Packers sign WR David Funchess

#1

A big bodied wr. Hopefully he will make an impact.

#2

He is a similar body type to Allen Lazard, who had more success in the current Packers offense than the next big star from the previous season MVS.

#3

Interesting move, but supposedly on minimal contract. They have 3 receivers that are big and not very fast. One in Lazard who also seems strong enough to beat press coverage. 2 receivers are big and sub 4.5 so 5 very big WR. What they need is a press beater, with self generation separation ability. Reagor seems a great fit.

What does it mean, probably not as much as we might think. This offseason seams more in fitting with Packers tradition, by that I mean consistency of the way they grade and draft and value draft positions. 30 makes it very difficult. By that I mean, they don’t draft receivers in the first round. More likely position in this round is OT, maybe LB, maybe DT, but if they like Mimms or Reagor, who knows. Reagor might not make it past 31. Reagor is very versatile.

In the final analysis, I think they may be signally OT and if they really like a receiver maybe they trade up in 2. Over 29 years they have demonstrated they value OT highly and their system rewards it. We have not seen a 1 used in 9 years but having spent a higher 2 last season in a G/C may signal the return to higher value in OL pics…

#4

ESB is tall but not thick, a more talented version of Allison. More of a lanky. It seemed like Lazard had success due to his size and strength. Funchess fits the mold for worked with the Packers last year.

Teams like the 49ers have put defensive fronts first in the draft. The Packers have spent a lot of early picks on DB’s. There seems to be more success with offensive line outside the first round as they don’t have expectations. I would prefer not to reach on someone in the first round. If there was some one there to keep o-line off from our LBs, it might be advised to take him as there is little to no talent around Clark.

#5

Plus given the Packers history, they have a higher success rate with wide receivers in the second round and beyond.

#6

You are doing a good job.Absolutely could be a big, OL or DL, Wolf System was wary of WR early. All gas has to do with grade bias and position value. Not much to argue about Gute and most Wolf Lts are needs drafters. Pic 30 throws a monkey wrench in some senses. I can see them moving up or more likely down especially if it were a WR or LB. Very difficult draft for good organization, should be interesting…

#7

This ought to be called The Who knows draft? What we know is they obviously have 3 areas of need. Those are OT , ILB and WR. They more I watch, the more I really like 3 more players, OT Jones, ILB Murray and Reagor. I have one Qb I am high on, won’t reveal that or his flaw, but his talent is incredible. Incredible talent if he is there…

So who knows, they have to be going crazy that they can’t cross check, but we probably need this…

#8

I would add in another position of DL. Kenny Clark is our only decent DL and he is going to be a high priced FA next year.

#9

It could be a DL or OL, but the supply there is thinner. I think a trade down most likely unless a LB they want is there. They were apparently very much in Sanders. They were said to be interested in a TE and receiver also who were high dollar. So they are very interested in getting better at WR, that is getting very clear.

I don’t know now if the NFL really goes through and holds the draft this month. Doesn’t seem likely but who knows.

#10

Apparently the two I didn’t name were Hooper and Anderson, but they dropped out when the price got to high.