Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline porky88  
#1 Posted : Friday, April 5, 2013 5:56:11 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2012Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2013Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2014PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2015

Joined: 4/26/2007(UTC)
Applause Given: 253
Applause Received: 511
Quote:
Link
Cornerbacks


1. Dee Milliner, Alabama
Built like a safety, Milliner is the top corner in the draft. He’s physical at the line of scrimmage and excels in man-to-man coverage. He’s also outstanding in run support, highlighted by very good tackling technique. He answered any concerns about his speed at the combine with a 4.37 40-yard dash, though he doesn’t change direction quickly. Regardless, he has the size, athleticism, and physicality to be a very good NFL starting corner.

Possible Destinations: Browns, Eagles, Jaguars, Jets, & Raiders

2. Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
Rhodes brings rare combination of size (6-1 & 210 pounds) and speed to the table. Despite his size, his run support is only mediocre and he won’t be a guy that covers the slot. Nevertheless, he’s a very good press corner consistently challenging wide receivers at the line of scrimmage. Because of Seattle’s success, bigger cornerbacks are the current NFL trend, and Rhodes fits that profile, in addition to being an outstanding athlete.

Possible Destinations: Buccaneers, Chargers, Dolphins, Giants, & Jets

3. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State
A physical starting corner, Poyer does a good job of getting his arms extended in press coverage. He has excellent ball skills (7 interceptions last season), highlighted by his ability to drive on the ball. He’s a capable zone player, but he could thrive in man-to-man coverage. He has all the makings of a solid starter.

Possible Destinations: 49ers, Broncos, Falcons, Jaguars, & Patriots

4. Desmond Trufant, Washington
A highly aggressive corner, Trufant is comfortable in press coverage and shows great technique with his backpedal. He’s quick-footed and breaks on the ball well. He does have a tendency to grab a lot, so expect him to be susceptible to holding penalties. However, he solidified his first-round status with a great combine workout, displaying coveted straight-line speed and quickness.

Possible Destinations: Broncos, Falcons, Giants, Jaguars, & Patriots

5. Darius Slay, Mississippi State
A combination of size and speed (4.36 40-yard dash) makes Slay a high-upside prospect. He was very productive at Mississippi State, intercepting five passes, and earning All-SEC second-team honors. He has good ball skills, fluid hips, and challenges receivers for the ball.

Possible Destinations: 49ers, Broncos, Falcons, Jaguars, & Lions

6. Jamar Taylor, Boise State
Fast and physical, Taylor earned first-team all-conference honors last season. He worked out well at the combine displaying excellent straight-line speed in the 40. He’s a little undersize and his run support is a red flag, but he possesses the natural ability to develop into a No. 2 NFL corner.

Possible Destinations: 49ers, Browns, Jaguars, Lions, & Patriots

7. D.J. Hayden, Houston
An electric pro day has elevated Hayden. He has good size and blazing speed. His ball skills are also outstanding. There’s a medical concern to worry about, as he suffered a life-threatening injury because of a tear to a large vein. He’s fought the odds and now appears likely to get drafted, though where depends on whether a team’s doctors feel good about his medical situation.

Possible Destinations: Buccaneers, Chargers, Dolphins, Patriots, & Redskins

8. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
Banks has good size and length (34-inch arms). With long arms, he has the capability to be a very good press corner. He’s solid in run support and he’s coming off a productive career. His speed is underwhelming, and he may struggle to run with wide receivers on the outside. He’s best suited to play inside where he can disrupt slot receivers.

Possible Destinations: 49ers, Giants, Lions, Redskins, & Vikings

9 David Amerson, N.C. State
Amerson is a tale of two stories. His production was off the charts his sophomore year with 13 interceptions. That actually tied for second most in the history of NCAA. Inconsistencies defined his junior year, but he decided to leave school early anyways. His combination of size, speed, and 2011 production makes him among the draft’s most intriguing prospects.

