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Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:27:05 PM(UTC)
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Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert and Alabama running back Eddie Lacy remain as prominent first-round targets for the Packers, at least according to the mock draft gurus.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:59:48 PM(UTC)
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I'd take Lacy over Eifert.
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#3 Posted : Monday, April 8, 2013 5:05:26 AM(UTC)
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Those are both great players and would make a positive impact on our team. No question. But, this defense is in dire need of attention, and I hope they get the right players to shore it up. I would think that they would know how deep their position needs are in this draft, and who they can expect to be available as they work their way through. I don't care if they go with an O player in R1, as long as they fix the D. I think fixing the D is paramount in importance if we are to truly contend for another SB.

I'll add, the running game plays into fixing the D. A lot that went wrong last year was the result of a worn out defense who took on too many reps because our O too often couldn't sustain drives. Getting a top RB would help both sides of the ball.

I do like the idea of adding a top talent at TE. That is a component that could prove difficult to stop, two TE sets with real talent there.
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I'd rather go with Lacy over Eifert if the choice is between those two. I really don't see the point in drafting a TE when we have 2-3 we never use to begin with on a regular basis (yeah Taylor is more ST but still). I can count the number of times I've seen pass attempts to DJ Williams during games I've been able to watch live on one hand.
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#5 Posted : Monday, April 8, 2013 5:56:46 AM(UTC)
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yeah the experts sure know it all. TE on a team with doesn't need a TE and wasting a first round pick on a RB is what GB needs to do.
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#6 Posted : Monday, April 8, 2013 6:26:44 AM(UTC)
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Lacy may and probably will be a very good RB but my hesitation is that he played behind a dominant OL and also split time this year with a freshman that got a lot of carries. I saw games where Lacy came in and ran over teams late when Alabama had beaten their opponents up pretty bad.

He definitely had an advantage of fresh legs and an OL that pummeled opposing defenses. Especially by the 2nd half.

Now Eifert lined up off tackle with Finley or Cobb moving around pre-snap might offer match ups nobody has an answer for.
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#7 Posted : Monday, April 8, 2013 7:06:43 AM(UTC)
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Maybe I am just trying to buffer the blow of possibly picking a RB in the 1st. We could use the kid, if they decide he is the choice. Since they are predicting Lacy, we can pretty much rest assured that it won't happen...

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#8 Posted : Monday, April 8, 2013 8:03:18 AM(UTC)
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We can pretty much expect Ted to do the unexpected.

That is all!
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#9 Posted : Monday, April 8, 2013 8:07:41 AM(UTC)
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I just can't imagine us picking a RB in the 1st round. Of course, I haven't been present in the scouting meetings over in GB, but it doesn't seem like our FO values the position enough to spend a first round pick on, especially not when there's some excellent value to be gotten in round 3, 4 and 5.

A TE, on the other hand, doesn't look like that big of a longshot to me.

First of all, Eifert would be incredible value at 26, regardless of our needs.

Secondly, that'd give you some real options at TE. You don't have to replace a guy like Greg Jennings with another WR, if you can switch to more 2 TE sets, you get more balanced while still having the ability to spread out with a guy like Finley in there, as well. It can make for a passing threat with a dual TE wishbone and for a running threat that started as a 4-wide, 2 TE, 2 WR formation.

Thirdly, Finley will be gone next year, most likely. He'll either perform admirably and we won't be able to afford him or he'll perform awfully and we won't want him as our nr. 1 TE, anymore. If you're going to depend on the draft alone, you need to see gaps before they're their, as you can't keep banking on rookies to step in and contribute right away. This would be a great pick from an insurance standpoint, as well.

Of course, I'm still more interested in picking Justin Hunter, but that's a whole different story.
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#10 Posted : Monday, April 8, 2013 10:16:44 AM(UTC)
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RB is supposed to be pretty deep this year. Someone posted a scout saying you could find a starter in later rounds. If that is the case, I expect Ted to do just that.
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