Ross will provide a weekly mock draft using Fanspeak's mock draft simulator, On the Clock. He will also scour the internet for a few mocks to see who the "experts" have Green Bay taking that week and will provide analysis.
For a number of reasons, I had been taking pass rushers in the first round, and I think it's a distinct possibility that the Packers will ultimately do the same. With that said, the cornerbacks thinned out and I was able to select my CB3, Gareon Conley. I went back to the well and chose Carl Lawson over a few EDGE players and wide receiver Zay Jones in round 2. My strategy with this draft has been to leave a wide receiver out of it unless I believe he's a starter. Between Davis and Allison the Packers have enough depth players at the wide receiver position, what they need is a possible star. Godwin is a possible star and I snagged him in round 3. I have Godwin as my 55th overall player for the Packers, so the end of round three is tremendous value. Pocic, Price and Williams are just higher on my board than most, and repeatedly show up in these simulations.
This simulation was used with Matt Miller of Bleacher Report's 4/13 big board and, as always, fan generated team needs.
Dan Kadar, SB Nation- Marlon Humphrey, CB Alabama
He's right in there with Conley as a guy that can be drafted in the first round. I've been a bigger fan of pass rush first, corner second, but it's not a huge deal one way or another. It depends on if you view Randall and Rollins as completely lost causes.
Rob Rang, CBS Sports- Conley
I'm sure Rob is using a lot of the same ideas in taking Conley that I am. Rang considers Joe Mixon and Takkarist McKinley here as well.
Eliot Shorr-Parks, NJ.com- Cordrea Tankersley, CB Clemson
It would appear that the late push is for the Packers to take a corner instead of a different defensive player. It's entirely possible, as Zach Kruse at PackersWire has indicated, that the Packers don't view cornerback as as much of a need as we all do because of the promise Rollins and Randall showed as rookies, and because of the presence of Coach Whitt.
Chris Roling, Bleacher Report- Forrest Lamp, G Western Kentucky
Good player. Position of need (in the sense that guard is ever actually a need). Not going to happen. Thompson will address interior OL in the middle rounds unless he already did with Kyle Murphy (I'm guessing that's what happened).
RJ White, CBS Sports- Kevin King, CB Washington, D'Onta Foreman RB Texas, Isaac Asiata, G Utah
Another corner. King, at 6'3", would be a completely different style of cornerback than the Packers have had in recent memory. He, Randall and HHCD could form an imposing cover 3 shell. I don't like D'Onta Foreman very much. Asiata is a nice player, I'd just be surprised if the Packers took a corner and then two offensive players.
Walter Football- Jabrill Peppers, DB Michigan, Tyus Bowser, EDGE Houston, TJ Logan RB UNC,
I don't mind the positions that are addressed here. I do have an issue with the players selected. I'm not a Tyus Bowser fan, that can be easily found in my EDGE rankings for Cheesehead TV's draft guide. I also wouldn't take a running back that early, and I definitely woudln't take TJ Logan.
Jersey Al, Draft Tek- Quincy Wilson, CB Florida, Ryan Anderson, EDGE Alabama, JJ Dielman OL Utah, Kenny Golladay WR NIU, Brian Hill, RB Wyoming, Brendan Langley CB Lamar
Al kept jumping back and forth between picks that I loved (Wilson, Golladay, Hill) and picks I didn't care for (Anderson, Dielman, Langley). Wilson, Golladay and Hill rank 23rd, 143 and 79th, respectively on my big board (Al spending pick 134 on Golladay didn't bother me at all). I don't have Dielman inside the top 200, am lower on most on Anderson and don't think the Packers need another project at CB like Langley. I'd much rather address something else, pocket Wilson, and see what Whitt can pull out of Gunter, Hawkins and Waters. Hill is by far my favorite selection of Al's draft.
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