Educated Guesses and Wild Shots in the Dark

Some draft predictions for you to ponder.

I gaze into my green and gold crystal ball and here’s what I see: 

• Packer fans will watch the first round unfold and get uncontrollably excited when only one or two receivers have come off the board by the time Green Bay is on the clock.  They will then experience a huge letdown when the team also declines to take a pass catcher with its first pick. 

•  With his first selection in the draft, number 22 overall, Brian Gutekunst will take a player who is a complete surprise, whom no one predicted.  Gutey will immediately be excoriated by fans and media alike.  Three years from now, that player will be an all-pro, and many fans will claim they knew it all along (otherwise known as Rashan Gary syndrome). 

• Green Bay will trade its second pick in the first round to move down into the early second round and pick up an extra selection in the fourth round. 

• The Packers will draft two receivers in the second round, and another one in the fifth round.  The fifth round player will go on to have a better Packer career than the two second rounders. 

• Shortly after the draft, Aaron Rodgers will send a message to the Pat McAfee show, pronouncing how excited he is to start throwing to these talented young receivers.  But when the season begins in September, he will ignore them in favor of throwing to Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Sammy Watkins and Aaron Jones. 

• There will be strong rumors leading up to day one that Green Bay will announce a pre-draft trade for Deebo Samuel.  It won’t happen, and Gutekunst will later say he never seriously considered it. 

• The Packers will draft a safety who will start ahead of Darnell Savage before the season is over. 

• Green Bay will use one of their three picks in the seventh and final round to take a project quarterback.  They will then release Kurt Benkert, who will immediately sign with the Chicago Bears. 

• On the advice of new special teams coach Rich Basaccia, the Packers will draft a punter and a placekicker.  Neither will make the final 53, and both will be signed to the practice squad. 

• Green Bay will get no meaningful trade offers for Jordan Love during the draft. 

• When it’s all over, media analysts will give the highest draft grades to the Giants and Jets, both of whom have two picks in the top ten of the first round. 

• Not a single wide receiver from this year’s draft will ever be voted to an all pro team. 

• The Packers will choose a tight end on day three whom no one has ever heard of.  By opening day of 2023 he will start ahead of Josiah Deguara, after Robert Tonyan has departed in free agency. 

• Green Bay will wind up with its most productive draft of the Gutekunst era, yielding three or four quality starters.  Those picks will play a major role in keeping the team competitive over the next few seasons because of the low cost of their rookie contracts, as the Packers deal with crushing superstar salaries. 

 

  

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Ken Lass is a former Green Bay television sports anchor and 43 year media veteran, a lifelong Packers fan, and a shareholder.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 06:33 am

Oh Great Ken-ac, what does the future hold?" (and were these predictions hermetically sealed in a mayonnaise jar?)

I...I...can see almost ALL of these things happening. You definitely need to save this post, for future gloating.

It's entirely possible that none of these WRs ever make All-Pro, because they will be competing with Justin Jefferson, Ja'MarrChase, CeeDee Lamb, AJ Brown, DJ Metcalf, etc. for most of their careers. A few of the best also have injury histories that could prevent All-Pro status from ever being reached.
Several will probably make Pro-Bowls, but All-Pro? Maybe not.

2nd rounders Christian Watson and Alec Pierce vs 5th rounder Danny Gray? Checks out.

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NoNonsense's picture

April 25, 2022 at 04:30 pm

22. Karlaftis
28. Pickens

Mic drop!!!

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 06:31 am

" With his first selection in the draft, number 22 overall, Brian Gutekunst will take a player who is a complete surprise, whom no one predicted."
(I'll add: BG explains "We heard another team was going to move up and take him, but our scouts really wanted him.")

Guesses below, anyone?

Hmm... Safety Nick Cross? 9.9 RAS, fills STAR role, generally considered late-second round at earliest?

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NickPerry's picture

April 25, 2022 at 06:42 am

If he takes Cross at 22, BG would DESERVE all the blow-back he'd get. This coming from a staunch Gute supporter. Cross would be fine at 92, preferably with one of their 4ths.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 06:56 am

Okay Nick, but who's YOUR "Surprise 22?" :-D

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murf7777's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:21 am

Leo Chanel….:)

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dobber's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:25 am

GAH!!!!

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:01 am

A true unknown: "Leo Chanel, great-grandson of Coco Chanel, wore #5 (obviously) for The Spartacus de Paris of l'Championnat Élite Division 1. He has a tight end (sic) a RAS of .10 and appeared on the Packers radar when he met GM Brian Gutekunst and AJ Dillon in Rosiere, Door County, while on a tour of "Wisconsin cities with French names."

When the "." of Leo's RAS was pointed out, Manager Gutekunst visibly paled.

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murf7777's picture

April 25, 2022 at 01:44 pm

Leo chanel...was sarcasm for those who thought I was really thinking he should be our pick number 22. Leo has talent and will fit well with some teams, but he's not a first rounder IMO.

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Coldworld's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:40 am

A long snapper

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:44 am

A QB.

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Oppy's picture

April 25, 2022 at 02:54 pm

Gutekunst shouldn't get ANY blowback regardless who he picks, unless the player clearly under performs, not just in year one, but throughout his rookie contract.

If the Packers would have drafted Donald Driver in the first or second round, would anyone say it was a horrible pick by the end of Driver's career?

Oh, sure, he theoretically could have been had later in the draft (he was a 7th round pick, after all) but he could have just as likely been gone and never become a Packer at all.

Judge the draft picks based on their impact to team success, as opposed to based on some silly notion of where they 'should' be slotted, according to a bunch of amateur talent evaluators who don't really know what NFL teams are thinking. Furthermore, judge the front office on the draft class as a whole once the dust settles.

It really doesn't matter when or where each individual player is taken in a given draft class. We already know the bust rate for basically every round is about the same. It's all a crap shoot. Does it matter if you bust on pick 22 if you end up scoring a pro-bowler on day three? Slotting isn't really that important anymore since the CBA years ago reeled in ridiculous rookie contracts.

