Maybe spring will arrive in Wisconsin sometime soon. The Green Bay Packers certainly hope so, since they were scheduled to begin their offseason workout program today. However, after getting nearly two feet of snow over the weekend in one of the biggest storms on record, Green Bay is effectively shut down and the team will have to push back the start of workouts a bit.
However, while the players’ work in the team facilities is delayed, the front office continues to scout players in advance of the 2018 NFL Draft, which is now just ten days away. With so many intriguing players likely to be available for Green Bay when they go on the clock at 14, it seems impossible to predict what direction they might go — and it’s even more challenging to project who will be on the board at that point.
If the team drafts a pass-rusher, however, there appear to be two names that are much more likely than any others: Marcus Davenport and Harold Landry. Which order they should be drafted in depends on who you’re talking to, as there seems to be no consensus on who should be the second edge rusher drafted after Bradley Chubb.
In today’s curds we look at both players as well as the nasty weather that’s complicating the unofficial start of the Packers’ 2018 season.
Packers' offseason program delayed by blizzard - NFL.com
20 inches of snow over a weekend will delay anyone's trip back into town, and the Packers now plan to officially start up workouts on Tuesday.
Winter storm delays start of Green Bay Packers' offseason program | host.madison.com
Justin McCray left Green Bay late last week to be in his cousin's wedding; now he's stuck in Atlanta. Aaron Rodgers' flight from California was canceled. And Lucas Patrick has apparently run out of spare pairs of underwear while being grounded in the Twin Cities.
Tailgate Tour wraps in West Bend | Packers.com
The Packers thankfully finished up the tour last week before too much snow rolled in, and many of the current players expressed their gratitude to the fans and team president Mark Murphy for making the week a memorable one.
NFL draft: Why Marcus Davenport makes sense for Packers | Pete Dougherty
Pete Dougherty says that pass-rusher is the Packers' greatest need, and one NFC executive doesn't think any cornerbacks are worthy of the 14th pick. I disagree with both, though I think that you can make a more compelling case for the first point than the second. Either way, Davenport is an interesting player, while some scouts are split on Harold Landry's potential.
2018 NFL Draft: Harold Landry’s pass rushing is impossible to ignore - SBNation.com
One person who is a Landry believer is Stephen White, who breaks down the Boston College prospect here. Sure, he's primarily a speed guy, but White sees someone who is totally capable of being physical and just needs to bring that quality on a more consistent basis.
Packers expected to show interest in WR Dez Bryant? | Packers Wire
Assuming Bryant gets a contract worth more than $7.5 million per year, would you be in favor of the Packers signing him?
Why Ty Montgomery Can't Be the Third Running Back — The Power Sweep
The Packers have traditionally used a two-running back rotation under Mike McCarthy, with the third-stringer getting little to no work. For Ty Montgomery, who is seemingly third in line behind Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones, his ticket to success will be his versatility and ability to line up at receiver once again.