Draft day is finally here. And the hype machine has reached new levels of madness. I have read probably 100 mock drafts and can never remember seeing them so scrambled. It should be a very interesting first round because I don’t believe a word I’m hearing from the ESPN’s and Jay Glazer’s of the world. Nobody is telling them
sh crap and if they are it is a lie.
I have a few players I would like to see the Packers get and one that I would hate to see them get. That would be C.J. Mosley. The last thing the Packers need is another man on injured reserve. I want a receiver like Odell Beckham or newly rumored to Green Bay Marqise Lee. The Packers are woefully thin at receiver and they usually take a year to become starters, so the time is right to take one in the first round.
Safety is a position of need but I think the top two guys will be off the board by the time the Packers pick at 21. I don’t see the Packers moving anywhere unless it’s out of the first round but at that position they probably won’t find any dance partners.
I’ll be updating this post on a pick-by-pick basis until the Packers pick tonight, which could be anywhere from 2-4 hours. But it should be fun to watch.
7:16 PM: Texans take Clowney. No surprise there. Safer than Manziel, but not by much.
7:25 PM: Rams take tackle Greg Robinson. Now the games begin.
7:32 PM: Yep, first shocker of the draft. Jags take Blake Bortles. Stays in Florida, will draw fans. Smart move.
7:37 PM: Bills snag Sammy Watkins via trade with the Browns. Interesting. Paid a heavy price to move up.
7:42 PM: Raiders get a steal with Khalil Mack falling into their laps. Easy pick.
7:50 PM: Falcons take Jake Matthews. No surprise, Matt Ryan needs protection.
7:54 PM: Manziel still on the board, Bucs take wide receiver Mike Evans. Vikings are up.
8:03 PM: Browns move up one spot to grab cornerback Justin Gilbert. Good, Detroit had their eyes on him too.
8:10 PM: Vikings take linebacker Anthony Barr. Good. Didn’t want Johnny Football in our division.
8:13 PM: The Lions get tight end Eric Ebron. That might cause some problems in the NFC North.
8:26 PM: Titans take Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan. O-lineman are getting more and more valuable in the pass happy NFL.
8:29 PM: Giants grab one of the guys I wanted in Odell Beckham. He may be good but he has bad hair!
8:37 PM: Rams take NT Aaron Donald. St. Louis better be better this year. Still have questions at quarterback, though.
8:42 PM: Bears take cornerback Kyle Fuller. Interesting, both Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor are still on the board. Bears took this guy specifically to cover Randall Cobb.
8:47 PM: Another player I wanted is gone. Ryan Shazier goes to Pittsburgh.
8:54 PM: Cowboys take Zack Martin. Very strange. Need more help on defense if you are not taking Manziel.
9:01 PM: Well, I got my wish. Mosley goes to the Ravens.
9:10 PM: Jets take Calvin Pryor. He would have looked good in Green and Gold. Thompson needs to bail out, nobody left worth it. Doubt he can move unless somebody wants Manziel.
9:18 PM: Tackle Ja’Wuan James goes to Miami. I think Clinton-Dix is going to the Saints, who just jumped ahead of the Packers.
9:25 PM: Saints take Brandin Cooks. Packers on the clock. Interesting. Packers will be taking either Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Marqise Lee I think.
9:34 PM: The Green Bay Packers select Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with their first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
While a receiver might have been a bigger splash pick, Clinton-Dix definitely fills a need. Hopefully he is able to start right from the start and provide a much needed boost to the middle of the Packers’ defense.
More to come…