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From The Benches: The Packers 2015 Draft in Review

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Ryan and Ross head to the Cheeseystudio one final time to break down the entire Green Bay Packers Draft. Hear their thoughts on Damarious Randall, Quenten Rollins, Ty Montgomery, Jake Ryan, Brett Hundley, Aaron Ripkowski, Christian Ringo, and Kennard Backman–all the newest players to wear the green and gold!

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BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Kennard Backman, TE, UAB, 213

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Analysis (Mike Wendlandt)- Backman is a prototypical H-back. Catches the ball well, especially in traffic. Listed at 6’3” and 258 lbs, Backman is a receiver first. He was dependable and durable at UAB, playing consistently all four years. Solid after the catch, he likes to lower his shoulder and push the pile. He struggles as a route runner at times, and is not the cleanest player in and out of breaks. Struggles as a blocker on the line, struggles to engage lineman and doesn’t seal the edge. Led UAB in receptions with 39 last season.

Has a basketball background, was All-State in high school, and we know how basketball players translate at tight end. He may not be the next Antonio Gates, but he has intriguing athleticism and ball skills.

Team fit (Ross Uglem)- The Packers desperately needed another tight end on the roster, if even for the purpose of camp bodies.  Andrew Quarless, Richard Rodgers and Justin Perillo are the only holdovers left from the 2015 team.  The Packers are a team who have carried as many as 5 tight ends into a season before, so being as thin as they are now is troubling.

Backman is certainly going to have an easy road to reps at training camp, what he does with them is the important question.

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From The Benches: Green Bay Packer Draft Day 2 Recap

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Ross and Ryan come on back to go over the 2nd and 3rd round selections of defensive back Quinten Rollins (Miami/OH) and WR Ty Montgomery (Stanford), and offer their Day 3 predictions.

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Heat of the Moment: The Packers Draft LIVE at 8:30 CST

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Sit back, turn down the sound on your television, and tune in as the Packers Talk Family joins forces to break down the Packers’ first round draft pick from Thursday night, that stays on air to bring you instant reaction to the second pick as it happens! You won’t want to miss the epic analysis and ranting from the PTRN family and we go LIVE to talk the draft!

Tune in at 8:30 CST!

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From The Benches: Day 1 in Review

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Ross and Ryan take a good, hard look at the Green Bay Packers first-round pick, Damaroious Randall of Arizona State University, and the impact Ted Thompson hopes he bring to Dom Capers’ defensive backfield.

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Out of the Pocket: Drafting All The Things with Justis Mosqueda

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Welcome to the Hot Mess Express! Bleacher Report draft expert Justis Mosqueda is brave enough to jump on the train and help the Pocketeers break down this week’s draft. The crew will discuss how one creates a mock draft, Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, if many of the no-shows are creating a trend by ducking out of this year’s telecast.

Then, the Pocketeers will elicit Justis’s expert opinion on Ted Thompson, where his head is at with this draft, what positions are most important for this team, and how the shuffling of some key players will affect the esteemed general manager’s draft this season.

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Looking Back at the 2012 Green Bay Packers Draft

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With the draft only three days away, let’s take a look at the last draft class we can make meaningful judgments on: 2012. With their fourth season approaching and fifth year options on the line, some players have a lot to live up to still, and that is true in Green Bay.

In 2011, the Packers had their greatest regular season in recent memory, dismantling opponent after opponent on the way to a 15-1 season, making them easy favorites for the Super Bowl. But a tough Giants team dispatched them in the Divisional Playoffs to make them question the defense. So, naturally, they went defense heavy in this draft, with mixed results. Let’s take a look.

Round 1 (28) – Nick Perry, LB. USC

BAP: Harrison Smith, S. Notre Dame

In need of an impact pass rusher opposite Clay Matthews, Ted Thompson took a flyer on a raw USC linebacker who had never played with his hand up before. Perry had some great talent as a pass rusher, especially in the bull rush, but he needed to refine his finesse moves. His biggest problem in his first three years has been health. He missed time in his first two years and struggled to contribute outside of short spurts. He was healthy last season but was shuffled along in the rotation due to the signing of Julius Peppers. Facing a make-or-break season in Green Bay, what can he do to make him a part of the future? Maybe it is a move to inside, he has the size. Smith on the other hand has emerged as a playmaker at safety.

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