Packers Select Evan Williams, Safety in 2024 NFL Draft - Round 4

Evan Williams, Oregon, Safety

 

MEASURABLES/PRO DAY:

5’11”

200 lbs.

4.6 40

40.5" Vertical 

CAREER NOTES:

Spent the first four seasons of his collegiate career at Fresno State, earning All-Mountain West second-team honors in 2022 after finishing second on the team in tackles. He also chipped in six tackles for loss and four PBUs. During his lone season with the Ducks, he led the team in tackles (82) and was first among Pac-12 defensive backs in sacks (4.5). 

NFL SCOUTING REPORT:

NFL.COM 

Packers Wire

33rd Team

FIT WITH THE PACKERS:

General manager Brian Gutekunst continues to give options to new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley in the backend of the secondary. In the CHTV Draft Guide, Nick Pennisi ranked Williams as the 13th-best safety in the class and wrote, in part: "A fluid mover, he excels in mirroring receivers and tracking vertically downfield. He has excellent ball skills and poses a threat after interceptions. However, his limitations in speed and range hinder him as a center fielder, struggling to cover cross routes effectively. His physical limitations may prevent him from becoming a consistent NFL starter."

Notwithstanding that, he could find the field during his rookie year on special teams. 

COMMENTARY: 

Williams appears to be best situated to play closer to the line of scrimmage as a box safety -- he's a hard-hitting tackling machine but did not rack up a ton of career interceptions in college. While he recorded three interceptions in 2021, he did not record a single interception over the last two seasons. Nevertheless, Hafley could move him around and utilize his talents throughout the secondary. According to Wendell Ferreira, Williams played 1,172 snaps at box safety, 960 at free safety, and 604 in the slot throughout his career. 

The Consensus Big Board had Williams as the 197th-ranked player.  

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Rex is a lifelong Packers fan but was sick of the cold, so he moved to the heart of Cowboys country. Follow him on Twitter (@Sheild92) and Instagram (@rex.sheild). 

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Spock's picture

April 27, 2024 at 11:53 am

Just turned on the tv and flipped to the draft and darned if it was just as the trade to the packers and their pick happened!

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JJB's picture

April 27, 2024 at 11:56 am

What a waste of a couple picks. Why did u bring Hicks in if u aren't going to draft him. Quit wasting money on bring 30 players in. I would of rather had the punter from IA or a CB. Does gute realize we have injury prone CB room and we face some of the best wr groups in the nfl in our division. I don't want to hear anyone bitch on here this fall when we are giving up 300 yds all the time to our division

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jhtobias's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Thanks mel kiper

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:21 pm

I’m kinda guessing who might be bitching come fall.

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PASSdaRELISH's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:25 pm

Agree 100%. We should never hear the term BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE ever again. There’s no such thing in the NFL draft.

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Untylu1968's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:48 pm

And you're just figuring this out? Welcome to your first ever draft!

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Untylu1968's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:27 pm

I don't want to hear anyone bitch about a draft or players that have never played a down in the NFL, but here we are!

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:55 pm

Then, you should include Gutedkunst and 90% of the guys working in NFL personnel offices. Joel Buchsbaum regularly held his own, or Out-performed NFL GMs on draft day. The Combine used to be open to the Public. You could talk with scouts in the Cocktail Lounge.

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AnotherPackFan's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:32 pm

JJB, you wanted Hicks because you probably read about him in some draft guide. Me too, and I've seen him on big boards as high as #39. But here we are after 121 picks and NO TEAM has drafted him.

So you can be mad at the Packers but every team has passed on Hicks multiple times. So maybe you don't know as much as you think you do?

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Bure9620's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:35 pm

Yeah....they need to stop wasting money as they are running out.

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Bitternotsour's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:39 pm

Ah, nice, always swell to see you drop in to troll. Assume you'll be back for training camp?

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joejetson's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:07 pm

Move up 15 spots for a 6th rounder? Sounds like a good deal to me. Especially when you still have two more 6th's.
They must really like this guy.
A new look in the secondary in '24. With lots more picks to play with.
GPG!

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:21 pm

49rs just took the better safety and snagged Malik Mustapha, who will probably start for them.

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Untylu1968's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:50 pm

How do you know he's better?

