Four Trade-Up Targets for the Packers in Round 1

With April 30th rapidly bearing down, NFL teams have very little left to accomplish in terms of NFL Draft preparation. Executives and scouts will spend these final days double and triple checking their assessments of their potential future draft choices. Per usual, all remains quiet on the draft front at 1265 Lombardi Avenue. In his decade-long rein with the Packers organization...
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Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

The NFL draft kicks off on Thursday and we’ll finally have some new Green Bay Packers players to root for. I’m not a Draftnik, but based on what I’ve read, listened to, seen, heard or thought, here are the top 5 players I’m most excited about possibly landing with the Packers in this year’s draft: Maxx Williams, TE, MinnesotaHow can you watch this and not get excited about...
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2015 NFL Draft: Donovan James’ Top ILB Prospects

OVR PLAYER POS. POS. RANK SCHOOL CLASS HT. WT. PROJ. ROUND 30 Eric Kendricks ILB 1 UCLA rSr 6-0 232 1st-2nd 41 Paul Dawson ILB 2 TCU Sr 6’0 235 2nd 49 Stephone Anthony ILB 3 Clemson Sr 6-3 243 2nd 51 *Benardrick McKinney ILB 4 Mississippi St rJr 6’4 246 2nd-3rd 75 Denzel Perryman ILB 5 Miami (FL) Sr 5’11 236 3rd 130 Ben Heeny ILB 6 Kansas Sr 6’0 231 4th 149 Taiwan Jones ILB...
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New York Giants will seek value picks in 2015 draft

The New York Giants do not possess a pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but that’s totally fine. After a disappointing 6-10 finish in 2014, the Giants should use this draft to add needed depth at positions like linebacker and corner. The Giants first pick in the 2015 draft comes in the second round at the 40th overall pick. Continuing their tradition of drafting for...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Kendricks Makes Sense for Green Bay at Pick 30

It’s been a tough job trying to figure out where the Green Bay Packers will go with their first round pick (30th overall). They have glaring needs at both corner and inside linebacker, and it’s a coin flip as too which need is more pronounced. However, when I look past the skill and look at the experience that the Packers have at corner, it exceeds the experience, as well as...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

 5. Will Paul Perkins evolce into a Paramount Player?Perkins led the conference in rushing yards, and is slated to be one of the better running backs in the nation this season. He is quick and has keen vision, and the Bruins will need to utilize him more to carry the offense. 4. Is Myles Jack the team's best player?Myles Jack has had two amazing seasons with the Bruins. He is a...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ross’s First (and Last) Packers 7 Round Mock v2

Just like last year, this is a best case scenario draft.  While it is unlikely that all of the players that I have selected will be available when they are selected in this mock it is at least possible.  In fact if I have made the pick I’ve at least seen this player available in a different “expert’s” rankings and or mock at the position they’ve been selected.  Finally...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Best skills of the 2015 NFL Draft: Defensive Front Seven

The 2015 NFL Draft is under two weeks away with excitement building every day. Over the course of the last month or so, I have released my top five players at each position and also my top 20 prospects on my big board. So, I have moved my focus to individual skills in the draft. Each player has a different skillset that defines who he is as a player. But, which players have the best...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three sure-fire fits for the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the NFL Draft

Following a free agency that – as far as most Kansas City Chiefs fans are concerned – will go down as a successful one, Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey and company head into the 2015 NFL Draft with ten picks at their expense, and all options open. The folks at One, Arrowhead Drive made a number of big-time moves that certainly made a dent in the free agent market weeks ago...
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Atlanta Falcons meeting with top cornerback, linebacker prospects this week

While some people believe that the Atlanta Falcons will pick the best running back on the board in the first round, a lot more analysts agree that an upgrade for the defense is more likely. Today the Falcons met with two prospects who are ranked among the best at their respective positions in this year’s draft class… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: The odds of all 32 starters being...
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NFL Draft Profile: Eric Kendricks v Paul Dawson

Installment four, of my player versus player NFL draft profile, consists of inside linebackers Eric Kendricks of UCLA and Paul Dawson of TCU. I watched two games worth of tape for both prospects, and assigned them a grade, both by percentage of positive plays, and an integer number of the sum of their plays. Let’s get started Paul Dawson: Dawson vs. Baylor — +2, 55% Dawson...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA could win the Pac-12 South in 2015 if one thing goes right

More from Athlon Sports: Top 10 coaches on the hot seat this spring/ Top 20 WRs on the rise in 2015 / Alabama is ready for another title run / Florida could win SEC East in 2015 / North Carolina's D must step up in 2015 / South Carolina in danger in SEC East *** UCLA is coming off back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 1997-98, and 18 starters are back from...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers land UCLA linebacker in latest mock draft

