We’ve been slacking real hard on this, but the Total Packers podcast is back. We’re first going to take a look at the Green Bay Packers’ 2017 draft class.
That starts with the trade and Kevin King. The long view on the trade will come down to King vs. T.J. Watt, who the Packers ultimately passed over when they traded out of the first round.
Vince Biegel, who the Packers also acquired as a result of the trade, will also factor into the discussion.
The most interesting competition of training camp will end up being the cornerback competition. There are five guys who will go at it for essentially three regular slots — King, Davon House, LaDarius Gunter, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins.
The surprise pick of the draft — second-round pick Josh Jones — will also factor into the secondary equation for the Packers. Or maybe he’ll factor in at linebacker.
Jones, who is big and fast, looks to be a fit for the hybrid role. That raises the question of what will happen with the Packers’ leftover inside linebackers?
We’ll run down the rest of the draft class, including the interesting situation the Packers have created at running back. Plus, the team will again have a plethora of receivers going into camp.
A couple of guys among the seemingly eight NFL-caliber receivers probably aren’t going to make the roster and we have an idea of who.
And speaking of running backs, how about Eddie Lacy? The former Packer got weighed this week and he just snuck in under his target weight.
Finally, Bob McGinn has left the Journal Sentinel. That makes Shawn sad, although Monty has a decidedly different point of view.
TJ Watt is overrated. Played only one full season at Wisconsin and had I believe 2 or 3 knee surgeries. He’s not as good as his brother and the only reason he looks so popular is because of JJ Watt and the school he went to. And character last names don’t win games (see Seth Curry, Joe Lombardi, Derek Watt, David Carr, or Eli Manning).