Cory's Corner: Go Get Greg Newsome II

Newsome II would give the Packers a dynamic defensive backfield. 

The calendar is about to flip to April and we all know what that means. 

The NFL Draft is inching closer and closer. 

The Packers pick No. 29 in the first round, which will be three of the last four years that Green Bay has been slated 25th or later in the first round. 

But I think general manager Brian Gutekunst has something up his sleeve and we can look to history as a clue. The Packers were dealt with the 27th overall pick in 2018 and Gutekunst traded that pick along with a third rounder and a sixth rounder for Jaire Alexander. 

So now you’re probably wondering, who will Gutekunst go and grab with the first pick this year? Well, the Packers signed Kevin King to a low risk deal to offer depth and give a rookie a learning curve to play right away. 

The Packers need to be targeting Northwestern corner Greg Newsome II. Whenever I watch his highlights, the first thing that I think of is Alexander. Newsome’s ball skills are special and he attacks the ball like a heat-seeking missile.

Newsome’s numbers got better and better each year and after his junior year, he allowed a minuscule passer rating of 31.7 — which was  better than Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II (67.4) and South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn (54.9). Surtain and Horn are both ranked higher than Newsome in many mock drafts.

And here’s the twist: Alexander’s passer rating against in his final season at Louisville was 19.9. That isn’t just low, it’s downright absurd. Pairing Newsome alongside Alexander would provide a better airtight seal than Ziploc. 

Now, you’re probably wondering, “What is this going to cost?” Don’t worry, it’s not too much. They move up to No. 21 for their No. 29, third rounder (No. 92) and fifth rounder (No. 173). That may seem like a lot, but you cannot think of it as a lot when you’re trying to make your defense capable of winning the NFC. Besides, even with that trade, the Packers could still package both of their fourth rounders and their other fifth rounder and move back into the third round if needed. 

Newsome aligns perfectly with what the Packers need and with what Gutekunst has already done. 

Now we just have to hurry up and wait.

 

 

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Cory Jennerjohn is a graduate from UW-Oshkosh and has been in sports media for over 15 years. He was a co-host on "Clubhouse Live" and has also done various radio and TV work as well. He has written for newspapers, magazines and websites. He currently is a columnist for CHTV and also does various podcasts. He recently earned his Masters degree from the University of Iowa. He can be found on Twitter: @Coryjennerjohn

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Pack103172's picture

March 30, 2021 at 06:38 am

Is he a brick layer??

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dobber's picture

March 30, 2021 at 06:41 am

He's "The Vaccinator" -- he'll be givin' out shots.

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stockholder's picture

March 30, 2021 at 07:04 am

No- The last Time everyone wanted a DB was Ha Ha Dix. You want a quick fix. King is it. Is a pawn better then a King. In this chess match--- no. Sacrificing draft picks, for CBs who can't play the slot, is ridicules. The outside wasn't the problem when the whole defense failed. If Savage is to be that all-pro safety. He doesn't need Sullivan in front of him. And the best guys for the slot, aren't named Newsome. But if you want King off the team. Were one and Done again. Rodger's Time in Green Bay wasted.

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Renllaw's picture

March 30, 2021 at 07:06 am

I think we have a far bigger need on the defensive line. I would rather see them stay put or move back for Christian Barmore. then get a CB in round 2, maybe Melifonwu? I dont care if you have 4 Alexanders in the secondary, if that pocket takes 5 or 6 seconds to collapse, someone is going to get open. Our D line is both bad and has zero depth.

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Razer's picture

March 30, 2021 at 07:17 am

Thank you Renllaw. The Packers have been using the same formula on defense for the last 10 years with the same basic shitty result. Our D-line/ILB have been sub par for the whole period. Poor results against the run, little pocket push and, as you state, no depth. Moving up for another CB would be the wrong thing to do.

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Coldworld's picture

March 30, 2021 at 08:49 am

Moving up for a second Alexander wouldn’t be a bad move. Massive marginal upgrade. That said, big risk. Unless there is an exceptional drop on their board, I lean towards standing pat or trading down to have more flexibility to match need to BPA later or just to have more shots at improvement in depth. Where we pick, starters are far from guaranteed.

I’d agree that a true plus DL player to partner Clark would be just as significant an upgrade, I just don’t see one coming in reach and we need our picks this year. A lot of depth to restock. For that reason I think we stand or move back. But then again, drafts never seem to go as I expect.