Possible Destinations: Browns, Chiefs, Jaguars, Lions, & Raiders

10. Leon McFadden, San Diego State
McFadden is a physical player. His size (5-10 & 193 pounds) will concern teams, but he plays bigger. He’s comfortable in man-to-man coverage, though capable of playing zone, which his skill set may suit best. He lacks quality make up speed and will struggle against deep threats and containing elusive players in space.

Possible Destinations: Cardinals, Chiefs, Giants, Raiders, & Redskins

Safeties


1. Matt Elam, Florida
Elam is a thumper. He tackles well and has the speed to cover a lot of ground. He’s capable of covering the slot and does a good job of locating the ball in the air. The only significant red flag is his height. He’s just a hair under 5-10, and will have trouble in jump ball situations. Still, his combination of ball skills, range, and tackling makes him the most polished safety available.

Possible Destinations: 49ers, Bengals, Cowboys, Packers, & Rams

2. Eric Reid, LSU
Reid is the best height, weight, speed safety available. He flies around after the football with outstanding range. Sometimes he’s too aggressive and gets beat, as a result. He had an excellent sophomore season that raised expectations for 2012. While he was good this season, some expected more. He’s a playmaking, centerfield type safety whose best football is ahead of him.

Possible Destinations: 49ers, Cowboys, Packers, Rams, & Ravens

3. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
A first-team all-conference player in 2011 (and second-team in 2012), Vaccaro will serve as the last line of defense in the NFL. He has good size and is fluid in coverage. He also matches up well in man-to-man situations. In fact, his capabilities covering the slot may well be the reason why he comes off the board in the top half of round one.

Possible Destinations: 49ers, Cowboys, Rams, Saints, & Titans

4. Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International
An in-the-box strong safety, Cyprien will provide a hard-hitting presence for any secondary. He’s put together well (6-0 & 217 pounds), and does a nice job of diagnosing a play and reacting too it. He didn’t play against high-level competition, but that’s a small nitpick in an otherwise strong case to be a second, maybe late first-round pick.

Possible Destinations: 49ers, Packers, Rams, Redskins & Ravens

5. Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse
Thomas is a great athlete and a big hitter. Similar to Elam, his lack of height is a red flag, but he makes up for it with tackling, aggressiveness, and range. He was an All-Big East first-team selection in 2012, despite only intercepting two passes. The major difference between him and Elam is ball skills. Thomas won’t intercept a ton of passes, but he’ll make for a solid hard-hitting safety, if you can get over his height.

Possible Destinations: Cowboys, Packers, Patriots, Rams, & Ravens

6. Shawn Williams, Georgia
Williams is the best tackling safety available. He’s strong (25 reps of 225) and plays with an attitude. He’ll lower his shoulder and deliver the big hit, so he’s an intimidator. However, he won’t intercept many passes and his coverage skills are unpolished. As an in-the-box starting strong safety, he’s a throwback, but his combination of size and speed gives him a high ceiling.

Possible Destinations: Cowboys, Rams, Ravens, Titans, & Vikings

7. Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
After missing 2011 with a leg injury, Thomas bounced back to have a productive 2012 campaign, with a nation-leading 8 interceptions. He’s seemingly always around the ball and is seldom out of position. His effort defending the run needs work, but his combination of size and athleticism translates well to the pro game.

Possible Destinations: 49ers, Cowboys, Packers, Patriots, & Steelers

8. Keelan Johnson, Arizona State
An outstanding combine put Johnson on several radars. He has good size (6-0 & 209 pounds) and fluid hips. He was a productive tackler and intercepted five passes his senior year. He remains a bit of a project because of raw coverage skills, but he’s an ascending prospect with good upside.

Possible Destinations: Cowboys, Packers, Rams, Titans, & Vikings

9. T.J. McDonald, USC
McDonald has prototype size (6-2 & 219 pounds) and does a good job in run support. He also offers quality straight-line speed. However, his coverage skills are lacking and he doesn’t change direction well. Nevertheless, he’s a productive (led USC in tackles) in-the-box safety that’ll compete for a starting role.

