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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:18 pm    Post subject: Packers Offseason Version 3 - As of March 18 Reply with quote

Packers 2013 Offseason!
Version 3

Retire:

Jeff Saturday
Donald Driver

Released/Not Resigned:

Greg Jennings: Love him, but we dont have the money hes going to get on the open market, I wish him the best!
Charles Woodson: Cut
AJ Hawk: Going into 2013 Hawk is due 7.05 million and is the fourth highest paid player. Hawk isnt a top five player on the Packers and this will free up 9 million next season to help with extentions of players that deserve it.
Ryan Grant: If they want to bring him back hell be out there to do so after the season starts.
Cedric Benson: I think we need a veteran RB, but I dont think its Benson.
Frank Zombo: Cant stay healthy
Robert Francois: Didnt pan out the way they wanted
Erik Walden: Ha ha ha to the Colts, 4 years 16 million!! Thats a bad signing, good for Walden though.
Tom Crabtree: Gone to the Bucs

Resigned:

Sam Shields: Becoming a core player the Packers cant lose.
Brad Jones: I dont know if this will happen anymore. We cant get into a bidding war over Jones and he might get over paid by another team.
EDS: Have to have something at center going into the season, and is a nice backup to have for the interior of the line.


Free Agency:

Ted doesnt go after big names in free agency the much but he does always sign guys that he thinks can help the team.

Richard Seymour: Yes hes older, but I think the Packers really like Worthy and arent looking to replace him for more than just this season. Seymour is the perfect fit because hell give you quality minutes and you dont have to give him a long term deal.


And onto the draft!

1st Round Pick
Arthur Brown ILB Kansas State ( I was working on this before Hawk took a paycut so this could change)
6-0 241 lbs, Arms: 32.5 Hands: 10
40: 4.58-4.62 Broad: 9-8 Vert: 32.5 Bench: 21

A late comer to the draft party due to a shoulder injury which caused most people tp forgot about Brown, which is a bad mistake. Hes a top ten talent in production and athleticism, but he gets knocked down because of his height. Every year it seems there is a linebacker with great production and measurable but is considered a couple inches short to play in the NFL (Last year it was Lavonte David for the Bucs, he finished last year with 139 tackles). Brown transferred to Kansas State for his last two years and finished with 201 tackles, 16.5 for a loss, 3 sacks, and 3 interceptions (one returned for a TD). He isnt a pass rush specialist, but he can cover sideline to sideline, and plays bigger than his size do to his long arms. He would give the Packers defense a much needed upgrade in the speed department and rid us of Hawks crazy contract.

2nd Round Pick
Phillip Thomas, FS Fresno State
6-1 208 lbs, Arms: 30.5 Hands: 9.25
40: 4.65 Broad: 10-2 Vert: 35 Bench: 14

Wouldnt it be great to have a safety that opposing quarterbacks actually fear again? We havent had a game changing safety since Collins injury and I think Thomas can be just as important for the Packs D as Nick was. Thomas was a beast last year with 84 tackles (12 for a loss) 4 sacks, 8 ints (3 returned for TDs), 5 pass break ups, and 4 forced fumbles. That brings his career totals to 177 tackles (17 for a loss), 4 sacks, 13 ints (4 TD), 16 pass break ups, 6 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. Hes stat line would be even better but he missed all of the 2011 season due to a leg injury. Thomas has the ability to cover the slot receiver so Capers should have more blitz options available next year. This pick would also give us the ability to shift Burnett back to SS where he is a much better player in my opinion. At one time considered a 3rd round pick he had a strong senior bowl and combine and now I believe hes a solid 2nd rounder.

3rd Round Pick
Brian Schwenke, C Cal
6-3 314 lbs, Arms: 32 Hands: 10.25
40: 4.99 Broad: 9-0 Vert: 26.5 Bench: 31

Schwenke has shown he can hold his own against massive DT in college at senior bowl, he sinks his hips on contact and anchors in holding his ground. Maybe not the most pleasing center to look at, hes a solid starter and can be the Packers starting center for years to come. Brian started for Cal as a true freshman in 2010 and played left and right guard. He continued to play left guard in 2011 before switching to center in 2012 where he won a spot on the Pac-12 First-Team All-Conference. He also finished 2nd in the Morris Trophy voting as the conferences top offensive lineman.

