Morning Buzz: Mixon reportedly in the mix
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee, or brew some English breakfast tea if that’s your thing, and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We start with Pete Dougherty trying to work out which pass rushers will be available to choose from when the Packers are on the clock Thursday night.
Something to keep in mind as it gets late in the first round Thursday night is that the Dallas Cowboys are directly in front of the Packers at No. 28. Like the Packers, Dallas needs pass rushers and corners - they never adequately replaced DeMarcus Ware after losing him three years ago and lost cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr in free agency this offseason. Owner Jerry Jones is in the market for the same guys as Thompson.
Tom Silverstein takes a look at the Packers' practice of scouting and bringing in undrafted free agents and the minimal return they’ve gotten from them over the years.
Tom also reports on the 30 pre-draft visits the Packers have had the last few months.
Bob McGinn’s positional series hits on the defensive backfield.
Here’s a quick look at Bob’s top three corners.
The PackersNews crew had a great time at our Q&A with subscribers Tuesday night at the new Hinterland Brewery:
Elsewhere, Eddie Lacy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had some fun Tuesday on Twitter:
Rob Demovsky takes readers through Aaron Rodgers’ draft-day fall:
Jim Taylor and Jayrone Elliott will announce a couple of Packers picks on Friday night:
Jamaal Charles is being linked to the Packers again:
The Power Sweep took a deep dive on the schedule:
The guys at ACME Packing Company talk overrated prospects:
Matt Miller has a ton of great draft info in his latest Scouting Notebook, including the tidbit that Joe Mixon is very much “in play” for the Packers:
Fun listen from Titletown Soundoff on a bunch of different Packers topics:
Mark Schlereth is throwing public support behind Jerry Kramer:
The long-gestating trade of Marshawn Lynch from Seattle to Oakland is finally happening: