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North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins
I highly doubt CB Janoris Jenkins will still be avaliable when the Packers pick late in the first round of the NFL draft, but if he is, Ted Thompson has an interesting decision to make.
On paper, Jenkins vs. Harrison Smith is a complete mismatch. Jenkins is by far the more talented and superior player. But when you factor in concerns about Jenkins off the field and the Packers need for a safety after releasing Nick Collins, the matchup becomes closer.
Jenkins is a cocky, in-your-face, man-to-man, physical cover corner. You can put him on an island against any WR and he’s not going to back down. He’ll take on whomever he’s asked to cover, not ask for any help, and have a good chance of winning the battle.
Smith is one of the better safeties in a weak safety class and almost plays like an extra linebacker. I don’t see him as a guy who can cover the field against deep passing attacks, but I do think he’ll be good in the box against the run and as a blit...
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2012 NFL Draft
As the 2012 NFL Draft is about to begin, here are some things that have been whispered into my ear as well as some of my own opinions and predictions.
Whisper: The Packers love Shea McClellin, but so do the Patriots, who pick just before them. If Ted HAS to have him, he’ll need to trade up in front of NE (unless Mercilus is there for New England, who is their first...
Was Nick Perry a hit or miss with the draftniks?
The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft is history. As you probably know by now, the Green Bay Packers selected USC DE/OLB Nick Perry with the 28th overall pick.
If you’ve been surfing the web this morning, you’ve probably read some opinions on the Packers’ selection from members of the Green Bay front office as well as draft...
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson used the team's free-agent compensatory picks on defensive lineman Mike Daniels of Iowa and safety Jerron McMillian of Maine.
Going into the 2012 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers had one thing on their mind, defense. After putting together one of the worst defensive seasons in NFL history, the Packers defense was in desperate need of some reinforcements and General Manger Ted Thompson was more than happy to accommodate by drafting USC defensive end Nick Perry with the 28th overall selection...
Great memory, great safety. You will be missed.
The Green Bay Packers have released Nick Collins. It appears that, this morning, The Green Bay Packers have informed Nick Collins and his agent that he will be released. Looks like Mike McCarthy and Teddy T don’t want to risk having Collins being permanently injured while on their watch. Nick Collins was a great safety. He had...
Today the Green Bay Packers announced that they have officially released former Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins, who was attempting to make a comeback from a horrific next injury and rather than allow him to attempt to play again, risking his health in the process, the Packers have informed Collin’s agent Alan Herman that he has been released according to Tom Silverstein...
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers have notified safety Nick Collins that he will be released.
Collins suffered a serious neck injury this past season and this might be a sign that the Packers aren’t very confident in him being able to continue his career.
Collins was scheduled to make $3.45 million in 2012 and $4.35 million for the 2013 season.
GREEN BAY, Wis. Nick Perry is not a prototypical defensive player. The former USC standout is a lot of things: fast, athletic, quick and big with a knack for bringing down opposing quarterbacks in college at an elite rate.
But it's the combination of those traits that makes Perry a difficult projection in the NFL.
When Perry was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 28th...
Packers draft another USC linebacker in the first round
The Green Bay Packers struck gold when they selected a Southern Cal linebacker Clay Matthews in the first round three years ago. GM Ted Thompson is hoping for a bit of deja vu with Nick Perry, another extremely athletic ex-Trojan who was picked 28th overall in Thursday’s draft. Perry will be expected to start opposite Matthews...
Packers safety Nick Collins' seven-year tenure with the team is over, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the team will release Collins because they are not comfortable with him playing again after neck surgery. Collins has reportedly been waiting to hear from doctors to find out whether he will be cleared to play again after recurring neck injuries...
Penn State's defensive end is Still available after round one
Ted Thompson has to select both an outside linebacker and a defensive end early in this draft. One down and one to go. First round pick Nick Perry will be an instant upgrade opposite Clay Matthews, but the Packers are still woefully lacking talent on the defensive line. Fortunately, there are a number of quality...
While the Packers’ second-round pick has safety experience, he’s not expected to add depth to that position in Green Bay, even after the release of Nick Collins. Instead, he’ll play cornerback says defensive coordinator Dom Capers.