This is a hard philosophy for most to wrap their heads around because sports media hammers a certain mindset into us over and over again. In the end, all that matters is did the team acquire new players that strengthen the roster? How and when they were acquired means almost nothing in the grand scheme of things- the name of the game is assembling the best roster you can within the confines of the cap.

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MarkinMadison's picture

April 25, 2022 at 06:55 am

See Ken's prediction only works if you can't predict who the Packers are going to take. So by predicting Nick Cross you have either jinxed Ken's prediction or jinxed the Packers taking Cross, because if you can predict it then it has been done. Or undone, as the case may be.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 06:58 am

I'm going with "Non-Draftniks have never heard of and Draftniks have not predicted at 22" as my parameter.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:18 am

A raw, Uber athletic safety from Maryland? Say it ain't so!

Now it it was Cine it would be a happy surprise!

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:24 am

Cine or Lloyd if the top half goes to the Edge,WRs and OTs would be a possibility, but I don't see him snagging a Safety. The shadow would be cast over his selection of Savage on a trade-up.

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:44 am

Totally disagree, my friend. It’s actually a real need. Defenses play 3 Safeties now, quite regularly in the NFL. The only ones I’d consider at 22 or 28 are Cine or Pitre. Cook appears to be way better than Cross Day 2… I like Kerby Joseph a lot too.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:54 am

Should have read your post before posting mine...so, dittos.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:08 pm

Or a bigger, faster CB who cover both bases. Both Illinois safeties know the game from the Lovie experience.
Safety in round one is a wasted pick. Shawn Davis can do the job and draft another in the fourth. The guy I would endorse is Brisker.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:55 am

I am very confident Gutey would not refuse drafting talent high on his board just to save face. All have opinions on him, but my observation is he is a team first GM and is not afraid of fan criticism.

Depth is lacking at S and it is possible both Savage and Amos are gone in 2023...I hope not. But Barry loves to play 3 safeties in his dime and the right talent would be candidate for his Star, too.

Safety is a top positional need.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:05 pm

I submit Exhibit A, Burks and rest my case.

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murf7777's picture

April 25, 2022 at 01:49 pm

JJ, there are always examples of bad draft picks and that doesn't change the need to keep trying. One thing is certain, every team has bad draft picks. The player who can go sideline to sideline quickly and can cover would be a highly desirable trait for the Packers to draft.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 02:39 pm

If you want to hear draft groupies collective minds melt, review the archives regarding the Burks selection. Total reach.

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murf7777's picture

April 26, 2022 at 06:03 am

That’s true based on the so called predictors but so was Dillon if my memory serves me well.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 26, 2022 at 01:13 pm

Had Dillon on my board since his Freshman year. Some questioned his hands, but not his ability to break tackles and hit the outside fast. Burks was swallowed up by O linemen and the TEs were not threatened. A three pick for a sp teams guy?

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packerbackerjim's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:00 am

Not unless he was the second coming of Nick Collins. I do appreciate the irony.

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NickPerry's picture

April 25, 2022 at 06:38 am

I have to say I normally enjoy Ken's posts here on CHTV. THIS one though, this one made me squirm, especially that last bullet. Why? Because much it will will probably happen.

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MarkinMadison's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:02 am

Don't save this post Ken. Half of it will come true, but half of it won't. Either way, your skills as a medium will be in doubt. Not that this has hurt Mel Kiper Jr. any, but see below.

If we didn't have draft grades Mel Kiper Jr. would have been living on the streets and eating out of trash cans 20 years ago. Making predictions for a living is for charlatans and the fools who believe in them.

Vegas knows that the real money is not in making predictions, it's in cashing in on those who think they can.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:07 am

:-D

Truer words were never spoken.

(HOW does Kiper keep working? He's like the shady, overpriced used car salesman with ubiquitous annoying ads).

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DTowleJr's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:19 am

In all my years of watching the Draft, there isn't a time during the draft where I am 1) amazed at all the off-the-top-of-my-head statistics Kiper comes up with, 2) wonder why no one has told him that hairstyle is abominable, and 3) wonder how he keeps his job when nearly none of his picks past #10 ever come to fruition.

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murf7777's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:53 am

Delete..

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:35 am

Yessss PEO, now I got an image of those dancing, air powered thing a ma bobs that car dealers have dancing outside their establishment. Oh boyyyy....

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dobber's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:37 am

Who do ya' know, wants ta' buy a car?

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Oppy's picture

April 25, 2022 at 02:59 pm

(Singing:) Ernie Von Schleidorn, Main street in Menomonee Falls!

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Rebecca's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:12 pm

OMG. Gramps used to sing that!

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Oppy's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:56 pm

Granddaughter? Is that you??

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murf7777's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:50 am

We can all laugh at Kiper’s hype, hair and overstated opinions and criticize him. All he has done thou, is help create the draft where it is today and get the last laugh all the way to the bank. The man is creative, in-depth, passionate and followed his dream. You have to give him credit for his high level achievements thou.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:04 am

Very true murf...I can't deny he had the balls to run with it! He does make a meteorologist look like Nostradamus or Rumi though.

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murf7777's picture

April 25, 2022 at 01:41 pm

Now that comment was funny!

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glblank24's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:27 am

Without the peresonality or moxie of a Saul Goodman.

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glblank24's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:25 am

Mel Kiper Jr., the Joe Buck of draft analysts. Or Stiff Braynless.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:47 am

Excellent MM!

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Oppy's picture

April 25, 2022 at 03:01 pm

I'm shocked you haven't been hit with a comment from one of the 'sharps' letting you know (with a condescending tone) you're just a 'mark' who makes it possible for the insider gamblers to make their fortunes on.

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Johnblood27's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:02 am

Here is what I see...

The pick at 22 will not be a WR (Edge is my play)

Gutey will trade down from 28 and gain a high second and a third (37 & 80???)

With the three 2nd rounders he will take 2 WR, one hits and one circles the drain.

