I kind of like the idea of drafting an OT in the first round and let him develop for a year, if it's the right guy.  We may have 5 starters but you're right, 3 are free agents, injuries happen, and it's not like Bulaga and Bakhtiari were that good last year.  

I still prefer a DL though, as it sounds like we could get a potential top 10-15 guy in most years at #27.   Value seems to be there and it's a huge need with Daniels and Guion the only NFL caliber starters in the group.  

Can't remember if we've discussed this guy or not. Thoughts?


Nick Vigil, Utah State

Vigil, at 6-2, 239 lbs, impressed with his 40-yard (4.72), 3-cone (6.73), and 20-yard shuttle (4.0) times. Vigil's times in the 3-cone and 20-yard shuttle were tops among ALL linebackers. In fact, he just missed former Packer A.J. Hawk's Combine record in the 20-yard by .04 seconds. Perhaps even more impressive was his 6.73 time in the 3-cone drill. Only six players in the entire Combine posted better times. Vigil's brother Zach made theDolphins (and started two games) as an undrafted free-agent last year. Vigil's stock is most certainly on the rise and he could be a potential steal on the final day of the draft.

Laquon Treadwell, 4.63 and 4.65 in the 40.  Might have a chance to go late round one but odds are he is out of the top 20. 

Tomorrow could have been an interesting day because Western Kentucky is up and Tyler Higbee will probably be doing the workouts (was at but did nothing at Indy).  But Higbee is probably out of the picture now that Cook has been signed.

Only pro days left that interest me are Florida State (tomorrow) and Indiana (April 1).  Florida State DT-Nile Lawrence-Stample didn't do anything at the combine...Ted could be looking at him as a fifth or sixth round nose tackle candidate.  Florida State LB-Terrance Smith did do the 40 and some of the other things at the combine but didn't do the 20-yard shuttle or the 3-cone drill, he's also probably a fifth or sixth round candidate that Ted could be looking at.  Indiana RB-Jordan Howard is another player that I think Ted might have interest in and he didn't do anything at Indianapolis.  He currently falls in the region of "not good enough to take in round two, probably off the board at the end of round three" so it will be interesting to see how he does.

If he can play football well, then why wouldn't he be "good enough at the end of round 2?"

Last year Quentin Rollins was considered a "reach". Just ask Ozzie Newsome about that. 

TT will do what TT does & that's find a football player when it's our turn to select. The other 31 teams are all tripping over themselves to grab the "best athlete" or "fastest guy in the 40."

Full steam ahead toward #14

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NFL has released final draft order.

@RobDemovsky: Here are the Packers' selections in next month's draft:
Round 1: No. 27 overall
Round 2: No. 55
Round 3: No. 88
Round 4: No. 125
Round 4: No. 131*
Round 4: No. 137*
Round 5: No. 163
Round 6: No. 200
Round 7: No. 248
*Compensatory pick, cannot be traded

From NFL HQ:

The 2016 NFL Draft will be held on April 28-30 in Chicago.

The first round will begin at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 30 at 12:00 PM ET.

Click to Download File - 2016 NFL Draft Order 


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Pro Football Weekly has projections up at their website.  I don't know if it says it on the website, but Greg Gabriel is doing their evaluations.  Gabriel was an NFL scout for 15+ years and was the Bears Director of College Scouting for 9 years.

Some projections from PFW that are dramatically different from what you'll see on other sites:

Kyle Murphy/OT/Stanford = Round One

Parker Ehinger/OT/Cincinnati = Round One/Round Two

Yannick Ngakoue/EDGE/Maryland = Round Two

Avery Young/OT/Auburn = Round Two

Kevin Hogan/QB/Stanford = Round Two/Round Three

Joe Dahl/OG/Washington State = Round Two/Round Three

Leonard Floyd/OLB/Georgia = Round Two/Round Three

Hunter Henry/TE/Arkansas = Round Two/Round Three

Caleb Benenoch/OT/UCLA = Round Three

Austin Blythe/C/Iowa = Round Three/Round Four

Vernon Butler/DT/Louisiana Tech = Round Three/Round Four

Cody Whitehair/OG/Kansas State = Round Three/Round Four

Andrew Billings/DT/Baylor = Round Four/Round Five

Willie Henry/DT/Michigan = Round Six

Christian Hackenberg/QB/Penn State = Round Six/Round Seven

Landon Turner/OG/North Carolina = Round Six/Round Seven

T.J. Green/S/Clemson = Round Seven/UFA