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April

Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Seventh Round Pick: B.J. Coleman, QB Chattanooga

Green Bay Packer Draft Pick BJ Coleman, QB Tennessee-Chattanooga

Packer Draft Pick BJ Coleman, QB Tennessee-Chattanooga

With their seventh round pick (243rd overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected B.J. Coleman, a quarterback from Chattanooga.

 

PLAYER DETAILS: 
B.J. Coleman
Quarterback
Chattanooga Mocs
6’3″ 232lbs

CAREER NOTES: 

From CBSSports:

A three-year starter, Bryon “BJ” Coleman was a top 20 quarterback recruit out of high school, choosing Tennessee the summer before his senior year. After redshirting in 2007, he saw limited action in 2008 as the third-string reserve, going 4-for-8 (50.0 percent) for 21 yards and one interception over three games. Coleman decided to transfer to Chattanooga (Tenn.) before the 2009 season and won the starting quarterback job as a sophomore (11 starts), finishing 227-for-401 (56.6 percent) for 2,348 yards, 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He had his most productive season in 2010 as a junior with 11 starts, going 215-for-382 (56.3 percent) for 2,996 yards, 26 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and four rushing scores, earning Second Team All-Southern honors. Coleman battled a shoulder injury in 2011 as a senior and missed four games (seven starts), finishing 137-for-225 (60.9 percent) for 1,527 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions.

AGILITY TESTS: 
4.38 in the 20 yard shuttle…7.07 in the 3 cone drill…109 inch broad jump…4.95 in the 40 yard dash

SCOUTING REPORT: 
From NFL Scouting

Two interesting third-day draft types are B.J. Coleman and Austin Davis. Coleman bolted
from the mess at the University of Tennessee to step down to another level of competition, but at the East-West Shrine Game practices, he more than held his own with better talent surrounding him. A right hand injury limited him at the Combine, but once he refines his footwork, he could be a nice mid-round find.

Green Bay might see a lot of Matt Flynn in Coleman, as he has that above average arm strength, good mobility and a wicked spin firing that football into the second level. Davis is more of a scrambling type in the Vince Young mold, only he has a much higher intelligence level. He is limited due to a lack of arm strength, leaving West Coast offenses
as his best place to reside. He can move around that pocket though and has a quick, over the top release that will be beneficial moving the chains.

COMMENTARY:

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April

Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Seventh Round Pick: Andrew Datko, T Florida State University

With their seventh round pick (241st overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Andrew Datko, an offensive lineman from Florida State University.

 

PLAYER DETAILS: 
Andrew Datko
Offensive Tackle
Florida State Seminoles
6’6″ 315lbs

CAREER NOTES: 

Scouts are anxious to get another look at Florida State left offensive tackle Andy Datko, who was limited to four games in 2011 by shoulder surgery, and who has a history of shoulder problems. Datko started 40 games during his career with the Seminoles, was 6-6 and 315 pounds at the combine, where he ran 5.32, but still has some interesting potential. Datko entered last season as one of the better tackle prospects in the country, is regarded as having decent feet, but scouts seem to like his frame and his demeanor, and he could be a late-round choice for some team willing to take a chance.  - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

AGILITY TESTS: 
7.71 in the 3 cone drill…5.32 in the 40 yard dash…29″ vertical

SCOUTING REPORT: 

From CBSSports:

Positives: Quick and nimble, light on his feet. Very athletic blocker on the move. Good slide and hand placement effectively shut down most speed rushers. Smart prospect who has great experience and works extremely hard.

Negatives: High-cut and doesn’t bend knees well. Set in pass protection is high, and that affects power and ability to anchor and causes him to bend at the waist. Soft hand punch. Serious shoulder injury that required multiple surgeries will be closely scrutinized. Did not play well in 2011 because of shoulder, battling courageously for four games with one arm.

COMMENTARY:

The defensive run is over as the Packers finally go with an offensive player in the form of a lineman. With Chad Clifton being cut, the Packers could use the depth and a fresh body in training camp. 

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April

Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Fifth Round Pick: Terrell Manning, LB NC State

Packers fifth round draft pick Terrell Manning, LB NC State

Packers fifth round draft pick Terrell Manning, LB NC State

With their fifth round pick (163rd overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Terrell manning, a linebacker out of NC State. This pick had been traded on day 2 to the Patriots, but the Packers traded to get it back, giving New England their 6th (#197), 7th (#224) & 7th (#235)

PLAYER DETAILS: 
Terrell Manning
Linebacker
NC State
6’2″ 237lbs

CAREER NOTES: From CBSDraft:

Despite averaging 76 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and five sacks in two starting seasons for the Wolfpack, Manning surprised many with his decision to leave after his junior season. While he’s athletic and possesses intriguing natural pass rush skills, Manning is also highly inconsistent. He also is a bit of a medical concern as he missed two games in 2011 with after undergoing minor knee surgery and redshirted the 2008 season due to knee injury suffered in high school a year earlier. With Manning there is upside to consider, however. When Manning returned from the knee injury in October, he went on to enjoy the most productive stretch of his career, twice being named the ACC Linebacker of the
Week (North Carolina, Maryland). He was a boom or bust player in these contests as well, however, as he was against Louisville in the Belk Bowl. Manning has obvious athleticism and appears to have the frame capable of bulking up. In an attacking scheme he has the physical skill-set to develop.

AGILITY TESTS: 

4.71 in the 40-yard dash…1.70 10-yard dash…2.69 20-yard dash…4.43 20-yard shuttle… 7.18 three-cone drill…32 ½-inch vertical jump…9’6” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times…32 ¼-inch arm length…9 ¼-inch hands…75 ½-inch wingspan.

