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Meet the Packers’ 2012 draft class

Posted by Duke Bobber on April 28, 2012 – 8:31 pm

Nick Perry

#53 NICK PERRY • LINEBACKER • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Drafted: 1st Round (#28 overall)
Ht: 6-3   Wt: 265

 

#99 JEREL WORTHY • DEFENSIVE END • MICHIGAN STATE
Drafted: 2nd Round (#51 overall)
Ht: 6-2   Wt: 308

 

#29 CASEY HAYWARD • CORNERBACK • VANDERBILT
Drafted: 2nd Round (#62 overall)
Ht: 5-11  Wt: 192

 

#76 MIKE DANIELS • DEFENSIVE TACKLE • IOWA
Drafted: 4th Round (#132 overall)
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 291

 

#22 JERRON McMILLIAN • SAFETY • MAINE
Drafted: 4th Round (#133 overall)
Ht: 5-11   Wt: 203

 

#56 TERRELL MANNING • LINEBACKER • NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Drafted: 5th Round (#163 overall)
Ht: 6-2   Wt: 237

 

#77 ANDREW DATKO • TACKLE • FLORIDA STATE
Drafted: 7th Round (#241 overall)
Ht: 6-6   Wt: 315

 

#9 B.J. COLEMAN • QUARTERBACK • TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA
Drafted: 7th Round (#243 overall)
Ht: 6-3   Wt: 231

 


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217 Responses to “Meet the Packers’ 2012 draft class”

  1. By RIck Myers on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome to the family, lets hope you have a long and successful career with our Green Bay Packers.

    GO P A C K GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By Ian Blankenmeyer on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Little worried about this guy, but with former USC teammate Clay Matthews taking him under his wing I’m sure he’ll be just fine. Welcome to the team big man!! Find us a couple more pass rushers TT.

  3. By Jon R White on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    This guy ought to contribute to takin a few heads off!

  4. By Kevin in VT on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    GLAD to have you aboard our Packer Ship, Nick! Welcome! Now, on to a good Safety, a CB, and another RB! Perhaps a future/backup C!

  5. By Travis on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome to the team Nick! Best wishes in GB :)

  6. By Laney on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    I was so relieved to see the powers that be decided to go to USC again for another D man…may you have a long and prosperous career with the Pack!

    Go Pack Go!!!

  7. By Josh on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Happy to see the pack pick another good player on defence,GO PACKERS!

  8. By Paul on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Great Pick!!! USC connection is great. Don’t know if he was the best player, but he was the best choice for us. Clay, keep him in line and meet with him in the backfield.

  9. By dick on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    we need a running back real bad

  10. By jaden on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    packers need to draft a wide reciver to replace donald driver

  11. By Mean Green on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Paul you can be sure Nick & Clay will hold meetings in the other teams back field very often, GO PACK GO!

  12. By Jamey on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Do you even watch football? Starks is pretty good for a 6th round pick, and the days of RB studs are gone. It is a passing league now. QB, WR, TE, and CB/DB/DE are the new prime draft picks.

  13. By Mark on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like Mark, Ted and Mike are going all out on the defensive side of the ball! Pass Rush,Pass Rush, Pass Rush! Welcome to Green Bay Nick and Jerel we Love our teams in Wisconsin as Jerel already knows having played against the Badgers. Just multiply that passion by at least 10 and thats what the fans bring to Lambeau and all the venues in the NFL every game day.

  14. By Gbjim on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Why replace Donald he was the only Reciever to catch the ball against the stinking giants we do not use him enough

  15. By Zach Heugel on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Jerel Worthy will be our next Gilbert Brown or Reggie White. Super Bowl 47 hear we come.

  16. By mvp4mer on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    DD caught those passes because he had a linebacker covering him.

  17. By Steve on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Would love to see LaMichael James as a Packer.

  18. By Dan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    DD caught those passes because he has the best hands on the team!!!!

  19. By Adam on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    RB Depth is needed badly. TT will pull some stud out of a no name town who hasn’t been on the radar and the kid will blow up the spot! We need a two headed monster RB system to keep Defences on their toes.

  20. By Gary on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    We need a RB. Yes, it is a passing game now, but we don’t even have a threat at the RB position. Defenses play the pass, because they know that none of our backs can break away for any real yardage.

  21. By Gary on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Oh yeah, and Donald Driver does have the best hands on the team. Yeah he is getting old, but he still goes across the middle and picks up the hard yards, because he will catch the ball, and hold onto it. He has been and still is a great Packer, and he deserves to retire as a Packer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. By James Payton on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Worthy is a BEAST ! And everybody here in Wisconsin knows it,unfortunately because he dominated the middle in the Wisconsin Michigan state game Welcome to the Pack big guy. I said when you played the Badgers “Damn that guys going to play somewhere on Sunday glad its in GreenBay

  23. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry… But I hated and still hate the worthy pick. I rather have Devon still who went right after him or would have been happy if they got another OLB like David or DB.

  24. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    @Jaden. Did you Really just say we need to draft a wide receiver.. Are you crazy? That’s the least of our concern besides QB. We have 4 really good WR’s Jennings, Nelson, Jones and Cobb.

    C’mon man!!

  25. By clint on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Driver does have the best hands a reteran player to the fullest.

  26. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Best hands… On the packers? Your kidding right?

  27. By clint on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    no joke

  28. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    You forgetting about Jennings? Or did he slip your mind.

  29. By clint on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    true

  30. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Dropped passes 2011:
    Jermichael Finley was the biggest culprit with 14, and Donald Driver finished second with eight. James Jones had six, Greg Jennings five, Randall Cobb four and Jordy Nelson three.
    oh and Jennings and Nelson had more thrown to them and more catches. Donald driver is done. I love the guy but he’s the packers Number 4 WR “at best”

  31. By Gary on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    I like Jennings, but I think Jordy has better hands than Jennings. And besides Jennings is only a deep threat, he doesn’t go across the middle where you get your head took off. But Driver does.

  32. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Jennings doesn’t go across the middle? What games do you watch? I can find the stats to back me up if you want. Most of Donald drivers catches came from the outside quick routes anyways.

  33. By kean on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    These picks are all well and good as long as Finley can catch a pass

  34. By clint on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    one handed diving neck breaking catches

  35. By clint on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    dd is the last choice to throw to cuzz he has the best opertunitly to catch a poorly thrown ball or quick pass that may be why hes second in dropped passes

  36. By Gary on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    All I’m saying is Driver is Mr. Automatic, if you need five yards, he will take the hit, and come down with the ball every time. He does it time after time. I guess those are the games that I watch!

  37. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    So they plan on throwing non accurate balls his way?

