Participating in a Twitter mock draft Saturday afternoon, Rotoworld draft analyst Josh Norris used the Packers’ 28th overall pick on Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower.
— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 31, 2012
The captain of an Alabama defense that allowed just 8.2 points per game last season, Hightower is likely the top pass-rushing interior linebacker in the 2012 NFL draft. Many scouts also think he can play outside linebacker in a 3-4.
You can view Brian Carriveau’s draft feature on Hightower here.