This is pretty much like playing darts blindfolded, but what the hell. Here goes.
Round 1, Pick 9 -----------------
Trade down? Certainly possible. Can’t find the link anymore, but one "NFL insider" said “Everybody in the top 10 wants to trade out…” Lets say they stay at 9:
Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
Most of Ted's early picks have a couple things in common.
1) Very productive at a big college programs (Rodgers, Hawk, Harrell (oops), Jordy...)
2) They live, eat, and breathe football. You know, "football players."
3) Good character.
Thus, cross these guys off the Packers board:
Andre Smith, OT, Alabama - Dude's got titties. How dedicated can you he be if you look like this (below)? His decision to run the 40 sans-Tshirt tells you all you need to know about his intelligence. On the plus side, he's the only prospect I've ever heard who: "Looks like Jane, plays like Tarzan." And another scout said: "Just put the film in. The (expletive) guy can play football." It will be interesting to see where Smith goes.
Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss – People question if he even likes football, let alone loves it.
BJ Raji, DT, Boston College - Packer fans will be pissed if they pass on Raji. Whatever. He missed junior year because of academics and has a questionable attitude. If he turns into Haloti Ngata - my bad.
Brian Orakpo, OLB, Texas - I really don't think they pick a rush OLB in round one. These guys are too boom/bust for the top 10. None of these guys are DeMarcus Ware/Shawne Merriman types.
Everette Brown, OLB, FSU - Ditto.
Aaron Maybin, OLB, Penn St - Ditto.
It's down to these two. Both are solid "football players" who also happen to fit a need. And both have low "bust potential" according to the experts. Bustability, if you will? I may have just created a new word.
Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU - Love this guy. Perfect size for a 3-4 defensive end. Not a sack machine, but a force on the end against the run. Can move inside on 3rd and longs.
Malcolm Jenkins, CB, OSU - Again, doesn't burn up the track with a 4.3-40 or anything, but is just a straight-up football player. You want a 4.3 corner? Draft Vontae Davis and watch him smoke enough weed to fill a hot air balloon.
Round 2, #41 -------------------
Hard to pinpoint a trend in TT's 2nd rounders (Collins, Jennings , Jordy, Jackson , Brohm, Lee, Colledge). Top guy on his board. He'll grab one of these guys who slip to number 41.
Alex Mack, C, Cal
Sean Smith, CB, Utah
Larry English, OLB, Northern Illinois
Ziggy Hood, DT, Missouri
Clint Sintim, OLB, Virginia
William Beatty, OT, UConn
Personally, I hope they draft the guy who can jump out of a swimming pool. A workout monster guy I work with says that's impressive no matter how much you weigh. Jarron Gilbert is a 6-5, 290 pound DE! Can he play football? Who gives a crap, he can jump out of a swimming pool!
Round 3, #73 and 83 ---------------------
At some point, Ted has to draft a WR who racked up huge numbers ( Jennings , Jones, Jordy), right? And now's a great time for an athletic project (Jermichael Finley, Aaron Rouse, Will Blackman).
Jared Dillard, WR, Rice
Chris Baker, DT, Hampton
Now I get to hear Matt say "TT essentially traded Brett Favre for Chris Baker, blah, blah, blah..." for the rest of our lives...can't wait.
Rounds 4-7 ---------------------------
Some names to keep in mind.
Zack Follett, OLB, Cal - The Cal pipeline continues...
Zach Potter, DE, Nebraska - It's a run on guys named Zach
Everette Pedescleaux, DE, Northern Iowa - Oh to hear Max McGee say this guys name...
Sammie Lee Hill, DE, Stillman - Ted attended 7 Stillman practices this year. Just kidding.