I forgot the password to the recent Packers blog I created, so I had to create a new one. Pretty dumb, I know. But I wanted to lay out my draft board for days 1 and 2.
Our biggest area of need is defensive line. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the position Ted’s gonna draft. He has a strict Best Player Available policy. However, if a few players are similar, Ted will weight the decision in favor of the position of need. Here are the players I like for the first three rounds, weighed loosely in order of positions of need.
Star Lotulelei, Jonathan Jenkins, Johnathan Hankins
Sharrif Floyd, Sheldon Richardson, Kawann Short, Bennie Logan, Brandon Williams,
Dion Jordan, Arthur Brown, Khaseem Greene, Jamie Collins, Sean Porter,
Kenny Vaccaro, Matt Elam, Jonathan Cyprien, D.J. Swearinger, Earl Wolff,
Tyler Eifert, Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce, Jordan Reed, Vance McDonald,
Nick Kasa, Ryan Otten
Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, Knile Davis, Stepfan Taylor, Mike Gillislee, Le’Veon Bell. I like Jonathan Franklin the best. (Eddie Lacy will be long gone.)
Travis Frederick, Barrett Jones, Brian Schwenke
DeAndre Hopkins, Justin Hunter, Robert Woods, Markus Wheaton, Stedman Bailey, Quinton Patton, Ryan Swope, Ted is great at finding WRs in rounds 2-3. We just lost Greg Jennings and Donald Driver, so look for him to nab somebody, even though it’s still not a position of need per se. Especially if a guy with return ability falls to us.
Geno Smith, If Geno Smith falls, take him! Ted could also trade back for more picks, if a team wants to trade back into the first round for him. Otherwise they might grab a developmental project in a late round. They like to have dudes in the pipeline.
Matt Barkley is there, take him! Didn’t think he’d fall.
It’s impossible to predict who they’ll actually take, because the draft could play out any number of ways. You have to have your board and pick from whatever players fall to you. It’s always exciting, and Ted is a steely eyed assassin!