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I was just thinking about the Packers moving around in the draft and I came across this from Peter Kings site, quote: 

β€œSeattle traded its first-round pick, 21st overall, to Green Bay for the 30th, 114th and 118th picks.
Seattle traded the 30th pick to the Giants for the 37th, 132nd and 142nd picks.
Seattle traded the 37th pick to Carolina for the 47th and 77th picks. At 47, Seattle picked S Marquise Blair.
Seattle traded the 77th and 118th picks to New England for the 64th pick. At 64, Seattle selected WR DK Metcalf.
Seattle traded the 114th pick to Minnesota for the 120th and 204th picks.
Seattle picked WR Gary Jennings Jr. at 120, S Ugo Amadi at 132, LB Ben Burr-Kiven at 142, and RB Travis Homer at 204.

So Seattle turned pick 21 into picks 47, 64, 120, 132, 142 and 204 . . . two second-round picks, two fourth-round picks, one fifth-round pick and one sixth-round pick.”

Thats a lot of trades! We have moved around in the draft a bit in the past but nothing like the SeaChickens.

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The 30th pick has a lot more value than the 33rd pick because of the 5th year option.

If I'm sitting at the end of round one I would always be looking to trade down. Last season Seattle traded the 30th pick to the Giants for the 37th, 132nd and 142nd picks. Seattle traded the 37th pick to Carolina for the 47th and 77th picks.

So they sat with 47, 77, 132 and 142 for the 30th. That's a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th rounder for the 30th. You can find good interior OL, ILB, RBs, TEs, WRs. All needs on the current roster. 

Big drafts lead to big improvements more times than not. More picks mean more chances to find gems.

Chongo posted:

Kid reminds me A LOT of Viska Shenault...same build, height, weight...he just lines up as a RB. This kid is a playmaker...will be available in 5th round I think.

These highlights are amazing.  Any time he catches the ball he is a threat to take it to the house.  What I really like is how he casually flips the ball to the ref after he scores....acts like he's been there before.  I would be surprised if he lasts till 5th round. 

My first question is can he run routes?  I've only seen slants and go routes on the highlights.  If he can't, he's just Cordarelle Patterson.  I don't know anything about the kid but I'd want to know if he can actually play WR when he needs to.  If he lasts until the 5th, who cares but just curious if he's more like Shanault or Patterson.

This kid is projected, for now, to be a 3rd-5th round pick. He has all the tools you'd want but he's from a small school program. Still, has a huge arm and can make all the throws. It would quite interesting if he's sitting there on day 2 if the Packers would scoop him.  

First things first, Eason passes the eyeball test with flying colors. He looks like a franchise quarterback, and he'll undoubtedly draw comparisons to Carson Palmer and Matthew Stafford in the coming months. In related news, he can throw the ball out of the stadium. And while he hasn't played a lot of football in recent years, you wouldn't have known it to watch him against Eastern Washington in the Huskies season opener.

Yes, it's important to remember that Eastern Washington is, well, Eastern Washington. But it's also important to remember that Eason finished 27 of 36 for 349 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions -- things could've gone much, much worse. And while the Washington coaching staff loves Eason's deep-ball accuracy, he also showed the ability to fit the ball into tight spaces on intermediate routes.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...uarterback-declares/

Careful. All highlight films are just that: highlights. They don't show the missed assignments, the times they made bad decisions, getting trucked by a DB or arm-tackled, etc. Every highlight film like this shows the only star play from a game or maybe two from a game to get fans excited; they are not what coaches are looking for and not really representative of the player's ability. 

My kid wants to be recruited and coaches say they want several plays from one game against tough competition, then another group against a different tough team, another group, etc. They are looking for consistency against excellent competition, not just the one-and-done single star play -- any player can do that once or twice a game. They want to know that the player consistently produces excellence several times a game against excellent competition. Part of a highlight package that includes several skills may be a hard shot on goal that misses for example, but the coach can see what the kid tried to do. There's a big difference between highlight reels for fans vs highlight reels for coaches. YouTube is full of highlight reels for fans.

Chris Peterson hasn't exactly been a developer of pro QB's...he forces his QB's to play within HIS system. NFL teams are going to maximized Eason's talent and take the shackles off and let him be a QB. 

Eason has all the physical tools you'd want in a QB, and he's shown the patience (albeit only for a season) to work within a "system." Sounds like a perfect fit for MiLFy's system.

packerboi posted:

This kid is projected, for now, to be a 3rd-5th round pick. He has all the tools you'd want but he's from a small school program. Still, has a huge arm and can make all the throws. It would quite interesting if he's sitting there on day 2 if the Packers would scoop him.  

 

Yes, it's important to remember that Eastern Washington is, well, Eastern Washington. But it's also important to remember that Eason finished 27 of 36 for 349 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions -- things could've gone much, much worse. And while the Washington coaching staff loves Eason's deep-ball accuracy, he also showed the ability to fit the ball into tight spaces on intermediate routes.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...uarterback-declares/

I see him as a Round 2-3 guy in most places, jockeying with Jake Fromm for position. If Bulaga is not re-signed, would people be comfortable with something like this?

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Not a great ILB class this year...4 guys stand above the crowd. Queen from LSU, Murray from Oklahoma, Dye from Oregon and Akeem Davis-Gaither from App State.

Murray scares me...he's strong as hell, but he just looks slow. We don't need slow, we need speed.

Troy Dye from Oregon is the guy I like most of the 4...but I think if he has the kind of combine I am expecting him, he may jump up on a lot of boards to the top ILB prospect, and may not be there at 30.

Davis-Gaither reminds me a lot of Nick Barnett coming out of college...he will not get as much pub due to being at a small school. 6'2 220 he measures out more like a safety, however, that is about what Barnett (and Ray Lewis) measured at coming out of college. 

Yeah I think Murray is plenty fast for ILB. Good rusher/blitzer and good side-line to sideline speed. Where I've heard him knocked is for his instincts...bit of a slow reaction time...and getting off blocks?? Scouts have said he's not in the Devin White/Devin Bush range of the 1st round. The few times I saw him he looks pretty damn good - made plays behind the LOS too!! 

El-Nuke-the-Hurricanes-Bong posted:

You love Cephus, don't you.

I like him too, but I'd still like the kid to have an opportunity as far away from Wisconsin as possible.  

I do, and if they wait on a wide receiver, he is likely the best guy there, unless maybe KJ Hill is still there. Neither guy is huge or blindingly fast, so I'm guessing they slide a bit.

DH13 posted:

My first question is can he run routes?  I've only seen slants and go routes on the highlights.  If he can't, he's just Cordarelle Patterson.  I don't know anything about the kid but I'd want to know if he can actually play WR when he needs to.  If he lasts until the 5th, who cares but just curious if he's more like Shanault or Patterson.

He's also a body/basket catcher from what I see in those clips.  I'd take a guy like that in the 5th with the potential of pairing with Jones while working on routes and receiving.  It would be a boon if you could take a Patterson and actually make him into an effective WR.

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