At this time of year everyone and their mother has an opinion on who is going to go when in the upcoming NFL Draft, but the closer the day gets the better an idea we have of what will happen. In the latest round of mocks, one name keeps coming up again and again with the Green Bay Packers… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Every signal caller ranked from 1-32 based on marketability...
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Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft Headlined by Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA

Cowboys Mock Draft time! As promised, here is this week’s mock draft. The Cowboys are getting closer to buttoning up their draft strategy with three weeks remaining until the big day. This week the Cowboys are hosting their mandated 30 prospect visits, and Dallas Day. Like many draft seasons the names we’re seeing visiting the Cowboys are the names to watch closely. The Cowboys...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rarely Discussed First-Round Options for Colts in Draft

No matter who we draftniks continue to give to the Indianapolis Colts in our mock drafts every year, they always do the unexpected. Remember when either of Xavier Rhodes or Datone Jones was a sure thing to the Colts at No. 24 in 2013?This year, there are mostly the same group of players being slated to the Colts at No. 29, whether it be Eric Kendricks, Melvin Gordon, Eddie Goldman...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

How Much of Clay Matthews Inside in 2015?

As the NFL Draft approaches it appears that the Green Bay Packers will bring in no reinforcements at inside linebacker before that date comes. Unless UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks drops to pick No.30 — which I don’t see happening — the Packers are unlikely to get a reinforcement in the first round of the draft either. Getting rid of A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones are probably addition...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive: UCLA’s Eric Kendricks talks about his brother, the NFL Draft & more

As the waves of the NFL’s free agency begin to die down, April 30th and the crazy, yet wonderful frenzy that is the 2015 NFL Draft is steadily approaching. Draft season has officially entered it’s home stretch as College’s pro days are passing by and the NFL Combine is far back in the rearview mirror… AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 cornerbacks on the board...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

4 more guys the Saints should be looking at

The Saints may have picked the perfect year to stockpile a bunch of picks in the first few rounds. The reason for that being that there simply aren’t a lot of ‘stars’ in this draft and the few that there are will be taken early. It is entirely possible that some desperate teams will want to move up to get players which will either give the Saints chances to stockpile, or it...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Scout Report: Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA

Name: Eric Kendricks Age: 23 Position: LB College: UCLA Height: 6’0 Weight: 232 Grade: 1st – Early 2nd Comparison: Sean Lee, Bobby Wagner Athletic Ability Eric Kendricks displays great feet and coordination, which allows him to read and react to plays better. He also demonstrates all-around great athleticism, being one of the most... -- Click the title above to read the full...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Seven-Round Mock Draft

Having the two first round picks, it might be wise to trade up to lock up Dante Fowler Jr. or Vic Beasley, but the organization isn’t known for making draft-day moves, so for the sake of this draft, we’ll assume no trades are made.First Round – 13th pick: Randy Gregory, OLB, NebraskaGregory has seen his stock fall over the last few weeks, and rightfully so. Other pass-rushing...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Mock Draft 2.0

First Round - 30th pick: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA. No change here from the first mock draft. The Packers fill their top need with their first round pick by taking the the Butkus Award winner. Kendricks, the all-time leading tackler in UCLA history has a nose for the football. One thing that has killed the Packers in the past is the inability of their inside linebackers to drop back...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City prospect Q and A: UCLA’s Eric Kendricks talks about the NFL Draft

As the waves of the NFL’s free agency begin to die down, April 30th and the crazy, yet wonderful frenzy that is the 2015 NFL Draftis steadily approaching. Draft season has officially entered it’s home stretch as college’s pro days are passing by and the NFL Combine is far back in the rearview mirror, and teams are finally getting down to business. After a surprisingly...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

potential Saints picks beyond 13

The pre-draft coverage and our ability to accurately predict who is going to get drafted is half the fun of an otherwise boring off-season. I can pretty much guarantee that there are going to be some things coming from me (and probably other members of thesaintsnation family) that will make you laugh… and shake your heads. Fortunately we haven’t reached that point quite yet....
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA

Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: ILB Eric Kendricks, UCLA Player Information: Eric Kendricks, ILB 6-0, 232 pounds Hometown: Fresno, CA STATS NFL Combine: 40 yard: 4.61 Bench: 19 Vert: 38″ Broad: 124″ 3 cone: N/A Shuttle: N/A News and Notes: The Packers need help at inside linebacker, that shouldn’t blow anyone’s mind.  However, the 2015 draft class doesn...
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Bills, Cardinals, Chargers

Draft UCLA LB Eric Kendricks worked out for the Panthers and Colts a few days before their Pro Day. ( Bucky Brooks spoke to a college scouting director and a linebackers coach who both said that this year’s draft class is loaded with 3-4 outside linebackers and teams should be able to find starters, even on Day 3. ... The post NFL Notes: Draft, Bills, Cardinals, Chargers...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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