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Multiple Fronts Could Give Opponent Fits in 2018

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Packers' new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine must have been happy with this year's off-season. Going into his first year, the team brought in Mo Wilkerson and signed Tramon Williams and Davon House. Then in the draft, the team's first three picks were defensive players including corners at the two top spots. But the addition of Oren Burks in the third round may be one of the more under-rated of the Packers' choices this year. Burks is an ILB with a lot of defensive back and hybrid experience. And coming from Vandy, in Pettine's simpler scheme...he could be part of a…

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3 Ways Reggie Gilbert Could Help Pettine’s Scheme

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Reggie Gilbert got the attention of Packers head coach Mike McCarthy during rookie orientation. Gilbert has flashed real pass-rush potential but on a roster that includes some significant draft picks, he has his work cut out for him. But if Gilbert can continue to shine, he has a realistic chance of passing up draft picks for reps in the 2018 season. The Packers have been looking for a possible pass rush beyond Clay Matthews and if Gilbert can perform he can help the Pack immediately. Here are three ways Gilbert can help Pettine's new scheme if he comes on this…

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3 Big Bodies That Could Excel in Coverage

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When coach McCarthy addressed the media last week, he made it clear that getting bigger and faster was a top priority. Now that the draft is in the books, the Packers have several big guys with speed that could be mode effective against tight ends, RB's out of the backfield but can track and run in the screen game as well. (more…)

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Marli-Mock 3.0: Fitz Falls to the Pack

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Rd. 1 Pick 14 (14 Minkah Fitzpatrick (DB) 6'1'' 201 lbs 4.46 40-rd dash [Alabama] 6.30 Grade by NFL.com Very high intensity player who somehow fell to 14 in my most recent draft and I scooped him right up. He is the ultimate plug and play backfield player. Experienced at slot cornerback, can also play in a subpackage as a linebacker and a blitzer and he has played both corner and safety at a very high level throughout his collegiate career. A walk-on at Alabama as a freshman he started 10 times at the "star" position earning him Freshman All-American…

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Marli’s Mock 2018: 2.0 No Trades No Changes

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Rd. 1 Pick 14 (14) Harold Landry EDGE 6'3'' 253 lbs. Boston College 6.18 grade on NFL.com Compared to Vic Beasley, Landry might not be the biggest Edge rusher but he has long arms, he's a great athlete and is very quick for his size. In 2016, he finished in the top 5 rushers nationally with 15.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles. He has also received honorable mentions as well as a firstteam ALL-ACC mention. Even though he missed a few games in 2017 he still managed to stack up 38 stops, 8.5 tackles for a…

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“Legal Tampering” Period Begins Today

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Today teams can begin to talk to free agents whose contracts are set to expire in a couple days. While no contracts can be executed until 4:00 New York time on Wednesday, teams can enter into negotiations with the representatives of players. The free agent frenzy has begun. There are already rumors that the Packers are hard after Trumaine Johnson, there are of course no guarantees. But with the trade of Damarious Randall, the Packers would be hard pressed to lean on the draft alone to complete their backfield. (more…)

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Combine Players to Watch Part One: Defense

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The NFL Combine starts tomorrow kicking off draft-mania that has already been brewing since Packer Nation realized that they won't have to stay up until midnight to hear their first round pick (or trade) named on April 26. This gathering is part Laff Olympics, part psychological evaluation kicked off with a lot of testing, poking and prodding by numerous doctors. While the results guarantee that the NFL has something to keep fans interested in and talking about, the actual translation to the sport of football may be minimal (at least the direct translation to football) and GM's across the league…

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Packers’ Top 5 Draft Needs

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With the Pro Bowl in the rear-view mirror, and the Super Bowl almost here, Packers fans are already looking forward to the 2018 draft. There are many reasons to for excitement and optimism but also concerns for a team that has some gaps to fill, question marks, and a brand new GM who will be running his very first draft. While Brian Gutekunst has plenty of experience in draft situations, and has learned from one of the most thorough GM's in the league for years, this is still a new experience and also a very important draft for the Packers…

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