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:22 pm

Film and study reliable draft sites. Watched both guys while in college. Williams started more games with four years at Fresno State and the transfer portal hired gun for a stacked Oregon squad. They share similar profiles and comparable stats.
Mustapha is a more dynamic playmaker in the mold of Bob Sanders. Quicker. Gute may be going with the Dix profile with a taller guy who will have a longer stride running, but squat in the deep middle?

Mustapha 5'-10, 209 lbs with 4.48 40 time. 41.5 vertical [35 games] 175 tackles 15 TFL 4.0 sacks
3 Ints 20 PD 4 FF

Williams 6'-1, 205 lbs with 4.60 40 time 40.0 vertical [ 53 games] 308 tackle 16TFL 5.5 sacks
4.Ints 14 PDs

My nephew and his former business partner developed a football analytics service early on in the development of the WWW and consulted with the Seahawks, 49rs, Raiders and Rams. They both did graduate assistant coaching gigs for Don James when he coached U of Washington. They were "acquired" by another firm and dissolved their relationship.. He still has Contacts.

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:43 pm

I had him as a UDFA.
Gutey now has given the jets
back some value of the trades.
This is just what we all Love to see.
Right?

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Untylu1968's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:53 pm

You'll have to make sure to send Gute your player evaluations next year. You've never been wrong about anything as far as I can remember...💔

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:45 pm

Next year I'll do a final Draft for you that
doesn't include what Brian will do.
Because I'm positive e/lb and DT will be at the top.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:30 pm

Pauline rated Mustapha as the #5 safety and Williams #16. The Wake Forest crew played lights out. No this gift went to Lynch and the 49rs. Bullard was rated the #10 Cornerback. I believe Williams will be better than Dix, but this is following an ancient Ted Formula, just like when they passed over Bob Sanders and the Honey Badger, twice. Once in the draft and then Free Agency.

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murf7777's picture

April 27, 2024 at 04:51 pm

Yes, it was a puzzling pick….we’ll see how it plays out.

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splitpea1's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:21 pm

I don't know much about the guy, but the highlights provided made me feel better about the pick. With the latest two selections, special teams improvement could be on the horizon.

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murf7777's picture

April 27, 2024 at 04:51 pm

Highlights normally do

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gsd3's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:22 pm

Aggressive and a good tackler. Can work with that. Hope we grab a corner soon though.

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:27 pm

He's not a wrap up tackler.
He tackles by hitting

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Oppy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:06 pm

I mean, here's his highlight reel attached to this post you're commenting on where out of the 20 or so plays covered, he wrap up tackles on roughly 15 of them.

The 5 or so plays where he isn't wrapping up include 2 plays where he's stripping a ball from a carrier that is already being tackled by another player, a pass break up, and a pick.

At the end of the day, this probably isn't a player expected to be a starter any time soon. He's most likely slated as a scheme-specific chess piece that helps fill out the Packers' rebuilt safety room, who will be asked to perform spot duty in specific roles and serve as depth.

I know the NFL season starts and ends at the draft for you, and what actually transpires in these players' careers and their actual performance doesn't hold any weight compared to their pre-draft analysis for you.. but let's see the kid develop and play before we condemn him to a wasted pick.

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:23 pm

Oppy -
When you look at the choices
Brian had on the board.
You can't help but claim it's a wasted pick.
This is how I look at Brians choices-
Ok- - he didn't want a CB- Wrong
Take it away from Detroit after
our problems there.
He took a OL. - That could have waited.

The fact he had to have a ILB meant DeJean
was not going to be a Packer.
And as much as I know Bullard is a player.
He fell in Love with Cooper at ILB.

The third picks were a reach. -
He should have went after another Safety with the 3s.
If not OL

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 27, 2024 at 03:17 pm

The LT was Valid. The failure to move up for DeJean vs the Edge is a head scratcher. They probably view Cooper as a crash and blitz guy. He's not the best tackling LB. Hafley seems to be moving in the direction of a gap shooting swarm/amoeba defense. Just don't get caught over-running the ball, like the Vikings used to do. The front four has to keep him clean.

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Oppy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 04:26 pm

Hafley has also stated that the DT's will be used in more penetrating, disruptive roles than perhaps in the past.