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April

Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Fourth Round Pick: Jerron McMillian, S Maine

With their fourth round pick (133rd overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Jerron McMillian, a safety from Maine. The Packers had McMillian in for a pre-draft visit.

 

PLAYER DETAILS: 
Jerron McMillian
Strong Safety
University of Maine Black Bears
5’11″ 203lbs

CAREER NOTES: 

From JSOnline:

McMillian was an all-conference selection who had  92 tackles, including 10.5 for loss. He had one interception.

AGILITY TESTS: 
4.22 in the 20 yard shuttle…6.69 in the 3 cone drill…4.42 in the 40 yard dash…17 reps on bench press…120″ broad jump…36.5″ vertical

SCOUTING REPORT: 
From NFL.com:

STRENGTHS: McMillian brings a physical presence to the back end of the defense, reacts to passes well and can force his body hard in one direction to make a play toward the ball, much like he does in his reactions to the run. He is quick to diagnose run and pass, and reacts to the run much better coming toward the line of scrimmage than he does moving away. McMillian is NFL-ready in supporting the run.

WEAKNESSES: McMillian can struggle in some of his transitional movements when playing the pass. He looks to support the run first and this can get him to bite at times.

From JSOnline:

The 5-11, 203-pound McMillian ran the 40-yard dash in an impressive 4.56 seconds at the scouting combine and had the third best vertical leap of any strong safety at 36 inches. He was second worst among his peers in the bench press at 17 reps at 225 pounds.

COMMENTARY:

Ted Thompson continues to focus on defense and grabs a safety. With Nick Collins out of Green Bay, the Packers need to find a safety to pair with Morgan Burnett and McMillian will have a chance to be that guy. 

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Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Fourth Round Pick: Mike Daniels, DT Iowa

Packers draft pick Mike Daniels, DT Iowa

Packers 4th round draft pick Mike Daniels, DT Iowa

With their fourth round pick (132nd overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Mike Daniels, a defensive tackle out of Iowa.

PLAYER DETAILS: 


Mike Daniels
Defensive tackle
University of Iowa
6’0″ 291lbs

CAREER NOTES:

From CBSDraft: Daniels was lightly recruited out of high school, choosing Iowa over Temple. After redshirting in 2007, he saw limited action as a reserve end/tackle in 2008, recording six tackles, one tackle for loss and a sack. He was a backup defensive tackle in 2009 as a sophomore, finishing with 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Daniels earned a starting job in 2010 as a junior with eight starts, recording 40 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks, earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors. He had his most productive season in 2011 as a senior (13 starts), finishing with 67 tackles and a team-best 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks, earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors. Daniels

AGILITY TESTS: 

Did not participate in any official tests – had shoulder surgery in January. Was cleared by doctors two weeks ago.

SCOUTING REPORT: 
From NFL.com:

STRENGTHS - Daniels is quick off the ball and uses his small frame to work between blockers. He has the instincts to understand schemes and work against them, and he is strong enough, despite his relative lack of size, to engage and then shed a blocker to burst to the play. He is flexible and an overall active interior player.

WEAKNESSES - Daniels is undersized and gets engulfed by bigger blockers and double teams. His strength and effort will suffice, but bigger players have a clear advantage on him at times. He will have to be placed in good spots and schemes to be effective inside in the NFL.

From CBSDraft:

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Packers 2012 NFL Draft – First Round Pick: Nick Perry, DE/OLB, Southern California

Packers First Round Draft Pick Nick Perry USC

Packers First Round Draft Pick Nick Perry USC

With their first-round pick (28th overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Nick Perry a defensive end/outside linebacker out of the University of Southern California.

Ted Thompson didn’t trade up, or out, of the first round and ends up with someone they can put opposite of Clay Matthews.

Player Details

NICK PERRY
Defensive End
University of Southern California Trojans
#8
6:02.6-271
Detroit, Michigan
Martin Luther King High School

CAREER NOTES

Perry started 22-of-37 games at Southern California – 21 at strong-side defensive end and one on the weak-side…Recorded 103 tackles (62 solos) with 21.5 quarterback sacks for minus 137 yards, 29.5 stops for losses totaling 166 yards and 51 pressures…Caused five fumbles and recovered two others, advancing one eight yards…Also deflected six passes…His 21.5 sacks tied Brandon Jenkins of Florida State and Melvin Ingram of South Carolina for 11th among active players in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision ranks…He led the team in sacks as a freshman (eight in 2009) and again as a junior (9.5 in 2011), as he became just the eighth Trojan to lead the team in sacks more than once in a career since Southern California officially began recording those statistics in 1983. He joins such elite performers like Jack Del Rio 13.0 in 1983 and seven in 1984); Marcus Cotton (ten in both the 1985-86 seasons and  twelve more in 1987); Craig Hartsuyker (eight in 1988 and nine in 1990); Willie McGinest (sixteen in 1992 and six in 1993); Sultan Abdul-Malik (seven in 1997 and eight in 1998); Ennis Davis (five in 1999 and six in 2000) and Lawrence Jack-son (ten in 2005 and 10.5 in 2007)…Since the Pac-12 Conference (formerly the Pac-10) began to officially recognize sacks in 1984, Perry is the only Trojan to outright lead the conference in sacks, accomplishing that feat in 2011…McGinest shared that title with Ron George of Stanford in 1992 and D.D. Acholonu of Washington State joined the Trojans’ Kenechi Udeze in sharing that title in 2003.

Agility Tests

4.58 in the 40-yard dash…1.57 10-yard dash…2.59 20-yard dash…4.66 20-yard shuttle…7.25 three-cone drill…38 ½-inch vertical jump…10’4” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 35 times…33-inch arm length…9 ½-inch hands…77 7/8-inch wingspan.

Scouting Report