  38. By clint on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Very true

  39. By clint on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    They don’t plan on it but it happins and he gains yards

  40. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah but your saying Jennings doesn’t go in the middle.. I found tons of ONE handed grabs Jennings made in the middle of the field with defenders all over him on youtube. You guys act like Donald driver Is a need on this team. I wonder if you guys fought this hard for Brett favre when he was leaving, dissing on Aaron Rodgers. Telling you right now we DON’T need another wide out but if we can resign dd with a minimum contract I’ll be fine with that. But he wants 5 mil a year.

  41. By Gary on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Well I guess I’m old school, I could care less about the money side of the game. I think if a guy has played his butt off for years, and has been a good team player and leader, he deserves to retire with his team. And Brett got what he deserved, he had his chance to retire with the Pack, but he had a chip on his shoulder. He retired as an old beat up Viking!!!!!

  42. By Ky Pack Fan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    DD plays football better than he dances; when the chips are down he usually comes thru! A couple of O line Beasts will help us also. Lets see what we get tomorrow.

  43. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t get me wrong I love Donald driver. My first two jerseys were his. But he’s done. I would hate to see him drag his career on. Production is down. He should have retired at the top after the Super Bowl.

  44. By Gary on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    I have to agree with you, DD aint what he use to be. But the old dog still has a few good hunts left in him. We would be just fine without him, but I think his leadership and attitude only makes us better. Give him one more year, Let’s win it again this year, and maybe he will get the chance to retire on top.

  45. By clint on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    He also has lots to teach

  46. By clint on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    But its not like were getting any new recivers lol we dont need them

  47. By Brandon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Packers should draft lamar miller or Chris polk next great value in the fourth

  48. By Brandon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yea lamar miller or Chris polk great value in the fourth

  49. By clint on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    We will see

  50. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I really want Jonathan Massaquoi

  51. By clint on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I just want to watch some damn football!

  52. By Jake on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone who seriously thinks we need a WR is crazy. Our WR corps is the best in the NFL, with or without Donald. Take Miller or Polk to replace Grant and stock pile the secondary or maybe some OL depth.

  53. By nick on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I like the Perry pick. He reminds me a lot of Suggs. The Worthy pick worries me, but putting him in the rotation along with Muir and Hargrove should help ease him into it. And if Ted Thompson would have rather taken him than Devon Still, I’ll have to trust him. I LOVE the Hayward pick. He’s physical and plays smart. The Patriots were really high on him, and I was somewhat surprised they traded with the Packers, as those two teams seem to always have a similar draft plan.

  54. By Richard Cumberland on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    A running back would have been nice but it is good to have some quality players on defense.

  55. By Big Den on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Donald Driver doesn’t drop the ball and is still willing to go over the middle.

  56. By Afghan Packer Fan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    DD will retire after we win SB47. Get off his back already!! The things he brings to the team can’t be measured in the stat book.

  57. By Josh Williams on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Robert Turbin could be a steal this late in the draft for a RB, he has a beastly NFL body , breaks a lot of tackles and is faster than he looks, ran a great time for a guy with his build… I think he should be a third rounder, cause of the conference he played in but nobody stopped him last year!

  58. By bd on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Open to getting another OLB: Ronell Lewis and CB: Alfonzo Dennard. Our Offense is on point…. remember Alex Green is coming back from injury (although Lamar Miller is a beast). A Green is a beast. Maybe some OL: Bobby Massie, Zerbie Sanders, and/ or Ben Jones.

  59. By paul on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Were still in trouble defensively. Secondary is poor and we made no moves again in free agency to improve in this area. A corner back from Vandy? I’m sure he will help but this is not the answer, 5′ 11′ 195 is small. The big boys will eat him up. We have a very good team offnesively and unfortunately this will not last forever. It’s time to start going after some people in free agency and wake up.

  60. By Joe on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    First off, Donald Driver won’t need a replacement out of the draft because we already have a few guys developing on the practice squad. Second, it doesn’t matter who the packers get for a RB, they most likely won’t be any more sucessful than starks or grant. I’m glad with the picks so far and I hope they stay defense, if not we could always use some OL

  61. By direwolf on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Driver is owed a lot of money, if they release him it will be because of that.
    Gurley was great in pre-season last year. At least one NFL team (Vikings) were trying to sign him, he’s the guy next year.

  62. By karlander on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Great picks for the Pack. I chose both Perry and Worthy for the Pack in rounds 1 and 2. Look for the Pack to pick the best RB and C they believe in for their two fourth round picks. I predict it will be C Brewster of Ohio State and RB Robert Turbin of Utah.

  63. By Terry on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Driver deserves all the loyalty and respect we can give him. He is one of the last players to stay with his team. no whining,threats or hold outs…and gives his all each and every year. you might consider that before you write him off! He is in my opinion one of the better role models in all of football or any sport for that matter. Give credit where credit is due…think about it? In the clutch he is a go to guy…his willingness to give it his all should be repaid by your continued support. I sincerely hope he will retire as a Packer and his name will hang in the ring of honor.

  64. By Bob Shultz on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    It is a passing game but without a threat, even a minor one, the play action won’t work. I like the attention to the defense and offencive line, I think it should be a pretty good year.

  65. By minny packer backer on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    sounds like a party at the qb!! great job TT.Now lets get after a RB & WR via free agency,maybe michael bush & marques colston?

  66. By A on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone on here needs to calm down about wrs and rbs! The packers have guys they have been developing who can play…if you have never heard of green and gurley you ned to do your homework before you talk like an idiot. They may draft a rb but it will be late. Defense is the need now and will be adressed again and so will OL and QB late. I expect another pass rusher or db with the next pick.

  67. By Mark on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Very pleased with the draft picks. GO PACK GO

  68. By John on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    People got to remember, what was lacking last year and hurting the team?? Defense!! I agree to a point we need to address the RB situation, maybe the WR, but we have to take care of the “weakest” links, areas, first and that would be Defense and Offensive Line. I personally don’t know much about our first round pick and should not say anything, but last time we drafted a DT up this high was Harrel from Tennessee correct? That was a Bust! As a true fan, i stick by the progress and choices of what the coaches and GM decide to do. All that really matter is that it all works out and we get to another Super Bowl, right? So, doubters…don’t be Bandwagon Packer fans. Just because they Draft a certain way and you don’t like it, doesn’t mean they won’t win or compete. This coming from a Die-Hard Packers fan born and raised in Green Bay and started watching the Pack in 1977. Go Pack Go.

