- This is a fantastic article from Mocking The Draft. It looks back at the Packers draft in 2006 through 2008:
These 12 guys [the players drafted in the 1st three rounds in 2006, 2007, and 2008] have played in 314 of a possible 432 games, which is 72.9%. This is the highest we've seen yet. I'm gonna guess this is one of the better percentages in the league, especially with how well they did in 2006.
And looks ahead to this April's draft:
- Also, with the switch to the 3-4, they are going to need some depth at DE and LB, which I fully expect them to take 2 of each this year.
- They are pretty low on OT as well, so I expect them to take at least 1 big guy.
- I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they won't take a QB, as they took 2 last year. I'll also bet they take at least 1 WR. They just can't help themselves.
- They've taken 3 CBs since 2006, but none have gotten higher than Nickel CB, thanks to Woodson and Harris. They are probably set there as well.
And I really can't disagree with anything he's said, except I don't think it's a given they'll select a defensive player with their top pick.
- The DE Julius Peppers to the Packers speculation just won't die.
- The high point of WR Terrell Owens' career with the 49ers was the 1999 playoff victory against the Packers. That game still hurts.