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Thursday Thoughts: 2021 Draft

A lot will be made this week of former general manager Ted Thompson passing on T.J. Watt in the 2017 draft, but I never had a problem with trading down. I had a problem with selecting Kevin King and Vince Biegel instead of Dalvin Cook and Carl Lawson. Anyway, here are three more Packers-related thoughts […]

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Ranking The Rookies: Offense

The Green Bay Packers came into last month’s draft needing help at wide receiver and the offensive line, and general manager Brian Gutekunst addressed both positions by the end of the third round. Unlike a year ago when quarterback Jordan Love, running back A.J. Dillon, and fullback/tight end Josiah Deguara were picked with an eye […]

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If I Were The GM

I hate when a year or two after the fact people say they would’ve drafted this guy instead of that guy. It’s too easy. So I decided to pick along with GM Brian Gutekunst and make my selections right before he made his. Here are my picks:   [table id=11 /] Round 1 – I […]

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Packers Keep Filling Needs On Day 2

Earlier this week, I listed the Packers’ top four needs as cornerback, offensive line, defensive line, and wide receiver. Well, you can cross three of them off the list. After selecting corner Eric Stokes in round one, general manager Brian Gutekunst added an offensive lineman (Josh Myers) and a wide receiver (Amari Rodgers) in rounds […]

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Another Draft, Another Corner

For the ninth time in the past 10 drafts, the Packers chose a defensive player with their first pick. And for the fourth time in the past seven drafts, that defensive player was a cornerback. Georgia’s Eric Stokes will now join a secondary that features two other No. 1 picks (Jaire Alexander and Darnell Savage) and […]

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Thursday Thoughts: Draft Memories

The NFL Draft is tonight, and for the 41st year in a row, it’ll be televised on ESPN. Prior to 1980, most fans simply read about their team’s picks in the newspaper the next day. But it’s a big event now – one that gets much higher ratings than NBA and Major League Baseball playoff […]

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Gutey’s Got A Type

If the first three girls someone goes out with have blonde hair, there’s no guarantee the next girl will also have blonde hair, but the odds are pretty good. Everybody has a type – be it a high school senior looking for a prom date or a GM looking for a college football player. Brian […]

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Biggest Needs Heading Into Draft

After an uneventful free agency, the Packers will go into this week’s draft with the same holes on the roster that they had a couple of months ago – plus a new one in the middle of the offensive line after the Chargers made Corey Linsley the highest-paid center in the league. The following is […]

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Draft Preview: Mock 1.0

I‘ve never been a big fan of mock drafts, but people seem to love them. So here’s my first effort at predicting what will happen next week. The Packers pick 29th, and while GM Brian Gutekunst will talk about taking the best player available, the reality is he’s going to try to fill a need […]

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Thursday Thoughts: Moore Offense

The recent debate about whether Julian Edelman belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame makes Sterling Sharpe’s absence an even bigger travesty. While Edelman had an impressive career for the Patriots, Sharpe was one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history. The fact that his brilliance lasted only seven seasons shouldn’t matter. Anyway, […]

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