Sunday, April 25, 2010

With the 169th pick the Packers COULD HAVE taken...

Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson is a firm believer in drafting the best player available. As result, if I was the General Manager of the Green Bay Packers and employing the best player available approach, instead of drafting Marshall Newhouse (OG, TCU) with the 169th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, here are some players I would have considered drafting:

Arthur Moats (OLB, JMU), who went #178 to the Buffalo Bills. Newhouse may turn out to be a stud but the Packers do not have the best success in drafting borderline tackles/guards...think Daryn Colledge. Instead, the Packers could have added another late round outside linebacker to compete with Brad Jones, Brady Poppinga, Cyril Obiozor, and Brandon Chillar for the other starting outside linebacker spot opposite Clay Matthews.

Sam Young (OT, Notre Dame), who went #179 to the Dallas Cowboys. In the interest of full disclosure, my wife (tentatively "Cheesehead Chick") went to St. Mary's College so I saw my fair amount of Notre Dame games. Ever since Young's freshman year I hoped the Packers would draft him solely because he is 6'7" and weighs 315 pounds. Yes, Young has been a bit of a disappointment but mark my words...he will have a long and successful NFL career somewhere.

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