With the 32nd Pick in the 2011 Dawgs By Nature Mock Draft, the Green Bay Packers Select...

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With the 32nd pick in the 2011 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Green Bay Packers select... Torrey Smith , WR, Maryland This selection and write-up was made by ScottJC : Well, it's been a rough couple of months in Green Bay .

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Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#1 Apr 6, 2011
Trade up and get Von Miller!!
answerman

Appleton, WI

#2 Apr 6, 2011
Problem is they have no trade ammunition. Since they can't trade players during the lockout, all they can do is trade draft picks. According to the draft value chart, even if they packaged their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks together it would only move them up to about #16 or so.

http://walterfootball.com/draftchart.php

I could see a slight move up if there is a player they really want in the mid 20's, but that's about it. I still think it's more likely that, unless there is someone they really like at #32, they trade down, if anything. Someone will overpay for the #32 pick (maybe a #2 and #3) to get one of the second tier QBs.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#3 Apr 7, 2011
yeah I know, wish these suits would get the collective bargaining agreement settled so GB could trade a player to get Von Miller cause GB does have the ammunition to pull that off.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#4 Apr 7, 2011
How about the possibility of trading their 1st,2nd and a pick in 12 or 13 to go up and get someone like a Von Miller, cant trade players,but, you can trade picks,so why not trade a pick from the future draft.I cant see GB falling back so much that the future round pick would be a high one.
answerman

Appleton, WI

#5 Apr 8, 2011
Interesting idea Eric, but it's still not enough. Assume a "worst case" scenario (for the rest of the league) of the Packers winning the Super Bowl again this year. That puts them at #32 again in next year's draft. Using the chart, if they trade this year's #1, next year's #1, and this year's #2, that would put them around the #8 pick in this year's draft. Von Miller's not going to last that long.

If they could get the CBA in place before the draft, I could see a trade involving Matt Flynn and swapping first rounders to move up, because honestly Flynn is more ready to step into a starting role than any of the QBs available in this year's draft. I could see Arizona biting on that at #5... Flynn and the Packers' first rounder for the Cardinals' first rounder.

Don't get me wrong, I think Flynn is a good QB, but in a perfect world he's never going to play in Green Bay and will leave via free agency in a couple of years anyway. The Packers could pick up a veteran to back Rodgers up as an insurance policy.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#6 Apr 10, 2011
answerman wrote:
Interesting idea Eric, but it's still not enough. Assume a "worst case" scenario (for the rest of the league) of the Packers winning the Super Bowl again this year. That puts them at #32 again in next year's draft. Using the chart, if they trade this year's #1, next year's #1, and this year's #2, that would put them around the #8 pick in this year's draft. Von Miller's not going to last that long.
If they could get the CBA in place before the draft, I could see a trade involving Matt Flynn and swapping first rounders to move up, because honestly Flynn is more ready to step into a starting role than any of the QBs available in this year's draft. I could see Arizona biting on that at #5... Flynn and the Packers' first rounder for the Cardinals' first rounder.
Don't get me wrong, I think Flynn is a good QB, but in a perfect world he's never going to play in Green Bay and will leave via free agency in a couple of years anyway. The Packers could pick up a veteran to back Rodgers up as an insurance policy.
I wouldn't trade Flynn for a draft pick. He played very well against the Patriots, and I believe he is the best backup for the job in GB right now, Quarterbacks and Left Tackles are gold in the NFL. I can't think of a QB that knows McCarthy's system better than Flynn, besides BF. Maybe Holmgren and TT could pull a I help you now, you help me later scenario. Cleveland is at #6. They seem to be the one with the best QB situation as Holmgren really likes Colt, and Miller could fall to them with the rest of the top 5 needing a QB. I can see Holmgren taking draft picks instead of a player. Cleveland is in a major rebuilding phase, draft picks are needed, not a "hot" free agent. Highly doubt it would happen, but we've all seen stranger things on draft day.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#7 Apr 10, 2011
If they reached an agreement then the Packers can trade Nick Barnett for an upper pick.Only question is since they signed Bishop and Hawk in the middle,teams know they dont need Barnett at his current salary BUT maybe someone wants him a bit more and will throw a decent pick instead of taking chances of someone else signing him as a FA.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#8 Apr 10, 2011
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>I wouldn't trade Flynn for a draft pick. He played very well against the Patriots, and I believe he is the best backup for the job in GB right now, Quarterbacks and Left Tackles are gold in the NFL. I can't think of a QB that knows McCarthy's system better than Flynn, besides BF. Maybe Holmgren and TT could pull a I help you now, you help me later scenario. Cleveland is at #6. They seem to be the one with the best QB situation as Holmgren really likes Colt, and Miller could fall to them with the rest of the top 5 needing a QB. I can see Holmgren taking draft picks instead of a player. Cleveland is in a major rebuilding phase, draft picks are needed, not a "hot" free agent. Highly doubt it would happen, but we've all seen stranger things on draft day.
That is true! Cleveland could use extra picks.Maybe GB can throw a 1st,2nd and something for their 6th if Ted deems it worth a shot.Both teams would benefit.Cleveland picking up a few extra picks and heck they can trade 1 of those picks for 2 picks.

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