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  1. 2020 MOCK OFF-SEASON V1

    Thoughtful analysis and realistic picks. Nice work! Maybe it is just me, but as much as most of us (me included) want Bulaga to return, I think the market for him is not going to be as high as you believe. I could be wrong, of course, but given his age and injuries my estimate is the Packers likely won't go into the $8 million range to sign him back. Probably nobody else offers that either, although it only takes one team. In case I'm right, that would add maybe $2.6 million or even a bit more to the cap. Interesting to see how it plays out.
  2. 2020 Off-season Discussion Thread

    For my 1/4 cents' worth, I think the Right Tackle position may play out like this--Pick Austin Jackson, OT, USC if they can get him at the end of Round One. Pick Marcus Norman, OT, South Florida, if they have to wait until Round Three. And they can always resign Bulaga for at least two/three years and wait until next year to draft an OT like Liam Eichenberg of Notre Dame, Jaylen Mayfield of Michigan or even Cole Van Lanen of the Badgers. But it's just my 1/4 cents worth.

    Nobody should hate your mock or anyone else's, but your first four picks are likely unrealistic reaches. However, as you say--it's fun to dream. That said, I will humbly offer my dream picks for the first four rounds. Round One (maybe a small trade back into Round Two) is Raekwon Davis, a monster DT who stops the run. Round Two is K. J. Hill, a good fit for slot receiver or Donovan Peoples-Jones, a receiver with incredible speed. Round Three is Van Jefferson, a shifty possession receiver, and Round Four is Earl Weaver, a tackling machine ILB from Cal. My hunch is that the Packers resign Bulaga and wait to draft a starting OT next year. Guys like Liam Eichenberg of Notre Dame, Jaylen Mayfield of Michigan, or even Cole Van Lanen from the Badgers should be available in the late picks of Round One in 2021, and resigning Bulaga means he is expected to play for at least two years while the rookie learns the position. But maybe I'm dreaming too?
  4. Packerraymond Mock Off-season V2

    I hope you are right about Shenault dropping to #30 due to injury concerns. I think he would be a great fit, too, but all kinds of mocks have him going in the middle of Round One. Since you are not resigning Martinez, I am wondering if you see any hope for Burks, Bolton or Summers--or are they pretty much just backup material?
  5. Build Aaron Rodgers' Ideal Pass Catching Corps

    If you accept the fact that I am a total novice at this stuff, I have a name for each of the first four rounds. Each of these wide receivers offer something special that fits with my understanding of Packer needs and requirements. In Round One, especially if I can trade back just a bit, I like Justin Jefferson of LSU. He's 6'3", 192, so he has size, and he's fast enough. His special quality to me is that he has played all three positions including the slot. That versatility requirement for the Packers doesn't get talked about enough IMO. Round Two I like K.J. Hill, Ohio State. 6'0" and 200, so could be a Randall Cobb. He is a shifty, reliable and smart player. Round Three I like Chase Claypool, 6'4", 227, from Notre Dame. Yes, he's tall like Gutey likes, but he is also fast, as in 4.46. For a big, powerful man, that speed is special. And Round Four I like Donovan Peoples-Jones, 6-2, 208, Michigan. Tremendous speed at 4.39. Heck, just let him run jet sweeps and reverses. Plenty of other receivers, plenty of other sizes and skills, but these are the guys that in my mind could fit what Incognito Man is talking about.
  6. 2020 Tight End Titillating Talk

    I think Incognito Man has it right! Pay for defense. Draft for offense.
  7. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    Oops! CBS Sports lists Hamler as a mid-third round pick. My bad. Sorry.
  8. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    CBS Sports lists Hamler at only 176 pounds and rates him as a mid-second round pick. I just don't see how he can take the pounding as such a lightweight. And there are plenty of other options from late-first to mid-second round for a wide receiver likely beginning with Laviska Shenault, 6'2", 220; Jalen Reagor, 5'11", 195; Justin Jefferson, 6'3", 192; Bryan Edwards, 6'3", 215; Brandon Aiyuk, 6'1", 206; and Tyler Johnson, 6-2, 205. Even a K.J. Hill, a Gabriel Davis, a Michael Pittman or a Quartney Davis fall into that second round slot. Just sayin'.
  9. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    On a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of scouting ability, I rate somewhere in the negative numbers. That said, however, because the subject is quarterback accuracy and later round prospects, I'm wondering if anyone has some thoughts on a guy who looks to be a 5th round type QB. He's James Morgan from Florida International University. Decent height, a wee bit light at about 215, and has respectable numbers. He doesn't throw many interceptions. Maybe a backup challenger?
  10. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    Many thanks for the "Yes!" vote, Golfman. I have almost no confidence in my draft opinions. But since I'm on a roll . . . am wondering if there are any thoughts on a o-tackle who might be available toward the end of the second round. I'm thinking of Terrence Steele, an OT from Texas Tech. He's 6'6" and 310 pounds according to what he is listed, and he has incredibly long arms. Just my thoughts, but a nice developmental tackle in Round Two would be a sweet deal, thus allowing us to go after a skill player or a big d-lineman in Round One. Comments?
  11. 2020 NFL Draft Discussion

    As I die-hard Packer fan and no-nothing draft fanatic, I had read in Great Blue North about Austin Jackson, an OT, as a possible late Round One tackle for a team like Green Bay. But in his matchup in the bowl game versus Iowa, it appeared to me he looked a little slow and stiff. Would that rule him out as a developmental right tackle o-lineman for the Pack? Two other possible tackles to backup Bulaga and Veldheer that I've noticed are Jedrick Willis, a right tackle from Alabama, 6-5 and 320; and Isaiah Wilson, a right tackle from Georgia, 6-7, 340. Any thoughts on these guys?
  12. Week 17 GDT: Packers @ Detroit Lions

    Since the topic of medical problems is popular here, I have a question. In my mid to late thirties, I had to stop playing pickup basketball games because all of the shots I usually made weren't even coming close. So I went to a doctor, and he thought I had stroke. Then I went to an optometrist, and he discovered my depth perception was declining and put prisms in my eye glasses. For the life of me, I am wondering if anyone who knows a little bit about vision problems here might consider my decline as something that is also happening to Aaron Rodgers? It isn't just this last game . . . he has missed way more passes than it seems he should, especially this season. Just asking? And I'll save everyone from any lame jokes about the "eyes have it."
  13. Random Packer News & Notes

    Crazu LeGlue!
  14. Glad you are back with the Pack, dwaye! Welcome!
  15. Inside Linebacker ... IT IS TIME

    Three guys I like that should be available somewhere in Round Three or later: 1. Krys Barnes, ILB, UCLA, 6-1, 235, 2. Tuf Borland, ILB, Ohio State, 6-1, 230 (gotta luv a linebacker named Tuf), and 3. Joe Bachie, ILB, Michigan, 6-2, 230 (he may drop lower due to steroid issues). Just sayin'.