Anyone been following the Senior Bowl?
I wanted to compile a list of players worth checking out if you’re following the game tomorrow or just interested in the draft.
If the Packers let Cobb go in free agency (a dumb move, in my opinion), they could look at Kansas State's Tyler Lockett and Duke’s Jamison Crowder as a replacement. Both are ideal slot receivers, while Davante Adams is more of a split end or flanker. I also like Ty Montgomery, but he’s had an up and down week. I have to do a little more homework on his 2014 season. Most of my notes on him are from 2013, where I thought he was a first-round caliber talent.
Grady Jarrett doesn’t have exceptional size, but the Packers seem to like undersized defensive tackles that can rush up field. He certainly does that. He’s quick-footed, and explodes off the ball. He'd be an option in their sub packages.
In the perfect world, Ted Thompson would trade up to select Washington’s Danny Shelton. He’s just a beast. A legit top 10 talent. Think Dontari Poe or even Haloti Ngata. I have more on him in the links below.
If Bryan Bulaga leaves, that puts the Packers in the market for a right tackle. I’m not sure T.J. Cummings is on the board when they pick, but La’el Collins would be. He’d bring a lot of power to the offensive line.
Clive Walford could be really good in Mike McCarthy’s offense. Why not double up on a pair of tight ends? More on him in the links below.
The guy I think would interest us the most is Stephone Anthony. He can play inside in a 34 or 43. He moves really well. We’re talking about a sideline to sideline inside linebacker. I think he’s the perfect compliment to Sam Barrington if the Packers intend to stay with him inside. Anthony also holds up real well in coverage. He’s a three-down, fast, big-hitting linebacker. It'd be great to get him in the second round.
The Packers like to draft Iowa guys. Maybe watch out for Carl Davis. He’s a bigger version of Jarrett. He gets up field and uses his hands to disengage from blockers well. He’s reportedly had a good week.
I think that’s a pretty good rundown of what caught my eye from a Packers perspective.
Here is a link to my Senior Bowl Stock Up Article: http://www.row12.com/article/2819/2015_Senior_Bowl_Stock_Up/
Here is one to my Senior Bowl Stock Down Article: http://www.row12.com/article/2820/2015_Senior_Bowl_Stock_Down/
I’m thinking front seven help for the draft. I’d like to see a nose guard and inside linebackers. Maybe even a cornerback.
Let me know which positions you're looking to see addressed.