Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Tyler Eifert (80) catches a pass against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ha

Today’s Green Bay Packers’ Draft sampling


A sampling of today’s NFL Mock Drafts for the Green Bay Packers takes me to highlight three mocks that provide us with projections for three different picks:

JOSH NORRIS of rotoworld.com:

Josh gives us safety Matt Elam of Florida.

Charlie Campbell of Walterfootball.com:

Charlie projects wide receiver Keenan Allen of California





Walterfootball.com gives us tight end Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame.

Florida Gators defensive back Matt Elam (22) Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Interesting picks, I must say. Where’s the defensive lineman? Where’s the running back? Where’s the offensive lineman. While Ted Thompson will have the final say, everyone most recently has projected Barrett Jones as the best fit for the Packers. He’s a blue collar, intelligent football player who can man at least three different spots along the line – a factor that we know TT likes.

However, a lis franc foot injury that required surgery just before the Combine may have resulted in Jones slipping in the draft. In fact, the Packers may still have a shot at him in the second or third round, which makes these three projections even more interesting.

Looking at Norris’s pick of Elam, he admits he’s not sold on the safety, but admits there are many who are. Elam has been compared to 49ers safety Donte Whitner, an apt comparison because “Elam has played in the slot but is on the small side and struggles in coverage at times as a result.”

California Golden Bears wide receiver Keenan Allen (21).
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I’m not sold on this pick either, especially as a first-rounder.

However, looking at the other two picks here – Keenan Allen and Tyler Eifert – I like them. With the Packers most likely losing Greg Jennings to free agency, the pick of a receiver here would be smart. However, it’s not like TT to draft a receiver this high. He usually waits until at least the second or third round to consider the wideout.

Allen may be too good to pass up, however. With good size, 6-2, 215 pounds, Allen is built for success, especially if he’s teamed up with someone like Aaron Rodgers. The connection could be dynamic.

The same could be said about Eifert. The Golden Domer is another solid receiver with impressive size and speed. He is 6-6, 251 pounds and ran the 40 at the Combine in 4.68 seconds; had 22 reps in the bench press; jumped 35.5 inches in the vertical leap; broad jumped 119 inches; ran a 6.92 in the three-cone drill; 4.32 in the 20 yard shuffle; and a 11.52-second in the 60-yard shuffle. Those were all bests among this year’s tight ends.

So, what are your thoughts on these three projections?

Should the Packers go D-line? O-line? Running back?

Throw some of your own projections our way.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/allendc626 Allen Del Campo

    Draft Eifert, Finley is a joke! I can’t believe that immature a**hole stated that he wouldn’t take a pay cut. He acts like he’s the best player on the team I think he forgets we won the SB without him. He never produces like he says he will. In matter of fact of so sick of his stupid little acronyms “yotto”? He causes drama for the team and is an imature, unprofessional, sports athlete that does not deserve the get paid what he is due. Well Finley, get ready to “yotto” ( year of the trade out) of Green Bay. He doesn’t deserve the second best salary on the team. Lets trade him and draft Eifert at the 26th pick. He is top 15 talent and will be a hella steal at # 26. He is the only payer that stood out on the Notre Dame squad during the BCS title game. That was against SEC talent! He proved he can play and proved he has the athleticism to play at the next level. He is awesome in the passing game and can block just as well. He will help next seasons running game and also open up some passing lanes for Rodgers.

    • ObiWanWotan

      “That was against SEC talent!” BINGO. Yes, draft Eifert and find a way to keep Jennnings.

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