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Packers make Josh Boyd fourth DL picked in last two years

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 27, 2013 – 2:38 pm

GREEN BAY–The Packers stayed with the big-guy theme, selecting Mississippi State defensive lineman Josh Boyd at the bottom of round five (167).

Boyd, 6-3, 310, started 41 of 51 games for the Bulldogs of the rugged SEC, where he was a penetrate-and-disrupt, three-technique tackle. He’ll attempt to fit into the Packers’ 3-4 scheme.

The selection of Boyd is the Packers’ fourth selection of a defensive lineman in the last two drafts.

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41 Responses to “Packers make Josh Boyd fourth DL picked in last two years”

  1. By Palama on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    We need big guys, right?

  2. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    All you whiners wanting a big man and a D lineman…well here you go…you got what you wanted…NOW SHUT UP!

  3. By Edmond on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    lol! Wait, but we need a ILB, OLB, DE, NT, T, OG, C, RB, FB, K, P, SS, FS, CB, WR, TE and we desperately need a QB bad!!

    Do not agree with with Josh Boyd pick when we need all the other previously mentioned positions…

  4. By Brett on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    It’s a good pick. But when you think about picking 4 defensive linemen in the last two years, it leaves out just a year or two earlier a second round pick on Mike Neal.

    How are those picks working out?

  5. By Andrew on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Edmond,..take your psychotropic meds and take a nap,..you need it.

    Don’t try to recover too fast,..insanity takes time to cleanse.

  6. By Bob Kitch on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Well done TT every pick from here on in is like throwing darts!

  7. By Martha on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    This is a Ryan Pickett replacement guy, right?

  8. By Rick on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe there’s a QB floating around out there yet. I don’t like Harrell, “Mr. Sardonicus.”

  9. By Ilya S on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Beautiful draft as of now…The Great Runningback Robbery of 2013.

  10. By bennick on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    wtf thompson have you lost your mind or just your job probly both or maybe its because u lost your whole scouting team and now you have been exposed

  11. By Dan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Bob Kitch: EVERY draft pick is like throwing darts. Every free agent acquisition is like throwing darts. NOBODY makes the right pick every time. Even the number one pick in the draft or the Heisman trophy winner doesn’t work out all the time like Mandarich, Leaf, JaMarcus Russell, Ron Dayne, Archie Griffin, Steve Spurrier etc.etc.etc.

  12. By Mitch2 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    LOL Scott…I’m zipped up now. Great pick. 9ers won’t be running all over us this year. Between Boyd and Jones, the Pack draft looks good.

  13. By Dennis on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    bennick what a stupid comment. Go troll on someone else’s forum.

  14. By jim on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Bigger, faster, stronger & younger

  15. By Tim on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Guy had a lot of production in a big conference. At this point in the draft this is what you look for. Guys with lots of potential.

    @bennick, might want to work on writing complete sentences before you start talking about other people’s employment.

  16. By bennick on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    how do you not pik ryan swope when you lost both greg jennings and donald driver and by the way spurrier is a coach

  17. By Mitch2 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Spurrier was also a top rated QB bennick

  18. By Roman on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply


    do some research before you show off your ignorance… Steve Spurrier was a 3rd round pick out of the University of Florida where he won the Heisman in 1966.

  19. By Roman on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    3rd pick overall, my mistake; A typo.

  20. By bennick on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    potential the packers have needs they havent been addressed yet why get 11 picks if you only want undrafted free agents and back up lineman

  21. By Roman on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    We need D-line help more than we need a WR. So long as we got value for the position. Where would he fit in anyway? Ross shows promise. Jones, Nelson, & Cobb are not expendable. Maybe he could replace Boykin, but his time on the field is practically nonexistent. I’d rather see someone brought in to compete at point of greatest weakness. The Pack were pushed around at the line by the teams with stout players on THEIR line. We lost to the Giants and 49ers who excel at those positions.

  22. By Corky on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Those of you that don’t like TT, MM or Dom are idiots. They’ve been in the NFL for ever while you’ve never done anything in football. It’s a good thing the Pack doesn’t listen to your garbage. It’s sickening to read your stupid comments. Get a life and and stop coming on the forum if all you want to do is be negative. Go Packers!

  23. By Dan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I wish we could have gotten Swope from A&M. We need some receiver help after losing Driver and Jennings. I think Jones had a career year and Jordy has been hurt.

  24. By Dan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry bennick! I missed your post and submitted exactly what you said.

  25. By Dan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Are we planning on bringing Woody back at safety on the cheap?

  26. By bennick on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    nate boyd another undrafted free agent great job thompson

  27. By bennick on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    palmer sorry same difference

  28. By coyote on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Gang, I’ll go with being optimistic here… No one could argue our need for a running game if for nothing more than to make our offense less one dimensional. Our running back selections offer a great opportunity here.If these players pan out, It makes Rodgers even more dangerous.
    Our need for a pash rush has been another thorn in our side, and if one these guys works to fill that need,it helps our entire defense… Especially the secondary.
    I’ve never been a Ted Thompson “fan”, but I like his draft so far in 2013. I’m still reeling from Crosby’s woes of last season and don’t want to revisit that nonsense again.