If that's the case, that will not align with keeping backers clean. They'd be responsible for sifting through the trash themselves if they let the dogs on the DL off the chains to go hunt.

It will be interesting to see what this defense looks like come mid season. Sure looks like they are attempting to tighten up the middle of the defense and the complete overhaul of the safety position with players who are generally do-it-all types with coverage skills suggests to me that Hafley is going to allow the corners to play more press man and go after the ball while the safeties provide insurance over the top.

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 04:57 pm

JB =A OT was valid - But not unless
you target Walker for replacement.
I'm not picking on your pick. or Morgan.
I could see him as a LT.
But was it a Hole that could wait.
Tom or Jenkins have played it.

I would not have traded up for DeJean after he dropped.
I felt this safety class was that strong.
And LB would be his target after the DeJean drop.
(I had Payton Wilson as you know)
Still he wasted picks anyway in the 3rd.
Of course they could be good.
But not as much as a fan favorite.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 28, 2024 at 11:30 am

Morgan is better than Walker who had mixed results as a LT. Move him to RT where he was projected to play by the DIC scouts. Let Tom go inside. As previously mentioned, I would only move UP for Q.Mitchell, but assumed he 's gone by #15.
Morgan was my guy because the O line was bereft of All Star talent besides, Jenkins and Tom. You cannot expect to win in the Playoffs with a guy like Nijman, Wagner, or the other guy they brought in for a couple weeks from the Golf Course, shifting Turner to LT where he was out-matched.

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Oppy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 04:20 pm

You state:

"When you look at the choices
Brian had on the board.
You can't help but claim it's a wasted pick."

Again, let me direct you to my previous comment where I commented:

"I know the NFL season starts and ends at the draft for you, and what actually transpires in these players' careers and their actual performance doesn't hold any weight compared to their pre-draft analysis for you"

The draft is, and always will be, a guessing game of projection. Most players drafted will fail to ever get a second contract awarded to them. Many players will be considered "busts" when it all washes out. Nobody outside of a team's personnel dept has any real idea what their big boards look like, or how they are evaluating their team need hierarchy or draft goals. There is simply no logic in claiming a draft pick is a "reach" or "wasted" based on any publicly available information. 1st round "Can't miss" prospects bust. Undrafted Free agents can be Pro bowlers. Until the dust settles, making any claims about reaching or wasted picks is a fools errand.

The proof is in the pudding. Let the players play and then, and only then, can anyone look back at a given draft and decide with any validity if a pick was a bad choice or not.

All the conjecture and debate amongst us fans is nothing more than barber shop talk. It's fun and entertaining, but it's meaningless. All that matters is how a player plays and if he contributes to the team. How and when they were acquired is literally meaningless as soon as they sign the contract.

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 05:12 pm

But now the comparison starts-
The comparison here -
The eagles draft vs the packers.
DeJean vs Cooper to be specific.

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Oppy's picture

April 28, 2024 at 09:56 am

There's no logical reason to compare Dejean vs. Cooper.
They don't play the same position.
The eagles had pick #40, the Packers had Pick #41.
You yourself said that once DeJean "slid" out of the second round, you would not advocate moving up to get him.
The Packers passed on DeJean in the 1st round to get a T/G.
The Eagles passed on Dejean in the 1st round to get a CB.

There is literally zero comparison between the two picks for anyone but you.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:26 pm

Don’t know anything about this guy, but I’m doing a shot of bottled-in-bond every time he makes a tackle!

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Spock's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:40 pm

Who was that guy with the overseas accent riling up the Lions with the "4X Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packer" repetition while introducing the pick. Talk about 'working the crowd' lol.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 27, 2024 at 03:23 pm

He was either from Frankfurt, West Germany, or Rhinelander, WI.

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:29 pm

Options - yes.
Difference makers NO.

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Ya_tittle's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:30 pm

Your schtick is so weak. They must pay you to stir things up.

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Todd's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:31 pm

Making that absolute declaration before the guy has even played a snap with the Packers. Nice.

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:46 pm

The truth hurts .
Your as faithful as the deck of cards
this draft mimics.
TJ Tampa to Ravens- Steal there.

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Oppy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:08 pm

What was your draft day analysis of Jordan Love, Rashan Gary, etc?

