clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Cheese Curds, 4/30: Packers 6th-round pick Dexter Williams is easy to root for

New, comments

The new Packers running back has a special family, and after seeing it discussed on draft weekend, it was fun to see him land in Green Bay.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame Pro Day Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

If the Green Bay Packers wanted a running back to complement Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams and who would fit perfectly in Matt LaFleur’s zone-blocking run game, it’s hard to imagine a much better selection than Dexter Williams. General manager Brian Gutskunst made the Notre Dame product the 194th pick in the draft, and the explosive ability that Williams brings is very reminiscent of Jones.

However, fans should find it easy to support Williams and pull for him to be successful in his NFL career. The bond that he has with his mother is critical to him, and her story is one that should remind everyone of how fleeting life can be.

While we take a look at Williams and a few of the other Packers draft picks in today’s curds, we also find a controversial article discussing one of the best players on the team’s defense over the past decade. Be sure to check out this piece from Tom Silverstein, which discusses the question about whether Mike Daniels could move on even before his contract expires next spring, and weigh in on whether you agree.

Pick profile: Dexter Williams shares emotional day with his family | Packers.com
If you weren't watching the draft or missed the profile of Williams and his mother on ESPN, this is well worth a read. The connection between those two has only been strengthened by Cheryl Williams' health problems over the years, and she's thrilled to be able to spend whatever time she has left supporting her son.

Why Mike Daniels is no longer the right fit for Packers | Packersnews.com
Although Daniels can still get into the backfield when healthy, it seems that his build isn't an ideal fit for what Mike Pettine's defense needs, and there's a good chance he'll be seeing fewer third-down snaps this season. This does not mean he is truly expendable, but if the right trade offer came along, the Packers would probably at least consider it.

Finding one big thing to like about each of the Packers’ 2019 draft picks | Packers Wire
Whether it's fit, special teams contribution, or value, there is plenty to like about this year's draft class.

Darnell Savage Jr. was 'Born Ready' to play for Green Bay Packers - ESPN
Hopefully someday we'll find out who the Packers player was who talked to Savage and his father at a flag football tournament. This is a great profile on the new Packers safety, who since that day has had a connection to the team.

Gettleman: In 3 years, we'll find out how crazy I am - NFL.com
My prediction: he'll be in the loony bin.

2020 NFL mock draft: Bama QB Tua Tagovailoa goes No. 1. Sorry, Josh Rosen - SBNation.com
You didn't think we'd get out of this week without a 2020 mock, did you? In this one, the Packers (picking 23rd) find a receiver in Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb.

Baby Shark Cadence - YouTube
This drill sergeant decided to have some fun with his troops, and I'm massively entertained by it.