A TE will be taken in mid rounds who will be critical in the playoffs this year.

White-RB from AzSt finds his way to GB one way or another

ST is an afterthought once again leaving Bisaccia to make chicken salad from u-no-what.

No ILB are taken, Gutey takes a no-name CB in 7th.

OL and S that nobody ever heard of are taken.

...and the most outrageous of all... AR shows up to OTA's and yuks it up with his teammates!!!

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dobber's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:37 am

Could absolutely see it playing out this way.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:21 am

Except that last one!🥴

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:03 am

"The Packers will choose a tight end on day three whom no one has ever heard of."
TE Jamal Pettigrew (McNeese)

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Johnblood27's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:01 am

now i have heard of him...

try again!

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DTowleJr's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:11 am

The only one I disagree with is the "project quarterback" comment. I'm thinking Kurt Benkert will supplant Jordan Love as the #2 QB, and Love will be traded for a couple of Day 3 picks next year.

Other than that, having #PackersNation melt down over obscure picks is a given. Having the pundits grade the Packers draft as a C or lower is a given. And having any number of teams from the first 10 pickers get an A++ draft grade is a given.

#GoPackGo

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:23 am

That was the bullet note that made me LOL. "• When it’s all over, media analysts will give the highest draft grades to the Giants and Jets, both of whom have two picks in the top ten of the first round."
High grades for the teams who had the most, high draft picks--it makes me roll my eyes every frickin year! :-D

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murf7777's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:42 am

Yes, that’s why draft grades given right after the draft are a joke. Nobody really knows for years who wins the draft. Usually the top 5 and 9 out of 10 go as predicted so of course they will get high grades. Those teams are getting the best predicted players in the draft.

Packers historically get low grades right after the draft because they normally are picking late in the draft, but history shows they draft well when compared to others. That’s why I trust our GM’s now and in the past and never get critical of their draft picks, but rather try to find the reasons for picking a certain player.

Many unfairly criticized Gary, Dillon and Deguara picks. One is a star, the other is a rising star and Deguara is incomplete. That proves it takes time to evaluate drafts accurately.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:18 am

Benkert isnt passing Love on the depth chart lol. He wont even be on the opening day roster.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:02 pm

Right, a 5 year journeyman QB who has yet to throw a regular season pass will back up Rodgers. What is your "thinking" based on?

If this was a joke...ha ha...ha ha ha.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:25 am

Love ain't getting traded cuz he ain't on the trading block.

Safety with one of the 1st round picks.

Running back before round 5.

Book it Danno! What's your frequency Kenneth?

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:28 am

*Dan Rather winces...

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BradHTX's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:02 am

I honestly believe that if we knew what was going on in that dude’s brain, we could unlock the secrets of the universe.

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Rarescope's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:21 pm

Me questioning the Dillon pick when we had Jones on the team taught me a lot about the draft process (first year I actually followed it) but if they pick a RB before round 5 in this draft I'm going to lose my mind...

Or will I?
2020 NFCCG - Aaron Jones fumbles on a hit that resulted in a cracked rib taking him out of the game.
2021 - Up-and-Coming RB3 Kylin Hill blows out his knee on a facepalm decision to take the ball out of the endzone.
2021 NFC Playoffs - A.J. Dillon taken out with a cracked/broken rib on a special teams play.

That's it, I'm sold and called it here first, 1st round, Gutes taking a running back!

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egbertsouse's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:42 am

You forgot to mention that this mystery Gary-like1st rounder that makes All-Pro in his 3rd year will be doing so on a 2-12 Packer team starting Blake Bortles at QB throwing to Amari Rodgers as WR1 who leads the team with 23 catches.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:45 am

Egbert ...we got 3 more games to go, we could be 5-12!

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:42 am

"Green Bay will wind up with its most productive draft of the Gutekunst era, yielding three or four quality starters. Those picks will play a major role in keeping the team competitive over the next few seasons....."

Me likey Mr. Lass...me likey ALOT!

P.S. I predicted the Pet Rock, Tickle Me Elmo and Milli Vanilli wayyy before the masses. So, maybe best to be picking up what I'm laying down. (No, not the laying down like horses or donkeys during a parade). Go PACK Go!

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Johnblood27's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:04 am

I had Teddy Ruxpin, Cabbage patch Kids and the Edsel.

2 outta 3 aint bad...

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mnbadger's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:51 pm

My wife still remembers when I suggested Beta over VHS.
BTW, can anybody convert our beta wedding tape to DVD?
Not draft related, but likely just as relevant as most of our draft guesses. GPG!

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Johnblood27's picture

April 25, 2022 at 06:41 pm

my ex-wifes lawyer converted everything of mine to hers, he seems like a shoe-in to assist!

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Handsback's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:53 am

Thumbs-up for bringing levity to the draft scenario.
BTW that TE will be from MD.

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BradHTX's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:06 am

Agreed. This was a quality post, Mr. Lass. Lots of good snickers at your incisive humor.

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egbertsouse's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:54 am

I also predict that Gute will trade Jordan Love and a 7th rounder for Brett Hundley. Love will immediately get cut by his new team and get picked up by Miami. The team will hold its first practice on a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic. Love will then throw a pass off the ship that will fail to hit water.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:57 am

the Love Boat? ;D

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Johnblood27's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:05 am

de pass boss, de pass!!!

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:23 am

Good God Magnum! :D

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:05 pm

Because Love's pass landed on shore??

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 25, 2022 at 03:14 pm

Hit a seagull and landed in the mouth of a whale(not a Bulaga!).

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 03:26 pm

LLC, thank goodness I was trial running some Depends before you made me laugh too hard. I have a hunch they WON'T be going to commercial seconds before the Pack pick this year and I wanted to be prepared to not miss a thing. If I start getting tired late into Thursday evening, I will put some of my Pop's Copenhagen snuff in my eyelids to keep them open (just like the cowboy's frontier days).