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The_Baloney_Stops_Here's picture

April 27, 2024 at 05:23 pm

They misery loves company but not even misery wants to hang out with you.

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ShooterMcGee's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:31 pm

Highlights show an aggressive playmaker. That's more like how the new defense wants to play. Same style as the linebackers we have drafted. Gutey is drafting for the new scheme. I like it.

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coolhand's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:36 pm

In agree. This guy is aggressive and fearless and in the film read plays well. I like what I see and as we know, the Packers like to draft athletes with character not just the physical skills. I would like to know what the reactions were when we drafted Aaron Jones in the 5th.

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dobber's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:35 pm

Good time for a nap. About 30 picks before Packers come up with back-to-back in rd. 5.

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Spock's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:35 pm

It sure looks like Gute is giving Hafley a lot of HITTERS to work with. I don't think we'll be seeing any passive 'sit back 10 yards to watch the 5 yard third down happen in front of us' Joe Barry stuff this year (fingers crossed)!!

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dobber's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:01 pm

Yeah, but downhill guys who can hit what's in front of them are a dime-a-dozen.

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Bitternotsour's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:42 pm

Well, we have some dimes and we're half way thru a dozen picks, let the games begin

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Bure9620's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:37 pm

He looks his best defending short routes. Interesting chess piece.

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Oppy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:14 pm

Exactly my thoughts. Situational player could play as a 3rd safety on the field in substitution of a true nickle CB or LB on a condensed field- where instincts, ability to read routed, and quick diagnosis/reaction time trumps the need for top-end athleticism to cover a lot of ground.

He certainly looks like he gets after it. Interested to see how the Packers plan to utilize him.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:46 pm

When we get a couple of injuries and Royce Newman is letting guys get a running shot at Love, I'll at least be happy to know we got all these new defenders.

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dobber's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:11 pm

The interpretation might be that they really do think more of Dillard, Jones, et al., than we thought...

I wouldn't be leaning into that, myself.

IN EDIT: one consolation is that after hammering the OT position in rd 1-3, teams don't seem to be chasing OL in rd. 4-5 so far. Gives the chance for some value at 168-169, I've probably jinxed that.

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RobinsonDavis's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:10 pm

Oline thoughts, dobber? Barnhart, Keegan, Limmer, Jennings?

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Houndog's picture

April 27, 2024 at 03:30 pm

dobber,
I noticed the same thing. At the beginning of the day both NFL network and ESPN commentators spoke of all the OL talent available. Then it seemed like nobody was interested in rounds 4 and 5. I guess we wait and see!
Also, Gutey loves UFA's, I'll be watching that closely as well at the end of the day.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:39 pm

Yea, I am baffled with the lack of attention to the OL myself and can only think they are going to use at least two selections coming up in the last 3 rounds. Newman has to be pushed off the team by someone better.

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RobinsonDavis's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:40 pm

Your Olineman is coming soon,Leatherhead. I agree they need one or two. Jim Nagy just put out a tweet. He thinks Packers got a great pick in Evans. This is the same scout/Senior Bowl Director who was pounding the table about Wicks last year.

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Bitternotsour's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:46 pm

Relax over there Leatherhead, the lineman start in a minute. Do you doubt the ability to find diamonds late in the draft. You got a first round tackle which you were crying for, and proceeded to bitch about it not being mid-second round talent DeJean, and now that the safety and linebacker rooms are full you're back to bitching about the line. C'mon pally, you're better than this.

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Oppy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:15 pm

There's always depth pieces to be found along the OL in the second half of the draft. I expect they will be picking up another today.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 27, 2024 at 03:33 pm

Too many good O lineman passed over, already. He may be liking his picks a bit too much, or is looking to sign some vets at cut-downs.

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murf7777's picture

April 27, 2024 at 04:55 pm

They took 3 OL in 3 out of the last three drafts….I think they know what they are doing.

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NickPerry's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:46 pm

Gute is drafting a bunch of guys who are physical and hitters. Cooper, Bullard, and now Williams. All three hit you like a ton of bricks. Lets hope with all these knock the shit out of you picks, they start creating more fumbles and teams start thinking twice about coming across the middle. No more of this paddy-cake tackling crap!