  69. By CroixBaby on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Amazing how some of you argue like little girls! Bottomline is DD ‘was’ a great player and a great Packer. When you talk about how he deserves to retire as a Packer. Well, I happen to agree with you and all he has to do is announce his retirement which he should but he wont. This is not the Packers fault and he is forcing their hand. This is Cobb’s and the two WR’s on the practice squad time to takeover. I said all off season it would be great if the Packers asked DD to be an assistant WR coach for the Packers. His time to retire is now otherewise he is hurting the team and the development of three young talented WRs.

  70. By Sean Oller on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    LOOK OUT BEARS!!! HERE WE COME!

  71. By CroixBaby on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Furthermore, I really like the pick of Hayward to combine with House to hopefully remove Shields as a starter and hopefully allow Woodson to replace Collins at Safety. Shields could fill in as the nickel CB.

    Separately I would love to see the Packers think out of the box and try Jamari Lattimore (6’2″ and 230 lbs) in Charles Woodson’s (6’1″ and 202 lbs) old role close to the line of scrimmage. Guy is fast and mobile and only 23-years old. Already a special teams demon. Think it would be an interesting experiment in camp.

  72. By Phil Briggs on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I have some good words of wisdom. You keep the Driver, if he still fits. Yes, he has great hands, but he is getting up there and the Pack seems to be turning toward youth. We have 4 other great receivers and if we get a good running back with good hands we’re set. So, if somebody has to go I’m very sorry to say, it will have to be the Donald. It stands to reason. It’s hard, but has to be done. Greg Jennings is great, but he too is getting up there. He has been around a while. They will be keeping their eye on him. With the current draft picks we are definitely headed in the right direction and should be awsome this year.

  73. By steve on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Okay! so we’ve adressed the defense…how about a little help for the “O”?

  74. By Shawn on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    our offense doesnt need help.. and to those people hating on the Worthy pick…is it cuz hes from Mich St.? he is an identical replica of Jenkins who we never replaced last year…but better agility.

  75. By james1965 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    The people that talk about Getting rid of DD seem young and foolish, Dont know much about football. Would you get rid of Andre Johnson? Around the same age? He,s bigger body breaks down faster ,… Hmm ya

  76. By Pete on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    TT is doing what he needs to do. I am amazed at the fans who slam alsmot every pick he has made…each one “fits a need” and you still complain. The kid from Vandy played against top notch WR in the SEC week in and week out…other than the guys from USC (Gamecocks), LSU and Bama, was there anyone else out there who could claim that?

    As for Worthy and the kid from Iowa….tough, bluc-collar guys…

  77. By Nels Nelson on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome to packer nation, the most loyal fans in the world. I love those GREEN BAY PACKERS!!!!!!

  78. By Nate on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I totally agree, Let DD play out the rest of his career here, no need to drop him, he is a valuable cog in the Offensive machine that is the Greenbay passing game! I

    DO NOT, however agree that he has the best hands tho LOL. Around my friends I like to call Greg Jennings “All-State” because you know you’re always in good hands with him, granted he had some drops, and we could rant for days about the Play-off’s, but that is in the past, and this team still has, undoubtedly, the best offense in the NFL!!!

    I love the Nick Perry pick! He is a physical freak and a definite day one starter just like his old Trojan buddy Clay opposite him. I already thinking about some clever name for that sack combo, could be a lot of QB sacking in 2012 just between them!

  79. By gabe on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    okay, lets go we need a big nose tackle to sure up the center of the run defense we already situated the pass rush early. we need a second running back to compliment starks if not we could be in the same situation as two seasons ago without a running back. we need a tough hard nosed possession sure handed receiver like driver that rodgers can go to over the center. and finally an alternate that can move to any spot on the line in case of injury.

  80. By CaliCheez on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Love these picks – remember when everyone was knocking Ted for not picking up a RB 2 years ago? About a month or 2 before we won in Dallas? Win a Super Bowl and then you can question the man! Meanwhile – just let it play out, i think he’s doing what he does best, putting a team together for another Super bowl win

  81. By WASTPACKER on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    i like perry, worthy and daniels, other than that..ho hum. The Pack could have used some RB help…they have NOONE who can get to the hole, which is why they tried to stretch run most of the time.

  82. By Roberto on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Stop it everyone, I would like to remind everyone the Packers were #32 in most stats on the defensive side.

    Two picks left! Maybe a O,Tackle or another CB. Respect each other Packer fans “F” bombs make you look like an idiot!

    GO PACK!

  83. By gary egolf on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    dd is a great player no matter how you slice it. so as to the picks i’m feeling good. everyone needs to think last year, the packers were the best team out there. the the offence rocks.
    Now there is help on the way for the D just what the doctor ordered. just imagine the games when the other team can’t score. like i said I’m feeling good.
    GO YOU PACKERS GO

  84. By Ken C on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    How about drarting a D.l . who 6.6 or 6.7, Six foot dos”nt cut it anymore.

  85. By paul on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Im sure all of our new members of the “Pack” family will have a fun time in Green Bay p.s. nice hair boomer1

  86. By BadgerDad on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    All you draft picks: Welcome to the family, and the best fan base, anywhere, in all of sports. Hope you realize how fortunate you are to be a Packer. GO PACK!!!!!!

  87. By John C on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    We are minus Chad Clifton & Scott Wells– We need some O-Line help. Agreed?

    PS–glad to see Clifton go–3 years overdue.

  88. By mike on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    welcome to the elite rookies may you all have long and productive careers in green bay and bring us many more super bowl wins

  89. By mr.jay on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Hey guys i been watching your posts and being a former pro football player i want to say d.d is the wr you want on the field at crunch time.As for the rookies welcome to the greenbay packers rookies welcome home you are now part of the most storied teams in nfl history i welcome my new brothers and hope you have a safe yet great career i look forward to seeing you guys this summer.as for you fans get ready for a fast hard hitting def. this year GO PACK

  90. By Jakester on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    We need a RB. We don’t have a RB on our roster that has been healthy for a full season.

  91. By Jon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Well. I think they should. Of gone after curry then it would of opened a pick for Polk. If they want Polk now they will have to trade a pick for next year which I am fine with.

  92. By JIm on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    no Jakester, we don’t “need” a new running back .. with the air game we have and if this draft fixes the defense there’s no reason the Pack can’t win at least another 15 games and take it to a deeper level in the playoffs ..

  93. By Mark in South Carolina on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Does no one worry about the sieve we have at left tackle on offense?!

  94. By Jon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Now that w are in the 7th round I would give up a sixth round next year for Polk can’t believe he is still around. I know he is not a three down back he is a great catcher and good at finding holes. Come on pack trade up again and get Polk i know tt likes the kid

  95. By John on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    TT is making the right moves at the right time but I do have to agree with John C that we do need some O-line help to maintain the high level of game play, the more time AR has in the pocket and not on his back will only benifit GB.

