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Posted: October 13, 2020, 6:27 AM Post
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Thouht I'd make one of with the Packers off to a 4-0 start, a SB looking very possible and the trade deadline coming up.

The Packers will have 10 picks in the upcoming draft.
3 4th's and 2 6th round picks for the losses of Martinez, Bulaga and Kyler Fackrell.
1,2,3,4,4,4,5,6,6,7.

If ever there was a time to take some of those picks to pick up veterans to plug in at DE and possibly MLB'er or WR'er...I'd think now would be the time after having done little to address pressing needs in the past draft.

Now that Damon Harrison has chosen to sign with Seattle(though per GM John Schnieder it sounds like he is not close to being in game shape)...the Packers still have a hole on the DL.

Margus Hunt, a 6'8 300LB DE was just waived by the Saints. He has a history of being a really solid DL and would seem to be worth a look and would likely come cheap.


And I threw this idea into another thread, but it got swallowed up a bit, but with the Jets not competitive, I'd love to see what it'd take to try and trade for Quinnen Williams, the #3 overall pick just 2 years ago. He's playing for the worst franchise in the NFL, so questions about how effort level may be explained by that. He's a potential All Pro DE next to Kenny Clark and he's cheap. A little more of a disruptive player than a space eater who can occupy multiple blockers, but at 6'3 305, he's explosive and could completely change the look of the Packers front 7.

Given that he'd only cost about 1.4 million against the Packers cap over the next 3 years and what an elite talent he is, IF the Jets were willing to make that trade, I'd offer this years 1st and a 4th. To be able to get DE with his enormous upside and meager cap hit...I think that'd be worth it from the packers POV. Not sure if the Jets would be willing or not, but as pathetic as they look, it'd be worth asking.

Henry Anderson, a 6'6 300 DE who's a very good playing the run or even Steve McCendon are far more likely options and cheaper. I'd think we could get one of them for a mid to late round pick. Neither would likely demand more than a 5th round pick at most.


Other long shots, JJ Watt's been mentioned in some trade rumors...though I doubt the franchise would trade him at this point without anyone really running the team and him being Captain America in Houston(and he'd be expensive, though likely worth it).


On the other side of the ball, DeVante Parker has been rumored to be available(and one article had the Packers trading a 2nd for him).

He's certainly a dynamic #2 that fits what the Packers are looking for. A 6'3 220 WR'er who put up 1200 yards receiving last year for the Fins
Watt's almost certainly not going anywhere after he finally got O'Brien fired in Houston, Williams would cost a 1st round pick and then some(though WE'D only have to pay about 650K each of the next 2 years for him).

Parker may be a BIT more realistic, but I'd think the Dolphins would want someone there to catch passes when Tua finally takes over.


So I'm hoping for a Henry Anderson type addition. Pretty much anyone who can come in and displace Lancaster and be an upgrade over Lowry at this point.

Obviously the salary cap is a huge concern, but this team looks to clearly be the class of the NFC, but if they're going to get Rodgers his 2nd Ring, they need to shore up at least the Run D.

Shelby Harris, a upcoming FA and former Homestead standout is another guy on a floundering team who could be worth a late round pick.

The deadline's just over 2 weeks away. Any ideas? The Football team from Washington has two elite DT's and a guy in Tim Settle who would fit in perfectly in GB(Though the 'Bama guys would likely be costly).


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Posted: October 13, 2020, 7:56 AM Post
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Good catch on the number of draft picks for next year.

I think they need to overturn every bush in search for DL help. People complain about Lancaster and Lowry (rightfully so), but I still can't figure out how Adams continues to make the team. Who does he have pictures of??? Even a good 2 down space-eater would be an upgrade on what we have. That shouldn't be too expensive.

At WR and MLB, I'm more content with what we have. Martin will be back soon, so that should be as much of an upgrade as any trade. Perhaps with Lazard out a few more weeks we could use some help there, but I'm guessing ESB just steps in.

That was one area where Ron Wolf was really good, but no GM since has been able to come close - taking late round draft picks and filling holes with useful veterans.


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Posted: October 13, 2020, 8:35 AM Post
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I believe the FA loss of Bulaga would only net the Packers a 5th round pick because compensatory picks are capped at Round 5 for players with 10 or more accrued seasons (excluding quarterbacks).


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Watt would've been a viable option if BOB was still running things in Houston. We'd probably only would've had to give up a third and Jamaal Williams.

Anyway, if there's a way to get Jamison Crowder I would be for that.

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Posted: October 13, 2020, 2:21 PM Post
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I read a story this morning that advocated for the Packers to trade Josh Jackson and a 2nd or 3rd round pick to the Dolphins for DeVante Parker. That's the kind of deal I could get behind. Parker is a stud, and signed through the 2023 season.

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Packers signed WR Kalija Lipscomb to the practice squad. Chiefs got him as an UDFA and gave him $110K guaranteed. I think he has great potential. No idea what his measurables are but his tape is impressive.

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Posted: October 13, 2020, 2:38 PM Post
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Why would the Dolphins give him up?