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MooPack's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:59 am

"With his first selection in the draft, number 22 overall, Brian Gutekunst will take a player who is a complete surprise, whom no one predicted. Gutey will immediately be excoriated by fans and media alike. Three years from now, that player will be an all-pro, and many fans will claim they knew it all along (otherwise known as Rashan Gary syndrome). "

"The Packers will draft a safety who will start ahead of Darnell Savage before the season is over. "

I'm going with Daxton Hill. Fans on this board know who he is, but my bet is most fans don't. I read one analyst say he will be DROY. That's a pretty lofty prediction, but I'd guess he'd be in the running. Wish I could find where I read it. I think it was NFL.com, but can't find it now.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:39 am

Hill, Pitre, Brisker, Cine...all can play SS, FS but also candidates for the Star in Barry's D and would also see snaps in the dime. They can also play CB in a pinch. All would be excellent on STs.

I would be shocked if Hamilton fell to #22, but who knows. Every year players drop into team laps and others are reaches. My instincts tell me this year, due to covid and lack of game video in 2020, there will more drops and reaches than normal.

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MooPack's picture

April 25, 2022 at 10:02 am

Yeah, bottom of round 1 - top of round 2 has always been the sweet spot for safeties. Some very good names there, but if the Packers stay put on picks, I would take Dax. I think his versatility outweighs the others. FS and slot are what packers need. He played a lot of snaps at both. Call it killing two birds with one stone. He also played some outside CB and many profiles have said he has the agility to do it. And he has shown really good flashes of blitzing from the slot. Packers could line up the DB's and do a lot of moving around pre-snap. Opposing QB's head would be swimming. So, yeah, I'm a Dax guy.

Hamilton...I have a feeling this guy is going to be a bust, at least at FS. He is more of a SS/LB hybrid. Dude runs a 4.59 and a 4.32 shuttle. Top receivers are going to blow by him. Unless he has some untapped "football speed", like .2 better, unlikely, I don't see it.

Agree, more prospects taken early or later than usual.

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mrtundra's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:02 am

I like the 5th round WR scenario where Ken says the 5th Rounder plays better than the early picked WRs. I had Erik Ekuzanma picked in the 5th. I think he could be that guy. Also had Devin Lloyd, LB, fall to the Packers at #28. No brainer to take him, unless he's injured or a head case. Watched the CHTV video with Emory Hunt and Nagler. Hunt was high on Daijean Dixon, WR from Nicholls. He was there in the 7th Round. Might be wise to look at small school guys who can contribute. Maybe as UDFAs, too.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:49 am

Devin Lloyd would immediately improve Barry's D and the coach would have a blast employing his skills.

He is healthy but is a "head case". His head is a case study of sublime football intelligence. One of his greatest skills is lightning quick diagnosis of plays at the snap and blowing up the play.

Lloyd and Campbell patrolling the middle? Pinch me!

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:05 am

"With his first selection in the draft, number 22 overall, Brian Gutekunst will take a player who is a complete surprise, whom no one predicted."

A true unknown: Leo Chanel

"Leo Chanel, great-grandson of Coco Chanel, wore #5 (obviously) for The Spartacus de Paris of l'Championnat Élite Division 1. He has a tight end (sic) a RAS of .10 and appeared on the Packers radar when he met GM Brian Gutekunst and AJ Dillon in Rosiere, Door County, while on a tour of "Wisconsin cities with French names."

Manager Gutekunst seemed confused, when it was pointed out that Leo Chanel is NOT the name of a linebacker from Wisconsin, then, when the "." of Leo's RAS was pointed out, Manager Gutekunst visibly paled.

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BradHTX's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:09 am

This is great stuff. Well done.

Seeing “Chanel” always reminds me of the commenters who were still calling our former RT a variety of caviar ten years later.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:29 am

I don't remember who but I saw a TE with a RAS of .94 a couple of weeks ago. "He's small but he's slow!"

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Coldworld's picture

April 25, 2022 at 10:04 am

If he stands still, they all forget him. Stealth TE play.

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Johnblood27's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:09 am

nice job "chanel-ing" your inner comedian!

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stockholder's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:14 am

So what you're saying is. For the Good of the NFL, Gutey must Blow his first round picks. That the more explosive player has to go to the other teams. Only for a starter who will be over -hyped.
I get the NFL is a money making machine. And the competition is what brings in the Tv revenue. But it does keep us entertained. And if we don't want the officials controlling the Out come. The draft gives us that opportunity.
Gutey should just pick a WR to get everyone to shut their hole. Make up for taking Love. And finally give Rodgers something better.
Let's see what Rodgers can do with a Nelson, Cobb, and Finley again. The next great Trio is in this draft. It only takes Gutey to realize that.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:26 am

Your posts are like reading The Sound and the Fury on psychotropic drugs.

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stockholder's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:33 am

#22. Christian Watson. WR ND State
#28. George Pickens. WR Georgia
#53. Trey McBride TE Col.
#59. Leo Chenal. LB. WI
#92. Calvin Austin. WR. Memphis
#132. Matt Waletzko OT ND State
#140. Matt Araiza. P/PSD State
#171. Tycen Anderson S Toledo
#228. Dane. Belton. DB Iowa
#249. Dominique Robinson DE Miami(OH)
#259. Kyron Johnson. LB Kansas

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Coldworld's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:06 am

I can’t work out if you are trying to be humorous.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:44 am

Just Do It ! Remove the Jars on the shelves from the Scrub Patrol. Get serious about winning the Big Game. I would prefer an OT/DT in lieu of Pickens. Get Pierce in the second with a move Up. They will not get your punter. O'Connell is Rich's guy.

