SnoTapWI Top Five: Quarterbacks For Packers in 2020 NFL Draft
I’ve never professed to be a draft expert. I read a lot about it. I study who could be good picks for the Packers. I know enough about college football from spending time watching it. But the NFL Draft is not a place where I call myself an expert. These posts that will be coming over the next few days should be considered a combination of a few things. Where I think the Packers should draft this position, what the Packers need from this position, and do they have the skillset to be a future star on the Packers. We are starting with quarterbacks and utilizing Dane Brugler’s awesome draft guide.
The where and the needs of drafting a quarterback: Packers do not need to waste an early pick on a quarterback. If Jordan Love were to fall, that’s on the table. But quarterbacks do not fall often. It’s very rare to see that happen. I’m not expecting Love to be there at 30. This means the Packers should look through the fifth to seventh round for a quarterback likely. There is only one guy that makes sense for the Packers to draft in the fourth round.
1. Jalen Hurts – He might be the only one that is worth a pick in the fourth round. I do not expect Jake Fromm to be there in the fourth round. Hurts will likely find himself in that fourth round. The reason why is he is a developmental player. Hurts cannot be the future of a team right now. Could he be in three years? Maybe. He is an awesome teammate. And an overall good guy which teams will like. Hurts do have the makeup of a guy that Aaron Rodgers would like and not feel threatened by knowing he is years away from being a starter. Not to mention, he had a small relationship with Bart Starr in his Alabama days. That would matter to Rodgers and be an easy thing for those two quarterbacks to talk about.
2. Nate Stanley – Lots of people have mentioned that James Morgan is from Wisconsin, but what about Nate Stanley? He is from Menomonie and is a baller. Stanley is the type of guy where you have to watch him game-to-game. There is something about him from an intangible perspective that really works for me. The issues of him in the pocket do concern me.
3. James Morgan – The name will be one that Packers fans want to draft. Why? Because he is from Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. That’s a big deal. But part of me is unsure about what Morgan brings to the table. He is a leader. But he saw a decline in stats his senior year. Not to mention, the stats aren’t that impressive throughout the years. He has the physical makeup to be a quarterback, but it will take time to have him be anything worth a damn.
4. Anthony Gordon – Gardner Minshew tore it up last season coming from Mike Leach’s system, but that’s not always a guarantee. Granted, the NFL is different than its been in the past. Gordon does have the potential to be a starter in the NFL someday. It will take some time. He does have the Favre mentality of forcing throws which might not be what the Packers are looking for these days. He has some skills that should put him on the radar.
5. Steven Montez – For the last spot, it was between Montez and Cole McDonald. I like what Montez brings to the table. The note about his sophomore tape being like his senior tape isn’t a good one. But Colorado went through constant change on offense throughout his time there. They had multiple offensive coordinators where Montez might have never actually got the coaching he needed to make with his skills. Don’t sleep on this one.
What’s your list look like?