If we can’t get a DL with true disruptive potential and ability against the run then we should not draft one early. I suppose that’s the biggest argument for taking one in the first IF one is there. I just doubt that will be the case.

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blacke00's picture

March 30, 2021 at 08:04 am

Couldn't agree more with you and Renllaw.

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Archie's picture

March 30, 2021 at 08:15 am

Newsome is impressive and certainly would make me happy on draft day except he is moving up on draft boards and like you predicted, would likely require a trade up to acquire.

But when I look at the big pic for GB's defense, the glaring shortcoming is we have nobody to make teams pay for double teaming KC. Barmore looks to be that guy in this draft. He too may go before pick 29 and may require a trade up as well.

The guy I know they won't take but would be exciting to me is Najee Harris. He doubles as a RB and a WR.

The NC WR Dyami Brown looks damn exciting too. Probably won't last till their pick at end of R2 but they could trade up for him in R2.

Also would be nice to see GB draft Willie Davis' grandson - he seems to be cut from the same mould as Willie. He's a pure G so taking him at the end of R2 may be a stretch for the Pack but he probably won't be there when they pick in the 3rd.

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PeteK's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:19 am

Smiths, Clark, Gary are a pretty solid group and that QB would be sacked much sooner than 5-6 seconds. However, I hope a run stuffing NG is drafted in later rounds. I would stay put because a very good #2 CB will be there at 29.

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Crankbait's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:28 am

Yes the Packers should leave the offense alone and pull out all the stops for the defense.

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murf7777's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:48 am

Need an OT, otherwise I agree load up on D.

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murf7777's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:46 am

I agree with getting Barmore, we need to solidify our DL. I don't think Melifonwu will be there by our 2nd round pick, but I'd really like to see them trade up in the 2nd round and go get him. He might very well be better than Newsome.

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splitpea1's picture

March 30, 2021 at 11:03 am

No need to worry--Tyler Lancaster is back!

Seriously, what is the author thinking here? Newsome is a nice prospect for sure, but DO NOT part with a third-round pick! Although we haven't had much luck with this round for a while, now is the time to break this streak; we can use it on a DL, ILB, T, slot CB, or even slot WR.

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nostradanus's picture

March 30, 2021 at 07:31 am

There is a lot of CB talent in this draft even up to the end of round 3. Gutey seems he’ll bent on getting one of the top guys so yes I could see a trade up. Horn is excellent but more of a man guy, Farley may drop due to injuries, I’m a Samuel fan and he could be there at 29. Newsome is excellent but I don’t think they need to go to 21 to get him. But that’s Gutey’s call, go get your guy Gutey!

They will take 2 Corners in this draft me thinks. One high-one middle.

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MarkinMadison's picture

March 30, 2021 at 07:49 am

I like Newsome. I like his length/height. I like how he is able to track the ball. For a rail-thin guy he tackles well. I'd be fine if he was picked at 29. Not sure that this is the right year to move up.

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murf7777's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:53 am

Two of Newsome's tackles on the attached highlight reel showed him throwing his body at the ball carrier, which isn't text book tackling. I know many on this board rant and rave about our DB's doing the same, especially King. I tend to disagree with King's assessment about bad tackling, in fact PFF have him rated above average. As I watch a lot of NFL football I find that most DB's in the entire league do this at certain times. Tackling from DB's in the NFL is generally bad.

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GatorJason's picture

March 30, 2021 at 04:33 pm

The thought of trading two 4th rounders to move up for Newsome is very disturbing. If BG wants him that bad he should use his pick at 29. If Newsome is gone at 29, not a big issue. Other equally talented CBs and OTs will be there to take and fill a position of need. In the 4th round there are lots of very talented WRs, OL, LBs, and RBs on the board who be cheap upgrades with talent to fill roster gaps and thin spots. Overspending to get your guy would hurt GB more in 22 than 21, when the mid-round guys would be normally be expected to compete for positional snaps and not just ST snaps. Anyone can get their guy if they overpay. BG needs to resist temptation to move up and treat each draft pick as an opportunity to get quality young talent. Lots of hidden gems in this COVID-19 draft.