  96. By Deborah Armstrong on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I won a jersy but don’t have text on my phone so how am i suppose to claim it??????????????????

  97. By Ray Kallatsa on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome to the team guys. We need the defense to help out our offense. Good luck and work hard toward the Superbowl.

  98. By Jon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Jim we need a runningback that can catch like spoles. Rice McCoy and Polk can be that third down/ back that is on passing plays.

    There is a rew other backs that I like that are still around be Polk would be the top running back fleet on my board

  99. By RB on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s use our last 2 picks on Polk and either Keenum or Moore….good values for the 7th round! I’m excited with what TT has done here! Go PacK!

  100. By Mike Tollifson on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Pack was 32nd/last in Defense. Need all of TTs picks.
    DD is still valuable. Most of you miss the point. The Packers have the best RECEIVER CORP. in the league. 5 WRs and more. Great TE. Enough said. YES, after defense, we could use an OT, and C, and RB. Alex Green will be a wild card after his injury last yr. Starks is fine. Relax and realize the Offense carried the Defense last yr. as Ron Woodson talked about. That’s the story. C’mon guys! DD as a senior receiver, great team player, locker room guy. He took less money to stay in GB (and turned down the Cheifs years ago), most forget that. A rarity these days. A true Packer, STILL w/something to offer at this juncture in his career. Remember, he was the 3rd of 3 7th round picks by Ron Wolf. Now beat Don Hutson-I know in twice as many games. The WR corp is the LEAST of Packer needs, as mentioned. Relax. TT is a great GM and draft man.

  101. By St. Nick on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Time for a center and maybe a tackle. The deefense will be a whole lot better with Nick and Worthy, he beat up our Wisconson guard at the senior bowl. Looking foward to seeing these new guys with my tickets:)

  102. By Anthony on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    How many OL will be available as undrafted free agents. I don’t know I think we should use these last to picks to ensure we at least get to guys.

  103. By St. Nick on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lock up a center, not many have been taken and we need a back up, look at the rooster. If not the rest will be off to other teams.

  104. By mantaar on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Jon, are you polk’s agent?

  105. By Donovan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    If Chris Polk is still available when we pick again, I would think TT will seriously consider taking him.

  106. By Anthony on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    For you guys riding Driver, calm down. I understand he is old but look at the playoff loss last yr. seems to me like Drive was the only one holding on to the ball. I would like to see more of Cobb this yr. but that don’t mean we have to sak D.D. to step down just don’t rotate him out there as much.

  107. By Bruce H on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Okay…now the proof of Defensive vs offensive struggles is solidly defined by this years draft. If you have a high power/ranked offense then you best have a above average defense to win the Superbowl. We are seeing a transformation by the Packer organization in this draft class. Hats off to Ted T for his vision, dedication and determination to bring the resources the team needs to ascend to another Superbowl victory.

    Mike McCarthy job is to lead, motivate and hone these men into contenders.

  108. By Jon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I live n WA and hear all about him on the radio. Also I am a big fan of Polk. I do know tt was at polk’s Pro day.

    Darn Philly took brown

  109. By Anthony on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I believe that the Bears have improved with the off season, the draft, and coaching changes. I don’t know what the hell Detroit is doing but they are a threat, I mean it doesn’t matter who is in the front office there they take WR high in the draft. It just doesn’t make sense.
    I guess what I am getting at is we need these draft picks and guys like Vic So’oto to step up and replentish our D. The loss of Nick Collins just killed us last year and now it is apparent that he will never be back at least with us. I hope 2 or 3 of these guys can contribute big. We need to have a Defensive rookie of the yr. canidate.

  110. By marko on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ted and crew have had some great pics so far. History shows far more bangs than busts on their watch. Congratulations to all of our new rookies and welcome to the Green Bay Packers.

  111. By Jon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Sweet we might have a shot at baker or Polk

  112. By Bill on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    ” Good Draft ” Build that “D” is good !! Lot’s of
    Competition @ CB & safety now, with 2011 picks on hand, Bradian Ross & Devon House, & 2011 Safety Picks Anthony Levine,& M.D. Jenning’s / Hope all work out & always
    good have Back-up’s Safety/Free Safety, & CB’s !!!!! :-)
    ” GB = Green Bay & God Bless… ” :-)
    “PS” We also have to remember who our Leading Rusher was
    in Champ. game vs G-Men (A. Rodger’s) so hopefully O-Line
    & RB situation be good / I think give “Herb Taylor” a good
    chance @ starting Tackle…!!! If Sherrod not healed up..

  113. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    chris Polk is still available in the 7th Yeahh great value

  114. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Bush – bears
    Colston – saints

    Have you been under a rock for the last 3 months? And we don’t need those players.

  115. By Anthony on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Who’s it going to be we are up next??????

  116. By B Johnson on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Jerel Worthy is active, agressive, and strong. He helped Michigan State as a leader on a defensive strong team. Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy have just helped Dom Capers with some depth at defense

  117. By Anthony on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    A tackle I am sure that make A-ROD happy.
    P.S. that sucks about Rose. Heal quick.

  118. By Seabass on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t need WRs. RB..maybe. DD? Let him compete in training camp with the rest of them…if he beats them out great he’s on the team…if not, oh well. It is a business and should be treated as such. I love DD as well but not at the cost letting a younger, more talented player go. As fans we tend to get attached to players…The guy making the decisions CAN NOT let his emotions factor into those decisions. In TT I trust(since he started here).

  119. By harold thomas on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    go pack go very good job we need some big D

  120. By Jon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Darn we didn’t get a runningbadk maybe baker or Polk will drop to fa and we can pick them up there

  121. By harold thomas on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    WE NEED ONE BAD BUT WE ALSO NEED BIG d help bad tooo

  122. By Jon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Well we will need a center and RBI in FA.

  123. By Chris Carter on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I am from Chattanooga, TN and your drafting of BJ Coleman is great for your team and our city…Reggie White came from here and became a star – so will BJ!

  124. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s get burfict as a undrafted free agent!!!

  125. By Tom on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Great draft….i would of liked to have seen another safety taken, however a OT and a QB made a lot of sense.

  126. By Nancy on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Glad to see we picked up some more defense. I am going to love the pass rush develop with the upcoming season.
    Go Pack Go!!!

  127. By Displaced Packer Fan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’m happy with this draft. It was good use of the picks to trade up to get the players we felt were the best value in those spots. Trading down when the team was short on talent and depth all over the place was good years ago, but now that roster spots are harder to win you only need 6 – 8 picks.

    My quick recap.

