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NFL Prospect Preview: UNC RB Giovani Bernard

Wednesday, Apr, 24 2013

Giovani Bernard is another of the 2nd tier running backs in this draft that will be in the "pick who fits" category.  Bernard has great breakaway speed setting himself up for the big play.  He was a pretty big prospect signing that left some Tar Heel fans always wanting more.  Not sure he will be an every down back in the league but he can definately help some one.

Here is my conversation with Greg Barnes of Inside Carolina on Bernard

I am not sure I see the Packers going with Bernard if he is there in the 3rd round and they are looking at RB.  His size seems comparable to Dujaun Harris so Bernard may not be enough of a change up.  His pass catching and pass blocking could be too big of question marks although he has made some progress in those spots.

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NFL Prospect Preview: Alabama OG Chance Warmack

Wednesday, Apr, 24 2013

Warmack is just another in the long line of Alabama offensive lineman who will/could start for years in the NFL.  When looking at the success of Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy, the big guys up front is where is all starts and Warmack is right there in the mix.  At  6'2" and 317-pounds, Warmack is expected to be one of the top guards taken this year. 

Here is my conversation with Kirk McNair of BamaMagazine.com on Warmack


Warmack would be a "weird" pick for the Packers, not necessarily in a bad way, though. T.J Lang has played some tackle over the years so maybe a move could be in the works if the Packers feel Warmack is the best way to go in the first round.  Green Bay also has a history of moving around offensive lineman as Marshall Newhouse was drafted as a guard and is now at tackle, and they also tried tackles Derrek Sherrod and Bryan Bulaga at guard early on. Chances say no but with TT, you never know.

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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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