Monday, April 30, 2007

Drafty


Most "experts" I've seen give the Pack about a "B" grade.

Your thoughts? Critique away....

6 comments:

Adam P said...

I would think we could've traded down 6-8 spots and got an extra pick and still got the same guy. Other than Ted Ginn, most of the mock drafts I've seen were pretty accurate and not too many of them had this guy going anywhere other than late first. We should've made the same trade with Denver that they made for the #17 pick and we would've still got the same guy. Actually, reading a lot of the "experts" critique of the players we took I feel a little better about this draft. I'll go with a B until I see any reasdn to change. It would be really nice to have a great D-line again....I hope this pick was worth it.

Goldy said...

I don't hate this draft. Yes, I am concerned the Pack does not have a solid running back option. However, I never thought Lynch was a guy you could plug in immediately as a starter and expect him to succeed. Now it looks like there will be a 3 man rotation. The guy from Nebraska (who scored an 11 on the Wonderlich)May be a sleeper. He left early because his mom is sick and he needs money.
I do think they got hosed in the second round with Jarrett and Rice going the two picks before them.
Looks like we could have traded up in some spots, but the only time the Packers trade up is to pick Jamaal Reynolds.

sleestak said...

I'm going out on a limb and giving them at best a "C". Drafting an injury-prone D-lineman first (when there wasn't a need for that position) is baffling to me, and then taking a running back with (2) surgically repaired shoulders??? The only thing keeping the Pack from getting a worse grade is the Aaron Rouse pick. I thought that one was very good. The rest are "iffy" at best. I really hope "Slingblade" Thompson knows something we don't, but overall if you put this draft up against any of Mike Sherman's, you would be hard pressed to find a difference.

woziszeus said...

So I guess Bubba Franks is still our starting Tight End? Give me a break...

Was Brady Quinn not even considered at 16? I really haven't heard anybody talk about it.

Hindsight is 20/20, and I don't think anybody is the Packers organization expected Quinn to be available at 16, but that Rodgers and some draft picks for Moss is looking like a pretty good deal right now...too bad Thompson doesn't have the sack to pull the trigger on something like that.

Adam Peroutky said...

Quote from Teddy Ballgame="We draft best player available, not need."

If this is true, I have some problems with that statement. First, this means that we had Herrel ranked higher than Brady Quinn. I watched a lot of college football and I am pretty sure Quinn should've been rated higher. It's a lot like in '06 when Leinart fell to #10 & Bush to #2 when it was pretty apparent those guys were better than say Michael Huff or Mario Williams. Second. Our needs were RB, S, & WR/TE possibly in that order. If we don't draft for need, how come our next picks seemed to fit almost exactly our need? That seems like a pretty cosmic coincidence that the player rated highest at the very specific point we drafted just so happened to fill a need on our roster. Does that strategy mean that if we have 10 draft picks and every time we are on the clock we have a place kicker rated #1 on the board that we are going into mini-camp with no less than 10 kickers? Spare me the useless babble Ted. I like Thompson, but this draft could sway me the other way. How much younger does the youngest team in the NFL have to get before they start adding actual NFL players to their roster rather than 21 year olds with "potential"? Ben Hendrickson & BJ Sander had "potential".

matt said...

In hindsight, after reviewing the credentials of the San Jose St. WR with a 4.6 40 and a 9 on the Wonderlic picked in the third round, I would have traded all of these picks for Calvin Johnson. Do you think Detroit really wouldn't have taken our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 6th and 7th round picks from the 2007 draft for the #2 pick?

Maybe that's just me. I know Mike Ditka agrees with me.