    Nick Perry – Rated some places as the top pass rushing prospect in this draft ( http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stat-analysis/2012/sackseer-2012 ). I don’t quite agree with that, but he looks to be a potential impact player as a rookie. Will need to adjust to standing up more, but will get chances to play with a hand on the ground again too.

    Jerel Worthy – Labeld with “motivation” issues, but that tends to not be an issue for most players on the Packers. Has the ability to provide an inside rush, can also soak up blockers when the scheme is for outside pressure. Not expecting him to start, but I figure he’ll get his snaps and have a good chance to contribute as a rookie.

    Casey Hayward – Average size and speed for an NFL CB, but workout numbers and tape shows very good short area ability. Shown some blitzing ability and has special teams coverage skills from college (rare for higher picks). If he or Davon House from last year take off, it allows more flex for Woodson. Chance to impact this year, but I think it will be more of a Tramon Williams career arc for him.

    Mike Daniels – I think he was a clear example of best player available. Chris Polk was the only other player I saw still out there that looked better and since he fell through the draft, I think that shows I was wrong. He looks more like a 4-3 type player, but he has quickness, not just with his feet but with his hands, making it harder to block. He’s the type of player that can mess up protection and blocking schemes even if he doesn’t get to the ball by making the offensive player have to adjust more often. Would be very nice inside on the 4-3-4 nickle alignment the Packers still use. His issues were that he wasn’t considered an every down player, Packers wouldn’t use him that way anyway (Raji is about the only D-lineman they do)

    Jerron Mcmilliam – I felt he was a bit of reach, I think there might have been some better safety prospects but he also has special teams value that others didn’t. He has a pretty big athletic upside as well. Not expecting him to play a lot at S this year, but you never know (I was surprised by Shields his rookie year when I figured he was only going to be special teams as well).

    Terrell Manning – The pick surprised me. I’m not sure where the Packers are looking at him as he doesn’t seem like an OLB to me, but he did show some upfield ability, and he also looks to have pretty good awareness, and did alright in pass coverage. It’s a fairly across the board average skill set, and thinking about it, he might be a Brandon Chillar, can play any of the LB spots type of guy.

    Andrew Datko – Loved this pick where they got him. Could disappear because there are injury concerns but this guy could be the next Tauscher career path guy. He is loaded with talent. Loved spending a 7th round pick to take a chance on him. That’s what they are for.

    B.J. Coleman – Just looks like an NFL QB (size wise) and shows promise. Accuracy climbed every year in college (good thing). Needs some footwork and release work as both are just average, but well look at Aaron Rodgers in his rookie season, then look at him his first year as a starter, he had better feet and a better release too. Don’t see him competing for the #2 spot this year, but a very good shot at #3. It’s too much to ask for another Flynn, but I’d love to see it happen.

    I was very happy with the draft. If we didn’t solve the pass rush issue, I’ll be surprised. Positions that were getting thin on the depth chart got better.

    Sure I wouldn’t have minded seeing a running back, but I really like Alex Green who they grabbed last year. Also wouldn’t have minded seeing a center to develop but as I’ve mentioned there tend to be 2 – 4 NFL ready centers every draft and even picking last like I expect the Packers to do next you, you can get one. So even if Saturday can only make one more year, I think we can cover it. Besides center is the easiest position to cover for with scheme and Sitton could handle the line calls if needed, while it’s easier for the center to do just because of the line up, other teams have gone full seasons with the guards doing it. It’s not ideal but I’m OK with it.

    Another draft I’m happy with from the front office.

  128. By Brian on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    We have Tory Girly waiting, whey would we wast a pick on wr? That is our strong position. There are some great players out there to be signed as colledge free agents. That Polk kid is very talented but has a bad shoulder, but would be worth a look.

  129. By vijayswearingen on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Great Draft now here are some UDFA I’d really like to see brought in by the Green & Gold:
    #1 Chris Polk, RB Washington
    #2 Coryell Judie, DB Texas A&M
    #3 Vaughn Meatoga, DL Hawaii
    #4 Michael Brewster, C Ohio State
    Get it done TT!!!

  130. By James Scheuring on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    The packers hit a home run with their defensive picks this draft. Their need for a running back will need to be addressed in free agency. How about the kid from Washington?

  131. By Patrick on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Very happy that the team addressed its biggest need. I watched every snap of Packer football last year from all the way out here in Arizona, and every game I said to myself “man that defense is gonna get us killed in the playoffs.” Even though the talking heads on TV just kept talking about how great the defense was, and the interception rate, it was a bad team on that side of the ball and this draft shows the team recognized that.

    Now if they could just hire a real WR coach, instead of a former RB that has shown no ability to work with WR’s. there better be hands drills all offseason. the drops have been a huge issue for a couple of years now and it needs to be handled.

  132. By Dean from Orlando on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Could have done with out the Seminole (Go Gators), but now youre a Packer! Welcome to Green Bay! Go PACK GO!

  133. By ladyvengance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I think we did it again I can’t wait to see these guys play they all have potential to grow and will do well with the green and gold! GO PACK GO!!!

  134. By Eric on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    well im glad it looks like we have some nice rookies Go pack go representing for my team im in green and yellow!

  135. By andy wild on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    happy with the way it went over all i think every thing will come to gether in camp then the fun begains

  136. By Tom Church on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome to PACKER NATION we are ALL FAMILY here

  137. By Tom Sedlacek on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    They’re all a bunch of Manderich’s until proven other wise.

  138. By Mike on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Please pick up Burfict, even if just for us fans. The team needs some toughness anyway.

  139. By jaden payette on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    ok maybe this will fix the defense a little bit.. we dont need a running back we have grant and starks and thats fine if…if we need to run the ball for a few yards… the wide outs are fine we got good ones Donald driver even though hes old he still has heart and is probably going to have a good season this year cause it probably will be his last and wants it to be one of his best…. i also like that we picked up another QB just in case rodgers or our backup gets hurt i think that the packers made good picks and i cant wait to see them in action

  140. By jim bush on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    An exciting draft to be sure….have to trust TTs’ savvy intuition…he hasn’t missed on many….can still get value from UDFA and hope he does bring in a center and a RB…don’t forget we have Green coming back and Seine from osu who showed some promise in brief glimpses last year staying healthy is the key…but now we have some quality depth….WR is still our strongest…Gurley is intriguing….and Let DD retire on his terms..if his tank is empty it will show before the season begins….He is MR PACKER….and deserves our respect..what a plus for him to be in the lockerroom…..GO PACK BACK to the SB in ’13

  141. By Chris on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    As a BSU fan…the Pack miss on Shea McClellin TO THE BEARS…could have got S George Iloka…nope, goes to Bengals…and Kellen Moore would have been a steal in the 7th round and we get B.J. Coleman…oh well, heard Kellen Moore will sign with the Lions so good for him. As far as the draft goes – Teddy is one of the best if not the best in the business right now – so GO PACK GO

  142. By tiffjol on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ummm….why didn’t we draft an offensive lineman??? That is our greatest need.

