Well the Packers first and second round picks in this draft were real crowd pleasers. Ha Ha Clinton Dix was a fan favorite for a long time but one that few thought would be available for the Packers at pick 21. When his name was called out…many in packernation were totally stoked. Then in the second round the Packers got Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers was totally stoked (along with most of packernation).
Then came round three and when the Packers took Khyri Thornton at 85. The high-motor DT from Southern Miss was met with less enthusiasm. First of all, it was a surprise that Thornton would be considered the Packers best player available at this pick, and secondly, DT was not seen as a position of high need. Khyri has a lot to learn to become an effective NFL defensive tackle but his quickness off the ball and his high energy play on a team that struggled to win one game caught Ted Thompson’s eye. Khyri could be a good player with some development, and he definitely will be playing with a chip on his shoulder as he had to fight to get into college and get his chance. And learning from guys like Julius Peppers can’t hurt. Continue reading
Packernation…introduced by James Lofton, here is our second round pick (#53) Davante Adams out of Fresno State. Big, strong, receiver. I like the way this guy elevates and uses his hands. Good after the catch too. At 6’1″ and weighing 212 pounds, Adams moves well and can make people miss in open space as well. Kind of a cross between James Jones and Greg Jennings. He is gonna need work to be effective in the NFL but to me, he is in the RIGHT place for that. Check him out:
More breakdown on this guy to come but let us know what you think. Good pick or is this guy a reach at pick 53? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
DAY ONE REVIEW:
Well day one of the 2014 draft is in the books, it was a very exciting round indeed! From the beginning, Packers fans knew that we would be right on the edge of picking up a top player at their position, and that is exactly what we saw yesterday. When Calvin Pryor was taken by the Jets at pick 18, pressure in the veins of those of us who bleed Green and Gold went critical…
Then the Dolphins and the Saints (through trade) made their picks and Ha Ha was still on the board! But @packernation could not yet rejoice because Ted Thompson had the final say and there was no way of knowing for sure that even though Packers fans had been clamoring for a safety for months…he was Ted’s best player available. Continue reading
Go CRAZY Packernation…here is our man!
One of the most talked about players when it comes to the Packers’ pick at number 21 is Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Stats:
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix combine results and measurements
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Well draft day is here! Packers fans are sitting on the edge of their seats, biting nails with bated breath hoping the Packers get a chance to pick their favorite college prospect at pick number 21. It’s fun, it’s exciting…and it is a VERY important day for the Packers today. The decisions called in today (that have been made over the course of the entire offseason) will shape the Packers team and fuel the Packers success for years to come.
But there is one thing that many of the draftniks and ALL of the Sports TV and radio are missing right now. This one thing is what I am going to be watching this particular draft for…and I can’t wait! So what is it? What do I see when I look beyond the hype? Continue reading
Well Packernation, the draft starts tomorrow and for every “sure thing” there is a “wildcard” I made guess (and yes, they are ALL guesses) at who the Packers would get with that 21st pick but today I found myself wondering…”Who is gonna take a tumble tomorrow?”
In every draft, there is a player projected early in the first round who somehow finds his way DOWN the board (for example…Aaron Rodgers). Who will that person be tomorrow? Is it possible that a coveted safety like Ha-Ha Clinton Dix finds his way past the middle of the first round to make Packers fans hold their breath that he may still be there at 21? I’m here to tell you, it IS possible. Continue reading
All the rumors about the Texans possibly taking Mack over Jadaveon Clowney will have little effect on the Packers pick at 21. I personally am drinkin’ the Kool-Aid on this one…that the Texans are seriously considering taking Mack. Again though…that will just amount to a flip-flop in one and two.
It seems the Packers sit just outside the range where anything really exciting will happen and with Ted Thompson’s propensity to stand pat, I think he will be smart and leave other teams to the frenzy, knowing that not only will he get a good pick in the first round but he will be getting extra picks in the third where he can find players with a second round grade. I would not be surprised at all if Ted Thompson trades back in this draft if he doesn’t see what he likes.
So, since the Packers board is all but complete as of right now and the work in the war room is now just fine tuning and double checking, here is what I think is gonna happen and why:
A continuation of the Legacy of Champions series. Articles that chronicle the 13 Packer championships. If you’re just joining us, read about all the great Packer championships by clicking here.
The 2010 Packers were a group of scrappers who lived by a never-say-die mantra. For most teams, one and done hangs in the back of their mind from the start of the playoffs on. The Packers had a much harder row to hoe on their way to their 13th NFL championship. Continue reading
Marc Sessler Reported today that Packers GM Ted Thompson is high on Julius Peppers and thinks he will be a force to be reckoned with on the Packers defense this coming season. I agree wholeheartedly. Opposing offenses are now going to have to “pick their poison”. Focus on Clay Matthews…get Julius Peppers running down your quarterback…focus on Peppers and, well…you know the rest.
I think initially teams will focus on Matthews, requiring Peppers to prove himself, and prove himself he will. Julius Peppers, in that scenario, gets 10+ sacks next season. But what if teams shift the focus to Peppers? Then Clay Matthews sets up camp right in the face of the opposing quarterback and he has an awesome year. Reality…well, reality will be somewhere in between, but assisting a sack is still a quarterback sack no matter who gets the check in the box on the stat sheet. Here are some things I like about this combination:
OK Packernation…predict a scenario. Each of these has been floating around in cyberspace, so which one is gonna HAPPEN! A little fun on Wednesday!