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Guam's picture

March 30, 2021 at 08:10 am

Draft a CB, yes. Sacrificing draft picks to move up to draft a CB, no. This draft is deep in CBs so let the draft come to you and take the best player available at the Packer's slot. Falling in love with one guy and sacrificing three picks to get him when others who are similar in talent will be available without trading up makes no sense to me. Trading up to take a talented D-lineman, who are few and far between in this draft, would make more sense to me. Unfortunately I don't think there are any D-linemen worth trading up for.

I am in the same camp as Renllaw - trade back to get Barmore and pick up extra picks as well as take a CB in round #2.

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PeteK's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:23 am

That would be great , but all mocks I've seen have him going much earlier than 29.

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Guam's picture

March 30, 2021 at 10:04 am

You may be right PeteK. I have seen Barmore all over the board in mocks - from high teens to second round. Most draftniks seem to have him rated around #40 in talent across all positions, but he may well get drafted earlier just because he is one of a very few DL's worth drafting high this year.

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dobber's picture

March 30, 2021 at 03:10 pm

Barmore's my favorite at this point: ideal HW, length. Disruptive. Young with room to grow.

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Razer's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:57 am

...Draft a CB, yes. Sacrificing draft picks to move up to draft a CB, no. This draft is deep in CBs so let the draft come to you...

Let the draft come to you is music to my ears. IF the Packers scouts have done their work and fashioned a solid board, there is no reason to panic for the sake of a positional need, especially since we have three (OT, DL, CB). It will be more important to get solid depth for this team and this is a draft where low pick priority won't hurt us as much. As Bill Murray said - "be the ball".

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cheezyone's picture

March 30, 2021 at 08:16 am

My opinion is stay put or if they don't like who is there, trade back. I still believe the draft is a crap shoot, and the more picks you have, the better chance of getting some diamonds in the rough.

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TarynsEyes's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:25 am

Packer fans will love whomever the Packers select. The power of self-convincing is strong in GB.

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Coldworld's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:38 am

Love for Love?

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TarynsEyes's picture

March 30, 2021 at 10:43 am

No, but if/when he becomes the starter I'll support him, until he doesn't show the ability to do what made him desirable to move up for. He just won the backup role by default, which doesn't instill any level of optimism above a simple, I hope so.

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dblbogey's picture

March 30, 2021 at 10:24 pm

Nope, but i'll wait and see on Love. But I heard about 80% of Packer fans bitch and moan over last year's draft. Love, Dillon, Deguara, so I simply disagree with Taryn's statement that " Packer fans will love whomever the Packers select. The power of self-convincing is strong in GB."

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murf7777's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:57 am

Taryn, my assumption is that GB fans are similar to most fans after the draft. Everyone hopes for the best and finds reasons to understand the pick. The reality is the NFL teams have way more knowledge of these players then us arm chair prognosticators. I would say being that GB has been a draft and develop team for as long as I can remember, they have overall done a great job at drafting and developing talent.

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MarkinMadison's picture

March 30, 2021 at 01:01 pm

Well, the truth is that unless you have the time to put hours into every possible draft pick we will probably have no more than a passing familiarity with the Packers' selections as they are announced on draft day. We spend more time looking at them after the pick, and then recency and confirmation bias set in.

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dblbogey's picture

March 30, 2021 at 10:19 pm

Like they loved the Love pick?

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Rudedawg67's picture

March 30, 2021 at 09:34 am

I wouldn’t get too carried away with those stats. Remember in the Midwest during fall and winter it’s a lot tougher to throw the ball. And the big 10 receivers just aren’t as good as the receivers in the SEC with a few exceptions.

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dobber's picture

March 30, 2021 at 10:25 am

Ah, more demonizing of the Big Te-fourteen.

Good players come out of every conference. The issue here is film, analysis, scheme, and projection. If your scouts are convinced a player from the lowly Big Ten is an ace, and you believe he's an ace, and you project this guy to play well in your scheme, you take your shot.

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frankthefork's picture

March 30, 2021 at 10:56 am

Have to agree with Guam and many others here. Let the draft come to you. There is no reason to jump and waste picks this year with all the needs, and being so close to getting another Lombardi the last 2 years.
Unfortunately, Gute hates 4th rd picks for some reason, as he has thrown them out in every one of his drafts. To me that could be another Bakhtiari. BPA works better than reaching; if one looks at draft facts. It's the first four rounds that produce most of the day one starters. But last year Martin was a 5th and Runyan a 6th. Both will be starters (2nd year) without reaching!