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:49 pm

Their undisciplined and will get penalties.

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RobinsonDavis's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:30 pm

Astute analysis, NickPerry!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:40 pm

Nick,
Guess I should change my profile name to knocktheshitoutofyou!' LOL!

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:47 pm

Evan Williams has been my go-to bourbon for old fashioneds for several years now.

Hopefully he'll bring some old-fashioned hitting to the secondary!

I really liked the trade-up, I just wish they had used it on an offensive lineman.

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Starrbrite's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:57 pm

Right—I thought they were trading up for Mason McCormick. Lotta picks coming.

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SDPack's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:57 pm

I would recommend Elijah Craig. Doesn’t hit as hard in the throat and very smooth in transition :)

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:41 pm

LOL!

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dobber's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:57 pm

I could go for an old-fashioned right about now.

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Bitternotsour's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:47 pm

Bourbon Old-fashioned, you must be from out of state.

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Oppy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:20 pm

Probably, or he just believes cocktails should be made the way they were intended.

I know this is sacrilege, but Wisconsin's love of brandy in place of bourbon for old fashioneds is just plain gross.

I know we pride ourselves in being the largest consumers of brandy in the world (a true fact), but Old fashioneds are so much better with bourbon or even just plain-old whiskey, IMO.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 27, 2024 at 12:55 pm

My first thought on seeing EW was picked by us was "Gute loves guys who did well at the Senior Bowl." I had to go look it up, but yep, EW was voted "Best safety on the National Team" and lo and behold, Bullard was voted "Best safety on the American team."

Maybe Gute has moved from "RAS is the answer" to "The Senior Bowl is the answer!"

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dobber's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:03 pm

Shhh! Don't point out the Senior Bowl...stockholder likes guys who do well at the Senior Bowl. You're killing his narrative!

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:09 pm

Your right. I do like guys who do well there.
Unfortunately Brain doesn't know the difference.
Oh by the way he was rated a FA even with the SB.

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Oppy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:25 pm

I see him PROJECTED later in the draft than he was taken by most sources, but I don't see anyone PROJECTING he'd be an UDFA, either.

I'm not calling you a liar, I'm sure you found one analysis from some point over the last 4 months that PROJECTED him as an UDFA, but that's certainly not what the majority of outlets PROJECTED for Williams.

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Bitternotsour's picture

April 27, 2024 at 03:06 pm

He's doing schtick at this point. Take absolutely nothing he's saying seriously. I'm assuming he's a hired character at this point, dispensing idiocy as a means of stimulating page interactions. Those pop-up ads are fired by eyeballs and interactions after all.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 27, 2024 at 03:44 pm

Pauline had him ranked #237.

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Oppy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 04:35 pm

Yep. And that's still projecting him as drafted.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 28, 2024 at 12:23 pm

Not contending he would have been UDFA, just Pauline's bias where he would fit. Over the past thee decades his board is generally hiiting over 80%. I believe Mustapha is the better player. He had Mustapha ranked #108 and Lynch, A HOF safety, said he was surprised he fell out of the third rd.

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SDPack's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:01 pm

I read that an Oregon coach contacted the Pack to congratulate them on this pick. He said Williams was the best player on their entire defense. Regardless of where the board pundits rank him, that is feedback coming directly from the staff that worked with him daily.

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Bitternotsour's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:49 pm

Dan Lanning was the D-Coordinator at Georgia, the Packers are familiar with his work...

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Oppy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:28 pm

For what it's worth, players' coaches are naturally biased, and having players from your program drafted earlier is good for recruiting purposes.

That said, yeah, I'm sure the Packers didn't need reassurance. They drafted the young man for a reason, they see something in him. Let's hope it works out for everyone involved. I like the film.

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PASSdaRELISH's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:03 pm

Going through all the experts mock drafts round 7’s to get a peek at who Gutey’s going to take in round 5

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The_Justicar's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:19 pm

No idea how he will do but didn’t see the need to trade up to get him.

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golfpacker1's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:21 pm

I almost spit out my lunch reading that PASS. After those last 2 draft busting picks I needed a laugh. Unfortunately, those last 2 picks were massive overreaches. And wasted a pick to boot trading up. Mason McCormick should have been a Packer and instead we still have a big roster hole to fill.

