Revenge Of The Birds Community Mock Draft: 23rd Pick, Green Bay Packers

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With the 23rd pick of the Revenge of the Birds community mock draft, the Green Bay Packers select...

Jason Pierre-Paul | Defensive End | South Florida

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GM: notliketheboardgame 
Strengths: Supremely gifted athletically. At 6'5 and 260 pounds, is big enough to play outside linebacker. Ran a 4.64 at the combine and that back flip competition where he does 16 or so back flips in a row proves it. He is coachable. Non-stop motor. Solid to good tackler. With more coaching could become a multiple pro bowler. Athletic enough to play in coverage.
Weaknesses: VERY RAW. He only play a half a season of FBS level collegiate football and didn't produce all that much with the elevated talent level. Many don't know which position to put him at (4-3 end or 3-4 outside linebacker). Could be considered a workout warrior which scares some teams away. Never been in coverage before.
Why the Packers will draft him: They have one other pressing need which is offensive tackle. But the Packers would be drafting need not value if they went with Charles Brown who was my other choice. Brown would fit the zone blocking scheme of the Packers, but Ted Thompson has gone with value over need and I think that continues with Jason Pierre-Paul who is a top ten pick in many people's opinion. Brad Jones filled in admirably for the injured and somewhat miscast Aaron Kampman for the Pack at outside linebacker, but is he necessarily a good enough linebacker to be starting in a 3-4 for any NFL team? There season ended with Kurt Warner feeling comfortable in the pocket and throwing all over their secondary and the middle of their defense exposing their lack of a pass rush. I think that any team at this point, still in conversion stage of their defense, would love to have the talent and potential JPP gives. If coached properly he has the ability to become a hall of famer in my opinion. 

Thanks to notliketheboardgame for making this pick. That puts robloosli on the clock with the Philadelphia Eagles pick and Skii on deck with Baltimore. Please email me at today. The remaining picks are after the jump...

  1. St. Louis - Sam Bradford, QB
  2. Detroit - Russell Okung, OT
  3. Tampa Bay -  Ndamukong Suh, DT
  4. Washington - Bryan Bulaga, OT 
  5. Kansas City - Eric Berry, S
  6. Seattle - Gerald McCoy, DT 
  7. Cleveland -  Jimmy Clausen, QB
  8. Oakland - Trent Williams, OT 
  9. Buffalo - Bruce Campbell, OT 
  10. Jacksonville - Joe Haden, CB
  11. Denver - Rolando McClain, LB
  12. Miami - Earl Thomas, S
  13. San Francisco - C.J. Spiller, RB
  14. Seattle - Dez Bryant, WR 
  15. New York Giants - Derrick Morgan, DE 
  16. Tennessee - Sean Weatherspoon, LB
  17. San Francisco - Anthony Davis, OT
  18. Pittsburgh - Kyle Wilson, CB
  19. Atlanta - Brandon Graham, DE
  20. Houston - Taylor Mays, S
  21. Cincinnati - Jermaine Gresham, TE
  22. New England - Sergio Kindle, OLB
  23. Green Bay - Jason Pierre-Paul, DE
  24. Philadelphia - robloosli
  25. Baltimore - Skii
  26. Arizona - ROTB community
  27. Dallas - manderson367
  28. San Diego - WhiffSD
  29. New York Jets - Drullin'OverDaCards
  30. Minnesota - tooman234
  31. Indianapolis - TheAngelsColts
  32. New Orleans - Reo Hayes
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