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Packers’ 2011 NFL Mock Draft

The NFL offseason is here and, while there still isn’t a new CBA resolution, the draft will go on regardless. The Packers have multiple needs despite being Super Bowl champions, which we will look at later, but for now here’s a quick mock draft for the Packers’ 2011 draft.

1. Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA, 6-3, 254 pounds: Ted Thompson usually goes with the best player available in round 1, so it helps that this is also the Packers’ biggest need. Ayers does a little bit of everything with a very athletic frame. He’s great against the run, can drop back into coverage, and would be an excellent speed rusher opposite Clay Matthews.

2. Brandon Burton, CB, Utah, 6-0, 195 pounds: The Packers proved they had depth when Charles Woodson and Sam Shields went down with injuries in Super Bowl XLV, but it’s still a position of need with Woodson’s age and Pat Lee’s/Brandon Underwood’s future in doubt. Burton has great size (which Thompson loves) and plays the run as good as any cornerback in the draft. He would work as the Pack’s dime back until Woodson hangs them up, or moves to safety.

3. Will Rackley, OG, Lehigh, 6-3, 309 pounds:

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March 10, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

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