I'm always curious to see all of them, because you never know who's going to be good. The classic example is Worthy and Daniels -- Worthy was a 2 and Daniels a 4. I remember really early in their first training camp, it was I think the second day they were in pads, our scouting expert Eric Baranczyk already was wondering if Daniels would end up being the better rusher. He was dead on. Daniels is one of the better inside rushers in the league, and Worthy bombed out. So you never know
Sounds to me like Revis might be done as a CB, that he's slowed too much and will have to play safety. So that seems unlikely. I do wonder if they might go after Dumervil. They usually make all those moves before the draft but you never know.
Very tough to say. Janis is a core special teams player and two years ago was exceptional as a gunner on punt coverage. That counts for a lot. Davis to me has a fair amount of ability. That 4.42 40 could give a dimension of speed in the passing game that no one other than Janis has, and Davis is a much more natural receiver. He's one of those guys who could make a nice jump in his second season. Allison is a promising player too. So that could be a good battle with the draft picks added.
Bob McGinn talked to a scout about Evans last week, the scout said Evans wasn't real good in '15 but weighed, I think, well into the 320s. Then last year he was a little under 310 and played pretty well. I think it was a smart signing. There's a chance Evans hits the wall, no question. But there's a better chance he'll be fine. That helps the O-line and it took a lot of pressure off the draft of having to take an OL who could compete for the starting right guard spot. That probably would have taken a pick in the first three or maybe four rounds.
Really good question, and I'm not sure. There probably will be a lot of mixing and matching. On early downs the two DTs will be bigger guys -- some combo of Daniels, Clark and Jean-Francois. The OLBs Matthews and Perry, though maybe Biegel mixed in (if not him, then some Fackrell or Elliott). The ILBs on first down might be Martinez and Ryan, then on second and third could be Burnett or Jones taking one of those spots.
I talked to a scout from another team yesterday, we were talking about Trubisky and some other things. When I asked about the Packers' draft, one of the things that jumped to him was the WR Dupre. He thinks Dupre is pretty talented, more like a fourth-round prospect than a seven.
An ILB out there is DeAndre Levy. But he's had hip surgery and then this offseason knee surgery, so maybe his body is shot. He was a pretty talented guy and good player before the injuries.
There's a chance, sure. I'd think it's more likely at least one of them is back in 2018. Maybe both. Both that will mean Adams did a long-term deal, because he's scheduled to be a FA after this season.
There is no fifth-year option for him. Only first-round picks have fifth-year options. Adams was a 2.
He's only been playing CB two years after starting his career at safety, so there's some inexperience at that spot. Not a very good tackler, especially in the run game. And with all extra-tall CBs, there still is some concern about quick change of direction, flipping the hips and all that. But the great testing numbers (three cone and short shuttle) suggest that probably won't be a big issue, that's why he's a guy viewed with a lot of upside.
Sure. Better to have second- or third-year guys, they know the system better, so they protect better in the passing game. But they also have Ripkowski for that if need be. But that is the ultimate young man's position.
I don't know a lot about this because I've been covering games since 1993. The friends I know who come from out of town for games always make sure they have tickets ahead of time. Higher risk-reward if you go the scalping route.
Good question. Sounds like Cobb might be back to returning punts more regularly. Maybe Janis on KOR? Maybe Montgomery too on KOR. Don't know if any of the rookie RBs might be candidates too.
Yes, I liked them too. I think we'll be determining what we'll do and not do this offseason. So it's to be determined.
I should have added Davis as a possibility for return guy also. They'll have to show something, those draft picks will be pushing them. But special teams will help Janis a lot, and as I said earlier I think Davis has potential as a receiver.
I'd think at minimum three RBs and Ripkowski (that's counting Montgomery as an RB). I'd think six WRs, probably can't rule out seven. Sometimes injuries in camp make those decisions too.
No, there's only one real Lombardi each year. Those trophies you see with Warner might be shot with a green background and then the trophy and whatever else added after. Or maybe he had a facsimile made.
OK, this is going to have to be the last question, other duties to get to. My apologies for not getting to all the questions, many I never even had a chance to see, just too many, so thanks everyone for coming by. Fun and interesting as always. At first I was surprised by the Jones pick, but when they made clear that they're going to use him in multiple roles, it made a lot more sense. I suspect he'll be playing more as a nickel guy or ILB than as a safety. They had a great need at both those spots. As I said earlier, I agree about OLB. They added Biegel, that's a potentially significant pick. But I thought they'd take one in the first two or three rounds. Thompson probably didn't want to mess with Williams because of the multiple positive tests for pot in college, probably concerned the guy would end up getting suspended at some point. They might not have liked Willis as a rusher much. Maybe they even liked Biegel better as an OLB. I don't know that but it's a real possibility. I know some scouts thought Willis was too stiff. OK, that does it. Thanks again everybody and take care. We'll talk again soon.