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Arrigo Packers Mock v.11.0

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Here it is, my Packers mock v.11.0. I added some resigning thoughts and I added some undrafted rookie free agent signings to round out my mock draft.

With the CBA situation still unsettled, I think Ted Thompson focuses on the Packers free agents and sticks with his normal modus operandi. But I do think a deal get done at the 11th hour and I expect the Packers to sign two level II free agent for decent offers.

I think the Packers resign: Nick Collins, Ryan Pickett, Tramon Williams, Aaron Kampman, Jason Spitz, Chad Clifton, Mark Tausher, Desmond Bishop, Derrick Martin, Will Blackmon, Anthony Toribio and Johnny Jolly.

I don’t think the Packers resign and/or release:  Daryn Colledge, Donald Lee,  Jeremy Kapinos, Patrick Williams, Jarrett Bush, Josh Bell, Trevor Ford, Matt Giordano,  Brady Poppinga, Atari Bigby, Deshawn Wynn, Devin Frischknecht and Mike Montgomery.

Free Agent Singings: Nick Kaczur- OT- New England Patriots, Ryan Clark- SS- Pittsburgh Steelers. Both players fill needs and are considered “Level II” free agents.

As far as the draft, I think Thompson will look for and consider a “special kind of player” (or “difference maker”) in the first round. Thompson seems to stay “true” to his board and draft BPA, but his board always seems to have the BPA at a position of the Packers “need”. So in my mock, I tried to stay as true to my board as possible. 

I also believe that the Packers will receive a 5th round comp pick for Colin Cole.

I do think that CJ Spiller, Bruce Campbell and the other big 3 (offensive linemen) will be off the board when the Packers pick, but the guy that is quickly becoming one of my favorite players is still there at #23 and he would fill a “need” and may be the BPA. So with that being said, here is my mock!

Mock Draft V.11.0:

Round 1: Mike Iupati- OL- Idaho: Has this kid lit it up at the Senior Bowl! He is the best guard in the draft but has all the traits, size (6’6, 324), long arms and great footwork to be an outstanding tackle as well. I think he starts at left guard right away and then slides into the left tackle position in a few years and becomes a dominating player there for many years. Did anyone else see him covering kicks during the Senior Bowl practice? WOW!

Round 2: Perrish Cox- CB/KR- Oklahoma St.: I really liked Boise St.’s Kyle Wilson here, but I think he played himself into the 1st round.  Cox has what the Packers look for in a corner, good size (5’11/198) with really good speed (4.4ish)  a fiesty attitude but mostly he is a playmaker that can take a pick or a return to the house any time he touches the ball. Cox isn’t afraid to stick his nose in a make a hit either. He has great game speed and is an elite return specialist who would add some much needed speed to the Packers defensive backfield.

 Round 3: Dexter McCluster- RB/WR/KR- Ole Miss: McCluster is a kid I have liked for two years. He is a doing every thing football player that is tough, smart and instictive. He fills multiple “needs” for the Packers including a 3rd running back, a 5th wide receiver and a kick returner. He can also line up as a QB in a “Wild Pack” formation. Here is a bit of info that is in the new O.T.S. I have heard the Packers have met with him a few times in Mobile and have a big time iterest in him.

 

Round 4: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB/FS- Indiana (PA): A playmaker that has it all and is an outstanding return man. He is a ball hawk that may rise up draft boards after the combine. He has great size and speed and would be a welcome addition the the Packers secondary. I see him as a 5th CB (until Al Harris is 100%), back up free safety and a returnman with McCluster or Cox on kick offs.

Round 5 ( a ): Myron Rolle- SS- Florida St.: He went to Oxford for a year to study as a Rhodes Scholar and came back looking like all he did was work out. He has good size (6’0/217), is smart and you know will “WOW” teams in the interview process. He did only have 1 interception during 3 years at FSU and he he is not really fast, but is a sure tackle and takes pretty good angles.

Round 5 ( b ): Cameron Sheffield- OLB- Troy: Sheffield is a perfect fit for a 3-4 scheme. He can get to the QB and has shown a good burst in post season workouts (@ the Senior Bowl). His primary job is to rush the passer and he should be able to do that in Dom Capers system. He’s not DeMarcus Ware, but not to many players are.

