2017 Free agency

Top Priority in the 2017 Draft

  7 months ago     106 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The Packers need a good draft to get the team over the hump that has in recent years become the NFC Championship. The defense is the consensus top priority though some wouldn't mind a running back in the first round. Of course, the Packers pick best player available and if a running back is it, that would fit Ted Thompson's self-stated philosophy while many would argue that he does not pick running backs in the first round. So if the choice is defense...which position should TT pick first? (more…)

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VOTE Your Favorite Packers 3 Round Draft Scenario

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With an excellent draft, the Packers could position themselves to make another serious shot at the Big Dance even after the exit of several long-term players. Of course, the first pick at number 29 is extremely important and hotly debated but it is the overall combination of picks that the Packers bring in that may be the true difference in this year's draft. PackerNation has its view of how this year's draft should play out. Here are a few scenarios...pick your favorite below! (more…)

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More on Justin McCray

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The Packers just signed Justin McCray and many are probably asking..."McWho"? McCray is a true guard (who also has played some tackle) and really could be an asset to a Packers team that needs depth at the O-line position. At the same time, McCray is athletic and will have the chance to show he can play in this league...diamond in the rough? (more…)

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Ranking the Top 5 Packers Draft Needs

  7 months ago     130 Views     2 Comments  

The Packers will enter the 2017 draft with holes to fill...particularly on defense. Ranked 22nd in total defense, multitudes of injury, in particular to Sam Shields, forced young cornerbacks (themselves injured often) into major roles in short order. With the exit of Julius Peppers and Datone Jones, second year LB Kyler Fackrell and recently signed Jayrone Elliot will presumably be called upon earlier and more often. Up front, second year DT Kenny Clark will have his chance to "take the next step" in working side by side with Mike Daniels and now Ricky Jean Francois. But the defense isn't the…

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Fishing For Compensation…is TT Finished in Free Agency?

  8 months ago     132 Views     2 Comments  

In an off-season that can be described as "busy" by Ted Thompson's standards, the team has still seen more players leave than sign. The defense will benefit from Davon House but he certainly isn't a playmaker and the young pups Randall, Rollins, and Gunter will push him. The biggest signing was on the offensive side of the ball and with Marellus Bennett, but that meant passing on Jared Cook, who presumably will get a contract elsewhere eventually, the Packers are in a position to make a haul in the compensatory draft pick realm in 2018. I made a bet that…

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