4th Round Pick
Ryan Swope, WR Texas A&M
6-0 205 lbs, Arms: 31.5 Hands: 8.25
40: 4.34 Broad: 10-5 Vert: 37.0 Bench: 16

Some might say this is a bit low for Ryan, but this is a DEEP wr draft and I think he falls due to hes smaller than ideal hand size. Swope was an all-state running back in high school, but converted to receiver in college. Though he switched positions he hasnt lost some of those running back traits. He has a compact build for a wide out and is fearless going over the middle. Being the fourth guy in Green Bay he can learn for a year or two before having to be relied on. Love hes speed, even though he doesnt always play that fast. Made a lot of big catches on broken plays at Texas and with our line we need that. One scout said You can see on tape his toughness and love of the game. Sounds like a Packer to me.

4th Round Comp Pick For Matt Flynn
Brandon Jenkins, OLB Florida State Pro Day March 19
6-2 262 lbs, Arms: 33.25 Hands: 9.25
40: 4.69 Broad: 9-3 Vert: 30.5 Bench: 20

Last year was considered to be a late first early second guy after finishing the last two seasons with 21.5 sacks. But Jenkins suffered a Lisfranc injury in the season opener and is now over shadowed by many pass rushers in this draft, including two of his teammates from college. Jenkins would be a perfect backup to Perry, can still bring the pass rush and has experience in dropping back in coverage when he played linebacker in high school. Jenkins could turn out to be the steal of the draft if he can return from his injury and become a sack artist. He draft slot will solidify more on his pro day March 19.

5th Round Pick
Kwame Geathers DT Georgia
6-5 342 lbs, Arms: 35.25 Hands: 9.5
40: 5.44 Broad: 8-0 Vert: 26.5 Bench: --

A big man to spell Raji and Picket, could start next year if we decided Picket is to much to keep. Our defensive line is best when we have depth and Geathers can play multiple spots on our line.

6th Round Pick
Glenn Foster DT Illinois
6-4 286 lbs, Arms: Hands:
40: 4.78 Broad: 10-9 Vert: 39.5 Bench: 29

Foster to me is a lot like Bruce Irvin from last year, a guy thats crazy athletic but was force to play at the wrong position in college. The Seahawks saw threw that last year and draft Irvin, I hope the Packers can do that with Foster. Because of injuries two years ago Foster got plug in at DT despite only weighing 255 (Back than he actually ran in the 4.4s). Even being undersized he held hes own in the middle against 300 pound linemen, he did so good in fact that he had to play DT again the next year while still only weighing 255. Last year was the first year he bulked up to 280+ and continued to be a good run stuffer that was asked to hold up blockers and not rush the passer. A victim of his own success Foster was not able to show off hes crazy athleticism. Here are his numbers compared to JJ Watts when he came out.

Glenn Foster, DL, Illinois: Compared to JJ Watt:
6'4", 286 lbs 6'5", 290 lbs
39.5" vertical 37" vertical
10'9" broad jump 10' 0" broad jump
4.79 40 4.81 40
1.65 10yd 1.64 10yd
4.45 20yd shuttle 4.21 20yd shuttle
7.15 3 cone 6.88 3 cone

Now Im not saying hes going to be as good as JJ Watt, but Ill definitely take a guy with these numbers in the sixth round!

7th Round Pick
Miguel Maysonet, RB Stony Brook Pro Day March 22
5-9 209 lbs, Arms: 29.5 Hands: 8.5
40: 4.54 guess Broad: -- Vert: -- Bench: 20

Ultra productive back for division II in college had had season of 1,128, 1,633 and 1,964 yards with averages of 6.4, 6.5 and 7.4 yards per carry. He got better every year. Hes game might not translate to the NFL, but he just might be a Preist Holmes type. This is a boom or bust pick and a lot falls on his pro day workout next week. If he runs in the 4.4s he could go higher, if he runs 4.5s hell go undrafted. But for now Ill take a chance on a guy that ran for 4,725 yards on less than 700 carries.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So does Brown or Bishop play the strong side? Neither are really suited for it.

Thomas, Schwenke YES.

Swope, Jenkins OK.

Geathers, Foster MEH.

Maysonet NO. We already have Dujuan Harris.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't resign Tom Crabtree he is now a Tampa Bay Buc!
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