Green Bay Packer on the Hot Seat: A.J. Hawk

August 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Coming into the 2006 NFL Draft, linebacker A.J. Hawk was called by many draft experts the "surest thing" in that year's draft.
A "sure thing," as in someone who will undoubtedly succeed in the NFL and become an elite player for years to come.
Now that Hawk is entering his fifth season with the Green Bay Packers, let's take a look at how this "sure thing" has done thus far.
In a word?  Mediocre.  Given that Hawk had increased expectations going into his rookie year as a top-five draft pick, Hawk has shown flashes but is nowhere near the player most people thought he would be at this point.
That's why entering 2010, Hawk is the Packers player on the hottest seat. 
Yes, I am aware of defensive end Justin Harrell, but he arguably should have been let go last year. Hawk has actually seen significant playing time (he has started every single game the past four years) so he has enough reps, something Harrell definitely does not have.
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