Yeah, but if you can get a guy who's just a slight notch below him with far better athletic ability in the second round - the round where the Packers got Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Greg Jennings -- why waste the pick.
Sorry, I can't really put a percentage on it. I just know they're going to try. Too much of it depends on what happens in front of them.
No. Gutekunst will not take a flier on somebody, not in his first draft. He will not be taking a boom or bust player or a guy who might take three or four years to develop. He doesn't have that kind of time or latitude.
Ward can play any style. He's not a big guy, but he can run and has good ball skills. James and Fitzpatrick can both play for Pettine. Someone like Iowa's Josh Jackson would be questionable for Pettine. He likes press corners.
He's one of the best players in the draft.
I would hope very little unless it's a quarterback. This has to be in the hands of the guys who do this for a living.
It might make a difference later in the draft, but in the first couple of rounds, you're looking for pure talent. I mean, you don't want to draft a 4-3 end if you're going to play 3-4, but I think Pettine is best known for building his defense around the players he has.
I don't think they can pass on Barkley if he's there. I really think he's the best player in the draft. I wouldn't be shocked if they took Quenton Nelson. As bad as their O-line has been over the years, they could use a sure thing.
Like it's Spring in Wisconsin.
No. Very few teams trade picks for players unless it's a quarterback, especially once the draft gets here. It almost never happens during the draft itself.
Late first round at the earliest.
That would be a great haul for them. But the Patriots wouldn't do that. The draft value chart says it would be less than a second-round pick.
I didn't read it. I think everyone wants guys like Adalius Thomas and Terrell Suggs, so I wouldn't make too much out of that. I think Davenport is too much of a risk that early in the draft and Gutekunst would be crazy to take Landry at 14. He's a truly boom or bust player.
He's got blazing speed and I thought he had a very good Senior Bowl, but that's not typically the kind of guys that fit the Packers offense. Rodgers needs guys who are more than one-trick ponies and Chark would have to prove he can do more than run deep.
If he stays put, there's a possibility. But a lot of people think it's not worth paying first-round money for guys who are going to go late in the round. You can get the same guy in the second round. I think if anything he tries to move up in the second.
Gutekunst said he would be.
Nobody I talked to said he was worth taking at 14. I think he's got a knee issue that might affect his draft status.