Packers 3 Round Mock Draft
I will preface this post by saying in no way, shape or form am I any kind of draft expert that spends copious amounts of times pouring over player stats, bios and what not. I am however someone that can read and hear, so based on things I have read and heard here is what I believe will be the Rounds 1-3 picks of the Green Bay Packers for the 2009 NFL Draft.
Round 1, Pick #9: Throughout the years we have become accustomed to Ted Thompson either reaching or intentionally pissing off Packer fans with picks that all make us go…huh? This year though I feel will be a bit different. I really do believe that there may be the beginnings of some pressure manifesting about how Ted is doing things from those in a position to apply that pressure. Making a reach here at a “project” would not be in Ted’s best interests, which I strongly believe is how he operates most of the time.
The Pick: I started with this so will stick with it: B.J. Raji, NT Boston College. Yeah, yeah…I know, he tested positive for something at the combine but the way it sounds it was more likely than not pot and not a performance enhancer of any type. By getting Raji we’d fill a need on the D-Line (sorry Ryan Picket) and also get someone who could make an impact right away.
A lot of people have Raji going before the Packer’s pick at #9 so if he’s gone I go with Aaron Maybin, DE/OLB from Penn State. Not sure if he would be an instant starter but there’s plenty of upside with him
Round 2, Pick #41: Going with the trendy pick here, Jamon Meredith, OT South Carolina. No other reason beyond we need to start re-stocking the O-Line.
Round 3, Pick #73: Mick Mickens, CB Cincinnati. Corners getting older, Harris can’t play zone, Woodson moving to safety, etc, etc, etc
Round 3, Pick #84: Shonn Greene, RB Iowa. Sorry Ryan Grant, but you benefitted from having Favre under center your year in the sun and aren’t as good as you seemed that one year. Brandon Jackson is more of a speed, slasher type of running back so here the Packers go for a good, solid power back to fill a need, punching holes at the goal line and picking up short yardage first downs.
So there it is, can’t wait for this to get shredded. That being said, if I hit on even one of these picks someone owes me a beer.