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We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s look at Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and his possible fit in the Packers' defense.
There’s a decent chance Peppers still will be on the board when the Green Bay Packers pick at No. 29. With all the talk of what a dynamic player he is, I’ve been wondering whether the Packers might see him fitting the slot cornerback in Dom Capers’ 3-4 defensive scheme. It’s a critical position in Capers’ defense — Capers has named the position “star” and the Packers don’t have a proven multi-talented player there.
With Peppers’ all-around abilities, I wondered if he could be a Charles Woodson or Troy Polamalu in that role, playing cat and mouse with the quarterback, sometimes covering, sometimes blitzing, filling holes in run defense and generally disrupting things.
Rob Reischel, writing for Packer Plus, takes a look at six defensive prospects who could be on the board when the Packers are on the clock with the 29th pick.
Rob also looked at six prospects on the offensive side of the ball that could be of interest to the Packers at 29.
I chatted with readers late Thursday afternoon about draft possibilities and all things Packers:
Donald Driver is embarking on a “Thank You Tour” of Wisconsin this summer:
Christian Ringo signed his exclusive rights tender:
Elsewhere, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is back at Alabama this offseason, working toward his degree:
The Packers and Mark Murphy issued a statement on the passing of Steelers owner Dan Rooney:
Mike Daniels told the story of the first time he sacked Jay Cutler on GMFB:
The Power Sweep looks at the data for some prognostication:
The Lions unveiled their new uniforms on Thursday night. Clinton-Dix was not impressed:
Richard Sherman may be hated, but one Packers fan would love him in Green Bay:
Yahoo! Sports Eric Edholm joined Wayne Larrivee for some Packers draft talk:
ACME Packing Company did a deep dive on the Packers' history with undrafted free agents:
Martellus Bennett had a unique description for Mike Daniels on what winning a ring feels like:
The NFL’s senior VP of officiating is stepping down, just as the NFL moves to centralize all replay:
Needless to say, some folks around the NFL find the timing curious: