Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for May 15, 2014

David Banks

An early projection for the 2014 NFL season has the Packers winning the NFC North and perhaps even going on a playoff run.

While we're still unpacking the draft, some news outlets have begun discussing how the 2014 NFL regular season will shake out. While we don't know which players will make the final 53 for teams (though I took a shot at predicting the Packers' yesterday), we do know for the most part which players are competing for roster spots.

Way-too-early 2015 mock draft - ESPN

Disregard the draft selections for a moment. The real reason this link made it into Thursday's Cheese Curds is the estimated win-loss records used in order to determine the draft order. Todd McShay utilized Football Outsider's most recent projections which has the Packers winning the NFC North at 10-6, third best in the conference. The only teams to finish ahead of Green Bay were the Seahawks (also 10-6), the Saints (11-5) and the Broncos (12-4). The Eagles and Colts were the only other teams to reach the double-digit win threshold.

NFL suffers major setback in concussion cases - Pro Football Talk

In law school, you're taught that while juries are highly effective in reaching the correct verdict, they often greatly misjudge awards due to sympathetic plaintiffs. Accordingly, it's indeed a considerable blow to the NFL if the concussion litigation remains in the court system. This isn't the same case that is on the precipice of having its settlement entered into the courts. Rather, this cause of action comes from Roy Green and several former Cardinals.

Packers hope Davante Adams is another hit at WR - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Another sportswriter compares Davante Adams to former Packers receiver James Jones. While it's true there are several physical similarities between the two (height, 40 time), Adams possesses considerably greater leaping ability and has more in common with receivers like Michael Crabtree and pre-injury Hakeem Nicks. Adams also enters the league far younger than Jones did back in 2007. Two years from now, it wouldn't surprise many if Adams develops into the team's top receiver.

NFL offseason schedule: OTAs right around the corner for all teams - SB Nation

A handy guide for every NFL team's OTA schedule. While the regular season doesn't kick off in roughly four and a half months, plenty of stories will come out of offseason workouts and training camp.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Hook'em Headlines. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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