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stockholder's picture

April 25, 2022 at 02:21 pm

I put Pickens in there because thats the Talk. I wanted Chenal. . If Gutey Reaches. He'll get the WRs he needs. And Chenal is the fit. If he doesn't He won't get the 3 Trio we need. He'll get left overs, or just 1 WR. And his defensive pick won't start for 2 years at least.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 03:15 pm

I will affirm the WRs in the First as Option One . Secure the Playmakers. I could see Chenal in the Third as the Edge/Elephant. He fits Belichick's scheme, but he is no Teddy Bruschi. Still, the best D is when you have the Cover Corners and the Doctor of Defense running the algorithms, Hank Bullough. Barry understands the D must be multiple and fast. I would not hesitate to select a CB, round one if the profile fits, or in any of 1-3rd. He will show his five man fronts and there are guys who can go from the three point to Edge. Alex Wright would be a guy to shape, Winfrey is going up boards. More 4-2 looks. Gary will be ALL-PRO this year. He dominated in the Playoff Game. The Jaire trade is an option with the strong class of CBs.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:14 pm

I cannot guarantee anything 100% except earthly death and taxes. Gutey drafting a P in the 4th round is in between the two.

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MooPack's picture

April 25, 2022 at 01:27 pm

Best post of the day! Ha!

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 02:31 pm

I see the Swiss, Let's get solid 25 year old Cheddar:

#23 Olave WR ( he drops behind Burks and London, so #22 +92 to AZ for #23 & #55)
#28 Watson WR
#53 Jones DT
#55 McBride TE
#59 Lucas OT ( I would move on him higher. Reuter has him going to cheeseland with the #28)
#115 Taylor CB Dime guy and can go FS. 4.36.
#140 Walker OT ( the jars on the shelf are way past the due date).
#171 Haskins RB ( Give me another power back).
#198 Paschal Edge 4.76 and burst.
#249 Horvath FB ( Rhinos needed to clear space and fill sp teams).
#258 Andries OG ( Sleeper)

A lot of the top EDGE guys off the board early. I would still put out feelers for Ingram. What do you want, a greenhorn or a vet filling the third spot. Who will help you win the Big Game?

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:39 am

One WR minimum in the First. The top OTs are off the board and those in Rd two are just as capable. Edge can be found into round four. The guy will be a backup, in any case, don't pull the trigger in the First. As I stated previously, if he blows this Draft, no extension.

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mnbadger's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:57 pm

I really don't give two s _ _ ts about getting something out of the draft specifically for rodgers.
Unless of course we get a great safety that makes plays to get us the ball in better field position or a DT who helps us get off the field sooner or DE that creates havoc in the backfield. As this is truly a team game, I only care that we acquire players to help the team. GPG!

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HarryHodag's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:29 am

Read a report this morning from Tony Pauline(Pro Football Network) that the Packers are eyeing Zion Johnson in round one. If the receiver they want falls to them,(pick 28?) they will take the receiver in round one, otherwise they will trade out of round 1 and land the receiver later. Pauline says 19-22 receivers will be taken by the fifth round.
FYI.

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stockholder's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:36 am

19-22 shows the demand. The smart move is to get them early. Because this isn't, the defensive draft everyone thinks it is.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:02 pm

Bring them in by the High Second Rd. The Speed guys WR/PR/CB/ FS can be had in rounds three and four. A couple of bad ass hitters in numbers 5 and 6 for sp teams. The top defenders come from the top defenses: Georgia, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Utah, Iowa, Alabama, Cincinnati, Penn State, A&M...Review the end result of the One and Done. Lack of O line depth, No WR # two, lack of a power running game behind Jones and Dillon( this has been Groundhog Day since the Seattle debacle where they cannot punch it for a 3rd and short), Failure to stop 3rd and short, letting them run on 3rd and long. Reed was added to move Lancaster the hell out the door where he should have been headed in after the 2020 campaign. These areas can be fortified
with Football players, not projects.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 01:26 pm

Read Reuter's mock from 4-22-22. He usually adds a small dose of reality to the mockery. Your guys in the second. He present s some trade scenarios. Expect more.

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Coldworld's picture

April 25, 2022 at 10:06 am

Anything teams allow to leak out at this point should be regarded with extreme caution. It’s the season to blow smoke.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 02:40 pm

Here here...I still remember of the image of Laremy Tunsil..."leaked" the day of the draft...wow.

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:30 am

22 WR Drake London
28 S Lewis Cine
53 OT Darian Kinnard
59 DT Phidarian Mathis
93 EDGE Cam Thomas
132 WR Velus Jones
140 EDGE Sam Williams
171 TE Chig Okonkwo
228 RB Zamir White
249 OT Cordell Volson
258 OG Jason Poe

22. Packer fans are surprised London is there ar 22, and that Gutekunst actually took him. They pledge their renewed love of Brian Gutekunst.

28. Packer fans wanting OT are bewildered by Gutekunst taking a Safety R1 (tapping Eric Stokes’ old running mate to solidify the secondary for years). Their love quickly turns to hate once again. Much screaming, wailing… some running out of their homes with arms flailing.

52. Packer fans wanting OT forget their immense hatred for Gutekunst when he picks one of the most punishing run blockers in the draft.

59. Packer fans wanting Eric Pierce are devastated until they realize Mathis is the second coming of Richard Seymour. They nod, yes, ok… MONTHS LATER, after seeing him completely wreck the Chicago Bears.

93. Packer fans are happy Gutekunst stole one of the most productive and versatile EDGE players who can both punish opposing QBs and stop the run, and vow their unending trust in him.

132. Packer fans not on CHTV look up Velus Jones Jr. muttering, “WTF???”

140 Packer fans not on CHTV look up Sam Williams.

171. Enter, the TE you spoke of, Ken.

228. Packer fans still watching are told what an amazing steal Gutekunst made in R7 at RB. Again. Most are doing yard work. Packer Nation chants, “Zeussssss!!!” for years at Lambeau Field every time he breaks one for a score, and, every time he touches the ball.

249. Packer fans look up Cordell Volson after seeing the pick in Sunday’s Sports Section. All stop after reading the word, “nasty.”

258. Packer fans watch Jason Poe highlights and say, “That’s the biggest FB I’ve ever seen in my life.”

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Johnblood27's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:13 am

williams will be gone waaaaaay before 140.

please, just say NO to the chigger.

