Is ILB Really A 1st Round Must?

sam barringtonMost fans are thinking inside linebacker should be the position that is addressed in the first round, Let me explain why I stated in my last post the reason it is not as crucial as most people think.

To start with, let’s take a look at the returning players from last year:

AJ Hawk

Aj Hawk came clean at the end of the season about playing with ankle spurs that required surgery. This would explain his less than par performance last year and if this surgery can give him back the speed he needs then his experience alone is a big factor for the teams success.

Sam Barrington

Sam Barrington has proven he can be the starter this year. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Go a Different Direction: McKinney, Perryman, and Kendricks

combine 2015After watching the NFL combine and watching more tape on the 3 top prospects, Benardrick McKinney, Denzel Perryman, and Eric Kendricks, I honestly don’t believe any of them are worth a first round grade when it comes down to it. With that said I believe we need to take a big guy on defense. There are a lot of rushers/run stoppers in this years draft worthy of first round picks and a few of them could be around at 30 like Eddie Goldman, DT-FSU, Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE-UCLA, Jordan Phillips, DT-Oklahoma to name a few. Continue reading

Michael Bennett: Another Possibility for the Pack

Michael BennettMichael Bennett has been considered by most to be a second round pick, largely due to his size. At under 300 pounds, he is less than ideal to be an edge rusher, much less a DE in a 3-4 in the NFL. But Michael may have moved up draft boards after a fine Combine performance. Bennett (6’2″ 288 lbs) don’t do justice to his ability to get up the field and his overall power.

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Carl Davis: Another Possibility for the Pack

Carl DavisWith many in Packernation hoping for a top inside linebacker in this year’s draft, it is almost painful to think of the possibility that none of the top three ILB’s are still on the board. Could the Packers get help there in later rounds? This draft is not deep in ILB’s but Ted Thompson has found late round gems before. Continue reading