The sure fact this is a deep defensive draft makes me think they will look at defense a lot this year. You have strong talent up and down. Namely early while the best RB talents will be there late. The best RB's assuming they are able to rebound and get it straight are Michael Dyer and Marcus Lattimore. They are worth the risk and should be zeroed in on. They need another option even if Green become what they hope they have little depth elsewhere. Starks is injury prone and John Kuhn is no feature back. If they are not looking for a risk they must look early on there is Bernard from NC and Ball from Wis. If they look to go wild card they can look Barner or Wood. Nonetheless the options are bountiful.
DL depth would be nice. They have some good depth, but really could be deeper. Neal gets hurt too much and another young guy to balance things would be nice. A stud DL would be great to help anchor the D. I like Worthy and Daniel, but they only stretch so far. Wilson's a one sided guy and aids against the run only. So it stands as interesting.
ILB is a upgrade position. AJ Hawk has really been impressive IMO. He's not the playmaker he was in college, but he is an above average LB IMO who is a mainstay for this D. Bishop is coming back. Smith was iffy. They need another option. Manti T'eo is long gone sadly so look at the depth guys and work from there.
If Jennings walks or is dealt WR is an obvious hole, but I think he's here to stay.
OL will be the biggest area I would see. Center is a need. Barclay is impressing if he can hold his own the face of the line shifts. He provides options, but they deffinatly need a little more depth and a better option than EVD as center of the future.
One of my personal favorites in this draft is Le'Veon Bell, big back but he's got a lot of quickness to his game. And surprisingly he's got IMO some of the best vision out of the backs in this draft. Good blocker and receiver out of the backfield.
Lacy has been talked about a lot. Personally, I think he's only a 2 down back. Not saying he's going to be a bad back, I just think we might want a guy that can to it all.
I think everyone knows I really like Andre Ellington. I think he'd bring a new type of running style to the Packers. Similar to the way Cobb runs. Good vision with a little pop to the end of his runs. Only thing with him is he's not a good blocker.
I wouldn't mind Gio at all. I think he belongs on turf. Personally, unless we take a shot at him in the 1st I don't see us getting a chance to take him.
And of course Monte Ball
Ellington I could like he is a fast hard running back with decent vision.
you maybe right for Lacy being a 2 down back but, honestly I think that is what we need we have enough guys who could be the 3rd down back but, none of them are feature back.
I worry about Ball. I don't really watch Badger football but, what I do know about him was he was Wisconsin's work horse and I worry about how is body will hold up in the Pros.
And like I've said a couple times, I'm not sure OL depth is that huge of need. EDS isn't a horrible backup interior lineman. Assuming Bulaga and Sherrod both come back healthy, then Barclay and whoever loses the battle between Newhouse and Sherrod make for very good tackle depth. So basically your only real OL need is center of the future.
What positions do you guys think we'll need to address in the draft?
Can't wait to watch Barrett Jones and Eddie Lacey tonight. Those are two guys i wouldn't mind having on the team