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April 21, 2011, 12:01 PM
King says the Packers are in a 'Luxury' position in this draft, they can pick and choose who they want. He says they will draft a Defensive lineman. I don't think so, TT generally looks for lineman in later rounds. He took Bulaga an O lineman last year as a first round pick but only because he didn't think Bulaga would be available at the time the Packers picked. The Packers should look at a Wide Receiver IMO because Driver has lost a step and is not the same player as he used to be. James Jones is as good as gone and Brett Swain has showed no signs of moving into a 4th receiver position let alone the 3rd receiver spot. That leaves, Jennings, Nelson and Finley. Finley is a tight end of course and not a Wide Receiver but the Packers use him some wide receiver routes. Nelson had a great showing in the Super Bowl and can easily move to the #2 position but the Pack will need another quality guy and some depth.
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April 21, 2011  01:51 PM ET

I think they will draft a DE in the first round.

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April 21, 2011  07:00 PM ET

You can never have enough good offensive or defensive linemen. OLB is up there too and it would be really interesting to see what a high motored overachiever at OLB does opposite Mathews. I think they'll take the best available at those three positions. There are only 2 premier WR worthy of a first round this year.

April 21, 2011  07:02 PM ET

You can never have enough good offensive or defensive linemen. A high motor overachieving OLB would be really fun to watch opposite Mathews. There seem to be only 2 WR's worthy of 1st round status this year. They need WR's, CB's maybe RB's too. They've gotta do their homework in order to stay ahead. New England is scarry with those 6 choices in the first 3 rounds. Hopefully they'll have a brain f@rt.

April 21, 2011  08:08 PM ET
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I've heard anything from WR, to RB, to DE, to OLB, to CB, or OL

If the Packers draft a DE then we shouldn't resign Jenkins since he won;t be worth what he wants. If we draft a WR then we shouldn;t resign Jones since his definitily isn;t what he will want. If we draft an OLB I don;t know what we should do since Zombo, Jones, and Walden have all shown potential. We need an OL. If we draft a CB we should get rid of Lee or Underwood. I don;t think the Pack should draft a RB but if there is a great one left then I trust TT will draft one that turns out to be pretty good.

April 22, 2011  12:04 AM ET

What I'd love to see is TT trade 2012 1st & 4th to New England for their 33rd. Then take the OLB & DL that I mentioned earlier. With their 2nd rnd pick, get the best upside LT (long arms) to develop. With their 3rd & 4th pick up the best available DB and WR. 5th pick should be a KR, RB or G. 6th and 2 7th's should be best available... DL depth? I think Sparks & Grant will be fine... I really like Sparks. Jenkins is gone...he's 30 and looking for his last big payday. Absolutely resign Jones, his drops (while they drive you crazy) are actually low when compared to others in the league. Maybe they can trade one of their excess LBs to recoup a draft choice next year.

April 22, 2011  12:28 AM ET
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What I'd love to see is TT trade 2012 1st & 4th to New England for their 33rd. Then take the OLB & DL that I mentioned earlier. With their 2nd rnd pick, get the best upside LT (long arms) to develop. With their 3rd & 4th pick up the best available DB and WR. 5th pick should be a KR, RB or G. 6th and 2 7th's should be best available... DL depth? I think Sparks & Grant will be fine... I really like Sparks. Jenkins is gone...he's 30 and looking for his last big payday. Absolutely resign Jones, his drops (while they drive you crazy) are actually low when compared to others in the league. Maybe they can trade one of their excess LBs to recoup a draft choice next year.

No need to trade up, stay the course and draft by best fit/best player available. Interesting question though, what do the Packers do if the best player left is a QB? I say you at least consider it...

 
April 29, 2011  03:28 PM ET

Stoked we got Derek Sherrod! Should do good for our OL!

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