To start off the Packers draft activity, the Green Bay Packers have accepted a TRADE with the Buffalo Bills. The Bills receive the Packers 1st round pick (26) for the Bills 2nd round (41) and 3rd round (71). I don’t believe the Bills will take Ryan Nassib, QB from Syracuse with the 8th overall pick. The run of quarterbacks will start late in the 1st round and the Bills want a QB of the future. It doesn’t hurt that Nassib just scored a 41 on the Wonderlic test this week.
With the 41st selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Eddie Lacy, RB, University of Alabama.
The Packers have a huge hole to fill at RB, however Lacy is a reach in the 1st round. Lacy will be a great value pick early in the 2nd round. Lacy is faster than he looks and can receive the ball out of the backfield. He was successful in Alabama and would be perfect fit for Mike McCarthy’s offense.
With the 55th selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select DT, Kawann Short, Purdue University.
It is no surprise that the Packers need help on the defensive line. Jerel Worthy is coming off of surgery, so he is still a question mark. The Packers have not really hit on a defensive lineman besides Raji lately, so it is time to take another stab at it. Short has potential to be a long time starter for the Packers.
With the 71st selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Travis Frederick, C, University of Wisconsin.
Jeff Saturday was a colossal bust. He had a great career, but should have retired instead of joining the Packers. Dietrich-Smith filled in fine, but taking a center early in the 3rd round is a steal for the Pack. Frederick would challenge DS for the starting position right away and everyone knows, competition at positions is never a bad thing.
With the 88th selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern.
News out of Green Bay says the Packers are very high on Wilcox. Hard to tell now a days what is a smoke screen and what is not. The Packers do need help at the safety position and Wilcox can come in and compete right away. The Packers have been looking for an answer at safety since the loss of Nick Collins.
TRADE : The Packers send 2014 4th round pick, 2013 5th round pick (159) and 2013 6th round pick (193) to the New York Jets for their 4th round pick (106).
With the 106th selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Marquise Goodwin, WR/KR, Texas.
Aaron Rodgers was vocal about not wanting Randall Cobb returning kicks or punts. It would not be a shock to see the Packers take a kick returner that can work on his receiving game over the next few seasons. Goodwin is a talented return man that could start returning immediately and let Cobb focus on the offensive side of the ball.
With the 122nd selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Luke Marquardt, T, Azusa Pacific.
Marquardt is a beast of a man. 6’8”, 315 pounds, holy cow. He is still very raw and would need a little time to develop, however his frame is worth taking him in the late 4th round. Marquardt has been on the rise the last month or two. Originally, he had a 7th round grade, but the potential is there and he has risen quite a bit in value.
With the 167th selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Nico Johnson, ILB, University of Alabama.
Some may argue that the Packers have LB depth, however with Desmond Bishop coming off injury, as well as DJ Smith, it definitely would not hurt. Johnson is a smart player, playing in Nick Saban’s 3-4 style defense and he started the last years without missing a game. High quality backup right away, with time to develop into a starter.
With the 232nd selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Sam Brenner, G, Utah.
Brenner seems to be right up Ted Thompson’s alley. The Utah guard started the first two games of the 2012 season at RG and finished the final 10 games at LT. Another body to throw into the offensive line mix.
There it is. The Packers have restocked and are ready for the 2013 season! If Jordan Rodgers goes undrafted, look for the Packers to sign Aaron’s younger brother and put him on the practice squad. The Packers will most likely sign a few other undrafted free agents right away and hopefully finding a few gems. Happy almost draft day everyone!!
Until next time, Beers, Brats, and Championships.
- Steve Perhach (@Stevie2Westside)
- Steve Perhach (@Stevie2Westside)
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