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2007 NFL Draft  revisit

Earlier, we looked over the 05 and 06 drafts for the Packers, and as I promised, I’m back so that we can look at the 2007 NFL Draft. Again, the same rules apply for what I want you to consider.

1. Impact of the pick on our team

2. Availability of superior players at/around the same pick

3. Number of players still on our team

4. Misses

As before, I’ll show our pick, position in the round and draft overall, then I’ll show the next closest draft pick of that player’s similar position, as well as a look at the best player 10-15 picks after our guy was chosen. I think looking at those two things is a good indication of how good of a pick our player was.

Round 1, Pick 16, DT Justin Harrell

Next Position Available, Alan Branch (17 spots later)

Best Player Around, WR Dwayne Bowe

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Round 2, Pick 63, RB Brandon Jackson

Next Position Available, Michael Bush (37)

Best Player Around, SAF Sabby Piscatelli

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Round 3, Pick 78, WR James Jones

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Next Position Available, (JAX) Mike Walker (1)

Best Player Around, (JAX) Mike Walker

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Round 3, Pick 89, SAF Aaron Rouse

Next Position Available, Tanard Jackson (17)

Best Player Around, QB Trent Edwards

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Round 4, Pick 119, OG Allen Barbre

Next Position Available, Mansfield Wrotte (5)

Best Player Around, SAF Dashon Goldson

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Round 5, Pick 157, WR David Clowney

Next Position Available, Legedu Naanee (15)

Best Player Around, TE Brent Celek

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Round 6, Pick 191, FB Korey Hall

Next Position Available, Deon Anderson (4)

Best Player Around, OT Herb Taylor

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Round 6, Pick 192, LB Desmond Bishop

Next Position Available, Prescott Burgess (15)

Best Player Around, OT Herb Taylor

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Round 6, Pick 193, K Mason Crosby

Next Position Available, None

Best Player Around, OT Herb Taylor

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Round 7, Pick 228, RB Deshawn Wynn

Next Position Available, Jason Snelling (16)

Best Player Around, OT Steve Vallos

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Round 7, Pick 243, TE Clark Harris

Next Position Available, None

Best Player Around, RB Ahmad Bradshaw

This draft screams to me "bust" overall, but there are a few gems. Harrell may have been one of TT's greatest poor decisions since joining the team. Bjax, while on the surface filled in well in Grant's absence, however, his stats were terribly inflated becuase of a gigantic run against the Jets I think. Other than that, we burnt a second round pick on a 3rd down back. hmmmmm

James Jones, Barbre, Hall, Bishop, and Crosby definitely played well for our team. Three of the players in this draft are still on our active roster and we got some value from some of the other players. Jackson was our lifeboat during our Super Bowl season, but it is undisputable that we could have taken Michael Bush later in the draft and would have gotten a better player. I see most of these picks as decent, with none standing out.

On a side note, I was especially pleased when Jones came back to us for so cheap. If he didn't have the dropsies in 2010, we would have been talking about him last year like we are about Nelson this year. It made me giggle a lot last year going to my Army Reserve weekends in Illinois listening to Bear fans bitch about how bad their WR's are, knowing all the while that if they would have had any smarts at all, JJ89 would be on their team and ont on ours. So, let me know what you think.

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