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Posted: October 13, 2020, 2:43 PM Post
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Why would the Dolphins give him up?


They are in the midst of a rebuild, and Parker is 27.

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I read a story this morning that advocated for the Packers to trade Josh Jackson and a 2nd or 3rd round pick to the Dolphins for DeVante Parker. That's the kind of deal I could get behind. Parker is a stud, and signed through the 2023 season.

I see the extension he signed last year was 4 years / $40 million. I just can’t see the Packers taking on that much extra salary.


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Yeah, the salary is a bit of a problem for the longer-term. Interestingly, they could hypothetically use him as a rental and flip him for picks in the offseason if they wanted. The NFL doesn’t usually work like that though. If they acquire him, it’d necessitate some serious cap work this spring.


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Posted: October 14, 2020, 2:02 AM Post
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Good catch on the number of draft picks for next year.

I think they need to overturn every bush in search for DL help. People complain about Lancaster and Lowry (rightfully so), but I still can't figure out how Adams continues to make the team. Who does he have pictures of??? Even a good 2 down space-eater would be an upgrade on what we have. That shouldn't be too expensive.

At WR and MLB, I'm more content with what we have. Martin will be back soon, so that should be as much of an upgrade as any trade. Perhaps with Lazard out a few more weeks we could use some help there, but I'm guessing ESB just steps in.

That was one area where Ron Wolf was really good, but no GM since has been able to come close - taking late round draft picks and filling holes with useful veterans.



The sad thing about Adams is he actually shows you that he can be a competent player from time to time. He's clearly more talented than Lancaster or Lowry, but most of DL is effort and his is sporadic at best.


I'd agree we really only have the one real need.


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Posted: October 14, 2020, 2:19 AM Post
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nodakfan17 said:
Ron Robinson's Beard said:
I read a story this morning that advocated for the Packers to trade Josh Jackson and a 2nd or 3rd round pick to the Dolphins for DeVante Parker. That's the kind of deal I could get behind. Parker is a stud, and signed through the 2023 season.

I see the extension he signed last year was 4 years / $40 million. I just can’t see the Packers taking on that much extra salary.



Spotrac has it at 4/30.5

That's about as good of a deal as you're going to get on a WR'er with his talent and recent production.

But they obviously don't have to pay for the signing bonus, so their "cap hit" wouldn't be as high. They could just take him on for the rest of this year and then as Peavy said deal him.

But I'm guessing IF they went to the effort of trading for him, they'd be happy to work out that cap hit.
He's 27 years old, 6'3, coming off a 1200 yard season. 4/30(or even 4/40) is a enormous bargain for a guy like him. They could just as easily extend him and cut that cap hit for next year.


I still believe the NFLPA and the Owners are going to reach some sort of agreement. I was looking at the Saints and I cannot possibly see how they'd get under 200 million next year, much less 175. Even if they cut or trade guys like Lattimore, Ramcyzk, Sanders, Jenkins, Brees...they're still like 40 over with guys who would cost more to cut than to keep(in terms of their cap).

The Packers don't have much cap space as it stands, but at least they've got options and plenty of ways to free up money.


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Why would the Dolphins give him up?



I don't really know...unless he wants out or there's something going on with the team. They are in a rebuild. I'd keep him if I was Miami and had a young QB, but I saw his name, so I threw it out there.


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Yeah, even in a rebuild, having a talented WR on a team friendly deal seems like someone you'd want to keep. Even at 27, it isn't like a rebuild will take 4 years.


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And I threw this idea into another thread, but it got swallowed up a bit, but with the Jets not competitive, I'd love to see what it'd take to try and trade for Quinnen Williams, the #3 overall pick just 2 years ago. He's playing for the worst franchise in the NFL, so questions about how effort level may be explained by that. He's a potential All Pro DE next to Kenny Clark and he's cheap. A little more of a disruptive player than a space eater who can occupy multiple blockers, but at 6'3 305, he's explosive and could completely change the look of the Packers front 7.

Given that he'd only cost about 1.4 million against the Packers cap over the next 3 years and what an elite talent he is, IF the Jets were willing to make that trade, I'd offer this years 1st and a 4th. To be able to get DE with his enormous upside and meager cap hit...I think that'd be worth it from the packers POV. Not sure if the Jets would be willing or not, but as pathetic as they look, it'd be worth asking.



I'd hate to lose a 1st rounder for yet another interior DL. This organization has overspent, imho, of first round draft capital on interior defensive lineman. It is also my opinion that an elite MLB would help this organization more. The 2021 draft class on MLB is much improved over 2020. And the way several mocks (i know, taken with a single grain of salt) have setup seems like a run on this position isn't imminent. Elite SEC talent at the position, like Dylan Moses (Alabama) and Nick Bolton (Missouri) might very well be available at the end of the first round, or perhaps using a middle round pick to move up a few slots as the draft unfolds. In the same instance, if there is an elite MLB, tackle-machine available via trade, I would be willing to spend 1st round draft capital on that, assuming some years of control on the contract.