Round 6: Freddie Barnes- WR- Bowling Green: I love Barnes. He reminds me of a “poor man’s” Greg Jennings. I think this kid is a major sleeper in the draft. He isn’t fast, but this kid catches everything thrown his way, gets in and ut of his breaks quickly, quick hips and has good size (6’0/212). He understands how to play WR and would be an excellent 5th receiver for the Packers until he move up the depth chart. He also can return kicks and punts if needed.

Round 7: Jimmy Graham- TE- Miami: This kid has some nice tools, but at each Senior Bowl practice he just gets better. He isn’t a great blocker but could become one in time and is a better receiver right now. He is also a former basketball player and has very good leaping ability. He needs to fill out his 6’7 frame, but he would be another “green zone” threat  teaming with Jermichael Finley for Aaron Rodgers.

Undrafted Rookie Free Agents:

O’Brien Schofiled- OLB- Wisconsin: Tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl after a steller Shrine week. He is a really good pass rusher and could get better dropping into pass coverage. Great motor and a great kid overall.

Arthur Moats- OLB- James Madison: Another OLB that can get to the QB and in a hurry. He may sneal into the late rounds for a team running a 3-4, but I think he goes undrafted and Thompson snatches him up quickly.

Greg Middleton- DE- Indiana: Middleton is a guy that didn’t have the type of Senior year many thought he would and his draft stock has slipped quite a bit. He would be a very good 3-4 end  and has a decent burst. Another player that could sneak into the late rounds.

Brandon Deaderick- DE- Alabama: Another big body for the Packers defensive line. He would provide even more depth to a pretty deep defensive line group.

Zac Robinson- QB- Oklahoma St.: The Packers have a franchise and Pro Bowl quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, but after him it’s Matt Flynn and nobody. So the Packers take Robinson and try to develop him into a guy that can come in if need be and not lose the game. He is really athletic and has a decent arm.

Jeff Byers- OG/C- USC: Byers has had some injury problems and is older then most would like, but he is a guy that has the experience the Packers may be looking for. He isn’t strong, but he knows how to use his leverage well and knows how to block in a “zone” scheme.

Matt Dodge- P- East Carolina: I don’t see Thompson drafting a punter, but I do see him making it a priority to land a college guy to compete with Jeremy Kapinos, who is a liabilty.

Mock Draft v. 10.0

Round 1: Jahvid Best- RB- Cal

Round 2: Chad Jones- S- LSU

Round 3: Rodger Saffold- LT- Indiana

Round 4: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB- Indiana (PA)

Round 5 ( a ): O”Brien Schofield- OLB- Wisconsin

Round 5 ( b ): Freddie Barnes- WR- Bowling Green

Round 6: Joique Bell- RB- Wayne State (MI)

Round 7: John Skelton- QB- Fordham

Recap of Mock 9.0

Round 1: Taylor Mays- S- USC

Round 2: Donovan Warren- DB- Michigan

Round 3: Rodger Saffold- OT- Indiana

Round 4: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB- Indiana (PA)

Round 5 ( a ): Joique Bell- RB- Wayne State (MI)

Round 5 ( b ): Trindon Holliday- WR/KR- LSU

Round 6: Arthur Moats- OLB- James Madison

Round 7: Stafon Johnson- RB- USC

Recap of Mock 8.0

Round 1: Jahvid Best- RB- Cal

Round 2: Selvish Capers- RT- W. Virginia

Round 3: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB- Indiana (PA)

Round 4: Barry Church- SS- Toledo

Round 5 ( A ): Vince Oghobaase- DE/DT- Duke

Round 5 ( B ): Zoltan Mesko- P- Michigan

Round 6: Arthur Moats- OLB- James Madison

Round 7: Trindon Holliday- WR/KR- LSU

Recap of Mock 7.0

Round 1: Bruce Campbell- OT- Maryland

Round 2: Chad Jones- S- LSU

Round 3: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB- Indiana (PA)

