Could be, but his numbers didn't reflect that.
Well, we all know Mel Kiper has never said anythng that's exaggerated.
They got a first in '19. I think that's the thing to remember.
Here's Jon Eric-Sullivan, college scouting director.
JE-S: Jaire is a guy we targeted all along. Liked from the outside. Nicked up a little this year. He's a guy that was team captain. He's very much a competitor. He's got really good ball skills. He can play inside or outside. Very good punt returner. I'll let Brian speak about the moves. What I can say is were're really excited. Kind of person we have in the locker room.
JE-S: We think he's versatile. He's a 4.3 guy. Really good twitch and lateral agility. He's instinctive. He'll tackle you. Can play inside and outside.
JE-S: We feel he's a playmaker both defense and special teams.
JE-S: (on height) Not a huge concern. He was nicked up, that happens. We felt good about the whole situation, durability.
Knee injury is what sidelined him in '17.
JE-S: He's a playmaker when he gets his hands on the ball. That's a different element he brings (punt returning). In terms of value, he has value as a return man.
JE-S: He's scrappy, he's competitive. I think when you watch the tape, very competitive. Gets in people's business. Talks a little bit.
JE-S: Very few corners, when they play the game, can you feel them close space. Can feel him close space both forward and backward. On top of that, he's quick. We think he's got the makeup to be a high quality player.
JE-S: Very outgoing, confident. Well-spoken. Confident air about him. impressive kid.
JE-S, asked about injury: We're not going to talk about medical, but I'll say that we feel fine about his medical.
JE-S: When you're talking about speed, he's in the same category as Sam Shields.
OK, that's it for Ericson. Gutekunst will be down later. Ericson said he wasn't going to talk about the trade stuff, that he would leave it to Gutekunst to answer those questions.
I don't think so. They lost their third, so they don't have a lot to give up to move back in. Plus, there's no reason to pick in the first. You're going to pay a lot more for a first and you probably won't see that much difference between end of the first and mid second.
Do you really think no one had Alexander ranked about where the Packers took him? Or is that because you haven't heard of him? I'm not defending the pick, but I saw a lot of people saying the Packers would pick him at No. 14. I don't know if they were right.
Accept he was taken at No. 18.
That will definitely be seen. The fact they passed up on James and Edmunds will be scrutinized for a long time.