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The Green Bay Packers Mock GM Mock Draft

Posted By NFLSportChannel On April 11, 2009 @ 12:26 pm In News | No Comments

As an admitted draft geek, I find myself obsessively checking mock draft after mock draft to see what the experts think the Packers will do at the end of this month. By this time, most people are predicting the same thing, so I decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of a Packers Mock Draft, I envisioned what our last two general managers would have done if they were still at the helm. So here it is, the first ever Mock GM Mock Packers Draft.

 

Mike Sherman

Round 1 (9)—Andre Smith, OT, Alabama.

Round 2 (36)—Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech

Round 2 (41)—Traded for 36th overall pick

Round 3 (73)—Travis Beckum, TE, Wisconsin

Round 3 (80)—Thomas Morstead, P, SMU

Round 3 (83)—Traded for 80th overall pick

Round 4 (109)—Traded for 36th overall pick

Round 5 (145)—Frantz Joseph, LB, Florida Atlantic

Round 5 (152)—Cornelius Lewis, OT/G, Tennessee State

Round 6 (182)—Johnny Knox, WR, Abilene Christian

Round 6 (187)—Traded for 80th overall pick

Round 7 (218)—Traded for 152nd pick

Mike Sherman took a giant risk by selecting Andre Smith in the first round.

“We loved Andre’s production on the field, and think he received a bad rap for his combine performance. As long as he surrounds himself with hardworking class acts like Cletidus Hunt and Mike McKenzie. He should develop into an outstanding player for us.”

Sherman also made several trades during the draft. First, he moved up to the top of the second round to take high-talent, but low on production Michael Johnson. Later he traded up in the third round to snatch up punter Thomas Morstead, who most draft gurus thought would garner a late round pick at best. Travis Beckum, another athletic player, albeit with a significant injury history, was the other third round selection.

Small school players Frantz Joseph, Cornelius Lewis, and Johnny Knox, all relative unknowns, rounded out the draft.

“To be honest, I slept through most of the combine," Sherman responded to criticisms to his underwhelming draft. “I’m confident that my offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, and life coach Brett Favre will mold these guys into outstanding players. Of course, I’ve allowed him to stay in Mississippi until September, but I think the four days he has to get everyone on the same page should be more than enough.”

 

Ron Wolf

Round 1 (9)—Traded to Carolina for Julius Peppers

Round 2 (41)—Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma

Round 3 (73)—Traded to Kansas City for Tony Gonzalez

Round 3 (83)—Traded to Carolina for Julius Peppers

Round 4 (109)—Cody Brown, DE/LB, Connecticut

Round 5 (145)—Brandon Underwood, CB/S, Cincinnati

Round 5 (152)—Sammie Lee Hill, DE/DT, Stillman

Round 6 (182)—Andy Kemp, G, Wisconsin

Round 6 (187)—Traded for 152nd overall pick

Round 7 (218)—Traded for 152nd overall pick

Ron Wolf made a blockbuster trade for All-Pro defensive end Julius Peppers, to play as a hybrid DE/OLB in Dom Capers’ 3-4 scheme.

The evening before the draft when asked about what the all-pro would bring to the Green and Gold Wolf remarked, “Julius adds tremendous flexibility at the outside linebacker position, forming what we think will be a formidable tandem with Aaron Kampman. With the money you have to invest in a top-10 pick, we thought the team would be better served bringing in a proven commodity. I mean seriously, do you think I’d pay a guy like Andre Smith top dollar at that spot?”

The second day brought news that Wolf added another all-pro in veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez. The two trades overshadowed the players that Green Bay actually drafted, who are expected to either step in right away or provide quality depth. Sammie Hill is expected to back up Ryan Pickett as a run-stuffing nose tackle.

“I believe our team was greatly improved over the weekend," Wolf said. "As the general manager of the Green Bay Packers, I feel an enormous responsibility to put out the best product possible.”

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