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Packers NFL Draft Day 3 Summary

The Packers added five more players on Day 3 of the NFL Draft including the first University of Wisconsin player in 13 years
(WFRV-TV) - Below is a rundown of the Packers day 3 picks including analysis from CBSSports.com

Carl Bradford, OLB


Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.712.701.6623 37 1/210'2"4.307.25
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.722.751.71- --4.427.03

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Sports a compact, powerful frame. Highly instinctive, physical and versatile defender who splits his time between defensive end, outside linebacker and inside linebacker. Good initial quickness off the snap out of the three-point stance, showing enough speed to cross the face of the offensive tackle, as well as an effective club, rip and spin moves to break free.

Surprisingly effective when run toward due to his quickness and use of leverage, bending to take out the knees of oncoming blockers and creating a pile. Adept at slipping blocks. Locates the football quickly and shows an explosive burst to close emphatically.

Only occasionally asked to drop back into coverage, but shows at least fair fluidity and speed when doing so. Alert player with a history of making big plays.

WEAKNESSES: Played in a highly aggressive scheme that may have maximized his big-play ability while minimizing his faults. Lacks ideal physical traits to remain as an outside pass rusher in the NFL, where he starred for the Sun Devils.

Can be engulfed in the running game (whether playing linebacker or defensive end) and does not appear to possess ideal arm length to break free once blockers latch on.

Smooth accelerator off the edge but doesn't possess great speed. Can play out of control, at times, dropping his head to deliver the knockout blow and occasionally whiffing on open-field tackles. Can allow his emotions to get the better of him; benched for the second half against Oregon State Nov. 16 after a physical altercation with teammates on the sideline.

COMPARES TO: Brandon Spikes, Patriots - Like New England's free agent inside linebacker, Bradford is an instinctive, physical and tenacious defender who, unfortunately, has some size and athletic limitations.

--Rob Rang (2/12/14)

Player Overview

A highly-rated fullback prospect coming out of Norco, Calif., where he was a two-way player, Bradford's high school coach was Todd Gerhart, the father of former Sun Devil offensive lineman Garth Gerhart and 2009 Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart.

After redshirting in 2010, Bradford saw action in 12 games the following year, serving as a reserve linebacker and defensive end and contributing heavily on special teams.

Bradford finished fourth on the Sun Devils with 81 tackles in 2012. He averaged 1.58 tackles for loss per game and combined with Will Sutton for 44 tackles for loss on the season, a school record for a duo. Bradford had 11.5 sacks and along with Sutton they were also the first duo in school history to each post double-digit sacks.

Bradford was a second-team All-Pac 12 selection in 2013, a productive year that was also marred somewhat by a reported physical run-in with Sutton and other ASU coaches against Oregon State on Nov. 16. Bradford was benched for the second half of the game, but head coach Todd Graham downplayed the incident.

"People make mistakes, they get passionate at times, but you can see there is accountability," Graham said after the game. "We have got to move forward. He (Bradford) didn't go back in because we took him out."

Bradford has an impressive blend of power and explosion, rushing the passer with a violent, ferocious temperament. He will be viewed by some as a classic 'tweener, but is more than the sum of his parts.

Size, athleticism and instincts project Bradford best to inside linebacker in the NFL - a position he only occasionally played for ASU. However, his ability as a personal protector in the punting game does increase his value.

Corey Linsley, C

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---36 27---
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.032.821.78- -08'11"4.537.46

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Good foot quickness with natural athletic traits to work well on the move. Stays light in pass protection to slide back and forth with a quick recovery step.

Mobile and does a nice job at the second level with an accurate sense of his surroundings. Always keeps his head on a swivel after the snap with good awareness to pick up blitzers and slide with extra rushers.

Good core strength to hold his ground, not an easy guy to move from his spot - absorbs contact well and uses his hands well to combat rushers. Good initial movement at the point of attack with quick limbs and momentum to surge into defenders. Quick hips and base to gain correct body positioning, keeping his butt low and knees bent to play with leverage.

Good tenacity through the whistle and looks to eliminate his target. Veteran presence with versatile experience at guard and tackle. Tough and durable, playing through pain - started every game the past two seasons (26 straight starts) for one of the top offenses in the country.

WEAKNESSES: Average size and length with little growth potential. Too patient at times and is susceptible to explosive inside rushers. Doesn't always play urgent and will be surprised at times at the snap.

Lacks natural explosion and needs to improve his set-up quickness. Strong, but won't overpower defenders and needs to better control blocks once engaged.

(2/6/14)

Player Overview

Linsley isn't easy to move off the ball, which isn't surprising considering he was also a shot-putter for his high school in Youngstown, Ohio, where he also played basketball.

One of the strongest players on the Buckeyes, Linsley benches over 500 pounds and is extremely durable, starting 26 consecutive games over the past two seasons.

He isn't an exceptional athlete, but Linsley is an experienced pivot who boast strength and good quickness and awareness to be an effective blocker into the second level.

Jared Abbrederis, WR

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.502.591.6004 30 1/29'9"4.086.80
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Sneaky speed with long strides to get behind the secondary...smooth movements with stutter-and-go burst and body lean to create separation - smart and savvy route runner, setting up defenders and making it easy on his QB...good footwork in/out of his breaks, getting open and working back to the ball...natural body control and tracks the ball very well in the air, making proper adjustments...quick hands and focus to handle fastballs and highpoint away from his frame to finish...excellent field awareness and always knows where the sticks are.

