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.
I used DraftTek's board and FanSpeak's team needs for this particular draft. I've been faced with drafting Corey Davis in these simulations before. I let it go because I didn't think it was actually realistic. I'm still not sure but you'd have said the same thing about Myles Jack last year. Davis, to me, becomes available because he gets jumped by John Ross and it's possible that Williams and Ross are the only two receivers that get taken before 29. Davis then presents too much of a value as a WR1 to not take him. Demarcus Walker presents a value in round 2 and many years would be the fringe 1st round guy that you'd take at 29 anyway. In a draft with 10-12 1st round caliber CBs it's not surprising I was able to get a starter-quality prospect in White in round 3. Pocic and Brian Hill immediately jump in to competitions at interior OL and running back. This would be a specifically impressive haul, especially taking a non-need player at 29.
National Mock Roundup
Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky- This will happen more than I would like. It's because TJ Lang isn't on the team any more. With that said, Ted Thompson isn't going to take a guard in round one. If you look at the guys that have ended up at guard, Colledge, Lang, Sitton, etc.... they aren't first round picks. They're early to mid round picks, but not day one. Also, Ted Thompson just took two offensive linemen last year to help mitigate the losses that he thought might be coming. Lamp is a good prospect and probably the best IOL in this draft, it just isn't going to be the pick.
TJ Watt, Wisconsin- I'm all in on this, and I've explained it in written and audio form on more than one occasion. Check out the War Room Podcast on PackersTalk.com.
Christian McCaffery, Stanford- GOD NO, STOP PLEASE STOP WHY
Adoree' Jackson- I've said before that I am an Adoree' fan. I'd be a little more excited about his selection in the second round, but he makes a lot of sense after the loss of Micah Hyde. Jackson can help out in the defensive backfield, adds speed and adds return ability. There are certainly some who will take issue with his size and the requirements that Ted Thompson has shown for cornerbacks in the past, but Jackson has the chance to be a special player. I'd be on board for the Jackson pick, especially if Green Bay adds a veteran cornerback.
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