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Left tackle, Tretter, Packers’ second pick of fourth round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 27, 2013 – 12:21 pm

GREEN BAY–The Packers stayed with the big-guy theme with their second pick of the fourth round on Saturday, selecting left tackle J.C. Tretter of Cornell with the 25th pick of the fourth round, the 122nd overall selection.

Tretter, 6-4, 302, is likely a developmental prospect. He was a tight end as a sophomore at Cornell, moving to left tackle for the past two seasons. He has the frame to add size and strength.

One draft publication says Tretter is best-suited to play in an angles-blocking system, such as the Packers’ zone-blocking scheme. “Needs to spend a year in an NFL strength program before he is ready, but possesses the toughness, intelligence and competitiveness to develop into a fine pro,” the publication says.


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37 Responses to “Left tackle, Tretter, Packers’ second pick of fourth round”

  1. By Brett on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    So GB uses a 4th round draft choice to get a developmental prospect? Couldn’t this wait until the 7th round?

  2. By Ziga on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    on some boards he is listed as a Center… If Dietrich-Smith doesn’t work out there, this could be some isurance.

  3. By VAPacFan1 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Will any Safeties be available in the 7th round when TT wakes up from his nap ! Hitler was asleep on D-day and it cost him a war !!

  4. By mark Heim on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    we have been winning every nyear and every year you idiots complain about the picks. I remember when everyone screamed because he took jennings. more disapointment when he took nelson. if we wait till the 7th round this guy would be gone . besides we got him for free really trading back we still got the back everyone thought we would take in round 1

  5. By Mitch2 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    TT did wake up from his nap and thought he was in the 7th round already judging by the last 2 picks. Obviously slept through the 9er games last year too after watching the picks made. Usually a TT fan, but two sketchy linemen makes me question his allegience.

  6. By mark on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I am super excited about the way this draft is turning out for the Green Bay Packers.

  7. By BigMatty36 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    VAPacFan1, I believe TT is happey with the safeties he already has. Burnette led the team in tackles and M.D. is a rising star in my opinion. I think this kid is an interior lineman. Not sure about Bakhtiari.

  8. By Eric on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Very tasteless and completely out of bounds comments by VAPacFan1. Thompson “napping” compared to Hitler and D-Day? Offensive and baseless.

  9. By Tim on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    VAPacFan1, you think you could do better than one of the best GMs in the league? Shows why you make such ignorant comments.

  10. By T Thompson on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Eddie Lacey = Mark D’onofrio

  11. By jimthepackerfan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    pack already has its saftey, sean richardson is better than any saftey in this draft

  12. By T Thompson on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Jim, who is sean richardson never heard of him?

  13. By Mitch2 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Chill Eric! You sound like a UW student, all PC and such! What he’s saying is someone from the 9ers, Vikes, or Bears is sneaking into the warroom and making the picks/trades. I think our safety position is OK too, but our front 7 is easily the worst in football. One more quality starter is needed on the D front. Don’t need to be drafting backup O linemen in the 4th.

  14. By Ronnie on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    There’s a reason TT gets the packers in playoff contention year in and year out. I like the picks so far. If the packers went all defense you all would bash how we need o-line help, seems like everyone’s too busy finding a reason to complain than just appreciating what’s happening.

  15. By jimthepackerfan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    ganes are won on the lines, and i for one think we gain a ton in keeping aaron upright alot more this coming year than the past.

  16. By Ziggy on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    @T Thompson – You are commenting on the draft but you dont even know a player already on the Packers roster?

  17. By Ronnie on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    And our front 7 isn’t THAT horrible we were hit so hard last year in that area with injuries of course it’ll suffer. OLB Matthews and perry look nice to me. DE jones,Wilson,Pickett,worthy with Raji as NT looks fine to me. Will have bishop back NOT a 3rd string like last year, and hawk or brad jones for the other ILB which isn’t great but still not bad.

  18. By Mitch2 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I agree games are won on the lines. San Fran and Seattle proved that to us last year. That being said, Jesse Williams was just picked by Seattle. Why would the Pack want the anchor of the #1 defense/team in the country? Don’t need 2 more TJ Lang’s.

