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NFL Prospect Preview: Syracuse OT Justin Pugh

Wednesday, Apr, 24 2013

Pugh appears to be a solid prospect.  People around the Syracuse program have nothing but good things to say about Pugh.  His on field play was noticed more in 2012, a lot of it because of the rise of QB Ryan Nassib.  He did have a shoulder injury and has "short arms" which seem to be keeping him from entering the top level of OT prospects.

Here is my conversation with John Garcia Jr. of Fox Sports Next on Pugh


As I mention in my conversation with John, I am hearing a lot of the same things I am hearing from Bulaga.  If you look at Bulaga's career thus far, the 2nd coming of Bulaga won't be a bad thing for whomever drafts them.  I am not sure Pugh has the upside for the Packers to spend a 1st round pick on him and it is unlikely he makes down to them in the 2nd round.

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NFL Prospect Preview: Florida State OT Menelik Watson

Wednesday, Apr, 24 2013

Watson could be the boom or bust pick of the offensive tackles in this draft.  His athleticism is definitely noticed.  However, his football background is thin.  If a team has an opportunity to take a risk on the offensive line, he could be a great pick.

Here is my conversation with Gene Williams of Warchant.com on Watson

Watson's upside and versatility are definitely things that stand-out.  Green Bay is in a position where they could potential sit on him for a year and wait until they make a decision on Marshall Newhouse and Derek Sherrod.  I am just not sure they put there eggs in a basket of a potential project with a few other needs in the locker room.  He could be the guy but I wouldn't bet on it.

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NFL Prospect Preview: Alabama OT D.J Fluker

Wednesday, Apr, 24 2013

The thing that stands out most about Fluker is his size.  At 339-pounds, he is by far the heaviest of the top of the board tackles in the draft.  Playing at Alabama can't hurt him either as he was facing NFL caliber defensive lineman throughout his career.  Fluker looks the part of an NFL tackle, the question will be can he play the part. 

Here is my coversation with Kirk McNair of BamaMagazine.com on Fluker

If Fluker happened to slip to the Packers at #26, he would be a solid choice.  Green Bay has Bryan Bulaga at right tackle, though he has played at left tackle at times.  Marshall Newhouse is kind of a wild card.  Though he played every snap in 2012, there is questions to whether an upgrade could be made.  Newhouse is also in the final year of his contact.  OT is not a likely spot for Green Bay, but it would be understood.



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NFL Prospect Preview: Stanford TE Zach Ertz

Wednesday, Apr, 24 2013

Zach Ertz is one of the many members of the Stanford football team that benefited from the team's success in 2012.  In 2010 & 2011, Ertz caught a combined 43-passes for 536-yards.  He nearly doubled that production in 2012 catching 69-passes for just a hair under 900-yards.  He also found the endzone a career best 6-times in last season.  Ertz, a converted WR, has the versatility that a lot of teams are looking for these days with the increased emphasis on the pass in today's NFL.

Here is my conversation with David Lombardi of TheBootleg.com on Zach Ertz

Ertz and Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame appear to be first round worthy.  Green Bay is in an interesting position at TE this year.  Jermichael Finley is playing in the final year of his deal and many believe there is no chance that the Packers will resign him.  Andrew Quarless is still trying to return from an injury, Tom Crabtree is now in Tampa, and D.J Williams and Ryan Taylor have yet to step up on offense.  The Packers could go in this direction, however, I think they have far greater needs to address.

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NFL Prospect Preview: USC WR Robert Woods

Wednesday, Apr, 24 2013

Matt Barkley wasn't the only USC player to see his stock slip based on 2012.  Robert Woods seemed like a lock to be a 1st round pick, maybe even top half, heading into last season.  After 111-catches for nearly 1300-yards and 15 scores in 2011, Woods totaled only 76-catches for less than 850-yards and 11-scores.  He could be a steal in the 2nd round.

Here is my conversation with Dan Weber of USCFootball.com on USC WR Robert Woods


WR may be more of a luxury than anything for Green Bay.  However, with Jermichael Finley and James Jones entering the final years of their contracts, I wouldn't be shocked if the Packers took one this year.  And when I say take one, I am talking early.  I am not sure about the first round but if Woods was available in the 2nd round, it would be great value!

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