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    Packers met with Michigan CB Ambry Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRNMN View Post
    I like Carter I think he would be a great fit. Stellar runner. He has terrific vision, burst, elusiveness. He has great receiving skills and is a smart runner. He has room to build to his frame, but his size isn't a major liability. He can be physical at times. Also solid blocker. He would be a great complement to Dillon. I agree has some very Jones-like qualities.

    I like Willams overall, but would have questions, nothing major I think the modern NFL has shown he should be able to carve out a role in the NFL, but how big and how long will be the question for me. No question an electric player, great at causing missed tackles, but he's small and sometimes can play small. I think at his pro-day he was officially 5'9 170. I get smaller guys have found a niche in the NFL, but he's small for even some of the small guys 170-175 at RB is a hard sell. Smaller guys having success are in the 5'8-5'10 range are also generally around 195-215 range. A few exceptions like Tarik Cohen, but he's even sub-180. Williams is going to need to bulk up. Plenty to like with Williams has great vision, footwork, and once in the open field is electric. He shows his size when there isn't a lane and he's going to have to learn to push through the line. Even though you're not asking him to do that a whole lot, but the NFL is going to exploit that if he doesn't improve that. He is good a creating space and using his shiftiness to break tackles, but he's not going to have the lanes he had in college so will need to get better breaking tackles and push the pile when the chance isn't there. I think he can initially be a solid package player and if teams get him the right looks he can be dangerous. Most of his flaws are nothing that can't be developed or corrected over time. I really like Williams if we have a third competent back so we can maximize his output.
    The thing that got me about Pooka was how much his running style reminded me of James Starks, granted there isn't a ton of stuff out there on Pooka due to opting out this past season but, the 2019 stuff I saw was he had blazing speed, he was slippery and, he seemed to have solid vision, I am not thinking he is a day 1 or 2 prospect but, if you can pick him up in rd 5-7 and let him do a lot of the things you Ervin do while still grooming him, I think he could be a good pick up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackerBum9786 View Post
    The thing that got me about Pooka was how much his running style reminded me of James Starks, granted there isn't a ton of stuff out there on Pooka due to opting out this past season but, the 2019 stuff I saw was he had blazing speed, he was slippery and, he seemed to have solid vision, I am not thinking he is a day 1 or 2 prospect but, if you can pick him up in rd 5-7 and let him do a lot of the things you Ervin do while still grooming him, I think he could be a good pick up.
    If we're nabbing him 5 or later overall I'm fairly good with the pick if the plan is to use develop him and use him in a variety of roles. He's got some versatility they could find some interesting roles for him, but him being only 170 concerns me a bit. I certainly see his value as a specialist, change of pace, and a few other roles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackerBum9786 View Post
    Packers met with Michigan CB Ambry Thomas
    I think he's a guy who may be higher on boards if he didn't opt put last season. He may slide a little due to limited looks at him. Projects as a starter could end up being a steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRNMN View Post
    If we're nabbing him 5 or later overall I'm fairly good with the pick if the plan is to use develop him and use him in a variety of roles. He's got some versatility they could find some interesting roles for him, but him being only 170 concerns me a bit. I certainly see his value as a specialist, change of pace, and a few other roles.
    Saw an article the other day that apparently Sam Fran is super high on Pooka, which would make it not a shock if we are as well. Not that Lafleur is a Shanahan clone by any means, but you can see the influence there.

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    The Packers have been awarded three compensatory picks. The pick at the end of the fourth round will be No. 143 overall. The one at the end of the fifth is the first compensatory for that round at No. 178 overall, and the sixth-rounder is No. 220 overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRNMN View Post
    The Packers have been awarded three compensatory picks. The pick at the end of the fourth round will be No. 143 overall. The one at the end of the fifth is the first compensatory for that round at No. 178 overall, and the sixth-rounder is No. 220 overall.
    Tom Silverstein just tweeted the NFL revised the numbers so now the packers have 142, 177 and, 219. no much of a difference but, still a change.

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    Packers also have met with UCLA RB/WR Demetric Felton

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    I thought this was pretty neat

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    The #Packers receive a fourth-round compensatory pick for losing former fourth-round compensatory pick Blake Martinez...who was drafted with the fourth-round compensatory pick GB received...for losing former fourth-round compensatory pick Davon House.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackerBum9786 View Post
    I thought this was pretty neat
    He did correct it and it wasn't exactly 100% correct but it was close enough. Technically the Packers got 4ths for tramon and house and Blake was actually drafted in the Tramon slot but it's xlsoe enough. Still kind of funny and a really nice job of cycling through those guys.

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    I saw Newsome had a pretty good pro day. I think it's possible he will end up rising above us in the draft. Pro day numbers are always a bit off, but eve with his official 4.38 40 at the pro day, you have to imagine he's at worst a mid 4.4 guy, which is more than adequate speed. I think there were some who weren't sure how fast he'd run but his athletic tests should have quelled some concerns there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackerBum9786 View Post
    Packers also have met with UCLA RB/WR Demetric Felton
    He would be a really interesting player to land. You can get great value out of him at RB and as a slot guy. He is going to be a really compelling player to watch. Would be a great #3 back, but that smaller true slot player as well. Plenty of great use for him.

