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What Should the Packers Do in the First Round?

We’ve been yammering on about this long enough. Here’s your chance to chime in.

Pretty much everyone says the Green Bay Packers will take an inside linebacker or a cornerback in the first round of the NFL Draft. I made my case for defensive line.

Vote and tell us the position you’d like to see the Packers address in the first round. And, if you have a particular individual in mind, name him and tell us why in the comments.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. GsUP April 28, 2015

    Hey does it appear to u that Eddie lacy is losing weight?

  2. the real russ letlow April 28, 2015

    BPA except for QB. or trade down.

  3. Ted Hawthorne April 28, 2015

    I can tell you what stupid Ted should have done
    last year–drafted CJ Mosley. He should have
    bundled his 2,3, and 4 round picks for another
    1st and grabbed Mosley. Presto-Super Bowl
    champs. What about Adams, Thorton and
    Bradford? Sign James Jones and you never miss
    Adams. The other two? Ha! But Ted’s too cheap.
    He’d rather save a buck than win a Super Bowl.

    1. schizl April 29, 2015

      glad your not in charge james jones couldnt catch influenza A if he was in a car with someone for 3 weeks

    2. The Money Mike April 29, 2015

      What if he tried and they wanted our first too?

    3. tequila April 29, 2015

      I was with you until the Jones part, that’s just silly timez.

  4. Howard April 28, 2015

    1. Kevin Johnson. He may be the best corner in draft. Probably will not make it to 30.
    2. Eddie Goldman. He may drop. If so and Johnson not there take him.
    3. Byron Jones if the two above not there. May have a shoulder problem? If he does have shoulder problem see 4 and 5.
    4. Carl Davis or Jordan Phillips.
    5. Stephone Anthony

  5. Kato April 28, 2015

    BPA except QB like what russ letlow said. That will not be ILB or TE though. It would be nice to get a tight end to stretch the field down the seams, but that won’t be available round 1 with all the other talent there. I like the guy that packers brought in from U of I at the TE position. Watched him play at Naperville North. Dude is huge and very quick for a guy his size. Wouldn’t mind seeing him in camp to see what he can do, keep in mind he was playing in college football purgatory. I think if Shane Ray fell to the packers that could be huge and completely worth the risk for a high motor player that can get after the qb. Can never have too many pass rushers. Corners can be picked up later in the draft, TT has not done well picking corners early on for the most part.

    1. The Money Mike April 29, 2015

      U of I Website Pro Day:
      LaCosse and Petty both had impressive days. LaCosse ran a 4.64 40-yard dash time, which would have ranked second among tight ends at the combine, while his 20 bench press reps of 225 pounds would have placed fifth for his position. In addition, his 9′ 8″ broad jump would have ranked sixth among tight ends at the combine.
      Not a first but would be nice on the team

  6. Kato April 28, 2015

    Dorial Greene Beckham would be intriguing as well. Another High risk, but extremely high ceiling guy. And could you imagine there being an athletic freak in the packers receiving corps with Aaron Rodgers? Can never give your qb enough passing weapons in a passing league.

    1. Phatgzus April 29, 2015

      Davante Adams is quite the athletic freak himself.

      1. Kato April 29, 2015

        They are all athletes. But I am talking upper tier of athletes, like Odell Beckham crap. There isn’t that really special receiver that can stretch the field and can move like DGB

  7. Vince Lumbago April 28, 2015

    Trade down, pick up 2 OLBs and a CB in the 2nd & 3rd rounds, and an RB and DL in the next two. Blow the next picks on best player to get signed off the practice squad and start somewhere else.

  8. PF4L April 29, 2015

    What Should the Packers do in the First Round?

    Let Elliot Wolf make the 1st round pick.

  9. vj April 29, 2015

    Corner or DT….BPA….Kevin Johnson, Marcus Peters, Eddie Goldman, Phillips. They could reach for an ILB in Rd1 since the best cover backers Kendricks and Anthony could be gone of they wait till the second round selection.

  10. schizl April 29, 2015

    Love all these retards drafting for need. Whoever is the best player available should be drafted. Every one thought we should take Lacy in the first and we got him in the second. Hit on four or five picks and others could still be around. Randall cobb was picked when we were stacked at receiver and now look where he is. Defense would be nice but lets not reach for anyone.

  11. PF4L April 29, 2015

    You do draft with an eye on what your needs are. You just don’t take bpa regardless of position when you have needs, no matter what TT tells everyone. Case in point, in 2011 the defense went from 5th to 32nd. In the 2012 draft, what did TT do? Yes, he drafted all defense except for 2 7th round compensatory picks in Datko and Coleman.

    1. Fritz April 29, 2015

      2011 was an outlier year [15-1]. it is not a case in point at all. the defense ranking algorthm is skewed for raw yardage and is not weighted for game score differential divided by game time remaining. TT should not have believed the prevailing BS of analysts, and would thereby have avoided picking mostly defensive flops in the 2012 draft. more evidence that TT is better at picking offensive players in an offense oriented nfl.

      so, schizl makes a very important point: it is safer to go with BPA if he is a sure thing, as D players are less likely to be sure things, due to college performance stats being confounded with their D team mates [as opposed to O player performance stats]. also more character issues with D player/personalities. finally, it is more important to maintain a top offense in the modern nfl. brilliant coaching can overcome many of the D vulnerabilities, especially if personnel decisions are in sync with the team’s defensive coord. philosophy.

      1. PF4L April 29, 2015


        Game scoring differential, is a fabulous stat to look at, especially when you have Aaron fucking Rodgers and that 2011 offense.

        The 2010 defense gave up 309 ypg while giving up 240 points.
        The 2011 defense gave up 411 ypg while giving up 359 points.

        The only thing skewed, is thinking scoring differential is somehow logical reasoning in defending how far the defense fell off the cliff in 1 season.

        You’re welcome.

  12. Richard April 29, 2015

    BPA is kind of a farce. It’s always been skewed towards positions of need, otherwise Winston wouldn’t have any business being invited to Chicago.

  13. jtmax April 30, 2015

    Stephon anthony. freak athlete and fills need