I do appreciate all the work you do on future draft picks.
Please keep that info coming, as I just don't have the resources to make those calls.
Originally Posted by: buckeyepackfan
A Mock with a lot of reaches (or under valued selections). Also ignore the grades, those are mostly based on need based on PFF, which they don't see IOL currently as a need.
I keep over drafting OL, but the Packers will potentially be losing Bakhtiari, Runyan and Nijman, and some fans would like to be talented enough that Newman doesn't have to play, nor players potentially worse than Newman (Rhyan).
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PFF has write ups for the top 75 on their big board.
Also PFF grades are largely based on needs, which it sees the Packers needs as RB, T, S and DT. So it doesn't seem OG nor C as needs.
OT Alt: If you value run blocking as much as pass blocking then you'll probably considered Alt the best OL in the draft. PFF has one rated higher due to super elite pass blocking potential.
At 6-foot-8, Alt brings elite size to offensive tackle. He's been even better this year at using that size and length to his advantage, yet he maintains technique with leverage to mitigate any natural weaknesses.
QB Daniels: This year is supposed to be loaded with QBs, and therefore some value selections might be had.
Daniels is a good dual-threat quarterback who has a ton of yards from scrimmage. Last year, he focused on taking care of the ball and had one of the lowest turnover-worthy play rates in the nation. This year, he's focused on playing better under pressure while pushing the ball downfield more often - and he's done both at career-high levels. His growth in all areas is encouraging and shows that he could be a QB to invest in.
DT Wingo: Packers liked Kenny Clark in the draft partly because he was an Iron Man in college, as College DTs often rotate off the field early and often. So you don't see how bad they are when they get tired, or they get tired too quickly. I expect Wingo to get drafted higher than PFF's current big board because of this. Also Wingo is shorter than some teams prefer, though Packers seem to be okay with shorter linemen.
Wingo is one of college football's ironmen along the defensive line, as he has played so many snaps over the past two seasons. He's a solid and reliable player who will give you some flash plays with a quick first step and quick hands to disengage.
C Van Pran: Currently this is the highest PFF ranked any IOL prospect (though there are some OTs that might get moved inside rated higher). Van Pran is not nessarily the best athlete, which means he might not nessarily be the best fit for the Packers current scheme, but the Packers need more/better options and they like to be able to power block up the middle too. Also has the size to play OG.
Van Pran has been a steady force in the middle of Georgia's offensive line for both of their national championship runs. He's more of a power player than a zone-blocker, but his experience and consistency make him a solid prospect.
RB Davis: Kentucky offensive coordinator is from the Rams and is running the Wide Zone Scheme. Also at 5'9" 216 lbs he's the big body that Gute seems to be gravitating towards, which isn't nessarily the best at zone running. As zone needs a lot of quickness, not nessarily beef.
OG Beebe: He finally had a bad game! But seriously, no one seems to have a good answer as to why Beebe is rated so low on PFF. Yes it's the Big 12 defenses, but all Beebe has done is play extremely well year after year after year... first at LT, then LG, and now LG/RT. Some think he's a 2nd rounder. So while PFF thinks this is a major reach, you probably can get people to bet money he'll be gone before the 4th.
C Frazier: More IOL depth that can also snap and also has the size to play OG as well as Center.
T Foster, like Beebe, a number of years of very good football as starter, and Foster has stayed at LT the entire time in the SEC. Why rate him so low?