Green Bay, WI. – The Green Bay Packers have clear needs for the receiver following the departure of Dwight Adams and the release of the Markets welds-scaling free agent.
Only two players on the depth chart, Alan Lazard and veteran slot Randall Cobb, have played a significant number of pictures and have formed a relationship with MVP quarterback Aaron Rogers. Fortunately for General Manager Brian Gotticinte, a hint of a deep draft class.
Who do the Packers want? It is practically impossible to say. Is it possible to suggest that the Packers have no interest in drafting? A well-established draft history can provide a guide.
Who’s (probably) too small for the Packers?
It is considered to be the most cutting and dry quality. From 2005 to 2020, Ted Thompson and his successor, the Gootenkist, drafted 16. Short receiver was selected by Cobb. In 2011, choosing another round, he measured 5-foot-10 1/4. Thompson might have described it “as it was done” but the trend was clear enough to make sense.
Gutekunst breaks the limit by drafting Amari Rogers in the third round last year. Rodgers measure only 5-foot-9 1/2. Rodgers was short but not short, and he filled a gap on the list.
“When you look at him, when you look at him, he’s not a little man. He’s just not tall, “Gotticin said after the election.” So, I think he’s a little different than maybe some of the other slot guys you see in the league because he’s a little more composed as a running back. General Chat Chat Lounge
Rodgers was selected as the 13th recipient. At 212 pounds, he was the largest of the bunch despite being shut out for fourth-youngest. Of the 19 receivers in the first 140 picks, only Michigan’s Nico Collins (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) was heavy.
With Cobb and Rogers, the Packers having two slot receivers, it’s highly unlikely that Gatkins will pick another 5-foot-9 receiver.
One big name that might not be considered is Western Michigan’s Sky Moore. A potential top-40 pick, he measured 5-feet-5/8 at Combine.
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Memphis’s Kelvin Austin and Kentucky’s Van Dale Robinson are two other quality prospects that are off the board because they are smaller than 5-foot-10.
Who’s (probably) too slow for the Packers?
During the Gutekunst-Thompson era, J’Mon Moore, a fourth-round pick that bombed in 2018, was the slowest draft receiver with a 40-yard time of 4.60 seconds. The Packers had him in the top 4.4s on his pro day. Still, using 4.60 as a cut-off, two potential Day 2 polls can be off the board. Perth’s David Bell ran 4.65 in the Combine and Justin Ross of Clemson averaged 4.64 runs per day in friendly conditions.
Alabama’s Slade Bolden (4.66), Nicholls State’s brother Gene Dickson (4.62) and Mississippi State’s Dontero Drummond (4.65) are three late options, who spent 40 years in poverty.
The Packers like the players with a sharp 20-yard shuttle time. Craig Brigg ran the slowest in 2005 with a 4.40 second mark. The Bulls (4.57), Dixon (4.42), Oregon’s Johnny Johnson (4.54) and Virginia Tech’s Terry Turner (4.53) could be out of town.
Who’s (probably) the smallest hand for the Packers?
Adams’ 9-inch hands are the smallest of the Thompson-Gatkins era. It makes an interesting case study to George Pekin of Georgia. He has big size (6-3 1/4) and speed (4.47), and had some big-time production before a broken ACL overlooked him for most of the 2021 season. It wouldn’t be a shock to see him go in the first round but would the Packers ignore his 8 3/4 inch hands?
Josh Johnson (8 5/8) of Tulsa, Kyle Phillips (8 5/8) of UCLA, Virginia Tech’s Turner (8 1/2) and the fastest man in the draft, Tyler Dorton (8 1/8) of the Bears. 4), become less. 9 inches.
What about RAS?
Relevant Athletic Score is a formula that combines a player’s height, speed and other dimensions into a single score. This number, which goes from 0 to 10 on a scale of 5.0 with an average of 5.0 positions, allows the comparison of other players with the 1987 dates. The players are divided into three color coded groups, green to 8.0 and above, yellow to 5.0 to 7.99 and red to any player with the average score below.
For the Thompson-Gutekunst round, 11 players are green (including Tye Montgomery, who was drafted as a receiver but has to go back to work), seven tackles (including Adams, Jordy Nelson and James Jones) and four. Are red (including cube). Gutekunst has produced four receivers, including Equanimeous St. Brown, Valdes-Scantling and Moore Green and Rodgers are yellow.