  143. By Charlie Cornett on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know how you do it Ted but you always seem to know what’s best for our Team and who’s best for our Team I thank God you’re our GM!!!! GO TED GO!!!!!

  144. By michpackfan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    packers had the worst d in nfl last year we needed to draft d this year greenbay has enough wr and rb now.remember 2nd team guys took the superbowl over there deep with young players,just beat the lions

  145. By Robert on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    My son goes to NC State and I’ve seen Terrell Manning play a few games in person. The kid is a baller. He flies to the ball and seems to be everywhere. He will make an impact this year, even if it’s only on special teams.

  146. By michpackfan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    packer fan stuck in michigan.all i ask beat the lions, i love the lion fans that think there on the same page as greenbay,awsome draft.we needed d this year,,we got it

  147. By michpackfan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    my brother is one of the lions fans that think there at the same leavel as the packers,all the dummys i work with do as well,ive won alot of bets from them, hats shirts money,,just keep them down,,michigan packer fans are like ohio state fans but we can read.have all owr teeth.and dont date owr sisters

  148. By Oscar on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nice draft picks TT. Now go after Terrell Owens and Ladainian Tomlinson

  149. By emm on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    when the opposing teams kick an onside kick, who catches it? dd is now a legend and we need to remember him that way. we will celebrate him and his influence on our wr corps for the future as a mentor will be an enormous addition to our coaching. and yes, he did even last year, have the best hands on the team. i am happy with our draft. i have no background for questioning tt at this point. we’ll get some rb’s in and work them, get the rest of the draft into camp, mike works them, we produce. end of story. go pack go!

  150. By tom0hawk on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    many thanks to Ted Mike Dom and the whole management team in the Packers organisation, you are doing a great job keep packerin on and please bring us another title this year!

  151. By Christopher Hebert on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Good luck Jerel! “Spary On!”.

  152. By Christopher Hebert on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ment to say “Sparty On”!

  153. By vickster on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ty TT great picks! To those saying we need linemen and running back i strongly disagree. Our running backs are fine and our line did fairly well i think.If anything maybe a center.Saturday is getting old.GRRRR such a long wait till preseason. GO PACK!

  154. By bruce on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I think of everyone keeps forgetting about our practice squad wide recievers. We have some talent and what about the college kids that we not drafted. Green Bay found Zombo and Sam Shields and they both helped us over the past two years. I am not worried about our offense at all. We just need to keep your lineman happy. Worthy is going to be the next Warren Sapp except hopefully better with his money…He is going to be surrounded with great coaches and experienced players. It is going to be a fun ride. I love the defensive speed we just picked up. Heyward and Manning are studs…..

    Everyone take a look at who we sign as undrafted players. Maybe we can get lucky and have polk from Washington give Green Bay a quick tryout…

  155. By emm on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    is anyone here over last season yet? i’m not. feels like ’07s adopted sister is sleeping passed out in my bed.

  156. By bruce on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ted for President!!! Green Bay is top three when it comes to draft recognition. Included in on my list are New England, Baltimore,Pittsburgh and Giants. I would think that this year we should see one of these AFC teams against us in Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans.. It is going to be a fun ride. If Perry can just step up and give Matthews a little relief on the edge, along with Worthy and Hargrove. Look out baby!! Serious G-Force

  157. By Aaron on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Go Packs Go.

    Go Iowa Hawkeyes Go!

  158. By bruce on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I am still recovering. I still cannot believe we lost at home to the Giants. The fumbles in the game was crazy… Probably the main reason why Ryan Grant has not been resigned… Kuhn ran into his own man… Crazy day!! We should have been in the dome against the Cheating Patriots.. Hopefully, we can stay healthy and protect Rodgers and make another serious run… Thank God we signed Finley… He is all-world too….. By the way, the comments about Driver being a better wide out than Jennings is totally off base. Jennings has better separation and has more clutch catches than anyone. Jordy Nelson is a top 10 wide out as well.. We won the Super Bowl because Jennings caught that third and 10 play at mid field when Rodgers launched that ball just past Clark with the Steelers. Green Bay cannot win without Jennings and Nelson guaranteed.. They score touchdowns and with Cobb starting his second year. Look out. Greatest Show on Grass!!!!

  159. By John Enz on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Best of luck to the Packers 2012 draft class and being a life long Cheese head from Mole Lake Wi cant wait for another season of packer football and by the end of this season THE GREEN BAY PACKERS WILL BE 14 TIME WORLD CHAMPIONS

  160. By Ron on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Probably cut B.J. right now

  161. By jake on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    b.j. well be a good back up QB matt flynn was drafted in the 7th

  162. By harold thomas on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    are we going to sign any running back or a good back up QB

  163. By John on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Biggest Free Agency Score of the Day: Dale Moss.

  164. By AZjeff on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry but the packer WRs are overrated. They lost to the Giants because Eli outplayed Arod because he had Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks to throw the ball to. The wildcard is Finley, if he can get back to pre-inju

  165. By Andrew on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not going to argue that Driver is better than Jennings or Nelson.. but if you think he has no more value to the team you’re crazy. He works his tail off, provides leadership, and still has hands and courage to make plays on the inside. He’s just one part of our great corps of WR. Sorry AZjeff, disagree. I’d take our WRs over NYG’s. NY just won SB, so what? We have same corps as we did 2 years ago when Pack won, but now we have Cobb too. AND Finley wasn’t even in the SB game.

  166. By Chase on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Ya’ll are idiots for complaining about specific players that belonged to a passing corp that dominated the NFL last year. If any discussion needs to happen, it needs to be about the teams number of drops as a whole.

    Second, we need to draft a running back? What? I am extremely happy you have no say in how this team is run. I think the real issues this team is dealing with have been addressed as far as talent. Don’t get me wrong, a running back that can consistently get solid yardage would be great, but I think starks can definitely become that player. I personally would like to see us dump this multi back system. Let #1 RB get into a rhythm. Either way, if you watched this offense at all last year, you know we don’t NEED a RB.

  167. By AZjeff on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Andrew, Just don’t think you understand how average the WRs are and how great Arod is at QB…..WR talent is about how big their catching window is (see Hakeem Nicks) and how open they get (see victor Cruz ). Packer WRs put too much pressure on Arod to make great throws, throws Eli could not attempt. I hope Cobb develops and Finley gets in shape or Packers are wasting another hall of fame QB.

