Would You Risk It?

Posted by  Brady Augustine   in  , ,      3 years ago     62 Views     3 Comments  

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sefBrian Baldinger had an interesting mock draft the other day. No QB’s taken in the top ten and his pick for Green Bay at number 21 was tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. My first thought was “No way! We could get this guy in the second round!” But the idea is intriguing…especially given the physicals (6’5″ 262 lbs and a basketball player) that Sefarian-Jenkins could bring to a team that may be losing Jermichael Finley. But I think the pick would be unlikely for several reasons:

  • BPA Policy – Ted Thompson more often than not sticks to his best player available philosophy and I find it hard to believe that there would not be several better players available that also fill more pressing needs…Choosing another offensive player would require that he be a difference maker and it is questionable that Sefarian-Jenkins would be that.
  • Need – In terms of need, it is likely that the Packers will have a need at tight end especially with the injury to Jermichael Finley. To add a 6’5″ tight end with basketball skills would be a welcome thing for sure, but again…do we take a tight end here or do we wait to see if this guy is available in round two?
  • Development – Seferian-Jenkins needs to develop as a player and especially as a blocker. Do the Packers pull him at pick 21 and work with him for a year, possibly passing on a player that could be “plug and play”?
  • Availability/Consistency – Had a stress fracture in his foot, but that should be fine. His play has been somewhat inconsistent and Aaron Rodgers needs consistent play from the tight ends. But if he grows into his professional career, he could be a legitimate threat to opposing defenses in the red zone for a long time to come.
  • Character – This could be the biggest risk of all. Sefarian-Jenkins pled guilty to a DUI and was sentenced to jail time…bad…very bad. Also suspended for the season opener against Boise State as a consequence of the DUI. Sound like a Packer person? It’s so hard to tell but it does up the RISK.

I think all things considered, the Packers would be well served to look elsewhere or at least wait to pull the trigger on a guy like this. With a team that has a solid offense and good running game, why make this pick so early? I don’t see it happening.

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4 Comments

  1.   January 3, 2015, 8:55 pm

    its going to be tough for Detroit to beat Dallas, however I am an open minded Packers fan and do not bias against teams based on my favorite team, it would be awesome to see Detroit and Green Bay battle eachother for the NFC championship title!

  2.   January 3, 2015, 12:30 pm

    We’ll start with Dallas, then hopefully survive Seattle. Hard to imagine NE not making the SB from the AFC, would be a great rematch. Go Pack go!

  3.   January 3, 2015, 1:59 am

    go packers

  4.   January 2, 2015, 10:42 pm

    I said before the best case scenario would be both Lions and Packers win and then the NFC title be held in Lambeau and the Pack can send Suh baby home crying like the little douchebag he is once again but I really believe it will be Dallas we have to beat then Arizona beats Seattle and we beat them to go to the SB. Any team the Packers face they will beat so it dont matter who or where it is. The Pack will bring the trophy home this year as long as Rodgers can stay upright and in the game!

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