Packer Position of Interest: Outside Linebacker

May 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL Draft ended with Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson making surprising moves.
One surprising move Thompson made was by not making a move at all in acquiring an outside linebacker to generate pass-rush opposite Clay Matthews. He instead opted for offensive linemen, but did not see to acquire a linebacker to at least push Brad Jones and Brady Poppinga in training camp.
Outside linebacker looks to be a big question this year in comparison to the cornerback position (See "The Green Bay Packers Didn't Draft a Corner: Why Pack Can Wait").
Several questions shall present themselves during the course of training camp and the preseason, with the first being whether Jones will progress through a full 16-game season as a starter at outside linebacker?
He showed promise and potential early, actually faring much better than Aaron Kampman. Jones adjusted better to the new 3-4 defense, but he is quickly criticized for disappearing in big games against elite quarte...

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