. Oren Burks - love his speed and potential, but I don't hear a lot of stats to back up that athletic ability. Yes, I know he switched positions a lot. I was actually hoping they'd play Josh Jones at LB more, I feel like he made a lot of plays from that position. But I guess after letting Burnett go, they need him to be a typical safety. I think Oren will be a good cover guy. A good blitzing guy. I was hoping they would find a great edge rusher and let Matthews play more in the middle, but I guess that aint gonna happen. J'Mon Moore - I like his measurables, but that's all I know. His 40 time sucked at the combine, but he said he lined up at the wrong spot. If he lined up wrong for the 40 yard dash, how can we expect him to line up at the right spot in the game. Rodgers is going to chew him up and spit him out. Cole Madison - like this pick. Hope he becomes the next Sitton or better yet TJ Lang. JK Scott - looks like a great punter that can kick off and hold, but Vogel set the single-season franchise record for net punting average with 41.6 yards per punt and was selected to be an pro bowl alternate. This feels like a luxury pick in round 5 that we could have used else where. Marquez Valdes-Scantling - yet another tall receiver to go with the other two we drafted and Clark and Davis and Yancey and Allison... Equanimeous St. Brown - yet another tall receiver to go with the other two we picked and clark and Davis and Yancey... James Looney - ok Hunter Bradley - no offense, but drafting a long snapper is not my favorite move and drafting one with a medical history seems even stupider, unless he is the Power Ranger, then I'm down with it. Kendall Donnerson - I've been waiting for a kick *** edge rusher for several years now. Hope this guy turns out to be the Donald Driver of edge rushers. You know what. After putting in all this work into this and still not answering the question first posted, I'm gonna make this it's own thread.
  12. So we drafted 3 wide receivers this year. Do you expect them to be better than: Yancey - practice squad Dupre - cut Clark - 53 man roster And what about Trevor Davis? 2nd year guy. To be honest what I'm hearing about this years group sounds eerily similar to these other guys.
  13. So...who is your rookie? And why?

    Ok, I'm hopping on this bandwagon. My favs usually come from the later rounds - but I think the third is late enough.
  14. what this draft means to ME

    Well another one in the books. Realistically we have no idea as it will take several years to filter through the injuries, head cases, scheme fits, hard workers and talent. But it does signify a few things to me: 1) We will need all of our edge guys to stay healthy (and honestly, when is the last time that happened?) 2) With some Janis closes drafted I guess we won't be resigning him. Or did he already sign with some other team? 3) I guess our punter and long snapper weren't working out - out with the old, in with the new 4) Most of the pressure is going to be scheme reliant - ugh 5) I'm going to hope the Saints tank.
  15. McGinn is 1 for 1 - ha
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