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Green Bay Packers

GM: @Got_Next — 1 CB, 2 OL, 1 WR, 1 QB, 1 DL, 1 RB — > 7 Picks

…………………. + Miami Dolphins 7th Round Pick (2012)

2.32 Green Bay* (10-6) @Got_Next – Ras-I Dowling – CB, Virginia

2.02 Green Bay* (10-6)(From Buf) @Got_Next – Derrick Sherrod, OT

3.07 Packers (From Cin Via Dal) – @Got_Next – Ryan Williams, RB – VT

4.34 (131) Green Bay (comp): Dwayne Harris, WR – ECU

6.14 – 179. Green Bay Packers (From Mia): Jerrod Johnson, QB – Texas A&M

6.32 – 197. Green Bay Packers: Ugo Chinasa, DE, Ok St

7.01 – 204. Green Bay Packers(f/CAR): Jarriel King, OT – South Carolina

7.30 – 233. Green Bay Packers: Dwight Dasher, RB – Mid Tenn St.

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Trade Log:

Buffalo Bills have traded pick 2.04 & 4.25 for the Green Bay Packers 1.32 pick.

Green Bay Packers have traded picks 3.32, 4.32, 4.34 to Cincinnati Bengals for 3.07.

Miami Dolphins have traded picks 6.14 and 7th (’12) to the Green Bay Packers for 5.32

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Many expect the Packers to take a pass rusher with their first pick, but the Thompsonesque GM of the Packers stuck to his board, instead trading down a few picks before selection Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod. Sherrod was an excellent value in the early second round and could end up being a better overall pro than a few of the tackles taken ahead of him.

The team got similarly good value by taking Virginia defensive back Ras-I Dowling in the late second round. With an uber-impressive pro day, Dowling convinced teams that he has the athleticism to stay at corner, but the Virginia product also could move back to safety if Dom Capers deems it necessary. There are some durability concerns with Dowling but most likely not of the Justin Harrell-variety.

The Pack packaged their late third and two fourths (one from the Sherrod deal) to move up an get Ryan Williams. A very good value in the early third, Williams was a great addition to a Packers squad still trying to figure out what it has at running back. If both Ryan Williams and James Starks play up to their potential, the Packers will have a devastating one-two punch backfield punch.

The team made one glaring reach by picking receiver/returner Dwayne Harris in the fourth round, but it also got a nice developmental 3-4 OLB late in the sixth frame in Ugo Chinasa. Overall, the team has to be very happy with its draft haul.

Grade: B+

Graded by Aaron Aloysius – @AaronAloysius

Comments on: "Green Bay Packers" (2)

  1. Paramveer said:

    We entered this draft as Super Bowl Champions, and very few needs. Therefore, we felt content with only 7 picks in the draft.

    2.02 – Derrick Sherrod – We were ecstatic when we were able to trade out of the 1st round and still select one of the top OT’s on the board. Sherrod, like all rookies, needs to a improve on some aspects of his game, in both run and pass blocking, but he is fluid in space, something important in the 1 cut running scheme we run. Current LT Chad Clifton had perhaps his best year as a pro last season, but will eventually need replacing, sooner rather than later. A mammoth of a man at 6-6 305, we hope Sherrod can be that replacement, as he pairs up with last years 1st rounder Bryan Bulaga, and protect Aaron Rodgers for years to come.

    2.32 Ras-I Dowling – Like the Sherrod pick, the selection of Dowling is looking ahead a year or two down the line. Dowling is a tall, big corner, with the ability to tackle, something important in the Packers scheme. Dowling will learn from Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams until he is ready to start. The Packers secondary gets even stronger.

    3.07 Ryan Williams – RB – Perhaps a bit of a surprise her, with both Grant and Starks in the fold, but consider that Grant is a FA after this season, and is coming off of a serious injury. Williams provides McCarthy with a legitimate cowbell at the position. He has cutback ability and lateral suddenness that he exhibits at full speed which will make him excel in the ZBS. At only 20 years old, Williams can use time behind Grant and Starks to grow into the position. From Weeks 1 to 14 last season, we had no running game. I formation and you stack the box? We’ll hit you with the play action. Spread the field and you counter with 5 DBs? We’ll run it. Williams will turn Rodgers the bombardier not Rodgers the general.

    4.34 Dwayne Harris – With James Jones entering FA, Donald Driver nearing the end of the line, and out propensity to sling the ball around 40 times a game with 5 WRs, Harris will see the field quiet often. At 6-0, 205, Harris has the ideal size for our scheme. He shows great burst on short/small movements, which, in combination with his ability to break tackles and find daylight, is important in our short to mid passing game. Like the Colts continue to add weapons for Manning, Harris will serve as yet another toy to help Rodgers shred defenses.

    6.14 Jerrod Johnson – Coach McCarthy is a QB guru, and Johnson presents an intriguing prospect for him to groom. Johnson is a tall QB who can improve his arm strength and mechanics as the 3rd QB, and through McCarthy’s QB school. He also serves as an apt runner. Ron Wolf would always select at least 1 QB each draft, and McCarthy has done much the same. Best case scenario, Johnson becomes an apt backup to either Rodgers or Harrell and Flynn is traded. Worst case scenario, Johnson shows no progress and eventually is released.

    6.32 – Ugo Chinasa – DT – Perhaps a position of need here, with Jolly in prison and Jenkins likely to test the FA waters. He is tall, a bit lean, and is a developmental prospect.

    7.01 Jarriel King – OT – King is very flexible for his size which will serve well in the ZBS. He can play both T and G. He is more of a developmental prospect which we have taken swings at before in the later rounds, such as Campbell and Newhouse.

    7.30 Dwight Dasher – RB – We have been missing a legitimate screen game for a long time, and perhaps Dasher and current 3rd down back Brandon Jackson can resurrect it. No easier way for a QB to get into a rhythm than to see a short dumpoff pass go for a big gain. Also, he could see his speed utilized in draw and counter plays in the ZBS. Just another option for McCarthy to tinker with, and see if he can find something that works.

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