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Twitter has quickly become the most efficient ways to follow the off-the-field lives of one’s favorite athletes, and the Green Bay Packers are no exception. While most fans are aware of the usual tweeters like Aaron Rodgers, Tom Crabtree and Jermichael Finley, the newest members of the Packers can also be found on Twitter. Here’s a list of the Packers’ rookies along with links to their Twitter accounts.

Derek Sherrod, LT, Mississippi State (@dsherrod78): Offensive Lineman for the Green Packers, Mississippi State Alumni, and I like to work hard and play even harder.

Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky (@rcobb18):

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July 11, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pick-by-pick analysis: Packers go with value in NFL Draft

The Green Bay Packers entered the 2010 NFL Draft with few needs, allowing them to select for value instead of need. Here’s a look at their picks.

Round 1, Pick No. 32: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State: Chad Clifton is one or two years away from retiring and the Packers are thin at the tackle position, so Sherrod was a no-brainer here. The pick allows the Packers to mix and match with last year’s first round pick Bryan Bulaga, who could stay at right tackle if Sherrod pans out as the left tackle of the future. Da’Quan Bowers, Akeem Ayers and Brooks Reed were all tempting options, but Sherrod fills a need and can learn for a year behind Clifton before taking over as Aaron Rodgers’ blindside protector.

Round 2, Pick No. 64: Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky:

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