Offensive Player Analysis

2012 Draft Analysis: Offensive Tackles

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Intuitively, the selection of back-to-back first round tackles over the past two drafts makes one think that Ted Thompson will lay off the position in 2012. However, Ted has never been one to shy away from elite talent that's available in bargain territory. At the same time, the late first round selections of Bryan Bulaga and Derek Sherrod were unique in that they satisfied both BPA and need criteria. Now that need is not as much of a concern, it would seem less likely that the Packers GM would pounce on a tackle in the first round unless it was…

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Packers Need to Establish Consistency Up Front

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The protection in front of Aaron Rodgers has been a rollercoaster ride since the 2011 MVP took over as starter four years ago.  Rodgers found the turf often in 2008 and was lucky to play a full season in 2009. With two respectable seasons now under their belt, it's time for the offensive line to take it to the next level. The barrier to becoming a consistently elite front five? The uncertain picture at tackle. Let's put the Scott Wells and Chad Clifton talk to the side here. For a quarterback to have sustainable production in this league, he must…

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One Thing is For Sure: There Will Be a Market for Matt Flynn

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Still unknown is how Ted Thompson will allocate the franchise tag, a long-term contract and a wave farewell to pending free agents Jermichael Finley, Scott Wells and Matt Flynn. Flynn's performance in Week 17 against the Lions has Thompson reevaluating any predetermined personnel moves he had been planning. One factor Thompson doesn't need to consider when performing his analysis: the existence of a free agent market for Flynn. In analyzing the market for Flynn, I separate potential buyers into groups based on their apparent need at quarterback. There appear to be three types of QB-needy teams this offseason: the desperate,…

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