Tough runner who won't shy from contact or go down easily, catching the ball well in stride...superb blocking effort on the perimeter and down the field...very high football character and work ethic with a motivated, goal-oriented attitude to exceed expectations - type of guy who will run through a wall for his team...good vision on ST returns and holds school-record for KR career average (25.8) - one ST score on a PR...very productive as a three-year starter (39 career starts) and leaves Madison tied for the school's all-time reception mark (202) and second in receiving yards (3,140) behind Lee Evans - two-time consensus All-Big Ten First Teamer.

WEAKNESSES: Average height with a lean, skinny build...little muscle definition and lacks an ideal body type - allergic to the weight room and needs to get stronger to better match up in the NFL...lacks quick-twitch athleticism and not as productive vs. jams and physical man coverage...will have some focus drops and uses his body too much, unnecessarily jumping at times...needs to protect the ball better on returns or after the catch...grabby as a blocker and attract holding calls...questionable durability with several concussions over his career and other minor injuries that caused him to miss playing time -tough and plays through pain, but banged up easily.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A high school QB, Abbrederis didn't receive much attention as a recruit and walked on at Wisconsin, redshirting in 2009 and playing the role of a spread QB on the scout team.

He worked his way onto the field as a redshirt freshman and became a full-time starter as a sophomore, establishing himself as one of Russell Wilson's top targets in 2011 - finally earned a scholarship prior to his junior year. Abbrederis' production dipped in 2012 due to poor quarterback play, but he set career-bests as a senior in catches (78) and receiving yards (1,081).

He isn't quick-twitch fast, but is a smooth, balanced athlete with gliding speed to be deceptively fast and stretch the field - former two-time state champion and state record holder in the 110-meter high hurdles in high school. Abbrederis is very detailed and does all the little things well with a great feel for his routes and savvy, veteran moves to keep defenders off balance. He displays good ballskills and extends and plucks well with strong hands. Abbrederis is very competitive and plays with a chip - defenders, coaches and fans will continue to underestimate him and he'll continue to impress and get more out of his ability than you think he will (that's all he knows).

He has the ability to be a No. 2 WR in the NFL, but projects best as an inside target where he can work the field and defenders - good value in the 3rd round.

Demetri Goodson, CB

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.452.501.5911 3710'3"4.346.80
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.532.671.65- ----

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Excellent all-around athlete who boasts natural skills and good speed. Good size for the position. Brings kick returns skills. Good bloodlines; brother, Mike, is a running back for the Jets.

WEAKNESSES: Former basketball player is still refining football skills. Doesn't shed blocks well to make tackles. Significant durability concerns; ankle injury ended 2012 season and dealt with arm injury as a senior.

Player Overview

Goodson is a former basketball star at Gonzaga who played point guard for a Bulldogs team that reached the Sweet 16. His brother, Mike, is a running back for the New York Jets.

Demetri Goodson transfered to Baylor in 2011 and saw action in four games as a reserve. Torn ligaments in his ankle ended Goodson's junior season on Oct. 8, but he returned to a starting roll last season.

Goodson earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors as a senior, leading the Bears with three interceptions and 16 pass break ups despite being limited to 11 games due to an arm injury.

He improved his 40-yard dash time from 4.52 to 4.46 and matched his 37-inch vertical jump from the Combine. Although unrefined, his natural athleticism makes him a draftable prospect.

Goodson's performance at the combine had him rising up many draft boards, and he reportedly vistited with at least half the NFL teams.

Jeff Janis, WR

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.372.481.5120 37 1/210'3"3.986.64
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Looks the part with a tall, muscular body type. Has worked hard to fill out his frame. Fleet of foot with very good build up speed to accelerate away from defenders. Controlled routes and shifts his momentum well with smooth footwork in/out of his breaks.

Good hesitation to sell patterns. Good tracking skills and judgment on deep throws. Solid functional strength for the position, making it a chore for tacklers to finish him off. Strong competitor with an intrepid, fearless approach to the game. Very tough and holds onto the ball after jarring hits.

Ambitious worker with strong intangibles and excellent character on and off the field. Try-hard player who gets the most out of his ability. Productive resume (37 career starts) with back-to-back 1,500+ receiving yard seasons the past two years. Holds the school record for single-season receiving yards (1,635), single-game receiving yards (300) and single-game catches (18).

WEAKNESSES: Marginal initial burst and needs a few steps to get back up to full speed after gearing down. Bad habit of rounding some routes and will try to freelance too much. Will have some double-catches and fight the ball at times.

Hand/eye coordination appears to very average. Limited after the catch and lacks suddenness in space to create much separation. Not the most consistent in traffic. Limited experience as a return man on special teams. Career production and experience came against a lower level of competition.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

An overlooked high school recruit, Janis didn't receive any Division-I (FBS or FCS) scholarship offers, staying close to home at Division-II Saginaw Valley State.

After redshirting in 2009, he quickly established himself as a starter and set multiple school records as a junior in 2012 with 106 catches for a Division-II-best 1,635 yards and 17 touchdowns, earning First Team All American and All-GLIAC honors. Janis again earned All-Conference honors in 2013 as a senior with 83 catches for 1,572 yards and 14 scores, finishing his career second in GLIAC history with 4,305 career receiving yards.

He isn't the most developed or elusive route runners, but he has excellent speed and natural athletic traits to be an effective pass-catcher at every level of the field. Janis has impeccable football character and gets the most out of his ability, but needs to be more reliable finishing catches and gaining separation to be reliable.


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