I like the nastiness of OL and DL here.

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:35 am

Why do you say that, JB? Chig is the fastest, best blocking TE/H in the draft. Great insurance/complement with Deguara, and one TOUGH SOB.

I’m curious, what don’t you like about him, other than he’s not conventional (which is kind of my purpose in liking him this draft)?

To me, Chig seems a perfect weapon for LaFleur’s O.

It would be nice to have both depth and speed, so LaFleur’s JET concepts don’t go out the window the second a player gets hurt.

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Coldworld's picture

April 25, 2022 at 04:57 pm

Chig is an H/F back (and small for that) with great attributes but in need of some work. With the right coach, he could make a mark, but I don’t think he helps us given that we have 2 HBacks and need a conventional TE. He’s a toy I’d happily pass on for a piece that fits a need.

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Johnblood27's picture

April 25, 2022 at 06:38 pm

I like the toughness angle, however his size and redundancy on this roster makes him a no for me at this time.

I see many other players available in this draft that could help the team more. I see this as a roster re-stocking draft with no frivolous picks. I see some other TE I would rather have - Mcbride, Dulcich, Ruckert, Kolar, Bellinger - that makes a second TE overkill at this time.

Can he play Teams? That might be in his favor, if and only IF he could beat out one of the other gameday active te. long shot...

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:32 am

I think Mathis is an overrated run stuffer. He had an abnormal sacks to pressures ratio that won't happen in the pros and has trouble changing directions. He'll be a good run defender but definitely isn't the quick twitch 3T Jerry Montgomery wants.

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 02:39 pm

While he is, lesser v. run than as a pass rusher, the run D improves by his presence nonetheless. Add coaching, along with other elements of run stop in high production players like Cine at Safety and Cam Thomas at EDGE, and I see it as a fix.

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BirdDogUni's picture

April 25, 2022 at 01:53 pm

London = Lazard... Lazard was an UDFA. (Although, I think Lazard is actually faster than London, so take that for what it's worth.)

No way I would draft London, but that's just me. I've taken him in some mocks, but as of right now, since he won't run a 40, I wouldn't touch him.

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 02:55 pm

Yeah, you’re probably right. I’m burnt out on it all rn.

London’’s not the bad guy some are making him out to be for not running. Hear he’s pretty high character. Why should he risk his recovery busting a 40? His speed and separation abilities are well documented on film. That particular injury shouldn’t hinder his speed post recovery, and he’s a dynamic talent. A true WR1 type from this draft. He’d be a nightmare paired with Lazard and a burner…

Doesn’t matter. I doubt he drops.

The WRs they’ve had in for visits are the ones to watch… IMO.

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BirdDogUni's picture

April 25, 2022 at 07:27 pm

I didn't see separation when I watched him. Any NFL CB will be able to keep up with him. He may be able to highpoint against the short ones, but I just don't think I'd draft him.

gg - I understand I could be totally wrong about him. I just don't think I am. I think he'll have a good career, but I think he's way over-hyped right now.

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 08:46 pm

Agreed. As I mentioned, getting burnt crispy. Been looking at the stuff endlessly trying to play catch-up on this draft. London doesn’t really fit Gutekunst’s metrics anyway. Not sure what I was thinking on that one.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:01 am

If they move out of the 28th back into the second they better get a 3rd round pick back. Trading the 28th for a second and a fourth is getting fleeced.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:55 am

No fleecing if Gutey trades #28 with the Jags for their 2nd (top of the round) and 4th (top of that round).

It would be like trading #28 for near 1st and 3rd rounders.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:41 am

It would be a touch low. Someone did a study of the trades in the last 5 drafts and the average cost to move up was valued at a low 5th-high 6th rounder. But it was more than that for moving up in the 1st round. 28 for 33 and 106 would be netting around pick 205 in value(Rich Hill Chart). So maybe they throw in next year's 6th or this year's 7th.

Judging by what I think might be available at 106 I might do it without an extra pick but I'd try to get one.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:20 pm

The Jets will not be motivated to move from their spots in the second as they have two in the first. Maybe a player and a #1 from 2023? #28 trading down must garner a two and three pick. Toss in a fifth or sixth if the trader really wants that spot. I will agree, an additional fourth is throwing away Value.

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MooPack's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:01 am

If you want some Monday draft fun, check out this analytic predictor from Evil Sports Programming Network.

http://espnsportsanalytics.com/

I'd predict the Packers should get at least 4 out of the 100 they have listed.

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:10 am

Moo-OOOOOO!!!

Hells YES! How fun!

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Coldworld's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:10 am

I predict I will be happier critiquing the picks than listening to the crushes. Likely on Friday after Gute trades out twice to move back up in the second and third.

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:17 am

It could seriously get whacky like that. What he really should do is just rest, and take ‘em as the board drops in his lap.

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Coldworld's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:58 am

Seriously, it all depends on what others do. I’m not averse to a trade up IF there is a bizarre run that drops a player they rank well above the rest, but I can’t see who that would be.

Far more likely, they have a bunch sitting at 28. Maybe a team wants a QB … but someone would have to want to jump up. I’m not sure who, though as Chesty said, maybe a QB could tempt. 22 is the one that could be a surprise. Do we have 22 premium grade players and will one or more fall if we don’t? If not, I can see the trade interest kick into gear.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:31 am

There are some very good trade partners for trade downs into the second to get their high second plus a third or a 4th: Jags, Jets and Texans all hold multiple picks in the 3rd and 4th rounds and are in big time rebuilds.

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stockholder's picture

April 25, 2022 at 02:27 pm

That right. We need more LOVES. Sit the Bench and hold the clip board.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 09:25 am

"Green Bay will trade its second pick in the first round to move down into the early second round and pick up an extra selection in the fourth round."

If Gutey's first round board falls apart, I can easily see a trade down. Hopefully it does not fall apart.