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crayzpackfan's picture

March 30, 2021 at 11:04 am

I’d like to see them stand pat with their picks while rolling most of them at BPA’s primarily on defense. Hopefully they can land a couple gems while building inexpensive depth.

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Swisch's picture

March 30, 2021 at 11:33 am

We have ten draft picks, but maybe not that many positions open on the roster for next season.
In any case, if we can get a potential star, let's trade up in the draft.
We would be trading our number one pick for a better number one pick, so those cancel out. Then we also give up one or two picks from the middle or later rounds, this year or next year.
We still have plenty of quantity after such a scenario, and we'd get someone at the very top of the draft with exceptional ability -- and this would be especially exciting if it was a CB, DT, OT, or ILB who could contribute significantly as a rookie.
Let's see if we can get in the top ten in this draft, or close to it, if we think there's a difference maker to be gained.

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13TimeChamps's picture

March 30, 2021 at 12:05 pm

"Let's see if we can get in the top ten in this draft, or close to it, if we think there's a difference maker to be gained."

Trade up from 29 into the top 10? Believe me, you would need to throw in waaayyy more than a couple mid rounds picks for that to happen. No way...no how that's happening.

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Swisch's picture

March 30, 2021 at 01:19 pm

What do you think it would take, 13TimeChamps?

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13TimeChamps's picture

March 30, 2021 at 02:17 pm

Per NFL Draft Trade Value Chart, just moving up from the 3rd pick to No. 1 would cost a 2nd and 3rd:

https://walterfootball.com/draftchart.php

I'm not a draftnik, but I'm guessing moving into the top 10 from 29 would cost at least a 2nd and 3rd in this years draft AND possibly a 1st or 2nd in next years draft. Very costly.

Maybe someone more knowledgeable on here could answer that for you.

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Swisch's picture

March 30, 2021 at 04:37 pm

With so many picks for the Packers, I'd at least explore moving up. My particular example given above isn't as important as the overall idea.
How much the Packers would be willing to give up versus how far up they would get to move up is a trade off that each of us could decide about.
Most of all, it depends on that guy that the Packers could deem to be a future star. If there's someone who is good enough to step in right away to help us to the Super Bowl, then it seems like we should consider how to get him. He'd also be around for years to come on a rookie contract.
In addition to offering our number one pick this year, perhaps we think about offering picks in future drafts. Perhaps we include a player already on our roster as part of the deal.
I don't really know. With so much quantity in draft picks for this upcoming draft, I'm just wondering if we may want to exchange some of that for higher quality.
I like to think about these kinds of things and bring them out for discussion even if I'm not sure about the answers. I hope that the discussion may clarify things for me and other fans.
My regard for other fans here at CHTV is high, and so I like to tap into their knowledge and insight and opinion. That's why most of my comments are not definitive, but instead explore possibilities.
I hope that others will get that and not be so quick to vote me down.

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13TimeChamps's picture

March 30, 2021 at 05:02 pm

First off, I didn't give you a down vote. I rarely do that without giving a reason why.

Secondly, I was merely responding to your specific suggestion of trying to move into the top 10 of this year's draft from their current position at 29. To give up that much current and future draft capital for one unproven player is not prudent in my opinion. What if that player doesn't pan out? Successful teams aren't built that way.

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murf7777's picture

March 30, 2021 at 05:24 pm

IMO, the only way you do that is for a QB prospect

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13TimeChamps's picture

March 30, 2021 at 06:20 pm

Ask Chicago/Trubisky or Washington/RGIII how they feel about that.

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murf7777's picture

March 30, 2021 at 08:24 pm

Could’ve just as well traded up for Mahommes, they made a mistake. The reality look at any consistent winning team. What do they all have in common? A franchise multiple pro bowl QB. It’s a must have.

