Green Bay Packers Draft Needs: OLB/Safety

March 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After analyzing the Packers needs for offensive tackle and cornerback in my first two articles, its time to move on to two of their other greatest needs on defense - outside linebacker and safety.
Let's start out by looking at the Packers current situation with one of the most important positions in a 3-4 defense—outside linebacker.

Moving up in the draft to take Clay Matthews was a risky move that paid off for Ted Thompson. Matthews became the full-time starter and racked up impressive stats as well as defensive player of the week honors, defensive rookie of the year consideration, and a Pro Bowl selection.
Brady Poppinga is a solid backup, but nothing more, and in a 3-4 defense you need your outside linebackers to be play-makers.
This year the Packers will be without one of their starting outside linebackers from last year, Aaron Kampman, who has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although Kampman was...

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