If so, seek a trade down with a rebuilding team. Jags would be my first call, trading #28 for their #33 and #106, both first picks in the 2nd and 4th rounds respectively.

Trade value works for both teams...Jags over pay by a measly 2 points on the trade value chart but get a 1st rounder and 5 year K. Pack only loses 5 spots and picks up the top pick in the 4th where Gutey can get another good depth prospect or package his 3-4ths to move up to get an extra 3rd rounder.

Great observations, Ken. Fun read!

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:28 pm

The best haul on a trade down involves #22. If the top of their List has been skimmed, then they may be motivated by a move from that spot.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:38 pm

Sure, that's a given. Could probably tempt the Jags for their 2nd (33) and 3rd (70). Jags give up some point value but they gain a 5 year contract #22.

I can see it happening, but prefer the board unfolds as Gutey hoped and he gets two impact players in the first.

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BirdDogUni's picture

April 25, 2022 at 10:02 am

Traded 22 down with ATL. I'm sure some fans would love this draft and some would hate it.
I think our WR situation would be a non-issue going forward and TE would be a strength.

Round 1 Pick 28: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
Round 2 Pick 11 (ATL): Daxton Hill, FS/SS, Michigan
Round 2 Pick 22: Logan Hall, DE/OLB, Houston
Round 2 Pick 26 (ATL): Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
Round 2 Pick 28: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
Round 3 Pick 28: Scott Patchan, DE/OLB, Colorado State
Round 4 Pick 9 (ATL): Leo Chenal, ILB/OLB, Wisconsin
Round 4 Pick 28: Cade Otton, TE, Washington
Round 4 Pick 35 (COMP): John Ridgeway, DT, Arkansas
Round 5 Pick 28: Brian Robinson, RB, Alabama
Round 7 Pick 7: Danny Gray, WR, SMU
Round 7 Pick 28: Derrick Deese Jr., TE, San Jose State
Round 7 Pick 37 (COMP): Kalon Barnes, CB, Baylor

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 10:27 am

I don't think we'll be seeing BG draft Patchan, a 26 year old rookie, much less before Leo Chenal or Cade Otton.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 10:26 am

You may know, but Packers hosted Drake Jackson, Tyler Smith (OL/Tulsa), and Romeo Doubs (WR, Nevada).

Jackson 2nd, Smith 3rd, Doubs 4th round targets?

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:12 am

22 EDGE George Karlaftis
28 OT Tyler Smith
53 OG/OC Tyler Linderbaum
59 LB Chad Muma
93 S Kerby Joseph
132 WR Velus Jones
140 WR Erik Ezukanma
171 TE Chig Okonkwo
228 RB Zamir White
249 NT Noah Elliss
258 WR Deven Thompkins

22 WR George Pickens
28 WR Velus Jones
53 WR Alec Pierce
59 OT/OG Darian Kinnard
93 EDGE Joshua Paschal
132 OT Braxton Jones
140 S Kerby Joseph
171 OT Dare Rosenthal
228 RB Zamir White
249 EDGE Ali Fayad
258 OG Jason Poe

*Both include 7 of Athlon’s Top 100 Players
**Packers are going to RUN THE ROCK!

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 25, 2022 at 10:39 am

I'm guessing you meant WR Deven Thompkins, and positive you meant C Tyler Linderbaum.

I'd love Karlaftis, Muma, Joseph.
I'd love Smith, Linderbaum.

Receivers Jones, Ezukanma, Okonkwo get a thumbs up.

White? Like his running, supposedly not a good blocker.
Elliss? Meh, developmental NT...not as good as Slayton, so maybe no slot?
Thompkins? Can't see BG picking a tiny guy.

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:23 am

Thank you PEO! Yes on both spelling errors. The thing about Thompkins is he’s Love’s former teammate, and he know how to hit him.Plus, he does not play small. This kid is insanely tough, insanely fast, insanely effective. Multidimensional team leader too.

Both of these sets of picks should provide 4 solid fixes:
1. Adds both speed and capable receiving skills at WR
2. Bolsters the OL with quality depth
3. Adds much needed run stop to D
4. Adds insurance/depth to our running attack.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

That would be a good draft.

Elliss would be a steal at 249. Jones would be a WR project early but make Bisaccia grin for STs. Ezukanma would be a bit of a reach but has great skills coaches love. Joseph is great value at 92 and is just below likely first/early second rounder safeties Brisker, Hill, Pitre and Cine. Muma is one of the top LBs. 2 OL early is in line with my thinking and to have all positions covered with Smith and Lindbaum is solid.

Karlaftis is simultaneously the Greek Freak and Mediterranean Mystery. I think he can play Edge standing up but is likely much better suited for DE in a 4-3. However he could play in rush packages for Barry with his hand down, like Z did. He does not play the run well...yet. But the kid can rush the passer, albeit with mostly bull rushes (strong as an ox) but will need to add to his rush moves to get by NFL OTs.

I would be happy Saturday with these selections.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 25, 2022 at 10:28 am

I had no idea you were such a humorist, Ken. A little too dark and cynical for my taste, at times, but some sad truths in there.

IMO, it doesn't make sense to do this season, paying Rodgers all this money, unless you're going to give him what he needs to make the offense work. We've seen free agent signings like Watkins, but clearly he could use some receiving targets. We've all seen the various mocks and simulations that show us getting a good combo there.

Beyond that, get some big guys to push people around because nothing works if you don't get people blocked.

Defensively, we could use a 3rd Edge, and I think that'll be a high pick because edge pressure is a priority for Gutekunst. A safety behind Amos and Savage. A 5th DL.

But this draft should mostly be about putting the guys around Rodgers on offense. We've lost 6 guys from last year's gameday offense...Adams, ESB, MVS, Kelly, Turner, and Patrick. What do we replace these guys with? Air? A bunch of Day 3 hopefuls and projects? I see this draft as a real opportunity to load up on offense, but it's going to mean playing rookies. Rodgers, and the Packers Braintrust had to have come to this conclusion months ago. If the team brought Rodgers back, it would be without Adams and we'd have some rookie receivers out there.

