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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Green Bay Packers- 2010 Draft Review

My favorite team (my mom was born in Green Bay) had a solid draft, finding good value on all of their picks (except for their second pick). It really filled the voids left at 3-4 defensive end and offensive tackle.

Bryan Bulaga
Bulaga was outstanding value this late in the first round. Bulaga bears a lot of resemblance to Michael Oher to me, for they are both outstanding run blockers who have average physical tools but make up for that with really high intensity on the field. The Packers' offensive line was awful at best last year and it was amazing that Aaron Rodgers was standing last year. But it won't happen again, and Bulaga was good value at pick 23.

Michael Neal
The only pick that the Packers made that I didn't like, Neal was a real reach at pick 56. I am more so in favor of drafting the best player available in the second round or later rather than drafting for need. To me Neal was a 3rd round prospect because he underachieved statistically in his career at Purdue. Neal possesses good athleticism and good size for a 3-4 end, but he isn't very productive. Definitely a reach at pick 56.

Morgan Burnett
Georgia Tech
A solid pick. Burnett possesses the athleticism and physical tools to be a starting safety, but he takes questionable angles in pursuit, he has poor instincts, and he has poor awareness in coverage. But, with a little coaching, he could be a starting safety for years to come, and he puts up very good tackle numbers. A solid pick here.

Andrew Quarless
Penn State
A classic underachiever who could never be all too productive at Penn State despite pretty good physical tools. He has a second or a third round skill set, but he doesn't consistently put effort onto the field, evidenced by him being such a poor blocker. But Quarless was a solid pick who could be a serviceable backup to Jermichael Finley for years to come. 

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