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Offline wpr  
#16 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 12:28:05 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pack93z Go to Quoted Post
As much as I like Montee Ball, I don't think he sniffs at the 1st round.. and possibly slides out of the second round.

I would love to obtain Ball in the draft, the WISC homer in me, but even I think that is a reach. 2nd or later.. I would do a back flip.


trade up and get him in the middle of the third.
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Offline TheKanataThrilla  
#17 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 12:54:27 PM(UTC)
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I remember when many were wanting us to draft Gabe Carimi because he played for the Badgers. He is getting close to looking like a bust. Just saying some of you guys tend to over-value the local product. I'm not saying to avoid the home team, but please evaluate with head and not heart. I am not saying Ball will be a bust, but the guy has a pretty good line to run behind so buyer beware.
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Offline Mortfini  
#18 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 2:15:36 PM(UTC)
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According to walterfootball.com the packers are in love with Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

Projected 3rd

The Packers need better support for Aaron Rodgers by finding an improved running game. I could see Ted Thompson targeting a running back on the second day. Sources told WalterFootball.com that Green Bay loves Michael and that Thompson was practically stalking him at the East-West Shrine.

Michael had a phenomenal week of practice and probably helped himself more than any other prospect at the East-West Shrine. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Michael showed off an impressive skill set and has starting potential for the NFL. He ran with quickness, power, balance, vision and cutting ability.

The senior totaled 417 yards on 88 carries (4.7 average) and 12 touchdowns in 2012. Most of the Aggies' rushing attempts went to freshman signal-caller Johnny Manziel (201-1,410).

Injuries kept Michael from playing a full season in 2011 and 2010. In 2011, before going down with a knee injury, he outshined teammate Cyrus Gray. Michael led Texas A&M in rushing prior to the injury. He averaged six yards per carry with 899 yards and eight touchdowns. Michael was knocked out during the 2010 season, too, breaking his tibia in the eighth game. He had 631 yards rushing with four touchdowns and a five yard per carry average. Michael had 844 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns as freshman, averaging 5.1 yards per carry

Being from the uk I know very little about collage ball we only see 1 or 2 collage games a week and usually for some reason it's been USC but he looks like 1st round talent that's been knocked back cos of injurys
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#19 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 2:38:02 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mortfini Go to Quoted Post
According to walterfootball.com the packers are in love with Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

Projected 3rd

The Packers need better support for Aaron Rodgers by finding an improved running game. I could see Ted Thompson targeting a running back on the second day. Sources told WalterFootball.com that Green Bay loves Michael and that Thompson was practically stalking him at the East-West Shrine.

Michael had a phenomenal week of practice and probably helped himself more than any other prospect at the East-West Shrine. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Michael showed off an impressive skill set and has starting potential for the NFL. He ran with quickness, power, balance, vision and cutting ability.

The senior totaled 417 yards on 88 carries (4.7 average) and 12 touchdowns in 2012. Most of the Aggies' rushing attempts went to freshman signal-caller Johnny Manziel (201-1,410).

Injuries kept Michael from playing a full season in 2011 and 2010. In 2011, before going down with a knee injury, he outshined teammate Cyrus Gray. Michael led Texas A&M in rushing prior to the injury. He averaged six yards per carry with 899 yards and eight touchdowns. Michael was knocked out during the 2010 season, too, breaking his tibia in the eighth game. He had 631 yards rushing with four touchdowns and a five yard per carry average. Michael had 844 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns as freshman, averaging 5.1 yards per carry

Being from the uk I know very little about collage ball we only see 1 or 2 collage games a week and usually for some reason it's been USC but he looks like 1st round talent that's been knocked back cos of injurys


I would hope Uncle Teddy targets someone who rushed for more than 417 yards in the season.

I am not saying it has to be Ball (walter has him somewhere between the 2nd and 4th rounds.) but he looks more like a rb who can carry the load.

walter wrote:
had 1,923 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per carry, and 33 touchdowns in 2011. Ball also caught 24 passes for 306 yards and six scores.


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He averaged 5.2 yards per carry this year on his way to 1,830 yards and 22 touchdowns.
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#20 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 2:46:34 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mortfini Go to Quoted Post
According to walterfootball.com the packers are in love with Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

Projected 3rd

The Packers need better support for Aaron Rodgers by finding an improved running game. I could see Ted Thompson targeting a running back on the second day. Sources told WalterFootball.com that Green Bay loves Michael and that Thompson was practically stalking him at the East-West Shrine.

Michael had a phenomenal week of practice and probably helped himself more than any other prospect at the East-West Shrine. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Michael showed off an impressive skill set and has starting potential for the NFL. He ran with quickness, power, balance, vision and cutting ability.