Burks and Ruckert. Two more OL. And since RBs are so undervalued in this draft, we might as well take one as insurance in case Dillon or Jones gets hurt, because an offense that's over 50% RB needs healthy RBs and it's a long season. Personally, I'd prefer us to take Burks and Ruckert as our WR/TE Combo, Petite-Frere and Waletzko at OL, and Spiller. All of those guys would make the game day roster and some would be starting by the end of the season. Three weapons and two guys to push people around.

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1962Packer's picture

April 25, 2022 at 10:37 am

"On the advice of new special teams coach Rich Basaccia, the Packers will draft a punter and a placekicker. Neither will make the final 53, and both will be signed to the practice squad." Wrong! He will draft 2 long-snappers in the1st round, then one in the seventh round, who will make the team.

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Archie777's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:03 am

re: Gutey .... Overall I think he has done a B+ to A- in drafting. I like his penchant for moving his picks via trades to target players he wants even though it doesn't always work out well. I don't think we have to worry that he will trade up in R1 to select a QB this year.

Recent rumor says GBP will trade out of R1 if the top WRs are gone. Sounds smart as the sweet spot of this draft, like most drafts, appears to be the top of R2. I'd be very happy with a bunch of defensive picks early. That would finish the job of rebuilding/transforming our defense in the post-Ted era. Aside from Kenny Clark, none of Thompson's defensive picks post Raji/Matthews fared well in GB. Just saying. He did however, do quite well on the offensive side of the ball. Same was true when he was GM in SEA.

So which UGA LB will be a better pro, Travon Walker or Quay Walker (or Nakobe Dean)? I am impressed by all three but I watched some tape on Quay Walker this AM and was VERY impressed. In fact, were GB to draft both Dean and Q Walker, I'd be very happy. Both figure to be late R1 or, more likely, early R2 picks. The nice thing about Q Walker is he could play EDGE as well as off ball ILB.

Last thought, this draft is so deep that I'd be surprised if Gutey feels compelled to reach for anybody unexpected in the first 3 or 4 rounds.

I'm more than ready for the Thursday - Saturday extravaganza.

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Fubared's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:35 pm

I have him as a plus and minus guy. He has winners and losers

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Coldworld's picture

April 25, 2022 at 05:11 pm

Don’t they all?

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 01:13 pm

I think Channing Tindall is the player. He’s phenomenal v. run. His coverage is lacking, but hearing he certainly can be taught, and he’s got the range speed, vertical and arm length to really improve as a pro. His instincts are spot on.

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splitpea1's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:10 am

My favorite: The Packers drafting a safety who will start ahead of Savage before the season is over. Not likely I don't think, but it's an encouraging thought.

No need for any letdowns if a WR isn't selected immediately, especially if it's a promising edge instead.

Also, I hope Bisaccia has a LOT more input on special teams candidates other than the K or P. We really need a fresh voice in the war room here concerning these players.

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Fubared's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:34 pm

That could be the 151st pick and he would start in front of him. But hey he came cheap

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:08 am

Im not falling for the banana in the tailpipe again.

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:38 am

Just had a vision of the Gutester (Demi) and Murphy (Patrick) in the movie Ghost??? They are throwing clay (Packer's Team) and we will be fine, we will be fine.

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JQ's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:42 am

Aptly named and executed Ken, and as always, entertaining! Thanks! -JQ

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 25, 2022 at 11:59 am

Now admittedly my personality is somewhat warped, or at least my wife is fond of telling me that from time to time.

If I was Gutey pre-draft I'd sit down in front of my computer late at night with say a Scotch in hand and read what us crazies are thinking here at CCTV and laugh. It would be like a kid drinking warm milk at night to put me to sleep.

Following the draft I would once again sit down late at night all alone in front of my computer reading how all of us know-it-all heads are exploding! Personally, I would derive so much pleasure from this and would laugh until it hurt. As I said...my personality is somewhat warped and even though I'm not Gutey I will be laughing post draft with a Scotch in hand over all the heads exploding here at CCTV. 😂

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Fubared's picture

April 25, 2022 at 12:32 pm

I admit a lot of you guys have changed my mind from receiver at 22, and 28 and fill that most important need to, wow there are a lot of receivers available and we can get some good defense and o line early on and still get some receivers in 2, 3 and 4th rounds.
ACME packing think Kalifness will be there at 22, he could be a beast based on his combine numbers. Dont know. We need pass rush no doubt about it. Linebackers and O line too. Receivers and safeties.
Again a raft of needs as we lose talent to lack of money.

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jhtobias's picture

April 25, 2022 at 01:16 pm

Whoever they pick at 22 and 28 if they keep the pick 75 percent of us will complain anyway.

I'm just here to see Sam Howell picked at 22 and watch the whole thing go up LMAO

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Pantz_Burp's picture

April 25, 2022 at 01:33 pm

I don't know about you all, but I am getting as nervous as a lady of the night making her way to the front pew in tap dance shoes as the church ceremony has already commenced....

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Jgilmor08's picture

April 25, 2022 at 01:50 pm

For the 6th-7th round flyer I hope that the Pack gets Britain Covey out of Utah. You heard it here first, the guy will be passed on by absolutely everyone over and over again due to his size. However when all is said and done he will be a perennial pro bowl returner. The last time the Packers brought in a full time returner with a solid collegiate pedigree he ended up being super bowl mvp.
This guy will make the team better and instantly shore up all returns for kick off and punts. Hopefully Green Bay takes a lesson from the countless little guys that have been exceptional in the league a la Sproles, Bob Sanders, Maurice Jones Drew, Jim Leonard.

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greengold's picture

April 25, 2022 at 03:57 pm

Jgilmor08, definitely worth a flyer. I call that a pun return… because this kid can JET.

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PatrickGB's picture

April 25, 2022 at 02:53 pm

Ken you Nailed it!

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