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Swisch's picture

March 30, 2021 at 05:31 pm

I sincerely ask pardon for poor wording on my part, 13TimeChamps. Your second comment was good, and even your first one was not bad. I can take things the wrong way at times, and can be too sensitive, as well.
When I write something that is more of a discussion piece than a firm opinion, I do get taken aback by down votes or comments I perceive as overly critical.
I'll say something like, "If Aaron Rodgers is on board with Matt LaFleur, let's go in with him; but if he's not, then let's start looking for a replacement as soon as right now."
It seems that in such an example people think I'm being critical of Rodgers, but I'm really just expressing concerns and raising questions. I'm looking for other opinions, too.
Perhaps I can be clearer about such things in the future; and I'll try not to take things too hard.
I do want the debate here at CHTV to be robust and honest and even at times a little rowdy. We shouldn't have to be delicate talking football, just respectful. I'll try to take things more often in the spirit of good fun.
I'm not sure if I'm expressing all of this in the best way -- but in any case, my best to you, and everyone here.

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flackcatcher's picture

March 30, 2021 at 04:40 pm

Depends on what the Packers think of the back end of their roster. Heck, I don't even know what the Packers think their needs are this draft. Gute has kept what the front office thinks tighter than a drum. Draft night we'll all going to be surprised... Again.

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greengold's picture

March 30, 2021 at 11:52 am

I would not mind if they took Newsome at 29, but I don't want them to trade up above that to snag him. Gutekunst still has my trust as a fan, unapologetically. Tons of talent here this year to allow the draft to come to him, or trade down to stock up future years.

Still shocked at the untimely loss for the season of the best LT in the NFL. Personnel played a part in our NFCC demise, but much of the blame carries over to coaching decisions. BOOM!!! Pettine & Mennenga are GONE. Thank you, God! Welcome to Green Bay new DC Joe Barry and new ST Coach Maurice Drayton.

In my eyes, LaFleur still holds some of the blame for that loss by failing to use a HEAVY dose of Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon. That 3 headed monster only received 16 carries combined for the entire game.

What did we NOT LEARN about keeping potent, high powered opposing QBs stuck to their own bench by POUNDING THE ROCK???

Ugh. I digress. Sorry. Gimme a game changer SLOT WR. A SOLID RUN STUFFER. Throw in a quality RT, ILB and CB, and we're back in business. 5 positions. 10 picks to make it happen.

I don't really care how Gutekunst gets us to carrying that Lombardi Trophy home with his draft picks this year, just that he does. This will be his 4th draft. He needs to hit on more impact players, but if you look back, he's done a good job of progressing there. We'll see.

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CoachDino's picture

March 30, 2021 at 03:54 pm

Agree on the draft though I don't see pettine being the issue. Also being down so much (28-10) in the 2 half they were forced to air it out. You're not running your way to 21pts in a qtr and a half. Much like opponents of the packers through 2020.
Other than the Aj fumble that turned into a short TD in the 1st few minutes and the FG in the last few minutes the packers D held TB to Nil and created turnovers. The issue was the offense couldn't connect enough, in large part due to the pass rush, which IMO would of been greatly controlled if Bak was healthy.

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blondy45's picture

March 30, 2021 at 02:12 pm

IMO the Pack should not trade up in the first round. A day one starter will be available at pick 29. Who ever falls to that spot at whatever position, take him. With the strong possibility of 5-6 QB's being taken before the 29th pick, the more very good players fall back. If a trading partner gives us an offer too good to pass up, obviously move back a little. It is now nice in hindsight to see all these NFL QB needy teams paying too much for the QB position. We have our future QB on our team (unproven though) without giving up future picks. With the Pack tight against the cap next year too, we need as many rookies to make our team & develop on cheaper contracts. That means to me, do not come out of this draft without at a minimum of 9 draft picks, more preferred.

We also have really not seen what some of our 2020 draft players can do. We get hung up on J. Love & not knowing if he is legit. With no training camp, exhibition games, or injuries limiting the pack to evaluate their younger guys, we have a lot of talent untapped yet. Deguara, STEPANIAK, Runyan, & Hanson are all untapped excellent players. The draft needs to be Defensive heavy. Our offense is in great shape. Our special teams need an upgrade too. Draft & develop, that is the Green Bay way. We did a nice job in the free agent market 2 years ago, but we had money to spend back then. We now have a roster filled with young talent and draft capital to improve it more. We need to hit on mid round picks, but we should not trade them away. We have fewer glaring holes to fill, but have to help our CB, DL, WR, and LB positions in the draft. Go Pack Go.

