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2018 NFL Combine Watch List: Tight end draft boards are still uncertain

2018 NFL Combine Watch List: Tight end draft boards are still uncertain

This year’s TE class in Indy is a weird one, with few sure things at the position. The group of tight end prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft is a batch of players with diverse skill sets, sizes, and levels of experience, making it perhaps the toughest position for which to put together a draft board this spring. While you have plenty of conventional tight ends out of the Big Ten conference — no surprise there — you also have oddities. One player attending the 2018 Scouting Combine as a tight end is built like a running back, while another is more in the mold of an offensive tackle but...
Feb 23, 2018
Packers receive four compensatory picks for 2018 NFL Draft, but picks lower than projected

Packers receive four compensatory picks for 2018 NFL Draft, but picks lower than projected

The Packers should now be up to 12 total picks in the coming draft. It’s official — the Green Bay Packers have now added to their haul of selections for Brian Gutekunst’s first NFL Draft as general manager. The NFL announced the compensatory picks for the 2018 NFL Draft, awarded for free agent transactions during the 2017 offseason. The Packers added four picks, the maximum possible, giving them a likely total of 12. That comes from the team’s original seven picks, the four comp picks, and one additional seventh-round choice sent over from the Buffalo Bills in a 2016 trade for...
Feb 23, 2018
2018 NFL Combine Watch List: Cornerbacks who may interest the Packers

2018 NFL Combine Watch List: Cornerbacks who may interest the Packers

Josh Jackson is one name that keeps coming up for the Packers in round one, but we identify a few late-round cornerback prospects to watch next week in Indy. The NFL Scouting Combine officially begins on Tuesday, but workouts and full televised coverage start up seven days from now, on Friday. With that in mind, we’re looking at a few players at a few different positions of need for the Green Bay Packers who may be on the team’s radar — or who will be with a good workout performance. Today’s examination looks at the cornerback position. As with the wide receiver position, which we...
Feb 23, 2018
Chiefs expected to trade CB Marcus Peters to Rams, per reports

Chiefs expected to trade CB Marcus Peters to Rams, per reports

The second big trade involving Kansas City is in place. The Kansas City Chiefs are making a name for themselves in the trade market this offseason. A few weeks after agreeing to trade quarterback Alex Smith to Washington, GM Brett Veach is at it again. On Friday, the Chiefs reportedly are finalizing the details on a trade of cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams, with compensation yet to be confirmed. The only confirmation is that it will involve a “package of draft picks,” according to Ian Rapoport. Peters, who is a two-time Pro Bowler and was named first team All-Pro in...
Feb 23, 2018
The Packers should add a free agent CB instead of a first-round draft pick

The Packers should add a free agent CB instead of a first-round draft pick

Cheeseheads want to see Josh Jackson or a top-tier corner added through the draft, but the smart move may be building in free agency. The NFL offseason is a paradox. It’s impossible to know what might happen in the draft without knowing what first happens in free agency. But the likeliest permutations of draft outcomes ought to directly impact a team’s approach to free agency. Does your head hurt yet? Often, we silo the two pools of players. There’s the draft and there’s free agency. If we don’t find a player in free agency, we’ll find a similar one in the draft or vice...
Feb 23, 2018
2018 Salary Cap Casualty Tracker: Cuts begin around the NFL

2018 Salary Cap Casualty Tracker: Cuts begin around the NFL

Veterans are starting to land on the chopping block around the league as teams try to open up cap space. Several NFL players are finding themselves out of work this week as the league’s 32 teams have begun to trim high-priced players from their rosters. Cap casualty season is underway in full force as of Tuesday, with a handful of players being informed of their release. Every NFL team must be below the 2018 salary cap number as of the start of the new league year on March 14th and although that number has not been confirmed officially yet, most estimates put it at about $178 million....
Feb 23, 2018
Friday Curds: There are plenty of free agent options for Packers’ secondary

Friday Curds: There are plenty of free agent options for Packers’ secondary

Will Brian Gutekunst open up the checkbook for a cornerback in a few weeks? One position where the Green Bay Packers have struggled to maintain consistency in the past few years is at cornerback. With so many draft picks at the position in the past half-decade plus big changes due to injuries and losing players in free agency, the team’s starting group has had very little continuity year over year. Meanwhile, the safety position has some question marks as well with Morgan Burnett hitting the market and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix needing a big bounce-back season. While the possibility of adding...
Feb 22, 2018
2018 NFL Combine Preview: Wide Receivers for Packers fans to watch

2018 NFL Combine Preview: Wide Receivers for Packers fans to watch

Here are a few wideouts that APC will be keeping close eyes on next week in Indy. In the lead-up to the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, which officially begins on February 27th, Acme Packing Company will break down a few positions of interest for the Green Bay Packers. We’ll bring you a few names to watch at each of these positions, both potential early draft picks as well as third-day players. Teams across the NFL will be scrutinizing the wide receiver position, but the Packers have tended to look for a particular set of athletic thresholds during Ted Thompson’s tenure as general manager....
Feb 22, 2018
Navigating the Packers’ Offseason: What will Mike Pettine’s hire mean for defensive personnel?

Navigating the Packers’ Offseason: What will Mike Pettine’s hire mean for defensive personnel?

Expect pass rushers and cover men to be the highest defensive priorities for Green Bay this spring.
Feb 21, 2018
Wednesday Walkthroughs: Reminiscing about favorite Packers folk heroes

Wednesday Walkthroughs: Reminiscing about favorite Packers folk heroes

The APC writers share stories about their favorite non-star Packers players.
Feb 21, 2018
Cheese Curds 2/21: Tidal wave of data could benefit the Packers

Cheese Curds 2/21: Tidal wave of data could benefit the Packers

Also: Green Bay? A top destination for free agents? The heck you say!
Feb 21, 2018
Packers Mock Drafts: Mel Kiper sticks with Marcus Davenport to GB in 2nd mock

Packers Mock Drafts: Mel Kiper sticks with Marcus Davenport to GB in 2nd mock

The big pass-rusher continues to be a popular pick for the Packers.
Feb 21, 2018
Navigating the Packers’ Offseason: What will Gutekunst do to improve the offense?

Navigating the Packers’ Offseason: What will Gutekunst do to improve the offense?

For the first time in a while, the Packers seem likely to use the early rounds of the NFL Draft to fill gaps on offense.
Feb 20, 2018
NFL Scouting Combine 2018: Workout schedule, broadcast details, and more

NFL Scouting Combine 2018: Workout schedule, broadcast details, and more

Get ready for next week’s week-long event with a primer and a full breakdown of the schedule.
Feb 16, 2018
Improving Packers’ secondary is more important than pass rush for Mike Pettine

Improving Packers’ secondary is more important than pass rush for Mike Pettine

Pettine’s defense doesn’t require blue chip pass rushers, but it relies heavily on strong cornerback play.