    Quote Originally Posted by crewfan13 View Post
    I saw Newsome had a pretty good pro day. I think it's possible he will end up rising above us in the draft. Pro day numbers are always a bit off, but eve with his official 4.38 40 at the pro day, you have to imagine he's at worst a mid 4.4 guy, which is more than adequate speed. I think there were some who weren't sure how fast he'd run but his athletic tests should have quelled some concerns there.
    I think he is certainly in that window and likely into the first round.

    As I've looked at some of the rankings one thing that's strange about Newsome is I feel like there are some people who have never heard of him. Likely showing some of them really shouldn't be covering the draft. In some of the more reliable places, you see some who have him as a top 5-8 corner or they don't seem to acknowledge him at all he's nowhere to be seen in their top 10-15 in corner rankings and I don't get that. Seeing most of these prospects my self I think worst case I could argue maybe #7, very worst case, I have him tetering between 4 and 5 I digress on that I think he's certainly knocking on the door to slide into the 1st. I think if he floating around us in the first there is a good chance he's heading to Green Bay. He seems like a guy our F.O. would like.

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    Packers meet virtually with Nebraska OL Brenden Jaimes.

    He could be an interesting draft and develop type as the future RT. Solid prospect could like Runyan play in the spot role while growing to be a starter. He's played both RT and LT, but I think most have him better suited for the right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRNMN View Post
    He would be a really interesting player to land. You can get great value out of him at RB and as a slot guy. He is going to be a really compelling player to watch. Would be a great #3 back, but that smaller true slot player as well. Plenty of great use for him.



    I think he is certainly in that window and likely into the first round.

    As I've looked at some of the rankings one thing that's strange about Newsome is I feel like there are some people who have never heard of him. Likely showing some of them really shouldn't be covering the draft. In some of the more reliable places, you see some who have him as a top 5-8 corner or they don't seem to acknowledge him at all he's nowhere to be seen in their top 10-15 in corner rankings and I don't get that. Seeing most of these prospects my self I think worst case I could argue maybe #7, very worst case, I have him tetering between 4 and 5 I digress on that I think he's certainly knocking on the door to slide into the 1st. I think if he floating around us in the first there is a good chance he's heading to Green Bay. He seems like a guy our F.O. would like.
    It's a position weve shown we are willing to spend early picks on and physically he checks all the boxes for us. Most reputable sources seem to have him settling in as a later first. Saw someone, I think perhaps Jeremiah, say they expect him to land somewhere in the 20s, but probably early to mid. So we may miss him by a few spots but it's so hard to say with that type of accuracy.

    That being said, we showed a willingness to throw in a 4th to move up a few spots in the first. We have multiple 4ths and 5ths this year so I wouldnt be shocked to move up a couple spots if we really like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewfan13 View Post
    It's a position weve shown we are willing to spend early picks on and physically he checks all the boxes for us. Most reputable sources seem to have him settling in as a later first. Saw someone, I think perhaps Jeremiah, say they expect him to land somewhere in the 20s, but probably early to mid. So we may miss him by a few spots but it's so hard to say with that type of accuracy.

    That being said, we showed a willingness to throw in a 4th to move up a few spots in the first. We have multiple 4ths and 5ths this year so I wouldnt be shocked to move up a couple spots if we really like him.
    There is a lot to like about Newsome too. The big thing with him that works for him too is the fit. I would be somewhat against moving up for him. I think there are a few fits for this scheme this year outside of him where moving up may not be necessary. My biggest concern with Newsome is his injuries and that is probably another big reason not to move up for him. If he falls an excellent pick, but his injury history is also concerning. He may be a boom or bust guy. Loved seeing him play at Northwestern. However, with his injuries, there is a slight temptation to bring up Kevin King here. Some good, some bad, and a lot of injuries. The biggest thing that limited King was the injuries, and that could be the case with Newsome unfortunately. I love the talent he can play a number of roles, he would be a great pair next to Jaire. A guy who can enter into the league as a solid starter and grow into his potential.

    Depending on what happens in free agency it should be interesting to see how we address CB. I'm not sure you can take a guy like Newsome without having vet insurance behind him. I really like Newsome and he's one of my favorites to land here, but even as a Northwestern fan I would say no to moving up for him. If Newsome stays healthy he will be a home-run pick, but being a contender I would have to admit there is an interesting group of CB's this year becoming another objection to moving up. I don't think this year is so much like when we moved up for Savage, there may be some other fits.

    At CB what may work in our favor to not have to move up too are guys like Horn and Stokes for example could go before Newsome. It's really hard to grade one from that group above another. Stokes has top-tier speed that could fly up the charts. In terms of fit and availability, I think Newsome ranks #1 for the Packers (neither Surtain nor Farley are in play).

    I think a few other guys like Trill Williams, Samuel, to name a few could be other options. Big fan of Newsome overall though. The fit will be such a huge factor because as I look at the top corners I don't consider all to be a fit here. I think the big thing with a corner will also be they're not going to take a guy who is a spot Barry already stated in his presser they're looking for guys who can line up in various roles. I look at guys like Stokes and Horn who may be very talented, but I'm not sure they would be the ideal fits. Molden could be a fit, but I would even go as far as to write off guys like Robinson, Adebo, and Melifonwu. I also think they're looking for physical/aggressive types with good athleticism. Should be an interesting thing to monitor as it's such a major need to fill.
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