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Jordy who?

Posted on: April 28, 2008 9:22 am
 

Well folks, the show's over. At least until the heat of mid-July infiiltrates the hearts and minds of players young and younger in Green Bay, WI. The draft has come to a close, and the Packers step away from it in a very different position than they entered it. As of Friday, Aaron Rodgers and Craig Nall were IT. If Rodgers went down, Nall would go in. If Nall went down.... there was not end to that sentence. It's not so now. Not one, but TWO Quarterbacks share in the grave misfortune with Rodgers that is following Brett Favre. Brian Brohm, formerly of Louisville, and Matt Flynn, formerly of LSU, are the two quarterbacks whom Ted Thompson has given the responsibility of feuling young Rodgers to greantess. Here is a complete listing of the Packers 2008 Draft Class.. starting with.. Jordy who?

  • Round 2, Pick 36- WR Jordy Nelson, Kansas State
  • Round 2, Pick 56- QB Brian Brohm, Louisville
  • Round 2, Pick 60- CB Patrick Lee, Auburn
  • Round 3, Pick 91- TE Jermichael Finley, Texas
  • Round 4, Pick 102- DE Jeremy Thompson, Wake Forest
  • Round 4, Pick 135- OG Josh SItton, Central Florida
  • Round 5, Pick 150- OT Breno Giacomini, Louisville
  • Round 7, Pick 209- QB Matt Flynn, LSU
  • Round 7, Pick 217- WR Brett Swain, San Diego State

Well that about does it. Now it's up to the brilliant *cough cough* minds of Ted Thompson and his cohorts to put it together. I have my faith in Mike McCarthy, personally.

From Radio City Music Hall, in downtown New York City, I'm out!

Cheez

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2008 9:30 am
 

Jordy who?

Whether or not they miss a beat is going to be nearly entirely up to Rodgers and what Mike McCarthy does to prepare him for his job. And how hard he is willing to work.



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2008 9:26 am
 

Jordy who?

I think Nelson is a decent pick, although greater needs were elsewhere, there is a big learning curve at WR, and with Driver getting up there you can never have too many WRs.  This position looks like a true strength in 2008 and they may be even better than in 2007.  Pretty scary for opponents.

Brohm I think is a steal and should be our #2 guy in 2008.  Nall is probably all but gone unless Flynn gets moved to the Practice squad.

The bottom line is there really aren't many starting jobs up for grabs in 2008, and this draft was all about depth and making sure that this team can have some injuries and not really miss a beat.



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