  168. By srty on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    @John

    I think Moss will be a great addition too. Give Driver at least another year to finish out/retire and let Moss completely develop into a football player. Pointless speculating now though…we’ll see how many people retract their comments in December.

  169. By Jon on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Well we did get Bennett out of minn was a ok runner good catcher/ blocker in the big ten. He didn’t really have any good speed but could find the holes when needed in 2010 didn’t really see much of him in 2011.

  170. By Jon on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    We also got cooper a d2 star and narc Tyler so maybe one of them or green can be hat sidekick Starks.

  171. By michpackfan on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    owens thomlinson moss.bad apples in the locker room. packers dont need any of them. we got all we need now,,packers are building a strong d; every thing else will fall in place…7 differ guys to pass to 4 differ guys to hand off to,,now we have guys to rush the passer..

  172. By Danram on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Overall, I’m quite happy with this draft. We addressed our immediate needs well, I think, and got some good value picks in the later rounds.

    In particular, I think that getting players like Hayward in the late 3rd round and Manning in the lats 5th round were steals.

    The only pick I’m a little “iffy” on is Daniels. At only 6’0″, I have my doubts whether he’s going to work as a defensive end in an NFL 3-4 scheme, although at 291 lbs. he certainly seems to have the bulk. But that’s why Ted is doing the picking and not me!

    All in all, it’s been a very good three days to be a Packer fan. Now let’s hope we can get them all signed and into camp on time.

  173. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    What about these guys also
    A. Henry, S Wisconsin
    V. Burfict, ILB Arizona State

  174. By Phil Briggs on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    This was indeed a great defensive centered draft. Just what we need. Now we need to find out if all, most, or even none of these gentlemen live up the Packers needs and expectations. This is the next step. Get them on the field and work them into our 4-3 scheme and see who stands out. Of course they are going to have to compete for a job and it’s going to make our veterans work even harder to stay in the game which is good. In the end we should come out with the best. I am disappointed we did not get a running back, Our running game is very weak and we definitely need one to back up Rodgers and keep defenses honest

  175. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    you sound dumb

  176. By Number 1 packer fan on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m here in Michigan with you. I get threatened half the time for showing my colors green and yellow. They all think the lions are best in the NFC North and many think they are gonna win the Super Bowl at least 3 times in the next 5 seasons… Hahaaa dumb ass lion fans!

  177. By Lee Patton on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Great Draft, always love having Hawkeyes become Packers!

  178. By Steve Kakacek on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Gee, another QB. They should have kept Matt and drafted Kellen Moore….that guy can really read defenses. Linemen get tried and/or beat up during the season….better to have more of those around to plug in during the season.

  179. By mark on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I am glad to see the Packers concentrate on defense at this years draft, but I still say they went from 12 picks to 8 picks for little to no reason. I like the picks they got but they could’ve gotten just as good of players and more of them by being patient. There were no wow factor players drafted after the first round or two. 12 picks would have added much more depth and allowed them to pick up another RB, TE, OL, DB etc. Still all in all they should be tops in NFL. Go Pack Go.

  180. By Canadian Bill on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Kind of amusing looking at all the banter about DD.He was is and will remain great. Defence wins close games, so adding to the defence from the draft is the the right thing to do. Not having Nick Collins is a blow. Why the Packer defence looked poor last year was because everyone was playing catch up because the Pack seldom trailed. Oh yes its Green and Gold not Green and Yellow. Go Pack Go. have been a Packer fan since the early 60’s. In Canada just about everyone loves the Packers

  181. By Jeff on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shicked & disappointed no running back taken. Had San Fran not taken LaMichael James at the end of Round 2 right before the Packsr I wonder if Ted Thompson would have taken him as he seems good fit.

  182. By Matt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Packers Draft Class 2012: Considering the problems we faced in 2011, spending six of eight picks on critical defensive positions is not a bad thing. Worthy is finally the replacement we needed on the outside edge, and with either Clay Matthews or Nick Perry on the second level ready to put even more pressure on the backfield, we should have a front six or seven that will be stout against the run and be able to break down offensive pass blocking to reduce the time an opposing offense has to get the ball out.

    And to everyone who was talking about our offensive-line, when you look at the unit as a whole on their depth chart ( http://www.packers.com/team/depth-chart.html ) you notice that the only two spots we are lacking is C and LT since Wells went to St. Louis and Clifton was released over his health. But we have a good backup LT who has experience in Marshall Newhouse who played most of last year for Chad, and we picked up Jeff Saturday from the Colts, and it’s not like he’s a pro-bowl center, or anything, having snapped the ball to Peyton Manning for almost 15 years…

  183. By Jon on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    How did we not get a runningback? We got three in FA. All three had 1,000+total yards in 2010. Yah last year not all of them were great.

    Grant was a fa, Starks 6th round,our other back was a fa too forgot the name. green was used with a high draft pick and that was nly a 3rd round pick

    I believe Marc and the cooper kid can be 1st and 2nd down backs and are both 3rd down. I don’t think any of our backs are every down backs but we have depth going to in training camp.

  184. By Jon on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The Bennett kid is a catcher, blocker and can find the holes when need, I know we got zero speed backs o well.

  185. By cory on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    i didnt no this blog was supposed to be about donald driver?

  186. By Rob Schmidt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats BJ on becoming a Green Bay Packer! I KNOW that you will do well! You had all of the mental tools and emotional characteristics as a student in my courses at UT-Chatt. Now put those athletic and physical attributes to work in Green Bay!

    Bob Schmidt

  187. By Mike C on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    No more double teaming Clay! Perry will make you pay.

    Huge USC fan, fun fact; Clay and Perry actually practiced =ced together when Perry was a redshirt freshman. They’ll have no problem flushing the QB to each other.

    Not sure about Worthy, seems like he gets off the line quick but can’t wrap up.

    Hayward is a zone corner THAT CAN TACKLE. Not all that fast, but when he gets burnt he gets up there to defend. A steal after the trade up.

    The safety seems like a great run stopper, definitly have to work on coverage but he can’t be any worse for wear that Charlie. Sorry Charlie, love what you did in 2010, but your tackling was a liability last year. Although you’re not alone there.

    Great draft, welcome to Title Town guys!!!

  188. By Paul on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Let me see here, you passed up Kellen Moore in the 7th (steal) for ????? Out of Tennessee-Chatanooga?? Are you kidding me?? Another wasted draft pick! Do they pay you guys for this ?? Now Detroit is going to find out what a lot of people know-Kellen Moore is good & chat-teen is unherd of. Intolerance for incompetence!!

