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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: The Packerraymond Post-Season Mock Reply with quote

As if you guys hadn't seen enough mock drafts this week I thought I'd throw another in the mix. I love using new prospects that are rarely seen in other mocks because you never know what we'll see out of TT on draft day.

Notable Departures:
Greg Jennings (tagged & traded to Miami for a 2nd round pick)

Notable Retained Players:
Jermichael Finley
Charles Woodson (paycut)
Aj Hawk
Sam Shields

Free Agency: Antwan Barnes OLB San Diego
-Typical TT signing, he's a guy who will still be around in mid April after the frenzy has died down. A guy who could easily see reps as a pass rush specialist here, giving Perry or CMIII a blow every now and then. Signs a 2 year 3.5 million dollar deal.

The draft:

Round 1: Cordarrelle Patterson 6'3 205 WR
School: Tennessee

Hadn't seen much on this kid until about 2 weeks ago, knew he was a stud after leaving the JUCO ranks but had never gotten the chance to watch him. Found his game against NC State online and he became my clear cut #1 WR prospect. Just looking at him in pads, reminds me a lot of Javon Walker, but then you see him play and his game has a different flare to it. Elite COD skills were the first thing that popped out at me, not every kid has the ability to run full speed and then plant and cut on a dime without breaking down, Patterson can. Catches everything with his hands and has that same shiftiness to his routes that TT loves. I think he's a far better prospect than Meachum was but hasn't gotten the same love. Often times with the WR class you see if their is no clear cut #1 than all of the players tend to fall, like Jordy Nelson's class in 08, I think we may see this here and hopefully can reap the benefits and land this stud.

Round 2 (from Miami) Eddie Lacy 6'0 220 RB
School: Alabama

There was an article in the JS today that this just might be the year that GB goes and gets that RB that can do it all, and while it's not #1 on my priority list, the idea of getting a back like Lacy doesn't sound bad at all. Comes from a school with a pedigree of producing great football players, he was patient, bought into the program and then had the success his final year. The kind of player who will fit right into GB. One of Starks or Green will most likely be gone to make room for Lacy, but a 3 deep of Lacy, Harris and Green seems to me like a cheap young answer to a position that will only compliment our MVP QB.

Round 2: DJ Swearinger 5'10 205 S
School: South Carolina

Well this is what I get for taking some time to work on my mocks, Incog definitely beat me to the punch here on Swearinger, but I think he is one of the best safeties in this class and arguably the most pro ready of the bunch. That size is what TT really seems to like in his safeties, the more compact hitters that come with dreadlocks. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see Swearinger in GB. Give Morgan Burnett one more year to prove himself when he has a competent safety beside him, otherwise it might be McMillian that is the long-term pair to Swearinger. #36 has worked OK for Packers safeties.

Round 3: William Gholston 6'7 310 DE
School: MSU

Gholston is a prospect with top 10 tools and 5th round production. Average them out and somewhere in round 3 he should hear his name called. We need length on the DL and Gholston is a rare specimen in that regard. When I see Sharif Floyd or Kewaan Short I just see another Worthy, Neal or Daniels. Gholston provdes something different. If the tools never show at the pro level, than a team like GB can afford the 3rd round pick.

Round 4: Jordan Reed 6'3 245 TE
School: Florida

I see a lot of 6'6-6'7 260lb TE's being mocked to us this year, but I haven't seen TT pick a TE like that yet. Reed is more TT's style at TE. Finley has a lot of long-term question marks and the rest of our TE's have played average or worse the last two years. Reed is a QB turned TE that has grown into the position and will be given a chance to be the TE of the future here.

Round 4 Comp: Brian Schwenke 6'3 300 OC
School: Cal

EDS will be given the chance to start at center, but I think all of us agree a center should be brought in for competition. Schwenke started over three dozen games at Cal including all of them last year at center. He's got the experience that TT loves on the OL to go along with his versatility.

Round 5: Cooper Taylor 6'4 225 S/LB
School: Richmond

TT takes a shot at a guy who can maybe one day take the rover/nickle backer that Charles Woodson currently plays. A guy who can play the run, blitz off edge and make plays around the LOS. Taylor certainly has interesting tools and at the very least has enough team value to warrant a 4-5th round pick.

Round 6: Brent Russell 6'2 305 NT
School: Georgia Southern

54 TFL and 25 sacks in his career playing lesser competition, but Russell showed the ability to be disruptive in the backfield. Honestly if you take away Pickett at DE, who do we have that you feel comfortable playing NT to rest Raji? Russell is given a chance to see if he is worthy of playing 10-15 snaps a game and spelling Raji.

Round 7: Josh Johnson 5'11 195 CB
School: Purdue

A very underrated CB prospect who had a respectable career in the Big 10. Johnson is talented enough to stick on the roster as the final CB and maybe one day play a role as a nickleback.

Round 7 (Comp): Taylor Reed 6'1 240 ILB
School: SMU

400 tackles over his career, couple sacks and INT's, fights with Lattimore, Manning and Francois to come in and be a backup ILB.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cooper Taylor getting a LOT of love at the shrine, I'm sure TT has him on radar.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also beat you to reed Smile

Had him in previous mock. Love swearinger though. Also high on Patterson but don't think he will be there at 26. Would love him if he is though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this one. You handle a lot of the same positional needs as me in my most recent mock. Swearinger does seem like a GB type of safety. I think the guys you added to the offense would provide a big boost as quick as year 1. A great job overall with addressing positions of need with quality players/value.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like this one, if the draft went like this I would be a happy man. Well done!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id need a fresh pair of drawers if even half of this mock came true...Im on board


^Props to Jamison.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patterson is one of my favorite prospects overall. No way we could pass him up. Would love him/Lacy/Swansinge
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little heavy on the underclassmen. Not sure if it's a conscious thing or not, but over the last 3 drafts the ratio of seniors/underclassmen is 18/7. The underclassmen the packers have drafted were: Bulaga, Burnett, Cobb, Guy, Perry, Manning, Worthy. In the 08/09 draft we drafted 1 underclassmen: Finley. Just a little quirk I picked up. Could mean something or it could mean nothing.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a fan of WR in the first personally. That's not to say we wouldn't do it. Overall pretty darn good man.

I'm a huge fan of Jordan Reed. I also had him in my first mock. The reason why I like Reed is his potential as an H-Back much like how New England uses Aaron Hernandez. In fact, I read that Reed is being tutored by Hernandez.

Swearinger and Gholston are 'trendy' picks. I'm just higher on our crop at the safety position than most. I like Gholston because of his size and length but I'm worried about his overall production. Has potential though.

Biggest critique of this mock is the lack of addition to the linebacking corps. Cooper Taylor is a 'shot in the dark' while I feel like McMillian is fully capable of being an in the box type safety and we have the slot corner in Hayward.

Overall though, it would be very difficult to be upset with this crop that you're bringing in. Job well done man.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a little burned for mocking Patterson to us in an earlier mock, but I love the guy. Superstar potential, IMO.
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