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Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:30:49 PM(UTC)
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Running back or defensive line. Sit and pick at No. 26 or trade back. As Ted Thompson contemplates the Packers' first-round pick in Thursday night's NFL draft, those have to be two primary questions as he readies for his first shot at meaningfully augmenting his roster this offseason.
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#2 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:40:48 PM(UTC)
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Some are saying Lacy will be gone before pick 20.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:43:47 PM(UTC)
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Lacy is the most overrated player in the list of possible first round prospects.. I would not want him over a back that can be had in the second. (barring a run on backs for some reason).
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#4 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:45:09 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pack93z Go to Quoted Post
Lacy is the most overrated player in the list of possible first round prospects.. I would not want him over a back that can be had in the second. (barring a run on backs for some reason).


I'd rather Montee Ball in 2. I'd like Alec (sp) Ogletree in round 1 at 26.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:47:26 PM(UTC)
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Some are saying Lacy will be gone before pick 20.


I hope so, then we don't have to wonder about him.oSmile
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#6 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:46:03 PM(UTC)
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We can get the steal of the draft and draft Lattimore in the 3rd round. He claims he will be ready for week 1
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#7 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:56:26 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dhazer Go to Quoted Post
We can get the steal of the draft and draft Lattimore in the 3rd round. He claims he will be ready for week 1


I will be ready for training camp, I guess that makes me a steal for the first round, right?
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#8 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:01:56 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dhazer Go to Quoted Post
We can get the steal of the draft and draft Lattimore in the 3rd round. He claims he will be ready for week 1


From an ability standpoint, that'd be an amazing pick. Not often you get a talent like that after the first round or top of the 2nd.

Thing is, even though he might be ready in week 1, I fear his career might mirror that of a guy like Cadillac Williams.

I guess it's worth a shot when you're drafting at the end of the 3rd, but I wouldn't trade up for his services.
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#9 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:06:30 PM(UTC)
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Doctors will decide whether Lattimore is even on the board. He certainly would've been the top running back if he were fully healthy.

I much rather see the Packers trade down and target Johnathan Franklin or Le'Veon Bell than select Lacy. Frankly, I rather see the Packers take Bell or Franklin in round one instead of Lacy.

Lacy would help the team, though. In fact, he would start. I obviously think you can do better, but I wouldn’t trash the pick were it to become a reality.
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#10 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:15:21 PM(UTC)
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Lacy gets crap for playing behind a beast line but he also played against the best defenses. It's not like he was running all the way to the end zone untouched though, the guy broke a shit ton of tackles whether it was from LBs or DBs. I found a neat article discussing some of the top backs.

http://www.thesidelinevi...top-running-backs-tier-1
http://www.thesidelinevi...top-running-backs-tier-2
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#11 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:52:50 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: porky88 Go to Quoted Post
Doctors will decide whether Lattimore is even on the board. He certainly would've been the top running back if he were fully healthy.

I much rather see the Packers trade down and target Johnathan Franklin or Le'Veon Bell than select Lacy. Frankly, I rather see the Packers take Bell or Franklin in round one instead of Lacy.

Lacy would help the team, though. In fact, he would start. I obviously think you can do better, but I wouldn’t trash the pick were it to become a reality.


I like Franklin.

If Lattimore falls, I'd take a chance on him with a later pick. He's a tough dude who will work hard to come back strong.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:03:34 PM(UTC)
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When the Packers are bottom 10 in rush to pass ratio, you can call them pass-happy. I swear, some people won't be happy until we run it 70% of the time.
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