After the NFL draft, we will either have a great nose tackle or a great defensive endlinebacker.
Let’s face it, the 2009 draft will not be a mystery. There won’t be too many twists, turns, trades or missteps. There will be either the drafting of a stud in the middle or a stud at the end.
At least that’s how it SHOULD be.
Now I don’t pretend to be a college football expert or a know it all regarding the draft, but I read about it a lot and do my research because I like to know who might be wearing a Green Bay uniform. The bottom line is we need more defensive help and there’s only two cats available around our 9 spot who can come in and help us.
Weight: 337 pounds
I don’t think we necessarily need a nose tackle. We have Pickett who should be able to do the job fine. Some people doubt this for some reason but we’ll see in less than four days if our coaches and general manager feel the same way.
Raji also has either attitude problems(tested positive for drugs) or intelligence problems (knew he was getting tested for drugs) and I don’t think we need that right now. At the same time, I won’t cry if we get him.
Weight: 248 pounds
This is my pick. I will support whatever pick Thompson makes but if it is NOT Brown, I will be sad. This guy is an athlete and that’s what Thompson likes to draft. He’s also a DELB tweener who could be a monster at ROLB for our 3-4 scheme.
Anything other than us picking one of these two, unless they’re both gone already, would be a mistake, and I’ll be the first to say it.
With all this said, welcome to the Packers, Michael Crabtree.