Possible Destinations: Bengals, Cowboys, Packers, Patriots, & Redskins

10. Robert Lester, Alabama
Lester will struggle in space. His speed is underwhelming and he sometimes misses tackles. However, he has good size, hustle, and production while playing for the top program in the country. There’s potential to start, but he must first become a more consistent player.

Possible Destinations: Patriots, Redskins, Steelers, Titans, & Vikings


The safeties are very good in this draft.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (1h) : Didn't David Johnson have a really good game though?
DarkaneRules (15h) : cardinals run game looks worse than ours
Zero2Cool (21h) : Packers inactives v Texans: WR Trevor Davis CB Makinton Dorleant ILB Blake Martinez OLB Kyler Fackrell RG Lang C Tretter DT Christian Ringo
buckeyepackfan (4-Dec) : GOOD MORNING PACKER FANS! GAMEDAY! GO! PACK! GO!
Zero2Cool (2-Dec) : lol
TheKanataThrilla (2-Dec) : That's a better description Zero thanks.
Zero2Cool (2-Dec) : I wasn't cheering for Cowboys. I was just hoping Vikings lose lol
Smokey (2-Dec) : NFLshop.com
TheKanataThrilla (2-Dec) : Seems best for our divisional prospects
hardrocker950 (2-Dec) : then don't
TheKanataThrilla (2-Dec) : It feels awful to cheer for the Cowboys.
Zero2Cool (30-Nov) : You know you don't have a Google sign in, so ... ahh ... don't click it :-) (having fun with ya)
Laser Gunns (30-Nov) : I don't mean to make the dupe, it happens when I try to sign in using the google account link thing.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Erik Walden has as many sacks as Nick Perry.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Most players fly "home" for offseason.
Porforis (29-Nov) : Or they just don't want to beat their bodies to hell to get a bunch of money and not having stuff around to enjoy with said money
Cheesey (29-Nov) : Well, i guess it just shows who thinks their football job is less important then going out to party.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Green Bay is a smaller town, and it's cold as crap here.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : What I've heard and read, more likely true than we care to admit.
hardrocker950 (29-Nov) : If that is true... they don't know what is good for them hehe
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : That was from Brady Poppinga.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Ted has always been aggressive & proactive in FA.It's just that a lot of big time free agents have taken less to play in bigger cities.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Gunnar, QUIT creating that duplicate account! lol
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Reggie ragland was on IR early too.
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Seems anyone and everyone related to Packers is hurt lol
wpr (29-Nov) : Boy it's a good thing GB didn't sign Trevthan. Uncle Teddy is a genius. 8-l
The_Green_Ninja (29-Nov) : Silent from Nerdmann tonight :)
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Davante Adams turns 6 targets into 5-113-2 in MNF win
Zero2Cool (29-Nov) : Yeehaw
Zero2Cool (28-Nov) : Danny Trevthan to IR with ruptured patellar tendon in right knee. Going on IR.
Zero2Cool (25-Nov) : It's time for someone to step up at corner, Whitt says. He refuses to use injuries as an excuse, no matter how many ways I ask.
Zero2Cool (25-Nov) : Joe Whitt on Randall's return: "That's what we get paid for. Nobody really cares about the rust." Only thing that matters is performance.
Zero2Cool (25-Nov) : LB coach Winston Moss says rust affected Clay Matthews: "We're looking forward to him getting back to his old play-making self."
Zero2Cool (25-Nov) : CB coach Joe Whitt on Damarious Randall: Nobody cares about rust. The only thing that matters is performance.
Zero2Cool (25-Nov) : Packers are 4.6 yards per rush. Only 4 teams with better average rushing per carry.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
3m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

15m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Porforis

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

13h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

16h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nyrpack

4-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

4-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

4-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

3-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

3-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

3-Dec / Packers Draft Threads / steveishere

3-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

2-Dec / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

2-Dec / Around The NFL / Smokey


Packers Headlines