  19. By T Thompson on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Ziggy I’m drafting the players and yes I don’t recall having mr richardson on our team

  20. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Mitch…..you DONT KNOW S#IT! TT is making smart moves and getting some decent OL up great potential…he also made a great move yesterday and then again today in order to get the top 2 (considered by many draft experts….not meaning you) running backs in Lacy and Franklin. We will have a great solid and balanced offense now and are adding good depth. We drafted heavy on D last year and those guys are still developing….now we are getting some OL help to develop. Mitch….go back to sleep and let TT handle the heavy lifting.

  21. By Mitch2 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Just heard James Starks is on the trading block.

  22. By Mitch2 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry Scott, just bringing up some spirited coversation. Well, I hope you’re right about that defense. But I doubt it. Two RBs are great picks, but I don’t like the developmental OLinemen. Not in the 4th round.

  23. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Go back to sleep Mitch

  24. By T Thompson on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I just traded away all picks in 2014 and 15 for all the picks in the seventh round this year, I want to address our special teams needs

  25. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    These 2 O Lineman Mitch were mentioned on NFL Network as good solid 4th round picks. Mayock said of Bakhtiari that he was a sleeper and a solid pick up this late in draft. TT is making nice picks here…..remember we have Sean Richardson at S and Morgan Burnett so we are ok there I think. Don’t worry Mitch things we be OK

  26. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    LOOK FOR PACKERS TO PICK A DE OR DT in 5th ROUND!

    GUARANTEED!

  27. By T Thompson on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Scott, I just traded morgan burnett, sean richardson, and MD Jennings to San Fran for 2 1/2 picks in the 2032 7th round. It was an offer I couldnt refuse.

  28. By Ziggy on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    @T Thompson – go away troll.

  29. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Sleeper DE coming in 5th round pick…just got this valuable information from one of my many scout/ sources out in the field.

  30. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    T. Thompson must also be a Favre LOVER who still hates that A-Rod is now the QB and not as talented as Rodgers.

  31. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    T. Thompson must also be a Favre LOVER who still hates that A-Rod is now the QB but feels ARod is not as talented as Favre.

  32. By Mitch2 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    OK…i believe you, we’ll defitely see weeks 1 and 2. Still think Jesse Williams should’ve been picked. Love the RB selections though. I agree we needed to add that dimension to the offense.

  33. By nopainnogain on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    worst front 7? that’s a pretty big overreaction. ILB’s are solid-to-above-average with bishop (2010 stud), hawk (average), and jones (top-10 grade last year). matthews is a stud & raji is pretty good. perry showed plenty of promise before injury. They had the 11th best defense last year. I dont care how good you think the secondary is, there is no way they’d be #11 overall with the worst front 7. yall are freaking out over one bad playoff game, which probably wouldn’t be nearly as bad if perry wasnt hurt (walden was the major problem).

  34. By mazobob on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I’ve been saying all along, 50/50 split on O-line/D-line with 1st/2nd picks. I wanted a left tackle in 1st round, but given the O-line players taken in the 1st round, a D-line player was probably rated better than any O-line player. Then after that, RB, LB and safety…in no particular order. Basically just depth after rounds 1 & 2.

    I also wanted to take a chance on Lattimore in the later rounds, but taking Franklin kind of eliminated that…along with 49ers taking Lattimore in the 4th. Way too high for his injury, but the 49ers had a ton of picks, so they could afford to “waste” one.

  35. By Mike F. on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    With Both Jesse Williams and Quinton Patton still on the board, the pick of a developemental O/L from football “powerhouse” Cornell befuddles the mind. I liked what TT has done to this point but my goodness, this pick, no disrepect to the player, could probably have been had as a UFA if not the 6th or 7th round! I certainly hope the 5th round makes a little more sense.

  36. By Carlos on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Mark my words, the kid from Cornell is going to be great.

  37. By Mitch2 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    He’ll be a smart player Carlos

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