Saturday, April 28, 2007

Love Those D-Tackles

Ooooookay. Justin Harrell, eh?

This could mean one of three things:

1. Packers have a trade worked out for Randy Moss.

2. Packers were picking for somebody else (the Chiefs?)

3. Packers don't know what the hell they are doing.

We'll see.

Here's what others are saying about Harrell:

CBS Sportsline (from NFLDraftScout.com): "Compares to Johnny Jolley"

Hmmm...Not a good start.

Sports Illustrated : "Projection: Early second round"

Or middle first round - whatever. Who's counting?

However, the guys at NFL.com weren't totally burying Green Bay for the pick.

Pat Kirwan's Analysis
I had Justin Harrell going somewhere at this point in the draft because when he regained his health, it demonstrated to the NFL -- with the 35 reps on the bench -- NFL personnel people went back and looked at 2005 game tapes and convinced themselves he was a first-round selection because he has a unique ability to disengage from blockers and make plays in the backfield.


Vic Carucci: Thanks to the Bills, the Packers couldn't get the running back they wanted in this spot. They needed defensive tackle help, and at one point, it seemed Alan Branch of Michigan would be te next player selected at the position after Okoye ... if not before Okoye. But concerns over Branch's tendency to play too upright and over his health made him too much of a risk for the Packers. Harrell is healthy and a safer choice. He should be a force against the run and a solid anchor for Green Bay's defensive line for a long time.

4 comments:

Brad said...

I've always promoted the thought of "you can never have enough D-Linemen."

Bill said...

We have a shit load..

Stupid pick at 16... trade the damn thing.

AP said...

Brad, is this another example of your afforementioned sarcasm?

Brad said...

Ha, no. I actually do believe in this theory.