Feature Image: Apr 24, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; A general view looking down Broadway toward the main the NFL Network stage built in front of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge for the NFL Draft in downtown Nashville. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
After that painful season, many have been shifting their focus towards the upcoming draft as the the Packers are due to pick #12 and #30 in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft(the #30 pick comes via New Orleans). While the defense was the primary focus of Gutekunst et al. during free agency, it remains to be seen what angle the team will take with their two first round picks.
There are several theories and rumors circulating leading up to today’s draft pick. Some insist on the Packers making the surprise move of going for a QB – although Gutekunst seemed to brush this idea off at a recent press conference. Fellow TP writer Rob Born made a controversial argument for continuing to build the WR corps with someone such as D.K. Metcalf or A.J. Brown. I’ve also read plenty of buzz about the Packers grabbing a TE such as T.J. Hockenson to groom while the team squeezes the last bit of worth out of Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis. There is also the strong possibility the the defense will continue to get attention – I’m personally leaning toward this one.
You can easily watch the draft live online via NFl.com here: https://www.nfl.com/draft/home
The best part of all about the draft starting is we do not have to hear about anyone’s mock drafts until next year. I’ll drink to that. I would absolutely love to be in Nashville today for the draft as well as the great food and music the city is known for. Should be perfect weather for those that are fortunate enough to attend. Cold rain in Green Bay today so I fully expect some bitter reactions to the draft although I do not think anyone is expecting something like 2015. It is due to start tonight at 8pm EDT. That’s 7pm CDT to you boneheads reading this in Minnesota.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) April 25, 2019
Not watching, Avengers Endgame. I am sure I will be reading Packers fans complain about the picks in due time
Same, got my ticket for 7 pm.
My son went. He said 3 times people clapped at Endgame. And women were crying.
I’m sure Superman saved the day. He always does.
Movie was incredible. One of my favorite movies. I have seen in recent years
I’m wishing I was sitting next to Gutekuntz tonight, maybe have a member of the ownership near by. Our division really isn’t that tough, and I’ve got a plan to be Champion of the North. A lot depends on how the first 11 picks go. I’m hoping the OL, Taylor or Williams last until 12. TE Hockenson or ILB Busch are good possibilities. Next is my block buster trade, someplace between #16 and #26 in this years first round. I’m giving up a combination of next years picks and 2nd, through 5th round picks this year. With the glaring needs at TE, S, OL, DL, WR and ILB I wish I had more picks but our later rounds will have to work out. GO PACKERS
Gary- DE or dare I say conversion project linebacker?
Jesus fucking Christ… I was just joking when I made the OLB comment, then I go to Packers.com and on the front page it says this guy is to be converted to OLB. Is this some kind of sick prank? What the fuck is wrong with this front office? I can’t take it anymore, seriously. How many conversion projects are they going to take in the first round? How many of them have amounted to anything???? Answer- NONE. NOT A FUCKING ONE.
I second Stiggy’s sentiment. Fuck the entire front office. Gute is a Ted Thompson wannabe. Murphy is an imbecile. It was nice while it lasted, Aaron. This team is fucked.
Not to sound blind with optimism, but this guy is not Nick Perry or Datone Jones. I am not worried about him being able to convert, dude is a freak athlete.
No, what worries me about this pick are two things. Is he another one of those guys that has off the charts athleticism that never puts up the kind of numbers he was expected to. He didn’t in college. The pros? I don’t think I am optimistic. Oh, and doesn’t he already have a torn labrum? Thought i saw that a couple days ago. Drafting someone injured once again. Saw how that turned out with Kevin King
Rashan Gary is not Nick Perry.
Perry was much stronger and had almost as many sacks his senior year alone as Gary had in his entire college year. Everything else is about the same though.
Fucking trash pick. Give 12 a bazillion dollars then pick the defensive dj metcalf when he has no protection. Datone jones 12 picks higher… shoulder injury… fucking trash pick.
Fuck murphy… fuck gutenkunt…fuck this team. Trade Rodgers so the guy can be rewarded with possibly not playing for a retarded fucking franchise.
Rashaan gary….fucking TRASH.
So, you’re not thrilled then?
Somehow I am NOT surprised in the least. Gutekunst is definitely a TT disciple I’ll say that . . . Fuck this team! What a joke! 10 1/2 sacks for his college career? A top 15 pick should be dominant as hell! PERIOD! Rumor is that they want to convert him! LOL! So, let’s see . . . Injury history? Yes, Underachiever? Yes. To play another position other than what he has been playing? Yes. Possible baggage? Yes. Well, it appears that Gutekunst has continued the Packers idiocy into the next season. This is getting fucking old . . .
Just not seeing the sense in a risk pick at #12. The guy did shit in college so now he’s expected to play better against elite talent? This wreaks of Justin Harrell #2. Gute screwed the pooch on this one.
The numbers are even worse than i imagined;
Games 9: Tackles: 20 Sacks:3.5
Nick Bosa: Games 3 Tackles:11 Sacks 4
Fuck this shit front office.
Not a complaint, just an observation. Ted is maybe still heavily involved in drafting.
A lazy, injured conversion project. So I shouldn’t get a ticket for the Super Bowl parade yet?
LOL. You people will never change. When can I get on the Fire Gute bandwagon?
Stay classy, Total TMZ Packers.
go to reddit if you want “in gute we trust” and other mantras.You can find plenty of people heralding the Gary pick (dont mind safety personally).
My favorite is the one who says “look how davante turned out”….. davante adams… decent college producing 2nd round pick…is the same as an underachieving pre existing condition “workout warrior” at 12.
Keep guzzling the kool aid.
I hate the Gary pick. Enormous gamble. They needed a football player with that pick. Not a workout warrior
Terrible first pick. This guy will be a bust. Love the safety though.
Injury history (bad injury too), defensive end project, takes plays off. As stated, this is Nick Perry, Dante Jones, Justin Harrell. This is the type of player the Packers had to compromise and take at 30, they didn’t have to compromise at 12.
He was considered a disappointment in college, if Harbaugh couldn’t get this guy to produce, how can any other coach?
On top of that he has two first names. That’s a bad sign right there.