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:25 pm

If you think he's building the PS.
You'll get through this.

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golfpacker1's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:26 pm

Maybe we can tradeup again and select Spencer Rattler since we need another backup QB.

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Qoojo's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:27 pm

Highlights video made him look like a LB/S hybrid type as most of it was run support and blitzing the qb.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 27, 2024 at 03:49 pm

4.6 speed does not spell deep middle safety.

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Bitternotsour's picture

April 27, 2024 at 03:58 pm

Do you think Harrison Smith can run a 4.6? C'mon. Speed is super handy, but a tenth of a second in 40 yards isn't career defining.

Forest from the trees people.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 28, 2024 at 12:38 pm

True, he was a 4.55 guy at 212 Lbs. and mostly plays close to the LOS. Anthony Harris played more FS for Zimmer.

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:29 pm

Just picture DeJean - Guty does

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golfpacker1's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:43 pm

Thank God the Saints chose Rattler.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:09 pm

If Packers have a QB craving - my recommendation is D.J. Irons QB – Aakron Zips 6'3” 205lbs. A dual threat QB prospect with notable athleticism, a strong arm, and a great deep ball. Needs work in recognizing coverages. Reminds me of a small-school Joe Milton but unlikely to cost the Packers a draft pick - being a Priority Free Agent / UDFA.

Otherwise I see that Bucky was drafted in the 4th. So good for him. My favorite, Tyrone Tracey, is still waiting by the phone.

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brentb's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:48 pm

All you so called draft “experts”, every year you dog the shit out of the picks, no matter the GM, guys haven’t played one down and you are already saying they will suck. GB is one of the best teams in the NFL for the last 25 years, why don’t you follow our fellow teams in the central and see how that works out for you! This is just comical to read! Bet you dogged the Love pick 4 years ago also!

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Alberta_Packer's picture

April 27, 2024 at 01:54 pm

After the Hopper pick - I've decided to suspend any critical comments - as it appears that Gutekunst & Co. are drafting scheme specific players - that requires a working understanding of the specific scheme(s) - which is strictly internal intel. So now enjoying the Draft - with judgement reserved for on-field performances - in a few months and even years from now.

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CheeseEdWest2's picture

April 27, 2024 at 02:56 pm

From his highlights he looks like a hitter. You can't draft all first round talent in the later rounds...but you can look for quality backups.

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golfpacker1's picture

April 29, 2024 at 09:47 am

Cheese, Hopper was a 3rd round pick, that is a premium pick. I agree quality backups are usually in later rounds. If we wanted LB, Gray was right there for the taking. But since we filled the big LB need already with Cooper, What was the other biggest need? Interior OL, and Mason McCormick was sitting there like a Xmas present under the tree.

I would have no problem selecting Hopper @ #126 or later, or even picking another LB if he was gone. McCormick should have been that pick, it's a no brainer.

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NFLfan's picture

April 27, 2024 at 03:41 pm

GPG-

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ReaganRulz's picture

April 27, 2024 at 04:23 pm

I don’t know how any of you 1/2 empty people find your way out of bed!! You’ll find something to complain about. Even a 4th rounder that you feel will somehow make or break the Packer’s season. Ha!!

Thankful that we have Gute that makes the tough decisions to improve the team. Packer’s are in great shape for a strong run this year!!

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golfpacker1's picture

April 29, 2024 at 06:20 pm

I get out of bed fine Reagan. My goal for every draft is to have the best draft of all the teams. I would hope that would be the Packers goal every year too. I also don't drink the "don't question anything the Packers do Koolaid." Or "the Packers know more than you ever will so don't even talk or post."

I disagree with the Hopper pick & trading up for Williams and Monk. I would have taken McCormick @ #91 and filled the other biggest need. T J Tampa-CB was available @ #126, and was the best value available. The Steelers and the Ravens are proven winners and are being praised for grabbing those 2 players.

That doesn't mean I am a bad fan. It's called giving my opinion. Regardless of my view on that part of the draft, the Packers are now set to make an extended run at the next 5 Super Bowls. GPG

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egbertsouse's picture

April 27, 2024 at 04:34 pm

4.6 in the 40? Who is he going to cover, the training staff? Certainly not NFL WRs.

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