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With The 29th Pick In The 2017 Draft
RSS Comments (5) | Posted by Bill on April 24, 2017

USATSI_9273082_168381909_lowresTed Thompson’s recent drafts haven’t really produced that special player, at least not yet.  Now, those last 2 draft classes really can’t be judged for another year or two but one thing we can say is that Aaron Rodgers’, Nick Collins’, Clay Matthews’ type talent hasn’t surfaced.

The Packers are in desperate need of pass rushers and corners defensively and a running back and a guard offensively.

With those thoughts in mind as the 2017 draft approaches, what specific need do the Packers fill with their first pick?

I know it’s an unpopular answer for many of you but if I’m Ted, I take the best player available.
I know, I hear ya.  With so many defensive deficiencies, why take someone you don’t NEED?

Because you didn’t think they needed corners last year until Sam Shields got hurt?  Because you didn’t need a linebacker the year the Packers won the Super Bowl but lost 6 that season.  The one and only thing a football team needs consistently is good talent and good talent will find a way to make an impact.

Let’s see if Ted agrees come Thursday night.

5 Comments to With The 29th Pick In The 2017 Draft

  1. by Dave K On April 25, 2017 at 11:33 am

    There may be a rare opportunity to have a dynamic player there at 29 and if so, take him. My personal hope is Christian McCaffrey but he may not be there. If all the dynamic players are gone, I am hoping for TJ Watt. His energy, play style, and character all fit the “Packer way”.

  2. by Jimmy Nielsen On April 25, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Bill, That’s Ted’s attitude, and I agree 100%! Take the best player available, maybe another superstar….

  3. by Doug Forsythe On April 26, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Couldn’t the best player available be in free agency? What is the point of being millions under the salary cap every year? Once Aaron Rodgers retires, we will truly find out what kind of GM Ted is.

  4. by ScottZ On April 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    As far as the draft goes you ALWAYS stick to value and the earlier the round the more that is true. Best available athlete. Often times a team may have 3 or 4 guys rated about the same and THEN you look to need. As soon as you reach for need and forsake value you are going to fail. That has been proven throughout the league time and time again. Why do all the work, the many hundreds of hours of work each team puts into their board if you’re not going to stay faithful to it?

    I believe the 1st round pick will be a CB. The board is breaking that way. I love Jordan Willis from K-State though.

  5. by ScottZ On April 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Here’s my ideal scenario. Packers trade back into the very early 2nd Round with their 1. They swap 3rd Round picks with that team for compensation. With the first 2nd Rounder they take Jordan Willis. With their own 2nd Rounder they take Conley the CB who some say may fall to round 3 because of the trouble. With the early 3rd rounder they take RB Mixon, who falls more than many are now saying. It’s a reach but one can dream. I’d also like Reddick or Foster to drop to us in Round 1 and that’s even less likely to happen.

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