  29. By bennick on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    ya dan least there is 2 of us with like minds swope would have been awesome

  30. By bennick on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    we now have 8 cornerbacks check it out but we dont have a backup center does that make any sense

  31. By Mack on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m thinking some of you are packer haters not fans. Some people have complained about every pick. So far this draft has been fantastic. We have committed a crime in stealing to great running backs that will be a great 3 back combo with Harris. Jones should help the D immediately, now we have him and Perry on one side and Clay on the other. We’ve added a DB with good ball skills, 2 linemen when TT has always found a lineman in later rounds who ends up playing and contributing (not to mention all our OL should be healthy to start the season now), a DT when we always end up needing more depth there bc of injuries and a LB who at least can help the special teams. You can’t draft everyone you want and you can rarely fix every need. Over 20 guys on the roster are products of our draft process and look at the success we’ve had as of late. TT is a drafting genius and scores big every year. If all of you knew exactly who to draft you would have his job and be making the big bucs. Have some faith and trust in our front office, they KNOW what they are doing. GO PACK GO!!!

  32. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Ryan Swope has had 4 concussions over the last few years and is limited in his speed….good route runner but with all that head pounding he wasn’t a good pick.

  33. By badgerfan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Good think none of you guys are the Packers GM. Let’s see… 1 Superbowl, a 15-1 record. Won the division last year. But apparently TT sucks. So far this appears to be a great draft. First two picks are great and address immediate needs. I love that we traded down to get extra picks and still got our guys. 11 picks. The more the better!

  34. By Kimm on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe the Packers didn’t want to spend a pick on a guy(Swope) who has a couple of failed drug tests under his belt? Some of you guys are ridiculous. I’m not a huge TT fan, but you can’t argue with the success the Pack has had. Most of you are probably too young to remember all the losing seasons we went through prior to Favre. You’ve been spoiled by our success and now aren’t satisfied with anything but a super bowl.

  35. By packerphil in floridq on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Hope we filled some holes this year. I think we do need a qb, but may still find one, and then again, we could be okay. Got to play this one out to see where we land. Good help on D line, Hope so in LB spot. D back could be in good shape. Running backs, best anyone could do this year. Do need reciever help yet. All in all, pretty darn good draft, now lets see who is left and watch them play.

  36. By web on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    We might have found a replacement for Cullen J. More pressure up front lets the linebackers and d backs become better as well. Might have a good running back as well. Doesn’t seem like we’ve done all that well drafting big guys of late on either side of the line. Bulaga might be the exception if he stays healthy. Might have found some obscure WR in 6th and 7th. Time will tell if they are the next Driver. Thought we might draft a kicker in the 6th or 7th. I like Crosby as a player, but he was the worst kicker in league last year by far.

  37. By montanpackfan on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    @ bennick…perhaps you should dust off your resume since the entire Packer organization according to you has completely blown this draft. Fans like you (if you really are one)only serve to detract from the optimism most fans feel when the draft comes along. We have missed out the last two years in getting to the show but imagine for a moment the remaining 28 teams who would have died to reach the playoffs. Though we as fans wish our team could win the SB year after year…the reality is you are lucky with the parity in the NFL these days to even make it to the dance in consecutive seasons. I’m sure TT and the Packers are just waiting for a person of your depth to save them from themselves and steer the green and gold to another SB win.

    Roll on Green Roll on

  38. By PackerGym on Apr 28, 2013 | Reply

    Help…I think this column has been invaded by some closet Viking know-nothings….TO criticize TT for taking two top tier running back prospects, defensive helps…Offensive Line upgrades…a returning warrior who I hope will be given a 2nd chance, what more couo
    ld be asked of TT…..for you doubters…..get a hobby…lower your self image..and spend some time becoming more informed as to what makes a great team….GO PACK..!!!

  39. By Rdp21 on Apr 28, 2013 | Reply

    I liked the draft a lot. I felt like this was a TT type of draft where homework was critical. We should literally be in trouble for stealing our backfield like that btw. I’m not sold on Jones as much yet though, he got tossed a lot when I looked at his tape versus Oregon. He’s physical and strong but I see him being the reason we lose CJ Wilson. If he can pick up Dom D’s playbill and master it we might see this pick pay off but in last years draft this guy would’ve been a late 2nd – 3rd round pick.

  40. By chibiabos on Apr 29, 2013 | Reply

    A lot of iffy players taken this draft. Lacy has been injury prone as has two other players taken. I do not see any improvement to our O line, at least this year and it seems TT and Mike are placing all their faith in a resurgence of injured defensive players from last year.
    Just wondering how long it will take before the injury bug hits again as it has for three years running now.

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