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Posted: October 14, 2020, 1:37 PM Post
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This organization has overspent, imho, of first round draft capital on interior defensive lineman.


Other than Kenny Clark, who has become an all-pro interior lineman, what other interior d-linemen has this organization used first round draft capital on in the past decade?

EDIT: I guess if you're still holding onto bad feelings about Justin Harrell 13+ years later, but he's literally the only example of a bad 1st rounder on the interior d-line by the Packers in the last 40 years.


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lcbj68c said:
This organization has overspent, imho, of first round draft capital on interior defensive lineman.


Other than Kenny Clark, who has become an all-pro interior lineman, what other interior d-linemen has this organization used first round draft capital on in the past decade?


Datone Jones was drafted as a 3-4 DE, before they figured out that he just didn't have the size to play there and take the physical pounding, which necessitated his weight loss and a move to OLB. They weren't first rounders, but Montravious Adams (3rd), Khyri Thornton (3rd), Jerel Worthy (2nd), Mike Daniels (4th) and Mike Neal (2nd) were also relatively high picks. Of course, Raji was the #9 overall selection, but that is going back 12 seasons now.

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Ron Robinson's Beard said:
PeaveyFury said:
lcbj68c said:
This organization has overspent, imho, of first round draft capital on interior defensive lineman.


Other than Kenny Clark, who has become an all-pro interior lineman, what other interior d-linemen has this organization used first round draft capital on in the past decade?


Datone Jones was drafted as a 3-4 DE, before they figured out that he just didn't have the size to play there and take the physical pounding, which necessitated his weight loss and a move to OLB. They weren't first rounders, but Montravious Adams (3rd), Khyri Thornton (3rd), Jerel Worthy (2nd), Mike Daniels (4th) and Mike Neal (2nd) were also relatively high picks. Of course, Raji was the #9 overall selection, but that is going back 12 seasons now.


Yeah, I see two guys that worked out well there (Neal & Daniels) one guy who grades out as incomplete in Adams, and flops in Thornton and Worthy. But no first rounders. [smile] Raji and Clark both performed at a very high level for the Packers, and I don't think the capital that was used on them can be considered wasted.


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I certainly wouldn't call our DL as overspent... A 1st (Clark), 3rd (Adams), 4th (Lowry), 5th (Keke), UDFA (Lancaster) and low cost FA (Wynn) represents our current DL.

Out of curiosity, here are the other draft picks we spent in the last 5 years on DL in round 4 or earlier:
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And here are the 5 years prior to that:
Thornton (2014 - 3rd round)
Perry (2012 - 1st): Was he a DE or OLB??? A bit of a tweener which was part of the problem.
Worthy (2012 - 2nd)
Daniels (2012 - 4th)
Neal (2010 - 2nd)
Raji (2012 - 1st)


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Posted: October 14, 2020, 2:14 PM Post
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HiAndTight said:
And I threw this idea into another thread, but it got swallowed up a bit, but with the Jets not competitive, I'd love to see what it'd take to try and trade for Quinnen Williams, the #3 overall pick just 2 years ago. He's playing for the worst franchise in the NFL, so questions about how effort level may be explained by that. He's a potential All Pro DE next to Kenny Clark and he's cheap. A little more of a disruptive player than a space eater who can occupy multiple blockers, but at 6'3 305, he's explosive and could completely change the look of the Packers front 7.

Given that he'd only cost about 1.4 million against the Packers cap over the next 3 years and what an elite talent he is, IF the Jets were willing to make that trade, I'd offer this years 1st and a 4th. To be able to get DE with his enormous upside and meager cap hit...I think that'd be worth it from the packers POV. Not sure if the Jets would be willing or not, but as pathetic as they look, it'd be worth asking.



I'd hate to lose a 1st rounder for yet another interior DL. This organization has overspent, imho, of first round draft capital on interior defensive lineman. It is also my opinion that an elite MLB would help this organization more. The 2021 draft class on MLB is much improved over 2020. And the way several mocks (i know, taken with a single grain of salt) have setup seems like a run on this position isn't imminent. Elite SEC talent at the position, like Dylan Moses (Alabama) and Nick Bolton (Missouri) might very well be available at the end of the first round, or perhaps using a middle round pick to move up a few slots as the draft unfolds. In the same instance, if there is an elite MLB, tackle-machine available via trade, I would be willing to spend 1st round draft capital on that, assuming some years of control on the contract.


I understand if people don't want to trade a 1st rounder for a DL. But hasn't Blake Martinez shown us that it's obviously not just the MLB'ers in GB? That a MLB'er can only be but so good when you have DL that is as bad as this group is at times, particularly defending the run?

Blake Martinez went from a stat stuffing MLB'er who people thought was...at best a decent player to an elite MLB'er even on a 0-5 team.

So there are quite a few MLB'ers I'd like to see the Packers draft. The kid from FSU Nasirildeen could end up being a great guy for the Packers to pick up. But the impact anyone we get is going to be marginal until we have someone better than Lancaster taking snaps.


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