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dobber's picture

March 30, 2021 at 02:56 pm

In general, I've always been a "let the board come to you" type and reticent to trade up, but you have to trust your scouts and your board. If an opportunity comes and a player you really see as an opportunity slides into a range where he's too good to be true--in the assessment you've made--then moving up to grab that guy makes sense. Never say never. To be honest, I think this factored very strongly into the Packers selection of Love last year: they knew he could fall to a spot near them in the draft and decided when the cost to be active and move up to grab a player with a high grade would pay.

As for the notion that there's not room for 10 draft picks on this roster: there are 22 starters and the roster is 53 players deep. I can't believe that there isn't 10 players worth of dead weight that couldn't be played off the roster by draft picks...and it looks like PS rules are going to hold from 2020 (so you can protect some guys). It's about competition. Keep your best 53, see if you can wrangle a deal for a player or two at positions of strength, sign your preferred guys to the PS, and let the chips fall.

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CoachDino's picture

March 30, 2021 at 03:46 pm

I like newsome and if he was at 29 and there wasn't a OT like Jenkins available I could understand taking him, trade up? Depends on what you could have w/o trading up.
Assanta Samuel/Aaron Robinson, Tay Gowan/Tyson Campbell/Eric Stokes/ etc will all be available w/o trading up and in the 2nd rd.

Newsome as evaluated, is a consensus second tier CB like the ones I listed - Not a 1st tier Surtain, Farley until his back issue, and Horn. CB also have a very high failure rate.
Remember where Newsome Played CB - The Big Ten - Same as Jackson who got the same hype about this time before he was drafted. That's worlds away from the SEC.

Please if anything trade down and grab one of the other guys plus extra picks instead of putting so much stock into one guy.

Once again I am a newsome fan and if he falls to the Packers and they take him I'd be cool with that. There will be so many good players at 29 this year trading up for anything but a DL (the draft has one stud Baremore) or a QB, which we certainly don't need to do this year, is a substantial loss in draft value

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Tabin's picture

March 30, 2021 at 04:18 pm

Newsome looks like a very good CB, but
Please no more trade up, we need the picks and Newsome injury history is something to take into consideration

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ChuckCecilKO's picture

March 31, 2021 at 07:29 am

I also think Newsome would be a great fit in round 1. Trading up? I don't know. I think GB also has eyes on Farley. But the medical issue is worrisome. Do we need another CB that's going to be injury plagued like King? I do know that if Alexander goes down GB is in trouble. We need that other dominant corner opposite Alexander. I believe there are some decent run stuffing DTs to be found later in the draft. But now is the time for a CB who can learn for a year under Alexander and King. Otherwise, experienced QBs will continue to feast on King and Sullivan. Just ask Brady.

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jimtalkbox's picture

March 31, 2021 at 03:53 pm

Yeah, I definitely get some Jaire vibes from Newsome. I'm just fine with grabbing him. TENACITY.

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KneelYoung's picture

March 31, 2021 at 09:17 pm

I am with GreenGold on this one.....Take a slot WR like Elijah Moore of Ole Miss. Take a DB or DT in the second and third. Watch some film on Moore...he is electric. Would also help in the return game.

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HankScorpio's picture

April 01, 2021 at 05:24 am

No more trading up. It must stop. You can do it periodically. You cannot do it habitually. I'd love to see Newsome in a Packer uniform. I would hate it if the price was eliminating the first 4 of 7 day 3 picks or, worse still, a day 2 pick. Patience. Let the draft come to you. Good things come to those that wait. And all those other cliches that fit.

If they had just been patient and waited for Jordan Love at 30, they might have drafted Tyler Johnson with the 4th it cost them to move up. Johnson was a guy rated as high as a 3rd rounder in the pre-dradt run up. Y'all remember Tyler Johnson from the NFC CG, right? Caught a couple balls. The announcing crew mentioned how Brady loved the kid but he was buried on the depth chart? That is the cost of moving up. Depth like that. He would not have made "the difference" last year. I don't think anyways, maybe he would have. Certainly the TB WR depth chart was a much tougher nut to crack than the GB WR depth chart. His presence on the roster would change the WR room picture now, for sure. They would actually have a WR under contract beyond this year. And why did they miss out on the opportunity to draft Johnson? So they could jump 4 teams that were not going to draft a QB so they could draft a QB that was not active for a single game in 2020.

If the draft is like a poker game, Gute only knows one move--all in. He needs to learn to bluff. And read when a pair of 6s might take the pot.

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