I'm actually thinking we should take a true top of the line Guard in this draft. To prepare for an injury to Lang or Sitton as depth or to be their eventual replacement 2 years from now.
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GB has some solid run blocking lineman but from what I'm seeing I feel TT is drafting with a bigger emphasis on Pass Pro. Josh Sitton is the Packers best run blocking OL and he isn't with the elite Guards in that area. Pass Pro he is hands down one of the best. Bulaga is pretty much the same(Going off last year). Newhouse is MUCH better in pass protection mainly because his run blocking his just purely below average.
Anyway I do feel part of the problem with GB's backs have been blocking but not as much as you would think. I've been a big fan of Harris but IDK if that is due to not seeing a good back in Green and Gold in awhile or not.
I say bring back Benson and Harris and Green with a mid rd pick at RB if possible.. Just because AP tore it up after a knee injury doesn't mean every back does. Maybe Green will be much better next year and giving up on him this early especially after the injury would be a completely wasted third rd pick. Starks needs to start over elsewhere. He is just never healthy. He is a good back he really is but you have to stay on the field.
The one thing I really like about Harris is he's decisive and then he's got that home run speed to take him the distance. We don't really have a back like that besides him. Now the real question is are we going to go after a back like that in the draft or go with a bruiser?
i love harris... he has shown to have the vision we need... and barclay has seemed to shore up the run block IMO... he gets beat in Pass Pro more than I like but to me he has been the difference maker in running the ball so far.
Harris has the speed and vision to be our best back... i would rather see us shore up the OL and DL before we start adding that franchise RB but again you take the best talent at that pick.
To me right now Barrett Jones makes the most sense if he is still there... otherwise to trade up or back.... up if u are thinking we can give up a couple picks for one impact player... back if you just plain want DEPTH.... no matter what the packers will be in great shape next year when everyone is healthy!!
Figure out a way to keep the guys we have healthy and we got a SB contending team once again
This coming draft is loaded with mid rd Centers and I think GB will find some1 they really like as a prospect in the third/fourth rd. I mean all you have to do is look back at recent history of the top centers and see it isnt uncommon at all for them to be drafted outside of the first 2 rds.
Off the top of my head these are some players that were drafted late.
Mike Pouncey, Nick Mangold are two players that were drafted high and have been really good Centers. I wish I could find(without going through and looking it all up myself) how a Center drafted in the first two rds over the last 10 years has done.
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I thought Newhouse took a huge leap forward this year and held his own very well against Allen the last two weeks. I know the Packers are big on the player they feel he could be. Barclay is very far from being a good starter in this league but hopefully keeps developing and is at least good depth behind Bulaga. The Packers know Sherrod's situation much more than we do at this point so going into the draft they will know better than any1 what to do. If he is back to 100% it will be just like getting a second first rd pick in this coming draft and makes taking a tackle completely unneeded. Datko was very inconsistent in camp last year but picked it up a lot toward the end and has good potential. This is his scouting report before he entered the draft last year. The kid has potential that is for sure. I'm just honestly not that concerned with the tackle situation. People seem to forget how many Sacks Rodgers actually takes because of holding onto the ball way to long. I saw a stat where Packers give up nearly the least sacks under 2.5 seconds( I forget exactly what it was)
When healthy, Datko is a force to be reckoned with. He stands at 6'6'' and has done well to add bulk to his big frame (he now registers at 321 pounds). However, more impressive than his size is his brute strength. Datko uses that strength very well up front and is sound in both run and pass protection. Scouts will also love his work ethic and the fact that he comes with no off-the-field concerns. If Datko can solve his injury problems, a first-round selection in 2012 is not out of the question.
Dude, I don't care about Datko until I actually see the guy suite up. I watched him all the time at Florida State and I understand why you're excited by his talent but I just remember him getting hurt alot in games and not being tough at all.
I hope he can stay healthy and find that mean streak that he needs.
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