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A lot has been written about the Packers top draft choices already, so I just want to take a quick look at why the Packers drafted who they did in rounds 4-7. He's the first Tar Heels product drafted by Green Bay since defensive tackle Vonnie Holiday was chosen in the first round in 1998. Round 5, No. Overall, this looked like a typical GM Ted Thompson draft. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Packers tight end paved his own path with help from mother Tammy, Key comments from the Packers' coordinators and offensive assistants, Positive signs are there heading into showdown with Buccaneers, Former college free agents have combined for more than 1,200 offensive and defensive snaps through four games, Packers' offense vs. Record: 15-1-0, 1st in Or write about sports? He drafted a lot of players, at a lot of different positions, and he did a good job targeting the positions at which they needed more depth. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. If the Packers trade or release LB Nick Barnett, they'll need more depth at linebacker. The three-year starter is also the first player the Packers have chosen from the Wildcats since safety Chuck Cecil was taken in the fourth round in 1988. Find out more. 197, Arizona DE Ricky Elmore. Sherrod started 36 games for the Bulldogs in his career and was named to seven All-America teams as a senior. Depth wasn't a major issue in 2010, but it had been in prior seasons. All rights reserved. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. He was the first NMSU player drafted by an NFL club since safety Siddeeq Shabazz by Oakland in the seventh round in 2003. 141, Arkansas TE D.J. Overall, the two-years-later test checks out very well for the Packers’ 2011 draft class. Taylor is the fifth tight end the club has picked under Thompson's direction. They needed at least one tight end after releasing TE Donald Lee, and they got two. In return, the Packers received a sixth-round pick (174th overall) and the 49ers' seventh-round selection (231). 131, New Mexico St. DB Davon House. On Sunday, it was most definitely the latter. Rodgers, Packers start hot, fizzle in embarrassing 38-10 loss to Buccaneers. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. He's the type of bigger, bump-and-run, cornerback I would expect the Packers to draft. Chosen 32nd overall, he is also the Bulldogs' first offensive lineman to have been picked in the opening round. Williams. Round 7, No. Do you have a sports website? But if Smith is really only 5-11, then I don't see how he sticks in the NFL. the official stats partner of the NFL. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. It’s either very good or very bad if Tim Boyle is getting snaps in a regular season game. The Packers' first selection in the seventh round was tight end Ryan Taylor, chosen 218th overall. With guards Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz potential free agents, they could use some depth at the position. 2011 NFL Draft Grades: The Green Bay Packers, Monday Cheese Curds: Matt LaFleur & Aaron Rodgers are steamed after Packers’ loss. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. General Manager Ted Thompson lived up to his reputation as a willing trade partner on the draft's third day. Coakley was taken in the fifth round by the Cowboys in 1997. The Packers surprised me a little by making a bunch of late round trades to move up or down, but I don't think it added much value. Smith arrived in the sixth round at 186th overall, the first player the club has drafted from the Mountaineers. Smith. Packers trounced by Buccaneers. Cobb also played quarterback briefly for the Wildcats, starting four games and completing 62 of 122 passes for 689 yards, with five TDs and five interceptions. The Packers sent the 174th and 231st picks to Miami to slide down in the sixth round to No. He was most productive as a runner, receiver and returner. Round 6, No. Packers Week 6 Snap Counts: What to make of the mess in Tampa? Appalachian State linebacker D.J. In round five, Green Bay traded its 163rd overall choice to San Francisco. Most data provided by 24-7 Baseball, creators of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia. Ricky Elmore became the first linebacker Green Bay has selected from Arizona when the Packers drafted him at 197th overall in the sixth round. 223, Arizona State DT Lawrence Guy. I could see them going either way, and we'll see what they do in rookie camp (if the lockout is lifted again). Green Bay closed the 2011 draft by choosing Arizona State defensive end Lawrence Guy at 233rd overall. Previous Season Next Season. Round 7, No. Without actually assigning a draft grade, a look at how the Green Bay Packers did in the 2011 NFL draft. : Edgar Bennett (Wide Receivers), Tom Clements (Quarterbacks), Ben McAdoo (TE Coach) and Mike Trgovac (Defensive Line), President/Chairman/CEO: Mark Murphy (GNB is owned by Packers Board of Directors; Murphy is president of its Executive Committee), Executive VP/General Manager/Director of Football Operations: Ted Thompson, Preseason Odds: Super Bowl +650; O/U: 11.5, Training Camp: St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Monday, October 19, 9:12AM. Buccaneers' defense a marquee matchup, Preparations for Tampa and the Buccaneers are underway, Fourth-year running back had a career-high 95 receiving yards vs. Atlanta, Meditation, sharpened focus have led to Packers cornerback's strong start, That side of the ball a work in progress showing positive signs, Key comments from the Packers' coordinators. Neither draft choice would stay in the club's possession for long. Round 6, No. In return Green Bay received the Broncos' fifth-round choice (141st overall) and sixth-rounder (186). The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site.  (Schedule and Results), Playoffs:Lost Divisional Round 20-37 vs. New York Giants, Other Notable Asst. 179, Utah OL Caleb Schlauderaff. Cobb is the first player the Packers have drafted from Kentucky since DT Bill Bushong was taken in the seventh round in 1972. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. After selecting 10 players and engineering three trades involving 11 draft choices, the Packers' 2011 NFL draft is in the books. First-round pick Derek Sherrod is the first player from Mississippi State selected in the first round by an NFL team since Buffalo chose wide receiver Eric Moulds in 1996. Running back Alex Green became the first player the team has drafted from the University of Hawaii when the Packers took him in the third round at 96th overall, and the highest-drafted running back in school history. Packers' 2011 draft class According to Packers general manager Ted Thompson Ryan Taylor was drafted for his ability to excel on special teams and he hasn’t disappointed this season. House set New Mexico State's all-time record with 319 yards on 11 interceptions, including three touchdowns. Are they going to convert him to an outside linebacker? To see the full story and rankings, go to draftmetrics.com and click on: “2011 Draft: Who Should Get the Most Help.” Posted in Vic Ketchman Blog. Round 6, No. After selecting 10 players and engineering three trades involving 11 draft choices, the Packers' 2011 NFL draft is in the books. Do you have a blog? NFC North Division Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. Round 4, No. He was the seventh tackle selected by Thompson since his first draft heading the club's football operations in 2005. He started 43 of 49 games in his career. Smith had 525 career tackles, the most at Appalachian State since Dexter Coakley, who was the last linebacker drafted from the school by an NFL team. In 2010, Cobb set the SEC record for all-purpose yards with 2,396, breaking the mark of 2,310 yards set in 2007 by Darren McFadden of Arkansas. They might keep both of them because FB Korey Hall and FB John Kuhn are both free agents, and tight ends are somewhat interchangeable for the Packers. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. APC Podcast Rapid Reaction: Ow, my pride! What follows is a closer look at some of the numbers surrounding this year's three-day draft of 254 players, the 10 players Green Bay selected and where they fit compared to the previous 1,289 players chosen in Packers draft history. The details of trades sometimes get lost in the flurry while selections are being made. Cornerback Davon House, the first player the Packers have selected out of New Mexico State in franchise history, was taken 131st overall in the fourth round with a compensatory choice. After ugly loss, Matt LaFleur is unhappy with Packers’ defense and his own playcalling, Monday Night Doubleheader Open Thread: Chiefs-Bills and Cowboys-Cardinals. After starting the last 49 games of his college career, Schlauderaff is the first player Green Bay has taken out of Utah since RB Del Rodgers in the third round in 1982. I have my preference for what I look for each year, but there's more than one way to assemble an NFL roster.

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