With the 28th pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Travis Castleman selected for the Green Bay Packers, who earned their pick by finishing the 2011 regular season with a 15-1 record. They lost their first game in the playoffs to the New York Giants, who went on to become Super Bowl champions.
With the No. 28 pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Green Bay Packers select...
Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn
I see the biggest needs for the Packers being DL and an OLB who can rush the QB. With no OLB worth the 28 pick I went with defensive line. I also gave consideration to Peter Konz OC out of Wisconsin, but with the signing of Jeff Saturday that need for a future center is pushed down. I also gave a lot of though to drafting Doug Martin, but with only one RB off the board and it being a deep draft at RB I think they would be better off trying to fix the DL.
Kendall Reyes might not be an elite pass rusher yet, but will come in and fill the void left by Cullen Jenkins. He started 41 games in his college career being a two-time team captain. He might not be a fancy pick, but with his work ethic will come in ready to make a difference. He showed up at UConn 245 and has built himself up to 300 without losing his speed or agility. At the combine he did 36 reps on the bench and ran a 4.79 forty. He has the intial explosion to get off the line quickly and with some coaching will be able to really help Raji collapse the pocket. He will need to keep refining his skills, but has the makings of a pro-bowler in the coming years.
Kendall Reyes Highlights:
Joe Goodberry's Instant Analysis:
I like the Packers going DL early and plenty of people are coming around on Kendall Reyes. I don't love him as a 3-4 DE fit but he can grow into that role while providing interior rush abilities in nickel packages. I still have a mid-2nd round grade on Reyes.
Value: - 15
|#||Team||Picked By||Name/Positon of Pick|
|1||Indianapolis||Alex Neyer||Andrew Luck QB|
|2||Washington||David Farrelly||Robert Griffin III QB|
|3||Minnesota||Palewook||Matt Kalil OT|
|4||Cleveland||Jason Garrison||Justin Blackmon WR|
|5||Tampa Bay||Andrew Bernius||Morris Claiborne CB|
|6||St. Louis||Jim0ijk||Quinton Coples DE|
|7||Jacksonville||AK513||Melvin Ingram DE
|8||Miami||Dan Lockhart||Trent Richardson RB
|9||Carolina||Jason Blanton||Luke Kuechly LB|
|10||Buffalo||Casey Penn||Michael Floyd WR|
|11||Kansas City||Kenneth Taylor||David DeCastro OG|
|12||Detroit (projected trade)||Andrew Perrotta||Stephon Gilmore CB|
|13||Arizona||Dan Wolford||Riley Reiff OT|
|14||Dallas||Joshua Foster||Michael Brockers DT|
|15||Philadelphia||Travis Parker||Mark Barron S|
|16||New York Jets||Kenneth Taylor||Courtney Upshaw OLB|
|17||Cincinnati (from Oakland)||Jason Garrison||Dre Kirkpatrick CB|
|18||San Diego||Anthony Knox||Fletcher Cox DE|
|19||Chicago||Steve Whited||Kendall Wright WR|
|20||Tennessee||Jeff Welch||Nick Perry DE|
|21||Cincinnati||Jason Garrison||Cordy Glenn OG|
|22||Cleveland (from Atlanta)||Jason Garrison||Ryan Tannehill QB
|23||Seattle (projected trade)||Jared Egner||Whitney Mercilus DT|
|24||Pittsburgh||Jason Garrison||Dont'a Hightower LB|
|25||Denver||Jared Morgan||Devon Still DE|
|26||Houston||Brett Kollman||Dontari Poe DT|
|27||New England (from New Orleans)||Anthony Knox||Andre Branch DE|
|28||Green Bay||Travis Castleman||Kendall Reyes DT|
|31||New England||Anthony Knox|
|32||New York Giants||Matt Leitner|