Round 4: LeGarrette Blount- RB- Oregon

Round 5 ( A ): Matt Dodge- P- East Carolina

Round 5 ( B ): Arthur Moats- OLB- James Madison

Round 6: Kelton Tindal- WR- Newberry

Round 7: Greg Middleton- DE- Indiana

Recap of Mock 6.0

Round 1: CJ Spiller- RB- Clemson

Round 2: Charles Brown- OT- USC

Round 3: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB- Indiana (PA)

Round 4: Barry Church- SS- Toledo

Round 5 ( A ): Matt Dodge- P- East Carolina

Round 5 ( B ): Arthur Moats- OLB- James Madison

Round 6: Kelton Tindal- WR- Newberry

Round 7: Greg Middleton- DE- Indiana

Recap of Mock 5.0

Round 1: C.J. Spiller- RB- Clemson

Round 2 ( A ): Jerry Hughes- OLB- TCU

Round 2 ( B ): Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB- Indiana (PA)

Round 3: Kurt Coleman- SS- Ohio St.

Round 4: LeGarrette Blount- RB- Oregon

Round 5 ( A ): Rodger Safford- OT- Indiana

Round 5 ( B ): Matt Dodge- P- East Carolina

Round 6: Brandon Deaderick- DE- Alabama

Round 7: Zac Robinson- QB- Oklahoma St

Recap of my Mock 4.0:

Round 1: Taylor Mays- SS- USC

Round 2 ( A ): Jonathan Dwyer- RB- Georgia Tech

Round 2 ( B ) : Mike Johnson- OL- Alabama

Round 3: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB- Indiana (PA)

Round 4 ( A ): Cameron Sheffield- OLB- Troy

Round 4 ( B ): Alex Carrington- DE- Arkansas St.

Round 5: Taylor Price- WR- Ohio

Round 6: Michael Smith- RB- Arkansas

Round 7: Zac Robinson- QB- Oklahoma St

Recap of my Mock 3.0:

Round 1: Taylor Mays- S- USC

Round 2: Jonathan Dwyer- RB- Georgia Tech

Round 3: Bruce Campbell- OT- Maryland

Round 4: Chris Scott- OT- Tennessee

Round 5: Cameron Sheffield- OLB- Troy

Round 6: LeGarrette Blount- RB- Oregon

Round 7: Brandon Banks- WR/KR/PR- Kansas St

Recap of my Mock 2.0:

Round 1 (mid/late): Chad Jones- S- LSU

Round 2: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB- Indiana (PA):

Round 3: Joe McKnight- RB- USC

Round 4: Kyle Calloway- OT- Iowa

Round 5: Eric Decker- WR- Minnesota

Round 6: LeGarrette Blount- RB- Oregon:

Round 7: Isiah “Juice” Williams- QB- Illinois:

Recap of my Mock 1.0:

Round 1: (mid/late round ): Joe McKnight- RB- USC

Round 2: Ciron Black- OT- LSU

Round 3: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB- Indiana (PA)

Round 4: Myron Rolle- S- FSU

Round 5: Davis Gettis- WR- Baylor:

Round 6: Ryan Perrilloux- QB- Jacksonville St.

Round 7: Allen Bradford- RB- USC

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Written by Joe Arrigo

January 28, 2010 at 20:07

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  1. 1st time visitor, thank you for your thoughts. Just curious, you had Schofield in the 5th round in the previuos mock,what made him drop in the new mock?

    eric

    February 1, 2010 at 16:14

    • After he tore his ACL @ thr Senior Bowl I had him slip. I really like this kid and his make-up. I owuldn’t be opposed to using a 5th-7th on him and placing him on I.R.

      joeslockerroom

      February 4, 2010 at 20:32

      • I agree with you totally. however that means you originaaly thought he would have been available in the 5th, no way, too much talent. I hope we take your approach, not unlike what the Eagless did drafting an injured Jack Ikaguano(sp?). While that did not work out for them, what draft pick is not a gamble? This kid may be the perfect bookend for Clay, and by your approach we could aquire him for next to nothing, 5th to 7th, someone will take a chance on him, no way he goes undrafted, I hope we are the team. Thank you

        eric

        February 5, 2010 at 09:00


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