  189. By Ethan on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The Packers run a 3-4 not a 4-3

  190. By Ethan on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    @ Phil Briggs
    The Packers run a 3-4 not a 4-3

  191. By Wayne on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s not forget about the undrafted free agent signings.

    Michigan Tech DE Drew Vanderlin;
    San Diego State C/T Tommie Draheim;
    Minnesota TE Eric Lair;
    West Virginia T Don Barclay;
    USC RB Marc Tyler;
    Tulane OLB Dezmon Moses;
    Iowa State WR Darius Reynolds;
    Vanderbuilt S Sean Richardson;
    Virginia Tech G Jaymes Brooks;
    New Mexico OLB Jaymar Latchison;
    South Dakota State WR Dale Moss;
    Minnesota RB Duane Bennett;
    Wake Forest TE Cameron Ford;
    Winston-Salem State RB Nicholas Cooper;
    Wake Forest TE Cameron Ford;
    Buffalo WR Marcus Rivers;
    Wisconsin-Stout OL Tyler Butzler.

  192. By Darrin on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome to are family

  193. By curly on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why are some fans questioning the draft picks? What has the current management done to warrant this?

    The criticisms you bring up are likely based on the ratings created by the “draftnik industrial complex”(so-called experts). Do you seriously think these ‘experts’ (employed by TV/internet media outlets) have better opinions than those who are employed within the NFL(Packers employees)? I don’t. Packers employees have their jobs at stake with every decision. If you all(criticizers) are so smart, why haven’t the Packers called you with a job offer?

    A true fan should trust our management/coaches 100% in the offseason upgrades(free-agency, workouts, draft), at least until the team hits the field and football games are played. Those employed by the pack want to win a super bowl just as much as all of us, with the exception that they could lose their jobs if expectations are not met. A successful season is much more important to coaches/management than to any of us fans.

    Under the new CBA, 90 players can be brought into training camp. Through competition/practices, we will keep the 53 players our coaches/management feel give us the best chance to win games this season. Trust in the packers organization and how they use this process. Everyone in the organization is working as hard as they can and doing their best to win a superbowl title for Green Bay and its fans.

    I trust that every draft pick was the best possible choice for the team in the long run, because it is what our management/coaches thought was the best decision. I for one am excited for training camp and looking forward to watching a few practices. Until then, GO PACK GO

  194. By Georgia John on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nick Perry, you da’man now! Stay close to Clay and leanr, learn, learn. I know you will do it. -Packer fan since 1958.

  195. By Marky on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome Packers! If TT wanted you here, then we all want you here.

  196. By Frank on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    This looks like a very solid draft. Should help move the D back to the top!!! Grats guys. Welcome!

  197. By dangkski2008 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome to the family boys, hopefully you stay on for a long time
    @arron you’ve a backup so use him wisely ;)

  198. By tacarez on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I like what my team did in the draft ,now i glad when been holding back all them years.don capers should have fun making our new defense in 2 a #1 rank team..”GO PACK GO

  199. By Avery on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Would love to see the packers trade and get LaMichael James. we would be so much better.

  200. By jwcarlson on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fourth round for Chris Polk would have been a good value? NEED a RB? And now the Packers need to trade for a RB someone just drafted? Come on guys.

    And anyone who thinks DD is going to be a Green Bay Packer in 2012/13 is wacky. Maybe for the league minimum. The goal is not to get older and slower every year unless you want to slip into obscurity. He has had the opportunity to “retire a Green Bay Packer” since 1999 when he was drafted. He might try to find a job for next season like Hines Ward did… The good news is he did get to retire a Steeler.

  201. By Number 1 packer fan on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I really wish they would have signed Aaron Henry Safety out of Wisconsin as a undrafted free agent.

  202. By Packer Backer on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    A running back is definitely in need to open up the pass so that rodgers can do what he does better than any other quarterback in the NFL PASS! but pass rushers is where we really fall short. We need it so that we can keep the quarterback on the otherside of the ball uncomfortable. As far as Donald driver being done are you nuts or just on a strong drug? He still gets up the field and catches. Isn’t that what he is suppose to do? or am I missing something. Hopefully his time on dancing with the stars will make him even better for the 2012 season GO Pack!!!!

  203. By Danny Arbogast on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I wish the Packers would have drafted Kellen Moore I feel that he is going to make an impact in the NFL some day. The Pack could have gotten him cheap. I guess the best way to learn is by your mistakes.

  204. By airpacker12 on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    great draft with the first 2 picks ! the rest seem like decent prospects…. but the problem lies with dom capers…there no way anyone can convince me with that d-roster your d comes up the worst in nfl history !the other problem is campen ! without a run game watch rogers wear down again late in the season; toooooo much presure on 1 man for too longgggggg !!!!!! the only problem i ever had with tt is it takes him forever to recognize a problem area.

  205. By RJORG on May 2, 2012 | Reply

    We need a RB? Really? Something was lacking in our offensive production last year? Good grief, had they played Rodgers all quarters he would be the one holding the TD and yardage records. Moving the ball was not a problem. Stopping the other team was THE problem. Our D steps it up and the Packers will set a record for the largest point differential in league history. I love this draft class and completely believe in TT and Co. finding and developing the talent. GO PACKERS!!!

  206. By theresa on May 2, 2012 | Reply

    wellcome to the team lets go packers

  207. By Gerke on May 3, 2012 | Reply

    I think TT did well in the draft. This will boost our struggling defense. Clay matthews will have a field day with the QB’s. and his counterpart will also be knocking down the passers. More pressure also = more interceptions, I think our D backs are going to be frothing at the mouths!…Go Packers! and welcome to the true Americas team boys!

  208. By Joe Frankovitch on May 3, 2012 | Reply

    Watchout… this draft set the pack up to eventually have the best d line in the nfl

  209. By harold thomas on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    the best got better go pack go the best team in the n f l

  210. By chibiabo on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Where’s the list of players invited to GB that were not drafted?

  211. By Scott on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like a good they got a lot of good D which is what they needed…. Hopefully the Lombardi trophy comes home this season GO PACK GO!!!

  212. By Pat on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    First of all anyone who says that Donald Driver is Done they need their head Examined!!! Thats for darn sure. Donald Driver still has a good 2-3 years left if not more hes a heck of a player grannit hes getting a little older but take this situation now how old was Brett Favre and how long did he stay??????? And no one complained about that loser?? And he is a loser. And people are saying donald is done i dont even think so.

  213. By Mike on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I think the draft may be one of TT’s best. Of course, time will tell.

    As for all of you [around 4/28] saying jennings doesn’t go over the middle – you must have been sleeping during Super Bowl XLV. How embarassing for you.

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