Packers 10 picks away

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 27, 2012 – 7:16 pm

We’re approaching pick 50, so the Packers at 59 are only 10 slots away. Wisconsin C Peter Konz is still on the board, thought to be the only center with a first-round grade in this draft. It was thought he’d be long gone by now.

On the defensive side, linemen Devon Still of Penn State, Jerel Worthy of Michigan State and Kendall Reyes of UConn are all still on the board as well.  Looks like a really good player could fall to the Packers at 59.

Update: There goes Reyes. The Chargers took Reyes at 49. He might have been a good fit on the D-line for the Packers, but so it goes.


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Upshaw finally goes, to Ravens at 35

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 27, 2012 – 6:17 pm

Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw, thought by many to be a first-round pick, finally came off the board early in the second round at No. 35 overall. The Baltimore Ravens took him.

Upshaw was a candidate for the Packers in the first round at No. 28 when the Packers took Nick Perry, who is the faster and more athletic player. Now we’ll see if the selection of Upshaw starts a possible run on those other defensive front-seven players who were thought to go in the first round.

Update: Denver just took Cincinnati DT Derek Wolfe at 36. He’s one of those front seven guys who was talked about a lot. Is Kendall Reyes or Vinny Curry next?


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