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Should the Packers Take TJ in Round One?

  7 months ago     120 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Chad Reuter has the Packers picking TJ Watt in round one of the 2017 draft at pick number 29. This pick would have many in Packer Nation ( myself incuded) turning cartwheels. But is this the best route for the Packers to go? A lot of factors go into a first round pick, even for a team that has been consistent in their claim that they always choose the best player available. Who is available? Are there other players available at a position of greater need? Is one position deeper, possibly yielding a player of similar skill-set in the next round? The…

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Top Priority in the 2017 Draft

  7 months ago     100 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

  7 months ago     81 Views     Leave your thoughts  

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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Fishing For Compensation…is TT Finished in Free Agency?

  8 months ago     127 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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Hedging a Bet: Will Ted Thompson Make a Move?

  9 months ago     1715 Views     6 Comments  

A lot of the talk this off-season is whether the Packers will indeed be more active in free agency. Rumors that  the Packers will sign up to five free agents, and more recently, that they might be interested in a trade for  Connor Barwin have some in PackerNation excited and others skeptical. Here we wan't to paint a realistic picture of what to expect from a Packers GM who is apparently under some pressure to get more done, but historically is wont to spend money on the risk of a free agent. Further, the Packers philosophy of draft and develop certainly paints…

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