Pete Dougherty and Olivia Reiner discuss WR Devin Funchess’ signature signed by Packers and the role that could compete among current recipients.
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We will start with SI.com’s Kalyn Kahler to write that the prospect of quarterback James Morgan, a Green Bay native, was so impressive that it could be a Day 2 pick in the NFL draft. And the Packers are among the teams that show “significant interest”.
James Morgan is gaining ground. It may not be the first round, but the Florida International quarterback has been busy this month.
“There’s a lot of buzz about him,” says an NFL personnel officer.
The teams on the market for a quarterback showed considerable interest in the 23-year-old who played his high school dance in Ashwaubenon, in the shadow of Lambeau Field. Among them: Green Bay, Tampa Bay, Las Vegas, Miami, New England and Indianapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Jets and Giants. …
With his pro day, team visits and training sessions being canceled, Morgan has been busy with FaceTime meetings with several teams, most of whom have requested to have a board available for diagrams. Video meetings work just as well as a meeting in person. The teams send the Morgan movie ahead of the meeting, and go on specific shows to learn how a crime is processed. A month early in the draft process, it could end in the conversation on Day 2.
You can read the whole story here:
Packer’s new linebacker gets top marks for his character:
It seems even more likely that there will be no off-season programs:
SI.com’s Andy Benoit assesses the needs of each team in the North NFC. Here is what you see for the packers:
None of Green Bay’s needs are urgent or terrible, which is probably expected from a team that comes out of a 13-game season and appearance in the NFC championship. It would be nice to find another weapon that catches the passage, be it a large receiver (the Packers could use a speedster or a full-bodied target in front of Davante Adams) or a narrow end to replace Jimmy Graham. But we can also believe Green Bay brass if they claim to appreciate their internal substitutes here. The large Allen Lazard receiver is a favorite of Aaron Rodgers. Jake Kumerow showed glimpses of paths that run acumen, perfected body control and contested capture ability. And in the end, some scouts believe that choosing last year’s third round, Jace Sternberger, has the potential to be a high quality flexible reception weapon.
There may also be a return, as Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are both playing on expiring deals and the teams are more reluctant than ever to award second contracts in this position.
Defensively, the Packers play enough monetary staff (6 DB, 1 LB) that the linebacker cannot be considered any kind of priority position, but even after signing an underrated and athletic ex-Brown Christian Kirksey, he could still move to Green Bay for find a classic-thumper ride to fill the void of free party agent BJ Goodson. This season the Packers have seven games against teams that are able to face a smashmouth match on the ground: the Vikings (twice), Jaguars, Panthers, 49ers, Titans and Colts.
You can read the entire article (which includes a look at the 100 potential potential customers that packers could target) here:
Park in front of your TV on Thursday 2 April:
With the Vikings signing a potential replacement for the merchant Stefon Diggs, we are approaching the bottom of the large barrel of the free agency receiver:
And finally: the safety of packers Adrian Amos ranks his best cornerbacks of all time …
And Amos also classifies the quarterbacks ….
Which was followed by this by Stephen A. Smith of ESPN:
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