The senior totaled 417 yards on 88 carries (4.7 average) and 12 touchdowns in 2012. Most of the Aggies' rushing attempts went to freshman signal-caller Johnny Manziel (201-1,410).

Injuries kept Michael from playing a full season in 2011 and 2010. In 2011, before going down with a knee injury, he outshined teammate Cyrus Gray. Michael led Texas A&M in rushing prior to the injury. He averaged six yards per carry with 899 yards and eight touchdowns. Michael was knocked out during the 2010 season, too, breaking his tibia in the eighth game. He had 631 yards rushing with four touchdowns and a five yard per carry average. Michael had 844 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns as freshman, averaging 5.1 yards per carry

Being from the uk I know very little about collage ball we only see 1 or 2 collage games a week and usually for some reason it's been USC but he looks like 1st round talent that's been knocked back cos of injurys


Hmm, so basically all this says is Ted hasn't learned his lesson in drafting an injury prone runningback. I hope he is wrong but he used the word "stalk"....
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#21 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 2:47:30 PM(UTC)
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Any rumor about the Packers liking or in love with someone, dismiss immediately because that information never gets leaked. You can count on it being a smoke screen.

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#22 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 3:06:03 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Any rumor about the Packers liking or in love with someone, dismiss immediately because that information never gets leaked. You can count on it being a smoke screen.


I don't know why, but I feel like I am getting sucked into this discussion with you, and I don't even have anything to say... there's nothing more to be said... topic's been pretty much covered, but... your avatar....
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#23 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 3:53:40 PM(UTC)
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I don't watch college FB to know who's out there, but sounds to me like we need to find a back that is getting 4.5+ YPC with a horrendous O line. He'll be a perfect fit for team.
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#24 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 4:32:56 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mortfini Go to Quoted Post
According to walterfootball.com the packers are in love with Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

Projected 3rd

The Packers need better support for Aaron Rodgers by finding an improved running game. I could see Ted Thompson targeting a running back on the second day. Sources told WalterFootball.com that Green Bay loves Michael and that Thompson was practically stalking him at the East-West Shrine.

Michael had a phenomenal week of practice and probably helped himself more than any other prospect at the East-West Shrine. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Michael showed off an impressive skill set and has starting potential for the NFL. He ran with quickness, power, balance, vision and cutting ability.

The senior totaled 417 yards on 88 carries (4.7 average) and 12 touchdowns in 2012. Most of the Aggies' rushing attempts went to freshman signal-caller Johnny Manziel (201-1,410).

Injuries kept Michael from playing a full season in 2011 and 2010. In 2011, before going down with a knee injury, he outshined teammate Cyrus Gray. Michael led Texas A&M in rushing prior to the injury. He averaged six yards per carry with 899 yards and eight touchdowns. Michael was knocked out during the 2010 season, too, breaking his tibia in the eighth game. He had 631 yards rushing with four touchdowns and a five yard per carry average. Michael had 844 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns as freshman, averaging 5.1 yards per carry

Being from the uk I know very little about collage ball we only see 1 or 2 collage games a week and usually for some reason it's been USC but he looks like 1st round talent that's been knocked back cos of injurys


Ted loves to draft guys with injury histories so look for this kid to be a Packer.

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#25 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 4:40:12 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Any rumor about the Packers liking or in love with someone, dismiss immediately because that information never gets leaked. You can count on it being a smoke screen.


This. If Ted is letting on so strong to a certain player, it's almost a guarantee that it's a smoke screen. That's not how Thompson works. He will follow a guy like this and be seen publicly speaking with them often, and then draft someone in which they didn't even have a pre-draft visit with.

I put little stock into this report, regardless if Ted Thompson truly likes the running back or not.

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#26 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 5:33:07 PM(UTC)
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I would love to see Ball a Packer. Ball has good speed, is strong for his size, has a nice little jump cut, can spin out of tackles, catches the ball, blocks well, uses the stiff arm well, has a great work ethic, and attitude. But I just don't believe that will happen unless he falls to at least the 3rd rd, in the 4th he would be way too good to pass up IMO, especially where we draft. However, we have more pressing needs and I think players of equal talent will be available at that point. If we could get someone to improve our Oline and our front 7 on D I would be happy, anymore would be a nice bonus.
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#27 Posted : Saturday, February 2, 2013 11:23:59 AM(UTC)
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OLB, C, NT, WR, TE

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Offline DakotaT  
#28 Posted : Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:59:30 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
OLB, C, NT, WR, TE

Areas of need.


Wisconsin used the shit out of Montee Ball, plus would he offer anything more Dujaun Harris does right now?
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#29 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:05:28 PM(UTC)
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Reading reports I think I'd prefer lacy to ball he seems to be much tougher and a pass catcher/blocker
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