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I just don't see Watkins as the special player who's going to take their offense over the top. Same reason I would be a little confused if the Panthers traded up for him. Very good player, and a top 10 pick because of no truly elite guy in the class? Absolutely, but I don't see him as this can't miss it's going to "haunt you for years" if you pass him up type prospect.


Me too. Ive said that Mike Rvans imo is the best wr in this class.

Im just trying to think like a Gm with the no2 pick.

If lucky, the Rams get both Robinson amd Evans.

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Not many rumors here.

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The Green Bay Packers, as shown in the 2013 season, need some help in the special teams department. Out of all the teams in the league, the Packers ranked 30th as a unit, which would lead you to believe that the team could seek help with the woes in this May’s NFL Draft, and there might be no better fix for the issue than the young man that nearly broke Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record at the NFL Scouting Combine, Kent State’s Dri Archer.

Their first step to fixing the issue was hiring former Florida and Illinois head coach Ron Zook to come in and head up the special teams, and the second might be grabbing Archer in the later rounds after he ran a 4.26 at the Combine, as the Green Bay Press-Gazette recently pointed out.

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This would screw up everything at the top

 

 

 

Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
March 5: Robinson wants Texans to make him No. 1 pick
Robinson, one of seven players in play to be the No. 1 overall pick, made it known that it would be important for him to be the Texans' top pick, saying, "I think it would matter for anybody. As high as I can go, that's my goal." While most draft experts have the Texans taking a quarterback or defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah also lists offensive tackle as one of the team's three biggest needs.

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OT group just got smaller, I look for us to definitely get on in FA

 

 

 

Jack Mewhort, OL: Mewhort (6-6, 315 pounds) kept all of his numbers from the combine. His workout Friday was very good, and he continued to show that he’s a good knee bender and waist bender, which is important if you want to be a good offensive lineman. Plenty of offensive line coaches were on hand, and Mewhort was worked out by a bunch of them. The consensus is that he’ll be a very good NFL guard.

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OT group just got smaller, I look for us to definitely get on in FA



Jack Mewhort, OL: Mewhort (6-6, 315 pounds) kept all of his numbers from the combine. His workout Friday was very good, and he continued to show that he’s a good knee bender and waist bender, which is important if you want to be a good offensive lineman. Plenty of offensive line coaches were on hand, and Mewhort was worked out by a bunch of them. The consensus is that he’ll be a very good NFL guard.


I agree.

Ive said it plenty of times before. I know that Gman wasnt the one making the call in NY, but he was taught of a certain way of how to build a sb team. No way hes just going to change over night. Gman will address the OL via FA just like in NY. Bank on it.

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I agree.

Ive said it plenty of times before. I know that Gman wasnt the one making the call in NY, but he was taught of a certain way of how to build a sb team. No way hes just going to change over night. Gman will address the OL via FA just like in NY. Bank on it.


Agree - given his background in scouting and acquiring NFL players, FA for our LT is the ideal path. Almost all of his FA signings last year were impact players so I'd trust a Gettleman FA at this point over a late 1st or 2nd/3rd round rookie.

I think another hint at our intent is the Smitty issue. Gettleman isn't worried about Smith holding back the development of free agent receivers like Hakeem Nicks (or Ginn for that matter, who came in as a FA and had one of his best years as a pro) - he must be planning on going with a youth movement at WR (which includes the draft and McNutt/King) and seems to be worried that having Smitty around will hold those guys back.

I don't get that argument but I'm not in the locker room. Carolina has failed to develop a number of decent WR prospects over the past 12 years so there may be something to the argument that Bill Voth is making.

If we are drafting WRs then we'll probably need to go FA on the line.
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I agree.

Ive said it plenty of times before. I know that Gman wasnt the one making the call in NY, but he was taught of a certain way of how to build a sb team. No way hes just going to change over night. Gman will address the OL via FA just like in NY. Bank on it.

what was his role in ny as far as how they got to this point and how bad they were? did he jump off a sinking ship he had something to do with?

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I agree.

Ive said it plenty of times before. I know that Gman wasnt the one making the call in NY, but he was taught of a certain way of how to build a sb team. No way hes just going to change over night. Gman will address the OL via FA just like in NY. Bank on it.

 

If the OT's are gone, the teams ahead of us will go WR as BPA, possibly leaving us with a defensive player as our BPA.

 

Beyond CB, is there another defensive player worthy of 28th pick?  Just thinking about worst case scenario I guess.

 

From Ohio State Pro Day

 

 

Ryan Shazier, LB: Shazier ran the 40-yard dash once, and the times that were recorded varied, with a high of 4.41 seconds to a low of 4.35. Averaging out the best and the worst times, I’d give him a time of 4.38 seconds. Shazier pulled up at the end of his run with what was initially thought to be a left hamstring pull, but it was later changed to a strain, which isn’t as bad as we originally thought.

An interesting side note about Shazier and his training habits: He’s very careful about what he eats. I’m told he takes a picture of every one of his meals and sends it to his performance trainer, Mickey Marotti, because he wants to make sure that he’s eating correctly.

 

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If the OT's are gone, the teams ahead of us will go WR as BPA, possibly leaving us with a defensive player as our BPA.

Beyond CB, is there another defensive player worthy of 28th pick? Just thinking about worst case scenario I guess.

From Ohio State Pro Day


Ryan Shazier, LB: Shazier ran the 40-yard dash once, and the times that were recorded varied, with a high of 4.41 seconds to a low of 4.35. Averaging out the best and the worst times, I’d give him a time of 4.38 seconds. Shazier pulled up at the end of his run with what was initially thought to be a left hamstring pull, but it was later changed to a strain, which isn’t as bad as we originally thought.
An interesting side note about Shazier and his training habits: He’s very careful about what he eats. I’m told he takes a picture of every one of his meals and sends it to his performance trainer, Mickey Marotti, because he wants to make sure that he’s eating correctly.

Read about his pro day and was WOWed by it.

I love Shazier and KYV. I dont give a fug about "needs". I want BPA if youre drafting that late in the draft (28). Shazier could even play Safety for all I know.

4.38, 4.37, 4.36, unofficial or not thats just insane!

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