BG: We were fielding calls the whole time, moving up, moving down. I don't want to say we leveraged (two teams interested in the 14th) but we had a lot of calls.
BG: There's guys have enough grit to play through things. He's one of those guys. I do think in this league not be healthy all the time, you better play when nicked. We felt good about his ability to stay in there.
BG: He's a rookie. Coaching staff wants to get their hands on him and see where he winds up. I think he'll be cross-trained at both positions.
BG: You go through all these scenarios. I felt really prepared. Just happened this opportunity happens. There was no hesitiation with it.
BG: If felt good if we stayed at 27. But I knew if we could seven or eight picks we'd be right where I wanted to be.
BG: We haven't had multiple picks in the first round around here in a long time and I really wanted to do that.
Gutekunst said that he would have been find with James and Edmunds, but felt Alexander was the best player for the Packers.
Gutekunst said that the players go through so many interviews during the draft process, they forget who they talked to and who they didn't.
That's correct. So he got probably a little more than what the 1,100 points the No. 14 pick was worth if you consider the second-rounder a middle-round pick. But that all changes if the first-round pick next year turns out higher.
Yes, they have to hit on some linemen. I think they're going to try to add some third-round picks. If they can move down in the second and get an extra third, I wouldn't be surprised if they do that.
I asked Gutekunst about next year's draft and he said you won't know for sure until the juniors declare but that it was something they had a pretty decent idea about
No idea, but Gutekunst said he felt Alexander, Edmunds and James were of equal value. Sounded like he had the move to 18 mapped out with Schneider heading into the draft.
Let's say they're at 20 and 21. That would be 1,600 points. That's the equivalent of the No. 6 pick.
They certainly could. But I tend to think Gutekunst is like Thompson and values draft picks more than veterans.
No, I haven't heard anything.
Not much. I'm sure they asked him what his impression was of Alexander. They probably wouldn't have picked him if Pettine said there's no way he could play in his defense.
You didn't read my preview. Scouts don't consider him a great blocker.
Any other questions, otherwise, I'm going to shut it down for the night.