I have finally come to grips with the Packers not going to Super Bowl. Let’s be honest Packer nation that was a great Super Bowl. The look on Pete Carroll’s face was priceless. I hate Pete Carroll. But, that’s another blog for another time.
It is spring time and time for new optimism. The NFL draft means new hope for finding the next Rodgers, Matthews, Cobb and Nelson. The Packers have nine picks this year. Two additional sixth round picks. The NFL will not allow you to trade your compensatory picks. That means we have three sixth round picks. Okay, before you go “what are we going to with sixth round picks.” A little history lesson. Tauscher and Driver were late seven round picks. They worked out okay.
What are the Packers needs? That’s easy defense. The Packers need corner backs, inside linebacker, defensive tackle, and a defensive end. The problem is by the time the Packers pick all the top talent will be off the board.Unless Thompson makes a trade. Yeah, right. Here are the best of the rest for the Packers. You never know there might be a late round gem in there.
I ‘ll focus on the Packers first round pick.
3OTH PICK -Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA: Upside, speed, physical, able to cover running back out of the backfield, tight end down the seam.
Jalen Collins, CB, LSU: according to NFL Network he has the speed, power, size to match up with NFL receivers.
Jordan Phillips, NT, OKLAHOMA: according to Bleacher report he has the agility and strength to get into the backfield and disrupt the play.