BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: With The 32nd Pick, The Packers Select ...

Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor.

Playing the role of Green Bay Packers general manager is 'NYG28.' Here is his rationale for the final selection of our first round:

This pick began with a simple "process of elimination" strategy. Green Bay obviously doesn't need a quarterback, tight end, or nose tackle. Now examining the team's needs with the highest rated prospects available I have come up with a few players who should be examined: Cameron Heyward (DE), Brandon Harris (CB), Mikel Leshoure (RB), and Danny Watkins (G). These players should have an immediate impact for Green Bay and fill (potential) holes on the team.

Now it's impossible to know if the Packers are going to bring back Ryan Grant, Daryn Colledge, or Nick Barnett (as well as various other players), but for now lets assume they plan on keeping all three. Ted Thompson will pick the best player available at 32 who will have the opportunity to make plays for his team, who in my eyes is...

Danny Watkins.

No doubt about it. Green Bay has plenty of denfensive backs, if Ryan Grant stays they have an incredible one-two punch with Grant and James Starks (add in Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn and there are more than plenty to run the ball), and they have rotational guys for their defensive ends. Sure DE could be a huge problem- because of Jolly and Cullen Jenkins possibly not being kept- but there are no high caliber 3-4 defensive ends (I'm not in love with Heyward). I would have gone Muhammad Wilkerson if he was available, but he wasn't.

Watkins has experience, he can take over for Colledge sometime this year, and his age actually helps him here with the lockout. He is mature, smart, can learn schemes, and prepare himself more than most other rookies can. His presence in the line will help protect one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and will set the tone for a great running game.

My take: Good player. Best value on the board? Not sure about that. I do think Watkins, though he is a little older than normal draft prospects, should be a good player. Also, no doubt the Packers can benefit from building a stronger offensive line.

-- Full Danny Watkins profile

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo Patrick Peterson
CB
LSU
Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert
QB
Missouri
BitterEli
5 Arizona Von Miller
OLB
Texas A&M
gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus
DL
Alabama
Bobely
7 San Francisco
A.J. Green
WR
Georgia
Pat19
8 Tennessee Da'Quan Bowers DE
Clemson
RealLT
9 Dallas
Prince Amukamara
CB
Nebraska
Simms-McConkey
10 Washington Julio Jones
WR
Alabama
jcalafiore
11 Houston
Robert Quinn
DE/OLB
North Carolina
daddyzander
12 Minnesota Tyron Smith
OT
USC
RolloT
13 Detroit Anthony Castonzo
OT
Boston College
Ed Valentine
14 St. Louis
Aldon Smith
DE
Missouri
GiantNomad
15 Miami
Mark Ingram
RB
Alabama
HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville Cameron Jordan
DE
California
ct17
17 New England
Mike Pouncey
OG/C
Florida
Ryan Valentine
18 San Diego
J.J. Watt
DE
Wisconsin
Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants Akeem Ayers
OLB
UCLA
Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay
Jimmy Smith
CB
Tampa Bay
willgfass
21 Kansas City
Phil Taylor
DT
Baylor
The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis Gabe Carimi
OT
Wisconsin
dannymac56
23 Philadelphia Nate Solder
OT
Colorado
JimmyK
24 New Orleans
Ryan Kerrigan
DE
Purdue
Charles L.
25 Seattle Jake Locker
QB
Washington
Ejaay
26 Baltimore Justin Houston
OLB
Georgia
LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta Kyle Rudolph
TE
Notre Dame
pataroons
28 New England
Derek Sherrod
OT
Mississippi State
DManInBLUE
29 Chicago Corey Liuget
DT
Illinois You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets
Adrian Clayborn
DE
Iowa
PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh Muhammad Wilkerson
DE
Temple
stephen_ross
32 Green Bay
Danny Watkins
OG
Baylor
NYG28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



Ryan Valentine?
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



NYG28
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